!#RRBC Springtime Book and Block Party

 

Good morning, and welcome to my blog. I’m located in Tacoma, Washington, in the glorious Pacific Northwest.

I have some great prizes to give away, and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one. The prizes on this stop are: (1) e-copy of Shadow of the Drill, (1) e-copy of A Perilous Thirst, (1) $10.00 Amazon gift card, and (2) $5.00 Amazon gift cards, for a total of 5 prizes. If you win one of my books and would rather read a different one, just let me know and I’ll be happy to send your choice.

I thought I’d try a different kind of post today, so I’m bringing you an interview with Gabrielle, the “author” of my newest release, One Dyke Cozy. I hope you enjoy it.

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RD – Thanks so much for agreeing to this interview, Gabrielle.

G – Thanks for asking me to do it. This is my first interview as an author, so it’s really exciting for me!

RD – What prompted you to write One Dyke Cozy?

G – I don’t really know. I think I just wanted to share a few memories of Shy. She was a major factor in my life for so many years, and I wrote some of it down in a notebook. I figured someone might read it after I was gone, at some point. But then I realized, it’s easy to put a book on Amazon now. So I decided to upload what I’d written, and maybe more people would read about Shy.

RD – What is your favorite chapter in the book?

G – The one about the prom. Shy was hilarious that night! Getting her into a dress was hard enough, but when she saw the thong, I thought she was gonna throw a gasket. And once we got there, and she and her date had a few drinks, they cut loose like there was no tomorrow! People were talking about them ’til the year ended. It was just crazy.

RD – If I remember correctly, you were eight years old when you met.

G – Yep. She moved in next door and it just went from there. We were best friends from day one.

RD – In the book, it didn’t sound like you had much in common.

G – No, not really. We were raised in very different households. My mother came from a “good” family and had some pretty definite ideas of how a girl should be raised. Plus, she was religious and that affected what I could or couldn’t do. Shy’s family was the complete opposite. She had pretty relaxed parents, and got away with murder, compared to me.

RD – Speaking of her parents, how did they feel about her being gay?

G – Well, they weren’t accepting, but they tolerated it. I think they thought it was a phase, and all she needed was to meet the right guy. Yeah, that was so gonna happen!

RD – I got the impression that Shy didn’t take life too seriously.

G – Not at all! She always said we had to find our fun where we could, and that’s exactly what she did. She was always getting us into stuff. Not trouble, so much as…stuff. She loved movies, and we used to go to the cinema, buy a ticket, and then spend the day sneaking into the other shows. We had to be kind of creative to not get caught, but that was Shy’s department. And she was good at it.

RD – The book implies that you drank a bit.

G – A bit? Let’s be real – we drank a lot! We were young, and her parents kept alcohol in the house. So we started drinking early, and it was just a thing. We cut back a lot in later years, but we definitely did drink.

RD — Why did the song The Dance affect you so strongly on your way to see Shy?

G — I’m not sure. The reference two dancing is a euphemism for the things we experience in our lives. In the song, his reference to dancing with the woman he loves is actually referring to the time he spent with her. He could have avoided the pain of loss by not being involved with her in the first place, but then he would have missed all of the wonderful things that happened during their time together. He would have missed the dance. The song brought home  to me everything that happened during my time with Shy. During our dance. And I realized, no matter how much it hurt losing her, I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. And it made me realize I had to break the promise I’d made to her during our last conversation. I had to do right by Mr. Happy.

RD – What can you tell us about Mr. Happy?

G – I’d rather not talk about him, if it’s okay. It’s just too hard, even after all these years. I know he’s part of the book, so I should be able to talk about him, but I just can’t. It took everything I had to write the book, and it was as hard to write about Mr. Happy as it was Shy. I know it must seem weird for me to talk about her and not him, but I’ve never really talked to anyone about him. I’ve had to talk about Shy, now and then, but I’ve never talked about him. Maybe keeping him private is why I can talk about her. I don’t know.

RD – It’s okay, I can understand that. What have you done in your life that you credit to Shy?

G – Pretty much everything. Let’s see, I didn’t marry young, and that’s a big thing. In my family, it’s what girls do. We get married by the time we’re eighteen and then let our husband take care of us. We don’t work, we’re active in church and the kids’ school, and we really don’t do anything for ourselves. I lived differently, and It’s because of Shy. My first husband was a total bad boy, and I never would’ve even considered him, if Shy hadn’t taught me to keep an open mind. Turned out, he was a loving, dedicated man who wanted a partner, not a possession. We opened a restaurant together, and ran it for several years until a stroke took him. I’m divorced from my second husband, and that wouldn’t have happened without Shy’s influence either. Women don’t get divorced in my family, and I’d have stayed ’til the bitter end. But I knew she’d have been on me to get out of the marriage and not care how it looked. To do what was right, and best, for me. So I did, and it was the best thing I could’ve done. Aside from that, I’ve travelled a bit, I sang in a rock band for a couple of years, I even spent a few summers hitch hiking across the country just for kicks and giggles. I wouldn’t have done any of it, if I hadn’t known Shy.

