Rebecca Raisin is a true bibliophile. This love of books morphed into the desire to write them. She’s been published in various short story anthologies and in fiction magazines, and is now focusing on writing romance.
Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships, and most importantly believe in true love.
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What’s the strangest thing you searched for on the internet for your novel?
Great question! I have a new book being announced next week (shhh, it’s a secret!) and I had this scene where the heroine is in Lapland ordering food in another language, trying so hard to look like she’s capable, and knows what she’s doing. Of course, I had to make the poor woman order something a little dubious! I researched some less than delicious sounding Finnish food and up popped mykyrokka, which is blood dumpling soup! The heroine has just come from an event that didn’t go well, so she’s still reeling from that and has to think fast to change her order to something she finds more palatable!
What book (or author) made you fall in love with the romance genre?
I absolutely adored Jackie Collins books growing up. I loved the exotic locations and glamorous lifestyles. The heroines were always sleek and sophisticated and had the measure of everyone around them. I keep meaning to go back to some of those books and reread. For a late teen, they were the perfect escape and I think they helped build my love of writing about exotic places, although my heroines are more lifelike and quirky, still discovering who they are and where they fit in the world!
What is your favourite trope? Why?
Without a doubt it’s enemies to lovers! I love writing fast paced back-and-forth between the hero and heroine, and all the situations where they can butt heads and bicker while they secretly burn for one another. There’s always so much scope for their chemistry to develop and to throw them together when they want to be apart.
It’s the morning after, and a lover is making your main character the perfect breakfast in bed. What is it?
He’s arisen early, ducked down to the local French patisserie for some fresh still-warm croissants, he’s also picked up a couple of petit fours and a couple of coffees! He slowly wakes her up with kisses and the promise of a delectable French style breakfast and then they take a walk in the local park before heading home for a lazy day in bed!
What book are you reading currently?
I’m about to start SONGS IN URSA MAJOR by Emma Brodie. I’ve heard a lot about it so I can’t wait to start!
The rapid fire question – Would you rather travel around England with your travelling tea shop or travel around France with your travelling bookshop?
France with my bookshop! I’m a Francophile (if you can’t tell!) and I adore everything French! I would never come back, I’m sure of it!
Read our review of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop here.
Read our review of Aria’s Travelling Book Shop here.
Read our review of The Little Bookshop on the Seine here.
Read our review of The Bookshop on the Corner here.