Get In An Island State Of Mind…

My new book, When The Stars Align, features a romance between two astronomy students embarking on a summer internship in beautiful, sunny, steamy Puerto Rico. To help get you in the mood, here’s a list of my favorite places on the island, and some of the starring locations for the story.

  • areciboArecibo Observatory – When people think about studying the stars, they often imagine backyard telescopes and breathtaking images of far-off galaxies. But some of the most interesting work being done in the field is completed by collecting information from the distant reaches of the cosmos using invisible light in the form of radio waves. The telescope in Arecibo, PR, is a vast, metal dish set into a crater in the ground, and it’s some three football fields wide in diameter. Catch a glimpse of it in movies such as Contact, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, and the James Bond film Golden Eye.

    It’s the setting for the majority of the story, and the primary place where the characters, Adam and Jo, fall in love.

  • romantic-beach-puerto-ricoPonce – This city on the south side of the island boasts gorgeous, pristine, white beaches. It was the perfect place for my hero–buff, athletic Adam–to take the guarded heroine, Jo, into the ocean for the first time and teach her to loosen up a little.


  • romantic-el-Yunque-waterfallEl Yunque – This gorgeous national park is the only tropical rainforest in the national park system, and it’s a treasure of dense jungle foliage, towering palm trees, beautiful, crystal clear pools and hidden waterfalls.
    One of the first times Jo and Adam interact outside observatory grounds is on a day trip to the rainforest. Taking advantage of the chance to swim, Jo gets herself into a situation where she needs help, and it’s the first crack in her defenses that allows Adam to see a glimpse of the vulnerability she keeps so carefully hidden from the rest of the world.


  • bioluminescenceVieques Island – This small island a short ferry ride off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico is home to a major military base—and what might possibly be my favorite place in the world. The unflatteringly named Mosquito Bay has a natural phenomenon known as bioluminescence. Tiny microscopic organisms in the water glow whenever they’re disturbed. Swimming fish leave trails of brilliant blue light in the water. A kick of a leg sends off showers of brilliance. Letting some of the water pour down your arm sends pinpricks of light like tiny stars flowing across your skin.
    While pollution and climate change have taken their toll, making the bay less spectacular than it was years ago, it lives in my memory as the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, and is the setting for what I think of as one of most romantic scenes in the book, as Adam and Jo discover the wonder of it together.

I can’t wait to share all the heat and passion of the Caribbean with you.

When The Stars Align releases September 1, 2015. Pre-order your copy today: 
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Introducing When The Stars Align’s Adam McCay

When The Stars Align is coming out in just a couple of weeks. It’s special to me for a whole host of reasons, including the fact that it’s my first full-length m/f romance, my first book with Grand Central’s Forever Yours line, and my first new adult book in over a year. To get the ball rolling with it, I’m here today to introduce you to one of my favorite heroes I’ve ever written, college junior Adam McCay.

Before I get too far, let me start by mentioning that Adam looks like this with his shirt on:

Chris Evans is the visual inspiration for the hero of my sexy new adult romance When The Stars Align

And like this without it:

Chris Evan shirtless was a major source of inspiration for my sexy new adult romance When The Stars Align

Besides his angelic face, his abs, and his shoulder-to-waist ratio, what precisely do I love so much about him?

Honestly, Adam is a delightful mess of contradictions. He’s a beefcake of a hunk who also happens to be a closet nerd, and he’s just as likely to be found working out as he is to be performing complicated calculations in his research into stellar astronomy.

He prizes loyalty above all else. He’s dedicated to his family and his friends, and he’s the type of person who will always try to keep the peace and do the right thing.

To all appearances, he’s a clean-cut all-American guy.

And the instant he lays eyes on Josephine “Jo” Kramer, with her visible tattoos, her piercings and her electric blue hair, he is utterly bewitched.

At first, the attraction is purely physical. After the end of a long-term relationship with a girl he was always better friends with than anything else, the idea of a girl with a little bite has his blood running hot. It doesn’t help matters that he and Jo butt heads immediately, and their confrontations always end up throwing sparks.

But as he gets to know this fierce, fiery girl, he gets to see the hidden parts of her, the hurts and the decency. Animal magnetism transforms into mutual respect, intense feelings of protectiveness, and ultimately, love.

His capacity for love, his patience and his selflessness are the things that end up defining him in my mind.

Also, have I mentioned his shoulder-to-waist ratio?

Chris Evans is new adult romance inspiration

He’s available for pre-order now. I can’t wait for you to read his story. By the end, I hope you’ll be as in love with him and proud of him as I am.

