Author: Verna Clay

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. A few years ago, I decided to try my hand at writing and I've been doing so with a passion ever since. My current focus is writing western romance, both contemporary and historical. 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.


Stranded in Oasis - Oasis Series #1

Stranded in Oasis
  • Number: B00HMJ783Y
  • Release: 2014-01-01
  • Author: Verna Clay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: M.O.I. Publishing
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Question: What happens when a New York corporate magnate gets stranded in Oasis, Arizona, with orders from Grandfather to manage a trailer and RV park for six months or lose his inheritance? And what happens when said magnate meets a female resident of said park who refuses to kowtow to him?

Answer: Lots of laughter for the reader, romance for the leading characters, and introductions to quirky characters living in Oasis, Arizona.

This is the first book in the Oasis Series. It can be read as a standalone. Order of books: Stranded in Oasis; Branded in Oasis (coming soon); Landed in Oasis (coming soon).

Some profanity

Sweet/Sensual love scenes

Christmas Kisses - Romance on the Ranch Series #5

Christmas Kisses
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00FTUFROA
  • Release: 2013-10-11
  • Author: Verna Clay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Western, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: M.O.I. Publishing
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Although born into wealth and privilege, Cecelia Brightman has never found the forever-after kind of happiness she seeks. She has devoted her life to helping others through charity work, but now, at the age of forty-two, she can no longer continue along the same path. Much to the chagrin of her parents, she leaves the trappings of wealth to follow her heart to the small town of Paxtonville in Colorado to be near her brother and his large family.

As for the hero of Christmas Kisses, he is new to the series and carrying baggage from a previous sorrow that almost destroyed him. However, I have a feeling Cecelia may be the perfect answer for Connor MacKenzie.

This story has been written specifically with Christmas in mind, so, of course, there are children involved. Some of the youngsters are new to the series; others are rejoining the ongoing saga. But all will have a wonderful Christmas!

Christmas Kisses is a continuation of The Romance on the Ranch Series, but it can be read as a stand-alone, as can all the stories in this collection.

Order of books: Dream Kisses / Honey Kisses / Baby Kisses / Candy Kisses / Christmas Kisses

Mild profanity - Sweet/Sensual love scenes

Far Into Yesterday

Far Into Yesterday
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: B003YUC9AC
  • Release: 8/1/2010
  • Author: Verna Clay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing
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Haunted by a Poem...

The words swirl and dance in her mind until Ella Montclair is forced to commit them to paper. The poem haunts her every night before she falls asleep, the meaning of the words elusive. To keep her sanity she blocks the words from her mind.

An Unexpected Job Opportunity...

Ella can't believe her good fortune when she receives the job of a lifetime, research assistant to the great Lord Byron Thomas. As she is packing for her exciting journey, the poem that haunted her all those years ago resurfaces, leaving her to question fate. Why now? Why would the words resurface when she's about to embark on the greatest adventure of her life? What do they mean?

A Painting or a Portal...
Exploring Farnham Castle, her employer's latest research project, Ella finds an antique painting in one of the abandoned rooms. Compelled by an unseen force to touch the portrait, Ella is transported to the year 1888 and the bedroom of Lord Wallace Hastings. Words from the poem begin to resurface as Ella struggles to find a way back to her time and the world she knows. Again,she questions their meaning. Will mere words haunting Ella from the past be her key back to her own time? What of the love she's begun to feel for the dashing Lord Hastings? Will the words of the poem that transported her Far Into Yesterday, bring her home again?