Thursday, April 4, 2013

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Sara Humphreys

Ever wonder what goes into writing a story? The plotting and research that an author does? Where the inspiration came from for a particular character? There are many hidden secrets or information that we wouldn't know about the book or writing process. A lot more goes into the writing than we think! Here are some interesting facts you may not know about the Amoveo Legend.

 *UNLEASHED, the first book in the Amoveo Legend series is set in Westerly, RI where my family has a beach house. I wrote the original version while staying there during the summer of 2008.

 *My sister, Kate Taney, is an actress and portrays Samantha in the video trailer of UNLEASHED.

  *I adore New Orleans! After staying at the Hotel Monteleone and hanging out in the famous Carousel Barn, I knew I had to use that as a setting in one of my books. Both the hotel and bar are featured in UNTOUCHED and we even did a book signing at The Carousel Bar in The Hotel Monteleone the week UNTOUCHED was released.

 *UNTAMED is set on Woodbine Farm which is a real place in Maryland that is owned by my cousins. The farm has been in the family for generations and we have huge family reunion there every five years. While at the reunion during the summer of 2010, the idea for UNTAMED was born.

*In every book, I use at least one family name.

*All of the heroes have piece of my husband in them.

*The music in the Amoveo Legend video trailers is by the amazing singer/songwriter, Amy Petty. She and I connected through a mutual friend and she was kind enough to let me use her songs in the trailers. You can check her out on itunes. My favorite song is Long Way Down, which is the song in the trailer of UNDONE.

*If you pre-order UNDONE and send me proof of purchase to then I’ll send you a free UNDONE pin. Offer good until May 6th or quantities run out! All the details are on my website


Party girl Marianna Coltari is an unmated pureblood Amoveo who wants nothing to do with the ongoing war that took her father’s life and continues to consume her brother, Dante’s. But when she is targeted by one of the clans, she has little choice but to run and hide in a cabin with Pete Castro, a retired cop from her brother’s security firm. There, Pete and Marianna explore an intensifying attraction between them until danger is at the door and there’s no escape.

Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves,
and of course shape shifters.

Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in Bronxville, New York with their 4 boys and 2 insanely loud dogs. Life is busy but never dull.

Sarah is graciously giving away a swag pack, a signed copy of both UNTOUCHED and UNTAMED! To be entered in the giveaway, answer one of the questions and please leave your email address so the winner can be contacted. Thank you and good luck!


Which book do we meet Steven? 

Which pact is he a member of?

What is his special ability?

If you haven't read the books, that's ok!! Just leave a comment for Sara please. :)  


Lisa Borbeck said...

I <3 Steven so much!

Sara Humphreys said...

Thanks for having me here, Taryn! Thanks to Lisa for connecting us!

Dannyfiredragon said...

Hi Sara, great blog. To answer the questions: We met Steven in Unleashed and he is part of the Coyote Clan and he is a gifted healer.

Toni Schneidt said...

We meet Steven in Untouched, he's part o the Coyote Clan, and he's a Healer.

Hi, Sara!!

Toni Schneidt said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sara
I haven't had the chance to read your Amoveo Legend series, but would love too! I read some nice reviews on Amazon for Untouched. I could write a review in exchange, thank you for giving the opportunity to win your 2 books.

Maria D. said...

I haven't had a chance to read these books yet but the series sounds good! I like getting little "behind the scenes" type facts like what we got in this post - I feel like I get to know both the author and her characters better:) Thanks for the giveaway!

laura troxel said...

I haven't read either of the books. This book sounds like a great read. I always like finding a new author and book. Adding these books to my buy list.

Sara Humphreys said...

HI Danny-_Thanks for coming by!!! It's always good to see a familiar face :)

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Toni--You rock! Thanks for coming by today :)

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Nicole--I do hope you'll try the series. Thanks for visiting with me today.

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Maria-I love finding out little tidbits about my fave authors too :) Hope you'll enjoy the series!

Sara Humphreys said...

HI Laura--Good to meet you! Thanks for adding the Amoveo to your TBR list! Enjoy.

Robin said...

If you are following this Blog and have not yet read The Amoveo series, what are you waiting for?????? Sara is a fabulous story teller!! The answers are already here but Steven is a Healer from the Cyote clan.

Lily B said...

I actually have not read the books yet :( thought they are on my TBR list that I am slowly getting around to. I do want to get to know Steven thats for sure ;)

lilypondreads at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara!

We met Steven in Unleashed, he is of the Coyote Clan & a gifted Healer. Hope we will be hearing more about him in books to come.

I love how you use members of your family & places close to your heart in your books.

Can't wait for your next book!

Mickala said...

I unfortunately have not read any of the books, but I would love the chance to! Thanks for the giveaway!
mickalamurphy AT yahoo DOT com

Sara Humphreys said...

Hi Gals! For those of you who haven't tried the series yet, you can download this free short story to get a taste.

Joanne said...

I have not read this series yet but it sounds fantastic. Can't wait to pick the books up. Haeding over to download the short story now. Thanks.


Roberta DeCenzo said...

Hi Sara! Have been reading your books on my Nook and absolutely love them! would love a chance to win a hard copy though! there is nothing like a good old fashioned book!! Looking forward to the new upcoming books!!

Roberta DeCenzo

Iris Pross said...

I don't remember which book Steven first appeared in, but he's a healer from the Coyote Clan. Absolutely love this series!

Pam Rushen said...

Book one

I absolutely love this series. Thanks so much for sharing.


Sara Humphreys said...

Thanks so much for coming by! It's always good to see familiar peeps and meet new ones! I'm a lucky author xo

Mary Jo Burke said...

I haven't read the series, but the covers are gorgeous!


Beautiful Disaster said...

Sara is a new author for me. I've added her to my TBR stacks and I can't wait to get started. Thanks so much.
lorih824 at yahoo dot com

June M. said...

I believe we met Steven in the Unleashed book, he is in the Coyote Clan, and is a gifted healer.

Thanks so much for the great giveaway :)
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com


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