Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Beautifully Broken Author Chat and Giveaway with Sherry Soule

WGladiator's Pen welcomes Sherry Soule to the Ludus! We're going to talk about her newest spell binding book Beautifully Broken hitting shelves on June 30th.  Grab a cuppa and enjoy the chat. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Beautifully Broken! The winner will be drawn on Friday to make sure to share the link!

What made you choose Writing as a career?
It chose me. J Can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing. Honestly. It is in my blood. I have always been an avid reader too. When people tell me that they don’t like to read, I look at them sideways and blurt: “Say what?”

You write for both Adult and Young Adult fiction. What’s the difference?
Excellent question. It should seem obvious that teen novels have teenage protagonists, which sets them apart from adult fiction. It is all about VOICE. A YA protagonist(s) should centrally experience and grow by her dramatized choices, actions, and concerns, which drive the plot forward, and is narrated with relative immediacy to the teenage perspective.

You write Paranormal and Horror, what draws you to these genres?
Love scary stuff. I find it equally thrilling and terrifying. I don’t read a lot of horror anymore, but love to read UF, YA, and PR novels. But I still love scary movies (not to be confused with slasher flicks). I go to the movies a LOT in the summer. Love paranormal TV shows, too: SUPERNATURAL, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle <looks great and very witchy.

Have you ever been on or would like to go on a paranormal investigation? Where would you like to investigate?
Actually, I met some investigators online and I was supposed to go on a haunt with them last year, but it didn’t work out. But I might still do one soon. (If I do, I’ll blog about it!)

Your latest release Beautifully Broken will be released on June 30th, tell us a bit about it.
Two years of editing, and now it’s finally ready. J
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a white witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst and meets Trent, her new-would-be-boyfriend, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but now it looks like Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.  

Do you have a favorite scene you can share?
One of my favs:
For a moment, I ignored the shadows, the fog, and the wraith. As if the moonlight and his gaze had transformed me into something brave and beautiful. Something enchanted like a wildflower in the shade of the forest. We gazed at each other with a fierce unrest. The world had gone still with a seething passion, which agitated the space between our bodies. Night contained only the two of us. Trent’s emerald eyes were half-closed, the pupils huge, and I felt myself falling into them. My body ached. My heart swelled with desire. So many words went unspoken as we lingered in the dark. But all thought and words seemed to slip away.
A car drove past and I blinked, feeling slightly dazed, under a spell.

What inspired this story?
An obsession with ghosts and haunted houses. And I love romance.
What are three little known facts about Sherry Soule?
Can type lightning fast with one finger.
Love cats.
Live on peppermint mochas.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers or advice for fellow writers?
I have a blog devoted to helping unpublished writers at Dark Angel Writing Tools: http://www.darkangelwritingtools.com/
It has tons of writing tips, agent/author interviews, and publishing secrets to share.

Where we can find Sherry Soule or your books
My website: http://sherrysoule.com
My blog: http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/
My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100001711927128
My Twitter: http://twitter.com/writersherry

Thank you so much for chatting with us Sherry! Readers don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win a copy of Beautifully Broken! Winner to be drawn this Friday! 

Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule


Sherry Soule said...

Thank you for having me as a guest, Elise! I hope your followers check out my debut novel.


Anonymous said...

This story looks really intriguing Sherry. Love stories about ghosts and haunted houses. Looking forward to reading it.
Great interview Elise. :)

PamelaTurner said...

Loves cats and peppermint mochas? Sounds good. LOL Love stories about ghosts. Congrats on your new release and wishing you many sales. :-)

Sherry Soule said...

Exciting news! If you haven't purchased a copy yet, they can be acquired everywhere books are sold online. BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN can also be ordered in your local bookstore.

Not every YA reader looks for books about first crushes, babysitting, and being part of the popular clique. Some prefer something darker, passionate, and definitely...more dangerous.

Help my release day reach record numbers!

Please buy a copy today!