Charmaine Ross

Charmaine Ross

Melbourne, Victoria

Charmaine’s first foray into romance was as a fourteen year old where she fell hopelessly and eternally in love with her hero as only a teenager can. Instead of watching movies and staying up late, she would go to bed at eight thirty and continue her very romantic, very safe, love affair.
Since then, she has fallen in love with many heroes, some less safe than what her teenage brain could possibly imagine. After earning a Fine Art’s Degree, a Diploma of Secondary Education and a Diploma of Marketing, she worked as a Graphic Designer in various advertising agencies and as well as in-house marketing roles and is currently involved with digital marketing and everything web in her current position. But she always returns to writing.
Although she has travelled, she always returns to her home town of Melbourne and lives with her husband, two children and two cats in the ferny-greens of the Dandenongs. If she’s not working on her latest romance and falling in love with yet another hero, you’ll find her reading, watching and basically indulging in her addiction to any story on any media type she can get her fingers on.

Contemporary, Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Paranormal, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Wild At Heart

Documentary maker Dan Masters is completely out of his comfort zone in outback Australia. Passionate park ranger, Victoria Price, couldn't be more at home in the wilderness. After Victoria saves Dan from the jaws of a ferocious crocodile, she can't get away from him fast enough. But her amazing rescue has been filmed and when the film's investors see the footage, they demand Dan do whatever it takes to get Victoria involved in the movie. Ordered to take part, Victoria reluctantly joins Dan on safari where they fight poachers, fire ants and a powerful attraction for each other that becomes increasingly difficult to deny. But desire is a dangerous game in this riotous romantic comedy...

Four-Leaf Clover

A sexy, sugar-laden David vs Goliath story about a local bakery, a national chain, and what really matters. Clover Loveday has worked hard to get her caf? Four-Leaf Clover up and running-her ticket out of an increasingly alarming financial situation and her dream come true. When she literally falls off her ladder into the arms of sexy-as-sin Liam Sinclair. The same Liam Sinclair who owns the new bakery being built just across the road ... the new store by bakery chain Upper Crust owner! Clover decides then that no matter how nauseated she is about the idea, it is best keep your enemies close, rather than leave things to fate. Liam has never put too much thought into the competition when he opens a new outlet, other than taking their customers and strengthening the Upper Crust brand. But here in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Clover Loveday's cafe is a little too close for comfort, and Clover herself a little too good-looking. So Liam asks his PA to put together a 'fact sheet' about his new competition. He has a business to run, a father to please, and hundreds of people to keep in jobs. Surely information can keep an unwanted strong sexual pull at bay ... A sweet, caffeinated, satisfying story about unexpected temptations, forgiveness, and putting love before money.

Cursed

After years of abuse and torture at the hands of her father, Katia uses her genetically engineered "gift" to destroy the lab that has been her living hell. She wakes from the explosion to find she's been transported more than a hundred years into the future to a new world where nothing makes sense. As handsome and as kind as Dr. Julius Freeman is, Katia doesn't buy his story that she's been in a coma, and she certainly doesn't trust him. She does know, however, that the horrors of her previous life have followed her to this century. Katia stirs more than strictly professional feelings within Julius, but he, too, harbors a dark secret that could threaten everything building between them. When Julius is attacked and kidnapped, Katia must face her demons and fight like she's never fought before to save the man she loves.

Getting the Snip (Romantic Comedy Novella) - Andy and Sara Book 3 (Getting the Snip - Romantic Comedy Novella)

The third in the 'Getting' Romantic Comedy Series. Taking a unique look at the big curve balls life throws at you. Having a teething eleven month old baby who was already starting to totter around on his feet with the pure intention of keeping up with his three year old sister all day was beyond exhausting. Sara can’t remember that last time she had a shower. She smells of stale breast milk and thinks she has baby puke in her hair from three days ago. And when she goes to bed, she wants to sleep. No special cuddles. The only thing she craves now-a-days is to sleep-until-you-wake-up-naturally, just like she used to BC — Before Children. Sara loves her children. She loves her husband and her family. But with the thought of having another child, her uterus wants to rip itself out of her body and run into oncoming traffic. Solution? Permanent contraception. Sara has the perfect idea. It’s just a small incision, twenty minutes of Andy’s time and poof — he’s done. Neutered like the cat. It’ll take balls, but Andy will have to put his on the line if they ever want to have carefree, sex-on-tap, whenever they want it, pre-baby lovemaking again. Or will his nightmare of being chased by massive scissors make him run in the opposite direction to the scalpel?

