Sonnet O’Dell Q & A

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What is your name?

Sonnet O’Dell

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I think it was something I wanted to do at a very young age but was told story writer was not “a proper answer” to – What do you want to be when you grow up? I didn’t decide that maybe I could actually be a writer until I was in my late teens, early twenties.

What genre books do you write?

I tend to stay around the paranormal, paranormal-romance branch of literature though I have tried my hand at both Sci-Fi and Young Adult.

What is the name of your book/books?

I have several series. My longest one is the Cassandra Farbanks Series (currently up to 9 titles) is almost in its tenth year. I’m working on couple trilogies – Cera Raine (vol #1 & #2 available) and the Clockwatcher Series (vol #1 available). Blessed by Blood starts off my Mistral Cove series but I haven’t yet decided on how many books it will span. My latest release though is a collection of paranormal romance shorts for adults called Paranormal Pleasures.

Were there alternate endings you considered?

Every ending has been written and re written and thrown out and recovered and changed several times until it feels right.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Maybe to start self-publishing a little earlier, to not have been so scared to try doing things a different way.

Does your family support your career as a writer?

Yes. Both of my parents are pretty proud of what I have achieved and often tell complete strangers all about it

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Getting into their heads. Making sure that they aren’t all the same or a stereotypical view of the opposite sex.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

I usually start energized with an idea, that urge that makes you just write, till suddenly you look up and several hours have passed and exhaustion sweeps in.

What items do you surround yourself with when you write?

I like to be comfortable when I write. I still often use pen and paper to write, because staring at a computer screen for too long can give me a headache and it makes for poor writing. However I keep my phone handy in case I need to check something. Siri has answered some rather weird questions at the oddest hours.

What is your favourite genre of books to read?

I like crime, paranormal, young adult and sometimes sci-fi books. I don’t really like straight up romance titles but don’t mind books that have it as a sub element.

What is your favorite childhood book?

The Kingdom Under the Sea and other stories by Joan Aiken. I still have a copy on my bookshelf now. I was also quite fond of Alice in Wonderland.

Do you have a favourite author or one who inspires you to write?

I like a lot of writers who when they have a new book out I buy it straight away. However, I couldn’t decide out of them which would be the number one – not without holding some sort of winner takes all death match lol.

What words of wisdom would you give to someone who wants to be an author?

Never think it’s going to be easy. It’s true that everyone has a book inside them but getting it out is pain, elation, hard work, disappointment, success, failure & determination. You will be tested. You’re resolve will falter. Keep on going because in the end, it’s worth all of it.

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Paranormal Pleasures

Collecting together the paranormal novella's by Sonnet O'Dell - featuring a brand new novella - One Knight

Triton Rising

Anna, a half mermaid, has two rules. Don't sleep with anyone you work with and stay out of the ocean. Rules that get thrown out the window when she meets her first full blooded merman. Meeting Karsh brings trouble right to her doorstep.

Mistakenly Mated

Kerry and Caleb were never meant to be. Werewolf law should have kept them apart but one mistake will bind them together for ever. The only way out, is death and someone is gunning for Kerry. Can Caleb keep her safe? and will she let him?

Magically Mated

Dick ran to England to escape heartbreak but found himself falling into the arms of his beautiful friend Bethany. Bethany has a secret, one that could tear them apart. Dick must decide whether he'd rather lose his heart or lose Bethany forever.

One Knight

Halloween Night. Dayna, Kylie and their friends try to enact an urban legend, to contact a secret society of supernatural men to forfill their every fantasy. It was just meant to be a laugh. However, as each one of them is visited for a single night by their own hot hunk, they learn to be careful what you wish for.

Whispers in a Dead Man's Ear

Kale has survived for a century, councilling the undead through their problems but it's humans that are the real mystery. One human in particular. Pamela. His alluring patient has secrets as well as a body that is driving him mad. Can he break down her walls before the past catches up to them?

Buy the book from Amazon co uk HERE.

Buy the book from Amazon com HERE.

Blessed By Blood (Mistral Cove Book 1)

Delilah Stanton, a disillusioned romance novelist, knows her life needs to change. She needs to drink less, write more and stop fooling around with men who are no good for her. When a lawyer arrives offering an inheritance - a house in a small far away town - she doesn't look back.

Mistral Cove at first glance is a quaint township set against an ocean backdrop. Scratch the surface however and you get - a ransacked house, a great aunt whose death was no accident and a town full of supernatural suspects.

Mistral Cove has a lot to offer Delilah. Peace, purpose and the prospect of a new love. But is this new life worth its price?

Buy the book from Amazon co uk HERE.

Buy the book from Amazon com HERE.

Kris (The Clockwatcher Series Book 1)

Kris Swanson calls herself a Clockwatcher. Her unusual curse to see the time that those around her have left on earth drives her to avoid the living.

When the death of a business man brings Logan Matthews into her life, with him comes a dark plot and attraction she can’t ignore.

Someone is racing reapers to the souls of the newly dead but who and why? The more Kris investigates, the more she feels that some greater purpose is about to be revealed.

Buy the book from Amazon co uk HERE.

Buy the book from Amazon com HERE.

This is just a small sample of the books available by Sonnet O’Dell.


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