Interview with paranormal author Sarah Gilman

Today I have an interview for you all with author Sarah Gilman.  She just released her latest book, Deep in Crimson, last month.  It is the second novel in her paranormal romance series, Return to Sanctuary.  Check out all the details about her and her books below.  As a bonus, Sarah is conducting a tour-wide giveaway for copies of her books.  Be sure to click on the Rafflecopter link for your chance to win!

3 Print Copies of Out in Blue (open to US shipping)
3 ecopies of Wings of Redemption
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by Sarah Gilman



*Note- my responses to Sarah’s answers are in italics.

Tell us something dark about yourself.

I can’t get enough of dark things. Dark paranormal romance, espresso, chocolate, pinot noir.


You have good taste!

You are on a deserted island and can only choose one beverage to have besides water.  What would it be?

A “top shelf” bottle of Italian Muscato wine.


Most people pick an alcoholic beverage when asked this question.  If you’re going to be stuck on an island by yourself, it’s probably the best choice!

If you had to choose between a bullwhip, cat o’ nine tails, or a crop, which would you pick?

Depends on if I was giving or receiving! 😉 Let’s go with cat o’ nine tails. Reminds me of pirates.


Good answer.  Plus pirates are awesome!  (the fictitious ones, anyway)

What mythical creature would you be and why?

Anything that could fly, because damn, would there be any conceivable thing more awesome?


Agreed.  I’d love to be able to fly without needing a parachute or a plane.

What first inspired you to write your book?

Jett, the hero. Deep in Crimson is a sequel to the first book in the Return to Sanctuary series, so writing it naturally followed the first, however Jett’s story wasn’t part of my original plan. As a minor character in the first book, he took on a story of his own and I couldn’t leave it be. He inspired me to keep going with that train of thought.


Hey, if it’s gotta be written, it’s gotta be written!

How long did it take to research/write it?

Six months, approximately. There were a few stops and starts, again because Jett’s story wasn’t part of my original plan. I had to play with the plot a bit, which cost me some time.


It’s understandable and that’s still not that long for writing time.

Give one unique fact about your novel that makes it different from the others in its genre.

Fallen archangels and demons side together against their common enemy: human poachers. When planning these books, I decided I needed to change up the predictable roles.


That’s definitely a nice change from the usual!

What other books do you plan to publish in the future?

I have two more books coming out this year, a short story ghost romance and a category length novel in which a journalist meets a phoenix prince. I currently working on more books in the Return to Sanctuary series and a possible new dragon shifter series.


Sounds great!



Thanks to Sarah for being here today and for participating in this interview.  She had some great answers to my questions!  For everyone else, please check out all the information on her and her latest book below.  Feel free to ask your own questions if you have any.



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Sarah Gilman writes wicked paranormal romance and fantasy in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she was born and raised.


Twitter: @Gilman_Sarah





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Kidnapped by humans and raised in a research facility, Jett was taught to believe his own race of demons insidious and violent. But a friendship with the archangel Raphael shatters Jett’s reality. Caught between two worlds, his first months of freedom find him lingering on the fringes of his home colony, Sanctuary.

When the human who stole Jett captures another demon youth from Sanctuary, Jett learns of the real plan—to steal Raphael’s archangel grandchildren. Jett wants to bring his captor to justice, but he must overcome the lies from his past and join forces with the demon Guardians, and the demon child’s older sister, Lexine.

Irresistible attraction grows between Jett and Lexine, but Lexine’s prophetic dreams of being mated to a poacher make her wary. And if Jett goes through the all-consuming process of becoming a Guardian, he may forfeit any chance they have of being together.




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Warm weight settled against her side and over her shoulders. Jett sat in the grass with her, flames licking down his arms. He lifted her and resettled them in a private corner created by the stone steps and the wall, and she didn’t protest. She gave in to the hypnotic comfort of the fire and leaned against him.
“You are strong, Lexine.”
Had she expressed that doubt out loud? She wiped at her face and held her breath in an attempt to dam the sobs.
He shook his head, his chin rubbing against her hair. “Let it out. You won’t feel better until you do.”
God help her, she did as he said. She gripped his jacket and set her grief free. Sobs shook her body, choked her throat, and continued until the sodden place they seeped from ran dry. She pulled away long enough to clean her face with tissues from her pockets. Steadied by Jett’s embrace, she shut her eyes and breathed in his scent. His flames caressed her cheek.
An owl lifted off from the mausoleum roof and disappeared over the trees in startled flight. Much larger silhouettes followed a moment later as the archangels headed home, the rustle of their feathers a harsh sound in the still night. She’d lost all track of time, but the colony’s vigil traditionally broke up at one in the morning.
Lexine leaned away. “Shouldn’t you be following them?”
“Lark cut me loose for the rest of the evening. My presence with the family tonight was more ceremonial than anything else. My training starts at dawn.”
“Well, congratulations.” She couldn’t keep the bitterness out of her voice.
“Why does my decision upset you?”
“Because you seem intent on getting yourself killed.”
“They offered me a purpose that will outlast Lawrence. I accepted.”
“After not even speaking to anyone for months?” She sighed, gripping his shoulders. “Don’t get me wrong. I’m thrilled you’re joining the community, but a Guardian?”
“For the archangels.”
“That’s worse.”
“Because there’s nothing more dangerous.”

~ by Suzie on October 4, 2013.

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