Come closer, dear reader.

You must trust me.

I am telling you a story.

Kate DiCamillo

~The Tale of Despereaux

Chirp

Companion Romance

A woman hiding from her future…

Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.

A man running from his past…

Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word-of-the-day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.

Welcome to Bluebird, Texas

Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.

What people are saying about Chirp

Could not put the book down! Love Ann’s writing technique. She keeps me cracked up with her southern wit! Love all her books.~~Darlene Tuck

 I’m no authority on romance (more’s the pity), but when I read the premise of this book, I had to give it a try. Glad I did. Two good characters – very different and the sparks did fly. I will read other Everett books.~~Jim C.

  A wonderful book, with richly detailed characters. I found myself thinking about small details days after I finished the book. Highly recommended.!!Avid Reader on Amazon

Say You’ll Never Love Me

Companion Romance

Sometimes, all it takes…

Raynebeaux Starr’s life is damn near perfect. She has wonderful friends. An interesting career. A man when she wants and none when she doesn’t, thank you very much. But when tragedy strikes and she’s named guardian to her six year old niece, her world is turned upside down. She finds herself alone in a new town with a small child, no parenting skills and desperate for guidance. Until she meets Father Jared Sloan. The sexiest minister she’s ever seen. He is kind, patient and a literal God-send. If only she could stop having unholy thoughts about him!

…is one little lie

Jared Sloan’s love life is a disaster. He has one girlfriend he can’t shake, and an ex-fiancée on his doorstep wanting him back. As if things weren’t complicated enough, he encounters what must be a fallen angel in a church parking lot. Little does he know when he offers her counseling that she would be unlike anyone he’s ever experienced. He wants to be the kind of man she can trust. He also wants to taste her so bad it hurts.

…to lead you to the truth.

Can Jared convince Raynie there is such a thing as happily-ever-after? Or will his deceit only confirm her belief that fairy tale endings don’t exist in the real world. Especially not in Lubbock, Texas.

What people are saying about Say You’ll Never Love Me

***A superbly crafted, compelling, and consistently entertaining read from beginning to end, “Say You’ll Never Love Me” reveals author Ann Everett as an impressively gifted novelist and a master of the contemporary romance genre. While very highly recommended for community library Romance Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal read lists that “Say You’ll Never Love Me” is also available in a Kindle edition.~~Midwest Book Reviews

 

Laid Out and Candle Lit

Tizzy/Ridge Trilogy Book 1

Awarded first place in general fiction by Texas Association of Authors. Tizzy Donovan is having a run of bad luck. A bakery delivery gone wrong. A bar fight with an old classmate. The discovery of a dead body in the cemetery. Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper’s luck isn’t much better. He’s finally gotten his first solo case, and it’s in the Podunk town of Brownsboro, Texas. But when he meets local beauty, Tizzy, he thinks his luck is about to change, until she becomes the prime suspect in his case!

What people are saying about Laid Out and Candle Lit…

“LAID OUT AND CANDLE LIT is an enchanting tale of murder and deception teeming with endearing Texas characters. Tizzy Donovan is a captivating character and her relationship with Ranger Ridge Cooper, investigating the murder that occurs in the first chapter will keep the reader enthralled throughout. The novel takes you into a story that fairly crackles with originality and verve. Lest you think this is just another run-of-the-mill grim murder mystery, this tale of rural Texas is laced with an undercurrent of rollicking humor that will lay you out and light your candle.” ~Jory Sherman Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Author of THE BALLAD OF PINEWOOD LAKE

You’re Busting My Nuptials

Tizzy/Ridge Trilogy Book #2

The Next Big Writer 2011 STRONGEST START NOVEL FINALIST Top Five Finalist/Humor–2013 USA BOOK NEWS After almost five years, widow and single mother, Tizzy Donovan finally meets the man of her dreams in Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper. But when he fails to show up for their wedding, she’s determined to find out why. Enlisting the help of first cousin Jinx Monroe, and best friends, Rayann Tatum and Synola Harper, it’s not long until they’re dealing with clowns, yard gnomes, a missing stripper, and a Baptist deacon. After a car chase and gun fight, head-strong Tizzy is more committed than ever to claim her happily-ever-after. All she needs is a séance with an old witch and a little help from Positive Jesus.

