This is the official website of speculative fiction author, Christine Rains.


My newly designed website. What do you think? Xan the dragonslayer is more than happy to show you around. And by more than happy, I mean only slightly less irritated than any of the other characters I considered featuring on the site.

A fledgling vampire wakes in a funeral home run by demons. My new urban fantasy novel Of Blood and Sorrow is here! Please join me on March 13th - 30th for my Character Meet and Greet Tour.

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Of Blood and Sorrow.

Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.

When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.

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"The story is fast paced, action packed, and quite emotional...Rains makes vampires and demons feel new again." 5 stars
- Cherie Reich, author of Reborn

Loose Corset

A weekend away at a convention is exactly what overworked student Morgan needs. Dressed as her character from her favorite online game, Morgan is braced—seriously, could her corset be tighter?—to meet the other players. As Lady Gyrfalcon, she’s ready for everything—except her intense attraction to Dean. A clandestine meeting in the hallway of the hotel and Morgan’s corset is looser but now she can’t breathe for entirely different reasons.

Utterly charmed, Morgan decides to roll the dice and indulge in a fantasy-worthy weekend of sexy roleplaying, scorching sex and life-altering orgasms. Still, through it all Morgan is too smart to believe the chemistry constantly stripping her of costumes and control can last more than the length of the convention. But if she wants to keep a relationship so intense she thought it only existed in fiction, she’s going to have to let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall far and fast for the perfect guy.

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"Ms. Rains turned the stale formulaic romantic trope on its head and succeeded in making awkward, intellectual nerds super-sexy. Love, love, loved it." 5 stars
- Catherine Stine, NA romance author
"Fun, electric and sensuous... I will definitely read more." 4.5 stars
- Susan Horsnell, romance author