Interview with Raine Miller, Ethan and Brynne – Teaser and Great Giveaway!

Totallybooked Meets Author Raine Miller

Ethan Blackstone and Brynne Bennett


The Blackstone Affair

 David Gandy 2

 Teaser from Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair Book #3)

Raine Miller

“Aww, baby, that’s so sweet,” she told me, shaking her head at me like I was crazy but she loved me anyway.

“I love it when you call me baby.”

“I know you do and that’s why I say it,” she said softly in that gentle way she had. The one that made me insane to possess her and have her splayed out naked underneath me where I could take my time crawling my way up inside her, making her come and come some more, calling out my name—

“What are you thinking about, baby?” she asked, interrupting my inner erotic ravings as she should have done.

I told her the honest truth, in a whisper of course so nobody else could hear me. “I’m thinking about how many times I can make you come when I get home from work tonight and have you naked, and I’m all over you.”

Brynne didn’t respond to my little speech with words. Instead, her breath hitched as she swallowed hard, making the hollow of her neck and throat move slowly in tandem with the blush that started chasing up to her face.  Mouthwatering…..

–Ethan, Eyes Wide Open

david for raine interview

Totallybooked chats to the gorgeous Raine Miller,
Ethan Blackstone and Brynne Bennet.

TB:     We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are that you could join us today, and hope we don’t embarrass ourselves…this really is something special!  Firstly, Raine a huge congrats from on getting signed author, we were so excited for you. How does it feel?

Raine: Thank you, my dears.  I am grateful for all the readers like you that helped me get there.  As to getting signed, it feels completely surreal, like it must be happening to someone else or that I’ve slipped into an alternate universe.

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TB:          Raine, Brynne’s past issues were heartbreaking to read in The Blackstone Affair, what prompted you to make this part of the storyline? 

Raine:   I try to be very realistic when describing traumatic events for my characters.  In Brynne’s case, the idea came from real events in the news about seven years ago.  It was something that haunted me when imagined from the victim’s mind, and I knew it would touch people into thinking about how we never know where a person has been, what they have lived through, suffered or conquered.

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TB:          Well, it certainly affected us reading Brynne’s story.  It was heartbreaking.  What is the best thing about being an author?

 Raine:   I’d have to say I feel pretty good when someone writes to me and tells me that reading one of my stories has helped them in some way—maybe to escape from the harsh realities of life, or to inspire them creatively, or make them feel connected.

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TB:          Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?

Raine:   Yes and no.  My writing is pretty organic and stuff comes as I go along with a manuscript but I always begin with an outline of events, character bios, and know the ending of my story before I begin.   The new ideas that arrive into my head get jotted down for possible future books, or get woven into the current book.

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TB:          What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? 

Raine:   Hmmmm…well this was very embarrassing at the time, but now it cracks me up.  On my wedding day, my husband and I were sitting in our getaway car (a 1941 convertible Packard) in the street in front of the church having our picture taken by our wedding photographer with two hundred guests watching from the sidewalk.  It was early, about 12:30 in the afternoon on a Saturday and this scraggly guy comes driving up (100% sure he was returning from the liquor store) in an old beat up station wagon with the wood-look paint and he wants to pass us, but the photographer is standing in the street trying to get our picture.  He gets impatient and starts grumbling and blasts the horn on his POS vehicle.  The photographer sort of glared at him and shook her head, like “I’m trying to get a picture here, buddy, do you mind?” and he just exploded and screamed “Fuck you—you bunch of…sissies!” Out of all the words he could have used, he came up with “sissies.”  LOL   It was one of those moments when you think it cannot be happening.  People still remind us about it.  We laugh about it now though.

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TB:          Hehehe, love it!  If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would it be?

Raine:    My best days are the ones when I have no commitments and can just spend it on the things I love to do.  Stuff like walk, read a good book, make something pretty like a craft or book swag, go to the movies (I prefer to go alone), get a massage or a pedicure, and occasionally shop but not at a mall.  I like antiques and special shops that sell handmade things.

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TB:          Sounds absolutely perfect!!!  Ethan and Brynne, do you remember your very first kiss and can you tell us in your words how you felt? 

Ethan: I remember a hallway and an elevator and being desperate…  *grins*  …just before I tasted perfection.

