Parris Afton Bonds

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Romantic Suspense, Westerns, Sagas, Contemporary

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Bio

Parris Afton Bonds is the mother of five sons and the author of close to fifty published novels. She is the co-founder and first vice president of Romance Writers of America, as well as, cofounder of SouthWest Writers.

Declared by ABC’s Nightline as one of three best-selling authors of romantic fiction, the award-winning Parris Afton Bonds has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, as well as, published in more than a dozen languages.

The Parris Award was established in her name by SouthWest Writers to honor a published writer who has given outstandingly of time and talent to other writers. Prestigious recipients of the Parris Award include Tony Hillerman and the Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.

She donates spare time teaching creative writing to both grade school children and female inmates, whom she considers her captive audiences.


New for 2019

Title: When the Heart Is Right
Publisher: Lagan Press/2019
Genre: Historical Romance
When Washington D.C. socialite Alessandra O’Quinn is diagnosed with tuberculosis, she must face certain death at home, or leave everything she knows to seek a cure in the dry desert air of New Mexico. Arriving at her new home, Alessandra is introduced to the local Taos Indians. Most importantly, she is introduced to shaman Manuel Mondragon. Renowned among his people as a leader and a healer, Man is handsome, intriguing…and promised to a young Taos Indian girl. Man informs Alessandra her sickness is caused by her spirit. As she learns how to heal her body, Alessandra finds herself fighting to save her true self, as well as her heart. In 1920s New Mexico, these aren’t the only battles she will fight. With Alessandra’s connections and knowledge of politics, she joins the local people in the fight against the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the rights to Blue Lake, where the tribe believes their ancient culture was created out of the sacred waters. As a place of ritual worship, the lake is essential to their religion and everyday life. Set against the rich cultural background of the Taos Indians, this story of politics, male domination, racism, and love against all odds will capture your attention from the very first page until the unanticipated ending.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Book Series

Janet Lomayestewa, Tracker Series

Title: Dancing With Wild Woman ~ Book I
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Hopi Indians believe it is their duty to dance in order to keep the world in balance. But with the recent Chilean earthquake, our axis has shifted, and our world is now off balance. Maybe Janet Lomayestewa, U.S. Customs tracker, ICE, needs to learn to dance if she is to find a serial killer and restore balance to the earth, her reservation and her own off-kilter love life.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Dancing With Crazy Woman ~ Book II
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense

U.S. Customs tracker Janet Lomayestewa must recover the sacred crystal chip, corner piece to the Fire Clan’s famed Stone Tablet, if she is to ever see her daughter again, much less keep the world in balance. But can she trust the irresistible counter-cultural Jack Ripley not to break every rule in danger and desire and break her heart with his passion and pain, as they begin a desperate high-wattage chase across the magic-carpet land of southern Arabia?

Available for Sale: Amazon


Kingdom Come Series

Title: Temptation ~ Book I
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kingdom Come…Sam Cooper’s Passion Place. A passion that for the young woman had once meant the Texas high desert, its stark beauty, and a cutting-horse operation of her own. Then Hollywood and Matt Kratowski came to Kingdom Come, and suddenly her passion changed.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Trespass ~ Book II
Publisher: Parris Afton, Inc./2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Anjanette Adams, golden girl of Hollywood, was the cowboy’s chattel, his piece of property, according to the State of Texas justice system—at least, for six months. Ted Cooper was a true cowboy, rugged and plainspoken, and he didn’t have much use for hothouse flowers like Anjanette Adams. Then, again, she had trespassed and belonged to him for six months, and he would use her the best way he could think of—and that thought was pretty damning.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Midsummer Madness Series

Title: Midsummer Midnight ~ Book I
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

That time of Midsummer-Midnight when all is revelry and debauchery in Macedonia. That unbelievable moment when Damon Demetrios kidnaps Helena Hamilton, a journalist whose byline draws as much interest as her subjects. He wants her to cover the Macedonian struggle for freedom. She wants him for all the wrong reasons—the worst being the freedom fighter, irrevocably wedded to his country, has the ability to make her forget the independent principles she believes in. Then there is the knowledge she won’t ever be able to forget him, that long after she escapes he’ll haunt her like a madness.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Man for Hire ~ Book II
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

