Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hot Knight in Paradise by Sofia Harper-- Interview and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sofia will award a $25 Amazon GC to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

What inspired you to write this book?

I really liked the idea of redemption and what that meant for two people who hadn't really done anything wrong. And then Leah and Marshall showed up broken and in need of each other. I was hooked.

What characters do you connect with most?

The prickly ones. I don't want nice or sweet unless I can subvert it. I like anti-heroes and anti-heroines. There's just more crunch to them.

What's your favorite book-turned movie?

Where The Heart Is. I watched the movie first and fell in love with it. Then I read the book and was in love with it more. To this day that is still a book-turned movie that I think Hollywood did right.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

I love my characters, but I'm not even going to lie. I wouldn't be best friends with any of them. They have just way too much drama going on in their lives. :)

Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?

I'm currently writing a con man book. I've labored over hours of Leverage and White Collar for research. I've never had more fun putting together a fake con. Now, it's my first one, but it's still fun.

What do you do in your spare time?

I read, watch TV, wrangle my kids into some sort of family shenanigans. Pretty much I'm a normal person.

Who's your inspiration?

I will always and forever look to Nora Roberts. Mainly for her no-nonsense approach to everything.

If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?

Spike from Buffy. I have a thing for him.

Team Edward or Jacob?

Team Jacob.

Team Peeta or Gale?

Team Peeta

What are you reading now?

Taste For Temptation by Phyllis Burke

Stranded in paradise with no way to get home, Leah Smith needs a miracle, and fast.

Instead, she gets Marshall Jackson, surely the sexiest man alive. Too bad he's got an emotional wall around himself--and her only hope of getting off the island ... Marshall has a strict no damsels in distress policy, but there's something about Leah that makes him want to break his own rules. He agrees to let her work in his bar until she earns enough to get home. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the scorching attraction between them. Soon hot island nights provide balm to their wounded souls, but will these two flawed exiles make peace with the past in time to claim the future they deserve together--or will paradise be lost?
About the Author
In 2004, Sofia Harper began her writing career as a romantic suspense author. A bit problematic because she couldn't write anything mystery-like to save her life or even her characters. On a whim, she penned a contemporary where there was no dead body or explosions to save her from the dreadful middle slumps of a book. It was only the characters and what they had to deal with. She hasn't looked back since. She continues to write contemporary romances, mainly under a different pen, filled with sassy heroines and unlikely heroes. These stories are filled with one-liners, but heartfelt and sexy.

Outside of writing, Harper works as a mail clerk for the federal government, has a paralegal certificate (that she has more use for as a dust pan) and is a mother of two rambunctious children. She lives in California where the wine is good and, despite popular belief, is not always sunny. Harper plans to spend the rest of her days writing, raising her children and drinking good wine. Occasionally she'll brush her hair and get dressed, but that's optional.

Website: http://sofiaharper.com
Blog: sofiaharper.blogspot.com/‎
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofiaharp‎
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/sofiaharper.author‎
Goodreads Page: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7154484.Sofia_Harper

7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Andra Lyn said...

Prickly characters are definitely more fun to read! It also gets fun when they start to break down their walls and you see that character behind the prickly! Thank you for sharing!

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MomJane said...

I was hoping for another wonderful excerpt. Guess I will have to read the book.

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Sofia Harper said...

Thank you for hosting me!

@Andra Lyn

Exactly! I love seeing those sharp edges softened. Second after that is seeing the good girl gone a little bad.

@MomJane You totally should. :)

@Rita Thank you!

Mary Preston said...

I like the idea of redemption too.

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Natasha D said...

Great interview!
Sounds like a really good read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com