The Makeover Challenge – Released Today!

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AAAHHH, IT’S HERE! I’m super psyched to share my newest novel, The Makeover Challenge! You can get it on Amazon, or read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! I’ll be releasing the paperback version soon.

All of my books are really important to me, but this one… This might be one of my VERY favorites, up there with THE ACTRESS and PRAIRIE HEART and HEREAFTER. It was such a joy to write, and I hope so much that you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it  ❤

The Makeover Challenge on Amazon

Synopsis:

Who expects to fall in love on reality TV?

Certainly not Charlie Vega, a burnt-out fashionista in desperate need of inspiration. Neither does Francesca Davies, a rock-climbing internet celebrity with a family who thinks a woman’s worth is measured by her husband. The two of them are competing on the hit reality series “The Makeover Challenge” for very different reasons, but when they get paired up as a team, the road to victory gets a lot more complicated.

With so little in common, it’s surprising that their chemistry is immediate, but it isn’t long before each woman finds herself intensely attracted to the other. With their complicated baggage, neither is exactly ready for love, but they’re certainly not averse to some steamy encounters…that are bound to get them into hot water.

Could they even make a real relationship work on a show that’s actually nothing like reality?

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The Makeover Challenge cover reveal!

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It’s cover reveal daaaay! 

I’m super happy to share with you the cover of THE MAKEOVER CHALLENGE, my upcoming novel. I’m deep in edits right now and I’m so pleased with how this story is turning out. And I think the cover really matches the fun, sexy tone 

I’ll be posting teaser images (created by my wife!) over the next several days, so keep an eye out for those!

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The Makeover Challenge – Coming Soon!

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I’ve been hard at work on a new novel, The Makeover Challenge, and I’m so excited that it’s nearing completion!

This is such a fun one, you guys. I write romances with all sorts of flavors: dramatic, heartwarming, serious, weighty, fluffy… All of my stories have a firm basis in the idea of two women overcoming hurt and setbacks to become better together. Since The Makeover Challenge is centered around two women on a reality TV show, it gave me the chance to write a story that’s both dramatic and fun, with a little bit of silliness and a lot of self-realization. It is a makeover story, after all!

The premise of the TV show is that pairs of people from different backgrounds work together to teach each other their specialty and then compete in challenges. My novel is the story of Charlie, a burnt-out fashion vlogger, and Francesca, a mountain climber who has a successful YouTube channel but also has a ton of debt and a family that thinks she’s worthless. They get paired together…and all sorts of feelings and craziness ensue 🙂

Charlie’s lost her passion for her work and she’s afraid she’ll never get it back. She auditions for “The Makeover Challenge” television series on a whim, hoping for a shot of inspiration, and she’s totally shocked (and elated) when she actually gets accepted. Francesca, on the other hand, really needs the cash prize to keep school loan creditors at bay. It would also help convince her family that there’s more to a woman than how good of a husband she can bag.

Charlie and Francesca are so good for each other and share so much chemistry, but even if they can get past their emotional walls, there’s no way they’ll get any privacy on a show where the point is to follow them around with cameras.

I’m going to be working on the cover today, so I can’t wait to show it to you!

I Heart Lesfic’s 2nd Mega Lesfic Sale!

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Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be part of this week’s Mega Lesfic Sale, put together by I Heart Lesfic and T.B. Markinson! Some of my and my wife Ruby’s books are HUGELY discounted, and so are more than 100 other lesbian fiction books! The sale runs from September 10 until September 14 (Friday) so get ’em while they’re hot! (Bahaha, hot! See what I did *booed offstage*)

These are the books Ruby and I have participating in the sale and their new temporary prices. They’re still for free on Kindle Unlimited as well! 🙂

By me:
IRRESISTIBLE – $1.99

THE ACTRESS – $1.99

HEREAFTER – $1.99

By Ruby and me:
HOMECOMING – $1.99

THE SECRET ADMIRER – $1.99

By Ruby:
FALLING INTO YOU – Free!

