Monday, April 22, 2013

SUNNY: AUTHOR INTERVIEW, CELEBRATION, and GIVEAWAY - "Medusa" Birthday Bash Tour with Sasha Summers

Love Affair With An E-Reader is pleased to welcome Sacha Summers for an interview to celebrate the Birthday Bash for Medusa: A Love Story.  Be sure to scroll down to enter the Giveaway!

Welcome, Sacha!

SS: Thank you so much for having me! I cannot believe it’s been a year since my first book was released! But it has! And what a year it’s been! Yes, I’m an author, but I’m also a fanatical reader. a true book-a-holic. My Kindle is near and dear to my heart - so you could say I have a pretty solid love affaire with my e-reader. In addition to my book addiction, I’m a mom to four amazing kids, wife to my high-school sweetie for 20 years, and firm believer in the power of positive thinking.

What inspired your love of reading and writing?

SS: I’ve always loved stories - I grew up playing dolls in the aisles of a community theater, watching plays, reading books, playing pretend. I read anything I could get my hands on from a young age, regardless of the genre. I think writing was a natural evolution-for me.

I love the idea of putting a new twist to familiar story, what drew you to the story of Medusa?

SS: It’s a bit cliche sounding - I’ll admit. I had a dream about a man running across a field, staring at the clouds overhead. A woman was falling, from a swirling, fire-spewing, angry black sky. It was so vivid, so gut-wrenching, that I woke up knowing I had to finish their story. I knew it was Medusa and her lover and what was happening just like I knew what led up to it... and I had to put it on paper. I was totally obsessed while i was writing it.

Where is your favorite place to write? What are some of your favorite “must haves” when you are writing? Do you have any favorite snacks or drinks?

SS: I’m a mobile writer - but I love to find a secluded place where I can blast my music and get lost in the story. I don’t eat or drink while I write - I’m in the zone. :)

What is your favorite quote from your favorite book? Or What is the first line of the book you are currently reading?

SS: Pretty much any line from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Right now I’m reading Belle Andre - very sexy!

Who is your favorite historical figure?  The most reviled?

SS: Ooh, this is too tough! I love history - period. You can find gripping heroes and villains throughout history. I think Napoleon is rich with potential for either - LOL

When is your favorite era in history?

SS: Right now, I’m very happy in Ancient Greece. Oh, and I’m really enjoying learning about 17th century Russian - secret project that’s not so secret, eh?

What makes a great villain?

SS:I like villains that offer a hint of humanity - that hope of redemption that compels the reader to hope even when they know there is none.

Who are your favorite contemporary romance authors? 

SS:Liliana Hart, Marcia King-Gamble, Diane Kelly, Gina L. Maxwell, Laura Kaye, Stephanie Draven... to name a few... Honestly, there are so many great authors out there.

Do any of your children like to write?  How do you encourage them?

SS: YES - all 4 of them do. I don’t force them to talk to me about their work, but I’m all ears if they want to talk to me about it. They are awesome - letting me bounce ideas off of them!! My boys will walk through my fights, so I get the physical stuff right. I’m working on starting a young authors group at my daughters high school, to help the next crop of authors get a fundamental understanding of plot, GMC, and character development. I’m really excited about it!

Thank you for joining us and giving us a chance to get to know you. 

Sasha is part gypsy. Born June 9, 1974, stories have always played an important role in her life. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

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Book Blurb:

It's said love can change a person. Medusa wasn't always a monster...

Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She's no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves... and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.

Ariston goes to war with a full heart... and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.

Poseidon will use Greece's war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.

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Purchase at:


·         Autographed copy of “Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)”

·         Autographed copy of “For the Love of Hades (Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)”
·         Thea (owl) Necklace
·         “Medusa” car charm
·         Series Swag
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  1. I haven't read Medusa yet, but it's on my TBR list!

  2. I haven't read it yet either, but after reading this I definitely will!

  3. Thanks Kimberly and Jessica! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you, ladies, for having me and Medusa!

  4. Didnt get the chance to get my hand on a copy of the book yet. Hope to though, totally has my interest!!

  5. Great interview! I loved Medusa, A Love Story!