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S.M. Soto is an American author of chick-lit, new adult and contemporary romance novels.

She has written book series such as San Diegan, Chaos, Twin Lies, and many standalones.

An avid reader from the time she was still young, her passion for books only grew stronger as she grew older.

S.M. loves reading romance books just as much as she enjoys crafting stories with relatable characters.

She loves all things romance and can almost certainly be found eating more donuts than she should.

S.M. continues to live with her son in her hometown of Northern California, where she was born and raised.

More about S.M. Soto

Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary , New Adult, Romance

United States

Non Series

  • Ache (2019)
  • Chasing the Moon (2020)
  • The Seasons of Callan Reed (2021)


  1. Kiss Me in the Dark Anthology: A Taste of Dark Romance (2016)


  1. Deception and Chaos (2018)
  2. Blood and Chaos (2019)
  3. Love and Chaos (2019)

San Diegan

  1. The Darkest Hour (2017)
  2. Scoring the Quarterback (2018)
  3. Damaged Heart (2018)

Twin Lies

  1. Kiss Me with Lies (2019)

Detailed book overview

Non Series


A second chance romance....

What happens when you fall for the boy next door?

Bea Norwood had the market on normal.

Drama free life? Check.

A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.

A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.

But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.

When her best friend's cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother's daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all.

When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces. Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see her.

His first love.

The girl who holds his heart.

The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back.

Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she's still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her. Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07T73ZN82
Publisher: S.M. Soto
Chasing the Moon

He was the sun, and she was the moon. A love like theirs was never destined to last.

Selene Drake has always been the girl that blends into the background.

The wallflower.



Sweet as can be.

It never bothered her, she preferred slinking into the shadows.

When she first laid eyes on Endymion Black, she fell irrevocably in love with him.

The bad boy.



Handsome as ever.

For years, she pined after the unattainable boy who had somehow burrowed his way into her heart.

Until everything changed.

One unforgettable night bridled with passion and forbidden lust destroyed her naïve heart and reshaped her innocent soul. It sent her fleeing from the only town she’d ever truly known.

Six years later, Selene is back in Dunsmuir and the boy she spent years loving in silence, has now turned into a man. A man with his sights set on her. Somehow, the tables have turned, and this time around, he’s the one doing the chasing, determined to claim her heart as his. Only, he doesn’t realize, she has a secret of her own.

One with the potential to change their lives forever.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1087915258
The Seasons of Callan Reed

An all-new enemies-to-lovers office romance After the death of her husband, Daisy Casillas is lost, desperately trying to repair the wreckage that has now become her life. In need of a job and money to stay afloat, her best friend suggests a position no one in New York is willing to take. Callan Reed's executive assistant. 

The man is a tyrant. Incredibly rude. Notoriously arrogant. Strikingly handsome. And as fate would have it, her former childhood best friend. Daisy promised herself she'd never speak to the man again after the destruction of their friendship years ago, but she's desperate. Desperate enough to withstand his cold glares, to follow his impossible tasks to a T, and endure his ridiculous demands. The hate and animosity they have for each other is real. The barbs they shoot at each other in the office are effective and all too spiteful. But Daisy is willing to risk it all, even if it means another shattered heart.

What ensues between them is a chain of events that unravels the secrets in Daisy's already imperfect life. While struggling to rebuild everything that has crashed around her, Daisy finds herself falling into old habits with Callan. Only this time, she hopes her heart will survive the wreckage. If there's nothing left of the organ, there's no heart left to break, right?

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1087939834


Kiss Me in the Dark Anthology: A Taste of Dark Romance

KISS ME IN THE DARK compiles a selection of deliciously dark chapters from bestselling romance authors with additional, never-before-seen content. We're hoping to introduce new readers to our world and also give our loyal readers a chance to get lost in the stories they love with these bonus scenes. It's only a taste, just three chapters each...but it's enough for you to get addicted and want more.

It includes:

Monica James-Bad Saint; bonus content is the first chapter of the upcoming release The Devil's Crown-All the Pretty Things Trilogy spin-off.

Aleatha Romig-Unconventional; bonus content is the prologue, an outside prospective on this stalker romance.

Amo Jones-In Fury Lies Mischief; bonus content: Eli's Transition.

Callie Hart-Deviant; bonus content is a brand-new short story featuring Zeth and some of the original Blood and Roses crew.

Cora Reilly-Luca Vitiello; bonus content is the prologue and first chapter of the upcoming standalone Fragile Longing-an age-gap arranged marriage romance.

Giana Darling--Enthralled; bonus content is a new chapter from hero Alexander Davenport's POV.

K Webster-This is War, Baby; bonus content is a new thrilling "training" chapter in the villainous Gabe's POV with Baylee.

Lili St. Germain-Vicious Prince; bonus content is the first chapter of the upcoming release Vengeful Queen-Book two in the Violent Kingdom Trilogy.

Parker S. Huntington-Devious Lies; bonus content is a never-before-seen email from Nash to Emery.

S.M. Soto-Deception and Chaos; bonus content is a never-before-seen chapter written from Creed's POV.

Willow Winters-A Kiss to Tell; bonus content is a never-before-seen chapter.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 979-8661228376
Publisher: Independently published


Deception and Chaos

Sophia Cova lived a quiet, normal life, shadowed in sadness after the loss of her parents in a tragic airline accident. With her older brother being her only living relative and her anchor, Sophia is sure she’s destined for a brighter future. But that was before she was taken.

