Ranay James moved to a small farm in East Texas, along with her husband and two dogs after walking away from the fast paced corporate life in 2012.
Ranay graduated from college majoring in accounting and finance with a minor in business management and law. Becoming a romance writer seems a most unlikely path for a woman who spent most of her career managing people and operational practices within the corporate environment.
It all began in 2004 on New Year's Day. Having made a list of things that she wanted to accomplish for the year, she added some items to that list that would push her skill set and take her out of her comfort zone. Writing a novel was one of those items. Later that day, Ranay sat down at her computer. Looking at that blank word document, she simply wrote the first thing that came into her mind.
"What were you thinking?" she wrote, remembering the line from a dream she had in a hotel room in Houston, Texas in 2002. Several chapters in, Ranay found her voice as the story began to form. It came from a place that she never knew existed. Ranay began to write that day in 2004 and simply never stopped.
Eleven years later, with twelve published works to her name, and nine more completed awaiting publication, Ranay has found a new passion - the love of storytelling and sharing her characters with the world.
Not your typical knight-in-shining-armor-rescues-damsel-in-distress-story, The McKinnon Legends set the reader on a journey of deep love, treachery, and mystery of the way time and space collide with characters that are believable.
This love affair sets the foundation for a strong and solid family legacy that spans centuries in a ten-volume series, which is certain to take you away. Join them on their journey of growth as they ultimately evolve into the McKinnon Legends.
Now the stage is set for the battle to secure Morgan’s birthright: the lavishly appointed Seabridge Castle. Currently the dukedom is in the hands of the lecherous Lord Brentwood who seized control after Morgan’s family was killed in a fatal fire.
Nic must fight to regain what Brentwood never had the right to possess. Will he succeed? Or will true evil prevail? There can be only one victor.
For his faithful devotion to King Henry, Nic finds himself rewarded with the hand in marriage to the seventh Duchess of Seabridge. The only issue is Nic isn’t interested in the bounty, and taking a wife is certainly not in his plans. However, seeming ungrateful for this gift or disobeying a king’s command is never wise. Nic reluctantly agrees to marry. Living with his bride was not a stipulation.
This installment of the McKinnon Legends finds Connor Holden in a place he never thought to be--in love with a woman he cannot easily win because of his own foolish pride. A once-in-a-lifetime love is on the line, so will fate be kind or the witch Connor has professed her to be? Will Connor and Reagan find a way to bridge the gap between them? There is so much to lose if the answer is no.
“You think you are in control of your life?” Fate asks as she looks down upon this earth. “If so, I advise you to think again…”
No matter one’s station in life Fate mocks us all. None are exempt—a lesson one of King Henry’s favorite knights is about to learn… The hard way.