Author Archives: Racheline Maltese

A QUEEN FROM THE NORTH one of the top circulating IAP Select books in 2020!

Yes, 2020! Great news from last year that we just found out about. And a great time to remind you that all our titles are available to libraries through Overdrive, Hoopla, and the Indie Author Project collections. We love libraries … Continue reading

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INK AND ICE wins 4th Annual IAP Adult Fiction Prize for New York State!

INK AND ICE has been named the winner of the NYS Indie Author Project contest in Adult Fiction. As a regional contest winner, we’re now under consideration for the Indie Author of the Year Award, which will be announced in … Continue reading

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A Queen from the North is a nominee for two SOVAS Awards!

You can see all the nominees here and read the announcement here. The audiobook of A QUEEN FROM THE NORTH is a nominee for two Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Awards! Our full cast, led by Jane Wing, have … Continue reading

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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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