Rachelle Ayala

Biography

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic romantic suspense and humor-laden, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes hot. Needless to say, she's very happy with her job.

Rachelle is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

Visit her at: http://www.rachelleayala.com or follow @AyalaRachelle on Twitter.

Where to find Rachelle Ayala online

Where to buy in print

Series

Have a Hart
A sweet romance series featuring a family of San Francisco firefighters whose motto is "Heart Comes First." Every story includes an animal pet or more.
A Veteran's Christmas
Sweet and heartwarming Christmas stories of a veteran with PTSD and a single mom.

Books

Christmas Flirt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,230. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Lacy Reed is the ultimate bad girl, but she doesn’t know how her naked selfies ended up on her boss's cell phone. Brandon Cole never smiles, ever. Not even when Lacy's indecent selfies appear on his phone. He doesn't need Lacy to get close and discover his well-hidden secret. Lacy’s not going to leave Brandon alone. Can she flirt her way to the top or she get a big, hunky lump of Christmas Cole?
Playing Without Rules: Men of Spring Baseball Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret. What will he do when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?
Love Stories: Writing a Romance Novella in Thirty Days or Less
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have, the difference between a novella and a novel. Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers
Christmas Lovebirds: The Hart Family
Series: Have a Hart. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,530. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Melisa Hart has a soft spot for her brother Connor’s ex-best buddy, Rob Reed. Unfortunately, Rob slept with Connor’s girlfriend and is no longer welcome with any of the Harts. Melisa lends her pet lovebird for a Christmas Toy Drive, but a mix-up brings her face to face with Rob and his lovebird. Melisa is drawn into a whirlwind romance with Rob and discovers he hasn’t told her the entire story.
A Pet for Christmas (Holiday Family Story)
Series: A Veteran's Christmas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Sequel to A Father for Christmas. Kelly Kennedy and Tyler Manning have a baby on the way, but PTSD and Afghanistan haunts Tyler and he returns to run a children's charity. Meanwhile, Kelly's daughter Bree misses Tyler and wants a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is captured by terrorists and goes missing, Kelly and Bree hold onto hope while Tyler fights to survive and return home for Christmas.
Christmas Stray
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,610. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Juliette Martin does not ever want to celebrate Christmas again, not when it means reliving the last one after her six-year-old son, Jeremiah, passed away on Christmas Eve. She and husband, Gabe, find themselves snowed in at a mountain cabin with a pair of strays. Juliette desperately needs a Christmas miracle to save her marriage and restore her faith in God.
Played by Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Soccer goalkeeper, Jaden Sloup, has his eye on Ella Kennedy, a woman who won’t date jocks or frat boys. He dons a pair of nerd glasses and convince her he’s a techno geek, and she agrees to go with him to a cosplay convention to indulge their fantasies. Jaden must juggle sizzling in the sheets with Ella against playing soccer. When a bully harasses Ella, Jaden proves that goalies can score, too.
Roaring Hot! Billionaire Biker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Motorcycle racer Teo Alexiou cooks up a reality show to convince actress Amy Suzuki to play at being his girlfriend. But chemistry ignites and explodes their carefully scripted act. When Teo is injured on the track, he is left wondering if the reality show portrayed skillful acting or true love.
Claiming Carlos
Series: Sanchez Sisters, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,010. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She's been friends forever with the head cook at her family's restaurant. When food consultant Johnny Dee hits on her and gets her a makeover, she falls head over heels. Carlos Lopez isn't about to lose his best friend. When Johnny changes the menu, Carlos sends him into the dumpster and sets to claim Choco's heart by cooking hot, spicy, and steamy.
A Father for Christmas (Holiday Family Story)
Series: A Veteran's Christmas. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other. They must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.
Playing the Rookie: Men of Spring Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls. They agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex. Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica’s heart and threatening Jay’s position on the team. What will they sacrifice for true love?
Whole Latte Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,060. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Investment banker Carina Chen doesn’t need distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with. But when her boss asks her to turn Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of a reason not to take advantage of his hospitality. Their chemistry is white hot, and Carina risks all for a night of love. Will Carina find her true heart before she loses her job and her chance for love?
Knowing Vera
Series: Chance for Love, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vera's dating Zach, casually, not committed, when she discovers her long-departed father is the killer of Zach's mother many years ago. Meanwhile, Zach reevaluates his life after losing his leg in a tragic accident and realizes he's falling in love with Vera. Can their timing be so wrong? Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival and find a dangerous killer before he can kill again.
Chance for Love: Dangerous Desires
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 322,860. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
"High Stakes, Danger, and a Chance for Love." Three hot romances fraught with danger from bestselling author Rachelle Ayala. Broken Build: She escapes her past only to fall in love with the man she wronged. Hidden Under Her Heart: An unexpected pregnancy, a rapist, and a dark secret threaten her chance for true love. Knowing Vera: She digs into family secrets and finds a killer from the past
Taming Romeo
Series: Sanchez Sisters, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Now a movie star, Romeo never understood why Evie stood him up. He whisks her away and reignites her love with romance and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.
Hidden Under Her Heart
Series: Chance for Love, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,330. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
After a string of losers, Maryanne Torres swears off premarital sex, hoping to land a marrying type of man. Lucas Knight, is smart, sweet, and everything Maryanne wants in a man, but when she is pregnant after being raped at a party, he disagrees with her decision to abort. The rapist sets a trap. Can Lucas save Maryanne and the baby, or will her secrets drown her and her chance for love?
Broken Build
Series: Chance for Love, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,510. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jen Jones wasn't a criminal. She just made a few bad choices and ruined a few lives, primarily that of her boss, CEO Dave Jewell. When her blackmailer is murdered, she becomes the next target. Dave protects Jen, but the last thing he expects is love, lies, and a link to his past. Jen must solve the mystery and thwart a ruthless killer while keeping her heart from being broken.
Your Daily Bible Verse: 366 Verses Correlated by Month and Day
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Reference / Quotations
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Bible Verses correlated by Month and Day to Chapter and Verse starting from January 1 and Genesis 1:1 to December 31 and Mark 12:31. Need a memory verse? or a life verse? Curious which verse correlates to your birthday or anniversary? There's a special verse for each of the 366 days of the year. Includes Bible Verse Memorization tips.
Michal's Window (A Novel: King David's First Wife)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,650. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In ancient Israel, where women are property, Princess Michal loves her father's worst enemy, the future King David. She sacrifices everything to save his life, but will her heart survive war and separation? A novel of betrayal, forbidden love, and redemption, Michal's Window is an imaginative retelling of King David's story through the eyes of the woman who loved him first.

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Rachelle Ayala's favorite authors on Smashwords

Victorine Lieske
Latest book: The Gathering.
Published September 15, 2011. (4.00 from 1 review)