Wednesday, 17 February 2016

AUTHOR/BOOK SPOTLIGHT,PLUS AUTHOR INTERVIEW.

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DEBT
By Rachel Dunning

Expected Release Date:
March 30, 2016

What’s it about?

The Debt Collector


I pay my debts, and I expect others to.
I was raised in the slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was seventeen. Morty figured my father's passing meant I would automatically take on dad's debts. I refused.
And I paid for that refusal.
So did my sister.
So now I fight. All I know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that's where I am now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a "favor" when I arrived.
Another debt.
I paid for that one too.
I knew Kyla Hensley would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.
Besides, trouble is my middle name.

Kyla Hensley

I was brought up in privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who buys and sells and doesn't care who gets rolled over in the process.
I never knew my mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in French saying "I'm sorry." The only Female Figure I had growing up is my dad's wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.
I drink. I party. I meet guys.
But I wasn't always like that.
I've had a string of lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the opposite of Vince in so many ways, and yet so the same.
She and I hit the road for the summer, getting away from the two college psychos and just trying to have some fun.
But there's a funny thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.
Which is when I met the Debt Collector.
It was only supposed to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.
That's all it was supposed to be.
I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply, madly, uncomfortably in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.
And yet...so unbelievably right.

Content Warning

Not intended for readers under the age of seventeen.

Genres:
New-Adult Romance
Sports Romance

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Excerpt #1

~Kyla~

I push my head back against the wall, not sure what’s coming, but not fighting it either.
“Who are you?” he repeats.
“I...I don’t know what you mean.”
“I see you at a bar in Texas, then I look for you all over Nashville. And suddenly you’re at my side in a hospital, following me into this warehouse. Who are you?”
“I didn’t follow you into the warehouse. You needed to pick up your truck, and you were stumbling.”
“So?”
“So I wanted to make sure you were OK.”
“And?”
And I want you to take my clothes off and I want us to live happily ever after. “That’s it.”
Logan grins, a deadly look for him with his dimples. “Don’t do that,” I say.
“What?”
“Smile.”
“Why not?”
Because you’re beautiful. “Just don’t.”

Excerpt #2

~Kyla~

He stops. Lifts his head up again, still smiling. “You’re afraid,” he says.
“Yes.”
“Of me.”
“Yes.”
“And yet, you’re here.”
I clear my throat. “Y—yes.”
“Why?”
Because I’m an idiot. And you turn me on. And I’m an idiot. And you turn me on.

Excerpt #3

~Kyla~

My hand slides over to his jeans unwittingly, rubbing his leg. “I want to kiss you again,” I say. I want to kiss you because you’ve taken my heart with your words and I need it back.

Excerpt #4

~Logan~

I have no desire to settle down.
I have no desire to make Kyla be the last woman I’m ever with.
But, damn it, I’d like to be given a chance to do those things. Does she even feel anything for me?
I know I do.
I feel something.
Not love. Something else.
Like I need her.
Like I’d stop breathing without her.
Like the sun would stop being so bright or the sounds of the world so sweet if she disappeared.

Excerpt #5

~Logan~

She’ll soften me.
She’ll break me.
But I don’t care.

Excerpt #6

~Kyla~

“Tell me for real,” I say. “Tell me what I didn’t guess about you.”
Logan doesn’t answer, and already I’m regretting the question. I know something hurt him, but who am I to ask him about it so soon? I’m breaking my rule, I want to know him, I want to know everything about him.
He shifts his arm so that my head is no longer resting on it, leans forward.
I did overstep it, but I don’t care. Maybe this is the last time I’ll ever see him again, and I want to get everything I can out of it, not only the sex I’ll demand later.
He looks down at his feet, then at me.
He inhales a deep breath, and then he says something to me that will forever change the way I think about the world. He tells me a story that puts my own life in perspective, and makes me question what I’ve held dear, and what’s really important in life.
He tells me about how he lost his father. And his mother.
And why he fights.
And why he continues to fight. And what he really sees when he’s in that cage, the hate, the fury, the pain.
By the end of it all, my world is shattered, the floor is shaking, I have no stability.
By the end of it, I know one thing, and I know it to my core, my very fiber. And I don’t care if it’s too soon, I believe in intuition, I believe in it more now than ever.
The thing I know is this:
I love this man. I love him irrevocably. I love him more than I’ve ever loved anyone.
And I know I will lose him.
I know it. More intuition.
But I love his very soul.

