Thursday, March 12, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Sierra Dafoe

Today's guest is fellow Samhain author Sierra Dafoe! She's talking about The Boys Back Home and her upcoming projects, all of which sound rather awesome. Enjoy! :-)

1. What flavor is your writing?

Chocolate-covered jalapeno. :-) I’ve written in a lot of genres over the years – western, paranormal, contemporary, and sci-fi – but the one thing that really “hooks” me into a story, both as a writer and as a reader, is the emotional complexity, the tug of yearning and desire between two people (or sometimes, as in the case of The Boys Back Home, three!) Falling in love can be both exhilarating and terrifying, kind of like being on a runaway freight train. It’s exciting, it’s challenging. Sometimes it can be downright painful. And, no matter how careful you are, it’s always a risk, opening yourself up to intimacy, to the possibility of trust and love. Whatever the genre, that’s the tension I want to explore. That’s the ride I try to give my readers!

2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?

Do you know, I’m stumped! I’ve been thinking about this one for days. Kyle Watson is such a fundamentally good guy, big-hearted and just plain decent. And sexy as hell, of course. Alan Caine, on the other hand, is much more complex. He’s intense, he’s more convoluted. In a lot of ways I think he’s less honest with himself emotionally than Kyle. The thing is, I can see them both so clearly in my mind that it makes it hard to pick an actor to play them! Nobody quite matches them. Which is maybe why they don’t generally let writers cast their own movies. :-)

3. What is your favorite scene in The Boys Back Home?

I think it’d have to be the flashback scene where Kyle and Alan, who have both been in love with Cassie Jordan since they were teens, are sitting on a riverbank soaking wet, rattled by their attraction to Cassie, and promising not to get in each other’s way. Whoever she chooses, they vow, the other one will step aside. Not even they can find a solution to the dilemma Cassie faces!

4. What are you reading now or what books do you have in your TBR pile?

Right now I’m trying to catch up on four series simultaneously – Lori Foster’s fighter books and her Visitation series, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood (I just finished Butch’s story, to give you an idea how far behind I am! I’ve been rooting for Butch and Marissa since Dark Lover, so it was great to finally read their story!) and Suzanne Brockmann’s Tall, Dark, and Dangerous books – I only recently discovered her, and I’m loving her writing!

5. What are you working on now?

I have a new story coming out in June from Samhain, Sun-Kissed, which features a heroine who’s been knocked about a bit by love and goes to Myrtle Beach for a week to lick her wounds. Instead, what she finds is a man who mysteriously seems to know everything about her – her past, her pains – and who seems intent on helping her rediscover the self-confidence her last boyfriend knocked out of her. It was a great story to write, and I hope readers will enjoy it.

Currently, I’m also working on a third Boys novella and a full-length paranormal.

You can find out more about Sierra at these links:
She could never choose between them…until they both chose her.

Even as a young girl, Cassie Jordan knew the rules: one man, one woman. Especially in rural Idaho. But how can she choose between blond, kind-hearted Kyle Watson and dark, sensuous Alan Caine?

She can’t. Not even when she discovers the two handsome cowboys in bed together and is convinced that neither of them cares for her at all. That discovery sends her running all the way to Chicago and into the arms of another man. Now, with her wedding fast approaching, it’s time to return to Preacher’s Bend to sort out her tangled emotions.

Now that Cassie’s back in town, Kyle and Alan are determined to do whatever it takes to keep her there. As far as they’re concerned, there’s only one place on earth Cassie belongs—in their arms.

The Boys Back Home is available for purchase at Amazon and Samhain Publishing.

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