Monday, June 18, 2012

NYT Best Selling Author: Rachel Vincent


Book Nerd Interview

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series, from Mira books. Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, Shift,and Alpha are available in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, and are being published in Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Finland, India, France, and Italy.

Also, look for the Soul Screamers books, Rachel’s young adult series! My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save, My Soul to Keep, My Soul To Steal, and If I Die are available now, and Before I Wake will be on the shelf in the US and Canada on June 26, 2012. The Soul Screamers series is also being published in the UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Spain.

Rachel’s new adult series Unbound debuted withBlood Bound on August 23, 2011 in the US and the UK, to be followed by Shadow Bound on May 22, 2012.


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Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

Not really. I've been writing since I could hold a pencil, but it didn't occur to me that I might be able to make a living with my writing until I was in my mid-twenties.

What was the greatest thing you learned at school?

A. In high school, I learned that I could write. And that writing would never be easy. I learned that the more talent you have, the harder you should push yourself to better your craft. Those lessons came courtesy of my senior AP English teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Boyte, who was very tough on every paper I ever turned in. Thanks, Mrs. Boyte. ;)

For those who are unfamiliar with Kaylee Cavanaugh, how would you introduce her?

Kaylee is a high school junior (second to last year of high school, for those overseas) who finds out in the first book that she's a bean sidhe, and that she can predict the imminent deaths of those around her. This causes great complications in her life and in her friends' and family's lives and leads to a lot of danger, adventure, and more than a little kissing. ;)

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?

I'd probably want to introduce Kaylee to Aura, from Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series. I think they'd get along.

When was the last time you cried?

Last night.



I died on a Thursday—killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul.

The good news? He didn't get it.

The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school…

Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend.

But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life….



Rachel Vincent’s heart-wrenching book, Before I Wake, is an all out emotional ride. Each word contained in this amazing continuation of the Soul Screamer Series will leave readers feeling all the emotions known to man. As each of the books in the series is released, it feels like Rachel could not top it. But she proves me wrong every time. Before I Wake is definitely my favorite in the series. The relationship between Todd and Kayley has grown a lot and it is just marvelous to see it develop. Rachel’s writing style allows their relationship to expand in such a way that feels real and authentic.

The plot’s recipe simply gets poured with ingredients that make it thicker, hotter, juicier, and absolutely wonderful. Some of the questions that have been brewing from the start are answered. The rich descriptions that grace the pages are well crafted and effectively advances the storyline. Rachel has a talent of producing some of the most shocking plot twists. The unforeseen coils in the storyline are some of the most unforgettable surprises I have ever encountered. Scene after scene, my eyes widened more and more and in just total awe with how everything came into place. Before I wake sets the finale in place and I certainly cannot wait how everything unfolds in the final installment of the Soul Screamers series, With All My Soul. I feel a little bit heated knowing that the series’ end is closing in. However, it has been a memorable ride. Rachel Vincent is a remarkable storyteller and I am confident that she will finish this series with a bang. 

You can purchase Before I Wake at the following Retailers:
    


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Rachel for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a complete Swag from Rachel Vincent.
(Soul Screamers Vol. 1, Signed Bookmark & Shadow Bound Postcard by Rachel Vincent.

3 Winners will receive a Shadow Bound Postcard by Rachel Vincent.
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66 comments:

  1. Rachel Vincent is one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS EVER!
    Thanks for the mini interview...and you wanting Kaylee to meet Aura just makes me want to read the Shift books now :'(

    oh boy... all of you who haven't read the Soul Screamers!!!
    You are MISSING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    thanks for the giveaway Jean <3

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  2. Thank You so much for the interview and giveawy

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  3. Thank you so much for the AMAZING giveaway!♥

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  4. Rachel Thank you so much for an awesome donation I would love the chance to read your work.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE Rachel Vincent...Have read all her series of books and she is just phenomenal...
    Thanks for the giveaway Jean...

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  6. I love Rachel Vincent's books! I'm so looking forward to Before I Wake. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  7. My friend has been obsessively talking about the Soul Screamers Series and I really haven't checked it out yet. It sounds interesting, though and now I really want to read it.
    I didn't know she had written so many books, WOW!

