Meet the Voice behind the pages
Michael Rahhal has been a performer for his entire life. He has been performing, writing and directing comedy, theater, music and public or private events for the past 20 years. He has toured the world and collaborated with Blue Man Group as a writer, director and performer, founding members of The Wooster Group and as a writer, director, producer and performer for New Belgium Brewing Co.’s nonprofit touring bikes-and-beer festival “Tour De Fat”, where he helped raise over $500,000 for bike nonprofit organizations around the U.S. He also had his own hour-long solo comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway, performed with Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.
As an audiobook narrator, his credits include The Wicked Passage: A Blake Wyatt Adventure by N.M. Singel, Realms of Mystery: A Forgotten Realms Anthology, Dragons of Chaos: A Dragonlance Anthology, And the Girl Screamed by Gil Brewer, Kolchak’s Gold by Brian Garfield, The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan, and Rule: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover. All of these titles are available on audible.com. He has also narrated feature documentaries, as well as various animated comedic shorts.
Since moving to Los Angeles, he has frequented the comedy lineups of “What’s Up Tiger Lily”, “Garage Comedy” and “The Tomorrow Show”, as well as “Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler”.
He also has been studying and now teaching Krav Maga, a self-defense system that is as fun and effective as it is easy to learn, for he believes all bullies, bad guys and would-be assailants deserve to get kicked in the groin several times for preying on us regular folks.
Prairie Bride Books
His Prairie Princess, Prairie Brides Book 1
His Prairie Princess (Prairie Brides, Book One) is the first in a new series about the town of Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west! Enjoy this introduction to the townspeople of Clear Creek and come sit a spell!
When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.
Harrison Cooke, raised by his English mother to be the perfect gentleman, simply went to get the mail, not rescue a damsel in distress! But here he was, attempting to rescue the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, and of course, not get them both killed in the process.
But both Harrison and Sadie have a goal. She’s trying to rescue her mother. He’s trying to save his brothers. That’s a lot of rescuing going on. And in the midst of it all, can they rescue each other’s hearts?
Her Prairie Knight, Prairie Brides Book 2
Newly released from prison, the last thing Colin Cooke expected to see in Clear Creek was an angel. But there she was, just getting off the stage, and was of course everything an angel ought to be. Beautiful, of exquisite form, and with honey gold curls that bounced when she walked. Unfortunately, she walked straight into the arms of Mrs. Irene Dunnigan! The one person everyone avoided as best they could. At least until they needed something from the mercantile, then they had no choice. The self-righteous, cantankerous woman owned it! How was he going to get acquainted with the exquisite creature while Mrs. Dunnigan roamed about guarding her like some fire-breathing dragon? Perhaps with a little help from his brothers, he’d manage it. But the sort of help he got wasn’t exactly the kind he had in mind.
Belle Dunnigan hadn’t expected Clear Creek to be so remote. It was a far cry from Boston society and she soon learned how hard life out on the Oregon prairie could be. But it wasn’t prairie life that was hard. It was living with her Aunt Irene! The woman ruled with an iron fist and hated everyone. Especially the Cooke family. And unfortunately for Belle, the only decent men of the marrying kind within a hundred miles were the Cookes! With spinsterhood starring her in the face, what was she to do? Even worse, she was terribly attracted to Colin Cooke, the one man her aunt hated most of all.
Will love find a way? Or will it be no match for Mrs. Dunnigan? The bane of Clear Creek!
His Prairie Duchess, Prairie Brides Book 3
Duncan Cooke had a problem. A really BIG problem. As the next Duke of Stantham, he would have power and position, a wealthy estate and the means to take care of his family for years to come. His father and mother could only dream something like this would happen to their eldest son and now their dream was a reality. So what was the problem? He had to get married in the next thirty-eight days or lose it all. Unfortunately, Duncan lived in Clear Creek. A place where there wasn’t a single female around for hundreds of miles.
Except one. Cozette Duprie could hunt, shoot a gun, and wield a bow and arrow like nobody’s business. Heck, she even helped her father take down a buffalo once. But the buckskin clad beauty had been living life disguised as a boy for so long, she had no idea how to be a girl. And worse, her father suddenly thought she ought to start living like one. But why? Why let everyone in Clear Creek know her secret? And if her father had any ideas of marrying her off, who on earth would want her? No one. For how could any man want a wife who couldn’t utter a word?
Would Duncan be able to beat the deadline and inherit the title and estate? Or be stopped by those wishing not only the title for themselves, but something much more precious?
