Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Is she a dead ringer...or a dead woman walking?

When U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam Dunaway arrives in Kenton Valley, Texas, for a murder trial, the last thing he expects is to run into his late wife Celine. The one who supposedly died in a boarding house fire shortly after she ran off with his life savings.

Despite her Plain Jane disguise, Sam isn’t fooled. As soon as his business with the trial is finished, the woman who broke his heart will pay.

Three years ago, Celine had good reason to use Sam’s money to go into hiding—and it’s a secret she must still keep, even if it means certain arrest and imprisonment. Because coming clean risks crushing rejection.

In spite of themselves, the embers of love roar in to a passionate inferno, leaving Sam with a hell of a choice. To stick to his principles…or follow his heart.

Warning: This story contains a woman with a sewing basket full of secrets, and a highly pissed-off U.S. Marshal wants her dead or alive—though alive is better. Just sayin’.

Word Count: 48k


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


In order to celebrate the upcoming release of the third book in my Loving the Lawman series, MASTERING THE MARSHAL, my publisher is offering SEDUCING THE SHERIFF at a reduced price for a limited time. 

Half-dressed and going for naked...

Here are the links to the sales venues. 


Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Sexy Saturday--Love Me If You Can

I hope you enjoy this seven paragraph excerpt from LOVE ME IF YOU CAN.

She gave him a wide smile, then gestured. “Living room, kitchen…bedroom on the other side of the wall. Compact. No more, but no less than I need.” She walked straight ahead to the kitchen, then opened the fridge. “Beer, wine, bottled water, and Diet Coke. Have a preference?” She turned.
Her skin was like ivory silk, as long as he discounted the few fawn freckles dotting her shoulders. Her dress was made of some summery material with a skirt that floated around her shapely knees. Sheer need shot through his entire body. Her skin. Her eyes. Her lips. God. He wanted her bad.
“Would it be rude if I said I preferred you?”
She lowered her lashes and a pink flush spread up the ivory column of her neck. Her eyes darkened to slate. “Not at all.”
He hardened in an instant and a shudder shook his entire body. He took a deep breath, stepped forward and pulled her into his arms.
“Detective, are you sure?” What he really meant was, Hold on. dude. Are you ready for this?
“Extremely sure,” she murmured against his neck, then reached behind her back and unzipped her dress. It fluttered to the floor in a shimmer of grass green silk, leaving her clad only in a lacy bra and tiny panties the color of her skin.

Marie-Nicole Ryan was born in a small western Kentucky town, but after college and marriage, she said "Good bye" to small town life. After spending three years as an army wife, she landed in Nashville, TN, where she spent several decades working as an R.N. and case manager. Finally in 2002, she achieved her dream of becoming a published author.
She loves all lawmen and detectives and writes erotic historical western romance and contemporary romantic suspense.  TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, won a 2008 EPPIE for erotic romantic suspense. One of her early books, SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, won the Golden Wings award from the publisher for excellence in romantic suspense. In addition, her mystery/suspense novel, ONE TOO MANY, was a 2009 EPPIE Finalist.
She's an active member of RWA®. Recently, she returned to her old hometown in western Kentucky. When she's not slaving away at her current work in progress, you might find her walking her dog Cassie, a Sheltie rescue, or at the Y. But you won't ever find her in an airplane. No, not ever.

Twitter handle:  @marienicoleryan
Facebook:  https://facebook.com/marienicoleryan.com/
LOVE ON THE EDGE, Nine Shades of Romantic Suspense, box set

Sunday, July 06, 2014


Here they are as promised. We're still waiting on a couple of venues: Barnes & Noble, and Apple/iBooks.


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Cover Reveal: LOVE ON THE EDGE, Nine shades of Romantic Suspense

I'm so thrilled to be one of the nine authors in this fabulous box set of nine full-length romantic suspense novels. Here's what you can expect:

Nine shades of Romantic Suspense... Love and danger go hand-in-hand in this boxed set of nine full-length novels by nine award winning, bestselling authors. From second chances, explosive chases, and payback, to mob bosses, telepaths, and private investigators, we’ve got a story for the beach, the doctor’s office or a cozy evening at home.

Fate and second chances... a woman running for her life takes refuge on a ranch with a compassionate man but she will need more than his tender touch and understanding heart when her past resurfaces, ensnaring her in a deadly web of deception, betrayal, and murder.

FBI meets Mafia Princess. She owes her father for everything. For chaining her to the family business, for killing her fiancĂ©, destroying her mother, and taking away a lifelong friend. Payback's a bitch.

THE LAST ENEMY by Pauline Baird Jones
Romance, she wrote, not murder, but when she witnesses a murder and then her safe house is compromised, she has to craft a survival plot if she’s going to survive long enough to testify. On the run from guys good and bad, there’s no time for romance…or is there?

HIDE 'N' GO SEEK by Dale Mayer
A twisted game of Hide’n Go Seek forces an unlikely alliance between a no-nonsense FBI agent and a search-and-rescue dog handler… with hidden psychic abilities.

Sometimes the guy is taught to do very bad things... When a Mafia Don’s daughter demands answers she ends up entangled with a trained assassin, and suddenly, she’s running for her life.

LOVE ME IF YOU CAN by Marie-Nicole Ryan
He is all business when it comes to running his family’s PI firm. But when a lovely detective comes to question him about his possible involvement in her cold case, he has everything but business on his mind. Like locking lips with the fiery redhead.

ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE by Margaret Taylor
A prominent LA Lawyer and a hot Hollywood actor fight off the Mob, uncover secrets worth dying for and make the ultimate sacrifice to answer the question, how far would you go?

MEANT FOR HER by Amy Gamet
A code only she can break... A military man only she was made for... And hiding in plain sight. A coded message brings them together, but its secrets hold the power to tear them apart forever.

DARING TO LOVE by Kathryn Jane
A woman who reads hearts… A man who reads minds… And a voice from the darkness forcing them together... again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rights to TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE have reverted.

Here's a quick glimpse of the new cover. Give me a few days to get the new ebook uploaded. I don't know where I'll find the time, but I will.

Too Good to be True was the first book published by Samhain Publishing in 2007. Now it belongs to me again. I hope you love the new cover featuring the fabulous Jimmy Thomas. It also won first place in the 2008 EPPIE contest in the Erotic Romantic Suspense/Mystery category.

I have to revamp the blurb before uploading.

Warning: This book contains explicit sexual situations in contemporary language.