Monday, August 9, 2010
Guest Author Interview: Lisa Sanchez
Please welcome today's guest author Lisa Sanchez! Lisa is the author of Eve of Samhain.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Lisa: I've always had a creative flair and have been writing since I was a young girl. Most of my free time was spent dreaming up different stories and then sharing those stories with anyone who would listen. I wrote creatively until I started my family, at which point I was too tired to do anything but sleep during my few minutes of spare time. Now that my girls are older, I'm able to explore my creative side again and I'm having a blast.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Lisa: I've always been a fan of the paranormal romance genre. I mean, c'mon! Vampires are hot! Give me a story filled with a sexy, superhuman hero and an angsty forbidden love and I'm all kinds of happy. I remember reading a few vampire novels here and there in my early twenties, but what really sucked me in was Twilight. I found J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series soon after and that was it. I was hooked.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Lisa: Oooh, fun question! I'd probably go with super speed. I'm a mom of three and there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. If I possessed super speed, I could whip through my chores, run errands and have a ton of time leftover to read and write. Woohoo!
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Lisa: Eve Of Samhain is a modern twist on the Irish legend of the Gancanagh (a love faerie with an addictive touch.) The two leads, Ryann and Quinn are sexy, stubborn, witty, desperately in love with one another, but unable to touch due to Quinn's cursed touch. As humans, we're blessed with five wonderful senses: sight, taste, smell, hearing and touch. When we're in love, each of those senses becomes heightened, and things like the delicious spicy scent of our guy becomes an aphrodisiac of sorts. We express our feelings not only through speech, but through gentle caresses or heated, passionate touch. Ryann and Quinn don't have the luxury of expressing their love through touch, and their story is how they work around that obstacle and eventually come out on top with an unbreakable bond.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Lisa: Woohoo! Another fun question. For me, there's only one actor who could play Quinn, and that's Kellan Lutz. He's got the perfect build, a beautiful face and the right personality. Boyfriend is hot, hot, HOT! Ryann's character is a bit harder for me, only because I'm usually thinking about Quinn (she laughs.) I think I'd have to go with Ashley Green. She's cute with the shorter hair, and she seems to have an overall aura of sass, which is a requirement for playing Ryann.
Eve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez.
As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.
With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.
Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission.
Thank you Lisa for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Lisa Sanchez and her books please visit her website.
E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.