Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Join us today with a Q&A for SARA HUMPHREYS as we learn more about her work and the Fantastic AMOVEO SERIES she writes.

1. The first question we always like to start with is an author’s work. Tell us about THE AMOVEO LEGEND, Unleashed and Untouched.
The Amoveo Legend is about a secret society of dream walking, telepathic shapeshifters in search of their one true mate. The Amoveo are made up of 10 different animal clans and according to their legend, their pre-destined mate can only be another Amoveo but in UNLEASHED the hero discovers that's not true. It turns out that there are human/Amoveo hybrids hidden around the world and Malcolm Drew (a member of the Golden Eagle Clan) realizes that his mate is a hybrid but she has no idea! Samantha Logan's parents died when she was an infant and she was raised by her human grandmother. All of her Amoveo abilities were dormant, at least until Malcolm finds her and when he does everything starts to percolate.

UNTOUCHED is about two characters, Kerry and Dante, who we meet in UNLEASHED. Kerry is also a hybrid and although unaware of her Amoveo bloodline she knows that she's different. She has the gift of second sight and can read your secrets with one touch but it also brings blinding pain. Dante Coltari is Malcolm's cousin and a member of the Fox Clan. He's got to introduce Kerry to his world and try to protect her from the Amoveo Purists who want to wipe out the hybrids.

 2. Just released is the third installment for this series, Untamed, tell us about William and Layla.
William Fleury will be a familiar character to anyone who's read UNLEASHED or UNTOUCHED. He's a super uptight attorney and member of the Falcon Clan--he's a gyrfalcon. He does not believe in love and thinks it's a silly notion...at least until he meets Layla. She's a wild as he is uptight and the poor man is positively befuddled by her. Layla Nickelsen is a hybrid from the Cheetah Clan but unlike the other two heroines, she knows what she is. She's been living in fear that some Amoveo man would come along and drag her off without her consent. When the two of them get together...the sparks start to fly.

 3. In Unleashed we learn how the Caedo family come to hate Amoveo, but how did the Vasullus family begin to help and hide the clans?
Well....this may be something of a spoiler but in UNTOUCHED we find out that the Vasullus are actually Amoveo who've lost their mates or never found them at all. When an Amoveo's mate dies they start to lose their abilities and have to live and die like a human.

4. Will we be seeing more of Kerry’s cousin, Jacqueline in future books? Or how about Gunther?
Not as of now...but you never know. I do love Gunther. He's one of my favorites.

 5. Will we get to hear more about the upset between Dante and his sister Marianna?
A bit, yes. You'll actually meet her at the end of UNTAMED. Also, Marianna is the heroine in UNDONE (May 2013) and although she's a pure blood Amoveo, she finds out that her mate is human. Remember Pete Castro? Pete was Dante's driver and friend in UNTOUCHED and he's the hero in UNDONE.
6. Prince Richard is from the lion clan, but what clan is his mate Salinda from?
Salinda is from the Tiger Clan and serves on the Amoveo Council with her husband. You'll get to see more of them in the next three books.
7. With five books in all planned for this yummy series (which isn’t going to be enough ) would you tell us who is planned to be featured in the fourth book, UNDONE, and when we can expect it’s release? Is there any chance that this series could be extended to 6 or 7?
UNDONE features Marianna Coltari and Pete Castro. UNCLAIMED (December 2103) will feature Tatiana and Dominic, both of whom are introduced in UNTAMED. There will be one more novella, UNBOUND, and that will feature Steven's love story. UNDENIED, Boris and Lillian's story, is available now as a free download. Beyond that....we shall see.

 8. With 2013 just around the corner, you have a new series planned that I know our followers will want the scoop on. Tell us about DEAD IN THE CITY.
Sure! Dead in the City is my vampire series. It features a coven of vampire chicks who live and work in New York City. In this world, vampires live in secret and are governed by the Presidium. According to one of their oldest legends, some vampires have a bloodmate and if they bond with this mate then both become day walkers--vampires who can walk in the sun. Tall, Dark, and Vampire is the first book in the series and features Olivia Hollingsworth, the head of the coven, and Doug Paxton, a NYPD homicide detective who bears a striking resemblance to her one true love from her human life over three centuries ago. Readers will meet Olivia in UNDONE )AL #4) which is a crossover book between the two series and worlds.

 9. You also have a YA series in the works, called, DAUGHTERS OF HEAVEN AND HELL. Would you tell us a little about these books too?
This series is going to be my self-publishing effort and it will be serialized as opposed to written as full length novels. The Castrov sisters are the teen daughters of a demon and an angel. Their parents live as mortals but work as Peacekeepers on earth (they keep the supernatural entities in their district under control) and the girls seemed normal until puberty hit. Bit by bit their powers begin to emerge but the girls just want to be normal and go to high school. However, when the vampire and werewolf war rolls into their quiet Connecticut town, all bets are off and the girls are tasked with being Peacekeepers alongside their parents.
The tag line is...."The Castrov sisters are half angel and half demon but aren't we all just a little bit of both?"

