We are delighted to welcome Kate Sherwood to Sinfully… she has popped in on her blog tour to chat about her latest release Sacrati… there is also a giveaway, so don’t miss out!
A Word from Kate Sherwood
I’m a pacifist. Absolutely. I believe that violence is the lowest form of human interaction, and war is a sign that civilization has failed.
And at the same time, I think warriors are unbelievably hot.
I have no justification for it, and not even a good rationalization. I mean… yeah, okay, warriors (at least in popular culture) tend to be young, healthy, and fit. I like young, healthy, and fit. But athletes are all of those things, too, and they don’t really fill the same niche warriors do.
I guess maybe it’s something primal? I’m wired to be attracted to men who will effectively defend me? But, really, I’d be a lot safer today, and probably safer historically, if I were attracted to a smart, crafty guy who could negotiate peace and keep anyone from having to fight at all. Right?
I don’t know. It’s probably not something I need to worry about too much. Attractions are complicated, having a thing for warriors is hardly rare, it’s not interfering with my life… everything’s fine.
And if I’m not going to worry about it, I might as well enjoy it. Which I absolutely did while writing Sacrati. Theos is a super-warrior, an elite member of a fearsome military machine. He’s been raised in the barracks since he was a child, trained and tested and toughened. All he knows is war.
At least, it’s all he knows until he meets Finnvid, and starts to realize that maybe there’s a little more to the world. And that was a lot of fun to write. I tried to keep Theos tough, but let him soften just a little, at least when he was around Finnvid.
He’s still a warrior, though. Still hot!
Sacrati by Kate Sherwood
Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing
Published ~ 2nd May 2015
Genre ~ M/M Fantasy Romance
As an elite Sacrati fighter in the mighty Torian military, Theos is blessed with a city full of women who want to bear his children, and a barracks full of men proud to fight at his side and share his bed. He has everything he needs—until he captures Finnvid on a raid.
Finnvid is on a secret mission to prevent the Torian invasion of his homeland Elkat. Being enslaved by Torian soldiers wasn’t in his plans. Neither is his horrified fascination with the casual promiscuity of the Sacrati warriors. Men should not lie with other men—and he should not be so intrigued when they do. He definitely should not be most intrigued by the leader of the soldiers who captured him and plan to invade his home.
For Theos, everything would have been easier if the infuriating, lying, bewildering Elkati had never come into his life, but he can’t stay away. When betrayal and treachery threaten both their nations, they must work together to stop a war that could destroy their homes forever—even as they begin to question everything they’re fighting for.
Meet Kate Sherwood
Kate Sherwood started writing about the same time she got back on a horse after almost twenty years away from riding. She’d like to think she was too young for it to be a midlife crisis, but apparently she was ready for some changes!
Kate grew up near Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and went to school in Montreal, then Vancouver. But for the last decade or so she’s been a country girl. Sure, she misses some of the conveniences of the city, but living close to nature makes up for those lacks. She’s living in Ontario’s “cottage country”--other people save up their time and come to spend their vacations in her neighborhood, but she gets to live there all year round!
Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s kept herself busy with novels, novellas, and short stories in almost all the sub-genres of m/m romance. Contemporary, suspense, scifi or fantasy--the settings are just the backdrop for her characters to answer the important questions. How much can they share, and what do they need to keep? Can they bring themselves to trust someone, after being disappointed so many times? Are they brave enough to take a chance on love?
Kate’s books balance drama with humor, angst with optimism. They feature strong, damaged men who fight themselves harder than they fight anyone else. And, wherever possible, there are animals: horses, dogs, cats ferrets, squirrels… sometimes it’s easier to bond with a non-human, and most of Kate’s men need all the help they can get.
After five years of writing, Kate is still learning, still stretching herself, and still enjoying what she does. She’s looking forward to sharing a lot more stories in the future.
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a draw for a $15 Riptide gift card. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 10th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Don’t forget to add your email so we can contact you if you win!