Firstly, this is not me. I like to travel incognito and let my readers use their imaginations when it comes to my image. Then I can be who you want me to be.
I love writing erotic, mainly romantic stories, in my pen name of Rachel de Vine, because I like to think I am an erotic, romantic woman. I like to explore the sensuality and sexuality in each of the characters who populate my books. Recently I have also begun to write books in the name of Juliette Banks, at the suggestion of my publishers. They felt that de Vine was open to mis-spelling (Devine, De Vine etc) and could affect my Amazon algorithms. So my new work will come out under the Juliette name. For the time being I will also write my short stories and other pieces as Rachel.
I write about love and lust, romance and spanking, and delve a little way into bdsm, but I like good to triumph over evil and love to succeed over hate, because, in spite of evidence to the contrary, I still believe that the world will one day be free of all the violence and hate, and that everyone, no matter what their chosen way of life, will be free to live as they please, without fear. So, I suppose that makes me an optimist.
I adore foreign travel to exotic places and I hope I always will. I like vibrant colours, the beautiful British landscape, intelligent people, good food, good music, sunsets and good friends and family. I am so lucky to be born when and where I was, with the freedoms that previous generations yearned for, and I hope I never take it for granted.
I like to receive feedback about my books, and will accept constructive criticism. Hateful criticism is just sad, and will be ignored. Even some praise would be welcomed if you like what you read.