Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Author Tuesday: Interview with Rachel Rawlings


1. What inspired this book?

I was driving on I-95 and Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless came on the radio. By the time the song was over I had a beginning, middle and end roughed out in my mind. Par for the course when I write, we detoured a little. I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of writer so I learned a while ago to just listen to the voices in my head.

2. What was the most difficult part about working on this book?

Payable On Death came a little easier than I expected. At first, because this is a new series, there was an awkward getting to know you phase between with the characters but once we got acquainted it was smooth sailing. I really enjoyed working on this book and the second in the series is going just a smooth. Of course, now that I’ve said that I’ll hit the wall, lol!

3. Who is your favorite character in this book?

Jax She had a rough time before the start of her journey and has a lot thrown at her in Payable On Death but she perseveres. She’s tough and pretty much a no nonsense kind of girl.

4. What are you reading now or what books do you have in your TBR pile?

I’m reading Priceless by Shannon Mayer and I have Nora Roberts Dark Witch series on my night stand. Yes, all three because I didn’t know they existed until a friend gave the set to me as a gift! I know, I know- I can’t believe I haven’t read them either.

5. What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a couple of things. Payable On Demand, the second book in Jax’s trilogy, A Haunted Life which is a stand alone ghost story and the next Maurin Kincaide book. Payable On Demand is talking to me the most so it’s getting a larger portion of my attention but I’m still working on the other two when I can.

Think Fast Questions

Sweet or spicy?

Sweet! I have a terrible sweet tooth. Cookies and brownies are a major downfall for me, lol!

Hot or cold?

Hot- if we’re talking beverages. Temperature, not so much, lol.

Wine or beer?

Wine. I never did develop a pallet for beer. Cider is the closest I get to beer.

Series or standalone?

Oh toughie! I’m going to go with series.

Print or e-book?

Another toughie! Hmmm, probably print. I am still a sucker for the look, feel and smell of print editions.

Book Info

A deal with the Devil. Demons haunting your every step. When an Angel offers you the chance to redeem yourself, you take it. Because eternal damnation isn't all it's cracked up to be.

But the Devil always gets his due.

On the streets of Baltimore redemption is..... Payable On Death.

Available at Amazon, Kobo, and iTunes.

About the Author

Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA. She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn't until 2009 that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.

When she isn't writing, Rachel can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those genres.

More information on Hallowread, its schedule of events and participating authors can be found at www.hallowread.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/Hallowread.

She still lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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