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Saturday, April 1, 2017

My Favorite Things Event with Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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My Favorite Things

This is a hard question, an impossible question, one that has me staring at the cursor on my computer because...well I have so many favorite things! From books, to my son, husband, chocolate--the list really does go on, so I figured I'd narrow things down a bit and share my favorite genres of Romance, ready? Set. GO!

5. Paranormal: There's just something about stepping into crazy worlds, and the amazing author minds behind said worlds. I love the tension, the danger, and the sensuality that paranormal books provide. Whenever I need a break from life in general or from my writing deadlines I turn to paranormal.. JR Ward anyone?

4. Regency Romance: Honest moment....I read probably 2 regency romances a week, I don't care that a lot of times the storylines are the same, girl debuts, falls for rake, rake is reformed, the end. It's EVERYTHING. I love the way people talked, the dresses, the rules, and what I love most? The way that people broke rules in the name of love. My faves come from Julia Quinn.

3. Contemporary Romance: Sometimes a girl just needs a book about a really good looking businessman and his secretary, or the stay at home mom that wants more for her life and gets a second chance with the one that got away. I used to shy away from contemporary romance, as well as women's fiction and then I suddenly realized, wait, this is me, this is where I'm at in life, this is the stuff I'm dealing with. I think every contemporary romance should be paired with a nice bottle (note that I didn't say glass, just sip responsibly) of wine and a book club with your closest friends! My faves are from Lauren Layne!

2. Fantasy YA: It's easy to read, it's poignant, it's messy, it's insane, it's everything I want from a book. The romance is always very light, but there comes a time in everyones life where they suddenly remember what that first kiss was like or the first crush, or the first time you saw someone and your world shifted. YA brings me back to that place *insert happy sigh*.

1. New Adult: Probably not a shock to most people since my main genre is New Adult, but I'm very attracted to the in-between, the weird space after college where you think you have the world at your fingertips and suddenly go oh wait, I'm in debt, I don' know how to do laundry, power bill? What's that? It's the time in your life where one day you think you have everything together and the next day suddenly realize you know nothing about life, yourself, or the world. I love writing it and it's my absolute favorite to read!

You can check out my books by visiting and remember I'm giving away two signed paperbacks from my latest contemporary romance and new adult!


The first book in an all-new contemporary romance series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

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Up for Grabs:
  • 1 Signed copy of The Bachelor Auction and Cheater

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love the event. I too love Regency romance, paranormal and Scottish historical romance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. I'm not a huge fan of the paranormal romances but I love all the others. The Bachelor Auction sounds fun! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Love all your books! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Is there a genre that you absolutely won't read?

  5. I love historical romance, paranormal and suspense romance.

  6. Great favorites list! What has been a favorite new adult book that you've read recently?

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Thank you so much for the opportunity and your generosity

  9. I also love regency romance - with their gowns, balls and teas, I would have loved to travel back in time (for just a bit since I can't live without modern conveniences!) to visit that era! And I agree with your choice of Julia Quinn, her books are so fabulous, from her Bridgertons to the Smythe-Smiths!

  10. Can never say no to any book , we'll maybe a no to western

  11. I'm with you on contemporary, regency and paranormal romances! I guess that's why I like your books so much :D

  12. I can't wait to read your work and this would be a great way to do that!

  13. Thanks for the chance

  14. Love all your books! Thanks for the chance!

  15. Needless to say I'm a big fan and love all your books. My question is:
    If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

  16. Nixon���� I love EE & Rip. :)

  17. Rachel, how do you decide your characters names? When you start plotting, do you have them named already?

  18. Question for Rachel: how is the production of the movie for the Matchmaker's Series? Thanks for the chance!

  19. Rachel, I love the Matchmakers Playbook and Matchmakers Replacement. Can't wait for the movie!! So exciting for you to see one of your creations being made for the big screen!
    How much say do you have in the development? Will they be changing things areound? More importantly, do you guys have a release date set yet? I'm dying to watch it!
    Thanks!! ❤❤
    Michelle Monroe

  20. Thanks for this amazing chance!
    My question for rachel is from all ur books who is ur favorite character u wrote about amd why?

  21. Where did you get idea for Bachelor series?

  22. Hello OMG I'm a huge fan of RVD's books!!! I love all her books!! I have some question for her
    1. From all your series, which one is your favorite and why?
    2. I'm soo excited for The Matchmaker's movies?? Do you have any news about that? do you have any idea about the cast? production??

  23. What is in the works with h your writing? Upcoming releases, etc.? You are an auto buy for me so just curious! Love your books! Thanks for the chance!❤

  24. Love all your books! Thanks for the chance! <3

  25. Paranormal are about the only ones i don't read. this book sounds like a fun, contemporary read!

  26. LOVE RVD! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Thank you for the chance. My question is, How did you decide that you wanted to be a writer, and how scared where you to commit to full time writing?

  28. Hi, one question here: Rachel, have you already decided how many books will the Eagle Elite series have in total? I can't wait for Enrage and I'm curious how many more comes! ♥

  29. I love Regency romances, too!


  30. All those genres are interesting and I go through periods where I read one over the other.

  31. Paranormal romance is one of my favorite and I love,love Lauren Layne and Julia Quinn books :)

  32. When you start writing a series, do you always know how many books will be in it?
    Thanks for the giveaway.