Bits 'n Bobs Author Blog
Help me welcome Sarah Hoss to the blog today. She's answered some questions for us about herself and her writing, as well as fun information about her latest book, Highland Savior.
Also, comment below for a chance to win an ecopy of her book, Highland Savior!
Cathy: Hi, Sarah! It’s great to have you here today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Sarah: Thank you for having me. I’m a married mother of 3. I work in a nursing home in the activities department so I spend my day doing exercises, art, playing cards, etc. with the residents.
Cathy: That sounds like an interesting day. I'm sure the residents look forward to their time with you.
Cathy: How long have you been writing?
Sarah: I have been writing now for about 7 years.
Cathy: What do you enjoy most about writing?
Sarah: I enjoy the research the most.
Cathy: I love research, too! It's too easy to slip down a trail I'd not intended to take, lol!
Cathy: What draws you to the romance genre?
Sarah: I prefer to read and write in the romance genre. I think romance is the one thing that links every individual and it is something that can be experienced in so many different ways.
Cathy: You are quite right, Sarah. Romance translates across so many platforms.
Cathy: Since you write in more than one genre, what are some of the elements you have in each?
Sarah: I write in historical paranormal romance and contemporary romance and the one thing that crosses over into each genre is that love will conquer all if you just have faith in it.
Cathy: What, if any, differences between your genres do you write into your heroes?
Sarah: The men in the historical romances are less trusting.
Cathy: So, tell us a bit about your newest book.
Sarah: Highland Savior is about Hamish Macpherson, the second of the three Macpherson brothers. Hamish is thrown into the future and tried desperately to get back to his time for in his time, he has a murder to solve. His sister’s. He never expects to fall in love with Gillian and is surprised when the spell to take him home, brings Gillian along, too.
Cathy: What was your inspiration for Highland Savior?
Sarah: Well, I knew there would be three brothers and they would each get their own story. My ancestors were Cherokee and I thought it would be neat to have a character that is also Cherokee.
Cathy: That's pretty neat. I think that should be an awesome blend of characters.
Cathy: What kind of research did you do for this book?
Sarah: I had to research arson, spells, and the Cherokee language.
Cathy: Oh, my! I hope no one is monitoring your browser, lol! That's really interesting, though. Highland Savior just landed on my TBR stack!
Cathy: How did you decide on the setting for Highland Savior? Have you ever been there? My critique partner lives near Philadelphia and she took me on a tour. I knew it’s where I wanted this story to be.
Cathy: I can't wait to learn about Philadelphia through your eyes in Highland Savior.
Cathy: Is there anything you’d like to add?
Sarah: The first brother’s book is titled Dreams of the Highlander. I am also working on James’s story, the third brother.
Thanks so much for being here today, Sarah! It has been a lot of fun getting to know you. Best of luck with your books!
Readers, do you enjoy timetravel romance? Leave a comment for a chance to win an ecopy of Highland Savior!
Buy link for Highland Savior: http://tinyurl.com/jlog4z7
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Two Lifetimes – Two Hearts – One future, if they can only survive the past.
Hamish Macpherson is surrounded by turmoil: an arsonist is on the loose, he’s in the middle of a feud with a local clansman, and just as he’s trying to save his sister from a burning cottage, he appears in the middle of a foreign living room three hundred years past his own time.
Gillian Meadows thinks she’s self-sufficient and can handle anything until she witnesses a murder in the alley next to an Olde City tavern. In a desperate run to escape being the next victim, she stumbles into a wiccan store and accepts the help of the shop owner. Little does she know that one mis-spoken word of a simple incantation can change everything.
Neither world is safe, but Hamish can better protect Gillian if he returns to his own time. Gillian has no choice but to go with him if she wants to escape the danger closing in. Little do they know that his past could be the biggest threat of all to their future.
I'm visiting with Mary Morgan today, chatting about writing and The Highlander's French Bride.
Come visit with me!
I'm being interviewed on the Get Lost in a Story blog today!
