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Penelope Douglas is an American New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans.

Her books have been translated into fourteen languages.

Penelope is married, has a daughter named Aydan, and currently lives and writes in Las Vegas.

More about Penelope Douglas

Genres: Contemporary , Romance

United States


Non Series

  • Misconduct (2015)
  • Punk 57 (2016)
  • Birthday Girl (2018)
  • Credence (2020)
  • Tryst Six Venom (2021)


  1. The Next Flame (2017)


  1. Falls Boys (2022)

Devil’s Night

  1. Corrupt (2015)
  2. Hideaway (2017)
  3. Kill Switch (2019)
  4. Conclave: A Devil's Night Novella (2019)
  5. Nightfall (2020)
  6. Fire Night: A Devil's Night Novella (2020)

The Fall Away Series

  1. Bully (2013)
  2. Until You (2013)
  3. Rival (2014)
  4. Falling Away (2015)
  5. Aflame (2015)
  6. Next to Never (2017)
  7. Adrenaline (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series


Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is going out of her way to help her bored students.

How she got here isn’t important. What matters is that she is trying to forget her past. One parent-teacher meeting may however be her downfall.

Tyler Marek’s son is having trouble in school.

He may be a rich and successful business man, but Tyler doesn’t know how to manage a living, breathing teenage boy.

An inkling of vulnerability and a spark of attraction however draws Easton.

Wanting him is taboo yet desiring him is indisputable.

And a longed for touch finally awakens something in Easton that should have stay hidden.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0451477286
Publisher: Berkley
Punk 57

We met in fifth grade when my teacher set us up with pen pals from another school.

We got paired up when the other teacher though I was a girl, my name is Misha, while my teacher thought Ryen was a boy.

We were friends in no time.

We argued about everything, from the best take-out pizza, Android or iPhone and the likes.

We kept thing going for the next seven years and had only had three rules: no social media, no phone numbers and no pictures.

That’s until I came across a photo of a girl named Ryen online. She loves Gallo’s pizza, and is addicted to her iPhone. What are the odds?

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1539427766
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Birthday Girl

He came to my rescue when I had nowhere else to go.

He neither uses me nor hurts me. He doesn’t even forget about me.

He treats me right and doesn’t take me for granted.

He laughs with me, listens to me and protects me.

His eyes pierce through me over the breakfast table.

My heart races every time I hear him pull in the driveway after work.

My sister once told me that there is no such thing as good men.

All the good ones are already taken.

Pike Lawson however isn’t taken.

I am.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1976333088
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Three of them, one of her, and a remote cabin in the woods. Let the hot winter nights ensue....

Tiernan de Haas doesn’t care about anything anymore. The only child of a film producer and his starlet wife, she’s grown up with wealth and privilege but not love or guidance. Shipped off to boarding schools from an early age, it was still impossible to escape the loneliness and carve out a life of her own. The shadow of her parents’ fame followed her everywhere.

And when they suddenly pass away, she knows she should be devastated. But has anything really changed? She’s always been alone, hasn’t she?

Jake Van der Berg, her father’s stepbrother and her only living relative, assumes guardianship of Tiernan who is still two months shy of 18. Sent to live with him and his two sons, Noah and Kaleb, in the mountains of Colorado, Tiernan soon learns that these men now have a say in what she chooses to care and not care about anymore.

As the three of them take her under their wing, teach her to work and survive in the remote woods far away from the rest of the world, she slowly finds her place among them.

And as a part of them.

She also realizes that lines blur and rules become easy to break when no one else is watching.

One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he....

He’s going to keep her.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1660089055
Publisher: Independently published
Tryst Six Venom

Away games, back seats, and the locker room after hours… Get ready!


Marymount girls are good girls. We’re chaste, we’re untouched, and even if we weren’t, no one would know, because we keep our mouths shut.

Not that I have anything to share anyway. I never let guys go too far. I’m behaved.

