Rachel Ann Nunes

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Rachel Ann Nunes (born May 7, 1966) is an American bestselling and award-winning author born in Provo, Utah.[1] She has authored dozens of novels, including the popular Autumn Rain series, the Ariana series, and the Huntington Family series. Nunes also published two picture books, Daughter of a King and The Secret of the King. She has also written under the name Teyla Branton.[2]

Books[edit]

Nunes writes mainstream women's fiction, family drama, romance, paranormal romantic suspense, Christian fiction, and LDS fiction.[3] Though she has focused primarily on clean romances and stories revolving around families, she has also published two picture books and a middle-grade chapter book, The Problem With Spaceships: Zero G, the first of an intended series.

She has currently published over three dozen books:

  • Ariana: The Making of a Queen (Covenant Communications, Sept 1996, reprinted by Deseret Book, May 2008)
  • Ariana: A Gift Most Precious, Covenant Communications,(Covenant Communications, Sept 1997, reprinted by Deseret Book, May 2008)
  • Ariana: A New Beginning (Covenant Communications, Jan 1998, reprinted by Deseret Book, May 2008)
  • A Bid for Love (Covenant Communications, Aug 1998, reprinted by Spring Creek, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • Ariana: A Glimpse of Eternity (Covenant Communications, Feb 1999, reprinted by Cedar Fort)
  • Framed for Love (Covenant Communications, May 1999, reprinted by Spring Creek, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • To Love and to Promise (Covenant Communications, September 1999, reprinted by Spring Creek, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • Love on the Run (Covenant Communications, Sept 2000, reprinted by Spring Creek, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • A Greater Love (Truebeckon Books, March 2000, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • Tomorrow and Always (Covenant Communications, September 2000, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, Feb 2011)
  • This Time Forever (Covenant Communications, Jan 2001, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • This Very Moment (Covenant Communications, Sept 2001, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • Bridge to Forever (Covenant Communications, June 2001, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2010)
  • Daughter of a King (Covenant Communications, August 2001)
  • Ties That Binds (Covenant Communications, March 2002, reprinted by Cedar Fort, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2011)
  • Twice in a Lifetime (Cedar Fort, Sept 2002, reprinted by Cedar Fort, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, Feb 2012)
  • A Heartbeat Away (Cedar Fort, April 2003, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, Feb 2012)
  • Where I Belong (Cedar Fort, August 2003, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, Feb 2012)
  • In Your Place (Cedar Fort, August 2004, ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, 2011)
  • Winter Fire (Deseret Book, January 2005,)
  • Secret of the King (Deseret Book, April 2005)
  • No Longer Strangers (Deseret Book, Jan 2005)
  • Chasing Yesterday (Deseret Book, Jan 2006
  • By Morning Light (Deseret Book, Aug 2006
  • The Independence Club (Deseret Book, Dec 2006)
  • Flying Home (Shadow Mountain, Aug 2007)
  • Fields of Home (Shadow Mountain, Feb 2008
  • Eyes of a Stranger (Shadow Mountain, Sept 2008)
  • Saving Madeline (Shadow Mountain, Sept 2009)
  • Imprints, An Autumn Rain Novel (Shadow Mountain, April 2010)
  • The Problem with Spaceships, Zero G (ebook Nunes Entertainment, March 2011)
  • Shades of Gray, An Autumn Rain Novel (Shadow Mountain, May 2011)
  • The Gift of Angels (ebook by Nunes Entertainment LLC, July 2011, print book by Cedar Fort August 2012)
  • Before I Say Goodbye (Deseret Book, September 2011)
  • Tell Me No Lies (ebook, January 2012 Nunes Entertainment LLC)
  • Final Call, An Autumn Rain Novel (Shadow Mountain, February 2012)
  • Line of Fire, An Autumn Rain Novel (Shadow Mountain, September 2012)

Plagiarism suit[edit]

In August 2014, Nunes filed a suit in a federal Utah court against schoolteacher Tiffanie Rushton for "plagiariz[ing]" her book. Nunes book, Love to the Highest Bidder, was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in 1998. Rushton's book is titled A Bid for Love and copies had been sold after it was published online in early 2014. The suit stated, "In converting Ms. Nunes's work into The Auction Deal, [Rushton] added several graphic sex scenes and other adult content to what was originally a Christian novel." Nunes contacted Rushton about the story. Rushton offered multiple conflicting explanations to Nunes and others, including one claim that the book "was developed in a writing group and that she wouldn't pursue publication". Nunes is suing Rushton for plagiarism, defamation, and harassment; and seeking at least $150,000 in damages.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rachel Ann Nunes - Desert book
  2. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (November 11, 2013). "Mormons Offer Cautionary Lesson on Sunny Outlook vs. Literary Greatness". The New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lanzendorfer, Joy (June 5, 2016). "Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing". The Atlantic. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ Evans, Catherine (September 10, 2014). "Utah author says Christian romance novel plagiarized, sullied by sex". Reuters. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Whitehurst, Lindsay (September 10, 2014). "Author Rachel Ann Nunes Claims Her Christian Romance Novel Was Plagiarized With Added Sex Scenes". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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