About Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary fiction filled with colorful characters and sinfully-sweet romance. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional identity crisis, but always rewards them with a happily ever after.

Didn’t We Have Fun?

Farewell courtesy of Sophia Louise

It feels so strange to be making my final post here at the Contemporary Romance Cafe. There’s a sense of sadness, but there is also a sense of serenity, knowing that collectively we made the right decision to close the doors of the Cafe. Last night I was thinking of what I’d say in this post and one of the songs I can’t get enough of right now immediately came to mind. Here are the partial lyrics of “Fun” by Coldplay, featuring Tove Lo:

The sun on snow, rivers in rain
Crystal ball can foresee a change
And I know it’s over, a parting of ways
And it’s done
But didn’t we have fun?
Don’t say it was all a waste
Didn’t we have fun?

We certainly had fun sharing our stories and a little of our lives with you. We hope it’s been fun for you, too. :-)

For my final post I wanted to do more than type a few words. I wanted to talk to you “face-to-face.” Check out the video below for my personal thank yous, my latest news and where you can find me on the web.

You’ll find a quick summary of my news and social media links below:

I’m busy fulfilling a four-book, 1 novella contract with Harlequin Kimani Romance.

  • I’m working on the second round of revisions to book one of my new Pleasure Cove series with Kimani Romance, which will be in stores in March of 2017.
  • I’m writing the second book in the series, in stores in July 2017.
  • I just submitted the proposal for the October 2017 holiday novella I’ll be doing as part of an anthology.
  • More books will be coming in 2018.
  • Something is in the works, so stay tuned for news of another multiple book contract.
  • My first indie-published novella (a prequel to the Pleasure Cove series) will be available in early January 2017, with more novellas to follow.


You can find me online at ReeseRyan.com. Join my mailing list to become a VIP Reader and be the first to know about my news. Check out my blog, Mindful Banter–which I hope to post at more regularly in the months ahead.

Connect with me on social media at the links below.




Farewell graphic courtesy of Sophia Louise.

Author Elle Wright Talks About Her Edge of Scandal Series

Author Elle Wright

This month we’re chatting with fellow authors during a month of author interviews. To kick things off, I’m getting to know the lovely Elle Wright as we chat about family, author crushes and Her Kind of Man—the latest release in … Continue reading

When Jo Didn’t Pick Laurie (or Why I Write Romance)

Winona Ryder and Christian Bale as Jo March and Laurie.

As we enter a New Year, I am reminded of some of the many reasons I’m compelled to write stories of love, contentious families and protagonists struggling to discover their authentic selves. I was revising a line of my upcoming … Continue reading

Playing by the Rules — a Valentine’s Day romance

Playing by the Rules by Reese Ryan

I missed my post last month when we all shared our holiday romances. Primarily because I was finishing up my first holiday-themed romance. So I’m bending the rules a smidgen and sharing it today. Playing by the Rules is the prequel novel … Continue reading

Here Comes the Sun, Little Darlings

Walkin' on Sunshine. Photo courtesy of Cam Miller.

  Today’s post is brought to you by Señor Sol, kind enough to make its first appearance in nearly two weeks. Oh how I’ve missed you! It’s been twelve consecutive days of rain here in North Carolina. We’ve all gotten a … Continue reading

The Makings of a Complex Character: Mr. Robot and Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black. Courtesy of BBC America.

This month we’re introducing characters from our books. As the person kicking off the month’s topic, I should be a very good girl and introduce you to the dark and mysterious Raine Mason from my debut novel, Making the First Move. Or … Continue reading

Sex, Food and Rock n Roll

Making the First Move by Reese Ryan

It’s often said that, as writers, there is a little of us in each of our characters. On many levels I find that scary. But there is definitely some truth to it. A part of me that often seeps into my … Continue reading