Beautiful, smart, talented, popular, my skirt’s always pressed, and I never have a hair out of place. I own the hallways, walking tall on Monday and dropping to my knees like the good Catholic girl I am on Sunday.

That’s me. Always in control.

Or so they think. The truth is that it’s easy for me to resist them, because what I truly want, they can never be. Something soft and smooth. Someone dangerous and wild.

Unfortunately, what I want I have to hide. In the locker room after hours. In the bathroom stall between classes. In the showers after practice. My head swimming. My hand up her skirt.

For me, life is a web of secrets. No one can find out mine.


I cross the tracks every day for one reason—to graduate from this school and get into the Ivy League. I’m not ashamed of where I come from, my family, or how everyone at Marymount thinks my skirts are too short and my lipstick is too red.

Clay Collins and her friends have always turned up their noses at me. The witch with her beautiful skin, clean shoes, and rich parents who torments me daily and thinks I won’t fight back.

At least not until I get her alone and find out she’s hiding so much more than just what’s underneath those pretty clothes.

The princess thinks I’ll scratch her itch. She thinks she’s still pure as long as it’s not a guy touching her.

I told her to stay on her side of town. I told her not to cross the tracks.

But one night, she did. And when I’m done with her, she’ll never be pure again.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 979-8513593997
Publisher: Independently published


The Next Flame

Two bestselling novellas:


Tatum Brandt finally has everything she wants. Acceptance to medical school, a circle of friends she would never replace, and contentment that every day is now hers.

All through high school, Jared Trent called the shots. He decided if she would be happy or sad, fearful or free. He owned her heart, and he played with it like one of his cars.

Never again.

Two years ago, Jared left town, and Tate's life is exactly where she wants it to be. Or that's what she tells herself...

Because two years ago, her heart also stopped beating, and no matter the success in school or the support of her friends, there's only one time every week she can feel that same rush in her blood: Friday nights on the track.  

That's hers, not his, and to hell with anyone that gets in her way again.

Especially him.

Next to Never

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn Caruthers has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings--or even date--without her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, jumping in to hover. And when a family friend--several years older--from her childhood still holds her heart, she knows they're going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man, and knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But years ago, Lucas left town and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn't wait for him anymore.   

Until a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn her world upside down. She's never asked about the path of her parents' romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she starts to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she'll keep waiting...or finally go after what she really wants.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399584930
Publisher: Berkley


Falls Boys


Hawken Trent. So polite. So sweet. Such an upstanding young man.

A virgin, too, I hear. He never gets naughty with a girl. Probably because Jesus told him not to. And now here he is, trying to be the hero by protecting another girl from me.

He calls me a bully. Irrational. Unreasonable. A criminal. He can call me anything he wants, I’ve heard worse.

And he can try to stand between me and my money, but he’s never had to fight for food. That rich, clean, school boy doesn’t have what it takes.


I surprised her. You should’ve seen her face.

Just because I don’t have a record, honey, doesn’t mean I’m clean. It just means I’m better at not getting caught.

That is until I realize I might’ve actually gone too far this time.

She’s there. I’m there. The scene of the crime.

It’s dark. The police show up.

We have no choice. We run. Down High Street, into Quinn’s bake shop, and I pull her through the entrance to the old speakeasy that everyone forgot was here decades ago.

The door locks, the cops circle the building, never knowing we’re right here, and I’m hidden in plain sight, indefinitely, with someone’s who’s awful.

Mean. Rough. Dirty.

A thief. A delinquent.

Until one night, lost in all of these rooms together, I don’t see any of those things anymore.

She’s smart. Daring. Soft. Hot...

Everything’s changing. It’s this place. It does something to people.

We have a silly urban legend in Shelburne Falls about mirrors. They’re a gateway.

Don’t lean back into them.

But we came through front first.

I don’t care what the county records say. This was never a speakeasy.

It’s Carnival Tower.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 979-8431599361
Publisher: Independently published

Devil’s Night


Michael Crist is my boyfriend’s older brother.

