paranormal

Meet Lana.

Introducing the second character in SIX. The best friend. The humor in a dark, morbid place. The maybe-she-isn’t-what-she-seems type of girl. The first one arriving at the blood bath. The last one leaving. The mouthy one. The forgiving one. Emma’s rock. Emma’s hard place. Meet Lana. (It can’t be undone once you do, you know? She is unforgettable.) She would probably also want me to tell you, “she is the number one stunna.” Oh, and, “na, na, na, na!” Also, she wants you to know she is gyrating her hips as I type that. Classless shrew.

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Three more days until you get to meet everyone (all together) in SIX. It should go live HERE at Midnight on November 1. Amazon Kindle store will be the next place it’s available with B&N nook store being the very LAST place you’ll be able to snatch it up. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think. Drop me a note after you read. Ask me questions. Leave a review, PLEASE! I’m still giving away e-copies of SIX on my Facebook Fan Page. Go comment on the giveaway status for a chance to win!

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Meet Finn.

When I wrote SIX I had a crystal clear image of the leading man, Finn.

This is him. The hair. The lips (just wait, you’ll love his lips soon, too). The whole package. Lucky Emma.

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8 more days until SIX is released. On release day (November 1) you will be able to purchase all e-book formats on my publisher’s website. Usually a day or two after release you can buy the title in the Amazon Kindle store, and Barnes and Noble nook format follows anywhere from a week to a month after the publisher’s release date. (I know, so SLOW!) Paperback copies will be available by mid November on B&N.com and Amazon. If you want an autographed paperback copy of any of my books, please use the contact form on the “Contact” page. 

Also, you should hang around my Facebook Fan page for a chance to win free books :)

Get excited, guys! Share this page! Share my Facebook! Add SIX on GOODREADS! Get the word out about SIX!

Six Cover Reveal and FAQ

What is Six about?

What happens when you take away emotions? Take them out of everything. Every decision you make, every relationship you form, every action big or small is devoid of feeling. It sure would make life simple. There would never be a reason to lie, or a concern about trust. There would also never be love, or happiness of any kind. Emmalina (Emma) discovers a whole new, and very forbidden way of living…feeling. Fear. Anger. Sadness. Surprise. Love. Joy. The Six. When she realizes she wants this alternative to the deadly, and hollow fate, it might be too late. She does have some help, with the absurdly handy, and oh-so-handsome Finn, and a wild, foul-mouthed friend named Lana. Understanding emotions is hard. Imagine feeling them for the first time. This is a dystopian romance. Romance and love play a huge role in this story.

My publisher, Eternal Press will be releasing Six November 2013.

If you are a book blogger, reviewer etc…and would like to read Six in advance, drop me a note, I’ll see what I can do. 

How is Six different than Escaped and Embraced?

While Six does have paranormal components that are similar to those in Samantha’s world, the novels are completely different. Six is dark. Six is very, very dark. Not only because the setting is a sunless-post-apocalyptic earth,  but because Emma, the main character is in a very dark place for a lot of the story. While Escaped and Embraced are driven by the crazy things and people placed in Samantha’s world, Six is completely character driven.

With that said, if you pay attention while reading Six some things, places (and maybe people) may seem familiar if you’ve read Samantha’s books. Heck, you may even pick up on some clues on what to expect in the third Samantha Scott book. Six is a stand alone novel. No cliffhangers. I promise.

Um…so Embraced? That ending? When is the next Samantha Scott book coming out?

*No Spoilers* So, about that. It had to happen. It did. While I do have a few different projects on my plate at the moment, the third book should be out next year. It actually has an outline, too! Now, I just have to find the time to write it, and let my publisher decide when they want to release it.

What exactly is on your plate right now? Tell me about the new projects, NOW!

Honestly, Six wiped me out. Emma vivisected me. I was emotionally drained when I finished writing it (no pun intended). Six is also 25,000 words longer than a typical Samantha Scott Novel. I’m stitched up now and currently working on a Contemporary Romance. *Gasp* I know. No magic. Nothing except a bunch of emotions that make everyone act crazy. It may or may not be loosely based on my real life. Watch out, real life friends. No one is safe. (Just kidding.) Also, Finn might have his own story coming down the pipe, too.

Without further hesitation, here is the cover for SIX.

How many do you have?

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Cover Art: Amanda Kelsey

Visit the SIX tab for more info.

SIX Cover Reveal. Part 2.

SIX Cover Reveal. Part 2.

Here is the second piece of the cover for SIX.

Also, a snippet :)

Lana and I perch on the top of the thick fence, our backs to the palace. What we glimpse in front of us has frozen us to this spot.

“What the fuck is that?” Lana whispers.

It is the abandoned city. Black smoke still rises from the cracked streets. Tall buildings with their tops demolished litter the deconstructed skyline. Up close it looks more tormented than from the balcony at the palace. Creatures that are indistinguishable control the gray atmosphere in every direction I look. Their scaly wings cut through the air as easily as a knife through skin. Small fires rage throughout as far as the eye can see. Life has forsaken this city long ago. My life has been split into two categories at this moment.

