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Interview with Rinelle Grey, author of Reckless Rescue


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My novel, Reckless Rescue, is a story of love between two people from very different worlds.

Marlee’s people are dying—the valuable anysogen gas that covers their planet is making the entire population infertile. When the council tells her she must leave her partner and choose another to improve her chances of having a baby, she’s devastated. She swears she’ll never love again—it hurts too much.

Tyris thinks he has everything he wants, despite his world suffering from overpopulation—until his wife leaves him because he is forbidden to have children.

In an attempt to convince his world, and his wife, that he’s worthwhile, Tyris goes hunting for a lost planet said to contain untold riches in the form of anysogen gas.

When he crashes on her world, Marlee and Tyris agree to pretend to live together while they try to repair his ship and escape from the planet. But as they battle the harsh winter on the planet together, keeping their distance becomes even more challenging than the snow, the council and the risks of a real relationship…

Sounds like science fiction.
Reckless Rescue is a blending of genres. I would put it primarily in the romance genre, as that is a large focus of the story, but the light sci-fi elements in the background (a long lost planet, a crashed spaceship, and a world dealing with overpopulation) add extra interest to the story.

Sci-fi romance as a genre is gaining popularity, but is still not as well known in books as the recent favourite, paranormal romance.

Given the age of the main character, and her struggle with gaining her independence from the ‘elders’ of her community, it would also fit well into the New Adult genre/category.

What demographic will this blend appeal to?
Reckless Rescue would appeal to readers who are looking for a romance story, with a little something extra. There is some depth in the concepts explored (such as the contrast between high and low tech living, population and pollution issues, but nothing to heavy.

And, of course, if you’re looking for a happily ever after, this book won’t disappoint.

Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love Reckless Rescue.
This is a tricky one, because there aren’t too many other books that are similar. I have had it likened to Hunger Games in a review, because of the survival aspects, but there are also significant differences.

Tell us a bit more about Marlee.
Marlee is a stubborn young woman, with a strong sense of justice and fairness. She has firm ideas about what she wants in life, but they’re hard to achieve in the world she is stuck in.

What about Tyris?
Tyris is also a bit of an idealist, but his world also doesn’t value these characteristics. He’s been bitten by standing up for what he believes in before, and now just wants to go back to his familiar, safe life.

There’s going to be a sequel, right?
I’m currently writing Reckless Rebellion, the sequel to Reckless Rescue. I’m hoping to have it finished, edited and published before the end of the year.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a work at home mum, living in Australia, with my homeschooled daughter and husband. I love reading, gardening, and sewing, as well as playing on my iPad, and keeping up with friends online. Really, I’m as much of a mix as my characters and their words are!

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
Yep. I have a website/blog at, where I talk about my writing and self publishing journey and my books.

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
My twitter username is @rinellegrey, and my facebook page is at

What’s next?
Next is to finish the sequel to Reckless Rebellion, then finish one of the fantasy romances I have on the go! So many options, I just have to pick one to focus on.

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  1. Thanks for having me here today. It’s quite a thrill to see my book up on your webpage.

  2. Best of luck, Rinelle!

  3. Great interview Rinelle!
    Good luck with this and the next – as you say ‘focus’ in between everything else that keeps you busy.

  4. I really enjoyed the book and would be happy to recommend it to others.

  5. I’m looking forward to reading your book, Rinelle, and after reading the interview I know a little more about you. Such as, I didn’t know you homeschool your daughter. I’ve homeschooled my three all the way through high school and it has been great! Best wishes on your novel!

  6. @Sherri Lackey – Yup, I love homeschooling! And I was homeschooled myself for about 6 years. Hope you enjoy the book. I’m reading yours at the moment. :)

    @Rosie Amber – So glad to hear it, thanks!

    @Susan Scott and A. C. Haury – Thanks!

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