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California’s Lighthouses: The History…

…and the Mystery!

In honor of National Lighthouse Day

and in celebration of the release of my third romantic lighthouse mystery,

ANGEL’S GATE, I’ll be presenting a talk on our beautiful

West Coast beacons at Santa Clarita’s newest library!


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Free event, free parking, free refreshments and a drawing for a lovely gift basket!

Saturday, August 9, 2014  –  11:00 am

Join us in the Community Room! 

Coffee Time Romance Welcomes Beacon Street Books!




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Click on the banner to go to the Beacon Street Books Store front!

First group of titles are up, more to follow along with additional formats as they become available. 

Dive Into Summer with Anne Carter!



Guess what? Today’s the day! We are “diving into summer” with some fabulous authors and readers along for the ride. Good timing, too, since the Beacon Point Romance series is in full bloom!

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Beacon Point Romance Book Three

Beacon Point Romance Prequel

Beacon Point Romance Prequel

Beacon Point Romance Book One

Beacon Point Romance Book One


Beacon Point Romance Book Two

Beacon Point Romance Book Two


What ties these stories of romance and intrigue together? Lighthouses – and mysteries brought upon a group of friends who solve them – while falling in love, of course! See them all at my Amazon Author Page!

And right now, celebrating the release of Angel’ls Gate, EVER & ALWAYS is on sale for just 99 cents!! So let’s have a couple of contests: Be sure to scroll down to see it all!!!

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Cover Reveal: Beautifully Used by Susan Griscom

Title: Beautifully Used

Author: Susan Griscom
Series: The Beaumont Brothers
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Release Date: Aug 2014
Edition/Formats It Will be Available In: eBook & Print
Brodie Beaumont – “I’m not going to pretend to be somebody I’m not. I like who I am, and I don’t need you or anyone else judging me. I’m not going to lie; I like women, and I don’t mind that they use me. Besides, I’m never really sure just who is using whom. Sure, I have a past, but who doesn’t? And maybe that’s why I act the way I do. But that’s neither here nor there, because I really don’t care.”
Gabrielle Demeres – “I’d learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie Beaumont truly was. His crude seduction tactics earned him a slap to the face after he actually groped my breasts while attempting to kiss me. I can’t say I was looking forward to another encounter with Brodie Beaumont. As my eyes fell upon a large pair of men’s DC Court shoes facing right toward me, I reluctantly looked up to find the man himself in all his yummy glory standing three feet in front of me, frowning. Yeah, I know, I had slapped him and declined his not so eloquent offer, but the guy was still hot despite his lack of discretion in the romance department.”
Forced to spend time together, Gabrielle and Brodie face the unthinkable on what was supposed to be the most memorable day of her best friend’s and his brother’s life. Would they be capable of overcoming their aversion for one another while coping with their own troubled pasts? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?
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I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So, I write to remember them. If I didn’t write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play–a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I’m pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and sometimes they tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.


Places to find Susan
Blog Surrender Your Senses
Blog Susan’s Sensual Side
Places to find Beautifully Used
Goodreads Add Me To Your TBR
Susan’s Other Titles
*The Beaumont Brothers*
Beautifully Used Book 2 Coming Soon
*Whisper Cape Series*
Reflections Book 2

Whisper Cape Boxed Set Books 1 – 3

Beacon Point Flash Giveaway!

I’m in the mood for a new contest! Go for it.


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New Release, New Newsletter

Blank white book w/pathI’m positively THRILLED to announce the release of ANGEL’S GATE in the Kindle store! Other formats will follow, of course; but this book is a milestone for me, the third in the Beacon Point Romance series and one I’m quite proud of. In celebration of this happy event, I’m creating a way to stay in touch with my many new followers and fans. “Mystery & Light” News from Anne Carter also debuts today– a Mailchimp Newsletter list– and I’m sweetening the pot by giving out five free ebooks to random subscribers who sign up by June 30th. This won’t be a spammy, every day kind of thing; you’ll only hear from me if I have a new release, a personal appearance or a contest!

And… THANK YOU to all my dear friends and supporters who’ve so steadfastly remained loyal during this long ride!

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