Saturday, March 31, 2018


(cross-posted on FB page and blog)

Heya, everybody,

It's a new beginning for me. I made quite some mistakes on "promoting my books" (a.k.a. spamming the hell out of my FB and Twitter accounts; sorry, guys) over the years.

I took some wrong advice. (It seems most indie authors on the web have done the same--lots of self-promoting social media posts which give nothing to the READER. I am guilty guilty guilty of this myself.)

Well, I'm starting afresh.

The truth is, I don't really "get" Facebook. I don't use it personally. Someone said to me once, "Oh, you HAVE to have a Facebook account if you want to sell books! You MUST!"


Dunno. I think my real fans have either signed up for my newsletter or reached out to me by email (my email address is at the back of every one of my books; also in the newsletter itself).


What a ride.

Well, I'm going to do things differently from now on.

Basically, I'm NOT going to promote my books anymore. I had a look at my Twitter account this morning and it gave me shudders. I couldn't believe how USELESS every single one of those tweets was.

Utterly...useless to my fans, my Constant Readers, or anyone else for that matter.

I deleted all the old tweets--not because I'm ashamed of them. There was simply nothing to be ashamed of--they were all just hot air crap automated posting from FB, Google, Goodreads...snore snore snore--no use to my followers AT ALL.

I'm starting again. I hope to connect from now on--to connect for real.

Many of you have sent me mails in the past, giving me your views, your opinions, good and bad. I'm old school. I grew up in a time when there was no internet, and then suddenly there was email, and us old-school folk are kind of used to email. All this Social Media stuff is--wow. It's new territory. And I failed at exploring it.

I had a look at my FB page. Oh, holy crap--SHUDDERS.

Self-promoting bullshit.

I'm sorry about this.

I thought I was doing the right thing. And I was also trying to give a nod to the awesome blogs who were promoting my books. I did it by sharing their stuff on my page, and resharing...oh man, it became such a mess. By giving each one of them a nod, I basically glutted my own FB page with self-promoting bullshit when... I think you get the point here.

I did a cover-reveal of TAKEN last year already. I never released that book. I just... I didn't release it because I knew I was doing something wrong with my fans and I didn't know WHAT.

I think I know it now. I think. I hope.

So, anyway, for those of you who have stuck around, I thank you, and here is my solemn, heartfelt promise to you, made in blood and stone:

I promise I won't shove my books down your throats ever again. 


Never, ever again.

I have to clean out a lot of the old crap. I'll probably nuke all the old FB posts as well. What's the point of keeping them? They're useful to nobody.

My blog is a MESS. I need to clean it up, make it more useful for FANS. Sure, I'll have my books displayed on here. Sure, I'll send out news of whenever I write a new book, and maybe even do a few small small posts on release-week--just a few to make sure I reach most of you.

But, really, those of you who like my books would probably find out that I'd written a new one, anyway.

So, the blog will change. I'll let you know what I do with FB. I might just nuke the entire thing.

Factually, I'll probably be hanging out at Twitter more than anything else, just chatting, getting to know people. I'd love it if you connected with me on there. Here's the link:

I'll do better this time round.

Monday, September 18, 2017

~ Cover Reveal! ~ TAKEN (Book One), by Rachel Dunning


by Rachel Dunning

"She has no one to trust but the man who took her."

Release Date: October, 2017!

Add it to Goodreads!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Summer Sale - Up to 75% off selected Rachel Dunning Books

Most of my books are currently up for sale at smashwords here:

They'll be on sale throughout July 2017, some as much as 75% off. Be sure to click the yellow "Buy with Coupon" button.

In other news, I'm planning a series of novelettes / novellas in the very near future, somewhere between YA and mature YA (but not "condescending YA" i.e. YA which contains glaring holes in its plotting because "well, young adults just wouldn't notice...")

Stay tuned.


Monday, August 15, 2016

A little something different...

"Sanguine Press" is putting together an anthology of fantasy stories focusing on people of color as the main characters.

Go on over and support their Indiegogo campaign by pre-ordering one of the ebooks or paperbacks here:

(No, I'm not in the anthology, in case you were wondering ;) )

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DEBT New-Adult Novel up for sale now!

DEBT is (finally) going up for sale tomorrow!

Here are some reviews from advanced copy readers.

"A bad boy with a heart of gold. I fell in love with him the second he entered the bar. He is magnetic and an Alpha to his core. The obstacles this couple overcome are astonishing and I was completely enthralled with their story from beginning to end."
★★★★★ Review by Lunaland Books
"The Debt Collector is sexy as sin and the ultimate Alpha male!!"
★★★★★ Review by Melissa, Co-Owenr Alpha Book Club
"5 ★★★★★ WickedGoodstars 
"I was hooked on this book from the first few pages! Straight out of the gate, it was non-stop... I couldn't put it down. I was reading at work, my daughter's dance class, while the kids were in the tub... you name it."
★★★★★ Review by Amber, WickedGoodReads Blog
"I don't think that there is a single woman out here who wouldn't fall in love with Logan instantly."
~ ★★★★★ Review by With Love for Books Blog
"Not just another run of the mill, grunge fighter romance."
~ ★★★★★ Review by Author Liz Ellyn


Friday, January 29, 2016

☆☆☆☆☆ Star Reviews from @LunalandBooks & @JLoves2Read for "DEBT"

5-Star Review

"He is magnetic and an Alpha to his core."

Lunaland Books is first out of the block with a glowing five-star review for Debt
Check out their review here: 

5 Sexy Stars

"The Debt Collector is sexy as sin and the ultimate Alpha male!!"

AlphaBookClub also gave "5 sexy stars" here.

Pre-Order Sale

The novel will be released on March 30, 2016 and is a standalone novel with a final page count of 526 swoon-worthy, romantic pages. 

There is no cliffhanger.

It is currently up for pre-order for $0.99 at Amazon as well as iTunes and Nook.

Price after release will be $2.99

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

99c Pre-Order Sale - "Debt" - Over 400 Pages, NA Standalone Novel

99c Pre-Order Sale
Over 400 Pages
Standalone Novel
New-Adult Romance / Sports Romance

By Rachel Dunning

Expected Release Date:
March 2016

The Debt Collector

I pay my debts, and I expect others to.

I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father's passing meant I would automatically take on dad's debts. I refused.

And I paid for that refusal.

So did my sister.

So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that's where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a "favor" when I arrived.

Another debt.

I paid for that one too.

I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.

Besides, trouble is my middle name.

Kyla Hensley

I was brought up in privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who buys and sells and doesn't care who gets rolled over in the process.

I never knew my mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in French saying "I'm sorry." The only Female Figure I had growing up is my dad's wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.

I drink. I party. I meet guys.

But I wasn't always like that.

I've had a string of lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the opposite of Vince in so many ways, and yet so the same.

She and I hit the road for the summer, getting away from the two college psychos and just trying to have some fun.

But there's a funny thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.

Which is when I met the Debt Collector.

It was only supposed to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.

That's all it was supposed to be.

I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply, madly, uncomfortably in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.

And unbelievably right.

Content Warning
Not intended for readers under the age of seventeen.