Monday, November 26, 2012

Guest - Sara Humphreys

Good morning all! We have another short interview today. This time my victim, er, guest is Sara Humphreys, author of Untamed, part of the Amoveo series. The lovely Danielle from Sourcebooks is offering a giveaway so make sure to see how you can enter the drawing. To whet your appetite, check out my review of Untamed here.

Interview with
Sara Humphreys

1.       What one thing would you want your readers to remember from your book?
SH: Wow. That’s a great question and not I’ve ever been asked before. In terms of a scene, I hope the moment when William professes his love for Layla is a memorable one. He strips himself bare to her in more ways than one. In terms of an overall feeling, I want them to remember true love and the happily ever after.

2.       What themes do you like to write?
SH: All of the Amoveo have a pre-destined mate but the theme that runs through the all of the books is that fate can’t make you love someone. We love people for who they are, for the actions they take or don’t take.  We have far more control in our lives than fate would have us believe.

3.       Your book is being made into a movie, regardless of cost, where should it be filmed?
SH: I’d love for Untamed to be filmed at Woodbine farm in Maryland because it’s a real place and is owned by my cousins. It’s beautiful there. I took a trip down there for a family reunion a couple of years ago and that was when the inspiration for the story struck.

4.       In the movie form of your book, who plays the hero? Or the heroine? And why?
SH: Chris Hemsworth would be a perfect fit for William. He’s strong, sexy, and oozes the brooding, smoldering sexuality that he would need to portray William. Emma Stone is a bit young for the part but she’s got the spunky, spark that an actress would need to play Layla.

5.       What is the ONE novel you think everyone should read?
SH: The Secret.

6.       Who is your favorite character in ALL the books you've written? Why?
SH: Oh man, that’s like asking me to pick a favorite kid. My favorites tend to change, to be very honest. Usually it’s the characters that are in my head as I write.  At the moment, I’m working on UNCLAIMED, the fifth Amoveo Legend novel, and I’m digging Dominic Tejada. He’s the hero and is a classic alpha-male from the Tiger Clan. He’s former military, serves as a Guardian for the prince of the Amoveo and is sexy as all get out.

7.       Who is your favorite character in ALL the books you've read? Why?
SH: Again, that’s a tough one but if I had to pick then I’m going with two characters—the Norton twins from Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker series. Holy cow. Those two boys are sexy and studly.

An ancient race of shapeshifters has lived secretly among humans for thousands of years...they are...the Amoveo

Layla Nickelsen has spent years hiding from her Amoveo mate and guarding a devastating secret. But Layla's worst fear is realized when the man who haunts her dreams shows up in person ...

William Fleury is as stoic as they come, until he finds Layla and his feelings overwhelm him. She won't let him get close, but then an unknown enemy erupts in violence and threatens everything Layla holds dear...

Praise for the Amoveo Legend series:
“Compelling... Deft world-building and sensuous love scenes make this paranormal romantic thriller an enjoyable journey.” —Publishers Weekly

“The characters haunted my dreams...I thought about this book constantly.” —Long and Short Reviews

“I loved the book. I'm looking forwards to many more in this series.” —Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick

“Fast-paced paranormal romance with fantastic world-building.” —The Book Girl

Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. For more information about her books and to join her street team, please visit or follow her on Twitter, @AuthorSara.

-- Lynda Again,
    I hope you all enjoyed today's guest. If you'd like a copy of Untamed, here's what you do: Send me an email ( ) with Untamed in the subject line and your snail mail address in the body by Nov 30. My alien kitten, Wookie, will pick the winner (no catnip bribes necessary) and I'll notify you by Friday night). Good luck and have a Blessed Day!


Anonymous said...

Loved the interview. Congratulations on your release.

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Ella-Thanks so much!

Chrisbails said...

Great interview. Love finding out about new to me authors. The book sounds great and love the cover.
Congrats on the new release.

Bama said...

great interview! :)

Sara Humphreys said...

chrisbails--Thanks for coming by today! I hope you'll try the series and enjoy it.

Sara Humphreys said...

Bama-Thank you! xx

Lynda K. Scott said...

Sara, if you're still here...what is the book, The Secret? Who wrote it?

Alexa said...

Congratulations and good luck with your book!

Sara Humphreys said...

hi Lynda--The Secret isn't a novel but more of a life inspiring book. It's written by Rhonda Byrne.

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Alexa-Thanks so much. I hope you'll check it out.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Sara, thanks! I'll look it up.

Lynda K. Scott said...

With all the uproar here at the Scott homestead (we painted our living room), Wookie has spent an extraordinary amount of time in that inter-dimensional cat zone where she was safe. I've finally coaxed her out by reminding her that she has to pick this week's winner.

That worked like a charm! So, with no further ado, the winner of Untamed is...

Chery Haut of Arizona!

Congrats and I'll forward your address to Sourcebooks. They'll get your copy to you ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!