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  • Heart of the Falcon (Taggart/Falcon #3)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2010

    Madelyn Taggart has shattered her share of glass ceilings. As a young engineer at a Houston oil company, she’s managed to make it in a mostly older, all-male, all-white industry. But her success has come at a high cost to her love life. So far this classic beauty has made zero headway in finding the man of her dreams…until she sees a photograph of one of her brother’s friends, and is determined to meet him.Daniel Falcon is a bit of a Lone Star legend... more

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  • Only You (Graysons of New Mexico #5)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2007

    Sierra Grayson is next in line for love. If her four older brothers managed to get married off, surely Sierra can't be far behind. At least that's the outcome her matchmaking mother, Ruth, is hoping for - whether Sierra--smart, too sexy for her own good, and stubborn to a fault--wants it or not. But little does Ruth know what else fate has in store.After a chance meeting billionaire real estate mogul Blade Navarone 'wins' Sierra at an auction... more

  • Until There Was You (Graysons of New Mexico #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2008

    All he was looking for was some peace and quiet. Instead, what ex-FBI agent Luke Grayson finds in the secluded cabin in the woods is a gorgeous, smoky-eyed woman…who just happens to be pointing a gun in his direction. Dr. Catherine Stewart is relieved that the handsome stranger she encounters is not a dangerous intruder... more

  • Falcon Saga

    Francis Ray

    ·  2004

    St. Louis Registered Nurse Shannon Johnson desperately needs a break from her hectic job and an unsatisfying long-term love affair. The parcel of Texas land she recently inherited is just the refuge she craves--that is, until fellow landowner Matt Taggart challenges her to prove she has what it takes to work the sprawling ranch. Shannon's pride makes her accept his dare--so does her attraction to the arrogant and utterly irresistible rancher.. more

  • Forever Yours (Taggart/Falcon #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2010

    Why would a happily divorced, independent businesswoman like Victoria Chandler agree to get married again? It’s called desperation. To keep her lingerie boutiques from going bankrupt, Victoria’s got to find a husband—and fast. But what kind of man would accept a marriage proposal that sounds more like a business proposition? Enter Kane Taggart…Big, handsome, smart, rich—Kane is one fine catch who could have any woman he wants... more

  • Irresistible You (Graysons of New Mexico #4)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2007

    Pierce Grayson is a marked man: if his mother, Ruth, has her way, his carefree single days will soon be over. But Pierce isn't going down without a fight. He's ready to take action against his mama's matchmaking…but what he's completely unprepared for is the feeling that hits him when he meets Broadway actress Sabra Raineau. She's in Santa Fe helping Ruth with a production at the University... more

  • I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2012

    In her mind's eyes, she could see Wes, tall and elegant in his tailored tuxedo with a patterned vest, black tie, and snow white pocket square. Her red Valentino slip gown highlighted her honeyed complexion and chocolate brown eyes. The gown also picked up the red in Wes's vest and the red in the rose in his lapel. They were the perfect couple and it was show time. And she wanted to scream... more

  • A Whole Lotta Love

    Donna Hill, Francis Ray, Brenda Jackson, Monica Jackson

    ·  2004

    Hardback W/DJ,four bestselling authors deliver 4 larger than life stories of big bold and beautiful women looking for A Whole Lotta Love

  • The Way You Love Me (Grayson Friends #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2008

    Nothing gets to Shane Elliott. A former Army Ranger, now head of security for a wealthy real estate tycoon, Shane can handle whatever life throws at him—until he meets the beautiful, kindhearted Paige Albright. She’s about to inherit a fortune, and Paige’s mother has asked Shane to investigate her boyfriend. It should have been a simple, standard assignment for Shane…if only Paige’s seductive mix of strength and vulnerability didn’t leave him wanting her for himself... more

  • All That I Desire (Grayson Friends #11)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2013

    LOVE IS NEVER PICTURE-PERFECT. Nothing can stop a woman like Skylar Dupree once she makes up her mind. Defying her family and leaving law school, she’s landed her dream job as an event director at the prestigious Navarone Resorts in Arizona. It’s all that Skylar’s ever wanted—until she sees Rio Sanchez, the resort owner’s bodyguard. He’s the hottest, sexiest, most striking man she’s ever met... more

