For my ‘Meet the Character’ blog this week I’ve invited the lovely Rachel Brimble over to interview Tori Peterson from her romantic suspense novel ‘I Want You’.
First, let’s find out a bit about the book
When local journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her niece’s school, her horror and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to her parents.
While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby.
Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.
Now let’s read Rachel’s interview with Tori
Hi, Tori, I am so glad you have managed to take some time out of your busy work as a journalist to chat with me. Shall we dive straight in with my questions?
Sure, and I’m happy to be here – my editor is driving me nuts today, so an interview is a welcome relief.
Great! Tell me, have you always wanted to be a journalist?
An event in my childhood affected me deeply and as I grew up I thought I wanted to be in the police as a way of preventing some of the horrible things that happen in the world and protect people. Then I was told I had a talent for writing and making people relaxed enough to talk to me, so I decided to be an investigative journalist which could also lead to avenues of helping people and fighting their corner.
Is that why you became so intimately involved in the Abby Brady case?
I witnessed Abby’s abduction and so I was intimately involved from the very beginning. I was the last person who saw her alive so finding her overtook my entire life. I was thankful for the support of the paper and Mark Bolton, a widower and father I met on the day of the abduction.
What were your first impressions of Mark?
Ha! I thought him a bit of an overbearing, bossy jerk, to be honest…but it wasn’t long before I uncovered the root of his need to protect those around him. He lost his wife in a walking accident and the love of his life is now his daughter, Olivia. She’s fantastic and watching her and Mark together is one of my favourite things.
What do you like to do for fun?
I am absolute TV freak! My ideal night is preparing a huge bowl of nachos with sour cream, guacamole and salsa, pouring a large glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc and watching TV. My favourite shows are crime shows, period dramas with a good injection of comedy, too.
Do you mind if I ask you some quick-fire questions? I’d love for you to say the first thing that comes into your mind.
Go for it
Favourite TV show
Anything by Tess Gerritsen
Dog or cat
Coffee or Tea
Work or Play
Work…is that just a little sad, lol?!
LOL! Thanks for speaking with me, Tori – wishing you all the best for the future!
Intrigued? You can buy the book here:
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/190CYmx
Amazon US: http://a.co/c5O5R7s
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had seven books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and an eighth coming in Jan 2018. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press as well as writing several single titles for the Wild Rose Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. 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.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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