Rachele Alpine's Blog

March 4, 2014


I packed up the moving van and am taking my musings, pictures, and contests to another site.


Please come join me on Tumblr and be sure to follow me, so you don't miss a post!

My Tumblr Site!!!  Woo-wee!!!!
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Published on March 04, 2014 13:59 • 47 views

November 15, 2013


Today I'm so excited to be helping to reveal the cover for DEADLY LITTLE SINS, the third book in Kara Taylor's PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL series.  Check it out and enter to win an ARC of book 2, WICKED LITTLE SECRETS!

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How awesome is it?

Enter here to win an ARC of Book 2 and make sure that you add DEADLY LITTLE SINS to your Goodreads shelf!

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Published on November 15, 2013 03:30 • 111 views

November 13, 2013

CANARY has almost 200 ratings and 70 reviews on Goodreads, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Book reviewers rock, and I know how much time it takes to leave your opinion about a book.

Because of that...I want to give a little “thank you” back! Megan Spooner just ran a great contest, and I thought I'd continue to spread the reviewer love by having one of my own.

How about the chance to win a limited edition annotated copy of CANARY (there are only two others in the whole entire world!)??? An annotated copy includes comments, secrets, doodles, and other good stuff handwritten all over my book. Woo-hoo!

Sneak Peek:





From now until the end of the year (midnight January 31, if we want to get technical…I’ll even have the whole nation countdown for you!), if you review CANARY, you’ll be entered to win. And even if you don’t win the big prize, I’ll send some CANARY swag to you.

All you have to do is leave a review of CANARY on one of the following sites (you can get up to three entires if you review on all three sites):
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Goodreads

Share with the world your thoughts on CANARY (whether you liked it or not).

Once you review, make sure to enter below with the name you reviewed under, so I can find it.

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Thanks so much for helping to spread the word about CANARY! Y'all are the bomb diggity!
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Published on November 13, 2013 14:28 • 34 views

October 31, 2013


Best costume ever!!!


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Published on October 31, 2013 13:24 • 38 views

October 10, 2013


What are you doing on October 19th?  
If you live near the Cleveland area (or are up to a road trip!), you should come to the Powered by Reading Author Extravaganza.  
Eleven YA authors will be at my school to participate in panels, an author meet-and-greet, book signing and book fair.  My school librarian and I are busy planning the event, and we're so excited about it.
You can read more about it on our school webpage (and register for a glow-in-the-dark tee-shirt!).  Hope to see you there!

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Published on October 10, 2013 14:57 • 38 views

August 25, 2013


Oh goodness...I've been neglecting this poor blog!  I hope some of you are still visiting from time to time!  I will try to get back into the groove of blogging now that the book release whirlwind is over.

I wanted to let you know that the e-book version of CANARY for Kindle and Nook is on promo for 99¢ until Wednesday at midnight!  After that, it goes back up to regular price.

So if you haven't bought a copy of the book yet and have an e-reader...get yourself a copy and happy reading!

CANARY on Kindle

CANARY on Nook


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Published on August 25, 2013 16:17 • 72 views

August 5, 2013


CANARY has packed its bags and is heading on tour!  If you ever wanted to be a groupie, now is your chance. 
CANARY will be touring some fabulous blogs over the next week and you'll be able to read excerpts, hear never before secrets, read reviews from people who got advance copies, and win copies of the book.  
So why not come along for the tour? I'd love to have you with us!

