The Weekly Recap – RITA Winners, CATALYST Cover, RWA Swag, and iBooks 99c sale!

The Weekly Recap – RITA Winners, CATALYST Cover, RWA Swag, and iBooks 99c sale!

2017 RITA Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 RITA winners, and especially my friends Courtney Milan and Elisabeth Naughton!

The RITA® Awards are presented by the Romance Writers of America (RWA), which recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas.

For a complete list of the winners, click HERE.


CATALYST (Flashpoint #2)

Cover & Blurb

Coming Fall 2017!


When a food storage depot in famine-struck South Sudan is torched, American aid worker Brie Stewart flees, only to land in a market where she’s the next item up for auction. Is the attack on the aid facility another assault upon the war-torn fledgling democracy, or has her family set her up as a pawn in their quest for oil rights?

Chief Warrant Officer Sebastian Ford crossed paths with Brie years ago when she was a shill for her family’s company, pushing a pipeline that threatened his tribe’s land. Determined to lead the rescue operation to save her, he won’t let her abduction—or the attraction that flares between them—get in the way of settling their unfinished business.

The Green Beret’s skills are put to the test in the flooded grasslands of South Sudan, where they must battle nature and dangerous factions who are after more than oil. Bastian and Brie put their hearts on the line as they find themselves embroiled in a conflict that extends beyond country and continent. Together they must douse the spark before it reaches the flashpoint and engulfs everything they hold dear.


Do you read iBooks?

Find some 99c reader favorites!

BODY OF EVIDENCE is an iBooks reader favorite and is 99¢ for a limited-time.

Check out the full collection here




Are you at RWA?

If you’re at RWA, you can pick up a free copy of TINDERBOX from the Swag Shop.




Win a Summer Romance Bundle!


Have you read my novel POISON EVIDENCE? Enter to win the book and 20 fantastic romantic suspense novels from an amazing collection of authors, alongside bookstore gift cards, PLUS a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet!

Enter the contest by clicking here:
Ends August 7th.
Good luck!

Rachel Recommends:

The Catching Kind is on sale for just 99c!! I LOVED this book!


When shy author Hailey ends up in a fake romance with baseball player Connor Ryan, she finds herself standing uncomfortably in the spotlight. But the bad-boy athlete is falling hard for her — could this elaborate ruse blossom into romance?




The Most Popular Post of the Week






The Weekly Recap – CATALYST Sneak Peek, Audiobook Giveaways and More!

The Weekly Recap – CATALYST Sneak Peek, Audiobook Giveaways and More!


*CATALYST Sneak Peek*

01.6Are you wondering who the hero of CATALYST is?

Here’s a sneak peek from the book:

He dropped onto the empty barstool next to her and ordered a beer while he figured out how to open the conversation.

The ten years that had passed since he last saw her looked good on her. She had a maturity about her that had been missing before. But then, she couldn’t be much older than he was, meaning she must’ve been all of twenty-two or -three when she’d been made Vice President of Screwing Indian Tribes for Prime Energy.

He cleared his throat to speak.

“I’m not here to get laid,” she said before he could get a word out. “So you can save your breath.”

“Don’t worry, Ms. Prime, I’m not interested.”

She startled at his use of her name and studied him. She raised an eyebrow. “I think you have me mistaken for somebody else.”

“Not at all. Gabriella Stewart Prime. Only child of Tatiana Stewart and Jeffery Prime. With two older half brothers, you’re the youngest of Prime’s three children. Your daddy is the CEO of Prime Energy, and your great-granddaddy was the founder of the company. I’m good with names and faces, and I’d never forget you.” His gaze swept her from head to toe. She was memorable, and not just because she was a Prime. She’d even done some modeling when she was really young, but that had been before she was on his radar.


See the entire cover reveal HERE or click the link below.



Never miss a thing! Sign up for my mailing list at!

As a thank you for subscribing, you will receive a FREE copy of CONCRETE EVIDENCE with a BONUS epilogue not available anywhere else.




Love audiobooks?

Check out this amazing giveaway!


I’ve joined with dozens of other authors for an audiobook giveaway! To enter, on Facebook and Twitter look for the hashtag #summeraudio from now until July 30th and find dozens of giveaways.

My prize is Audible download codes: 2 for Covert Evidence (narrated by Nicol Zanzarella StoryTeller) and 2 for Tinderbox (narrated by Greg Tremblay/Boudreaux Voice Actor). Four winners total!

To enter simply comment on my Facebook post HERE!

4 winners will be selected at random from all entries and posted on my Facebook page on July 31st.
Listen to the first chapter of Covert Evidence here:

Listen to the first chapter of Tinderbox here:



A KOBO Thrillers Sale!


COVERT EVIDENCE is part of a Kobo Thrillers for $1.99 promotion!

Find more great thrilling reads here:

*The sale is for Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Most Popular Post of the Week




The Weekly Recap – An Audiobook Review!

The Weekly Recap – An Audiobook Review!


Audiobook Review

Thank you so much to AudioGals for this great review of INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE!

…it was a fun journey that kept me tied to my earbuds to the very end.”

To read the entire review, click on AudioGals.

To hear an audioclip of INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE click on the cover below!


AmazonKindle-grey-30     Nook-BN-white-30    kobo_white-30     google_play_white-30    iBooks-30-grey      audible-co-uk

 Psst:  If you buy the Kindle version of INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE, you can add the Audible version for just $1.99!



A New Release!

My friend Bria Quinlan has brand new book out!  If you love sports romance and comedy, then you’ll love The Proposing Kind.


Blurb:  Hailey Tate is living the good life: A new book contract, great friends, the man of her—oh, who is she kidding, she never would have dreamed up pro-ball player, Connor Ryan. But somehow, they work.

So when Connor may or may not have proposed, it’s left up to Hailey and her Brew Crew girls figure it all out. Ridiculousness, shenanigans, arguments, and reconciliations ensue…because, Quirky Girl Power!

But at the end of it all, is Hailey ready to marry America’s Most Eligible Athlete or is time to call a delay on that particular play?



The Most Popular Post of the Week




The Weekly Recap  – A New Release Recommendation

The Weekly Recap – A New Release Recommendation

A New Historical Romance Release!

If you love historical romances,  you’ll want to read DUKE WITH BENEFITS, the latest release from my friend Manda Collins.



Lady Daphne Forsyth is a brilliant mathematician with a burning passion for puzzles. When she learns that the library belonging to her benefactress houses the legendary Cameron Cipher—an encrypted message that, once solved, holds the key to great riches—Daphne is on the case. Unfortunately, her race to unlock the cipher’s code is continually thwarted by a deliciously handsome distraction she hadn’t counted on. . .and cannot resist.

Dalton Beauchamp, the Duke of Maitland, is curious as to why Daphne is spending so much time snooping around his aunt’s bookshelves. He’s even more intrigued by her bold yet calculating manner: She is unapologetic about her secret quest. . .and the fiery attraction that develops between them both. But how can they concentrate on solving a perplexing enigma once the prospect of true love enters the equation?



The Most Popular (Funny)

Post of the Week

We’ve all been this girl.




The Most Popular (Serious)

Post of the Week

Stay tuned to my Facebook page for further updates on this case.

For additional thoughts on the Hobby Lobby case, I highly recommend reading the article by Anonymous Swiss Collector at the following link: