September 23, 2019

Carlyle Labuschagne’s #UtopYA2014 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Those of you who follow me know how much I love UtopYACon. I was among the first attendees in 2012, and I’ve attended every year since. In fact, I just booked my table for 2015!

This conference is truly unlike any other. It offers a very welcoming and social atmosphere where authors mingle with aspiring authors and readers, and all bookish people such as cover models and designers, publicists, and publishers congregate over coffee or cocktails. It doesn’t matter if you’re self-pubbed, traditionally pubbed, somewhere in-between, or not pubbed at all. At UtopYA, you’re always welcome!

I’d like to offer a few tips for first-time attendees:

1. Reserve your hotel room early. There is a special rate blocked for conference attendees, and rooms go fast! You don’t actually pay for the room until closer to the conference dates, so it wouldn’t hurt to reserve now.

2. Grab your tickets as soon as you can. Early Bird pricing has ended, but tickets will go back on sale later this year (usually on Black Friday). This is often when the conference sells out, so mark your calendar!

3. Follow UtopYACon’s blog and Facebook page. You’ll be the first to hear big conference news if you tune into their communication avenues.

4. Bring extra luggage. I don’t care if you come intending to sell books, you’re still bound to leave with plenty of new ones. And the SWAG…oh, my heavens!

5. Step away from the walls. Consider yourself a wallflower? At UtopYA, that’s likely to change in an instant. We love to find folks who are standing alone and looking a little lost. Soon enough, you’ll be sitting with us at panels and singing karaoke at night!

These are just a few things you should keep in mind. For more tips, be sure to drop by the other stops on the blog hop!

 ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS

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New Release: ROUT OF THE DEM-SHYR by Raine Thomas

NEW RELEASE!

Title: Rout of the Dem-Shyr

Series: Ascendant Series #2

Author: Raine Thomas

Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Audience: Ages 17+

Cover Design by MaeiDesign

Book Blurb:

Touted as the future ruler and savior of worlds, Ascendant KyrVawn is ready to put her growing power to good use. She intends to begin with her home planet of Alametria, where hints of corruption have infiltrated the highest levels of the palace. It’s a monumental task, but one she won’t undertake alone.

By her side is her personal bodyguard and secret lover, Dem-Shyr TaeDane. Together, they’re determined to uncover the truth behind the changes that occurred while they were off-planet…changes that violate long-standing Alametrian laws.

But it’s hard for them to champion the rules when they don’t live by them. Their love is forbidden by official decree, and with every illicit touch, they edge closer and closer to discovery and disaster. Despite their good intentions, they’ll find out that sometimes love doesn’t conquer all.

In fact, it might just be the very thing that destroys them.

Buy the Book:

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About the Author:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

Follow Raine

Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon Author Page ~ Pinterest ~ Linkedin ~ Website ~ Blog

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ARC + Release Day Sign-Ups for ROUT OF THE DEM-SHYR

Release Date Announcement!

Howdy, y’all! I’m very excited to announce the release date for Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series #2). The response to Return of the Ascendant has been so positive and encouraging…I can’t thank you all enough for following me into the world of Sci-Fi Romance. I’ve fallen in love with Ty and Kyr and the Alametrian world, and I’m thrilled that so many of you have, too!

I’m going to share the book blurb first, so read on for the release date and how you might be able to help on release day. Just a reminder that this series is New Adult, so it contains some adult content that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 17.

**Side Note** If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already learned the launch date. If you aren’t on my mailing list but would like to be, please sign up on the right-hand side of the page. :)

Book Blurb:

Touted as the future ruler and savior of worlds, Ascendant KyrVawn is ready to put her growing power to good use. She intends to begin with her home planet of Alametria, where hints of corruption have infiltrated the highest levels of the palace. It’s a monumental task, but one she won’t undertake alone.

By her side is her personal bodyguard and secret lover, Dem-Shyr TaeDane. Together, they’re determined to uncover the truth behind the changes that occurred while they were off-planet…changes that violate long-standing Alametrian laws.

But it’s hard for them to champion the rules when they don’t live by them. Their love is forbidden by official decree, and with every illicit touch, they edge closer and closer to discovery and disaster. Despite their good intentions, they’ll find out that sometimes love doesn’t conquer all.

