Happy Weekend! I wanted to introduce you to my friend and Celtic Hearts chaptermate, Sarah Hoss! I’ve interviewed her today a little about her writing and her debut release, Heaven Sent. The book is a Christmas tale and releases on Wednesday next week. I can’t wait to read it!
When forgiveness heals the soul, love heals the heart.
Flight nurse Tenlee Hawkins is used to making quick decisions, but one decision she made the Christmas day her mother died haunts her. Wrestling with the past, she spirals into depression—until the day she finds a man unconscious in her woods and saves his life.
When Sam awakens in the hospital with a concussion and no memory, Tenlee rescues him again. She takes him into her home and her life. But as Sam recovers and remembers who he is, he’s torn. A guardian angel isn’t supposed to fall in love.
As the promise of true love grows, Tenlee realizes that Sam has helped her much more than she ever helped him. But Sam is filled with guilt knowing he must soon leave. Will it take a Christmas miracle to find the life with Tenlee he’s always wanted?
Interview with Sarah…
~Please tell us a little about your new release.
Heaven Sent it set it during the Christmas season. It has to deal with love, loss and the ability to forgive.
~Your new book Heaven Sent centers around a Christmas miracle. What was your inspiration behind the story?
Truth, My critique partner found a contest for us to enter. The story had to be written with a Christmas theme. My childhood friend is a flight nurse and I saw a posting on Facebook of here in uniform near her helicopter. I took it from there.
~This is your first release, what was the most exciting part of the process?
Oh gosh…. This whole thing has been so exciting. The most exciting process for I think was working with editors and getting to see my book covers! What a treat that was!
~What sort of research did you have to do for this book?
I really had to do a lot of medical research for this book. I spoke to Cindy, my friend, about her job and asked medical questions. I wanted to do a good job writing about her job.
~What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?
The women in my family always get together to make candies and cookies, then in the evening the men bring the kids and we all have supper together.
~Would you like to share an excerpt with us?
Red and blue lights pulsed a beat all on their own, and even though the road was slick, people ran to and fro in a frantic pace to save a woman’s life.
A car sat mangled on the side of the road. The roof, having been cut, rested on the ground beside it. A few feet beyond, a woman lay motionless. She wasn’t breathing as the EMT’s worked desperately to save her life. Sam closed his eyes and said a silent prayer. But it was no use. If he was here for an assignment then the lady on the ground was not going to live. He said another prayer, hoping that there would be no pain and she would slip easily into his world.
The woman with the red hair sat on the ground near the deceased woman and cried, rocking back and forth.
“That is her mother.”
Malachi’s deep voice broke into his thoughts and Sam turned to acknowledge him.
“No, keep watching,” Malachi said.
The scene on the screen changed. Months passed, for now the trees were green and glorious in their summer splendor. A manicured lawn hugged a log cabin, nestled in the woods. Flowers sprung from pots here and there along the ground and deck. The place looked cozy. Scenes continued to change as did the weather. Snow decorated the landscape once again.
Searching the scene for all of the details he could gather, Sam spotted her, just past the cabin, in the woods. She sat quietly on a swing hanging from a tree branch. The sadness etched in her features gripped Sam and tore at his emotions. He ached to go to her, to comfort her.
~What is next for you?
I have a novel coming out in January titled, DREAMS OF THE HIGHLANDER. My Highlander books have three brothers and they all get their own book. So I am working on book two for that and I have another novella I am working on. Dreams of the Highlander will be out with Soul Mate Publishing.
About the author…
Sarah Hoss grew up believing she could try anything and if she set her mind to it, she would succeed. Sixteen years of dance lessons, Cheerleading, and school plays proved to her that her parent’s words rang true. Writing was no exception. Reading the Outlander series made her fall in love with time travels and the historical places books could take her. Always a child with a vivid imagination, she realized as an adult, she could put her imagination to good use and began writing. Marrying her very own hero, they live in Indiana in the town where she grew up. They have three beautiful children and one hyper dog. When Sarah isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, camping, and watching her kids’ play sports.
~You may find Sarah at the following places.
Web site- www.sarahhoss.com
You may also find her on Goodreads, Pinterest, and LinkedIN.