The Weekly Recap – 1/21/22

The Weekly Recap – 1/21/22

Don’t miss my chat with Jayne Ann Krentz

I had so much fun chatting with Jayne Ann Krentz and Barbara Peters of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore! You can watch still watch our conversation at the link below:

If you haven’t read LIGHTNING IN A MIRROR yet, grab it now! The entire (now complete!) trilogy is fabulous.

An Interview with Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff

This interview ends with the highest praise I can or ever will receive, and it brought me to tears in the best way. I am so honored Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff agreed to narrate a pivotal scene at the end of DANGEROUS GROUND. As is clear from this interview, Dr. Yatchmeneff is an amazing woman. We need more women like her in STEM and I have made a donation to the organization that helped her achieve her dreams: the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) and encourage you to give too.

Please listen to this interview and cry with me. I want to thank Montlake and Amazon Publishing for supporting me with publishing this book, and thank Brilliance Publishing for working to cast a woman from the Unangax? community to narrate the role of Marion in DANGEROUS GROUND. I really have no words for what Dr. Yatchmeneff’s comments mean to me, just happy tears.

To listen to the 7 minute interview, click the image below, then click the upper left button that says LISTEN.

Fiona and Dean are back in CRASH SITE

Nine months after DANGEROUS GROUND (Fiona Carver #1), Fiona Carver has landed her dream assignment on Ruby Island–and has just learned that wildlife photographer Dean Slater is joining the team. But danger follows this couple around, and his arrival on the island is anything but smooth.

“Rachel Grant does it again! Engaging characters, gripping suspense, and steamy romance. CRASH SITE starts with a bang and delivers non-stop action.”

— New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin

For archaeologist Fiona Carver, the Caribbean glistens with untold menace in a heart-racing novel by Rachel Grant, USA Today bestselling author of Dangerous Ground.

Fiona Carver has landed a dream assignment: conducting an archaeological inventory of Ruby Island, a privately owned, pristine gem in the Caribbean. Two months in paradise exploring and mapping a lush rain forest, vast caves, and a seventeenth-century star fort and following up on legends of hidden Spanish gold. Add a simmering reunion with wildlife photographer Dean Slater and it’s enough to take Fiona’s breath away. But the sparkle fades when Dean’s arrival is met with sudden, terrifying danger.

Reunited and determined to see the project through, Fiona and Dean find themselves in a swirl of intrigue as they delve into the complex history of the unspoiled refuge, now a tropical haven for billionaires and their secrets. But the work isn’t easy, as someone appears determined to kill the project—by any means necessary.

As betrayal casts tropical storm clouds over Ruby Island and treasured friendships dissolve into distrust, one thing becomes clear: Fiona and Dean are trapped in a dangerous paradise.

I hope you enjoy Fiona and Dean’s steamy Caribbean adventure! If you love it, please tell your friends and consider posting a review online. Drop me a note and let me know if I made you laugh out loud or cry (I cried more than a little in writing this one).

Listen to CRASH SITE on Audible

Like DANGEROUS GROUND, CRASH SITE has 3 narrators: Eva Kaminsky, A.T. Chandler, and Nicola Lambo. Romance audiobook fans will likely be familiar with Eva Kaminsky and A.T. Chandler (although they might be more familiar with A.T.’s work as Aiden Snow), but triple threat actress Nicola Lambo (with a long list of amazing credits!) is newer to audiobook narration, and I am deeply honored she agreed to read two scenes written from the point of view of Sadie, a Jamaican archaeologist who plays a key role in CRASH SITE.

There aren’t enough words to convey how thrilled I am that Brilliance Audio once again made sure to cast a woman with the same ethnicity and nationality as the character she is narrating. Click on the link or image below to watch a video (make sure your sound is on) and enjoy a sample from one of Sadie’s scenes.

The Weekly Recap – 11/5/21

The Weekly Recap – 11/5/21

What A Week!

I’m busy learning all the things at the ROMANCE AUTHOR MASTERMIND conference this weekend. Enjoy this snippet of BROKEN FALCON

Here is a snippet from a scene before Eden learns who Chase really is:

Chase entered the shop, braced for Eden to be put off by seeing him. After all, this wasn’t the same coffee shop where the incident had happened, and she was protective of her information. But she’d also given this as her address, so she knew he had the information legitimately, and it was better than showing up at her townhouse.

