Clarissa Carlyle


I've been an avid reader and writer since my earliest school days. Reading was my first and earliest passion that I can remember, often seeking the safe sanctuary of my room or the library to read everything I could. My favorite has always been romance. I penned romantic poetry in high school and was winning school awards for my short stories at 16. In college I would hibernate in the library for days at a time, consuming every short story and novel I could find. My diploma says Bachelors in English Lit., which I'm very proud of.

I probably drink too much coffee and eat too much junk food, but to compensate do like running outdoors when the weather is nice. I love shopping in the mall even if I never find what I'm looking for. I'm a hopeful romantic who prefers stories with a happy ending. You can often find me in a coffee shop either working on my next story, or with my nose in a book.

You can find my list of current books here: Clarissa Carlyle's current books

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Designing Emma (Volume 1) Clarissa Carlyle

Volume 1 in the Designing Emma series A quick read of 9,500 words, or about 52 pages. With her two best friends, Daniel and Damion, at her side, Emma finally feels as if all her dreams are coming true. Her fledgling fashion company, Delacourt Designs, is finding its feet and a love she never imagined is beckoning. Just when Emma's life seems to be falling into place, it all collapses on the heels of her father's alcoholism and gambling addiction. Watching someone she loves tumble into ruin destroys a part of her, and suddenly Emma must make a decision that could change everything.Save her father or save her new business. NOTE: This volume has a cliffhanger ending. If you're not a fan of cliffhanger endings, the boxed set is recommended. It contains all 6 volumes.


Jemma 1: Entertainment with Jem, Book 1 Clarissa Carlyle

Reality star Daniel Starke needs a quick repair to his reputation after a very public breakup with his celeb supermodel girlfriend. What better way than to do an interview with the wholesome Ms. Jemma Larsen? When they meet, Daniel isn’t prepared for the sparks that dance between them or his rampant desire to have Jem in his life. But how can he ever know Jem’s blogging rival, Ali, will turn their lives into a nasty little battle of the bloggers? Get your copy of JEMMA 1 and fall in love with an irresistible couple destined to beat the odds to have their happily ever after. >>>NOTE: This book contains some adult situations. 18+ audiences recommended.


Lesson in Love Clarissa Carlyle

"Lessons in Love has a feel-good and compelling plot that could easily be made into a movie. It's most highly recommended!" -- 5 Stars from Readers' Favorite Featured in Glamour UK and ELLE UK magazines. Alex has more secrets than a cat has lives. Keeping up with the charade that’s her life is draining and her façade is cracking under the stress. She’s the American teen dream—blonde, blue-eyed and head cheerleader at her high school, but no one knows the real Alex…and she plans to keep it that way, until the new math teacher shows up. LESSONS IN LOVE is the touching story of two people who fall in love at the wrong time, in the wrong place, but make the ultimate sacrifice and do the right thing. A heartwarming and touching story you won't want to miss.