Monday, February 11, 2013

CBLS Book Tours Interview : Rachel Brimble - Finding Justice

Finding Justice
by Rachel Brimble
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Published by Harlequin Superromance
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 85,000

Available at:
Amazon | ARe | B&N | Harlequin

Old friends, new secrets…

Sergeant Cat Forrester lives by her own set of rules. When her childhood friend is murdered, Cat's world is thrown into chaos. Especially because Jay Garrett-a man from her past-is a suspect, and he needs her help to prove he's innocent. After all they once shared, how can she say no?

The attraction flares between them, and getting involved with a suspect is a huge risk. But the more time Cat spends with Jay, the stronger the tug on her heart. He is the same caring, irresistible man she remembers. Yet she can't let her emotions interfere with the case-solving it is top priority. And as she digs deeper, she discovers Jay has secrets that may jeopardize any possible future together.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult situations and language and may be considered offensive to some readers.


1. Tell us 5 things most readers wouldn't know about you.

- I love to knit
- I have a phobia of bridges
- I regularly eat four jelly donuts from our local bakery in one sitting ;)
- I ‘speak’ for my dog in a stupid voice
- I was rescued by helicopter from a hotel roof during the 2010 French floods

2.What is your favorite genre to read? and what is your favorite genre to write?

My favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense – although a close second is historical from either the Tudor or Victorian eras. I have attempted a Tudor novel twice so far and abandoned both of them. I just don’t feel confident as I’m writing that period. I’ve just finished third Victorian which will be sent to my agent in the next couple of weeks.

3. What is the most challenging aspect of writing romantic suspense?

The plotting! I LOVE writing romantic suspense but getting the suspense thread and relationship thread right is tricky. I start out with a sketchy plan but it always ends up completely different that I thought at the beginning. ‘Upping the stakes’ is the most important element and I constantly worry about it – I seem to be doing something right, thank goodness!

4. If you could be a character in any of your novels, which one would you be?

I love Cat in Finding Justice – she’s a feisty, hardworking cop who has all sorts of personal problems going on. Yet she manages to balance them and keep her heart in the right place too. I really enjoyed creating her and telling her story. As she’s the star of book one in what I hope is an ongoing series, I intend to keep up with Cat by featuring her as a secondary character in the following books.

5. What is your favorite book?

For a classic – Gone With The Wind

For modern – The Chesapeake series by Nora Roberts or her single title, Montana Sky. Fabulous!

About the Author: 
Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. She started writing short stories about eight years ago but once her children were at school, she embarked on her first novel. It was published in 2007. Since then, she’s had several books published with small presses as well as securing her first contract with Harlequin Superromance in May 2012.

Represented by US agent Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency, Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. 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. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused…

Connect with Rachel Brimble:
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Maria D. said...

Thanks for the interview - I really like the sound of this book and have heard great things about it

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Maria!

That's great to know that people are saying good things about Finding Justice - I'm VERY nervous about the reception as it's my first for Harlequin. PRESSURE!!

Thanks for commenting!

Rachel x

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh congrats on this being your first Harlequin. Superromance is a great line!

Rachel Brimble said...

Thank you So much! I am thrilled to be part of the line and also that my editor is requesting outlines of more books quicker than I can write them, LOL!

Nice to 'meet' you :)

Rachel x