Not only is Claire Raye a really sweet pen name, it’s actually a pen name for two sarcastic best friends who met through their mutual love of reading. After bonding over books (and wine and cheese), they decided to take the plunge and see if they could write a book together and ta dah... The Rockport Beach Series was born! In addition to their shared love of food and dropping an occasional (read, a lot of) f bombs, the writing duo that is Claire Raye like to write about strong, sassy females who aren’t afraid to say what’s on their mind and the overprotective men who fall in love with them. While Claire Raye’s resting bitch face might be strong, she always makes sure her alpha males are stronger!
Both halves of Claire Raye are married and both of their husbands have a cheeky side that gets plenty of airtime in their books. From their smart mouths to their witty one-liners, there’s plenty of material to use for all those alpha males they love to write about.
While Claire Raye isn’t sure they’ll ever reveal who they really are —there’s just something about your co-workers knowing you write erotic love scenes that makes having a pen name that much easier— they’re definitely going to keep on writing. Plans are already underway for the next series, which is sure to feature plenty of sass, steam and humor, and of course, a happily ever after!
Ellen Somerville and Will McIntyre met by accident and under unusual circumstances. Getting sprayed by a skunk in a parking lot wouldn’t normally be the greatest way to start a relationship, but somehow it was the catalyst to what was always meant to be.
The Rockport Beach Series follows interconnected characters and their lives. The third book in the series follows Finn O'Loughlin, a small town police chief as he navigate the perils of a new relationship.
The Rockport Beach Series follows interconnected characters and their lives. The second book in the series Finding Home with You follows Ryan Summers, a Boston detective and Erin Connelly, a small town kindergarten teacher as they navigate their new relationship and the drama that unfolds.
The Rockport Beach Series follows interconnected characters and their lives. The first book in the series Coming Home to You follows Beck O'Loughlin, a Boston detective and Kelsey Walters, a small inn owner as they rekindle their long-forgetten romance, despite challenges from a stalker ex-boyfriend.