RD – I can tell she meant a great deal to you.

G – She was everything to me. She still is. Even now, I constantly hear her telling me to take a chance, to lighten up, to enjoy my life. To howl at the moon. And I do howl, every chance I get. I owe that to her.

RD – Thank you for stopping by today. Is there anything you’d like to say in closing?

G – Thanks for having me, it’s been awesome! Well, I hope people read my book. It seems we pass through life, and unless we do something amazing, no one remembers us. Not really. Shy didn’t impact the world in that kind of way. But she did impact me, and I want her to be remembered. Even if it’s by people who never knew her.

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Here is a little bit about my  books

People come into our lives for a day, a season, or a reason. Shy came into my life for a reason.

http://goo.gl/QTS6Xq

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Born of Circumstance, Bred for Revenge

On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey.

https://t.co/QzD2ODjvKk

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It’s 1987, and a gay vampire walks into a bar…

A different kind of short story.

http://goo.gl/4HSpxu

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The bad guy is about to learn what “bad” really is.

 

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Thanks for joining me on day day at the Block Party. I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog. There are a couple of other fantastic authors on tour today, and you can find them in the BLock Party line up by following this link: http://goo.gl/2dM3GO

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Contact Information

Twitter: @rhanidchae
@rhanidchaebooks

Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/rhanidchaeauthor/

Email: rhanidchae@gmail.com

 

 

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88 comments

  1. Larry Landgraf · April 30

    Hi Rhani, I’ve had my eye on Shadow of the Drill for some time now. It’s time to get my copy. I hope you’re having as much fun with the Party over the past month as I have, but today is YOUR DAY! Have a blast. Let the light shine on Rhani D’Chae! Congrats on the sequel. Party on!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Larry, thank you! It’s so awesome you could stop by and visit today. I’ve been having a blast with the tour over the past month, and I’m sorry today’s the last day. Thanks so much for picking up a copy of Shadow. I sure hope you enjoy meeting my boys. 😁

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  2. lizziechantree · April 30

    Thanks for sharing this interview with us Rhani. I hope you have an amazing party today. Wishing you great success with your new work and all that you do. I have Shadow if the drill on my kindle and I can’t wait to read it!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Lizzie, thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy reading Shadow, and meeting my boys. πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Jan Hawke · April 30

    Oooo! You kept One Dyke Cozy quiet, Rhani! 😎 Am already looking for to Winter, so another one to add to the TBR is a lovely bonus! πŸ˜€ Have a great time at your party today ❀

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Jan, I’m so glad you were able to stop by today. I’m glad cozy is finally done. I can’t wait to hear what people think about it. I hope you’re having a great weekend. *Hugs*

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  4. reviewsbynonnie · April 30

    Way to go! I’m shaking in my boots to read this full story! Yayyyyy, Rhani has put out another book! Woo Hoo!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Lol Nonnie, you totally crack me up! So awesome that you were able to stop by today. *Hugs*

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  5. Gwen Plano · April 30

    Loved the interview, Rhani…and the quote: “People come into our lives for a day, a season, or a reason.” Hope your Tour is a lively one – you deserve that! πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Gwen, thank you for dropping in today, and for the wonderful comment. I’m glad you liked the interview. It was my first time trying something like that, so I was a little nervous about it. Lol I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. marymichaelschmidt · April 30

    Great interview and lovely blog! Have a great day!

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  7. D.E.Howard · April 30

    Great post – I am loving the cover for the new Drill πŸ™‚ I get the feeling One Dyke Cozy could be an emotional read? Have a great party πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Dawn. I’m so glad you were able to stop by today. Well, I think a couple of the chapters might be a little emotional. I’m hoping so, anyhow. Lol Have a fantastic rest of the weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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  8. Natalie Ducey · April 30

    Congrats on the recent release, Rhani! Thanks for sharing this interview, giving us a glimpse of Shy’s character. Wishing you a fabulous day on the tour today. Cheers! πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Natalie, thanks for popping in today, and reading Gabrielle’s interview. This tour has been such a blast! Have a great rest of your weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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  9. F.B.Veneziano (Fran) · April 30

    Great interview. I’m glad I had the opportunity to stop by.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Fran. I’m glad you enjoyed the pist. Thanks so much for dropping in. πŸ˜€

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  10. anniecollie · April 30

