Happy Friday!


Happy Friday, everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! :)

A Free Christmas Story for You!

all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you-cover-bonus-scene-smallGuest what? I wrote a free Christmas story for you! ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU is not a standalone book, but a bonus scene featuring Ethan and Gabby from RUN TO YOU as they celebrate their first Christmas together. Just a little gift from me to you! :) I hope you enjoy it!

Download your FREE copy here!

Haven’t read RUN TO YOU yet? You can absolutely read ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU first to get a feel for Ethan and Gabby’s romance, but just a word of warning: there are some minor spoilers from the end of the book.

Here are some links if you’d like to grab a copy of RUN TO YOU to read first! :) Happy Reading!

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Signing at Turn the Page Bookstore!

If you follow me on social media, you may have already seen a few pictures from my trip to Boonsboro. In short: it was AMAZING. Everything I was hoping for, and then some! Let’s start with the inn. Hubs and I stayed in the Elizabeth & Darcy room. It was sooo nice! They had the P&P book and DVDs in the room for us, which I thought was a fun and adorable touch. Also, this was waiting for me in our room:


That totally made my day! Oh, and then I found this in the guestbook on our desk…


So cool! I can’t say enough great things about the Inn Boonsboro and its staff. If you ever get the chance to stay there, do it! You won’t regret a single penny :) On Saturday morning, I sat out on the balcony of the inn and watched the crowd line up for the signing – eep!


During the signing, I shared a table with the lovely Jade Lee (aka Kathy Lyons). I could sit next to her all day and never stop smiling! She was so much fun!


The signing was just awesome. We signed for almost five hours, and it didn’t even feel long. The staff at the book store kept things running so smoothly, and we had a steady stream of happy, enthusiastic romance fans. The energy in that store was amazing the whole time! I was sad when it was over.


I’m so honored to have been a part of this event. Just visiting Turn the Page Bookstore was on my bucket list. Signing there? It is one of those “pinch me” moments, definitely a career highlight! :) And to make it even more special? Two of my awesome author friends, April Hunt and Tif Marcelo, came out to the event to see me, and we got to have dinner together afterward. A perfect way to end a perfect day! :)


Bucket Lists! Do You Have One?

If you’ve read RUN TO YOU already, you may know that one of the themes in the book is Ethan helping his beloved grandmother to finish all the items on her bucket list before she dies. Ethan’s Gram is one spunky lady, and I totally fell in love with them both while I was writing this book.

“I’ve saved the best item on my bucket list for last,” Gram said, her blue eyes sparkling. “I can’t wait. I want to ride the whole zip-line course, all five lines.”

Yep, 70-year-old Dixie couldn’t wait to ride the zip-line her grandson built. Which got me thinking about my own bucket list. I had one a long, long time ago, back before I’d ever heard the term “bucket list.” My list was called “Things to do before I die,” and the #1 item on that list was to publish a book. Check! :) But I lost my list somewhere over the years so I let Dixie inspire me to create a new one. This one is more casual – and visual – making use of my love of Pinterest. It looks a little something like this:


You can check out the full list here. So then naturally, I had to make a list of completed bucket list items. Because what’s the fun of having a list if you can’t check things off? :) Here’s a sample from the completed list:


You can see my other completed items here. (and yes, I’m an extra in the movie Music of the Heart starring Meryl Streep! That is a super fun story for another day.) :) I’m a visual person, and I love seeing all my goals laid out for me on Pinterest. And it’s motivating me to check more things off! Plus, it turns out other people have already made cool graphics for just about everything I wanted – ha!

Now, I want to know about you. Do you have a bucket list? Care to share something that’s on it, or something that you’ve already checked off?

RUN TO YOU Release Day!

Run to You coverWow, you guys. I can hardly believe it’s finally here! RUN TO YOU is on shelves (and e-readers) today. This book is so special to me, and I absolutely can’t wait to share it with you. RUN TO YOU is the first full-length book in my new Risking It All series and features Ethan Hunter, an adrenaline-seeking Olympic gold medalist who’s teamed up with his childhood friends (and former foster brothers) to open an extreme outdoor adventure company in the small mountain town of Haven, North Carolina.

Ethan has no plans to settle down – ever – but when his grandmother gets the wrong idea about his relationship with new-in-town Gabby Winters, they find themselves pretending to fall in love to fulfill her dying wish. The problem is, their pretend relationship soon starts to feel way too real . . .

