I’m pleased to welcome fellow Ellora’s Cave author Sabrina Garie. She’s going to tell us about her new release in the Hex Appeal series, Fires of Justice. Welcome, Sabrina.
Thanks for hosting me today Tara. I’m thrilled to be here.
Please tell us a little about your story:
Always read the fine print when swearing an eternal oath to gods and guardians…
Beholden by the sacred vows of her coven, fire witch Calista Reid agrees to temporarily mate with shifter Cullen McMahan to fulfill a mission assigned by the guardians. When tall, dark and damaged arrives on her doorstep, generating enough heat to scorch a fire witch, Calista finds herself drawn to his battle-hardened body and broken soul. His pain speaks to her own deep-rooted isolation and the intensity of his hunger slakes her passion like no other.
Cullen, scarred by a past that left him an indentured soldier to the guardians, resents yet another hump-on-command assignment…until he encounters the compassionate, fearless, incendiary redhead who detonates his body and reawakens the emotions sacrifice and loss had suppressed. But Cullen harbors a terrible secret—one that reaches back into Calista’s troubled childhood and threatens the foundation of their growing bond.
Link to Excerpt: http://www.jasminejade.com/productspecs/9781419941542.htm
Ellora’s Cave http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10340-fires-of-justice.aspx
What makes a book a keeper?
For me, a keeper is a book I can read over and over again and still gain something I need. That can mean a few things. Keepers stimulate new ways of thinking about something, give me an emotional kick in the pants where I need it or a sense that I’m not alone with my own demons or it’s just a darn good escape that I want to keep returning there again and again. These books change over different periods of my life but generally they are marked by well developed, damaged characters with a degree of maturity who work to overcome their challenges to get a better life for themselves and their loved ones and/or just a good story. I don’t need both, but must have one.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
On my birthday or an absolutely special day (it is a once, maybe twice a year occurrence), I will eat a whole pint of ice cream—usually Haazen Daz Coffee or Coffee Chip or Ben and Jerry’s Fudge Brownie. It started innocently enough. I rented a room in a house without a freezer for a couple of years and I love ice cream. So I started doing this as a way of getting my ice cream in my house as a birthday treat. It kind of stuck as a special indulgence.
What’s your idea of a romantic evening?
My life is so packed with tasks of some sort packed into my every spare moment that for me, a romantic evening starts in the planning and preparation—the man does it all, everything. He decides what we’ll do, where we’ll go, the time he picks me up and he makes any reservations or ticket purchases necessary. And the evening will be designed with some awareness or sensitivity to the things I enjoy doing (e.g. don’t take me to a sports bar, try and avoid crowds). It’s not what we do so much as the care and spirit in which it’s done that in the end generates that feel of romance.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
By the water—ocean, river, lake—doesn’t matter. I want to see it from most of the windows in my home. It brings me peace and balance and a sense of belonging to the universe.
Where can readers find you on the web?
Blog: I also blog at http://www.darkertemptations.wordpress.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sabrinagarieauthor
A Little About Sabrina:
Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine romance fiction has ever known and the hero who can take her. A believer that big, audacious goals spice up life, she relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make those goals (and her characters) come alive. When not at the computer, she wrangles vegetables and extra helpings of homework into her star-spangled, fashion-loving progeny, kowtows to a fat cat and reads, a lot. Since it is more fun to travel in packs, come along for the ride. I’d love to chat.