Before and after.

Embraced has hit the (virtual) shelves!

To buy in Amazon Kindle Store click below.

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To buy in other eBook formats visit the publisher here.

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Still to come: Barnes & Noble nook store, Paperbacks

Release day information

Embraced(#2, Samantha Scott Novel) will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 8th.

On Thursday you will be able to purchase eBook formats( PDF (Kindle), PDB, MOBI, LIT and EPUB(Nook)) from the publishers website here: Eternal Press.

I don’t know which format to buy for my ereader!

There is a handy chart HERE that should clear up which format is compatible with your ereader.

In the days following release day the novel will trickle into the other online ebook retailers. ie: Amazon, Barnes & Noble Nook store, Kobo etc…

I don’t have one of them there fancy ereaders! When can I get a paperback copy?

Paperback copies of Embraced will be available a few weeks after release day and can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you go to a Barnes & Noble store, you’ll have to ask them to order a copy for you.  If you’d like a signed paperback copy of Embraced (or Escaped) please use the contact form here and fill out all requested information.

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Release day live chat!

Along with several other Authors I will be in an online live chat on release day, Thursday August 8th. It’s hosted by Eternal Press and you can login and access the chat room HERE. I should be lurking around there at 2:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT. Drop in if you have burning questions! I’ll be happy to answer any questions about Samantha or my upcoming Dystopian Paranormal Romance, SIX (releasing November 2013). I’ve heard there will be door prizes!

As always, if you have questions or comments please use the contact form to reach me. I always love hearing reader feedback. Stop by my Facebook page to enter to win ebook copies of Embraced. There’s still time! Also remember to add Embraced to your lists on Goodreads!

PS) A huge thank you to everyone who bought, read and reviewed Escaped. It’s now a topseller!

Love & Magical Light,

Rachel (Character mother, caretaker, and overall dictator around here)

Embraced Prologue

Hi friends, family, readers, Samantha lovers! I have to tell you that I had a really hard time pulling an excerpt from Embraced to share with you. I ended up deciding on the prologue with the hopes all my limbs stay intact. :-)

Rachel

PROLOGUE

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirius Black

The knife came out of nowhere. It sailed in my direction, threatening a fate worse than death. It was another betrayal. I caught the handle using quick reflexes. Shock yielded quickly to anger. I swallowed hard, lifted my chin, and boldly met his gaze. I lowered the knife to my side and watched in horror as he approached, murderous ire permeating his features. He stopped in front of me. He was close enough for me to feel his hot, heavy, erratic breaths. I clenched the handle of the knife, unsure if I would be able to harm him; the man I loved. His face, a glowering mask of rage, suddenly transformed. He was a tortured, desperate man. I knew then that my man was gone. My magic started pooling around me. The attack was imminent. He grabbed my hand holding the knife as his nostrils flared with fury. I was breathless and numb, hung in the moment like a puppet on weakened strings.

“Stop, don’t do this.” My voice wavered as resentment masked my haunting despair. His sturdy grasp stayed on my hand as he shut his eyes tightly and tried to calm his breathing. I took the moment to plead with him again, although the cast to defend myself was on the tip of my tongue.

“Please, just talk to me.” My talisman tattoo lit as it did in any heightened emotional state. Without taking his gaze off mine, he raised my hand very slowly and pointed the knife straight at his shirtless chest directly above his heart. Blood welled where the tip pierced his skin. I was a prisoner to his grip, unable to move for fear I’d harm him further. He twisted the knife deeper until a steady stream of blood ran down his chest. Bile rose in my throat and strangled any words that would help the situation. He finally spoke.

“Do it, Samantha.” His voice was sharp but the pain in his eyes seared my heart. I shook my head subtly and with a pang realized he was serious. This would be the end. I regained an ounce of composure but my response was feeble.

“You don’t have to do this. There’s always a way.” Not so, my heart whispered back. He didn’t believe my words either. He quirked his mouth up in one corner as he shook his head in disagreement.

“I am disgusted with myself. Help me, Samantha. Only you can ease my torment.” I bit my quivering lip as I listened to the man I loved beg to die, pleading to end his life because of our differences.

He pointed with his free hand to the bloody knife and his heart. “This is yours. Shut it down or let it live, but make a decision. I can’t deal with this anymore.” A tear sneaked out the corner of my eye. His beautiful wide eyes were questioning. It was like some sixth sense finally awakened him. He knew exactly what I would do.

“Kiss me or kill me, Samantha.”

I hesitated briefly then screamed out in horror as he pulled my hand. The knife went in further. He knew I wouldn’t stop him.

Coming August 2013…

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A book signing for Escaped.

Poe House Books, a quaint, quirky bookstore in my hometown hosted a book signing for Escaped. ImageImageImage

 

If you’ve picked up your copy of Escaped, please remember to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads or Barnes and Noble. 

The book trailer for Embraced will be coming soon. Stay tuned. 

Love & light,

Rachel