LOVE BY THE BOOKS – $0.99

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HOMECOMING is here!

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Hi everyone! I have the most SUPER EXCITING announcement! My wife Ruby and I, who wrote the very popular romance The Secret Admirer together, just released another book!

Homecoming is the story of Scarlett and Joan, two women from a small town who shared a passionate high school romance. When life in their conservative town tore them apart, they went their separate ways…until a failed business forced Scarlett to return home again. Scarlett and Joan have deep feelings for each other and so much raw chemistry, but can they ever overcome such painful history?

Homecoming is available to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited, and the paperback version is coming soon!

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Here’s the full summary:

Scarlett McKennon’s life in the big city is a big flop.

Her cupcake bakery went under, her roommate at her expensive apartment left her high and dry, and her girlfriend just reacted to “I love you” with “No thanks.” Her sophisticated metropolitan dream has crumbled all around her, and the only thing left to do is pull up stakes and return to the small town where she grew up.

What could be worse than limping home in defeat? The minute she steps off the train, Scarlett finds out: her first love, Joan, is waiting there to drive her into town, looking like the picture of sexy confidence. Joan was once a scared, self-conscious girl; now she’s come into her own as a mechanic and soccer coach, and Scarlett can’t help but wonder what might have been.

Carrying on a secret high-school romance in a conservative town was brutal, and Joan hadn’t been able to take the pressure. She broke Scarlett’s heart in exchange for a “normal” life that was doomed from the beginning. Now that Joan’s divorced, fate keeps putting Scarlett in her path. They may have tried to forget each other, but their chemistry is still undeniable.

Both women start to wonder if they might be right for each other after all… But is the spark they both feel enough, or will their shared past prove too painful to overcome? Find out in this new lesbian romance by wife-and-wife authors Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin!

IRRESISTIBLE is released today!

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Hi everyone! I’m super excited to announce that my new novel, Irresistible, is now available on Amazon! The print version will be up for sale very soon as well.

Click here to buy the ebook or read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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I’m so proud of this book, and so happy with it. It focuses a lot on nostalgia, memory, and the power of food to both evoke memories and make new ones. It’s got one of the flirtiest romances I’ve written so far, too 🙂 Here’s the summary!

As a successful event planner, Mila Fanucci can organize every detail of a party down to the last silk napkin. Too bad she can’t sort out her own love life.

It’s been years since Mila set foot in Cloudy Harbor, her hometown. After her first love took off without a word, Mila followed suit and moved away. But now, years later, Mila’s sister wants to get married at their childhood home, and Mila is forced to face her own loneliness.

To her surprise, she finds that sleepy Cloudy Harbor has changed almost as much as she has—and that change is embodied by Rickie, the sexy, rebellious master chef at the new modern cuisine restaurant.

With her dashing good looks and her culinary wizardry, Rickie charms Mila in a way she never imagined possible. But when a missing piece from Mila’s past blows into town, she realizes that she isn’t sure of anything anymore, and her delicious romance with Rickie is put to the test. Is history bound to repeat itself?

New lesbian romance audiobooks!

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Hi everyone! Audiobook production of my novels has really started to pick up over the last couple of months. So far, every single one of my novels has been made into an audiobook, with the most recent (The Secret Admirer, written with my wife Ruby Grandin) currently in the works!

I’m consistently blown away by how beautifully the narrators bring my stories to life. I can be pretty hard on myself (aren’t we all?) and hearing my own writing read aloud in such heartfelt ways… It makes me really proud of my work. Listening to a book is a whole new experience, because the emotion and nuances of tone are right there for you to hear. The actresses who perform my audiobooks are incredibly talented, and they’ve made my characters even more relatable than I wrote them (not to mention sexy, omg).

Give them a listen! I know you’ll be glad you did ❤

The Actress

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The Mountain Between Us

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Someone Like You

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Prairie Heart

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Unsung Love Song

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Hereafter

Beautiful woman among dark tree roots looks into camera . Mother earth embrace

The Nature of Love

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Heart of Glass

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The Secret Admirer is here!

