TEMPT YOU Coming November 12th

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME: From 9 bestselling authors, a boxed set of novels ranging from Naughty to Nice and everything in between! These 9 sweet and spicy stories will TEMPT YOU to fall in love—or lust! Either way, you won’t be able to stop turning the page.

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Break it Up by E.M. Tippetts
Kyra Armijo’s got two problems: her wild past of sex and partying and her overpowering crush on a member of the ultra-clean boy band, Triple Cross. Make that three problems: once they meet, her crush is besotted, but if his fans find out about her reputation, it’ll wreck his image for good.

All She Wants by Anna Cruise
Annika Sellers always gets what she wants. But then she meets Stuart Woodcock, a sexy humanitarian who is indifferent to her charms, and Annika realizes she just might have met her match . . .

Love & Relativity by Rachael Wade
It’s no secret that Sanibel Island’s notorious resident bad boy, Jackson Taylor, loves to get underneath Emma’s skin, but this time he’s gone too far. Now all he wants is to earn her forgiveness before she’s gone for good, but their ideas of closure—and the future—are enough to keep them worlds apart. Love, life, and happily ever after? It’s all relative.

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft
Lifeguard Rain Wilson can’t afford to get distracted by her gorgeous co-supervisor Knight McAllister. As they find themselves drawn closer together and their pasts start to surface, Rain and Knight realize that maybe too much broken can make a relationship impossible. Then again, sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

8 Weeks by Bethany Lopez
After committing the ultimate betrayal, Cal asks his wife, Shelly, for 8 Weeks: 8 dates, to prove that they’re meant to be together and their love is true. If at the end of the 8 Weeks Shelly wants to walk away, Cal won’t stop her. Is 8 Weeks long enough to right wrongs and kick start a marriage that has stalled?

Real Eyes by Amy Evans
Two guys, one girl, a public relationship, a private crush. And one tour bus that will never be big enough for any of them to decide what’s real to them versus public eyes.

The Ghost & The Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
Meet Grateful Knight, a nurse left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to recover financially, including live in a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. Sparks fly when she meets the gorgeous cemetery caretaker and learns her attic is home to things that go bump in the night.

Zoey Rogue by Lizzy Ford
Meet Declan: A sexy incubus Enforcer who specializes in long nights of hot passion and hunting down threats to his supernatural society. His destined soul-mate defies his powerful sex magic—and he’s determined to claim the wild she-warrior, no matter what it takes.

Selling Scarlett by Ella James
Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she’ll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that’s not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face with wicked hands and the devil’s mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost Scarlett her life.

Coming Nov 12!
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National Anthem

To my Readers:

Confession time.

I’m a method writer.

This time last year, I was wrapping up my favorite novel I’ve written to date. Since then, I’ve embraced Elise Duchamp and all she represents. She is unashamedly my alter ego. Inspired by the glamorous, sultry, provocative Lana Del Rey, she not only changed me as a person, she inspired my future works — more like ruined them. Now all I can draw from is her raw nature. Each new character is tainted by her force. But as I dive into a new project, I realize this is a gift, not a curse. Frankly, my current project (which will likely be my next release) owes Elise its first born. The lead is just as wild, just as free, but she is no Elise. She is wholly her own, but a product of a character that I feel defined me as a writer.

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I know I’ve been MIA lately. Life has been hard, both personally and professionally. I’ve been making massive life transitions. Ones that take time to bounce back from. I’m getting on my feet, slowly but surely. The only constant in my life has been my love for the written word, but I lost my way these past few months. Life has been so incredibly overwhelming, I haven’t been able to write much at all. An emotional block will do that. Please know I will be back, and I do have many releases planned and projects in the works, regardless of obstacles that have delayed their progress.

By this time next year, I’ll have many more books under my belt and loaded onto your e-reader, and I’ll still be thanking Elise Duchamp. Because of her, I live fearlessly today. My spirit mimics her reckless abandon, and I feel more deeply and more intensely because of it. I live life today. My joie de vivre is fierce. I try what my characters try. I take chances. Today, more than ever before.

Thanks for being patient while I fall off the grid for a bit. When I get back, I hope to bring you some of my best work yet. I’m trying my characters’ shoes on and walking the walk in “real life”, first. Whatever the result, I’ll know it all began with Elise Duchamp, lover, fighter, cageless bird.

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This is Not Really Happening. You Bet Your Life it is…

This is not a fun post. Not for me or for my readers. But it is an honest one, and it brings me great peace to make the announcement, so while it’s not particularly fun, it’s certainly positive.

