Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sarai’s Fortune by Abigail Owen Interview, Excerpt, Teaser & Giveaway

Sarai’s Fortune
Shadowcat Nation
Book 2
Abigail Owen

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Number of pages: 246
Word Count: 60,000

Book Description:

Zac Montclair's first priority is to protect his people. With the escalating war between factions of shifters over land and resources, he has agreed to an alliance between his polar bears and the Shadowcat Nation of cougar shifters. But the treaty comes with a condition…he must accept one of their Seers into his Timik and put her under his personal protection.

Sarai Bouchard doesn't need her supernatural gift to know that Kyle Carstairs's obsession with controlling her ability will eventually result in her misery and demise. Her power is essential to her people's survival, so when Kyle goes rogue, she's sent to Zac Montclair to keep her safe. However, her visions reveal that while staying will lead to their becoming lovers, it also leads to his death. Leaving Zac will result in her own.

If Sarai can't find a way to change the future, she will be forced to choose…save her lover or save herself.

Excerpt Book 2:
Sarai concentrated on precise, sharp movements with as much power as she could muster. She’d only been working out for ten minutes or so. She’d started the day similarly  yesterday. She cooked breakfast, eating with the guys. She dragged George and Scott on more sightseeing trips. Today she’d decided to explore a small portion of Central Park. She didn’t try to lose them this time. When they’d got home, they’d hit the gym.
Now, Sarai tuned out Scott and George—who were sparring across the way from her—to focus on her own drills.

Andromeda’s Fall
Shadowcat Nation
Book 1
Abigail Owen

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: 12/10/14

ISBN: 978-1-62830-661-3

Number of pages: 258
Word Count: 61,300

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Book Description:

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors.

What Andie doesn’t realize is that A.J. has secrets of his own. All Andie knows is that the incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust… and her heart.

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Excerpt Book 1:

He glanced down at her. “You really are a tiny thing, aren’t you?”
Andie scowled. “Don’t let my size fool you. I can pack a wallop when I want to. Even with a broken arm.”
A.J. laughed. “I’m sure you can.”
Andie stared straight ahead, her mouth thinning. She hated being patronized. Men were so dense sometimes. They never took her seriously until she showed them exactly why they should.

About the Author:

Award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado, and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.


Where are you from?
I grew up in Texas and currently live in northern California with my husband and kids.

Tell us your latest news?
Sarai’s Fortune, the second book in the Shadowcat Nation series, released May 13th, by my publisher The Wild Rose Press.

When and why did you begin writing?
I write because the stories and characters in my head won’t stop spinning. I write because I love to read, but I often want to change the story to suit how I wanted it to go. I’ve been writing stories since I was a child.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always considered myself a writer. I considered myself an author when I finally finished my first book.

What inspired you to write your first book?
I had a single scene in mind – a falcon shifter high in the trees watching over friends who don’t know who/what she is, protecting them from danger. Most of my books start with a single scene in my mind. I’m honestly not sure why I finally finished that book and not the ones I started before it. J

Do you have a specific writing style?
I’d describe my style as character and dialogue heavy. I prefer to read the interactions and development of the characters more than the prose, setting, etc. So that’s what I tend to write.

How did you come up with the title?
At first I tried different things with mountain lions (Lion’s Den, Puma’s Revenge). Really, I liked my first book’s character’s name – Andromeda – so much that I wanted it in the title.
All of the titles in the series are the heroine’s name and a word starting with “F” – Hannah’s Fate, Andromeda’s Fall, Sarai’s Fortune. The next book will be Tieryn’s Fury. The fourth and last book in the series isn’t picked yet.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Fate is never set in stone. You choices can lead you down unexpected roads, often to better places.

How much of the book is realistic?
The settings are (mostly) based on real places – New York City, the Bitteroot Mountains of Idaho. Beyond that, this is a work of pure fantasy!

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Not really in this one. Sometimes I pull little moments from my life to incorporate, but not this time.

What books have most influenced your life most?
All those many Harlequin novels over the years. They got me hooked on the romance genre in general. But I also love many genres. Jane Austen showed how romance can be interwoven with satire and commentary on society. Jane Eyre was the first classic that truly engaged me and showed me that classics are still entertaining reads.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
At this point, there are so many. I’ve taken workshops that have directly influenced my writing methods and styles. I’ve had beta readers whose feedback has been invaluable, helping me learn. I couldn’t narrow it down to one.

What book are you reading now?
Awaiting Fate by J.L. Sheppard

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Diana Green recently hit my radar. Great world building! And I’m really enjoying J.L.’s book at the moment.

What are your current projects?
The third book in the Shadowcat Nation series is with my editor now. Blue Violet, the first book in my Svatura series, is being re-released (new and improved) with The Wild Rose Press. I’m waiting on a release date now. I’m writing a Valentine-themed short story for next year. Once I’m done with that, it’ll be on to the fourth and final Shadowcat Nation book. Phew!

What would you like my readers to know?
I love to interact with readers. I do tons of games and giveaways across my social media and always enjoy and respond 

June Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon gift card

Mary Kay makeup to "Get the Look from the Book" - to look like my cover model

eBook copies of Hannah's Fate (prequel) and Andromeda's Fall (Shadowcat Nation #1)


  1. Thank you so much for having me! I really enjoyed your interview. :)

  2. to look like my cover model, that's a super way of offering :)