She was smiling, though, and it was genuine, so his presence wasn’t unwelcome.

He opened his mouth to say hello, and the word wouldn’t come. It wasn’t his speech impediment that stopped him, it was memories of his last visit to her site.

He wasn’t familiar with navigating the day—or week—after. Especially when only one of them knew what they’d shared.

This was a messed-up situation.

She doesn’t know.

“Hey, stranger,” she said, when he didn’t speak. “You here for coffee, tea…or me?”

He laughed. “Y-you, ac-actually.” He cleared his throat and dropped his voice so she wouldn’t recognize it. Plus it helped with the stutter. “But I’ll take a coffee too.”

She grabbed a ceramic mug—not a to-go cup, he noticed—and held it up. “Just straight drip?”

He nodded and she filled the mug from the ready-made pot and set it on the counter before him. He pulled out his wallet.

“Your money’s no good here. You helped us out last week. Least the owner can do is comp your coffee.”

“It might have been Raptor’s fault there was a problem to begin with.”

“The girl did nothing wrong in having coffee in a coffee shop.” She poured a second mug of coffee and leaned on the counter after taking a sip. “So what’s up? I mean, much as I’d like to believe you’re here for me, I have a feeling there’s more.”

Oh, Eden, you have no idea.

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The Weekly Recap – 9/24/21

The Weekly Recap – 9/24/21

Join Me for a Conversation with Laura Griffin on 9/29

I am so excited about this event with Laura Griffin hosted by Murder by the Book! Not to brag or anything, but I got to read an advance copy of LAST SEEN ALONE and it is SO GOOD!

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Sept 29th 7:00pm Central / 5:00pm Pacific

Both books are available to order from Murder by the Book (buy links are on the event page).

BROKEN FALCON (Evidence #11) is on PreOrder!

You can now pre-order both the BROKEN FALCON ebook AND the audiobook narrated by Nicol Zanzarella & Greg Tremblay! Pre-order now, so you can read or listen to the rest on October 22nd.

Chase Johnston is leading a double life. After two years of psychological torment, the quiet, highly skilled Raptor operative now has a darker side, and he’s hellbent on bringing sex-traffickers to justice—using any means necessary. The only relief he finds for his troubled mind is a woman he’ll never meet in person.

Eden O’Keeffe is also leading a double life. By day she’s a grad student and barista, but at night she sits in front of a camera and provides companionship for those seeking entertainment, titillation, or simple conversation. She enjoys the freedom of being a siren online, but her secret career comes with risks that force her to hide her true identity at all costs.

When Chase walks into a coffee shop and comes face to face with the one person who makes him feel again, it seems his long nightmare may be coming to an end. But in entering Eden’s world, he’s bringing that nightmare—and the danger that comes with it—to her doorstep.

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Three Great Book Recommendations

Jenn Stark is part of a brand-new werewolf anthology!

?? The brand-new werewolf anthology HIGH MOON is on SALE – only .99!??

My friend Jenn Stark is part of this fun new anthology of eight exclusive novellas by today’s top urban-fantasy authors.

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“Fox Hunt” by Aimee Easterling – Mai’s life revolves around acting human and teaching fencing to middleschoolers. Then a student goes missing just as werewolves start breathing down her neck. Can she hunt the hunters without revealing her identity as a fox?

“Wereabouts Unknown” by Jenn Stark – Having strutted her way from cop to carny fortune teller to the newest, most fabulous member of a group of Tarot mystics, Nikki Dawes has the world in the palms of her bedazzle-gloved hands. But now a pack of displaced werewolves is relying on her to find the rest of their kind. Can she reunite those snarly, sexy beasts in time to win the war on magic?

“Elemental Witch” by B R Kingsolver – After a magical disaster puts Joanna’s future in jeopardy, the Supernatural Council gives her a second chance at Midleton College. New friends, a hot wolf shifter, and a serene campus grow on her fast. Then some fool summons a demon. Can Joanna clean up the mess before the demon kills her friends?

