An Oklahoma native and recent transplant into the deep south, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English (University of Central Oklahoma, '00).
Vincent is a member of Romance Writers of America.Together with Devon Monk,Jackie Kessler,Jenna Black,Karen Mahoney,Keri Arthur,Lilith Saintcrow,Rinda Elliott, andToni Andrews, she also belongs to the writing group the "Deadline Dames".
Faythe Sanders is a female werecat, struggling to establish her place in the Pride led by her father.
Stray (June 2007, ISBN 978-07783-2421-8)
Rogue (April 2008, ISBN 978-07783-2555-0)
Pride (February 2009, ISBN 978-07783-2649-6)
Prey (July 2009, ISBN 978-07783-2681-6)
Shift (March 2010, ISBN 978-07783-2760-8)
Alpha (October 2010, ISBN 978-07783-2818-6)
The first five books are available as audiobooks.
Stray is the first book of the Shifter Series, in which Faythe Sanders, the main character, is introduced. She is a werecat desperately trying to escape her world and live free as any normal 'human' girl her age would. Her responsibilities as a werecat include marriage and childbearing, none of which she is ready for. While away at Graduate school, Faythe is visited by her ex-fiance, Marc Ramos, who is there to inform her that there have been two tabby kidnappings. Tabbies, or female werecats are rare and therefore valuable to the werecat community. One small mistake causes Faythe to get kidnapped herself.
Rogue is the second book of the Shifter Series. Faythe finds herself an enforcer, or protector of her Pride. She has gotten back together with her ex-fiance, Marc Ramos, but is still not willing to marry him, convinced that her life would be over if she did. Faythe discovers that her human ex-boyfriend, Andrew, has become a werecat himself, a Stray (a werecat not born into a Pride, a person who was scratched or bitten by a werecat, and turned into a werecat). Faythe discovers that she accidentally turned Andrew into a werecat and he wants to kill her for it.
In Pride, Faythe Sanders is fully aware that her father intends on making her Alpha of the Pride when he retires. Unfortunately, she finds herself on trial by the Territorial Council for infecting Andrew, her human ex-boyfriend. While on trial, an amazing discovery is made, a young tabby is found. She is malnurished and has been wandering in the woods for months. Kaci, the young tabby, gradually comes to trust Faythe and confesses where she came from and what happened to her.
In Prey, Faythe realizes that she may have feelings for Jace, while she loves Marc. Marc gets kidnapped and Faythe does everything she can to find him. She discovers that Calvin Malone is acting dishonorably against her Pride and trying to take over the Territorial Council, once run by her father, Greg Sanders. Faythe realizes that in order to restore power in the right places she needs to show the Territorial Council what kind of man Calvin Malone is.
Faythe and the rest of her Pride are seeking revenge for the murder of her brother Ethan. Ethan's girlfriend Angela informed Faythe that she is pregnant with Ethan's baby, but Faythe is still in mourning and has no time to address the issue. Jace pursues Faythe, despite her plea for more time to decide what to do. She knows she loves Marc, but realizes that she has feelings for Jace as well. Calvin Malone sends Thunderbirds to start killing Faythe's Pride members, so Faythe must act fast to help her keep her Pride safe. Marc finds out about Faythe's infidelity with Jace and tells her that she must choose.
Coming on September 28th, 2010 It is the final book in this series, in which Faythe must make many tough choices.
Soul Screamer Series
Kaylee Cavanaugh wants to be a normal schoolgirl but she possesses a strange power.She doesn't see dead people, but she can sense when somebody nearby is about to die: when that happens she is compelled to "scream bloody murder". Released July 1, 2009 on her website is a prequel novella to the Soul Screamer series, My Soul to Lose (ISBN 978-1-4268-3867-5), as a free PDF ebook download.
My Soul to Take (August 2009, ISBN 978-0-373-21003-9)
My Soul to Save (January 2010, ISBN 978-0-373-21004-6)
My Soul To Keep (June 2010, ISBN 978-0-373-21005-3)
My Soul To Steal (January 2011)
My Soul to Take
In the first full length novel, Kaylee begins the story not knowing anything about her bean sidhe nature, and when young, healthy girls begin dropping dead for no apparent reason, Kaylee is forced to sing their soul song. She meets Nash Hudson, also a bean sidhe, and together they try to piece together the mystery of the unnerving deaths. Along the way, Kaylee learns that she is not human, and that her mother, who died when she was only a toddler, had died in Kaylee's place. She is now essentially living on borrowed time - her mother's time.
My Soul to Save
In the second story in the series, Nash's grim reaper brother Tod enlists Kaylee's and Nash's help protecting his pop princess ex-girlfriend Addison. The teenage singer had sold her soul for fame and fortune, but she didn't read the fine print in her contract. If Kaylee and Nash fail to save her, she will last an eternity being tortured in the Netherworld.
My Soul to Keep
In the third story in the series, , demon's breath is let loose on Earth and humans are becoming addicted. In trying to solve this problem, Kaylee faces a betrayal.. is this how life for a bean sidhe supposed to be?
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (July 2008, ISBN 978-0762434985)
Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (October, 2009, ISBN 978-1933771922)
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love (July, 2010, ISBN 978-0762439492)
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance
Rachel Vincent's "The Mid-Day Mangler Meets His Match," is set in an alternate reality where everyone is a vampire, is the story of a teenager who finds use for her vestigial fangs when she must fight to save her little sister from a serial killer.
Immortal: Love Stories With Bite
Rachel Vincent's contribution, "Binge" is the story of a leanan sidhe capable of inspiring the musician she loves to new creative heights, or draining him, and his talent, dry.
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love
Rachel Vincent's story takes place in the Soul Screamers universe, two years before the start of the series. "Fearless" features a tough, emotionally damaged Nightmare named Sabine, who's just been sentenced to a state-run halfway house for girls. Now fighting a psychic drought and an enemy in her midst, her only comfort is the love of her life - Soul Screamers leading man Nash Hudson.