Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Q+A with Yolanda Sfetsos (Torn from the Shadows)

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Yolanda Sfetsos!  Yolanda is the author of the Alyce Kerr series (Faithless, Careless, Boundless, Sinful, Relentless) and the Sierra Fox series (A Patch of Darkness, Split at the Seams, On Pins and Needles, Torn from the Shadows).

Q+A with Yolanda Sfetsos

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I started writing in my early teens because the stories I kept daydreaming about and making up inside my head wanted to get out. So I picked up a pen, grabbed some paper and started writing. I haven’t looked back since. :)

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal. I’m a huge horror fan from way back. I love the endless possibilities hidden in the shadows, and I’m fascinated by monsters, myths and legends. But most of all, I love writing about them. I enjoy setting them loose in our contemporary world.

All things supernatural enhance the reading and writing experience.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  Oh, that’s a great question! I’m not sure I’d like to actually be one of them, though it would be cool to turn into an animal and be able to experience the world through their eyes… Nah, I think I would prefer to be friendly with a variety of supernatural creatures. So I could learn about their ways and learn about their origins.

But, I would love to be able to communicate without speaking. I think psychic phenomena is so fascinating.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  Well, if you’ve read the first three books in my Sierra Fox series, then you’ll enjoy catching up with Sierra & the Gang, to find out where her story leads six months after the events of ON PINS AND NEEDLES. And if you haven’t, you’ll be interested because even though there are vampires, pookas, demons, and phantasms in this installment…this is my werewolf book. ;)

On a serious note, if you like reading urban fantasy you might be interested because these books feature a spook catcher heroine who can see and interact with the dead, secondary characters that will have you wanting to know more about their story, a bunch of family secrets, and some pretty dark situations. It’s also set in an alternate version of Sydney, Australia.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Firstly, that would be awesome! So, if my Sierra Fox series was being turned into a movie I would love to see fresh-faced actors cast in the roles of all my characters. But while researching and looking for inspiration for the characters in this world, I thought Sophia Bush was very close to how I imagined Sierra Fox. And Josh Holloway was the inspiration for Jason Papan.

These two actors captured so many of the physical traits that I had in mind.

Torn from the Shadows (Sierra Fox #4) by Yolanda Sfetsos.

All it takes is one goddess-affiliated demon to seal the deal.

Sierra Fox knows better than to believe the demon-obsessed freakshow has given up on her. She s settled into a nice routine of living with her sister, enjoying her relationship with a sexy werewolf, and staying on top of work and always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Predictably, things start falling apart as she s suddenly swamped with surprise visits and unwanted advances, and someone she despises wants her help.

When a spook-catching training session goes horribly wrong, she encounters a man who s not quite as dead as she d hoped. Mace is now more than human and still determined to get his hands on her. But not if Sierra accepts the strengthening gifts her grandmother bestowed at her birth.

Having the good guys put a price on her head is enough to ruin anyone s day, but Sierra refuses to give up or give in. Even if it means exercising the last option on earth she wants. But claiming the ultimate power may not be enough to save the man she loves before his werewolf past destroys him.

Warning: Phantasms, pookas, werewolves, and demons, "oh yes! " And a spook-catching heroine who must choose to take what s rightfully hers even if it means walking the shadows with a demon.

Release Date:  April 22, 2014
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Thank you Yolanda for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Yolanda Sfetsos and her books, please visit her website.

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