Her Prairie Viking, Prairie Brides Book 4
Prairie Brides is a series, so you’ll want to listen to the audiobooks in order to have the most fun! Enjoy these sweet romances as you get to know the Cooke brothers and the townsfolk of Clear Creek. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west!
The long awaited arrival of Mr. Berg is here! He made his first appearance in Her Prairie Knight, and then sprang into action with the rest of the townsfolk in His Prairie Duchess, now Mr. Berg has his own story to tell!
Andel Berg came to Clear Creek under the guise of becoming the new blacksmith, but little did the townspeople of Clear Creek know that he was so much more! Madeline Van Zuyen came to Clear Creek for a new beginning and the chance to start a new life. Little did she know that SHE was so much more!
Mr. Berg had a duty to perform. Find the Princess Madelaina at any cost, retrieve her, and deliver her to Count Rudge, one of the most despicable men Andel had ever known. Not an appealing task for a Captain of the King’s Guard but unfortunately, Andel had no choice. If he didn’t deliver the princess Count Rudge would kill his father and Andel was prepared to do anything to keep that from happening. But Andel hadn’t counted on falling in love.
If he didn’t deliver the princess his father would die. And if he did could Andel live with himself not to mention, live without his princess?
What then, will Mr. Berg do?
His Prairie Sweetheart, Prairie Brides Book 5
Logan Kincaid was sent to Oregon City on ranch business for the Cooke brothers and the Triple C. He sold the cattle he brought, played detective for the Cooke’s as instructed, due to the mayhem of several weeks prior. (You can listen about them in Her Prairie Viking Prairie Brides, Book Four.) Unfortunately, he came up empty-handed. He’d hoped beyond hope he’d have something to bring back to Clear Creek that would help the Cookes and the tiny town, but sometimes what we think we want, isn’t what we need, and Logan (with a little unexpected help) got exactly what he needed!
She was beautiful, she was alone, and she was terribly injured. Who was this man who came out of nowhere to rescue her? He saved her from certain death and was determined to take her back with him to a place called Clear Creek. He was handsome, strong, and kind and if she wasn’t careful, she’d be quickly smitten. In fact, he was so determined to protect her he offered to marry her to do it! There was only one problem. She had no idea who she was!
Join Logan on his quest to return to Clear Creek and bring to the tiny town just what the Ladies Sewing Circle ordered….
Her Prairie Outlaw, Prairie Brides Book 6
Josiah King came to Clear Creek with a past. A past no one in town knew about until now. For the one person in the world who knew of the deed he’d done had been part of it, and Josiah thought to never see Annie Stone again.
Annie Stone was on the run, running from an evil so vile, so utterly despicable she couldn’t bear to speak of it to anyone. But the residents of Clear Creek were different and Annie thought perhaps in time she could finally face her past, until she saw Josiah King. What was he doing there? How could she face him? If he, Josiah King, the only man Annie had ever loved found out what she’d done, he’d surely have her run out of town!
Can two people who once loved each other trust each other enough to love again?
Christmas in Clear Creek, Prairie Brides Book 7
Drake had a gift. Unfortunately, he didn’t want it. He even went so far as to do “bad” in order to thwart the “good” that seemed to follow him everywhere. For when he needed it, the darn thing didn’t do him any good at all! He tried drinking, he tried womanizing, he even tried outlawing, but nothing worked. Finally, he stumbles into the little town of Clear Creek and discovers why we’ve been given the gifts we have….
Elsie Waller came to Clear Creek after the death of her grandfather. She had high hopes for her life in the little town, including looking for a husband. Imagine her elation when she happens upon the man of her dreams the very day after she arrives! Of course, the fact he was half frozen did put a damper on things, but once the townsfolk of Clear Creek thawed him out, she endeavored to make sure Bowen Drake stayed around long enough to see she’d make him a mighty fine wife. The only question was, “How?”
Enjoy Bowen and Elsie’s fanciful tale of mishaps, miracles, and love!
August Prairie Grooms Book 1
What happens when six English ladies are shipped off halfway across the world as mail order brides? Everything! Watch them go from a posh lifestyle in London to Clear Creek, a nothing of a town full of quirky characters, crazy livestock, and bumbling villains! Oh, and handsome grooms too!
