Author: Rachel Robinson

Cover Reveal for HERO HAIR

I am so excited to bring you the new cover for the next SEAL novel in The REAL SEAL Series. HERO HAIR is a Military/Contemporary Romance. (I mean, check out those awesome bone frogs etched in the glass?!) It is a STANDALONE and can be read without reading BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS first. HERO HAIR is releasing on March 16. All of my cover images hold a significance to the story and usually factor into a scene. Here is the unedited scene that the HERO HAIR cover coincides with. 🙂

“Still want to have our third date?” he asks, pulling his t-shirt up to expose his abs. He bites the dark, cotton fabric, like men in fashion magazines do. With his abs flexed he poses so casual, so fucking drool-worthy, so over-the-top, and he gets away with it. He tosses the shirt onto the counter, with his tongue caught between his teeth.

I blow out a breath. It’s as hot as a Channing Tatum movie. More so, because I can actually touch this body–can do whatever I want with this body. “How am I supposed to say anything but yes when you don’t play fair? You’re over there with your goddamn abs and dimples and precision stripping skills.” I motion to his body.

“Babe, you played dirty first. Your mouth is like a fucking dirty poker game. One you’ll win every single time.”

I wrinkle my forehead. “Thanks I guess. Third date?” I ask, tilting my head to the side.

“Let’s go to my bedroom,” he says.

 

Hero Hair

by Rachel Robinson

The second novel of The Real Seal Series

Release Date:  March 16th

Add to your Goodreads TBR: http://bit.ly/2lltquN

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Cover Image: Sara Eirew Photography

Cover Design: Allison at MakeReady Designs

I am working with TRSOR for the HERO HAIR release.

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HERO HAIR.

Coming March 2017. Add to Goodreads now!

Who is ready for more Navy SEALs?

HERO HAIR BLURB

Everyone knows there is no “I” in team, but to Macs Newstead–orgasm-gifting, muscle-filled Navy SEAL hero–there are more important words than team. Words like victory and vanity and selfishness. People say those words like they are a bad thing, but to Macs, they’re simply tools in his highly effective arsenal. When a man’s entire existence revolves around the necessity to end lives, silly, mundane things like second dates or monogamy seem worthy sacrifices.

Downward facing dog or doggy-style–it’s all the same to Teala Smart, a whip-smart yoga instructor. She owns her studio like she owns her life–with focus, positive energy, and pure devotion. That devotion, however, does not trickle into her love life (or more accurately, her lust life.) Relationships are a roadblock to her success. They get in the way and tangle up emotions more than the lotus pose tangles up limbs. Men are best kept just for a night and then released into the wild before feelings get too messy.

HERO HAIR, the second novel of International Bestselling Author Rachel Robinson’s THE REAL SEAL SERIES, is the account of an life-altering journey detailing the awakening of two hollow hearts, both set on taking their own pleasures without any emotional attachment. The ruthless SEAL finally meets an enemy he can’t defeat, and both Macs and Teala find, against their wishes, and despite atrocious circumstances, a chemistry so explosive it leaves nothing but deconstructing love in its wake.

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CRAZY GOOD on iBooks

Just an update because I’ve responded to countless e-mails and messages regarding the CRAZY GOOD sample on iBooks. 🙂

CRAZY GOOD, SET IN STONE, and TIME AND SPACE are available on iBooks as a bundle of 3.These three novels are STANDALONE, full-length novels without cliffhangers.  The publisher has offered the first 75% of CRAZY GOOD as a FREE download sample. That is NOT the full-length novel. The bundle must be purchased in order to read the ending of Maverick and Windsor’s story. 

3 book bundle: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crazy-good-complete-series/id1173361952?mt=11

CRAZY GOOD FREE 75% sample: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crazy-good/id1176838506?mt=11

Hopefully that clears up any sort of confusion. I don’t write cliffhangers with my SEAL books. Also a BIG HI, to ALL my new readers. 🙂

 

 

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BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS IS LIVE!

A day early! You can now purchase BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS, the first novel in The Real SEAL Series. Purchase links are below!
“Nothing is fair in love and war.”
NOW AVAILABLE!
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2e58OzS
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2eMmjbp
iBooks: http://apple.co/2cJ6DnW
Nook: http://bit.ly/2f0E1J0
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2dV6eku

“INTOXICATING. Absolutely consuming! What a ride. And it’s such a different story! It really is. I just loved it.” Angie, Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“I had high expectations for this book and Rachel surpassed them. This is a sad story, it is a “real” story, it is a story you need to read.” Tricia, TLBC’s Book Blog

“Rachel Robinson has penned a flawless story of pain and heartache, damaged pasts and uncertain futures mixed with soul searing heat, all consuming love and breathtaking beauty. Black and White Flowers is a stunning novel worth an infinite amount of stars.” Sophie, Bookalicious Babes Blog

“I was not prepared for this level of writing. I was taken by surprise by the intensity and raw story.” Diane, TDC Book Reviews

“Rachel Robinson knows SEALs better than SEALs know themselves.” Natasha Madison, Bestselling Author

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BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS COVER REVEAL

The first book in my new THE REAL SEAL SERIES is BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS. It is a full-length, standalone novel releasing on November 1. The Rock Stars of Romance are hosting my cover reveal, and I’m so excited to share it with the world. 🙂

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Pre-order on iBooks here: http://apple.co/2cJ6DnW

Pre-order on Barnes & Noble here: https://goo.gl/wSY7pX

**Amazon will go live on release day**

Add Black and White Flowers  to your TBR list on Goodreads here: http://bit.ly/2d9CGg9

Carina Painter lives a life she created in between the pages of her bestselling novel. At least, that’s what she outwardly portrays. A heart-rending childhood followed by an abusive engagement leaves her broken in all ways possible. A chance encounter provides the fork in the road she so desperately desires.

