Interview with Raine Miller, author of The Blackstone Affair

Interview with Raine Miller, author of The Blackstone Affair.

Raine Miller answers your questions!

I hunted her down and cornered her.  Yes!  I did that.  *you’re welcome*  I sat the elusive Raine Miller down and fired away.  I asked her questions and forced her to answer them.  I am pretty good.  *buffs nails*  So here you go.  Our interview from Saturday morning, October 27th, 10:18 a.m. in her home out in sunny California.

Raine, what is going on with All In?  I have all these people asking day in and day out. They say they NEED to know and it’s driving me nuts.

*she gives me a tolerant look*  It’s almost done.  Almost, as in I am writing the final chapter now.  Once finished, the book has to go to edits which will take a couple weeks.  I can’t give an exact date because things could happen to change the release and I don’t want to be sent to the brig by my fans.  *Raine gives me another look like that first one*

Why has this book taken longer than you anticipated, Raine?

Well, Ethan’s book is much longer than Part 1.  Like nearly double.  Part 1 was 35,000 words.  Part 2 is 60,000+ words.  *she tilts her head*  Longer books take longer for Raine to write, you see.  I heard that fans of Blackstone Affair wanted a longer book and they are getting one.  Poor Brynne got shortchanged with her book though, she’s been glaring at me for it too.  I’ll have to make sure she gets her voice back in Part 3.  She has A LOT on her mind these days.

Ohhhh really?  Like what?

*Raine smiles sweetly*  You’ll have to read the book to find out.

Do Ethan and Brynne get back together?

*Raine looks at her watch*

What can you tell us about Part 2, Raine?

I can tell you that All In is entirely from Ethan’s point of view.  The story moves forward from where Part 1 ended and things happen pretty quickly. Most of the questions about their pasts will be revealed, and you’ll understand more about Brynne and Ethan, and what’s shaped them.  All In is very much a man’s book though.  You are hearing the story from a man’s head.  It’s different for that reason.

Does Ethan still have his potty mouth?

*she grins and nods*  Oh yes.  Potty mouth and potty thoughts…

Raine, are there any new characters introduced in the book?

Why yes there are.  Thank you for asking.  You’ll meet Ethan’s family and Brynne’s Aunt Marie, but most notable will be Ethan’s cousin and whole lotta sexy fun in a very nice package–Ivan.  *Raine gets a wistful look in her eye*

Why can’t readers pre-order All In, The Blackstone Affair, Part 2, on Amazon or Barnes & Noble? 

Great question.  It’s because I am self-publishing the series.  Wholesalers like Amazon and B & N only set up pre-orders with big six publishing houses.  Since Raine Miller Romance is the publisher there is no platform for pre-ordering books before they are released.  Sorry.

Will stalking Amazon three times a day and posting comments on your blog demanding to know when, help the book to come out faster, Raine?

*gives me the look again*  Ummm…no.

How come Goodreads has All In listed on their site with the cover and everything?

I have no control on content at Goodreads.  In fact there are a couple quotes attributed to Naked that are NOT in Naked, nor are they quotes from All In either, posted up at Goodreads.  I have no answers for you there.  People can put up anything they wish and rate books before they are released.  *stoneface from Raine*

But, how will we know when All In is up for sale?

*smile from Raine*  I will keep people updated on this blog and on Facebook when I send it off for edits AND when it’s ready to upload onto Amazon and B & N.  You will know when it is available, I assure you.

Will the books ever be in print, Raine?

I hope so.  That is my plan, but not until Part 3 is complete so the whole series can go into one printed book.

When will Part 3 of Blackstone Affair be published?

*forced smile from Raine*  My “goal” is to have Eyes Wide Open done by the end of the year…as in December 31, 2012.  Please remember this is a goal and not a promise.

Are you going to torture your fans with another killer cliffhanger at the end of All In like you did with Naked?


Can you tell me more, Raine?  PLEEEEEASE?

No.  *she looks at her watch again*  I have to get back to writing now.  It’s been lovely talking to you but I really need to get going. *she’s up and moving out the door*  Please tell the magnificent fans on Facebook and Twitter and my blog that I love them for wanting the next book and they really make this all worth it for me.  They are the BEST.  FANS.  EVER.  *she blows a kiss*  Here’s a little gift for you.  My muse for Ethan in a reflective pose worthy of the thoughtful, Mr. Blackstone…the sublime, David Gandy.