Bio and Book List

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance.
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Book List
In Broken Build, Chance for Love Series #1 Dave and Jen must thwart a killer while rescuing a victim from their past. Love blossoms, but Jen is suspected of being an accomplice of the kidnapper who ruined Dave’s life.
Get to know Maryanne and Lucas in Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Series #2a heartfelt love story mixed with controversy over difficult decisions.
Every woman needs a Zach by her side, and Vera Custodio is one lucky girl, if only she can solve the mystery of their families’ past. Help her find her heart in Knowing Vera, Chance for Love Series #3
Meet Michal through her window in Michal’s Window (A Novel: King David’s First Wife), a powerful and emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife.
Whole Latte Love - A career oriented young woman has no time for distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with. But how can she resist his hot looks, lattes, and heart for the homeless? Set in Berkeley, California, this opposites-attract romance mixes bluesy rock music, hot, steamy love scenes, and financial shenanigans.

Taming Romeo, Sánchez Sisters Book #1 - Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Now a movie star, Romeo reignites her love with romance and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge?
Claiming Carlos, Sánchez Sisters Book #2 – Choco Sánchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and she’s been friends forever the chef at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When a flashy restaurant consultant shakes things up, including Choco’s love life, she finds herself caught between two hot men, an epic food fight, and a war to save the restaurant.
A Father for Christmas – (A Veteran's Christmas #1) Single mother Kelly Kennedy can’t afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn’t believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

A Pet for Christmas– (A Veterans Christmas #2)  Sequel to A Father for Christmas. Kelly Kennedy and Tyler Manning have a baby on the way, but PTSD and Afghanistan haunts Tyler, and he returns to run a children's charity. Meanwhile, Kelly's daughter Bree misses Tyler and wants a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is captured by terrorists and goes missing, Kelly and Bree hold onto hope while Tyler fights to survive and return home for Christmas.
Roaring Hot! A Billionaire Biker Romance – Motorcycle racer Teo Alexiou is challenged by his grandmother to come to her birthday party with a real girlfriend. He cooks up a reality show to convince actress Amy Suzuki to play the part. When Teo and Amy find themselves caught in love’s grip, each suspects the other of acting. Their game playing explodes when Teo is injured on the track and left wondering if the reality show portrayed skillful acting or true love.

Christmas Flirt! (Jingle Belles #1) Naughty girl Lacy Reed gets more than she bargained for when her naked selfies turn up on her boss’s phone. What will it take for her Christmas wish to come true?

Santa's Pet (Jingle Belles #2) Brilliant girl genius Brittney Reed plays elf to a substitute Santa and turns both their lives upside down when he is charged with a sex crime and she loses her company to hackers.

Sports Romances featuring hot men in sports and feisty heroines doing their thing.

Played by Love. Soccer goalkeeper, Jaden Sloup, has his eye on Ella Kennedy, a woman who won’t date jocks or frat boys. He pretends to be a techno-geek to win her heart. When a bully harasses Ella and challenges Jaden to a fight, he proves that even a goalie can score.
Playing the Rookie. Jessica Song and baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and rebound sex to get over their exes. When their affair threatens Jay’s position on the team and exposes Jessica’s past hurts, what will they sacrifice for true love?

Playing Without Rules. Marcia Powers hides her four-year-old daughter from ex-boyfriend, baseball player Brock Carter, because she fears he's like his abusive father. Meanwhile Brock's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Playing Catch. When catcher Kirk Kennedy meets bartender Jeanine Jewell on her walk of shame, he is instantly attracted when she refuses to go home with him. There's something about the blonde that doesn't add up. What he finds knocks the ball out of the park, and he's unsure if their explosive chemistry will lead to love. Trigger warning: The heroine was sexually abused as a child.

Christmas StrayA couple grieving for their son is snowed in at a mountain cabin. Can a stray dog and an orphan boy help her believe in the magic of Christmas and the power of love?

Intercepted by Love (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6):

Pro quarterback Cade Prescott's last play was to lose the Super Bowl for his team. To escape the bad press and recover from the disastrous season, he changes his appearance and hides away at a sleepy university town.

