The Spotlight is on Sonnet O’Dell today!
Sonnet has published numerous books. You can find her catalogue here: http://sonnetodell.co.uk/books/.
Today, we will be highlighting her self-published titles.
I’m really happy to be able to share a bit about Sonnet and her writing with you!
What would you like your readers to know about you?
Nothing. I am a woman of mystery. Lol. Kidding. I guess they should know I’m nice, if with a slightly weird sense of humour and I do my best to produce good quality fiction.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always like telling stories. I think I might continue to write even if no one read them just because I have to get the stories out of my head. I worry about going mad otherwise. The thing I think that inspires me the most to keep writing is when someone does read one of my books and says something nice about it, either to me or in a review.
Is there a genre you feel drawn to write or do you see yourself tackling a variety of genres in the future?
I like Urban Fantasy the most. Mythical creatures in real world settings. I’ve dabbled a little in sci-fi, crime and romance. I like trying new genres. The only one I think I’ll skip is historical, I enjoy reading them but I can’t wrap my head around writing one.
Can you describe your writing space?
My writing space is mostly any place I can get a minute alone with a pen and notepad.
Can you tell us a bit about your writing process?
I tend to write out a basic plot line, then end up ignoring huge chunks of it because suddenly the story starts flowing in a different direction.
What is your go to snack when writing?
I like Pocky.
Are any of your books or characters based on personal experiences or people in your life?
Not personal experiences, sometimes the odd conversation I’ve had with someone might influence a scene or dialogue. I do much to some of my friends annoyance name characters after them, sometimes they are like they’re like their namesake but most of the time they aren’t.
Do you have a favorite character or book you have written?
I really enjoyed writing Blessed by Blood. Its book one in the Mistral Cove series and it was a slightly different style that I usually write. I look forward to continuing the series.
Any hints as to what readers can expect next?
I have several projects on the go. Two series, one long, one short are on their last book and will probably end up being finished off first. Then I can look at writing the next book in two series I’ve just started.
For new to you readers, what book would you suggest they read first?
I suggest starting with Cera Raine, it’s a short series (two books at present with the concluding third in progress) and readers can decide if they like my style without committing themselves for a long haul.
Celebrity Crush? Tom Hiddleston
Favorite Beverage? Ice Tea – Peach
Sweet or Savory for snacks? Depends on my mood, I go through phases of wanting one or the other more.
What type of music do you listen to? My iPod can go from classical musical to grunge rock in the space of a song – so everything
Do you have any pets? Yes, a black Tom cat named Salem.
A Chance of Rain (Cera Raine Series Book 1)
Agent Nicholas Grafton has a plan. To use a convicted criminal to catch other criminals and he thinks he’s chosen the perfect candidate.
Cera Raine went to prison for the murder of her father. Intelligent, beautiful and resourceful, Cera could have done it but claims she didn’t. Intrigued by Grafton’s proposal she takes it, even with its condition – that she wear a bomb around her neck. Once out, she will do whatever she has to, to get him to trust her, even take down a drug operation plaguing the streets of Central City.
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2fD73Rc
When it Rains, it Pours (Cera Raine Series Book 2)
A new case brings new problems for Agent Nicholas Grafton and Cera Raine. A criminal element is breaking into high end homes stealing very specific works of art, using a computer program that points the finger at Cera.
Cera is determined to prove herself innocent by running down those behind the thefts on her own. A decision that will only land her in more trouble.
With secrets ready to be exposed on every side, can Cera and Grafton come out stronger? Or will they drown, for when it rains, it pours.
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2x0Q2Tz
Kris (The Clockwatcher Series Book 1)
Kris Swanson calls herself a Clockwatcher. Her unusual curse to see the time that those around her have left on earth drives her to avoid the living.
When the death of a business man brings Logan Matthews into her life, with him comes a dark plot and attraction she can’t ignore.
Someone is racing reapers to the souls of the newly dead but who and why? The more Kris investigates, the more she feels that some greater purpose is about to be revealed.
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2fBZ8DF
Blessed By Blood (Mistral Cove Book 1)
Delilah Stanton, a disillusioned romance novelist, knows her life needs to change. She needs to drink less, write more and stop fooling around with men who are no good for her. When a lawyer arrives offering an inheritance – a house in a small far away town – she doesn’t look back.
Mistral Cove at first glance is a quaint township set against an ocean backdrop. Scratch the surface however and you get – a ransacked house, a great aunt whose death was no accident and a town full of supernatural suspects.
Mistral Cove has a lot to offer Delilah. Peace, purpose and the prospect of a new love. But is this new life worth its price?
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2fC0tub
Triton Rising: Authors Revised Edition
Illiana has kept her secret, that she is half mermaid, from all but an important few in her life. When fate sends her Karsh, a full merman to be her mate, they form an intense bond that cannot be broken.
But knowing Karsh brings others of their kind into her life, ones that will stop at nothing to destroy her because of the circumstances of her birth. Can Karsh protect her? Or is their love doomed to end as quickly as it began!
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2fCpqFQ
Cruel Games (Cassandra Farbanks Series Book 9)
What do a kidnapped woman, an AWOL werewolf and a missing faerie mantel of power have in common?
Cassandra plans to find out. Forced to turn to an “old friend” for help, she follows the trail to a mysterious collector and his underground arena – where the only rule is win or die.
However with a new husband intent on keeping her at home, bizarre headaches and a stalker intent on seducing her, she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Can Cassandra unravel all the threads in time or will the games end with another life forfeited?
Buy Link: http://amzn.to/2fBf2OA
Sonnet has many additional releases! You can find them on her Amazon Author page as well as her website!
Check out the amazing covers to all of her works below!
About Sonnet O’Dell
Sonnet was born at the John Radcliffe in Oxford and spent many years living in different spots all over the UK.
Sonnet now live in Worcester, Worcestershire, home of Lea & Perrins and the site of the last battler of the Civil War. She is fascinated with worlds created by words and has a passion for mythology that can be seen in some of her works.
She has a BA Hons Degree in Creative Writing & Writing for Performance and a writing companion in the form of a large black tom cat called Salem.
When not busy writing, her favourite thing to do is to curl up with Salem on her lap and read a good book. Her favourite is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Connect with Sonnet
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonnet-ODell/e/B00MTAVI3C/
Sonnet, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and chat with me!
It’s always fun to get a sneak peak into the mind of a writer as well as what they have coming our way. Your catalogue of work is beyond impressive. It is clear you love what you do, and your readers thank you for it!
Readers, make sure you drop by and visit Sonnet at her social media sites to learn more about her current and upcoming releases!
Have questions for Sonnet O’Dell? Leave a comment and I’ll make sure she sees it!