Verna Clay

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My perfect day: laptop; WiFi availability; java mocha; characters demanding their stories be told; a plot that comes together; and hours to live in an alternate reality. Afterward, I return home to wash dishes and vacuum.

Seriously, I have always loved reading, and now I love writing. As a preteen, I devoured Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Mysteries. When I reached my teen years, the romance genre became my favorite and that has never changed. After years of procrastinating, I tried my hand at writing and I've been doing so with a passion ever since. I have written over twenty-five romance novels and novellas in the genres of contemporary, contemporary western, historical western, general, fantasy, and paranormal. Because I hate saying goodbye to characters who have lived with me for months, I usually create a series so they can be revisited from book to book. I have also written a Young Adult novella titled "Fragile Hearts" using the pen name of Colleen Clay.

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Fragile Hearts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,190. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Verna Clay. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Fragile Hearts is the story of twenty-one year old Morgan Weston who is confined to a wheelchair. A car accident at the age of fourteen left her not only physically challenged, but emotionally fragile. There are mysteries to unravel regarding the car accident that killed her only sister and her sister's boyfriend. Enter now, Tyce Brandon. Tyce has his own secrets.

Books

Somewhere To Spend Christmas
Pre-release—available December 12, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,230. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
WELCOME TO SOMEWHERE, OREGON Nestled in a cove on Oregon's coastline, the town of Somewhere is charming, picturesque, inhabited by townsfolk who love their community—and teeming with mystery. You are invited to join the heroes and heroines of Somewhere as they solve mysteries, discover romance, experience inexplicable phenomena, and fight injustice—just the usual stuff!
Somewhere By The Sea
Series: Finding SOMEWHERE, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,120. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"Finding SOMEWHERE Series" WELCOME TO SOMEWHERE, OREGON Nestled in a cove on Oregon's coastline, the town of Somewhere is charming, picturesque, inhabited by townsfolk who love their community—and teeming with mystery. You are invited to join the heroes and heroines of Somewhere as they solve mysteries, discover romance, experience inexplicable phenomena, and fight injustice—the usual stuff!
Angel Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,510. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Since childhood Angel Martinez has loved Harris Brightman, the son of her parents' friends. But now, as a grown woman, she must make a decision to go for what she wants or continue pleasing others. After a heart-to-heart talk with her best friend she lays caution aside; however, life can be quirky and the best laid plans often go awry.
Forgotten Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Hannah Tanner, daughter of Sage and Sarah Tanner from book one, Dream Kisses, has always dreamed of experiencing diverse cultures in countries other than the United States. To that end, she joins a nonprofit organization that sends her to a third world country where she works as office assistant to a doctor in the same organization. Hannah's life will never be the same.
Spirit Tree of the Red Rocks: Future
Series: Red Rocks Trilogy (Past, Present, Future), Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Western
A solar flare has destroyed the surface of the earth and driven its inhabitants underground. Unknown to Dr. Violet Morningstar, she holds the key to the future. However, she has contracted a deadly virus and must be placed in cryogenics. Awakened hundreds of years in the future she is astounded that the world, although technologically advanced, is still underground.
Song of the Red Rocks: Present
Series: Red Rocks Trilogy (Past, Present, Future), Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,730. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
For Jason Grant, purchasing the land he once played on as a child is a dream come true. He considers the property with its magnificent views of red monoliths to be the most beautiful on earth. When famous singer Sunny Sundance shows up offering to buy his land, he refuses. Only later, after a journey of discovery into the past with Sunny, does he realize how truly special she is.
Crashed in Oasis
Series: Oasis, Arizona, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,510. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Collin Banks has made treasure hunting his profession and his latest project brings him to Oasis, Arizona. He's attempting to solve the hundred year old mystery of a gold heist from the Manfred Schneider Gold Mine. However, while flying his Cessna Skyhawk over the small town and surrounding desert, something goes horribly wrong and his plane crashes!
Branded in Oasis
Series: Oasis, Arizona, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,370. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Kade Blackwell has met his match in Skylar (Skye) Rutherford. Skye is a successful photographer and Kade is, well...he could be the next supermodel if Skye has her way. Kade owns the local garage in the tiny desert town of Oasis in Arizona and his passion is customizing motorcycles. He has no inclination to become a supermodel, until he suddenly finds himself in need of funds for his grandmother.
Healing Woman of the Red Rocks: Past
Series: Red Rocks Trilogy (Past, Present, Future), Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,580. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Dr. Thomas Matthews lost his wife to a mysterious disease and now his daughter is showing the same symptoms. He is desperate to find a cure. In an unexpected turn of events, he learns of a woman known as the Healing Woman of the Red Rocks. For years, Tana Raven Sees has been visited by her deceased grandmother in dreams foretelling of a man who will seek her out...and make her cry.
Stranded in Oasis
Series: Oasis, Arizona, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
At first, Maximilian Rutherford III is stunned, and then he's angry. Six months living in the Arizona desert isn't his lifestyle. However, the mandate issued by Max I, his grandfather, is clear--manage a trailer and RV Park or lose his inheritance. Max III, hotshot corporate exec has managed billion dollar companies, but now he's supposed to oversee a trailer park!
Missouri Challenge: Daisy (Finding Home Series #3)