Come read a bit about my latest book, The Highlander's French Bride, due to release this week, and perhaps a bit about me as well.
I’ll admit that I’ve never had “book elbow”, but my arms have had lovely creases from carrying too many library books at the same time.
Okay, what about you? Which of the 10 bibliophile definitions fit you?
About the Author:
Award winning author and bibliophile Catherine Castle has been writing and collecting books all her life. Before beginning her career as a romance writer she worked part-time as a freelance writer. She has over 600 articles and photographs to her credit, under her real name, in the Christian and secular market. Besides writing, Catherine loves traveling with her husband, singing, and attending theatre. In the winter she loves to quilt and has a lot of UFOs (unfinished objects) in her sewing case. In the summer her favorite place to be is in her garden. She’s passionate about gardening and even won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club.
Her debut inspiration romantic suspense, The Nun and the Narc, from Soul Mate Publishing is an ACFW Genesis Finalist, a 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner, a 2014 EPIC finalist, a 2014 RONE nominee and a Carolyn Readers Choice Award finalist. Connect with Catherine at http://catherinecastle1.wordpress.com
Today I am fortunate to have Catherine Castle on my blog for a peek at her romantic suspense, The Nun and the Narc, and her hilarious, yet true, list of the reasons she is a bibliophile.
Come to think of it, I believe I hit most of the reasons on the list. How about you?
You Might be a Bibliophile If…
Let’s face it—we writers love books. We write them, we read them, we collect them. We rarely get rid of them. Well, at least I rarely get rid of them. So, guess what that makes us? Bibliophiles. Before you protest, “That’s not me!” take a peek at ten reasons you might be a bibliophile.
10. You can’t just get one book from the library. Oh, come on, I know someone besides me does this. Right?
9. You need physical therapy to fix your “book elbow.” Carrying a stack of 10 library books does that, you know.
8. Every flat space in your house, or maybe most of them, has a book, or two or three, on it. Dare I say a stack of four?
7. Your book shelves are organized by category—ALL the book shelves.
6. The stack of books by your bedside, or couch, or other chair is tall enough to hold a lamp and wide enough to hold the clock radio, a tissue box, a water carafe, and a snack for when you’re reading.
5. You have a library card, a Barnes and Noble discount card, an Amazon account, a Kindle and a Nook. Need I say more?
4. If you find a free book on Amazon, you download it. It doesn’t matter if you don’t read medical non-fiction—it’s free!
3. No travel trip is complete until you’ve purchased at least one book about the attraction you’ve visited. After all, you’re bound to think of some story that will require research.
2. You’re reading at least 2 books at the same time.
And the number one reason you might be a Bibliophile--
1. You’ve made your husband create stud cubby bookshelves in the walls just so you’ll have more room for the paperbacks.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely qualify. In fact, here’s a picture of the stud cubby bookcases my hubby has created.
The Nun and the Narc
Where novice Sister Margaret Mary goes, trouble follows. When she barges into a drug deal the local Mexican drug lord captures her. To escape she must depend on undercover DEA agent Jed Bond. Jed’s attitude toward her is exasperating, but when she finds herself inexplicable attracted to him he becomes more dangerous than the men who have captured them, because he is making her doubt her decision to take her final vows. Escape back to the nunnery is imperative, but life at the convent, if she can still take her final vows, will never be the same.
Nuns shouldn’t look, talk, act, or kiss like Sister Margaret Mary O’Connor—at least that’s what
Jed Bond thinks. She hampers his escape plans with her compulsiveness and compassion and in the process makes Jed question his own beliefs. After years of walling up his emotions in an attempt to become the best agent possible, Sister Margaret is crumbling Jed’s defenses and opening his heart. To lure her away from the church would be unforgivable—to lose her unbearable.
Available from Amazon http://amzn.com/B00CHU9DH2
and Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-nun-and-the-narc-catherine-castle/1116942061?ean=9781619352964
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