Thursday, April 3, 2008

Introduction from Deadly Vixen Sarah

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Deadly Vixens authors blog! I'll start off with a little about myself.

My name is Sarah Mäkelä, and I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida with my husband and three snuggly cats. I'm a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Tampa Area Romance Authors, as well as the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapter. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, drawing, playing XBOX360 and computer games with my husband, and traveling the world.

I'm really excited about my debut novel, Melody of Love. It is a sweet contemporary romance, which isn't my usual genre of writing, but it was a great experience writing nonetheless. I usually write none other than Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, which is what we Vixens are all about.

At the Deadly Vixens Yahoo! Group right now, our topic of discussion is "What is your favorite paranormal creature?" I would have to say that my favorite HAS to be werewolves. I've had a strong love of wolves for a very long time, ever since I was a child. The possibility of a person being able to change into a wolf fascinates me. I imagine werewolves not as the ugly creatures depicted in some movies, but more wolflike. They can have a half-man/half-wolf form, but I'd like to think of the wolfman or woman as still being attractive in that form as well. Large and very muscular, but not necessarily gruesome. I've had a love of them since I began reading paranormal romance and urban fantasy. One of my favorite authors who I think writes excellent werewolves is Laurell K. Hamilton. For me, she really sums up how I picture them.

What is your favorite paranormal creature? And who are some of your favorite authors that you feel sum up that creature?

Join me and Gracen Miller tomorrow for a Love Romances Cafe Yahoo! chat from 12pm - 7pm EST. I will also be guest blogging at Romance Reader at Heart. Come by each event for your chance to win prizes!

4 deadly screams:

Marko-Bob said...

Very nice blog. I like the way that you describe yourself without going into too much details.

I was wondering, where all have you traveled?

Anyway, my favourite paranormal creature is of course, a wraith. Rarely any author writes about them, but they seem to have little more than just the regular undead. The type that I'm talking about is usually the possessive type. :)

Anyway, nice start for your blogging with the other vixens. o/
Keep it up :D

Sarah said...

Thanks for the kind comment, Marko-Bob. I have traveled all across the US, with the exception of most of the New England area. I have gone to The Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and the airport in Germany and France! lol

I hope to expand that list soon to include more locations and more research for books. =)

I can't think of any authors with wraiths in their books, but hopefully you'll find one!

Sierra Wolfe said...

Excellent job Sarah! I loved your blog post today. I love how you incorporated our talk prompt into the blog. What a good idea. Hmm, I don't know who writes about wraiths either.
I'll have to try to find out. I don't believe I've ever read a book about them. Anyway, just wanted to say you did a great job!

Sierra

Sarah said...

Thanks, Sierra! I'm really glad you liked it! I saw the discussion over at Deadly Vixens and I knew I had to incorporate it. :D