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Rebecca Rivard

As a teenager, I read way too many romances, little realizing I was actually preparing for a career. After a detour through various genres, I returned to my first love. In 2017, I became a USA Today bestselling author, proving dreams really can come true.

My Fada Shapeshifter Series was chosen Best Shifter Series of 2018 in the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and Saving Jace was chosen Best Shifter Book. In 2020, Charming Marjani won the prestigious PRISM Award for Best Urban Fantasy Romance, and in 2022, Craved won the RONE Award for Best Long Paranormal. I’ve also won awards in poetry and literary fiction, many of which featured—of course!—a romance. 

When I’m not in my writing cave dreaming up stories about dark shifters, vampires, fae and other magical creatures, I can be found taking photos (which I often post on Instagram), walking or biking with my husband, or wrestling the weeds in my yard. (The weeds are winning.)

I have a B.A. in philosophy and have taught yoga to everyone from soldiers to recovering addicts. I’m still trying to figure out what my superpower is, but I disappear into books and I’m a speed reader.

Awards and Accolades

Craved (Vampire Syndicate): RONE Award for Best Long Paranormal (2022); Finalist for Best Vampire Book ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards (2021)

Charming Marjani (Fada Shapeshifters): PRISM Award for Best Urban Fantasy Romance (2020); RONE Finalist for Long Paranormal (2020); Finalist for Best Shapeshifter Book ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards (2019)

Fada Shapeshifter Series: BEST SHAPESHIFTER SERIES of 2018 ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards

Saving Jace (Fada Shapeshifters): BEST SHAPESHIFTER BOOK of 2018 ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards; RONE Silver Medal for Long Paranormal (2018); HOLT Medallion Finalist for Paranormal/Fantasy Romance (2018)

Seducing the Sun Fae (Fada Shapeshifters) : EPIC Finalist for Best Fantasy/Paranormal Romance (2016)

Stealing Ula (Fada Shapeshifters): PRISM Finalist for Paranormal Historical Romance (2017)

Sea Dragon’s Hunger (Fada Shapeshifters): RONE Silver Medal for Short Paranormal (2019)

Tempted (Vampire Syndicate): RONE Award for Best Novella (2023)

Tempting the Dryad (Fada Shapeshifters): RONE Finalist for Fantasy/Science Fiction (2017)

Adric’s Heart (Fada Shapeshifters): Nominee for Best Shapeshifter Book ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards (2020)

Ensnared: Star (Vampire Blood Courtesans), co-written with Michelle Fox: Night Owl Reviews Top Pick (5 stars)

Pursued (Vampire Syndicate): Finalist for Best Vampire Book ~ Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards (2020)