Monday, August 5:Rose’s Book Blog – 5 Facts About Canary Part 1Brianna Lee Book Reviews – Excerpt 2The Eater of Books – 5 Facts About Canary Part 2Mom With A Kindle – Author InterviewA Diary Of A Book Addict – ReviewNick’s Book Blog – Excerpt 5A Dream Within A Dream – ReviewDeep South Book Reviews – ReviewThe Book Bellas – ReviewJennreneeread – ReviewThe Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – ReviewTuesday, August 6:
Book Labyrinth – ReviewThe Best Books Ever – ReviewLiterary Meanderings – ReviewA Good Addiction – ReviewNovel Seduction – ReviewWednesday, August 7:
RoloPoloBookBlog – SpotlightThe Book Life – Author’s Quote PicksGirls on YA Books – ReviewBooks, Bones & Buffy – ReviewHappily Ever {Book} Hungover - ReviewThursday, August 8:
Born Bookish – Excerpt 3Friday, August 9:
Read My Breath Away – Excerpt 4Sweet Southern Home – ReviewThe Selkie Reads Stories – ReviewThe Muse Unleashed – ReviewSaturday, August 10:
Paperback Princess – Inspiration for Writing CanaryAll in One Place – ReviewFandom Fanatic – Review AToMRTours_large


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Published on August 05, 2013 07:09 • 63 views

August 1, 2013


Today is Canary's birthday, and I'm over the moon with excitement that you're all finally able to read it!

About Canary:
Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.
Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.
But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.
·         Buy it on Amazon 
·         Buy it on Barnes and Noble
·         Buy it on The Book Depository
·         Buy it from your local Indie Bookseller
Praise for Canary:
"A searing and tender portrait of the complexities of high school friendships, dating and privilege. CANARY is a testament to the power of hard-won truths."~Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE
"The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, CANARY is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions." ~Jennifer Brown, author of THE HATE LIST
"In an engrossing, carefully unfolding drama, sophomore Kate Franklin adjusts to a new school, a powerful set of friends and a family that is falling apart...Overall, a sophisticated, evocative portrait of a teen girl finding her place among peers and family. (Fiction. 14-18)"~Kirkus
"Rachele Alpine's CANARY sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains."~Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER
"Alpine’s Canary is a deeply-felt, poignant account of someone trying to find strength in a world that has hurled its worst at her. Alpine has created a compelling narrator in Kate and the challenges she must face are both realistic and heartbreaking."~Colleen Clayton, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

I'm giving away an annotated ARC to celebrate the release.  It's full of secrets, comments, and doodles! All the good stuff you wouldn't know unless you had this copy of the book!  Enter to win below...the contest runs until midnight on August 10.  Good luck!

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I can't believe that today is finally here, and I'm so thankful to all of you who have been along for the journey!  Happy reading!
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Published on August 01, 2013 05:58 • 46 views

Today is Canary's birthday, and I'm over the moon with excitement that you're all finally able to read it!

About Canary:
Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.
Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete.
But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dad’s vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.
·         Buy it on Amazon 
·         Buy it on Barnes and Noble
·         Buy it on The Book Depository
·         Buy it from your local Indie Bookseller
Praise for Canary:
"A searing and tender portrait of the complexities of high school friendships, dating and privilege. CANARY is a testament to the power of hard-won truths."~Daisy Whitney, author of THE MOCKINGBIRDS and WHEN YOU WERE HERE
"The subtle way Rachele Alpine addresses love, loss, popularity, and friendship makes this book a realistic and arresting read. For anyone who ever struggled with frenemies and fitting in, CANARY is an important addition to contemporary YA discussions." ~Jennifer Brown, author of THE HATE LIST
"In an engrossing, carefully unfolding drama, sophomore Kate Franklin adjusts to a new school, a powerful set of friends and a family that is falling apart...Overall, a sophisticated, evocative portrait of a teen girl finding her place among peers and family. (Fiction. 14-18)"~Kirkus
"Rachele Alpine's CANARY sings the truth about what happens when we put our high school heroes on a pedestal and give them the power to act like villains."~Erin Jade Lange, author of BUTTER
"Alpine’s Canary is a deeply-felt, poignant account of someone trying to find strength in a world that has hurled its worst at her. Alpine has created a compelling narrator in Kate and the challenges she must face are both realistic and heartbreaking."~Colleen Clayton, author of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
I can't believe that today is finally here, and I'm so thankful to all of you who have been along for the journey!  Happy reading!
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Published on August 01, 2013 05:58 • 61 views

July 21, 2013


One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.

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Published on July 21, 2013 06:58 • 58 views