In fact, it might just be the very thing that destroys them.

~ And the release date is…July 21st! ~

*tosses confetti*

*blows air horn*

Add Rout of the Dem-Shyr to your Goodreads list!

I’m going to be co-hosting a joint Facebook release party with the amazing T.A. Kunz (also known as Adam Kunz), who is releasing his New Adult Urban Fantasy novel, Witch Hunter Olivia, on July 20th. Stay tuned for details on that so you can join us for a chance to win all kinds of prizes!

ARC Requests

I’m working with Red Coat PR to get an interest list going for Advanced Reader Copies of Rout of the Dem-Shyr. This list is especially intended for bloggers who are willing to post reviews on their blogs as well as on retail sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. If you’re interested in receiving an ARC, please fill out this form.

Release Day Blitz Sign-Ups

Are you interested in helping spread the word about the launch of Rout of the Dem-Shyr on July 21st? Do you have a blog, Facebook page, and/or other social media avenues where you are willing to post purchase links and related info? If so, I’d greatly appreciate your support! Please complete this form and let me know how you can help. I’ll be hosting a giveaway exclusive to participating bloggers and fans, so you’ll be entered to win if you participate!

The Ascendant Series by Raine Thomas: Double Cover Reveal + Full-Length Trailer Release!

Double Cover Reveal!!!

Titles: Rout of the Dem-Shyr and Rise of the Faire-Amanti

Series: The Ascendant Series, Books 2 and 3

Author: Raine Thomas

Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Recommended Audience: Readers 17+

Projected Release Dates: Rout of the Dem-Shyr (July, 2014) and Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Nov, 2014)

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On to the big reveals!

Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series, Book 2)

Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series, Book 3)

Check out the covers all together. Don’t they look amazing??

Did you miss the first book in the series, Return of the Ascendant? Grab your copy today!

Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

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And now, it’s Trailer Reveal Time! Turn those speakers up!!!

Trailer created by Flatline Films

Ascendant Series Double Cover Reveal Sign-Ups + Teaser!

Calling all Bloggers and Fans!

Hello, my friends! It’s so hard to believe that April is coming to a close. Where has the year gone??

So much has happened already in 2014, and I’m very excited to announce even more big news. The covers for Rout of the Dem-Shyr and Rise of the Faire-Amanti, books 2 and 3 in the Ascendant series, have been finished by Regina Wamba of MaeiDesign…and they are GORGEOUS!

Not only that, but the full-length trailer for the series was just wrapped by Matthew Landis of Flatline Films. Folks, believe me when I say it is EPIC. You’re going to love it!

To celebrate all of these wonderful accomplishments, there will be a double cover reveal AND a full-length trailer reveal on Tuesday, May 13th. If you have a blog and/or a Facebook promo page and you would like to participate in this fun event, please sign up below. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the covers and trailer. Thanks so much to all of you for the support!

Raine, I’d love to post the cover reveals and trailer launch!

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As a last-minute decision, I also thought I’d post the first draft of Chapter 1 of Rout of the Dem-Shyr. As always, please note this is unedited and subject to change before publication. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Rout of the Dem-Shyr

Chapter One

When she opened her eyes, she saw nothing but darkness. No sound reached her ears other than her own deep, even breathing. Her body felt weighted. Lifeless.

At first, her mind was as dark as her vision. She gazed unseeingly into the unknown, no memory of who or where she was. Her world centered around the sound of the air as it entered and exited her lungs. But memories slowly resurfaced with each breath. It wasn’t long before the most important memory fired in her brain.

She was Ma’jah KyrVawn, the Ascendant of Alametria.

The rest resurfaced more quickly. Sensation returned as well, sending pulsing aches through her body. She was glad for that. It was so much better than the numbness.

Her neck and throat hurt the worst. She felt as though she’d been in a car accident and suffered whiplash. That shouldn’t be, though. She was no longer on Earth, and Alametria didn’t have cars or similar vehicles.

