Thursday, July 12, 2012

Book Tour for Chasing Sin by Sara Brookes (Interview & GIVEAWAY)


Summertime is known for its wild weather and Sara Brookes is here today showing us her steamy new erotic menage that takes place amidst the adrenalized world of storm chasing.  Chasing Sin features a hot and heavy menage that builds in its intensity as the storm rages closer.  Sara has graced us with an interview as well as tidbits about the book, along with an awesome giveaway.  So let's get this party started.....

TSP:  How did you get where you are today with your writing career, and would you have done anything differently?

SB:  I like to think I arrived here with a lot of hard work! Believe it or not, the hard work that goes into writing a book is something that I love. It’s what really keeps me going and because of that, I wouldn’t do a single thing differently.

TSP:  What is a typical writing day like for you, and what does your writing space look like?

SB:  There isn’t anything typical about my writing days, simply because it’s rare for me to have a full day where I get to write. I really cherish those days that I do. And those days are spent at a desk tucked into the corner of the landing on the second floor of my house. It’s not quiet, but I’m not someone who needs quiet to write.

TSP:  Your books cover many different genres, is there a genre you haven't worked with yet that you'd like to try your hand at?

SB:  I know I’ve said this before, but that’s only because it’s true, but I would love to dig my hands into cyberpunk. The genre fascinates me and I love to read it—so it’s something I would love to add my own spin to.

TSP:  How would you describe Chasing Sin and in the movie/tv world who would you cast in the main roles?

SB:  An adrenaline-filled ride where life and love are on the line at every turn. When I was writing Chasing Sin, I kept thinking of Malin Akerman as Kate. I loved her in Watchman. For Snyder it was Timothy Olyphant (especially when he starred in Hitman with the shaved head!) and for Tripp it was Ben Foster (who I saw for the very first time in the 3rd X-Men movie). Hrm…all my examples are from comic book/graphic novel/video game movies. Do you sense a trend?  I wasn’t kidding about the cyberpunk!*g*

TSP:  What are the pitfalls and payoffs to writing a menage story?  Why do you think they appeal to readers?

SB:  In a menage, choreography of body parts during a sex scene is always something that you have to pay careful attention to when writing. So that’s definitely something that can slow things down during the…action. LOL The payoff when you get it right, however, is usually one scorching hot sex scene. I also think the trick is to make sure none of the characters are left out—unless of course they’re watching from the sidelines. I can’t answer for all readers, only myself, but how could you turn down an extra set of hands, fingers and well…I know you’ve for a good enough imagination to figure out the rest of that sentence.

TSP:  What do you have coming up next with your writing?  Any top secret info you care to share?

SB:  I was honored to be asked to be part of Decadent Publishing’s science fiction erotic romance line, Elatia. My contribution, Lethal Beauty, will be released in late July as the fourth book in the series. My lead character, Sway, is incredibly strong and fierce, exactly the kind of female character I adore writing. Dason is a very power and very important man in the universe where Elatia is located, but he’s totally unprepared for what happens when he sees Sway for the very first time. I’m excited to get to share this pair with readers!

TSP:  How has the digital revolution affected your career and how you market yourself?  Do you have an eReader yourself?

SB:  Ebooks are the reason I have a career right now as it’s the route I chose to take to start publishing. I think marketing is the hardest part of epublishing simply because of the sheer number of books out on the market right now. But it’s a wonderful time to be a reader because of all of the fabulous books! I’m one of those readers (as I think most author are, or at least should be) and you’d be hard pressed to find me without my eReader.

TSP:  My site is all about favorite things.  What are some of your favorite things, the things you can't live without?

SB:  Pen and paper would be at the top of my list of favorite things I can’t live without since I still write a huge chuck of my work by hand. I still get people asking if I’m crazy for writing that way, but people wrote for a really long time without computers and did just fine. LOL.

CHASING SIN by Sara Brookes

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.