    Just gotta say, loved Perilous Thirst. Interesting interview with Shy. Always fun to know a character. That makes us want to know more. Hope you’re having a GREAT blog tour. Good luck with the next books.
    pg

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Annie, thanks for visiting my blog today. I’m glad you liked the interview. It was my first time doing that so it was a lot of fun for me to put together. I hope you’re having a festive weekend. πŸ˜€

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  11. dlfinnauthor · April 30

    Loved the interview and added the book to my Kindle! Shy is a great name. Enjoyed your post and “A Perilous Thirst”. “Shadow of the Drill” is at top of my reading list…look forward to it πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      DL, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop by. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Cozy. It’s a little different then a standard read, but I think it’s interesting. I’m so glad you liked Thirst, and I really hope you enjoy meeting my boys. 😎 I hope you are having a great Sunday.

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  12. John Fioravanti · April 30

    Can’t wait to get my hands on both of your new books Rhani! This interview is well done!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      John, thank you so much! I’ve not done a character interview before, so this was a new experience for me. Lol Cozy is a little different style, but I’m hoping people like it. Thanks so much for stopping by today. *Hugs*

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  13. P. H. Solomon · April 30

    Nice job on the interview and the stop today, Rhani! Best wishes on sales!

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  14. yvettemcalleiro · April 30

    I’ll be staying in Tacoma for a couple of nights this summer on my family road trip! πŸ™‚ The interview was great! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Yvette. I’m so glad you stopped by today. What part of Tacoma will you be staying in? If you are looking for a fantastical place to have dinner, I could make a couple of recommendations. You can always count on a fat girl to know where the good food is Lol I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. πŸ˜…

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      • yvettemcalleiro · April 30

        lol! I just know it’s in Tacoma. Restaurant recommendations will be awesome! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  15. coldhandboyack · April 30

    Intriguing new book. Have a good time at the party.

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  16. I can barely wait for Winter of the Drill! Congrats on the release of One Dyke Cozy, I’ll be picking up a copy. Loved the interview and insight into the characters.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Thank you, Michelle. I’m going to be busting my butt on Winter, now that Cozy is done. I’m glad you liked Gabrielle’s interview. It was fun to write. Thanks for stopling by today. πŸ˜ƒ

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  17. Susanne Leist · April 30

    A gay vampire…hmmm…I wonder what my vampires would think of this. You have me intrigued.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Susanne, I’ll have to meet your vampire’s and ask them. Lol Thist is kind of different, but that’s what makes it fun. Thanks for taki g the time to stop by today. πŸ˜€

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  18. kimwrtr · April 30

    Enjoyed the interview of your new book, Rhani. I have two of your books on my Kindle, Shadow of the Drill being one of them. It’s coming up on my TBR list.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Kim. Thanks for dropping by. I’m glad you liked Gabby’s interview. It was sommething new for me. Lol I sure hope you enjoy Shadow, when hou get to it. πŸ˜€

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  19. jinlobify · April 30

    Hi Rhani, when you said Gabriel was the author of your new book, did you mean author or protagonist? I was a bit confused there. As usual, it is a joy reading your thrillers. I am still waiting to see what happened next after Shadow, πŸ˜€ Have a great day!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Joy, I’m so glad you could stop by today. Gabby is the “autbor” of Cozy, which touches on her friendhip with Shy. It’s not a tbriller. I thought I’d try something different. I guess it’s more of a drama with a little humor thrown in. πŸ˜ƒ Thanks again for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

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  20. John W. Howell · April 30

    Your new one sounds like an interesting story, Rhani. I am waiting for Winter of the Drill too. Best wishes.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      So am I, John! Lol Winter is goig to be my focus, now that Cozy is done. I hope to have it do e by the end of the month. Thanks so much for ztopping by today. *Hugs*

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  21. Gracie Bradford · April 30

    Nice interview and a good approach. Your books sounds interesting. Enlightening summary of your books. You are closing the block party with a “bang”. Good luck with your books. Fun times to come.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Hi Gracie. Thanks for stopping by, & for the kind words. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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      • Lovie · May 15

        I tend to want to push myself too hard as well. Then I get stressed out and can1#82&7;t get anything done. This is my first ROW80 and I set small goals. So far, the small goals have been so much mroe successful and encouraging than the much larger goals.

