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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Author Interview: Rachell Nichole

EQ Welcomes Rachell Nichole

EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Rachell: Hi everyone. Thanks so much for having me stop by today. I’m Rach and I write erotic romance. (I always feel like I’m at an Erom Anonymous meeting when I start like that). I really love romance and most of its subgenres, but right now I’m mostly writing contemporary erotic romance. I like to call them Sizzling Romantic Entanglements. I really enjoy putting my characters through their paces on the journey to love. I live in New York with a mountain of books and a cuddly (though sometimes invisible) cat.

EQ:Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.

Rachell: My latest book is Break(Through) the Ice. It’s a novella-length book about an author and the actor who inspired her characters. I had a lot of fun writing this book. It was really cool writing about a writer. J Here’s some more info:

When Jasmine Graves is invited to the set of the movie based on her shapeshifter book series, she thinks her dreams have come true. The Vince Demarco will be there, and she can’t wait to meet him. Little does she know that she’ll have to face her worst fears to keep her leading man.
Vince Demarco has never been as intrigued by a role or a writer as he is with his current alpha werewolf character and its creator. So when he comes face to face with Jasmine Graves herself, he’s awestruck. But he fears an author who’s a reported recluse will want nothing to do with the paparazzi madness and crazy schedule that comes with dating a movie star.

Neither one can deny the animal attraction that overwhelms them at first contact. But will the heat between them turn to ice in the harsh winter cold of the Adirondack Camp?

EQ: What kinds of female characters do you prefer to write?

Rachell: I really enjoy spunky female characters. I can’t stand it when a heroine is mopey or feels sorry for herself all the time. I’m not saying that I don’t want my heroines to be vulnerable in some aspects of their lives or that they won’t lean on their leading lady or man, but it’s important to me that my females can stand on their own two feet when they need to. Some of them are more brazen, others a bit more reserved, but they’re all kick ass in their own ways.

EQ: What kinds of male characters do you prefer to write?

Rachell: I like damaged alpha males. Whether it’s a rough run-in with love in the past, a fear of commitment, or the hyper-focus on the career instead of love, I make my guys really work for their ladies to win them over in the end. I really like writing a man who is secure in himself, or pretends that he is, and who learns to grow and move on with his life through his relationship with my heroines.

EQ: What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your writing?

Rachell: That’s got to be the book I just finished writing. I plunged head-first into the BDSM deep end with Domestic Discipline Needed. I had this idea for a book over a year ago, but I was too busy with other books that I didn’t have time to write it. When I did, I turned to a good friend and fellow erom author, Nona Raines, who helped steer me in the right direction. I don’t think I’ve ever done as much research for a book as I did for that one. I studied some books, joined some online communities where I could get all of my pesky questions answered, and generally got sucked down into this world of dark eroticism for four solid months, ignoring pretty much everyone and everything going on in the real world. It was a big leap for me to write in the genre and I love the finished product.

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Jane Leopold Quinn said...

Hi Rachell, I love your idea about a romance writer and the actor playing her character. Great idea! Thanks for being here today.

Rachell Nichole said...

Thanks so much Jane! I'm glad EQ could have me. It was fun. :-)