HOMECOMING is here!

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!

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IRRESISTIBLE is released today!

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?

The Actress is here!

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?

Teasers for THE ACTRESS

Well, I failed a little at posting a teaser for The Actress every day on my blog, but I did post them each day on my Facebook page–so if you use FB, I’d love to be friends with you there!

The Actress should be finished today, and in the meanwhile, here are the rest of the teasers. I hope you enjoy them, and I can’t wait to share The Actress with you!

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The Actress teaser #1

Reached a big writing milestone today! My newest novel, The Actress, will tentatively be released next Tuesday, October 24!

This book has been such a delight to write, you guys. I love watching people act on screen, so getting to describe exactly what I love watching was so fun and satisfying! Tabby and Moira’s story is full of ups and downs, and there’s a lot going on beneath the surface for both of them: worries about the future, struggling to trust, clashing personalities, and more. But two actresses should know when to be honest and when to put forward an act, right?

HA, I say XD Wouldn’t it be easy if that were how it worked?

I’m so excited about this that I’m planning to share teaser graphics with quotes from the story every day until it’s released 😀 Here’s the first one!

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Sneak Peek of THE ACTRESS

You guuuyyyyyys I’m IN LOVE with the novel I’m writing right now.

It’s called The Actress and it’s about Tabby, an aspiring star, and Moira, the enigmatic actress Tabby competes against for the lead role in a television series. Moira snubs Tabby the moment they meet, and when Tabby gets cast opposite Moira instead of getting the part she wants, it’s bad enough…but then she reads the script and sees that her character is secretly in love with Moira’s.

Moira is a consummate actress and sizzles with allure when the camera is on her, but off screen, she’s cold and snobbish and impossible to read. And since Tabby is a bubbly, friendly extrovert, she’s sure they’ll never understand each other. But slowly, Tabby starts to see that there might be something behind Moira’s hard exterior…and she might just be falling for the REAL Moira.

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the first times Tabby gets a glimpse of Moira’s true self 

Camera lights flashed in my eyes as I turned onto the carpet and I had no trouble pasting on a dazzling smile. This was my first red carpet. This was it, my moment. The first of many, I hoped.

And then something unbelievable happened. Moira took my arm.

She slid her hand beneath my elbow and hooked her arm through mine, and through the lace sleeve of her dress I could feel her warm skin. I looked up at her face in surprise, and time seemed to slow.

Moira smiled at me, with narrowed eyes and rounded cheeks and a secret light in the dark brown depths of her eyes. My heart resounded in my chest with a boom that shook every vein. It was real, that look. Unmistakably genuine. I hadn’t known Moira for very long, but something instinctual, something deep and pure in the marrow of my bones told me that I knew when she was acting and when she wasn’t.

And right now, as she shared this immensely private smile with me that made me feel like I was the only one in the world even though we were surrounded by people…

She wasn’t acting.

This was the real Moira, and she was gazing at me like no one else could understand her the way I did.

The red carpet might as well have been made of sunrise-blushed clouds as we walked down it together, arm-in-arm.

PRAIRIE HEART audiobook!

My novel Prairie Heart is now available as an audiobook!

The narrator is Tessa Stavers (also known as Aven Shore) and she is phenomenal.  Her work is professional, crisp, and such a perfect balance between acting and narration. She really brings Eleanor and Morgan to life (not to mention all the other characters!) I fell in love with this story all over again when I listened to the audiobook. I know you’ll love it!

And you can listen to it for FREE with an Audible free trial! This is one of my most popular novels, and people asked for it to be made into an audiobook–and I couldn’t be happier!

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Here’s what Prairie Heart is about:

Eleanor Higgins has an incredible talent for matchmaking–for everyone but herself. Many of the couples in the tiny Colorado ranch town of Prairie Winds have Eleanor to thank for their happily ever after. But when her best friend, Morgan, asks for Eleanor’s help to set her up on a date…

Well, that’s where it gets complicated.

Morgan is funny and dashing, and she’s sexier in blue jeans and a cowboy hat than any ranch hand has a right to be. She also just came out. The thing is? Eleanor’s had a crush on Morgan since forever, and has spent her entire life convincing herself that Morgan was off limits. Now that Morgan’s told her she’s not exactly straight–and that Morgan needs her help to find the right lady–Eleanor’s heartbroken that this “right lady” is probably not her. Ever the great friend, she knows her own ex-girlfriend is absolutely perfect for Morgan…

A sexy camping trip, a tornado and an intense love triangle round out this heartwarming romance by best-selling author Marian Snowe!