Francis Ray

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Francis Ray

in Richland, TX, The United States
July 20, 1944




Died July 2, 2013.

Francis Ray was a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American writer of romance novels. Her literary fiction series – Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends – have consistently made bestseller's lists. She was born in Richland, Texas, and studied nursing, receiving a bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University in 1967. She began writing in 1987, while continuing to work as a nurse, and had her first book published in 1992.

Romantic Times Career Achievement
The Golden Pen
The Atlantic Choice
Romantic Times 2008 Reviewers' Choice Award Winners for AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROMANCE Reviewers' Choice Awards – Best Books Not Even If You Begged, St. Martin'

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Average rating: 4.39 · 19,578 ratings · 912 reviews · 70 distinct works · Similar authors
Until There Was You (Grayso...

4.49 avg rating — 1,061 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Dreaming of You (Graysons o...

4.45 avg rating — 806 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Only You (Graysons of New M...

4.56 avg rating — 774 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Way You Love Me

4.43 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

4.45 avg rating — 738 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Irresistible You (Graysons ...

4.46 avg rating — 663 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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You and No Other (Graysons ...

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Forever Yours

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Heart of the Falcon

4.58 avg rating — 600 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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In Another Man's Bed

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More books by Francis Ray…
Until There Was You You and No Other Dreaming of You Irresistible You Only You
Graysons of New Mexico (5 books)
4.48 avg rating — 3,981 ratings

The Way You Love Me Nobody But You One Night With You It Had to Be You A Seductive Kiss With Just One Kiss A Dangerous Kiss
Grayson Friends (11 books)
4.37 avg rating — 4,003 ratings

Like the First Time Any Rich Man Will Do In Another Man's Bed Not Even If You Begged And Mistress Makes Three If You Were My Man
Invincible Women (6 books)
4.33 avg rating — 2,240 ratings

Forever Yours Only Hers Heart of the Falcon Break Every Rule
Taggart/Falcon (4 books)
4.47 avg rating — 1,939 ratings

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow When Morning Comes: A Famil... After the Dawn: A Family Af...
Hidden Legacy/A Family Affair (3 books)
4.35 avg rating — 1,305 ratings

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“Relationships are a never-ending work in progress.”
Francis Ray, If You Were My Man

“Payton “Sin” Sinclair was an unapologetic people-watcher. As a sports consultant, working with some of the biggest and most recognizable athletes in sports and business, he had to be able to read the smallest nuances of others. That ability was just one of the unique attributes that set him apart from the competition and made him the go-to person when corporations wanted to align themselves with the top professional athletes in the country.”
Francis Ray, A Dangerous Kiss

“do we not love each other enough, or do we love ourselves too much!”
Francis Ray, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow


Please vote for the series you'd most like to read and discuss with other members of the group. Once the series had been decided upon, we can begin reading and discussing the books in the series December 15th, at our own pace.

From Race to Redemption series by Tiana Laveen
  11 votes, 35.5%

Battaglia Mafia series by Sienna Mynx
  10 votes, 32.3%

The Taggart/ Falcon series by Francis Ray
  3 votes, 9.7%

Gulid Hunter series by Nalini Singh
  2 votes, 6.5%

The Heaven on Earth series by Reana Malori
  2 votes, 6.5%

The La Patron series by Sydney Addae
  2 votes, 6.5%

The Shhh.... Mine series by Shannon Dianne
  1 vote, 3.2%


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Book Excerpts : Excerpt from IF You Were My Man by Francis Ray 3/2/2010 9 26 Apr 16, 2010 12:23PM  
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Happily Ever Afte...: Authors: Hard to Find Letters (F, I, O, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z) 62 363 Oct 18, 2014 02:05PM  
Happily Ever Afte...: Over in a Flash - October 2014 238 153 Nov 02, 2014 10:59AM  
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