I write erotic romance and live in the UK with my husband – I have been writing for about four years but only turned to erotic about two years ago. Before my novellas with The Wild Rose Press were accepted, I had several erotic short stories published in national magazines here in the UK.
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring writer?
Never give up! Enjoy what you are doing and make every piece of writing you do, the best it can be…and then submit! The amount of aspiring writers I speak to who wonder why success isn’t coming their way only to tell me they haven’t had the courage to submit their writing anywhere…
What do you like to write about the most? The least?
Most – Relationships. It’s why I write romance and why I think I always will. As well as every sub-genre of romance, I also enjoy ‘relationship’ books on a different level like dilemma stories by the wonderful Jodi Picoult.
Least – Tough, I just love writing. I suppose non-fiction articles are difficult for me. I often struggle to come up with new and interesting blog topics.
If you could live the life of one of your characters who would you be?
Laura’s – from my first novella ‘Explicitly English’. The book opens with her starting a new way of life and a new way of thinking. I love that!
The tag line on my blog is ‘Indulge Your Inner Romantic.’ What do you do to indulge?
Hot bubble bath, candles and a good book are my totally indulgence – add to that a cold glass of Chablis and I am in heaven!
How do you stay motivated when the Muse is uncooperative?
Write through it – I just keep going. It will come together in the end after editing…and re-editing. The worse thing to do is walk away, rather than make yourself sit in front of that computer EVERY day regardless.
If you could go anywhere in the world on a romantic getaway, what would you do and where would you go?
My husband and I are thinking of booking Mediterranean cruise next year and just the thought of it makes my stomach jitter with excitement. I’d love to see all the historic places throughout Europe that are steeped in history. Such wonderful inspiration.
Rachel’s latest release is “Coming Back” available now from The Wild Rose Press. Here’s the blurb:
Kelly Hampton loved once...and lost. After two years of looking for Sean MacKenzie in other men--and failing miserably--she takes a vow of celibacy. No sex until she finds love. Then Sean strolls back into her bar, reigniting old flames. No one has come close to understanding or satisfying her like he did. Her body burns for the passion they once shared, but her heart still remembers the pain.
Sean escaped Jessop Hill and his father's fists in the middle of the night without a word--even to his love, Kelly--to protect his battered mother, but he never forgot the explosively erotic relationship he left behind. Now his father is dead and Sean is back for the only woman he's ever wanted. Their reunion is full of fire – but can sexual attraction and noble intentions overcome years of heartache or will Kelly walk away to protect her heart this time.
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