Series: Finding Home, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,490. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Daisy Smithson and Tim Wells are reunited after seventeen years. They first met in Missouri at the age of eight and became friends. However, the night before Tim departed for Oregon, young Daisy dreamed they would one day marry. He couldn't get away fast enough. Sins from Trent Garrett's past still haunt him. Although attracted to Arizona Cayson, he makes no effort to deepen their relationship.
Rescue on the Rio: Lilah (Finding Home Series #2)
Series: Finding Home, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Rush Garrett has been hired by friends Hallie and Cooper Jerome to find Lilah Parker and persuade her to return to Oregon with him. She parted ways with her sister Hallie twenty years earlier. Lilah yearns for her family, but in her infrequent letters to Hallie, she has lied about her occupation. Her sister believes her to be a seamstress. She is actually a fallen woman.
Cry of the West: Hallie (Finding Home Series #1)
Series: Finding Home, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,550. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Recently widowed, Hallie Wells is facing hard times. The sudden demise of her husband after selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, has left her stranded. Dare she ask Cooper Jerome, recently returned from the War of the States, if he would put his life on hold for, say, five months to drive her wagon, and that doesn't include his return trip.
Forever Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,550. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dovie Juniper hasn't lived a perfect life like handsome cowboy, Toby Tanner. In fact, she has major physical challenges that have kept men away from her. However, her biggest challenge will be opening her heart to a man who loves her unconditionally.
Rock Star Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 36,090. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
At the age of twenty-two, Tessa Branigan has already been married and divorced and romance is not an option. Unexpectedly, Sean Barfield, now a famous rock star, returns to town for some much needed R and R and Tessa is not happy that her heart goes ballistic whenever he's around. Sean Barfield has always had a crush on Tessa and wonders what he can do to prove he's a regular guy.
Joy's Return (Unconventional Series #4)
Series: Unconventional, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Joy Abigail Ryder has a dream to travel and paint the West, just as her father Jake Ryder did when he was her age. Being the year 1920, societal restrictions are not as cumbersome as they once were a decade or two earlier, but still, is she ready to travel unchaperoned for an extended period of time? Her sweet grandmother Abby is the one who convinces her to follow her heart.
Jazmine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jazmine has yearned for an assignment in the human realm since she was a wee one fairy. To that end, she attends Fairies-in-Training School, but remains unchosen. Sadly, she accepts that she will be returned to her clan, the Fragrant Flowers, to resume her job as a jasmyster, ensuring that her namesakes are always fragrant. Unexpectedly, Boss-at-the-Top selects her for a very important task.
Christmas Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,450. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Connor MacKenzie is carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, Cecelia Brightman, the new owner of the local coffeehouse, is rocking his lonely world.
Candy Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,490. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After a bull riding competition accident, widower Dirk Branigan is flat on his back with a busted leg. In dire need of a nanny for his ten year old daughter Tessa, as well as someone to cook and clean, he hires a woman referred to him by friends. His new "domestic help" turns out to be spoiled, temperamental, frustrating, and yes, occasionally, endearing.
Baby Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tooty Townsend bore a child at the age of sixteen. Now, four years later, she has her hands full raising Harris and trying to make a living. Reclusive author, Maxwell Henry a.k.a. Miles Brightman, is looking to hire a personal assistant while he's in Colorado finishing up his latest suspense thriller. Unfortunately, Tooty's son Harris once asked the guy to marry his mommy and become his daddy.
Honey Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jackson Martinez has an easy way with the women, but the one woman who sets his heart to racing is Annie Hackstetter. She's older than him, has a grown son, and probably has an aversion to men after being married to a jerk. When Sage reveals Annie's sad state of economic affairs and says she's looking for a job, Jackson knows his heart is in trouble when he hires her to manage his household.
Dream Kisses
Series: Romance on the Ranch, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,920. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Author Mims Murphy meets Sage Tanner at Imaginings Publishing while he's posing for the cover of her soon-to-be-released romance novel. After being bulldozed into a coffee break with him by her publisher, an embarrassing incident makes her furious and she walks out. Little does she realize that the "dude" ranch she'll be living at for six weeks is owned by the guy she'd like to forget!
Ryder's Salvation (Unconventional Series #3)
Series: Unconventional, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,670. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Famous artist Jack Ryder has lost everything, even his ability to paint after a carriage accident. He lives a bitter and solitary existence. Jenny Samson, an aspiring artist attending his academy, is about to turn his world upside down. She may appear timid at first, but Jake is about to learn there's more to Jenny than he anticipated.
Broken Angel (Unconventional Series #2)
Series: Unconventional, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Angel St. Clair is truly a broken woman having suffered so much. But fate is about to intervene when a young man named Luke Samson.overhears a conversation while dining at his favorite restaurant. Two strangers will meet and alter the course of their carefully laid plans.
Abby: Mail Order Bride (Unconventional Series #1)
Series: Unconventional, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Readers' Favorite 2014 Gold Winner--Historical Romance! Brant Samson has fallen on hard times with the death of his beloved wife a year earlier from lung fever. Left with three children, he's desperate to find a mother for them. Abigail Mary Vaughn always dreamed of having her own family, but caring for her elderly parents ended that dream--until she answered a classified advertisement.

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