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MEET SARAH ANDRE
Sarah Andre is a 2014 and 2011 GH® Finalist in Romantic Suspense. She is an active member of SWFRW, WHRWA, NWHRWA, KOD, TGN and WRW chapters. When she’s not writing she’s volunteering for these chapters, playing with her (very naughty) Pomeranian puppies or exercising like a demented fool. Sarah lives in Southwest FL with her husband of 18 years.
Nan: Holy cow that's a lot of chapters you belong to. Thank you for being to active!
Let's talk about TALL, DARK and DAMAGED - Book 1 in your DAMAGED HEROES series. Release date is June 3, 2016.
THE STORY BLURB
His Life Changed in a Heartbeat
Disinherited as a teen, Devon Ashby returns home twelve years later as a ruthless CEO, brilliant at negotiating deals, but emotionally stunted. In an instant all he’s struggled to build implodes. Amid the turmoil of saving his company from a hostile takeover, his engagement to a business partner’s high-society daughter hits the rocks. Compounding his troubles, he encounters his high school sweetheart, whose heart he smashed. The vulnerability she awakens leaves him at greater risk than all the crises he faces.
Her Dream Job May Get Her Killed
While restoring art in a billionaire’s private gallery, Hannah Moore is unwittingly drawn into the dysfunctional family’s confidences. When she discovers the rich developer behind her and her sick aunt’s eviction is the family’s black-sheep son—the lover she’s never gotten over—her desire turns to fury. Always one to avoid conflict, Hannah must stand up to Devon and the growing menace of someone who thinks she knows too much.
A Decades-Old Secret Turns Deadly
When a family member is murdered, Devon and Hannah become ensnared in sibling greed, festering jealousy, and a tragic secret that’s divided the family. Amid their reigniting passion they race to expose the killer before they become the next victims in this cat-and-mouse game of survival.
Nan: Sounds as thrilling as your first book! And I love the cover.
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A LIGHTING ROUND OF Q&A WITH SARAH ANDRE
NAN: How often do you get lost in a story?
SARAH: Too often! If the novel is great I’ll do little else the rest of the day. No errands, no making dinner, no exercise, and very little attention given to hubby and dogs. The more riveting the story, the more I’m agitated at being interrupted and having to put the book down. And a truly exceptional novel makes me miss the characters for days after I finish reading it.
Nan: Oh boy - an author's dream reader!
NAN: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
SARAH: There will be! I did a playlist for my first novel, Locked, Loaded and Lying and it was crazy-fun putting together. I chose a song not just based on a chapter but on each POV in sequential order in a chapter! It’s up on my website: http://www.sarahandre.com/fun-stuff.html
My plots tend to be based on edgy heroes, so some of the songs are R-rated, but I made sure to note them on the playlist. I am ALL over listening to lyrics and dreaming up mini plots to go with them. (In fact watching music videos ruins the song for me, because I have my own daydream of the singer/band/storyline.)
NAN: What sound or noise do you love?
SARAH: Ocean waves (I know, real original, right?) J We moved from hectic, noisy Houston to Southwest FL in Sept, 2014, and I was adamant that we choose a house on the Gulf…until I saw the price tags. L But my second favorite sound is NONE- complete silence, and we bought a beautiful house overlooking a serene marsh and pond. No neighbors too close and most are snowbirds, so I have 6 months of being a hermit…55K tropical acres with only a handful of year-rounders! I can walk my dogs for 45 minutes and not come across a soul. (Great writing retreat!)
Nan: Looks incredible and tranquil!
NAN: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
SARAH: You know, I’ve talked so many writer-friends off the ledge when they’ve gotten a poor review that I decided when I got published I wouldn’t read them. Although oddly—I’m obsessed with the number of reviews I receive. I guess it’s important to me that people respond to my novel enough to leave a review, not what they say. I’m confident enough in the finished work I publish that if someone doesn’t like a character or my voice I completely respect that. No hard feelings.
NAN: What are the next five books on your ‘to be read’ pile?
SARAH: Well, I’d say anything by Kristan Higgins but I’m up-to-date and she’s not writing fast enough! J
Tyed by L.J. Shen, because a friend turned me on to her novel: Sparrow, and I went nuts for it! Tyed is the only other book she has out, which I bought the second I finished Sparrow.
Rush, by Shae Ross, because I love the way her heroes act and speak. Very authentic, IMO and when I read her books I get pings of jealousy. Wish I could capture an alpha hottie like she does.
Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter, because she’s one of my all-time favs and I haven’t read this one yet. (Saving it as a reward for when I finish my next story.) Very gritty, realistic police procedurals, one of the most riveting authors out there today.
After You by Jojo Moyes, because it’s the June Book Club choice and I was tapped to lead the discussion. (Which, according to the members means I have to read Me Before You first.)
Nan: I'm constantly amazed by author names that I haven't heard of. There are so many wonderful writers out there!
NAN'S GOTTA ASK: Is there a “Blooper” in your story (it may have been changed before printing)?
SARAH'S GOTTA ANSWER: Funny you should ask- I have never told anyone this: there is a HUGE blooper at the end of Locked, Loaded and Lying. For years writers have warned me that if I have an error I’ll get tons of nasty emails. If that’s so, NO ONE has picked up on this mistake. And I mean, it’s HUGE! It came to me at 3am a few months after the debut release. I sat up in bed and screamed “OMFG!” J
I’ll keep waiting. I’m not outing what it is.
Nan: I didn't catch it! It must be because the ending is so exciting!
FIND SARAH ANDRE:
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SARAH WANTS TO KNOW: The core of the love story in Tall, Dark and Damaged is between high school sweethearts who’ve never really gotten past that all-encompassing love and nasty break up. When you look back on your high school sweetie, is it with nostalgic fondness or a shivering grimace? Spill details!
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