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Raquel Byrnes

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

Her fourth and fifth books, a Gothic duology called The Noble Island Mysteries, were hailed 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/Steampunk series, The Blackburn Chronicles, hailed as "a dark, intense, suspense-filled series that captivates."

Find her on the web at: http://raquelbyrnes.com/ or https://twitter.com/raq
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Raquel Byrnes I have a scene in my steampunk novel in which heroine straps on some extendable wings and leaps from a desert walking machine to escape capture. It…moreI have a scene in my steampunk novel in which heroine straps on some extendable wings and leaps from a desert walking machine to escape capture. It was so fun to research flying suits and watch GoPro videos of it. Every muscle twitch, every banking maneuver was so amazing. So writing it felt like I was able to really see it from a character's point of view.(less)
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I usually don't write during the daytime from August to June because I am a homeschool mom and my kids take up all day.  But once summer rolls around, all bets are off.
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