He is masculine, good looking and very terrifying.

He is also the standout player of his college’s basketball team, lucky enough to now go pro.

I always noticed him.

I saw him and heard him. I could stare while biting my nails, unable to look away. I may have graduated high school and moved on to college, but I have never stopped watching Michael.

He has however finally noticed me.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1518783876
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Deep in the shadows of the city is a hotel called The Pope. Dark, decaying and deserted, it is encompassed by a long forgotten mystery.

Kai Mori thinks that the story about the hidden twelfth floor is true. About the mystery of the dark guest who neither checked in and nor checks out. Kai thinks that I can help him find that secret hideaway.

You think that you and your friends can scare me?

As much as I have a hard time concealing my feelings whenever you look at me, something I’ve done ever since I was a girl, I know that what you’re looking for is a lot closer than you know.

One certain thing is that I will never betray him.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1976333002
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Kill Switch

Sending him to prison was the worst idea.

It mattered little that he committed the crime or that I wished he was dead.

I may have thought that I would be long gone by the time that he got out, or perhaps he will have cooled off in jail. I was counting on the fact that he wouldn’t be the creature that he was, but I was wrong.

Three years can be such a short time when you it into perspective.

He is not calm. He simply hasn’t cooled off. In fact, prison only gave him enough time to scheme.

Although I expected his vengeance, I simply didn’t see this coming.

He just doesn’t want to make me hurt, he wants to make everything hurt.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1796451931
Publisher: Independently published
Conclave: A Devil's Night Novella

“Do you know what a papal conclave is?”


Will is gone. He hasn’t been seen in months, and the texts coming from his phone are almost certainly forged. Something’s wrong. We need to act now.

Michael is ready to tear down The Cove, Rika’s hiding something, Evans Crist is a threat, and Winter’s father is still out there.

Everyone is off in a million directions, and we’re vulnerable. It’s time to do this.

It’s time to claim our place.


A few years ago, I never thought I’d be here. On board Pithom. Miles out at sea. At a table with Michael Crist, Kai Mori, and Damon Torrance—men I now consider family.

We’ve locked ourselves on this yacht for however long it takes to address our agenda, and we won’t leave until everything is on the table.

Even things I don’t want to talk about. Things Michael doesn’t know.

We will find Will. We will solidify our plans, and we will remove any threats.

If we survive Conclave.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1709173288
Publisher: Independently published

What happens when it's five against one and nowhere to run?


They call it Blackchurch. A secluded mansion in a remote, undisclosed location where the wealthy and powerful send their misbehaving sons to cool off away from prying eyes.

Will Grayson has always been an animal, though. Reckless, wild, and someone who was never bound by a single rule other than to do exactly what he wanted. There was no way his grandfather was going risk him humiliating the family again.

Not that the last time was entirely his fault. He might’ve enjoyed backing me into corners in high school when no one was looking, so they wouldn’t catch on that Mr. Popular actually wanted a piece of that quiet, little nerd he loved to torture so much, but…

He could also be warm. And fierce in keeping me safe.

The truth is…He has a right to hate me.

It’s all my fault. Everything.

Devils Night. The videos. The arrests.

I’m to blame for all of it.

And I regret nothing.


I never minded being locked up. I learned a long time ago that being treated like an animal gives you permission to act like one. No one has ever looked at me any other way.

Their only mistake is believing anything I do is an accident. I can sit in this house with no Internet, television, liquor, or girls, but I’ll come out of here with something far more frightening to my enemies.

A plan.

And a new pack of wolves.

I just didn’t expect one of my enemies to come to me.

I don’t know who smuggled her in or if they meant to leave her here, but I can smell her hiding in the house. She’s here.

And as the security detail leaves the supplies, the gates close, and the door to my gilded cage opens, giving me free reign of the house and grounds for another unsupervised month, I remember with a smile…

Blackchurch houses five prisoners. I’m only one of her problems.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8668785964
Publisher: Independently published
Fire Night: A Devil's Night Novella

We've seen the Devil's Night crew get spooky. Now, let's see them get into the spirit...