Lifting a hand, she reached up to rub her neck. Her fingertips grazed something soft and unfamiliar at the base of her throat. After more exploration, she discovered that her face was covered in fine fabric. Was that why she couldn’t see? Was this what was dampening her ability to hear or sense anything around her?

She tugged at the fabric, expecting it to easily give way. It didn’t. Her hand slipped, jerking upwards. A soft thud resulted as she encountered something solid only inches above her body.

Panic hit her then. Bringing both hands up, she pushed against the hard, flat surface above her. Nothing happened. She couldn’t bend her elbows enough to get any momentum behind the push because the surface was too close. Attempting to move her arms sideways yielded no better results. She was surrounded. Lifting her knees, she discovered that the surface above her ran the entire length of her body. A terrified scream built in her throat.

Calm yourself, Kyr.

The quiet thought came to her in her own voice. It reminded her that she had resources outside of just the physical. She was the Ascendant, for the love of Yen-Ki. She wasn’t helpless.

Taking in a deep breath, she thought, Ty.

She knew immediately that the thought didn’t reach him. Much like the sound of her breathing, Ty’s name was contained in a place reserved only for her.

No!

Fear and confusion once again overwhelmed her. Where was she? Why was she in a dark, contained space? Why couldn’t she mentally connect with the man she loved?

As each question ran through her mind, her strength amplified. She shoved against the surface above her until her muscles protested. When she heard creaking, she pushed even harder. It didn’t matter what awaited her outside of wherever she was. She’d greet it with open arms.

It took several minutes of drawing on her growing abilities and heaving with her enhanced strength, but eventually, the surface gave way. She tossed aside the entire length of whatever was containing her, giving her freedom to sit up. As she did, a wave of dizziness almost made her fall back down. Terror kept her upright, clinging to the sides of her rectangular prison for support.

She looked around and saw she was in a room lit only slightly more than the darkness she’d been trapped in. She also realized that she was sitting in a death box.

Another scream built in her throat. In an instant, she was standing beside the death box rather than inside of it. She had no memory of climbing out, nor did she know how long she stood beside it, staring at it as though it could offer her answers to the long stream of questions running through her barely functioning mind.

The sound of a door handle turning had her instinctively skittering back into the shadows. She clung to a tall pillar in the middle of the room and tried not to make a sound. She wished she had thought to cover the death box, but knew there was nothing she could do about it now. Hushed whispers reached her ears as the door opened and closed. Unable to resist, she eased her head around the column to see who had entered the room.

Zasha, the Wrym who had seen to Kyr’s comforts since her return to Alametria, stepped into the dim light of a wall sconce. Her hair was covered by a red scarf. She wore a simple red dress, as well, reminding Kyr that the Alametrian color of mourning was red…the color of blood and pain. The flowers Zasha carried, however, were purple. Kyr’s favorite color.

Behind Zasha walked a male that Kyr didn’t immediately recognize. He was someone who had only recently been introduced to her. LeoVawn, she belatedly recalled.

The pair walked all the way into the center of the room, stopping short when their eyes adjusted enough for them to see that the death box was now open and unoccupied. The container of flowers dropped from Zasha’s hands with a jarring shatter.

Kyr couldn’t stop herself from stepping out of the shadows. She had to get some answers, and the only thoughts she received from the male and female in the room were shock and confusion. Those emotions heightened when Leo and Zasha saw her and recognized her. Their eyes went wide. Their complexions lost all color.

And one single thought got through: But she’s dead.

Their reactions told Kyr why she had been in the death box. “Zasha,” she said, finding her voice at last. “Where’s Ty?”

The Wrym female stood rooted in place as Kyr approached her and took her by the upper arms. Leo watched with a slack jaw, but made no move to intervene.

Kyr tried again. “Please, Zasha. Please tell me where Ty is. Where is Dem-Shyr TaeDane?”

“Ma’jah,” Leo said, his voice hoarse. “This cannot be.”

Frustration made Kyr want to shout, but she knew anyone could be outside the doors and listening. Drawing on her growing abilities as the Ascendant, she centered herself and sent calming thoughts to Zasha and Leo. She needed their help.

“I’m fine, Leo. You can see that. Please tell me where I can find the Dem-Shyr.”