  • Trouble Don't Last Always (Against the Odds #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2004

    Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. She points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping to find a new beginning. When her car breaks down in Louisiana, Lilly finds unexpected employment as the caregiver for a wealthy neurosurgeon named Adam Wakefield, who lost his sight in a recent carjacking... more

  • The Turning Point

    Francis Ray

    ·  2001

    Desperate to escape her abusive marriage, Lilly Crawford files for divorce, then slips away from her small east Texas hometown with little more than the clothes on her back. With broken dreams and countless regrets, she points her twelve-year-old car east, hoping and praying to find a new beginning.Car thieves stole Adam Wakefield's Porche, his eyesight, and his identity. Once a prominent neurosurgeon in San Francisco, Adam now lives at his secluded estate in Louisiana... more

  • Someone to Love Me

    Francis Ray

    ·  2003

    Nine years ago, Michelle Grant was at rock bottom--until a chance meeting with a stranger gave her hope...and her first delicious taste of passion. Now a successful businesswoman, Michelle still remembers the man she knew only as B.J.. And when fate brings them together again, the feelings she had for him come rushing back... more

  • Like the First Time (Invincible Women #1)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2004

    THE GOOD SISTER. Claire Bennet has lost her job for the second time in as many years due to downsizing. She doesn't know what she's going to do since her checking account has almost been stripped bare and her older brother is always a day late and a dollar short. With no man in her life, her parents' home is all she has and she's going to lose that unless she can think of something quick. THE GOOD LOVER... more

  • You and No Other (Graysons of New Mexico #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2005

    The protégé of a world-renowned artist, sculptress Phoenix Banister dreams of one day taking the art world by storm. Few people know that Phoenix has a secret that could ruin her career before it even starts. To protect that secret, Phoenix lives a very quiet life-and that means no scandal and no romance. But her well-ordered world is turned upside down when she meets Morgan Grayson, a powerfully handsome attorney. Morgan isn't the kind of man a woman can ignore-no matter how hard she tries.. more

  • Welcome to Leo's

    Rochelle Alers, Brenda Jackson, Donna Hill, Francis Ray

    ·  2000

    Welcome to Leo's--Where Anything Can Happen A proper lady lets loose on Open Mike Night--and opens her heart to a different kind of man... A Texas RAnger and a candy shop owner have a blind date--with a deliciously unexplected outcome... A widowed party planner meets a handsome doctor, but fears losing her heart for the second time... A journalist runs into an old college flame--she's determined to be all business, but he ahs another agenda... Welcome to Leo's A stylish D.C... more

  • Only Hers (Taggart/Falcon #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2010

    St. Louis R. N. Shannon Johnson desperately needs a break from both her hectic job and an unsatisfying long-term love affair. The parcel of Texas land she recently inherited is just the refuge she craves. Until fellow landowner Matt Taggar challenges her to prove she has what it takes to work the sprawling ranch. Shannon's pride rises like a flame to meet his dare - so does her attraction to the arrogant and utterly irresistible rancher...

  • Nobody But You (Grayson Friends #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2009

    NASCAR star Cameron McBride is poised to win this year’s Sprint Cup. But being a successful race-car driver comes with a price: His own life. Cameron knows that his profession puts him at high risk. Thankfully, his latest visit to the hospital left him intact. That is, until he bumps into Caitlin Lawrence…and is thrust back into his painful past.  The one-time love of his life who left him at the altar, Caitlin could never accept Cameron’s fast and furious existence... more

  • Break Every Rule (Taggart/Falcon #4)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2011

    After falling for a charmer who was only after her money, socialite Dominique Falcon has made a vow to herself that her next lover will be higher up on the social ladder than she is herself. Then she meets rough-around-the-edges Trent Masters, a man from a life of hard knocks. Now, Dominique is about to be a woman burned by breaking the rules--unless the rules don't count for two people in love.

  • Incognito

    Francis Ray

    ·  1997

    Erin's terrifying nightmares begin the day she witnesses a horrifying crime and lives to tell about it. Now, a dangerous killer who has escaped the law swears revenge, and Jake Hunter is hired to protect her. Soon, as a web of danger tightens around them, Jake realizes that he will risk anything, even his life, for this woman.

