Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Series: Templeton Cove #5
Release Date:1st September 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to have Rachel Brimble on the blog today as part of her book tour. Thank you Rachel for this great author interview.
Keep your eyes peeled for my review of Her Hometown Redemption on Friday!
Before the interview and the giveaway details lets find out what Her Hometown Redemption is about.
She's back to right her wrongs.
When Tanya Todd returns to Templeton Cove, she knows better than to expect a warm welcome. She burned a few bridges on her way out of town, and making amends won't be easy. First on her list is the man whose heart she carelessly shattered, Liam Browne.
Seeing the successful criminal lawyer after all these years, Tanya is interested in more than just Liam's forgiveness. As they work together to bring the man who hurt her sister to justice, the attraction between them sizzles. Suddenly Tanya's second chance could include a future with Liam…if she can prove she's changed.
Do you write under your real name or is this a pen name you use?
I write under my real name – it’s unusual enough that I was pretty confident I wouldn’t be confused with another author!
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Bristol, England which is famous for it maritime history during the 19th century – also its part in the slave trade, which I am not proud of. Since 2001, I have lived in a small market town near the famous city of Bath.
Did you write as a child?
Yes! I was inspired to write my own stories after reading Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven series when I was seven or eight. I continued to write on and off for years, but it wasn’t until 2005 that I started seriously working toward publication.
What was the first thing you ever had published?
I had several short stories published online and in magazines after winning competitions. The Wild Rose Press published my first novel, Searching For Sophie in 2007.
Do you have a writing routine?
I am lucky enough to be able to write full-time so I write from 8.30am to 5.30pm in the week and as much as family commitments allow at the weekends.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Not really – although I need silence to create but can edit and polish with family chaos going on around me anytime!
Do you have a current work in progress?
Always! I am currently working on the first draft of what I hope will be book 6 in my Harlequin Templeton Cove series. I am also researching a historical novel – but still undecided between two ideas I have.
Where did the idea for your book come from?
Her Hometown Redemption was born from two secondary characters (Tanya Todd & Liam Browne) who appeared in book 3, What Belongs To Her. In that book, there is a hint of something happening between these two in the past. It wasn’t long before Tanya started nudging me to write their story!
Who was the first person you gave the book to to read?
Aside from my three wonderful critique partners, the first person I gave the published novel to was a dear friend and die-hard Templeton Cove fan…whose surname matches two of my heroines, Jackie Todd.
Do you have any advice for budding authors?
Write and submit! There is no easy way into this business and the only way to learn is to practice and then have the courage to submit your work to agents and publishers. I started my career by entering novel first chapter contests and the feedback I received was invaluable and definitely worth the entry fees.
Thanks so much to Rachel for this fab interview. Lets find out a little more about Rachel before you enter the giveaway.
About the Author
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington--her debut was released in April 2013, followed by a second in January 2014 and the third is released Jan 2015.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.