Verna Clay
AUTHOR

Verna Clay

"2014 Gold Medal Winner--Readers' Favorite Int'l Contest/Historical Romance--ABBY: MAIL ORDER BRIDE."

My perfect day: coffee shop; laptop; WiFi availability; java mocha; characters demanding their stories be told; a plot that comes together; and hours to live in an alternate reality.

Seriously, I have always loved reading, and now I love writing. As a preteen, I devoured Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Mysteries, but 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 thirty romance novels and novellas in the genres of contemporary western, historical western, general contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. 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.

***Books Listing***

"Contemporary Western"

ROMANCE ON THE RANCH SERIES
Dream Kisses (Kindle, Audiobook)
Honey Kisses (Kindle, Audiobook)
Baby Kisses (Kindle)
Candy Kisses (Kindle)
Christmas Kisses (Kindle)
Rock Star Kisses (Kindle)
Forever Kisses (Kindle)
Forgotten Kisses (Kindle)
Angel Kisses (Kindle)
The Last Kiss (Kindle)
Romance on the Ranch Collection 1-3 (Kindle, Paperback)
Romance on the Ranch Series 1-5 (Kindle, Paperback)
Romance on the Ranch Series 6-10 (Kindle, Paperback)

OASIS, ARIZONA SERIES
Stranded in Oasis (Kindle)
Branded in Oasis (Kindle)
Crashed in Oasis (Kindle)
Oasis Series Collection 1-3 (Kindle)

"Contemporary Paranormal/Fantasy"

FINDING SOMEWHERE SERIES
SOMEWHERE by the Sea (Kindle, Paperback, Large Print Paperback, Audiobook)
SOMEWHERE to Spend Christmas (Kindle, Paperback, Large Print Paperback, Audiobook)
SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide (Kindle, Paperback, Large Print Paperback, Audiobook)
SOMEWHERE to Begin Again (Kindle, Paperback, Large Print Paperback)
SOMEWHERE to Fall in Love (Kindle)

SHAPELING TRILOGY
Roth: Protector (Book 1) (Kindle, Paperback)
Fawn: Master (Book 2) (Kindle, Paperback)
Davide: Prince (Book 3) (Kindle, Paperback)
Shapeling Trilogy Collection 1-3 (Kindle, Paperback)

Jazmine (Kindle)

"Historical Western"

UNCONVENTIONAL SERIES
*Abby: Mail Order Bride (Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook)
Broken Angel (Kindle, Audiobook)
Ryder's Salvation (Kindle)
Joy's Return (Kindle)
Unconditional Series Collection 1-3 (Kindle, Paperback)
Unconditional Series Complete Collection 1-4 (Kindle, Paperback)

*2014 Gold Medal Winner Readers' Favorite Int'l Book Contest/Historical Romance

FINDING HOME SERIES
Cry of the West: Hallie (Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook)
Rescue on the Rio: Lilah (Kindle, Paperback)
Missouri Challenge: Daisy (Kindle, Paperback)
Finding Home Series Collection 1-3 (Kindle)

RED ROCKS TRILOGY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Healing Woman of the Red Rocks: Past (Kindle, Paperback)
Song of the Red Rocks: Present (Kindle, Paperback)
Spirit Tree of the Red Rocks: Future (Kindle, Paperback)
Red Rocks Collection 1-3 (Kindle)

YOUNG ADULT
(Verna Clay writing as Colleen Clay)

Fragile Hearts

AUDIO BOOKS

Abby: Mail Order Bride
Broken Angel
Cry of the West: Hallie
Dream Kisses
Honey Kisses
Baby Kisses
SOMEWHERE by the Sea
SOMEWHERE to Spend Christmas
SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide

LARGE PRINT PAPERBACKS

SOMEWHERE by the Sea
SOMEWHERE to Spend Christmas
SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide
SOMEWHERE to Begin Again

Here are some of my favorite reviews:

