Welcome to The Replacement Blog Tour. The Replacement by Rachael Wade is a new adult contemporary that I have had my eye on. It sounds so gritty and different. And that cover is so eye-catching, right? I hope to read this one myself. For now, enjoy the author interview below and the tour wide giveaway.
*Contains sexually explicit content and mature subject matter, including language and elements of abuse.*
A gritty New Adult drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.
My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m twenty-three years old and I’m known as the town whore.
No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.
All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I do have a heart. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.
But I am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.
Rachael: I wrote The Replacement because I wanted to challenge myself and write something very different from all of my other stuff. The story itself was inspired by all kinds of things – my travels to the Pacific Northwest, Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey, and personal stuff.
Rachael: I hope they’re emotionally exhausted after reading it. I hope it inspires people to question how they define value and how they measure love.
Rachael: I expected Elise’s story to be intense, but I didn’t expect it to wear me out as bad as it did. Writing this book completely drained me.
Rachael: Hhhmm well, before I became a writer I was pursuing a career working with marine mammals. I used to sing live and record music, and my husband is my high school sweetheart.
Rachael: Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
Rachael: Work hard, be professional, be kind, believe in yourself, and remember to take a break sometimes. Don’t neglect yourself when you write, because writing can be very consuming and mentally taxing. Be sure to give yourself some downtime to get away from whatever it is you’re working on. This is a lesson I’m still learning.
Rachael: I have a few projects on hold right now because I’m actually taking a break at the moment. This year I’ll be releasing book 2 of my NA sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. It’s called Restitution.
Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com , or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads