Blog, book content, News

Updates & Changes

Happy Tuesday!

Yes, it’s #teasertuesday.

Yes, I’ll be sharing a #teaser at the end of this post. But first… I have all sorts of news and updates for you. I’m going to jump right in…

 

Imperfect Love Duet

NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!!!

The duet spent the first three months in #KindleUnlimited and it’s now available on other platforms. If you prefer to buy your ebook from Apple Books/iBooks, B&N or Kobo, you can now snag both Imperfect Love Story and Imperfect Love Story: New Beginnings on those sites as well as Amazon.

AND… if you haven’t read the duet yet and would like to snag ILS for only #99cents, wait until Monday, November 26th. It’ll be on sale for 3 days!

#ONECLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

The Rumors Series

More books leaving #KU!

Slowly over the next 6 weeks, the books in the Rumors series will be added to other platforms. Sadly, they don’t leave KU in reading order. That would make my life too easy. If you haven’t started the series but want to, the first book, Emerson & Ryder’s story, will be live on other platforms on December 17th. I do recommend reading this series in order. Pick up your copy of book 1 for $0.99 HERE!

What else do I recommend?

Joining my mailing list.

Why?

I’m releasing a Rumors novella and the only place you can read it is in my newsletter.

JOIN HERE!

 

Caught in the Storm

Never heard of it? It’s my current WIP and I couldn’t be more excited to share a teaser with you. These characters are different than any others I’ve written. Their story is dark and twisted and sexy and hot! I’ve published 24 books in the last 5 years and they’ve all been sweet romance – some young adult while others were a bit more mature. I’d have no problem with my mother or even grandmother reading them.

NOT THIS BOOK!

One-night stands. Trading sex for favors. Being one person in public and a completely different person behind closed (and locked) doors. There are two sides to every story and you’ll get both in this book. And let me just say… Amelia has no idea who’s she’s involved with.

So, if you’re willing to take a chance on a sexier book from me, you’ll want to mark your calendars. Caught in the Storm is releasing…

APRIL 9, 2019!!!

 

That’s all I have for you today.

Blog, book content, Holding On series, News

Free books!

There’s no shame in liking to read as many books as you can for free, as long as you’re getting those free books through legitimate channels. (AKA not pirate sites) Because I’ll always be a reader first, I try to make sure I can offer books free or at a discount as often as possible. ATM I have THREE books you can download for #free.

Holding On

This is the first book in the Holding On series. It’s also the first book I ever publish. The series is young-adult with characters that are in high school in book 1, college in book 2 and living their adult lives in books 3 and 4. The characters grew and mature throughout the series and I think my favorite book is the last book as you get to see how life turns out for everyone. You can snag Holding On from the following platforms

Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UKAmazon AU

Barnes & NobleiBooks

Rumors: Emerson & Ryder

What? The first book in the Rumors series is free already? But it’s only been out for 7 months! Yep, you read that right. If you search for it on Amazon, you’ll see it for $2.99. However, if you have the special link for BookFunnel you can download it for free. It’s my gift to you. There are only 100 copies available so if you haven’t started the series and want to, I’d snag it now.

GIVE ME GOSSIP!!!

Rumors: Audra & Jason

Never heard of these people. Who are they?

Well, after I completed the Rumors series I felt like Audra, Justine’s roommate, had her own story to tell. She’s not part of the Dixon family so instead of adding another book to the series, I’m writing a newsletter only novella. In order to read her story, you have to be a subscriber. If you do sign up, make sure you send me a message using the Contact page here and I’ll get you caught up. Chapters 1-3 have already gone out and Chapters 4 and 5 hit inboxes on Monday.

SIGN ME UP!

Those are my freebies. What books have you found, free or otherwise, that I should check out? Comment below.

 

Blog, Blog Hop, Instagram, News

InstaChallenge

Are you on Instagram? Are you following me? Why am I asking…

For the remainder of this year, I want to try something new and it starts today. I’d love for you to join me, either by commenting on my posts or sharing your own.

#MotivationMonday
– share a quote or a person that motivated you
#TeaserTuesday
– share a little something about what you’re working on right now
#WinningWednesday
– what have you accomplished in the last week?
#ThrowbackThursday
– an old pic of you, one of your favorite books, anything goes as long as it’s recent
#FINALLYFriday
– weekend plans – reading, family, travel, events
#SaleSaturday
– share any sales you’ve seen so others can snag those books up and read this weekend
#SharingSunday
– share your favorites: author, blogger, book, etc

If you have a sale or new release you’d like me to share, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/CrossPromo18

#authorsofIG #authorsofinsta #authorsofinstagram #mustread#booksofig #bookstagram #literature #read #readingtime #instabook#instatag #instaread #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerofinstagram#author #onechapteratatime

Latest Releases, NEW RELEASE, sneak peaks

Lots and lots of dirty sex…

Oh, my! Megan and Vinnie’s book is going to knock your socks off. These two… I just don’t know what to say. They’re perfect for each other in every way. They compliment the other person, really get who they are and the road they’ve traveled. Without judgment.

And Vinnie makes me laugh.