Brynne:  Well, I felt like I’d been hit by a bus *blushes*  a really devastatingly smooth one.  I never saw it coming.

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TB:          Swoon!  Ethan, do you consider yourself to be kinky? (J&G…hmmm how did THAT question get in there?) 

Ethan:   *tilts head*  Let’s be honest, every bloke has some kink in him, true?

TB:      Ummmmm yeah, we guess so, mmmm we sort of wandered off there for a minute…just something about the way you said the word “kink”…..

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TB:          Ethan and Brynne we’d love you to describe each other to us?

Brynne:  *looks at Ethan and smiles softly*  Ethan is incredibly strong and confident.  He knows what he wants and he knows how to express his feelings.  He’s demonstrative and considerate…and romantic with me.  He is the most beautiful man I’ve ever known and even though he can be a little  *pauses* demanding sometimes, he knows the limits.  Ethan is best at knowing me.  I cannot say that about any other man before him.  *gets shy*

Ethan:   *picks up Brynne’s hand and kisses it*  This girl here is like nobody I’ve ever known.  She’s a beauty inside and out, brilliant in the head and very thoughtful in the heart.  She’s the most generous partner, her giving knows no bounds.  She surprises me all the time—always in a good way.  Oh and she’s a competitor.  Don’t let the elegant beauty fool you into thinking she’s not tough as nails.  She’d give some blokes I’ve known a run for their money.  In a word, she is…perfect.

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TB:          Geez, we’re melting here! These two are just too adorbs! Ethan, Raine has said you look like our favourite crush Mr David James Gandy.  Would you say that’s a fair representation  

Ethan:     I’ve been told that many times.  I suppose there is a resemblance, yeah, and we are the same age. *shrugs*

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TB:          Brynne, would you agree?  

Brynne:   Hmmm, yes, I do see the similarities now that you mention it.  David Gandy is very nice to look at too.  *Brynne smirks at Ethan and he rolls his eyes*

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TB:          Oh he sure is! No arguments here!  What do you both think of Raine? 

Brynne:  She’s lovely of course.  I need to read her books though.  I’ve just been so busy lately *looks at Ethan* I don’t get as much time to read as I’d like.

TB:     She sure is.  She’s one of our favorites Brynne, you really should check out her books *wink, wink*

Ethan:   Raine is an author of romance books right?  She seems to be very popular I’ve heard but I doubt I’ll ever read her books.  I read non-fiction if I pick up a book at all.

TB:        You’re really missing out by not reading them Ethan

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TB:       Ethan,Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at. 

Ethan:  Fat chance of me spilling that information

TB:      Oh don’t be shy… can spill, we’ll keep it a secret (*giggles*)

Ethan:    Oh, I couldn’t say most of them aloud.  *snickers*

TB:         We did try ladies 

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TB:          Brynne, If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

Brynne:   *looks down at her hands and then back up*  If I could, I’d like to change just one hour of my life.  (J&G:  She is so gorgeous and we’re nearly in tears here )

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TB:          Ethan and Brynne, did you have a hard time convincing your Raine to write any particular scenes for you? 

Raine:    *blushes and shakes her head, making a cutting gesture with her hands* 

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TB:       Ooopsie, did we say something wrong Raine?

Ethan:    *Ethan looks over at Raine and arches a brow at her* 

TB:      Ahhhh we’re guessing we did 

Brynne:    *Brynne snaps her head in Raine’s direction*

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TB:          Okay,  let’s take another tack.  Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book? 

Ethan:     What bloody book is this?  We’re not in a book, whatever gave you that idea?

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TB:          Okay, we’re not sure if you’re joking here, so what about…….If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be? 

Ethan:    *Ethan looks exasperated with the question*  There is no book, Brynne is correct.  *mutters under his breath* I don’t have time to be in a bloody book.

TB:        Okay, we’re guessing Raine’s got some explaining to do.   Raine, do you agree?

Raine:     *smiles awkwardly and checks her watch*


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TB:          Last question, Raine, what can we expect from Book #3, Eyes Wide Open.  The book that’s NOT about Ethan and Brynne (*giggles*)

Raine:    Well you can expect some incredibly romantics things to happen, and some very tragic  things to happen, and some very sexy things to happen.  There is also some funny stuff as well.

