Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Rachel M Raithby's Albany Nightingale Duet Book Blitz, #Revew #Excerpt #Giveaway

The Destruction of Rose

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 1 by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: January 11, 2020
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance
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If I’d known then what I know now, I’d never have tried to reclaim my crown.

After fleeing London and the scandal that tore my family apart, I’m left broken, confused, and mourning a life I never realized was so fragile. I’m used to being on top. I’m used to being admired, and now I’m desperate for a way back in.

I think I’ve found it when I see Ashton Cole—my first crush, my first kiss—at my new school. But Ash isn’t who he used to be. He’s the king. And me… well, I’m not going down without a fight—even with the lies and secrets filling the school halls around us.

Please note this is a mature YA read and contains bullying/sex/bad language.


The Destruction of Rose by Rachel M. Raithby
Kat's rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome - Rachels First foray into Contemporary has me impatiently waiting for more

This book grabs you and pulls you in. As you read about Rose's life and the changes and challenges she has to face, being the new girl in the elite school is not for the faint-hearted, just when Rose thought she'd be okay, life turns on her again. This book has twists and turns that keep you turning the page to find what happens next.
If you love books where love is complicated, status is coveted and revenge is best served cold, then get this book. I loved it. Rose has lots of decisions to face, will they be the right ones... Well maybe not, but they'll certainly make an impact.

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The Resurrection of Us

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 2 by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: March 27, 2020 
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance

The crown is mine. Revenge was dealt. But at what cost?

I've destroyed those who have wronged me, but lost a piece of myself along the way.

The boy I love, hates me and I hate him. We've both done things that can't be forgiven and as much as the connection between us burns, I'm not sure it's enough to fix what we broke.

I'm a broken queen, in a tainted kingdom and maybe I got what I deserved...

(Full blurb to come)


He leans in, kissing me softly one last time, his hand cupping my face with a tenderness that breaks me. A single tear rolls down my face, and he brushes it away with his thumb as he releases my lips.

“I wi—”

I cut Ash off. “Don’t. Don’t say it. I’ll see you around, okay?”

My emotions shut down as a cold numbness seeps over my skin. Hurt and longing fill Ash’s face, but it can’t reach me over the invisible wall I’ve built between us. I’m ice. Frozen down to my very core so my heart will never feel again.

Reaching for the door, I pull the handle and push it open. The chilly autumn air wraps around us. Climbing out, I look back one last time, a smile on my lips that doesn’t quite fit. It’s as if I’ve detached from my body—I move and talk, but none of it really sinks in.

“Rose,” Ash gasps, reaching out for me.

His pain splinters the ice, shattering through the walls I built to survive. I feel it right down to my core, and for a moment, we reach out to each other across time and space. The kids we used to be and the adults we’ve become clashing and becoming one.

“It’s okay,” I lie, because it never will be again. “It’s okay.”

The car pulls away and Ash’s face grows smaller and smaller through the back window of the car. The world carries on around me, but I can’t move, even when the car is gone, and Ash’s pain is too far away to reach me. I stand, and I watch. To move would mean it’s over. To move would mean the line has been drawn and, for all my bravo and sass, the truth is I’m not sure I’m going to be okay tomorrow.

My secrets are out. My closet is wide open. They’ve no ammo left to fire. Except there’s no point firing at an opponent who’s already broken. I’ll hold my head up high. I’ll plaster a smile onto my face. But unless I find and expose their secrets, the war will be over before it has begun.  

About Rachel M. Raithby

Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.
She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and travelled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies.
She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all.

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