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Books By Abigail Drake

From sweet young adult novels to steamy contemporary romances, Abigail offers a wide range of stories for her readers.

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A Dog Named Al Capone, Book One

Pride, prejudice, and a puppy! A romantic comedy from a Labrador's perspective.

Capone, the newly acquired puppy of Miss Josephine St. Clair, owner of Bartleby's Books, is a literature loving Labrador. Obsessed with Jane Austen, and cursed with a terrible name, Capone hopes to change his doggie karma and prove he's just as much a gentleman as the heroes in his favorite books, by finding the perfect Mr. Darcy for the lonely and bookishly adorable Miss Josie.

Unfortunately, the only men Miss Josie seems to encounter aren't Darcys at all. They're Wickhams, Churchills, and Willoughbys. Even worse, there is trouble afoot. Someone has been sabotaging Miss Josie's business, and all signs point to her evil ex.

Can Capone find a way to save Bartleby's Books, help Miss Josie find her true love, and earn, at long last, a name befitting a true gentleman?

***Honorable mention, Writer's Digest Self-Published E-book Awards, 2019, winner of the Stiletto Contest, 2020***

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A Dog Name Al Capone, Book Two

A woman longing for love. A man back from the dead. A dog who decides to play cupid.

When his owner, Miss Josie, goes on her honeymoon, the literature-loving Labrador Al Capone is left in the care of Miss Josie’s dearest friend, Ms. Anne Weston—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Capone knows the day is all about hearts and flowers, but Ms. Anne is celebrating alone. The only man she ever truly loved, Mr. Bennet O’Reilly, died in a drowning accident many years ago, and she’s never fully recovered from the loss.

But there is hope. After all, Capone was instrumental in helping Miss Josie find her Mr. Darcy. The least he can do for the lovely Ms. Anne (who makes him homemade dog treats and always knows just the right spot to scratch) is to help her, too. But Ms. Anne doesn't need a Mr. Darcy. What she needs is someone else—just as gentlemanly, but maybe slightly less dark and brooding. Someone who is kind and has her best interests at heart. Perhaps even someone she already knows, a gentleman with a fine countenance and an abutting estate. 

Ms. Anne needs a Mr. Knightley.


The South Side Stories Book One

Something magical is happening, but will she be brave enough to see it? 

For her sixth birthday, Fiona Campbell’s mother, Claire, made her a peace sign piñata filled with wishes for a better planet instead of candy. When she got her period, her mother held a womanhood ceremony at their café and invited the neighborhood. On her sixteenth birthday, they celebrated with a drum circle.

Fiona grew up trying to keep the impulsive Claire in check, and their struggling café afloat. She plans to move out, but first must find a way to stop a big corporation from tearing down their business and destroying her mother’s livelihood.Claire thinks karma will solve their financial and legal problems. Fiona prefers a spreadsheet and a solid business plan. The last thing she has time for is Matthew Monroe, a handsome complication who walks through their door with a guitar on his back and a naughty gleam in his eye.


The South Side Stories, Book Two

When chemist Grace O’Leary finds a book of magic spells hidden in her Aunt Lucy’s run-down magic shop, the scientist in her itches to try them out. She mixes up a batch of love potions as a joke, and has to face the consequences when they actually seem to work.

Her dream of becoming a professor is in peril, and time is running out to finish research for her dissertation. She can't handle any more distractions, but the magic shop is on the verge of closing, her aunt has become forgetful and confused, and a handsome reporter named Dario Fontana keeps sniffing around for a story. The last thing she needs is for him to find out about the love potions and expose her as fraud, but she begins to trust him, and the sizzling chemistry between them is soon too powerful to deny.

With her personal and professional life in chaos, and her budding relationship with Dario in jeopardy, Grace is faced with a difficult choice. Fixing what is broken means going against every logical bone in her body. Can Grace learn to silence her scientific brain long enough to accept the truth about magic…and also about herself?


The South Side Stories, Book Three

One sister is a powerful witch. One is a singer with a magical gift. Both are dealing with ghosts from their past.

Eliza Dragonsong is a lawyer by day and a Wiccan high priestess by night. Her unique skillset comes in handy in the courtroom, and also when she’s asked to guard an ancient, cursed stone from the dangerously charming Ivan Rochat. Although he’s a former art thief with a questionable past, Eliza still finds herself drawn to him, and soon realizes she has to guard more than just the stone. She has to guard her heart as well.

Amanda Dragonsong is nothing like her older half-sister. Shy and self-conscious, she’s a woman with a beautiful voice, but that gift also comes with a curse. Her lullabies make people fall asleep, and her sad songs make them cry, but it’s her love songs that cause the most trouble. Returning home in the middle of a crisis seems like her best option, but it also means facing her childhood crush, the handsome firefighter Tommy Belfiore—the only man she ever truly loved.