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TB:           Sounds fantastic.  We can’t wait!   Ethan and Brynne, do have any secret aspirations that your author doesn’t know about?

Ethan:    *Ethan picks up Brynne’s hand and rubs his thumb over the top*  Since she’s not writing a book about us and I’ve not told her anything about myself, then no

TB:         We tried to slip you up there Ethan….we know, we’re naughty. but you can’t blame us girls for trying hehehe

Brynne:   *Brynne looks like she’s pondering the possibility and putting two and two together.  She looks over at Raine with wonderment*

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TB:          Thank you all so much for being here today……ummmm Ethan, we just have to say….you really do look like our crush David Gandy and we’re swooning here

Ethan:   Thank you, ladies.  *checks mobile*  I’ve got to head off to a meeting.  *offers his hand for a shake* (J&G:  Darn it, we were hoping for a hug…you can’t win ’em all)

Brynne:   Thank you, Totallybooked.  Was very nice chatting with you.  *offers a hug and whispers in TB’s ear*  “Is Raine really writing a book about Ethan and me?”

TB:          (*whispers back*) Hmmmmm , you better ask Raine (J&G:  Brynne really is such a sweetheart, we adore her!)

Raine:      My pleasure, my dear Jenny and Gitte.  I love talking with you any time.  Just remember to tell them…alone…next time.  **looks nervously over at Ethan and Brynne**

TB:       Okay, it’s a deal…….though, can you bring pics of Ethan with you….he is mighty fine to look at (*winks*)


David Gandy Wallpaper


Totallybooked wishes to thank Raine  Miller for generously giving up her time for this interview and teaser.

About the Author

Raine Miller

 Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books.

Connect with Raine 



Purchase The Blackstone Affair by Raine Miller here

Naked: The Blackstone Affair Part 1

All In (The Blackstone Affair)

Pre-Order Eyes Wide Shut – available 14th May 2013

Eyes Wide Open (The Blackstone Affair)

Check out other Books by Raine Miller

The Undoing of a Libertine (Siren Publishing Classic)

His Perfect Passion (Siren Publishing Classic)

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80 Responses to Interview with Raine Miller, Ethan and Brynne – Teaser and Great Giveaway!

  1. Sandy

    Raine Miller I so appreciate your way with words and a story. I would love to win!

  2. carrie sutton

    Love love Ethan. The way Raine has with words and the storyline, i loved every min of it. I was initally hesitant in getting the books because of the price but i gave in and got them. Im so glad i did get them. This is a really good series and i cannot wait for more

  3. Kay Miles

    Ooh ladies, best thing I ever did was subscribe to get email updates from your blog – now I never miss great reviews and interviews like this one! I hadn’t heard of this trilogy, now I’m really interested in it. The male MC looks like David Gandy?! Yum! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the giveaway. Great interview lovely ladies 🙂

  4. Casie

    Can’t wait to read Eyes Wide Open!

  5. Kirstie

    I have heard nothing but awesome things about this series…and using Mr Gandy for imagery purposes…well…*Fanning Myself* what a beautiful visual to work with!!

    Great Blog too!!! 🙂

  6. kp

    just bought first 2 books and can’t wait to get started!

  7. Dee McGee

    This is such a great series! The chemistry between Ethan and Brynne is incredible. I can’t wait for May.

  8. Tracy Graczykowski

    Would love to win the books. They’re on my TBR list.

  9. Sherry

    These books are amazing. The back story in All in really was emotional. I am anxious to hear Ethan’s back story next in Eyes Wide Open. I would love to have these in print as well as on the e-reader. Love your writing Raine. You are an inspiration. *hugs* Sherry

  10. Danielle Chilcott

    I haven’t read them yet, but I have heard that they are Awesome!

  11. Kelly Tannacore

    I have heard nothing but great things about this series & I can not wait to read it! I’m kind of mad at myself that I haven’t read them yet. That was a great interview ladies, as always, thank you for the giveaway!

  12. Maria Malaveci

    Love the books. Ethan Blackstone as David Gandy…. ****SIGH

  13. Karyn Khoo

    I love both Ethan and Brynne. Their relationship is something I love too. 😀

  14. Evelyn Recinos

    Love the books!!! Very emotional!

