Rachel Pudelek

Stories that empower

Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters in 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 police the supernatural and keep Wild Women—huldras, mermaids, succubae, rusalki and harpies—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 hang her with. 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.

​Editorial  Reviews for Freyja's Daughter

​"Pudelek builds a rich version of our world with an easily recognizable Seattle setting. With clever wit, she crafts a battle between Wild Women and Hunters that will inspire readers to fight the patriarchy." - Publishers Weekly

"Ms.Pudelek does an amazing job of giving each of these tribes of women (huldras, mermaids, succubae, rusalki, and harpies) different traits and building background. Faline, the main character, is a huldra and a wild one at that! This book is her self-discovery journey. She gets into some trouble, has some adventure, and above all learns what makes her different! I recommend this debut novel from Ms. Pudelek for anyone who loves paranormal romance or even just paranormal at all. I was enraptured from the beginning!!" - Nerd GIrl Official

    LILITH'S CHILDREN (Wild Women 2)

    Join Faline. Bounty-Hunter. Huldra. Wild Woman.

    The battle raging between the Wild Women of Seattle and the Hunters has sparked a war. But will either side survive the new threat that lurks in the shadows?

    Hunters are doubling down their efforts, putting Faline's coterie on the run. But war waits for no woman, especially not a fugitive... Faline’s plans for a surprise attack on an east coast Hunter complex hit a snag when succubi leader Marie calls in a favor and Faline has no choice but to answer. What Faline uncovers is a hidden Portland underground and an elaborate scheme dripping with Marie's cunning manipulation. Only, Marie isn't the puppet-master and neither are the Hunters. Something darker lurks under the city of Portland—and his appetite is unlikely to be satiated by words alone.

    That hunger is growing...

    But Marcus and his renegade friends would rather slit it with their daggers than see it quenched.

    Between old enemies and potential new, danger lives in every shadow, threatening not only Faline's coterie this time, but everything she knows about her world. And when their biggest allies in the war against the Hunters are captured, the Wild Women are left scrambling for support in the unlikeliest of places.

      ISHTAR'S LEGACY (Wild Women 3)
      (August 2019)

      Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters in folklore. 

      Faline travels to the east coast with Shawna, Marcus, and the other Wild Women at her back, to finish the war she started. But with new alliances blooming, a pregnant Wild whose lover is threatening to expose her kind, and a secret supernatural underground added to the mix, Faline's path to freedom from her oppressors is littered with enough trials to trip up even the best of them.