Publisher: Pocket Star
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Released Date: July 2010
SHE HATES USING MAGIC . . .
Ever since the death of her parents, Sara Temple has rejected her magical gifts. Then, in a moment of extreme danger, she unknowingly sends out a telepathic cry for help—to the one man she is convinced she never wants to see again.
HE'S A POWERFUL WIZARD . . .
Jackson Slater thought he was done forever with his ex-fiancÉe, but when he hears her desperate plea, he teleports halfway around the world to aid her in a situation where magic has gone suddenly, brutally wrong.
THEY'VE BEEN CHOSEN TO SAVE THE WORLD . . .
But while Sara and Jack remain convinced they are completely mismatched, the Wizard Council feels otherwise. A dark force is killing some of the world's most influential wizards, and the ex-lovers have just proved their abilities are mysteriously amplified when they work together. But with the fate of the world at stake, will the violent emotions still simmering between them drive them farther apart . . . or bring them back into each other's arms?
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The answer to both is: Finishing a book.
2. Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
While doing the research for BLACK MAGIC I learned that snakes have two penises. (The fact that they even had ONE was a news flash! Lol)
3. Do you have a favorite motto?
Sit your butt in the chair and write!
4. Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
Always the characters in the book I've just finished. So, Jack Slater and Sara Temple in BLACK MAGIC are currently my favs.
5. Which fictional character would you hang out with?
Sara Temple - we'd discuss what it's like to be an Interior Designer, and I'd try to persuade her to give magic another try.
6. What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
My favorite cover hands down was my cover for WHITE HEAT. One really has to look to get the full impact of a man's hands on the small of a woman's back. Sensual and sexy in black and white with red text. Worst was the cover where the girl seemed to have a large. . .goiter growing out of her neck, or the one where the couple has red ectoplasm coming out of the top of their heads. (being beamed back to the mother ship perhaps?!)
7. What would readers be surprised to learn about you?
I'm originally from Cape Town South Africa, I used to be an interior designer, I have a passion for motivating unpublished writers to achieve their goal. (sometimes with the application of my shoe to their bottoms if necessary! Lol)
8. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
I'm a stripper. A fruit. A blossom. A bomb. And a rude connotation.
9. If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose? Why?
Back, because I'd know what was coming next.
“BLACK MAGIC” .
I wanted to veer out of my comfort zone (and did I ever!) and write a straight paranormal. Since I already had an affinity for wizards (albeit T-FLAC/psi kick butt-take-no-prisoners-wizards) I decided to start there.
The Aequitas and the Omnivatics have been bitter enemies since the beginning of time. There's a lot of history and bad blood between them. Fortunately, the Omnivatics died out hundreds of years ago. . .Or did they? (Of course not, or I wouldn't have a book, I'd have a page!)
Jackson Slater is an Aequitas warrior, but foremost, he's a geologist. (this isn't a T-FLAC book for those who are asking :) He's sexy, driven, focused and fabulous. :) His life's work is the tracking of mystical leylines which give(my)wizards their powers. I fell in love with Jack, and because I loved him, gave him my biggest fear. Snakes.
Sara Temple is also a wizard. A non practicing wizard. When she tries spells they always go horribly wrong. She thinks the whole wizard thing is stupid and dangerous, and she leaves well enough alone. She's living her life happily and magic free. Sara is focused, driven and sexy. (see how these two are exactly the same but completely different?! Lol) And because I adored Sara I made her an interior designer (which I used to be :)
11. Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
Both. One can be learned (story) but voice is something that not only can't be learned, it has to develop (like a fine wine :) over time. You can have one without the other and still have a great book. But having both makes the reading experience richer and and more satisfying.
12. Cherry, please tell us where we can find you out in cyber world. For desperate readers like me, we just have to know…:)
Thanks for asking :) My cyber world is http://www.cherryadair.com/. There people can find excerpts, fun slide shows with scenes from each book, and a gallery of my guys. I can also be found chatting away on Twitter and Facebook.
13. I know this is a difficult question with there being so many amazing authors out there to choose from but who are some of the GOT-TO-HAVE authors in your TBR pile?
Not in any order and by no means all of them! Ann Stuart, Suzan Elizabeth Phillips, Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell- and a 100 more! Unfortunately I don't get to read nearly as much as I used to, or want to. But I like to keep my favs close, for when I do have a spare couple of hours to indulge myself.
14. What’s next in the works for you? When can readers expect to see it out on shelves in their local bookstores?
After BLACK MAGIC, which is a standalone single title out this month, I have two new series coming out early next year. The first kicks off with UNDERTOW in January, the other starts off with a bang with HUSH in May. I'm SO excited about both of these new series. I wish I wrote faster so I could see what happens in these two new worlds next!
I’d like to thank Cherry Adair for stopping by and spending time with us, it’s been a blast getting to know more about you and your books. I wish you all the best and much success in everything you do. :)
Thanks for inviting me in to chat. Since I'm holed up in my office 24/7 I don't get out much. Lol I love hearing from readers, so feel free to come by and say hi via my website, or on Twitter or Facebook.
Oh, and if you want a bookmark or personalized bookplate send a SASE tot Cherry Adair bookmarks, P.O. Box 8591, Covington, Washington. And I'll pop those in the mail to you asap. :)
Thanks, this has been fun. :)
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