Welcome Pretty In Black and Black Satin’s Rae Hachton!

Hello Hello guys:) Hope you’re having a pretty awesome holiday! Today, I believe I have a feature that will just rock out your Memorial Day even more! I am a tourhost with Supa Gurl Tours; so today, I am hosting a great guest post from author Rae Hachton of Pretty In Black, (on tour now); and today’s new release Black Satin! The Black Satin Tour will kick off June 01st!


Some Things are Pretty. Some Things are Black. Love is both.

[Ellie Piper]

She wanted to die. He arose from the grave. He was sent to kill her. She was trained to kill those of his kind. But fate had other plans. He searched for 119 years to find her. & There’s no way in hell he’s letting her go. Dead or Alive. They’re fated.

[Marcus Marble]

How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you’re still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you’re being hunted by your own kind?

Destroy? Or be Destroyed?


How far would you go to be with the one you love? Would you die for her? Would you kill for her? What if the only reason you’re still alive is because of her? What if the reason you came back from the dead, was to be with her? But what if your job was to kill her, but you fell in love instead? And now you’re being hunted by your own kind?

Destroy? Or be Destroyed?

[May 28, 2012 release date]

What if you weren’t who you thought you were?
What if your whole life changed in an instant and you were released to a new identity?

What if you were forced to kill the one you love?
What if everything you knew wasn’t real, and you awaken to a new world?

What if love could take you to unknown places?

How beautiful is death really?

Marcus Marble has disappeared from Ellie’s life, and she needs answers to questions and he’s the only one who can answer them.

How is her sister back from the dead, and why is Ellie still alive?

When Ellie realizes Marcus isn’t coming back, she is forced to move on with her life the best way she can, in hopes of finding the answers herself, but when people at school begin to be viciously murdered, and Giles reveals to her a life changing secret, she decides to investigate the possible truth of it. What she discovers is more than she thought she would.

The only time Ellie feels normal is when she’s around Walter, the new guy at school. And normal is how she wants to feel, now that Marcus is gone from her life.

But Walter may not be all that he seems, either, and she just might spiral in to an even more dark world, she never thought possible.

And when it occurs to her that Marcus has made the decision to pass on through to the afterlife, during the Risorgimento, she races against time to stop him, while knowing she has feelings for Walter, too.

Will she make it in time to stop Marcus from passing through, and if she does, what will she tell Walter?

Her heart will have to make the final decision.

But will the choice be worth dying for?



Rae Hachton [pronounced H-ton] is the nom de plume of author Desirae Hennington. She is the Indie Author of the Gothic Romance series Pretty in Black. She is twenty-three years old and lives with her Muse and her Ghost. When she is not composing new novels, she is working on her cinematography studies, and devouring YA books. Her favorite band is The Raveonettes, and she is a major fan of Edgar Allan Poe and Ravens and Crows. Although she is writing Gothic Fiction at the moment, her favorite genre of all time is Contemporary YA. Favorite contemporary book: tie between Forever by Judy Blume and the Summer I turned Pretty series by Jenny Han. Favorite author: David Levithan. If Rae Hachton wasn’t writing, she’d give it one last shot at being kewl, and probably start a band.

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Enter to win  some fantastic prizes:

A poster for Pretty in Black
A poster for Black Satin
Assortment of PIB bookmarks, magnets, and stickers
A signed Deluxe Edition of Pretty in Black which will include books one and two under one binding.
It is a tourwide giveaway and winners  are chosen by Rafflecopter…click link to find out more details and how to enter! pretty-in-black-tour-kicks-off-by-rae.html
GUEST POST    On the Road of Independent Writing

How did you start on the road to self publishing? And what advice would you give
to those looking to self publish?
This is a question I have never been asked before. The short answer is: I landed into Indie Publishing by mistake.
But my story goes a little something like this: I thought I wanted to be a writer, but when I graduated High School and began College I ended up taking Cinematography/Graphic Design media because what I really, really, really wanted to be was an independent Filmmaker. I even got a scholarship to attend SCAD.
But here is where things take a twist: I never thought I would actually ever finish a Manuscript because I was so used to writing Film scripts and those were totally shorter than a 60,000-100,000 word novel and I considered myself more of a visualizer.
But when I ended up actually completing a fun Manuscript at the age of 19, [now known as Maybe, Maybe Not] I thought, perhaps I can do this whole novel thing.
2 and a half years later and nope, nothing else came to me, so I kept working on the whole independent film thing.
But then, March 2011 happens and I am inspired for Pretty in Black. I have told several people exactly how the idea came to me. I never once thought that it should be a film script, so I instantly began writing it as a novel.
After I had completed it, one of the main characters, Marcus Marble comes to me in a vision and tells me that not only did I get some of the facts wrong but that he wanted a voice in the book. I wasn’t sure how to give him his voice, but I was instructed to look back at one of the movie scripts I’d written for a Film class.
The Script was called Amaranthine and it was about vampires. His instructions were clear. He said Hey, that vampire Gabriel is totally ME, but I don’t like the rest of the cast. I don’t want to be part of Amaranthine, I want to be in the novel Pretty in Black.
So it became clear to me. I extracted from that script everything that was Marcus and then completely abandoned it. And Pretty in Black had to be shortened so it wouldn’t give away everything at once.
So that’s how it came to be. The reason I decided to even publish either of the books, was because
1. I thought it would be a fun project/hobby that would incorporate some of my design/story telling skills
2. I was following Amanda Hocking at the time, who was just seeing some success from self-publishing. I didn’t even know there was such an actual thing.
I didn’t intend to continue doing this, but after Pretty in Black began to receive positive feedback and gain readers, I decided that I would continue and so I have.
But it is a LOT of work. I write the book and then design the cover for it, too. I also do the interior layout of each book.  I design everything, including the graphics on my website, and on my book swag, etc. However, I do have an editor.
Indie Filmmaking is what I wanted to do. Indie Publishing is what I’m doing now. And I’m using the same exact dedication I would if I were making a film.
So, I never thought to query an agent and get a traditional publisher. And I really like Indie Publishing because I can be as creative as I want and it feels really arty.
I don’t have to have someone “approve” my story, etc before I can move forward, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t or wouldn’t want someone to do so and this doesn’t mean that I think everything I’m doing is perfect either, but what it means is that I am growing as an artist and I still have tons to learn.
I’m 23 and I work at this every day of the week, including weekends. Indie Publishing was not something I just decided I wanted to do. If I knew I was going to end up writing books, I probably would’ve tried the whole Agent + Publisher thing, which would’ve probably been preferable.
I wish I could give some enlightening and inspirational advice to aspiring Indie Authors, but I believe that the road to being an author, Indie or Traditional, is unique to each and every writer. And I’ve been doing this less than a year, so my advice would not be entirely credible.
The only thing I can say is if you are a writer, you will be the best one to decide which path to take.
A Big thanks to Author Rae Hachton for stopping by! And also to Supa Gurl Tours!