Ainy Rainwater


Ainy Rainwater lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, daydreaming, wasting time on the computer, and procrastinating.The publication of Ainy Rainwater’s early novels as ebooks in the fall of 2010 marks her return to print. If Wishes Were Spaceships will be published in March 2016.

The ebooks are available (in many formats) from Amazon US, Amazon UK & Amazon DE, Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore for iPad, Kobo, Smashwords (multi-format) and a few other mobile ebookstores. If you like them, please tell your friends and write reviews!

She is best known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. “Everest Sunrise” was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. As “Gymshoes” she is also the founder and primary songwriter for Undead Monkey. In addition to ebooks, Idiolith has released a number of Gymshoes albums which are available from iTunes, Amazon and other online stores. (Some of it may make good companion pieces to the ebooks. Check it out!) :-) For more about Gymshoes music, please see the Gymshoes website, which has liner notes, links to social networks, streaming music and much more.

In addition to social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) she also occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects, She has an eclectic microblog, The Mighty Microblog, and writes longer posts on her author site, A Truant Disposition,

Where to find Ainy Rainwater online


If Wishes Were Spaceships
Pre-release—available March 29, 2016. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Jazlyn is forced to make an emergency landing on a quarantine planet terrascaped with dangerous plants she must repair her ship before Sterneworth, the wealthy scion of a galactic dynasty and resident tyrant, does something drastic. Can she trust Blaine, the anxious techie who is under Sterneworth’s thumb? Everyone on the planet has a secret agenda. Has the sassy spacer met her match?
Joshua Mansfield and Sheri Zod
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An allegorical novel about choices, what happens when people step off the beaten path. As Joshua and Sheri journey through a fantastical American Southwest accompanied by spirit animals they meet ghosts, sad machines, mirages, mysterious figures in a literally petrified forest, a hostel for lost souls, and a cafe for lost dreams, as they search for what happened to two lovers a generation earlier.
The Malice Plant
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,780. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
After Ivy Willowby dies with a Malice Plant in her hand, Rosemary Wilde is stunned to find she's the beneficiary of Ivy's will, if she lives long enough. With potential heirs buzzing around like angry bees, burglaries, and liaisons, the Cedar Lake Garden Club isn't lacking either dirt or manure. When Rosemary decides to test the plant's "curse", she finds there's plenty of malice to go around.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Lisa Lightner fled social work for the quiet of a bookstore. But publication of a horror novel unleashes an Evil on the world threatening her peace of mind and society itself. When her sister is hired to write the screenplay and her best friend joins the Christian Resistance to destroy Miasma, Lisa is caught between fanatical extremes, trying to survive an apocalypse with her humanity intact.
In The Hands Of Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,950. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jason's new crew, Sien, is a visionary with disturbing visions---ill-suited for a small ship, which becomes even smaller when they pick up a family from Earth. Are her visions connected to the murder of a religious fanatic on Zan or to the overbearing McGraths and their enigmatic daughter? What Jason and Sien discover on the not-so-routine mapping assignment must be unraveled before time runs out.

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  • In The Eye of The Beholder on April 28, 2011
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    I haven't read The Phantom Of The Opera in many years and didn't see the play, but familiarity with the story which forms the background for this novel isn't necessary. This romantic novel picks up a year after those events, with the Phantom falling in love with a very different young woman. (Both different from his previous paramour and also "different" from some of the social mores of the time and different from the high society she's eventually thrust into.) She is in danger and needs his protection (societal as much as physical). At times it reads like a fantasy (and that's not a bad thing). The story unfolds in a natural manner with some interesting historical interludes before drawing to a very satisfying conclusion. Readers who enjoy historical romance will find much to like here.