Sara Humphreys returns to SOS Aloha! She visited us back in October (at this link) to promote UNLEASHED - her debut paranromal romance and first book in the Amoveo Legend. Today Sara is celebrating the release of UNTOUCHED - the second book in the Amoveo Legend. Please join me in welcoming Sara!
What Makes Paranormal Sexy to Me?
By Sara Humphreys
What makes paranormal sexy? Savage. Seductive. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Edgy. Mysterious. These are just some of the words that came to mind when I asked myself that question.
The paranormal world is inherently unpredictable and in turn that makes it dangerous and all that danger brings out the protective nature in our alpha male heroes. Not that us gals want to read about helpless damsels in distress, because a weak willed heroine is not sexy, but it is sexy to have a man be fiercely protective of the woman he loves.
Heroes who possess paranormal gifts are often elusive, wounded or vulnerable-- usually because they’ve spent their life skirting along the edges of a traditional society. I think there’s something quite attractive about a man who’s strong on the outside but has a soft, sensitive side that’s squirreled away. Getting him to reveal that secret part of himself, a part he’s never shown anyone else, now that is sexy.
However, the men haven’t cornered the market on self-discovery…our heroines have plenty to reveal as well.
In Untouched, Kerry is no stranger to the paranormal but she’s kept it a secret from everyone. She’s got the gift of second sight. When she touches another person it provokes blinding visions and mind-numbing pain, so as a result she’s learned to live without the simplest of touches…and yes…she’s a thirty year old virgin. Talk about someone who’s got some discovering to do.
Dante is Amoveo from the Fox Clan and he’s spent his adult life searching for his mate. Amoveo are dream-walking, telepathic shape-shifters made up of ten different animal clans. They have one pre-destined soul mate and if they don’t find their mate by the time they turn thirty, they begin to lose their abilities and ultimately die.
Dante’s finally found his mate in Kerry. However, she doesn’t realize that the reason she has second sight is because she’s a human-Amoveo hybrid.
When the two of them find each other there are new things revealed at almost every turn—including a faceless enemy out to destroy them. Danger is one hell of an aphrodisiac, especially when you combine it with thirty years of pent up sexual frustration. Kerry soon finds out that Dante’s touch soothes the fire in her mind but simultaneously introduces her to a whole new kind of combustion.
Imagine finding out that you’re only half human and that you have a multitude of undiscovered powers buried deep beneath the surface that are above and beyond the weirdness you’re already dealing with? That there’s an entire part of yourself you never knew existed? Then one day, you meet a man who quite literally unlocks secrets you didn’t even know you had….and your world is forever altered.
That’s why paranormal is sexy to me…because anything and everything is possible. There are no limits except your own imagination and what you see on the surface is only the beginning.
What makes paranormal romance sexy to you? Why do paranormal romance heroes curl your toes?
UNTOUCHED BY SARA HUMPHREYS –
IN STORES APRIL 2012
She should be seen, but never touched…
Kerry Smithson's modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.
Every good model needs a heavenly bodyguard…
Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is—or more importantly what she is—and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherwordly connection that might just pull them through.
“Red-hot love scenes punctuate a well-plotted suspense story that will keep readers turning pages as fast as they can.”
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives with her husband--who is very considerate of her double life--and four amazing boys, in Bronxville, New York. For more information, please visit:
Sara's website: sarahumphreys.com,
Like her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Amoveo,
Follow her on Twitter: twitter.com/#!/authorsara.
Mahalo, Sara, for joining us at SOS Aloha! I also thank Sara for cosponsoring the SOS Military Mixer at the RT Booklovers' Convention! Elf posted her review of UNTOUCHED at this link. Sourcebooks is giving away two copies of UNTOUCHED to two randomly selected commenters. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about what draws you to paranormal romance.
2. This giveaway is open to US residents only. For our international readers, I am giving away a Hawaiian "paranormal" souvenir.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, April 7, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winners on Sunday, April 8.
Kim in Hawaii
I have a new promotion for April - CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH. I will select one US reader, one Canadian reader, and one International reader from all my blogs posts in April at SOS ALOHA, THE READING REVIEWER, and ALOHA ON MY MIND. The US winner can select up to 10 books (to fill up a small flat rate box) from my current convention stash to make room for new books coming from RT 2012. The Canadian and International readers can select one book, too!
CLEAN OUT MY CONVENTION STASH is open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.