There are moments in your life when you can’t believe that “thing” is happening to you. That thing that always happens to someone else. Or in that movie. Or to your neighbor. Or the friend of a friend. But never to you. And then there’s a hard, painful journey that follows when you realize it has indeed happened to you. This is your life, and no amount of shock or processing will change the circumstances.

It’s happening. It’s real.

Eventually acceptance comes, and the light follows. Renewal takes root, and life begins again. You never want to go through it again, and you sure as hell don’t wish it on anyone else, but you never forget what it felt like and how it helped shape who you are. You never regret those moments, as painful as they might be.

No, I don’t have cancer. Yes, something tragic has happened in my personal life recently, and while I’m very much an open book, I’m also still a person with a public life and a private one, and I need privacy just as much as the next girl. So I won’t be divulging much here other than to say that for the past year, I’ve been through hell and back, and that understandably, it’s all affected the thing I love most, my passion and calling in life: Writing.

This is a very long-winded way of saying that my production schedule has changed pretty drastically. I’ve had to push back the release of Anchored, book 2 of the Docked series twice now, and tonight I’ve finally decided to announce that it will be pushed back indefinitely…for right now. If you know me, you know I hate leaving my readers hanging. Wait. Scratch that. I LOVE leaving you with cliff hangers, I just hate making you wait for long periods of time for resolution to those cliffhangers. Because I’m a reader, too, and I know what that torture feels like!

That’s life, though, and really the same goes for countless films and novels out there. We’re sucked in and then stuck waiting to find out what happens with our favorite stories. Over the past few years, there has been this expectation of Indies. Because we write at our own pace and make our own schedules, we’re expected by many to produce book after book as quickly as possible. I’ve been a machine the past 3 years. I write non stop. But this past year’s circumstances have slowed me down. I have to step back. I have to write what I feel like writing right now, not what I need/should be writing because I promised everyone a sequel.

The reality is, I typically write in order. I usually finish one series in its entirety before going on to another. With the exception of Repossession, the first book in the Keepers Trilogy, all of my books have been written in order, until the entire series is done. I prefer this, because for one it keeps me in that world, and it also makes me feel good to know I’m giving my readers more of the story as quickly as possible.

This won’t be the case with Anchored.

For reasons I’m not going to ramble on about (because of the whole aforementioned need-for-privacy thing), Anchored is very, very difficult for me to write right now. I’m really struggling, and if there’s anything I’ve learned since writing The Replacement, it’s that sometimes you need to just step away from the shoulds and dive into the wants. Sometimes you have to be impulsive with your writing. Nine times out of ten, that’s when you write your best stuff. The Replacement possessed me. From the moment I sat down to write the first scene, it took over and wouldn’t let me go until Elise’s story was told. Because of this, I’ll probably always consider it my best work. The whole writing process was organic and reckless. I loved every second of it.

Needless to say, finishing Anchored right now is not an option. My mind is simply saying NO.  So, I need to work on something else. I’m surrendering to a new project’s pull. It’s a super secret project, one you probably you won’t hear about until it’s ready to hit the shelves, but until then, just know that something very good is on the way. The inspiration behind this one has been intense, and I can’t wait to share it with you. In the meantime, though, just know that this delay with the Docked series is not only necessary (because I don’t want to give you guys a crappy story), it’s also simply beyond my control.

Thanks for understanding, and thanks for all of your amazing support thus far. I promise to continue to give you the best I can give, and I hope you enjoy whatever random stories I throw your way. There’s a lot on the horizon, and I’m excited to share these projects with you in the coming months!

Much Love,

Rachael

xo

 

 

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Amaranth by Rachael Wade– 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 by Nikki Jefford – Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampires in Alaska. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – 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 by Alyssa Rose Ivy – 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 by Heather Hildenbrand – 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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Anchored Update

Hey guys,

So…as readers, we see these kinds of announcements often: a change to a book release date or a delay in publishing. Tonight I have to make one of those, and I’m far from thrilled to do it because you guys keep asking when you’ll see the end of Anya and Tanner’s story and I hate to leave you hanging. However, life happens and sometimes writers have to know when to make that call to push back a pub date. In short, Anchored will NOT be released on August 31st. That’s the bad news. The good news, though, is you won’t have to wait much longer. It WILL release in September. As soon as my schedule calms down and I get some personal stuff in order, I’ll be tackling final edits to make sure it’s the best it can be before sending it to your e-readers. So, please hang tight and forgive the delay – I promise Anya and Tanner’s HEA is on the way!

All for now.

Much Love,

Rachael

xo

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