On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city the enforcer known as "The Drill" stalks his prey. Judge, jury and executioner, he seeks out those who target the weak and the vulnerable, condemning them to the kind of justice that only he can provide.
Rhani D’Chae has always been an avid reader and began writing in her early teens. Her first ‘novel’ was a Star Trek adventure that she freely admits was a disaster but she learned from it and never stopped writing.
Shadow of the Drill is her first published novel, and is the first in a series that revolves around an unrepentant enforcer and the violent life that he leads.
She enjoys chatting with readers and fellow writers via Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and loves getting comments and other input from those who have read her work.
Ms D’Chae is currently working on Winter of the Drill and hopes to have it completed by spring of 2014.
Q&A with Rhani D'Chae
(provided by CTC Virtual Book Tours)
1. What are your ambitions for your writing career?
My writing career will probably be fairly short, as I am losing my sight. I have close to sixty books in various stages of completion, and I just want to write as much as I can before the lights go out. Writing makes me happy, and allows me to lose myself in the worlds that I create. Worlds that I want to share with the readers who like my work.
2. Give us an insight into your main character. Why is he/she special?
Decker is an enforcer of great physical size and strength who is almost more machine than man. Ruled by logic, he generally keeps his emotions under tight control so that they do not influence his actions or decisions. He keeps his heart tightly guarded, but loves the few allowed in with complete and unflinching devotion.
3. If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Shadow is the first book in the Drill series, and reveals why he became the enforcer known as the Drill. The subsequent books in the series deal with various assignments, as well as personal situations that affect his inner circle.
4. What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I think writing a series allows for greater plot/chaaracter development because there isn't the need to tie everything up between the covers of a single book.
5. Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?
It was when I was young and hitchhiking cross country. I was a semi-nubile teen, and ran into a few men who wanted more then what I as willing to give. But I always carried a long, hollow needle taped to the underside of my arm and it helped me get out of some pretty sticky situations.