He is the Lion of the Desert, an urbane British-educated sheikh with unlimited wealth, unlimited women, and unlimited talents. Khalid Rajhi has risen above his primitive upbringing to become a man of the world, irresistible to women. Alyx Langford, ex-wife of an American diplomat stationed in Paris, has come to him with a proposition. Her daughter has been kidnapped, and Alyx needs a man who will be at one with the night, who can blend into the Paris social scene or the fierce life of the Bedouin warriors. She is a woman like no other, and Khalid knows he will consent to her plea in order to add her to his possessions.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Wanted Woman ~ Book III
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Does love truly triumph over all—even both age difference and a war-torn country’s alliances? Lovely and elegant Lady Philippa Fleming with her quiet courage, complexity of mind and vast experience works undercover to assure the independence of the newly established Macedonia. Posing as her brother, former British Secret Service agent Giles Hayes-David possesses a young god’s face and an extraordinary male physique, honed by those sports that build the kind of long, ropy muscles that make a couturier purr. But Philippa will not allow herself to fall for him, not with the fourteen-years-difference in ages—and especially not with the undermining suspicion of both patriotic and personal betrayal as rampant as the chemistry sparking between them.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Book Sequels

Title: Dream Time ~ Book I
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Historical Romance

Australia was the land of the Aborigines’ Dream Time. For Amber Briscoll, exiled there as a convict, Australia was her nightmare. But she vowed to survive for one reason only—revenge against the man who had sealed her fate…even as her body continued to yearn for his touch. For Amaris Wilmot, Australia was her Dream Time. And an ex-convict named Sin was her nightmare—because she loved him and couldn’t have him. Fall in love with Australian history on a grand scale—from the mind-boggling Outback to the heart-ravaging passions of Amber, Amaris, and Annie—and Miles, Sin, and Ryan.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Dream Keeper ~ Book II
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Historical Romance

Annie Tremayne rises to the top of her family’s shipping empire in 1870’s Sydney—while holding at bay her grandmother’s stronghold manipulations. But can she hold at bay her heart’s yearnings, when besieged by newspaper owner Ryan Sheridan’s powerful magnetism, and cattleman Reggie Lewis’s sensuous lovemaking? Like each of us, Annie must learn to follow her own heart and find enduring love. Only the strongest keep their dream. Dream Time and Dream Keeper are Australian history on a grand scale—from the mind-boggling Outback to the heart-ravaging passions of Amber, Amaris, and Annie—and Miles, Sin, and Ryan.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Blue Bayou ~ Book I: Fleur de Lis
Title: Blue Bayou ~ Book II: Lion and Ramparts
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Historical Romance

From 1683 to 1803. From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal. From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers. And from the lush marshes of Louisiana. The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs. Damien, who claimed the unattainable Minette as his wife and took a nun as his mistress. Natalie, who escaped the horrors of Paris’s La Salpétrière prison to flee to the colony of New Orleans as a proxy bride. Nicolas, the handsome mysterious half breed, whose dark secret shadowed his love for his half-brother’s wife. Reinette, Natalie’s daughter, raised wild in the bayous outside New Orleans, who gave her heart to an outcast and her body to her handsome captor. And Daniel, Reinette’s son, who thirsted for vengeance and took his enemy’s daughter as hostage.

Book I Available for Sale: Amazon

Book II Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: The Captive ~ Book I
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013
Genre: Historical Romance

“You swore to make me love you,” Ranald said. “I swear to make you hate me.” “I may have yet to make you love me,” Enya chided, “but you canna make me hate you. Not after what happened between us.” The mighty Kincairns, once a powerful Highland clan, are now rebels out to destroy the conquering British invaders. Ranald Kincairn, chieftain of the rebels, swears to take his vengeance by stealing his ruthless foe’s virgin bride. But his captive swears to take her own vengeance by making his heart her own captive.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: The Calling of the Clan ~ Book II
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2016
Genre: Historical Romance

From somewhere among the colony of North Carolina’s Gaelic gentry, twenty-five-year-old backwoodsman Jacob Dare is determined to find a young woman to recreate the home that his father’s Dare Castle must have been. She would have to be well bred, well read, and gifted with the ability to turn the primitive into the palatial. If she Is favorable to look upon and sweetly dispositioned, that would be even better. That she could ever come to love him is irrelevant. The Lady Catriona Kilcairn is desperately seeking to save her familial colonial home from 1776’s bloodthirsty insurrectionists, demanding she take the American Oath of Allegiance. Marriage with the backwoods oaf Jacob Dare is her only immediate option, and a most objectionable one, given that her love and loyalty belong to the Sassenach of her youth, the aristocratic Barrett Fairfax. Yet, as the famous Scotsman Sir Walter Scott warned, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”

