MFT Interview and Giveaway with Rachel Caine!

I’m so thrilled to have the uber talented Rachel Caine on the blog today! Rachel is the author of the wildly popular Morganville Vampires series, as well as the Weather Warden and Outcast series (and much more).  She’s also got a brand new series in the works as well! Rachel was also kind enough to offer a copy of the newest Morganville Vampires book, Bite Club, to one lucky commenter!

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Rachel, thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions! I’m so thrilled to have you on the blog today!

Thank you, I’m delighted to be here!

You have a degree in business and have held jobs from accounting to web design! I read that you’ve been writing since you were 14. Did you always imagine eventually making a living as a writer?

Actually, I never thought I’d be able to make a living as a writer … I knew, from the very beginning, that the chances of doing that were slim, so I was very practical about it. I wanted to write books I enjoyed, and hopefully other people did, and I wanted to be able to have a steady career. I never really thought about quitting my day job, honestly.

What were some of your favorite novels or authors as a child?


Oh, so many! I think the ones that made the biggest, earliest impressions were adventure stories. I was a big Doc Savage fan, and the Phantom, and I fell in love with the romance and cleverness of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I adored Sherlock Holmes. Almost everything I loved had two components: historical settings, and great adventure. I got into science fiction at about twelve, and read everything from space operas to very literary stories. Then I discovered horror at fourteen, and loved that too. So I guess the answer is … everything?

Do you have any contemporary favorites?

Again, so many … too many to name. Outside of the genre, I love Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs’ Agent Pendergast series, and I think their novel ICE LIMIT, which wasn’t Pendergast, is one of the best-constructed tales I’ve ever seen. I love Jim Butcher’s Dresden series, and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie novels. I’m a big fan of so, so many authors working right now – it’s a great time to be a reader, truly.

The Weather Warden series is probably one of my favorite series ever. If it were made into a movie, who could you picture as David and Joanne?

HA, wouldn’t that be a kick? I have no idea, honestly. My initial physical models for Joanne and David were Sandra Bullock and a young James Spader, and then I got side-tracked by Michael Shanks. Now someone suggested Bridget Regan for Joanne, and I have to admit, that is very tempting. But I’m open to fantasy casting suggestions!

I imagine your schedule is probably grueling, with writing full time, not to mention appearances and signings. When you find time for yourself, how do you like to spend it?

Being that I’m actually extremely lazy at heart, I always make time for myself, but I don’t usually do much exciting with it … I put in about 8 to 10 hours of writing a day, when I’m not traveling, and then my husband and I go to a movie, or make dinner and watch TV or DVDs. And I read. And play Plants vs. Zombies and Angry Birds, like everybody else in America. Dreadfully normal, really.

Your brand new series, The Revivalist, starting with Working Stiff, comes out in August. Can you tell us a bit about it?

Sure! I’ve had this idea on the burner for a long time, and I’m delighted to finally get to play with it … Bryn Davis is a funeral director. She’s new at Fairview Mortuary, but determined to excel in her job. One problem: she’s found out that her boss is reviving the dead for profit in the basement, instead of burying them, and then blackmailing their families if they want the miracle to continue. Before long, Bryn is facing the same problem … needing an injection daily to continue her life, but only if she cooperates with the agenda of a sinister drug company. The Revivalist series has action, adventure, dead folks walking, nanites, and romance. So please, check it out!Thank you so much for asking me here today – it’s been delightful!

Visit Rachel at her website
Visit the awesome Morganville site!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
*Giveaway is for a *signed* copy of Bite Club to one winner!.
**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

About the book (from BN.com)
After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.There’s a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire- accompanied by her friends and frenemies-to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville…

89 Comments:

  1. BookLuvr Mindy

    Woo! Hoo! I want to enter! I love The Morganville Vampires!

    mindy.s.herbert(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Mickey @ imabookshark

    Nice interview and great giveaway!! Count me in!!

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    Thanks.
    Mickey @ imabookshark

  3. Great interview! Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks
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  4. Woot, this book sounds brilliant – count me in!!

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  5. Great interview. I love the Preston/Child series. I've read about half of them and all off Preston's solo books. Just got Ice Limit from BN.com sale, now I can't wait to start it!

