I'm so glad to have Rachel Brimble back on my blog, a warm and talented author.
Hi Rachel! So glad to have you at Author Chat, where we can learn a little bit about you, and your book. Grab a cappuccino and let’s chat. Unless you have another favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)?
Ooh, a cold glass of Chablis would be bliss right now…thank you very much! J
Cheers! :) Fur or feathers, petwise?
Fur – complete dog nut!
Me too, along with too many other species. Any pet peeves? One thing that really burns your biscuits?
Ignorance and prejudice.
Couldn't agree more. Favorite quote?
“Set it up the way you want it to be” – Iylana Vanzant
Oo, love that! What’s your ideal day like?
Sitting in my sunny back garden with the laptop open, a cold glass of diet coke and Max, my black Lab at my feet – then later on the kids and hubby come home and we have a barbecue with a few glasses of wine (for hubby and me, of course!).
Ah, that sounds lovely. If you could live out any fantasy, what would you do?
Live in a big house by the stream running through my favorite place in the world (so far!), Bourton-On-The-Water in the Cotswolds, UK. I’d be paid thousands of pounds to write all day and then enjoy the evenings as I please…bliss!!
Even more lovely! Beethoven, Beatles, Foo Fighters or Keith Urban?
I think I was the youngest Beatlemaniac, lol. Do you have a music playlist for your book?
No, the only story I have ever listen to music while writing was Transatlantic Loving which is part of The Wild Rose Press, Class of ’85 series. I had huge fun listening to the old 1980s power ballads to get me in the mood. It really worked, lol!
Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
Most would be Andrew from The Arrival of Lily Curtis because he’s just so good and masculine, kind and fair. I loved to spend some down time with that man ;)
Least would be Marcia from Getting It Right This Time – read the book and you’ll understand why. NOT a very nice lady!!
While creating your books, what was one of the most surprising things you learned?
How hard it is to keep the momentum going! I still struggling through the dreaded ‘sagging middle’ and I’m on book number nine at the moment. No one ever said it gets easier, that’s for sure!
That's for sure! lol Where can readers find out more about you?
Please share a book blurb and/or excerpt
My latest release is Paying ThePiper, available now from Lyrical Press.
Nightclub manager Grace Butler is on a mission to buy the pub where her
mother's ashes are scattered but the owner wants to sell to anyone but her. And that owner happens to be her father...who has a secret she
will do anything to discover.
Social worker and all around good guy Jimmy Betts needs funds to buy a housefor three special kids before their care home closes. Time is running out and he's desperate for cash. He agrees to to a one-time 'job' for bad-man Karl Butler. But in a sudden turn of events, Jimmy finds himself employed by Karl's beautiful, funny and incredibly sexy daughter, Grace. Their lives couldn't be more different, yet one thread binds them: they're both trying to escape the bonds of their fathers. Maybe the only way they'll be free is by being together, instead of alone.
Wow, gorgeous cover. Congrats on another release, and thanks for chatting Rachel! Best of luck!