  15. Jody Duffy

    I have seen so many great reviews and want to read these but don’t have them yet. I would love to win to move them to the top of my TBR 🙂

  16. Jenny Zymola

    I love Ethan and Brynne’s chemistry. I can’t wait for Eyes Wide Open! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Louisa M

    I absolutely love this series! I love Ethan’s passion and love for Bryne. I can’t wait to read more!

  18. Jansen

    Ethan Blackstone is HOT! Would love to win this ecopy on release day!

  19. Theresa

    Fabulous! I can’t wait to read them all. 🙂 Thank you so much

  20. Tammi

    This is one of my favorite series! I love Ethan & Brynne’s chemistry together. Cannot wait to read Eyes Wide Open.

  21. Jamie

    awesome interview!!! Thanks for it!

  22. Beverly ignacio

    I cant wait for thisbook to come out

  23. Heather

    I’ve read the first two & I’m dying to read Eyes Wide Open. I adore the relationship between Ethan & Brynne and can’t wait to see what’s in store for them 🙂

  24. Karen G.

    I have not read this series yet because I was waiting for it to be complete. I am not good with waiting for the next installment. haha But I have read many reviews and excerpts that have had me keeping track and putting it at the top of my TBR list. The writing is engrossing and the chemistry it fantastic. I would love to win this series. Thanks for the chance!

  25. Jena B

    I have read all of Raine’s books and I just love The Blackstone Affair series. Ethan and Brynne’s relationship is one that I truly love. I can’t wait to read the next installment. 🙂

  26. Veronica C. Louis

    OMG! Love The Blackstone Affair books! Read both Naked and All In..falling head over heels with the story! What a nice interview with Raine..she’s very humble just like Brynne..As usual Ethan is so mysterious! I hope all the secrets and question marks will be answered in Eyes Wide Open..can’t wait for the book! Thank you totallybooked people for doing this interview and the giveaway..

  27. Kim

    Loved the interviews!

  28. Amy Malek Concepcion

    I was hooked from that scene of them up against the wall in her apartment. Super hott! Loved it!

  29. Lariza

    I love Ethan & Brynne’s story! They’ve had to overcome a lot!

  30. Gloria Elena Gonzalez

    I love these books, I’ve read book 1 and 2 and I just cant wait for the third. I want see if they finally get together. I love Ethan and Brynne! WHOHOO

  31. Debra D

    Looks steamy with an Alpha male why wouldn’t I want it!!!

  32. Joni Payne

    I would love to have these books.

  33. Marjana

    I can’t wait to read it!

  34. Kim

    I love the alpha male that Ethan is. It sure makes my toes curl!! Love the books.

  35. danielle james

    I love your reviews and just about everything else. Hooked on this blog!

  36. Elizabeth D

    This series sounds great. I haven’t yet read it but I have read nothing but good things about it & am interested in reading it.
    Congrats Raine on the new book (:

  37. Michelina

    Did not read this series yet but I look forward to meeting Mr. Blackstone 🙂

  38. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    The books sound AWESOME!

  39. Tracy P

    I’ve read the 1st 2 & can’t wait for Eyes Wide Open!!!

  40. Pam

    These books are on my to read list…I would love to win!

  41. Brandi Bradford

    I love this series! The chemistry between Ethan and Brynne is hot! Can’t wait for Eyes Wide Open to come out!

  42. Dawn Bush

    Two words!…ETHAN BLACKSTONE!!

  43. Mickala M.

    I LOVE the Blackstone Affair books!!! I cannot wait for Eyes Wide Open!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Vivian S

    Can’t wait for book #3! Love your books!!!

  45. Emily

    Thanks for the teaser! Can’t wait to read the last book!

  46. Ruth Ann Santiago

    I loved the interview! I am in love with Ethan. As I read Naked, the first person I thought of was David Gandy. He would be a perfect Ethan. I never pictured anyone as Brynne because I want to be her 🙂 I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out.

  47. Tamicka

    I just love the way that the stories told. Through each part you learn a little more but I feel like I’m left with so many questions by the end. Not too many books keep me on the edge I my seats waiting for the next scene to come along. I love the chemistry between Byrne and Ethan. Not mention the sex is AMAZING!

