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Annika Martin is an American New York Times bestselling author of new adult, comedy, gay and contemporary romance novels.

She currently lives and works in Minneapolis.

Annika previously worked at a plastics factory, had multiple stints as a waitress and worked as an advertising copywriter for a number of years before becoming an author.

She also writes under the RITA-Award-winning pen name, Carolyn Crane.

Whenever she is free, Annika loves enjoying the serenity of coffee shops with her loving husband, who is also a writer.

She has a thing for irritable heroes and See’s chocolate suckers.

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Genres: Comedy, Contemporary , Gay and Lesbian, New Adult, Romance

United States

Pseudonym: Carolyn Crane


Billionaires of Manhattan Books

  1. Most Eligible Billionaire (2017)
  2. The Billionaire's Wake-up-call Girl (2018)
  3. Breaking the Billionaire's Rules (2018)
  4. The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée (2020)
  5. Return Billionaire to Sender (2020)

Criminals & Captives

  1. Prisoner (2014)
  2. Hostage (2018)

Dangerous Royals

  1. Dark Mafia Prince (2016)
  2. Wicked Mafia Prince (2016)
  3. Savage Mafia Prince (2016)

Enemies with Benefits Series

  1. Enemies With Benefits: A prologue (2017)
  2. Enemies Like You (2017)

Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers

  1. The Hostage Bargain (2014)
  2. The Wrong Turn & The Deeper Game (2014)
  3. The Most Wanted (2016)
  4. The Hard Way (2017)
Criminals & Captives

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Billionaires of Manhattan Books

Most Eligible Billionaire

This cute little dog named Smuckers now owns a business empire worth billions.

I’m Vicky, the dog whisperer.

That’s the name that my elderly neighbor gave me whenever I walked her dog.

When she passed away, she shocked everyone by leaving her successful company to Smuckers, who is left under my care.

And just like that, I find myself sitting in a lavish Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers.

The company’s CEO isn’t impressed.

As the most sought after bachelor in the Big Apple, Henry Locke, who is also my neighbor's son, is a business expert.

He’s also a freak in between the sheets.

But he won’t lure me to his bed—I think.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1723080852
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Billionaire's Wake-up-call Girl

When my boss gave me the responsibility of finding a wake-up call service for our CEO, I didn’t think much of it at the time.

As it turns out, no company is willing to put up with his grumpy attitude.

Desperate not to lose my job, I take up the responsibility.

Now every day, at exactly 4:30 in the morning, I secretly make the calls myself.

Even better is that he doesn’t mind my tough attitude.

As we gradually draw closer, and our conversations get deeper and more seductive, he falls for me.

And now the billionaire wants to meet me.

Will I find the courage to reveal the truth?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1722236830
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Breaking the Billionaire's Rules

How would you feel when you have to deliver a lunch order to your high school foe—in a cat costume?

That’s my predicament right now.

Max Hilton, who’s now a billionaire playboy, is certainly going to enjoy it.

On the verge of quitting my job in order to save myself from the agony, my roommate hands me a book titled, “The Max Hilton Playbook: Ten Golden Rules for Picking up the Hottest Girl in the Room.”

It’s the book that made him famous. And I’m going to use his own tricks against him.

But what happens when I realize that he isn’t a bad boy after all?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1944736101
Publisher: Carolyn Crane
The Billionaire's Fake Fiancée

All I needed was a fake fiancée to go for a yacht vacation with; someone who I would never fall for.

I was desperate to convince a special client that I was no longer a womanizer.

I didn’t need a supermodel or socialite—just a fake fiancée who would play the role perfectly.

She also had to be someone who wouldn’t charm me.

After all, it was a business affair, and emotional attachments aren’t welcome.

Instead, these geniuses decided to hire Tabitha—my hairdresser.

And she thinks that some people on the yacht are up to no good.

But what happens when feelings emerge?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8637921133
Publisher: Independently published
Return Billionaire to Sender

Although I’m a timid nobody who is just a mere letter carrier, I turn into someone completely different after my apartment is threatened by Malcolm Blackberg, the enigmatic and secluded billionaire.

However, when I march to face him, he confuses me for his court-sanctioned emotional intelligence coach, who is masquerading as a postal carrier.

And just like that, I find myself offering lessons, beginning with one about our building.

Soon afterwards, I’m accompanying him for flights, testing the most wickedly attractive man I’ve ever encountered.

Though menacing, he makes me weak.

Our lessons are getting steamy.

How long before he discovers that I’m not who he thinks I am?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8698384861
Publisher: Independently published

Criminals & Captives


He is a feral and deadly man. He is also gorgeous.

I have my own secrets as well, which is why I retreat to hide in my glasses and book.

I do writing classes in prison. So when he joins, I am taken aback by his honesty.

He reveals secrets through his tales, making it tougher for me to conceal mine.

I tremble whenever he draws closer.

At night, he is the only thing on my mind.

However, when it comes to caged animals, you can’t really tell when they’ll pounce.

He might make you climax like never before.

And you might yearn for him more than you think.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1502913197
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

When I met Stone, I had never even kissed a boy.

Yet that night, I witnessed him commit murder.

Although he chose to let me go, it was just the start.

Now he continually shows up in my car and orders me to drive.

The cops say that he is crazy over me, yet I’m the one who can’t get him out of my mind.

