Let’s give a warm Friday Author Feature welcome to Sherry Soule, the author of Lost in Starlight (Starlight Saga Book 1) and Beautifully Broken (Spellbound Series 1).
High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien–even tougher.
Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.
Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.
They’re as different as night and day–she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac–yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.
Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. But Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life….
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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell–a hereditary witch from the Broussard family–takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.
Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.
But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town. Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
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Visit Sherry Soule’s website
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing stories since I was seven, and I’ve been studying the craft for over fifteen years.
Like every writer, I am incredibly passionate about my work. The main reason I write is because I love to do it. Not for the money. No, because I love creating characters. I love crafting suspense. And I love telling stories—my kind of stories.
Writing has always been my true passion. This was what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to publish novels. I dreamed of being a professional author since I was seven years old, and I enjoy writing both adult and young adult tales.
What inspired you to write this book?
LOST IN STARLIGHT is the fastest book that I’ve ever written. It took me only about four months to write and do revisions. I had the idea in the back of my mind for about a year now, but it wasn’t until a short-lived TV show called “Star-Crossed” convinced me that alien love stories were super hot right now.BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN was inspired by watching old episodes of “Charmed” and ‘Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.” (Maybe I watch too much TV! LOL) In these serialized novels, you’ll learn the secrets of Fallen Oaks and more about the quirky inhabitants that populate this peculiar neighborhood, where it seems everyone has something to hide. Meet the teenage residents that have good looks, lots of teen angst, and a fair share of supernatural intrigue…
Which character is your favorite and why?
Hands down, Sloane from the Starlight Saga. She is just snarky and quirky and fun to write. Most authors admit that a little bit of themselves goes into each protagonist, but Sloane is near and dear to my heart. If a headstrong, gutsy, and imperfect heroine with an eccentric fashion sense appeals to you, then I think you’ll love Sloane, too.
What advice do you have for young authors?
Produce quality work.
Have your novel professionally edited.
Read your work aloud. This means the ENTIRE novel.
Have it reviewed by unbiased readers and get a critique partner or two.
Hire a professional cover designer and have the text formatted.
For someone going the self-publishing route all of these things are important when presenting your work to the public. The few writers that don’t bother or care about appearing professional hurt the chances of other Indie authors, which do care enough to produce professional, quality novels.
Lastly, never let someone else put limits on your goals or hinder your own personal dreams. I know, I won’t…
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Reading, of course! And I enjoy going to the movies with my kids, online shopping, digging through flea markets, and hanging out in bookstores.Also, I’m a TV fanatic. I love watching: The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, Bates Motel, American Horror story, The 100, and The Originals.
Thanks to Sherry Soule for stopping by the Friday Author Feature!