Cara Marsi

Romance Author

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A little about myself: I’ve published thirty romance novels, novellas, and short stories. I love a good love story. Besides romance, I’m a cat lover. I’ve had cats my entire life and can’t imagine a life without them. Another passion is Ancient Rome. I read and learn all I can about that era.

An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.

When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast of the United States in a house ruled by two spoiled cats who compete for attention.

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Carly Madison’s luck couldn’t get any worse. A cheating ex, a dumped plate of pasta, a car accident. Through with men, she rejects the advances
of sexy James Cresci. Can he change Carly’s luck and teach her to trust and love again?

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Set against the magnificence of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, an American woman and an Italian nobleman fall passionately in love.

Curating Love
A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new life for herself after the death of her fiancé. But she’d never included her employer’s sexy grandson in that portrait.

Ravello Marriage Bargain
Art historian and curator Chloe Decker DiMarco never belonged in Ravello, Italy. Her whirlwind marriage should never have happened. Intimidated by the wealth and power of the DiMarcos, and beset by rumors of infidelity, Chloe fled back to Philadelphia and hit the reset button on her life. But a two-year separation hasn’t lessened the heat Matteo DiMarco ignites when he walks into her art gallery.

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A Blackwood Legacy Anthology
One Family – Seven Generations – A Legacy of Love

Almost three centuries ago, a Scottish convict was sold into indentured servitude in Philadelphia and given a second chance at a life far from the country of his birth. In the years since, the farm secured by Finlan Blackwood’s efforts would grow and thrive in the Brandywine River valley just as his family and descendants did. Today, Blackwood Farm is one of the largest and most successful farms in Chester County. But it took the sacrifices and best efforts of each generation to make it so.

1721 – In A Traitor’s Heart by Terri Brisbin, a convicted traitor from the Jacobite Rising must find a way to rescue a widow from an unscrupulous man’s plans for her. . . and for the lands she holds.

1779 – In A Patriots’ Heart by Gwendolyn Schuler, a wounded British officer hiding a secret puts the daughter of Blackwood Farm’s owner in danger by his presence in their home.

1865 – In Wounded Heart by Martha Schroeder, a damaged Union soldier arrives home to find his childhood sweetheart is the one trying to save his family’s farm.

1919 – In Heart’s Song by Georgia Dickson, when the current owner of Blackwood Farm returns from the Great War, everything looks different to him, even the possibility of love.

1943 – In Painted Promises by Kate Welsh, the Blackwood heir, working for the war effort at home, is the only one who can help a woman who fought with the resistance in Europe before she escaped the horrors of war.

1971 – In We’ve Only Just Begun by Cara Marsi, the Blackwood son, suffering from the effects of Vietnam, meets exactly the kind of woman he needs, even if she doesn’t want to be the one.

2017 – In Finn’s Legacy by Mariah Stewart, when a writer comes to Blackwood Farm to interview the family matriarch, the last thing she expects is a reunion with the man who broke her heart before he left for Iraq four years ago.

Seven Blackwood generations. Seven loves worth fighting for!

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Stubbornly self-reliant Mary Beth Kendrick needs financial backing to keep her catering business cooking. Forced to accept help from Tom Sackett, the man who once broke her heart, she resolves to keep their relationship business-only. Tom has other ideas.

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2016 Finalist Maple Leaf Awards, best novella, best heroine, best hero

A San Francisco sous chef discovers she might have bitten off more than she can chew when a scrumptious Italian man stirs up a recipe for romance on the delicious Isle of Capri.

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The redeeming power of love in a collection of short, sweet romance stories.

A TASTE OF ROMANCE
Two chefs cook up romance in the kitchen.

A CAT’S TALE
A clever cat with her own agenda conspires to reconnect a couple.

PLUMBING FOR LOVE
Grandma’s plumbing problems bring a handsome plumber into a young woman’s life.

A NEW BEGINNING FOR MELISSA
A family wedding offers a woman hope for a better future.

THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM
A runaway cart and a runaway cat bring two people together.

MY FANTASY PIRATE
A sexy pirate steals a woman’s heart at Halloween.

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2014 EPPIE Finalist,
Best Short Romance

Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairytales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.

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(Amore Italiano Book 1)

A letter inviting Chloe Decker to curate the art collection of the wealthy DiMarco family of Ravello, Italy, lets Chloe begin to picture a new life for herself after the death of her fiancé. But she’d never included her employer’s sexy grandson in that portrait.

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What if you were honor-bound to kill the man you love?”

