Rebecca Sinclair ~ www.rebeccasinclair.com

Historical Romance Author


Good morning Rebecca and welcome to My Book Addiction and More….

G’morning, and thank you for having me here at My Book Addiction and More…. I’m so excited to be here!  I do hope you realize when I say “morning” I really mean it. According to my clock it’s, let’s see, 12:28am, and I’ve just gotten up to get some work done. Of course, by the time I finish writing all this up it will be much later…however, knowing me, it’ll probably still be “morning!” As in the sun has not yet come up and there’s still so much to do!  🙂

MBA&M: Please give our readers a few tidbits about Rebecca Sinclair?

REBECCA: Okay. Here’s something few people know about me: When I first started writing all those many years ago, I was considered prolific. I mean, I wrote long historical romances to the tune of two books per year, if not more! These days I’m a more careful, thoughtful writer—and by that I don’t necessarily mean slow. I prefer to take my time and really savor both the research and the writing stages of putting a book together. I’m no longer in a rush to “pump books out”, nor do I have anyone, shall we say “encouraging” me to do so. Instead, I feel have earned the luxury of writing at my own pace, finally, and I’m absolutely loving it!

MBA&M: What do you think the appeal of romance is to readers?

REBECCA: Hmmm…. You mean aside from a hero to-die-for in both mind and body? And a heroine who epitomizes all the qualities we only wish we had? As well as settings of exotic locales that make us as a reader forget, even for just a minute, that dirty diapers need to be changed, or business files need to be transcribed, or dissertations to be ordered from some custom dissertation writing service I used to work for myself a while ago? Then, of course, while there’s a guaranteed HEA, there’s no guarantee of how it’s arrived at…which brings into play all kinds of hair-raising, spine-tingling, toe-curling adventures. Mix in a delicious dose of intimacy, spiced-to-taste, and several unexpected bumps in the always-complicated relationship road, and you’ve got—  <ahem!> I’m sorry, maybe I didn’t understand the question. You see, from my point of view, what isn’t appealing about a good romance?

MBA&M: Which do you enjoy writing more Contemporary, Medieval, Time-Travel or Young Adult?

REBECCA: Whichever I’m writing at the moment. I make it a practice to fall in love with my w-i-p and the characters in it. While I’m working on it, the current project is always my favorite.

MBA&M: We see you are coming off of a ten year sabbatical, how hard was it to get back into writing and how do you see things are changing?

REBECCA: It wasn’t hard to go back to writing. That came as natural as breathing. Going back to publishing, OTOH, was something else again. From what I can see, I think it’s safe to say everything has changed. EBooks, which had just scratched the surface back then, are exploding and finding an ever-growing audience ten years later. Social media now works as its own branch of the marketing arm. And Amazon publishes its own books! New York publishers require manuscripts to be sent digitally, and many agents even prefer to be queried that way. Acceptances/rejections are virtually instantaneous. There are whole communities available to writers today—from casual to uber-professional—that can be taken advantage of without getting out of your Pj’s, any hour of the day/night.

These are things I only dreamt of when I started networking on my computer back in the 80s. You know, back when there wasn’t a Web that most people today would recognize, when no one had heard of Amazon because they hadn’t started selling books yet, and Google was still a thing of the future. I’m told dinosaurs were also roaming the earth then, but I couldn’t tell you; I was too busy writing to notice (Oh, and playing around online—yes, there was an “online”, even then, if you knew how to find it!)

It looks like once the cyber world took over; everything started changing at an astonishing rate publishing included. I can’t see it slowing down any time soon. Just the opposite, I see it speeding up.

MBA&M:Out of all of your books which is your favorite and why?

REBECCA: My next one. Because it’s going to be oh, so much better than all the ones that came before it. (Like every writer, this is my mantra every time I start a new book. ha-ha!)

MBA&M: When you do a series do you have each book in mind before you start writing or as you go?

I think I’m the only writer these days who doesn’t do series. Lol! While a couple of characters in my early books are related, I don’t even do cross-overs. All my books are stand alones.

MBA&M: Where do your ideas come from?

Urg! I was afraid you’d ask that. To be honest, I have a devil of a time coming up with ideas. I mean, I really, really struggle. The process can take weeks, months, sometimes longer!  While I can look tell you where I got the idea for each of my published books (the sources are wild and varied) I can’t tell you where I’ll even begin to look for my next idea. Sometimes a fact in a history book fascinates me and I’ll start digging, wanting to know more. Sometimes a tidbit in a documentary on TV catches my eye and gets me off and running. But many, many more times I get the basic kernel of an idea from something I’ve misread or misheard or in some insane way that is intrinsically my own, completely and totally misunderstood.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?

