For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.
Today’s “You’ll Never Believe…” celebrates the release of Rachel Blaufeld’s latest book “Redemption Lane (Crossroads Book 1)“, and she takes us on a VERY personal trip down memory lane!
You’ll Never Believe by Rachel Blaufeld (Author of Redemption Lane and The Electric Tunnel Series (Electrified & Smoldered)
“Geez, I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to me and what you’ll never believe. I feel like I’m an open book––one of those people who equally shares the pretty Instagram-able moments and the embarrassing ones. But let’s see if I can let you in on a few morsels. As long as you don’t use any of them against me…
Since I can’t seem to only make fun of myself once, I’m going to take a small trip down memory lane with a few items You’ll Never Believe:
I’m an only child.
I’ve been awkwardly tall at 5’11ish since the 9th grade.
No, I never played basketball or volleyball.
Nor was I stripper––like the ladies in my first series.
I used to religiously take aerobics in one of those leotards with the dental floss up the butt. My favorite was a pink iridescent one that I would wear with WHITE spandex. Clearly, I didn’t pay attention to the mirror!
I’m actually terribly klutzy. During college, I fell and tripped on a weight at the gym. This little accident resulted in me having 35 stitches along my eye. My friend stayed and held my head as I watched the entire procedure––I wasn’t allowed to close my eye.
One month later, I rode the mechanical bull in Cancun, Mexico over spring break. Apparently, I’m also very ballsy.
I was in a wet T-shirt contest during the same trip (that was an incredibly long time ago).
I’ve been to Buffalo, N.Y. once in my life. I only remember because it was the coldest place I’ve ever been to, and I didn’t know I was going there. It was a mystery trip with my sorority, and I didn’t bring a winter coat.
In graduate school, I became an amazing pool player aside from receiving my degree.
I have a Master’s of Social Work. During school, I worked with various addiction groups, which made writing Redemption Lane extra special.
Now, I practice my counseling at home with my kids and use my overactive imagination and past experiences in my writing.
My husband thinks he’s my muse. Sometimes he is. Other times, it’s Charlie Hunnam.
And last but not least, You’ll Never Believe…MY MOM reads all my books!!”
Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.
Bess, a wild party girl running from herself, literally falls victim to her demons when she collapses in the most unexpected of places.
Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can’t seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn’t know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.
It was a night she doesn’t remember, and one he can’t forget.
But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson––a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.
Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.
Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.
When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?
About Rachel Blaufeld
Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.