When The Stars Align releases September 1, 2015. Pre-order your copy today: 
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Praise for Jeanette Grey’s When The Stars Align:

“I couldn’t put it down! I loved every sentence! The writing is outstanding, the setting entrancing, and the characters stole my heart. Fresh, flawed and instantly lovable, you’ll root for Jo and Adam at every turn. ”
—S. C. Stephens, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The heat of the island has nothing on the off the charts attraction that sizzles between its feisty and fiercely unique heroine and idyllic hero. The journey to being the best you is often equal parts beautiful and tragic, and Gray sets the scene perfectly. A sassy and sexy read full of heart and adventure. This romance is like a breath of fresh air.”
—Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author.

“Once I started I could. not. stop. I loved every word. Refreshing characters. Unique setting. And a plot that will have you smiling all the way through. When The Stars Align is a breath of fresh air with a heroine who breaks the mold. Jeanette delivers a sexy read filled with the wonder of discovering who you are, what you want, and how to love despite your best laid plans. This story will leave your heart full and your hands wishing for more. Absolute brilliance!”
—Chelsea Fine, author of Best Kind of Broken

All the Latest on Seven Nights To Surrender + Enter to Win an ARC

Well, it’s official! My baby is starting to make its way into the world. Seven Nights To Surrender is my first book to be released wide in trade paperback. I’ve just seen the first advance review copies and they are beautiful!

Jeanette Grey's Seven Nights To Surrender is an Erotic Romance Set in Paris

A few wonderful authors have been kind enough to read it and share their thoughts, and I have been jumping up and down screaming:

With its sexy setting and sensual story, Jeanette Grey’s Seven Nights to Surrender sparkles!
— J. Kenner, New York Times and International bestselling author

“With her unique flair, Jeanette Grey delivers a deliciously sexy and irresistible romance that keeps you turning the pages for more. You’ll savor every word so you don’t miss a single sizzling moment.”
— K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author

“A must read! I couldn’t put it down. Jeanette Grey’s writing is so refreshingly honest. Seven Nights to Surrender is intensely emotional and sexy as hell. I need the next book ASAP!”
— Tara Sue Me, New York Times bestselling author


And I’m happy to report that I have some copies to give away. Keep an eye out on social media for more giveaways, but I’m starting out by sending ARCs to my newsletter subscribers. On Monday, August 3, 2015, I’ll randomly select three newsletter subscribers to receive a paperback ARC. So subscribe now for your chance to win one before it even goes on sale.

Seven Nights To Surrender is an erotic romance written by Jeanette Grey and published by Forever Romance. It hits the shelves November 3, 2015.

News Roundup: Cover Reveals, Release Dates, Print Books, and a Giveaway

I know it’s been a while, but I’ve got some news to share, and when it rains it pours, so there’s a bunch of it!

First, I’m so thrilled to be able to show off the covers for my next two books, both of which will be releasing from Grand Central this fall.

When The Stars Align is a new adult romance about astronomy students falling in love over the course of a summer internship, despite a rocky start. It’s out September 1, 2015.

When The Stars Align by Jeanette Grey

Seven Nights to Surrender is a super-steamy erotic romance about an art student vacationing in Paris who’s swept off her feet by a man who’s intent on avoiding his past. It’s available November 3, 2015. New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans said of it:

“Sensual, sultry, and exquisite, Seven Nights to Surrender will sweep you away and seduce you on every page! Crackling with tension and steamy with sensuality, it’s a feast for the senses you don’t want to miss!” –-Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey

In addition, Get What You Need, my m/m college romance from last year releases in print for the first time tomorrow! I hope you’ll agree that the paperbacks turned out beautiful. Happily, I have a couple of extras to give away.


To enter to win a free paperback copy of Get What You Need, leave a comment below with your email address (I’ll use it only to contact you about shipping information) and your favorite summer destination. US residents, age 18+ only, please. The winner will be selected randomly, and the cutoff is 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, July 10, 2015.

Through The Static is here!! And so is my new website!!

Through The Static by Jeanette GreyI am so thrilled to announce the release of my latest book, Through The Static. It’s a sexy adventure, set in a high-tech, near-future world where smart phones are a thing of the past, and the devices we use to communicate are wired directly into our minds.

Our hero, codename Jinx, has had this technology used against him. He’s a mercenary with no memory of his former life and no choice but to obey the commands that are barked straight into his brain. When an intruder breaks into his unit’s barracks, he’s prepared to do his duty and eradicate the threat.