 10. What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? (and please tell us the answer)
Who would you cast in the film version of UNTAMED?
Emma Watson and Alexander Skaarsgard.

What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...

Kerry Smithson’s modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.

Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is—or more importantly what she is—and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherwordly connection that might just pull them through

Enjoy a taste of The Amoveo Legend in Sara Humphreys’ riveting paranormal romance short story expanding on the world of the Amoveo—beautiful, secretive shapeshifters whose very existence is threatened by an age-old enemy and warring factions within the clans.
Boris Zankoff is a shapeshifter from the Tiger Clan who wants no part of the burgeoning civil war among the Amoveo, But when his human mate lands on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, apathy is no longer an option.

William Fleury has finally found his mate. A highly respected attorney and member of the Gyrfalcon Clan, he’s known for his cold, calculating demanor. However the ice around his heart thaws the moment he sets eyes on his mate.
Layla Nickelsen is a world traveled photographer with a secret…she gets more than adigital image from her pictures. The only thing she dreads more than her Amoveo heritage is the knowledge that someday her mate will find her…and claim her. Raised on a rural Maryland farm by a loving foster mother. She and two other hybrids live in fear of the full blooded Amoveo. Unable to shapeshift like her siblings, Layla always feels out of step.
When her mate arrives to claim her the intense and immediate connection is startling…but when the safety of the farm is violated and Rosie is attacked…the game changes and sacred trusts are challenged.
William shows her the way of the Amoveo and helps her realize her powers with remarkable speed. But will the Council and the pure blooded Amoveo embrace the newly revealed hybrids?
Lines are drawn and loyalties are questioned…The Amoveo become a house divided.
Layla swiftly discovers that there’s a fine line between love and lust.

You can’t escape your fate.

Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in Bronxville, New York with their 4 boys and 2 insanely loud dogs. Life is busy but never dull.
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Sara is giving away a copy of her new (just out today) release UNTAMED!! Sorry this is for US and Canada residents only. Follow the Rafflecopter and leave your email address with your comment or question for Sara.

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  1. A new vampire series??? OMG! I can't wait til that comes out. Sounds great and already a delicious hero! I hear NYC cops are total alpha males! Thanks for the Q&A and for the chance to win!
    ehaney578 at AOL dot com

    1. Hi Elizabeth--I love vampires and I can't wait for readers to meet Olivia and her coven!

  2. I had no idea there was a YA in the works!!! HAPPY DANCE!!! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  3. This series sounds wonderful. I hope I entered the contest correctly. I'm amazed at how you can keep the characters and storylines separate. I'd love to win the book.
    carolyn4books at aol dot com

    1. Hi Cara--It's lovely to meet you. THere are days when I don't keep it straight. LOL I keep a notebook with all of the particulars and that helps.

  4. Shifters are one of my favorites! I love a man that can growl...loudly thanks! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

  5. Yayyy I just love a great book Giveaway and the Blog is awesome! :)

  6. This series is amazing!!!! With each book it just gets better and better. I just finished UNTAMED and let me tell you,.. I absolutely LOVED it!! The characters and story are awesome. Don’t miss out, put this at the top of your TBR list.

    1. Hi Shonna-Thanks so much for having me here today and for all of your support! You rock!!

  7. Really want to read these. My tbr list is getting longer by the second.

    prushen20 at gmail dot com

  8. i NEED to win this!! Fingers crossed! love this series!
    Ohhh and COngrats on release day!!!

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

    1. Hi Alaina--Thanks for the well wishes and the continued support! I'm glad you came by and good luck.

  9. I'm so loving this series so far. I am really looking forward to reading this book.


  10. This was a new series for me and I cannot wait to get into it, already ordered from Amazon. Thank you for the giveaway and the great interview.


    1. Hi CBarton-Yay! I love meeting new readers :) Welcome!

  11. I would so much love to read these books It is a new series for me and I cant wait to read them . Thank you for the chance to win one .

  12. These are next one my list of books to read, Shonna recommended them and she has not steered me wrong yet. Thank you for stopping by, we appreciate it.

  13. I've never read this series, but after the interview and blurbs, they're all on my TBR list.
    chameleon68 at aol dot com

  14. Do the books have to be read in order?
    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  15. Oh I love finding new series and authors to read! Thanks for the giveaway!


  16. Sara, I've been wanting to try one of your books!

  17. I simply loved Unleashed and Untouched and have been dying to read William's story. Thank goodness Untamed is finally out! Congratulations on this all new release! I cannot wait to read it. And I'm so looking forward to your 2 other series. They sound awesome. :)
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com


  19. Where do you find your models for your covers, Yum. I enjoy your books.