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Rachel Vincent - Author

About the Author

Rachel Vincent learned to read at four years old, and wrote her first story at six. It was about a class field trip to the zoo. In addition to being her first experiment with the written word, it was also the first and only tale she illustrated herself--it turns out that her talents do not extend to the visual arts.

Since sixth grade, her reading interests have centred around the dark side of literature. In junior high, much to her teacher's distress, she wrote her very first book report about Carrie, by Stephen King. She devoured books about magic, vampires, and werewolves by the dozens. Monsters held a special fascination for her, be they human or beast. And eventually "I love these books" became "I think I can write these books," and she began creating fictional worlds of her own.

Rachel dabbled with short stories all the way through junior high, high school, and college, but didn't begin writing seriously until several years later, when she started her first novel. By the time she had completed four manuscripts, she knew she had found what she wanted to do with her life.

 

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100 Hours

100 Hours

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2018

In this sexy, pulse-pounding new duology by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent, a decadent spring break beach getaway becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped. Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis's entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami's predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends. While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty-like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens. But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle-with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her. Now, as the hours count down, only one thing's for certain: If the Miami hostages can't thwart their captors' plan, no one will make it out alive. Tapping into our darkest fears while exploring issues of injustice, loss, and the courage to fight for what matters most, this thrilling read is perfect for fans of Nova Ren Suma, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Strange New World

Strange New World

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2018

Spectacle (The Menagerie Series, Book 2)

Spectacle (The Menagerie Series, Book 2)

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

In this riveting sequel to New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's acclaimed novel Menagerie, Delilah Marlow will discover that there is no crueler cage than the confines of the human mind...When their coup of Metzger's Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of "e;exotic wildlife."e; Specializing in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favors, the Spectacle's owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted-for the right price.But Vandekamp's closely guarded client list isn't the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.

Brave New Girl

Brave New Girl

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2017

100 Hours

100 Hours

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2017

In this sexy, pulse-pounding new duology by New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent, a decadent spring break beach getaway becomes a terrifying survival story when six Miami teens are kidnapped. Maddie is beyond done with her cousin Genesis's entitled and shallow entourage. Genesis is so over Miami's predictable social scene with its velvet ropes, petty power plays, and backstabbing boyfriends. While Maddie craves family time for spring break, Genesis seeks novelty-like a last-minute getaway to an untouched beach in Colombia. And when Genesis wants something, it happens. But paradise has its price. Dragged from their tents under the cover of dark, Genesis, Maddie, and their friends are kidnapped and held for ransom deep inside the jungle-with no diva left behind. It all feels so random to everyone except Genesis. She knows they were targeted for a reason. And that reason is her. Now, as the hours count down, only one thing's for certain: If the Miami hostages can't thwart their captors' plan, no one will make it out alive. Tapping into our darkest fears while exploring issues of injustice, loss, and the courage to fight for what matters most, this thrilling read is perfect for fans of Nova Ren Suma, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

The Flame Never Dies

The Flame Never Dies

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2016

`Haunting, unsettling and eerily beautiful' - Rachel Caine ONE SPARK WILL RISE Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth-that the war against demons is far from over-seventeen-year-old Nina and her pregnant sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go. In the badlands, Nina, Mellie, and Finn, the fugitive and rogue exorcist who saved her life, find allies in a group of freedom fighters. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. But this fresh new hell is the least of Nina's worries. The well of souls ran dry more than a century ago, drained by the demons secretly living among humans, and without a donor soul, Mellie's child will die within hours of its birth. Nina isn't about to let that happen . . . even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Menagerie (The Menagerie Series, Book 1)

Menagerie (The Menagerie Series, Book 1)

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2015

From New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent comes a richly imagined, provocative new series set in the dark mythology of the Menagerie...When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger's Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she's forced to "e;perform"e; in town after town.But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other "e;attractions"e;-mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies-are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she'll discover a strength and a purpose she never knew existed.Renowned author Rachel Vincent weaves an intoxicating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity in this intricately woven and powerful tale."e;Blood Bound offers a little something for everyone: a convincing magical system for urban fantasy fans; for romance readers, a love that time and distance can't break; and a twist-and-turn plot for mystery buffs. Readers looking for a light and fluffy ride should go elsewhere."e;-Shelf Awareness

The Stars Never Rise

The Stars Never Rise

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2015

There's no turning back... In the town of New Temperance, souls are in short supply and Nina should be worrying about protecting hers. Yet she's too busy trying to keep her sister Mellie safe. When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal church. To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a mysterious fugitive who has already saved her life once. Wanted by the church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she needs Finn and his group of rogue friends. But what do they need from her in return? `Haunting, unsettling and eerily beautiful' - Rachel Caine

Soul Screamers Collection

Soul Screamers Collection

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Rachel Vincent's spellbinding Soul Screamers seriesAs a teen banshee, Kaylee's blood-curdling screams are a death knell for others. Yet she never expected to see her own name at the top of a reaper's list. The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. It's time for Kaylee to kick some serious Netherworld butt...or die trying!

