Question Time With Rachel Caine

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We’re reading Glass Houses by Rachel Caine here at yaReads for our bookclub over on our forum. Much to our surprise (and great pleasure) Rachel stopped by the forum recently and answered some of our readers questions about her novel. We thought we would tantalize you just a little and post some of her responses. Happy reading!

You seem to make the line between good guy/bad guy very thing in your books. Why is that?

Partly because it’s more interesting to have things turn out different than you assume they will be … and partly because it’s personally more interesting to me to write characters who are more like real people. People are very rarely totally good or totally bad — it’s more of an 80/20 most of the time.

Why does Oliver put on a facade that he’s human?

The “mainstreamed” vampires – the ones who operate around the university, and interact with students – generally do put on a facade.

How did you get the inspiration for Monica? I mean she’s unlike any other bad girl i’ve seen. She’s like completely evil. She scares me more than Oliver (and he frightens me).

Ha, she’s a composite of a bunch of people I knew over the years. I admit, I turned her up to 11, pretty much. However, as the series progresses, you get to know Monica a little bit better. Even bad guys have their moments of not-so-badness.

I find that the more i get to know Amelie the more i like her. Is that suppose to happen? I mean she’s the head vamp. I shouldn’t like her should I?


Yep, that’s supposed to happen. Over the next five books, you’ll get to know a whole lot more about the vampires than you know from GLASS HOUSES. They have all kinds of secrets.

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