Thinking of joining an Online Dating Service? Take the advice of an expert-Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems 



What's hidden beneath YOUR Taboo Topic Carpet? Find out Cindy's in The Sugar Ticket! 

A tiny trio of shorts, combined with the eccentric and the romantic - or are they? Heart Marks the Spot

Share a birdwatcher's take on surviving one of life's worst moments. Want a short family saga? Twilight and Chickadees 

Endured the worst nature has to offer? My Christmas short, A Super Sandy Christmas may literally blow you away! 


    Welcome to Susan Jean Ricci's Website 

    Thanks so much for checking in!                                                                                                                        

               What a fun 2016! 

     My new romantic novelette FALLING FOR NIAGARA was published courtesy of AA Publishing LLC and earned a 5* review via the Reader's Favorite. 

      THE SUGAR TICKET, sequel to Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems, won the IAN Women's Fiction award in August - that was a true kick!

       To top off the year, I was asked to participate in the LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR boxed set with 11 other authors, and published by Uvi Poznansky. From this opportunity LOVIN' THOSE NAVY GAMES was born and included in the set. 


     Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems headed to Miami November 2015, for the Reader's Favorite Awards. This highly-rated RomCom won a Bronze Award, a third place for Humor. 

     Plus we welcomed Chaos in the Kitchen to the fold, the sequel to My Sexy Chef.  

     PS: Click on the cover and it will take you right to Amazon!

                Also available on B&N, ITunes and Kobo

Here's Some More Awesome News about Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems!

Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems was a finalist here in the Outstanding First Novel Category! Does it get any better?

But wait! In August I found out Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems won a Bronze Award in the Global Ebooks Awards! 



                                       My Sexy Chef

 “Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, a Coup de Foudre strikes. This happened to me the first time I set eyes on Mark Bouchard.” So begins this fast-paced, romcom, in which Malibu O’Hare, who has always prided herself on her cool demeanor regarding the opposite sex, comes face-to-face with Creole Chef Mark Bouchard and his past. More than the steaks at Scandal restaurant begin to sizzle as Susan Jean Ricci, the beloved From Women’s Pens author of the Cindy’s Crusades series, weaves yet another hilarious, but tangled web. Hang onto your hats, as Malibu calls on her vivacious aunt Cindy for help, and things really get steamy in this first blush novella in Ms. Ricci’s new My Sexy Chef series. You won’t want to miss this one!

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 5.0 out of 5 stars

From the first page, "Two Miracles for Christmas" had me grinning. The main character, Cindy, is vulnerable, making her someone we can all relate to, but she’s earnest, and out to conquer the world, one mishap at a time. On her trip west to visit family for Christmas, she and her adoring husband, Jay, are beset with misadventures galore! But Cindy is up to the challenge, and she’s the perfect character to prove that real miracles, the ones around us every day, spring from courage and love. A delightful, heartwarming read!

  Blurb for Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems:

Twice divorced, cynical Cindy Layton feels like a relic with prehistoric baggage, and doubts she canmuster the courage to establish a new relationship, even if it's on her own terms.

Her journey out of the Stone Age hits freaky, hilarious turbulence when she joins an Internet dating service.  The scammers and weirdoes she meets in cyberspace make Cindy want to crawl back into her cave, until she receives an accidental email from Jay DeMatteo.

Jay has the dating blues, too, but after meeting Cindy, reconsiders his options.  Now it's up to him to convince her it's never too late to pursue a meaningful relationship, even when there's baggage.

Can Cindy and Jay navigate the maze of midlife adolescence to reach each other's hearts?  

The answers are revealed in Dinosaurs and Cherry fasten your seatbelts, there's a bumpy ride ahead!

One of my five star reviews:  "Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is without a doubt one of the best books I've ever read - bar none, and if you saw the 30+ bookcases in my home, you would know that I'm a voracious reader. Ms. Ricci has provided the reader with a full gamut of emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was entertained, and I have since shared the experience with anyone who would listen. As an internationally known author myself, I can attest to the fact that both the writing and the editing are superb, but the author has gone even further by adding to the mix her spot-on understanding of the human condition. I want my own clone of her hero, and I want to be her heroine. It doesn't get any better than this."  via the Internationally Read, Annie Acorn.