Double Exposure

Eden has fled to the beautiful high country in the Victorian Alps to escape her domineering family and to enjoy her greatest passion photography. When she happens on a very attractive man swimming in a river, she can't resist snapping a few shots of him for her portfolio. Adam Blackstone is an undercover cop living locally to infiltrate a gang of bikies suspected of drug trafficking. He soon realises the beautiful stranger in town has been photographing him and has to find out why. Adam is a man who cannot trust anyone. He's intense, damaged, jaded. Eden is a woman has spent her life wrapped in cotton-wool, protected by controlling parents. She's meek, naïve and sweet. They must open their hearts and learn to trust one another if they are ever to be together. But first, they must survive the danger that threatens to tear them apart. Double Exposure is an intense and thrilling romance that offers a blast of fresh alpine air in a pristine landscape. But amid the beautiful birdlife and the picturesque views lurks a menace that could spell disaster for Eden and Adam.

A Kind of Magic: Free Romance Story - Lydia's Story (2)

A fun romance novella filled with a chance conversation, a change of heart and finding unexpected love. The magical garnet is passed on... Work-a-holic. Frigid. Ice-Queen. That's Lydia's reputation. And it always worked well until - now. Until she met Clarke at her companies conference. She was here to work hard and impress her boss, not to notice Clarke's devastatingly handsome looks, his sexy eyes or note his intelligence. She was here to weigh Clarke up as a potential client. Business was complicated enough without romantic emotions messing up her priorities. It simply isn't on her plans to double think the way she'd lived her life up until how. Not only had Clarke challenged her to loosen up, her anger had pushed her to accept his ridiculous dare. Then a complete stranger handed her a red garnet pendant that strangely seemed to talk to her. The day was getting out of hand as it was and now she was being directed to do by a bossy stone! Her foundations are crumbling. Torn between unwanted desire and deep-seated fear of change, can Lydia break through past ties and trust her smashed-to-pieces heart?

Daman's Angel (Crimson Romance)

Daman Quade wants to die, but when he does an angel rescues him - an angel who doesn’t remember who she is or what she was doing in that dark alley. All Daman knows is that he should be dead and the angel shouldn’t be alive on earth. Daman wants to help the angel return to her place in the otherworlds and enlists the help of Father Joseph. They discover that Angel has to return by a flesh and blood sacrifice in three days or she is doomed to walk the earth until the end of time, neither angel nor human. Daman is torn, knowing he must be the sacrifice to save Angel and wanting to live and love again in the one chance of life Angel has given him. Angel has a very big secret. She has fallen in love with Daman. Now that she is flesh and blood, her physical attraction is all-consuming. She doesn’t want to go back. She wants to become human, to live and love as a mortal woman. And she wants Daman at her side until death do them part. But that might be earlier than she thinks. Daman must survive otherworldly demons and death itself to claw his way back to a life where they both can be together. But after all that - will Angel’s secret prove too much to overcome?

Take Me As I Am

A small town romance sent against the romance of the beautiful Dandenong mountains about loss, lies, and the courage to live true. Forget the whole billionaire tycoon thing: Kate Moore is a billionaire’s daughter, and she knows first-hand that they’re not all romance novel worthy. Her father is brilliant, inflexible, and brutal – and nothing she’s ever done has been good enough for him. Her one chance to take over the massive Moore’s Hotel Corporation is restoring the run-down Burnham Beeches in beautiful Sassafras to its former glory. To that end, she hires David Wright, a talented landscaper with an unparalleled eye for beauty and an unparalleled talent for distracting her from her goal. David really needs this job. He needs the contract, the Moore’s name on his portfolio, and the money to pay for his ailing father’s health. Everything he’s worked for is now within his grasp, and he’s going to reach for it with both hands. What he doesn’t need is the diversion, or the temptation, presented by his new boss. Neither David nor Kate are free to follow their own desires, but they’re powerless to fight their growing attraction. But they come from very different places; perceptions will have to crash, misconceptions will have to collapse, and they will have to face their own personal challenges before they find their space to meet in the middle.

