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Raquel Byrnes

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Raquel is the bestselling author of romantic suspense series, The Shades of Hope trilogy, which sold into foreign translation and garnered international acclaim.

Her fourth and fifth books, the Noble Island Mysteries, a Gothic duology, were praised by critics as, "a perfect blend of suspense, intrigue, and creepiness that will draw you into a dark world...keeping you frozen until the final conclusion..."

Known for pulse pounding fiction with a breathtaking pace, she continues to bring riveting characters and epic worlds to life in her SciFi/Alternate History series, The Blackburn Chronicles, hailed as "a dark, intense, suspense-filled series that captivates."

She is currently working on a near-future suspense series.

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Trying Something Different on My Brain

For my New Year's resolution this year I've decided to hit the non-fiction books hard. As an author, I love to read fiction, but not so much the real world type of stuff. I do read craft books on writing. I read books about the subjects I write about so, space and technology, some crime procedural manuals, even the occasional history. Not the greatest reading list for expanding the mind.

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