    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  6. Great interview. Please enter me in the give away.

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  7. Laura (All of Everything)

    Ah I love The Morganville Vampires! And Weather Warden is definitely my next to-read series of Ms. Caine's. And Working Stiff sounds interesting, can't wait to read that one too!
    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway 😀

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  8. Thank you very much for this giveaway! I would love to win 🙂 *cross fingers*

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  9. Great giveaway…would love to win this one!!
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  10. YES!! The Morganville Vampires si one of my favourite series, I just can't get enough of it!!

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  11. Loved the interview,love vampires,now grandma is ready to bite into some more!! Tina tina_rintn@yahoo.com

  12. great interview, the new series sounds like it will be awesome, can't wait for it to come out.

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  13. great giveaway
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  14. Love this series. I religiously buy them the day it comes out at b&n although I have a nook because I fully support Rachel and her characters lol.
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  15. Great interview, i love Rachel Caine's books, and a fantastic giveaway

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  16. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

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  17. I love Rachel Caine, great interview!! Please enter me and thanks oodles 🙂

    GFC follower
    Mary D
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  18. Aanchal@Book Flame

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Sounds like Rachel has a very long day if it includes 10 hours of writing and then the other stuff ! Golly!

    I have read some (but not all) of the Morganville Vampires series so I would like to read the latest.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

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  20. The Lovely Getaway

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway 🙂 PLEASEEE count me in!

    Diana
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  21. yavampirebooks

    Would love to be entered! this series is sooo good!

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  22. I'd love to enter, thanks for the giveaway 😀

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  23. Fabulous interview! Thanks 🙂

    GFC follower

    Vivien
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  24. This sounds AMAZING!

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  25. I love the Morganville Vampire series and it would be awesome to win a copy of Bite Club.

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  26. Ah, my favorite series, with my number one vampire loves. I have read the entire series, except Bite Club.. Would love to win this copy. If not, I need to get down to my local book store and buy it! <3

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  27. Woot, Woot! Please count me in…. I love & have read all of the Morganville Vampire books and Weather Warden (I miss that series!) and all the Outcast! Sooooo can't wait for Her new Series to come out! It sounds awesome! She is such an amazing writer so I know I will Enjoy it as well! Sent this contest to all my peeps at Twitter & FB! Got to share this great giveaway!

    Athena-
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  28. Rachel Caine is one of my new favorite authors. I found the morganville vampire series and couldn't put them down till I had read all the ones available! I just ordered the first book in the Weather Warden Series and can't wait to get my hands on it. My e mail address is dawnhagan18@yahoo.com Thank You Dawn Hagan

  29. Great giveaway! Thank you so much! 😉

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  30. ALL of Rachel Caine's book are on my Keeper shelf! There's room for more!!!

    Thanks for having such a kickin' interview and a killer interview. Please enter me in the contest.

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  31. Working Stiff sounds like it will be a great series! =o
    Thank you for this great giveaway =)
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  32. great giveaway!loved to win a signed biteclub!
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  33. Thanks for such fantastic interview and give away! I love Rachel Caine's work and can't wait for the release of Working Stiff.

    I would love to win a signed copy of Bite Club!

    brissygirl.80@gmail.com

  34. Big Weather Warden fan, would love to try out this book too.

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  35. Thank you for the wonderful interview and hosting this giveaway. I would love to read this book.

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  36. Lisa R/alterlisa

    Loved the Weather Wardens can't wait to start the Revivalist series. Sounds like a fun read.

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  37. Great giveaway. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  38. The details were kinda contradictory lol but its almost the weekend so its understandable =) Thanks for your giveaways!!

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    Thanks Again!!!

  39. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh I've been wanting to read this. Thanks for the chance!
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  40. I would love to review this book for my blog, I already know I like the author! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  41. michellesheavenlyreviews

    wow thanks so much for the giveaway, ive been wanting to read the series for a long time!
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  42. Offbeat Vagabond

    Great interview and giveaway guys. I have been breezing through the Morganville Vampires series for the past few weeks. No joke, literally finished Feast of Fools just 5 minutes ago. Now Lord of Misrule is downloading as we speak. Man I love my library! Nice to meet another Plant vs. Zombie. Although I have not played Angry Birds even though I know so much who do. Sounds like so much fun. Really should put my iPod to more use LOL! Thank you guys for the great post 🙂

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  43. Absolutely brilliant giveaway thank you.

