BLOG TOUR: «SARAH MADISON» WITH TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES FEATURING A GUEST POST!! Also an Excerpt and Giveaway
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Sarah Madison, author of Truth and Consequences, Book 3 in the paranormal Sixth Sense series.
Hi Sarah, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hi! Thank you for hosting me here today! Well, by day I work with animals, so you’ll frequently find animals featured in my stories. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and sci-fi, and enjoy incorporating those elements into my romances. I like to take characters and put them in challenging situations to determine what they’re made of. I might put my characters through the ringer, but I believe in happy endings, and even though things might look bad there for a while, you can rest assured everything will be okay in the end.
My current story, Truth and Consequences, is a prime example. Poor Jerry Lee Parker: he’s recovering from a murderous attack he suffered at the hands of someone he and his partner, Special Agent John Flynn, were investigating. Now Lee has no memory of his relationship with John, and he has to slowly rebuild his life. John is a private man, however, and soon it becomes apparent that he’s keeping secrets from Lee—secrets that could get them both killed.
1) Tell us about your book.
Truth and Consequences picks up right after the events in Walk a Mile. Lee is recovering from head trauma, and is not capable of flying, so John makes the decision to stay on the East Coast, working out of the Richmond and DC offices until such time Lee can return to their home in San Francisco. We find out a lot more about John’s relationship with his mother, Jean, and at long last, the secret of the mysterious artifacts will be revealed.
2) How difficult was it to get into the main character’s head?
I had to switch to first person POV for this story in order to tell things from Lee’s perspective alone, and I confess, I was worried about that at first. However, Lee is not a particularly shy or private person, and I found his manner of speaking and thinking incredibly easy to write.
3) Is this book a standalone or do you plan on visiting it again?
It’s a standalone in that you can probably read it without having read the rest of the series, but you’ll definitely get more out of it if you read the series in order! And yes, there will be more in the series. At least one (maybe two) more is needed to wrap up all the loose ends!
4) Why did you choose to write M/M stories?
I get asked this question frequently, and while the answer changes some over time, I think it has a lot to with the fact that growing up, I didn’t have many useful role models in fiction or entertainment. It didn’t take me long to realize that the guys got the best roles, the best lines, the most action. Who wanted to be Jane when you could be Tarzan instead?
Discovering M/M romance felt like I’d found adult romance for the very first time. The sex was real, and not dressed up in euphemisms. The characters met on equal terms, without one being the ‘weaker’ one, who always needed rescuing or protection. Then too, I found the stories more engaging from the perspective of a writer. I found myself identifying with characters who felt like they had to hide who they were from the rest of the world, characters who faced discrimination in the workplace, church, and community.
Heroines also come into a lot more criticism than heroes. If I take a hero that is arrogant and abrasive, he’s usually deemed ‘an alpa’, and appropriately assertive. A female character who is exactly the same is frequently labeled ‘a bitch’ or too aggressive. I’m often astonished at the hate my favorite female characters come in for. As time goes by, however, I find myself wanting to take back my gender—to write characters I enjoy without worrying about audience reaction. I think that until we write stories with heroes and heroines that just happen to be gay (or black, or disabled, or whatever is not ‘mainstream’, whatever that means) and accept that this is simply part of who they are instead of a genre within publishing, we’ll never have made any real progress.
5) Where do you find your inspiration?
I love ‘what if?’ questions. What if a gargoyle comes to life every evening? What if touching something accidentally gave you special powers? What if missing a train completely changed your life? I never have any problem finding inspiration—it’s finding the time to write that’s the problem!
Thank you Sarah for taking out time to answer these questions. Congratulations on your new release.
Author Name: Sarah Madison
Book Name: Truth and Consequences
Series: Sixth Sense
Best read as a series
Pages or Words: 258 pages
Categories: M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal
Release Date: October 14, 2015
When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.
I knew the moment John walked into the bar. It was like my sonar pinged, my radar lit up—you name it. I heard the door open, and without turning around, I knew it was him because the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Because something in my gut tightened, and my cock lifted in earnest. I watched him in the mirror as he scanned the room, locked in on my presence, and stalked toward me like a panther in a pen full of sheep. Everyone else in the room was aware of him as well. I practically preened when he came up beside me. He took a seat and signaled the bartender, who came over with flattering attention.
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Meet the author:
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sarah-Madison-Author/106445646104338
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4057853.Sarah_Madison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Tour Dates & Stops:
26-Oct: BFD Book Blog