Duncan Cooke, aka The Duke of Stantham, had a problem. He had a huge estate in England to manage, one not far from London, and it came with all the headaches one would expect with an estate in disarray. Including six unwed cousins, women no man would touch for fear of losing a limb, or worse. Strange things happened to all who tried to court them, so they were left unwed. But Duncan realized that his hometown of Clear Creek had exactly what he needed. Men! And so with the help of his brother’s wife Sadie, he concocted a plan to send his cousins to Clear Creek as mail order brides! He just hoped the calamity that often followed them, didn’t find its way across the sea as well.
Ryder, Prairie Grooms Book 2
What happens when three English ladies are shipped off halfway across the world as mail order brides? Everything! Three sisters, Penelope, Constance and Eloise go from a posh lifestyle outside of London to Clear Creek, a nothing of a town full of quirky characters, crazy live-stock, and bumbling villains! Penelope is the first to wed, and learns that her prim and proper ways don’t have the impact she expects on the locals. Now it’s her sister’s turn.
Constance had an adventurous spirit, but was it adventurous enough to make a life with Ryder Jones? His country speech bordered on barbaric (at least to her) and his isolated way of life out on the prairie scared her to death! Would she ever see her sisters again? How could she possibly adapt to living with such a man?
Ryder had seen his share in his 26 short years. Orphaned at nine, raised by Indians, he held to their way of life for as long as he could. But circumstances forced him and his brother to return to the ways of the white man and seek out a new life, one that included a wife for each of them. But neither was prepared for the kind of woman they got when they decided to send away for mail order brides!
Holiday Mail Order Brides
The Christmas Mail Order Bride, Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 1
The Christmas Mail Order Bride is the first in the Holiday Mail Order Bride Series! Enjoy these sweet romances as you read about characters falling in love during some of your favorite holidays!
Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he’d been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!
Summer James was young, she was beautiful and an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, 18 and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn’t count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley’s Christmas present!
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The New Year’s Bride, Holiday Mail Order Bride Book 2
Kit Morgan delivers yet another fun romp through the old west! Enjoy this sweet, mail order bride story!
Sheriff Spencer Riley and his mother recently ordered his big brother Clayton a mail order bride for Christmas! Too bad neither one of them bothered to tell Clayton, so imagine his surprise, and Spencer thought it to be one of the funniest things ever…until it happened to him! “After all,” his mother told him. “If Clayton can have a mail order bride for Christmas, why can’t you have one for New Year’s?” So much for the annual scarf and mitten set she usually got for him this time of year! Just what sort of mail order bride was HE going to get?
Elle Barstow spent most of her life at Winslow’s Orphanage but now it was time to leave and either find a job (of which there were none) become a mail order bride, or take to the streets of New Orleans and hope for the best. Becoming a mail order bride looked like the safest option, but Elle soon learned things don’t always go the way we think they will. Unwittingly involved in a horrendous encounter before she leaves New Orleans, Elle can’t possibly marry her future husband when she doesn’t know if she’s considered guilty of murder! She figures her only chance is to avoid the law, not to mention her future husband, until she finds out what really happened. Easier said than done. Her future husband IS the law!
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His Forever Valentine, Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 3
What happens when meddling mothers order their sons mail order brides and not tell them? It happened to Clayton Riley, it happened to his brother Spencer, and now it’s Matthew Quinn’s turn. There was just one, little, problem. He was already in love…
Rose Smith didn’t know what to expect when she signed on the dotted line at the Ridgley Mail Order Bride Service, all she knew was that adventure awaited her in the wild west! And what an adventure she got when she showed up in the town of Nowhere!
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Her Irish Surrender, Holiday mail Order Brides Book 4
Her Irish Surrender is the fourth book in the Holiday Mail Order Bride series! If you’ve not yet delighted in these sweet stories, you can start here without having heard the previous three. (Unless you want to, of course!) Enjoy Lorcan and Adaline’s story of love, adventure, and miracles.
Adaline Dermont had a dilemma. She was losing the home she and her aunt had lived in for the last seven years. Their money embezzled away by a crooked solicitor, Adaline must either become a mail order bride or face the cruel streets of New Orleans. Her aunt had someplace to go; Adaline didn’t. Mrs. Ridgley’s Mail Order Bride Service looked like her only hope.
Lorcan Brody didn’t have a dilemma, but he did have an overweight cat, a mother with a fierce Irish temper, and a best friend who got him into more scrapes than Lorcan could count. And one thing he didn’t count on was his parents’ sending away for a mail order bride! Getting married was the last thing on his mind, and he let everyone know it, including the bride!
Find out what happens when two people think the thing won’t work, but it turns out to be the thing God had in mind all along….
