Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Rachell Nichole...
Welcome Rachell, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, it’s so nice to be here. Thanks for having me.  I’m a contemporary erotic romance author. I love words and books and travelling. And I particularly like writing and reading about really damaged characters. J I live in New York with a loving family, a mountain of books, and an evil cat named Godiva that I adore!


Do real life events find their way into your stories?
All the time. There are quite a few Christmas traditions that I’ve grown up with that made their way into Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce. For instance, we ALWAYS watch Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the animated version) on Christmas Eve. And we always open one present each Christmas Eve as well. There are other real life things that have cropped up in other books as well.


Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?
Again, all the time. Amy is actually loosely based on a girl I met in France. There’s a little piece of me in each of my characters as well. I’m an anal-retentive planner like Mason is, and I hate it when people screw with my plan – just like he does. J


Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?
Always something different for me. Sometimes I have an idea for a character in my head and I fall in love with them before they’re even on the page. Other times, it’s a scene or a plot line that sticks with me and I have to build the characters around the plot. I read a lot, and I try to read new authors as well as my favorites to keep adding to my creative well and I try to take from real life experiences and emotions, particularly.


When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
All of the above. Early morning for me usually means the witching hour between midnight and three a.m. During the day is usually reserved for business writing stuff, since I have a day job. But after the kids at work go down for nap, I have a couple hours to do things like this interview. J And then at night, after the house is asleep, I write. Usually from 10 – midnight or on those late nights until 2 or 3 am. Some weekends, I do what I call a B&N day and I spend the entire day at Barnes & Noble. From like 10 until 7 or 8 at night. Every once in a while I’m there until they close at 9.


How do you feel about marketing your book?
Sometimes it’s a ton of fun. And sometimes I would rather be writing than promoting. I make my own book trailers. This is the one for Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_PrU15x2Q  And that’s really fun. I enjoy doing that. And I’ve had a lot of fun doing some blog touring. Talking about writing and books is cool.


What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?
 I’ve recently become obsessed with Twitter. I use it to promote my books and other author’s books. To connect with readers, authors, editors, agents. It’s a great tool. I actually just got together through Twitter with Emma Lai to do an anthology.

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?
 I love to sell on proposal. It’s exciting and gives me a deadline. I work well on a deadline, even a really short one. Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce sold on proposal, after I’d written about 1/3 of the initial draft, and was on a six week deadline. It was insane. But also really good for me.


Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?
I would love to write some urban fantasy.


Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?
Sometimes. My first paranormal romance (as yet unpublished) was sparked by a dream in which I was the main character. So that’s a cool kind of phenomenon.


Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5

1)       Favorite Male Actor  - Vin Diesel

2)       Favorite vehicle - Mustang

3)       Favorite way to relax – Bubble bath and a good book

4)       Favorite ice cream – Ben & Jerry’s Magic Brownie (even tho I’m lactose intolerant)

5)       Favorite outfit – I have entirely too many clothes, so this one is really HARD. I have this really pretty shirt that I got in France that is blue and white stripes, but the back is held together with four red and blue bows. It’s adorable, shows off my tattoo and goes really well with a cute little blue skirt I have.

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)

France. Probably La Rochelle, but maybe Carcassonne or Paris. It’s gorgeous there. And I love a lot about living in France.


Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @RachellNichole
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Rachell-Nichole/e/B0091G7SG8

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6520697.Rachell_Nichole

TRR:  http://www.theromancereviews.com/RachNichole


Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it? 
Sure. The book I’ve been talking about is Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce which went on sale in December, 2012. It was published with Loose Id, www.loose-Id.com

Amy Easton’s idea for the perfect Thanksgiving doesn’t include giving up the last can of cranberry sauce to a stranger, no matter how sexy he is. She will make this holiday special for Dad even if it kills her. And that means getting everything on the shopping list. 

Mason Rider is home to help his mom through her first postdivorce holiday, but when he finds the seductive blonde who body-checked his grocery cart standing in Mom’s kitchen, he doesn’t know what to do. Sharing Thanksgiving with this woman and her father wasn’t part of his damned plan.

Who would’ve thought that a simple can of cranberry sauce could lead to holiday disaster? Or to happily ever after?

Here are the buy links:

Loose Id – http://bit.ly/TWjroi

All Romance Ebook - http://bit.ly/SPA4Xf

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/WgZUkd

And review link:



Okay, one last thing before we let you leave us today… Do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share?  I like to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try and share but it's totally up to you.


I got Fifty Shades of Chicken for Christmas and it’s INCREDIBLE. I made Popped-Cherry Pullet the other night and it was the best meal I’ve eaten in weeks! I did modify the recipe a bit, so here’s my spin on it.

You take a whole chicken, season it up with salt, pepper, a little olive oil and cherry juice (from the can of whole, pitted cherries) I also added some garlic cloves to the mix. Let it marinate in this mix for at least an hour, and up to overnight. Lay it, breast down on a rack in a pan over cherries, put a few cherries and garlic cloves inside the chicken. Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, baste twice, flip over, breast-side up and baste, return to oven at 375 for another 40-50 minutes.


Thanks so much for having me. It was a blast.

~ Rach
What a delicous recipe, i'm sure my hubby would love it! Thanks so much for talking with us today :)
Readers, make sure you get your copy of Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce!
Until next time, happy reading !!

No comments:

Post a Comment