Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interview with Author Sherri Hayes & Giveaway

Author Sherri Hayes stopped by on her blog tour to answer a few questions about herself and her amazing characters from her Finding Anna series. 

When did you know you wanted to become an Author?
   That’s a good question. It was never something I aspired to be. At 30, I posted my first story online out of pure frustration over a television storyline. By the time I’d finished it, it was the eighth most read story on the site. I had people encouraging me to write something and try to publish it after that, but I didn’t take it all too seriously. English was one of my worst subjects in school. Being an author never occurred to me. It wasn’t until after my publisher read another story of mine I’d posted online, and approached me, that I even considered it.

What's your favorite book?
  Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

I've read a few of your books and I've noticed that your heroines tend to face past challenges but always come out so strong.  Where do you get your inspiration for these amazing women?
  I draw a lot of inspiration for both my hero’s and heroine’s from my own personal experiences.

Speaking of amazing characters... I couldn't help but fall head over heels for Stephan.  Is there anyone in particular that his character resembles?
  As in a real-life person? No. Stephan is defined by his experiences just as all my characters are, just as everyone is.

Along with the story, Slave gives off a very important message about Human Trafficking, and how real it really is in today's world... Is there anything specific that inspired you to write about it?
  This story idea came to me after hearing the Jaycee Dugard story. I’d been reading some D/s stories at the time, and got the idea to try and mix the two together.

What were the hardest, and easiest parts to write in Slave and Need?
  For the most part, Stephan’s POV is much easier to write than Brianna’s. Every thought, every word, is filled with emotion from her. I find myself in tears when writing her quite often.

Can you give us a little hint as to what lies ahead for Brianna and Stephan?
  We are going to find out more about how she ended up with Ian, and more about Ian himself. Also, we are finally going to get to hear John’s side of the story. I know a lot of people are dying for that.

Thanks so much for answering my questions today... I just have one more... If you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?
  I hope you enjoy my stories and fall in love with my characters as much as I do.

Big Thanks to Sherri for answering my questions and even bigger thanks to her for writing such amazing stories.  I can't wait to find out what happens with Brianna and Stephan next.  These two have completely sucked me in their story and have captured my heart!  Check out my reviews of Slave (here) and Need (here).

Make sure you enter the giveaway to win an ebook set of both Slave and Need!  Good Luck!

Happy Reading!




  1. These are so much better than 50 Shades. Sherri writes about a real Dom and not an abuser. Love your books.

  2. My favorite hero is the strong, silent type.

  3. Hmmm, Favorite hero: Monosyllabic, uber-alpha, dominant with compassionate and affectionate tendencies.
    Favorite Heroine:Forgiving, genuine, funny, compassionate and has to think like me- lol

  4. Hero should be confident, compassionate and dominant.
    Heroine: Thinks for herself, confident, compassionate.
    I have added these to my tbr wishlist. You are a new author for me and I am going to be checking out your books in the future.
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

  5. I like a hero that is very alpha but is also affectionate and compassionate. I like a heroine that is honest, strong, kind and compassionate. Would love to win these two books, I've been waiting for Need to come out before I read the first one because I have no patience!

  6. Wat an amazing interview lorikins !!!
    I want to read these books straight away now !!!

  7. Btw my fav hero = hmmmm well I can't go past a troubled dom or a total alpha with effed up issues .... Hmmm wat does that say about me ???? Well I'm going to try not to think about that tooooo much lol

  8. I like strong characters the ones that face they fears and problems even if it at the end and them get out of that experience a better person

  9. I like characters that make me laugh and cry, and I want a hero I can fall in love with.

  10. My favorite heroes are the dominant, strong, male types who are also caring and understanding. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  11. I just put these books on my kindle wish list to read :) cant wait.!

  12. My fav heroine is strong willed & self assured.