Riptide Publishing: Meet Rachel Haimowitz (plus your chance to win Riptide swag!) [CONTEST CLOSED]

Congrats to Tj, who won Night Terrors (Night Wardens #1) by Stephani Hecht! Night Terrors was released yesterday by eXtasy Books.

Rachel Haimowitz is an M/M erotic romance author and a freelance writer and editor. She’s also a sadist with a pesky conscience, shamelessly silly, and quite proudly pervish. Fortunately, all those things make writing a lot more fun for her…if not so much for her characters.

When she’s not writing about hot guys getting it on (or just plain getting it; her characters rarely escape a story unscathed), she loves to read, hike, camp, sing, perform in community theater, and glue captions to cats. She also has a particular fondness for her very needy dog, her even needier cat, and shouting at kids to get off her lawn.

You can find Rachel at her website, Tweeting, chatting in the Goodreads forums, and blogging at Fantasy Unbound. She loves to hear from folks, so feel free to drop her a line anytime.

Rachel’s latest release, Master Class (Master Class #1), is available from Riptide Publishing.

Performing before a crowd of thousands? No problem. Baring his heart before a crowd of one? Better tie him down first.

Broadway darling Nicky Avery is a shooting star by night, but by day he bounces from one heartless one-night stand to the next. A quick flogging, a rough lay, a new whip – hand to manipulate – yet still he yearns for something he cannot even name.

He finds his first true hint of satisfaction in Devon Turner, a self-possessed film star and expert Dom. Devon knows what he wants the moment he sees it, and what he wants is Nicky Avery. Nicky’s never learned to trust and has a nasty habit of topping from the bottom, but he learns fast that in the bedroom, Devon won’t tolerate his actor’s masks.

Nicky’s a broken boy, but Devon knows exactly how to put his new sub back together. With patience, care, and all the punishments his little pain slut can handle, Devon breaks Nicky down one scene at a time, revealing a mind that yearns to trust and a heart that hungers for the ecstasy of true submission at last.

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Rachel’s collection, Sublime (Master Class #2), is the sequel to Master Class.

Broadway darling Nicky Avery gives commanding performances on stage, but when he comes home at night, it’s Devon Turner who commands him. Devon – that’s “Sir” to Nicky, of course – owns Nicky heart and soul, and neither of them could possibly be happier with that.

This collection of vignettes explores the gifts of submission and domination – Nicky and Devon’s ultimate expression of love and trust. The ten short stories range from sweet and sensual to hot and hardcore, from crossdressing to knife play, and so much more.

Dom or sub, curious beginner or 24/7 lifestyler, the stories in Sublime will tease and tantalize, arouse and thrill. And don’t mind Devon and Nicky…they like to be watched anyway.

Stories include “All-Nighter,” “Down in the Woodshop,” “Stainless Steel,” “Pretty,” “Milk Run,” “Too Much,” “A Hairy Situation,” “Wrapped Up,” “One for the Road,” and “Pony Up.” This second edition is a revised re-release of the same title first published in 2010.

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Contest Rules

  • To enter for your chance to win a bag of Riptide Publishing swag, leave a comment below stating that you are entering the contest. Leave your comments by 7 pm CST, Monday, November 7.
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  • This contest is US only, due to shipping costs. Sorry. :(

“Even though I wasn’t there yesterday, I’m disappointed in you, Mom.” -Mayhem

38 thoughts on “Riptide Publishing: Meet Rachel Haimowitz (plus your chance to win Riptide swag!) [CONTEST CLOSED]”

  1. I have to say that I wish there had been so many BDSM books when I was in college. My friends who were into it just couldn’t explain what they liked, and I was way more likely to try and get answers from a book.

    Please count me in!
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  2. Just finished both stories and loved some of the deeper sides of BDSM. Rachel gives a great inside view.

    Would love Riptide swag. =)

  3. Just been investigating the Riptide website and would definitely like to be counted in on this one.

  4. I’m entering the contest.

    I’ve read Counterpoint and loved it. I can’t wait to read more of Rachel’s works.

    Tracey D
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  5. Love the intensity of Rachel’s books and looking forward to getting my hands on them soon. Very excited by the Grand Opening of Riptide too and their line-up. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  6. Please count me in. I got the chance to meet Rachel very briefly at Author’s After Dark this past summer. She was very nice. I would love to win Riptide swag. Swag is good!

  7. Please enter me for Riptide swag! I bought my first three books from them this weekend and am loving them so far!

  8. As you know I met Rachel and she’s a wonderful and funny woman. She’s got more energy than an energizer bunny! If I could just bottle a 10th of it…

    (Plz don’t enter me for swag. I already have more than I know what to do with! lol)
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  9. Loved Master Class! Will be purchasing Sublime on my next buying spree! Please count me in the drawing! And congrats to all the folks at Riptide!!

  10. I’d love to be entered for the swag giveaway! Thank you, Chris and Riptide, for the opportunity! 🙂

  11. Please consider me for the swag! I recently discovered Riptide Publishing, and so far, I love all the titles I’d seen released. Best of luck to them and all their great authors.

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