Rachel Van Dyken’s here to ruin us all! Day #9 of Pick-pocketing Poems♥


I’m sorry- it’s far too late when I’m writing this post, and I’m far too drunk on the weirdest combination of sleepiness and excitement because hawly-fucking-god Rachel’s here!

I’ve been in love with Rachel’s writing for sooo long that honestly, I can’t even remember. She was one of the first romance authors who helped me convert from child stories to YA and NA novels. And seriously, even to this date, The Bet series is one of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read. And you would be lying to me if you told me that you did not laugh at least once- and by laugh I mean that obnoxious, snorting laugh that’s ugly but oooh sooo satisfying.

So yeah, while I can clearly go on forever talking about her, let me just let her steal your heart. Without much more drama, I present to you Rachel Van Dyken.


Reese had thrown me. He had swung into my life unannounced, throwing everything off balance in the process. And though I was back in my rhythm again, swinging along like nothing had happened, the truth was I would never be the same. Now that I knew what it was like to swing recklessly, to feel his hands slipping between the crevices of normality —I didn’t know how to just go back to what I’d been before.
—Kandi Steiner //What he Doesn’t Know

Rachel Van Dyken—

He makes me brave.
And yet I’m still afraid.
The rhythm of his heart thuds recklessly against my palm.
And I know it wont be long.
Before I slip between whats real and whats fake.
Before I cling to a fear that he begs to take.
He says he loves me.
I love him too.
But words without action.
Are dead and untrue.
He makes me brave.
And yet I’m still afraid.
What he doesn’t know–I cant be saved.

Rachel Van Dyken

About Rachel—

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!


—Books by Rachel—

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How absolutely fucking talented is Rachel ladies?! Have you read her before? I absolutely love that poem. Don’t you? It just goes so effing well with the quote Kandi gave her.

What’cha think?


Loop!! The second loop! So here I am- giving away a paperback copy of Kandi Steiner’s What He Doesn’t Know. Have you read it? It’s already an amazon bestseller, and I’m terrified of even touching it lol because aaaanngst.

38590894HOW TO ENTER-

  • Follow me and Kandi on Twitter @DarkTalesJunkie and @KandiSteiner(You need to do this because I need to contact you somehow XD)
  • Tell us how much you love Rachel’s poem in the comment section and on twitter.
  • Tell me in the comment section down below if Rachel did Kandi’s quote any justice or not. (Yes, you can be brutally honest too XD)
  • Additional Entry: Follow my blog/newsletter, and follow me on IG @darktalesjunkie

Ugh, I’m so sleepy man. I think I’ll just leave ya’ll with this poem while I go catch up on my sleep. Wait until the next one, and check out Trisha’s poem here while you wait!

Until then..


9 thoughts on “Rachel Van Dyken’s here to ruin us all! Day #9 of Pick-pocketing Poems♥

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