Please welcome our Guest Author ~ Rachel Brimble
And the next in the series is…
Writing a series brings equal amounts of challenge and satisfaction, and when I started writing full time about eight years ago, it was a goal of mine to have an ongoing series of my own one day as I love to read series books.
Well, now I write a contemporary romance series for Harlequin Superromance and a Victorian romance series for eKensington.
When I wrote my first contemporary Harlequin novel, “Finding Justice” and my first Victorian romance “The Seduction of Emily”, neither was intended to be the debut in an ongoing series. I thought I was writing new stand-alone stories.
However, during the creation of both books, secondary characters came forward demanding their own book. That’s how my series writing came to be–simple!
My Harlequin series is set in the same UK seaside town of Templeton Cove and as I write book five, I am confident there will be many more stories to follow…if Harlequin still want them, of course J I know from comments and emails that my readers do!
The latest in the series (book 3) “What Belongs To Her” is set in the town’s fairground. These novels tend to be a romance with a hefty dose of suspense thrown in. Who can resist a villain? Not me!
As for my Victorian romances? These are set in and around the famous city of Bath, England. The secondary character in one novel becomes the hero or heroine in the next of these linked books. The latest release (book two) is centered around a prostitute who featured briefly in book one. “The Temptation of Laura” is a darker historical romance than readers usually find in the genre as the characters are struggling to escape their current lives and aspire for bigger and better things…and of course, find true love.
Book three, “What A Woman Desires” will be published by eKensington in January 2015.
I would love to know what your visitors look for in a series romance – or maybe they prefer stand-alone novels. Let’s talk!
Here are the blurbs and buy links for Rachel’s latest releases J
She’s ready to take back what’s hers
Since the moment a local crime boss claimed ownership of her family’s fairground, Sasha Todd has dreamed of righting the wrong. Now it’s time to act, and backing down from the man’s estranged son is definitely not an option. After all, giving up her legacy to hot-blooded John Jordon means losing the chance to finally heal the wounds in her past.
Stopping John in his tracks—and resisting the sizzle between them—is Sasha’s best defense. But there’s more to him than she thought, which changes everything. With what matters most at stake, she’ll have to risk a brand-new future with John, or walk away from the man whose heart belongs to her.
Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one’s favors are not so different—for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death’s door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright…
Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life—and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart—and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love—or destroy all their dreams…?
Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington–her debut was released in April 2013 and she has since signed for three more.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!