The clock at St. Killian’s chimes as whispers float in the dark staircase above. Snow falls from the black sky beyond the windows, and candles glow--the flames lighting up the longest night of the year.

Devil’s Night isn’t the only holiday we celebrate. Tonight, we’re pulling on a different mask.

Some call it Midwinter.

Others call it Yule.

We call it Fire Night.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8564572828
Publisher: Independently published

The Fall Away Series


My name is Tate. He however doesn’t call me that. In fact, he almost never refers to me at all.

He never speaks to me, yet he can’t just leave me alone.

We were best friends at some point, until he made it his mission to destroy my life.

High school has been nothing but humiliation and gossip. It was so bad that I had to go to Europe for a year just to avoid him.

I’ve however had enough. He is not going to ruin another year for me.

He may still be the same guy, but I’ve changed—a lot.

Now, it’s time to fight back.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0451477101
Publisher: Berkley
Until You

The past few years have been nothing but a tale of misery. I’m always angry, immune to emotions.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me.

I couldn't care less about anything or anyone, except Tatum. I love her so much that I hate her.

She betrayed my trust so I hurt her. I however still need her.

She disappeared for a whole year and returned an entirely different girl.

And now whenever I push, she pushes back.

None of us will ever be the same

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0349405940
Publisher: Piatkus

She’s back.

I haven’t heard from her ever since she went to boarding school two years ago.

When we still lived in the same house, she would cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then. Not anymore.

I’m back.

Two years have now passed. Even though she acts like he’s better than me, I have a feeling she still wants me.

But I’ll neither be pushed nor scared away.

So long as I hold everything together, he will never know how much he affects me.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0451472427
Publisher: Berkley
Falling Away

K. C. Carter has always played by the rules, until one mistake makes her the talk of her college campus.

She is now trapped in her tiny hometown for the summer where she completes her court-ordered community service, a matter worsened by the fact that trouble resides right next door.

Jaxon Trent is the kind of person that K. C. needed to stay away from in high school. She is the one girl that never said yes to her, and this greatly unsettles him.

Destiny has brought K.C. back into his life.

As the two draw closer, Jaxon learns just how hard it is to open up about the darkest parts of his soul.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0451472441
Publisher: Berkley

Everyone wants to be me and I don’t really care why.

I dominate the track. The speed gives me a rush of adrenaline, and the crowd screams my name—so does the wind.

I am her. The female driver: the queen of the race track.

He thought that I would never survive—yet here I am.

All they do is talk about him. Did you watch Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town?

I don’t want to give it too much of my attention. When Jared does come home, I won’t be here.

Tatum Brandt isn't here anymore. This is someone new.

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00OZ0TO0S
Publisher: InterMix
Next to Never

Quinn Caruthers has endured a hard time trying out new things, given the watchful eyes of the men in her family.

She can’t even date because her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, are always on her case.

Lucas Morrow, a family friend who is a number of years older than her, has stolen her heart since childhood. but their love could never be acknowledged.

Lucas left town several years ago, with no signs of returning.

When Quinn however learns that her parents’ happy marriage never had a smooth start, she has a complete change of heart.

Will she keep waiting or run after what she really wants?

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01M121I8Q
Publisher: InterMix

Adrenaline is a collection of bonus content from the beloved Fall Away Series.

It contains bonus scenes, deleted scenes, character conversations, and Q & As shared over the past few years.

It is basically made of materials that can’t be found in the actual books.

In this book, you’ll find:

Jared and Tate’s Chemistry Lab Scene, Valentine’s Day Scene, and Anniversary Scene

Madoc and Fallon’s Morning After

Deleted Scenes from Bully and Falling Away

The epic Next Generation Bonus Scene!

The boys shopping for tampons, and many more...

Author: Penelope Douglas
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01IEDVV3Y
Publisher: Penelope Douglas LLC