Pay It Forward Friday is my way of thanking authors who have done something that has helped me either personally or professionally in some way in the past years. Some I’ve only met online, some at conferences, and some have become long-term friends. Others may not even know what they did, or even who I am, but at some point they said or posted something that helped me or inspired me in some way.

They have no idea they are being featured here; I’ve secretly gone to their website and gathered their information. I hope you’ll look up their books and support them by buying a book (or a whole series) because they’re not only great authors but great people too!


I’ve known Red since…well, I started following her blog around January 2007, and actually got to meet her on my trip to Texas that July. I don’t know if she knows it, but I partially based my character Rosie from Personal Protection on her, because like Rosie, Red’s a real spitfire. (Or maybe I should say Rosie is a spitfire because of Red!)

Red is the lady who gave me my tag line of “passionate…provocative…decadent” when she graciously offered me a quote for my website once I got published. Which happened partly because of her advice and support. Since I met her that summer, Red has achieved greatness I still dream of–she found an agent, sold to New York, has hit the New York Times Bestsellers list and been a runaway success. I’m sorry to say I’ve not kept up with her as I should have. As I wish I had… But sometimes life gets in the way… If you read this, Red, thank you! You’re part of the reason why I’m still writing…even on those days I don’t think I can.

You can find out more about Red on her website, or you can post to Red’s Facebook page: or tweet her @RedGarnier.

Featured-BooksReckless and Yours

recklessandyoursFirst released in the MEN OF DANGER anthology, dive into this sexy short story from bestselling author Red Garnier. Available for the first time ever as a stand-alone e-book, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a good cop gone so, so bad… 

Dangerous and sexy, police detective Zach Rivers isn’t the only man who’s obsessed with the beautiful Paige Avery—but he’s willing to risk everything to be the only man she needs in her life…and her bed…in Reckless and Yours.

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Claimed by Him

claimedbyhimThe Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men, not only in Chicago, but in the world. They are used to having whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Graves Buchanan has had to climb farther and higher than any of his friends, singlehandedly becoming a billionaire in less than two decades, even with a rotten poor childhood in the streets. He likes sex the way he learned it; animal, raw and without any strings attached. But even as messed-up as he is, he cares deeply for his best friend’s baby sister, Chloe Lexington. But Chloe is an heiress, a ‘princess’, and no matter how much he wants her, Graves doesn’t think he has it in him to handle a girl like her.

But Chloe has other plans for him, and she’s not taking no for an answer. She’s been warned against Graves by her brother, Daniel, and against all of his eccentric billionaire friends, but Chloe has merely been biding her time. Now that she’s almost twenty-five, she’s determined to have the man she’s always wanted, and she’ll use anything as incentive to be claimed by him, at last.


Pay It Forward Friday – Red Garnier