Christine Rains


Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. When she's not playing games with her son, she's playing games with her friends. She has four degrees which do not help at all with motherhood but make her a great Jeopardy player.

Christine is the author of the 13th Floor series and her newest urban fantasy novel, Of Blood and Sorrow. She has several novellas and short stories published. She is a member of S.C.I.F.I. and Untethered Realms. Her writing covers all genres of dark fiction, but she loves to lose herself in paranormal romance most of all.

Where to find Christine Rains online


Spirits in the Water
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. The fourth, long-awaited anthology from Untethered Realms. Featuring authors Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, and Cherie Reich.
Ghosts of Fire
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
From USA Today, Amazon bestselling, and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Ghosts of Fire, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet paranormal detectives, imprisoned dragons, dark demons, cursed jewels, and handsome prophets. Explore shifting realms trapped in mirrors and a disturbing future where a president aims to rid the world of Otherkind.
Mayhem in the Air
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead.
Twisted Earths
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twisted Earths is a collection of nine tales from Untethered Realms, a group of speculative fiction authors. Stories by Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, Graeme Ing, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.
The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,380. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Six supernatural tenants living in a haunted apartment building on a floor that doesn't exist. All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor. Includes all six novellas in the series and the new short story, "The Shadow."
The Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Chiharo Black lives with six supernatural tenants in a haunted building's mysterious thirteenth floor. Of course, no one knows she's there except the cats. Being a ghost can be a bit frustrating and lonely until another ghost intrudes on her territory. Jeremy Emerson is cute, but focused on revenge. Can Chiharo convince him to help her save the building from an energy sucking fiend?
The Oracle & the Vampire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,640. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn't in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he's a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he's a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.
The Harbinger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.
The Dragonslayer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,650. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
On the rooftop of neighboring building, dragonslayer Xanthus Ehrensvard fires at his target, Governor Whittaker. How he missed the shot, he doesn't know, but fleeing the scene, he picks up an unwanted passenger. Gorgeous reporter Lois King saw Xan's face, and she believes it's the story to make her career. Now he must convince her dragons are real and slay Whittaker or risk its retribution.
The Alpha
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
One run in the woods wouldn't matter, or so thinks werewolf Stefanie Porter. Being cooped up in her apartment for months must have messed up her instincts, because her former pack almost catches her until a mysterious lone wolf jumps in to help Stefanie escape. Can she find a way to hide from her pack or will she have to fight for her life? Book 2 in the 13th Floor series.
The Marquis
Price: Free! Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Life after Hell isn't more exciting than watching football and fixing a busted pipe. Once a powerful demon, Marc enjoys his quiet life and a good cup of coffee poured by a gorgeous woman. With big ambitions, a trickster demon named Vetis shatters Marc's peace and vows to deliver Marc's head to the fires of Hell. Not before he destroys everything Marc cares about, of course.
L'il Gal Al and the Zombies of Amarillo
Price: Free! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Alma Sweeney might be scrawny, but the last yahoo that called her "L'il Gal Al" got shot in the foot. Alma escorts a group of settlers into Amarillo, a town with too many yellow flowers, drunks, and zombies. Within minutes of her arrival, she finds herself doing the sheriff's job. He's a nice enough fellow, but a little green, and he has no clue how to stop the horror dragging itself into town.
Price: Free! Words: 18,550. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Abby White was seven years old when she killed the monster under her bed. Now she slays creatures spawned by the imaginations of children, and the number of these nightmares are on the rise. Neither she nor her guide - a stuffed hippo named Tawa - know why. With a gorgeous fae fighting at her side, she must avoid distraction and find a way to become truly fearless.

Smashwords book reviews by Christine Rains

  • That Mama is a Grouch on Aug. 18, 2012

    What a fun book! This is a perfect story for parents and their young children. There's messes being made and cleaning up done. Plus a good lesson learned. I admit sometimes I too can be a grouch. I think almost any kid and adult can relate. My son's favorite part was trying to find the mouse in every picture! He particularly liked the mouse vacuuming!
  • The Rifters on Aug. 28, 2014

    It's not easy starting over. Not for Daelin Long who lost her dream job in NYC and has to go to her sister's house in the tiny Oregon town of Settler. Nor is it for Earl Blacke who was a famed outlaw in 1888 but now a cowboy atoning for his sins in modern day Settler. It doesn't help that Daelin's sister is missing and there's rumors of phantoms and missing heads. Earl must keep his secrets, but to save Daelin and Settler, he'll have to risk something more. An incredibly original tale of brave small town folks, cowboys, and monsters. It's urban fantasy, science-fiction, and steampunk wrapped within an action-packed plot and a quirky cast of characters. Settler has a small town flair, but something even more unusual stretching back through its history. The place itself is a fascinating character itself! Daelin won me over quickly. She lost everything in NYC, and when she came to her sister Charming's home, Charming had gone missing. Thrust into a strange little town away from everything she worked for, Daelin is forced to fight for her life against things she doesn't understand. She's smart and brave, but there is a bookish innocence about her that I adored. Earl is like a knight in dusty cowboy boots. I could feel the weight of his secrets and I wondered if he could remain true to them. There was something I liked about everyone in Settler, and many times, I found myself giggling as I read. The threat looming over the town is a mystery, but no less deadly. This is the first book in the series, and I can't wait to read more to answer the thousand questions bumping around in my head! I highly recommend THE RIFTERS to everyone.
  • Ten Zany Birds on Aug. 16, 2015

    This is a marvelously fun story about ten birds having a party. Each one goes away for a different reason. Kids won't even realize they're learning to count backwards. My son can already count, but he learned a new word he loves to use: Zany! I love the beautiful illustrations. So colorful and full of life.