Thursday, May 9, 2013

Author Rachel VanDyken Got the Deal!

Congratulations to best selling author, Rachel VanDyken, on her Big NY contract for her first two self-pub books The Bet, and Elite. We're here to help her celebrate.

I'm privileged to have 'met' Rachel through a shared publisher, Astraea Press. She's been an inspiration and an encouragement on my own writing journey. So, I'd love to share her success with all of you. Be sure to check out her website:

Be sure to check out her books:
The Bet:
"I have a proposition for you..." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all. Four days. She could do four days! But she wasn't counting Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement. One thing is for certain. One brother is right for her. One wants a lifetime. And one is in league with the devil. She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood. * This is a New Adult novel. There is mild profanity and some sexual content.

*This is a New Adult Book, blood, violence, cursing, sexual references, and drug use. Not recommended for those under 17*

When I won the annual Eagle Elite College Scholarship lottery, I was thrilled. After all, my grandma had just died, and I wanted to take care of my aging grandpa -- he couldn't be a farmer in Wyoming forever. And graduating from Eagle Elite meant opportunity.
But I wasn't counting on meeting Nixon.

Nor was I counting on the rules of the Elect.

1. Do not touch The Elect.

2. Do not look at The Elect.

3. Do not speak to The Elect.

And worst of all? Don't discover the secret they hide, because in the end, you may just realize... it's about you.

Because Rachel is awesome and wants to help all author-y type people like me, she insisted we put our own links to our own books here too, so here's mine: 

At What Cost:
During her junior year, sixteen-year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Maggie’s ‘Mother Dearest’ lives in fear that Maggie will somehow taint the family name, so Maggie can’t turn to her for help. Meanwhile, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin? She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side. 

While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. But an easy decision becomes difficult when Maggie’s aunt discovers her secret and sets out on a mission to stop the abortion, putting a kink in Maggie’s plan. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.

At What Cost is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Astraea Press

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  1. I have your book and it is a compelling read.

  2. I think it's great you are helping Rachel celebrate her new success with this blog hop...she deserves accolades! I started out reading Rachel's Regency Romances, but like her writing so much I'm gonna follow her into new romance genres as she writes those she's stuck with me as a fan!

    1. I never knew Rachel until I published AWC with Astraea press. But she's wonderful. I'm reading THE BET right now and loving it!

  3. I'm with Tracey...hopping around checking out all the blogs. I love the photo where you see yourself in the book. It catches my eye every time I see it. :)

    1. Thanks, Heather. My sister-in-law is a photographer. She did the awesome author pic.

  4. Congrats to Rachel, she is very deserving :) Your book sounds heart-wrenching, I am sure it is an emotional read!

  5. Congrats to Rachel! Your book sounds very intriguing and intense!

    1. I just finished reading Rachel's book. It's awesome.

  6. Hi! Congrats to Rachel! Shes wonderful! I got hooked on her first book and im devouring her others as they come out. Thanks for sharing and being apart of this great hop!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Shadow. Yes, Rachel is wonderful! I wholeheartedly agree.

  7. Congratulations to Shadow who won BOTH drawings. She will be receiving a copy of AT WHAT COST and THE BET. Enjoy!