Friday, July 1, 2016

Music is the Muse! with Rachel Rawlings

Music is the muse!

I am far from being musically inclined but that hasn’t stopped me from finding inspiration while jamming out to a great song on the radio! I typically write with my Pandora ap blaring out of my phone and have been known to post my playlists after wrapping up a book. Payable On Death was no exception. In fact, this book went a little further. Music really did spur the idea for the Jax and her world. 

I’ll never forget the moment the idea came to me. Driving down I-95, the radio turned up as usual, a song called Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless came on and the idea hit me like a thunderbolt. Now, I’d heard this song probably a hundred times before on the radio but for some reason that day was different. By the time the first chorus hit I’d had a beginning, middle and an end laid out. 

Now, that doesn’t mean we didn’t take a detour along the way because I’m also a pantser, which for those of you not familiar with the term, means I write by the seat of my pants. My characters often make a left when I planned on taking a right. 

Writing Payable On Death and discovering this new world and all its characters has been a blast! I hope you love Jax and all her cohorts as much as I do!

Payable On Death
The Jax Rhodes Series
Book One
Rachel Rawlings

Print Length: 207 pages

Publication Date: April 5, 2016


Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Book Description:

A deal with the Devil. Demons haunting your every step. When an Angel offers you the chance to redeem yourself, you take it. Because eternal damnation isn't all it's cracked up to be.

But the Devil always gets his due.

On the streets of Baltimore redemption is..... Payable On Death.

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About the Author:

Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA. She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn't until 2009 that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.

When she isn't writing, Rachel can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those genres.

More information on Hallowread, its schedule of events and participating authors can be found at  and .

She still lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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