Sure. I try to keep my website updated (http://www.rebeccasinclair.com). Tip: make sure to always check all the way down to the bottom of the page! 😉  Also, I’m slowly reprinting my old books in digital format through “ePublishing Works!” who, together with Kim Killion on cover designs, are doing an amazing job. The books can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo…just about anywhere eBooks are sold.

Rebecca, is there anything you would like to add?

Yes! I’m not sure how long it will last (I don’t have any say in pricing), but for right now California Caress is on sale for $2.99 at Amazon. For anyone who has wanted to try one of my books, this is an excellent chance to do so at almost half price.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today at My Book Addiction and More!!

Hey, it was my pleasure. I had a great time. Thank you so much for having me!  I hope you noticed that I tried to keep my answers short and to-the-point, however if there’s one thing I’ve always excelled at, it’s going over word count!  🙂

Sorry for getting you up so early!! Please visit with us again soon, we enjoyed our time with you today!!




Product Details

 BN ID: 2940012955340

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

Publication date: 6/9/2011

Overview(From B&N)

                 Gabrielle Carelton is one of Queen Elizabeth’s most devoted ladies-in-waiting. But her loyalty is put to the test when Her Majesty commands her to marry Scotsman Collin Douglas. When Gabrielle is kidnapped by Collin’s twin brother, not even Good Queen Bess can save her. Dubbed the Black Douglas, devilishly handsome Connor is known throughout the land for his magnificent feats of strength and cunning. But now he is in need of an heir. An English bride will bring peace to the warring nations — and give him the son he craves. What he doesn’t expect is a woman as passionate as she is proud … and a desire that knows no boundaries. Set against the pageantry and savage splendor of 16th-century England and Scotland, here is the story of a man and a woman who begin as enemies and strangers — and find a love that will triumph against all odds.


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We are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy of “PERFECT STRANGER” by Rebecca Sinclair. Giveaway to run from today,April 26 until April 3,2012.



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  1. I have always loved history. My bachelor's degree focused mostly on European History. I think this sounds like a lovely historical romance. Congratulations on the new release!

  2. ilove the look of the book and then i love the blurp and would love to do the book good for you

  3. I just wanted to let you know that this story sounds like a wonderful read. I love this time period and am always happy to see books released like this. Please don't enter me in the contest though, as I don't own an e-reader. Call me old fashioned, I still love holding a book in my hands. Maybe one day I'll join the electronic ranks 🙂

    1. I used to feel the same way, Leah, but once I caved, I caved! I now own a Nook and a Kindle. (The latter of which is quickly running out of disk space, and I've only had it since April!) To hell with my American Express card, that can sit forgotten on my kitchen table—I won't leave home without my Kindle! Unless, of course, my destination is a bookstore. 😉

  4. The book sounds great. I have always loved stories where the hero kidnaps the heroine, they are generally humorous.

    Thank you for the giveaway.

    Congrats on the release!!

  5. I love historical romances. You get to learn a little something in each story. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Hi Rebecca!

    Thank you for making time and joining us on MBA&M!

    You are a new to me author, I will be adding you to my evevr growing list of must read authors.

    PERFECT STRANGER sounds like a book I can truly enjoy reading. I would really like to know how Connor and Gabrielle find their HEA. Plus, with a name like The Black Douglas and looks to kill, well, how can you not want to read this book?!

    Thank you for the chance to win your book!

  7. I love reading enemies-to-lovers–there's so much to get through before a happily ever after. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Thanks to everyone for all the great comments. I'm sure Rebecca will be along sometime to give her thanks. We are currently working on a newsletter that hopefully will have a lot of neat things in it so be on the lookout.

    Heather Powers

    Assistant to Rebecca Sinclair.

  9. Hey Heather and Reb! perfect Strangers was an awesome read. I have read it many times and i hit it up when i am in the mood for a hunky highlander!

    (don't enter me)!



  10. (Given enough time, I eventually DO get around to things. )

    Thank you all so much! I hope you all enjoyed the contest as much as I've enjoyed reading your wonderful comments and remarks. You guys rock! 🙂

    And so does this blog! Wow, this place is fantastic. I'm not sure how My Book Addiction and More managed to sneak beneath my radar for so long, but now that I've found it, I've bookmarked it so I can return. Often! lol! I know where I'll be going to find my next great read. And the one after that. And the one after that….

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