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Authors: Mary Calmes

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Paradise can be hell.

Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel García Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn’t such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn’t one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.

Unwilling to turn Dalvon in for identity theft, Hudson is forced to wait, but meanwhile he discovers the chance to rehabilitate Miguel’s failing local businesses—enterprises left to Dalvon’s inexperienced care. The flagging ventures are a badly wrapped gift from heaven, and if Hudson can turn them around, he might be able to leverage the experience to finish his MBA.

Then Miguel returns to Ibiza, and instead of finding a boy toy, he discovers Hudson has turned his cold villa into a warm, welcoming home. Miguel’s path is clear: convince Hudson to lay down his defenses and let love in.




Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight… and even the secret Luc protects won’t be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.




Mangrove Stories


Everyone in Mangrove, Florida, knows Fire Chief Essien Dodd is a saint. He took care of his ex-wife until she died, is raising his teenage daughter alone, and is the kind of man who pulls kittens from trees. All in all, the man’s a catch. But Roark Hammond has sworn off getting involved with a man who’s been hurt before because he can’t guarantee he won’t hurt his prospective love again. If only he could get Essien out of his mind long enough to focus on anyone, or anything, else.

Strong emotions are in play. Essien is lonely but determined to focus on Ivy; Ivy wants her father to have a new life so much that, to his horror, she’s trying to find him a man; and Roark is so scared of the present and past, he won’t allow himself to commit. To have any chance of sleeping ’til sunrise and greeting each new day together, Essien and Roark will have to rethink how they’re living their lives and focus on what’s most important.

Readers love the Marshals series by Mary Calmes


All Kinds of Tied Down


“This book is classic Mary Calmes, from the characters that are easily lovable down to the quick and witty banter.”

—Joyfully Jay


“…a lot of laughs, some serious hotness, wrapped around action/adventure and an incredible story.”

—Rainbow Book Reviews


“I want to dive right in and read it again, immediately!”

—Hearts on Fire Reviews


Fit to Be Tied


“Mary Calmes takes us on a fast-paced, action-packed ride that will have you holding onto to the edge of your seat. You will be so wrapped up in the drama you will forget to breathe.”

—MM Good Book Reviews


“All in all, this book was better than the first and possibly one of the best layered stories written by Queen Calmes.”

—Boys in Our Books


“True to Mary Calmes’ style, she takes you on an adventure, ensuring plenty of laughs along the way.”

—Under the Cover Book Blog

lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and believes without question in happily ever afters, and writes those for each and every one of her characters.

By Mary Calmes





Any Closer

With Cardeno C.:

With Poppy Dennison:
Creature Feature



Grand Adventures (Dreamspinner Anthology)

The Guardian

Heart of the Race

Ice Around the Edges


Just Desserts

Lay It Down


Romanus • Chevalier

Romanus & Chevalier (Author Anthology, Paperback Only)

The Servant



Tales of the Curious Cookbook (Multiple Author Anthology)

Three Fates (Multiple Author Anthology)

Timing • After the Sunset

What Can Be

Where You Lead

Wishing on a Blue Star (Dreamspinner Anthology)



Change of Heart • Trusted Bond • Honored Vow

Crucible of Fate • Forging the Future



Old Loyalty, New Love • Fighting Instinct



Blue Days • Quiet Nights • Sultry Sunset

Easy Evenings • Sleeping ’til Sunrise



All Kinds of Tied Down • Fit to Be Tied • Tied Up in Knots



A Matter of Time: Vol. 1 • A Matter of Time: Vol. 2

• But For You

Parting Shot • Piece of Cake



His Hearth • Tooth & Nail • Heart in Hand

Sinnerman • Nexus • Cherish Your Name

Warders Vol. 1 & 2




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5032 Capital Circle SW, Suite 2, PMB# 279, Tallahassee, FL 32305-7886 USA


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of author imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


Tied Up in Knots

© 2016 Mary Calmes.


Cover Art

© 2016 Reese Dante.

Cover content is for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted on the cover is a model.


All rights reserved. This book is licensed to the original purchaser only. Duplication or distribution via any means is illegal and a violation of international copyright law, subject to criminal prosecution and upon conviction, fines, and/or imprisonment. Any eBook format cannot be legally loaned or given to others. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without the written permission of the Publisher, except where permitted by law. To request permission and all other inquiries, contact Dreamspinner Press, 5032 Capital Circle SW, Suite 2, PMB# 279, Tallahassee, FL 32305-7886, USA, or


ISBN: 978-1-63477-754-4

Digital ISBN: 978-1-63477-755-1

Library of Congress Control Number: 2016911387

Published September 2016

v. 1.0


Printed in the United States of America

BOOK: Tied Up in Knots
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