Hi! I'm Kelly Washington. I am a former soldier turned author. If you love romance and fantasy stories, you've come to the right place! Check out my novels, short stories, fan fiction, my current work-in-progress, and free stories.

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a MM Stepbrother YA/New Adult Billionaire Enemies to Lovers Romance


Ciaran Galbraith
All I want to do is pass finals, get into my dream college, finish outlining my novel, and help my mom keep our struggling Vegas deli afloat. Things are rough, but manageable. Or at least I thought so. My life is suddenly uprooted when my mom spontaneously elopes with a stranger who happens to be a billionaire media mogul from Malibu. In a matter of days, I’ve left everything behind—my friends, my school, and my mentor—and living in a gigantic mansion on the coast of California.

Once there, everything is at my fingertips—exotic cars, expensive clothes, celebrities, even a private jet. What I didn’t anticipate was my primal reaction to my new stepbrother, Matthias Vaulteneau, college swimming champion and alluring bad boy. He’s Trouble with a capital T. Matty’s eyes follow my every move and I can’t tell if he thinks my mom and I are running a long con or if he wants something more, something dangerous from me.

The problem? I can’t afford to let my mind go there, especially when Matty starts throwing irresistible dares my way, or else the secrets I’m trying to hold close might unravel.


Matthias Vaulteneau
All I want is to do is train hard for my swim competition, follow my Coach’s strict orders, and surf with my friends. Even in the glittering world of Malibu, life isn’t perfect, but I’m managing. Or at least I thought I was. What I didn’t sign up for was the added complication of a stepbrother, especially one as irresistible as Ciaran. He’s Forbidden with a capital F.

In my effort to rattle him, I start with a few dares, which is a mistake, because it throws us together when it’s clear he wants nothing to do with me. In the process, Ciaran stumbles onto the fact that my friends and I are dabbling in the world of stolen artifacts. We have our reasons, good reasons, not that I have any intention of explaining them to Ciaran. Except he makes me want to confide in him and I’m starting to envision a different future, one where we can be together.

The problem? I’m worried my attraction toward Ciaran is fatal enough to tear everything apart. For us, love may not be enough when demons from our pasts catch up to us.


Dare You To Love Me is a full-length standalone MM stepbrother romance with an HEA. It’s big on feels and emotions. No cheating or third act breakup.

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Latest Novel -  Claiming the Heart of Vraithe


Claiming the Heart of Vraithe is a spicy Sci-Fi romance where Mara's military memoir is a suprise hit on an alien planet.


When alien hottie Vikk transports Mara to the planet Vraithe, her life takes unexpected turns while her love life heats up!


Publication: October 3, 2023


Read the first three chapters >>>HERE<<<



A third-generation soldier, Kelly Washington isn’t afraid to push boundaries in real life and in her fiction. Regardless the genre—fantasy, science fiction, or romance—her writing style packs a powerful punch by featuring strong and independent, yet flawed, characters. Born into a family of voracious readers, she ignores as many obligations as possible in order to finish writing one more chapter.


Kelly is the author of the Falling for Him trilogy, the four-volume epic fantasy series, Reclaimed Souls, the Moira Rothrock novella series (Unlocking the Devil and Sleeping with the Devil), the stand-alone Freaky Friday-esque military romance novel, Collide Into You, and the science fiction romance novel, Claiming the Heart of Vraithe.


Her short fiction has appeared in Overheard Magazine, Cutter’s Final Cut, spillover mag, Fahmidan Journal, Pulp House Fiction Magazine, Kaleidotrope, Heart’s Kiss, and multiple Fiction River anthologies. Her short story, “The American Flag of Sergeant Hale Schofield” was a 2016 Year’s Best Crime and Mystery Story.


When Kelly isn’t writing, she works for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.

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