  48. Nickcole

    I was so VERY VERY HAPPY to see that you guys got a chance to chat with Raine Miller. Being a huge fan of her books, i don’t think i stopped smiling while reading this interview. It was very cool to be able to read more about Brynne and Ethan.

    Ok so one thing i really love about this book is that Ethan has a heart of Gold and the patience of a saint. With Brynne leaving us every other moment, it takes a strong man to stand by her side and help her deal with everything going on around them. He’s my dream man!

  49. Jen McNamara

    Cannot wait for EWO!

  50. Tess H.

    Love character interviews! 🙂 Can’t wait for Eyes Wide Open! This is one of my fav series and I’m totally in love with Ethan Blackstone (Gah, even his name is so sexy!!!)

  51. Michele

    I can not wait to read this series. I have been busy with reviews and blog tours, so I think I’m holding out til they are all out 🙂 then I won’t have to wait. Ethan sounds like an amazing Alpha male and Brynnes’s story sounds heartbreaking :(. Congrats to Raine on a job well done

  52. April Lilly

    The book covers!! I must read these books!

  53. Stephanie

    I need to see what happens next with Ethan and Brynne! They have been through so much together! I hope they get their happily ever after!

  54. Mary Jo Toth

    Thank you, this was a fun interview to read! So excited for Eyes Wide Open to be released!!

  55. Denise Fick

    I can’t wait for Eyes Wide Open! I loved the 1st 2 books because the story was a little different but still had a hot billionaire.

  56. Angela Love

    I have been wanting to read these books and they are on my TBR list but hubby has me on Amazon locked down so I havent been able to Purchase them so when I see a chance to win them I’m all over it…. So I am so excited for the chance to win!!! Thank You Thank You!!! I have seen reviews and excerpts and I so want to read these!!!!

  57. Julie Cole

    I have not read this series yet. I am looking forward to reading them.

  58. CharliB

    I haven’t read these but they look fantastic!!! Wonderful giveaway!

  59. Veronica

    I’ve been seeing these books everywhere and they have been on my TBR list for a while now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Amber S

    This sounds like an awesome series! It is on my TBR and I would love to win.

  61. Joanne B

    I love Raine’s writing and can’t wait to read Ethan’s backstory. David Gandy… yum!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  62. Maryann Buchanan

    Ethan. need I say more!

  63. Susana Rivera

    I haven’t read this books but I’m looking forward !!
    thanks for the giveaway!!

  64. Jennifer D

    I love the chemistry between Ethan and Brynne! Great series!

  65. Anallely

    Ethan Blackstone as David Gandy

  66. Teresa Edwards

    I have to admit I haven’t read any of her books yet. But on my TBR list

  67. Florianne

    They’re on my TBR list so Id be happy to win! : )

  68. Gemma

    I have heard amazing things about these books and can’t wait to read them, would love to win all 3! I can’t believe I haven’t read them before now!!!

  69. Erika

    I have heard how AMAZING this series is and would absolutely LOVE to read it!!!

  70. Jenny V.

    Great interview!! I’m looking forward to this next chapter with Brynne and Ethan 😀

  71. Natalie

    Love it!! Such a fun interview…nice one ladies xx

  72. Sabrina D.

    I would love to read these books because I have heard so many good things about them. Would love to win them. They are on my TBR list. Freat giveaway.

  73. Stacy

    These books are definitely on my tbr list. Great reviews and synopsis!

  74. Rach

    I’ve no idea how I missed this competition and post….I would love to win this series because….I’ve never read it and can’t think why lol! 🙂

  75. Angela

    I really really want to read this series…!

  76. Becsta3

    saw the hype on facebook, started to read it and loved the books couldn’t put them down

  77. Joanne Careri

    I can’t wait!!!! I’ve been holding off reading the first 2 books until the last one is released.

  78. Lea

    I have been dying to read these for some time now, but my TBR list was always getting in the way. Ethan sounds yummy and I will definitely be diving into these books soon! Great giveaway and love the interview!

  79. Barbara Miller

    I would love to read this series. It sounds so good! I would love to win!

  80. Heather

    Herd sooooo much good buzz over the alpha male in these books soo excited to read them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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