Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Fantastic Sharon Sala

GOING GONE
Forces of Nature, book 3
Mira

The final storm of the season could be their last.

After barely escaping death when her plane crashed deep in the Rocky Mountains during a snowstorm, Laura Doyle is left with a lingering fear for her life. Her lover, FBI agent Cameron Winger, reassures her that he found her then and always will. But Laura is right to be afraid, because when their engagement is announced it signals to a madman that it's time for his killing spree to begin again.

Twice thwarted by Cameron and his partners, the Stormchaser pairs random acts of God with deliberate acts of evil. His final act of vengeance will finish his twisted vendetta by taking from Cameron the thing he loves most: Laura.

As law enforcement struggles to connect the gruesome murders he's committed to mask his return, the Stormchaser draws closer to his true target. But Cameron and Laura don't realize they're in the eye of the storm—and this time, being unprepared for the onslaught could spell disaster.

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SHARON SALA is a long time member of Romance Writers of America writing as Sharon Sala and Dinah McCall. She writes romantic suspense, Young Adult, and Women's Fiction. First published in 1991, she's a seven-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, four-time winner of the Career Achievement award from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader's Choice Award and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence as well as the Bookseller Best Award. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly mass market best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.

THE Q&A
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
SHARON: Since I began writing, reading has lost some of it’s glory for me. It’s rare when I come across a book that draws me in like that, but when it does, it’s such a gift. I don’t get to read much anymore because of my writing schedule and a busy life, but I’d guess it’s no more than four or five times I year that I read something really really memorable.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
SHARON:  Oh, that’s easy. My first grade reader, about Dick and Jane. You know.. Dick can jump. Jane can jump. Jump Dick. Jump Jane. Jump, jump, jump.  I remember at the time thinking they had a pretty boring life  LOL

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
SHARON: The word sweetheart, but I rarely use it in my writing because that’s why my Bobby used to call me when he was alive and I guess I consider it MY word and don’t give it to others. 

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
SHARON: That’s easy. My daughter, Kathy. When she was 19 years old, she saved herself and her girlfriend from a random act of violence. A man broke into the house where she’d gone to spend the night with her friend and tried to murder them as they slept. She woke up just in time to grab his arm and kept him from stabbing them to death. She actually fought with him long enough to wrest the knife from his hand and turned it on him, stabbing him in the shoulder multiple times before he escaped. He actually killed someone else a few years later and is in prison for life. It changed who she was so fast. She went from a funny, self-centered teenager to a woman overnight and still lives with the emotional scars to this day. I think she’s amazing.

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
SHARON: I don’t think I’ve ever had a favorite fairy tale, but as a child I had a favorite fictional character; Tarzan the Ape Man, from the Edgar Rice Burroughs stories.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
SHARON: Oh, that’s easy. The Roadrunner from the Coyote and the Roadrunner cartoons.  Pepe LePew would be second.  LOL

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
SHARON:The music from Native American flutes.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
SHARON:Action Adventure… always.

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
SHARON: The hero in GOING GONE is a wonderful man on many levels, but I think his grit in not quitting on people he loves, and his honor make him stand out for me.

ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
SHARON: Gosh, not really because I don’t listen to anything when I read. I write tense, romantic suspense so if someone likes music with their stories, they need to pick their own.

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
SHARON: I read on planes, waiting to pick my grandson up from school, in doctor’s offices, wherever I’m forced to wait. I read some at home but not a lot. No time.

ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
SHARON: A story called Eye of the Beholder, and it was so bad I put it under the bed, then burned it up one winter because I was afraid I’d die and someone would find it.  LOL

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
SHARON:AVATAR!!!!!  I want to be 9 feet tall and blue and live on Pandora.

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
SHARON:Not a fan of villains much, but I wrote on in a book called THE CHOSEN, that had about as much empathy as I could give to a man who caused such harm. I guess him.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
SHARON:Ice cream and chocolate, in that order.

ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
SHARON: Quiet.  LOL   If they were real, they would all get on my nerves.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Hi Sharon. I know you live in Oklahoma where tornados wrack havoc. I can imagine where you got the idea for the men in your FORCES OF NATURE  series?

SHARON'S GOTTA ANSWER: Oh yes, ma’am, you are so right. That’s exactly where the story first rose. I live in a part of Oklahoma called Tornado Alley by the National Weather Bureau, so I know of what I write. I have lived through two tornadoes in my lifetime and witnessed the destruction of many more. They are a force to be respected.


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UP NEXT for SHARON: 
Native American Paranormal Romance
The first is WINDWALKER, the second is THE DOVE. The last book, THE GATHERING, will be out some time next year. 

They are a dream come true for me because both hero and heroine are Native American, as are the models on the covers. Rick Mora is and actor/model from Hollywood who is Yaqui/Apache, and Logan Sala is one of my granddaughters, who’s Muscogee/Creek and a freshman in college. 

Watching that cover shoot and seeing those covers is a realization of a lifelong dream to have real Native American models on the covers of my Native American books. 

PREVIOUS RELEASES by SHARON: 
For a complete list of Sharon's books visit her website.


GOING ONCE
Forces of Nature, book 1
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GOING TWICE
Forces of Nature, book 2
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SHARON is giving away an autographed copy of GOING GONE to North American Readers.
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SHARON WANTS TO KNOW: Who is your favorite Native American actor or author?

7 comments:

  1. Great interview. I love Sharon;s books. Thanks for a chance to win. Wes Studi from Dances with Wolves is one of my favorites. yenastone at aol dot com

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  2. Congrats!

    This is going to sound horrible but I can't think of any native actors and actresses. I actually googled it up and supposedly Elvis claimed that he has native American roots? I do love Dances with the Wolf and The Last of the Mohicians though. Thought that they were both great movies.

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  3. Jason Momoa

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  4. Osiyo! I am so looking forward to reading your Prophecy series. The covers are gorgeous. I love Rick Mora (yes, I'm partial, he also graces the cover of my novella, Kate's Outlaw). My favorite Native American actor is Eddie Spears. Loved him in the first two seasons of Hell On Wheels. Wish they'd bring him back. He's the real deal. Talented, humble and very committed to giving back to his community and especially youth. And it sure doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes. Maybe I can convince him to be on the cover of one of my books. Wouldn't that be sweet. ;) Thanks for being our guest on GLIAS!

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  5. I have to go with Lou Diamond Phillips. Fell in love with him when he was young and it's held strong. Crossing my fingers they'll bring back LONGMIRE.

    Thanks for sharing with us Sharon!

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  6. I am a fan of Law & Order so I am going to have to say Adam Beach. I have enjoyed all of Sharon's books and admit to rereading them too.

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  7. It's a shame this trilogy is called romantic suspense. It should be call suspense first. These books are a great read for men as well as women but the genre scares some me off. Their loss.

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