Racheline at Indie Author Day in Brooklyn and Queens – October 14!

Indie-Author-Day_NodeRacheline will be attending Indie Author Days in Brooklyn and Queens on October 14, 2017!

Start the day in Greenpoint Brooklyn, with a series of talks on writing and self-publishing. Racheline will be hosting a session on writing a novel in 30 minutes a day. Other presentations focus on both writing craft and independent publishing. There will also be Q&As and books for sale. This event is free and you can learn more here: https://www.brooklynwritersproject.com/copy-of-brooklyn-indie-author-expo

Then, Racheline will be moving on to the bookfair at the Central Library in Jamaica, Queens, where she’ll have books for sale and will be happy to answer your publishing questions from 2 – 4pm. You can see more about their programming here: http://www.queenslibrary.org/slide-show-content/join-us-for-indie-author-day

 

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It’s the annual Sex Scene Championships!

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Every year, writers of all flavors of romance face off in the Sex Scene Championships. It’s your chance to vote for your favorites and get to get sneak peaks at books you’ve been thinking of reading.

Right now A Queen from the North is up against Elizabeth Varlet’s Brave and Beautiful. Go check it out! And vote!

 

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Tremontaine S3 launches October 11!

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By the end of season 2, Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, having risen from a secret past of meager means, did what she had to do to hold onto her place in society, manipulating the nobility of the city into proclaiming her duchess in her own right. But with the husband she poisoned into madness a lingering risk to her future security, she struck a deal to erase him permanently from the picture.

When the foreign agent named Ixkaab Balam pursued the life of a professional swordswoman, her career did not go as planned, costing both her both a lover and a mentor. With the death of her beloved aunt, Kaab was thrust into a role she might not be ready for–that of the spymaster for her powerful merchant family.

Elsewhere, the scholar Rafe Fenton, tried and failed to rescue his lover Will from Diane’s clutches, but was able to strike a bargain the spared the man’s life, if not their relationship, forcing Rafe to reevaluate his ambitions. Meanwhile, his ally and friend Micah, a mathematical genius from the country, forged an unlikely—and potentially dangerous—bond with the duchess, moving into her home.

“Sharp blades and even sharper wits abound! Delicious new adventures await fans in this welcome return to the world of Swordspoint.” – JACQUELINE CAREY, New York Times Bestselling author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series

Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results.  In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers. Tread carefully, dear reader, and keep your wit as sharp as your steel.

“Lovely! Beneath a froth of silk and lace Tremontaine is finely muscled, rippling with skill and promise.” – NICOLA GRIFFITH, author of Hild

Subscribe at Serial Box to get both ebook and audio for just $1.59 per episode.

Ebook also available from all major distributors.

 

 

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Tremontaine S1 is on sale!

As we get ready for the launch of Tremontaine S3 in October, there’s still plenty of time to catch up on the series. Right now season 1 on sale for just $2.99. If you purchase at Serial Box directly, you get the audio version too (that’s a savings of $20.89), but the ebook deal is available at all retailers, including Amazon.

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Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband’s dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius on the brink of revolution—when long-buried lies threaten to come to light, betrayal and treachery know no bounds with stakes this high. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue.

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Erin’s baby is here!

Please welcome Haley Orion to the world!  (Yes, Erin told me I could post on the social media now, but you’ll have to wait on her for pictures).

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A Queen from the North gets reviewed on SBTB… and some sequel news

logo_sm.pngWoo! So first of all, the official Smart Bitches Trashy Books review is up for QFTN and it’s a very happy-making B+. I love reviews because they see things/themes in books that we don’t always see as writers.

Since, the review mentions sequel hints, and we also get asked the following things about the sequel all the time, below is some stuff:

  • queenfromebook-1Yes, the next book is about George.
  • No, it’s not a coming out story (much of that will have happened in the space between QFTN and the sequel). It’s just a romance novel. Being a witch in the ruling family of a politically unstable, superstitious, constitutional monarchy, George has other stuff going on.
  • I know George’s gq/nbness is legitimately framed as a spoiler for many readers (and that’s fine – everyone should talk about the book the way they want to talk about the book), but as a gq/nb person I’m not like super into guarding that secret, because I want people to know this character exists and also that narrative isn’t about what can sometimes feel to nb/gq people like a cis/het concern about deception.
  • We will address some more what’s up with Ireland some in this book, but that will be the main focus of the third book.
  • Yes, more politics throughout.
  • Yes, more magic.
  • More biiiiiiiiiiiiiiirds.
  • Timeline in terms of when it’ll be done? We have no idea. We think it’ll be easier to write than the first one (which was not easy to write) but we’ll see?
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A Queen from the North on SBTB podcast

A Queen from the North just got a lovely shout out on the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Podcast episode 257queenfromebook-1.

sbtbpodcastRHG: – it was books about Edinburgh and York? Somebody recommended A Queen from the North

Sarah: Ooh!

RHG: – and I don’t have the author’s name, but you’ll find it. And it’s an alternate history in which the War of the Roses didn’t really end?

Sarah: Uh-oh!

RHG: And it’s now modern times, and the, the Prince of Wales needs a wife real fast for reasons, and he proposes to basically the last daughter of the House of York, and ridiculousness and shenanigans ensue, and it’s really, really good.

Sarah: Awesome!

RHG: I could not put it down. I was at the Tall Ships Regatta in Boston a couple of weeks ago, and I’m like, ships, or I could finish my book.

Sarah: Yep.

RHG: Ships or I could – the ships’ll be there. I need to, I need to read this for a bit. So that, that is my current recommendation.

You should check out the whole episode for hilarious tentacle talk and great recommendations (with and without tentacles)!

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