Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Rachel McMillan

May 28, 2016 giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, Rachel McMillan, romance 42

 

A couple of days left in the HUGELY AWESOME Readers Appreciation Giveaway put together by 10 of your fave authors!  Today we get to hear from the super cool and always delightful Rachel McMillan.

I am an author, but I am first and foremost a reader. I love readers because I am one.  I would encourage readers to never feel that they have to be eloquent in their expressions about a book.  Nor that they have to hide their true feelings to anything that didn’t jive with them in a book. I love to talk about books and I love to talk about my own books and I hope that readers will always let me know what they think— good or bad—- I really love the reader connection the most. BECAUSE I AM A READER and I know HOW COOL it is to talk to an author whose book I just read.

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Speaking of books 🙂 whoever wins the HUGELY AWESOME Readers Appreciation Giveaway will win Rachel’s debut novel The Bachelor Girl’s Guide To Murder.

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

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about the author

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater. Connect with Rachel on her website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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42 Responses to “Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Rachel McMillan”

  1. Pam Graber

    Amazing title you’ve got going there! Makes the book an irresistible choice. Would love to read it!

  2. Carla Moore

    I love your sense of detective work. I have always thought I would make a great detective.

  3. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I am very intrigued by this book. I have never read any of Rachel McMillan’s books, but would love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

  4. Bree Herron

    I have been dying to read this book! It’s on my TBR list and I plan to achieve the reading and review by the end of summer. As a history lover I am drawn to book with a unique history in them. Why did you choose the era you did?

  5. Sylvia Miller

    I really enjoyed reading the first novella in this series and look forward to reading this first novel.

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  6. Sarah C

    Just saw this one at my library the other day and brought it home to read. Already enjoying it and know I’d love to own it 🙂 Lady Sherlocks!

    Thanks for sharing, Rachel!

  7. carylkane

    Hello Rachel! I love everything about this series! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  8. dianne casey

    I’m looking forward to reading “The Bachelor’s Girls Guide to Murder” sounds like a great read.

  9. Winnie Thomas

    Hi Rachel! This book is already on my TBR list. It sound so intriguing and creative. Thanks for sharing your talents and for joining the giveaway. It’s been so much fun “meeting” all of these talented authors! 🙂

  10. Marylin Furumasu

    Rachel,
    I love puzzles and stories that have trus twist and turns. One of my favorite is Sherlock Holmes. I know I will LOVE your book. It’s now on my to be read list. Thanks!

  11. Annie JC

    Rachel! So happy to hear from you! Sometimes we forget that authors are readers too and does the fangirl thing just like us! Hahah.

  12. Pam K.

    What first drew me to Rachel’s books were the quirky titles and the unusual covers. I’m hoping to be able to read them before too long. They sound so good.

  13. Becky Smith

    I LOVE that your book cover looks like the old books that I collect!

  14. Jan Hall

    It is good to hear I don’t need to be eloquent in a review. I couldn’t if I tried.

  15. Lucy Reynolds

    I love to read and this is a must on my TBR pile.

  16. Andrea Stephens

    I recently picked up A Singular and Whimsical Problem for my kindle. I liked what I was reading but felt I was missing something. Which is the first book in the series? I’m looking forward to reading this series, I just don’t want to do it out of order.

    • Carrie

      A Singular And Whimsical Problem is a prequel novella. The first book is technically The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder 🙂

      • Andrea Stephens

        Thanks Carrie 🙂 I hate when I read series out of order. I’ve done it a couple of times, thought I was losing my mind once because a story was not making any sense to me at all, I just couldn’t understand why it began the way it did. Turns out book one had such a cliffhanger ending I never would have figured book two out. I can’t remember the name of the series now but I do remember I didn’t read it until all the books were out. I really don’t like cliffhanger endings. I mean, I don’t mind continuing stories but finish each book. Don’t leave a reader hanging and angry.
        Thanks again for putting this together. I am having a great time getting to know new authors. My kindle wish list has gained 73 items in the last 10 days.

        • Carrie

          Hahaha!!! I’m always happy to drag people into my madness with me 🙂

  17. emilee douglas

    This book sounds fun! I’ve read great reviews and I hope to read it soon!

  18. Cyndi

    Just finished Merinda and Jem’s story tonight! Really enjoyed it! Looking forward to more!

  19. BJMarley

    I love a good detective story. I want to read this one.

  20. Rachael Merritt

    I’ve seen many raving about this book. I love the cover as well. Hope to get a chance to read it!

  21. karen

    Sounds like a book that will keep reading into the night.

  22. Joan Arning

    I haven’t read anything of yours but look forward to it!

  23. Mikal

    I. LOVED. this. book!!!!! You did such a fab job, Rachel, and I so can’t wait for the next books, both novellas and full-length!!!

    Congrats!!

  24. Cynthia Adams

    I’m adding your book to my wishlist and can’t wait to read it.

  25. Donna B

    I’ve loved reading mystery stories ever since reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books back in my youth. I’m looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Elizabeth

    What a cool premise for a book! I’m happy to “meet” another new-to-me author.

  27. Trixi

    Hi Rachel, I love that as a reader you can relate to me as a reader since you are one first & foremost! It makes you a super author in my eyes 🙂

    Since I do a lot of book reviews, I love that you feel we don’t have to be eloquent in our words or hide how we feel about a book. I really try to write my reviews as honestly as possible, and there have been quite a few times when a book has been SO good that I do wax poetic about it 🙂 I just can’t help myself sometimes! I’ve also tried to be fair in my review if I didn’t like it and explained why without being insulting to the author. I know how hard you guys work to bring a story to life on page that’s been merely in your head until you published it! Even if that book was really BAD, I’d either not leave a review at all or I’d just be polite in what I say.

    I do have this book added to my future TBR pile…..haha!!

  28. Sonnetta Jones

    This is going on my ever growing TBR list.