Right up until the intruder is revealed to be a beautiful woman, bleeding out in his bed.

Little does he know, but the beautiful woman happens to be a brilliant scientist who specializes in the kind of cybernetics being used to control him. She frees him from his unit, but in the process, she has no choice but to link his thoughts to hers.

The connection is more powerful than either of them were prepared for, and it erupts into a passion that overwhelms them.

Before they know it, they find themselves not only on the run from a shadowy corporation, but also working to expose the terrible things that were done to Jinx and finding their way in a blooming new relationship where they can’t get enough of each other’s touch—and where that very touch makes the connection between their even more intense.

The book is a little bit sci-fi and a whole lot romance.

Get your copy today, in either e-book or–for the first time ever–print-on-demand! Find it on: AmazonBarnes & NobleSamhain, or goodreads.

Thanks for stopping by, and while you’re here, be sure to check out the brand-new look for my website. It’s been in the works for over a month, and I’m just so excited to finally share it with you.

Happy reading!!

Meet Jinx and Aurelia from Through The Static

This #TeaserTuesday, I’m introducing the world to Jinx and Aurelia, the hero and heroine of my brand new futuristic erotic romance, Through the Static:

ThroughTheStatic-meetJinx2 ThroughTheStatic-meetAurelia2

Meet them for real on January 20, when Through the Static hits ebook readers everywhere. Available for pre-order now on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Samhain – or add it to your shelf on goodreads.

New Year, New Things

Happy 2015! The past year has been an eventful one for me to say the least, with a RITA® nomination, an agent, and a book deal, and the year ahead is looking bright–and busy!

To kick things off, I’ll be unveiling a brand new website with a fresh look and updated information about what I’m up to these days.

Further, look forward to my first futuristic romance in three years hitting the shelves soon. Through The Static releases from Samhain on January 20, and it’s a steamy, sexy adventure:

Through The Static by Jeanette GreyThrough the Static

The only way to save him is to let him into her mind…and her heart.

When cybernetics researcher Aurelia Locke is attacked, she instantly recognizes her assailants as a Three—a mercenary unit made up of a trio of soldiers whose minds have been cybernetically linked, their pasts erased, their wills subsumed.

By the skin of her wits, she escapes to an abandoned house, where she hacks its security system in her desperation to find refuge.

Jinx is already on high alert when his Three notices something isn’t right with their safe house. But he never expected to find a woman wounded and bleeding out in his own bed, or that his visceral reaction to her would begin to awaken his lost past from a years-long haze of violence.

In a mad gamble to escape, Aurelia frees Jinx from his Three by severing his neural connection to them and tying his mind to hers. The power of their link shocks them both, manifesting not only in shared thoughts, but in an intensely passionate physical connection.

But dangerous forces pursue them, intent on reclaiming Jinx and silencing Aurelia’s knowledge. Her only chance of saving him is to risk everything—her research, her heart, and her life.

Warning: Contains manipulation of a person’s memory without his consent and brief episodes of mind control, as well as a smart girl on the run, a high-tech soul-bond, and telepathy-enhanced sex.

It’s available for pre-order now on AmazonBarnes & Noble or Samhain – or add it to your tbr list on goodreads.

I hope everybody out there had a great holiday, and here’s hoping for an amazing year to come.


RWA 2014 Roundup and Giveaway

It’s been a little over two weeks since I got back from the annual Romance Writers of America national conference in San Antonio, Texas.

The mediocre news is that Take What You Want did not win a RITA. The good news is that I join the esteemed ranks of amazing authors like Nora Roberts, Ruthie Knox and Jill Shalvis in getting to say that it wasn’t my book’s year. It was, however, the year for authors like RITA-winner Laura Drake and Golden Heart winner Sarah Cannon, both of whom just about brought me to tears.

RITA or no RITA, I had the chance to talk to so many fantastic writers.


Bad Girlz Go To Nationals: Laura Trentham, Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey and Brighton Walsh

Forever and Forever Yours authors Lia Riley, Jeanette Grey, Rachel Lacey, and K.M. Fawcett

Forever and Forever Yours authors Lia Riley, Jeanette Grey, Rachel Lacey, and K.M. Fawcett


Samhain Publishing RITA finalists Jeanette Grey and Vivian Arend.

To sign some books and meet some readers.


To stand in front of my very own elevator, generously wrapped thanks to the wonderful folks at Samhain Publishing.


AND to bring home a giant pile of books.


