Danger cover2I can’t believe I keep forgetting to mention on my blog that CIRCLE OF DANGER won the 2013 Booksellers’ Best Award for Erotic Romance!

While I was in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, I was invited to attend a private reception with the Greater Detroit Romance Writers. You probably remember CIRCLE OF DANGER and CIRCLE OF DECEPTION were finalists in their contest. So exciting!

Anyway, I was sitting there waiting to hear who won as I looked around for the NYT best selling author who would surely be standing up in any minute, when someone said, “Carla, your book won!” The only part I heard was “CIRCLE OF DANGER.”

I believed I squealed and I never squeal. I hugged my agent twice before I walked to the front. Then I said, “I always worried if I won something I would be like Jeff Gordon when he won his first championship and cry so hard that no one would ever understand what I was saying.” Everyone laughed (thank goodness), and then I said, “Thank you so much,” and sat down. I was still in shock.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe my books are good enough to win any contest, but I don’t expect it. Don’t think I’m saying they’re perfect, no, they’re not. But I do believe they’re just as entertaining as any NYT best selling one.


No matter how I say it, it sounds conceited, and goodness, I’m not. It’s just I write books I love to read. Isn’t that what every author should do?

Oh, here’s a picture of the award!  Love it! Beautiful!  Thank you, GDRWA and the booksellers who read my book!

IMG_0435Oh, and my editor received a really nice pen. On the side of the pen, it read something like, “I’m an editor of a Booksellers’ Best Award author.” I thought it was cool.

Free E-book!


Want a free ebook? Send me your mailing address (US only) and I’ll snail mail it to you.  My email address is carlaswafford @ charter.net.



One hand raised to hold them back, she asked, “Let me get this straight. The drug will cause me to have a driving need for sex at any time and any place? You’ve got to be kidding.” ~~ Marie receiving bad news in CIRCLE OF DANGER

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The Circle Series at $1.99 each!

ImageSurprise!  All of my books are priced at $1.99 in e-format. SO you have no excuse not to buy it. That’s pretty darn cheap for a full length novel . . . make that a full length GREAT novel.  LOL!



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Lorraine Heath’s Cover Girls!

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Three members of Lorraine Heath’s book club, Cover Girls, holding my book CIRCLE OF DANGER. So cool to see the happy faces. I sure hope you enjoy the book, ladies! Be sure to keep a tall glass of ice water near by! That’s a hot, hot book! LOL!
And thank you, Lorraine!

CIRCLE OF DANGER Now Only 99 Cents!

Oh, yeah.  Believe it or not, but Avon has marked down CIRCLE OF DANGER, a full length romantic suspense novel, down to 99 cents.  Click here and then go to bottom of page for links to your favorite bookseller.

In fact, over at All Romance Ebooks, they marked it down to 0.49 with a rebate.  I don’t know about the rebate, but I’m sure they’ll tell you about it.

So if you haven’t purchased the second book to The Circle series, this is a great opportunity!

Enjoy the heat!