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  44. I love Rachel Caine's books! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  45. I really enjoy Rachel Caine. Awesome giveaway!

    GFC follower

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  46. Myrnin is my favorite character! Love MV series can't wait for Last Breath!!! Rachel Caine is brilliant! Thanks for the interview:)

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  47. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  48. Great interview! Rachel Caine is the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. I haven't read the series yet but I have the first two books in my pile and I'm planning to buy the other books soon. I've only heard positive things about this series so I'm very excited about starting to read it.
    Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway !! It's very nice to make it international !!

    Here's my email adress : ninie2310@hotmail.fr

    Thank you =) !

  50. destinulgardianului

    awesome giveaway
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  51. Would love to be your lucky winner. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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  52. I would love to win this book! The Morganville Vampires and the Weather Warden series are two of my all time favorites! Thanks for a great interview and a great giveaway!
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  53. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. Thank you for the chance to win!

    methom@earthlink.net

  55. So behind!! Keep meaning to start this series but still haven't gotten to it! I will though!!

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  56. Would love to win Bite Club. Thanks for the chance.

    GFC (jennifer)

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  57. I'd love to be entered! Thank you so much for the giveaway! 🙂

    Phanee
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  58. Great interview.

    Andreea

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  59. I would love to own Bite Club! I think Rachel Caine is so awesome. I have collected most of her books except for the latest. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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  60. It would be great to win this, thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  61. I love your books and would love to read this book. Please count me in for the giveaway and thanks!

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  62. thank you for this awesome giveaway and for making it international!!

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
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  63. THanks for the fab giveaway! I have read almost everything that Rachel wrote! I just need the most recent in the Morganville Vamps and Cassiel's series!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  64. Thank you so much for this giveaway, Rachel. The Morganville vampires series are by far my all time FAVORITE vampire books to date. (And it really DOES beat Twilight in my opinion.) This is literature perfection when it comes to fictional writing. Also, there are really no words that can express my gratitude towards Rachel for creating the amazing, hilarious character Myrnin. LOL. The bunny slippers always make me laugh.

    Lots of love from Sweden! <3 You can contact me by my email via yahoo, kolahola70@yahoo.se

  65. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  66. I love the Morganville series! Thanks for the giveaway.
    ferretvamp14[at]live[dot]com

  67. Great Interview. I always forget that authors do or have had jobs other than writing books. It great that you've managed to make it your career 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  68. great interview!! I love reachel's books so cont me in!!

    sandymanga(@hotmail.es)

  69. Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother...

    What a fantastic giveaway! This is one my daughter and I would both love! Thank you for the chance!

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  70. I'd love to win this book!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  71. Great interview! I'd love to be entered! Thanks.
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  72. Sofija Kapranova

    Want! Want! Want!

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  73. hedgerhousehold

    thanks for the giveaway
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  74. melissasmeanderings

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  75. Linda: By the Book

    The Revivalist series sounds so cool!

    Ahh! I have to get my hands on Bite Club!

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  76. I love the Morganville series and I can't wait to read Bite Club! Thanks for the giveaway =)

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  77. Argh! I've been waiting ages to read Bite Club, I devoured the rest of the series 🙂

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  78. Yes Yes Yes Yes YESSSS. Do want.

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  79. Clarissa P (Clary)

    Yay!!! I cant wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  80. The new series sounds great. I don't think funeral director would be in my top ten choices for my main character's career!

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Sounds good, Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂
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  83. destinulgardianului

    great interview and an awesome giveaway :X
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  84. Krazzyme(Young Readers)

    I want this book so badly!! It'd from Shane's POV!!!!!(dies)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

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  85. Would love to win BITE CLUB. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  86. This has been on my wishlist for awhile, would love to win it!

    Leannz0r@gmail.com

  87. I love the Morganville Vampires series!

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  88. I love her other books, so I'd love to win this!

    Mare
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