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Our Fiction Books

In 2016, we co-wrote a romance novel together under the pen names: MJ Greenway and Anna Starr. We discovered that we loved collaborating, and this began our creation of Pen and Parent. But, we don't always write in the romance genre. Some of the other genres we write in are literary fiction, mystery, women's fiction and YA. Check out our books.We would love your feedback. Leave a review on Amazon or send us an email. 

The Proposition

Meet a hot billionaire who knows how to get what he wants and a feisty heroine who is resistant to his charms. At a charity event in San Francisco, Hannah confronts Rowan, a rich playboy. His family foundation has denied a grant for her non-profit, and she needs him to reconsider. As they discover they come from different worlds and want different things, will their stumbling blocks tear them apart? Or will a surprising development move them toward a future together that they never could have imagined?

Dating Maggie

Maggie Jennings has a cool job as a movie studio guide, and Botoxed blondes and traffic jams have even started to grow on her. She’s using a new dating app and has a dating vlog—but she yearns for more. With her 25th birthday looming, Maggie Jennings makes herself a promise…

She will get a boyfriend and an acting gig within the year or break-up with Tinsel Town for good!Then she meets Cliff Kincaide. Maggie and Cliff both have dreams—and dreams are a wonderful thing—but what if they’re hoping for the wrong things, and love is waiting in the one place they’d never expect?

Reaching Prague

Reaching Prague is a spiraling psychological tale of adultery set in contemporary Prague. Betrayed by her husband, Sarah Billings flees to Prague in an effort to cope with his duplicity and to figure out the rest of her life. In Prague she meets Mikul, a handsome bar owner with mafia ties, who at first seems to be exactly what she needs.

Sarah Starting Over

Was Sarah’s husband’s death murder or suicide? She searches for answers while raising her young son alone in the sleepy seaside town of Siletz Bay. To make ends meet, she's working in a donut shop where she encounters Greyson. He's a hot, black P.I. with a prosthetic leg. He offers to help Sarah unravel the mystery of what really happened to her husband. Their friendship provides answers and hope for two people who’ve survived great loss.

Mia’s lost her brother and Magnus has lost his best friend. They need an escape. Will a road trip to the Grand Canyon to complete Tyler's bucket list help them heal?

For Mia, leaving behind her sad zombie-like parents and boy-crazy best friend will be a relief.

For Magnus, the trip promises to be a distraction from his fresh break up and gloomy job. 

Deep in grief, Mia and Magnus never expected that their adventure would ignite a spark between them. They are surprised to discover that there might still be hope for a future with a bit of happiness.

***Fans of Young Adult books and lovers of John Green books will enjoy this coming of age romance.

We hope you enjoy reading our fiction as much as we did writing it.

Cristian T.
Review of The Proposition

I enjoyed this novel immensely. I couldn't put it down. The main characters Rowan and Hannah are lovable and sexy, yet vulnerable. There was a great balance between character development and hot sex scenes. The end was really satisfying and would I recommend this novel.

Belle Review of Dating Maggie

Dating Maggie" is a witty, sweet, romantic love story, that will remind you of what it was like to feel young again and so full of hope and perseverance. Maggie's story was hilariously written and charming, with a modern and honest depiction of what it's like being in the dating world today, and really out there trying to find yourself. I loved the author's writing style and will definitely look forward to reading another book from her in the near future.

Jodi P.Review of Reaching Prague

In Reaching Prague, Amber Roshay has written a dark, searing novel that isn't easy to physically put down or mentally let go. This is not just a story of a woman's discovery of the darkness within her, but of a person who, feeling she has nothing to lose, exposes her rawest self in ways she'd never have imagined before her arrival in Prague. What she'd dreamed as a city of escape becomes a maze of self-exploration that is both compelling and profoundly disturbing. Roshay takes risks in her debut novel. The author holds nothing back in her depiction of Sarah, a woman scorned and torn; a woman who continues to rip herself apart while simultaneously attempting to pull her life together. Reaching Prague is a far-from-passive read, a story that leaves an imprint on the reader, requiring one to question the interconnectedness of love, trust, and pain.