Perhaps he shouldn’t touch me, and I shouldn’t touch him back.

Perhaps these crazy dates have to end.

But how can they when it feels like the only real thing in this fake, chaotic life?

Will it be too late to go back?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1984119148
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Dangerous Royals

Dark Mafia Prince

Aleksio doesn’t know what it means to be raised with a father.

Orphaned and troubled thanks to my own father, the lovely boy has now morphed into a dark prince.

Adorning an Armani suit, he is stunning and ruthless, as he holds my hair in his fist.

He will stop at nothing to save his brothers.

He knows that my father would do anything for me, which is why he holds me captive.

There was a time when Aleksio was the only friend I had.

And when he was put six feet under in a box, I wept.

The prince never died. They lied to us.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2016
ISBN: ‎978-1533414120
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Wicked Mafia Prince

“What’s the identity of the person behind the nun who never reveals her face?”

Viktor’s life has never been the same again ever since the brutal killing of the woman with the keys to his heart.

Tanechka was a gorgeous yet ruthless assassin.

And ever since she was murdered, Viktor’s tale has been one of pain and agony.

Years later, he crosses paths with a nun who doesn’t reveal her face.

Although he hasn’t seen the enigmatic figure behind the nun’s face, Viktor knows that behind it, is the woman that he gave his heart to—the very assassin that he murdered.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1535404389
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Savage Mafia Prince

While doing undercover work at a mental institution, I find myself intrigued by Patient 34.

Although he is young and handsome, something else draws me to him.

Other than the fact that he neither has a name nor a criminal history on his records, he seems to be tied tightly to his bed.

Could the people running this facility be hiding something?

My journalism instincts have been triggered.

Although the workers claim that Patient 34 is too sedated to understand anything, there seems to be a spark whenever our eyes meet.

I believe he understands me.

Will I follow my editor’s instructions? Or investigate Patient 34?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1539345060
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Enemies with Benefits Series

Enemies With Benefits: A prologue

Two years ago, Will lost some good men in his unit after an unexpected attack.
And now, he is going after the unscrupulous billionaire who stabbed them in the back.
But in order to do so, he’ll have to deal with the billionaire’s bodyguard.
No one knows his identity.
All they know is that he leaves a trail of blood behind.
A ruthless assassin, Kit will stop at nothing to protect his boss.
So when Will targets the billionaire at a lavish party, things take a strange and steamy turn between Will and Kit.
Will these two deadly men be consumed by their passion?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B071YLPKRG
Enemies Like You

He is haughty, handsome and dangerous.

He is undoubtedly the most expensive bodyguard there is.

Will has never encountered anybody quite like Kit.

To Will, Kit is utterly irresistible.

All it takes is a command from Kit for Will’s knees to turn into jelly.

Kit makes him want to go down a path that he has never tried before.

The passion between the two is fiery.

However, the only problem is that Will swore to kill the wealthy man that Kit protects with his life.

But Kit has his own fair of secrets.

There is a reason why he is protecting one of the filthiest men alive.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1546431541
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Taken Hostage by Kinky Bank Robbers

The Hostage Bargain

As a miserable girl from a tiny town, all I wanted was a way out.

The last thing I however expected was to be abducted by three sinfully attractive bank robbers.

I had dreamt about getting out of the tiny town.

And I had hoped to do so in a Greyhound bus.

Instead, it happened in a getaway car.

When questions arose about their lives, I learnt about their rules.

The lives of these guys revolve around strict rules.

However, their rules are dirty, and thrilling.

These outlaws aren’t as bad as they seem.

And now, I wish it would last forever.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B007Z4WTBW
The Wrong Turn & The Deeper Game

When Isis was taken hostage by three sexy bank robbers, she allowed them to use her.
In doing so, she fulfilled her dark fantasies.
The last thing she however expected was for the four of them to share a solid connection.
Undertaking an audacious heist, will the outlaws escape their foes—and fulfill their wishes?

After undertaking a bold heist after a night of passion, things get out of control.
And when Isis receives a menacing letter from a stalker, she discovers just how smart and deadly the three men can be. The criminal underground will never be the same again.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B009PFL992
The Most Wanted

As they continue carrying out heists and using Isis to fulfill their dark fantasies, life seems to be perfect for the wickedly attractive bank robbers. But is it really?

Determined to start a normal life, they even launch a legitimate business in the form of a detective agency.

However, when a drug kingpin solicits their services to get to the bottom of a puzzling mystery, the outlaws find themselves in the Los Angeles underworld; encountering their deadly foe.

Besides the mystery, a deceitful new game threatens to destroy the gang.

Will they sort out their differences before it’s too late?

Or is this the end for the world’s sexiest outlaws?

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1545492567
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Hard Way

A lavish Italian vacation; three sexy bank robbers all to herself; and her enemies no longer in the picture: life seems to be perfect for Isis.

This is without question the happiest that she has ever been.

However, the joy is soon clouded by a terrible disaster on the farm back home.

Lives are being lost.

The farm is in chaos, and her sister may be imprisoned for a crime that she didn’t commit.

How can Isis help, given that her sisters think that she is dead?

Thor and Zeus think they shouldn’t go back.

Odin however has other plans; plans more deadly than ever.

Author: Annika Martin
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1545319369
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform