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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

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Rachel Van Dyken Aw thank you so much! And yup! I'm actually working on a fourth book right now called The Challenge ;)
Rachel Van Dyken Right now they are in Toxic and Fearless and will both make appearances in Shame, Lisa's book, due out this October ;)
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Debase (Eagle Elite)

Guys, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, Debase (the next Eagle Elite book) will be releasing April 30 AGHHHHH. Andrei's story has been extremely intense for me, to the point that I'm emotionally spent when I write his pain and his life,..I'll be putting it up on pre order soon soo be watching for it!
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✓ Small town romance
✓ Friends to lovers
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✓ All. The. Feels. All of them.

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“Maybe it's not in the perfection of life that things make sense, but in the chaos.”
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“Wherever I am, whatever I'm doing, alive or dead, young or old, my heart will always be with yours. Every beat you feel against your fingertips..." His fingers tapped against my chest, once, twice. "... is me calling out to you. It's you returning the call. It's us talking, communicating, bonding, sharing, Living -- Kiersten, it's us living.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Ruin

“Life isn’t fair, but living? Living is heaven. Living is a gift. Every gift is different — every path is different — for some reason this is ours, and the sooner we accept it, the sooner we can stop crying and start living.”
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“He kissed her like he was going off to war.

And she kissed him back like it was true.”
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“ When you have lost your way, when the world appears as if it is
crumbling around you, perhaps, just maybe, you should close your eyes.
By looking outward we forget the strength that is given inward. We can
only see part of the picture with our eyes open. But, when they are closed,
we see as a whole. We concentrate not on what we can see, but on the faith
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“Being with Demetri wasn’t the absence of pain, it was the added presence of peace, making it easier and easier for that little part of my heart to heal again.--From Pull: A Seaside Novel”
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Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ Rachel,
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Rachel Dyken Hey guys KEEP JUST RELEASED if you want to snag it go here ;)
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Rachel Dyken pinkafull wrote: "Thanks Rachel for accepting my friend request :D I love your books! Keep up the good work!"

THANK YOU!!!! :)


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Rachel Dyken Tracy wrote: "RVD,You outdid yourself again with another 5star book.I'd give it a million stars if I could:) You just gave me a new BBF to cougar over,lol. The book made me laugh,cry,lots & lots of happy & a fe..."

Aw thank you so much!!!


pinkafull Thanks Rachel for accepting my friend request :D I love your books! Keep up the good work!


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G.K. Moore Thanks for accepting the friendvite!!


message 38: by Tracy

Tracy Perry RVD,You outdid yourself again with another 5star book.I'd give it a million stars if I could:) You just gave me a new BBF to cougar over,lol. The book made me laugh,cry,lots & lots of happy & a few sad tears& there was a few heart stopping moments of shock too. WOW!!A book I could not put down tell hours & hours later until I seen the time when my Kobo died& the time was 5am & had to go to bed,got it read it 2 days all the same :) I put this book my 2nd favorite in The Seaside Series. <3


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Nikki Thank you for accepting :D


message 36: by Dale

Dale Thele Rachel, thank you for accepting my friend request. Wishing all the best in 2014!


Sharmaine Thank you so much for accepting my friend request:)i just finished reading The Bet!it was so funny!!!Especially the 'spider scene' by the tree house and 'scary movie alice in wonderland'!I was laughing so hard when I was reading it:)looking forward to reading more from you:)


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Liza I can't explain how much I love the group over at Facebook that I blogged about us. We rock! <3

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message 33: by Tracy

Tracy Perry Just finished reading Forever, I had lots of laughs & happy tears for once,lol. Loved the whole Seaside Series,looking forward to Fall :)


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Tracy Perry EEK,Just finished reading Shatter,loved it so much!! I think it was the best out of the series but I love them all! Such an emotional rollercoaster this book,shed many tears,sad & happy ones, Can't wait to read Forever & Fall when it comes out :)
BTW,I'm ok with A&N 2gether now & I like Alyssa now too,lol.


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Rachel Dyken Tracy wrote: "Just finished Pull,loved it even though I'm not a fan of Alyssa,sorry :( I got mad a few times & cried throughout,lol. Can't wait to start Shatter now :)Still Team N&D <3"

lol NOT A FAN OF ALYSSA?! That's okay :) She does get kind of "Poor me" you'll like her a lot better in Shatter ;)


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Tracy Perry Just finished Pull,loved it even though I'm not a fan of Alyssa,sorry :( I got mad a few times & cried throughout,lol. Can't wait to start Shatter now :)Still Team N&D <3


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Tracy Perry Rachel wrote: "Tracy wrote: "Hi,I just finished reading Tear,loved it,even though I wanted N&D 2gether in the end,lol. I cried happy & sad tears & got mad a few times,lol. Can't wait to start 2nd book l8r! :)"

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Your very welcome & thank-you for sending it to me! :)


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Rachel Dyken Tracy wrote: "Hi,I just finished reading Tear,loved it,even though I wanted N&D 2gether in the end,lol. I cried happy & sad tears & got mad a few times,lol. Can't wait to start 2nd book l8r! :)"

Thank you so much!! Im glad you liked it!!! :)


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Tracy Perry Hi,I just finished reading Tear,loved it,even though I wanted N&D 2gether in the end,lol. I cried happy & sad tears & got mad a few times,lol. Can't wait to start 2nd book l8r! :)


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Tracy Perry Rachel wrote: "Tracy wrote: "OMG..Just finished The Wager,never laughed so much reading a book,I loved it!!! Thanks :) Looking forward to your next book

Thank you so much!!!!"


