Carol Burnside

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“Sizzling romance with heart and humor.”

Carol is an award-winning author of Sweetwater Springs, a series of contemporary, small town romances with serious sizzle and a generous dose of southern charm. She enjoys a second-chance-at-love story with her husband of over thirty years. A native Texan, Carol's love of travel coupled with a history of living in her share of small towns and metropolitan areas gives her a broad range of settings to choose from. She admits that as long as she has her hubby and dogs with her and a generous supply of sweetened tea, she can make her home almost anywhere.

Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces alternate reality, soft sci-fi and lite paranormal erotic romances.

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Carol Burnside Straddling the line between plotter and pantser. I need a little structure so I know where I'm going in a scene or chapter, but too much and I lose th…moreStraddling the line between plotter and pantser. I need a little structure so I know where I'm going in a scene or chapter, but too much and I lose the thrill of discovery.(less)
Carol Burnside Who am I to say no? There were fantastical things man dreamed of in the past and they were scoffed at, yet we've surpassed the reality of their dreams…moreWho am I to say no? There were fantastical things man dreamed of in the past and they were scoffed at, yet we've surpassed the reality of their dreams. Flying machines, electricity, even worlds of knowledge on a tiny chip. The world needs brilliant dreamers.(less)
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October is traditionally breast cancer awareness month. Pink ribbon symbols pop up everywhere. They’re a pretty sight, but bittersweet for me this year. Today on Facebook, I wrote a PSA for all women to get their mammograms and not put … Continue reading →
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Carol Burnside Amy wrote: "Hi Carol, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!"

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