Andie Wales's first love is researching ancient bad boy kings. She is blissfully unaware of the Super Bowl and modern day bad boys. When her dog meets and mates with Cade's dog, Andie's first concern is to get her dog to a vet. She gets waylaid by Cade and his hunky good looks and has no idea just how out of her league Cade is.

Despite his secrets, Cade feels differently about Andie and thinks he might be falling in love. Unfortunately, his past catches up with him, and he is forced to make a difficult decision. Can a professional athlete and a research librarian truly prove the axiom that opposites not just attract, but were meant for each other?

Follow Andie and Cade through six books as they navigate their hearts and minds through an emotional obstacle course. Find out about Cade's mother and why she left him in foster homes and how Andie escapes a gang of ruthless crooks determined to accuse Cade of throwing the interception for the sake of sports betting.

Have a Hart Romance Series: San Francisco firefighters, their pets, and their lovers.

Christmas Lovebirds (Have A Hart #1). Melisa Hart has a soft spot for her brother Connor’s ex-best buddy, Rob Reed. Unfortunately, Rob slept with Connor’s girlfriend and is no longer welcome with any of the Harts. Melisa lends her pet lovebird for a Christmas Toy Drive, but a mix-up brings her face to face with Rob and his lovebird. Melisa is drawn into a whirlwind romance with Rob and discovers he hasn’t told her the entire story.

Valentine Hound Dog (Have A Hart #2). Fashion icon Jenna Hart, along with her basset hound puppy, tries to convince a burned former fireman that beauty is never skin deep and love's arrow strikes not only the beautiful, but the bold.

Melissa Foster's Remington World Fan Fiction

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love A pro surfer on holiday after being attacked by a shark gets tangled up with an Army Ranger on a mission of mercy. [Cameo appearances: Siena Remington of Flames of Love, Dex Remington of Game of Love]

The Remingtons: Blush of Love A hot New Year’s Eve date with bad boy Gunner Gibson leaves Safire wondering if it’s love at first blush or something more sinister. [Featuring: Gunner Gibson from Flames of Love, Cameo: Dex Remington of Game of Love]

Nonfiction (Writing):
Romance in a Month: Guide to Writing a Romance in 30 DaysLearn the basics of writing a romance: characterization, plot points, motivation and goals, and how to speed up your writing by using common romance tropes and archetypes. Exercises, slides, and examples are also included to guide you in creating your own unique romance in a short period of time, and do it again, and again.
 366 Ways to Know Your Character: A Romance In A Month WorkbookRevolutionize your writing with living, breathing characters you and your readers will remember long after the dust settles on “The End.” Each question in this workbook is designed to draw you deeper into your character’s psyche. It doesn’t matter whether the answer jumps out at you or that you must painfully dig it out. Either way, you will win new insights into your characters until they feel and act like real people.

Love Stories: Writing a Romance Novella in Thirty Days or Less. This book teaches you how to write an effective and engaging romance novella in a few short weeks. Learn the seven milestones that every novella must have, the difference between a novella and a novel. Includes a step-by-step method, a schedule, tips and tricks, as well as pitfalls to avoid. You will be able to consistently create high quality stories that will entertain and enrich your readers

Non-fiction (Spiritual):
Your Daily Bible Verse. Bible Verses correlated by Month and Day to Chapter and Verse starting from January 1 and Genesis 1:1 to December 31 and Mark 12:31.


  1. I would love to read A Father for Christmas. Sounds like a Hallmark movie.

    1. Thanks so much Julie. I love little Bree. She's certainly the one you wish gets her Christmas wish come true.

  2. I would like to read Broken Build, Chance for Love Series #1 . It sounds quite interesting.

    1. Yep, it is an exciting book full of suspense and intrigue. Thanks for commenting!

  3. I would read Claiming Carlos. It looks like avery romantic novel.

    1. Thanks Cherie. It IS very romantic and has humorous moments too. Choco has a wonderful voice and it's so easy to follow her around.

  4. I really want to read Playing Without Rules!! But would like to eventually read and catch up on all of your books