The Tink Holly Chronicles, Book One

Christmas elf Tinklebelle Holly is a screwup. Demoted to a job in the reindeer division after one infraction too many, she hates her job, hates her life, and despises the North Pole.

But when a surprise visitor arrives from Elven High Council, and Tink is assigned to show him around, everything changes. Jax Grayson is a dark elf, and unlike anyone she’s ever met. Looking past his obvious hotness, Tink knows he has a secret, and the audit he’s supposedly performing doesn’t feel legit.

After an unexpected tragedy occurs, Tink’s life is thrown into even greater turmoil, and it seems like Jax might be the only one Tink can truly trust. Can she help him figure out what’s happening on the North Pole, or will Jax be her worst mistake of all?


Passports and Promises, Prequel

She didn’t want anything serious, but he had other plans, and a meaningless hookup turned into a mental trap. 

Samantha Barnes is ready to get out of her comfort zone. Preparing to study abroad, she wants to enjoy a final fling with frat brother Dylan Hunter before departing for Japan. But when Dylan demands more, she struggles to find a way to end their relationship without hurting them both.

When love becomes a tightrope walk between control and fear, sometimes the worst thing that can happen isn’t breaking things off. It’s continuing on, especially when the consequences could be deadly.

Saying Goodbye is the prequel to the eye-opening Passports and Promises forbidden love romance series. If you like overcoming challenges, addressing dark issues, and heartwarming character growth, then you’ll adore Abigail Drake’s inspiring tales of fate, love, and international adventures.

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Passports and Promises, Book One

A meaningless hookup turned into a mental trap. Traveling across the globe to an unfamiliar land, can she free her guilty heart for something better?

Samantha Barnes is ready to break out of her comfort zone. After a disastrous fling with a frat brother, she leaves for a semester abroad in Japan in hopes of an international adventure. But even when she meets a charming Scottish rugby player who feels like her soulmate, she allows her former mistakes to keep him at arm's length.

Taking the time to find herself in the Land of the Rising Sun, Samantha starts to fall for the sexy university athlete. But when tragedy strikes back at home, she fears unresolved trauma will prevent her from chasing the happiness she deserves.

Will Samantha learn to let go of the chains binding her to the past?


Passports and Promises, Book Two

Tragedy brought them together, just when they needed each other most.

When Sophie Barnes sends Jake Hunter a friend request on Facebook, she knows she might be making a huge mistake. Her sister, Sam, had broken up with his brother, to devastating consequences. But there is something about him that calls out to her, and she knows she has to take a chance.

With his brother in a mental hospital on suicide watch and his parents just trying to get through it, Jake hasn’t been looking for love, but like a miracle, Sophie enters his life, reaching out to him when he needs it most. Texts and calls and video chats help him through some of the darkest days of his life, and give him something to hope for, but soon even that isn’t enough. He needs more. He needs Sophie.

Falling in love is the easy part. Dealing with parents in the midst of an emotional trauma and siblings in crisis puts a heavy strain on their blossoming relationship. Can they get through it together, or will outside forces find a way to tear them apart?


Passports and Promises, Book Three

She discovers a secret guide to the art of seduction, but will she have the courage to try it out?

When college student Bethany Beaumont finds a book about life in the sultan’s harem, she realizes it’s a guide to the lost art of seduction. Just what she needs as she departs on a study abroad trip to Istanbul. She’s struggling to get over her ex, and the book of dirty little secrets might be just the thing to help...if only she could find someone to practice on.

Teaching assistant Adam Kent seems to fit the bill. The problem is the handsome half-Turkish, half-Australian scholar hates her on sight. Soon, however, their mutual attraction is too strong to deny, and Bethany learns that not every lesson can be found in a book. Sometimes falling in love changes everything.


Starr Valentine

A princess from space, a handsome young duke, a decades-old vendetta, and a laugh-out-loud funny romance. 

Starr Valentine, the most popular cheerleader at Middleton High, has led a charmed life. But the day she is chosen as the youngest member ever of homecoming court, is also the day her parents reveal a secret: They are monarchs in exile from a mysterious planet called Vega, and it’s time for all of them to return home. It's a disaster, and things get even worse when they arrive on their new world. Starr has always been the best-looking girl in the room, but everyone is ignoring her and fawning over her frumpy older sister, Astra.

