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Richland, TX
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Dallas, TX, US
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What You Need to Know About Me:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Francis Ray is a native Texan and lives in Dallas. INCOGNITO, her sixth title, was the first made-for-TV movie for BET. Her literary fiction series-Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends have consistently made bestseller's lists, and are enjoyed by readers world-wide. She has written forty-five books to date. Awards include Romantic Times Career Achievement, EMMA, The Golden Pen, Atlantic Choice, Borders 2008 Romance Award for bestselling Multicultural Romance for NOBODY BUT YOU. IF YOU WERE MY MAN was selected as Written 2010 Book of the Year.

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New release and reissue on June 21, 2011

Please mark your calendar for June 21st when TWICE THE TEMPTATION and UNDENIABLE will be released. I'm really excited about TWICE THE TEMPTATION as it will be my first short story collection, and I hope a book all of my readers will want to add to their…

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 1:16pm

I have 5 books scheduled for 2010.

IF YOU WERE MY MAN, book # 6 in the Invincible Women series, hits bookstores March 2nd. Gorgeous hostage negotiator Rafael Dunlap finally meets a woman he can't charm.

FOREVER YOURS, book #1 is a reissue of the Taggart Brothers series on March 30, 2010. Big, handsome, smart, rich—Kane is one fine catch who could have any woman he wants. But there’s something about Victoria that leaves this…


Posted on March 15, 2010 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:19pm on June 15, 2011, Francis Ray said…


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.




When Rachel met Logan, she thought she'd found the perfect love—until he betrayed her and her family. Now, eight years later, he was back—more arrogant and dangerously seductive than ever. And this time the stakes were higher. For Logan clearly wanted revenge. He also wanted Rachel.


by Francis Ray

At 4:22pm on November 1, 2010, Francis Ray said…

“[A] well-written, tender story about a man growing into respect and trust.”—Publishers Weekly

“A new romance you won’t want to miss with characters that are so real, you get involved in their lives. Splendid romance by Francis Ray! Heart of the Falcon is superb!”—The Literary Times

“Ray has created another sure-to-be bestseller sizzler that will singe your mind with the laughter, tenderness, and passion that smolders between the pages.”—Romantic Times

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. He’s off-the-charts handsome and very, very rich. All the ladies entertain fantasies about being “the one”…and soon find out he’s not the type to settle down. Then Daniel meets his friend Matt’s little sister. This Madelyn clearly has eyes for him but there’s something about her that makes Daniel take a closer look. She’s clever beyond compare, and ambitious, and sexy as the day is long. Is she soul-mate material? For the first time Daniel can remember, he’s going to take his time to find out—beginning with one slow, passionate embrace…
At 11:35pm on July 7, 2010, Francis Ray said…
ONLY HERS, the reissue of Taggart Brothers series book #2 on August 3, 2010. Seeking a change of scene, St. Louis nurse Shannon Johnson claims an inherited piece of land in Texas and is challenged by fellow landowner Matt Taggart to prove her worth as a ranch worker, an event that sparks an unlikely love affair.

At 7:48pm on April 24, 2010, Francis Ray said…
At 7:48pm on April 24, 2010, Francis Ray said…
Saturday May 01, 2010
2:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Shops at North East Mall
861 NE Mall Blvd
Hurst, TX 76053

Chat on Sunday, May 2nd at 8 PM CST
At 6:59pm on April 16, 2010, Francis Ray said…
Saturday, May 15, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Weekend Reader Book Shop in the Pioneer Oaks Shopping Center
4000 Pioneer Road, Suite 105
Balch Springs, Texas 75180
At 8:49pm on April 13, 2010, Francis Ray said…

While your waiting for Rio's book, he will be in my April 27 release of IT HAD TO BE YOU.

Book # 4 Grayson Friends Series
At 7:17pm on April 8, 2010, Francis Ray said…
Chat on SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010 at
8:00 p.m CST/9:00 p.m EDT.

Author chat in the Writerspace Reader to discuss IT HAD TO BE YOU, the new April 27 release. The chat link is as follows:
At 4:39pm on April 8, 2010, Francis Ray said…
IT HAD TO BE YOU - April 27, 2010 - Book # 4 Grayson Friends Series

From New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray comes a dazzling new novel of the Grayson family and their friends—a duo destined to make beautiful music together…

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. keeps trying—and failing—to let Laurel know that he’s not the player he’s made out to be. So he introduces himself to her by his real name, Zachary Wilder, hoping to win her over. But it’s Zach who falls under this beauty’s spell. Now it’s only a matter of time before Laurel learns who the man she’s losing her heart to really is—but can she walk away from a passion that feels so right?

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (April 27, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312365071
ISBN-13: 978-0312365073

Zachary Wilder and Laurel Raineau
At 1:51am on April 8, 2010, Francis Ray said…

Over The Edge Interview with Francis Ray. Leave a comment for a chance to win IT HAD TO BE YOU.

Pre-Order Now/April 27, 2010.

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