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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas With… Rachel Vincent


Rachel Vincent released the first book in her brand new adult series, Blood Bound, back in August and since it was my favorite read of 2011, I had to invite Rachel to the event! I will let you guess how excited I was when she accepted *g*


1- Blood Bound is the first book in your new series, how hard was it to create a whole new world that's so different from everything out there?

Very, very difficult. And I've already heard that it's "too similar" to another book I've never read, so really, it feels impossible to create something totally new. The best we can do as writers is to write everything from our own perspective and try to bring some new slant even to old ideas.

2- Blood Bound has been my favorite read in 2011, what's been the fan response like?

For the most part, people really seem to like it. One blog reviewer said that she liked it, but didn't plan to continue because she can't imagine the world not getting darker with each book. And I think that's a valid point. These aren't light, fluffy stories. These are stories about people who have to make horrible choices and tragic sacrifices. That's never easy, and a world that forces those kinds of decisions will never be full of rainbows and sunshine. ;) But yes, I've been thrilled with the critical reception so far.

3- Shadow Bound, the second book in the series, features Kori & Ian, will we see more of Liv & Cam? I really liked them and feel like there's more to their story!

Yes, Liv and Cam will both be in the book a little bit. But they'll be on the other side of the great divide this time. ;)

4- How many books are planned in the series? I was sad to say my good byes to the Shifters series last year, but I'm happy to have a new amazing adult series to sink my teeth into!

Three. This will be a trilogy, unless something changes drastically.

Now onto some Christmas-y questions:

5- What's your favorite Christmas movie?

"It's A Wonderful Life." That may be a cliched answer, but it's true. I'm fascinated with the concept. I'd love to do something with that "what if I'd never been born" concept some day.

6- What's a typical Christmas like in the Vincent family?

Lots of baking. A real tree. Traditionally colored wrapping paper and white lights outside. I like a traditional Christmas. So it's kind of unfortunate that I live in San Antonio, where it was 70 degrees on Christmas day last year. ;)

7- How is it different from when you were a kid?

Now I'm an adult and I buy presents. And I pick the menu. And bake the pies.

8- Is there any Christmas wishes you'd like to share with our readers?

I hope everyone gets at least one new book for Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) this year. You can never go wrong with reading. ;)


If it got you curious, here’s a bit more about Blood Bound

*Beware official product description contains spoilers*

By blood, by word, by magic...

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special – a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner...every touch...every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over...

Read my Review

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository


Rachel would like to offer one of you a copy of Soul Screamer omnibus vol1!

Open to US Only

Giveaway Ends January 4th, 2012.

All you have to do is fill the Rafflecopter form below.

The only mandatory entry is to provide your name and email addy =)

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Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series about a werecat named Faythe Sanders, who is learning to define her own role in her family and fighting to claim a place in her Pride. Her new adult series, Unbound, will debut September 1, 2011 in the US, Canada, and the UK with Blood Bound.

Rachel’s young adult urban fantasy series, Soul Screamers, is about a teenage bean sidhe (banshee) trying to balance a normal high school experience with the terrifying, hidden world she’s just discovered. My Soul To Take, My Soul To Save, My Soul To Keep, and My Soul To Steal are available now. Look for book five, If I Die on October 1, 2011 in the US and Canada.

A resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her office with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks—seriously—and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

You can visit Rachel here.

More Rachel Vincent‘s books:

Stray (Shifters, #1)Rogue (Shifters, #2)Pride (Shifters, #3)Prey (Shifters, #4)Shift (Shifters, #5)Alpha (Shifters, #6)My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Take (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Save (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamer...My Soul to Steal (Soul Screame...If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers...Immortal: Love Stories with Bi...Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Pa...The Mammoth Book of Vampire Ro...Enthralled: Paranormal Diversi...Chicks Kick ButtSoul Screamers, Vol. 1: My Sou...Shadow Bound (Unbound, #2)


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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43 People left their mark' :

  1. Faythe is my favorite character. The Shifter series is AMAZING and I fell in love with all the characters

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  3. I've only read the first Soul Screamers novella, but I really liked Kaylee and I'd love to read more about her.

    GFC follower - JenM

  4. I so enjoy all of Rachel's works - YA and adult. First found her with the Shifter series and have enjoyed it all. Thank you so much.


