Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guest Post w/Author Sondrae Bennett

Happy Friday-Eve all! Today we have author Sondrae Bennett joining us for a guest post. Her first novella, Arctic Winds, was released last month by Lyrical Press. Thank you Sondrae for stopping by! You can find more on Sondrae's debut at the end of the post. 
The Magic of Romance

    I’m a huge reader. I think you have to be in order to write. When other girls went to the mall to buy clothes in high school, I headed straight for the bookstore. There is no greater feeling than picking up a book and sinking into the story, to be transported to a different world.  By far my favorite world to escape to was romance.
There’s something truly magical about romance. It’s a world where anything is possible. Vikings, rakes, and pirates all reign supreme as they take their worlds by storm. At least until that moment when they find the one woman they can’t live without and do whatever they must to keep her safe and happy. The stories are full of heartbreak, adventure, and triumph. But no matter how dark the future looks for the hero and heroine, one this is always assured… There is a happily ever after on the horizon.
    There is a lesson in that for us all. Never give up hope. Sure, our characters will give up at the darkest of times. They’ll wail at Fate or resign themselves to “inevitable” hardship. But they always win in the end. For us as readers, it’s uplifting. It gives us hope that if we try hard enough and keep trudging forward, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It gives us a reason to believe in love. And a way to fall in love again. That is really the magic of romance. When we pick up a story we’re able to fall in love over and over again.
    A good book causes us to run the gambit of emotions. We’ll sigh as the hero sweeps the heroine into his embrace and hurt right along with the characters. That’s what I want my readers to experience. And when the story is finished, I want them to feel uplifted, to believe that love is out there for everyone.
    I was once asked what word I would use to describe my story, and the word I choose is heartwarming. I want my readers to be warmed by my characters.  Because that’s exactly how my favorite authors make me feel. 

Arctic Winds
Alpine Woods Shifter Series
Sondrae Bennett
Digital ISBN: 978-1-61650-227-0
Length: Novella
Formats: .epub, .lit, .pdf, .prc (Kindle and Mobi) and pc and raw .html

Nothing will stop a wolf once he’s found his mate…not even her own doubts.

After her skulk abandoned her four years ago, Samantha knew she would never truly be wanted. When she accidentally stumbles into a wolf town and is asked by their premier to stay, she believes it’s the novelty of an arctic fox motivating him. She knows she’ll be on her own again once he tires of her.
Jason finds himself pulled to Samantha from the moment she faints in his arms. His wolf is calling to him, telling him he’s found their mate and the heat he feels for Samantha is impossible to resist. But his little fox is loaded down with emotional baggage and doesn’t believe she’s worthy of love. Can he overcome her fears? Or will pack jealousies and the local foxes convince her she doesn’t belong with him before he has a chance?

You can find my review on Arctic Winds HERE
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