With All My Soul

With All My Soul

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2013

KAYLEE CAVANAUGH's Taking her final STAND! After spending the last year undead, Kaylee has had enough of the paranormal creatures who have plagued her ever since she came into her banshee powers. Now she's ready to take her school back from the evil hellions, once and forever. To protect her friends, Kaylee will need to find a way to turn the living incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another. Yet when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realises she can't save everyone she loves without making some powerful sacrifices... `Vincent is a welcome addition to the genre' Kelley Armstrong SOUL SCREAMERS The last thing you hear before you die

Before I Wake

Before I Wake

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2012

Even death can't get you out of high school... Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking her life is much harder than ex-teen banshee Kaylee expected. Now she's fighting to stay visible to the human world and struggling to find time alone with her new reaper boyfriend Tod. To stay in the mortal realm, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls and, when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life...

Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers)

Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers)

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Don't Close Your Eyes. Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation.But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream-and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever. Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?A Soul Screamers Ebook Novella

Salva mi alma

Salva mi alma

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2012

"e;Si ella fuera a morir, yo ya estaria gritando. Soy una bean sidhe. Y eso es lo que hacemos"e;. Cuando Kaylee Cavanaugh gritaba, alguien mora. Por eso, cuando Eden, una estrella del pop adolescente, se desplom en el escenario y ella no se puso a chillar, comprendi que pasaba algo raro. No poda lamentarse por alguien que no tena alma. Lo ltimo que le haca falta era hacer novillos, saltarse el frreo toque de queda de su padre y poner a prueba la lealtad de su novio, un chico tan guapo que Kaylee casi no se lo crea. Pero adolescentes fascinados por el estrellato estaban vendiendo sus almas sin saber lo que eso supona: una vida fugaz llena de fama y riquezas a cambio de una eternidad en el Submundo. Kaylee no poda permitirlo, aunque para salvar sus almas tuviera que poner la suya en peligro.

My Soul to Lose (A Soul Screamers Short Story)

My Soul to Lose (A Soul Screamers Short Story)

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2012

It was supposed to be a fun day, shopping at the mall with her best friend.Then the panic attack started and Kaylee Cavanaugh finds herself screaming, unable to stop. Her secret fears are exposed and it's the worst day of her life. Until she wakes up in the psychiatric unit.She tries to convince everyone she's fine-despite the shadows she sees forming around another patient and the urge to scream which comes burbling up again and again. Everyone thinks she's crazy. Everyone except Lydia, that is. Another patient with some special abilities. .

If I Die

If I Die

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2012

KAYLEE CAN SEE DEATH COMING. NOW SHE MUST FACE HER OWN. As a teen banshee, Kaylee's blood-curdling screams are a death knell for others. Yet she never expected to see her own name at the top of a reaper's list. Scheduled to die within days, Kaylee knows her magic can't change her fate. Worse, on top of worrying about her own demise, she needs to save mortal best friend Emma from the clutches of a deadly Netherworld creature. As Kaylee's time on earth slips away, troubled banshee boyfriend Nash and his reaper brother Tod refuse to give up on Kaylee. They're ready to unearth murky family secrets to give her a last chance at life, as their fight to save Kaylee becomes a battle for her love. `Vincent is a welcome addition to the genre' Kelley Armstrong SOUL SCREAMERS The last thing you hear before you die

Toma mi alma

Toma mi alma

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2011

No veia fantasmas, pero presentia si alguien cercano iba a morir. Y cuando eso pasaba, una fuerza que escapaba a su control la impulsaba a gritar hasta quedarse literalmente afonica. Kaylee solo queria disfrutar del interes que habia despertado en el chico mas guapo del instituto. Sin embargo, costaba mantener una relacion normal porque Nash parecia saber mas que ella misma sobre su necesidad de gritar. Luego, sus companeras de instituto comenzaron a morir sin motivo aparente, y solo Kaylee sabia quien seria la siguiente. Gritos del alma Su grito es lo ultimo que oiras antes de morir a Disfrutaras con esta nueva generacion de seres de otros mundos

Alpha

Alpha

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2010

THE ONLY THING I KNEW, BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT- I WOULD LIVE AND DIE FOR MY PRIDE Everything is about to change for werecat Faythe when her father is ousted from the council that controls their secret world. And a shocking tragedy jeopardises her future as Alpha of the pride. Now a rebel on the run, Faythe's biggest fight lies ahead. Old allies from the supernatural world are ready to stand by her side. And weretoms Marc and Jace would give their very souls in the duel for Faythe's heart...Yet as their enemies draw near Faythe knows that she-and she alone-can lead the pride into what may be their final battle. A MUST-READ for fans of KELLEY ARMSTRONG.

Prey

Prey

Author: Rachel Vincent Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2010

The fight was about to get unbelievably, irreversibly bad Having barely escaped a tribunal with her life, defiant werecat Faythe can't seem to keep out of trouble. Her disobedience jeopardises her father's position as Alpha of the south-central Pride and a young tabby in her care refuses to shift into cat form to save her own life. But a darker danger lurks in the bloody and mysterious disappearance of Faythe's boyfriend, exiled stray Marc. Tired of being a target, Faythe's ready to embrace her destiny and fight like an Alpha to get Marc back and defend the honour of her Pride.