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Today we are welcoming Sara Brookes, author of Chasing Sin to the blog. She’s here today to talk about her book and to answer some questions. As an incentive, she’s offering a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter. Since this is a tour, to increase your chance of winning, click here to follow the tour and find more places to leave comments. I’m in the process of writing up my review. Check back in a few days when I share my thoughts about this book!
Barb - Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.
Sara – I’m Sara Brookes and I’ve been writing professionally for around five years. I write in a variety of genres and heat levels in romance, mostly because different aspects of different genres appeal to me. Be it contemporary, paranormal, futuristic/sci-fi or urban fantasy—if it’s an interesting story, I’ll write it.
Barb – What is your favorite part of writing?
Sara – Creating a story from a small kernel of an idea. It’s always amazing to me to see the finished book and remember where it started.
Barb – What part of writing do you find the most challenging?
Sara – Probably very similar from my favorite thing. LOL Sometimes I’ll have the idea for a story and no idea how to make it reality. I’ll jot it down to revisit later to see if I can make it work.
Barb - Tell us a bit about your new release – Chasing Sin.
Sara – It’s an erotic menage where the two men are already involved in a deeply committed relationship. They’ve been hot for a long time for their colleague and when she takes things a little too far out in the field one day, they’ve had enough. They’re going to tell her right here and right now. The sparks fly when the trio comes together and the adrenaline really kicks in then.
Barb – What challenges did you face bringing this book to market, if any.
Sara – Writing weather was a challenge. Everyone in the world experiences it. It’s not something you can make up as it’s real and tangible. So bringing it to life on the page was something that was definitely a challenge. Hopefully, I’ve pulled it off!
Barb - Do you have a favorite character in Chasing Sin?
Sara – Definitely Kate. She’s a strong, independent woman who is so confused about the feeling she has for these two men. She is attracted to them, wants to be with them, but doesn’t feel as if an usual relationship between three people could work. That’s ultimately what drives her away the next morning, and what keeps her away. The men aren’t going to give up on her so easily, though.
Barb - When you write, do you start with an outline, or do you let the characters take the story away?!
Sara – Oh they definitely take it away, no question about that. I usually know the high-level points to hit in the book, but that’s about it. It’s rare for me to know everything about the book when I start it. I once wrote a book backward.
Barb - What is your favorite all time book – or is there more than one?
Sara – I can read Stephen King’s IT all day long. The first time I read it, it freaked me out. So much so, I was standing in a line with my mom during a family trip staring off into space and it took her a few minutes to get my attention. I was so wrapped up in the story!
Barb - Where can your fans keep in touch with you?
Sara – They can always email me, I read everything that comes in. I’m active on Twitter and love talking real-time to readers and other authors there. I’m also on Facebook and I have an announcement list that I just started where the only emails that come through are for when a new book releases. All of that information is available on my website.
Barb - What do you have in the works, and when can your fans expect your next book?
Sara – I have a sci-fi/futuristic erotic romance titled Lethal Beauty coming in late July. It’s part of Decadent Publishing’s Elatia line. I really loved the hero and heroine in this novella, so I’m excited to get to share them. I just turned in a super sexy short to my editor and I’m getting ready to submit a smoking hot novella to another publisher. I have a few fulls in the pipeline next and I’m anxious to get those out on submission as well.
Barb - Do you have anything else you’d like to add?
Sara – Thanks so much for having me here today and answering some fabulous questions!
Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don’t just share a passion for nature’s fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them.
Though she is reluctant, she also knows the proposition is too irresistible to refuse. Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holes-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn’t one she belongs in.
Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm’s length, Kate finds herself facing down the storm of the century with them at her side. With Mother Nature intruding, the trio discovers shelter in each other’s arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.
“We’re looking at a direct hit. Almost as if we had a great big target on my roof.” Sometimes it was all about knowing your gut and he’d bet anything those instincts drove her forecast. Kate sighed heavily as she pushed away from the table. “Though I don’t think it’s going to strengthen any more. Unless I’m wrong about that too.”
Doubt was a natural part of this business and he’d seen her have it enough to know she didn’t truly believe she’d made an error. “Should I remind you that after five years of chasing together you’ve never been wrong?”
Her eyes cut to the computer. “I think in this case I wish I was.”
“Wish you were what?” Tripp’s voice, still thick with sleep, sounded behind Snyder. He pressed a quick kiss to the back of Snyder’s neck as he passed, and Snyder took a moment to admire the way his ass moved under the towel he’d slung around his hips. “Got any coffee?”
“Third cabinet on the left. Top shelf.”
Snyder watched Kate’s focus return to the laptop but he’d seen something that caused him to smile. It had been subtle, and if he hadn’t been watching her, he would have missed it completely.
But seen it he had.
That faint shimmer of those strong eyes, the flash of red on her cheeks when Tripp came up behind him and kissed his neck, was hard to simply ignore. Whatever reason had driven her out of the hotel room that night hadn’t been because of the lack of desire. The brief flare had been enough to tell him she wanted them both still.
Lucky for them, sitting around waiting for this monster to get here at the end of the week left him plenty of time to get to the bottom of things. One of the few times he was certainly going to appreciate the downtime.
Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.
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Chasing Sin can be found Here