“Dragon Tears” by Marina Finlayson – New wolf Nat Turner jumps at the chance to escape her controlling pack when she’s offered a job as bodyguard to a powerful dragon. But her dream job becomes a nightmare when she realises she must also protect the magical gems known as dragon tears that contain his power. Because holy hell, does that man have a lot of enemies.

“Lunaticking” by Dale Ivan Smith – Sorcerer-Agent Elizabeth Marquez tracks illegal wolf-men manifestations. Shifter Chloe must find her kidnapped pack leader. Together, these two wielders of different magics must find the supernatural culprits behind both crimes, and stop a far greater one from happening.

“Prowl” by N. R. Hairston – Wereskunk Anise is constantly ducking werewolves and vampires intent upon harvesting her high-dollar skunk oil. Will alpha werewolf Brick really help, or is he just another poacher hunting her?

“Full Moon’s Curse” by Jenn Windrow – Sometimes the cure is worse than the curse. Cursed by a witch on a power kick, Julia Monroe has twenty-four hours to kill the leader of the local coven. If she fails, she’ll be forced to live as a wolf for the rest of her life. If she succeeds, she’ll be excommunicated from her pack and her family.

“A Myth in Moonlight” by Becca Andre – Leena knows that mythical creatures don’t exist – not in the modern magical world. But when the old werewolf myth proves to have some…bite, she must reexamine her beliefs to break an improbable curse before it runs wild in Cincinnati.

Serena Bell has a new release!

I absolutely loved this sexy romcom by Serena Bell!! WHAT is Rachel selling on Brody’s boat??? Let me know when you find out…….

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What’s a bad boy doing hosting a book club on his boat? Excellent question. All I can tell you is, it’s not going well. I forgot the bug wipes, the extra TP, and the hand sanitizer, we’re out of wine, and… well, I may have made some people angry, if the reviews are any indication. The only way to dig myself out of this hole is to redeem myself by offering the best girls’ nights out in town.
Enter my best friend’s sister. I’ve gone out of my way to avoid Rachel, since despite her good-girl rep, I can’t seem to get her out of my head. Now she’s in my boat… and if I don’t watch myself, soon she’ll be in my bed. Things are going surprisingly well between us… but I know myself, and I’m not this guy. I’m the guy you want for fantasy fulfillment, not the guy you want for forever.
But what if I need this time to be different?

Toni Anderson has a new Cold Novel!!

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Cold as Ice: FBI Romantic Thriller (Cold Justice – The Negotiators Book 5)

When Darby O’Roarke wakes up in a strange house with a dead man – with no memory of what happened – she knows who she has to call: FBI Supervisory Special Agent Eban Winters…the man she fell for, and who rejected her, last summer.

A negotiator isn’t supposed to get involved with kidnap victims, and Eban has been trying to avoid the temptation that is Darby O’Roarke ever since they met. One frantic phone call has him racing to Alaska to uncover the truth, but he faces stubborn opposition from the local police, and a growing media frenzy.

Getting Darby released from jail and keeping her safe is his first priority. When another woman is brutally slain, evidence emerges that suggests Darby is being framed, and that the culprit is a vicious serial killer who has eluded the FBI for more than a decade…and, now, the killer has Darby in their sights.

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The Weekly Recap – 8/20/21

The Weekly Recap – 8/20/21

DANGEROUS GROUND is Available Now!!

Fiona Carver #1

In the remote and unpredictable Aleutians, danger comes without warning in an adrenaline rush of a novel by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant.

Archaeologist Fiona Carver has unfinished business in the Aleutian Islands. After an emergency evacuation cut her first expedition short, she’s finally back. But time is not on her side as she races to finish documenting the remnants of a prehistoric village, recover missing artifacts, and track down missing volcanologist Dylan Slater.

Having bluffed his way onto Fiona’s team with fake credentials, wildlife photographer Dean Slater is willing to risk more than federal prison to find his missing brother, but he needs Fiona’s help. She knows the inhospitable terrain better than anyone.

