Friday, January 24, 2014

Cat Got Your Tongue? Releases Worldwide!

Exciting day for my first book ever written! Cat Got Your Tongue? celebrates its official worldwide release today!

Up until now, it appeared exclusively on Amazon but as of today, it will be available at all other online retailers too. The book is also available in print!

Thousands of copies have already been downloaded and a steady stream of 4 and 5 star reviews have begun trickling in from wonderful readers who've loved Alex and Cole's story. I had so much fun writing this book. Exploring the world of art theft, billionaires, and cat burglars (and not to forget the hot romance!) was so exciting and it's awesome that my readers are enjoying my story as much as I enjoyed writing it!

So ... to all you beautiful people who have either bought, reviewed, or shared the news of Cat Got Your Tongue? ... from the bottom of my heart, I say THANK YOU!

And if you're still on the fence about taking a chance on this book ... check out this fabulous professional review by Desere Steenberg. (Thanks, Desere!)


A billionaire’s life and art collection are at risk. Who better to help than the daughter of a cat burglar?

When art collector Cole Anderson is targeted for his priceless Renoir, he reluctantly employs a bodyguard to upgrade his personal security. Imagine his surprise when she arrives—professional, capable, and sporting a ponytail and a gorgeous smile. Alex Foxley is all woman—sexy, feisty, and intimately familiar with the shady workings of the art underworld thanks to her mother’s connections.

While battling an explosive attraction for each other and thwarting thieves determined to have Cole’s Renoir at any cost, Cole and Alex must work together to protect his life and property—and uncover a secret neither of them knows exists. Will they discover who is behind the deadly conspiracy before it’s too late? Or will passion and lust blind them to what’s right under their noses?

Snag yourself a copy here:

Barnes & Noble
Amazon UK
Amazon US
The Wild Rose Press

Thanks for reading!

Rae Rivers

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

African Adventures

Waving hello and wishing you a wonderful New Year!  I'm back from my adventure travels through three African countries and bring you a beautiful African sunset.  The above picture was taken from Etosha Pan in Namibia from the deck of our small villa where I spent a few days watching the waterhole for wild animals coming to drink and writing The Keepers: Declan

Well rested?  Not quite.  Inspired?  Definitely.

Want to know why?

Because it was a busy, tiring, tough but fabulous holiday. 

My children were absolute travel stars (thank God for the iPhone and iPad!) and loved the lack of routine and that every day was a brand new adventure.  The family time, love and laughter we shared was priceless.  Every new challenge, trip and destination was embraced with trust and smiling faces.   

Our travels consisted of several interesting border stops, dodging an epidemic of donkeys and cattle on the side of the main roads, pot holes and challenging roads that had our 4x4 Toyota Hilux earning a newfound respect (and had me praying like crazy!), and a huge lack of supplies and shops.  We spent a few nights sleeping under the stars surrounded by a roaring pride of lions whilst a cheeky leopard waltzed through our camp, had a hair-raising experience in a fancy lodge that doubled up as a spider's nest (from great, great granny spider right down to hundreds of her offspring!), and got up close and personal in the mother of all African storms that had us running for cover.  We also visited several lovely lodges that served as much needed rest stops, witnessed incredible blood-red sunsets, shared endless laughter with beautiful friends, and saw the most spectacular wild animal sightings. 

Since this holiday, I have a newfound appreciation for the following:

1.   Contact lenses (and the easy access thereof)
2.   Woolworths, Spar, or any other clean, well stocked shop
3.   Chocolate
4.   The easy access to the yummy wines from our beautiful wine farms here
5.   Medical care
6.   Cellphone reception
7.   WI-FI!!!!
8.   Toyota Hilux 4x4
9.   Mosquito nets
10. My Kindle
11. Well behaved children
12. Vodka and Appletiser

So ... we've unpacked, downloaded all the photos, the kids are back at school and we're settling into reality.  Although I'm really excited for the new year as I'll be working on The Keepers: Declan and The Keepers: Ethan, I have to admit that I'm a little sad that our holiday is over ... BUT the best part of all is that when you're an author, you get to travel anywhere you want whilst staying in the comfort of your home!

Having said that (and hopefully you won't think it sounds crazy!), I'm off to Rapid Falls in Canada to check on my Keepers!

Thanks for reading!

Rae Rivers