Here’s a little sneak peak of Megan and Vinnie’s story…

“And by companionship you mean…”
“Sex. Lots and lots of dirty sex.”
If nothing else, Vinnie’s honest. Too honest. But he makes me laugh at the same time. It’s nice to be able to talk to someone who isn’t judging me for my past. Who understands it. Who’s been there and came out the other side with battle wounds that aren’t defining his every decision in life. 
“Is that something you’re interested in, Megan?”
“Are you propositioning me, Mr. Redding?”
“Don’t do that.”
“Do what?”
“Call me by my last name. It turns me on, and unless you are propositioning me, I’ll have to take care of him myself, and that doesn’t bring me the satisfaction I’m looking for.”
“So you only wanted to give me a ride home so you could try and get a ride?”
“No, I gave you a ride home because I wanted to get to know you, and if the car was moving, you wouldn’t be able to run away from me. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a ride from you. And just to be crystal clear, yes, I’m propositioning you because I can tell you want it as much as I do.”
“Is that why you’ve circled my block three times now? Because if you stop the car you think I’ll run?”
“Nope. Just waiting for an answer.”
“And if I don’t give you one?”
“I can drive in circles all night and enjoy just sitting next to you in the car. You’re choice.”
“What if I don’t know what I want?”
He thinks it over for a minute, and as we approach my house for the fourth time, he actually pulls up and parks on the street. He makes no motion to turn the car off or to keep me from leaving.
“The way I see it, we have two options. One, you can invite me in and we can have amazing sex until neither of us can walk a straight line.”
“Or?”
“Or you can invite me in and we can keep this conversation going.”
“No sex?”
“Not unless you ask me nicely,” he states, his voice taking a serious tone, contradicting the smirk on his face.
I don’t think I’d have to ask nicely to get what I want from him.

One-click your copy today on Amazon or add it to your bookshelf if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited. Haven’t started The Rumors series yet? Get caught up…

book 1, Emerson & Ryder

book 2, Justine & Devon

book 3, Angela & Tyler

book 4, Megan & Vincent

book 5, Brianna & Hunter (coming 8/16)

book 6, Allyson & Zane (coming 9/20)

Uncategorized

2018 RONE Awards

HAPPY, HAPPY MONDAY!!!

What a way to start a new week, right? Talking about things that make you feel good, like book awards.

Any time I’ve been nominated for an award I’ve been consumed with this overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Why? Someone read my book. Someone loved my book. Not only that, they REMEMBERED it, it left an impression on them, long after the story was over.

That’s what this is all about, right?

Writing books that people love. Touching someone’s heart. Making lasting memories because, for readers, most of the time, reading is an escape. For a few hours, they can immerse themselves in another world. That world can be filled with danger or lies or happiness or gut-wrenching humor. Whatever they’re in the mood for, there’s a book out there that should satisfy what they’re craving.

When I wrote Dear Maggie, it never occurred to me that it was going to be a romantic comedy. I started with an idea that blossomed over and over again. At first, it felt like I was putting my main character, Lauren, through some crazy s**t just for fun. Once the story really started to come together, I saw the bigger picture.

Sometimes in life, there are moments that define you. The moments that defined Lauren’s life in that book led her to her HEA. A few of those moments had me in stitches. (Yes, her face landing in someone’s crotch on a first date defined her.)

A month ago when I found out Dear Maggie was a 2018 RONE (Reward Of Novel Excellence) Award nominee in the New Adult category I almost broke down in tears. I love my characters. I love their journeys, but Lauren’s was especially fun for me.

Voting for the New Adult category begins today and ends Sunday, May 13. If you’ve read and loved Dear Maggie as much as I have, I’d appreciate your vote. There are 11 nominees and only 4 will move on to be finalists.

VOTE HERE!

Learn more about the RONE Awards.

 

“Dear Maggie” is an exciting read, with a very original idea. Lauren is a character readers will love to love. Her adventures — as she fills in for the vacationing love columnist and conducts her “research” — are hilarious. Each chapter begins with a letter to Maggie asking for her sage advice, which dovetails nicely with Lauren’s budding romance with Kyle, a love interest from her dating service. A smooth and enjoyable read from beginning to end, author Rachael Brownell has penned a winner!  Cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the time spent with Lauren and her friends.  – InD’Tale Magazine Review, Crowned Heart review

Blog, Uncategorized

Every choice creates a ripple…

JP release teaser

With the release of Lucky 13 in less than a month, I’m really excited to share with you what I have coming up after that.

The story is called Jumping Puddles. It’s a contemporary romance and follows Blake and Charlotte over a period of twenty plus years. It all starts when they meet in high school; Blake is about to graduate and Charlotte is a Sophmore. As their friendship blooms, so does their feelings for each other.

I just got my feedback from my beta readers and I’m pretty sure this sums it up best…

13219777_10204901875305200_177482245_n

It’s a bit of a tear jerker at times. I’m not sorry about that fact at all.

My editor is getting started on May 25th and I’m scheduled for formatting and cover design at the end of June/beginning of July. I haven’t set an exact release date yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll post it. Until then, here’s a little sneak peak…

JP teaser 1

(The following content is unedited and all rights belong to Rachael Brownell, Author.)

“Are you still there, Charlie?” Blake’s voice cuts through the dark clouds that started to move their way back in. I only allow them to invade my life one day a year and that day has passed.

“I’m here. Sorry.”

“Hey, how about I call you when I get there? I’m about to jump on PCH and it looks busy already.”

“Sounds good. I’ll be here.”

“Okay. Love you, bye.”

He’s gone before I can say anything. To be honest, I’m not sure I would have been able to respond anyway. His words echo through my head over and over again until I hear the phone start beeping in my ear, a clear sign he’s hung up and I need to do the same.

I place the receiver on the base and sink to the floor. The entire summer runs through my mind as if in hyper speed. Did I miss something? When did things change and how did I not notice? I fell in love with him months ago but never thought in a million years he felt the same.

What happens now? Do I tell him how I feel or do I keep quiet? Each decision comes with a different set of outcomes. Those outcomes can completely change the path I’m on right now. They’ll change the course of Blake’s path too. Are those three little words worth stepping in the puddle, causing waves, or should I avoid it completely, jumping over the puddle to save what is by far the best friendship I’ve ever had?

 

To keep up with new releases, sales and get exclusive content on all of Rachael’s books and upcoming projects, click HERE to join her mailing list. She sends a newsletter once a month.