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! 

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                                       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!

 My first 5* Review via Ron Shaw!

 My second 5* Review via Olivia Fox from the UK!

           As my photo suggests, I'm finally   stepping out of the box. Here's why: 

      I've proud to share the first book in The My Sexy Chef Series has launched this past week, called My Sexy Chef. 

    Hope you'll enjoy reading this snazzy, steamy piece as much as I enjoying writing it! 

    One of the hottest tales I've penned yet, the links for the story are listed above, and I'm currently working on the sequel 

          Chaos in the Kitchen.


            My writing goals for 2015:

  So far 2015 has begun well. Along with the new series launch, I’m proud to announce my publisher Annie Acorn asked me to become one of her affiliated authors over at Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of her organization and do we have a lot already in place for the coming year!

The 2015 Valentine’s Day Anthology with the Annie Acorn Nation includes A Valentine’s Day to Remember, my new short story with Cindy & Jay DeMatteo.

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    Several of my short stories will also be included in Annie Acorn’s Christmas Treasury 2015. In case you missed the 2014 Treasury, it’s still available on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and ITunes.  The talented authors included in the mix are Annie Acorn, Juliette Hill, Angel Nichols, and Charlotte Kent. 

    Full Steam Ahead thru Spring & Summer

 The sequel to Dinosaurs & Cherry Stems and Book Two in the Cindy’s Crusades Series is called The Sugar Ticket. Currently available on Amazon, B&N, ITunes/Apple, and Kobo.

If you click on the books to the left, a magic wand will take you over to Amazon for a preview of each story!

 Anyway, it’s already been a busy year! My second work in progress will be taking me out of fiction and into real life – sharing my experiences as an older sibling to a handicapped brother.  Title TBA and launching later this year. Then back to fiction and humor with Book Three in the Cindy’s Crusades series, title TBA.

 My commentaries have been published in local newspapers for many years and my nonfiction articles have found homes in Parenting Teens Magazine, AIM Intercultural Magazine, and Good Dog Magazine. Several of my short stories have also been published on the Internet.  

  I've won several awards for my writing via the Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writer's Contest and the Philadelphia Writer's Conference, June 2011.

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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. 

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