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Beyond The Page: “Reunited” by Sabrina Sol

Mar 14
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Reunited300x450What are the odds of hosting back-to-back Vegas book interviews?

That must mean your chances of winning these cool eBook giveaways on CABR 😀

Today debut author, Sabrina Sol, answers my quiz questions.

Find out why she deliberately made the heroine of REUNITED a “sexy Latina” then post your answer in the rafflecopter to win a copy of this spicy, sexy novella.

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Using 120 characters or less (a la Twitter), tell us about REUNITED.

Former geek creates new sexy persona in order to spend one night with the one man she’s always wanted.

But will her lie destroy their reunion?

 

This novella was your debut but it’s part of the 1 NIGHT STAND series from Decadent Publishing right?

How did your book fit into the series or is this book 1 in your very own series 1 NIGHT STAND?

Right now this is a stand-alone title for the 1Night Stand series. It takes place in Las Vegas – one of the more popular locations for the series – and there’s a cameo by resort owner Jackson Castillo, who was featured in the series’ very first book “TO FEEL AGAIN”.

A couple of people have mentioned that they would like to see the character of Tommy, Magdelena’s best friend, get his own story. I’ll have to think a little bit more about that one. 😉

 

Several readers and reviewers have praised the fact that a Latina heroine is featured in REUNITED. Was this a deliberate decision, based on your own Latino heritage?

Yes, this was a very deliberate decision on my part. In fact, my goal as an author is to include Latina heroines in all of my stories because I believe that there is a need for more strong and sexy Latina characters in romance novels, especially erotic romance.

 

las vegas signWhat was your favourite/most difficult scene to write? Please include an excerpt from it.

One of my favorite scenes takes place toward the beginning of the book. Magdelena, the heroine, is having second thoughts about her 1Night Stand date with her unrequited crush from high school. Her best friend Tommy is there to talk her through it and basically push her through that hotel room door.

It’s a favorite scene because the humor within the dialogue shows her vulnerability, while also capturing a telling example of the kind of friendship they share.

 

Magdelena cowered in a corner near the elevator doors and whispered into her phone. “I can’t do it, Tommy.”

“Yes, you can.”

“What if he recognizes me and walks out?” She cringed even more at that humiliating thought.

“He’s not going to recognize you. He hasn’t seen you in person since your high school graduation, and your profile picture on the alumni website is your fat cat, Gatito. Besides, you’re not you right now. You’re smoking hot Elena—his Latina fantasy lover.”

She closed her eyes and vocalized her worst fear. “What if the sex is bad?”

Tommy hooted on the other end. “Trust me. I’ve been working side by side with Will for months. This guy is bursting at the seams to get off. Any sex will be good sex for him.”

“Gee, thanks.”

“You know what I mean. Besides, remember when you reconnected with him on the website two years ago?”

“Of course, I do.”

“Exactly. And after just a couple of those steamy online chats, he wanted to hook up with you on the night of your class reunion. You’re the science chica—don’t you know what chemistry is?”

“Different time, different circumstances. Besides, we both know how that turned out.”

“Whatever. There aren’t going to be any ex-girlfriends or ex-wives in that hotel room. It’s all you.”

“That’s the problem.” She imagined Tommy’s signature eye roll and waited for his usual lecture. He always did it when she questioned herself.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You owe this to yourself. Hell, girl, you owe this to me for working so damn hard to get him there. So get your ass in that room right now and make him scream your name so I can hear it all the way over here in L.A.

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What’s next for you in 2013?

My next appearance is coming up this weekend! I’ll be participating in the multi-author book signing at the SoCal RWA conference on Sunday, March 17 in Santa Ana, Calif. Since REUNITED is an e-book only, I’ll be signing book cards and giving away some fun swag items!

Here’s a link for more info: http://socalrwa.org/book-signing/

I’ll also be popping up on different blogs for the next few months, but mainly 2013 is going to be a writing year. I’m almost finished with another novella that I hope to submit to a publisher in April and then I’m going to focus on writing another 1Night Stand for Decadent Publishing.

 

TRIVIA

Pantser or plotter?

A little of both. I start off as a pantser and then turn into a plotter in order to make sense of what I just wrote. Ha!

 

Tea or coffee?

Neither really. I’m more of a Coke drinker.

 

Dogs or cats?

Definitely dogs! I have 2 Beagles at home.

 

Ideal getaway?

Anywhere that I don’t have to cook, clean or do laundry.

 

If you could meet anyone from history, living or dead, who would it it be and why? 

I would love to meet Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the fact that I consider her to be one of the most influential and inspiring Latina role models.

Sabrina Sol photoBIO:

Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes spicy romance stories featuring strong Latina heroines in search of love, success and happiness.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, three kids and two Beagles.

Sabrina is also part of a large, extended Mexican family which may—or may not—be the source of inspiration for some of her characters.

 

SABRINA SOL’s social media links:

Blog – www.theromancechica.com

Website – www.sabrinasol.com

Twitter – @theromancechica

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheRomanceChica?fref=ts

 

Reunited300x450BUY Links for REUNITED:

Decadent Publishing

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

iTunes

Coffee Time Romance

Smashwords

 

10 Comments

  • Lori Meehan says:

    Putting more Latina h/h in romance books. I suppose there could be a reason or that. I know I’ve read a lot of stories with Latino hero’s in them but they were probably HQ books. Now that I think about it passed HQ books I don’t remember any other books with Latino h/h in them.
    The story looks good and congrats on the release.

    • Sabrina Sol says:

      Thanks Lori for stoppy by! I’ve read a few romance and erotic romance stories that feature Latin heroes, but I think it’s rare to see a Latina as a heroine. Hopefully that will change soon!

  • Susana D. says:

    Congrats! Sabrina…read Reunited great book…love the Latina heroine…happy to hear that there will be more Latinas protrayed in your books….

  • Cat says:

    A geek under the sexy persona, love it! Thanks for the introduction to a new-to-me author 🙂

  • barbara says:

    To provide a strong Latina heroine for readers. I believe you can never have enough strong female characters; and ethnic/cultural diversity is a very good thing. 🙂 Congrats on the release and thanks for the giveaway!

  • For every book there is a reader, and for every reader there is a book. It’s time more Latina characters take center stage, other than in a Gabriel Garcia Marquez literary novel. Congratulations to Sabrina Sol and Decadent Publishing for broadening the romance genre. (And Tommy sounds hilarious, btw!)

  • Natalie says:

    The heroine is a Latina because the author believes that there is a need for more strong Latina characters in this genre.

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