Sunday, September 24, 2023

My New Pen Names

Hello, readers!

To avoid any confusion, I've separated my books under different pen names according to genre.

Shasta Larken will be home to Falling Awake,
as well as any future teen/YA romance books:

Hockey Gods will be handed over to Ainsley Drake,
along with its forthcoming sequels
and any other gritty medieval romance my brain happens to conjure up:

And finally, all of my erotic romance can be found under the name Claire Embry,
including Submersed and my series of erotic short stories:

Which romance genre is your favorite?

Saturday, September 23, 2023

🍂 Happy First Day of Fall!

We still have another month or so before we get some relief from the sweltering heat here in Northern California, but I'm sending out warm and cozy vibes to all of you lucky enough to enjoy crisp, cool autumn weather! So jealous!

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Friday, September 22, 2023

New Pen Name Who Dis?

I'd like to introduce you to Claire Embry. She's my new alter ego and home to all things erotica from here on out...

My erotica titles will be published under the name Claire Embry, while hockey romance/romcom/contemporary romance (sometimes with a dash of suspense thrown in because I'm a sucker for variety) will stay under the name Rachelle Vaughn.

So, if you're looking for a spicier heat level in your reading, make sure you're signed up for Claire's newsletter!

Connect with Claire online:

Saturday, September 2, 2023

In loving memory of...

We had to say goodbye to Miss Hayley. I am heartbroken and raw with emotion. She was my writing partner, my yoga partner, and my friend. She was there when I wrote my first book, all the way through to my 21st. She was with me every step of my weight loss journey, hogging my yoga mat and watching me manhandle a kettlebell. She was so vocal and had so much personality that it's going to be incredibly quiet here without her.

14 years goes by incredibly fast, whether it's in human years or cat years. As she got older, I knew this day would come, but nothing can prepare you for such a big loss when it actually happens.

I miss her with all of my heart.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Romance Tropes for Everyone!

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Athletes, forced proximity, grumpy/sunshine, billionaires, enemies to lovers...

Which romance trope is your favorite?

I can't help falling in love with a super nice guy with a sense of humor...