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Thursday, September 23, 2010

When I’m not writing… with Rachel Vincent!




I don’t know if you guys realized by now, but I’m a HUGE FAN of Rachel Vincent. Read all of her published books, love ‘em all and I crave for the next releases! So I am very happy to have Rachel on the blog today to share with us what her “non-writing life” is like! Her next release, Alpha, is right around the corner, only 5 more days to wait (!!!) and we have an exclusive teaser to share with you, so make sure you read until the end =)




bookshelfWhat do I do when I’m not writing? I watch DVDs, read, or play Rock Band with #1. Honestly, though, I don’t get a lot of not-writing time anymore. Good thing I love my job!

Here’s a glimpse of what I do when I do get a break. ;)

This is a shot of one of the bookshelves in my office. The top two are mostly YA, which is what I’ve been reading and writing since I finished Alpha, and the books I’ve enjoyed most recently include an ARC of Matched, by Ally Condie (the blindingly white one, second from the left, top shelf), an ARC of The Duff, by Kody Kepplinger (bright yellow, on top), and White Cat, by Holly Black (second shelf).

This other picture shows the DVDs and Bluerays we watch most often (or love the most, but rarely get a chance to re-watch). DvdsSeries of note include Buffy (of course!), Angel (not as good as Buffy), True Blood (IMO, season 1 was the best by far), Veronica Mars (love!), Carnivale (I really wish that one hadn’t ended after only 2 seasons), and Big Love (my can’t-look-away- from-the-train-wreck guilty pleasure).

Oh, and Weeds. Though I liked the first 2 seasons of that one best.

I also watch and love Dexter, but I don’t own the whole thing. Though I do own (and love) the color-change mug!

As for movies, I love a good horror, but I rarely re-watch them, so we don’t buy them. But we re-watch comedy. We have nearly every Kevin Smith movie, and they all merit multiple viewings. We also love 40 Year Old Virgin, Accepted, Tropic Thunder, Wedding Crashers, and Office Space. And Ghostbusters. And Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which is evidently in the Playstation right now, or it would be in this stack. ;)

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Thank you so much Rachel for taking a moment in your busy schedule to share with us =) It’s greatly appreciated!

Before We get to the Alpha teaser let me show you Rachel’s other books, in case she’s a new to you author =)

The Soul Screamers series (click picture to purchase)

My soul to Take Cover

(Jan 2011)                      

Shifters Series

About Alpha:


The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we’ve been busy. But now it’s time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother’s death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It’s not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I’m heading for a final showdown that can—that will—change everything forever.

And now that exclusive excerpt I talked to you about?

"Yeah, he's good at maintaining the illusion of integrity. It's like an evil superpower." From Alpha, pg 108

Can you guess who said that?

You can also read my Spoilers Free Review HERE =)


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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. Nice post! I love Rachel Vincent! She is such a great writter :)

  2. *sigh*

    I'm so sad to see Shifters come to a close, but so excited that I'm picking up my copy in about an hour and a half from B&N!

    Thanks for this glimpse into Rachel's world! We share the same taste in movies I see, and agree that True Blood S1 was FAR superior to S2 & 3.

    I'm going to guess that Faythe said that quote. I really have no clue though. Guess I'll find out tonight!

  3. I got to meet Rachel when I was at BEA and I picked up Shift at the signing. I plan on picking up the rest of the books in that series as its sounds really good.

    The Soul Screamers Series sounds relaly good too and I love the covers.

    Great post.

  4. I love Rachel Vincent too! Alpha is the absolute best ending to the Shifters series. I will miss Faythe but I am so happy with how her story ended.

  5. Great Post!

    Rachel in one of my fav's too! Such a great writer. Can't wait to read Alpha...

  6. Love the interview. Won't say who said the excerpt. It wouldn't be fair since I've read it already.

  7. Great author post!

    She stopped by my blog today to discuss love triangles and I've hosting an International giveaway too!

    Stop by!