Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Writing Update


Reluctantly Undead is up and live. I'm excited about the story. I've started "tinkering" with the plot/outline for the next book int eh Reluctantly Undead series.

I"m doing a final read through of the outline for the next Bryant Station Curves story. I've made a few tweaks to the outline. I want the plot as solid as i can get it before I start writing. In the next few days, I will start the story. I'm excited about it. I got to go down memory lane for one of the locations in the story.

I'm working on ideas for several other books/series. My ideas book has scribbles and notes all over the place.

I'm trying to figure out marketing ideas/strategies. This is definitely not my area of expertise. I need to look into asking other bloggers to help get word out about my stories.

I'm planning June and July blog calendars. My goal is to get better at planning blogs, scheduling them, and writing blogs.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Remembrance

It has rained most of the day, and I've had the pleasure of sitting here watching it. I'm thankful for the rain. Summer hasn't even started and we are already in water restrictions--basically a drought situation.

I can sit here and watch the rain.
I can write and publish a story. 
DH has a job he likes.
I can go to the store and buy what I want (within reason and budget constraints).
I can cast a vote.

All of this is possible because of the men and women who have fought for an idea...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Declaration of Independence)...all of these things are possible because of the men and women who continue to serve in the Armed Forces. 

Thank you for your sacrifices.

Live at Amazon!!!

Reluctantly Dead is now available at Amazon!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Reluctantly Undead





Ember Winterstone is not having a good night. She wakes up in a dumpster. Her neck hurts where her date used her as a meal. Vampire hunters chase her, and the other vampires think she is the real queen, especially since she is a day walker, eats food, drinks almost no blood, and stands up to Zophia, the psycho vampire queen.

Ember’s problems have just begun.

Her mother has kept a couple of major secrets from her, the two men who make Ember drool refuse to claim her, and the psycho vampire queen decides Ember must die.









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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Live at KOBO


Reluctantly Undead is live at KOBO.









Ember Winterstone is not having a good night. She wakes up in a dumpster. Her neck hurts where her date used her as a meal. Vampire hunters chase her, and the other vampires think she is the real queen, especially since she is a day walker, eats food, drinks almost no blood, and stands up to Zophia, the psycho vampire queen.

Ember’s problems have just begun.

Her mother has kept a couple of major secrets from her, the two men who make Ember drool refuse to claim her, and the psycho vampire queen decides Ember must die.

One Year Birthday

Two days ago...can you believe it...two days ago, was my one year anniversary. I've been blogging for one year. I was so busy with formatting, cover design, and last minutes edits on Reluctantly Undead, that I totally forgot my one year blog birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

It's been a crazy, busy year.

Thank you for coming on the ride with me.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday Quote


 I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure
is to try to please everyone.
   --Bill Cosby

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Curvy Female is Now the Romance Heroine

Over the last year, more and more romance e-books are carrying the label curvy or BBW (Big Beautiful Woman), including my series Bryant Station Curves. 
I’ve been an avid reader of romance books for a long time. I remember sneaking my mom’s Harlequin books and reading them. The stories and characters were great, though very tame compared to some of the stories available today. But as I got older, I noticed there were not very many romance stories that had a female character who really reflected me, a woman with extra padding or curves.
More often than not, when a story had a curvy female, she was typically the best friend or even, in some cases, the comic relief. She was not as pretty as the heroine. She was not athletic. She was seen as bookish or the brains instead of the beauty.
The hunky guys never paid any attention to her, unless they wanted help with something or to get the heroine’s telephone number. Sometimes the curvy female had to deal with comments such as “you would be so pretty, if you would just lose some weight” or “you have such a pretty face, but it’s hidden by all that weight."
Authors are realizing there is a growing group of readers who wants a curvy heroine who is smart, strong, sexy, desirable, and beautiful. We want the curvy female facing her issues and working through them, and yes, sometimes we need to cry with her as she struggles with her demons.
We want her catching the attention of the good looking men, and for the alpha male to desire her, to love her, and to make her feel special, because she is the only woman in the world for him.
Women come in all shapes and sizes. Based on what I’ve seen, the stories are starting to reflect this diversity that is found in the female population.
Are my female characters limited to curvy characters? No
Do I read only stories with curvy characters? No
Do I wish there were more stories with feisty, curvy heroines? Yes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reluctantly Undead series

Everyone goes on dates.
  • Movies.
  • Dinner. 
  • A stroll in the park.
All are typical things you do on dates.

Dates often change our lives, especially when you realize you have found the one person, who completes your life. You have finally found your soul mate. You get your "happy ever after" ending.

But what if the date doesn't go as you planned?

You walk away and chalk it up as experience. Maybe you redefine what you are looking for in terms of dating material. No big deal. There are more fish in the sea.

What if you wake up and find yourself in a dumpster with an aching neck?


Reluctantly Undead
(Reluctantly Undead series, Book 1)
by Rayne Rachels

Coming Soon!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Quote


Get it down. 
Take chances. 
It may be bad, 
but it's the only way 
you can do anything really good.
     --William Faulkner