Rachel is a passionate writer who creates characters and settings that allow readers to explore power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives.
Rachel also uses her writing skills to raise thousands of dollars for entities that enrich our lives and create community change around the world. She has worked for the Peace Corps; the Humanities Council of Washington, DC; Woolly Mammoth Theater Company; and the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events in Boston, MA.
Rachel has a BA in theater studies and writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, and she has used it every day since graduation. She lives with her husband, author Christopher Mannino, and their adorable dog and cat in College Park, Maryland.
Anna keeps to herself, raising her younger brother and never dreaming she might not be human. A ship descends from the sky and the handsome alien, Varick, proclaims that she is the long-lost ruler of their planet. He proves to her that she is a refugee, driven from their home world by an experiment gone wrong. Determined to discover her heritage, she journeys with Varick to their abandoned planet.
Varick becomes her constant companion. He strengthens her belief in herself as she struggles to be the leader her people need. They succumb to their mutual desire for one another, a forbidden affair that will end in his death if anyone finds out. A prophet warns Anna and Varick that they can heal their solar system, but they can’t let anything stand in their way. Either their growing love for each other will save their world, or bring about destruction.
Genre: Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy