Monday, January 28, 2013
VBT: Giveaway, Review and Interview with Sarah Makela author of Skin Deep
I interviewed Sarah Makela and this is what she shared with me:
What is your favorite thing about writing? I love getting a glimpse into my characters’ lives and watching how they overcome the struggles they face to reach their happy endings. And of course, I love being able to look at pictures of hot men as “research.” *grins* ;-) I never realized the advantages of an author's research!
Which of your characters are your favorite to write? the easiest? the hardest? the most fun? My favorite characters to write are Angelique Trinette and Connor O’Reilly from Skin Deep. I love them as a couple, and independently they’re both strong and respectable. They both have a vulnerable side, but their love for one another is amazing. I can’t wait to write the next book in their series.
The easiest would be Rubia from Jungle Fire and the hardest would be her hero Kyle. He was so elusive, and it took a while to get into his head.
The most fun is Leon from my Hacked Investigations series. He’s one of the secondary characters, but if a story presented itself, I’d definitely write a book for him.
Beef, chicken, pork, or vegetarian?
I eat mostly beef and chicken with the exception of bacon.
What is your favorite color?
I have two favorites. I love black and purple.
Paper or plastic? At the grocery store, I always go with plastic. It’s easier to carry because of the handles.
What is your favorite fairy tale? Hmm... I’m not sure if I have a favorite. I guess if I had to choose one, I’d go with Red Riding Hood, except the romance writer in me would prefer the wolf to be a yummy werewolf hero instead of the villain.
Quiet or loud? I guess it depends. I like listening to music, but outside noise distracts me, so I’d rather have quiet, unless there’s a lot of noise, such as if I’m in a busy coffee shop. I can tune out that kind of noise easily.
Which new release are you most looking forward to reading? I’m really looking forward to the next Cassie Palmer book by Karen Chance as well as the next Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews.
What is your favorite part of the day? I enjoy nighttime. I’m able to relax and either get to work or have fun.
What type of music do you listen to? I enjoy all sorts of music. I’ve been listening to a lot of rock music as well as trance and dubstep.
Do you have a favorite gem?
I don’t really have a favorite, but I like Tiger’s Eye. Good one! I'm not really a gem girl but I wanted to ask something different.
What is your biggest pet peeve? Writing-wise, my biggest pet peeve is when people spell y’all as ya’ll. Y’all = you all. I’m a Southern girl, so I just want to shake people who do that. Okay! I'm safe. I don't think I've ever used that term on here!
How likely are you to suffer from road rage? Quite unlikely! I’d probably just grumble under my breath. Maybe you could give me lessons in self control?
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions.
Thank you for reading my book and hosting me on your blog!
You're welcome to come back anytime Sarah!
Title: Skin Deep
Series: Feral Ink Book One
Author: Sarah Mäkelä
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Etopia Press
Number of pages: 112
Word Count: 24,821
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
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Angelique had no idea her black panther tattoo would force her to abandon the love of her life—Connor O’Reilly—but she’s determined to keep him safe no matter how much it hurts. Her tattoo doubles as her feline familiar: loving, protective, dangerous, and with a life of its own. It’s also her deepest secret and draws enemies who desire its power for themselves.
Connor has no idea why Angelique left him, but he’s determined to win her back. As a werewolf, he has secrets of his own. Now his alpha is ready to force him to pair with an ex-girlfriend he can’t stand unless he can find Angelique and claim her as his mate. But even as their secrets threaten to keep them apart, hidden enemies seek to destroy their chance at love forever.
About the Author:
Sarah Mäkelä lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters. Find her online at:
Blog / Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads
Skin Deep was different. The story began with Connor, the leading man arguing with his Alpha. He refuses to mate with a woman that he does not love. He knows he wants Angelique, he just has to convince her.
There was a reason that Angelique left Connor and it was not a lack of spark! She loves him and craves him but fears that she would put him in danger because of an ability that she has. She doesn't realize that Connor has abilities of his own.
Connor tries to make up with her when his ex shows up and makes a scene. Things go down hill and then they get crazy. Poor Angelique seems to have all kind of problems all of the sudden!
This book was pretty quick. The plot had animal aggression, secrets, action, romance, and a psycho ex to top it all off. I thought Angelique's ability was a unique spin on shifting.
I received a copy of this book from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion.
True or False: Beauty is only Skin Deep.
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