Nick Radford is a reluctant werewolf who’s been fighting the Beast within for nearly 500 years. He’s never killed a human, but the Beast is gaining strength and Nick may not be able to ward off his inner demon much longer.

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(Redemption Book 2)

When a female bodyguard is hired to protect a rich playboy, she finds saving his life is easier than protecting her heart.

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Three couples
Three chances at love
What happens in Vegas…

Wedded in Vegas
When a sexy nerd asks a Vegas bartender out, she does what everyone else in Vegas does: she takes a chance…and learns some rolls of the dice take an unexpected turn.

Love by Chance
In Sin City, a couple, unlucky in love, gamble on each other. Win or lose?

A Very Vegas Christmas
A Las Vegas event planner in need of luck meets a mysterious guy who might be her winning ticket. Will his secret split them apart?

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Mayhem, Mystery, Murder, and Matchmaking Ghosts

When an American woman inherits a manor in France, she finds it comes with some unexpected accessories—matchmaking ghosts and a hunky ex-pat Brit who may or may not be a murderer.

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(Love On a Dare Book 1)

When a young woman hires her hometown’s former bad boy to be her pretend fiancé for the holidays, she finds she can’t wrap up her feelings as easily as a Christmas gift.

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If a man offered you $1 million dollars to marry him, what would you do? That’s Poppy Duval’s dilemma when hot billionaire Jack Crossan proposes a temporary marriage.

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(Snow Globe Magic Book 2):

The gift of a magical snow globe from a mysterious stranger paints the scene for romance between a Manhattan art gallery manager and a sexy man who isn’t what he seems.

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(Snow Globe Magic Book 3)

A magical snow globe sets the stage for romance between a drama teacher who no longer believes in love and an enticing photographer picturing a different life.

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(Snow Globe Magic Book 1):

What woman doesn’t want her very own fairy godmother? In this twist on the Snow White tale, a young woman’s fairy godmother isn’t quite what she expected.

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 (Redemption Book 4)

When two federal agents with a heart-shattering history are thrown together on a deadly undercover mission, they must fight to live and to have a future together.

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(Redemption Book 1)

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(Gambling On Love Book 2):

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For uptight veterinarian Nicole Caruso, a fortuneteller’s prediction, a vial of gold liquid, a handsome man with secrets, and some very strange happenings prove there’s no escaping the magic of love.

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Two women…
Two life-changing dares…
Do they have the courage to accept?

A Groom for Christmas
Family pressure just might make her do something crazy…

Wedded On a Dare

A trip to Vegas…
A gorgeous man…
A beautiful woman…
What could go wrong?

When a struggling actress takes a role as the glamorous temporary wife of a wealthy playboy, she finds love doesn’t always come on cue.

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No stranger to loss, Tami Morrelle is holding on with one satiny thread to the only thing she has left that ties her to her loved ones – the family bridal shop. Local bad boy Daniel Ramsey is back in town and on a mission – to turn Tami’s world upside down – any way he can.

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(Redemption Book 3)

Anita Santisi is an independent, successful businesswoman with a wounded heart. And some very bad people after her. Break-ins, home invasions, and attempted abductions have turned her comfortable life dangerous. Can she trust her mysterious, sexy new neighbor, Luke Corrado, or is he behind the criminal acts?

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Flowers make the perfume of love stronger.” A mysterious coin is passed down through the centuries to those deserving of Luck and Love. Five couples in different eras each come into possession of the coin and enter into a marriage-of-convenience. Will the coin lead them to love as well as luck? Five original novelettes by three award-winning authors and two talented debut authors.

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Murder, jewel thieves and terrorists intrude on an American woman’s Roman holiday; can she trust the sexy, mysterious Italian man who comes to her aid?

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Boxed Set

Redeemed by Love…
Three tales of danger, deception, and desire.

Three couples with dark secrets stalked by danger, empowered by sensuous desire.

LOGAN’S REDEMPTION:
Single mom Doriana Callahan finds her life unraveling as a stalker threatens her life and that of her teenaged son. When old flame Logan Tanner re-enters the picture, it seems he’s just the man to protect her family. But will their lies and secrets tear them apart and place Doriana in even greater peril?

FRANCO’S FORTUNE:
Doriana’s wealthy playboy brother is on the receiving end of a series of death threats. Imagine Franco’s surprise when his new bodyguard turns out to be a woman. And not just any woman — his long-time crush, military vet Jo Fortune. If love is a battlefield, Franco may just surrender without a fight.

