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Day after Christmas Release: Mountain Chicken Roundup

New Release: Mountain Chicken Roundup

Remember that crazy story that I kept talking about?  The one with the chickens? Well it’s published!  I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

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It all began with eight chickens…

Delia Carpenter takes her daily walk up on a gorgeous nature trail in the Maine mountains.  Normally, those walks are pretty uneventful—but one day, she happens to find the most unexpected of animals off the path.  A domestic chicken.  Delia grew up on a farm many years ago, and manages to corral the chicken to take to the ranger station.

And at the ranger station, there are several more chickens, and an unexpected but incredibly attractive new ranger.  Avery Harper is filling in for the usual ranger, and now has an interesting predicament on her hands:  there are even more chickens than the ones Delia and Avery found.  And they’re getting out of hand.

Delia never thought she’d be spending her afternoon helping an incredibly attractive park ranger round up chickens.  But then, the day takes an even more interesting turn…

“Mountain Chicken Roundup” is a funny, sweet romantic short story and is approximately 5,000 words long (about an hour of reading or so).

Love by the Books: Compilation Edition Available Now!

It’s finished!!  I am so excited to be releasing my first collection of short stories.

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I had a wonderful chat with my adorable publishers (love them SO much) last night and then I got the final copy versions to release today!!

This is a compilation of my first four short stories: Smoothie Operator, The Sort of First Date, The First Date, and One Last Chance.

How many bad dates would you have to go on before giving up on the woman of your dreams?

Abby Jennings feels a little out of her element going back to school to become a librarian:  she’s older than her fellow classmates and the world seems to move a heck of a lot faster than it used to.  But between classes, the busy college café offers an unexpected haven in the form of delicious smoothies…and smiles from the woman behind the smoothie counter.

But whenever Abby and the incredibly attractive Jane try to get together for a date, disaster seems to strike.  Are Abby and Jane meant to be, or will too many bad dates in a row break up the couple before they even start?

Love by the Books is a sweet, funny story about the adventures of two women falling in love.  This is the complete collection of the four Love by the Books short stories:  “Smoothie Operator,” “The Sort-of First Date,” “The First Date” and “One Last Chance.”   It is approximately 20,000 words long (several hours of enjoyable reading or so).

It’s available right now on Smashwords, and then later today it will be on Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

Coming soon: Mountain Chicken Roundup and The Secret Admirer!

It’s complete!

The last story is finally published!  Love by the Books is done!

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How many bad dates would you have to go on before giving up on the woman of your dreams?

Abby Jennings has been having a run of bad luck.  She found herself falling for an absolutely gorgeous woman—who, for once in her life, appeared to be interested in Abby!  But whenever Abby and the incredibly attractive Jane try to get together for a date, disaster seems to strike.  And when their first official date crashes and burns when Jane’s terrible ex-girlfriend appears, it seems as if Abby and Jane aren’t really meant to be after all.

But Abby wants to give it one last chance…

“One Last Chance” is a sweet, funny short story, the fourth and last in the “Love by the Books” series, about the adventures of two women falling in love.  It is approximately 5,500 words long (about an hour of reading or so).

It’s available right now on Smashwords.  And by tomorrow it’s going to be on BN and Amazon too.

And I am SO.  Excited!

There’s going to be a compilation edition soon as well 🙂

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I got a bit side tracked by a story idea. I’m writing a romance that has chickens in it. No, not a ‘hen party’ but actual chickens. *Giggles* I’m considering naming it "Love in the Time Chickens" or "Romance and the Rhode Island Red".

I’m sitting here in my favorite cafe and giggling to myself while writing about a chicken.

And now I must be getting back to my stories.

😀 Chickens!

The First Date (Book 3 of Love by the Books) is out!

Last night I released the third installment of my Abby and Jane (Love by the Books).

You can find it online now!

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Date-Ruby-Grandin-ebook/dp/B00GMX3LN2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1384377663&sr=8-5&keywords=ruby+grandin
Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-first-date-ruby-grandin/1117391271?ean=2940148971702
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/377426

And I’ve heard from my lovely editors, the final story will probably be out Next Week!! Stay tuned!

Smoothie Operator

Smoothie Operator

Would you have the courage to ask a woman out, even if you weren’t sure she was gay?

Abby Jennings feels a little out of her element going back to school to become a librarian:  she’s older than her fellow classmates and the world seems to move a heck of a lot faster than it used to.  But between classes, the busy college café offers an unexpected haven in the form of delicious smoothies…and smiles from the woman behind the smoothie counter.

Jane is absolutely gorgeous, and is always incredibly nice to Abby, but she’s supposed to be nice, isn’t she?  That’s her job.  But when Jane starts to give Abby free smoothies, Abby wonders if she’s interpreting the signals correctly:  does Jane actually like her? 

“Smoothie Operator” is a sweet, funny short story, the first in the “Love by the Books” series, about the adventures of two women falling in love.  It is approximately 5,000 words long (about an hour of reading or so).

You can buy this book now:

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