So, to celebrate this romance writer’s favorite time of the year, I thought I’d spread the wealth around a bit.

That’s right! It’s time for a giveaway. See all the pretty you could win?


Just in case the picture’s a little too blurry, the giveaway bundle includes one of each of the following:

  • exclusive, RITA-finalist Take What You Want postcard, signed by me, with free download code for the book
  • signed hardcover copy of Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff, signed by both authors
  • signed paperback copy of Swept Away by the Tycoon by Barbara Wallace
  • paperback copy of Spellbound by Sylvia Day
  • paperback copy of The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
  • promotional ‘Hard Is Good’ pin from Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series
  • Wicked Play by Lynda Archer branded mints
  • Rebecca Zanetti pen
  • I <3 Avon drawstring bag
  • Set of 4 Keep Calm and Drink Wine magnets


  • $5 Amazon gift card (not pictured)

To enter, do what the Rafflecopter says. Leave a comment telling me your favorite book you’ve read this year. Then like, follow, or tweet to gain extra entries. (US residents only, 18+. Sorry! I’m poor and some of this material is inappropriate.)

The drawing closes at 11:59 pm Monday, August 18, so enter soon!

Happy reading…

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Get What You Need release day, book deals, and appearances at RWA!

Hi there! Guys, I have so much news to share, it barely all fits into one post, but I’m going to make it work. I have new release information! I have a literary agent! I have a book deal! I have conference appearances and book signings! I have lost my freaking mind (in the best way possible)!

Let’s start it all off with…

Get What You Need is here!

Get What You Need is my very first full-length novel, and it’s my first m/m romance in three years. It’s set in college, and features one of my very favorite pairings: A geek and a jock.

GetWhatYouNeed72webLove isn’t rocket science. It’s much, much harder.

Determination and elbow grease propelled Greg London from blue-collar background to Ph.D. candidate. His single-mindedness doesn’t leave a lot of room for a personal life, but that’s the price of success. Besides, it’s not like the boring nerd ever ends up with the hot guy.

Then his housemate, gorgeous undergraduate jock Marshall Sulkowski, invites him to watch a movie. In his room. Side by side on his bed. Needless to say, the sexual tension is wreaking havoc with Greg’s focus.

Marsh seems to have it all—looks, charm, and a baseball scholarship to a great school. In reality, his father’s cut him off, and he’s floundering and desperate for a break.

One impulsive kiss leads to a red-hot affair that gets them a little bit of what they need to stay afloat. But as the end of the semester approaches and the pressure rises, Marsh realizes charm may have gotten him into his brilliant lover’s pants, but he’ll have to dig deeper to discover what they both need.

Warning: Contains housemates falling into bed with each other, a geek who needs a break, and a jock who doesn’t know his own worth. Also, vague science and explicit m/m sex.

Find it on: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Samhain – GoodReads

I have an agent! And a New York publishing deal!

I was so excited to announce in early June that I have signed with Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency. Based on her client list, her history of making amazing deals, her excellent personality and her own kick-ass YA novels, I knew she was going to be the perfect person to help guide and shape my career.

And I was right! Official as of today, I have deals to publish with Grand Central in both digital and print. There will be two digital  books, published through their Forever Yours imprint, including Summer Stars, a new adult romance about an astronomy student who lands a prestigious summer internship in Puerto Rico. She forms an instant connection with another intern, but struggles to let him past her defenses.

And there will be three, count ’em, three mass market books from their Forever line. The books will be a series, the first of which is Romance Languages, a story about a naïve art student who travels to Paris only be swept off her feet by a jaded ex-pat who isn’t what he seems.

More info on release dates, etc, hopefully coming soon!

Get Take What You Want for only 99¢!

Take What You Want by Jeanette GreyIn case you hadn’t heard, Take What You Want is a RITA® finalist! It’s up for best romance novella, and it’s in competition with books by amazing authors like Ruthie Knox, Maisey Yates, and Victoria Dahl.

To celebrate its success, my publisher, Samhain, has lowered the price on Take What You Want to just $.99 for the month of July. If you haven’t already, take advantage and pick up your copy today!

RWA Is Right Around The Corner

Next week, I’ll be traveling to beautiful San Antonio for the annual Romance Writers of America national conference. I’ll be participating in Samhain’s books signing, attending workshops, and getting all dolled up for the RITA® awards ceremony. I’ll also be wandering around looking lost, and trying not to kill myself in my high heels.

If you’re planning on attending, or if you just happen to live close by and have a chance to stop by, be sure to say hi!