Leo swallowed audibly before he replied, “I’m sorry to say that he’s been banished to the Dark Lands, Ma’jah.”

Kyr sifted through her still-muddy memories of her home planet. “The Dark Lands?” she repeated. “But I thought only murderers are sent there. It’s the punishment of eternal exile.”

“Yes, Ma’jah,” Leo whispered.

Emotion rose within Kyr. Disbelief. Horror. Anguish. Her gaze moved between Leo and Zasha, reading only truth in their thoughts and expressions.

“But…who did he kill?” she asked at last.

“You, Ma’jah,” Zasha answered with tears in her eyes. “He killed you.”

It’s Time to Vote for the 3rd Annual UtopYA Awards!

Yes, my friends…it’s that time again. Time to go and cast your votes for the 3rd Annual UtopYA Awards!

I’m thrilled, honored, and humbled to have been nominated for six awards this year. When I saw that, it really blew my mind! Thank you so much to all of my peers for the support. You and this conference have made a huge impact on my writing career!

Here are the categories in which I’ve been nominated:

  • Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year ~ Return of the Ascendant
  • Best Book Trailer ~ Ascendant Series Teaser by Raine Thomas (produced by Flatline Films)
  • Best Supernatural Hero ~ TaeDane in Return of the Ascendant
  • Best Supernatural Villain ~ VycorDane in Return of the Ascendant
  • Best Couple ~ Kyr and Ty in Return of the Ascendant
  • Utopian of the Year

I have to confess that of all of these nominations, I’m most humbled by the last one, Utopian of the Year. This is a new award that exemplifies what this conference is all about…education, collaboration, and inspiration. It may sound cliche, but it’s an honor just to have been nominated.

I’m sure you’re already planning on attending the conference in Nashville on June 20-22nd (you ARE, aren’t you???), but you can find more information here. I hope to see you there! Once more, please go and vote for the awards and show your support of your favorite authors, bloggers, books, and characters. We all appreciate the support!

VOTE NOW!

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: RETURN OF THE ASCENDANT by Raine Thomas

It’s ROTA’s Launch Day!

Today celebrates the release of my latest novel, Return of the Ascendant (The Ascendant Series #1). Some of you may have had the chance to read this book in the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates box set, or the prequel short story in the Take Me to Your Reader anthology. If so, you’ll be excited to know that I’ve written two entirely new chapters that will only appear in this version of ROTA. You won’t want to miss them!

To celebrate ROTA’s launch, I’m offering the novel for only 99 cents until April 15th. I’m also hosting a fun giveaway, so be sure to enter below! First, let’s learn a little more about the book, including how you can grab your copy before the sale ends:

About the Book:

Return of the Ascendant is a thrilling New Adult Sci-Fi Romance

Expecting to enjoy another typical college night at a frat party with friends, Kyra Vaughn’s plans derail when she’s almost killed…twice. Her savior, a tall, sexy stranger who calls himself TaeDane, claims that he’s the personal bodyguard for the Ascendant of Alametria. She’s convinced he’s crazy.

Especially when he insists that she’s the Ascendant.

With dark enemies hunting her down, Kyra has no choice but to trust her supposed bodyguard. Ty vows to help her remember her past and return her safely to Alametria, but someone seems intent on interfering, challenging his abilities at every turn.

As Kyra’s memories emerge, she remembers that Ty is more to her than he’s let on…much more than he’s allowed to be. She’ll also discover that there are many things about her planet and herself that she’d rather forget. In the end, she’ll have to make a choice: cling to the life she knows, or risk it all to become the person she’s destined to be.

Check out the “Teaser” Trailer by Flat-Line Films:

Buy the Book:

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LAST CHANCE to get Curses, Fates & Soul Mates for 99 Cents!

Sale ends on 3/17!

This weekend is your last chance to pick up the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates Box Set for 99 cents! Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase five full-length paranormal romance novels from five bestselling authors for one amazing price! After Monday, the price will go up to $5.99. That’s quite the savings!

