Special Guest: Author Sapphire Phelan
I’m delighted to welcome a special guest today, my chapter mate from the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter of Romance Writers of America, Sapphire Phelan. She has a new release coming out this week, The Witch And the Familiar and is here to tell us all about it, along with some fun facts about herself.
How long have you been writing?
Ever since I was eight, but first time published was when I was 17-years old, for three poems in Hyacinths and Biscuits Magazine. I got paid for them, too.
What’s on your bookshelf and/or in your To Be Read pile?
I had a giant pile of books by my side of the bed here at home and many eBooks on my Kindle. I just pick out of pile of print or an eBook from the Kindle and start reading. I also get books from the library—next one I want to reserve is that new Stephen King novel—out of his Dark Tower series.
Do you have a favorite author?
Gosh, I have many favorite authors. There are always new ones I discovered and get hooked by. Some though are, Shirley Jackson, Karen Marie Moning, Jim Butcher, Shannon Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Jules Verne, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Madeleine L’Engle, and many more…
Favorite food: Sushi and chicken and dumplings.
Favorite color: Purple.
Favorite music: I like all kinds.
Favorite supernatural creature? Werewolves and other shapeshifters.
Favorite TV show? Supernatural.
Milk chocolate or Dark chocolate? Like both, but milk edges over dark.
Vampires or werewolves? Werewolves. I like the vamps, but werewolves had my heart for years.
Sexy demons or sexy angels? I like both.
Dragons or witches?
Dragons! I have been into them since 1971. Just bought me a pair of dragon earrings at Ravencon, a scifi convention I was a guest at. Though love the witches in my The Witch And the Familiar books.
Tell us about your new release!
Best way is through the book blurb and an excerpt. I can also tell you, this print release, The Witch And the Familiar is both e-novellas, Being Familiar With a Witch (won the 20120 Prism) and A Familiar Tangle With Hell.
Mortal woman Tina discovers she is part of a prophesy that says she and Charun, her demon Familiar, must make love so she can become the witch she is fated to be. If she doesn’t do it and stop the demon army bringing Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won’t stand a chance in Hell.
A year later, just when Tina and Charun thought it was all over and that their life would be normal—another prophesy pops up. If Lucifer snatches Tina and mates with her before the last chime before midnight of the new year and gets her pregnant with his son, that the real Armageddon would begin, spelling the end of life as they knew it. This time they get help from an archangel, Jacokb, but with demons, Lucifer, and a cute demon bunny with fangs out of a Monty Python nightmare, out to stop them and Heaven not lending a hand, will Tina this time lose the battle and become the mother of the Antichrist and the start of a new Hell on Earth?
Want more? Read an excerpt from The Witch And the Familiar
About Sapphire Phelan:
Sapphire Phelan is an author of erotic and sweet paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance, along with a couple of erotic horror stories. She also writes as Pamela K. Kinney, for horror, fantasy, science fiction, and nonfiction ghost books. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two cats, Ripley and Bast. She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house and husband sometimes suffers for it!
More Sapphire! Web site, Blog, Newsletter, Facebook
Buy The Witch And The Familiar at Phaze Books
Sapphire Phelan, 2010 PRISM Winner
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into a romance by Sapphire Phelan today.
Blog Tour Giveaway
I am doing a giveaway for the whole blog tour April 23rd through April 28th. Leave a comment here or at any of the blogs on the tour. You can leave a comment (plus your email, so I can contact you) at each blog, to get more chances, but no more than one per blog, please. The giveaway is a signed copy of The Witch And the Familiar. This is only for USA commenters though (due to price of mailing outside of US). For those outside of US, I will give instead a gift cert for price of the book at Phaze Books, so that I can email you.