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Monday, September 8, 2014

Sex Sells (Interview With Sonnet O'Dell, Author of INTIMATE INVASIONS)

Welcome back, blogsticles!  I'm very excited to have a guest for you on this fine Monday noontide.  And not just any guest, but an author.  And not just any author, but a paranormal romance author.  And not just any PNR author, but a European PNR author.  And not just any European PNR author, but...all right, I'll stop now.  It's Sonnet O'Dell.

Sonnet's been nice enough to answer a few of my insane questions.  So, let's take a minute to get to know her first and then jump right into the interview.

About Sonnet O'Dell:

Sonnet was born at the John Radcliffe in Oxford and spent the first six years of her life living in the town of Abingdon close to both her grandparents and most of the rest of her family.

She moved after that to Cornwall for three years and then to Devon for another three before moving to where she has lived for the last fourteen or so years. Sonnet now lives in Worcester, Worcestershire, famous for Lea & Perrin’s Sauce and as the site for the last battle of the Civil War.

Sonnet has had a passion for the written word from a very young age and enjoys nothing more than to read a good book. The worlds created by words.

You can follow her on TwitterFacebook, her website, her blog, or e-mail her.


SK: Thanks for being with us today, Sonnet! You’re the second British author we’ve had so far as a guest on the blog. Do you get a chance to interact much with your U.S. fans? Anything you’d like to say to them?

SO:  Hi ~waves~ I’d like to interact with them more but they seem so shy :) 

SK: Come on, people, let's show Sonnet a little intercontinental love!  Okay, next question.  What is the meaning or source of your pen name? And why do you use one rather than your real name?

SO: "What’s in a name, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." I love Shakespeare. Which is why I chose Sonnet, his lyrical romantic poems, to be my name and O’Dell is an homage to my grandfather who passed before he got a chance to see me in print. My real name's sort of boring.

SK: If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself?

SO:  LOL. Probably not. I know where I’ve been.

SK: This question comes from my #1 fan, who is a Libra. How does being a Leo influence your writing, if not your life?

SO: Well they say Leos are passionate, which I guess is true to some degree. I really put my all into each and every story I write. To give any less would be sacrilege. In life, reading my horoscope is just a bit of a giggle.

SK: Please help us solve the eternal debate. What is the correct way to pronounce Worcestershire?

SO:  Hmm, let’s see if I can get it right, I’m not a native myself but I think it goes Wuss ter sheer.

SK: I’m not really “hip” to the “jive” but I understand there’s kind of a scale of naughtiness in fiction. It’s something like steamy, spicy, sticky, squeamy, and cuddly. (Or something.) Where does your work fall on the scale?

SO: I think I’ve covered all those bases at one time or another. The old adage is true, sex sells. People are drawn to the taboo of reading something naughty. It's our chance to be a little wild without anyone finding out.

SK: Well, thanks so much for stopping by, Sonnet! Any parting words for us?

SO: Thank you for having me. It was fun :D


When she owns his heart and he owns her body, it will set them both free.

Erik is a Tigarian. His people came to the blue planet five generations before his birth and took over. The native inhabitants are forced to live wild in the forests and Tigarian men hunt them to sell into slavery.

Asia is a wild woman. When Erik meets her, he is injured and abandoned by his comrades. She cares for him and the two begin to fall in love with Erik promising to help her find her siblings and free them. When he is rescued, Asia is captured and Erik must buy her in order to continue their promise. Now Erik must get her and her siblings out of the citadel and to safety before it could be the end of all of them.

You can purchase it at Amazon USAmazon UK, or directly from the publishers website.


  1. I will be buy the new book once my kindle is charged again :-)

    1. That's great, anon! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!


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