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IT’S HERE!     

THE SECRET ADMIRER, my and my wife’s first romance novel together, is now available on Amazon! You can also read it for free on Kindle Unlimited, and the paperback will be coming soon!

Buy it on Amazon or read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited: The Secret Admirer

I. AM. SO. PROUD. OF. THIS. BOOK. It’s the longest of any of my novels, and it was worth every word that Ruby and I wrote together. We fell in love writing stories (in fact, our characters fell in love before we even figured out our feelings for each other, haha) and I can’t express how FREAKING HAPPY it makes me that we just published a novel together. It’s been a long, long time in the works.

I try to portray emotional journeys in all of my books, but with Ruby’s help, this one is extra powerful. I really, really hope you all love it    

Here’s the summary:

All Cara Parker wants is to be swept off her feet…

But the way her life is going, that’s not happening anytime soon. She’s got a humdrum office job and a self-centered boyfriend, but those things are stable and safe. Her comfortable routine is worth more than silly fantasies of travel and romance, isn’t it?

All that changes with the arrival of Ellery Chandler, a silver-haired corporate superstar and “most eligible lesbian in the business world.” Cara’s encounter with this powerful, captivating woman starts off a series of events that challenge everything Cara thought she knew about herself, her life…and her desires.

In the midst of all this, gifts from a secret admirer start showing up on Cara’s desk. Will giving into her feelings set her free, or will it destroy everything she’s worked for? Because getting closer to Ellery Chandler comes with risks of its own.

This wife-and-wife team of best-selling author Marian Snowe and humor writer Ruby Grandin brings you a slow-burn lesbian romance full of heart, laughs, and second chances.

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Upcoming Release and Lesbian Book Bingo!

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Hi everyone! I’ve got two SUPER EXCITING pieces of news for you! 😀

My wife, Ruby Grandin, and I are in the final stages of writing a novel together! It’s called The Secret Admirer, and it’s the most romantic thing I’ve ever written. It’s a sweep-you-off-your-feet romance between Cara, an administrative assistant who’s burnt out with her directionless life and jerk boyfriend, and Ellery, the most eligible executive lesbian in the business. Today is the reveal of the cover, designed by Ruby and I! (Mostly Ruby XD)

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The second piece of exciting news I have is that I’ll be participating in Jae’s Lesbian Book Bingo game! It’s a fun, year-long event where all you have to do is read lesbian fiction of all sorts of genres and themes, and you can win books! My novel Prairie Heart is going to be a prize in one of the months 🙂 Check out the link for the rules!

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The Actress is here!

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It’s here! My brand new novel, The Actress, is now available on Amazon!

Click here to get The Actress, or read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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I’m so proud of this novel. It’s fun, dramatic, sexy, and the emotional journey that Tabby and Moira take is very powerful for me. The Actress is about letting others into your heart, about making sacrifices, about what you shouldn’t have to sacrifice, about loving people the way they are–yourself included.

I’m utterly thrilled to share this book with you, and I hope you love it!

Here’s the official summary:

Tabby Gilbert won’t let love get in the way of becoming a star.

As a hopeful young actress, Tabby’s given the chance of a lifetime: a role in a television series that could make her a star. Tabby is determined to let nothing stop her rise toward fame, but she never could have predicted Moira Knox.

Moira, a critically acclaimed actress, sizzles in her roles on-screen, but off camera, she’s cold and so private that no one knows a thing about her life. She and Tabby clash immediately, and Tabby thinks things can’t get much worse…until Tabby is cast as Moira’s love interest.

The two actresses struggle to understand one another as they act out a passionate romance on-screen. Slowly, Tabby begins to glimpse the real Moira Knox, and the chemistry they try so hard to ignore threatens to set them afire. Torn between her career and her feelings for Moira, Tabby is poised for greatness…or a disastrous fall. Can love in the spotlight survive?