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The Springtime Mail Order Bride, Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 5
Arlan Weaver had often thought of getting himself a mail-order bride, but now that he had, he wasn’t sure the pretty little thing the Ridgley Mail-Order Brides Service sent him was going to be tough enough to handle farm life, let alone his brothers. But Arlan soon found his new little wife was chock full of surprises. In more ways than one.
Samantha Carter had never considered becoming a mail-order bride. She was to marry as soon as she turned 18 and thus be out of her uncle’s hair, not to mention his house. But her uncle had other plans and wanted Samantha for himself. When she found out his intentions, she ran to the only mail-order bride service she knew of and begged Mrs. Ridgley to send her somewhere, anywhere that would get her away from her lecherous uncle. And so Mrs. Ridgley sent her to nowhere.
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Love in Independence, Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 6
They say love covers a multitude of sins, and for matchmakers Mercy, Martha, and Maude, it’s a good thing! Fearing the town’s new pastor is lonely, they decide to take matters into their own hands and order him a mail-order bride! Imagine his surprise when he finds out. Only he doesn’t! Mercy, Martha, and Maude see to that!
Winnie Longfellow has spent years caring for her sick mother, and now that she’s passed, Winnie has nowhere to go but her aunt Eugina’s. But her aunt has other things on her mind, other problems to deal with, and so Winnie accepts a proposal from a pastor out west looking for a mail-order bride. Little does she know, he is looking for so much more – anything more! He has no idea he’s sent for one! Now Winnie finds herself at the mercy of three madcap matrons determined that love will find a way. Despite multiple misunderstandings, a horrid bully and gossip, and a woman she’s sure her intended will marry instead of her, Winnie discovers some things about herself and finds that love really does find its way….
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Love at Harvest Moon, Holiday Mail Order Bride Book 7
Eva Brock’s mother was the most overbearing, controlling, and opinionated woman she had ever known, and if she didn’t escape out from under her roof, she’d have Eva married off to a man not twice but three times her age! Her only hope was to become a mail-order bride and marry herself off before her mother did.
Finn Mullany wasn’t looking for a wife and didn’t want one. Or, rather, he didn’t deserve one! He’d made some mistakes of late that cost his best friend his sight, and Finn was having a pretty hard time dealing with the aftermath. But what he didn’t know was that sometimes forgiveness comes in many forms and many ways, and Lorcan Brody, Finn’s best friend, found a way to show him he’d forgiven Finn completely. But would the love of a mail-order bride be enough to help Finn forgive himself?
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The Thanksgiving Mail Order Bride, The Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 8
Mercy, Martha, and Maude are at it again! Not only has Martha Tindle sent away for a mail-order bride for her son, Morgan, without telling him, but her cantankerous sister, Eunice, is coming to town for a visit. The three matchmaking meddlers are beside themselves when things don’t go as planned, and poor Martha is not only stuck with a son who doesn’t want a bride, but a sister who has other ideas of whom he should marry. Then there’s the bride herself…Daisy Evers, a woman with a secret she hopes to keep hidden, whether she marries or not.
The Holiday Mail Order Bride, The Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 9
Ambrosia Winters and her father are in trouble, big trouble. If Ambrosia doesn’t consent to marry her father’s crooked business partner, Reginald Van Cleet, he’ll slap false charges on her father, and bring him to complete ruin, if not worse. To escape the madman, Cecil Winters will do anything to save his daughter from suffering such a horrible fate. But what?
Garrett Vander wasn’t expecting a mail-order bride, but that’s exactly what he got. Worse, no one in town even knew who sent for her! But who was he to argue? She was beautiful, kind, but also brought something with her no one expected. Her father! Now why would she do that? There was more to his mail-order bride than she let on, and Garrett was determined to find out what…or he wasn’t going to marry her.
His Mail-Order Valentine, Holiday Mail-Order Brides Book 10
Someone in Independence is sending off for mail-order brides and they’ve struck again! This time Julian Smythe is the culprit’s latest victim, and naturally, he hasn’t a clue. Throw in the antics of Mercy, Martha, Maude, and their newest partner in crime, Mahulda, and you’ve got enough chaos to drive any mail-order bride crazy. And that’s exactly what the four matrons do! Ellie Sampson came to Independence to get married, but no sooner does she get off the stage, than she’s snatched up by the four and thrown into the position of a maid in the Vander household! Shocked to discover her husband-to-be had no idea she was coming, she’s even more shocked to discover she’s falling in love with not only him, but the town as well. But a secret she holds could bring everything tumbling down, and any chance at happiness would be gone in an instant. What should Ellie do?