Starr soon figures out the awful truth. The standard of beauty on Vega is different, and she isn’t pretty anymore. Also, everybody treats her like she’s annoying and shallow, including an irritatingly handsome young duke named Julian. Can Starr find a way to get noticed again, or is this once beautiful swan doomed to remain an ugly duckling forever?

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Dark Blossoms, Book One

"Clueless" meets "The Sixth Sense."

Lily Madison’s problems began the day her life ended. After getting saved from a watery grave, she wakes up in a hospital surrounded by a herd of naughty ghosts, including one very hot, very annoying dead guy named Nick.

Before she died, choosing a prom date was her biggest dilemma. Now she’s being stalked by specters and haunted by hooligans. Lily begins to doubt her own sanity, until she finds out a Goth girl named Zoe can see the ghosts, too.

With the assistance of Zoe and Mr. Wan, the manicurist who almost killed her, she must get Nick and the other ghosts back where they belong or the whole world could be in terrible danger. But she’s fallen for Nick, and if sending the ghosts back means saying goodbye to him forever, Lily isn’t sure she’ll be able to let him go.

~ Finalist in the Golden Pen, the Golden Leaf, the Dante Rossetti Prize, the Athena Award, and winner of the Independent Digital Award. ~

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This beauty queen Isn't looking for a crown. She's hunting monsters instead. 

Former Junior Miss Kentucky Emerson Shaw won pageants using martial arts as her talent and Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” as her guide, but a painful secret leads her to the University of York, and puts her in the path of tattooed and pierced bad boy, Michael Nightingale.

Michael is a Traveller, part of an ancient line of mercenaries who protect the world from vicious monsters called the Moktar. When Emerson gets attacked, she has no choice but accept Michael’s offer of protection or face certain death. But traveller society, full of outdated rules and ridiculous superstitions, isn’t a good fit for the headstrong Emerson.

Traveller women aren’t allowed to fight. They aren’t allowed to win. And, most importantly, they aren’t allowed to leave.

But Emerson will do what she must, even if it means losing the one person who matters most.

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Lola Flannigan

This hairdresser has an ability that's out-of-this-world.

After getting struck by lightning seven times, hairstylist Lola Flannigan has a shocking problem. She can no longer touch anyone with her bare hands and must wear gloves for the protection of others. 

She isn’t sure if she’s freakishly lucky, or simply a freak. It makes her job as a beautician challenging. It makes her dating life nearly impossible. All it took was one little episode involving singed chest hair during a particularly intimate moment, and suddenly she's a pariah in four-inch heels.

Lola is ready to give up when sexy billionaire Morgan Slade struts into her shop. He promises to teach her more about herself than she could have ever imagined, including how to control her dangerous hands. But can Lola learn to trust Morgan, or will he be her biggest mistake of all?

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Legacies of the Amazons, Book One

Ana Thermadosa is not like other girls. Descended from Amazon Warriors, she’s a student at Artemis Academy, the training grounds for a shadowy company called Cerberus Enterprises. Ana has spent her life learning what’s important—how to fight, how to win, how to kill, and, most of all, how to follow orders and live up to the expectations of her powerful family. The last thing she wants is to babysit a spoiled rich guy.

Jordan Banks has family issues of his own. His wealthy father is a control freak who will stop at nothing to keep Jordan safe, even if it means putting others in danger. After a botched kidnapping attempt results in his long-time bodyguard’s death, Jordan wants to step away from the spotlight, but his father comes up with a unique solution. He hires Ana to protect his son.

Ana’s skills are put to the test, but there is more at stake than she ever realized. Keeping Jordan safe could mean betraying her people and everything she believes in…but letting him die would mean betraying something else. Her own heart.

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Sultans From Space, Book One

Is he her savior or her abductor? Maybe he's both.

Mind-reader Luna Jane Prescott hates her waitressing job at Randy's Crab Crib, and her life in general, but she certainly doesn't want to die. When Zor, a hot stranger, shows up and tells her she's in terrible danger, she thinks either he's crazy or he's some kind of sexy, stress-induced hallucination.

Soon, bad things begin to happen, and she has no choice but to heed his warning. Staying means putting herself and everyone she cares about in mortal peril, but will leaving with Zor be the worst mistake she's ever made?

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Sultans From Space, Book Two

Can this gambler bet on love?

Billiards pro Camille Jones used telekinesis to cheat her way to the top, and now a mobster wants her dead. Help comes from Zeki, a mysterious stranger. Zeki saves her life, but betrays her trust when he kidnaps her and offers her as the newest prize for an alien sultan's harem.

The stakes are high, and Camille isn't going down without a fight. Unfortunately, the only thing stronger than her hatred of Zeki is her desire for him. And when it comes to matters of the heart, all bets are off.

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