Escape to Dare Island, an "intimate and inviting" (USA Today) series about family ties, second chances, the strength of community, and the power of love...

Dare Island 4
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Dear Readers,
One of the things I love best about Carolina Blues is the chance to return to North Carolina's beautiful barrier islands. The Dare Island series started as the story of the very special Fletcher family. But when I finished writing Carolina Man , I discovered I wasn't ready to leave Dare Island. Of course, the presence of sexy island police chief Jack Rossi had a lot to do with that...

Those of you who know me on-line have heard stories about my own "Italian Guy." Writing about Italian American Jack Rossi, a no-nonsense cop from the big city who finds himself a fish out of water in this quiet coastal community, was irresistible. I love Jack so much I had to find a heroine worthy of him, and I hope you agree that brainy, quirky Lauren Patterson, who has her own reasons for fleeing to the island, is his match.

Romantic Times calls this book "Another total winner." All About Romance says it's the "steamiest" of the series. I just hope that YOU love it, and that Jack and Lauren will hook your heart the way they've hooked mine.

And meet the Fletchers of Dare Island
Steady Matt, the son who stayed
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
And warrior Luke,
the Marine who thought he'd never return...

CAROLINA MAN (Luke's story)
Dare Island 3
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"Heart-warming story about a smart-but-damaged heroine who learns a few lessons about love and family from her Marine hero. With a swirl of successful and engaging features - small-town charm, family loyalty, a strong-but-gentle warrior hero - combined with strong writing and powerful storytelling, Kantra delivers a sexy, satisfying love story."
- Kirkus Reviews

CAROLINA GIRL (Meg's story)
Dare Island 2
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"Carolina Girl positively sizzles with sexual tension and hums with the rhythm of life on a North Carolina island where family matters most and love really does conquer all. I loved it - read it in one sitting and cannot wait for the next book in the series!"
- Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Way Home

Dear Author Recommended Read
All About Romance Desert Isle Keeper!

CAROLINA HOME (Matt's story)
Dare Island 1
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"Contemporary romance at its most gratifying." - USA Today

"Kantra's storybuilding is excellent." - Publishers Weekly

Dear Author Recommended Read
Maggie Award finalist


"Carolina Heart" in ASK ME WHY anthology
(Cynthie and Max's story)
Dare Island 4.5
Release date July 2015
You may remember good-hearted single mom Cynthie Lodge as Meg's friend in Carolina Girl. Determined to leave her wild past behind her, Cynthie is forging a new life for herself and her daughters - one that's man-free and drama-free. But life on Dare Island is rarely so simple, and when her old high school crush shows up in town, he's determined to make her break her rules and give in to another chance at love.

CAROLINA DREAMING (Jane and Gabe's story)
Dare Island 5
Release date TBD

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Most recent first.
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Sweet Home, Carolina 5; The MacNeills 4
RITA Award finalist, "Desert Isle Keeper" Award winner
"Well developed characters, strong emotions and good romantic tension blend beautifully in this first-rate Virginia Kantra offering." 4 stars - RT Book Reviews
Now available for Kindle - Nook - Apple/iTunes - Kobo

Sweet Home, Carolina 4; The MacNeills 3
Romance Readers Anonymous Award nominee
"Sean is the ultimate hero, big and bad, warm and willing, the kind of man any woman would want to find on her pillow."
- NYT Bestselling author Patricia Rice

Now available for Kindle - Nook - Apple/iTunes - Kobo

Sweet Home, Carolina 3; The MacNeills 2
RITA finalist, Maggie Award finalist
"...vibrant characters, engrossing plot and excellent pacing
make the pages fly." - Romantic Times

Now available for Kindle - Nook - Apple/iTunes - Kobo

Sweet Home, Carolina 2; The MacNeills 1
RITA finalist, RT Top Pick, RT W.I.S.H. Award,
Romance Readers Anonymous Award nominee, Maggie Award finalist
"Virginia Kantra is destined to join the top ranks of romance writers. Her writing is powerful, compelling and impossible to put down. Brava!"
- Bestselling author Eileen Dreyer

Now available for Kindle - Nook - Apple/iTunes - Kobo

Sweet Home, Carolina 1
Golden Heart Winner "Best Romantic Suspense"
Holt Medallion Winner
"Impressive newcomer Virginia Kantra makes a smashing debut."
- Romantic Times

Now available for Kindle - Nook - Apple/iTunes - Kobo

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Most recent first.
For series order, please visit my Children of the Sea page.

