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An Interview with Rachel Vincent...

September 18, 2010
Can y'all w00t with me? *grin* Today, I'm totally freaking lucky to have a visitor... Rachel Vincent stops by to answer some questions, and share a teaser! Come see what she has to say.

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drey: Hello, Rachel. Welcome to drey’s library! I’m so excited to have you visit, and am impatiently waiting for Alpha! Readers, Rachel is the author of the Shifters and the Soul Screamers series. And I promised to keep this one short, even though I have so many questions!! So let's get started...

Rachel, tell us about yourself in 10 sentences or less.

Rachel: I am a writer and a resident of San Antonio. I can’t cook, but I love to bake. I don’t carry a purse.

drey: I used to be able to not carry purses. Somehow that changed...

Did you always want to be an author?

Rachel: Yes, even before I knew that was a valid career choice.

drey: Can you share your first sale with us?

Rachel: Stray was my first sale. My agent, Miriam Kriss, sold it in a four-publisher auction in January, 2006, after eleven days on the market, as the first in a 3-book contract.

drey: Wow, she's some agent! Then again, the books are awesome! *grin*

For those who haven’t read your books, can you tell us a little about Faythe and her world? Kaylee and bean sidhes?

Rachel: Faythe is a female werecat struggling to make a place for herself in a strictly patriarchal society which values her womb above everything else she has to offer. She starts off stubborn and spoiled, refusing to fall into line (not that I can blame her) and gradually begins to take responsibility for more than herself and to demand revolution.

Kaylee is a sixteen year old bean sidhe—-banshee, to the uninformed—-who doesn’t figure out what she is and what she can do until the middle of the first book in the Soul Screamers series. But along with the discovery of her species comes knowledge of the Netherworld, a hellish alternate dimension that seems determined to keep pulling her in.

drey: Where do you get your inspiration?

Rachel: I don’t know. Random things lead to “what if” moments, which eventually gang up on me to form the skeleton of a story. But the details are where all the real work comes in.

drey: How hard was it to wrap up Faythe’s story? Who are you going to miss the most? Is there a possibility you’ll revisit Faythe’s world in the future?

Rachel: It was very hard. It feels like saying goodbye, and that’s just never happy. I’m going to miss Faythe the most, because I spent years in her head. But after Alpha, there’s still “Hunt,” the Abby story coming up in an anthology from Tor next year.

drey: Ooooh. More! Yay!

If one of your series were transferred to the screen, which one would it be, and who would be in it?

Rachel: I can picture either of them on the screen. But I’d love to have brilliant unknown actors.

drey: What are you looking forward to next?

Rachel: After I finish IF I DIE (the 5th Soul Screamers book), I’ll be writing the first in my new adult series, scheduled to debut next year.

drey: What can we look forward to next?

Rachel: Up after Alpha is “Reaper,” an online Soul Screamers novella from Tod’s POV, which will be free for at least a little while. It’s currently scheduled for about a month before the Jan 1 US release of My Soul To Steal!

Y'all, find Rachel online at her website,, and her blog,

And here's a teaser for you from Alpha:
"You should calm down," Dean warned, his breath brushing my ear. "You're getting your lovers all riled up, and that just can't end well." From pg. 122 of Alpha

I so cannot wait to find out what happens!! Aargh!!!

Find out more about Rachel's Shifters series at, and her Soul Screamers series at

FTC Disclosure: I am an affiliate at IndieBound, The Book Depository, and Amazon, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.


Bethany C. said...

I blew out a relieved sigh when I read she's starting a new adult series (not that her YA isn't fabulous)! I don't even care what it's about; I'm buying it as soon as it's available.

justpeachy36 said...

Rachel is one of my favorite authors. I hate to the Shifter series end with Alpha but I'm excited to see where Rachel will take us next.

drey said...

Me too, Bethany, me too! :)

justpeachy36, I think I'm going to *sniffle* when I finish reading Alpha... :(

Victoria said...

I was sad to see the series end. But ALPHA is a fantastic read. Rachel is a remarkable writer.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Great interview!

She stopped by my blog today to discuss love triangles and I've hosting an International giveaway too!

Stop by!

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