  5. Forgot to say I love Faythe :).


  6. I actually haven't read any of Rachel's books yet - she's on my ever-expanding TBR list! I figured Blood Bound would be a great place to start.

  7. Ethan from the Shifters series is my favorite Rachel Vincent character.


  8. I have read Rachel's Shifter series and the first book in the Bound series. I have not read her Screamers series. That's awesome that it's a few of the books in one volume.

  9. Faythe from Rachel's Shifters is currently my favorite. I have yet to read either the Soul Screamers series or Blood Bound, so I might change my mind later. But most likely, I'll just find more characters to love.

    (Psst.... I'm a GFC follower.)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. My fave character, hmmm....definitely Marc! I loved that man! Faythe drove me a little nuts at times with her decisions regarding romance. But it wouldn't take me anywhere near as long to decide to be with Marc!


  11. Tod would have to be my favorite character but Kaylee is defiantly a close runner up.

  12. I love Rachel's books both YA and Urban Fantasy. And I can't wait for the next soul screamers and Unbound series to come out!

  13. Sadly I can't say. I haven't read anything from Rachel Vincent‘s series...Yet that is. Although, it's not for the lack of trying to. Just haven't made it there yet. I would love a chance to though. Thank you for the opportunity to win. DeAnna Schultz

  14. I haven't read any of Rachel's books yet so I can't pick a favorite.
    GFC: ML

    Happy Holidays!

  15. I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent either, though I've been wanting to for a long time and I own a few of her books from the Shifters series!

    I follow via GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Ever since My Soul To Take I have been very fascinated by Kaylee Cavanaugh. To have her abilities and still function is amazing. Without her there just wouldn't be a series.


  17. Faythe Sanders from the Shifters series is my favorite character.

    GFC follower - Barbara E.

  18. Fantastic interview!
    (Not entering the contest.)

  19. Faythe is my favorite. Followed closely by Tod :)

  20. Hmm....not sure. but of course, I haven't read them yet to be honest. And I follow by email-thunter_5@yahoo.com. The box thing wouldn't appear to let me type in my following way.

  21. GFC follower. :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  22. My favorites are Marc and Tod.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  23. I'm new to Rachel so this would be a great win so that I could try one of her books out.

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo.com

  24. Faythe is me Fave character
    I am a Follower GFC as Audie

  25. I haven´t read any book of her! But I'll do it soon!!
    I'm GFC follower

  26. My favorite character in all her books is Kaylee - she's a strong character!

  27. love all her characters but Faythe is my first and fave lol.
    I follow via GFC
    scrtspal at yahoo dot com

  28. I havent read any of her books yet. I know I really need to get on that!


  29. I love all of her books and have a few favorites. But if I have to choose one I am going to have to go with Tod!
    I follow via GFC Heather E.

  30. I'm really embarrassed to say that I haven't read any of her books yet! I have some on my Kindle waiting for me, though! I'm definitely going to fix this though by starting one tonight!

    GFC follower: Julie Witt

  31. I haven't read any of her books but I would love to start with this one!

    I follow by email.

  32. Faythe was my favorite character. She is such a tough lady it's hard not to be totally invested in her success. I haven't read this series yet but I would love too. Thanks for the give away.

    stephanie eckstein
    email subscriber eckstein 99, gfc follower stephjx, and fb follower.

  33. I think Tod is my favorite character :)

  34. I haven't read this author. I have put her on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance.

    I am a follower
    email, Twitter, FB, and GFC

  35. I haven't read from this author yet so I don't know much on the characters but I will deffently check it out now! ^^
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    GFC: red_tigergirl2
    Email: red_tigergirl2 (at) hotmail DOT COM

  36. I follow you through GFC: Jessirae

    I haven't read any of Rachel's books so I can't say who is my fav. But since the Heroine tourney, I really thought Kaylee was an awesome character!

  37. Tod is my favorite but I love Kaylee too :)

  38. I love Tod the best!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Kara DiDomizio (GFC)


  39. I haven't had a chance to read any of Rachel's books yet, so I don't have a favorite. Hopefully I'll get a chance to start one of her series soon. Thanks!

  40. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

    I enjoyed the books from the Shifters series (Faythe from "Rogue")

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com