What people are saying about You’re Busting My Nuptials…

Cold feet are one thing, but vanishing entirely is something else. “You’re Busting My Nuptials” is a humorous adventure of marriage running away. Tizzy Donovan thought she had found the man to make her whole again. The man, however, fails to appear for the wedding, and Tizzy is off on an adventure to find out where he went. “You’re Busting My Nuptials” is a wonderfully lightheaded read. Recommended. ~MIDWEST REVIEWS   

Tied With a Bow and No Place to Go

Tizzy/Ridge Trilogy Book #3

Top five finalist 2013 Strongest Start Novel competition, thenextbigwriter.com Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper has investigated some odd cases during his career, but when local chicken farmer, Jay Roy Hobbs, is found dead, wearing nothing but boots and a bow, it becomes the strangest one y et. On the positive side, the lawman won’t lack for suspects. Turns out the victim got up close and personal with most of the girls in his graduating class and they’re in town for a reunion. All Ridge has to do is tolerate a talking parrot and consult a color wheel as he tries to determine if the culprit is one of Jay Roy’s three ex-wives or a high school conquest. While her husband looks into his latest murder case, Tizzy Cooper has problems of her own. She’s joined forces with first cousin and local PI, Jinx Monroe, to follow a possible cheating husband, confront their Nana about baking Boom Brownies, and drench-a-wench at the local Renaissance Faire.

What people are saying about Tied With a Bow and No Place to Go…

Ann Everett has a remarkable wit that made Tied With a Bow and No Place to Go a humorous and delightful read! Her writing instantly reminded me of Charlaine Harris’. Everyone who knows me, knows that I simply adore Charlaine’s writing style. So right from the beginning, I knew I’d love Ann’s story. And that I did!~~Kristen, Pretty Little Pages Book Blog

Fabulously Funny! Best so far of the Ridge and Tizzy books! Bizarre murder, involving a lot of ribbons, crazy ex-wives, and all your favorite characters are back! Lots of laughs, turns and twists making for another great read!~~Kindle Customer  

Tied With a Bow…is fast paced hysteria guaranteed to have readers laughing out loud. Plan to read in private unless you want people staring at you. ~~Bekka, Amazon Reviewer

Tell Me a Secret

Companion Romance

First place in Northeast Texas Writers’ 2014 First Chapter Contest Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man. Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.

What people are saying about Tell Me a Secret…

I think at this point, I would read Ann Everett’s grocery list. Tell Me a Secret made me laugh, cry, and everything in between! It’s very much a rollercoaster of emotions, but what an amazing ride it was! ~Kristen Noel, PRETTY LITTLE PAGES BLOGSPOT

Funny and Sad parts made this into a gripping read! ~ Philomena Callan, CHEEKYPEE READS AND REVIEWS (#2 Goodreads Reviewer UK, #34 Global)

A fantastic ride I didn’t see coming, but didn’t want to get off!!! ~Debbie@LUSTFUL LITERATURE

Two Wrongs Make a Right

Companion Romance

How can something so wrong…

All Quinn Dorsey wants is a white picket fence fairy tale. But after another failed relationship and her biological clock ticking double time, she’s desperate enough to try online dating. Following a series of worst dates ever, she decides happily-ever-after isn’t in the Tarot cards. Forget Cupid, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. A simple seduction should do the trick, but then everything that can go wrong…does!

…Turn out to be so right

Dak Savage isn’t interested in commitment. He’s been burned by women before – lied to, used, even shot. Hell, he considers women a curse and has one rule he never breaks – don’t pick up women in bars. But when he agrees to a guys’ night out and meets up with the feisty, fast talking Quinn, his rule shatters like a dropped shot glass. A one night stand turns into a long weekend and as Quinn tries to abandon her ridiculous scheme, she finds herself nose-to-nose and toe-to-toe with the best mistake she’s ever made.

What people are saying about Two Wrongs Make a Right…

Believable characters with real human quirks.~Paula of HARPS ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW

Great story of love and romance.~SPREADING THE WORD WITH DENISE AND DONNA

Honestly, I could not put this book down.~A CUP AND A BOOK BLOG

 

 

Strong Verbs Strong Voice

A Quick Reference to Improve Your Writing and Impress Readers

Amazon #1 Best Seller in Kindle Store REPLACE MUNDANE VERBS WITH STRONGER CHOICES! Without verbs, where would a story go? Nowhere. Characters, animals, and nature can’t be or do anything without a verb. Characters can’t laugh, animals can’t attack, and trees can’t sway in the breeze. Verbs provide excitement, drive the narrative, and paint vivid pictures. Why say she looked, if she can gawk, spy, or examine? The familiar choice offers vague action, where the stronger selections show action and expression. The right verb choice can illustrate the characters state of mind, mood, as well as physical characteristics. Inside this book, you’ll find stronger choices listed in alphabetical order for commonplace verbs such as enter, walk, ran, took, etc. This quick reference will help you use more descriptive verbs to convey better images in the reader’s mind.

