Cristina Rayne Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Author: 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tempted by the Jaguar #2: Revelation Update

Due to an unexpected bout of double pneumonia and a lovely hospital stay, Tempted by the Jaguar #2: Revelation is being postponed from its initial Dec 19 release date to hopefully Dec 26, dependent on whether or not I can reschedule my editor this week. At the latest, it will be released by the 1st week of Jan.

Friday, December 5, 2014

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Monday, November 17, 2014

New Shifter Romance Novella Serial: Tempted by the Jaguar #1: Transformation (Riverford Shifters)

The first novella entry in a four-part serial arc in my new Riverford Shifters Series

Kylie Moore has a secret, one she and her adoptive father have carefully guarded for over a decade since the night her parents disappeared. However, when she is randomly attacked one night in her apartment complex's parking lot, that one violent act sets in motion events that reveal not only her long-dormant shifter heritage in the worst possible way, but could also railroad her efforts of finding out what really happened to her parents.

Suddenly finding herself the center of attention among Riverford's shifter clans, Kylie's only hope of navigating such a dangerous minefield of politics and perpetual battles over territory is Hunter, a too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind jaguar shifter that might be her key to gaining insider access to the hidden and secretive shifter society.

Now Kylie must decide whether to integrate more deeply into Hunter's jaguar clan in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity or to run while her secret still remains uncovered. To stay would mean deliberately putting herself in more danger than Kylie may be prepared to handle, especially when Hunter, the person she must rely on, may be hiding something as well.

Paperback edition releases on Amazon on Nov 29, 2014
Paperback edition will also become available at Barnes & Noble
and The Book Depository in 2-3 weeks

* Will be available to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited for a limited time

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cover Preview for Holiday Paranormal Romance Multi-Author Box Set

Available for pre-order today!
Releases Nov 11, 2014

For a limited time, my novella story Shadows Beneath the Falling Snow will be available as part of this holiday paranormal romance multi-author box set.

When an unprecedented visit from the supreme elven king, Kirion, disrupts elven princess Miriel's usual plans during the winter solstice, it's the least of her worries when a single touch by the powerful king could reveal a secret she and her family have desperately kept for over a hundred years. However, King Kirion has a few revelations of his own that could also change Miriel's life forever.

A holiday tale set two thousand years before the events chronicled in Claimed by the Elven King.


Join the authors for the Kiss of Christmas Magic Facebook Cover Reveal Party all day today for Giveaways.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King Audiobook Now Available

The complete omnibus audiobook edition of my serial novel, Claimed by the Elven King is now available for purchase. You can listen to it for FREE if you sign up for a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Additional Titles Available in Kindle Unlimited.

By popular request, my novella series Claimed by the Elven Brothers will now also be available to read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription for a limited time. The subscription is free for the first 30 days for all new subscribers.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Kindle Unlimited and New Paperback Editions Now Available

For a limited time, Claimed by the Elven King Parts 2-4 will be available to read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Also, Paperback editions of Claimed by the Elven Brothers: Decision and Fate are now available for purchase at select Amazon stores and will be available at Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository in about 2-3 weeks.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Erotic Tales from the Vampire Underground Story #1: Blood Escort

Blood Escort is the first story in a new series of standalone erotic paranormal romance short stories/novelettes chronicling the first forays of humans into the secret world of the vampires that live in plain sight within their cities.

"Hi. I'm Isaac. Can I buy you a drink?"

Who would have thought such ordinary words uttered perhaps millions of times by the hopeful could cause her so much grief? Yet here Abby was, staring at a small card as though it was the very thing that would make or break the rest of her life...

Releases exclusively on all Amazon stores on Monday, September 15, 2014  

*Update: Apparently, Amazon is still having publishing issues/delays. I thought publishing over a day early would solve the delay problems I've been having with my last couple of releases, but no dice.

The title is now available in all Amazon stores except the US store. As some titles have been experiencing 48-60 hour delays, I suspect it won't become available in the US until Tuesday (hopefully). I'll keep everyone posted.

* Title has finally gone live on Amazon US and is also available to read for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Update On My Current Works-In-Progress

Hi everyone. Once again I want to thank everyone for all the support so far and the kindly emails and comments!