A Kind of Magic: Free Romance Story - Chloe's Story

A fun romance novella filled with a chance conversation, a change of heart and finding unexpected love. Chloe is given a mundane little red garnet by a perfectly strange stranger. Along with a perfectly strange romance story. She might have left the garnet sitting on the café table where she’d been given it, if she hadn’t been so desperate. She was going to her work’s Valentine’s Day party. And Dion would be there. She’d spent a small fortune turning herself into one of the woman Dion finds attractive. She was relying on the little red dress that hid far too little, the new complicated blonde up-do that was far too bright, killer heels she couldn’t walk comfortably in and the strange red garnet that was now strung on a silvery chain around her neck. Well, who was she to turn down any extra help she could get when it comes to love. Chloe was determined to break free of her old mundane life where her computer avatar had more fun than she ever had and finally get Dion to notice her. But when Lachlan rescues her from a near tumble from said killer heels, she quickly learns that her priorities might not be just what she expected.

Makeover Miracle

Abbey Miller and her friend Jennifer have been picked from a live audience to take part in reality television show Makeover Miracle. This is Abbey’s worst nightmare, and brings back deep memories of being teased and the brunt of cruel jokes. The last thing Abbey wants is her soul to be laid bare for the whole of Australia to see, but being the true friend she is, she agrees to help Jennifer, who desperately wants to change her life. Quinn Campbell, the producer of Makeover Miracle can see Abbey crumbling live on stage, and after she vomits into a wastepaper basket, goes to her aid, not expecting see such a sad, haunted look in her eyes. There’s something about Abbey that reaches out to him. The look in her eyes brings back long buried memories of his sister and his failure as a brother to help her. This is a story about one woman’s journey through harsh emotional abuses and the man who is able to make her believe in herself. Set against the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Makeover Miracle is a story about forgiveness, understanding, personal growth and, of course, falling in love with that one special person.

Her Angel Protector: Sexy Paranormal Angels and Demons Romance

When she is attacked by the very demons that haunt her nightmares, the man from Darcy’s dreams comes to rescue her. Only Ronan isn’t a man. He’s an Angel. And he isn’t happy to see her. He’s angry. Very angry. Then he proceeds to tell her the nightmare is real. And she’s in more danger than she could possibly comprehend. Not only that, she’s also an Angel and they have to fight the strongest demon ever created — Asmodeus — and stop him bringing Hell to Earth. The thing is, she has no memory of being an Angel. She can’t wield a sword. She has no wings. And she’s a pacifist. A humble Graphic Designer who just wants to start her own business. In order to defeat Asmodeus, Darcy must regain her Angel-Power using the chakra power-centres of the Earth, while battling lesser demons and her overwhelming desire for Ronan she feels with every cell in her body.

Getting Preggas (Romantic Comedy Novella) - Andy and Sara Book 2 (Getting Preggas - Romantic Comedy Novella)

The second in the 'Getting' Romantic Comedy Series. Taking a unique look at the big curve balls life throws at you. Andy and Sara have been trying to have a baby going on two years now. At first they really didn’t notice that it was taking that long — after all, the pleasure is in the trying and chores such as vacuuming doesn’t really compare to the ‘chore’ of becoming pregnant. But when they start to notice their friends’ expanding families, one-sided invitations to christenings, baptisms and first birthday parties, things start to get desperate. And desperate times call for desperate measures. When Sara puts all of her faith into their doctor’s recommendation that perhaps they are just trying too hard, Sara sticks to her goal. One whole month without special cuddles, much to Andy’s consternation. After all, Sara needs to build up those little wrigglers. They have a serious job to do! A fun novella of Children Gifted Friends — CGF’s, a Collins Street Specialist — CSS, cats with stray claws, a case of not-so-sexy Arachnophobia and of course, trying to get pregnant.

