KILLERS, KISSES, AND KILLER KISSES... everything dangerously romantic.

There is danger, action, adventure, romance and suspense.  Romantic Suspense covers the spectrum of these adventures.  But of course, since these tales are from Bethany Maines there are more than a few laughs.  Dive in, hang on, and enjoy the ride.

Coming Soon!


Release Date: July 1, 2021

Trust fund baby Lachlan “Lock” St. George is on a three-day bender in an attempt to avoid his father.  Kiara “Key” Kincannon is working her way through law school as a process server delivering notifications of lawsuits to rich assholes. When the two meet at Club Primo, they’re handcuffed together by club owner—and Key’s uncle—Mac Kincannon, to “keep them out of trouble.” But while sparks fly between the two, bullets are also flying through the club. A dangerous gang is hunting Mac, and Lock and Key may be the only ones who can keep him alive—if they can work together.

Lock & Key will be available exclusively through Amazon Vella and the Bethany Maines/Blue Zephyr Newsletter until 2022.  Join the Newsletter to get Lock & Key for free!

Paranormal Romances


His duty. Her secrets. The mission that brings them together will tear them apart.

In the steamy jungle of 1960’s era Vietnam, when a team of Navy SEALs are brought together with a pair of reporters, no one is prepared for the explosive secrets their encounter will reveal. Lt. Ben Kolley, former WWII frogman, leads one of the first teams of Navy SEALs, including the elusive point-man with an uncanny sense of the water – Catch. The reporters, a drunken writer, and Kahele, a female photographer with dark eyes and an even darker secret are the first allowed to interview a SEAL team. But neither Kahele or Catch are prepared to discover an attraction for each other that’s like nothing they’ve ever experienced. Soon, Catch is breaking all the rules to be with her, and Kahele finds herself entangled by a passion she’s never felt before. But for Ben, Kahele dredges up horrifying memories of an old mission – one where not all of his team returned. Can Kahele be trusted or is she the monster Ben fears? The clock is ticking, and soon all their lives may depend on Ben.

Blue Zephyr Press • E-Formats

A steamy romance … resulting in a giant twist. Compelling with great characterizations.

Fascinating story. Full of intriguing characters and a plot that kept me turning the pages.

The pace moves quickly with good plot twists. A recommended read.

Clean Romance


Hunting for pirate treasure has never been more romantic. Or funny.

Chase Regard is captain of the nearly-historically-accurate pirate ship Cupid’s Revenge, a pirate-themed restaurant and dinner show, and the mountain of debt that came with both. But Chase has an ace up his sleeve: his ancestor left a heap of treasure somewhere on the coast near Ashville, Oregon. All Chase needs to find it is the help of the red-headed, fiery, and only occasionally forgetful, academic Dr. Jenna Mackenzie, the director of the Ashville Museum. But when Chase and Jenna team up they must face the town’s history-buff bully, accusations of theft, and an oncoming storm before they find out that X marks the spot for love and treasure.

Available from Blue Zephyr Press on Nook, Kobo, iBook, & Kindle

E-story • $1.99

If you want a book that will have you laughing out loud and leave you giggling and smiling like a Cheshire Cat then this is the book for you.

A well written story that had me laughing from the start.

The chemistry is electric and the banter is witty and flows naturally and once you add in the secondary characters you get the perfect rom com.

This book had me laughing from the first pages.

Light and funny, “Love and Treasure” was such a wonderful and sweet romance book!

The Holiday Romances


A Romantic Holiday Adventure

Blue Jones just stole Jake Garner’s dog. And his heart. But technically the French Bulldog, Jacques, belongs to Jake’s ex-girlfriend. And soon Jake is being pressured to return the dog and Blue is being targeted by mysterious attackers. Can Jake find Blue and Jacques before her stalkers do? For Blue, Christmas has never been quite so dangerous.  For Jake, Christmas has never been quite so Blue.

Available in Nook, Kobo, iBook, Kindle.

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A Romantic Holiday Adventure

Christmas is a lot more dangerous than it used to be. Graphic designer Violet Harper is usually found at her local Starbucks. Handsome Roman Knox is usually carrying a gun. But tonight they’re both in a bank and there’s a body on the floor. It’s a mess, a robbery and almost the worst day ever, but maybe a Christmas miracle can get them out of the bank and into love.

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