D. A. Rhine

Biography

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D. A. Rhine

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I have finished writing and editing the second book in the Vampires of the Chesapeake trilogy. This book tells Rees Morgan's story. And I have begun the third, and final, book, which is about Nikolaus Schild. I am playing with the idea of writing a dark romance, which tends towards dystopian themes, but I haven't fully fleshed it out.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My alarm clock! Oh, wait, no, that's what jolts me out of bed each day. Hmm, my children and husband.
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Kian's Story
Kian MacTiernan, an Irishman, is captured by the English and shipped to the new colony of Virginia when he tries to escape one evening and encounters a man who changed his life forever.

Rees Morgan's Story: Your Pleasure is His Business
Rees Morgan, a 225-year-old Welsh vampire, works as an escort for K.M. Enterprises, and your pleasure is his business.

Nik's Story: Will He Find Love Before His Enemies Find Him
The eldest of the Chesapeake Vampires, Nikolaus was once a Merovingian Prince. He's avoided mortals most of his immortal life, until one evening while strolling his property he encounters an injured woman.

Coming Soon: LOST IN CHESAPEAKE
In the time it took her to skid off the road she lost everything...her memories, her identity, her confidence. She woke, upside down in a car, and realized she didn't know her name, her parents' names, or where she'd been driving. When Soren heard the crash, he ran to help. He carried her back to his cabin and tended her wounds. But no amount of care brought back her memories. Would she ever remember her past? Or would her memories remain forever Lost in Chesapeake?

Books

Vampires of the Chesapeake: Nikolaus Schild
Series: Vampires of the Chesapeake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,050. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.50)
Nikolaus Schild a 1400 year old immortal, once a Frankish prince, finds a battered woman hiding on his property. He offers her temporary shelter while she heals and searches for her own place. When he gets word that an ancient hunter is after him and plans to use her as leverage against him, he must protect her while not repeating the sins of his past.
Vampires of the Chesapeake Rees Morgan
Series: Vampires of the Chesapeake, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,460. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Rees Morgan has the perfect job for a vampire. As an escort he works nights, uses his mind-reading ability to know exactly what his clients need, and the pay's excellent. Then, his world is upended after fortuitously meeting Rachel McCready. Thrust into a realm she never knew existed, an evil force threatens them both. He's the one man who can save her, but he's the one man she's come to despise.
Vampires of the Chesapeake - Kian MacTiernan
Series: Vampires of the Chesapeake, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,440. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00)
Kian MacTiernan, a successful owner of an escort service, advertises for an administrative assistant. He interviews and hires Darcy Engel—without revealing his vampiric nature or his business's product. But, Ruth, Kian's immortal employee and occasional bedfellow, threatens Darcy and intends to expose his charade. Kian finds himself caught between two women, two worlds, and too many lies.

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  • Suicide Plunge on April 11, 2014

    Don't be leery because this is a self-published book. Throw your preconceived notions out the window and read it! I can't imagine a reader being disappointed. Not only is it a clean, well-written book, but it also causes a reader to do what many authors strive to accomplish, it makes a reader feel—it made me feel. It evoked various emotions as I read about a young man named, Billy, who fought to find his place in life, with the help of his Uncle Blake and new found friends. It's not a story I normally would have chosen to read. And that's a shame, because had I not agreed to review this book, I'd have missed an enjoyable and emotional tale. Suicide Plunge takes the reader to places and events many of us will never see in real life—a cattle ranch, nestled deep in the backcountry on the west coast, through wild woods teeming with animals, and to a special, traditional Native American horse race called, the Suicide Plunge. Mr. Arnold has a simple, straightforward writing style, but uses clever phrasing to describe feelings and images that both humored me and concisely depicted scenes for me. Early on, I found myself chuckling when Billy's Uncle Blake says, "The United States Marine Corps was the only wife I needed for twenty years. After that, no lady would have me." His description of the race while uncomplicated was perfect. "Both rider and horse careened down the hill like a tumble weed caught in a hurricane." I don't see this book being limited to any particular age. It's clean enough for a parent to read to an upper elementary school child, and interesting enough for an old fogey like me. If you like adventure, horses, learning a bit about traditions, and the beauty of nature, immerse yourself in Philip Arnold's, Suicide Plunge. You may purchase a copy from Amazon.com or from Smashwords.
  • Nothing But Time on July 03, 2014

    I am a huge Fortin fan and have read all the books in the Highland series. I read this one last. The story starts off a bit sluggish with many details about Kate and her work, but once Kate transitions to Brand's time, the pace quickens, and I found myself staying up late to read, 'just one more chapter'. Kate is likable and quite assertive, maybe to a fault, especially in this time. And Brand is a lovely character, hunky, sensual, and sexy; however, he breaks character when he seduces a woman in his employ. It was hard to believe that someone of his stature, with his integrity, would have broken societal rules for Kate, a housekeeper with no money or social standing. It's plausible and because I liked the characters so much I overlooked that issue and simply enjoyed their interaction. If you've read and liked other books in this series, you'll enjoy this one too. There's a lot of heat between the two main characters to keep you satisfied and turning pages. Just remember it's only fiction and meant to be entertaining...not a historical text.