Interview with Rachel Dunning

Describe your desk
There's an iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard on it, sometimes a laptop, and a fat pot of coffee.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Wait...I grew up? SOMEONE TELL MY MOM!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My next book...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking about writing.
Why do some of your characters do such insanely wild things - and some at such a young age!?
Shrugs, looks up, thinks. "Er, because...they say you should write what you know?"
Who are your favorite authors?
Nora Roberts, Jackie Collins, Stephen King, Brontë Sisters, John Green
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads, bestseller lists, online blogs, recommendations
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, a story at school. All I remember is it got a C and it was full of red pen after the teacher graded it. I was shattered and never wanted to write again.
What is your writing process?
Dive in and hope I don't drown.
What do you read for pleasure?
Er, for real? Like...EVERYTHING?
When did you first start writing?
In my teens.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Too complicated trying to get a publishing deal these days. Oh, and I wanted to become rich. Still working on that.
Published 2018-11-14.
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Books by This Author

Debt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The Debt Collector pays his debts, and he expects others to. He was raised in the slums of London and now fights for a living in the USA. Kyla Hensely was raised in privilege, but her father was loveless, and she never met her mother. She never expected to fall in love with the Debt Collector, but she did. They're wrong for each other, so wrong. And yet...so right.
Claiming Johnny - A New-Adult Novel
Series: Johnny. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,360. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 4 in the JOHNNY Series. The final chapter. Does Cat end up with Nathan? Does Nic keep the baby? Does Tiago take vengeance on Thunder and Johnny using his gang connections in Brazil? All your questions after Book Three will finally be ANSWERED! * CONTENT WARNING: Not suitable for readers under the age of 17 due to explicit sexual content and strong language. *
Her Mind Games - A Dark and Erotic Paranormal Romance
Series: Mind Games. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,660. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Book Two in the MIND GAMES series. An inner world of magic and power, ruled over by witches who are by nature conniving, deceitful, ... lustful. A hunter. Built and powerful and godly...obligated by duty to protect the witches from parasitic demons. The war is on. Witches are being recruited. And their innate weaknesses threaten to destroy them all.
His Mind Games - A Dark and Erotic Paranormal Romance
Series: Mind Games. Price: Free! Words: 39,440. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
An inner world of magic and power. A lover. A night together—their first night. And then—disaster. And so she ran, all the way down to Marfa Texas where she met...the man they call Jack. A demon. And now he has her. And he’s playing Mind Games with her. WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content, violence & strong language. Only appropriate for readers aged 17 and older. Book 1 of 2
Taking Johnny - A New-Adult Novel
Series: Johnny. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,350. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
"My name is Johnny. And this is my story." Johnny Abreu is no longer who he was growing up. The kind, caring, gentle soul has been taught by life that only those who take what they want succeed. And that's exactly what he does now. And suffers the consequences for it. Two girls. Three friends. One painful choice. ** WARNING: Intended for readers of 17 years or older. **
Losing Johnny - A New-Adult Novel
Series: Johnny. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,600. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Two guys. Four hearts. One major freakin problem. ** Not intended for readers under 17 years due to explicit sexual content ** Book 2 of 3 in the Johnny Series. Genres: New-Adult Romance Contemporary Romance Coming of Age Mature Young Adult Romance
Johnny - A New-Adult Novel
Series: Johnny. Price: Free! Words: 43,700. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Coming of age
Cat Ramsey has the perfect life. And then it all changes. Her world is turned upside down. She turns to Johnny. * Not suitable for readers under 17 years of age due to explicit sexual content. * Book 1 of 3 Genres: Coming of Age New Adult Romance Mature Young Adult Romance
Red Hot Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,160. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
For fans of J.A. Redmerski's EDGE OF NEVER comes a new SUMMER ROMANCE that will tear your heart apart and leave you wistfully dreaming about the characters long after you've put the book down. STANDALONE NOVEL. NO CLIFFHANGER! GREAT SUMMER READ. * CONTENT WARNING: Not suitable for readers under 17 years of age due to explicit sexual content and strong language *
Need Me (Truthful Lies Trilogy Book Three)
Series: Truthful Lies Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,400. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Four years ago, she left him. Three years ago, he betrayed her. Two years ago, she was empty. One year ago, she realized she'd been wrong. So...deadly...wrong...about him. And that she still loved him...endlessly. * CONTENT WARNING: Contains strong language and explicit sexual content. Not intended for readers under 17 years of age. *
Easter Sundae (Hot Holidays Series Book Two)
Series: Hot Holidays, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
The Hot Holidays Series is about steamy encounters around the times of well-known holidays. Their theme is light and sexy, and all of them have a Happily-Ever-After. Each is a standalone story with different characters and can be read in no particular order. ** CONTENT WARNING: Contains steamy sex scenes interspersed in between the humor. Intended to be read by ADULTS ONLY! **
Find Me (Truthful Lies Trilogy - Book Two)
Series: Truthful Lies Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Hot and Steamy New-Adult Romance! The story of Blaze Ryleigh and Declan Cox continues... Book 2 of 3 Genres: - New Adult Romance - Romantic Suspense - Coming of Age - Erotic Romance * This book contains strong sexual content and is not suitable for readers under 17 *
Know Me (Truthful Lies Trilogy - Book One)
Series: Truthful Lies Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,810. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
CONTENT WARNING: Intended for readers of ages 17+ due to sexual content and strong language. Blaze Ryleigh is an up-and-coming EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artist from Brooklyn. On a certain Saturday, three game-changing events occur: Realty Developers have bought her building. She's selected to play at one of Brooklyn's hottest underground parties. And she meets Declan Cox...
Christmas Comfort (Hot Holidays Series)
Series: Hot Holidays, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mitchell Langford knew how to please a woman. He also knew how to lose one. The one thing he didn't know, and for the life of him couldn't figure out, was how to keep one. ** Contains steamy sex between two awesome characters. ** ** Standalone Novella. NO Cliffhanger! **
Like You (Perfectly Flawed #1)
Series: Perfectly Flawed, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,160. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
90,000+ word STANDALONE NOVEL. NO Cliffhanger! Over 400 pages! He's hiding from his past. She's running from her present. He's lost his world. Her world is shattered. Sometimes, finding something to live for, means finding someone you're willing to fight for. New Adult Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense * Content-warning: Suitable only for readers aged 17+ due to mature content *