EXCERPT:

A small group of men played near the waterline, flinging a Frisbee back and forth. Their laughter drifted on the breeze and she knelt in order to snap a few images. She watched them play their game, and got so caught up, she jumped in surprise when two long shadows stretched out on the sand on either side of her.

At least out here the atmosphere wasn’t as suffocating when they came near.

She stared out at the shoreline, waiting for one of the men to speak because she didn’t know what to say.

“You know we don’t care why you left.”

Kate lowered the camera as Tripp spoke, thumbing the power switch to conserve the battery.

Snyder crouched beside her, his fingers dragging through the sun-warmed sand. “Whatever happened that made you feel as if you needed to take off can be fixed. Especially if we had something to do with it.”

Tripp crouched as well, his knees just inches from her arm. “Let us fix it if that’s the case, but please just tell us what we did.”

The desperate pleas in both their voices made her heart clench. She longed to tell them and wanted to share with them her thoughts and feeling on the subject as a whole. It shouldn’t be this hard, but the reality of the future she now faced shook her to her core.

She pushed to stand, waiting as she felt them stand as well. If she didn’t get some of this out now, it would fester like an open wound, and that couldn’t be good for any of them.

“It wasn’t you. Either of you.” She stared out at the Gulf, unable to stomach turning around to face them as she confessed. At least partially. The reason she left was easy. The reason she kept running was more complicated. “At least nothing intentional. You were yourselves and that’s all I ever could have asked for.”

AUTHOR INFO:

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.

Website: www.sarabrookes.net
Twitter: @sara_brookes
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brookesofbooks
Buy link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10037-chasing-sin.aspx

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Sara is awarding a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-Giveaway is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
-To be entered, MUST leave a comment, ALONG WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDY.
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 7/20.

17 comments:

  1. You are certainly not alone writing with pen & paper. I've read a few interviews recently where the writer does just that. Not all the time, but certainly using their time well.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Thanks so much for the fun interview!

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    1. Thank you for being here today and for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my questions! Good luck with your writing and I hope to read more from you soon!

      The Scarf Princess

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  3. Wonderful interview!

    sionedkla@gmail.com

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  4. Congrats on the new release. It's nice to learn that there are more writers out there who still use pen and paper.
    Thanks for the great interview and except.
    This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. I doubt I will ever truly give up pen and paper, Joanne.

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  5. I think there's something about the physical action of writing on paper that helps creativity flow.

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I have always loved writing with pen and paper. I can't do it as much as I used to do because of pain and inflammation in my hands but I still do love to write, and have a bad obsession with pens, LOL.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. June, I'm sorry to hear that -- hopefully you find a way to preserve with your writing still. And psst...I swipe hotel pens. ;^)

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  7. What is "cyberpunk"? I don't think I've read references to that genre. Is it something I need to check out?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. If you've ever seen any of the Matrix movies or Blade Runner those are considered cyberpunk, Catherine. It's a world where technology and human are blended together or play very heavily into the storyline/world. It's fascinating to me.

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  8. Great interview! Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I've been wanting to read this book, thanks for the interview and the giveaway!!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Hello Sara,

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to spend with Jody's Blog Fans in your Really GREAT Interview, sharing about yourself & your writing.

    Your new release "Chasing Sin" sounds so Dangerously Erotic, filled with Thrilling Action that will grab the Reader & take Us an Intensely Passionate Ride, not letting go until the last page is turned.
    I am sooooo Intrigued by this Book....set amidst Wild Weather & Adrenalized filled Storm Chasers, igniting a Hot & Heavy Steamy Erotic Menage that builds in its intensity as the storm rages closer. WoooHooo this is sooooo HAWT!!!!! I have to read this Book!!!!!...& a BIG WOW for your Cover Art, now that is Extremely Erotic with that touch of Dangerous with the Wild Weather in the Background. Sara you sure knocked it out of the park, starting with your Cover Art & I'm sure your Book is going to be just as Great!!!

    I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway. Thank You.

    Take Care & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

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