Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thankful Author 2019- Claire Marti

2019 has been a year filled with many blessings and many challenges. I'm grateful to my husband, friends, and family for all the love and support. I published two books and co-led a yoga retreat to Tuscany––it took years of hard work to manifest these dreams and I couldn't have done it without love. Every day I count my blessings.


A perfectionistic equine vet. A gorgeous fireman. An unrequited high school crush blazes hot twelve years later.

Reliable Amanda McNeill’s world toppled last summer when Hollywood invaded her family’s horse breeding ranch. Everyone’s moving onward and upward, but she’s in a massive rut. Weary of her label as the dependable older sister, she yearns to throw predictability to the wind and embrace spontaneity. She can be impulsive, even wild, and a hot fling with Jake Cruz might be the sizzle she needs to jumpstart her life.

When firefighter Jake Cruz rescues a dog from a hit-and-run, the nearest vet is none other than his high school tutor, Amanda McNeill. Face to face with his former crush, he finds her to be even more beautiful than he remembers, and her charming blushes and heated glances tell him she notices him this time around. While Jake longs to discover if this Amanda matches the girl who starred in his adolescent fantasies, his desire to become fire captain, and earn his family's pride, requires he focus on work, not passion.

Could his dream woman become his real love or will his professional ambitions extinguish their chances? Once the smoke clears, will Amanda realize Jake isn’t a fling but her hero after all?

Claire Marti started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress. 
Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.

Claire's exciting new Pacific Vista Ranch series set on a horse-breeding ranch in exclusive Rancho Santa Fe, California, launched in September 2019.  Nobody Else But You won Best Contemporary in the LERA and was a Stiletto Finalist for Best Contemporary. 
Claire is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, and the San Diego Romance Writers.

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  1. So beautiful, Claire! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I loved the pictures of your yoga retreat in Tuscany. It looked like great fun. A trip to remember, for sure.

  3. I loved the pictures of your yoga retreat in Tuscany. It looked like great fun. A trip to remember, for sure.