Bewitching Blog Tours: Interview with Sherry Soule and Giveaway

I would like to thank Sherry for being here and sharing some of her favorite things with us. Thank you for being here Sherry


What made you decide to write YA paranormal Romance?
Thought it would be fun to write a Buffy-like character that is a teen witch and battles evil in a spooky town.
Where do you get the ideas for your characters?
Books,Movies, T.V, Life.
Did you ever want to quit writing? did you ever feel like you wanted to give up?
Sure. But I can't. It's in my blood.
Have you always known that you wanted to be a writer?
Yup. I've had an obsession with the written word since I held my first book in my hands at age seve. I seriously can't imagine my life not being a writer...
What is your writing process like?
Hectic. Crazy. I drink lots of coffee. When I'm in the "writing zone" I can write for about 10 straight hours only breaking to use the bathroom or grab a snack.
Do you plan a general outline for your stories or do you just let them take shape?
Let them evolve on their own. I let the characters take me with them on their journey.
Who was your biggest influential writer?
Anne Rice
What was your favorite genre to read as a kid?
Supernatural or Horror
What is your least favorite part of the writing process?
The endless editing. I am my own worst critic
What do you feel is the biggest accomplishment that you have made in your career?
Just finishing a book is a big accomplishment, IMHO


Fun Facts:
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee
Chocolate or Candy?
Cupcakes
Favorite Movie?
Pride and Prejudice 2005
Last Book Read?
The Forest of the Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Favorite Author(s)?
Loved Elle Jasper's debut, Afterlight. So good! The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M Liu and Anything written by YA author, Rachel Vincent
Favorite Childhood Book?
Vampire Lestat
Romance or Horror?
Both?
Favorite Food?
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Dogs or Cats?
Cats!!!
Favorite Actor/Actress?
James Marsters and Sarah Michelle Gellar



Where you can find me:
Newly launched! Official Website of Sherry Soule
My Blog
Twitter
Goodreads
Book Trailer/YouTube








Thirteenth Daughter. Heritage Witch. Demon Slayer. 
 
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse. 
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them. 
Finally, Shiloh's met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but 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? 
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been normal, and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken. 
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will 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. 
http://www.firelightpublish.com/ 



About Author Sherry Soule 

Sherry Soule has won awards for her short stories and writes full-time.  She has been writing seriously for twelve years, during which time she has completed seven romantic suspense and supernatural-style manuscripts. She was a Creative writing Major and because of her love of reading and her dedication to the craft of writing fiction, she also did some freelance work as an Acquisitions Editor for Crescent Moon Press. She is an active member of the SCBWI, RWA, and YACHATLIT. Sherry writes young adult, horror, and paranormal, but no matter what genre she's writing, there has to be an element of romance. She  lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her black cat, Charm. And her cat would like you to know that she’s not a morning person, rarely cooks, and loves all things supernatural.  
 
Her debut novel, Beautifully Broken will be released June 30, 2011 
Sherry currently writes both adult and young adult tales of magick, ghosts, romance and demon slaying. Please visit her on the web www.sherrysoule.com 

Sherry has generously offered up a PDF copy of her YA vampire romance novella Thirsty
to one lucky reader. To win a copy of this novella just leave a comment with your email address. Winner will be chosen on July 12 2011


Eighteen-year-old, Draven Scarlatti has always relished in his nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle until he moves in with his uncle’s family after his adopted father dies. One look at Charisma Chase ignites an unquenchable thirst within him. And not just for her blood. Somehow, this beautiful girl imprinted herself on his black little heart. 
 
Leave it to a cocky immortal to break the boredom of long school days plaguing seventeen-year-old Charisma Chase’s life. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Charisma opens up to him and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. After a love bite, she’s soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and eager passion. Draven’s kisses promise endless nights of eternity in his arms yet demand a choice: Embrace the darkness of eternal life or remain a sun worshipper with averyhuman mortality. 
 
Complicating Charisma’s decision is her best friend, turned amateur vampire hunter, Justin Taylor. Risking his life to save the impetuous teenager from becoming a creature of darkness, Justin still can’t decide what he wants to do more…kill Charisma's new vampire boyfriend or take the girl on a date. 
 
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert and Charisma’s father suffers from a strange animal attack, Charisma realizes that when it comes to tough decisions, the only thing you can rely on is your heart. Unless there are pointy stakes lying around. Then, well, it sucks… 



Excerpt: 

Her sweet smelling blood called to him every night since he'd moved into the mansion. He’d been walking in the gardens when he heard her footsteps from the second floor. Draven sighed and listened with his keen vampire ears. The musical beat of her heart beckoned him in velvety timbres of unrealized passion, until it had drawn him to stand beneath her open window. 

He breathed in her pungent and very human scent. He imagined her silky blonde hair and dancing violet eyes and his dark soul stirred with longing. And a deep thirst he could no longer ignore. Although he was often thirsty. 
One small taste. One dark kiss will do no harm. 
Draven sighed again, trying to battle the emotions raging within him. It had been so long since he had felt this way about a human. Or another vampire for that matter. He had been immortal for over sixty years and during that time he’d had many girlfriends both human and vampire, but they had never penetrated his heart like this. 

