MBA&M PROUDLY PRESENTS….
PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR, RACHEL CARRINGTON…
MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about you? Your likes and dislikes?
RC:I’ve been writing since I was sixteen, but I didn’t get my first book published until ten years ago. Since then, I’ve published over fifty books collectively (some are now out of print). There have been parts of this journey I’ve adored and parts I’ve abhorred, but it’s a journey I would take again in a heartbeat. The rest, the boring stuff, (like my bio and some of my quirks) can be found on my website at www.dawnrachel.com.
MBA&M: What made you decide to write the genre you write? Why?
RC: I don’t just write in one genre because I like to challenge myself. I get bored easily which is why I usually have four books going at one time. Right now, I write paranormal romance, sci-fi/paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mainstream fiction.
MBA&M: In your own words tell our readers a little about “Waking Up Immortal”?
RC: Waking Up Immortal is the first book in the Universal Security series with an immortal heroine and a half-man/half-machine hero. Together, they battle her father, his brother, and travel the galaxy searching for some place to call home eventually.
Waking Up Immortal is the catalyst for their story beginning with the introduction of Chloe’s (the heroine) father who is as evil as she is good and wants something from her she can’t give. The only thing standing between her and certain torture is Kier (the hero). The warden of an intergalactic prison where Chloe’s father is being held, Kier ends up becoming her bodyguard and along the way, they somehow manage to stumble into a relationship that neither one of them really understands.
MBA&M: What is on the horizon for you?
RC: I have several series in the works, including Universal Security. In 2013, I hope to complete at least two of those series as well as write a few standalone titles.
MBA&M: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
RC: I still see myself writing, enjoying life, and coloring my hair to keep the grays from showing!
MBA&M: What advice do you have for those who’d like to write but don’t know where to start?
RC: I’m actually starting to focus on new writers on my blog so this is a great question for me.
My first piece of advice is to understand that knowing how to write a story and writing a story are two totally different things. You can’t expect to write a great novel without some knowledge of the process. So don’t just type your story and send it out; educate yourself. Take writing classes. Follow your favorite authors on social media. Read, read, read. And practice just as much.
MBA&M: If you could be any person/character in history (real or fictional) who would you be and why?
RC: Lois Lane. She’s smart, funny, capable, and gets to fly with Superman. If those aren’t good enough reasons, she falls in love with Clark Kent who, in the last two television adaptations, is a man well worth falling for. That’s my idea of a happy ending.
MBA&M: If you could look into the future and see things what would you hope would be the biggest change in our world?
RC: I’d love for us to one day to actually be a united nation. We’re not all going to agree on everything, but I would hope that we could reach a compromise that enables all of us to live peacefully with one another.
MBA&M: What’s your favorite movie? Why?
RC: This is a tough one, but I’d have to say my all-time favorite is Shining Through with Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, and Joely Richardson. The story is both heart-wrenching and beautiful. This movie literally touches on every human emotion because it involves betrayal, love, loss, hope, struggle, determination, survival, and triumph. The movie came out in 1992, and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen it. Just absolutely perfect.
MBA&M: Where can our readers find you?
RC: I’m hard to miss nowadays. Here is the basic rundown:
My website: www.dawnrachel.com
Goodreads: Rachel Carrington
I’m also on Wattpad and Shelfari, and I’m just getting active on Google Plus.
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*Image and description from the author’s website*
WAKING UP IMMORTAL
Heat Level: 3
Book Length: Novel
Book Type: Ebook
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009T87R6O
I could die today, and it wouldn’t matter. I’d still wake up tomorrow. Some people might consider that a good thing, and the time I took my first bullet, well, I can’t say I complained when I woke up, but that’s the middle of the story.
At first I didn’t want this “gift” which led me to a long search for my father. I thought he could help me. Turns out my father was in prison, and I just happened to get on the bad side of his warden—a huge, cyborg type of guy who could body double for Sylvester Stallone. He didn’t want me to see my father, and he was a pretty big obstacle for me to overcome.
So here I am trying to convince this guy, Kier, to let me see my father when all hell breaks loose. Then I suddenly learn I really don’t want to see dear old Dad after all. My life isn’t in danger, but how I spend the rest of my immortal existence is. The only thing standing between me and certain torture is Kier.
I don’t doubt he’ll protect me, but being so close to him makes me forget about things like safety. And the first time he kisses me turns into heat up the windows type of scene in the front seat of my car.
My immortal existence is safe with Kier. My heart is on shaky ground. How could I have fallen in love with a cyborg?
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