Raquel Byrnes – Real Life Romantic Interview – Part 1 of 1

Shannon here: Romantic Suspense author, Raquel Byrnes shares insight into her real life romance. Comment on any post dated Jan 7 – 11 to get your name in the drawing for an e-book download of Raquel’s latest release, Whispers on Shadow Bay. Deadline: Jan 19th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Raquel:

  • Where is the worst place you can think of to find a mate?  

I would think that would be on vacation far away from home. It might be hard to connect when you’re in Seattle and he’s in New Zealand. 

  • What type of character traits are you attracted to?

 I find I’m most attracted to a noble heart and an easy smile. There’s something so wonderful about those two combinations.

  •  What type of features are you attracted to?

 Ooh! Strong shoulders and blue eyes. Always have been. As evidenced by my sweet hubby.

  •  Where do you dream of celebrating your wedding anniversary?

Our twentieth is coming up soon and I’m hoping to spend it in the clouds via hot air balloon. Its so quiet up there, I hear, and the views are breathtaking. Can’t think of anything more romantic.

  • Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?

My husband and I went to Cozumel and it was glorious. So beautiful and the snorkeling left me in awe. 

  • Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?

We go to a place called Vigilucci’s. It’s a fancy Italian restaurant with the world’s best cannoli and coffe. 

  • What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?

When we’re sharing something, food or drink…he always, always saves the last bit for me. He is so sweet! 

About Raquel: Raquel has written books for more than a decade. She loves to do research and has taken private detective courses, gun classes, and underground tours to get every detail right for her novels. She writes romantic suspense with an edge-of-your-seat pace. Stories filled with faith, love, and adventure.

Raquel married her college sweetheart seventeen years ago and you can still find them spending time together chatting over a cup of coffee like when they were first dating.

Her husband is her biggest fan and most ardent supporter. He encourages her to take time for writing as often as he can. He regularly gives her gift cards to her favorite coffee house so that she can go there to write and relax.

Raquel has six children ranging from 15 to 2 years old, with her youngest two barely 9 months apart. She has said that adopting was the most amazing blessing she could have ever hoped for.

She homeschools her children and finds herself working amid sugar cube pyramid projects and science fair experiments.

When she isn’t foraging her kitchen for project parts or giving spelling tests, she is writing or researching her novels. Raquel calls it controlled chaos and she loves it. 

About the book – Whispers on Shadow Bay: Ejected from her privileged life, Rosetta comes to Noble Island with a broken heart and shaken faith. She is enticed by hope in the arms of the dark and brooding Simon Hale, but people keep dying at Shadow Bay Hall, and Rosetta hears something in the walls. Simon Hale finds the reclusive Rosetta both beautiful and intriguing, but when she seeks out the truth behind Shadow Bay Hall’s unexplained happenings, he is torn between hope for the future and his need to protect a dangerous secret.With dark forces determined to keep truth at bay, Rosetta and Simon fight to uncover lies that i mprison the island with fear. His wife’ death, tangled memories, a Romany feud; Rosetta must decide if she is strong enough to discover what’s behind The Whispers on Shadow Bay.

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