Good morning friends! Here's to an awesome new week and to help us kick start our week off we have author Rachel M Raithby here with us to celebrate her latest release, Lexia! So grab a cuppa something good ( hot coffee for me!) and let's get started!
A day in the life of Rachel M Raithby
I’m not a morning person; in fact I’m darn right miserable when I first wake! Ask my kids, they soon learnt to not utter a word to mummy until she’s at least had her first sip of tea!
Once I have the kettle on, I usually make the kids breakfast (yes in silence) put the TV on with some mind numbing cartoon to babysit my kids whilst I find my happy face. Usually Pokemon or Digimon or any other thing that ends with ‘mon!’
I then go back to bed with the laptop and my cup of tea, sometimes if he’s lucky I might make my hubby a coffee too! (Doesn’t happen very often!)
I probably spend about 45 minutes looking at Facebook, answering emails or messages and sending out a few miserable morning tweets!
So I’ve drank my cuppa, spent far too long on fb and now there is 30 minutes until school drop off! I rush around like a crazy woman, making pack-up; slinging breakfast pots on the side to clean later (I promise I will later) Telling my daughter Lilly, that the skirt she’s picked to go with that top, does not match!
Reminding Cole, my son, to brush his teeth for the hundredth time and somehow I make into the car by 8.30am with make up on, dressed (far to over the top for playgroup – I’m addicted to clothes!) With two kids who look clean and happy. Super Mum! He he.
It’s Monday so after dropping Cole at school I take my 3 year old daughter to playgroup and it’s my turn to open up today My tummy grumbles and I remember I’ve not actually fed myself just the kids! Oops, all well off to the bakery – grab a croissant and might as well get a cake for all the mums at play group too! (What are another few pounds going to matter anyway?)
Make it to playgroup on time (Miracle) and after dragging out all the toys for the kids, answering a few work calls for my Hubby, I sit down with another cup of tea! I need it; it’s only been 45 mins since I had my last one.
After playgroup I go home make Lilly and I some lunch (Add to the pile of pots) and she has her nap. I look around the house at the cereal split on the floor, the pots that need washing and the clothes that need hanging out. Then Lexia or Lincoln whisper in my ear “it’s quiet, leave the cleaning until later”
“I’ll just hang the washing out” I reason with them.
Lilly normally sleeps for an hour so I ignore the house work and start typing, an hour flies by, Lilly wakes up and lays on the sofa – did I mention she’s as miserable as me when she wakes? I grab her glass of milk and fruit bar (That’s her cup of tea) and give it to her quick before she has a meltdown, believe me it’s not pretty!
I think ‘hmm maybe I should have a quick clean before school pick up, on second thoughts I’ll just finish that chapter’
Its 2.45pm, I’ve not cleaned at all! But I did write another paragraph or two after that chapter I said I’d finish!
Time to get Cole and then come home, sort out school work and clean the kitchen; so I can make tea (Or supper/Dinner, whatever you want to call it) I get bored half way through washing up so decide to have my tenth cuppa of the day and check fb, enter a few giveaways and ‘one click buy’ some books I’ve seen in my news feed.
The kids are playing outside on their trampoline and squealing with delight so I decide to mop the floor whilst no ones in the house, then half way through they come in and leave little foot prints across my floor complaining of being hungry!
Make tea, feed kids, do Cole’s homework with him, bath time, story time, kids bed time, put the kettle on, look around and think ‘stuff it I’ll clean up tomorrow’
I spend a few more hours writing and watching my favourite TV shows, which at the minute are True Blood, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Twisted and Under the Dome.
By 10pm I give up waiting for my Hubby to come home (he’s just started his own business and works all the time) and go to bed.
My head hits the pillow and then the characters in my head wake up! Sometimes I ignore them and go to sleep, sometimes I’m up into the wee hours with you guessed it, lots of cups of tea and my laptop.
There you have it, a day with me! It’s utterly fabulous and glamorous I know! And I wouldn’t change it for the world – Okay maybe Hubby coming home at 4pm everyday! And a few more pairs of shoes wouldn’t hurt either.
Thanks for joining me! And thanks to Book in it Reviews for having me here on your blog!
The Deadwood Hunter Series
Rachel M Raithby
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Word Count: 77848
Cover Artist: IndieDesignz
Lexia thought she was normal, ordinary...Lincoln thought he'd spend his whole life seeking revenge...What would you do if the one you loved was your enemy?When Lexia snuck out one night to go to a party, she hardly expected to be attacked by vampires. Much less be able to kill them with her bare hands.That night triggered events Lexia couldn't escape and soon she struggles to keep up the facade around her friends and family.And then there's Lincoln. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, but Lexia senses he wants something more dangerous than a simple romance.Lincoln has secrets and what she learns changes her life forever.A story of love, loss and betrayal.Only one thing is certain. Lexia and Lincoln’s lives will never be the same again.
About the Author:
Rachel was born and raised in North, East, England before she moved to New Zealand at the age of 20. She now lives in Queensland Australia with her husband and two children plus the family dog and horse.
She is currently self publishing the first novel in The Deadwood Hunter Series whilst working on book 2 and a YA Fantasy Novel.
Rachel would love to hear from you, find her at:
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