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      • Rhani D'Chae · May 15

        I’m so sorry for the late reply. I absolutely understand what you mean about small goals. They are what make it possible for us to hold on until we achieve the big ones. πŸ˜ƒ

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  22. Lynn Miclea · April 30

    Great blog – your books look really interesting! Glad I stopped by, and have a nice day! πŸ™‚

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    • Rhani D'Chae · April 30

      Lynn, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope youhave a great Sunday! πŸ˜ƒ

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  23. Linda Mims · April 30

    Hi Rhani! I’m looking forward to “Winter”… also “One Dyck Cozy”. Sounds like fun! Enjoy your Party day!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Linda, thank you so much for stopping by. Now that Cozy’s done, I’m going to bust my butt on Winter. It’s…a little behind schedule. 😁

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  24. Wendy Scott · April 30

    Hi Rhani, I love the cover for “Winter of the Drill”! best wishes with your new release.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Wendy. Isn’t that cover great? 4Wills did it, & the one for Cozy. They do awesome work. Thank you for stoppi g by today. πŸ˜ƒ

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  25. karenringalls · April 30

    I read and loved Shadow of the Drill as well as your other books. Looking forward to Winter of the Drill. You are amazing!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Wow, Karen, thank you! That’s so nice of you to say.My goal is to have Winter out by the first of May. Hopefull6y, Decker will cooperate. Lol Thanks for stopping by today. πŸ˜€

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  26. marethabotha2013 · April 30

    Dear Rhani, I am sorry I only got to your post so late in the day, but I hope you had a successful party, getting to know a few more of our awesome club members! All the bestπŸ˜„πŸ€—πŸ˜„

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Maretha. You’re not at all late, don’t worry about it. I’m just glad you could stop by. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’re havi g an awesome day. πŸ˜ƒ

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  27. mikelynes · April 30

    A wonderful way to end up the RRBC Spring blog tour – thanks Rhani for sharing it with us! Hope your tour day was special! – MikeL

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Mikel, thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by. I’m glad you liked the post. Have a great rezt of the weekend. πŸ˜€

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  28. mhembroff · April 30

    Awesome post. It was a great interview.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Thank you, Margie. I so appreciate that you took the time to stop by. πŸ˜ƒ

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  29. beemweeks · May 1

    Hello, Rhani dear! It is always a pleasure and a treat to visit your blog. Your characters sound quite interesting. But I’ve come to expect that from your talented pen (or keyboard)! Best wishes to you.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Beem, thank you so much! *Hugs* And thanks for taking the time to stop by today. It means so much to hear that you like my stuff. 😁

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  30. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · May 1

    Hi Rhani! Love the interview. You do have a lot to tell us don’t you? I guess they were saving the best for last because here you are. Have a wonderful tour?

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Shirley, thanks for stopping by today. I greatly appreciate it. I’m glad you liked tge i terview. I sure had a lot of fun putting it together. Thank you for the lovely comment. *Hugs*

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  31. Brilliant interview, Rhani! I have it on my tbr now. Hope you had a happy party day!

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  32. Suzanne · May 1

    Nice to meet you πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your blog

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  33. Miranda L. · May 1

    Great giveaways, and awesome blog post! Your book covers look AMAZING!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Miranda, thanks so much for finding the time to drop in today. I’m glad you liked the post. 4Wills Publishing has done most of my covers, and they do awesome work! I recommend them very highly. I hope you had a great weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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  34. Maggie Thom · May 1

    Hi Rhani. Sorry a little late. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your books and your one coming out soon. Loved the interview, sounds like it was a fun story to write and a fun interview to you. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Hi Maggie. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed Gabrielle’s interview. I did have a lot of fun doing it. πŸ˜ƒ I hope you’re having a great Monday.

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  35. Very nice stop Rhani. Gabrielle sounds awesome, “Let’s be real – we drank a lot!” That’s great.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 1

      Lol Thank you, Rob.I’m so glad you were able to stop by. Hooe you’re having a great day. πŸ˜ƒ

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  36. ~Mar · May 1

    Such a fabulous party, Rhani! Loved the interview. πŸ™‚

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  37. Micki Peluso · May 2

    Hi, Rhani, sorry so late, got slammed into afib again. It’s terrifying. That is an awesome interview with Gabrielle and I can’t wait to read the book. I hate that the Mont is over, had such a great time reading all the posts.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 2

      Hi Micki, no worries about bei g late. I sure hope you’re feeling better! I’m glad you liked the interview, & I hope you like the book. I’m so glad you stopped by, & I hope you have a wonderful week. πŸ˜ƒ

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  38. Lolly · May 15

    You’ve really imssepred me with that answer!

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  39. Cordelia · May 15

    …ich finde das shirt auch wunhdrsceân!!!Und du hattest Sonne ?Wie himmlisch!Wir hatten hier leider nur grauen Nieselregen :o(…einen gemütlichen Abend und viele, liebe Grüße, Petra

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 15

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re having a great weekend. πŸ˜ƒ

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  40. Artie · May 15

    That’s an inlieltgent answer to a difficult question xxx

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