  • The Wish

    Francis Ray

    ·  2011

    The Wish--never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Getting’ Merry.November 29, 2011Be careful what you wish for. That's the lesson a fine brother with a wounded heart learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love--if he's not too blind to see it.

  • One Night With You (Grayson Friends #3)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2009

    Cougars, brush fires, snow storms—rancher Duncan McBride tackles it all without a flinch. But the archeologist who’s come to authenticate cave drawings found on his property is the kind of trouble he’d sworn to avoid. Far from the aging academic he was expecting, Raven La Blanc is a stunning woman…and definitely not sticking around this small Montana town once her job is done... more

  • Living Large

    Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Francis Ray

    ·  2003

    A voluptuously entertaining African-American fiction anthology about women who are livin' large-and lovin' larger! Featuring all-new novellas by: #1 Blackboard bestselling author Rochelle Alers, "one of the top 5 most popular African-American romance writers" ( Heart and Soul ) #1 Blackboard bestselling author Donna Hill, All-Time Favorite Fiction Author Award-winner ( Shades of Romance ) #1 Blackboard bestselling author Brenda Jackson, winner of Viewer's Choice Best... more

  • Big Girls Don't Cry

    Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Monica Jackson, Francis Ray

    ·  2005

    From the acclaimed bestselling authors of Living Large and A Whole Lotta Love come four romantic and sexy stories celebrating big, bold, and beautiful women.

  • A Seductive Kiss (Grayson Friends #5)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2012

    A Seductive Kiss Francis Ray   Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming love story years in the making… Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as “The Face”—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family’s fashion empire. She could probably have her pick of any man she wants... more

  • Undeniable

    Francis Ray

    ·  2011

    Unforgiven When wealthy Texas heiress Rachel Malone defied her powerful father to elope with Logan Prescott, Logan truly believed that their marriage was forever. But that was before a trumped-up assault charge set the whole town--and the woman he loved--against him. With a heart full of pain, Logan fled Stanton--and the bittersweet memories of the passion he and Rachel had shared... more

  • A Dangerous Kiss (Grayson Friends #7)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2012

    Bestselling author Francis Ray will have fans cheering for the Grayson family’s friends—when two perfectly matched opponents go one-on-one… Sexy, single sports consultant Payton “Sin” Sinclair has tackled the world’s most valuable players—and most eligible women. But ever since his two best friends found love, despite his dangerous secret, he’s tempted to take a chance himself... more

  • Any Rich Man Will Do (Invincible Women #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2005

    In this new novel from the national bestselling author Francis Ray, a bad girl falls on hard times, and forgiveness and redemption are the only things she has left. Broke and living in a shabby motel, beautiful bad girl Jana Franklin has become an outcast in the elite Dallas society she once ruled. With her divorce from wealthy Gray Livingston, her dubious past, and no skills to claim, Jana is unable to support herself... more

  • If You Were My Man (Invincible Women #6)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2010

    Nathalyia Fontaine has been the sole proprietor of the restaurant Fontaine since her husband died four years ago. She hasn't dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart again, or risk revealing her dark past. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap. Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own set of problems. Though he loves women, he vows he'll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable.  He can't imagine leaving a widow and children behind... more

  • With Just One Kiss (Grayson Friends #6)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2012

    Bestselling author Francis Ray chronicles the lives and loves of the Grayson family and their friends—and friends-of-friends who just might have a change of heart… Cicely St. John is not impressed by her friend C.J. Callahan’s so-called passion in life: running a New York City bar that he inherited from his uncle. So why can’t Cicely stop thinking about the dance they shared at their mutual friends’ wedding—or the mutual attraction she felt in C.J.’s arms? As far as C.J... more

  • Somebody's Knocking at My Door: A Novel (Against the Odds #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2003

    Kristen Wakefield grew up the privileged, beloved daughter and sister of a wealthy family...yet she felt eclipsed by the achievements of her older brother, Adam, a renowned neurosurgeon. In New Orleans, Kristen believes she now has the opportunity to prove herself and forget a rather disastrous past relationship. But life is much harder than she expected in the Big Easy. Then she meets a man from her past, Rafe Crawford...a man battling his own demons and keeping his own secrets... more

