Author Interview: The Replacement by Rachael Wade (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted February 3rd, 2014 in Author Interview, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 18 comments
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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.

The Replacement by Rachael Wade
Publication date: January 27th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon Print | Amazon Kindle | Barnes & Noble

*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.

Jennifer: What inspired you to write The Replacement?

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.

Jennifer: What do you hope your readers will take away from your book?

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.

Jennifer: Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing The Replacement?

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.

Jennifer: Can you tell use three surprising facts about yourself?

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.

Jennifer: Finish this sentence: I cannot write without…

Rachael: Music.

Jennifer: If you were going to come up with a theme song for The Replacement, what song would it be?

Rachael: Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey

Jennifer: Is there any writing wisdom/tips you have learned along your writing journey that you can share for those first-time writers out there?

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.

Jennifer: What project are you currently working on?

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.

Jennifer: I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention before we part ways?

Rachael: Thank you so much for having me! Please come find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. J

Author Bio
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  and , or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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18 Responses to “Author Interview: The Replacement by Rachael Wade (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Giselle

    Wow marine mammals that’s so interesting! I also can’t do ANYTHING without music! I even read with music sometimes haha. That one’s probably bc when I was at college I couldn’t read with so much chaos around me so I would put my ipod and it would block out the noise so I could read 🙂 Anyways, great interview ladies!


    Hey Jennifer, thanks for having me on your lovely blog again! I always love stopping by. 🙂 It was fun chatting – you had some great questions.

    I appreciate you being a part of the tour!

    Much love,

  3. boricuanbookworms

    This book sounds so intense! It’s definitely way different than other New Adult books I’ve seen around. I really enjoyed the interview! Young and Beautiful is one of my favorite songs 🙂

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    I love the question about what you’d like the readers to take away from the book. Such an excellent answer. Lana has such a gorgeous voice! I can see why the song was inspiration. Great interview 😀 Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    Great interview, Jennifer. I finished The Replacement over the weekend and I can say Ms. Wade accomplished her goal with me…I was emotionally wrung out. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the song too. I kept meaning to look it up. 🙂

  6. Mia

    What a great interview! And thanks for sharing this book on your blog. That’s one of the things I admire about you– you know what you like, but you’re not afraid to challenge yourself and read something different or outside your comfort zone. I am the same way. I give the author kudos for writing something different– why is it okay for men to sleep around but if the book is about a woman doing it, we automatically label her a whore? It’s an interesting topic. I’ll have to check this one out!

    Thanks 🙂
    Mia @ The Muses Circle

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