Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tour: Skin Deep by Sarah Makela (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to paranormal romance author, Sarah Makela! 

My Favorite Quality in a Hero

Skin Deep’s Connor O’Reilly is one of those heroes that truly melt my heart. There’s a lot to like about him. At first, I wasn’t even sure why he had such an impact on me, just that he’s sweet, sexy, and werewolf. Those are all fantastic aspects of who he is, but what really got me going about him? I’m not going to lie. The fact he’s a werewolf added bonus points, but I absolutely love his rock-solid commitment to getting Angelique back in his life. Not only does he want her, but he wants her bad enough to put himself at risk.

*fans self* Woo, that’s hot! For someone to be that dedicated is awe-inspiring and romantic. He’s really putting himself out there for her in the attempt to win her back.

Yes, there other equally important traits required for a relationship. Maybe one of the reasons why his commitment is key to bringing them together is the fact they’re already head-over-heels in love, but Angelique’s reasoning to not put either of them in jeopardy wins out since she doesn’t realize that he’s more than capable of taking care of himself.

Thinking about this a little harder, the heroes I tend to enjoy more than others share this dedicated trait in some form or the other. For example, Pritkin from the Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance is dedicated to Cassie. He is by her side protecting her, and teaching her to protect herself, as she fulfills her role of Pythia. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a fangirl crush on him!

What are your favorite qualities in a hero? Do you have a favorite hero?

Skin Deep
Feral Ink Book One
Sarah Mäkelä
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Etopia Press
ISBN: 978-1-939194-25-1
Number of pages: 112
Word Count: 24,821
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
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Angelique had no idea her black panther tattoo would force her to abandon the love of her life—Connor O’Reilly—but she’s determined to keep him safe no matter how much it hurts. Her tattoo doubles as her feline familiar: loving, protective, dangerous, and with a life of its own. It’s also her deepest secret and draws enemies who desire its power for themselves.
Connor has no idea why Angelique left him, but he’s determined to win her back. As a werewolf, he has secrets of his own. Now his alpha is ready to force him to pair with an ex-girlfriend he can’t stand unless he can find Angelique and claim her as his mate. But even as their secrets threaten to keep them apart, hidden enemies seek to destroy their chance at love forever.

About the Author: 

Sarah Mäkelä lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters. Find her online at
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Tour Wide Giveaway
 $10 Amazon gift card and an eBook copy of Skin Deep.


  1. I enjoy heroes who are loving and very strong.
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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  3. I'm a sucker for the Tortured Alpha Male >.<


  4. Skin Deep sounds like a great story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. I love a hero that isn't just hot but tough and "mean"/growly but hiding below is a sweet man who cares deeply for those he loves.

  6. A hero needs to have a good dose of common sense, be loyal, have a sense of humor, and good looks certainly sweeten the package.

  7. Hi. Looking forward to reading Skin Deep. Thank you for sharing. :)


  8. I would love to read this book. sounds very good.

  9. I have been reading alot of werewolf stories. This one sounds interesting.


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