Squeee! I’m so excited to be hosting author Rachael Thomas on my blog. Rachael writes M&B Presents, my favourite line and it’s awesome to have her here to find out more about her and her writing.
Q: Are you a morning lark or a night owl?
A: Definitely a lark. I like to start the day by writing and trying to achieve my word count. That way, whatever else the day throws at me, I’ve done my writing. Of course it doesn’t always work that way!
Q: Your handbag: organized or disorganized?
A: Organized. I like handbags with internal pockets or sections as I like to know everything is in its place. There’s nothing worse than rummaging around in your back in the pouring rain looking for car keys or trying to find a ringing mobile phone.
Q: What do you like to snack on when you’re writing – crisps, popcorn, biscuits, jellybeans? Or maybe you like healthy snacks – fruit, yogurt, nuts, raisins?
A: On the whole, I’m a healthy snacker. I’m partial to dates and cashew nuts and usually have both with a cup of coffee mid-morning. That said, I do enjoy a bar of chocolate!
Q: Describe your favorite heroine? (This doesn’t have to be one of yours.)
A: My favorite modern day heroine is Bridget Jones. She’s so relatable and I love the films and can’t wait for the next installment in her life.
My favorite classic heroine is Elizabeth Bennet and not just because she gets the delectable Mr Darcy.
Q: When did you start writing and why?
A: When I was about nine years old, a teacher read out a short story I’d written as a
n example of how it should be done. That was the moment when I found something I was good at and set my sights on being a writer when I grew up.
Q: How did you come to write your genre of choice?
A: I’d dabbled with writing historical romance about twenty years ago, but then life took over and writing was put aside. About ten years ago, I came back to it and we were lucky to have Liz Fielding as a guest at my local writing group and it was then I decided that Mills and Boon was where my heart lay. So as an avid reader I embarked on the mission to become a published author of Mills and Boon.
Q: Are you a planner or a pantser, or maybe a little of both?
A: A little of both. I have certain points in the story where I know certain events which need to take place and then I write my way towards it and see what happens along the way.
Q: When crafting the story do you go from beginning to end, or do you jump around writing the scenes that are pushing themselves forward in your brain?
A: I usually work from the beginning to the end, although if scenes pop up in my mind, demanding immediate attention, I will make notes on them.
Q: Which holiday celebrations do you like to incorporate into your stories and why?
A: I recently incorporated New Year’s Eve into a book – New Year at the Boss’s Bidding. I had so much fun writing it and amazingly as I wrote snowy scenes it was actually snowing outside my window.
Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: I am working on an exciting trilogy with two other authors which is great fun. So look out for Antonio and Sadie’s story next summer!
Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: My next book out in September 2016 is To Blackmail a Di Sione and is book three in The Billionaire’s Legacy, an eight part miniseries. Each book can be read alone or as part of the series.
Rachael’s bio: I’ve always loved reading romance and am thrilled to now be a Presents author. I live and work on a farm in Wales, a far cry from the glamour of a Presents story, but that makes slipping into my characters’ world all the more appealing. When I’m not writing or working on the farm I enjoy photography and visiting historic castles and grand houses.
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Next release – To Blackmail a Di Sione
“When you’ve finished making offers for the bracelet, I have a proposition for you.”
Billionaire Liev Dragunov has spent a lifetime plotting revenge against those responsible for his family’s ruin. Finally he has the way: Bianca Di Sione.
She’s denied their obvious attraction and coolly rebuffs every request to work for him—until he finds her weakness: a diamond bracelet she desperately needs!
Bianca must become his fake fiancée if she wants her trinket! But the taste of revenge isn’t as sweet as desire, and Liev discovers that she is innocent in more ways than one…
Book 3 of The Billionaire’s Legacy
Thanks for being on my blog, Rachael. I’m really looking forward to reading To Blackmail A Di Sione
Rachael: Thanks for having me here today!