I'm currently working on three projects, one a new Fantasy novel set in my Fractured Multiverse series, but it's the other two I wish to discuss here today. I've been hard at work developing a new Paranormal Romance universe that focuses on vampires which will be under the overall series title Tales From the Vampire Underground. Writing a vampire story is something I've been wanting to do for a while now as I love vampires just as much as I love elves. ^_^ Right now I have two separate entries started for this universe. The first is a novel series which I hope to have the first book out by the end of this month. I will release more information--title, blurb, excerpts, and a sample cover once the book is nearing publication. I will also be setting up a signup sheet for any readers interested in becoming an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) reviewer. Details on how to sign up will be discussed more in my next Reader Newsletter.

The second entry for The Vampire Underground I am currently working on is in response to quite a few emails I have received asking if I planned to offer any of my titles in Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription program. While I cannot at the moment offer any of my Elven King series in Kindle Unlimited since I would have to pull my books from other retailers and offer them exclusively at Amazon, I have decided to write a new short story/novelette series of standalones under the subtitle: Erotic Tales from the Vampire Underground and offer it as an Amazon exclusive series to read for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. For readers without a subscription, each story will be offered for $0.99 on all Amazon stores. I also plan on releasing at least one future Elven King story for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers. I have a tentative release date of either September 12, 2014 or September 15, 2014 scheduled for Story #1 pending final edits and hope to release a new story every two to four weeks thereafter. I will post more definitive information about the release on Wednesday or Thursday.

I have also launched a new Author page on Facebook : While most of my posts will be made here on my blog, I will also post shorter news tidbits about my titles as well as relevant news from the world of books in general, answer reader questions, and announce any upcoming sales on my Facebook page.

Until next time!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Fate" Release May Be Delayed...

I just wanted to updated everyone on the status of the final Elven Brothers Novella. After checking several author threads, it seems everyone has been having problems publishing their novels on Amazon all day on Sat. It's now almost 2 am Sunday and my book still appears to be stuck in publishing limbo. Hopefully Amazon support will get back to me soon or the problem resolves itself before then. I'll keep everyone posted on the book's status here and through my reader newsletter.

Thanks for all your support and patience!

*Update: Novella is now available at Amazon and Smashwords. All other retailers will follow in 1 -10 days.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Claimed by the Elven Brothers: Fate

        I was so nervous that I was actually starting to feel really queasy.

Seren lounged beside me, talking about who-knows-what as I had unconsciously started to tune him out while I stared hard into the hazy distance for signs of movement. Locien had been gone for quite some time, but with time flowing differently in the Inbetween, I had no way of knowing if only ten minutes had passed within the elven realm or an hour.

After everything they and Emily had told me about the elven king, I think it would have been more accurate to say that I was terrified to meet him rather than nervous. I couldn’t even imagine what a man that had lived over two thousand years would be like, not to mention one who physically radiated power.

That thought brought me up short, and I turned to Seren. “I can’t believe I never asked either of you this, but how old are you two exactly?”

Seren blinked at me curiously. “What brought such a question on so suddenly?”

“I was just thinking about the impossibility of the elven king’s age and realized I had never asked.”

“Would it bother you were we both His Majesty’s age?” he asked.

“Bother…I don’t think so. More like let me put several things in perspective. The way all of you have described your king makes him seem like something that couldn’t possibly exist outside of a story—more than elves, I mean. To actually meet someone like that face-to-face…” I shivered. “I guess what I’m trying to say is that it wouldn’t be so overwhelming if it turns out I had already met a couple of elves just as old and who aren’t so—sorry—alien.” I smiled a little embarrassedly.
       “I see.”

Releases on August 16, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Elven King Novella: Claimed by the Elven Brothers: Decision

The more I looked at them, the more I wanted to just turn around and head back to the jogging path and my car and forget I had even come here on this crazy wild goose chase. Yet they were there, two tall pine trees about a meter apart with a single fallen branch devoid of all its leaves lying horizontally between them from trunk to trunk, and I couldn’t deny that I had seen them.

I had come out here expecting to find nothing—well, that wasn’t exactly true. I was expecting to find peace of mind again after two days of this very image consuming my every waking thought, an image from a reoccurring dream from the past two nights. That I was now seeing it in reality was mindboggling.

Releases on July 3, 2014

Update: Now live in all Amazon stores and Smashwords. Other retailers to follow in 1-10 days.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King Paperback Omnibus Edition Now Available

An omnibus paperback edition of Claimed by the Elven King Parts 1-4 is now available at Amazon.

Availability at Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository will follow in 2-4 weeks.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King: Part Four Book Launch Shenanigans

When it rains it pours...

As some of you are well aware of, Part Four of Claimed by the Elven King should have been published yesterday (Fri 6th) and as of 6:00 am on Sat., it still has not become available on Amazon yet and is still listed as "in review" on my Amazon KDP dashboard. After several back and forths with Amazon Reps, I believe we have finally resolved the issue, and they have assured me that the book is back in their publishing queue and should be available for sure today.

