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There’s Ain’t Nothin’ Like Succubus Lovin’ that came out from Phaze Books (http://phaze.com) in April—it’s is an erotic paranormal romance short story. The blurb can tell more about it and you can read the excerpt at
Finding a date was never more hellish. When Jordan Hudson borrowed his friend's A Dummy's Guide to Demon Summoning and called up a succubus, he found that dating and making love to a minion of Hell proves to be more than a one night stand.
I also have a paranormal romance story with vampires, ‘His Girl” that is in Just Another Paranormal Monday Halloween Anthology coming September 27th from Mojocastle Press (www.mojocastle.com) It starts in the 70s and ends up in the 21st century.
Blurb of His Girl:
My Girl was more than just a song for Evan McPhail and Aimee Saunders; it was the music of their love and passion for each other. For nothing could tear them apart, not even death.
Then Aimee vanished.
She returns to Evan thirty years later, no longer human. To the tempo of their passion, they prove that doesn't matter.
You can read the other stories’ blurbs and who wrote them at
What can we expect from you in the future?
Working on cleaning up the first draft to A Familiar Tangle With Hell, sequel to Being Familiar With a Witch (this won third place in novella division of The Prism Awards 2010). Then need to start writing the third and last novella in the Beast Magic trilogy, with werewolves and Male/Female. The second one, an erotic Male/Male paranormal romance with wereleopards, Dark Leopard Magic, is now with Phaze Books and I am waiting on edits from my editor. Then I plan to work on a trilogy with dragon shifters as my heroes and heroines.
How would you describe the genre in which you do most of your writing?
Paranormal, science fiction and fantasy—mainly romance. Have done a historical romance short story that was published some years ago.
What other genre would you like to write in?
Romantic suspense—but not sure I can give the mystery part justice.
What motivated you to start writing?
I wanted to write stories like I read, to keep me entertained.
What kind of research do you do?
Online and in books, finding out myths, especially obscure one, plus anything else I run into I know nothing about. Like names of people in medieval times.
Who, if anyone, has influenced your writing?
So many authors that I read—from Shirley Jackson to Ray Bradbury to Anne McCaffeey to current authors like Jim Butcher and Karen Marie Moning.
Among your own books, have you a favorite book? Favorite hero or heroine?
I guess it would be Being Familiar With a Witch. I got attached to both the demon Familiar hero, Charun and Tina Epson, his Witch.
Please tell us about yourself (family, hobbies, education, etc.)
I like to sew and wear costumes, mainly at SF conventions. I like to act (am a pro actress, too) bake, read, exercise, horseback ride (though haven’t done this in a long while), collect anything on dragons and carousel horses, and been to college twice—one in the 70s and a few years ago. I am happily married to my husband since 1977 and we have one adult son. I am owned by two cats, both females, Bast and Ripley. I also like to do paranormal investigating.
Are there any words of encouragement for unpublished writers?
Keep on writing. Do it everyday. And join a local writer’s critique group.
Tell us your website, MySpace, Blog, any urls so the readers can find out more about you.
http://www.sapphirephelan.com/ (my official website)
If on FaceBook, become my fan there at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sapphire-Phelan/324399690647
Now for something fun:
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate!
Erotic or inspirational? Erotic. Though I like reading inspirational, too.
Favorite color? Purple.
Favorite paranormal being? Werewolf or any other shapeshifter.
Favorite mythological being? Dragon.
Do you like science fiction, fantasy or horror? I like all three.
All time favorite actor? Jenson Ackles.
Actress? Sandra Bullock.
All time favorite book? Can’t decide—here is one: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Favorite TV show? Supernatural.
Favorite Movie? Star Wars: Empire Strikes back and all of the LOTR films.
If you could go anywhere in the universe where would that be?
Like to travel by spaceship to other worlds.
A secret fetish?
If I told, then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it?