Sunday, 11 December 2011

Author interview with Rachael Wade and e-book giveaway

I would like to say a big hello and welcome to the wonderful Rachael Wade! Who was kind enough to drop by for an interview and e-book giveaway, of her brand new book 'AMARANTH' (Adult Paranormal). Below is her interview, and up for grabs is  a chance to win 2 E-copies of her book.

 A little bit About the Author

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Rachael Wade is the author of Amaranth, the first instalment of the epic fantasy romance series, The Resistance Trilogy. She is a member of the FF&P (Futuristic, Fantasy, and Paranormal) Special Interest Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, and her work has been published in The Storyteller magazine and A Hudson View  International Poetry Digest. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to help fight animal cruelty.

Title: Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy #1)
Author: Rachael Wade
Publisher: The Rabbit Hole Press
Date Published: July 27th 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy


Book One of an Adult Paranormal Fantasy Romance Series

Knowledge changes everything…

Hoodoo-influenced Southern Louisiana seems like the perfect place for Camille to escape her abusive past and dysfunctional family. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the handsome Gavin Devereaux and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Wrestling to escape a deadly ex-boyfriend while giving Gavin a chance, Camille is confronted with decisions that threaten not only her life, but the lives of her inhuman friends she has come to love. Entangled in her friends’ quest for freedom, she dives into their realm and faces the threats of Amaranth’s ruler—the mother of all vampires—and her own inner demons.

Now Camille must decide whether she will derail her life and make the ultimate sacrifice for the monsters that interrupted her bumpy path back to sanity—what she still wants so desperately—or escape with Gavin before it’s too late for both of them.


Tell us a little about Amaranth and the Resistance Trilogy.

Amaranth is the first book in the trilogy and it revolves around a girl named Camille and her inner monologue and journey. It focuses on how she finds herself and her inner strength, and then introduces her to Gavin, the other lead. The trilogy is an epic fantasy romance with vampires and Hoodoo and Voodoo elements. Book two and three in the series still revolve around Camille and Gavin’s romance, but there is also a lot more going on. Overall it’s about love and loss and how we respond to it, and about prevailing and moving on.

Why do you think readers can relate to your characters? 

I think the characters are very flawed and very real, so readers can connect to them on some level. I’ve especially seen this with Camille—I’ve heard from readers who either love her or hate her, who say she’s either strong or weak. I think she is the most relatable because she has issues, she’s very flawed, and she’s not this kick-ass heroine that always has it all together and can knock the bad guys down with a single punch. She has to work for her strength, has to find it and fight for it, and I think that’s a stronger, internal strength that people can relate to. I think people also relate to Gavin because he’s driven by common human emotions and motives, to avenge the ones he loves and to find redemption for himself.

Who is your favorite character in the series? 

I really love Samira even though she’s the villain. She is the way she is for a reason and I like looking at that, like examining that. She’s sexy, seductive, and elegant, but she’s also heartbroken and is actually a very sad character. I can also really relate to Camille and I like her spirit as the story progresses. I like seeing her become stronger and surer of herself as things develop.

Do you have any musical muses while writing? 

Oh, man. Yes, too many to name. But Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, and Evanescence are my biggest influences and I listen to them nonstop. My iPod goes everywhere I go and I listen to music when I’m outlining and setting up my storyboard.

Which authors inspire you? 

My two biggest literary heroes are Sylvia Plath and Cormac McCarthy, but there are so many others. I also love Robert Frost and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. She’s a musician, but she’s a poet at heart and her song lyrics always inspire me.

Do you have any projects in the works? What’s next for you? 

Right now I’m working on a contemporary romance and am about to start on book three of the Resistance Trilogy. I also have a literary novel in the works, but I’m not sure when that will be finished. The Gates, book two in the Resistance Trilogy, releases April 25th, 2012, and the contemporary romance will release some time after that.

Any last words for your readers? 

Thanks for your interest in my work, and if you happen to like what you read, please leave a review. That’s always the biggest compliment a writer can receive. I also love to hear from my readers, so please e-mail me or stop by Goodreads or Facebook and say hello. I’m very active there and always try to respond to as many messages as I can.

Where can readers find your books? 

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Smashwords. You can also visit my website for free excerpts and any current promotions.

Find me here: Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter 


Rachael was kind enough to offer 2 E-Copies of  her book Amaranth. Two lucky People will receive a Smashwords code, to download Amaranth in a format of their choosing. Winners will be Notified within 2 days of the competition ending. Competition ends on Sat 17th Dec 2011, Winners must claim their copy by the 19th Dec 2011. You know the drill just fill in the Raffle. GOOD LUCK :)


  1. I've heard good things about this book. Great interview. I LOVE Mumford & Sons! :)

  2. I have and have read this awesome book so I am not entering the giveaway. I just wanted to stop by this lovely blog and enjoy the interview and post today. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today. I am looking forward to the next book in this series :)

  3. @ Sam Bella--Thanks for stopping by, Sam! Yes, I am a Mumford and Sons groupie. Only they don't get to the US very often, so it's a bummer. I love seeing my favorite bands live and hope they will hop across the pond soon! :)

    @Denise--You're always so great about stopping by these tours to say hello. I think it's safe to speak for other authors as well as myself when I say that your support is very much appreciated and your participation means the world to us. Thanks for coming by to show some love!

    Much love,

  4. @ Sam Bella, Thank-you so much, I love Mumford and Sons also. :)

    @Denise, Thank-you for taking the time to stop by, I am glad you enjoyed the first in the series. :)

  5. Awesome Interview I Absolutely Loved this book and can not wait for book 2 Everyone you should put Amaranth on ur Christmas wishlist.


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