Navy SEAL Smith Eppington is fighting the war of his lifetime. One that isn’t fought with weapons and highly sought intelligence. It’s a battle to remember his past. The accident that scarred seventy five percent of his body, and stole the life of his best friend also seized parts and pieces of his memory. When an author asks to interview him for a fiction novel, he’s ready to pour his heart out no matter the cost.

The friendship that blossoms between Smith and Carina is something extraordinary. It’s a living, breathing love story about finding yourself, change that is out of your control, grasping what you can, and letting go of everything else.

In a twist of kismet, remembering could destroy everything, but fiction may be what saves the day. A friendship built on new truths and a relationship torn apart by old lies collide in a poignant novel by International Bestselling Author, Rachel Robinson.

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New Release UPDATE!

Hey guys. Good news. I have an update for you on the book release front. BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS, a real SEAL novel is coming along swimmingly and I’m almost finished with the first draft. As most of my loyal readers know, summer is my slow writing period. School is out and vacations are heavy. Also, this go-round my Maverick is deployed leaving me single parenting with the best of them. I don’t have a SET IN STONE (hah!) release date for BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS yet, but it will be this fall. I have to write THE END before I’m confident in telling everyone when to expect it. It’s a stubborn personality flaw–the internal struggle to scream NOW! NOW! NOW! Tempered with, “Be rational, Rachel. Let’s make sure this isn’t rubbish before we make promises.”

To thank you for being patient with me I have a pretty, teaser graphic of Smith and Carina.

BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS blurb: <——-ADD ON GOODREADS——->

Carina Painter lives a life she created in between the pages of her bestselling novel. At least, that’s what she outwardly portrays. A heart-rending childhood followed by an abusive engagement leaves her broken in all ways possible. A chance encounter provides the fork in the road she so desperately desires.

Navy SEAL Smith Eppington is fighting the war of his lifetime. One that isn’t fought with weapons and highly sought intelligence. It’s a battle to remember his past. The accident that scarred seventy five percent of his body, and stole the life of his best friend also seized parts and pieces of his memory. When an author asks to interview him for a fiction novel, he’s ready to pour his heart out no matter the cost.

The friendship that blossoms between Smith and Carina is something extraordinary. It’s a living, breathing love story about finding yourself, change that is out of your control, grasping what you can, and letting go of everything else.

In a twist of kismet, remembering could destroy everything, but fiction may be what saves the day. A friendship built on new truths and a relationship torn apart by old lies collide in a poignant novel by International Bestselling Author, Rachel Robinson.

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How to write a STRONG heroine.

They say you haven’t made it in the literary world until you have a handful of scathing, one-star reviews. I remember reading my first one with wide eyes and a pounding heart. The reviewer not only attacked every facet of my characters and story, she attacked me as a person. She called me a weak woman for writing a weak heroine. I know that reviews are written for readers and not authors, but in my opinion, reviews should always be constructive before they’re negative and vicious. I don’t think I’ve ever escaped those words fully. As an author, I love my characters. So much so that I give them a multitude of my own characteristics. Yep. Gross. Guess that makes me weak, right? Thanks, scathing review. *tear formed of character blood rolls down my cheek*

I’ve thought a lot about what makes a character weak, and I don’t think it’s any one thing. This observation is confirmed by the fact that the next character I wrote is one of the STRONGEST women I’ve ever read/will ever write.(Morg, anyone?)  Her actions were labeled as ball-busting, and of character so strong that some were unable to connect with her or understand her decisions. Wait. What? She’s strong. She’s independent. She knows what she wants and would never settle. So, where is the line? That magical place where a heroine isn’t a doormat, but she isn’t too strong either?

In fucking Unicorn Utopia. That’s where.

One woman’s strength is another woman’s weakness and vice versa. A woman may truly feel an instant attraction and fall into bed with a man on a first date.*Let’s have another round!*  Another wouldn’t dream of it. *Modest is Hottest, Yo.*  Without weakness, strength cannot exist. They need each other. Every single choice we make is grounded in our strengths. Our failures? Those things that happen which are out of our control? That is weakness. How fair is it to slap a label on something that happens organically? Oftentimes, it’s when we’re feeling puny, fragile and dare it say, weak, that monumental strengths are formed.

She gave the dude a second or third chance. Awesome. She’s skilled in forgiveness and tolerance. Insta-Love. Well, just because you haven’t felt it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. She’s an optimist, a grab-an-opportunity-when-it-hits-you-in-the-vagina type of girl. She made such horrible decisions. They were her decisions.You don’t have to like them, or agree with them. Lucky for you, you just have to read them.Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and all that, you know?

I could wax poetic for days about the things I’ve seen about “weak heroines.” I understand, but then again I don’t. I mean, I am the woman who wrote a book about a non-submissive submissive, so do with that what you will. I write, and I hope all of my colleagues continue to write, flawed, and holy-shit-yes, weak heroines. I hope they make awful decisions and end up in angsty, tormented places.

I hope they cry, fight and love bravely. I hope they are real, and I hope they pick themselves up from the rose scented ashes (because they are fucking ladies, not SEALs) and grasp their happily ever afters.

How do you write a strong heroine, then?

Give her a vagina and name her Max. She’ll do the rest.