Rachel Morgan

Biography

Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series, and the lighthearted contemporary romance Trouble series.

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Books

Forgiven (A Trouble Novella)
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Series: Trouble. Price: Free! Words: 23,580. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Heartache, humour, and first love collide in this sweet romance novella ... Three hundred and six days ago, Julia ran away from home. Abandoning her family, friends, boyfriend, and university plans, she fled with no explanation. She can't hide forever, though, and now it’s time to face the mess she left behind. (Contemporary romance that does not contain explicit language or sex.)
The Faerie War (Creepy Hollow, #3)
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Series: Creepy Hollow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The fae world has been torn apart, the powerful Lord Draven is taking over, and Violet Fairdale has no memory of how it all happened. As she struggles to reclaim her identity, someone from her past shows up, bringing with him an ancient prophecy that places her at the center of the fight against Draven. Will she be able to carry out the prophecy’s instructions before it's too late?
The Faerie Prince (Creepy Hollow, #2)
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Series: Creepy Hollow. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,480. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
With graduation just weeks away, guardian trainee Violet Fairdale should be focusing all her efforts on her final assignment. Life, however, is about to get in the way: faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings for her assignment partner, and a murder within the Guild itself. Graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
An A to Z of Creepy Hollow Fae
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Series: Creepy Hollow. Price: Free! Words: 22,600. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Before Violet met Nate, the guy who followed her into the fae realm and turned her life upside down, she was the perfect guardian trainee. In this Creepy Hollow companion ebook, catch a glimpse of Vi’s past assignments, and experience the life of a faerie training to be a guardian. ***Includes the first five chapters of THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, first novel in the Creepy Hollow series***
The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)
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Series: Creepy Hollow. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,480. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
**A 2014 Readers' Favorite GOLD MEDAL WINNER in YA Fantasy** Seventeen-year-old faerie Violet Fairdale is training to become one of the Guild’s elite guardians—and she’s all set to graduate top of her class. That is, until a cute human boy, an evil faerie, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind show up. Graduating—and staying alive—just got a lot more challenging.

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Smashwords book reviews by Rachel Morgan

  • A to Z Stories of Life and Death on Nov. 08, 2011

    Bite-size literary snacks. The tasty kind. The kind you keep going back for more of when no one else at the party is looking. (And of all the snacks I’ve tasted at this party, I love N the most!)
  • Exiled on Nov. 10, 2011

    THE GOOD: Amidst all the vampire, werewolf and fallen angel novels out there, EXILED is a refreshing and unique read. Little details brought Venus’s world, Kelari, to life: everyone's features are the same (silver and white) until they become immortal, Kelari's atmosphere is different, they have unique swear words (because why should someone on a different planet use the same swear words we do?) and, of course, the Kelvieri's Boots. These boots fascinated me. "They were black as a starless night, soft as feathers, yet stronger than any metal ever discovered. Thrantum. That’s what the Gods called the material." Within the heels of these boots, the Gods capture symbols of a person’s imperfections. The idea almost gives me shivers! RaShelle didn't waste time in getting the plot moving, meaning I had no problem turning the electronic pages on my Kindle. It was also great to see the story unfold from different characters' perspectives (Venus; her personal guard, Zaren; the human, Michael; the bad guy, Dervinias...). No character is present by accident, and almost everyone with more than a passing role turns out to be related to the conflict in some way. I love a book where the details fit together like pieces in a puzzle, and although this picture isn't complete yet, I can look forward to more pieces falling into place in the next book in this series, BEGUILED. THE BAD: My enjoyment of this book was somewhat hampered by the numerous missing apostrophes, occasional clumsy sentence structure, one or two tense mix-ups and an accidental extra word here and there. BUT I have since noticed that a second version of EXILED was uploaded two days after I downloaded the first version. I haven't looked at the second version, but I'm sure the author has fixed up all those little errors I came across. THE PRETTY: Do I really have to elaborate? I mean, look at that cover! Gorgeous! And, for the record, TEAM ZAREN! (Yup, I have a thing for Venus's sexy guard...)
  • Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1) on Dec. 28, 2011

    Sometimes you can tell when a book is self-published. In this case, you can't. OPEN MINDS is a unique story with wonderful world building. I love (really love!) that Susan made up new words and slang to go with this imaginary futuristic world. She also surprised me in a few places when the story took unexpected turns - gotta love a story that's not predictable! I'll definitely be reading the sequel, CLOSED HEARTS, when it comes out in 2012.
  • The Big Smoke on Oct. 19, 2012

    THE GOOD: Relationships, romance, drama, humour, heartbreak, coming of age--this book has a lot packed into it! It's a long book. Not long in a this-story-is-dragging-on-forever-I-wish-it-would-end kinda way. No, no, no. Long in a I-scored-two-awesome-books-in-one kinda way!! The chapters alternate between Seb and Ceara, two very different characters with distinctive voices. They're heading off to university with all their hopes, dreams, fears and expectations--which is already a lot to deal with before you add in the ordeals life is about to throw at them: eating disorders, horrible house mates, broken friendships, and more. Ceara is the reserved, bookish type, so I identified pretty well with her ;-) And Seb ... well, he's a guy! I've obviously never been inside the head of a boy (duh!), but it seemed like the author did a great job of getting inside Seb's head. I LOVE reading a story from two points of view, and it was fascinating to see all the threads of these two separate lives interweaving, criss-crossing, just missing, and then finally coming together (how and when? I'm not going to tell you that. You have to read it for yourself!). THE BAD: There really isn't anything to say here. I read an early ARC, so I can't comment on the absence or presence of typos or grammatical errors in the final version. (But I can tell you that the author is something of a perfectionist!) THE PRETTY: I just love this cover. It's different from a lot of other covers out there. It's more arty, which is cool. And I LOVE the lights and the hazy reflection in the water! So, if you're a fan of contemporary upper YA or NA, you should definitely check this one out when it's released later this month :-)
  • Reborn on May 27, 2014

    Cherie Reich's debut novel is wonderfully creative and beautifully written. REBORN introduces us to Yssa, a seventeen-year-old girl about to take up her duties as the Phoenix Prophetess. We accompany her as she journeys from her ordinary island life across a dangerous sea towards the future she's always known she'll have to face. But surviving a sea serpent attack is only the beginning. Secret plots and terrifying visions await Yssa when she arrives in Amora, and I couldn't wait to get back to my Kindle each night to see where Yssa's adventure would take her next. I thoroughly enjoyed losing myself in the fantasy world of REBORN. The descriptive prose and colourful metaphors allowed me to visualise the story as if I were really there, and clever worldbuilding introduced new mythology, customs, creatures, and slang in a way that was both intriguing and believable. The ending brought new revelations while tying up some loose ends. Other mysteries are yet to be solved, though, and I'm eager to discover what comes next! And for those who are romantics at heart (like me), never fear: the growing (somewhat forbidden) relationship between Yssa and a certain ferryman's son will not leave you disappointed ;-)