Thursday, 7 September 2017

Author Interview: Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry (Authors of TEMPORARY)

I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader's copy of Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry's upcoming release, TEMPORARY. I'll be sharing my review next week, but I can tell you that I loved it!!! I was also given the chance to interview Sarina and Sarah, too!! 

TEMPORARY releases next week on September 12th, but in the meantime, I have my little interview to share with you all! Hopefully it'll get you as excited about TEMPORARY as I am! 

First, here's a bit about the book! Keep reading for the interview and to find out how you can connect to Sarina and Sarah online. :)

by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry
Pub date: September 12, 2017

The most beautiful man I've ever seen is the one who can ruin everything...

The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants.

And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate.

I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful -- pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to.

But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become.

And it works--if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can't afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose.

Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo...
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  1. How does your writing process differ when you’re co-writing versus writing solo?

    Sarah: I’m much more dedicated when I know Sarina is waiting for me to pass the baton at the end of the day! And it’s great having someone else to nut problems out with.

    Sarina: Yes! I’m more focused when I’m co-writing because I know that Sarah is waiting to see what I’ll do. So I become fearless, because I need those words on the page.
  2. Where do you find inspiration for your stories?

    Sarah: Everywhere and everywhere. Stories in the paper, something a friend tells me, a conversation overheard on the train, a book I read years ago….

    Sarina: Absolutely. As Nora Ephron said, “everything is copy.”
  3. As an avid music fan, I always love seeing and listening to an author’s playlist for the books they write. Do you listen to music while writing at all?

    Sarah: I can’t! I need silence to write. In fact, I block out everything, to the point where it drives my husband crazy. So music would be wasted on me!

    Sarina: Sadly, I’m the same. And even when I find a song has influenced me in some way, I don’t usually reveal that. Music is so personal that if I cite a band my reader hates, it might taint the book for her.
  4. I’m ALWAYS looking for new romance recs, so what are some of your favourite romances and romance authors?

    Sarah: Anything by Lisa Kleypas, both her historicals and contemporaries. Kirstan Higgins is amazing. Marie Force. Victoria Dahl… I could go on and on.

    Sarina: Lately I’ve discovered Avon Gale and Serena Bell.
  5. If you had to give a quickie elevator pitch for your upcoming release, TEMPORARY, what would you say?

    Hot Aussie playboy, determined New York heroine, fabulous art, great wine, and a poodle who never met a crotch she didn’t like. 

About the Authors

SARINA BOWEN is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont's Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

SARAH MAYBERRY lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner of nearly twenty years (who has recently become her husband!). When she's not in her pajamas eating peanut butter sandwiches and typing away madly on her latest story, she enjoys reading, cooking, sleeping, pilates, going to the movies and shopping. Not necessarily in that order!

Some of Sarah's favorite authors are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Karina Bliss, Mary Balogh, Julie James, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, and Loretta Chase. Her favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally, although she is also very fond of His Girl Friday and Something About Mary.

Sarah loves to hear from readers via her website at

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Did Sarina and Sarah sell you on TEMPORARY with that pitch?

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