FATED 5, Coming August 5!

Hey, all! Well, slowly but surely I’m settling into my new life here in Seattle. The weather is glorious, the days are long, and the writing energy is flowing. I have so many awesome projects lined up to share with you in the coming months and into 2015! Next up is a paranormal romance box set project I’m happy to announce that I’m a part of, titled FATED 5. If you’d like to be a part of the cover reveal and/or blitz, sign up HERE. Your support is always appreciated. I’ll share more info about this release as I can, but for now, here is all you need to know:

Sign-Up for the Fated 5 Cover Reveal: July 17th

Sometimes love has other plans.

The Fated 5 have come together to bring you a collection of five steamy new adult urban fantasies about sacrifice, second chances, destiny and love against all odds. With full length titles from new adult and urban fantasy bestsellers Stacey Marie Brown, Heather Hildenbrand, Alyssa Rose Ivy, Rachael Wade, and Nikki Jefford.

Cover: Najla Qamber Designs

Releases: August 5, 2014

Amaranth – Camille moves to Southern Louisiana to escape her abusive past, not expecting to fall in love and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter – Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampires in Alaska with her cute, but obnoxious, partner Dante. Then there’s Fane, the dark prince of temptation, himself, and last person she wants to lose her heart to.

Darkness of Light – Ember has never fit in. After she lands herself in a facility for troubled teens, she meets the darkly mysterious and hot as hell, Eli Dragen who is keeping secrets that can’t stay hidden much longer.

Flight – A summer in New Orleans leads to a chance encounter with the infuriating yet alluring Levi. Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

Whisper – The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. Five months after Whisper is released from the Skye View Wellness Center she stumbles upon an unconscious boy at a bonfire party who holds the key to breaking her curse.


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Au Revoir, Bonjour, J’adore.

I’m about to hit the road for a trip of a lifetime, and I’m about to get sappy on you. Deal with it.

In just a few days, I’ll officially be a Seattleite. Huge thanks to my girls for such a fun night out last night and a chance to say goodbye (for now). So bittersweet. Also thank you to every single one of my Florida reader/writer/blogger friends for your love and support over the past few years. I will truly miss our shenanigans. You know just what you mean to me. But I know I’ll be back for events in the future, so you’re still stuck with me! HA! Because of your friendship, I’m leaving Florida with a full heart.

This move is huge for so many personal reasons, but in short, it’s so impactful because the Lord has answered my prayers in ways I will never be able to verbalize. All I can say is God’s love and understanding never ceases to amaze me, and this move never would have happened without it. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of preaching. I do, however believe in being proud of your faith, whatever that faith is, standing on it, and sharing it with others to encourage them and let them know they’re loved. That they’re precious and one of a kind. So tonight, just let me say, if you ever have doubt that there is a loving creator who cares for you, know you do make a difference in this great big world, even when you feel insignificant. You do matter.
I know now that I do. And this move is a testament to that discovery.
I’m happy to say I’ve finally learned Elise Duchamp’s lesson for myself. I’m so grateful I have the opportunity to be my something. Thank you, Florida friends, for being such incredible blessings in my life, and thank you to my friends in the Pacific Northwest for welcoming me with open arms. Your friendship and generosity is truly a gift and I love you to the moon.
Off I go to Twilight Country. See you on the other side…
Much love xoxo

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Tortured by Debut Author Kate Givans Cover Reveal Sign-Up!

This has been a long time coming. I am so incredibly THRILLED to share this post – you guys have no idea! My bestie Kate Givans will be revealing the cover for her debut novel and is now taking sign-ups for any blogger/author peeps who are interested in being a part of it. Let me just tell you, I’ve seen the covers for the series already (be jealous!) and they are insanely GORGEOUS. These covers are the types that you one-click just because, without even reading the book summaries. So, please consider signing up! Thanks in advance to all who help out!


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Seattle Bound

Okay -*deep breaths* – I  have some seriously BUMMERTIME news to dole out today. There’s so much positive in this news, for personal reasons, but it’s all incredibly overwhelming and has been emotionally draining (to say the least).

About a month ago I announced I wouldn’t be making it to UTOPYA this summer. And now I’m sorry to announce that I’ve had to make the very tough decision to pull out of all of my summer events, including Book Bash and Indie Bookfest. *runs and hides under nearest rock while stone throwing commences*

So, here’s the thing. Book Bash and Indie Bookfest were two of my fondest memories in 2013. Seriously. These events rocked my world. So to have to pull out like this is a big deal for me. BIG. Nothing makes me happier than meeting and hanging out with reader, writer, and blogger friends. For realz. Buttt…..

I’m moving.

In June.

Across country.

With 5 very fussy, feisty fur babies.

From Florida.


Did I say IN JUNE?

Yep. Across the country. All the way to Seattle.

For those of you who know me, you know just how much I’ve been looking forward to relocating to the Pacific Northwest. It’s been a long time coming, but now that this huge life transition is finally happening, I needed to simplify my schedule and life. I simply had to make some cuts. This summer I’ll have my hands full. Not only will I be releasing the Docked series while moving out west, I’ll also be hard at work on planning the campaign for book 2 of my much-neglected NA sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. I have been itching to finish this series, you guys. You have no idea. And once I get settled out in Seattle, I’m locking myself away in the writing cave!

I’ll finally be calling Ryan, Kate, and Elise’s stomping grounds my home. I’m thrilled and can’t wait to bring some author/reader/blogger love to the Northwest. Smilie: :)

That all being said, please know I will truly miss seeing you guys this summer. I can’t tell you how bummed I am to miss these events. Some good news….if you’re attending the Big Apple author signing in New York in September, hosted by the amazing Jennifer L. Armentrout,  then I’ll see you there because as of right now, I am still attending that one.

All for now.

Much Love,

Rachael xoxo


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One steamy summer romance coming your way! Docked, book 1 of my new contemporary romance series is now live on most ebook platforms. Book 2, Anchored, will be out this summer. No long wait for the sequel! I should have a release date for you very soon. Happy reading! xoxo





It’s not water that paralyzes Anya Banks—it’s the ocean. Tumultuous and powerful, sleek and unpredictable, it’s just like Tanner Christensen, owner of Trident Voyager, the cruise ship she’s been talked into boarding by her vivacious, foodie fanatic best friend and co-worker, Lana. Tanner exudes confidence, and his raw masculinity is hard to resist. But Anya came aboard to work, face her demons, and then get the hell back to dry land.

Until Tanner convinces her to take the plunge.

She quickly dives into a fun, carefree arrangement with him and embraces her goal to be brave, no matter how loudly her shaky knees tell her to abandon ship. For twelve days, Tanner’s all hers. For twelve days, she’s his goddess. Once the cruise is over and the ship docks, she won’t be the same. But being brave always costs something, and this time, it might cost her heart.

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