The Easter Mail-Order Bride, Holiday Mail-Order Brides Book 11
The mystery matchmaker has struck again! Independence was a quiet little town, until the antics of Mercy, Martha, and Maude brought a mail-order bride last summer for their unsuspecting pastor. Now, four mail-order brides later, the town is about to get another, only this bride, (not to mention three out of the previous four) were sent for by a mystery matchmaker! This time Jess Templeton is the unsuspecting groom, and chaos erupts when his bride arrives. Now the whole town is in an uproar (thanks to Jess’ mother) and the hunt for the “mad matchmaker” begins! Can Jess and his bride Sarah’s romance blossom during such chaos? Or will his mother have her way and make sure Sarah is sent right back where she came from? Discover along with the rest of the townsfolk what happens in this light-hearted romp full of mystery, romance, and a few surprises!
A Mid-Summer Mail-Order Bride, Holiday Mail-Order Brides Book 12
Bernice Caulder had been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember, and now that she was a mail-order bride, she wondered if her bad luck hadn’t followed her from her home town of Independence, Oregon all the way to Nowhere, a tiny speck of a town in the Washington territory. Why else would her husband-to-be be having such a hard time making up his mind about her?
Warren Johnson had his life all planned out, and it didn’t involve a wife any time soon. But when his grandfather orders him a mail-order bride (not to mention fails to tell Warren about it) his life is turned upside down. He didn’t want a wife, didn’t plan on a wife, and by golly, he was going to make sure he stuck to his life’s schedule! But did fate have other plans?
The Columbus Day Mail-Order Bride, Holiday Mail-Oder Brides Book 13
The Weaver clan was growing. Not only was Arlan, Ma Weaver’s oldest son and his wife about to have a baby, but Benjamin, one of her identical twins, was about to get his very own mail-order bride! Ma Weaver couldn’t be happier! Sure, Benjamin and his brothers had been sheltered in the small valley where they lived most of their lives, and maybe they didn’t live as fancy as some folks. But they still lived well, and Ma Weaver was determined her sons would marry well too.
Charity Cross discovers just that when she becomes Benjamin’s mail-order bride and is introduced to the Weaver farm. But what the Weavers don’t know is that Charity has a secret, something with the power to tear them apart if she isn’t careful. The problem is, she has no idea how or what “careful” looks like. Not after what she’s been through…
Lottie, American Mail-Order Bride of Delaware
Lottie Mitchell had a problem, a really big problem, and the only one who cared was, well, her. Oh sure, her roommate, Beth, gave stock to her theories of who was responsible for a tragedy that put herself and dozens of her co-workers out of a job. And yes, someone came up with the idea that in order to survive, they could all become mail-order brides, but still…Lottie wanted to know the truth. Did her sister, Leora, believe her? To a point, but not enough to keep from telling her that if she didn’t drop her silly notions, she’d miss her own wedding! Her other roommates, Alice and Judith, groaned at any mention of helping her snoop around like a Pinkerton, and then there was her groom….
Sam Cooke gave up the notion of finding anyone from Clear Creek to marry. What available women there were, were either too young or too old, and heaven help him if his mother, Belle Cooke, got his matchmaking Aunt Sadie to help find him a bride. No, some things a man had to do on his own. But when he travels east on business to fetch his mail-order bride, little did he know what sort of hi-jinx awaited him on the journey home with her!
Leora, American Mail Order Bride of California
Her sister gone, her roommates soon to follow, Leora Mitchell must now face the fact that she, along with the others, are mail-order brides. For years, her life revolved around Brown’s Textile Mill, her sister Lottie, and their friends. Now, as mail-order brides, they’d be scattered across the country, ready to start a new life. The only problem was Leora had no idea what that life looked like, nor did she have any idea who she was without the familiar faces she loved so much.
Pastor Theron Drake needed a wife, and the crazy folks in his congregation whole-heartedly agreed. So much so, they thought they should have as much access to the new Mrs. Drake as he did! They volunteered her for everything they could think of and made her the director of the annual Christmas Play. Throw in the town bully/busybody who’d rather have her own choice of a Mrs. Drake, and you have a mail-order bride that doesn’t know if she’s coming or going.
Will Theron and Leora’s new marriage survive the onslaught of his over-zealous parishioners? Or will she crack under the pressure, turn tail, and run? Find out in this hilarious romp, how two people are forced to discover their true strengths and weaknesses.