“Strong characters. Smart writing. The most fun I've had between the pages in a long time! Pudelek's debut is not to be missed!” – New York Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins
“Pudelek explodes onto the scene bringing her ideals of feminism and diversity with her. Strong female characters and world building collide leaving the reader breathless and eager for more.” – Samantha Heuwagen, Author of Dawn Among The Stars
“A promising debut from Rachel Pudelek, Freyja’s Daughter is an immersive urban fantasy novel with a satisfying feminist theme. Pudelek invokes a believable representation of mythological beings in a modern setting, and provides a contextually realistic interpretation of the lore surrounding them. Freyja’s Daughter is a rare treat for urban fantasy fans.” – Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favorite 5 Starred Review
“In this wickedly smart must-read debut novel, strong women warriors based on familiar mythologies and folktales band together to take down the patriarchy. Rachel Pudelek's compelling voice, unique worldbuilding, and enchanting characters makes her my newest one-click author.” – Asa Maria Bradley, Award-Winning Author and Double RITA Finalist of the Viking Warriors series
“Frejya’s Daughter, Pudelek’s first book in her Wild Women’s series, makes you want to binge the series all at once. Welcome to the entertaining, feminist, and inclusive world of Huldras, Mermaids, Rusalki, and other mythical women—a world you won’t want to leave.” – Ivelisse Rodriguez, Author of Love War Stories.
“FREYJA'S DAUGHTER is a fast-paced, thrilling tale of women reclaiming their power in a folkloric battle of the sexes. I can't wait to spend more time in Pudelek's exciting and enchanting world.” – Cass Morris, Authof of From Unseen Fire.
Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters of folklore.
Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect.
No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to keep supernatural Wild Women like her in check.
All that changes the night she heads out for a date, hoping to get lucky. Instead—she gets screwed.
Now her sister is missing, along with Wild Women from all over the country.
The Hunters are on her tail and the one person offering to help is her ex-lover, Officer David Garcia, who has just enough ties to the supernatural world to be dangerous.
To unite her enemies against their common foe, Faline will need to convince the Wild Women to do the one thing she fears most—exhume their power buried deep beneath centuries of oppression.
That is, if she can keep them from killing each other first.
“Freyja’s Daughter is a rare treat for urban fantasy fans.” - READERS FAVORITE ★★★★★
Q: Why do you write?
A: I write because I'm compelled to create worlds and stories that introduce new kinds of archetypes, men and woman who defy their gender roles to be their authentic selves. I write with the hope that my readers will come away feeling a new sense of empowerment and self-worth.
Q: What do you write?
A: I write adult and young adult novels featuring empowered anti-heroines, usually in a paranormal or urban fantasy setting.
- FREYJA’S DAUGHTER (book 1)
- LILITH’S CHILDREN (book 2)
- ISHTAR’S LEGACY (book 3)
Q: Why should readers pick up your books?
A: My books are crafted with care to think outside the box of societal norms to include history and "herstory" as well as marginalized people, because to me, a tapestry woven with unique and different fabrics is the most beautiful sight to behold.
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