Author Archives: Racheline Maltese

A Queen from the North is coming to audio!!!

Erin and I have been looking to get some of our titles into audio for some time, but the proposition was always complicated — in part because so many of our books require such specific voices, but we finally found … Continue reading

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Great Review for AFTER THE GOLD at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books!

It’s been a really good week for our figure skating novels (they are linked, but are each full complete romances with an HEA about different couples, they do not have to be read in order). Not only did Ink & … Continue reading

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INK AND ICE Now a Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Romance!

In my first year of college, in DC, I worked at Lambda Rising, one of the great gay bookstores of all time. I worked in the warehouse, shipping books in plain packaging to queers in far-flung places. This was 1990, … Continue reading

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About that liberation vs. compliance thing in more than 280 characters

Back in October (which, consider how 2020 is going might as well be another geologic age), I tweeted in response to the latest article about the romance genre that didn’t actually get what the romance genre was: Anyone outside of … Continue reading

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Ink & Ice preview

Our ninth novel, Ink & Ice comes out in just a few weeks, and we wanted to give you a preview of it. While it’s a sequel to After the Gold, you don’t have to have read that book to … Continue reading

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T-shirts, tote bags and more

We’ve recently started producing some merchandise related to our books, all of which is now grabbable through Threadless. T-shirts are available in multiple styles and colors (some of which go up to size 5X) and most designs are also available … Continue reading

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Ink and Ice… a sequel to After the Gold

Ink & Ice, available August 25, 2020. Now available for preorder. Growing up on an isolated island in the middle of Lake Erie, Aaron Sheftall learned to skate as a young child when extreme weather would cut his off his … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Drowning preview

With the release of The Opposite of Drowning, our workplace romance about publishing, food, international travel, and the drowned city of Ys, less than three weeks away, we thought it was time to give you a preview. While this isn’t the … Continue reading

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After the Gold on sale… for reasons

Erin and I each started skating after we wrote a figure skating romance. Then I broke my arm…. Broken arm for me, means price break to $2.99 for you til I’m back on the ice. Aside from writing being our … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Drowning now available for pre-order!

If you like May/December romances about publishing industry snark, food trucks, late night talk show hosts, European travel, and apps about competitive extreme dog grooming, this book may be for you. Includes: M/F central romance with a bisexual hero, M/M … Continue reading

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