Monday, May 9, 2016
Interview - Release Day Blitz Sex and Sorcery by Sarah Hyde
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
“I’m sure it’s just another boys’ school. Where did you even get the idea that they train sorcerers?”
Leisha flicks her hair off her shoulder. “I told you. I know a girl who had sex with one of them. She said it was the most magical shit ever.”
“You’ve watched too much Harry Potter.”
She leans in close to me. “I’m telling you, sorcerers are crazy good in bed.”
If you are a parent do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting? Any tips for time management or sneaking in writing time?
I have two little girls so I’m very good at writing under distraction. I’m almost sad they don’t watch Dora anymore, I wrote so many great things with that playing in the background.
My advice: Sleep is important. I write better in one hour after a good night of sleep than writing for four hours in the early morning. Not that I actually wake up early in the morning, but ya know if I tried to.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
I have and that book will probably never be published. Apparently my version of real life romance isn’t that great, lol.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I’m very crafty. I have a degree in photography, and I love construction and interior design.
Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?
I wish I had written Karen Marie Moning’s Fae Fever series. Barrons, sigh. Love him.
Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
I’ve never written an epic fantasy. I’d love to tackle some of that world building. I feel like in romance the focus needs to stay on the couple, I think I’d like the challenge of giving the setting and political structure of the world more page time.
If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
Sex and Sorcery does standalone, but there are other books planned in the same world. Here’s the excerpt from book one that hints at things to come:
“…You’d love Edinburgh, though. There’s a girl there who’s working on magic sex toys. The best combination of tech and magic I’ve seen yet. If you’re a girl it’s supposed to be the best orgasm you can buy.”
What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
I’m hard at work on the next book in the Sex Magic series. Hopefully releasing in June.
What book are you reading now?
Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein
Sex and Sorcery
Genre: Steamy Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sarah Hyde
Date of Publication: May 9th, 2016
Number of pages: 212
Word Count: 60k
Cover Artist: Sarah Hyde
Morgan Wright has just been dumped by the biggest jerk in the world. All she wants to do is sulk in bed while devouring all the ice cream on campus, but her friend has a different plan to cheer her up—break into a secret all-boys university.
According to rumor, the school trains sorcerers who are crazy good in bed. Even though Morgan’s never had an orgasm, she’s not interested in anything more than an adventure. But when cape-wearing guard, Edric stops them at the wall, Morgan finds herself drawn in by his syrupy sweet smell.
There’s only one small problem, the sorcerers at this school take their vow of celibacy seriously. But Morgan can’t stay away, and as Edric tests the limits of his vow, magic-fueled orgasms may change everything.
His grip tightens and he lifts me off the ground. He’s literally holding me up by my upper arms. Now I’m scared. I let out a little squeak. My breath comes in rapid pants.
“I’m going to carry you out of here.”
I nod, shivering in his grasp. I’d agree to walk, but I don’t really want him to let go of me. Part of me likes that he’s probably leaving bruises on my arms.
His nostrils flare again. “And stop breathing,” he commands.
“I’m pretty sure I can’t do that.”
He starts to walk and I’m still dangling. He’s about ten inches taller than me and easily carries my 120lbs. His quads flex under the lightweight pants he has on. I’m inches from his face, but I can’t look into his eyes. Both of us are focusing off to the side, like I’m an offending bit of debris that must be tossed back into the woods. I lean forward, gulping down the cinnamon flavored air. If he would only pull me closer to his body I could nibble his neck. I strain against his grip, but he holds me completely immobile.
He licks his lips. His boot catches on a branch and he stumbles. Without thinking, I wrap my legs tightly around his waist. The sudden pressure the seam of my pants provides against my crotch is a relief. He grunts as he fights for balance and one hand leaves my shoulder to grab my ass before we topple over.
He’s glaring at me. With his hand on my ass. I try to keep from smiling but fail when his scowl intensifies. His fingers flex once and I know he’s about to drop me. The moment drags out. I shift my gaze up to the moon in an innocent expression, but the space between us is throbbing. My pulse has relocated itself to my clit and every orgasm that I never had is waiting to burst out of me.
“Get off of me,” he says as he removes his hand.
“Okay.” In one fast motion, I lick the side of his neck and untangle my legs. I drop to the ground in front of him. My tongue literally tingles with the flavor of his skin.
He stares down at me. “Why did you do that?”
“I had to know.” We’re close to the woods now. Almost out of sight.
He stares at my lips. Does he want permission because I’ve been fairly clear that I want him? He’s the one protesting, but we’re away from the school now. His hand is visibly trembling. I step further under the tree cover. Shadows fall across his face making him more mysterious.
“What did I taste like to you?”
I exhale slowly. I feel like if I don’t pace my breathing I’m going to pass right out. “Like cinnamon syrup. Did you eat pancakes earlier?”
He chuckles and stares at my lips again.
“You can, if you want to . . . kiss me that is,” I offer.
He looks back toward the wall, but there’s no one there.
“Or if you just want a taste, you can lick me too.”
He sucks air in through his teeth in a hissing gasp. “If it wasn’t for your smell, I’d be convinced you were another test. But no one can fake this.” He leans into me and I go perfectly still. His tongue flicks out and draws a soft wet line down the opening of my shirt.
We both moan simultaneously. A million nerve endings I didn’t know existed flare to life. My nipples go crystal hard and jut out from my shirt. Do that again.
“I shouldn’t have done that.”
“Hmmm, that was not what I was thinking at all. Why don’t you take me back to your dorm room?”
“Mostly because if you tried to cross the boundary you’d be fried to a crisp.”
I choke and cough. “What?”
“Don’t mess around with Bronson’s School. Promise me, you and your friend won’t try to get in again. I’m not joking. The wall will set you on fire if you try to cross it.”
“I promise,” I lie. Because I will do whatever it takes to get to him if he crosses that wall.
About the Author:
Sarah Hyde combats the cold Maine winters by writing very steamy romances. She loves berries, happy endings, and tea. Sex and Sorcery is her adult debut.