Monday, November 20, 2017

Virtual Book Tour & #Giveaway for If I Want You by Rachel Brimble

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for If I Want You by Rachel Brimble.  Please leave a comment or question for Rachel to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  Good Luck!

"Writing Goals for 2017- Flail or Fail?"

I’m not sure Flail or Fail applies to my 2017 writing goals as I’ve achieved everything I set out to do so far this year except for signing a new contract, boo!

I currently have two books under consideration with publishers, one a contemporary mainstream romance and the other an Edwardian romance. Unfortunately, with the publishing business, it can often take MONTHS for a manuscript to be rejected or, preferably, accepted.

The biggest shock to me this year was when Harlequin Superromance announced they were ending the Superromance line with effect from June 2018. I was so upset by the news, but also thankful they had already accepted the final book in my Templeton Cove series. A Stranger In the Cove will be released in January 2018 and I am so glad the series’ devoted fans will get to read the final instalment which revolves around the town’s matriarch, Marian Cohen.

Marian has appeared in all eight books, bar one, and it is in this final book that I reveal her backstory. I am praying I have written a truly satisfying ending to a series that I absolutely adore for more reasons than I can count.

A Stranger In The Cove is available for pre-order right now – here’s the link:

Other good things that have happened this year is the release of Templeton Cove book 7, Ethan’s Daughter in August and now my new release, IF I WANT YOU on Nov 8th. I am SO excited for readers to get hold of this book!

I believe it’s my grittiest romantic suspense to date and a book that I am proud to be published by The Wild Rose Press who were the first publisher to believe in me. If I Want You is a stand-alone story and revolves around the abduction of a young girl and the effect it has on the heroine, Tori Peterson, when she fails to intercept the snatching.

It’s a fast-paced, race against time for Tori to save the girl and also open her heart to the hero, Mark Bolton, who joins her in the quest to find little Abby Brady.

So what’s next? You’ll have to watch this space for my further publishing news, but 2017 isn’t over yet so I’m keeping everything crossed!

I Want You
By Rachel Brimble

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Release Date: November 8, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 348 Pages
ISBN: 978-1509218042

Buy Link:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo

About the book:

When local journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her niece’s school, her horror and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to her parents.

While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby.

Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.


It wasn’t the just the smell of fresh air and sandalwood that alerted Tori to the fact Mark had joined them. It was the way his shadow fell over her as though covering her body with his wide, deep and potentially dangerous protectiveness.

She didn’t bother to look at him...even though her Cally was seriously looking. Tori lifted her hand in a half-hearted wave. “Take a seat, superhero.”

“I will.” He sat beside her. “Thank you.”

Every now and then, when she was alone at home, she’d picked up a book. And every now and then, Tori would toss the book across the room whenever she read the words, “the air crackled between them.” Well, whatever instantly plagued the atmosphere between her and Mark as she forced her gaze to his, she was loath to call it crackling. Maybe humming… screaming… burning… but definitely not crackling.

She swallowed. “What are you doing here?”

“Olivia’s staying at a friend’s. I was at a loose end.”

Despite her best efforts to fight her smile, it was ruthless and broke through her barriers like they were made of sugar paper. “Loose end, my ass. You were no doubt pacing around the house and doing everything you could not to get in the car and go get her.”

He smiled and put a glass on the table. “Merlot, right?”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the 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 Feb 2018. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical 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!

Amazon Author Page:

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks for having me here today! Hi,Lisa - good luckxo

  3. The English countryside sounds really nice.

  4. Hello, everyone! Sorry I didn't pop in yesterday - life took a very unexpected turn but I'm back now and thank you all so much for following the tour. I LOVED writing this book!

  5. I love your cover and I would love to red your book.

  6. I'm looking forward to reading If I Want You. Thanks so much for posting.