When the two set out together on a perilous journey, it becomes more than a recovery mission. In their fight for survival, nature isn’t the only threat. They aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Mile by dangerous mile, someone is hunting them.


Christina Dodd shared this exclusive excerpt from DANGEROUS GROUND

I’m so thrilled that Christina Dodd shared this DANGEROUS GROUND excerpt on her Facebook page!

Dean lowered the camera and searched with unenhanced vision, spotting a small shape on the roof of one of the dilapidated structures as the moon rose behind it. He raised the viewfinder to his eye and zoomed in. Sure enough, it was a short-eared owl.

He snapped several pictures. These would be keepers, as the moonrise and the crumbling structure combined with the owl’s fixed, knowing gaze gave the image an eerie feel. He could sell these shots. A good price could pay his bail if he ended up getting arrested.

“What is it?” Fiona asked.

“Short-eared owl. Third building over. On the roofline.” He offered her his camera. “Want to see?”

“Yes, please.”

She stepped beside him, and he draped the sturdy strap of his camera around her neck, then pointed the lens toward the round-headed raptor.

She let out a soft gasp. “Oh! He’s beautiful. I mean, if it’s a he.”

“It’s hard to tell with short-eared owls. The females are slightly larger than the males and maybe darker. But that’s difficult to gauge in this light and without both present.”

“Well, it’s beautiful, whatever it is.”

He looked down at the woman holding his favorite camera, as she gazed with rapture at the tiny bird thirty meters away. The rising moon gave her skin an ethereal glow.

Usually, in moments like this, he was the one holding the camera. Or the moment of discovery was planned, expected even, as part of the expedition. Tonight was random; that’s why it felt . . . special.

“Take a few pictures if you want,” he said. “I’ve got more than enough memory cards for the next two weeks.” He bought them in bulk, like they were Costco bags of Halloween candy.

“I don’t know where to begin. I’ve never used anything more complex than a point-and-shoot.”

“I’ve already set the shutter speed and adjusted the light meter for these conditions and that depth of field. You’re good to go.” He moved her finger to the shutter release button.

“Fire away.”She did, and after she took a few, she lowered the camera to look at the screen, which showed the last image taken. “I took that?”

He smiled at her obvious joy. “You did.”

“Well, I kind of cheated, but still, it might be the prettiest photo I’ve ever taken.”

“I’ll email it to you.”

“I’ll have it mounted and framed and tell everyone who will listen that I was the photographer.”

His grin deepened. He liked this side of her. “If you want, I can give you photography lessons when we’re on Chiksook.”

“Really?” Her face lit with excitement. “That would be amazing. Learning how to use a real camera is one of those things I’ve always wanted to do but have never had time for.”

“First weather day, you’ll get a lesson.” And he’d enjoy every moment like this one. Standing close. Teaching her . . .

On instinct, he dipped his head down, making a move without thought. This was as natural as breathing, as ingrained as scratching an itch. Fiona leaned in, lips ever so slightly parted, but then she dropped back. “Bill, don’t. Don’t ruin this. I don’t do field flings. Ever.”

All at once, he was zapped back into the moment. His name was Bill. She was Fiona. His brother’s girlfriend.

And he’d almost kissed her.

Watch and Listen to My Facebook Live Chat with Jayne Ann Krentz!

On August 19th I had the BEST chat with the always amazing Jayne Ann Krentz!

The Weekly Recap – 11/20/20

The Weekly Recap – 11/20/20

Romancing the Runoff is Live! ??????????????????

I am so excited to be part of the Romancing the Runoff auction to raise funds to help support the Georgia Senate Runoffs by supporting Fair Fight, the New Georgia Project, and Black Voters Matter.

The auction is open and you can explore all the offerings here:

I have made 2 auction donations. One is a brainstorming session for writers:

And the other is our massive Apples ? for Peaches ? Gift Basket!!

Attend an author Happy Hour* with your favorite Washington state authors—and invite a few friends to come along! Enjoy 20+ signed paperbacks (including USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers!) and Washington-themed gifts, art, coffee, chocolate and more. Plus assorted ebooks, audiobook codes, and author swag! The book covers and images in the graphics are only part of the whole package.
Winning bidder will receive:

Serena Bell—signed paperback of Seattle-based Hold On Tight; 1 ebook, winner’s choice; Bainbridge Island ferry kitchen towel by local designer. 

