Beverly Preston is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotionally rich and sinfully sexy stories about the ultimate alpha good guy; the kind of man you want to drag you to bed and put a ring on your finger. She also has a passion for strong, humorous, female characters and stories ingrained in a solid sense of family and loyalty.

Beverly woke up one morning from a horrible dream that her husband had died and she was in Bora Bora saying her goodbyes. After weeks of worry and torment, she realized it was simply a bad dream and her husband wasn’t going anywhere. However, she still thought about that tiny fragment of a dream for months before turning it into No More Wasted Time.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four kids, and two golden retrievers. If she’s not spinning richly emotional stories, you’ll find her on her spin bike.

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  1. Christine Christmann

    Enjoyed it so much, looking forward to 2,3,4 to come!

  2. Alisa

    I just finishes your book & I loved it! Looking forward to future books 🙂

  3. Amanda

    Loved No More Wasted Time so much I finished it in one day! I laughed,cried and feel in love with each character. I did not want this book to end! What do you have in store for us next?

    • Thank you so much, Amanda! No More Wasted Time is the first book in a stand alone series of four. Book two, which is as of yet untitled, will release January 2013. Consider yourself the first to know that book two is Shayla Clemmins story! I hate to be a tease, but JC Mathews story is the fourth book in the series and is already complete and patiently waiting on my desk.
      Happy reading!
      Beverly Preston

  4. Amanda

    So are my wishes empty that Shayla and John are going to end up together???

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  6. Sally

    I loved this book!! It makes me want to grab my husband of 16 years and run off to Bora Bora!! Thank you for a great story full of real characters and a lot of love!! So excited to know there are more books to come so we can get to know these characters even better. Can’t wait!!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed, Sally! I recommend Bora Bora to every couple I know. 😉 Greece and Tuscany are on my bucket list. Thanks for stopping by and I’m always looking for reviews on Amazon or Goodreads if you’d like to consider leaving one.
      Happy reading 🙂 Beverly

    • Saw you on Goodreads, Sally! Thanks for stopping by to leave a review and I appreciate the support. 😉

      • I’m glad you saw my Goodreads review. I just left one for you on Amazon (my first Amazon review goes to you!). Truly, I loved this story, it’s still swirling in my mind. Might have to read it again before the next one comes out. 😀 Thank you! I admire writers of great stories. I would love to write the stories of my own that swirl around in my head.

      • I’m thrilled to be your first Amazon review! I truly appreciate the support and I love firsts, obviously! LOL Thanks again, Sally

  7. angela

    Loved this book! Couldn’t put it down..so excited to learn that it is the first of a series!

  8. melissa bailey

    I enjoyed discovering your books I have just read one so far look forward to more

  9. Bela Rowlands

    A wonderful feel good story. I couldn’t put it down. Found myself crying happy tears for Tom and Tess. So excited to hear that there are more books to come. Please keep me updated as the books come out. I have recommended this story to my book group and my local library who will be purchasing the book so others can enjoy your work

    • I’m so glad you appreciated my story, Bela and thank you for recommending it to others! I’ll send out emails when the release date gets closer. Be sure to follow aong with my blog if you’d like to keep up with my latest news and author interviews coming soon!
      Happy reading,
      Beverly Preston

  10. Marian

    I enjoyed your book immensely and it’s in my “read again” folder. Your characters were well developed and the love story/relationship was touching. It was a fun read. I loved that it played the story to a conclusion but I was still sad to finish it. I want to go back to their other fabulous houses and to more premiers! Thanks and keep writing.

    • Thank you for taking the time to post a comment, Marian! I’m thrilled you enjoyed No More Wasted Time. Be sure to follow my Blog page for upcoming chances to win autographed paperbacks and other fun prizes! Happy reading, Beverly Preston

  11. Mary

    Finished No More Wasted Time last weekend. What a great read! First book I read and couldn’t put down since Fifty Shades! Looking forward to your next book! Thank you!

  12. Bev

    OMG I am so stoked that there is another book due out in January, can’t wait! Absolutely loved No more wasted time, took me a while to move on from it.

  13. Bev

    I loved No More Wasted Time! I was never much of a reader and could not put it down. I found a recommendation for it on Face Book under the “What to Read after 50 Shades” page. Anxiously awaiting more of your stories! Best wishes!


    • I LOVE the Facebook group What to read after Fifty Shades of Grey! I can proudly say that I’ve been on their Top 50 Reads for 9 weeks in a row! Though my book isn’t BDSM, the ladies definitely show me some love over there! 😉 Book two is Shayla Clemmins story and will be out early 2013. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment.
      Happy reading,
      Beverly Preston

  14. Nancy

    I just finished your book in a one day read. Look forward to more. The emotions were real. I cried & laughed. Gave it a 5 star rating. I love to read and am actually writing my first book. I hope mine will turn out to be at least half as good as yours. May you have many more.

    • I’m touched by your post. One year ago this Oct I decided to indie-publish NMWT. Best of luck on your novel and keep in touch. If you’re on Facebook, friend me! Keep writing, Beverly

  15. Lucille

    Just finished No More Wasted Time and thoroughly enjoyed it!!!! As one that always hates when a great story ends, imagine my intense pleasure to find out that this would be book 1 of a series!!!! I enjoy getting to better know the characters that had a ‘supporting role’ in book 1 and having the opportunity to visit again with ‘old friends’ as they take their supporting role in future books. I agree with a previous post regarding John and Shayla….when they arrived at the wedding, I immediately wondered if they would have a future together! Best of luck in your continued writing endeavors and I look forward to January!!!

    • Thank you for stopping by, Lucille! I’m thrilled you enjoyed NMWT. All of your favorite characters will meander throughout, as it is a series about the Mathews/Clemmins family, with each child taking center stage. I’ll be naming the series soon. Watch for Shayla’s Story early 2013.
      Happy reading, Beverly Preston

    • Dawn

      I really enjoy series too. When a character is in more than one book it kinda makes me feel like I am keeping up with their lives. Kinda like facebook; but without the drama.

      • Thanks, Dawn! You’ll be happy to know all of your favorite characters weave their way throughout a four book series sharing the stories of their lives and loves. Shayla’s Story will be available early 2013!
        Happy reading 😉 Beverly Preston

  16. Lej

    No More Wasted Time is a breath of fresh air. For some reason, I can see George Clooney on Tom. And Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on Benny and Lisa. Care to share who you’re thinking while writing this book?

    • Hi Lej! If you read my bio than you know that I wrote my novel after having a horrible nightmare. I might be willing to say that there was a certain Silver Haired Fox on Ellen the day before. I might also be willing to say that he appeared briefly in my dream! 😉 All other characters are figments of my imagination.
      Thanks and happy reading, Beverly

  17. Niki Lee

    Really loved this book and like everyone else, can’t wait for the next one!

  18. Jeannine McIntyre

    I lived your book. I am in love with the ocean and swimming and nature . This book kept me captivated the whole way!!! Thanks for the great story. Loved it!!!!

  19. Jeannine McIntyre

    Just finished no more wasted time!!!! Loved it!!! Loved the story it kept me captivated all the way!!! Beautifully written!!!! Thanks!!!

  20. Dawn

    Absolutely adored the No More Wasted Time. Thanks so much. So what is next? Can hardly wait. Hope the wait wont be too long. Keep up the good work.

  21. Elizabeth

    I just finished NMWT and I’m so in love with everything about the story! It’s so refreshing to read about “real” characters who have a deep, true, and believable love. I’ve read so many books in the past few months about couples in love that keep hurting each other because of trust issues, insecurities, etc. NMWT gave me the love and passion I crave, but without the angst. Can’t wait to read all the others in the series. NMWT is on my 5 star list! Thank you!!

  22. Sarah

    I just finished your book and LOVED it. Like one of the other commenters, I have to reread it…probably starting tonight, even though I just finished it this evening! I had the wrong trajectory in mind when the book started, so I think I missed/misinterpreted some of the details of Tess’ and Tom’s meeting. I need to go back and reread that part to see it through this new lens! I wrote a review for you on GoodReads, and can’t wait for the next book to come out. 🙂

    • Hi Sarah. I’m glady you enjoyed No More Wasted Time and thank you for leaving the review on Goodreads. Tess and Tom’s first meeting is one of my favorite chapters in the book. It was the scene from my dream. 🙂
      Happy reading, Beverly Preston

  23. Migdalia

    I am not one to write reviews but NMWT was an exception. I so loved this book and it came into my life when I needed a feel good book. There were moments in this book that made me laugh so hard and I so needed that. Thank you so much…keep the books coming! 🙂

  24. Luz Greer

    OMG!! What a wonderful book. Is there gonna be a second book then??? Please say yes.

    • Hi Luz! YES!!! No More Wasted Time is the first book in the Mathews/Clemmins Family Series. Shayla’s Story will be out early spring! I’m glad you enjoyed. Happy reading! Beverly

      • Luz Greer

        When can we pre-order the book and what’s the tittle?

