Monday, May 20, 2013

Guest - Sara Humphreys

Good morning! Come on in and sit a spell. We've got Hawaiian Hazelnut coffee in the pot and luscious cranberry and orange muffins on the table. Make yourselves comfortable and help me welcome author Sara Humphreys for a little chat. If I missed any questions you wanted answered, please ask in the comments. By the way, Sourcebooks is offering a giveaway to one lucky commenter so check out how to enter the drawing later in the post.

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 Welcome Sara! Thanks for visiting us today.


What draws you to romance?
I love the idea that there is one perfect person out there for everyone and I’m a sucker for a happily ever after.  The world is full of enough rotten stuff, so writing and reading romance is a great way to escape from everyday stuff.

I think we can all agree with that. Have you ever written outside the romance genre? If not, do you ever plan to?
I actually just sold a contemporary romance series to Sourcebooks. It’s called Holding Out for a Hero and features men in uniform. I’m really excited to branch out into this new genre and hope readers will come along for the ride.

I bet they will If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who would it be?
That’s a toss up. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several cover models since being published but I’d have to go with Harvey Stables. He’s not only handsome but a super sweet guy and I adore his wife. He also fits the description of the hero in VAMPIRE TROUBLE, which is the second Dead in the City novel.

I'll have to look for VAMPIRE TROUBLE. What would constitute your own personal happily ever after?
Honestly? I’m living it. I’m married to a wonderful man who treats me like a queen, we have four beautiful boys and I get to write romance for a living. Life is good.

That's great! How do you spend a typical writing day?
After the boys get off to school, I bop between writing, social media and laundry. It’s not glamorous but I love it.

Okay. Now the important questions. What’s the sexiest feature on a man to you? And on a woman? Why?
Kindness and a sense of humor are tied for sexiest feature in both men and women. If you’re a jerk, it doesn’t matter how good looking you are. NO amount of physical beauty can overcome being unkind.

Great answer! What’s your own sexiest feature?
I don’t there’s anything sexy about me at all but my husband would probably say that my smile is sexy.

I think a smile tells a lot about a person. What draws you to write paranormal?
I love the idea that there are things out there that we can’t explain. The strange, unusual and exotic are fascinating and I like to believe that anything is possible.

Dream on…

UNDONE BY SARA HUMPHREYS – IN STORES MAY 2013

She's Far From Human...
With her secret race of shapeshifteres embroiled in civil war, all Marianna Coltari wants is to stay far from controversy. Even so, when her overprotective brother insists on hiring his human friend Pete as her bodyguard, Marianna is furious.

Does She Dare to Love One?
Like most retired cops, Pete Castro resents his new job as a bodyguard. It's even worse because he'll be babysitting a party girl like Marianna. But that's before he meets her for the first time and discovers his instincts on red alert. Would he kill to protect her?

Praise for Undone:
“Humphreys’ skillful storytelling is so intriguing, you’ll have a hard time putting this book down. 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick of the Month!” —RT Book Reviews

” Spellbinding... This fast-paced, jam-packed thrill ride will delight paranormal romance fans.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sara Humphreys has truly created her own world.” —Under the Covers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. Look for a brand new paranormal romance series, Dead in the City, starting with Tall, Dark and Vampire this August, and the next Amoveo Legend book, Unclaimed, in December 2013! For more information about her books and to join her street team, please visit www.sarahumphreys.com or follow her on Twitter, @HYPERLINK "https://twitter.com/authorsara"AuthorSara.

To purchase Undone:

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-- Lynda here,
    To enter the drawing for the free book, please leave a comment AND your email addy or leave a comment and send me an email at Lynda@LyndaKScott.com. And please check out the review for UNDONE here.

     The drawing will remain open until Friday, May 24. At that point, I'll put all the names in the prize box
and ask my alien kitten, Wookie, to pick the winner. Good luck!

     Have a Blessed Day!

10 comments:

Lynda K. Scott said...

Good morning, Sara! Thanks for being with us today. I have to admit, I LOVED your latest Amoveo book UNDONE. Thanks for writing it!

Sara Humphreys said...

HI Lynda, Thank you so much for having me today and for the beautiful review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed UNDONE.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats, Sara. A good interview.

Wishing you every success.

Kristina's Books & More said...

Great interview, Sara! Thanks for writing such great stories and fueling our addictions to romance! <3 That's the exact reason I love it!

kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

bn100 said...

Very nice interview

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Pam Rushen said...

I love this series!!!!


prushen(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! I am telling you, I wasn't into the shifters until this series... I am sitting on my hands waiting for my Steven's book :)
Lisa Borbeck, lisaborbeck@nyc.rr.com

Nicole Laverdure said...

Great interview! Sara, I love your books! I always told myself that Vampire stories didn't appealed to me, but I was wrong! When I read Tall, Dark and Vampire, I got really hooked and now I look forward to you second book! thanks for the giveaway!nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

Sara Humphreys said...

SO great to see both familiar names and new ones! Big thanks to everyone for coming by and I hope you enjoy the next series as much as this one.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Lisa Borbeck, Wookie, my alien kitten, selected you to win a book from Sara Humphreys! I'll notify Sourcebooks as soon as I get your address.

Congrats!