|Novels by Nat Burns
Nina Christie was warned, but Hazy Duncan is even worse than she expected. Nina's new home on Chincoteague Island would be perfect
but for the blight of Hazy's perpetual rudeness. The island's other inhabitants welcome her back as a prodigal daughter of the
community and the idyllic summer breezes soothe her wounded heart. All she wants is peace, quiet and her books.
Hazy's experience with beautiful women like Nina is that they're easily bored and always looking for something better. Just when CC
is finally out of Hazy's life and she can hear the heartbeat of the ocean again, here was another beautiful woman on her doorstep.
With both Nina and Hazy suspicious of anything that might be romance, it's surprising when their hearts--and the enchantment of the
island--seem to have other plans for them.
Shay Raynor doesn’t need to learn anything twice. After a three-year disastrous relationship she now knows what happens when you let
someone inside your heart, body and mind—they take everything. Her career as a prominent D.C. dog trainer is in tatters, but that pales next to
the wounds she carries inside and out.
Liza Hughes has left her business in Montgomery for the even smaller Maypearl, Alabama, to care for her ailing father. Distance from her clinging
ex is also welcome. She’s not expecting to meet someone like Shay, but the attractive newcomer in the small town is clearly keeping her
distance from life.
Shay might eventually open up to Liza’s friendship and more, but the arrival of a woman named Pepper changes everything. Clearly, she wants
Shay back. Finally, facing Shay’s terror, Liza understands what it will take for the two of them to have a future—they must deal with Shay’s past.
Identity is a story of survival, tenacity and the strength of true love.
River Tyler leaves her life in Virginia behind, setting out for the paradise of the Florida Keys. As a gifted jewelry designer, she’s been hired to manage a high-end
jewelry store to further her desire of having her own jewelry store.
Then she meets store buyer Larken Moore and everything in her life changes. The jaded Larken is determined never to be burned again, but Key West sunsets
are hot and the passion that blazes between Larken and River burns ever higher each time they meet…
So when River is taken against her will, Larken must admit the power of her feelings for River if she is to save the woman she loves.
Kaylen Stauder stands as witness as gossip and innuendo drop her friends' lives like a house of cards. What will happen when
gossip knocks at her door?
|is a superb novel..."
Dorry Wood is notorious in Schuyler Point. Her antagonism plagues Marya Brock from the day they meet. Having left Seattle in favor of the small South Carolina town,
Marya is finding it hard enough to settle without butting heads with the town crank.
When Dorry finds out that Marya is the new reporter, it gets worse. Five years ago, the town paper led the charge in branding Dorry a pariah for being a lesbian and
accused her of being complicit in her lover’s death. Peace might have finally been possible, but Dorry’s brother-in-law’s body is discovered on Marya’s front lawn.
Under equal suspicion they both know that the only ones who will help them is themselves. With hostilities set aside they are confronted with the other feelings that
smolder below the surface, but Marya finds no comfort in them. She read the reports from years ago—how can she care for a woman that she doesn’t trust?
On the list of things that Grey Graham thought she’d never do is hire a psychic. Her new bookstore on South Padre Island, however, appears to be
haunted. Unable to explain why, she’s convinced that the restless ghost is her late partner, Mary. The locals tell her that psychic Angie June is the real
deal, though, and she seeks out the young woman for help.
Angie is desperate to save her local youth program, and a paying client is essential. There is definitely something off about the bookstore too, and she
can sense that the spirit won’t be easy to vanquish.
As the days go by she also finds that the ghost isn’t the only reason she’s drawn to the bookstore, but Grey is far more interested in the dead than the
Nat Burns brings the south Texas world alive as two women confront a haunting secret and their feelings for one another.
|The Book of Eleanor
2013 GCLS Award for
Vandalism and violence at Fortune Farm have pulled investigator Denni Hope home to Southern Louisiana. Her insistent ex-girlfriend, Patty
Price, expects Denni to get to the bottom of an endless nightmare of trouble. For Denni, it means watching Patty with Yolanda Elliott, the
creepy, conniving lowlife who stole Patty away.
Denni had hoped Patty was exaggerating, but the chaos at the farm borders on evil. The Price family is well-loved but nothing has been right
since the death of Patty’s mother. A war-crazy neighbor and a business competitor are just the beginning of the list of suspects.
But just as Denni feels she’s making progress, Yolanda asks for help from an old friend of her own: police officer Bonita Corcaran. The move is
so typical of Yolanda—it’s an already difficult situation, but now Denni must deal with the most attractive, seductive woman she has ever met.
The first part, Genesis (We Desire), focuses on that initial, all-consuming attraction two women can feel for one another. Beginning
with the phrase "you steal across me like twilight" and progressing to the physical awe portrayed in "Wet Panties", Genesis propels
the reader into the passion of part two.
The second section, Psalms (We Love), shares the intense sensuality experienced by new lovers. "I feel a sort of hum, electric in
nature" lays a path to "aching, hesitant, I limp emotion closer" as women explore issues of passion and deep need, abandon and
In the third part, Revelation (We Lose), lovers separate on emotional and physical levels. The words "you take my love yet deny my
passion" reveal the frustration caused by the machinations of a lover and the phrase "a loneliness seeps through, saturating a living
sponge grown of flesh and blood" deals with indifference.
In summary, Genesis is the burgeoning of love, Psalms, the fruition of passion, and Revelation, the grief of loss.
|Two Weeks in August, won a 2011
Alice B Committee Lavender
Certificate for new writers.
Physician Corinthia Madsen Salas—Dr. Maddie— has a flourishing practice in the tiny southern town of Maypearl, Alabama. Although she’s on call for her eclectic
patients 24/7, she keeps her personal life private—most notably the fact that she is in love with her new receptionist, Ella Lewis. To reveal the truth could be an
ethical disaster for her career and her impeccable standing as a civic leader in the small town. Yet, even so, she wonders often if Ella's sly, shy glances indicate a
return of affection or just workplace courtesy.
Then the incredible happens, the two are thrust into revealing their feelings and Ella offers to change jobs so that they may have a relationship. Throwing caution to
the wind, Maddie agrees. After a blissful evening, Dr. Maddie is called out to a late night emergency and soon the worlds of both women turn completely upside down.
Now Ella is faced with life changing choices. Should she turn away from the challenges a life with Corinthia would bring? Or allow the power of devotion, time and
persistence to bring her beloved Maddie back to her arms…
This new romance by award-winning author Nat Burns is filled with quirky patients, comedic office staff and, oh yes— love. Lots of love.
Delora November is a survivor—ask anyone in Redstar, Alabama, and they will tell you that. Her ex-husband put her in a burn ward and she came fighting back.
She works three jobs and on the surface she’s keeping it together.
Yet Redstar itself works its own magic. When the thought of yet another hospital is too much, Delora turns to the bayou healer women she’s heard might
help. In the quiet, breathing depths of Bayou Lisse she meets Sophie Cofe.
It seems like magic indeed when Delora finds answers to questions she had yet to ask and cures for ills she had thought beyond fixing. But, underneath her
happiness, there is still a lurking evil that can take away everything Delora—and Sophie—hold dear.