  • All I Ever Wanted (Grayson Friends #8)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2013

    Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Sante Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can't even dream of falling in love again. Until she meets Richard... A tall, handsome veterinarian with a warm smile and big heart, Richard Youngblood is the kind of man any woman could fall for... more

  • All That I Need (Grayson Friends #10)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2013

    LOVE COMES WITH NO GUARANTEE Lance Saxton is a self-made man who enjoys every moment of his success. Running an auction house allows him to manage his own time and travel the world on a moment’s notice—so why rush to settle down? The question answers itself…until he crosses paths with a beautiful, spirited travel writer who makes him second-guess his sense of independence—and leaves him wanting more... more

  • Let's Get It On

    Rochelle Alers, Brenda Jackson, Donna Hill, Francis Ray

    ·  2004

    Welcome back to Leo's supper club, where seduction is always on the menu . . . Rochelle Alers, "Love Lessons" Tyrell Hardcastle is knocked off his feet when he meets a local high school teacher. Now all he has to do is overcome her objections to him being the "younger man". Donna Hill, "Lady in Waiting" Noah Hardcastle is engaged to beautiful Tara Mitchell. However, their relationship is threatened when Noah's first love Rachel, returns to D.C... more

  • It Had to Be You (Grayson Friends #4)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2010

    Most musicians would do anything to work with the hot, young record producer known as “Rolling Deep.” R.D. can pick and choose any artist he wants—and he wants Laurel Raineau. A classical violinist, Laurel plays soaring music that touches R.D. to his very soul. But the last thing Laurel wants is to work with someone whose exploits with the ladies appear in the tabloids every week.   Not one to take no for an answer, R.D... more

  • And Mistress Makes Three (Invincible Women #5)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2009

    Gina Rawlins is dealing with a cheating husband, a messy divorce, two unhappy children, and a floundering travel business when the very handsome new owner of the local B&B, Max Chaneau, enters her life.  Not only does he make her heart pound, but it soon becomes clear that they need each other.  Max needs to turn the B&B around and the first thing it needs is a woman's touch.  And not just any woman.  He offers to redesign her website for a bit of interior design help... more

  • In Another Man's Bed (Invincible Women #3)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2007

    When Justine Crandall walks in on her husband of six years with another woman, she flees their home, declaring he'll never see her again.  And her wish almost comes true when his car careens off a cliff in his pursuit of her.  Hours later she finds herself in a hospital, faced with a terrible choice... more

  • Not Even If You Begged (Invincible Women #4)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2008

    Widow Traci Evans happily sits in on meetings with the lovely ladies of the Invincible Sisterhood solely because they reached out to her first.  A loner, Traci feels for the first time she belongs.  All of the official members are sweet older women who have lost the love of their lives, their husbands. Unknown to them, Traci is more angry than she is grief-stricken because her husband died in the midst of cheating on her with another woman... more

  • Silken Betrayal

    Francis Ray

    ·  1997

    Some men will promise a woman anything . . . Executive secretary Lauren Bennett felt that one man in her life was enough—her five-year-old son, Joshua. After the accident that killed Joshua's father, Lauren guarded against being vulnerable to love again. She also guarded Joshua himself because his father's powerful family didn't know they had a grandson. If they found out they could try to take her child away, something Lauren would never allow to happen... more

  • Twice the Temptation

    Francis Ray

    ·  2011

    In this first ever short story collection, New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray takes us on five steamy, sexy adventures. From a timid, dowdy duckling who turns into a confident, sexy swan which sends her into the arms of a handsome artist to a bridesmaid’s explosive encounter with the best man to an unproven actress who is being wooed to the stage by a handsome Broadway director... more

  • Winter Nights: Round Midnight \ Until Christmas \ Kwanzaa Angel

    Francis Ray, Donna Hill, Shirley Hailstock

    ·  2004

    Warm your soul with festive holiday tales from three of the most beloved Arabesque authors. Includes "Until Christmas" by Francis Ray, Kwanzaa Angel" by Shirley Hailstock and "Round Midnight" by Donna Mill.