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Not sure yet? You can read the first chapter here! :)

Run to You Pre-Order Giveaway!

If you know me at all, you know I love a good giveaway! :) And I have a couple to tell you about in conjunction with RUN TO YOU’s release. First up is a reminder about my pre-order giveaway for RUN TO YOU. This giveaway ends today (which means, yes, release day sales totally count!!) so what are you waiting for – click here for more information and to get your name in the running for a tote bag full of books and goodies or one of four Amazon gift cards!

My second giveaway is something I love to do every time I have a new book on the shelves because seeing my books “in the wild” is one of my very favorite things in the world! I want to see your copy of RUN TO YOU…on your shelf, in your hand, on your ereader, anything goes! :) Then share it on social media and tag me to make sure I’ve seen it (or send it directly to me if you prefer). On September 10th, I’ll draw one lucky winner who will receive an awesome stack of books. Full details here!

Thank you all so much for your love and support. I appreciate it so much!!


Show Me Your Shelfie!


It’s that time again! RUN TO YOU hits shelves (and ereaders) tomorrow, and I want to see your copy! One of my very favorite things is to see pictures of my books “in the wild,” another is giveaways. So I found a way to combine them! All you have to do is take a picture of your copy of RUN TO YOU on the shelf, in your hand, on your ereader, anything goes! :) Then share it on social media and tag me to make sure I see it (or send it to me directly if you prefer). On September 10, I’ll draw one lucky winner who will receive the stack of books below:

Sounds easy enough, right? Have fun – I can’t wait to see all your pictures! I’ll be posting them all here as I receive them. Also, a quick reminder that there are (2) days left to enter the pre-order giveaway for RUN TO YOU. Release day sales count for this one! Full details and entry form here.

Gift card will be substituted for a winner outside the US. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

A Beachy #TeaserTuesday

I’m at the beach this week with the fam so this seemed like the perfect teaser to share today! RUN TO YOU releases one week from today (I can hardly believe it’s finally almost here!!) :)

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Run to You Pre-Order Giveaway!

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RUN TO YOU, the first full-length book in my new Risking It All series, comes out on August 30th, and I’m celebrating with a pre-order giveaway! That’s right: I’m giving away FIVE GREAT PRIZES to some awesome people who pre-order my book! :) One Grand Prize winner will receive an exclusive tote bag full of books and swag, including an autographed copy of EVER AFTER and a free audiobook, and four other lucky winners will each receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

Grand Prize tote bag full of books and goodies!

Grand Prize tote bag full of books and goodies!

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Once you’ve pre-ordered, just click here to enter. This contest is open through August 30th so technically release day sales will count if you want to walk into Barnes & Noble on release day and grab your copy off the shelf! :)

Before you go, I just wanted to extend a sincere thank you for your support. Pre-sales are important to an author, especially for a new series, and I love you so much for helping to make this book a success. xoxoxo

~ Rachel

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See entry form for details and restrictions.

#TeaserTuesday from RUN TO YOU, out August 30th!

I know it feels like we just celebrated ROCK WITH YOU‘s release, but I have another book out this month, too! And this week seemed like the perfect time to point out that Ethan Hunter, the hero of RUN TO YOU, is an Olympic champion swimmer. He won two gold medals and one silver in Beijing eight years ago, and I hope he wins your hearts on August 30th! <3

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Summer of Romance Giveaway with Rachel Lacey and Lisa Marie Perry!

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It’s a book birthday bash!! Lisa Marie Perry and I are both celebrating the release of our new books on August 30th. MEANT TO BE MINE launches her new Guilty Pleasures series, and RUN TO YOU is the first full-length book in my new Risking It All series. And we decided to celebrate by organizing a HUGE giveaway!

summer-of-romance-giveaway.jpgAnd it’s all for you! Want to win a few new books? How about 50+ AUTOGRAPHED books? You want more? How about all those signed books, plus a brand-new Kindle, beach wear, author swag, and more?! Have I got your attention now? Okay, then head on over to Lisa Marie’s website to enter, and good luck!!

Wait! How about a few teasers from our upcoming books before you go? :)

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And don’t forget…ROCK WITH YOU, the introductory novella to my Risking It All series, is out now and only 99 pennies! :)

Rock w You available now