Books in Progress

R.C. Matthews enjoys writing contemporary romances that are light-hearted and fun because she loves watching romantic comedy movies that make her laugh out loud. Some of her all time favorite romantic comedies include: Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, 27 Dresses, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Wedding Planner, Legally Blonde, and Sweet Home Alabama. R.C. Matthews has always wanted to write a historical romance and finally did so with her new ‘Tortured Souls’ gothic romance series.

Keep an eye out for the following books in process:


The Secrets of Chateau Swansea

1889, Swansea England

When the mistress of Chateau Swansea falls to her death from a second floor balcony, Maribeth Sommerset offers her services as a private psychic investigator. Nothing stays hidden from her for long… Except the secrets of her own tragic childhood.

Is a ghost terrorizing the inhabitants of the haunted chateau or is something else foul afoot? In order to discover the truth and secure the career of her dreams, Maribeth must gain the trust of the steward of the estate, Arthur Dunn. As the only eye-witness to the crime, Arthur’s assistance may prove invaluable … or deadly.

The last person Arthur wishes to deal with in the midst of a police investigation on the estate he holds dear is a meddling charlatan. He escaped the jaded life of a fortune teller family once already. Good riddance. But when circumstances force him to accept Maribeth’s offer of services, he can’t deny there is something about her that draws him in … makes him want to believe he can let go of his dark past and embrace a bright future.

Will they uncover the secrets of Chateau Swansea and surrender their hearts to one another before the murderer strikes again?

Cover by Hell Yes Design Studio 

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Forsaken

Coming October 2019 …

Blurb is pending. This is a “Common Elements Romance Novel” being published along with 100 other authors who are all including the following common elements in ther books:

  • A lightning storm
  • A haunted house / mansion / castle (or reputedly haunted)
  • A stack of books
  • A lost set of keys
  • A character named Max

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Auction to Love

A Cedar Falls Love Story

Spearheading the family’s apple orchard business isn’t easy, but Malcolm Stone welcomes the challenge. It’s his duty as the eldest child and he takes his responsibilities seriously. So when the land neighboring the apple orchid goes up for bid and offers an opportunity for expansion, he is front and center on the auction floor. But so is Susie Moore. She’s gorgeous and sweet and full of ridiculous plans to build the first upscale resort in Cedar Falls. Not if he has anything to say about it!

Susie Moore has finally located the perfect property for a resort that will make her father finally take notice and be proud to hand over the reins to the family business. The coastal town of Cedar Falls is quaint and picture perfect. But the town is also run by the Stone family. She may have won the auction for the land to build her dream resort, but getting approval from the city to use the land for her intended purpose is a whole different ballgame.  And it starts with getting on Malcolm’s sweet side.

When big city girls clash with small town alpha males, the sparks are sure to fly.

Cover art by www.SelfPubBookCovers.com/Shardel

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'Tis The Season

I’m working on a collection of short stories with my critique partner, Sawyer Belle. This is the first book I’ve ever collaborated on with another author, so I’m really excited. Each short story will be centered around the magic of love at Christmas: all forms of love – not just ‘romance’. ‘Tis The Season to show our love for friends … family … and even strangers.Take note of the cute red scarf snuggled around the lovebirds on the cover, it’ll find it’s way into every story. We hope you’ll enjoy this celebration of the holiday spirit and end each story with an audible ….aaawww! 

Cover art by RLSather at www.SelfPubBookCovers.com

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