Stacey Marie Brown—signed paperback of Savage Lands; Seattle-themed socks; stickers and bookmarks

Kerrigan Byrne—signed paperbacks of How to Love a Duke in 10 Days and All Scot & Bothered, PNW sea glass jewelry locally made; peacock quill pen

Carmen Cook—signed paperback of Coming in Hot; author pens; WA chocolate and coffee mug

Rebecca J Clark—signed paperback copies of Lead-Off Bride and The Checklist Diet; a jar of WA jam

Kate Davies—signed paperback of Seattle-set anthology Tease Me, Please Me; 1 ebook, winner’s choice; WA apple cutting board

Leanne Davis—signed paperback of The Other Sister, Notorious

Nicole French—signed paperbacks of The Other Man and The Hate Vow; bag of Seattle Coffee Works coffee & Theo’s chocolate; bookmarks, stickers, and other swag

Rachel Grant—signed paperbacks of Cold Evidence and Catalyst; “Good Day, Bad Day” 5 x7 Framed Print by a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Artist; tote bag, frosted beer mug, and assorted swag.

Sierra Hill—signed paperback of 2020 RONE-award-winning Game Changer; audiobook code for Change in Strategy; sticker, button

Kris Kennedy—ebook of Claiming Her; Willapa Valley Lavender collection 

Kim Loraine—set of signed paperbacks from Ryker Ranch series; author keychain

Laurie London—two signed paperbacks from Seattle-based Sweetblood and Iron Portal series; Three Peckered Billy Goat coffee by Raven’s Brew Coffee

Margaret Mallory— ebook copies of Captured by a Laird and The Gift

Penny Reid—signed paperbacks of Neanderthal Seeks Human and Truth or Beard; Sasquatch paraphernalia; Winston Brothers paperdoll book and blanket; 

Shelli Stevens—signed paperback of One More Round; Ferry Boat ornament, blown glass heart from Callahan’s Firehouse Studio & Gallery, Sweet Mona’s chocolate, hand painted rock art by local artist.

Maia Strong—signed paperback of PNW-based Gearheart; 2 Theo’s chocolate bars; unframed original art by local Seattle artistCharlene Teglia—Signed paperbacks of Wild Wild West and Satisfaction Guaranteed.Olivia Waite—two signed mass market paperbacks; selection of PNW-themed stationery from local letterpress company Constellation & Co; stickers and enamel pins

*Virtual Happy hour will be scheduled at a time that works for the winner and as many authors in the group as possible. Winner will be able to invite up to four friends to participate.

Some of the book covers:

A sample of the WA themed gifts and swag:

Winter Hawk Auction Copies Have Sold Out

I donated 10 signed copies of Winter Hawk: A Raptor Holiday as buy-it-now items for @RomancingRunoff and they already sold out! Thank you so much!

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This gorgeous shot of alligators at night captured our imaginations!

The Weekly Recap – 8/21/20

The Weekly Recap – 8/21/20

Guess What?!

??? I have a 2-book deal with Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance imprint! ???

I’m so excited to be working with Lauren Plude and thankful to her and my agent, Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein for making this happen!! ????

Rachel Grant’s DANGEROUS GROUND, in which an archeologist teams up with a handsome wildlife photographer to uncover the fate of a volcanologist lost in the wilderness of the Aleutian Islands, to Lauren Plude at Montlake Romance, in a two-book deal, for publication in summer 2021, by Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein at McIntosh & Otis (world).

Darcy Burke’s BookBub Recommendation of INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE and a CONTEST!

Thank you Darcy Burke!! Darcy wrote an amazing recommendation of INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE on BookBub. To celebrate, I’m having a contest! Head on over to my Facebook page to enter – you can ONLY enter on my Facebook page!

The winner will be randomly selected from the comments and will receive a signed copy of Incriminating Evidence (old cover) AND another print book from my catalog (winner’s choice).

Giveaway closes Sunday at 9 pm Pacific.