      • Hi Luz. I’ll be sending out announcements after January 1st and then again when the date gets closer. I’m fairly certain the title will be Shayla’s Story…unless I wake up at 2:00am struck with a title I just have to use! 🙂 You can always follow me on Facebook too. I post updates, sales and share other great deals from other authors as well! 😉

  25. Luz Greer

    Sounds great!!! Thank you!!!

    You are an amazing writer. Happy Hollidays 🙂

  26. Taryn

    What an amazing story! I loved that this was a story about a mature couple that dealt with real relationship issues and complications. The scenery was breathtaking as was the relationship. I can’t wait for Shayla’s story! (hopefully it comes out before I head off to Vegas so I have something amazing to read on the drive) Thank you for a great book!

    • Glad you enjoyed, Taryn! I’m not sure when you’re heading out to my neck of the woods, I’m a Vegas girl, but Shayla’s Story will be out April-ish. I’ll be sending out email updates after the first of the year and you can always follow me on Facebook! 🙂
      Happy reading and safe travels! Beverly

      • Taryn

        I am headed out there for New Year’s! Our first trip without our girlies. I look forward to April, and I will definitely follow you on facebook. I really love your writing style (and I can be a little hard to please) lol

  27. Jackie

    I absolutely LOVED it! I was unsure of whether or not I would enjoy it and I am so glad I did! Cannot wait for more.

  28. Barbara Ramis

    Thank you for the great read. This story was beautiful. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. When in January is the next book due?

    • Hi Barbara. I’m thrilled to hear you loved NMWT! Shayla’s Story will be out this spring. I’ll be posting updates soon and you can always follow me on Facebook. 😉 Happy reading, Beverly

  29. Just finished NMWT, and I really enjoyed it. Glad to know its one of four, looking forward to next release ;D. Bora Bora sounds fabulous.

  30. Hollee

    I just finished your book and I am in LOVE with the characters! 🙂 Usually, with my financial situation, I just watch and wait for Pixel of Ink to put out another book in a series (which rarely happens), but I am headed to Amazon.com right now to order the 2nd book!! I can not wait! Now, if I could just find someone else to clean the house and start supper, this day would be perfect! LOL! Thank you for entertaining me today, you truly have a gift!

    • Hi Hollee! I’m so glad you are falling in love with The Mathews/Clemmins Family! Shayla’s Story will be out this spring and the entire of series of four will be out by this time next year! Be sure to stop by my Coming Soon page to get a look at the pre-cover for Shayla’s Story and a taste of John Mathews! *fans face*
      I love Pixel of Ink and was lucky enough to get picked up by them in Oct. They give indie authors a great opportunity to gain exposure and connect with readers.
      I noticed a new review on my Amazon page! Thank you so much! 😉 If you find the fairy housekeeper, be sure to send her my direction. LOL
      Thanks for following along and as always…happy reading, Beverly
      One more thing, if you follow me on Facebook, I share and post some great sales, giveaways and FREEBIES from other great authors!

  31. Linda

    I was just wondering who your inspirations were for Tess and Tom. I always like to have a picture in my head while reading! It’s a fantastic story and I’m excited for what comes next!

    • Hi Linda. If you got a chance to read my bio then you know NMWT started as a dream. All of my characters were created in my imagination… except Tom. There is the possibility that I might have been watching Ellen the day before my dream, and she might’ve had a certain actor on her show who I like to refer to as the silver-haired fox. Most people can guess who he is, so I’ll let your imagination run wild, mine sure did! 😉
      Happy reading, Beverly

  32. samantha wangler

    Wow!! Love love loved this book! When will the next one be out?

    • Hi Samantha! I’m glad you enjoyed NMWT. Shayla’s Story, book two in The Mathews / Clemmins Family series, will be out this spring. I’ll be sending out updates when I get closer to the release date. You can always follow me on Facebook. I post updates as well as deals and freebies from other great authors! 😉

  33. Paula Mychaylo

    No more wasted time is an awesome book. Like others, have stated, I too laughed and cried. I look forward to the new book coming out.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed, Paula! I’ll update everyone when the release gets closer and the new cover for Shayla’s Story is almost finished. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to say hi! Happy reading 🙂 Beverly

  34. Jennifer Noe

    I fell in love with No More Wasted Time instantly! You wrote a beautiful story and I am so glad I one-clicked!!

