Throughout her writing career, Rae has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications such as Women on Writing (WOW), Comic Stack, Suite101, CinemaGap and Dark Moon Rising. As a result, her alma mater's English course chose one of her articles as an example for how to write an article. She also served as editor and contributing writer of her school newsletter. For her contributions to the newsletter and her leadership, she has won various Success & Leadership awards sponsored by her alma mater where she received her BA in Media Arts & Animation.
Her manuscript, Hotel Sunset, won an Honorable Mention award in the 73rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Her chapter contribution on worldbuilding in speculative fiction won the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Award Winner in Writing (Adult Nonfiction). Her novella, One Evening in London, was awarded Winner of Best Romance Novella in SORMAG's 2009 Reader's Choice Awards. Under various pen names, she has written books, novellas and short stories that run the genre gamut of science fiction, fantasy, short roman noir and paranormal romance and many more waiting to drip onto the page.
A fan of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, she also has a love for film, vampires and visual storytelling which she couples with the art of the written word to tell her stories. While penning her works, she loves to create artwork that explores her strong female characters and the men in their lives.
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A Feast of Shadows (Book 2 in the Cimmerian Series Duology)
On the eve of Earth's final days, chaos has taken to the streets. An oppressed, polluted Earth is struggling to recover from a global war that has divided two races: Humans & Dracins.
Tyler Deamond, the President of the western corporation, has been shot in cold blood. His killer, Raven Blackheart, is the most wanted woman in the world. She is also the last hope for the survival of mankind.
The Hot Dry Spell (A short urban fantasy noir story)
It is the Roaring 20’s and jazz is on the upswing. Flappers and the Charleston are all the rage. The nightclubs are hot and the drinks are cold. Underneath the prosperous society and booming nightlife is a world unknown to most humans. A burgeoning underworld of fantasy creatures from the Fae to Vampires, trolls and Shapeshifters are working to survive underneath human eyes.
From the Night, the Prince Rises (An Ashen Twilight Prequel Short)
For centuries, a group of immortals consisting of Nightwalkers, Lycans and Shifter Elves have lived under mortal eyes. Banning together for safety and survival, they created the group of houses lead by a select group of Patriarchs and Regents.
Outside of the mortal realm, the Aziza fairies dwell in peace. A benevolent race of immortals whose main job is to assist human hunters on their quests.
Within the Shadows of Mortals (Ashen Twilight Series #2)
After the events of A Kiss of Ashen Twilight, Ariya is now an Aziza faerie Queen settling with Jace Archane, a Regent in the House of Blood, in the Aziza realm. The houses continue to move west after fighting for their survival against the elemental led by Blakedon, a former guard in the Archane house.
A new beginning is on the horizon until blood is spilled on their lands once again..
Voice of Abandon
His music inspired her to live again. His heart inspired her to love again.
After losing her husband to a fatal heart condition, Her Serene Highness Julianna DeWinters falls into a depression. Assisted by her in-laws on an evening visit to a classical concert, Julianna hears the most beautiful sound that awakens her to life once again.
Upon A Tide of Wintry Morn (Ashen Twilight #1.5)
While the three houses move westward for a better life, shades of the past return. Ariya senses a connection between Alexandru Drago and his prince, Vlad Tepes III aka Vlad Dracul, as she relives their conspiracy to take the throne of Wallachia using a secret army. Meanwhile, Jace relives his father's burial in the Highlands of Scotland and muses over living with Ariya in the Aziza fairy realm.
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- Adrenaline Rush
on Nov. 26, 2014
Wow! I just finished this book and it's still on my mind and I'm still in shock! Bravo Ms. Hogan for such an awesome, pulse pounding read! This is the second book in the Christy series but I read it because it precedes Hotwire which I plan to read and post about for Cindy Hogan's upcoming blog tour.
There is a lot of suspense and mystery in this book and the amount of situations our heroine Christy gets into has you wondering how she will get out. The blurb description of the mad man is no joke. The villain Sterling lives up to his name as he kidnaps teens and brainwashes them to carry out his twisted deeds of justice to whomever he believes has violated his believe of " A world without smut. A world without indecision. A world without lawlessness. A world without greed.” He truly believes his convictions and will go through any length to carry them out. Christy is careful but makes a few mistakes as she goes undercover to infiltrate a few thrill seeking high school clique groups that love doing death defying stunts to chase danger and dodge death. She nearly falls for one and all through the book I couldn't wait to see how he will take knowing the truth about her when it comes out.
Although the book is indeed clean in the sense of no language and sex, there are a few cringe worthy scenes of violence involving the villain which adds to the visceral nature of his actions. Mature young readers would be able to take this, but parents may want to give this a reader for younger suspense fans. You guys won't be disappointed! Adrenaline Rush it definitely has it all! I don't want to give too much away because the beauty of this book is not knowing much about it going in. Very little of it is predictable and each moment always has something going on. I was bummed whenever I had to put it down because I was always wondering how Christy is going to get out of her situation. Awesome job, Miss Hogan! Once I detach from this story, I'm going to hop right into Hotwire. First, I need a mental break from the rush!