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Rachel L. Demeter

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I live in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, my goofy lowland sheepdog, and my adorable snake Nagini. (GO Slytherins!) I enjoy writing poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love. My stories are darker than most traditional romance novels and contain a distinct Gothic flavor.

Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been my passion for longer than I can remember. Before learning how to read or write, I would dictate stories while my mom would jot them down for me. I hold a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, I ensure every character is given a s
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Rachel L. Demeter Creating entire worlds filled with truthful personalities, heartache, love, and happiness. Every character is my child! ♥

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Rachel L. Demeter The Frost of Springtime emerged from my love of French history and edgy, unconventional romances. I have always been drawn to the darker facets of…moreThe Frost of Springtime emerged from my love of French history and edgy, unconventional romances. I have always been drawn to the darker facets of love, and this served as a central inspiration for the characters and storyline.

I had yearned to create a pair of star-crossed lovers whose deep affection for each other could triumph over seemingly impossible odds. Aleksender and Sofia are two flawed characters who are made perfect only through their love.

Nineteenth century France has always been a passion of mine, and, after some research, I quickly knew it would be the ideal setting for Aleksender and Sofia. It was a time of conflict, political intrigue, art, and romance. I grew up on Paris-set musicals, such as Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera—and they continue to inspire my imagination and characters. After researching the 1871 Paris Commune, I molded the era into a dynamic backdrop for Aleksender and Sofia’s love story to unfold. In the process, I learned more than I ever could’ve imagined about the period. Quite simply, I fell head over heels in love with France. ♥(less)
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Exciting news! I am overjoyed to announce the release date and blurb for my dark & realistic Beauty and the Beast retelling - the first book in my new Fairy Tale series. I feel such a deep passion for this story, and I can't wait to share it with all of you, my lovely readers!! Stay tuned for the cover reveal next week.

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"I absolutely loved the story! I read it over too long of a period of time so it wasn't as intense. But it had all the elements of angst, a wounded hero, a strong heroine, and a slow, slow burn of a romance that I always want. "
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“Let me have you in the most intimate of
ways, let me give you a part of myself that no other man may touch.
Make me yours forever.”
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“Love is joy, love is suffering, love is tenderness, love is beautiful. Love is you.”
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“Pain is in the mind. And, in my mind, ma chérie … I was with
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Sana Thank you so much for accepting, Rachel! I can't wait to read your future work! <3


Brittany Thank you and same wishes to you! I am only about 12% in, but I already love it. I am so used to the Parisian and historic scene from you, that it is interesting to read a book located in Oregon, but still spectacular already!


Brittany Thank you and Happy new Year to you, may 2016 bring more romance in your life and the lives you share with others through your stories. I have Kindled Winter ready to start after my current Kindle book. Very excited about it!


Rachel L.  Demeter Sybil aka Lala wrote: " Wishing you a happy new year Rachel, One with plenty new dreams, challenges and countless new possibilities!
OH! And let’s not forget….
Many hot new book boyfriends!
"


Omg, your good wishes for the New Year made my day!!! <3


Sybil aka Lala
Wishing you a happy new year Rachel, One with plenty new dreams, challenges and countless new possibilities!


OH! And let’s not forget….

Many hot new book boyfriends!




Stacey is Sassy Hey Rachel, thanks for the friend invite. You're very sweet to say that about my reviews, I appreciate it.

See you around :-) ♥


Rachel L.  Demeter Loraine wrote: "Rachel, I am so excited to start your book today, The Frost of Springtime!"

Yay!!! I hope you enjoy it! :-D


Loraine Oliver Rachel, I am so excited to start your book today, The Frost of Springtime!


Rachel L.  Demeter Amy wrote: "Hey Rachel - Congrats on the new book, the cover is phenomenal!"

Oh, thank you so much, Amy! You're the greatest! How how you been!?! :-) :-)


message 1: by Amy

Amy Bruno Hey Rachel - Congrats on the new book, the cover is phenomenal!


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