Getting Hitched (Romantic Comedy Novella) - Andy and Sara Book 1 ('Getting' - Romantic Comedy Novella)

The First in the 'Getting' Romantic Comedy Series. Taking a unique look at the big curve balls life throws at you. Sara should be really, really scared. Terrified even. But she’s simply too busy to worry about little things like that. She has a wedding to plan and she intends to have the perfect day. Besides, when it’s all organised, she’ll relax and enjoy loving her fiancé. Until then, she has a job to do. Many, many jobs. But Sara still hasn’t found the perfect gown, organised the flowers, the hair, make-up, photographer or the thousand other things she has to get done for the ‘perfect, romantic day she will remember for the rest of her life’. With only four weeks to go, not only has she been unable to match the perfect pink but the groom has gone missing. Sara is caught in a dilemma. Should she worry that Andy might actually be half way round the world drinking margaritas and partying it up in Mexico with half-dressed bimbos or should she buy that sexy little bikini she saw online for her honeymoon. One thing’s for sure, with Andy away and leaving the wedding plans to her, she doesn’t care if she’s a bridezilla or not. Some things are bigger than mere reputation.

My Fair Bogan: What happens when 'My Fair Lady' meets her modern-day match | Fun contemporary romance

Contemporary romance and best-selling author Charmaine Ross sweeps readers away with another heart-pounding romance with an unlikely ‘My Fair Lady’ meets ‘Cinderella’ twist. Being picked off the streets and thrust into the political arena of disgraced politician Drake Wilson is challenging on so many levels. But Sally Foster is up for a challenge. Besides, chances like the one on offer doesn’t come to girls like her. Ever. She has to grab this chance with both hands and succeed for the sake of her family. She’s used to handling hard situations, but she’s never had a situation quite like the gorgeous Rhys James, Drake’s assistant, educating her day in night out. Her instant attraction is all consuming — and totally off-limits. Rhys’ perfect world is turned upside down the moment Sally Foster blunders her way into Drake’s ‘Education for the Masses’ political campaign. If Rhys can succeed and transform Sally Foster, he can transform anyone and Drake’s policy will be funded to help thousands. The challenge isn’t so much the jaw-dropping elocution lessons, or Sally’s colourful language, or even her metamorphosis into an exquisite beauty at the hands of Drake’s personal image professionals. The challenge is keeping his hands and rebellious desires at bay. Sally is fiery, tempestuous — and the most refreshingly honest woman that has ever walked into his life. Rhys must keep Sally at arm’s distance, but the more they spend time together, the more difficult that becomes. What's a girl to do when she's way out of her league and temptation is just too great to ignore?

Love in the Highcountry: romance

Eden has fled to the beautiful high country in the Victorian Alps to escape her domineering family and to enjoy her greatest passion – photography. A passion she wants to build into a career. When she happens on a very sexy, very — naked — man swimming in a river, the temptation is too great and she can’t resist snapping a few shots of him for her portfolio. Adam Blackstone is an undercover cop living locally to infiltrate a gang of bikies suspected of drug trafficking. He soon realises the beautiful stranger in town has been photographing him and has to find out why. Adam is a man who cannot trust anyone. He’s intense, damaged, jaded. Eden is a woman has spent her life wrapped in cotton-wool, protected by controlling parents. She’s meek, naïve and sweet. They must open their hearts and learn to trust one another if they are ever to be together. But first, they must survive the danger that threatens to tear them apart. Love in the Highcountry is an intense and thrilling romance that offers a blast of fresh alpine air in a pristine landscape. But amid the beautiful birdlife and the picturesque views lurks a menace that could spell disaster for Eden and Adam. Love in the Highcountry was previously published as Double Exposure. Scenes have been updated and edited from the Double Exposure issue. Love in the Highcountry is an updated work.

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