***Giveaway is open worldwide***

Rachel Recommends – Serena Bell’s New Release

I LOVED SO TRUE – and now you can love it too!!!!!! And check out this awesome giveaway on Serena Bell‘s page! Win $50 in book money!! Think of all the books you could buy…..

?? A passionate first love. A deep betrayal. One last chance to make it right. ??
Jax Walker left Chiara Campbell behind without a word, but he’s never forgotten how it felt to love that fiercely. Not that it matters—he can never go back to Tierney Bay, because the secret he’s keeping would tear them both apart.
Chiara has written Jax out of her life and her memory—until he shows up at the shop where she works. All the hurt she thought she’d buried is still there, and so is her fiery attraction to him. The more Chiara and Jax work together to save the shop, the more she wants things she can’t have.
She knows she’s going to get her heart broken again. She knows it’s going to hurt like hell.
And she’s pretty sure that when he kisses her, she’ll kiss him right back.
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The Weekly Recap – 6/12/20

The Weekly Recap – 6/12/20

Toni Anderson’s COLD BLOODED is only 99c for a limited time!

A journalist searching for the truth about her best friend’s death—and the FBI agent who needs her to stop.

Disgraced investigative journalist Pip West is devastated when she discovers her best friend’s body face-down in a tranquil lake. When cops and federal agents determine that her friend overdosed then drowned, Pip knows they’re mistaken and intends to prove it.

Special Agent Hunt Kincaid doesn’t trust journalists and has no patience for Pip’s delusions, especially since her meddling could reveal why the FBI is interested in her friend’s last days. The dead scientist worked at the cutting edge of vaccine research and might have a connection to a new, weaponized, vaccine-resistant anthrax strain that just hit the black market.

The more Pip digs, the closer she gets to both the sexy FBI agent, and to a bioweapons terrorist who’s more than capable of cold-bloodedly sacrificing anyone who gets in his way.

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This image of FIRESTORM will make a lot more sense after you read COLD BLOODED! Grab COLD BLOODED while it’s on sale to find out FIRESTORM’s heroic role in the story. ??

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We’ve discovered a new destination to add to our bucket list!

The Weekly Recap – 2/7/20

The Weekly Recap – 2/7/20

The RAT Informant Website

My RATinformant  website has been updated (finally!)  The site is a parody website, based on the fictional website “,” which plays a role in my book, WITHHOLDING EVIDENCE.


I hope you visit it and look around!


An RWA Update

I also have an update for you regarding RWA – I posted it to the RWA Discussion Forum and am also sharing it with you here:

To me, the worst part about RWA going away isn’t the loss of my dream of winning a RITA (although I will miss that dream, and I know for many that dream was nearly impossible due to racism), nor is it missing the conference, which was one of my favorite events of the year. I won’t miss National because there are other conferences like RAM to fill that void. For me, the worst part is that no other writers’ organization welcomes unpublished authors like RWA did.

I joined RWA in March 2005. I didn’t publish until April 2013. In those 8 years, RWA was vital to me in learning craft and the business and making friends. I found a mentor through RWA. Literally all of my closest writing friends, critique partners, and beta readers I either met directly because of RWA or I can trace our meeting back to an RWA origin. Through RWA I learned how to write a query letter. How to pitch in person. I finaled in the Golden Heart 4 times. A week after the 2011 conference, the year I double finaled, I found myself with 5 offers of representation. (One of whom had been my pitch appointment at National.) Who did I turn to for advice in making that decision? My 2008 GH Pixies. My mentor. Thanks to RWA I had a support network in place to help me.

The agent I signed with (she is still my agent and I love her with all my heart) had initially contacted *me* because she looked up my website after I double finaled. Liz then went on to push me to be a better writer, taking my craft to the next level. Thank you RWA.

I have so much to thank RWA for, and almost none of it is what RWA has done for me as a published author. It’s what the org did for me before April 16, 2013, when my first novel released.

I had been seriously considering running for the board this year to give back to the organization I have been so thankful for, but now, as I resign from RWA, I will be able to use the time I would have given to RWA in a different way. I don’t know the best ways to make a profit from Facebook or AMS ads. I’m not a marketing guru. But I do know craft and I’d like to pay it forward.

