Lexi: I say Halloween, you say _______. Naughty readers, I was thinking candy. Speaking of candy, Rachel Astor’s new book features a woman who runs a sweet shop. Let’s welcome Rachel and see if she has a sweet tooth!
Candy Land Confections is the shop in Sugar Rush. Did you HAVE to go do a lot of research and check out various candy shops? And did you find any new favorites?
Rachel: I did do a lot of research and it certainly wasn’t torture given the subject matter. Sadly though, most of my research was done online and inside the pages of cookbooks. :o( We don’t have a lot of selection in the small city I live in to really get into the spirit of hands on chocolate research.
Lexi: I love how you describe your hero, “sexy smirk and chocolate brown eyes”. Appropriate for the book. Are you a sucker for brown eyes?
Rachel: I do love brown eyes, there is something really pure about them, but I have to say I’m not exclusively attached to brown eyes. My husband’s are a deep, dark blue. :o)
Lexi: A pair of brown eyes is the reason for one younger me embarrassing story. I will share mine if you share yours...in particular the embarrassing moment that is hidden somewhere in Sugar Rush?
Rachel: Ah, I’m afraid I don’t have an embarrassing story of my own hidden inside Sugar Rush, those are hiding inside my McMaster the Disaster series where my main character Josie is, let’s just say, a bit on the clumsy side. Those stories I’ll be going to my grave with. :o)
Lexi: Lips are sealed huh? Maybe the sugar has glued them closed. Or you just have an iron will. How about getting you to talk about your next project or Halloween plans?
Rachel: I have a few things on my writing scope at the moment. Oddly enough, I’m currently working with my agent on polishing a middle grade novel fittingly set in a spooky abandoned mansion, but I’m also in the middle of plotting a new romance with a bit of mystery, which will take center stage soon.
My Halloween plans consist of making costumes for the kids – not for the faint of heart!
Lexi: I am prepping for Halloween by working my way through a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, regular sized because size matters. And it has given me a Sugar Rush! Want your own Sugar Rush? Check out Rachel’s new book, Sugar Rush.
Thanks for stopping by Rachel! Good luck with your Sugar Rush!
Rachel: Thanks so much for having me!
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