S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

For more information on bookings, interviews and upcoming releases, please visit the author website and Facebook fan page.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Release COMING SOON!

I'm very excited to announce that my tenth book is going to be released this month.  Published by Global Publishing Group, it's a suspense thriller set in my hometown of St. Louis.
Check back for more details.  As soon as the book is released, I will be holding a drawing for one lucky winner to get a FREE download.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


As most of you know, I left Vanilla Heart Publishing in August 2013 because they had breached my contract and stolen money from me.  It was a devastating time but blossomed into quite a journey.  All of my books are now published through Global Publishing Group, which has afforded me the opportunity to learn the publishing side of things.  It has truly been a fascinating, eye-opening experience…not to mention, my books are selling more than ever before! 

Global Publishing Group has recently opened their doors to submissions.  If you’re a writer interested in submitting your work, you can read their guidelines HERE.

Speaking of “submissions”….  

Part of my job with the publishing group is to seek out and support new authors coming aboard.  This is exciting because I get to meet new people who share similar interests in the writing world, but it also gives me the chance to meet those with very different perspectives on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.  It is with that in mind that I am happy to introduce the work of a new member of the Global Publishing team, Susan Sanchez.

Susan writes in a genre I have never been able to perfect:  Romance/Erotica

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’ve tried to write erotica and failed miserably.  I just can’t seem to come up with enough descriptive terms for human body parts.

Though she is currently working on her first full-length novel, Global Publishing has released a series of her short stories entitled The Elise Dugar Episodes.  I will place book links and images below so you can take a look for yourself.  Having  read them all, I have to say, they are intriguing and definitely have the potential to get a person hot and bothered.  Not something I would recommend reading at the office, if you know what I mean.  (nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

Similar in philosophy to Fifty Shades of Grey, Susan’s stories address dominance and submission but (I believe) from a softer or more palatable angle.  But… don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.

Her series is available in Ebook format from Amazon and has been selling like crazy right out of the gate.  There's obviously a market and Susan seems to have tapped into it.  Each short story is only $0.99 and I believe Amazon Prime members can even download for free.  So, check it out today!  Click on the pictures below for more information.


Oh... and I'm not an official "Reviewer" of books, but if I were I'd have to give these a lot of stars.  They appeal to both men and women and I found the presentation of the dominant/submissive relationship balanced.  Just my two cents.   ~




Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tiny Treasures

A lot of people on Facebook post “thankful” statuses during the month of November.  I like to read them because their posts remind me of the many things for which I am thankful.  There are too many to list; but it got me thinking about the whole concept of thankfulness. 

To be thankful means to feel or show an appreciation for someone or something that has been bestowed upon us.  It’s indicative of receiving a blessing and expressing gratitude. 

There are people who actually feel they have nothing for which to be thankful, but I don’t believe this is the case.  If we look at each moment in our lives… I mean, really get close and look…we’ll find tiny treasures we have missed.  A smile.  Laughter.  A hug.  An act of kindness from a stranger that went seemingly unnoticed. 

I think we are often times so hurried and harried that we miss some of life’s simplest blessings.  There are mornings when I am flying around my kitchen trying to make breakfast, make lunches, fill water bottles, get backpacks ready and get the kids off to school, and it isn’t until they are gone that I realize I didn’t even make eye contact with them.  They talked and I nodded a hurried “uh-huh” or “okay,” but I didn’t really engage in the conversation or connect with them.  Their smiles light up my heart in a way nothing else can, and when I get too busy I miss out on that simple morning blessing.  It was there, but I didn’t see it.  I’m making a point to never miss out on that blessing again.

Nothing in this world matters more than the people God has placed in our lives.  Oh, sure, sometimes they can make us want to pull out our hair, but that’s just a part of love.  Sometimes we make them want to pull out their hair as well.  I believe God hand selects those that will cross our paths, for reasons we may or may not know; but important nonetheless.  Our job may be to influence them and their job may be to change us…either way, it is the act of journeying together that matters most. 

Each morning when I awake I thank God for another day and then I quickly give the day back to Him because if I hold onto it I’m bound to screw it up.  He has to hold it for me, in the safety of His hands and guided by His wisdom, not my lack of it.  Then, I thank Him for all of the people for whom He has brought into my life and blessed me.  I pray that I will not miss the tiny, treasurable moments of seeing their smiles, sharing their laughter and giving tight hugs.  These blessings are what fill me.  They are what make everything else in life bearable.  

During this month, I am striving to treasure every tender moment… to tuck it into my heart and let it sprout roots of joy.  ~