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This week I have author Rachel Brimble sitting in the Tuesday Talk chair…

Hi Rachel and welcome. Can I start, as always, by asking you a little about yourself?

I live near Bath with my husband of 20 years, our two daughters and mad chocolate Labrador, Tyler. I have eight books published with Harlequin Superromance and four Victorian romances with eKensington as well as several titles with the Wild Rose Press. I’m thrilled to announce I’ve just signed a new four book contract with Aria Fiction for an Edwardian series.
When I’m not working, I like to read, knit, watch TV or walk the countryside.

Who are your favourite writers and have they influenced your own writing in any way?

My favourite author is Nora Roberts who inspires me rather than influences my work – I LOVE her books and in complete awe how prolific she is and how she consistently produces great characters. She’s who I want to be when I grow up!

Having three writing hats – Romance, Romantic Suspense and Historical Romance – once you have finished a book how do you decide what comes next?

Up until now, I’ve tried to alternate between the three so it keeps my writing fresh for me and my readers. However, the new four book contract I’ve just signed and, the delivery times we’ve negotiated, means I will now have four historical books out in succession.
Once they’re done, I know I’ll be desperate to write a contemporary story, lol!


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I know how much readers loved your Templeton Cove series. Were you sad to bring it to a close and will there be a new series to replace it?

I was immensely sad! Never in my wildest dreams did I think the series would run to five books, let alone eight. The funny thing is, I could’ve easily continued to write them if that’s what Harlequin had asked for. Templeton Cove has become such a real place to me that deciding the next story was like peeking into one of the houses and seeing what was going on…

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If money were no object where would your dream holiday destination be?

I’d like to go to one of the exclusive, ridiculously expensive resorts in the Maldives or Seychelles. They look idyllic. I’d read and relax all day, having food and drinks brought to me before heading for a dip in the pool. Bliss!

Are you able to tell us a little about what you are working on at the moment?

I am currently working on editor revisions for book 1 in my new Edwardian series as well as heading into the second draft of book 2. After that, I’ll start plotting book 3 – 2018 is going to be entirely about the Edwardian era, lol!

And lastly, you’re planning to spend a year on a desert island. What four items would you take with you?

Pens and lots of paper (is that 2?)

A copy of Gone With The Wind

My pillow

A pair of sturdy shoes!



Mac Orman is on a mission. When he discovers his recently deceased father had been searching for his birth mother, Mac aims to finish the job by finding the grandmother he never knew. His quest leads him to Templeton Cove—and a firecracker of a woman who instantly jump-starts his tortured heart.
For Mac, Kate Harrington is the most tempting kind of distraction. But their sizzling connection comes with a side of suspicion for Kate, who doesn’t trust this brooding stranger in her town. Mac arrived with no plans to stay, but as he falls for Kate, he wonders how he could ever possibly leave.

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Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in Author pic - 2017the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had seven books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and an eighth coming in Jan 2018. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press as well as writing several single titles for the Wild Rose Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. 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!
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