My guest today is Lisa Sanchez, through the Sizzling PR firm. Let’s give her a nice, warm welcome and make sure you leave a comment. You could win a copy of her recent release, Cursing Athena!
1) How long have you been writing?
I’ve been passionate about writing for as long as I can remember. Much of my childhood was spent dreaming up stories to share with my family. It wasn’t until my youngest started school full time that I began writing for publication.
2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)
Laughs out loud. Most days it feels like I’m a professional juggler. I’ve got three daughters who keep me very busy. Each one participates in All Star cheerleading, which keeps me busy driving them back and forth during the afternoons/early evenings. Then, of course, there are school projects, housework and various other things that keep me busy. I try to get my writing done in the morning while my little ones are in school.
3) When did Cursing Athena come out and can you tell the audience about it?
You bet! Cursing Athena released the beginning of March. It’s the first book in a new series featuring a band of immortal warriors appointed by the goddess Athena to police the earth and rid it of escaped demons. Ty is the leader of the Order Of Seven, and CA shares the story of how he meets his life mate.
4) What is it about the paranormal romance genre that you like so much?
I’ve always been fascinated with anything paranormal. I think the draw, for me, is that there are no limits. Anything is possible within the paranormal world, and that’s an appealing quality when reading for escape.
5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?
I already have! I published Obsessed, my first erotic suspense with Loose Id last year. The experience was both wonderful, and rewarding. I’m currently in the middle of writing my first contemporary YA.
6) Sweet or sour?
7) Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
Chocolate for sure!
For Danika, the only thing worse than going commando while wearing a fugly, silver bodysuit, was dealing with her deadbeat, ex-husband James. Catcalls, unwanted groping and lecherous stares weren’t really her cup of tea either, but she’d endure all of it and more if her new job serving cocktails at Masquerade meant ridding herself of his mountain of debt. It was just a job, after all, and what choice did she have with James’ creditors breathing down her neck? What she didn’t bargain for, however, was falling heels-over-head in lust with a two-hundred-plus pound, shape-shifting immortal from Ancient Greece.
On a mission to take down a parasitic demon, Ty doesn’t have time for distraction. Not even when that distraction could prove to be his possible lifemate in the form of sweet, innocent, yet sexy-as-hell Danika. But when the leech he’s hunting goes after the cocktail waitress, all bets are off. Unable to resist her siren call any longer, Ty surrenders himself to Danika, body and soul, treating them both to a night they’ll never forget.
Bloody, dismembered bodies never got easier to look at. No matter how many millennia you roamed the earth. Ty stood from the cluster of torn limbs and viscera, disgust coating his stomach. Glass, splintered wood, and torn, blood-soaked paper littered the hardwood floor, every inch of the taupe walls in the small upscale apartment spattered with gore.
“It happened maybe an hour ago. Two at most.” Athena stood from where she knelt, her long, jet-black hair cascading across her black leather jacket like a shiny curtain. “The scorch mark is still fresh.”
Ty stared at the large circular burn mark on the floor and gnashed his teeth. He’d seen enough inter-dimensional landing pads to last him a lifetime—a thousand lifetimes. It was always the same: some hopped up demon, drunk on his own power, would decide he was the exception to the rule and cross over into the mortal realm, usually through a crack between dimensions.
Ty glanced over his shoulder toward the pile of female parts littering the sofa and floor. The underworld visitor had hit pay dirt, landing in the middle of what looked like some sort of book club gathering. Red wine mixed with blood seeped into the oriental throw rug; some type of uptight, crudités appetizer peppered the carpet along with a few well-manicured fingers.
“Great Zeus above…” Ty shook his head. It had been a bloodbath. The poor women never stood a chance.
Demons weren’t permitted out of Tartarus, and for good reason. Hungry for both flesh and innocent souls, they treated the human population like an all-you-can-eat buffet.
This, of course, was where he came in. Leader of The Order of Seven, and a favorite of Athena despite his outward hatred of her, he’d been summoned to the grisly scene just moments before.
Plucked from the bowels of Hades by the goddess herself, Ty and each of his six warrior brothers had been saddled not only with the lovely gift of immortality, but with an inner beast, a fierce mythological creature that would lie dormant within until it came time to battle. Ty’s beast, a Nemean lion, was especially vicious. Three times the size of a normal lion, it sported an enormous jaw that could pulverize steel and claws that could cut through the thickest armor. Even more astonishing was its fur. A deep burnished gold, smooth and thick, it was impervious to mortal weapons, making it virtually indestructible. Unearthly handsome in his mortal form, and blessed with the strength of a thousand men, he was the perfect warrior—cunning, lethal.
The lucky winner of Ms. Sanchez’s comment will get their choice of a PDF, MOBI or E-Pub format copy of Cursing Athena. Get to commenting folks! Gotta love mythology come to life. 🙂