Learn more about the set:

Escape reality and immerse yourself in these steamy paranormal romances. With everything from tattooed bad boys and sexy demons to hot, otherworldly bodyguards, you’re going to fall in love. Beware: you’ll be up reading well past your bedtime!

THE SPACE BETWEEN by Kristie Cook: Self-contained dancer Leni Drago and inked-and-pierced playboy Jeric Winters must discover the truth behind their connection as well as their ties to a journal from 1989 – and they must do it fast, before all evidence that they ever existed disappears. Two love stories, one mystery, and a paranormal twist that readers call “mind blowing.”

FROSTBITE by Lynn Rush: Love is warm and fuzzy for most people, and it would be for eighteen-year-old Amanda Smith, too, if her kisses didn’t cause frostbite.

CURSED by R.K. Ryals: Sometimes being bad is better… A vintage-loving witch. A cocky demon. An old grimoire. An ancient curse. A family secret that changes everything.

RETURN OF THE ASCENDANT by Raine Thomas: Party plans derail for college student Kyra Vaughn when she’s nearly killed…twice. She’ll have to rely on a sexy stranger with unusual abilities to keep her alive and help her discover who she’s destined to be.

REPOSSESSION by Rachael Wade: The Invaders have come for Earth, and Skylla Warden’s in the very center of the upheaval. On a mission to take back what is rightfully theirs, Earth’s population is determined to make sure this isn’t the end. But some endings were never theirs to begin with.

BUY CURSES, FATES & SOUL MATES NOW

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New 99-Cent Release: CURSES, FATES & SOUL MATES Box Set

5 full-length novels from 5 of the hottest authors in New Adult Paranormal Romance!

Escape reality and immerse yourself in these steamy paranormal romances. With everything from tattooed bad boys and sexy demons to hot, otherworldly bodyguards, you’re going to fall in love. Beware: you’ll be up reading well past your bedtime!

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!
Retail value = $14.95
Limited time release = $.99

Recommended for readers 16+
Approximately 1,200 pages

Get your copy now at:

Check out the links in this post to join us in the release day fun! We have lots of prizes up for grabs, including a Kindle Paperwhite!!

THE SPACE BETWEEN by Kristie Cook: Self-contained dancer Leni Drago and inked-and-pierced playboy Jeric Winters must discover the truth behind their connection as well as their ties to a journal from 1989 – and they must do it fast, before all evidence that they ever existed disappears. Two love stories, one mystery and a paranormal twist that readers call “mind blowing.”

About Kristie Cook

Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance/ contemporary fantasy, with the first five of seven books, Promise, Purpose, Devotion, Power, and Wrath currently available. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, currently available. Over 300,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, with Promise peaking at #54 on the Amazon Top 100 Paid list and at #1 in the Amazon Fantasy category.

The Space Between kicks off her second New Adult paranormal series, The Book of Phoenix, with part two, The Space Beyond, releasing in 2014.

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three sons, a beagle and a puggle.

Connect With Kristie Cook Online

I love to hear from and connect with readers. Please don’t be shy.
Email: kristie@kristiecook.com
Author’s Website & Blog: http://www.KristieCook.com
UK Fan Site: http://www.kristiecookfansite.co.uk
Soul Saver Series Website: http://www.SoulSaversSeries.com
Facebook: AuthorKristieCook
Twitter: KristieCookAuth

FROSTBITE by Lynn Rush: Love is warm and fuzzy for most people, and it would be for eighteen-year-old Amanda Smith, too, if her kisses didn’t cause frostbite.

About Lynn Rush

Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes, watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.

Connect With Lynn Rush Online

Lynn loves to hear from readers!
Catch the Rush™
Email: lynn@lynnrush.com
Author’s Website & Blog: http://www.LynnRush.com
Facebook: LynnRushWrites
Twitter: LynnRush

CURSED by R.K. Ryals: Sometimes being bad is better… A vintage-loving witch. A cocky demon. An old grimoire. An ancient curse. A family secret that changes everything.

About the Author

R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to “share the love of reading one book at a time.” An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn’t live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.

