Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Author Guest Post: Sara Brookes, Author of Chasing Sin

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews welcomes Sara Brookes, author of Chasing Sin!

I recently came out to my co-workers as a romantic author. Their reaction was actually quite hilarious. I didn't disclose my author name as I've made it a rule to keep my author-life separate from those who know me in an everyday capacity such as this. But there's a luncheon held occasionally where we have to offer up two truths and a lie and everyone has to take a shot at guessing each other's. It's a way to foster good relationships between co-workers and it's actually quite fun.

I was fairly certain they'd latch onto my lie because it just seemed too out there to be real. But they latched onto the statement I made about being an award-winning author, swearing over and over that just couldn't be possible.

My three statements were:

A case of chicken pox affected my sense of smell
Award-winning author
First car, a Phoenix, caught fire

A few minutes of debate and after I revealed which statement was a lie and which were truths, I'd inadvertently hijacked the conversation! Of course, I refused to reveal the name I wrote under, but I was taken aback by how surprised and fascinated they were in a fact I see as pretty normal. The I thought about it.

Having a book release is perfectly normal to me - at least now, a few years ago that wasn't the case. Sure, I still get nervous when release day approaches, but seeing my name on a book cover isn't unusual. Going to that luncheon made me realize just how much I've gotten used to the idea of people reading my books.

It's still pretty awesome!

Has anyone ever learned something about you they were surprised to hear? And can you guess which of the other two statements above is the lie?

About The Author:

Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.

Sara Brookes' Chasing Sin Virtual Book Tour Page On Goddess Fish Promotions

BUY THE BOOK: Chasing Sin

Book Description: Chasing Sin

Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don't just share a passion for nature's fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them. Though reluctant, Kate finds the proposition is too irresistible to refuse. Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holds-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn't one she belongs in. Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm's length, Kate is soon facing down the storm of the century with Snyder and Tripp by her side. When Mother Nature intrudes, the trio discovers shelter in each other's arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.

Book Excerpt: Chasing Sin

"I spent so many summers baking to a crisp on that very beach. It's hard to let that kind of thing go."

"A teenage Kate in a bikini. I would've liked to have seen that."

"I wasn't much. Pretty gangly as a kid. No boobs to speak of."

Tripp scooted closer, wrapping his arms around her as he pulled her against him. "But yet you've blossomed into the gorgeous woman you are today."

He felt so good against her. So right and someone she could get very used to getting lost in. It was dangerous to feel so comfortable here in his arms, but a few minutes couldn't hurt, right?

She buried her nose in his chest, inhaling the familiar scent of his soap that mixed with the sharp salt air from the water. "I don't deserve you two."

"Bullshit, you have every right to be with us."

Those soft words were a weight in her chest, and despite the pain it caused, she pulled away from the warmth of his body. He muttered a protest as she hopped off the railing. She stopped after opening the door and glanced back over her shoulder.

He looked so damn handsome sitting there with the panoramic view of the beach spread out behind him. Disappointment darkened his gaze and she fought to find the courage necessary to walk away. A gust of wind blew through the porch, whistling against the aging planks. The sound reminded her of the violent storm that had gotten her into this predicament in the first place.

Instead of courage, that reminder gave her strength to do what she had to.

"I can't, I'm sorry."

* Contest Giveaway *

Chasing Sin Contest Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Author Sara Brookes will award a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one (1) randomly drawn commenter during the Chasing Sin virtual book tour. Follow the tour stops and comment on each tour stops for additional chances of winning!

Click on the tour page link for a  list of all the tour stops: Chasing Sin Virtual Book Tour Event Page


  1. I'm a very private person, so there would be a lot of things about me that would probably shock some people.

    My guess is the car, the Phoenix, catching fire is not true. Phoenix & fire - too much of a co-incidence I think.


    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment for Sara. :)

    2. That's actually what I was banking on, Marybelle! It's completely and absolutely TRUE! LOL

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host Sara's virtual book tour event.

  3. Great blog! Good for you Sara for taking a leap and putting yourself out there. It is a hard thing to do. Kuddos.


    krystalshannan at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment for Sara! :)

    2. Thanks so much, Krystal. :^)

  4. Congrats on the new release. Great post. Thanks for sharing. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.


    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment for Sara! :)

  5. I love your comment that it's so normal for you now to have people reading your books. It's funny what becomes normal for us when other people get a deer-in-the-headlights look on their faces if we mention it. Anxious to get my hands on that book!

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment for Sara! :)

    2. I still remember that deer-in-the-headlights - hope I never forget it either. LOL

  6. I think this is a switch from the books I normally read. I don't know if I could enjoy it or not. However, it sounds interesting enough that i would try.

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment for Sara. :)