Jen: Please help me welcome Sara Humphreys to Romancing the Book. Sara, will you share a short bio with us?
Sara: Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.
She is the President of Taney Speaker Training, which specializes in public speaking, presentation development and communication skills training. She has trained executives at Verizon, Bristol-Meyer Squibb, Westchester County and the United States Navy. Her speaking career began with Monster’s Making It Count programs, speaking in high schools and colleges around the United States to thousands of students.
Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters. Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in Bronxville, New York with their 4 boys and 2 insanely loud dogs. Life is busy but never dull.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Sara: UNDONE is the fourth novel in the Amoveo Legend series. I wanted to explore the idea of pairing a pureblood Amoveo with a human and I thought it would be fun to have the human be a guy. I also wanted to introduce my vampires in NYC and this book was the perfect opportunity to do that.
She’s Far From Human…
With her secret race of shapeshifteres embroiled in civil war, all Marianna Coltari wants is to stay far from controversy. Even so, when her overprotective brother insists on hiring his human friend Pete as her bodyguard, Marianna is furious.
Does She Dare to Love One?
Like most retired cops, Pete Castro resents his new job as a bodyguard. It’s even worse because he’ll be babysitting a party girl like Marianna. But that’s before he meets her for the first time and discovers his instincts on red alert. Would he kill to protect her?
Jen: Are you a plotter or pantser?
Sara: I was pantser when I first started but contracts and deadlines have made me a plotter. Although, once I start writing things often change. For example, when I was writing UNDONE, I had a character show up halfway through the book and it changed the game completely.
Jen: Describe your writing in 3 words.
Sara: Sexy brain candy.
Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there one you’ll probably stay away from? Why?
Sara: I’m intimidated by the idea of writing historical romance. I feel like I’d have to do an enormous amount of research and that no matter how much I tried, I’d miss something. I’ll leave that to talented writers like Grace Burrowes and Shana Galen. I will, however, be branching out and writing a contemporary romance series for Sourcebooks called Holding Out for a Hero. Each book will feature a man in uniform! More info to come about that series soon.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Sara: The first book in the Dead in the City vampire series will be out in August. Tall, Dark, and Vampire features Olivia Hollingsworth. She’s the head of an all female vampire coven in NYC and readers get to meet her in UNDONE. I also have a self-published spin off series called Princes of Hell and that will debut in June or July. It features a character named Asmodeus who is also introduced in UNDONE.