LUKE’S TEMPTATION:
Doriana’s jaded cousin Anita is living in fear after a break-in and an attempted abduction. Sexy new neighbor Luke Corrado offers his protection. But can she trust him — or will she discover she’s sleeping with the enemy?

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A mysterious matchmaker alters the destiny of three women when she offers each the gift of a magical snow globe. Is the elderly stranger simply eccentric? Or is there enchantment in her gifts?


Her Snow White Christmas…
A Christmas snow globe swirls holiday magic for a sophisticated New York woman with a broken heart and a handsome Iraq War vet with a secret. It’s Christmas in Vermont and magic swirls in the air like glitter in a snow globe.

Her Frog Prince Holiday…
The gift of a magical snow globe paints the scene for romance between a Manhattan art gallery manager and a sexy man who isn’t what he seems. It’s Halloween in Manhattan. Can a woman who thought she wanted a frog, learn to love a prince?

Her Red Riding Hood Valentine…
A magical snow globe sets the stage for romance between a drama teacher who no longer believes in love and an enticing photographer picturing a different life. It’s the season of love in Manhattan. Can a feisty redhead and a wolf in an Armani suit picture a new life together?

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A raging storm; two reunited lovers. A stormy mix of romance, sensuality and redemption.

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When one fantasy ends, another begins….

Is it possible to go home again, to reconnect with the guy you’d crushed on during high school, your “one who got away?” Bianca Dillon intends to find out when she attends her ten-year high school reunion. But fantasies have a way of crashing and burning.

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(Amore Italiano Book 2)
 
They had a whirlwind courtship and marriage. Others split them apart. Can they reclaim their marriage into a priceless lifetime of love?
 

After a young woman’s fiancé is killed in Iraq, an eccentric elderly woman and a handsome new friend help her bury her fears and dare to dream and love again.

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(Gambling On Love Book 3)

An event planner in need of luck…
A man with a secret
What happens in Vegas…

A Las Vegas event planner in need of luck meets a mysterious guy who might be her winning ticket. Will his secret split them apart?

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 Boxed Set

Three sizzling award-winning stories of love, romance, and wedding bells.

A Groom for Christmas
is a new twist on the classic Hallmark Christmas movie full of family, humor, love, and a little bit of redemption.

Loving Or Nothing
A secret crush. Two wounded hearts. A tale of love, hope and redemption.
No stranger to loss, Tami Morrelle is holding on with one satiny thread to the only thing she has left that ties her to her loved ones – the family bridal shop.

A Cinderella Christmas
Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairytales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.

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(Gambling On Love Book 1)

A reluctant bride
A hot Hollywood actor
What happens in Vegas…

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 (Love On a Dare Book 2) 

A trip to Vegas…
A gorgeous man…
A beautiful woman…
What could go wrong?

When a struggling actress takes a role as the glamorous temporary wife of a wealthy playboy, she finds love doesn’t always come on cue.

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Romance Reviews

Romance Reviews

The Redemption Series

The Redemption Series

“I totally recommend this read to any reader that loves suspense and romance!”
Cozy Reader at The Romance Reviews.

See the full review here.

A Groom for Christmas

A Groom for Christmas

 “Great second chance at love story – with a really hot bad boy hero! I really loved this offering from Cara Marsi.
It was fast paced and extremely well written. Strong, multi-faceted characters made an emotional connection easy…”
Janet, NetGalley Reviewer

Loving or Nothing

Loving or Nothing

“Daniel and Tami are lovely characters and their plight with their pasts are believable and it is a nice pleasant journey they go on together to find love.
Neither trust their new found feelings in the beginning and it’s only as time progresses do, they work through and accept the changes within themselves….
Overall, Loving or Nothing is a sweet and tender romance mixed with some intense love scenes.”
4 Cups from CBLS Reviews

Murder, Mi Amore

Murder, Mi Amore

“…The characters were fun, sexy and bunches of mysterious. It was easy to envision their adventure in my mind’s eye, and this was one I could see playing out like a fast-paced movie.
The pacing is fast. Definitely an edge of your seat read. They went from one major event to another, leaving me little time to catch my breath and steady myself for the next big scene.”
Michelle R at The Romance Reviews.

See the full review here.

Wedded in Vegas

Wedded In Vegas
(Gambling On Love Book 1)

“What a wonderful fast read. I love marriage of convenience books and this one did not disappoint.
I adored Cole from the moment he stepped on the page. He’s sexy, sweet, and down-right drool-worthy.
Analisa is independent, focused, and his perfect match….”
Amazon reviewer

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