Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Interview: Sherry Soule

Please welcome author Sherry Soule. Her newest release is Immortal Eclipse. Here is a little about the book:

Mystery, Murder, and Manolo Blahniks...A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn't believe in the supernatural--until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . . 

When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house. 

Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer--before they strike again. 

The problem is . . . whoever it is may not be human.

Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian Delacroix, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.

Determined to play detective--instead of the fashion police--and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar's greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.

Now, learn more about Sherry then read on to find out how to win a copy of Immortal Eclipse:

Tell me something about your book that I won’t find in the back cover blurb.

I actually wrote the first draft of IMMORTAL ECLIPSE about nine years ago. The story has evolved over the years; however, the basic plot elements remained, which featured a young woman relocating from New York to California and moving into a supposedly haunted house, and then later discovering a story about girl that died on the property, who mysteriously resembles the main character.  

Did you have a specific inspiration in mind for Skylar and Dorian while writing? Were they based on real life people?

Not based on real life people, but… Okay, Dorian is my modern version of Mr. Darcy, and Skylar is a lot like me.

If it were made into a movie, who do you see playing some of your favorite characters from the book?

Well for the MC, Skylar Blackwell it’s a hard choice between these two radiant and talented actresses Kristin Kreuk or Nina Dobrev. And for Dorian maybe, I think these brilliant and hunky actors would be great, Kellan Lutz or Jensen Ackles.

General questions:

What are some inspirations when it comes to story ideas?

Mostly just my own wacky imagination. LOL But occasionally I get ideas from other sources like books, movies, TV shows, or the news.

Have you ever heard a song (or seen a movie) and just had an entire story pop into your head?

No, but Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason” with Nate Ruess is Dorian and Skylar’s song. I listened to it repeatedly while writing some of their scenes.

Do you have specific scheduled writing times?

As much as I can squeeze in while the kids are at school.

Are you a pantser or a plotter?

Always been more of a pantser, but now I’m gonna give plotting a try with my next book. I was inspired after reading K. M. Weiland’s awesome book on outlining. (A must read for inspiring writers)

Are there times when you think a story should go one way and your "characters" change your mind for you?

Oh, yes!! That actually happens a lot. But they must obey the writer—or I threaten to kill them off!

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer…or Buffy.

Which author is an automatic buy?

Jennifer L. Armentrout or Jaime McGuire

What do you eat/drink while writing?

Diet Dr. Pepper

What are you reading right now?

“Walking Disaster”

What is your guilty pleasure?

I am a TV fanatic. hehe  Watching reruns of “Sex in the City” or “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”

What TV show are you LOVING right now?

HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

 Ok, speed round *g*...

Jeremy Renner or Jason Statham?

Neither, but since you like “J” names, I’ll add my pick: Jared Padalecki

High Heels or Flats?


Wine, Beer, or Umbrella drink?

Umbrella with an appletini—please!

Cupcakes or Cookies?

Cupcakes—sugary goodness

Chocolate or Gummi Bears?

Gummi Bear

Beach or Woods?

Woods—forest—towering redwood trees

Iron Man or Thor?

Thor! Yum!

Gone With the Wind or Titanic?

“Gone with the Wind” cuz I like to channel my inner Scarlett. ;-)

Author Bio:
Sherry Soule is the author of the popular young adult series, Spellbound. She mostly writes urban fantasy, which includes elements of mystery, romance, fantasy, and suspense for teens and adults. She considers her writing to be PG-13. Sherry lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.

Places you can find Sherry Soule:
Twitter @WriterSherry:
Amazon Kindle:

Barnes & Noble:

Ok, Sherry is giving away some bookmarks. Answer one of the interview questions in the comments below. Don't forget to leave your email so I have a way to contact the winner.

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