  35. Kathleen Dunn

    I think No More Wasted Time was one of the best romance stories I have ever read! Waiting for your next book

  36. Jennifer Phillips

    I can’t even begin to tell you the journey I took while reading your story. I was immediately pulled into the story by the broken heart of Tess. I cried like a baby as she said goodbye to Richard. I could truly feel the love they shared together. Then there was Tom. To me, he was the hero of the story. The love Tess and Tom share is really something special. You did a great job making me feel the story! I laughed, smiled, got excited and I cried tears of joy and sadness. You are an amazing author and it has been my honor to read your book. I’m a fan of yours for life! I can’t wait to read more!

    • Hi, Jennifer! Thank you for making my Monday morning! 🙂 I’m glad you fell in love with No More Wasted Time. Shayla’s Story is coming soon! I’m always looking for new reviews on Amazon if you feel like spreading the word! 😉
      Thanks again and happy reading, Beverly

  37. Colleen Cupparo

    Just had to tell you I am absolutely in love with Tess and Tom!

  38. Spent my Saturday reading No More Wasted Time start to finish. Totally amazing story! Am I to understand there will be more to their story? That’d be awesome but I thought you ended it well 🙂 thanks for writing this for us!

    • Good morning, Cathy! I’m so glad you enjoyed NMWT. YES – there is more coming for The Mathews/Clemmins Family! All of your favorite characters weave throughout the four book series highlighting each of the kids. Shayla’s Story is coming in June. I post events and updates on my website, but you can always friend me on Facebook too! 😉 I can always use great reviews on Amazon that I can share with readers!
      Happy reading – Beverly 🙂

  39. Mica

    I just finsihed No More Wasted Time this morning ! I greatly enjoyed this book and I can’t wati to read the others in your series. I hope they will be coming out soon! It is so nice to read a story with the main characters my age or older getting a HEA. Keep Writing!

  40. Brandye Miller

    Absolutely loved loved the book, cannot wait for the next one or few!!! I’m not much of a reader, or so I thought, but NOW I’m now hooked.

  41. Elise Turner

    Just finished reading NMWT. Absolutely loved it. Felt I was part of the story. Tears, smiles, and laughs along the way. Can’t wait for the next story. I’m definitely hooked.

    • Good morning, Elise! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I’m so glad you are falling in love with The Mathews/Clemmins Family! Shayla’s Story is coming in June! Happy reading – Beverly 😉

  42. I just finished No More Wasted Time. I absolutely loved it. I’m so happy to read a romance about a mature woman. I’ve never cried with a character in a book but I cried my eyes out with Tess. Thank you for writing this book.

    • I’m so glad you’re falling in love with The Mathews/Clemmins Family! I still cry when I read it too. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. More from coming soon in, Shayla’s Story. 🙂 – Beverly

  43. Nina Ehlers

    Loved the book! Be looking forward to more books!

  44. Laurie Myers

    Just finished No more wasted time. Loved it. Ready to read the second but can’t find it. What is the title?

  45. Stephanie

    Just finished No More Wasted Time, and I absolutely LOVED it! I can’t wait until the next one comes out!

  46. Victoria Verzilli

    Hi Beverly..I just finished your book no more than 5 minutes ago and I came to my computer to go to Amazon to look for the next book. This is a great story..LOVE it!!

    • Hi Victoria! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and comment. 🙂 I’m so glad you loved NMWT! Shayla’s Story, book two in The Mathews/Clemmins Family Series releases on June 27th! I’ll be updating my website this week! – Beverly

  47. Chastity

    Loved No More Wasted Time! Can not wait until Shayla’s Story is released June 27th 🙂

  48. bela

    Why can I not pre order Shaylas Story on Barnes & Noble. Its available for kindle but not Nook? Please HELP, I must read ur books!!!!! ❤

    • Hi Bela! I’m in the process of uploading and formatting now. Shayla’s Story will be available at Barnes and Noble on June 27th and I’m hoping to have it available for pre-order there as well. I don’t want to promise you the option of pre-order and not be able to deliver, but I’m working on it now. 🙂 You’ll be happy to know that, No More Wasted Time will also available at Barnes and Noble again in early July. I’ll be making announcements on Facebook and twitter.
      Thanks for your support! Happy reading 🙂

      • bela

        Thank you! I own NMWT already, bought it awhile back. I have been waiting patiently (or trying to) for Shayla’s Story. I know Im going to devour it and then pace back and forth til the other books come out.

  49. Annie

    I so enjoyed NMWT and am looking forward to Shayla’s Story. When will it be available for Kindle on Amazon?

  50. Lillian

    Loved Shayla and John’s story. He might just be the perfect book boyfriend. Great job again with the Mathews/Clemins.clan and can’t wait for the next book and for Tracy to find her love of a lifetime.

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