If you have signed up for my Newsletter, you will receive an email the moment it goes live to both Amazon and Smashwords. I will also post a status update here on my blog.

Once again, thanks for all your support and feedback!

Update: Book is finally available on all Amazon sites.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King: Part Four (Final)

"After Sethian’s cryptic remark, he had urged me to sleep, and I must have nodded right off because I could remember little after that. I never expected to wake up still intertwined within his arms—and I had no idea how to act in this kind of situation. Should I say “good morning”? Turn around and give him a good morning kiss instead?

I felt Sethian’s hand start to slowly caress my belly, and I sucked in a startled breath. Wait! Did he want to…?

“Another three to four moon-cycles or so and this will be rounded enough to present you to the court,” Sethian murmured into my ear, and I was suddenly glad he couldn’t see my face because it was probably as red as a cherry.
       Had this last month changed me so much that my mind automatically ended up in the gutter with every little thing he did, no matter how innocent?"

Releases June 6, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Readers Have Spoken...A New Serial Schedule and My Thoughts on Serials

I think the first serialized novel I ever read was Stephen King's The Green Mile back in the mid '90s sometime. It was released in 6 parts, each around a hundred pages or less in length. I remember getting to the end of the first novel and the anticipation and excitement I felt for the next part that had yet to be released. Once all six parts had been released and devoured, I went back to the very beginning and re-read all of them in one sitting. I found that having the book split into parts actually enhanced the story, that it elevated the subsequent scenes because I had been anxiously waiting to read them. To me, the anticipation was part of the fun.

Now that I'm writing my own novels, I wanted to try my hand at a serial. Three parts in at the halfway mark, I'm finding that a good majority of readers do not enjoy the serial format and have voiced their concerns in both reviews and private emails/messages to me. As reader feedback is very important to me, I have decided to release Parts 4-6 together in a single, novel-length Part Four that will conclude the serial.

Part Four was originally scheduled for release on May 29, but as the final part will now be significantly longer, I will be taking an extra week for the final edits to ensure the quality. The new release date for Part Four will now be on June 6, 2014.

Once again, thanks for all your support so far. You guys are the best!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King: Part Three

"I turned on my side and curled into a fetal position, wrapping my arms around myself in sudden anguish. Who was I kidding? There was no way Sethian could give me what I wanted from him in such a short time. That he rushed off the moment the queen had beckoned told me this clearly. No matter that I was the one who would be the mother of his children, I would always be secondary to his duty to his first wife. I was only a human, after all. 
What place did a human have in an elven court?"

Releases on May 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Newsletter Subscriber Contest Winners

Congratulations to Denise and Rachel, winners of a free advanced ebook copy of Claimed by the Elven King: Part Two. To all readers and subscribers, thanks for all the support so far!

Part Two will be going live in the Amazon stores, Google Play, and Smashwords in about 24 hours. I will be sending out an email alert to all subscribers to my mailing list the moment the ebook is available for purchase. Availability on Apple iBooks and Nook will follow in 1-2 weeks.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King: Part Two

"A pair of arms abruptly slid over my shoulders from behind and hugged my neck, and I yelped in sudden shock until the familiar laugh next to my right ear had me falling completely still instead of fighting against the unexpected hold. I couldn’t believe that I had been so deep in thought that I hadn’t even heard him step up behind me! 
My cheeks flaming in embarrassment, they got even worse when Sethian slipped into the pool beside me, and I was treated to a full-frontal sideshow..."

Releases on April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Claimed by the Elven King: Part One

This is Part One of my six-part serial Fantasy Erotic Romance, Claimed by the Elven King. It's full of beautiful, sexy elves and one young human woman caught up in their world of sex and intrigues. The story contains strong sexual content and is not intended for readers under 18.

For Emily Ford, being awakened in the dead of night by what seemed to be the very shadows in her bedroom come to life is the least of her worries as she is spirited away to become the new wife of an elven king for the purpose of bearing his heirs. Entranced despite herself by his ethereal beauty, Emily surrenders willingly to his seduction and is introduced to a new world of sexual pleasures she had not thought possible outside of a dream.

But can a human ever really win the heart of an elf or have a place within the elven court, especially when the biggest obstacle to both is her new husband's barren and resentful queen who makes no qualms about wanting Emily gone and, if the whispers within the court are to be believed, is prepared to do the unspeakable to make it happen?

Released on April 17, 2014
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