R. J. Machado De Quevedo, author of The Deceiver Saga, lives in Northern California. Having grown up with meager resources, R. J. learned early on that joy can be found in the simple things and that imagination is a wonderful escape. R. J. is also a speaker, blogger, and musician. She enjoys kick boxing, riding motorcycles, shooting guns, and collaborating with intelligent minds.
On December 21st 2009, R. J. had a vivid dream. When she awoke, she was so overcome by the message and the nearly tangible imagery of that dream, she knew she must write about it. She felt she was meant to. The name, The Deceiver, came to her and with it, a flood of ideas, images, and complex characters. The story demanded to be told, but not just in one book. In many!
R. J. starting writing her first novel, The Deceiver, in March 2010. And as she wrote, she discovered what she originally conceived to be four books, had evolved and expanded in her mind to a possible 7 or more!
Shortly after finishing the first book, R. J. was offered a traditional publishing contract and proceeded to publish the first three books in The Deceiver Saga through Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC between 2013 and early 2017. After the closure of the publisher in January 2017, R. J. set out to republish her own books and continues to work on completing The Deceiver Saga. Her own story continues to unfold into an adventure of a lifetime. Let the real story begin!
You can follow R. J. through her website https://RJMachadoDeQuevedo.com, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, and of course, she is now on LinkedIn!
Grave Keys (coming soon- book 5 of The Deceiver Saga)
(Book 5 of The Deceiver Saga) The Deceiver Saga continues as Melanie Bishop accompanies the FBI to her childhood home in search of proof of her father’s heinous crimes. What she uncovers could be the key to locking him away forever. His murders span decades and his legacy intertwined with another, making him the most proliﬁc serial killer ever hunted on US soil. With the help of the FBI, Melanie and her friends seek to put names to the unknown victims and unearth their unmarked graves.
Despite being on the run, Dwayne’s evil rampage is far from over. He won’t stop until he takes away everyone Melanie loves or turns them against her. Despite the personal cost, Melanie refuses to give up. Her eyes and ears have been opened. She can hear the blood of the innocent crying out from the ground, begging for justice. She can’t let them down.
The demonic forces of Hell are frightened. Never before have human ears heard the blood of the innocent. They’re desperate to stop Melanie before she can fulﬁll her supernatural destiny or end the human bloodshed. Their schemes become more reckless and deranged as they ﬁght among themselves to take her down and earn their master’s favor. But God is working behind the scenes. Transporting his chosen throughout time to control past outcomes and an important artifact vanishes from history right under Satan’s nose.
Blood Enemies (book 4 of The Deceiver Saga)2019
Sanctuary of Fire (book 3 of The Deceiver Saga)2014
Thinking Through Our Fingers: SSWC Anthology (contributing author)2014
The Deceiver (book 1 of The Deceiver Saga)2013
Broken Seed (book 2 of The Deceiver Saga)2013
Press and Media Mentions
- Search Author R. J. Machado de Quevedo on GoodDay Sacramento, October 12, 2013
- Author R. J. Machado De Quevedo on GoodDay Sacramento, December 7, 2014
- A conversation with the Author , December 27, 2014
- Quick Interview with Julie Parker from Conversation Accessories, May 22, 2015. Listen to local Sacramento area authors talk about their books. R. J. shares at 28:32 minutes in.
- An Indie Adventure Blog, May 8, 2015. Take Five and Meet author R. J. Machado De Quevedo. Interview by fellow author and screenwriter Leslie Ann Sartor.