  • After the Dawn: A Family Affair Novel (Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair #3)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2013

    New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray's third novel in the Family Affair series, featuring long lost siblings who find family, friendship, forgiveness, and love Samantha Collins is stunned when her grandfather turns Collins Industry over to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among the other family members, especially her uncle, Evan. But nothing stuns her more than when she finds out that he has asked Dillon Montgomery to help her run the company... more

  • All of My Love (Grayson Friends #9)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2013

    Stella McBride realizes that she made a horrible mistake when she divorced her husband Paul to marry another man.  Now a free woman, more than anything she wants another chance with the man she truly loves. But Paul doesn't want to have anything to do with her. Paul was devastated when Stella divorced him.  If it hadn't been for their children, he might not have survived.  There's no way he'll ever let her back in his life again... more

  • When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel (Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair #2)

    Francis Ray

    ·  2012

    In her unforgettable new novel When Morning Comes , Francis Ray delivers an emotionally powerful tale about the families we build, the choices we make, and how we find love and family along the way. Dr. Cade Mathis learned early that he was not the son of the man who raised him. His adoptive father, a cruel, bitter man, had always been quick to tell him that he was a bastard and an embarrassment to the rich society family whose daughter got pregnant with him... more

  • Spirit of the Season

    Donna Hill, Margie Walker, Francis Ray

    ·  1994

    Last year's holiday season romance bestseller, here are three contemporary tales of love from three favorite "Arabesque" authors--Donna Hill, Margie Walker, and Francis Ray. Unusual and romantic, this collection of short stories surrounds the December holiday seasons of Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve.

  • Gettin' Merry

    Beverly Jenkins, Francis Ray, Geri Guillaume, Monica Jackson

    ·  2002

    Four of today's hottest romance writers invite you to come home for the holidays, where the spicy smells from the kitchen, the warm embrace of family, and the gifts of Kwanzaa are just the beginning of a magical season filled with true love and sensual delights... Be careful what you wish for. That's the lesson a fine brother with a wounded heart learns when an eccentric old woman grants him a wish for true love--if he's not too blind to see it--in Francis Ray's The Wish... more

  • First Touch: Forever Yours\Serenade\Beguiled

    Francis Ray, Sandra Kitt, Eboni Snoe

    ·  2004

    "Serenade by Sandra Kitt Parker Harrison was a restless musical prodigy when he met Alexandra Morrow, a college freshman with dreams of becoming a famous opera singer. Then Parker leaves without a word, and Alexandra is distraught. Ten years later, when the two meet again by chance, Parker is an accomplished and renowned musician, dissatisfied with his empty life. Alexandra's singing career has been a struggle, as has her love life--until Parker forces her to question her goals and her heart... more

  • Sing to My Heart: Then Sings My Soul\Make a Joyful Noise\Heart Songs

    Francis Ray, Jacquelin Thomas, Felicia Mason

    ·  2012

    Then Sings My Soul Francis Ray Tempers flare and sparks fly when Summerset Junior College's hip band leader and Peaceful Rest Church's prim choir director are teamed up to organize a musical for a college celebration. It seems opposites do attract. Soon Grace Thompson and Caleb Jackson are meshing more than just their music... more

  • Chocolate Kisses

    Francis Ray, Renee Luke, Maryanne Reid

    ·  2006

    Inhibitions melt away with these three deliciously erotic romance novellas that have something sweet in common: tempting chocolate.

  • The Bargain

    Francis Ray

    ·  2000

    Eccentric heiress Alexandria Carstairs has vowed never to marry and is furious when she discovers that she has been betrothed against her will to Thorne Blakemore, the Earl of Grayson, a rake who expects her to be a docile and obedient wife.

  • Rockin' Around That Christmas Tree: A Holiday Novel

    Donna Hill, Francis Ray

    ·  2003

    Denise has always been the faithful wife and dutiful mother. As a matter of fact, it seems that is all she has been in the twenty-plus years she and her husband, Edward, have been married. But the kids are grown and out of the house, and she's ready to live a few dreams of her own. Edward, however, would like to keep things just the way they are, and Denise realizes that if she doesn't do something drastic, then all she will ever be is a mother and wife... more