Saturday, February 14, 2015

I'm human.

"I suck."
"I cannot do this anymore."
"I'm a failure."
"Does anyone even care?"
"What was I thinking when I started doing this? I'm a nobody still."

These are a few of the thoughts I've been having lately and I absolutely cannot stand these thoughts.
I know exactly who I am and I'm very proud of myself for all that I've done. But you know what? I'm pretty sure everyone has moments where they think these types of thoughts.

I just need to keep going. It's not in me to give up, even when I swear I'm done and giving up....I don't give up.

I really have no purpose to this post other than to say, I'm only human and I make mistakes, too.

When these thoughts happen, I know I need to re-center myself and that's what I intend to do. :) After my refresher, hopefully I'll have a new drive to finish some more books for you wonderful readers! I'm taking a break from social media for a while. I'll post as soon as I'm back!

Love Always,
Rachel! xo

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Danielle Sibarium cover reveal!

Double cover reveal time! 
For Always has a new look and its sequel, And Forever, has a beautiful cover! <3

For Always- 

“There’s nothing you can’t do if you want it bad enough.”

I entered the world with a massive defect. I attracted death. Like a magnet. I could feel it all around me. It wrapped its icy fingers tight around my chest, leaving me no room for escape.  That was my life before I met Jordan Brewer, the boy I became infatuated with. Obsessed with. The boy that became my everything.
I knew he wanted me, too. I saw it. I felt it. But he was older, and wouldn’t act on his feelings. I knew in time I’d make him mine. Just as he promised me a future together, his life was torn apart. He turned away from me and shut me out of his life. Could I convince him to let go of his past and hold on to me? Or would he continue to punish us both for something he couldn’t control?

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And Forever- 

Sometimes being with the one you love hurts more than being without them.”

“There’s nothing you can’t do if you want it bad enough.” This is the mantra Jordan Brewer drilled into my head since the day I met him. He convinced me nothing is out of my reach, not even him.  
I love Jordan, and Jordan loves me, but something always gets in the way. I had to fight tooth and nail to convince him we belong together. Now he’s mine, but I’m not sure our love is strong enough to survive.
I’m away at school and Jordan’s playing drums for a local band. We hardly see each other, and when we do, he’s haunted by demons from his past. I’m struggling to fit in and he’s struggling with his ever-growing mountain of guilt. Will we be able to hold on to each other through the tough times, or will it all come tumbling down around us? 

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pucked, cover reveal and extras!

Almost a year ago, I was hit with an idea so intense I nearly broke a glass while trying to clean it. It wasn't all put together cleanly, it never is, it was more like puzzle pieces. Each scene or idea was like a clue of the bigger picture. I took notes, started researching, took more notes, researched more, all while editing A Message of Flowers and then rewriting Soul Promise and the whole process I went through with that book. I quietly reached out and spoke to anyone and everyone I could about the topics in this novel. I am actually surprised I was able to write this to completion. Something that always gets me (angry, upset, torn up, blubbery) is anything to do with children or military/soldiers (I cry at every "Coming home" video). Parental Alienation is a form of child abuse. It's the act of alienating a child or children from their parent with purpose and intent to damage the relationship of parent and child.
Okay, if I go on any longer I'll probably lose your interest, so here we go!
Look at what the beautiful, talented Regina Wamba from Mae I Design created this time! ❤️



Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life?

Riley Silk doesn’t know the answer to this.  He loves.  He lives.  But he can’t figure out how to merge the two together.
Audrey Jacobs doesn’t believe there is an answer to the love versus life debate.  She believes life can’t be lived without love.  But even she has difficulties with how to access her own feelings.
Riley and Audrey have been friends for years, best friends.  But lines cross and blur.  Their functional relationship turns into an unconventional mess, and they both want to fix it, to go back to the way things were.
Stress, memories, and heartache thrash them both into different directions.  Can Riley cope with everything’s that happened?  Can Audrey overcome her insecurities? 

Who keeps the puck?  

**Trigger warning- abuse topics - Parental Alienation. Mild - alcohol abuse and drug abuse **
Release Date: February 10, 2015  

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For your listening pleasure, Safetysuit - Life In The Pain. This song is a hint about a scene and feeling that's felt at various points in the story.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Summer Remains by Seth King, cover reveal

Title: The Summer Remains
Author: Seth King
 Release Date: February 14, 2015


Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to an incurable and worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may very well end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coast, Summer decides to play the odds and download a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will remain beyond this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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Author Bio

Seth King is a 25-year-old American author whose first book, The Goode Fight, became a quick bestseller and was dubbed "near genius" by a prominent review website. He enjoys reading, boating, traveling, playing the piano, and spending time with his family.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Pucked cover reveal sign ups!

I know I don't talk about Pucked much... But I would LOVE if you'd be a part of the cover reveal! It's fantastic, you really ought to see this beauty.
A little about Pucked in case you have ZERO idea what I'm talking about:
It's a Young Adult Contemporary that follows two teens through their chaotic journey to adult while dealing with the affects of Parental Alienation.
There's hockey, drama, angst, awkwardness, and kisses. It's high school. But it's more than that. It's learning to cope through major things that aren't covered in school. 

Cover reveal date is January 15, 2015. Hope to see you there. Be sure to check the hashtag #Pucked4Life for updates and teasers.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yesterday's Half Truths by Carey Heywood - Cover Reveal


Yesterday's Half Truths

by N.Y. Times Bestselling Author

Carey Heywood

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Release Date: November 24, 2014


She never thought it would go this far. It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth. A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson's life. There's something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction. Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Her books are full of emotion, humor and steam. She is inspired by everyday fairy tales. Her leading men are guys you might bump into at the grocery store; teachers, mechanics, and website designers. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Between the Stars and Sky by David James (review)

BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James.  Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan. 

SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 

 But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 

 For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."


Between The Stars and Sky by David James is a story of learning to love and letting go. I found myself getting lost in the emotional journey presented and once finished, I felt empty and lost in the best possible way. The lyrical depth bursting from the pages melted reality away for a short time, creating the perfect afternoon escape.
Within the story lies mini stories, humor, learning, and Christmas lights. Christmas lights? Yep. Read it, you’ll get it. The stories told by Jackson Grant are one of my favorite elements in this story. But my absolute favorite, the ending. So, on that note, my review must end.
I encourage you, get this book. You won't be disappointed. It's a quick read, but it's one that sticks with you.  

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David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at and facebook at to learn more about his novels.