Monday, August 4, 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway: Out Of Hiding by Rachel Dylan

Welcome to Christian Book Review Blog, Rachel! Thank you for being here! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Yes, I’m a Georgia girl who has a wonderful husband and five amazing furkids—3 cats and 2 dogs. I write inspirational romantic suspense. 

When did you first discover that you loved writing? 

I started writing in elementary school. I especially loved writing poetry. But not until I was in my thirties did I write a novel. 

Why do you write the type of books that you do?

I write inspirational romantic suspense because I love writing edge of your seat stories filled with suspense and intrigue. I especially like to write characters who are in law enforcement.  

What was your greatest obstacle in writing and how did you overcome it?

I think getting used to your work being reviewed and judged is difficult. But I’m learning not to take it personally, and that not everyone will like every story. All I can do is write from the heart. 

Has writing changed your life in any way?

Writing has given me a much needed creative outlet. I find so much fulfillment in writing that I have been unable to find in other things I’ve done. It’s truly a blessing to be able to write.

What Bible scripture has impacted your life the most?

This is a tough one! But I always come back to Psalm 23. 

Is there a book you’ve read that has been truly spectacular?

Wow, this is a difficult one. There are so many wonderful books out there. I just recently started re-reading This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I read the book when I was in high school, and it had a huge impact on me. It’s been fascinating to revisit all the years later. 

What’s the funniest/quirkiest thing you’ve ever done? 

While I’m generally shy, I do love to karaoke every now and again. 
Please tell us about the featured book.

Sure! Here’s the blurb. 


This vow has kept P.I. Sadie Lane safe ever since she saw her parents murdered and then entered Witness Protection. But when she gets a lead on the long-ago killer she can't forget, Sadie joins forces with a dashing FBI agent leading his own investigation into the crime boss. Kip Moore makes her yearn to trust, but protocol demands Sadie keep her true identity hidden. Secrecy is all that has kept her alive. As they venture deep undercover into her target's syndicate, Sadie finds herself in over her head. Kip is her only hope as she comes face-to-face with a killer from her past. A deadly past that now threatens her future…and Kip's.

Can you please give us the first page?

Sadie felt the bullet whiz by her head as she crouched down in the wet dirt. Darkness surrounded her, but she wasn’t alone. Her gut screamed loudly that something was terribly wrong. And she always trusted her gut. She had company, and if that bullet was any indication, they meant business. The sound of the crackling leaves told her someone was moving quickly in her direction.

Dressed in all black, she lay flat on the ground in the dark woods. No one was going to see her. That bullet wasn’t meant for her but was intended for someone else. Who? She didn’t want to stick around long enough to find out. She prayed that Megan wasn’t out here in the woods tonight—alone, scared and with bullets flying. It was no place for a sixteen-year-old girl.

She checked her gun and kept her position low against the damp, muddy ground. Her night vision goggles were a blessing. It was then she saw what she dreaded the most. The letters FBI on a dark-colored flak jacket as an agent trounced his way through the woods. Why the FBI was involved in whatever was happening in these woods she didn’t know, but she didn’t like it. They were invading her turf.

Sadie had her first solid lead on the Vladimir network in El Paso, and she didn’t want to give up the opportunity. She’d been on stakeouts for weeks, desperately trying to determine if Igor—the man who had taken everything from her—was in El Paso. Her intel had been that something related to the Vladimir crew was going down in the woods tonight. She had hoped that whatever it was wasn’t going to involve Megan—the missing girl she was looking for. Sadie knew that Vladimir’s crew was responsible for her disappearance. That’s why she’d sought out the job just days ago.

Where can readers learn more information about you?

I’m active on social media. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and on my webpage.

(This giveaway is only open to followers of Christian Book Review Blog, so be sure you are a follower!) 
Rachel has generously offered to giveaway a print copy of Out Of HidingPrint giveaway is available to U.S residents only. Giveaway ends on Saturday August 16, 2014 at midnight (Eastern time). Thanks for coming by to enter!

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