Short Bio: Rachael Ritchey is a mom and home educator by day and a creative jack-of-all-trades book designer and author by night. Not to mention all the minutes she can snag between! She is the author of the adventurous fantasy series Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, publisher of The Crux Anthology by 16 international authors, a book designer, and graphic artist. She enjoys helping other authors through the independent publication process and educating on best practices for formatting works in progess as a basis for publishing success.

Rachael writes with an eye toward exemplifying positive attributes, finding hope through what feels hopeless, and being courageous. Her fiction reflects these qualities with daring adventure and sweet romance that almost anyone can enjoy. Rachael lives in the would-be southern jungles of north Florida with her husband and her four young adults (aka children who aren’t little anymore).

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Chronicles of the Twelve Realms

Low Fantasy, Medieval Influence, Sorcery and Magic Artifacts, Adventure, Romance, Chivalric Code, Honor, Finding One’s Place, Action, and so much more can be found within the pages of this series.

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The Beauty Thief

  • Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: RR Publishing (February 27, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692374981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692374986
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8
  • Price: $12.99 USD

Magic is long dead in the Twelve Realms. At least this is what most believed until an innocent young woman becomes the obsession of a man who defies time by stealing the only thing that sustains his life: true beauty.

Princess Caityn is more than a pretty face. Her beauty runs soul deep, and because of this, her life is priceless to the thief. On the eve of her wedding to the high prince, Caityn is attacked. The thief’s powerful dark magic leaves her a wretched hag with an unrecognizable, shriveled soul.

Stories of old. A quest. Willing sacrifice. These are all that can save her, but doubt is a powerful weapon, and the thief knows it well. He will stop at nothing to keep the prince from undoing the curse.

Captive Hope

  • Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: RR Publishing; 1 edition (January 17, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997203307
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997203301
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Price: $14.99 USD
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Idra is noble by birth, lady-in-waiting to the future High Queen of the Twelve Realms, and ordinary in every other way.

Since birth, her life has been pledged in service to the crown. Thus, she’s never sought attention or allowed herself to dream of a different path. Buried somewhere deep inside, Idra is restless, but at twenty-three she knows there’s very little chance of things changing.

But when a man from her past keeps a promise she knows nothing about, Idra’s mettle will be tested beyond anything she’s ever experienced. Because of his revenge, Idra is torn from the only life she knows and faced with a future no one should ever have to endure. All she has left is a little faith and a sliver of hope, but is it enough?

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The Treasonous

  • Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: RR Publishing; 1 edtion (December 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997203323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9972033-2-5
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x .08 x 8 inches
  • Price: $12.99 USD

Sir Ahmad left High Castle to escape his feelings for Lady Idra, but he is called home by duty to the high prince. During his absence, Idra refused to let fear or timidity rule her life any more. 

But her willingness to help others attracts danger at every turn, including when a new knight to the castle asks for her assistance with a fellow guardsman.

As they uncover roots of treason that threaten to undo the kingdom, they unwittingly incite the wrath of an ancient rebellion, putting not only themselves in peril but also their friend and all those he cares most for in the world.

A traitor’s plot must be crushed before the rebellion rips Twelve Realms apart, but their interference might seal the awful fate of those they’ve sworn to protect.

The Crux Anthology

Come on an adventure! Within these pages you’ll find yourself battling with faeries against evil, waking on an unfamiliar planet, fighting for survival after an apocalypse, having the strangest conversation with aliens half your size, uncovering mysteries, opening doors to other dimensions, and so much more!

16 short stories by 16 international authors

  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: RR Publishing (November 17, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997203366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997203363
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8
  • Price: $12.99 USD
The Crux Anthology

The Beauty Thief Story Book

A young princess, whose beauty comes from within, is cursed by a thief who wants to live forever. When the total eclipse has reached its zenith, the spell will be irreversible. Only love and sacrifice will save her from a fate worse than death.

The Beauty Thief Story Book Cover

A beautifully illustrated children’s book, reworked in a classic bedtime story style.

  • Hardcover & Paperback: 
    • 28 pages (hb)
    • 26 pages (pb)
  • Illustrated by Jessica Hecket
  • Publisher: RR Publishing (December 19, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997203349 (hardback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997203356 (paperback)
  • Dimensions: 
    • Hardback: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
    • Paperback: 8.5 x 0.07 x 11 inches
  • Prices:
    • Hardback – $17.99 USD
    • Paperback – $9.99 USD

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