Interview with Sophia Jones!

My fellow Coffee Talk author Sophia Jones has published her second book, “The Pharaoh and the Curator”, currently ranking at an amazing #1 on Amazon. I’ve seized the opportunity to ask her a few questions.

Congrats on the success, Sophia! Tell me what your story is about.
The Pharaoh and the Curator is about a woman in current times who travels to Egypt for her work, and encounters a destiny that has been in the making for thousands of years.

What inspired you to write it?
I love Ancient Egyptian mythology and I wanted to explore what a love affair would have been like between two gods.

What do you hope readers will love about it?
I hope they’ll find my story to be an escape from reality; a romantic journey elsewhere for a short while.

If a movie were made, which actors would you pick for your characters?
Gwyneth Paltrow would be smart, sophisticated Michelle Beaumont. Hunky, smoldering-eyed Oded Fehr (you may know him best from The Mummy, and more recently Resident Evil) would be resurrected Egyptian god Amon Ra.

Would you like to try writing another genre?
I have a novel in the works that could best be described as a paranormal mystery- though there’s still a bit of a romance going on.

Which is your favorite book, the one you’ll always read again?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Mr. Darcy will always be my first book boyfriend.

What kind of stories did you read as a child?
I was lucky enough to have a mother who read to me. A few books that stand out in my mind are The Giving Tree and the Beatrix Potter books, like The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Who’s your biggest fan?
My husband supports me in all that I do and is a constant source of encouragement. Thanks baby!

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It’s free on Amazon today!

Review of “Dark Passion Rising” by Shannan Albright

Dark Passion Rising

This story is a must-read for lovers of paranormal romance. Enter the world of a new species called the Dark Breed. After being bitten by a Lycan (werewolf) during a savage fight and barely surviving, bad-ass and hot-looking Las Vegas cop Tambra Ellis is rising (shifting) into one herself. Marcus Valerian, vampire and leader of the elite Enforcers, nurses and protects her during her change. Their mutual attraction quickly develops, and he realizes why: she is his true mate.

The following battle to save the humans from the Dark Breed is a nail-biting race against time that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. The superb portrayal and development of the main characters makes it easy to care for them and feel their wide range of emotions. This imaginative story gives you all the ingredients you can wish for: a fast pace, a complex and intriguing plot with unexpected twists, lots of drama and action, and of course, vibrant love and steamy scenes.

The author’s smooth writing is very detailed and visual, and leaves you wanting much more. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!

Meet my sexy muse – writer’s event – chances to win!

Renea Mason

Alyssa Turner, Jenny Lyn and yours truly hosted an online writing event called “Meet My Sexy Muse”, featuring erotic romance and erotica writers and readers.

Even though the festivities are over, the chances to will are not.

Please visit the event for chance to win everything from gift cards, to your name in Alyssa’s future novel.

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What a great surprise – my fellow Coffee Talk author and friend Renea Mason has nominated me for the Sunshine Award!


As with most awards, it comes with a few simple rules:

(1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

Thank you so much for the honor, Renea! Love you.

(2) Do the Q&A below.

Favorite Color: Dark purple.

Favorite Animal: The cat, because I feel every bit like one: feisty, independent, a little mysterious, and very loving.

Favorite Number: It’s been no. 4 since I was a child – but I have no idea why!

Favorite Non-alcoholic drink: Cold tap water.

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, as it’s much easier to communicate and make friends.

Your Passion: To read a thriller so well-written it actually makes me sweat from tension.

Giving or getting presents: I prefer to give. I always tell my children that the best present you can give is the one that’s the most precious to you.

Favorite Day: Funnily enough, I like Mondays *smile*

Favorite Flowers: Lily of the valley. Its scent is unique, and it’s a very beautiful—yet poisonous—flower.

(3) Pass on the award to 10-12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

The following terrific authors deserve to be recipients of this award, but first please visit the one responsible for nominating me—an amazing author and person:

Renea Mason –

Her novel Symphony of Light and Winter has been signed with Etopia Press and is scheduled for release on May 24th, so come back to check it out!

I have tagged the following for a Sunshine Award:

Laura Dean –!/laura.dean.2123?fref=ts

Jena Baxter –!/jena.baxter.56?fref=ts

Chacelyn Pierce –

Shannan Albright –

Lynn Holt –

Anita Melillo –

Al Jackson –

Virginia Nelson –!/virginia.nelson.31?fref=pb

Zach Fortier –

Kastil Eavenshade –