Interview & Giveaway with Sharon Sala

Today we are lucky to have one of the best romantic suspense authors here at The Book Pushers, Sharon Sala. Sharon has written over 86 books since 1991 and this past year was awarded with the lifetime achievement award at the RITA awards.


The third book in her Searchers series releases today! The series follows three sisters who find out their father adopted them through not-so-legal channels because their lives and the lives of their mothers were in danger. You can find MinnChica’s review of the 2nd book, Blood Ties here.


Sharon, Welcome to The Book Pushers!



The Book Pushers: Tell us a little bit about book three, Blood Trails, and what fans can look forward to?

Sharon:  Blood Trails is the last sister’s story and when she learns she’s the daughter of a serial killer who was never identified or captured, her entire world comes to a halt.

The Book Pushers: Where did the idea for the Searchers series come from?

Sharon: I dream most of my stories.  This was no different.


The Book Pushers: How much research do you put into each book?

Sharon: Honestly, it depends on the subject matter.  When you get to be my age you actually know a lot of STUFF.  LOL  However, I’m always checking facts, etc. as I write.


The Book Pushers: What project(s) are you working on now?

Sharon: I’m working on a new trilogy.  They will be Rebel Ridge books.  First book is NEXT OF KIN.  Second one is DON’T CRY FOR ME.  Third is still in the simmer pot.


The Book Pushers: Do you ever plan on venturing out of the Romantic Suspense genre and writing anything else? Historical? Paranormal?

Sharon: I’ve written paranormal for years.  YEARS, I tell you.  LOL  Over half my back list has psychic/timetravel/healer/etc… I do NOT do vampires, demons, werewolves, witches, etc… too negative for me.


The Book Pushers: What is your favorite genre to read? Favorite suspense book that is not your own?

Sharon: I like to read books like the ones Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwall write, but my new FAVORITE author of all time is John Hart.  He writes straight fiction that’s so amazing the stories and characters stay with you LONG after you’ve finished the book.


The Book Pushers: What was your initial reaction to finding out you were going to be a lifetime achievement award recipient winner at the RITA’s this past year?

Sharon: It was total shock.  I couldn’t believe it.  And this is the funniest… I was in Wal-Mart in the Easter Egg aisle when I got the call.  Yes, I made a scene, but it was a good cry, not one of those ugly red-faced sobbing ones.  <G>


The Book Pushers: Do you prefer writing series or stand alone books?

Sharon: Stand alone books by far, but readers usually prefer series because they like continuing character/story lines.  I get worn out trying to keep track of all that.  It’s a little frustrating to always have to stay within a certain family and time frame.


The Book Pushers: Do you have a favorite hero and heroine couple from your books? A favorite villain?

Sharon: I think the hero and heroine from THE HEALER and from THE WARRIOR are my two favorites ever.  No favorite villains.  I always like it when I kill them off.


The Book Pushers: If you could collaborate with any author (alive or dead) who would you most want to work with?

Sharon: This may sound a little uppity, and I don’t mean it that way, but I don’t EVER want to have to collaborate with anyone.  I write my stories my way.  I’m a loner in that respect.


Thanks so much to Sharon for being here today! She has graciously offered to giveaway to giveaway a copy of Blood Trails. Just leave your question or comment for Sharon to be entered. Giveaway ends September 27th. Good Luck!

27 thoughts on “Interview & Giveaway with Sharon Sala”

  1. I love this series. I’ve read just about every book written by Ms. Sala, but this is my favorite series so far. I would love to win a copy of the latest. I already have the 1st two. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Hi Sharon!!

    Love your work! Have loved it for years!!

    I too stick with writing the psychic/special powers type paranormal. I’m a sucker for a good ghost story, love (and believe in) extrasensory abilities, and enjoy appying them to characters and plots. Love reading how other authors have done the same. I’ve never been able to get into the vampires/werewolves/shifters, and though some of my favorite writers and friends do work in that genre, I tend to read their other work.

    I love Patricia Cornwell, though I’ve found a couple of Kathy Reichs a little slow for me. I will definitely be looking at John Hart now! I’m a fan of Dean Koontz, Sandra Brown, Tami Hoag and of course – YOU – among others.

    Great interview! Nice to see you here!


  3. I have a bunch of Sharon Sala’s books on my wishlist and am anticipating them. I think it’s wonderful for you to share your “dreams” with readers. I can see how dreams can inspire stories. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. I love all of your suspense books especially when they are in trilogy and the general background story crosses over to the other three books. I love the Storm Front series. I’m got a bit of a mix-up of having the wrong book sent to me instead of Blood Stains. I’m waiting for it before I can start reading the Searcher series.

  5. 86 books, I have a lot of catching up to do. Loved the interview thank you!!


  6. I haven’t started this series yet. It sounds so good, especially this last one, that I have to run down to the bookstore and get the first two. Of course, I am hoping I win the third one, but if I don’t I will be back at the book store picking it up!

  7. This sound like an awesome series by a wonderfully prolific author. Thank you so much for bringing this series to my attention, I will be checking it out:) I also appreciate the generous giveaway opportunity. The interview was wonderful, I love it when authors share a bit about themselves and it always makes the reading of their work a little more special.


  8. Great interview. Haven’t read any of these but they sound really good. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  9. Congrats on the release! I havent read one of her books yet but they sound great. Looking forward to them.

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  10. *hangs head in shame* I have never read any of Sharon’s work. I’ve always kept meaning to but I’m kinda OCD and like to read trilogies/backlists in order and as she has been very prolific, her backlist is very daunting! But I’m thinking I might have to just jump in w/ the newest series 🙂

    Thanks for such a wonderful post. I always enjoy getting to know authors through these types of interviews and finding out what motivates/inspires them. The giveaway is nice too 🙂


  11. I have learned about this series recently. I would love to win this so I can read it!

  12. I can’t wait to read this one! The other two in this series has been amazing. I think I’ve read all of your books and loved them all, but Jackson Rule remains my all time favorite book ever!! Read it 4 times and it just gets better. Looking forward to your new trilogy, know it will be great.

  13. Hello.
    Question: in the event that I win Blood Trails (I hope, I hope!) can it be read without reading Blood Ties?

  14. The series sounds interesting and the heroine must have been horrified to find out her biological father is a killer.
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  15. Great interview. I love Sharon Sala books and have the majority in my bookshelf. They are treasured and have been re-read many times. I have converted my mother into reading these books and she always eagerly anticipates the new ones. Loved the first 2 of The Searchers books and eagerly awaiting the release of the third book. They’re usually a bit later arriving in Australia but it will be bought when it arrives.

  16. Great interview. I love Sharon Sala books and have the majority in my library. They are treasured and re-read often. I have converted my mother to also being a fan of Ms Sala’s books and she loves them. We have been anxiously awaiting the release of the third book in The Searchers trilogy, but may have to wait awhile yet as they seem to arrive in Australia much later than anywhere else. Loved the first two books in this trilogy. Keep up the great work please, Ms Sala. We love them all.

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