Friday, 20 February 2015


Title: Trancing The Tiger
Series: A Chinese Zodiac Romance
Author: Rachael Slate
Release Date: 17th February 2015

BLURB from Goodreads
Delve into a world steeped in tradition and superstition…
After her parents become infected with the Red Death, Lucy Yeoh flees to Malaysia seeking answers. Everything in this closed-off section of the world is paradise—from the lush tropical climate to her sexy new neighbor, Sheng…who just might be delusional. He claims the Plague God unleashed the Red Death and only a circle of Chinese Zodiac spirit animals can cleanse the Earth. Even more, he insists she’s one of them: the Rabbit. Long furry ears and fluffy bunny tail included.

He’ll show her how to fight to save the world…
As the Chosen of the Tiger, the burden of restoring balance to the world has fallen onto Li Sheng’s shoulders. When he discovers that the ally he’s long awaited, the Dragon, is actually just the Rabbit, Sheng is quick to dismiss Lucy. If only she’d stay dismissed. Lucy’s Rabbit refuses to cooperate, undermining the authority of his Tiger at every turn…and seducing him to the limits of his darkest desires. He’s not supposed to want her. Not when he needs the spirit circle complete and she’s their weakest link.

She’ll show him a love worth fighting the world to save…
Sheng’s enemies draw closer, and not everyone wants Lucy alive. Together, they’ll have to navigate a treacherous world where a line between duty and their hearts has been drawn between them. They must either sacrifice one, or find a way to surrender to both.



What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
My name is Rachael Slate and I was born in Ontario, Canada. I now live on the West Coast of Canada, where it’s much milder.

When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
After I joined RWA and finaled in several contests. It gave me the confidence to believe I could do this.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Trancing the Tiger: A Chinese Zodiac Romance is the name of my debut release. It’s a scorching hot fantasy romance about the Chinese Zodiac, between Sheng (Tiger) and Lucy (Rabbit).

Who is your publisher? Or do you self publish?
I am self-published.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
More books in the Chinese Zodiac Romance Series are coming out this year, as well as two other series to be released next year.

What genre would you place your books into?
Fantasy romance. This series is set in a contemporary setting, but the world-building is heavily based on Chinese mythology. It also falls into the paranormal shifter category, but with a twist. The characters host the spirit animals of the Chinese Zodiac, but do not shift into animals.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I adore mythology and find huge inspiration in exploring other cultures.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I have to have music to write!

Do you gift books to readers to do reviews?
Absolutely! If you are interested, please contact me.

How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books? Who designed the Cover of your books?
My critique partners helped me choose the title. The cover was designed by Dana Lamothe of Designs by Dana.

What do you do to unwind and relax? Do you have a hobby?
I love to run. I also enjoy baking. And reading, of course!

Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? Why should we watch out for them?
Alison Bliss. She writes hilarious and sexy contemporary romance. I adore her books.

Where can readers follow you?


  1. Great interview. I love the title of this book, I used to be really interested in the Chinese zodiac.
    I will give it a try
    Ruty @Reading...Dreaming

  2. Thank you, Ruty! I hope you enjoy it :)

  3. I'm reading Trancing the Tiger now and it is amazing!! Great interview with Rachael - I loved learning more about her!

  4. Awesome interview! LOVE Trancing the Tiger and can't wait to read book #2 in this series.

  5. Great interview! Thanks for the mention, Rachael! :)