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:

'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! 

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River Road

Charles Moore relishes the dangerous life of a pirate where he earned the nickname, Hatchet. The daily toil of manning a clipper ship keeps his mind off the brutal loss of two loves of his life. Both dead for the crime of having given him their hearts. He cannot ignore the whispers anymore that the Voodoo Queen hexed his family. So when he returns to New Orleans at the request of his ailing mother, he will move heaven and earth to banish the curse with the assistance of a high priestess.

Madam Hope Leblonc bristles under the Black Codes that stripped her of so many freedoms and forced her practice of voodoo underground. So when the ship carrying her ancient voodoo relic is set upon on the high seas and a dark, brooding pirate visits her brothel, Hope is a little more than suspicious of his motives.

Can Hatchet restore Hope’s faith in the beauty of a white man’s soul?

Set in 1881, New Orleans, River Road is Book #3 in the Tortured Souls saga.

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My Secret Alpha

A Cedar Falls Love Story 

Kristy Stone doesn’t want a hero. She’s a bad-ass cop with a bad-ass reputation. Unfortunately most men don’t have the balls to take what they want. Her.

So when sparks fly with the new guy in town and he stakes his claim in no uncertain terms…she’s halfway in love after one steamy night.

Until the morning after.

Because he has a secret that will blow her mind.

Cover art by Shardel at

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This will be the first book in a small town series based in Cedar Falls, Michigan – a fictional coastal town with thriving apple orchards – and run by the Stone family. There are four Stone brothers and one Stone sister. So hold onto your pants because this is going to be one steamy ride. Small town. Big relationships. But first I have to wrap up my gothic romance series. Hatchet deserves to have his tragic story told! 

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Forever Love

A Cedar Falls Love Story

Spearheading the family’s apple orchard business isn’t easy, but Malcom 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. Every high level position worth having is occupied by one of the Stone men: mayor, judge, sheriff, and the prosecuting attorney. 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 Malcom’s sweet side.

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

Cover art by Shardel at

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