He watched her silhouette from the upstairs window of her bedroom and it took everything in him not to go to her and take what he wanted. Her heart, her soul, her blood. 
He could use his influence on her. But what would be the fun in that? No fear, or screaming, or running away in terror once his prey realized what he was—a demon. He smiled at the thought. 

He’d always been exhilarated by his vampiric abilities and being born of Italian descent, he soon became a rebel among the brooding vampires of Europe by embracing his demon-side, a much more impulsive and violent nature. And why not? 
He loved eternal life. He loved the night. He loved the rush that accompanied stalking his prey, like a cat chasing a mouse, although he did not always take human life. But mostly he loved the taste of human blood. 

Draven was gorgeous, exceptionally clever and, unfortunately for vampire hunters and everyone else, almost formidable. However, staring up at Charisma in her room, he felt weak. Vulnerable. More alone than he’d ever felt in his immortal life. 
Somehow, this human creature had firmly imprinted herself into his black little heart. 
Draven stretched and yawned. He pulled the shadows toward him, relishing in his powerful nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle. One last glance and he turned away, pushing the thirst down into his belly. Walking back to his hidden chamber, he crookedly smiled. 
Why shouldn’t I take what I want? It has never stopped me before...





Sherry is giving away one pdf copy of her  

YA vampire romance novella 

Thirsty 

To one Lucky Reader 

Thirsty 
 
Eighteen-year-old, Draven Scarlatti has always relished in his nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle until he moves in with his uncle’s family after his adopted father dies. One look at Charisma Chase ignites an unquenchable thirst within him. And not just for her blood. Somehow, this beautiful girl imprinted herself on his black little heart. 
 
Leave it to a cocky immortal to break the boredom of long school days plaguing seventeen-year-old Charisma Chase’s life. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Charisma opens up to him and before long, the two have formed a unique bond. After a love bite, she’s soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and eager passion. Draven’s kisses promise endless nights of eternity in his arms yet demand a choice: Embrace the darkness of eternal life or remain a sun worshipper with averyhuman mortality. 
 
Complicating Charisma’s decision is her best friend, turned amateur vampire hunter, Justin Taylor. Risking his life to save the impetuous teenager from becoming a creature of darkness, Justin still can’t decide what he wants to do more…kill Charisma's new vampire boyfriend or take the girl on a date. 
 
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert and Charisma’s father suffers from a strange animal attack, Charisma realizes that when it comes to tough decisions, the only thing you can rely on is your heart. Unless there are pointy stakes lying around. Then, well, it sucks… 
 
Excerpt: 

Her sweet smelling blood called to him every night since he'd moved into the mansion. He’d been walking in the gardens when he heard her footsteps from the second floor. Draven sighed and listened with his keen vampire ears. The musical beat of her heart beckoned him in velvety timbres of unrealized passion, until it had drawn him to stand beneath her open window. 
He breathed in her pungent and very human scent. He imagined her silky blonde hair and dancing violet eyes and his dark soul stirred with longing. And a deep thirst he could no longer ignore. Although he was often thirsty. 
One small taste. One dark kiss will do no harm. 
Draven sighed again, trying to battle the emotions raging within him. It had been so long since he had felt this way about a human. Or another vampire for that matter. He had been immortal for over sixty years and during that time he’d had many girlfriends both human and vampire, but they had never penetrated his heart like this. 
He watched her silhouette from the upstairs window of her bedroom and it took everything in him not to go to her and take what he wanted. Her heart, her soul, her blood. 
He could use his influence on her. But what would be the fun in that? No fear, or screaming, or running away in terror once his prey realized what he was—a demon. He smiled at the thought. 
He’d always been exhilarated by his vampiric abilities and being born of Italian descent, he soon became a rebel among the brooding vampires of Europe by embracing his demon-side, a much more impulsive and violent nature. And why not? 
He loved eternal life. He loved the night. He loved the rush that accompanied stalking his prey, like a cat chasing a mouse, although he did not always take human life. But mostly he loved the taste of human blood. 
Draven was gorgeous, exceptionally clever and, unfortunately for vampire hunters and everyone else, almost formidable. However, staring up at Charisma in her room, he felt weak. Vulnerable. More alone than he’d ever felt in his immortal life. 
Somehow, this human creature had firmly imprinted herself into his black little heart. 
Draven stretched and yawned. He pulled the shadows toward him, relishing in his powerful nocturnal, blood-sucking lifestyle. One last glance and he turned away, pushing the thirst down into his belly. Walking back to his hidden chamber, he crookedly smiled. 
Why shouldn’t I take what I want? It has never stopped me before... 


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  1. Thank you for having me as a guest! I hope your followers enjoy my brand of storytelling!

    ~Sherry

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