fantasy, Other Authors

New YA Fantasy: Strayborn and Meet the Author

Please join me in congratulating E. E. Rawls on the publication of her debut YA Fantasy novel. This is the first in a series that even a young YA reader can enjoy and grow with, much like fans of Percy Jackson or Harry Potter did! Make sure you get a copy too! Links below. But… Continue reading New YA Fantasy: Strayborn and Meet the Author

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“As Hard to Find as a Clone in a Hoard of People” by Leif Jackson, a #BlogBattle Guest Story

For #BlogBattle, I sometimes have a guest post from one of my favorite young writers. Previously, he's shared as Anonymous. Of course, he has given himself a name for readers to call him by now. 🙂 Enjoy! “As Hard to Find as a Clone in a Hoard of People” By: Leif Jackson The police searched… Continue reading “As Hard to Find as a Clone in a Hoard of People” by Leif Jackson, a #BlogBattle Guest Story

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#BlogBattle Stories: Clone

There’s still plenty of time to join in this month’s CLONE #BlogBattle and start reading what’s already been submitted. Enjoy!



October 2019 Blog Battle Entries

Updated Daily!

“Public Order” by Joshua G. Insole

“White Rabbit” by Chris Hewitt

“By Design” by A.E. Branson

“Clone” by Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

“Himalaya 5” by Bellabasket

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My Writing Journey, Prequel

A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 14

We are coming close to the end of this book. If it were a paperback in your hands, I think you'd look at the pages held in your left hand compared to those in your right and moan knowing there's only so much of this story left before it's over. I know, sad! If you've… Continue reading A Twelve Realms Prequel: Ch 14

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A Twelve Realms Prequel: CH 1

I’m uploading revised chapters to this prequel novella, and here’s the best version to date! Would love for you to start reading and offer feedback. This will disappear off my blog and Wattpad when I finally finish publication of the book, so now’s a great opportunity to find out how Ismene came to be married to the Prince of Taisce and what it was that drew the thief of beauty to their little corner of Twelve Realms!

Rachael Ritchey

updated/revised 9/28/19

Forever and a Thousand Times

by Rachael Ritchey

Blurb: Ismene has given up her freedom to become wife to the future king of Taisce, all for the sake of her family. She never expected to find love within the castle walls, but she can’t seem to resist the temptation of the unexpected.

When corruption at court erupts into a full-blown coup, Ismene is forced to put her personal feelings aside and choose between forfeiting duty to preserve her own life at the expense of the prince’s or die with him.

Forever & a Thousand Times is also currently on Wattpad.

Chapter One

No Choice

Within the utterance of three words, the day had become a
plague upon Ismene’s soul. She gripped the arrow and string, pulling them back just
below eye level. Her arm muscles burned at the effort, but she’d prefer that
pain any day to the…

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