Birth of a Romantic Suspense Author–Rachel Kall
Posted by Lena Diaz
Few things are more exciting than seeing someone achieve their dreams. It has been my extreme pleasure and honor to see Rachel Kall achieve hers. We ‘met’ through twitter when Rachel reviewed my debut novel a couple of years ago. Since then, we’ve tweeted back and forth, laughing and sharing anecdotes, until suddenly one day the most awesome thing happened. Rachel sold! Yay! Naturally, I jumped at the chance to introduce her to the world of readers here on Kiss and Thrill. And finally, that day has arrived. Congratulations Rachel! And welcome to Kiss and Thrill. Her debut novel is called Legally Undercover.
Attorney Alex Popov’s dream of partnership is put to the test when she’s pulled into a top-secret investigation involving arms dealers and one of her clients, Rodrigues Capital. The only good part about her association with the secretive organization is her client contact, Pedro Martín. She’s drawn to him, but he’s hiding something.
When Jacob shows up as a new attorney at Alex’s firm, it’s clear Pedro isn’t the only one with secrets. As Alex tries to determine Jacob’s true identity, she’s drawn closer to Pedro and deeper into the mystery of Rodrigues Capital and its shadowy networks.
Everyone has an agenda. In a world of lies, where no one is what they seem, Alex puts everything — even her dreams of partnership — on the line for love.
I asked Rachel lots of random questions to help our Kiss and Thrill readers get to know her. Rachel was extremely gracious and patient and I think you’ll enjoy her fun personality in her answers below.
Rachel would love to offer a free ebook copy of her debut romantic suspense novel, Legally Undercover, on either Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one lucky commenter. See the bottom of this post for details.
Lena: You and I ‘met’ on Twitter. Have you met any other really cool people (besides me of course, ha!) on Twitter or Facebook? Details.
Rachel: Yes, I absolutely have. I have made great friends that I met on Twitter. It has been a wonderful experience meeting other writers and sharing this wonderful journey with them.
Lena: How long have you been writing?
Rachel: I started writing romance in 2010. Before that I had always loved to write but had never written a full length novel.
Lena: Why did you choose to write romantic suspense? Do you write any other genres or plan to in the future?
Rachel: For now I am sticking to romantic suspense. It’s my favorite genre to read and I want to keep pursuing it. I did try to write a contemporary once but I ended up killing someone off. So that didn’t work out too well!
Lena: Um, yeah, probably not (grin). What inspired you to write Legally Undercover?
Rachel: I wanted to take the fairly mundane life of a lawyer and turn it into something exciting and dangerous!
Lena: What are you currently working on?
Rachel: I’m working on a political thriller, and I’m very excited about it.
Lena: What are your promo plans for your new release – will you be doing any booksignings or special blog hops or contests you’d like to mention?
Rachel: I’m doing a blog tour that I’m in the middle of right now. I celebrated my release week last week by donating for each book sold to a wonderful cat rescue organization called Winging Cat Rescue. They do amazing work.
Lena: Name the last three books you read.
Rachel: I read while doing my cardio workouts. But the last three were Back on Track, Only You, and Reckless.
Lena: Tell us something that might surprise your readers
Rachel: I was a national debate champion in college.
Lena: Cool! I knew you were smart (LOL). And finally, a question a fellow author asked me once and that I thought was an awesome question (thanks Diana Belchase), what does success as an author mean to you?
Rachel: Success for me means being able to continue to write more books.
Lena: Now, for the final lightning round (I stole this idea from author Carey Baldwin!)
Q. Favorite TV shows?
A. I Love The Good Wife, Castle, Bones and New Girl.
Q. Favorite food
A. I love cheese. Which also means I love pizza.
Q. Pepsi or Coke?
A. Neither! I’ve given up soft drinks. But I love coffee.
Q. Cat or dog person?
A. I’m a HUGE animal lover. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Q. Beach or mountain?
Q. Dream vacation?
A. Grand Cayman.
And there you go. That’s debut romantic suspense author Rachel Kall in a hundred words or less (okay, maybe a few MORE than one-hundred actually). Now it’s Rachel’s turn to ask her readers a question. One lucky responder will win a free e-copy of Rachel’s debut book, Legally Undercover. Check back on Thursday to see if you’re a winner!
Rachel’s question for commenters: Alex has some serious work/life balance issues. How do you find balance in your life?
Free Prequel to Legally Undercover is available at Smashwords
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Promotional price: $3.89
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Posted on April 23, 2013, in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Lena Diaz, Rachel Grant and tagged debut, Legally Undercover, Lena Diaz, Rachel Kall, Romantic Suspense. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.