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If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters?
Ideally, I would like casting for Sione to be done in New Zealand or Australia, so a person of Polynesian descent could get the part. However, technically, the Sione character has a Tongan father and a Belizean mother. Belize is a very ethnically diverse country and the people have varying complexions and skin tones. I suppose, in a pinch, I might go for Dwayne Johnson, even though he’s Samoan. And if he agreed to the part, I would definitely cast myself as Spencer! Ha!
How do you come up with the titles of your books?
The titles of my book is designed to make people think a little harder about what Flawless Danger is really referring to – it’s easy to assume it has to do with the dangerous situation Spencer finds herself in trying to deliver counterfeit passports and steal a mysterious item from Sione, but it’s actually deeper than that. Spencer’s point of view on love and how she would lose herself if she fell in love is the ultimate danger she is really afraid of. And love is Flawless, thus the title Flawless Danger.
What does your writing space look like?
My writing space is bright and minimalistic. I need lots of natural light and a clean desk, devoid of any clutter. Sometimes, I have to clean before I write. It’s weird, but messiness is very distracting for me.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I love soap operas! It’s not uncommon to catch me screaming at the television as I watch Days of Our Lives and Young and the Restless when I’m not writing and sometimes when I am writing.
What is your favourite color?
What is your favourite pleasure food?
I love cake.
What is your favourite season?
I was born in the summer and have loved that time of year for as long as I can remember. The hot Texas sun on a bright summer day is heaven for me.
What is your favourite television show?
Days of Our Lives
What is your favourite movie?
Who is your favourite actor?
Ben Affleck would be my favorite actor, and I really love when he does comedies. Reindeer Games is one of my favorites. For favorite actress, it would be Sandra Bullock.
What is your favourite song?
“Flawless” by Beyoncé. Because I woke up like dis.
What is your favourite comfort clothing attire?
What books might we find on your bedside table?
Right now, I’m really into non-fiction and autobiographies. You would find Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” as well as the autobiographies of Ricky Martin and Holly Madison, which give a taste of how varied my reading interests are!
Describe yourself in three words.
Sexy, dangerous, mysterious.
Trying to rectify the mistake that unleashed his dark past, Sione runs to the rescue of a beautiful woman staying at his resort, saving her from a brutal attack … The sly beauty who doesn’t want a hero is no damsel in distress, considering the suspicious circumstances she seems involved in. He should stay away from the beautiful liar, but something about her makes him want to forget his doubts and do anything—even if it means relying on his violent instincts—for a chance to be with her.
Spencer froze, still bent at the waist, staring at the floor, trying to ignore the prickly heat rising up her neck and the sound of Sione’s voice, which gave her a warm shiver.
Standing, struggling to cover herself with the sarong, Spencer took a step back as Sione walked into the dressing room, filling it with his size and strength, crowding her, and a sudden attack of claustrophobia battled with a warm sensation starting deep below her navel and snaking southward toward the center of her thighs.
“Where is the sales lady?”
“I think she’s helping another customer,” he said.
“Another customer,” Spencer mumbled, still trying to cover herself with the swatch of pink fabric. “That figures.”
“You need a different size or something?”
“I don’t know how to tie this thing.” Spencer shook her head. “I’ve tried and tried.”
“Let me help you,” Sione said.
“No, no,” She said. “You don’t have to do that, just … I think you should leave.”
Smiling, Sione grabbed the sarong from her.
A strange sound erupted from her, something between a squeal and a shriek, as she stood there in her lace bra and matching panties.
“It’s actually very easy.” He moved behind her.
Flabbergasted by his blatant audacity, she shook her head.
Sione maneuvered Spencer’s arms and then wrapped the sarong around her. Shell-shocked, she stood stiff as a board as he worked with the sarong, twisting the ends, bringing them up and behind her neck, and tying them together.
“Okay, there you go.” He turned her toward the mirror.
“Hmm,” Spencer mumbled, turning to the side, admiring his handiwork, vaguely wondering how he did it and how he knew how to do it.
“You really know how to put one of these things on.”
“I know how to take one off, too.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
As a pre-teen, a young Rachel quickly tired of the Sweet Valley High Series and moved on to work by Sidney Sheldon, Jackie Collins and Dominick Dunne, which was just the spark necessary to fuel her love of writing. Her first stories were written on a Brother typewriter during long summer days in Texas, where she always had an extra typewriter ribbon and correction tape handy.
Rachel later studied journalism and graduated from the University of Houston where she published articles in the Daily Cougar. She is a freelance writer and blogger with a penchant for melodrama and a frequent traveler to beach locales. Many of her stories take place on the islands, which she has visited around the world.
Rachel writes complex, multicultural stories centered on strong women in jeopardy, fighting for love and their own lives. When not writing, this read-a-holic can be found listening to audiobooks, reading the Book of Jeremiah, or scouring soap opera blogs. Rachel resides in Houston with her three sock monkeys.
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