Take the plunge...
"I can't recommend this series enough."
- Bitten by Books
"Upon a Midnight Clear", a Children of the Air prequel
in the anthology TIED WITH A BOW.
Fallen angel Lucien Hartfell attends a Regency house party and encounters a mortal woman who believes in the magic of Christmas...and the power of love! With stories by Lora Leigh, Eileen Wilks, Kimberly Frost, and me.
"Just the thing to warm up a wintry night." - Library Journal
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FORGOTTEN SEA, Children of the Sea 5, June 2011

"The fifth installment in Kantra's rich and sensual Children of the Sea series...First-time readers will be able to dive in and enjoy"- Publishers Weekly
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IMMORTAL SEA, Children of the Sea 4, September 2010
ISBN 9780425237472

"This Children of the Sea story is entertainment at its finest."
4 1/2 stars - RT Book Reviews

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SEA LORD, Children of the Sea 3, May 2009 ISBN 9780425226360
"A marvelous coming of age story, and the best in a truly excellent paranormal romance series. This book had it all, passion, magic, conflict and a truly amazing heroine." - ParaNormal Romance Reviews Recommended Read
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SEA FEVER, Children of the Sea 2, August 2008
ISBN 9780425222973

"Strong characters, logical plotting and a great sense of place.
Don't go to the shore without this bit of selkie romance."
4 1/2 stars - RT Book Reviews

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SEA WITCH, Children of the Sea 1, July 2008
ISBN 9780425221990
"A paranormal world that moves
with the rhythm of the waves and the tide . . .
A lyric, haunting, poetic voice."
-Suzanne Brockmann

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Want more Children of the Sea?

Read the prequels where the legend began...

"Shifting Sea,"Romance Writers of America's 2011 RITA Award winner for Best Novella in the anthology
BURNING UP, August 2010
with Angela Knight, Nalini Singh,
and Meljean Brook
ISBN 9780425235959
Read it. Buy it at Barnes&Noble - Amazon

"Sea Crossing"
in the New York Times bestselling anthology SHIFTER by Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, and Virginia Kantra
"Paranormal desire has never been so sexy--and so much fun!--as these four stories!" - Fresh Fiction
Berkley, March 2008
ISBN 0425220354
Buy Shifter at Amazon - Barnes&Noble

"Midsummer Night's Magic" a Children of Earth novella
A special e-release from Jove Books originally published in the MAN OF MY DREAMS anthology.
Buy it at Barnes&Noble - Amazon


OVER THE MOON anthology
with Angela Knight, Mary Janice Davidson,
and Sunny
Berkley Sensation, January 2007
ISBN 0425213439
4 stars - RT Book Reviews
Buy Over the Moon now.

MAN OF MY DREAMS anthology
with Sherrilyn Kenyon, Maggie Shayne,
and Suzanne Forster
Jove, November 2004
ISBN 0515137936
RITA Award finalist
"Part fantasy and all romance,
[Kantra] weaves an involving, three-dimensional story
that is scary, intriguing, and sexy." - All About Romance

Buy Man of My Dreams now.

Berkley Sensation, August 2006
ISBN 0425211088
"Sexy, intelligent romantic suspense."
- Fresh Fiction
4 stars - Romantic Times

Read Home Before Midnight. Buy it now.

Berkley Sensation, July 2005
ISBN 0425206793
RITA Award finalist, Booksellers Best finalist,
Holt Medallion finalist
Golden Leaf Award winner
"Kantra writes honest, intelligent romance...
smart, sexy, and entirely cool."
- B(u)y the Book, Internet Broadcasting Systems

Read Close Up. Buy it now.

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2011 Romance Writers of America
RITA Award finalist

2011 Romance Writers of America

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