Thursday, May 17, 2012
Today's post is dedicated to my friend Lisa Sanchez, romance author extradordinaire. Her newest release Faythe Reclaimed will be released soon.
Lisa has graced us with her guest post below. Welcome Lisa! Should you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Before I get started, I’d just like to say thank you to Dawn for letting me hang out at her blog today. I’m truly honored and thankful to be here.
If you’ve read the first two books in my Hanaford Park series, then you know I’m a big fan of first person point of view. I like being able to delve deep and show the reader everything that’s going on in my character’s head. I love being able to witness the story from the heroine’s perspective––to feel what she’s feeling.
Despite my statement above, I knew I was going to have to stray from my comfort zone when I began writing Faythe Reclaimed. Why? Well, I think I can answer that question in two words: Gabriel Castillo. Readers have been enamored with him since book one. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure what his draw was. Gabriel appeared once, maybe twice in Eve Of Samhain, but he kept garnering all kinds of interest.
It was at that point that I decided I needed to give the boy some quality time and show him some love. I’d written a few chapters of Pleasures Untold when I decided he and Taylor were going to be a couple. But as a panster, I had no clue how I would go about placing them together. It wasn’t until I wrote the last chapters for Pleasures Untold that I discovered their long history and let me just say: I was completely shocked!
Switching up point of view on a third book in a series is not the norm. It’s risky. People are used to one thing, and don’t always do well with change. I took a huge risk in writing the book from both Taylor and Gabriel’s point of view––but a risk I believe paid off in the end. The scope of Taylor and Gabriel’s love story is so much bigger than the previous two books. With the gravity of what was going on at the time, and the amount of baggage poor Gabriel carried on his back, I knew I couldn’t do their tale any justice unless I got inside both of their heads. The process was different, and at times painful––Gabriel’s suffering broke my heart––but extremely gratifying in the end. I hope you all enjoy their journey as much as I did.
Running through a strange forest with a bloodthirsty demon hot on her heels wasn’t Taylor’s idea of a rockin’ evening. Then again, neither was soaring backward through time and space. Time travel chafed and left a rank, nasty aftertaste. So, when she finds herself floundering amidst a sea of Commandment-loving holy rollers who fling accusations of witchcraft and bedevilment like hotcakes in a diner, finding her way home jumps to the top of her to do list. Too bad she can’t remember who she is or where she came from. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Taylor realizes she’s fallen for Gabriel, the mysterious Latin warlock who came to her rescue.
Battling an identity crisis and lost in a time that’s not her own, Taylor is determined to find her way back to twenty-first century Hanaford Park. But first, she and Gabriel must work together to uncover the dark scourge lurking in the shadows of Salem Village, and in doing so, save their lives, and the lives of countless innocents from a lethal date with the hangman’s noose.
Available at: (I apologize that I don’t have the direct buy links at this time. They won’t be available until the day of) Amazon, Barnes & Noble Tulipe Noire Press
About the author:
Lisa Sanchez is a California cheer mom taxiing her way through life, one car ride at a time. Along with chauffer, she sports several job titles, including, but not limited to: author, chef, seamstress, videographer, nurse, enforcer, and general slave to her three daughters.
The first two books in her Hanaford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold) are published with Omnific Publishing. The third book, Faythe Reclaimed, releases with Tulipe Noire Press on May 17th 2012. Her erotic suspense, Obsessed was published March 29th 2011 with Loose Id. Lisa also took the plunge into self-publishing this year and released the first novella, Cursing Athena, in her new Order Of Seven erotic paranormal romance series.
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