Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Reluctant Bachelorette: An Interview and $15 Gift Card Giveaway

. . . will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson

Unknowingly cast as the bachelorette for her town’s charity event, Taycee Emerson wants out. Especially when she discovers her old teenage crush, Luke Carney, is one of the bachelors and it's up to the viewers--not her--to decide which bachelors stay or go.

Coerced into participating, Taycee does what any self-preserving girl would do. She launches a subtle attack on Luke’s good name with the hope of getting him voted off the show. Unfortunately, Luke's an eye-for-an-eye kind of guy, and when he discovers what she's up to, it means revenge.

But when their pranks go south, will they screw up any chance they have at a future together, or will they be able to forgive and forget and prove that love really does conquer all?

From the author . . . 

What is your favorite non-writing pastime?

Anything outdoors. Wakesurfing (surfing behind a boat) is probably my newest favorite thing to do. I'm also a fan of hiking, biking, and flying kites. 

When did you decide to take that step that made you a published author?

When I finished my first book. I decided then that no way would I have spent all that time writing for no reason. So I cleaned it up, asked a bunch of people to critique it for me, and submitted. Then I totally lucked out when that publisher wanted to publish it.

 Do you have a favorite character in The Reluctant Bachelorette? Who and why?

Yes, Jessa. She's frank, no-nonsense, and a bit self-serving at times, but deep down she's got a heart of gold. I love characters who make you weed through the imperfect human stuff to find the good beneath.

What is your favorite scene in The Reluctant Bachelorette?

The one in the tree. Love the setting, the set-up, and the way it unfolds.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

Real life. I'm not nearly imaginative enough to write pure fiction. 

Do you share any personality traits with Taycee?

Yes. I'm a fan of jeans and T-shirts and have a jaded opinion of reality TV shows.

Do you have to be alone or have quiet to write?

Yes! Otherwise my sentences end up choppy, incoherent, and just plain dumb--although that pretty much describes my first draft, so maybe I don't need quiet after all.

What do you have in store next for your readers?

I'm currently writing a story for a compilation book with two other awesome authors, Jolene Perry and Kaylee Baldwin. I'm thrilled to be doing this project with them. We are each contributing a short Christmas romance and will combine them into one book called All I Want. It should be a great holiday read for anyone who loves romance and Christmas.

What type of hero do you like best?

Handsome, of course. Dry humor, definitely. And a guy who will fall hard for the heroine.

What type of heroine do you like best?

Spunky, slightly sarcastic, and strong-willed. To me there's nothing worse than an insipid heroine.

If you could live the life of any character in any book, which would choose and why?

None. I'm rather fond of the life I have. Or maybe it's because I've already lived in all my characters lives over and over and over again as I muck my way through the revision process. Frankly, their lives are way too redundant for me.

Do you have a favorite author? Who and why?

C.S. Lewis, because he is beyond brilliant. I would love to have full access to his brain for a day or two.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your reader’s today?

Thanks so much for reading!

Meet Rachael Anderson
Rachael Anderson is the author of four contemporary romances: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four, can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Tour Giveaway
October 1st to 31st

Grand Prize
    Print copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette (Ebook for International winner)
    $15 Amazon Gift Card
    Copy of the DVD Sneakers (US only)
3 Kindle Ebook Copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette

Open to anyone who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent's permission. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  If the grand prize winner is not in the US they will receive only the  Amazon Gift card & a Kindle copy of The Reluctant Bachelorette.  The Sneakers DVD would then be awarded to the winner of the print copy  who must live in the US.


  1. Cute interview. I liked the tree scene too!

  2. I like heroes with dry humor too:)

  3. Thanks so much for participating in this tour! Really appreciate it!

  4. Pleasure having you with us today Rachael. This sounds like a great book--the kind that would make a fun romantic comedy movie! :)

  5. Great interview! Thanks for sharing with us MK!

  6. This looks like it just might be a fun read ;) Thank you for sharing with us, it is a new title to me and I will be looking forward to more.