Saturday, February 1, 2014


 Rachel Rawlings is my Woman In Horror today. She is a gifted author who writes kick-ass horror! Her Maurin Kincaide series has vampires, witches, weres, and many more nasty buggers. I believe she is an author who is equally read by men as well as women because her tales have plenty of action. And don't forget about the bite.

Great news! Rachel's new book, Blood Bath, will be out in two weeks. Be still my beating heart!

Rachel Rawlings series starts off with psychometric investigator Maurin working in modern day Salem, Mass. It's off to demon fighting for her. Dead witches and werewolves confound her life even more. But, would she have it any other way? I think not, and that is why I love this series and am looking forward to the new book in this fascinating series.

Wolfsbane is my favorite story in this collection. Okay, I am partial to Werewolves, but Rachel says Blood Bath will be the best one yet. Hey, an author knows these things.

In addition to writing her fantastic tales, Rachel was very busy in organizing a super event called Hallowread, which took over the town of Ellicott City, Maryland last Halloween. This was a great interactive experience for authors, their fans, and the entire city. I wanted to be there last year, but health issues told me no. This year, it will be held again, and I would love to go around with Rachel and the gang and show them my , "Buy a book, and I'll buy you a beer," book signing techniques. With all the super talent that will be there, the beer will flow.

  So, my friends, Rachel Rawlings is not only a gifted author, she is a woman who gives back to the community of writers.

I am proud to introduce to you Rachel Rawlings, a Woman In Horror!

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Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA. She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn't until 2009 ago that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.
When she isn't writing, Rachel can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those genres. More information on Hallowread, its schedule of events and participating authors can be found at and She still lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.
Want to find out about new releases, appearances, contests and give-aways? Be sure to check out Rachel's Facebook page
Books by Rachel Rawlings
The Morrigna
Witch Hunt
Blood Bath, coming February 2014

The Morrigna

Maurin Kincaide is a psychometric investigator for Salem's Supernatural Task Force. She's spent the last few years working crime scenes and using the memory links in fingerprints to catch criminals.

 When the current bad guy turns out to be a demon, Maurin must work with Seamus--the task force's prime suspect for unleashing said demon. She follows Seamus deeper into the supernatural community and discovers there's a lot more going on than anyone guessed.

5.0 out of 5 stars dark, fast paced and action packed Urban Fantasy May 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Maurin works for the Police as an interrogator utilising her psyhic gift to aid her but when her powers become unreliable she is put on leave to allow her a chance to get to the bottom of it. When brought before the Council Maurin discovers more about the world and herself than she thought possible, suddenly she is pulled into a war that she never knew existed and finds that she may be the key to bringing it to an end. Talk about pressure!

Maurin is a likeable character, she makes mistakes while learning to control her developing powers and struggles to come to terms with the consequences of her actions. She remains human while surrounded by people who aren't, never entirely sure who to trust.

Rachel has created an interesting world full of sexy shifters, powerful witches and arrogant vampires who battle against gods & demons to keep the world safe. Rachel has placed her own spin on popular myths to bring her world to life. The Morrigna is a thoroughly enjoyable action packed tale full of intriguing characters who are just begging to have their stories told. I really enjoyed this one and I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment to find out what happens next!

If you enjoy slightly dark, fast paced and action packed Urban Fantasy then this is definitely for you! I'm giving it 5 out of 5 stars :)

Maurin Kincaide is back in this action packed follow up novel to The Morrigna. No longer a member of Salem's Preternatural Task Force Maurin is the new liaison for The Council, governing body of Others. During what should have been a routine meeting with her former Captain, Maurin is brought in on a murder investigation. Three dead witches, three cryptic clues and no sign of the killers. The Salem coven is losing allies within the Council. If Maurin and her unlikely partner Captain Matthison can't stop the killers, the Witch City might be without its namesake.

By Ebbie34
Format:Kindle Edition
The first book may not have been what everyone expected, but it totally served it's purpose to set the stage and provide the background. In Book 2 Witch Hunt we are on to the action! If you love paranormal stories this is one for you! You have it all romance, action, imminent danger and of course supernatural beings! Maurin Kincaide is on a journey to find out exactly what she is, as she is not fully human with these super healing qualities & psychometric abilities she has. As her journey to find herself continues she get further involved with the Council and realizes that although she thought the Coven was her friend that there were really ulterior motives to Mahalia's monopolizing of Maurin's time and although her mind is telling her to follow her gut she trusts the relationship with the Coven only to be pulled in so deep she almost doesn't surface. But she is a butt kicking supe who ends up hot for Aidan a stealthy and necro-protected vamp and the two come together to find a way out of this crazy situation the Coven has gotten her into. What remains to be seen is HOW the Coven will deal with Maurin's wrath and boy does she have one. MUST READ!!!! CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE!!!

Given the choice between her sister's wedding and the challenge for Alpha of the Salem pack, Maurin knows exactly where she'd rather be. Smack dead center in the middle of snarling werewolves wearing eau de filet mignon.

Until Francesca turns up missing the morning of her wedding. Being her sister's keeper will not excuse her form her job as the Council Liaison. Torn between obligations to a family she's avoided for almost a decade and the Council of Others, Maurin has less than twenty four hours to set things right.

5.0 out of 5 stars I read this in a day- could not put it down July 1, 2013
By bbuffg
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I just found this series, three books so far. I tore through all three in a long weekend. My only disappointment is that there is not another yet. Great world building , nicely written and fleshed out. Maurin isn't a moony love struck weak heroine. She's pretty kick ass but relatable. I am really looking forward to the next book.

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