Rachel Tsoumbakos is a stay home mother of two.
Her main passions are writing, reading and organic gardening. Rachel lives with her husband, two kids, three cats and seven chickens in suburban Melbourne, Australia.
While she has had several articles published through mainstream magazines, she has also written extensively for Suite 101 and True Blood Net.
In between writing novels, Rachel also runs a successful copy-writing and formatting business.
Emeline and the Mutants is her first published novel and available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/EATMUP A new novel, The Ring of Lost Souls, set in an abandoned mental institute on the outskirts of Melbourne, is also available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/TROLSRT
Her current work in progress, Unremembered Things, is an edgy paranormal trilogy about a woman who is in charge of saving the world even though she suffers from amnesia. Make sure you follow her blog at http://www.racheltsoumbakos.wordpress.com for more information.
Her newest endeavour is Zombie Apocalypse Now! This is a zombie apocalypse serial written entirely from a female perspective – and these gals know how to kick some butt!
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VIKINGS: THE TRUTH ABOUT LAGERTHA AND RAGNAR
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“Lagertha was known to be one of the wives of the famous Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. But did you know they first met each other at a brothel? And just how long did their marriage last? Was Lagertha really the revered shield maiden we see her as today? Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar aims to unravel all these secrets.
Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar is so much more than a history book though. While Part One examines the historical facts, Part Two brings their whole story to life with an historically accurate novella of their lives.
Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar aims to discover just how much of what we know of the shield maiden, Lagertha, and the famous Ragnar Lodbrok in popular culture today is actually true.”
History, romance, fiction, non-fiction
UNREMEMBERED THINGS (Book #1 in the WOOD NYMPH CHRONICLES)
One woman, two worlds and nothing but UNREMEMBERED THINGS separating them.
Indiana Shamira has a dark secret that could shatter her version of reality and get her killed in the process. Now if only she could remember what it is…
When Indiana wakes with no memory of her past life and a vampire called Sam hanging from the rafters in her cellar, she knows things are about to get nasty. Not only does Sam know all about her previous life, but he seems intent on seducing her as well. Of course her boyfriend, Kurt, has different ideas – like making her open the portal to hell!
And then there is the nagging suspicion that Indiana is not entirely human, now she can see ghostly images from the Otherworld. Or could it be from the life she can no longer remember? They include the flickering effigy of Kurt and a redwood forest that conjures up deeply repressed magic.
Not only will Indiana have to risk everything to keep the door to another dimension closed, she will have to decide whether she is ready to lose her heart to someone who has more secrets than herself.
Set in the lush Australian bush, UNREMEMBERED THINGS is a fusion of fantasy, paranormal and forbidden romance.
Paranormal, Romance, New Adult
Vampires, Wood Nymphs, Satyrs
Definition: n. a spiritual conversion or awakening; a fundamental change of character
Etymology: Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’
Marli Anderson has just one task: assassinate Oscar La Monde, the man she once loved.
As assassin for hire for the prestigious Merrick’s Inc., she is sent back to her home town to kill the man she now loathes beyond all others—her husband. Considering they are on opposing sides of the uprising, Marli anticipates an easy task; ‘closure’ they call it. The fact that she can exact her revenge for his past discretions is just the icing on the cake.
When she arrives, the town has changed. The man she hated is unexpectedly welcoming. And the town’s folk—well, they’re just… different. Someone or something has transformed them all into a bunch of zombies. They appear to be harmless – but are they?
As she begins to uncover details of who may be behind the townsfolk’s’ metamorphosis, Marli is left fighting for the truth. Will she and Oscar be able to unravel the web of deception before it’s too late?
Should she trust her heart or her head? Which is less likely to get her killed?
Either way, METANOIA is a heart-stopping zombie apocalypse adventure that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn until the very end.
Horror, Dystopia, zombies
Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies, Conspiracy Theory, Australian, Australian Author, The Walking Dead, Adventure, Thriller
THE RING OF LOST SOULS
What if fairy tales were real?
“The figure was dark with jagged little edges. While it was an image only caught fleetingly out of the corner of her eye, it was possible to make some distinction in regards to its identity, which was not unlike a raven in appearance.”
Larundel – A place plagued by lost souls.
A ring that has claimed a few of them.
And a woman who is about to collide with a world she has forgotten about.
When an abandoned mental asylum is set to be redeveloped, sinister events unfold in the community surrounding it.
Isobel moves into the neighbourhood looking for a new future only to find a past she never knew belonged to her. Is she a sane person living in an insane world or a crazy person trapped in reality?
Set in an actual abandoned mental institution on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, THE RING OF LOST SOULS is a fast-paced fairy tale weaving together a believable blend of fantasy, urban legend and pure insanity.
Paranormal, Fantasy, New Adult
Paranormal, Fairies, Australian, Australian Author, Adventure, Thriller, Ghost Romance, Ghost Story, Ghosts, Mental Institution, Gothic Mystery, Larundel, Gothic Romance, Mental Asylum, Urban Dark Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Romance, Urban Legends, Horror, Abandoned Mental Institution, Abandoned Mental Asylum
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EMELINE AND THE MUTANTS
What would you do if your whole family mutated?
Would you have the courage to do what had to be done?
Emeline Hart is faced with this horrifying decision when the miraculous Haum vaccine changes into something hideous. When the mutations start, there is no way to hide the fact that the world is now filled with people who are no longer dying of cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Instead, they become werewolves, vampires and trolls.
In the midst of this, Emeline must search for her missing brother and unravel the conspiracy of events surrounding his disappearance.
The heart pounding action intensifies as medical science goes wrong in EMELINE AND THE MUTANTS.
Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia
Paranormal, Fairies, Vampires, Werewolves, Post-Apocalyptic, Trolls, Zombies, Conspiracy Theory, Australian, Australian Author, Suzanne Collins, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Adventure, Thriller