Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Interview with YA paranormal romance author Pembroke Sinclair

I’m happy to introduce YA paranormal romance author Pembroke Sinclair today. We’re chatting about the newest novel in her series, Dealing with Devils.

During her virtual book tour, Pembroke will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winner’s choice) to one randomly drawn winner; a paperback copy of Dealing with Devils (US only) to another winner; and an e-book copy of Dealing with Devils to 5 other winners. All prizes will be awarded via rafflecopter. To be entered for a chance to win one of the prizes, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming--the home of 56 nationalities--it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up. You can learn more about Pembroke Sinclair by visiting her at

Welcome, Pembroke. Please tell us about your current release.
Dealing with Devils is the second book in The Road to Salvation series. The Appeal of Evil is the first. Here’s what Dealing with Devils is about:

Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait...what?

Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She's fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.

What inspired you to write this book?
I was thinking about women and how it’s accepted/expected for them to date the “bad boy,” and I started wondering, “What if they were really bad? Like demon from Hell bad?” And I used to book to explore that answer to that question.

Excerpt from Dealing with Devils:
A red light shone in front of them, growing in intensity as they approached. It was reminiscent of the last time she was in Hell, and she expected to see the edge of a cliff that overlooked a red lake. Instead, they stepped into a massive cavern. In the middle was a pit that sucked every last ounce of light from the immediate area. Katie imagined that was probably what a black hole looked like. Demons of every shape and size milled around the wide space. Wings flapped above her, and her gazed drifted upward, but she couldn’t see the demons, only their glowing white and red eyes. Was it because of the darkness or was the cave so massive? She didn’t know. Her gaze drifted back down. Katie instantly noticed large, black, winged creatures and heard the distinct buzz of Tormentors. She tensed, wondering where they were and thankful the sound wasn’t close to her ear. Hell Hounds zipped through the crowd, and white demons with fire-red eyes towered above them all. They looked almost like bats without wings. Their skin had a leathery sheen, their eyes were beady. Fangs protruded from their lips. Her heart skipped as she looked at them. Dread tried to push through the other feelings, but it couldn’t. Despite the heat, a chill ran through her. But so did fascination. The demons were unlike anything she had seen before, and they were so thin and frail looking, Katie was amazed they were upright at all. She thought a gentle breeze would snap them in two.

What exciting story are you working on next?
I recently finished Good Intentions, which is the third book in The Road to Salvation series.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Some days I still don’t. But since I get paid to do it at my day job, I suppose I’m more of a writer than I’m not.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I don’t write fiction full-time, but I write for a university foundation for a living. I try to find time to write for fun when my boys are at wrestling practice/tournaments or on the weekends.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
For Good Intentions, I handwrote the entire manuscript in a notebook before transferring it to the computer.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I don’t remember, but my mom likes to tell me that I wanted to grow up to be Barbie.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I hope you enjoy The Road to Salvations series!       


Thanks, Pembroke!

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Mai T. said...

Do you let the book stew – leave it for a month and then come back to it to edit?

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!

Pembroke Sinclair said...

Mai T, not normally. I think the longest I let them sit is about 1 week. And that's usually because I just want to get it done and off to the editor!

MomJane said...

What a fascinating subject. I really loved the excerpt.

Karen H said...

Enjoyed reading the interview

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