Interview with Rachel Dunning, author of Debt + Spotlight

1. Tell us something about your latest book. Is it your debut? What genre does it belong to?

This is my seventeenth or twentieth novel in three years. I lost count. It’s a New Adult / Sports romance with an incredible love story inside it.

2. Is your book part of a series or can it be read as a stand-alone?

This is a standalone. 526 pages. Nothing left open at the end.

3. When does your book release?

March 30, 2016.

4. Which character of your book was the hardest to write?

Kyla was difficult. I always have difficulty with the lead female. I don’t know why. Guys are easy to write. Girls, well… And people have so many different tastes that there will always be someone who doesn’t like something about your characters. Anyway, I did my best to make both the lead characters well rounded. From the reviews, it looks like I did a moderately good job. 😉

5. If you’re not writing, what do you love to do?

I love anything to do with stories. Movies, books, audiobooks. So long as there’s a story in it, I enjoy it. Even music tells a story.

6. Did anyone inspire you to start writing or did you always knew you just had to write?

I started writing pretty late in life. I can never place “inspiration” in anyone. It just sort of happened.

7. Any advice/tips for newbies?

Write write write write. And when you’re done, write some more. And never give up. Never.

8. Are you already writing a new book? Can you tell us a little bit about it?

Actually, no. This is the first time I’ve waited so long between books. It’s also the longest I’ve had a book on pre-order for. Usually I just pump out words and publish. But I wanted to wait a little this time round. So I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with the tour for the book at the moment. I haven’t even had a chance to think of the next story.

9. A word that you use way too often? (Mine are “quite” and “probably”)

It’s a word I shouldn’t use here. 😉

10. Last but not least: What’s your favourite type of candy, if you don’t mind me asking?

You really wanna know? I don’t eat much candy! Hardly ever, actually. But if I do go for something sweet, I’ll have a decadent slice of creamy cake.

Spotlight: Debt by Rachel Dunning

Synopsis:

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.

Standalone Novel.
No Cliffhanger.

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