Available for Sale: Amazon


Contemporary Romances

Title: Wind Song
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

Aristocrat Abbie Dennis has signed on as a reservation school teacher, searching for autonomy her soon to be ex will never allow her. She hasn’t anticipated encountering a primitive place full of primitive passion or on dealing with the enigmatic and extraordinarily handsome silversmith, Cody Strawhand. And she certainly hadn’t expected to be seduced by the Indian’s way of life—and by Cody.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Widow Woman
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

Inaccessible and untouchable, Cass Duval Garolini has risen from hometown girl to international model. Now she is back home in New Mexico AND the sheriff—and something else. The Widow Woman. Cade Montoya is determined to have Cass, but the activist is harboring a secret that can destroy both the town and her heart.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Renegade Man
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

Rita-lou left behind in Silver City, New Mexico the biggest scandal ever to quake the town. Now she was back with a vengeance, but not the wild hell-raiser of her youth. Searching for evidence that prehistoric man had once roamed the area, she collided with Jonah Jones, a part of her reckless past. He was out to claim gold—and claim her.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Spinster’s Song
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

Young Dr. Mary Margulies has been assigned to desolate Kingdom Come, Texas for six months to work off her government loan. She can’t wait to escape from the poverty-stricken border town to the profitable practice awaiting her back East. But, until then, can she escape the vengeful wrath of Border Patrols agent Joe Hanson? Worse, can she escape her body’s demands of surrender to the commanding passion of Kingdom Come’s el patron, Rafe Anaya?

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Made For Each Other
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

When New Mexico’s youngest senator, Nick Raffer, rescues Santa Fe report Julie Dever from a car wreck, circumstances collide to trap them in a temporary Marriage of Convenience.

But can Julie claim her husband’s love before the signatures on the marriage vows expire?

Available for Sale: Amazon


Title: Run To Me
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013

Jaclyn Richardson, in fleeing to the Arizona Indian reservation, must confront childhood monsters. Yet she has to protect herself and her son from her ex-husband. However, she meets Joe Watchman, a reservation detective and a man all women find irresistible. He saves her life and her son’s, then helps her to learn what loving~ passionate loving, not just lusting—is really about. Yet, is he the one man the socialite Jaclyn can never have?!

Available for Sale: Amazon


Novellas

Title: Ravished
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Nelli Walzchak was a no-nonsense nurse at Kansas General Hospital, but her personal life was virtually nonexistent…until an enforced Mexican vacation altered her life’s course—and she found herself kidnapped by a dashing buccaneer and learned that ravished could mean, quite literally, not to take away by violence but most definitely to fill with pleasure.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: Extraordinary
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2014
Genre: Sweet Romance

Is thirty-something Sarah Hartman asking for too much, by refusing to settle for anything less than the extraordinary—especially when it comes to matters of the heart? But her selections appear to be nothing more than ordinary. However, appearances can be deceiving.

Available for Sale: Amazon

 

Title: At First Sight
Publisher: Paradise Publishing/2017
Genre: Historical Romance

Unlike Any Christmas Story You Have Read. New Sweden, American colonies (when Christmas was outlawed). Five years before, in 1649, the heads of Lady Evangeline Bradshaw’s father and brother rolled on Cromwell’s chopping block, along with those of King Charles’s and others. Not waiting to see if her head was next, she fled England with the family’s remaining gold and silver crowns, putting a vast ocean between herself and peril. Even here, in this remotest place on earth one could imagine, Evangeline still does not feel safe. And especially not now, this Christmas Eve, when she opens her Virgin Queen Tavern’s door to admit the midnight traveler Nathan Sutcliff, who is most devilishly handsome—and most determined to carry out Cromwell’s order.

Available for Sale: Amazon


Short Stories

Title: The Latest and Greatest
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services/2014
Genre: Young Adult

When a heart-throb, drop-dead aviator steps off the theater screen to give seventeen-year-old Natalie McFarland an ultimatum of her death or that of detested geek-nerd, brain-drain Ted Kohlhaussen—and she has mere minutes to make the choice—well, that should be a no-brainer, right?

Available for Sale: Amazon


Other Publications (Find them on Amazon)

Blue Moon
Deep Purple
Dust Devil
Enchantment
Flash of the Firefly
For All Time
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
Highlander Heartthrobs
Indian Affairs
Lavender Blue
Monarchs and Painted Ladies
Mood Indigo
No Telling
Snow and Ice
Star Dust
Sweet Enchantress
Tame the Wildest Heart
The Arrangement
The Maidenhead
When the Heart Is Right
Will-O’-the-Wisp



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