Author BioA New York Times bestselling author who has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it's a safe bet she'll never stop, because now she writes them too. Granted, Raine's stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. Ever! Writing books pretty much fills her days now and she's always busy. Raine has a prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. She loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can connect with her on Facebook or visit her blog at www.RaineMiller.com to find out what she's working on now.
I was introduced to Raine Miller's books by a friend of mine OK she is more like a sister to me. Then a group of people said you known you really need to read, I guarantee you will enjoy them. Well let's just say I purchased the first one and before I finished it had bought the second one. I was captivated from page one and literally could not put it down. Raine Miller has brought sexy back yeah yeah you thought it was Justin Timberlake. Sorry to disappoint you but it was Raine Miller. In loo of her third book being released I decided to dig a little deeper into the person that is Raine Miller. Raine is a fantastic story teller and gives you that edge you need to keep you ensconced in her love stories involving Brynne and the deliciously handsome Ethan Blackstone. So sit back and get to know the lovely Raine who has brought us the books we love to read and keeps our hearts beating fast.
Q: Ethan Blackstone is an extremely mouthwatering male character where does your inspiration for him come from?
Raine: Ethan came to me from the physical muse of British model, David Gandy. His personality was a blend of elements that I like in a hero. I wanted him to be successful but not the ruler of the universe, and I wanted him to be a loner rather than a player.
Q: This is a very steamy book, filled with lots of steamy sex. Why did you choose this genre?
Raine: I started writing the kind of book that I love to read myself. This is what I like to read, thus it’s what I write.
Q: Knowing that you have a third book coming out in this series, will there be other series? And are you are working on it already?
Raine: I do have a 4th Blackstone book coming at the end of the year. It will be more of a standalone though. I am also working on The Rothvale Legacy which is a spinoff of Blackstone featuring Ethan’s cousin, Ivan Everley as the hero.
Q: In life, what has been your biggest and most surprising accomplishment/s?
Raine: Making the New York Times as an indie author is up there pretty high.
Q: If you met a man like Ethan would you react to him the same way Brynne did?
Raine: Ummm…my books are works of fiction. Lovely, fantastical fiction. *grinning*
Q: Do you feel you were destined to be a writer? What made you choose writing, say over research or something as equally boring?
Raine: I didn’t start writing until four years ago. It was something I discovered as a fun way to entertain myself and I loved it so much I kept on writing. It was for me, as fun as reading a good book that I couldn’t stop reading. Writing was just a hobby I did in my free time. I sort of fell into this. I never dreamed it would turn into a new career.
Q: Would you ever think to pose nude for any type of art?
Raine: Possibly in my youth I might have considered it. I studied art in college and life drawing is a course we had to take. The body as subject is just that—art.
Q: Who or what is your biggest inspiration in life?
Raine: My goal is to live my life truthfully and healthfully with no regrets about the choices I’ve made. I think if I can manage that, then I am golden. I’ve been blessed with a husband who supports me and is proud of me, and two beautiful children. I am a lucky woman.
Q: If you could accomplish anything in life what would it be and why?
Raine: I would like to have a book that I’ve been written be made into a film. That is my ultimate dream to be able to bring a story I created, to so many people.
Q: Come on, tell the truth. Rhage is your favorite BDB Brother, true? You can admit it, it is just between friends *winks*
Raine: I LOVE Rhage at BDB Unbound that is very true. *smiles wide*
Q: Really, who is your favorite character in fiction? Male? Female? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
Raine: There are many favorites. Males: Vishous from JR Ward’s Lover Unbound, Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jason Bourne from Robert Ludlam’s The Bourne Identity. Females: Ayla from Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear series, Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The men are all aloof and strong, intelligent and somewhat damaged. The women are all kind and smart, but compassionate and tough.
BARNES AND NOBLE
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