Stolen from her mundane, orderly life, she was drugged and woke to every woman’s worst nightmare.

With only four grimy basement walls and a rancid mattress, she loses her sense of time and preserves what’s left of her dignity by hurtling herself into the safety of her mind. The men, the beatings, they come and go with no reaction - until she hears one word that sends an arctic chill through her body: sold.

On the eve of Sophia’s bidding, all hell breaks loose in the mansion of horrors. Gunfire and screams erupt all around her as panic rises.

Snatched by one monster only to be taken by another, Sophia slowly starts to learn that not everything is as it seems. When secrets unravel and the twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, The Puppeteer pulls his favorite strings, and chaos brews.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B07Q26R1V1
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Blood and Chaos

She was the puppet. He pulled the strings.

Now the death toll is rising - what could this mean?

It was all a game…of feelings…of pain.

Death is just an illusion, or so they say.

She was just a pawn on a piece of his demented board. But there's only one question left to settle the score: Can dead people really stay dead?

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07QRJ74WX
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Love and Chaos

People are dying...all in the name of love. Tell me, can the Devil and his Angel survive the flames? Deception and Blood were the counterparts, but now can Sophia and Creed navigate their way through the never-ending Chaos?

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07RDZTN72
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

San Diegan

The Darkest Hour

Aliza Anderson’s whole world imploded three years ago, in a devastating accident that took her entire family. Her life is now filled with the lingering pain and tearful memories that continue to haunt her day and night. She’s merely existing. Barely living. Barely breathing.

She picks up her semblance of a life and leaves a small town in Pennsylvania that holds nothing but painful memories and the excruciating weight of guilt for her past transgressions. With her pain like a black shadow lulling her into the darkness she finds herself more vulnerable than ever in a new city across the coast. San Diego, California.

In one of the most desirable cities in the world, she crossed paths with a man whose intensity frightened her and blue eyes captivated her. The alluring stranger was none other than the handsome, well-known playboy, Chase Roland. He’s irresistibly charming, and intensely domineering.

Aliza doesn’t want to feel. She can’t. It’s safer that way. Her already imperfect world is turned upside down when she finds herself drawn to Chase forcing her to reopen old wounds that haven’t properly healed. Through her chink of armor, Chase Roland finds a way into her cold heart, rekindling her ability to open up and love again. Soon enough, Aliza realizes she’s not the only one broken; hiding a past filled with guilt and secrets.

As Aliza struggles with her unrecognizable feelings for the womanizing stranger and the suffering darkness she fights to escape on a day to day basis she’s left with a life altering choice: Does she continue living in the past or does she take a leap of faith and leave her dark past behind her? One thing about running from the secrets of your past…they always catch up and find you.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1977668271
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Scoring the Quarterback

Luke Caldwell has three abhorrent qualities to him:

1) He's a pig-headed jock.

2) He's a grade A asshole with the biggest, overbearing ego.

3) He's a manwhore.

These three qualities alone should've had me running for the hills. I tried to steer clear of him, I really did, but it was an impossible feat. Luke Caldwell was nothing if not persistent, and the way he bulldozed through my life, not taking no for an answer is proof of it. I tried to stay away from him. 

I wanted to hate him. But I couldn't. Luke was nothing like the idiot jock I pegged him out to be. He became a friend, a confidant, and after one unforgettable night, he became so much more. Whatever this is between us, it's impossible to ignore. I just hope when all is said and done, I won't be burned by the college bad boy.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1945910692
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Damaged Heart

Happy ever after’s don’t exist for girls like me.

For the past nine years, Samantha Paisley has been playing a tiresome game of back and forth with her longtime friend with benefits, Alex Clark. Growing up in a toxic environment, Samantha never learned how to love or how to be loved.

So, when Alex tries to get closer to the fiery, foul-mouthed red-head, she cuts herself off from the only man she loves—not wanting to destroy the one stable relationship in her otherwise turbulent, troublesome life. But Alex will stop at nothing to have his woman by his side and in his bed, even if it’s the last thing he does.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1945910821
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Twin Lies

Kiss Me with Lies

Two sisters. One unsolved murder. A sickening plot for revenge.

When Mackenzie Wright attends her first real high school party, held somewhere deep in the woods of her small California town, no one expects to wake up the next morning to news of a gruesome murder. Especially not her own sister's.

No suspects.

No motive.

No convictions.

Just one unsolved murder and whatever's left of the now deserted town.

Mackenzie has spent years with her sister's death weighing heavily on her shoulders, but it isn't until she stumbles across a photograph that changes everything for her. The memories, everything from that night, come flashing back in high-speed technicolor and Mackenzie soon finds herself obsessed with the truth.

Determined to find out what really happened to her sister, Mackenzie relies on that one photograph to give her the answers she needs by embedding herself into the lives of five of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles. Consumed by her need for revenge, Mackenzie infiltrates the world of the rich and elite, only to come face-to-face with an alluring complication in the form of an elusive playboy.

When enemy lines are drawn, Mackenzie has to choose between her loyalty to her sister and the man who has stolen her heart.

Author: S.M. Soto
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B08GVSYS3F
Publisher: S.M. Soto