Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LONE WITNESS - Rachel Dylan - One Free Book

Welcome, Rachel. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
Since I’m a lawyer, and I write about lawyers, I definitely bring myself and my experiences into all of my characters. I think like a lawyer and that makes me write like a lawyer too. Of course, I get to take creative liberties with my legal characters!

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I have been known to dress my pets up for the holidays.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I’ve been a writer since I was a child. I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I started writing stories and poems in elementary school. It wasn’t until I was a practicing attorney that I decided I wanted to write a novel.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
My favorite genre is romantic suspense, but I also like thrillers. I also enjoy reading non-fiction.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I don’t think I was sane to begin with! I think the key is prioritizing and knowing when to say no. It’s impossible to meet every demand in life.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
Sometimes the names clearly come to me. Other times I go on the internet and research names or even use name generators until I find one that I like.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
As far as writing accomplishments, I’m super proud of the books I’m writing for the Atlanta Justice series, and thankful to be working with a wonderful publisher.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why? 
I love animals and I’m an introvert by nature and independent, so I’d probably be a cat.

What is your favorite food?
It’s so hard to choose just one, but I love cheese and carbs, so pizza is always a go-to.

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest roadblock is lack of writing time. I still work full time as an attorney. I’d always love to spend more time writing, but right now my writing is confined to the weekends.

Tell us about the featured book.
Lone Witness is the second book in the Atlanta Justice series and it can be read as a series or a standalone. Here’s more:

She's the Only Witness to a Brutal Crime. Now She Can't Outrun the Target on Her Back.

Prosecutor Sophie Dawson has taken a new role at the Fulton County DA's office, and her first case involves a local bank employee who may be cheating customers. She's determined to bring justice to those who've lost their savings . . . but her life is turned upside down when she becomes the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang.

With her life at risk, friends and family convince her that she needs protection, and private security guard Cooper Knight is hired as a bodyguard. But as threats escalate, neither Cooper nor Sophie knows whom they can trust.

Unwilling to back down on either case, Sophie pursues the truth at any cost. But her bank litigation gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from taking the stand. With all sides closing in, steadfast Cooper is the only man she can lean on. But drawing close may be the distraction that costs both of their lives. 

Please give us the first page of the book.
Guilty. That’s the only possible verdict. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Felix Sanders, the CEO of Banton Corporation, has been embezzling for five years.” Sophie Dawson took a deep breath, then continued her closing argument. She made eye contact with each of the twelve members of the jury who would decide the fate of the crooked CEO. “Throughout the past week, you’ve heard testimony not only from other employees of Banton Corporation, but from our forensic accounting experts. Those experts testified that there is no doubt that Mr. Sanders was funneling money from the accounts of Banton investors into his personal slush fund that sits in a Swiss bank account.” If she lost this case, then she deserved to be fired. The evidence against Sanders was rock solid. It was rare to have a case this bulletproof. “The defense would have you believe that every single one of these transactions was made in clerical error, but now that you’ve heard and seen all of the evidence, I submit to you that there is no way that conclusion could ever be reached. Let me remind you that we’re talking about hundreds of transactions over a five-year period. The defense’s position asks you to suspend all logic and enter a fantasyland that doesn’t exist.

Sounds interesting. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Here is where you can find me.
Twitter: @dylan_rachel

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this new book with me and my readers. Right now, I’m reading Deadly Proof and loving it. I’m glad Cooper is getting his story.

Readers, here are links to the book.
Lone Witness -
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice) - Amazon paperback
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book 2) - Kindle
Lone Witness - Audiobook

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Tina said...

LONE WITNESS by Rachel Dylan sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the opportunity to win. PA.Have a good week.

Vivian Furbay said...

Sounds like a good mystery. Vivian Furbay of CO

Shelia64 said...

Sounds like another winner,Rachel!! Shelia from Mississippi!

Melanie Backus said...

I am intrigued by this one. Melanie Backus, TX

Rachel Dylan said...

Thanks for the comments! This series is really fun to write.

MJSH said...

Thanks for the fun interview! Deadly Proof is on my Kindle, patiently waiting its turn to be loved. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win the second book!
Mindy from NJ

Kim hansen said...

Sounds good. Lincoln Nebraska

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for the interview with Rachel Dylan and the information on "LONE WITNESS".

I love this genre of books and would love the opportunity to read this particular book.

Had to laugh when I saw that Rachel thought it was quirky to dress her pets for the holidays. I thought it was the norm because we do it and take family photos with our furbabies. :)
Kay Garrett from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Loraine Nunley said...

I loved Rachel's book, Deadly Proof, so I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this one.

Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

Loraine Nunley, Texas

Shamekka Sheffield said...

Sounds like a great book! A fun summer read.
Shamekka, Alabama

BJM said...

Sounds like an exciting book


Anonymous said...

I love that you can bring your training as an attorney into your books. I have no idea how you do both jobs.

Winnie Thomas said...

Thanks for the post, Lena and Rachel. This sounds like a wonderful book. I'd love to win a copy.

Winnie T. from Utah

Caryl Kane said...

Hey Lena and Rachel! This series sounds like a must read!

Caryl K in TEXAS

Mark said...

I would like to enter. Leetonia, Ohio here

C. Monroe said...

I can't wait to check out this series! Sounds like a great read.

Chanel in PA

Connie said...

I enjoyed reading Rachel's thoughts and her first page. Thanks for sharing.
Connie from Kentucky

Abigail Mitchell said...

Looks great!
Abigail in VA

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like it will be an exciting story to read.

Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Sharon Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Pam Graber said...

As a member of Rachel's Justice League, I already have this book, so don't enter me into this drawing, Lena. I just wanted to jump in and tell everyone here that Lone Witness was amazing from page 1 to the end! You won't want to put it down once you start. Rachel knows her stuff in the courtroom scenes, and in the court preparation scenes. If you love romantic suspense, you NEED to enter this giveaway!

Paula said...

This us a fantastic, brainy book! I already have this one so don’t enter me either. Do get both her books in this series!

Terrill R. said...

My first Rachel Dylan book was Expert Witness and I've been a fan ever since. I just haven't had the chance to start this new series, but it sounds amazing. Great reviews!

Terrill - WA

Natalya Lakhno said...

Great beginning for the book! Very intriguing!
Natalya Lakhno from CA