Excerpt #7

~Kyla~

I hold on to Logan with all the strength I can muster.
Somehow, if I let him go, I think I’ll drown.

Excerpt #8

~Logan~

She looks at me with eyes that say something to me. They’re the eyes of someone who’s realized something. Not happy, not excited, not sad. A bit of all of it. I think the word they use for that crazy mixture of emotions is Love.

AUTHOR BIO/INTERVIEW

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About Rachel
Rachel Dunning hit the scene in August 2013 and is the author of the highly praised Naive Mistakes Series, Truthful Lies Trilogy, Johnny Series and the paranormal romance series, Mind Games.
A prolific writer, she sticks to stories where Alpha Males aren’t pricks and where women have guts.
She’s lived on two different continents, speaks three different languages, and met the love of her life on the internet. In other words, romance is in her blood.



1, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to speak with me, I know you must be very busy..Tell us about yourself: and  Why did you want to work as a writer.
I just love telling stories. And I love romance. I could churn out romance for the rest of my life. It's a beautiful genre. I guess that's why I became a writer. 

2, When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer, what was the very first idea you came up with for a story.
..did it take long for you to get your first book published..
I'm not sure when I decided to become a writer. I think it happened after my first book. Up to that point, I wasn't really sure yet. :)

My first book was published rather quickly. I don't have trouble writing stories. 

3,I was wondering if you could tell me what catches your attention when your not writing, how do you spend your free time..
 do you have things you like doing by your self or with your family 
I'm a bit of a workaholic, so I rarely get time out to relax. The thing like doing most is going out to watch a movie. I like it more than reading a book. But I like going OUT for a movie, not just sitting at home and staring at the TV. It's different. 

4, we all have days when our brains don’t work, some more then others *cough * me*  cough*. what do you do when that happens to you, how do you get past your writers block.
I just force myself to write. Sometimes I need a break, especially after a long book, but my solution to not being able to write is simply to write. It sounds silly, but it works. 

5, is there a question your really sick of answering lol, and if I've asked it all ready I'm so very sorry lol.*hangs head* lol
Well, I tend to avoid personal questions. But I don't get sick of being asked questions. People can ask, I might not answer ;)

6,  what was the hardest part of writing your books and why? do you wish you could change anything , or are you happy with things the way they are.
I've made mistakes on some of my previous stories. No writer is perfect. The trick is to always try and improve. I wouldn't change anything because it was all about the learning process. I'm happy to have written, and I'm happy to have published. I can only try and publish better stories in the future. 

7,is there any other authors who have inspired your work. and what advice do you give others out there who are trying to make it in your line of work.
I've been inspired by everyone from Nora Roberts to Stephen King to Jackie Collins. Every book I've read has affected my own stories. 
My advice is simple, but not easy to follow. Only a writer can truly understand this:
Keep writing. 
Keep publishing. 
Keep going. 

8,can you tell me what your next project is. and how do you come up with the ideas for your books, what comes first, the characters or the story.
Actually, I haven't settled fully on my next project yet. I'm supposed to put out Book Three of Mind Games one of these days. That should come out this year (I hope). I'm pretty wrapped into releasing this current book. Once it's out I'll have time to breathe again and get going on my next story. 

9, How many books have you written all together and out of all the books you have written, who is your favorite character and why? But also who is your least favourite and why?
I lost count of how many I wrote. I think it's seventeen now. 
My all-time favorite character is The Debt Collector. 
But second to that, Conall Williams from the Naive Mistakes series. 

10. I would like to thank you again for taking time out of your busy life to answer these questions because I know you're a very busy person. Is there anything you would like to Say to all your fans out there?
I have fans? :) Thanks for reading.



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