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I love writing! I love reading! I love movies! I’m pretty random with my personal “genre” choices and that’s the only explanation I can find for my need to write in more than one genre.

The theme that ties my writing together is my love of interesting female characters. I like flaws, but beyond that, I like to write the stories of women/girls who find more inside of themselves than they imagined possible. In the fantasy genre there can be a magickal aspect to the discovery, while my women’s fiction characters may find a scrap of inner-strength that can be nurtured into the confidence to stand up to oppression or to choose freedom.

It’s a wild ride, but I’m glad you’re here to keep me company!

Happy reading!
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Her destiny has arrived. War is inevitable. The number of lives lost is up to her…

The Last Priestess – Book 8 in The Chronicles of Hawthorn Click to buy The Last Priestess and ready your wand for battle today!

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Launch Week for The Last Priestess – The Chronicles of Hawthorn Book 8

It’s LAUNCH WEEK for Book 8 in The Chronicles of Hawthorn – The Last Priestess!
Her destiny has arrived. War is inevitable. The number of lives lost is up to her…

Flynn Hawthorn was literally born for this moment. But the time for prophecies has ended and the time for action has come. She must fulfill her destiny and reunite the Book of Shadow and Light—or die trying.

The Shadow Witch prepares for war with the skeleton army of Kua Kore. Thousands of innocent lives hang in the balance. She won’t mind destroying Flynn along with the rest.

Can Flynn forget her heart’s desire and destroy the Shadow… even if that means taking another life?

The Last Priestess is the final YA fantasy adventure in The Chronicles of Hawthorn series! If you like magick, adventure, flying monsters, skeleton warriors, and plenty of surprises, then you’ll love Rue’s epic magickal fantasy.

Buy The Last Priestess and ready your wand for battle today!

The Advance Reader Team has their copies, the paperback has been published, and several promos are scheduled for the week.

An Average Curse will be FREE on Amazon – September 19-22, 2018

Key to the Journey will be $0.99 on Kindle Countdown Deal – Sept 20-27, 2018

The Shadow Calls will be $0.99 on Kindle Countdown Deal – Sept 18-24, 2018

Taken by the Shadow will be $0.99 on Kindle Countdown Deal – Sept 19-26, 2018

And of course . . .

The Last Priestess/em> will be $0.99 for Pre-order and will go live Sept 22, 2018 (price will go up to $2.99)

THIS! One day I will have a massive library with a hidden door AND a secret passage. The shelves will be lined with ancient tomes bound in fine leather with hand-stitched spines. Oh, the smells that will wrap themselves around you when you enter that room! I want to collect rare books on the occult, alchemy, astrology, and dead languages. I used to subscribe to a catalog of rare books, but I had to cancel my subscription because of the severe depression that would hit me each time I leafed through the pages of gorgeous volumes and realized how far my dream was out of reach. Maybe I’ll renew my subscription. Maybe I’ve matured and I’ve finally gotten a handle on this “delayed gratification” shit I hear grown ups talking about. Not likely! I was born “patience-impaired” and I never received proper treatment. I think fast, act fast, regret fast—and repeat. Week 4

Cloaks are badass! I’m not sure why we ever stopped wearing cloaks in everyday life. There’s no denying how awesome it feels to let the wind billow a cloak out behind you as you cross a forest path or walk into a room full of unsuspecting humans! It’s time we bring back the majestic cloak and give it its rightful place in the halls of fashion. DnD-ers and LARP-ers unite! This photo actually inspired the character of Aoeni Aura in The Chronicles of Hawthorn, but mostly I’m posting it because cloaks ROCK! Week 3

Writing the character of Hazel was an exciting adventure for me. Hazel has boundless energy, optimism, and is always willing to join a group. I, on the other hand, have never been a fan! The absolute worst thing that any teacher could ever ask me to do was to participate in a GROUP project. F**K!! I hated them. I would rather do twice as much work on my own. I get all the nonsense about team-building and problem-solving, etc. but everyone is not the same. We all learn in a different way. People who love group projects and brainstorming should have the right to pursue that approach, but people who would rather sit in the corner of the library surrounded by volumes of literature, stacks of notebooks, and piles of lovely pens—should be left the hell alone and allowed to figure shit out on their own. And there’s a little more me leaking out into the world… Week 2

I love this pic because it makes me think of the deep, dark forests of my youth. I always loved being in the woods. I don’t like camping or any of that bullshit – but I love forests. I’m not a huge “people person” so I think there’s something calming about being surrounded by tall, solid trees. The silence feeds me and the lack of humans allows me to relax. I know a lot of people feed off the energy of others and feel energized by large groups, but I feel the opposite. Large groups drain the life out of me faster than giving blood! I enjoy conversations – but in a one-on-one environment, Please! Full disclosure: I’m working on allowing myself to be myself on social media. I’m working on letting go of the façade and the need to behave a certain way, post a certain way, and hashtag a certain way. I’m just going to write some shit, say what is on my mind, and move on with my life. Week 1 of the new plan…

Launch Week for Daughter of Shadow – The Chronicles of Hawthorn – Book 7

It’s LAUNCH WEEK for Book 7 in The Chronicles of Hawthorn – Daughter of Shadow!

The Advance Reader Team has their copies, the paperback has been published, and several promos are scheduled for the week.

An Average Curse will be FREE on Amazon – April 28, 29 & 30

Key to the Journey will be FREE on Amazon – April 29, 30 & May 1

The Shadow Calls will be $0.99 on Amazon – April 27 through May 4

Taken by the Shadow will be $0.99 on Amazon – April 28 through May 5

And of course . . .

Daughter of Shadow will be $0.99 for Pre-order and will go live May 1 (price will go up to $2.99)

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Fantasy – Explore Aotearoa!

Magic, witches, wands, and adventure.

This debut young adult fantasy takes the reader on an epic journey. Imagine if giant moa still walked the earth and Aotearoa was ruled by a succession of high priestesses…

What if the magic book that held that whole world in balance was ripped in two and a coven of dark witches plotted to destroy the light forever? This is the world where Flynn Hawthorn lives. She is the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, living under a curse. Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit the wand of the High Priestess and save her people by reuniting the separated halves of The Book of Shadow and Light.

But in a land filled with magick, Flynn is forced to live her life as a Watcher—born into magick, but unable to wield it. As the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil grows, Flynn must pretend—with the help of her best friend, Hazel—that she actually has magick. Hazel would do anything for Flynn, but the game they are playing may cost them their lives…

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