Monday, 6 January 2014

Author Interview/Giveaway and Review: Romancing the Soul - Sarah Tranter

Today I have a short interview with author Sarah Tranter, and a giveaway of her new book. Open to  everyone :) And then at then end of this, the review of said book.

1. Tell me about yourself... :)
Thanks so much for inviting me on here. I’m a mum to two boys (10 and 7) and live in Wiltshire. Before having children I worked in politics and public relations. Writing fiction was something I’d dream of, but didn’t do anything about until I was involved in a car accident. It then became my escape and before I knew it, I’d written No Such Thing as Immortality, my debut novel. From that point there was no turning back because I’d caught the writing bug big time. 

2. What was the inspiration behind your new book, Romancing the soul?
It was a ’what if’ that kept popping into my head. What if two soul mates were to meet during a past life regression. It was very persistent and I had no choice but to explore it further.

3.  Do you believe in past lives? And even if you do not, what do you think you could have been in another life?
Good question! Umm. Yes I do believe in past lives. I think LOL. Perhaps that’s why that ’what if’ was so persistent and ensured the book had to be written.  I can’t help but think that past lives provides an explanation for all that deja vu stuff and for instantly liking or disliking people on first meeting. I take comfort in the idea that we might be surrounded by people we’ve encountered before, that past loved ones are around us now. There were a few things that my boys said when they were young, that fuelled my belief. I believe in heaven, too, though. I don’t think they have to be mutually exclusive. But I’ll shut up on all that because I’m at risk of sounding a little silly   

As to what I might have been? I hate to think. I was actually past live regressed as part of the research for Romancing the Soul. If it was a genuine regression ― and the jury is still out on that one ― then I’ve a couple possibilities because the process put into the equation two past lives. I was a man in one and a young girl in another. The regression was such a strange experience. Some ’memories’ seemed extraordinarily vivid. Whilst I questioned the validity of what was happening at the time, I do find myself regularly thinking back to what I appeared to recall, and there’s no question what I experienced does feel like memories. I tell myself I should go again, but three years on, I’ve still not plucked up the courage. 

4. What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the remainder of the No Such Thing series. I’ve a few other ideas that are screaming to be explored, which I can’t wait to get stuck in to. 

Thank you so much for having me! I really enjoy your posts. 

Thank you!

GIVEAWAY
1 copy of Romancing the Soul

1.Open to everyone in the world
2. Ends Jan 18th
3. Just enter :D But if you want to, be free to ask questions.

(also if your email is not in your profile then please leave it here, I do not want to come to a google+ account and then spend hours trying to track someone down cos I can't find anything. Check those things)

And now on to my review!

Rachael Jones hasn't exactly chosen an average career path. She's a past-life regressionist and is now hoping to help her clients find their Soul Mates through reconnecting them with their past lives.

But despite her best intentions, there are problems. Rachael made the mistake of regressing her best friend, Susie Morris, who has since been haunted by events that occurred in her past life.

When Susie meets Hollywood actor, George Silbury in unlikely circumstances, she is completely unprepared for her reactions. There's an intense mutual attraction that neither can explain nor ignore. 

Can George help Susie to overcome the sense of desolation she feels as the result of her past life regression, or will history's habit of repeating itself ruin all chances of her finding happiness?

My thoughts:
I liked how the plot unfolded in this one. But then I did always loved past lives stories.

The heroine is Susie, who does not believe in love after her friend showed her a past horrid life and now she is all tormented. There is no true love, and she certainly does not believe in past lives either even though she saw it.

Our hero is George, a world famous actor who is super hot! He is dragged by his sister to Rachel (who showed Susie her past life), meets Susie and the scene is set. The romance is a crazy whirlwind. He is totally utterly in love with Susie. While Susie has a hard time believing it, I mean he is hot and famous, she is no model. I do get her fears.

But on their side is Rachel and George's sister Cassie. And through them we also get the whole past life story and what really happened then. There is also something very sinister going on. There is a darkness over their love story and they will not have it easy. It sure got me mad at those who stood in their way. Just let them love!

Conclusion:
Two loves reunited in another lifetime for a chance at love again.


Paperback, 356 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Choc Lit (first published December 3rd 2013)
Romantic suspense
For review


56 comments:

  1. This sounds good. Would like to be counted in.

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  2. Lovely interview and I like the premises of this tale.

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  3. I think you and I must have met before then, Sarah :-)

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  4. This sounds like a sweet love story. Great interview too.

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    1. Thanks :) Sweet...hm, I mean yes it was sweet but it was so much more too

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  5. I'm a fan of past lives stories as well, and definitely find comfort in the idea that we might continue to find the same people over and over again in each life we live:)

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  6. Thank you for the interview Sarah :)

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  7. My pleasure! Thank you SO much for having me! X

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  8. And for taking the time to review. Thank you!

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  9. A very interesting idea, Sarah.

    I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to let myself be transgressed, if that's the word. After reading your book, though, maybe I'll change my mind.

    Thank you for interviewing Sarah, Blodeuedd.

    Liz x

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    1. I'd be surprised if you changed your mind after reading the book, Liz #spoileralert :).

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  10. The idea of soul mates and past lives is so romantic. *sighs*

    I would be excited at the idea of visiting someone like Rachael! And of course Sarah's comment above only has me more interested in the book ;)

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    1. Aww I know :) I could see BF and me in a past life...the harsh sea, too many kids, haha, I am depressing myself

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    2. haha but you're making me smile lol

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  11. I don't know that I would want to be transgressed. I am not sure where I stand on the idea of past lives but I do think it makes an interesting topic for romance :)

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    1. I'd love to be...even though I can't say I fully believe. It's more I want to believe

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  12. I love past lives stories too. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. I read my first at 13 or something and was all 0_0 ohhhh

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  13. Great interview this sounds like a fantastic book. Also thanks for the brilliant giveaway :)

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  14. This sounds like a wonderful story! I don't know if I believe in past lives, but it certainly makes for romantic and interesting stories. :-)

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    1. I do not know either but I want too

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  15. Love the past lives angle. Now I'm so curious. Loved the interview and I'm so curious as to what her boys said.

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  16. Great theme of getting another chance at love

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  17. Two soul mates in a past life is such an interesting concept! I have to learn how that plays out.

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  18. love the cover, I love past lives stories and I love second chances so this one sounds like my cup of tea. Enjoyed the interview B and Sarah

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    1. Thanks :)

      I am fascinated by the concept

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  19. It sounds like a great book and I'd love to read it. I really like the cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. This book sounds interesting, it's great to get a second chance at love and I just adore that cover!
    Thanks for the giveaway wajiha1993(at)hotmail(dot)it

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  21. Oh how interesting! Congrats on your release!!

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  22. Thank you for all your kind comments

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  23. I do love the sound of this. Thank you for your review.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  26. It's sound good..I want to participate this giveaway..I just want to read this whole book..I think it's so beautiful novel :)
    Email:yoursong08@yahoo.com
    Gmail:irogirog66@gmail.com

    Hoping to win..PROUD TO BE A BOOKWORM :)

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  27. This sounds like a really great read!

    Zoe
    zoe.may1@yahoo.co.uk

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  28. sonds interesting :) i would also like to participate, my email is srdjanjovanovic81@gmail.com

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  29. That's great. :D
    My email id: naveenv83@gmail.com

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