"I can say with all honesty that Verna Clay has become a favorite author of mine, and I was giddy to read the first book of this new series taking place in the fictional Arizona small town of Oasis...If you've never read a Verna Clay novel, now is the perfect time to embrace a new addiction. Side effects are chuckles, mild euphoria, and the production of good mood enhancing chemicals in the brain." ~Angie Just Read with The Romance Reviews (Stranded in Oasis)

"...The very talented Verna Clay simply leaves me in awe. Her ability to capture on the page the deeply emotional subjects that drive the everyman is done in a series of warm and tender moments that mean her craft for writing just gets better and better with every story told..." ~Angie Just Read with The Romance Reviews (Christmas Kisses)

"Verna Clay's writing is a new discovery for me. She enthralled me from the first word to the last page. All I want now is to read another book of hers..." ~Steffi with The Romance Reviews (Abby: Mail Order Bride)

"I loved this book. It had heart and made me cry a few times. It was so true to life in it's real emotions..." ~Florida Girl at Amazon (Abby: Mail Order Bride)

"This was a amazing journey...I have read it 3 times and still cry! I also laugh and love the characters. They touched my life in a very nice way..." ~Iwiggy at Amazon (Abby: Mail Order Bride)

"I haven't enjoyed such a read in a long while. Romance novels are so often wound around similar plots and flowery vocabulary, but "Dream Kisses" is a pleasant piece of pastry on a rainy day. It is that forbidden square of chocolate that gives hope to the hopeful romantic..." ~Lisa McCombs at Readers Favorite Book Reviews (Dream Kisses)

"...This is a wonderful romance series that will have you loving the characters, and wishing to join their lives on the ranch!" ~Kristie I. at Readers Favorite Book Reviews (Honey Kisses)

"...Incredible! Wasted pages of backstory are eliminated and Verna Clay immerses us directly into the life of the characters where they happen to be in this time of their lives. Abby: Mail Order Bride had me bawling! It was so touching and felt so very honest...this is truly a wonderful find..." ~Kim at Goodreads (Abby: Mail Order Bride)

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    • Dream Kisses

    • Romance on the Ranch Series Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
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    • By Nocturnus on 01-20-16

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    • SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide

    • Finding SOMEWHERE Series, Book 3
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good!

    • By mandy on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Somewhere by the Sea

    • Finding Somewhere Series, Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Faith Bennison suffered a tragedy that changed her life in unimaginable ways. In an attempt to salvage her sanity, she leaves her home in the Midwest and travels to the small Oregon town of Somewhere....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 1 in the series

    • By MEDY L on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Somewhere to Spend Christmas

    • Finding Somewhere, Book 2
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When the bus Sunny Fairbanks is traveling on stops for a layover in the small seaside town of Somewhere, she decides to walk on the beach at sunrise - and falls in love with the area....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The second book did not disappoint

    • By Rebecca Azizov on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Abby: Mail Order Bride

    • Unconventional Series, Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Amy Gramour
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet -- Touching!

    • By Lady M on 06-29-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Baby Kisses

    • Romance on the Ranch, Book 3
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Tooty Townsend bore a child at the age of 16. Now, four years later, she has her hands full raising Harris and trying to make a living....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cute kids...

    • By Claire on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Cry of the West: Hallie

    • Finding Home Series, Book 1
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Crystal Sershen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Hallie Wells is facing a difficult situation. After selling their farm and just about everything they owned to travel west on the Oregon Trail, she's left stranded with a young son....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wagons Ho!

    • By Lady M on 09-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Honey Kisses

    • Romance on the Ranch, Book 2
    • By: Verna Clay
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Ann Hackstetter first met Jackson Martinez while vacationing at Lazy M Dude Ranch with her husband and teenage son. Part of the "dude" package was a night of fun at Boot Bustin' Barn. At the time, Ann suspected that Sage Tanner, owner of Lazy M, bribed Jackson to ask her to dance as a way of making her inattentive husband jealous....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet Romance

    • By The Novel Lady on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Broken Angel

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    • Narrated by: Amy Gramour
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
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    Luke Samson is a successful writer at the youthful age of 25. His life is going along as planned and he has no desire to marry for at least a few years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The healing powers of love and understanding...

    • By Marlene on 09-18-15

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