Francis Ray

Francis Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Temptation, among many other books. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she is a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lives in Dallas.


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It Had to Be You - Francis Ray

A book trailer for It Had to Be You, a Grayson Friends novel from bestselling author Francis Ray.

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Book Trailer for And Mistress Makes Three by Francis Ray

A book trailer for bestselling author Francis Ray's romance novel, And Mistress Makes Three, from her Invincible Women series.

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Book Trailer for If You Were My Man by Francis Ray

Can the best hostage negotiator in Myrtle Beach sweet-talk no-nonsense restaurant owner NATHALYIA FONTAINE into his bed? To win a friendly bet, RAFAEL DUNLAP is determined. But NATHALYIA insists she's "not on the menu!"

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Nobody But You - Francis Ray Book Trailer

Francis Ray brings you a Grayson Friends novel - NASCAR champion Cameron McBride is poised to win the Sprint Cup - when he bumps into the woman who left him at the alter and meets the young son he never knew he had. Who will win the race?

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In Another Man's Bed Book Trailer from author Francis Ray

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Book Trailer for Not Even If You Begged by Francis Ray

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Until There Was You Book Trailer from author Francis Ray

A book trailer for Until There Was You, a Grayson Novel from bestselling author Francis Ray.

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1.  What do you like to do in your free time?
Readers familiar with my books will probably have guessed that I love flowers.  In my free time, what little I have, you'll probably find me reading a book or working in my flower garden.  This year I expanded my flower beds and put in new ones. As a matter of fact, I have two flats of white and pink begonias waiting for me to plant.  I'm proud to say that in June we received Yard of The Month from our home-owners association.
 
2. What kind of music do you like to listen to? Why?
I like listening to country music, and it's not just because I'm from Texas.  The lyrics of country music often tell of love-gone-bad, but they also tell of love that lasts a lifetime.  The lyrics mirror the lives of the leading characters in my books who were 'done wrong', but through courage, determination and of course, love, they eventually find their happily-ever-after.
 
3.  What's your all time favorite movie? Why?
I'm not much of a movie person.  However, if I had to select one it would probably be Independence Day starring Will Smith.  I liked the movie because Will Smith showed intelligence, loyalty, and integrity. His character helped saved the world and he got the woman he loved...just like in a romance novel.
 
4.  What's your all time favorite novel and/or writer? Why?
I enjoy the writing of many writers and it's difficult to name just one all time favorite. A wonderful writer is J. California Cooper.  She has a unique way of depicting characters that touch our emotions.
 
5.  What do you like best about being a writer?
What I like most about being a writer is the ability to create my own universe where good guys triumph and bad guys are always punished.  It is also gratifying to show African-Americans as morally upright, productive, and responsible citizens.
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All That I Desire
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
St. Martin's Paperbacks

 New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray turns up the heat in All That I Desire, a sizzling Grayson Friends novel about a woman’s life, liberty…and...


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All That I Need
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
St. Martin's Paperbacks

In bestselling author Francis Ray’s latest Grayson Friends novel All That I Need, two lost souls come together to discover what matters most of all… LOVE...


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After the Dawn

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray's third novel in the Family Affair series, featuring long lost siblings who find family, friendship, forgiveness,...


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All of My Love
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
St. Martin's Paperbacks

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...


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All I Ever Wanted
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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All I Ever WantedFrancis Ray Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her...


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I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

Francis Ray
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I Know Who Holds Tomorrow Francis Ray From all appearances, Madison and Wes Reed are a picture-perfect couple. Madison is a popular talk show host; Wes is...


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A Dangerous Kiss
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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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...


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When Morning Comes

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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With Just One Kiss
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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With Just One Kiss Francis Ray Bestselling author Francis Ray chronicles the lives and loves of the Grayson family and their friends—and friends-of-friends...


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A Seductive Kiss
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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A Seductive Kiss Francis Ray  Bestselling author Francis Ray celebrates the lifelong bonds between the Grayson family and their friends—with a heartwarming...


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The Wish

Francis Ray
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The Wish--never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology  Gettin’ Merry.  Be careful what you wish for. That's the...


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Trouble Don't Last Always

Francis Ray
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From New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray comes a novel about an extraordinary woman who learns to see life—and love—in a different...


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Twice the Temptation

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Break Every Rule

Francis Ray
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Dominique Falcon is a gorgeous model, a wealthy socialite—and a total fool when it comes to love. After falling for a charmer who was after her money, she’s...


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Heart of the Falcon

Francis Ray
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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,...


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Only Hers

Francis Ray
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When St. Louis nurse Shannon Johnson inherits a cabin in Texas, she hopes it will be the perfect getaway from her high-pressure job—and her low-energy love...


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It Had to Be You
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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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...


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Gettin' Merry

Francis Ray, Beverly Jenkins, Monica Jackson, Geri Guillaume
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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...


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Forever Yours

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Why would a happily divorced, independent businesswoman like Victoria Chandler agree to get married again? It’s called desperation. To keep her lingerie...


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If You Were My Man

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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,...


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One Night With You
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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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...


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And Mistress Makes Three

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Nobody But You
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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NASCAR star Cameron Dunlap 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...


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Until There Was You
Grayson Novels
Francis Ray
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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...


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The Way You Love Me
Grayson Friends
Francis Ray
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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...


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Not Even If You Begged

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Only You
Grayson Novels
Francis Ray
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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...


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Irresistible You
Grayson Novels
Francis Ray
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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...


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In Another Man's Bed

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Dreaming of You
Grayson Novels
Francis Ray
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Readers everywhere fell in love with the mesmerizing, unforgettable Grayson family and their loves. Now bestselling author Francis Ray spins another sexy,...


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Any Rich Man Will Do

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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You and No Other
Grayson Novels
Francis Ray
St. Martin's Paperbacks

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...


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Let's Get It On

Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson, Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Like the First Time

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Someone to Love Me

Francis Ray
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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...


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Somebody's Knocking at My Door

Francis Ray
St. Martin's Griffin

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,...


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The Turning Point

Francis Ray
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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...


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