About Carla

carlaCarla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies, and men, and her books reflect that. And that’s not all, she’s crazy about hockey, and thankfully, no one has made her turn in her Southern Belle card. In 2015, Carla received RWA’s Pro Mentor Of The Year Award. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.

Click here to contact Carla.

She’s represented by Emily Sylvan Kim of the Prospect Agency.

Interested in receiving her Newsletter? Click here. She sends one out a few times a year. Usually in regards to release dates or special news.

Photo Credit: Holly Allred

AWARDS AND CONTESTS

JAKE (A Southern Crime Family Novel) finalist in the 2020 HOLT Medallion.

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Click here to see what’s it about.

CIRCLE OF DECEPTION: finalist in 2013 Booksellers Best Award, 2014 Maggies, and 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

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CIRCLE OF DANGER: winner in 2013 Booksellers Best Award.

CIRCLE OF DESIRE: finalist in 2012 Golden Quill and 2012 Write Touch.

Link to Carla’s RT Book Lovers Interview.

THINGS OF NOTE

Her book, Circle of Desire, was not only her debut book, it was Avon Impulse’s first book from the slush pile (non-agented manuscript).  Click here to see the announcement.

Her book, Circle of Danger, was mentioned in Time magazine.  “…involves deadly assassins, drug lords and doing it.”

Click here to read the whole article.

Her book, Circle of Deception, was mentioned on WFAA Good Morning Texas. They said it was as exciting as the movie, Zero Dark Thirty. (Thanks to Fresh Fiction’s Gwen Reyes.)

In January 2012, Circle of Desire was in the top 10 best selling Erotica list on Apple Books, then known as iBooks (at one time it was #2. Number 1 was Fifty Shades Darker). In June 2012, Circle of Danger did the same but in Romantic Suspense (#1 was a Nora Roberts’s book). All three of her Circle books stayed in the top 200 for over a year.

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