In the coming days I’m going to set up a page on my website for aspiring writers to request a read of their first chapter. I am also reaching out to other published authors to ask if they’d be willing to use their now RWA-less time to mentor others. I’ve had a few say yes already.

If you object to being called white or believe that marginalized authors should only express their pain in ways that make you feel comfortable and safe, if you’ve ever used the phrase, “I can’t be racist because I have Black friends/family/coworkers”, or if you in any way shape or form blame AOC for the collapse of RWA, do not email me to ask about being a mentor or mentee. This is not for you.

Unpublished authors: you will need to have completed at least one manuscript to apply.

It is with great heartache that I say goodbye to RWA. But I’m also saying good riddance without an ounce of regret.

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Evidence #5

Falling in love was never part of his mission…

With visions of professional glory, underwater archaeologist Cressida Porter embarks on a research trip deep into the heart of Eastern Turkey. Her dreams turn into nightmares when she becomes the unwitting courier for a terrorist network. Stranded and unable to speak the language, she turns to a handsome and enigmatic security specialist for help, even while fearing he may be behind a violent assault that leaves her vulnerable.

CIA Case Officer Ian Boyd’s mission is clear: follow the courier, identify the terrorist leader, and intercept the microchip before it falls into enemy hands. For Ian, cozying up to the alluring archaeologist to find out where her loyalties lie isn’t exactly hardship duty. But spending time with her proves dangerous when she awakens a longing for a life he can never have.

Attraction wars with distrust as Cressida and Ian are forced on the run. When violence erupts in the already unstable region, Cressida discovers everything she knows about Ian is false. With all secrets revealed, Cressida must decide if she can trust the spy with her life, while Ian faces his own impossible choice: Cressida or his mission.

A Proud Mom Moment!

Check out these adorable book covers designed by my daughter!! ???
Now you can own all three steamy, fun novellas by Kate Davies!!



A walk on the wild side with her favorite bad boy is just what this good girl needs…

Mollie Mason is sure her night can’t get any worse. Stuck in an inflatable rubber cake, she overhears her fiancé slamming her at his bachelor party—and then she catches him cheating! But discovering her high school crush has witnessed her humiliation is the icing on the cake.

Cade Gallagher has wanted Mollie for years. And when she asks him to help her prove to the world—and herself—that she’s not just a good girl, he knows he’d be a fool to say no. But she wants a temporary fling. Will two weeks be enough time to convince her to take a chance on him—forever?

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED. It has been lightly edited and revised.

WARNING: This book contains sex, shenanigans, and shopping. Sometimes all three at the same time.


He’s vice. She’s nice. Watch out, Seattle!

It seemed easy enough. Hit the local all-male strip club, pick a likely target and hire him for her best friend’s bachelorette party. But the stripper who catches Caroline’s eye has a different agenda. He’s an undercover cop, and Caroline ends up under arrest—for solicitation!

Tony DiMarco realizes too late that he’s made a mistake. Caroline’s reputation and business are suffering, and he feels responsible. He feels something else too—the pull of red-hot desire. He wants Caroline, but she’s afraid that he’s just trying to make up for his mistake. Can this determined vice cop teach her to trust him?

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED. It has been lightly edited and revised.

WARNING: This book contains people taking their clothes off. Which is kind of the point, right?


Turn best friend into boyfriend? Challenge accepted!

Dani’s been in love with Carter forever. But she’s nothing like the women he dates—glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she’s stuck in the best-friend role and can’t seem to find a way out of it. Until a scheduling mix-up finds her enrolled in a strip-aerobics class. Now this buttoned-down wallflower is finding her wicked side—and liking it!

Carter can’t understand what’s happened to his best bud. She’s gone from sweet to sexy in ten seconds flat—and Carter’s lucky enough to be around for the ride of a lifetime. But he knows from past experience that relationships don’t last. He’s got to get
things back on track before the most important friendship in his life is damaged forever.

Problem is, Dani has no intention of going back to being just friends. It’s about time someone challenged Carter’s assumptions about love and friendship—and Dani’s just the woman to do it!


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