Sarah J. Pepper
Sarah J. Pepper lives in South Dakota with her real-life prince charming. At a young age, she fell for paranormal books and now incorporates that genre with romance that thrives in the hearts of us all. When she’s not storytelling, she’s most likely biking, hoarding chocolate, or taking a bubble bath. Get a glimpse inside her head at www.peppersreadingcorner.com
home on the web
http://www.facebook.com/PepperSarahJ – facebook.
All of my trailers, teasers, and “click to buy” can be found on my website. J
With the Unseelie prince’s dangerously addictive kiss lingering on her lips, Roxy is appointed by the Seelie Court to investigate their king’s murder. As more faeries turn up missing or dead, Roxy must find the killer before accusations push the two courts into war.
One problem: the killer orchestrates a twisted game of hide-and-seek, as if amused by the web of lies they create. One catch: all the clues lead to an Unseelie prince being the killer mastermind – the very faerie whose touch Roxy craves.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QCV0P-UoFg – trailer
“Of Course the World is Flat” – print on demand
“Devil’s Lullaby” – The Ringer’s Masquerade Series
This will debut summer of 2012 through Lycaon Press. Release date tba.
Sebastian’s haunting gaze seemed to penetrate my very being revealing my secrets, fears, and desires. My name rolled off his tongue, tempting me to take exactly what I hungered for. His world was laced with agony and inconvenient truths, whereas mine was saturated with sweet, beautiful, carefree lies. Sebastian promised me nothing of a happy ending. The demonic spawn with an angelic voice could derail my only purpose for living, but still I hesitated to look away. My curiosity would certainly be my undoing–but then again, death was inevitable.
Life perceived by the soulless ones…
Created to die, Catherine’s fate never veers from the surgical death awaiting her next birthday. As a soulless spawn, she’s utterly obedient to all of the Ringer’s demands in hopes to fulfill her only purpose for existence–to be the perfect organ donor for her terminal progenitor. Although Catherine hasn’t ever met her progenitor, an unexplainable, impossible bond ties their lives together, forever.
Catherine waits patiently for death, until Sebastian gives her a taste of something more, something worth fighting for. When his uncontrollable, consuming passion can’t get any more dangerous, Sebastian reveals the Ringer’s most guarded secrets–secrets they’d kill to keep.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PCIuXeMuZU – trailer
“Forgotten” – The Fate Trilogy
His chocolate brown eyes didn’t radiate with vengeance as he pressed a knife to my chest. They glistened with tears. His dark brown hair shimmered, like golden slivers had been melted into each strand. It would’ve been utterly breathtaking if sand and sweat hadn’t dried into his hair as well. A bloody gash under his right eye interrupted his otherwise perfectly tanned skin.
Burnt oranges, soft yellows, and deep reds surrounded the sun as it neared the horizon. My time was already quickly slipping away. A hint of scorched wood piggybacked the wind while smoke crawled over the blood soaked dirt. I reached up with my gnarled, weathered hand and gently stroked his face. Hiding in the sheer beauty of his eyes rested his tortured soul, like he was screaming for forgiveness. Tears trickled onto my aged skin as he shoved the blade through my chest. I struggled to breathe, and my vision darkened at the edges.
It isn’t a classical love story about a typical teenage girl who sees every potential boyfriend as her next prince charming. Gwyneth’s tragic love story began long before she watched her family brutally murdered. Hunted by men she’s never seen, Gwyneth’s fate wasn’t a mystery. Her life was stolen from her, twice. Once by the man she loved and the other by a man who murdered her family. Both killers spent centuries waiting for her return.
However Gwyneth knows nothing of her tragic past. Haunted by visions, she sees glimpses of a future she’s doesn’t understand when a dangerously charismatic boy walks into her life. From the moment Jace lays his eyes on her, Gwyneth’s life is complicated tenfold. His touch awakens fiery urges she desperately doesn’t want to resist. Jace encourages Gwyneth to embrace her desires for him, even though he refuses to reveal anything about his unsettling past.
Jace knows things about Gwyneth that only a psychopathic stalker would be able to dig up. He hints of knowing secrets about her bloody past. When Jace isn’t baiting her in reality, he’s enchanting Gwyneth in her dreams. She cannot escape him – and isn’t sure if she wants to.
Unable to decide what to believe about him, Gwyneth seeks answers to the questions burning in her heart. But the ancient truth she uncovers is more than any high school romance Gwyneth bargained for. She’s pulled into an ageless battle brewing between immortals and eternal hunters – both of which are desperate to get their hands on her.
Gwyneth’s fate is written as a tragedy. But the passionate fire in her soul has the power to change a lover’s destiny.
Finished Feb 2012 – Still looking for a publisher….
Devil’s Lullaby – Lycaon Press – Coming Summer of 2012
Forgotten – TBA
How did you get your start in writing?
I got started in writing because the series I was reading was out of upcoming books. Since their next books weren’t going to hit the stands for another 3-5 months, I figured I’d give it a whirl and put my own thoughts down. That little idea kind of blew up on me and snow balled into something wonderful.
who are your biggest influences
My biggest influences is my husband. Since I specialize in romantic genre, I use a lot of my feelings and ideas that he sparks in me. He is my muse. J
What is your biggest inspiration when creating?
My biggest inspiration when creating is my family and friends. To “make my characters real” I use phrases, facial expressions, gestures, and whatnot make them believable
Could you give us the details of your current project?
Ummm – see above for Forgotten
What is the next goal you would like to achieve with your writing?
My goal is to be walking through a random book store and see one of my books on display. I know that they are available online and lots of people purchase their books that way, but I guess I am old school and would love to see it in stores. J I just started book two of the Ringer’s Masquerade Series and am excited to finish it as well as my Fate Trilogy.
Final four (questions we ask all interviewees)
When the zombies take over the world where will you be?
I’ll be hanging out in my zombie fortress with the family. I’m sure there will be shot guns involved. And I’ll pry be hording chocolate because a life without chocolate is no life at all.
Jedi, Ninja, vampire, were-wolf, pirate, fairy or Spartan?
Probably a fairy since Unspoken Lies is about fairies and fell in love with them while I was doing my research. The folklore was extremely interesting.
What one piece of art, be it music, book, film or picture, do you think people must experience before they die?
At a young age I fell in love with classical mythology. I loved the detailed stories about gods and goddess. When the opportunity struck for me to go to Rome and see “The birth of Venus.” It was amazing to see paint that someone brushed onto a canvas centuries prior. My Fate Trilogy is about the fate sisters but with a modern day twist. A lot of knowledge I gained from listening to my pops and after I saw the painted really influenced my writing.
Give one fact that most people would not believe about you?
That I can’t spell to save my life. J