Monday, August 31, 2015

Her Hometown Redemption by Rachel Brimble: Tens List with Excerpt


What 10 things absolutely drive you insane?

  1. Prejudice – in any shape or form, it makes me see red! I am a dangerous woman to be around when anyone infers or says anything offensive.
  2. Melting paperbacks – I’ve just returned from a two week vacation in Verona. Out of the seven books I took with me, only three survived the heat.
  3. The bad listener – people who interrupt, talk over someone else or generally look at anything or anyone other than the person speaking
  4. Fear – Of doing anything that has the potential to increase happiness or success. I am a bigger annoyance to myself with this one than anything!
  5. Cancelled TV shows – HATE it when I love a series and it’s cancelled without warning. Grrr…
  6. Snoring…yes, I’m married to a snorer
  7. Dishwasher – I love my dishwasher, but hate that my teenage kids can’t seem to figure out that the dishes will not jump of their own accord from the kitchen counter into the washer.
  8. Laundry basket – again, I love my laundry basket, but hate that my kids are pretty good at dropping their clothes in the general vicinity but never in the basket.
  9. People driving whilst on their phones – why?? Are you insane?
  10. The fact I’m not superwoman and can’t do everything!


Her Hometown Redemption
by Rachel Brimble


When Tanya Todd returns to Templeton Cove, she knows better than to expect a warm welcome. She burned a few bridges on her way out of town, and making amends won't be easy. First on her list is the man whose heart she carelessly shattered, Liam Browne.

Seeing the successful criminal lawyer after all these years, Tanya is interested in more than just Liam's forgiveness. As they work together to bring the man who hurt her sister to justice, the attraction between them sizzles. Suddenly Tanya's second chance could include a future with Liam…if she can prove she's changed.


Hitching her bag onto her shoulder, Tanya pulled back her shoulders and approached Liam, trepidation ricocheting through her. What choice did she have but to talk to him? If she walked out without a word, things would only be harder the next time they met––and there would most definitely be a next time. There was always a next time in a place as small as Templeton.

His shoulders straightened beneath his crisp, white shirt as she neared. The music seemed to grow in volume, the beat matching her footsteps and the banging of her heart. When she was a safe distance away from him, Tanya stopped. “Hi.”

His crystal blue gaze bored into hers, his jaw tight and his mouth a thin line. The burning stares of the other patrons pricked at her skin, making her want to turn and face each of them down.

When it was clear Liam had nothing to say to her, Tanya inhaled. “Right, well, I guess I’ll see you around then.”


She halted with her back to him. Let me go, Liam. Please. She briefly closed her eyes, before opening them and facing him. “What?”

“Why don’t you join me?” He waved toward the empty seat at his table. “It’s…good to see you.”

Tanya glanced at the seat, at him and then around the restaurant. Familiar faces swam in front of her. Faces she remembered from a different life, a different time. Kevin and Nick. Bianca and Ella. All people she should’ve known would still be here. People who thought they knew her and her mother, but never really knew or understood them at all.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington--her debut was released in April 2013, followed by a second in January 2014 and the third is released Jan 2015.

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!



Rachel will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rachel Brimble said...

Thanks for having me here today! Look forward to chatting with your visitors 😊

DanieX said...

Can't wait to read this book 😀

Betty Woodrum said...

Hi Rachel, I like your top 10 list and I especially agree about the bad listener. It makes me think of this quote I read years ago and the gist of it is that: Most conversations are actually a monologue in the presence of another person! So true! I really enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!

Rachel Brimble said...

Hope you enjoy it! 😊

Rachel Brimble said...

Haha! That is true! Thanks for stopping by 😊

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I enjoyed the excerpt. :)

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a great the cover! Thanks for sharing :)

Angie D said...

Enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks!

Rachel Brimble said...

Nice to meet you, Cali! 😊

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Rita - glad you enjoyed it 😊

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Victoria! Thank you 😊wasn't sure about the cover at first but like it now!

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Angie! Good luck in the contest 😊

katieoscarlet said...

I wonder if the author finds inspiration for her works while walking the beautiful English countryside

David Fultner said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Katie - I DO! All my Victorian romances (ekensington) are set in and around Bath. There is so much history there, it would be impossible for me not to include it :)

Hi David - thank you!

Ree Dee said...

I really enjoyed your top 10 things and the excerpt. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi, Ree! Glad you enjoyed my pet peeves :)

Judy Thomas said...

Loved the excerpt! Thanks :)

Rachel Brimble said...

Thanks, Judy! Glad you stopped by :)

LesleyfromWI said...

Enjoyed reading about the author

Alex Reynolds said...

Lovely little excerpt, thank you Rachel!

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Lesley & Alex!

I am so happy so many of you have enjoyed my visit and writing - it truly means so much. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance!

Rachel Brimble said...

You're welcome! Good luck :)