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Winner of PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT…

Rachel Kall-Presidential Pursuit cover Thank you all for stopping by and “meeting” author Rachel Kall this week. A random name was drawn from the commenters on her post. Rachel is going to gift that person a free ebook copy of PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT!

Congratulations ST Bende! You are the lucky winner! Please click on the Contact Us button and let us know your email address and your preference (Nook or Kindle copy).

Join us on Tuesday, December 31st for a very special interview. Rachel Grant welcomes author Elizabeth Heiter on her debut release day!

Love and Scandal – Rachel Kall

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It’s my pleasure to welcome my friend and fellow suspense author, Rachel Kall, back to Kiss and Thrill. Rachel writes political thrillers, including her brand new series she calls “Love and Scandal.” What a perfect name for a series involving politics and romance!

So, what are people saying about her new series? Take a look…

“Rachel Kall writes gritty, fast-paced, realistic romantic suspense that carries a punch to the gut and a twist to the heart. Don’t miss a word!” —Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

Excuse me while I shove the little green monster off my shoulder. What an awesome endorsement!

Rachel just released PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT, a prequel novella to the first book in this series. (But you can read either one first.) Helen Riley, the heroine, has overcome some serious issues in her past to rise to the level of frontrunner in the presidential election. Below is the cover and a description of the story.

Rachel Kall-Presidential Pursuit coverDynamic and determined, Helen Riley has devoted her life to public service. Now she’s on the verge of doing something no other woman has ever done: Become the President of the United States of America. But her enemies will stop at nothing to end her Presidential hopes.

Smart, loyal, and sexy Sean Mackay has never pushed to be more than Governor Riley’s best friend and strongest supporter. However, when her life is threatened Sean steps up to protect the woman he loves beyond all reason.

As the campaign heats up, sparks begin to fly between Helen and Sean. Will she make history and admit her love for Sean, or will her pursuit of the White House end in tragedy?

Rachel’s gorgeous kitty, Willow, certainly appears to approve of PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT! Rachel Kall-Willow PP

Love intrigue, suspense, and scandal? Then the Love and Scandal Series is for you. Set in the nation’s capital, these stories are full of drama, feature sexy heroes, political intrigue, and edge of your seat suspense.

The first full-length novel in this series was released just a few days ago and is called RACE TO KILL.

When fiercely independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a heated presidential campaign, she doesn’t expect to become a media darling. She also doesn’t expect to start to fall for her sexy new bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the sitting President’s campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she doesn’t know who to trust. 

Rachel Kall-RacetoKillDelta Force Operator turned FBI agent Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes. He’s not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who’s one of his prime suspects! But when they are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of fire.

Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?

Not to be left out, Rachel’s cute lab, Chloe, wants to let you know that she highly approves of RACE TO Kill! Rachel Kall-chloe rtk

Now, for a quick lightning round of questions…

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?

A. Beach

Q. Dream vacation?

A. Grand Cayman.

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One lucky commenter will win a free e-copy (Nook or Kindle, winner’s choice) of PRESIDENTIAL PURSUIT.  Check back on Thursday to see if you’re a winner!

Rachel’s question for commenters: “I love writing strong and intelligent heroines, so writing the story of the first woman president was exciting. What are the characteristics that you like most in romantic suspense heroines? What things turn you off?”

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Author links

www.rachelkall.com

Twitter: @rachelkall
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelKall
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/rachelkall

Winner of LEGALLY UNDERCOVER is…

LegallyUndercover200x300-4 Thank you all for stopping by and “meeting” debut author Rachel Kall this week. A random name was drawn from the commenters on her post. Rachel is going to gift that person a free ebook copy of LEGALLY UNDERCOVER!

Congratulations Leslie P. Garcia ! You are the lucky winner! Please click on the Contact Us button and let us know your email address and your preference (Nook or Kindle copy).

Diana Belchase shows off her video interview skills again by interviewing…me (Lena Diaz) on Tuesday. I hope you’ll stop by!

Birth of a Romantic Suspense Author–Rachel Kall

Rachel Kall

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.

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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?

A. Beach

Q. Dream vacation?

A. Grand Cayman.

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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?

Buy Links:

Free Prequel to Legally Undercover is available at Smashwords

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/306156

For Smashwords we’re going to do a discount code for the week.
Promotional price: $3.89
Coupon Code: ZL35L

Author links

www.rachelkall.com

http://www.entrancedpublishing.com/imprints-5/entranced/

Twitter: @rachelkall
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelKall
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/rachelkall

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