Connect With R.K. Ryals Online

I love to hear from readers. Please visit me online!
Email: requests4rkryals@gmail.com
Author’s Website: http://rkryals.com/
Facebook: RKRyals
Twitter: RKRyals

RETURN OF THE ASCENDANT by Raine Thomas: Party plans derail for college student Kyra Vaughn when she’s nearly killed…twice. She’ll have to rely on a sexy stranger with unusual abilities to keep her alive and help her discover who she’s destined to be.

About the Author

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream.

Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

Connect With Raine Thomas Online

I love to hear from readers. Please visit me online!
Email: Raine@RaineThomas.com
Author’s Website: http://www.rainethomas.com
Facebook: RaineThomas
Twitter: Raine_Thomas
Pinterest: Raine_Thomas

REPOSSESSION by Rachael Wade: The Invaders have come for Earth, and Skylla Warden’s in the very center of the upheaval. On a mission to take back what is rightfully theirs, Earth’s population is determined to make sure this isn’t the end. But some endings were never theirs to begin with.

About the Author

Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of THE PRESERVATION SERIES, LOVE AND RELATIVITY, and the upcoming New Adult sci-fi series, THE KEEPERS TRILOGY. When she’s not writing, she’s busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She’s an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton.

Connect With Rachael Wade Online

I love to hear from readers. Please visit me online!
Email: AuthorRachaelWade@Gmail.com
Author’s Website: http://www.RachaelWade.com
LightsOn Website: http://www.lightsonlove.com/
Facebook: AuthorRachaelWade
Twitter: RachaelWade

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Got Indie? Meet the Authors of Indie BookFest 2014!

Hop around and Meet the Authors of Indie Book Fest 2014. Each stop features an author and a contest!

Learn more about me…Raine Thomas!

Tell us a little bit about your book(s) and yourself. I write Young Adult and New Adult romantic fiction. Six of my books are Young Adult Fantasy Romance, two are New Adult Contemporary Romance, and my latest release is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with Sci-Fi elements. Clearly, I can’t be pigeon-holed into a specific genre!

I’ve been writing for most of my life in one form or another. I didn’t realize I wanted to be an author until much later in life, though. Losing my job due to the economic downturn in 2008 was my wakeup call. I wrote the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy while looking for work, and the rest is history.

When was your first book published? All three books in the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy released on the same day: July 24, 2011.

Why did you decide to become an Indie Author? At first, it was because I received numerous rejections from literary agents and I realized that none of them believed in my stories as much as I did. So I figured why not? Once I published independently and realized how much flexibility I had with it, I didn’t even think about looking back!

Are you currently working on anything? I participated in the Take Me to Your Reader anthology, which released on Tuesday, February 11th and benefits the UtopYA Conference. I’m also in the midst of releasing a New Adult Paranormal Boxed Set with amazing authors Kristie Cook, Lynn Rush, R.K. Ryals, and Rachael Wade. It’s called Curses, Fates & Soul Mates and it releases on February 17th. My latest novel, Return of the Ascendant, will debut in the boxed set.

Who and what inspired you to write? My mom and my teachers encouraged my love of writing. The first event I remember was a literary fair in the fourth grade when a project I wrote took an honorable mention. Looking back, I can safely say that knowing my teacher liked my book enough to enter it into the fair was enough to keep me writing.

Each author has his or her own inspiring journey. How did you begin writing? As I mentioned above, I started writing at a young age. My cousin actually nurtured it during the summers when I visited her as an adolescent and teenager. She wanted me to write stories for her to read, and I wrote a few pages a day…just enough to keep her hanging on for more. It was a great way to hone my skills, and I use some of what I learned even today.

What is on your writing playlist for your book(s)? I listen to all kinds of music when I write, from movie soundtracks to Top 40 hits. It depends on the type of book I’m writing (contemporary versus fantasy, for example) and the scene I’m writing. Music often guides my writing, so it has to set the right tone.

Who is your favorite character in your books? So far, I think my favorite character is Zachariah from my Firstborn Trilogy. He’s the hot, cranky “bad boy” with a heart of gold. Writing him is always a joy.

What is your favorite book of all time? I honestly don’t have one…I have many!

Tell us in one sentence why we should read your books. Because they provide an exciting escape and a happily ever after. :)