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  8. I can perfectly picture Kaylee with Aura and I'd love them together in a scene!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. hey Jean, as always awesome giveaway! I love Rachel Vincent so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  10. Huge Rachel Vincent fan!!!

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  11. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!

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  12. Oooh... Love this series...

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  13. Sounds like my high school...not even death could get you out of there! lol. I really must read this series!
    Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  14. I love rachel vincent. Great giveaway, thanks.

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  15. I love Rachel Vincent! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Haven't read any of Rachel's books yet, but I would like to!!!! Thanks for awesome giveaway

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  17. I absolutely love Rachel! I do not know if I like her shifters or Soul series best. I still have to read Bound.

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  18. The books sound really good. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. This is such a good series. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  20. This looks like such a wonderful read, I just wish they had such wonderful book like this when I was a teenager/young adult. Thank You for the awesome giveaway :)

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  21. Great interview off to check out these books and thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  22. I have so enjoyed the Soul Screamers series and I plan to read everything Rachel makes available. I can't decide which of the adult series to start first...I'll probably attempt to read them both at the same time. Thank you, Rachel and Jean! You both ROCK!!! <3

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  23. I love this series!!!!! Rachel is an amazing writer! I love all of the characters and the storyline is intriguing and awesome!!!! Thank you guys for this awesome giveaway!!!! Great interview!

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  24. Thnak you for the giveaway! I've just started reading the this series, and I freaking love it! I've read the Shifters series and that was so AMAZING!!! Much love to Rachel Vincent!

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  25. Awesome giveaway! I really have to get round to reading this series cause I loved the faythe sanders series :)

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  26. thanks you a lot for this great giveaway and generosity. i've several of her book on my wishlist but so far i own none of them so thanks you for this opportunity

    all the best

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  27. This is a awesome blog and an amazing giveaway :)

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  28. God, I adore Rachel! I have read all of her books and she is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Great interview and giveaway!
    Thank you!

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  30. Thank you for the awesome donations for the Giveaway!

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  31. Rachel is one of my favorite writers...can't wait to see what you have in store for Kaylee in BIW and WAMS. :)

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  32. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway:):) katieshelby19@gmail.com

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway good luck everyone xxx

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  34. THank you for this giveaway. Blood Bound is one of my favourite nbooks and I'd love a chance to read the next.

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  35. is this an international giveaway, right ?
    thx u so much both jean and rachel vincent...

    love
    -nurma-

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  36. Thank you so much. Rachel is one of my favorite authors.

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  37. Never read Rachel's books but thank you for the giveaway.

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  38. Amazing Interview! I <3 Rachel Vincent!

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  39. I read Rachel's My Soul To Take when it was first published. I would love to win a signed copy.

    Thanks Rachel & Jen for the giveaway!

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  40. Thank you Jean & Rachel for this giveaway!!! I've read the first book in the Shifters series. I am really excited to read the entire series!! I am also looking forward to reading My Soul To Take :)

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  41. THAAAAANK YOOOOUUU both Rachel and Jean!!

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  42. I liked the interview. I'm dying to read BIW!

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome!

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  44. Thank you for this!!! And good job!!! =)

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  45. Brilliant giveaway, Truly excellent books and writer I love all the series. Thanks Rachel

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  46. I've been wanting to read the series for a while!
    Thanks Jean and Rachel for the awesome giveaway :D

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  47. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  48. thanks the chance..wish i win...
    rachel vincent new author for me,,i cant wait to reading all rachel's books..

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  49. Wow! lots of giveaways here. Thanks for the chance to win

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  50. thank you for a great giveaway rachel x

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  51. Thank you for yet another awesome giveaway!

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  52. Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)

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  53. Thanks for the chance to win, I really want to read this!

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  54. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I hope I win, then again, I never win anything, it's not fair.


    Nazish @ Nazish Reads

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  55. Thank you for the giveaway. and Thanks you Rachel for the donation.

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  56. Thank you for the giveaway ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Love the series and thanks for the giveaway(:

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