Your Welcome :)


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Rachel Dyken Tracy wrote: "OMG..Just finished The Wager,never laughed so much reading a book,I loved it!!! Thanks :) Looking forward to your next book <3"

Thank you so much!!!!


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Tracy Perry OMG..Just finished The Wager,never laughed so much reading a book,I loved it!!! Thanks :) Looking forward to your next book <3


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Namida Puti Hi rachel, thank you for accepting my friend request :) good luck with Toxic.. can't hardly wait to read it ;)


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Rachel Dyken Brigitte wrote: "Thanks for befriending me. Yeah, talking about Gabe.....when is he on??"

SOON! :) His book is called Toxic, I'm working on it now ;)


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Rachel Dyken Wendy wrote: "Loved "RUIN" ...book of GABE ...Please!!!!!"

THANK YOU! Gabe's story is next...it's called Toxic ;)


Reinette Thanks for befriending me. Yeah, talking about Gabe.....when is he on??


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Rachel Dyken Sam wrote: "Hi Rachel! Thank you for your friendship here on GR. I finished RUIN and I loved it! I cried (a lot) and laughed. I'm look forward to reading your other
novels :)

LOVE Weston...book boyfriend..."


Thank you so much!!! I'm so pumped you enjoyed it ;)


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Sam Hi Rachel! Thank you for your friendship here on GR. I finished RUIN and I loved it! I cried (a lot) and laughed. I'm look forward to reading your other
novels :)

LOVE Weston...book boyfriend for life! ;)


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Rachel Dyken Donna wrote: "Hi Rachel! thank you so much for your friendship, I've just finished The Bet, and so glad I did. I'm looking forward to reading your other books now that I have find another fantastic author. Than..."

Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you liked it ;)


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Donna Hi Rachel! thank you so much for your friendship, I've just finished The Bet, and so glad I did. I'm looking forward to reading your other books now that I have find another fantastic author. Thank you again, The Bet made my day :)


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Rachel Dyken MiMee wrote: "Thank you for the GR friend add! I have to say that I JUST finished The Bet and it is one of my new FAVORITE books! Thanks for such a great story! I about flipped when I read about Backstreet Boys ..."

LOL oh good we both had an obsession with Backstreet Boys...we can probably be friends now ;) I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!!! It was such a blast to write! Great to meet you!


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MiMee Thank you for the GR friend add! I have to say that I JUST finished The Bet and it is one of my new FAVORITE books! Thanks for such a great story! I about flipped when I read about Backstreet Boys lol and then Brian being the fav!!Oh no too good to be true lol I was like OMG this author has GREAT taste...she's a keeper! lol Neways....I am looking forward to reading more books from you! Happy writing! ;)


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Mary Simmons Hello. I am 41 years old. I am an mother of two. My daughter Angel is 20 and my son Jonathan is 18. They are both doing great in school. But whom I am most proud of is Author Rusty Nugent. He works hard on his Moonwarriors Series. Here is a little bit about the second book.


"Thirteen sixty-three. The werewolf warrior Stytentos is jaded and disillusioned, living in a monastery in Nepal. His outlook on life has changed since the humans turned on his people and began hunting them to the point of extinction. As mass hysteria took over Dacia, lycanthropes and humans alike were burned at the stake, accused of being werewolves “in league with the Devil” by the self-righteous and power-hungry Catholic Church. Stytentos is attempting to rebuild his life in the aftermath of the darkest chapter of his people’s existence: The Burnings. So when an old friend long dead appears to him in a dream, asking for him to fight the vampire threat and save the world, he wants no part of it. Eventually, he gives in and his quest leads him on an adventure that will take him around the globe, throughout the centuries until present day. Modern America and the rest of the world have forgotten the old ways, as vampires and werewolves live, fight and die in secret. Nestafil, the vampire leader, plots to unleash his nosferatean army on the human populace and enslave the werewolves. Stytentos must once again learn how to let people get close to him. And the clock is ticking. Will he learn the true identity of who murdered the Volknor family? Can the werewolves destroy the vampires once and for all? It’s a showdown to the finish as the fate of humankind hangs in the balance."


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Rachel Dyken Dark wrote: "hi Rachel! thanks for accepting my friend request :)"

Of course ;) have a great weekend!


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Rachel Dyken Amy wrote: "Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! Hope you're having a wonderful day!"

Great to meet you, Amy!


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Amy Armstrong Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Rachel Dyken Thank you so much for your write up, Jennifer!
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Jennifer Lafferty I just did an article on "Waltzing With the Wallflower" for my Examiner.com column. Here's the link

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Chryssa Thank you for accepting my friend request Rachel! I am looking forward to reading your books, especially The Ugly Duckling Deputante!!!
Will get back with my impressions of it when i have read it! :O)


Rachel Dyken Sophie wrote: "Thank you for the friendship Rachel - your books sound really great =)"

Thank you for accepting! I just read your book blurb, is it out yet? Would love to read/review it. Congrats!!!!


Sophie Barnes Thank you for the friendship Rachel - your books sound really great =)


Rachel Dyken If anyone is interested in getting a glimpse of the third book in the House of Renwick series, head on over to my blog to meet Lord Rawlings from "The Redemption of Lord Rawlings,"
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Rachel Dyken hey!


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