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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sarah Hawthorne - NEW Genre-ista!

I’m so excited to be invited to be a Genre-ista! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sarah Hawthorne, the author of the Demon Horde Motorcycle Club Series. I write erotic romance where real life is gritty but always ends with an HEA. You can read my boring bio on my website, here's some fun stuff:
        • I met my husband when we were both working as National Park Rangers. 
        • I lettered in football in high school!
        • I own more yoga pants than regular pants/skirts/shorts put together.
        • I can’t play the lottery or slot machines in most casinos. But I’m a woman of mystery and won’t tell you why…

My first book, Enforcer’s Price, was inspired by my time as a domestic violence counselor. One day, a client came into our shelter. She’d been living on the street after leaving an abusive boyfriend and needed a place to stay. As we got to know each other, I learned that she worked as a hooker. She wasn’t some high-priced call-girl meeting millionaires in penthouses. She was a street walker and scraped by on her nightly earnings. She and I read the newspaper every day. It was cheap and we would discuss local politics or laugh at the comics. One day, she walked out of the shelter to go to her minimum wage job that she had just started. When dinner time came, everyone at the shelter gathered around the table and waited. One of the rules was that you were never late for meal times. We waited. Eventually the kids got fussy and we dished out the macaroni and cheese without her. It wasn’t my night to sleep at the shelter, but I stayed late waiting for her. She never came home.

When I decided that I wanted to write a book, she came to mind. I sat down and in a couple of months, I wrote down her story. It’s not exactly her story, but it’s what I hope happened to her.  She inspired me to write about regular people trying to find love. Life isn’t always easy and my books reflect that, but I believe everyone (even hookers) deserve a Happily Ever After.

Introducing Cameron Allie, Author of The Perfect Fix

I’d like to introduce you to another author, Cameron Allie. I love her book, THE PERFECT FIX, because it involves a woman acclimating to civilian life after being in the military. You read that correctly, the heroine is a military vet. She’s strong and feisty, yet vulnerable too. It’s a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon. Remember, this is a high heat erotic romance.

Cameron is featured on my facebook page this month and is giving away a free copy – all you have to do is tell us about your summer plans!


Ed likes to keep his nose out of other people’s business. He works hard to be a good friend, son, brother, and employee. When he served in the military, he was the best soldier he could be. So when his former commanding officer asked for a favor, giving his recently released niece some guidance, Ed vows to help. But there’s a problem. She’s feisty, impulsive, and stubborn. And Ed can’t stop fantasizing about her.

Emma resents her uncle pushing his way into her life. She knows she’s capable of fixing her own problems and is sick to death of hearing about Uncle Cain’s star soldier. He refuses to shut up about how perfect Ed is. He has a good job, is a dependable man, and he did what Emma can’t seem to do: adjust flawlessly to civilian life. When she meets him, she’s frustrated to find out that he’s perfect on the outside, too. His hard body, smooth dark skin, and calm attitude draw her in. Anxious to find a flaw, she’s willing to look everywhere for one.

The longer Emma stays in his life, the closer she gets to unraveling his secrets. Can Ed continue to hide the truth about the darkness that consumes him? Or will he be forced to part with the sexy little spitfire that’s brought joy and happiness to his life?
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Judith Ashley said...

Welcome, Sarah! And thanks for introducing us to Cameron Allie. How many books are you planning that feature the Demon Horde Motorcycle Club?

Diana McCollum said...

Welcome to the gener-istas, Sarah. I'll have to try one of your books, as you are a new to me, author. Glad you've joined this great group of writers!

Sarah Raplee said...

I'm so excited you've joined us, Sarah! Thank you for sharing your inspiration for your debut book. I worked at a domestic violence shelter for a couple years, too. I love the way you honored your friend.

I heard you read an excerpt at an event and loved the humor in your voice!

Sarah Hawthorne said...

Hi Everyone! So excited to be here. :) I really appreciate you all allowing me to join your platform!

To answer Judith's question, Demon Horde is currently a trilogy (the third book out in February) but I'm hoping to expand that into a series of 6 books. Going to be a busy summer!!

Sarah Hawthorne said...

From one Sarah to another...it's a hard job isn't it? Part work, part love. I know there were days when I would show up hours early because i couldn't wait to start and there were days when i would sit in my car on my lunch break and cry. <3

Cameron Allie said...

Thanks so much for the feature! What a pleasant surprise to wake up to!

Lauren James said...

Hi Sarah! I'm one of the newer Genre-istas, too, and everyone's been very welcoming.

Thank you for sharing the story behind your inspiration for Enforcer's Pride. That must have been a rewarding, yet difficult job you had.

I look forward to seeing more of your posts.

Michelle Somers said...

Hi Sarah
Welcome to the Genre-istas!
I'm a newby too, and ever since I joined, I've found the group to be so incredibly friendly and welcoming.
I love the sound of Enforcer's Price. The depth and the heat. Your story behind the story sounds so heartwrenching.
Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
Michelle xx

manho valentine said...

Thank you for sharing the story behind your inspiration for Enforcer's Pride. That must have been a rewarding, yet difficult job you had.