Author Archives: Nya Rawlyns

About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.

Tickbox diagnosis: can you measure trans feeling?

Originally posted on Dr Ruth Pearce:
Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health are currently developing a “Gender Dissonance Severity Scale”. I can see why some practitioner-researchers might think this is a good idea. The clinical protocols at GICs such as Nottingham…

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HELP! I’m Drowning in Free Books! or why dear author your sales have tanked

I conducted a wee experiment: to find out how many free books I could amass in a two month period, but not just any free book. I carefully screened and evaluated each giveaway for genre, blurb, writing style and author … Continue reading

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DRAGON ACADEMY #CountdownDeal #Audiobook #KindleUnlimited

#CountdownDeal #Audiobook #KindleUnlimited #Trifecta DRAGON ACADEMY (brought to you by my alter ego) 99c for a limited time Horses, dragons, high action & adventure A Perfect Escape for Teens and Adults Alike! Also available in #audiobook with Michael Ferraiuolo, bringing … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Christian Baines

Originally posted on kevinklehr:
I’d like to welcome back Christian Baines to my website. When asked to join the team of authors sharing their thoughts on writing, Christian took a unique approach, and I’m glad he did. Today he offers perspective as he…

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#Review of EXPOSED by Bey Deckard

This fangirl went to her happy place with EXPOSED. Here’s why… EXPOSED Bey Deckard Contemporary gay fiction, romance, lite BDSM 280 pages The Blurb With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. … Continue reading

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Sports Romance with Sass: THE 90 DAY RULE

I finally bowed to the inevitable… that doggone branding thing caught up with me, wore me down. My alter ego—the “real me” some would say—could not bypass Face Book insistence on using Diane, rather than Nya, so all attempts to … Continue reading

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Two More Down Plus a Box Set #CrowCreek

I’m halfway through re-editing and reformating the Crow Creek Series for ebook and print and… dayyum… I’m falling in love all over again with this epic tale of two men running from their pasts toward an uncertain future. Tagline: It’s … Continue reading

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Freshening Up Old Favorites: Book Cover Reveal #Ash&Oak #CrowCreek

While I’m laid up with carpal tunnel in both hands/wrists/arms (ouch), I’m re-visiting my beloved Crow Creek Series, freshening up the formatting, re-doing the editing (going from comma-lite to comma-medium, tightening up the dialog and descriptions), and giving them a … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Alpha Trilogy Now Complete in Audiobook #Giveaway

The final episode in the Reluctant Alpha Trilogy The Reluctant Alpha, Alpha Framed, Alpha’s Last Stand is now available in audiobook, narrated by David Leland Horton.   Sometimes the end of your quest is only the beginning… Trust is a … Continue reading

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At the Bird Feeders This Morning #peanutwars

While fending off colds, both myself and Firstborn did the lazy thing and slept in. By the time I awoke, it was already 40 degrees and sunny under a hazy-blue sky. A perfectly lovely beginning to the day. Best yet, … Continue reading

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