What people are saying about Strong Verbs Strong Voice…

This valuable guide is useful for new writers, and helpful also for established writers. This book describes the results of using improper verbs versus creating a must-read for your audience. The reader will learn tips on action, expression, and how to convey good images. A helpful and concise guide for all writers. Interesting, educational, and extremely useful. Highly recommended! ~Geraldine Ahearn, TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE   A must for every writer’s toolbox! ~BOOK EXCURSIONS BOOK REVIEWS

Body Language

A Quick Reference for Character Action and Description

Amazon #1 Best Seller in Kindle Store Description and action are key elements in any story. Without them, scenes and characters fall flat and become vague. This book focuses on actions and descriptions associated with parts of the body, divided into categories from head to feet, along with plenty of examples. Also included are hints on how to avoid overwriting, author intrusion, too many adverbs, and passive voice. In addition, you’ll learn how similes and metaphors enhance a story, and as a bonus, you’ll get over 100 sentence starts freely available for you to use in your work. Although aimed toward beginner to intermediate, more experienced writers may also find it helpful.

What people are saying about Body Language…

There’s so much a new writer and plenty of experienced writers can gain from the knowledge shared in this book, from: better ways to begin sentences, to the value of similes and metaphors, to how to strengthen your tale through character point of view while avoiding author intrusion, and so much more! ~~Bonnie, Amazon customer

Sweet Thangs: Southern Sweets from Two Sassy Sisters

In Ann Everett’s Tizzy/Ridge Romance Trilogy, fictional characters Pattiecake McAlister and Sugarpie Monroe cook up delicious confections at Sweet Thangs Bakery. These recipes are from the kitchens of real life sisters, Pattie Ball and Carol Mayfield. Inside this book, they share more than 130 homemade recipes, including luscious cakes, yummy cookies, sweet salads, delectable pies, scrumptious candy, and delightful drinks, perfect for special occasions or gift giving.

What people are saying about Sweet Thangs…

Very Southern, Very Sweet, Very necessary to own! This is a great book filled with mouthwatering pictures, interesting tidbits, and laugh out loud excerpts from Ms. Everett’s sassy Tizzy/Ridge Romance trilogy. Though I have yet to try a recipe, I have had a great time agonizing over which ones to choose. I often got caught up in the extras. What fun to see a book I have read in one of the pics (page 225), and great pictures of kids just having fun (p. 40 is priceless). Each section has a place to write favorite recipes from that section, as if you could really choose, and the more difficult recipes have helpful hints for those of us less than adept in the kitchen.~Abookanight  

This is such a fun way to cook sweet treats for your friends and family!! love these tried and true recipes that take you back to your grandmother’s kitchen and your childhood pot luck suppers!! 🙂 ~M. Mayfield, Amazon customer  

This cookbook is not only full of luscious recipes, but it’s gorgeous! Looking at the pictures will make your mouth water. Just imagine tasting these sweet thangs right in your very own kitchen. ~Emily Biasini, Amazon customer

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Laid Out and Candle Lit

Tizzy/Ridge Trilogy Book 1

Audiobook

Tizzy Donovan is having a run of bad luck. A bakery delivery gone wrong. A bar fight with an old classmate. And the discovery of a dead body in the cemetery.

Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper’s luck isn’t much better. He’s finally gotten his first solo case, and it’s in the Podunk town of Brownsboro, Texas. But when he meets local beauty, Tizzy, he thinks his luck is about to change – until she becomes the prime suspect in his case!

What people are saying about Laid Out and Candle Lit…

“LAID OUT AND CANDLE LIT is an enchanting tale of murder and deception teeming with endearing Texas characters. Tizzy Donovan is a captivating character and her relationship with Ranger Ridge Cooper, investigating the murder that occurs in the first chapter will keep the reader enthralled throughout. The novel takes you into a story that fairly crackles with originality and verve. Lest you think this is just another run-of-the-mill grim murder mystery, this tale of rural Texas is laced with an undercurrent of rollicking humor that will lay you out and light your candle.” ~Jory Sherman Pulitzer Prize Nominee and Author of THE BALLAD OF PINEWOOD LAKE 

Tell Me a Secret

Audiobook

First place in Northeast Texas Writers’ 2014 First Chapter Contest Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man. Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.

What people are saying about Tell Me a Secret…

I think at this point, I would read Ann Everett’s grocery list. Tell Me a Secret made me laugh, cry, and everything in between! It’s very much a rollercoaster of emotions, but what an amazing ride it was! ~Kristen Noel, PRETTY LITTLE PAGES BLOGSPOT

Funny and Sad parts made this into a gripping read! ~ Philomena Callan, CHEEKYPEE READS AND REVIEWS (#2 Goodreads Reviewer UK, #34 Global)

A fantastic ride I didn’t see coming, but didn’t want to get off!!! ~Debbie@LUSTFUL LITERATURE

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