Thursday, August 11, 2011

Free For All Friday - Meet Author Rachel Leigh!

I'm so thrilled to introduce RACHEL LEIGH and to have her here celebrating her latest release, COMING BACK. 
Don't you ladies love the cover?  

You can learn more about Rachel at her website

Welcome, Rachel! Thanks so much for being here today :)

   1 -  Where is your favorite place to write?

I am lucky enough to have a log cabin/office at the bottom of my garden which is all mine, yay! It is my haven from the house, hubby and kids where I can go and be surrounded by books and my laptop. I concentrate best here but can just as easily be found on the sofa or at the kitchen table. If I only have half an hour to write I write wherever I am.
2 -  How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?

VERY unlikely! I think all writers use people’s stories rather than people in their books. We don’t copy people’s experiences word for word but rather mix up different things we’ve learned about others or ourselves in each character as a way to get our message or feeling across. Does that make sense? Hope so, lol!

3 - What was the best advice you were given leading you to getting published?

Give yourself to permission to write a ‘crappy’ draft – this changed my life, literally. If you just write without stopping, looking back, criticizing, worrying, you will get to the end in an unbelievably quick time. THEN the real work starts but the difference is you have words to make shine rather than a blank page. Try it, it works.

4 - What is your favorite dessert/food?

Dessert – Crème Brulee
Food – Scallops, yum!

5 - Tell us a little about your WIP.

All my characters are British but for my next novella, rather than being set in Britain, this one is set in the Greek island of Zante. The story opens with the British heroine starting a brand new life abroad with the hero giving her the helping hand she needs to get started…the tension between these two should be deemed illegal and I’m the one writing it, lol!

6 - Sweet, Salty or Sweet & Salty?


7 - Sneakers, heels or bare foot?
          Bare foot in the day…heels always at night ; )

Today is Rachel’s release day and “Coming Back” is available now from The Wild Rose Press, here’s the blurb:

Kelly Hampton loved once...and lost. After two years of looking for Sean McKenzie in other men--and failing miserably--she takes a vow of celibacy. No sex until she finds love. Then Sean strolls back into her bar, reigniting old flames. No one has come close to understanding or satisfying her like he did. Her body burns for the passion they once shared, but her heart still remembers the pain.

Sean escaped Jessop Hill and his father's fists in the middle of the night without a word--even to his love, Kelly--to protect his battered mother, but he never forgot the explosively erotic relationship he left behind. Now his father is dead and Sean is back for the only woman he's ever wanted. Their reunion is full of fire – but can sexual attraction and noble intentions overcome years of heartache or will Kelly walk away to protect her heart this time.

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  1. Congrats on your release. And wow! That's a sexy cover. I'm going to fan myself now. lol!

  2. Lovely post. I'd enjoy hearing more about your log cabin. Imagine the history vibes that reside there. Wow! Much success to you.

  3. Congratulations on your new release! It sounds like a fantastic read. Adding it to my TBR!

  4. Hello lovely ladies!!

    Thanks for stopping by and celebrating my release day with me - I loved writing this story, hope you enjoy reading it!

    Great to be here, Jen!

    R x

  5. Glad you're here! And I have to say, I'm completely jealous of your cabin.

  6. Hi Rachel,

    Your story sounds great!! The cover, of course, melted my screen LOL

    Best of Luck with the release.

  7. Thanks, Barbara! And Jen, I'm sitting in my cabin right now, lol!

    R x

  8. Rachel, your book is intriguing and I'm sure you will sell a gazillion copies. Your cabing sounds wonderful. I write in my "pink cave" which used to be my youngest daughter's room. As a surprise, she hung Victorian prints, my favorite Monet print, and I added photos. I love writing here. No one ever comes in except the cats and me.