Author Archives: Carol Burnside

About Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of the Sweetwater Springs series of contemporary romance with serious sizzle and a variety of other works, some written as Annie Rayburn. Her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Carol / Annie blogs here and on www.PetitFoursAndHotTamales.com.

#SnippetSunday: His Small Town Princess, Part 3

Welcome to Snippet Sunday again, where writers share 8 to 10 sentences from a current WIP (work in progress) or past work. My sentences are a 3rd installment from His Small Town Princess, a work in progress and the 3rd … Continue reading

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I’m seeing stars!

Wow! I’m so excited to see new reviews coming in and just have to share these four (yes, 4!) recent or very new reviews: For A SUITABLE WIFE… 5 stars! “a well thought out story that gets you involved and … Continue reading

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#SnippetSunday: His Small Town Princess, Part 2

I’m participating in Snippet Sunday again, wherein writers share 8 to 10 sentences from a current WIP (work in progress) or past work. My sentences are from His Small Town Princess (a WIP), which also happens to be the 3rd … Continue reading

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Summer Brides (Wiggs/Woods/Mallery anthology)

Summer Brides by Susan Wiggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a collection of three stand alone novellas: The Borrowed Bride by Susan Wiggs (1996) During her own bridal shower, Isabel Wharton is whisked away by past love … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbits: 8.5.14

Top 5 tidbits from my SPAM folder: Size Matters! Dylan wants me to call. Liz and Edgar want to call me. (Geez, I’m popular, ain’t I?) Apparently blood sugar has secrets ??? And a lost dog has been found on … Continue reading

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My Alamo Thursday at #RWA2014

My Thursday at the RWA 2014 conference included a lot of workshops and a side trip to the Alamo. Honestly, it was only a couple blocks, so Terry Spear, Susan Carlisle and I walked over and enjoyed a little respite … Continue reading

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Top 3 Wednesday at #RWA2014

Wednesday at #RWA2014 had three major events: 1. Lunch with my son, Jason, at the Rainforest Cafe along the Riverwalk.  We took a selfie. 2. My roommate, Susan Carlisle arrived! Yes, this deserves an exclamation mark because she’s awesome and … Continue reading

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Announcing Winners from Blog Hops!

From the Summer Reads Blog Hop, Sherry Strode wins an ecopy of HER UNEXPECTED FAMILY. From Melissa Schroeder’s 10th Aniv Blog Hop, Kathy Watts wins an ecopy of PHANTOMS & FANTASIES. Ladies, please contact me at Carol(at)CarolBurnside(dot)com with your preference of file … Continue reading

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Tuesday at #RWA2014

Okay, so my trip to San Antonio and the RWA conference began on Tuesday. I flew in, grabbed a shuttle and made it to the hotel and my room with no trouble. Whew! I wasn’t there long when my son … Continue reading

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While I was away…

I’ve been away at the Romance Writers of America’s  national conference with my good friend Susan Carlisle and others. The conference took place in San Antonio along the Riverwalk, which was quite lovely even if it did add to the … Continue reading

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