Sunday, January 27, 2013

Showcase: Extreme Measures by Rachel Carrington

Four years ago Erin’s life changed drastically. Her drug-addicted brother killed her parents, and her marriage disintegrated. Her husband, Matt, an FBI agent, had done his duty when he’d arrested Stuart, but she’d been too caught up in her own grief to allow him to help her move through the shadows of pain. 

Now Matt is back, but it isn’t to attempt reconciliation. Her brother has escaped from Attica, and Erin is his next target. Matt will stop Stuart by any means necessary. But Stuart is a desperate man, and desperate men will do anything to get what they want.

Thrown together by treacherous circumstances, Matt and Erin fight a battle to stay alive and possibly figure out how to put the pieces of their destroyed lives back together again.

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Image of Rachel CarringtonAbout the author:  Rachel Carrington...I started writing years ago, and my first attempt was a contemporary romance that will never see the light of day. I think I may even have thrown it away by now. It was absolutely horrific as I knew nothing about well...anything to do with writing.

After that, I started writing fantasy romances about wizards and wizards, and once those took off, I segued to paranormal romances (hello, vampires and ghosts) and romantic suspense. I also write articles for various magazines, including The Writer's Journal, Writer's Magazine, Writer's Weekly, Writing for Dollars, Absolute Write, and Funds for Writers.
I'm fortunate to make my home in historical Charleston, South Carolina. Beautiful city. Beautiful people. When I'm not writing, I love to read paranormal romance, romantic suspense, young adult fantasy and paranormal, create videos, shop, cross-stitch, cook, and drink lots of coffee.






Q. What inspires your writing?

A. The world around me. I draw inspiration from life. It helps that I have a really overactive imagination, too!

Q. What is your favorite thing about being an author?

A.  I love the creative process itself. When I'm writing, the world around me ceases to exist. I get lost in the characters, the plot, and the dialogue.  And when I finish the book and realize my imagination has created a story that people will read, it's very fulfilling.

Q. What is the toughest part of being an author?

A.  I think any part of this career can be tough, depending upon the situation. Nothing about being an author is easy, and I've had days where the marketing has been the toughest. Other times, the editing nearly ran me ragged. So I believe it has a lot to do with what else is going on in my life.

Q. If you could not be author, what would you do/be?

A. I think I would have loved to be a doctor. My good friend is also my family doctor, and I've been able to watch her interact with patients, to calm frayed nerves, and to be a sounding board. She's so much more than just a doctor, and I know if I could help so many people in so many different ways, I'd love the opportunity.

Q. What would the story of your life be entitled?

A. Leaving the past behind.

Q. What is your favorite book of all time?

A. I go back and forth on this one because it's always a toss-up between Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. I love both of the books so much!

Q. Which character from ANY book are you most like?

A.  Probably Bridget Jones from Bridget Jones' Diary with the exception of the vices. I don't have struggles with alcohol or cigarettes, but my friends are my surrogate family, and I can relate to Bridget's struggles.

Q. What character from all of your books are you most like?

A. I couldn't just pick which one because every character that I write is a part of me. I have a very sarcastic sense of humor so that's prevalent in all my heroines. I don't always include every one of my characteristics, but there are a lot in each lady I write.

Q. What is your favorite season?

A. Definitely winter. I'd love it if I lived in a place where I could look out my window and see snow. And I've always wanted to own a home in the mountains that I could live in just during the winter.

Q. What inspired your book cover(s)? Or what is your favorite book cover and why?

A. For me to pick a favorite of anything I write or related to my books is so difficult. I've been fortunate to have so many book covers that I've loved. Burning Reflections comes to mind because it really does set up the story.

Q. Are you working on something new?

A. I'm always working on something new. I usually have at least four or five books going at once. Right now, it's another romantic thriller (thanks to my real estate agent who sparked the idea), the sequel to Waking Up Immortal, a spin-off from Vampire Forgotten, a love story for fifty-something adults, and a paranormal series about shapeshifting demons.

Q. Anything you want to say to followers of this blog or those that are just stopping by?

A.  Thank you for stopping by today! I'm always grateful when someone spends time learning more about me and my books.
I'm all over the internet and to help you track me down, I'm providing the links below:
My website: www.dawnrachel.com
Twitter@rcarrington2004
Facebook: rachelcarringtonwrites
Pinterest: rcarrington2004
Goodreads: rcarrington2004
Wattpad: http://wattpad.com/RachelCarrington

My latest book release is a romantic thriller, Extreme Measures, which released on January 20th. You can find it at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, and soon at All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords. 



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