Monday, August 12, 2013

Interview & Giveaway with Sara Humphreys

Hi Sara, Welcome back to Anna's Book Blog! To start off can you tell the readers a little about yourself? Sara: Sure thing. I’m wife and mom to four boys. We live just outside of NYC with our two nutty dogs. I was an actress and public speaker but now I’m a full-time romance writer and loving every minute of it. I love chocolate brownies and shiraz and must exercise as a result.

Tall, Dark, and Vampire is your latest release. Can you tell us a little about it? Sara: This is the first book in the Dead in the City series which focuses on a coven of vampire chicks in NYC. Book one features the love affair of Olivia Hollingsworth and Doug Paxton. Olivia is a three centuries old, celibate vampire who owns and operates a nightclub in Manhattan called The Coven. She lost her one true love on the last night of her human life and vowed never to love another. She simply wants to run her coven and her club in peace. However, when club goers start to turn up dead, that’s not in the cards. When the cops show up to investigate, Olivia is rattled when one of them is a dead ringer for her long dead lover.

What is your writing day like? Sara: Well it’s about to change because my boys are done with school next week. The plan…and I stress the word plan…is to write every day for three hours either before or after our summer fun activities. When they’re in school I tend to write for half the day and do promo the other half but I won’t have that luxury in the summer.

When you’re not writing what kind of books do you like to read? Sara: I love romance but have stayed away from paranormal romance lately because I’m writing it. I love a fun contemporary or a good mystery.

What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a book? Sara: Computer. Coffee. Quiet.

If you could give your lead characters one piece of advice, what would it be? Sara: I’d tell Olivia to follow her heart and have faith that it will all workout and I’d tell Doug to lighten up. The boy is intense.

What inspired you most while writing Tall, Dark, and Vampire? Sara: Music. I make a soundtrack for every book I write and listen to it while I’m plotting. The song Fly to the Angels by Slaughter is the theme song for this book.

If you could cast your lead characters, which actors would you pick?
Sara: I’d cast Christina Hendricks as Olivia and Chris Pine as Doug. No doubt. *sigh ... I adore Chris Pine.

Since becoming published, what has been your favorite part of the process? Sara: Believe it or not, it’s the edits. A blank page is intimidating. When the edits come back it’s like playing with clay and shaping the story into something awesome…hopefully. What is next for you? Sara: There’s one more Amoveo novel coming out in December—UNCLAIMED. In July 2014 VAMPIRE TROUBLE will be released—that’s the second Dead in the City book—and I will have an Amoveo Legend novella out sometime in 2014 also. I super excited to branch out with my new contemporary romance series, Holding Out for a Hero and readers should see that in either late 2014 or early 2015.

TALL, DARK, AND VAMPIRE
BY SARA HUMPHREYS
IN STORES AUGUST 2013


She always knew Fate was cruel...
The last person Olivia expected to turn up at her club was her one true love. It would normally be great to see him, except he's been dead for centuries. Olivia really thought she had moved on with her immortal life, but as soon as she sees Doug Paxton, she knows she'd rather die than lose him again. And that's a real problem...

But this is beyond the pale...
Doug is a no-nonsense copy by day, but his nights are tormented by dreams of a gorgeous redhead who's so much a part of him, she seems to be in his blood. When he meets Olivia face-to-face, long-buried memories begin to surface. She might be the answer to his prayers...or she might be the dead of him.

Praise for Tall, Dark, and Vampire:
“Engaging... Humphreys skillfully blends intrigue and romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“Shines with fascinating new characters... Readers will not want to wait for more from the very talented Humphreys!” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick of the Month


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. A public speaker and speaker trainer, Sara lives in Bronxville, New York, with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. Look for the next Amoveo Legend novel, Unclaimed, in December, and the next Dead in the City novel, Vampire Trouble, in July 2014. For more information please visit http://www.sarahumphreys.com/ , follow her on twitter https://twitter.com/authorsara and find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sarahumphreysauthor .

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GIVEAWAY
Thanks to Sourcebooks I have a copy of Tall, Dark and Vampire to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. and Canada. The winner will be announced on August 20th. Good Luck!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Sara, Love your books! I was at my local Bookstore browsing for something new to read and came across Unleashed and I'm so happy I did. I just finished Undone and can't wait for the next instalment. Would love to win a copy of Tall, Dark, and Vampire.

    Best Wishes
    lsiraco@Yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Bella--I'm so glad you found my book on your local bookstore shelves! Thanks for coming by :)

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  2. Tall, Dark, and Vampire sounds awesome! Thank you so much!
    TJ Hargett
    smoofrog at Gmail.com

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    1. Hi Tonda! Thanks for coming by and I hope you'll enjoy it.

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  3. Tall, Dark, and Vampire sounds awesome! Thank you so much!
    TJ Hargett
    smoofrog at Gmail.com

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  4. Great interview. Tall, Dark and Vampire sounds good. :)

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    1. My email is crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    2. Hi Crystal :) Good to see you here.

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  5. Loved Undone, so I'm so happy to see Liv get her own book. Yay, girl power. The story sounds great, can't wait to read it. Is it possible we might see others from the series with their own books? Congrats on the new release.

    stephaniefredrick55(at)gmail.com

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    1. Hi Stephanie--Hooray! Yes. ASMODEUS has his own story. You can find parts 1 and 2 at all ebook retailers.

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  6. Vampires are my very favorite and this one looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Another new author to add to my list. Love finding new authors to read. This one sounds like it's gonna be great.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray
    elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

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  8. I haven't tried any books by Sara Humphreys yet; a good time to do so since I love vampire books!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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  9. I think the book sounds great! Congrats on the new series!

    funmail07 at gmail dot com

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  10. I enjoyed the interview and am looking forward to reading Tall, Dark, and Vampire.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love reading about vampires. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  12. thanks for the great post and giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Congrats on the release! TALL, DARK, & VAMPIRE sounds great. I love PNR and vampires are my favorites. I am eager to read this book, but I am thinking that that has to be a long time for Olivia to be celibate!
    Btw, I now have Fly to the Angels going through my head, LOL.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I really like the blurb of your new book. It's always interesting to read which actors the author envisions could portray their main characters.

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  15. It looks like a great story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  16. Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

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