Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sara Brookes author of Chasing Sin

Our guest today is Sara Brookes author of Chasing Sin. 

I get asked a lot about what my favorite genre is to write. Since I write in a wide variety of genres, that’s not surprising. There is no easy answer either. Why? I read a wide variety of books, watch a wide variety of movies and even listen to a wide array of music. Every story is different. From urban fantasy, futuristic, paranormal to contemporary—every situation is unique. Even more so because for the past two years, the majority of my work has been erotic romance featuring BDSM elements. That’s pretty unique itself.

While Chasing Sin doesn’t have any BDSM elements, it did allow me to combine a contemporary story where science plays heavily into the character’s lives. For me, that’s where the fun resides. And I can usually slide some kind of geeky bit into a book I’ve written—regardless of the genre. And sometimes it’s not even a character’s career.

In Chasing Sin, my storm chasers are obviously all scientists. But, like most of my stories, there are also little things that are probably only evident to me. And that’s usually why I do it—again, regardless of genre. Bet you’re wondering now, right? *g* How about a silly example: During the hurricane in Chasing Sin, Kate goes to her family’s home in Texas on Sulaco Island. Texas is real, obviously, but Sulaco Island is fictional. In fact, the name of the island was taken from the USS Sulaco, a fictional spaceship from the movie Aliens (did I happen to mention I’m a movie geek?).

There is usually always some kind of pop culture reference in my books no matter the genre. I’ve been known to make reference to Star Trek, Star Wars, Superman, Batman, X-Men, Blade Runner, etc—obviously not all at the same time. As long as I get the opportunity to inset an obscure reference that a few people may get, writing across all genres will always be my favorite. 

Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don’t just share a passion for nature’s fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them.
Though she is reluctant, she also knows the proposition is too irresistible to refuse. Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holes-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn’t one she belongs in.
Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm’s length, Kate finds herself facing down the storm of the century with them at her side. With Mother Nature intruding, the trio discovers shelter in each other’s arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.

“We’re looking at a direct hit. Almost as if we had a great big target on my roof.” Sometimes it was all about knowing your gut and he’d bet anything those instincts drove her forecast. Kate sighed heavily as she pushed away from the table. “Though I don’t think it’s going to strengthen any more. Unless I’m wrong about that too.”
Doubt was a natural part of this business and he’d seen her have it enough to know she didn’t truly believe she’d made an error. “Should I remind you that after five years of chasing together you’ve never been wrong?”
Her eyes cut to the computer. “I think in this case I wish I was.”
“Wish you were what?” Tripp’s voice, still thick with sleep, sounded behind Snyder. He pressed a quick kiss to the back of Snyder’s neck as he passed, and Snyder took a moment to admire the way his ass moved under the towel he’d slung around his hips. “Got any coffee?”
“Third cabinet on the left. Top shelf.”
Snyder watched Kate’s focus return to the laptop but he’d seen something that caused him to smile. It had been subtle, and if he hadn’t been watching her, he would have missed it completely.
But seen it he had.
That faint shimmer of those strong eyes, the flash of red on her cheeks when Tripp came up behind him and kissed his neck, was hard to simply ignore. Whatever reason had driven her out of the hotel room that night hadn’t been because of the lack of desire. The brief flare had been enough to tell him she wanted them both still.
Lucky for them, sitting around waiting for this monster to get here at the end of the week left him plenty of time to get to the bottom of things. One of the few times he was certainly going to appreciate the downtime.

Ms. Brookes has done a wonderful job with just the right amount of romance, adventure, angst, and hot sex! I love that the characters are scientists/storm chasers. I felt a real "kinship" with them weathering a hurricane in Kate's hometown in Texas. I have lost two homes to hurricanes in my life so I can def relate! The relationship between Snyder and Tripp is great, they are so devoted to each other. I was anxiously awaiting to find out if Kate was going to be a part of their HEA or stay out there on her own. I highly recommend if you like m/m/f with an awesome adventure and love story thrown in! 
Copy for review courtesy of the author.

AMAZON   Chasing Sin

BARNES & NOBLE  Chasing Sin

Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.


Author is giving away $50.00 gift card to Amazon for one random commenter on this tour


  1. I love the idea of pop culture references in your books. I must be on the lookout for them.


    1. It's just a little something I like to do to have fun, even if no one has any idea I've done it.

  2. Thanks so much for letting me geek out a little talking about genres and for the great review! :^)

    1. Thanks so much for visiting! Loved the book!

  3. Congrats on the new release. Is there a reference in the book as to why Kate, Snyder, and Tripp decided to chase storms? Love the pop culture references. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  4. Star Wars and Blade Runner were 2 of my favorite SciFi films. Then I saw the name Tripp and I was immediately reminded of Capt. Trips from The Stand. Was the virus nickname in SK's book the inspiration for your character's name?

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  5. I love crazy pop-culture references, too. This sounds fun!


  6. I like pop culture and movie and book references too. When I saw Tripp, I thought of Tripp, the engineer from the Enterprise (Star Trek) series. Too funny!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. Very nice excerpt and review.


  8. I do like random pop culture references in stories. They tend to make me remember and relate back to the book &/or author at a later date. Great way to trigger thoughts, etc.
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  9. Wow I never really thought of Storm chasing being sexy but when you think of it it is kinda putting your life on the line like bull riding or martial arts like that. I have to read "Chasing Sin". It sounds exciting and sexy--just what I love! Thank you for the giveaway.

    best wishes, annfesATyahooDOTcom