Marie-Nicole Ryan


Marie-Nicole Ryan was born in a small western Kentucky town, but after college and marriage, she said "Good bye" to small town life. After spending three years as an army wife, she landed in Nashville, TN, where she spent several decades working as an R.N. and case manager. Finally in 2002, she achieved her dream of becoming a published author.

She loves all lawmen and detectives and writes erotic historical western romance and contemporary romantic suspense. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, won a 2008 EPPIE for erotic romantic suspense. One of her early books, SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, won the Golden Wings award from the publisher for excellence in romantic suspense. In addition, her mystery/suspense novel, ONE TOO MANY, was a 2009 EPPIE Finalist.

She's an active member of RWA® and Music City Romance Writers. Recently, she returned to her old hometown in western Kentucky. When she's not slaving away at her current work in progress, you might find her walking her dog Cassie, a Sheltie rescue, or at the Y. But you won't ever find her in an airplane. No, not ever.

Books By This Author

“Too Good To Be True is nothing like its title; it offers you a great read that has you racing through the pages. If you like Romantic Suspense do yourself a favor and get this book. I’ll definitely be watching for more of Ms. Ryan’s books in the future. ”

“This book is well written, fast-paced and thought provoking. It is full of suspense, mystery and action; a page-turner from start to finish. ”

“Marie-Nicole Ryan has a flair for bringing romance to life.”

“As a romance and suspense, Holding Her Own is a delectably perfect blend of both genres, standing out for me as top notch in both areas.”

“...a well written whodunit that ranks right up there for me with many of the well known mystery writers. ”

“Top Pick. Marie-Nicole Ryan has done it again in Love Me If You Can from beginning to the end. ”

“This may be the first Ryan book I’ve read so far, but it won’t be the last. Whether the characters were living the dreams, or experiencing the pangs of life and love, I was caught up in this story. ”

“A spunky, totally likable heroine, four murders and a truly hair-raising climax make this a great read. Ryan has a talent for character development, and you will rarely meet such an arrogant mad man. This builds on the earlier book, but takes it to a higher level. Recommended. Reviewer: Lynn Bushey, The Romance Studio”

“Fast paced and with interesting characters, this intricate novel has red herrings in abundance. The ambience of New Orleans enhances the story by contributing to several threads. Witty verbal sparring leads to several hot and explicit sex scenes. ”

“Ryan's tale of star-crossed lovers who have loved and lost is a poignant--and sometimes gritty--tale that will resonate in readers. ”

“This is a mature and complex love story much like real life with ups downs and in-betweens... I highly recommend this well-written romantic suspense, I know it's one I will definitely reread. ”

“5 Blue Ribbons! ...everything you could want and more in a romantic suspense. Reviewer: Jenn L at Romance Junkies ”

“Top Pick! Marie Nicole Ryan has a hit with this beautiful book. I loved that you have two hardheaded people and workaholics too boot put closely together. Jake and Caitlin are great from their fiery tempers to their passionate interludes. Holding Her Own is just an overall awesome read. Marie definitely knows how to create memorable characters and a loved that keeps the storyline plunging along. There is never a dull moment as the excitement keeps your nose glued to the pages. ”

“The story will hold your interest from the first chapter to the last. The plot is not only excellent but each character is so well defined they seem to come right of the pages at the reader. ”

“A Top Pick: THE MAN FOR THE JOB is just fantastic...on a number of levels. This story sparkles with a great romance, gobs of humor, intriguing characters, non-stop action and a cleverly done murder mystery....With most of the story taking place within a weekend house party, THE MAN FOR THE JOB is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories. A Poirot with lots of humor. Ms. Ryan seems to have had as much fun writing this story as a reader will have devouring it. ”

“5 angels! to travel along with them and see them fight the growing attraction...”

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