Stifled Release

Stifled Release

Today we're celebrating the release of STIFLED, book two in the SUMMONED series by USA Today Bestselling author, Rainy Kaye. A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him. In STIFLED, Dimitri trails an elusive jinn and finds himself in the middle of a community keeping dark secrets. The SUMMONED series is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. 

  Scroll down to pick up your copy of STIFLED, get SUMMONED for free for a limited time, and enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.    
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Dimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans. After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause. A few hours back in the US proves that Dimitri and Syd didn't quite make the clean escape they had thought. As they trail the elusive jinn, someone else trails them. What should have been a simple trip to confirm once and for all if the jinn are living among humans, instead reveals a community keeping dark secrets. Unfortunately for Dim, the only way out is in. Get your copy here

  Haven't read book one yet? No problem! It's currently FREE on Amazon.   


Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets. Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.    

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Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she's a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake.      
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Who's Ready for the YA Scavenger Hunt?

I'm so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors! There are eight excellent teams this season. I'm on #TeamGold

The Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd-April 5th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days.

If you've never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It's similar to a blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! Dudes, that's a lot of books!

For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website. Check out their Twitter, Facebook, or come back here to get started. 

Not only will I be hiding an exclusive never-before-revealed sneak peek of SUGAR for your reading pleasure, but I'll be giving away an advance reader copy of Sugar and a few other goodies too. This is in addition to the prizes mentioned above. 

You don't want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for 3 days. 

And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up.) I'm on Team Gold!

Blue Team 1 
Pink TeamTeam Gold (2)Team Purple 1Team GreenTeam Red 1Team Teal (2) Team Orange  

THE HUNT BEGINS 4/2/15! So check back here or the YA Scavenger Hunt page to get started. 

I hope you are all as excited as I am! I want to extend an extra big thank you to the organizers of this event; there's some sophisticated planning involved special thanks to Tera Lynn ChildsColleen Houck! You rock!

Comment below if you plan to participate in the YA Scavenger Hunt 2015~


Follow Your Bliss Box Set Giveaway!

The writing and publishing journey has been quite an adventure! I put a bit of my heart into each of the six Follow your Bliss books. And I have to say, I felt like a proud mom each time I sent a completed novel out into the world. I definitely shed some tears, waving lovingly from the edge of the sidewalk. (Go little one, you'll do wonderfully...I love you!) But those tears tugged at the corner of my lips and lifted them into a smile. The writing and release process is painful, joyous, frustrating, delightful, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

 And I plan to do it again, this coming June with my debut Young Adult novel, Sugar, from Skyscape Publishing.

But in the meantime, here we are again, publication day! Only this time, the arrangement is a little different: all 6 Follow your Bliss books are now available in the complete series box set! I'm getting a bit misty. (Please pass a tissue.)

If you haven't read the series, here's your chance to get all six books for a great deal! (Plus! There's access to bonus bliss material: Through the Jungle!)

...And here's the cover for the Follow your Bliss series!


As a thank you for your support, enter the giveaway below to win some fun Follow your Bliss swag including a To the Sea tote, necklace, and In the Desert pin, necklace, and some other goodies. 

Please enter here and good luck!
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Follow your Bliss Box Set

It's been just over one year since I began the publication journey, and I'm pleased to share—six books later—I am releasing the entire Follow your Bliss series, in one complete collection. 

To the Sea, Surfaced, In the Desert, Mirrored, On the Mountain, and Kindled have all been revised for reissue in the Follow your Bliss Box set, available Tuesday, March 17. 

Here's a sneak peek of the cover:

As a special bonus for all your Follow your Bliss readers, I've added a novelette to cap off the series. It takes readers into the lives of Kira & Ian, Brighton & Alex, and Baskia & Trace BEFORE their lives were forever changed by taking hold of possibility and saying, "Okay, let's do this." 

Then, join each of the characters as they gear up for a memorable event, AFTER they overcame obstacles to find freedom and love in their lives. 

It's a prequel-sequel thingy, totally bliss-filled, and it's FREE! Get your copy and get a jump start on delving into the messy, chaotic, adventurous, turbulent, romantic, dramatic, world of bliss!

Here are three ways to get your FREE copy of Through the Jungle. We're operating on the honor system here and I know you're good for it :) 

1. Pre-order/buy the Follow your Bliss Boxset, a HUGE savings for all six books in the series. It contains: 3 full length novels + 3 companion novellas = hours and hours of reading bliss! Then, please send me an email, a tweet, or leave a comment on my blog letting me know, and I'll send your copy of Through the Jungle.

2. Sign up for my eNewsletter and be the first to know about news, updates, and all the juicy upcoming release info! You'll see the directions on the signup.

3. Follow your bliss. That's right, whether you want to become a writer, an artist, a musician, a bagpiper, a food blogger, a sea shell collector, start following your dreams today. Jot down story ideas, sketch an outline, pick up your guitar or pipes, whip up something drool-worthy in the kitchen; in other words, take those first step toward doing what your soul calls you toward and makes you smile from the inside out. Oh and if you opt for this one, let me know what you're doing down there in the comments. 

Thank you readers for helping me on the path toward my bliss: authorhood! I genuinely appreciate every word you read and as a away of saying thanks, I hope you enjoy Through the Jungle! 

Also, if you want to round out your Follow your Bliss collection with paperback copies, they're all revised and updated for reissue, at a reduced price, and available here:

To the Sea
In the Desert
On the Mountain

Please check back next week for the 
Follow your Bliss release!


10 Things [I Mostly] Can't Live Without

Feeling listy and grateful today. These are a few (10) of my favorite things (also people, animals, places...You get the idea.) I've excluded the obvious: family, friends, shelter, food & water because, well.

1. Salt water. Preferably at the ocean on a sunny day. And surfing. I caught the stoke later in life, and it hasn't left. 

2. Green foods. Kale. Salad. Spinach. Apples. Yum. Smoothies

3. Furry animals. Dogs and cats, but I am a sucker for bunnies, elephants (I know, no fur, but still. Owls fit this bill too and wild turkeys.) 

4. Sunshine.

5. Yoga. I am forever a student and a teacher too. Moving with the breath is one of the best things to recenter, ground, and bring me back to connecting with myself, others, and the planet. 

6. Writing. I just love it. Reading too, but writing fiction is like the nougat center, the cherry on top, the Pièce de résistance. I delight in it, pour my creativity onto the page, and lose track of time. For all the rejected queries, lost contests, negative constructive feedback, there have been epiphanies, zone moments, sheer joy, exponential learning, connection with other writers, and the deep knowledge that this is my thing. Hands down.  

7. Travel. Get me on a train, to the coast, mountains, European cities, Canada. Oh how I love those maple leaves, I'm talking to you Montreal. I'll take history, hiking, enormous waves, urban, rural, the frontier, a well trodden path. Travel reminds me how big the world is and at the same time my itty-bitty place in it. 

8. The little things: not having to change the toilet roll, dinner prepared when I get home, a bill that was sent in error (no payment required at this time- yay!), a sharpened pencil, or better, a mechanical pencil, not making any trash, playdough, hugs, kelp, when friends send photos—new or old, the smell of scotchtape and wrapping paper, a sneeze that doesn't get stuck, not having to wear shoes, and... 

9. The sunset. No, the sunrise. I can't decide. Mostly the sunrise, I think. It's the experience of it. The way light and shadow play. The warmth and the...

10. Hope. 

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