INTERVIEW WITH SENAYDA PIERRE
How did you come up with the idea for this story? I enjoy reading genres of all kinds. I’m a fan of paranormal as much as I’m a fan of erotica. I wanted to write something in the fantasy/paranormal genre that wasn’t your typical shape shifter/paranormal stories. The seed for this idea came from reading various novels with skin walkers, shape shifters, and Spirit Animals. My original outline had the story going in a completely different direction but as I wrote Sahalie and Yuma’s story, I allowed it to unfold as it was meant to be….
Does music play any type of role in your writing? Music plays a vital role while I’m actually writing. I will literally listen to a song on repeat until I finish writing out a particular scene or chapter. Words flow through me freely while I listen to music. Complete silence drives me bonkers. Music is life. Life is music. In Plain Sight has a song list, as do many of my other novels. The difference is that I tend to incorporate music, particularly songs, into my stories. My Irresistible Series incorporates songs into scenes. The girls of the Irresistible Series perform numbers, many times erotic, for the patrons of Club Scandalous. Regardless of whatever story readers delve into, they’ll find that I tend to communicate messages or emotions through my song selections. I always include a song list at the end of my novels and provide a Playlist via YouTube with each novel.
What is for you the perfect book hero? The perfect book hero for me is someone mentally strong… Someone who grows as a person throughout their journey… I’m not one stuck on physical characteristics and I don’t care for overly predictable heroes. I’ll easily take the unsung hero versus the knight in shining armor. I cheer just as loudly for the quiet, mild-mannered heroine as I do for the bold and brash one. Give me someone tenacious, adaptable, loyal, and genuine and they’ll win me over every time!
Sahalie is the last of her lineage, bearing supernatural abilities gifted by the Spirits. She knows that in order to unlock her full potential she needs to find her mate. Yet in order to protect herself Sahalie knows she cannot reveal her secret abilities nor share her lineage with anyone but her true mate. She feels an instant and an undeniable connection with Yuma. Her Spirit Animal, a sassy little red fox is also drawn to the man’s Spirit Animal, a powerful tiger.
Yuma is the son of an Elder. An Elder’s son means Yuma is neck-deep in community politics and drama. And she wants none of that. While Sahalie tries to avoid Yuma, the pull of true mates is evident and soon they find themselves unable to stay apart.
“What is it about you Sahalie?” I voice the question that’s haunted me since I first locked gazes with her.
Yuma has a very difficult decision to make… Will he follow his heart and Spirit Animal’s wishes and claim Sahalie as his true mate or will he uphold his duty to the communities and follow through with an arranged mating? Yuma’s life-altering decision will affect everyone… not just him and Sahalie but the future of all their communities.
“What’s that?” Misae asks as Wind swirls around us. It’s the first time the Element has interacted with me. The trees straighten. Flowers bloom in the dark. Every living thing is reacting to whatever it is that Wind carries with it. But then we hear it. I hear the very thing I’ve longed for in weeks. Her voice… Sahalie’s voice floats with the breeze. Her lyrical voice sweeps through the trees making them shudder with joy. It embraces and ensnares me. I can barely make out the lyrics but it doesn’t matter. For the first time since she left my heart beats rapidly in my chest. My throat closes with emotion. The numbness evaporates, only to be replaced with longing and reverence. She’s out there somewhere singing to someone.
Fat tears slide down my face. Once upon a time she used to sing to me, for me. A sob escapes before I can stop it. I sob uncontrollably as her heartbreaking voice seeps into me. “Please” I gasp uncaring that Misae is present to see me falling apart. “Please don’t let Sahalie find someone else. Help me right this wrong.” I plead to the Spirits.
Misae presses his palms into his eyes willing the tears to go away. He’s never seen me so broken and its affecting him too. Words fail us in this moment. No one can promise that everything’s going to be okay because it’s impossible to know that. I don’t wish for Sahalie to remain alone but I can’t fathom her being with someone else either.
This is my first book by Senayda Pierre and I was NOT disappointed.
I love a good paranormal book that contains all the elements of magic and make-believe. This book brought me to that world.
Sahalie is the last of her lineage and she is harboring a secret. Her grandfather has instilled in her to keep this secret until she found her one true mate; her soul mate. Sahalie has gone away to college to try to find a way to help her people. This is a rarity because most people stay within their community. Her grandfather passes away while she is finishing up her Masters degree, bringing Sahalie home sooner.
When she gets back home she feels an instant pull to Yuma, one of the Elder's son. He is also being groomed to become an Elder. Yuma will soon have to make a hard decision, one direction is to follow his heart, the other direction is for the betterment of their community, or so he's told.
Which direction will Yuma take? And what is the consequence of that action? And how does Sahalie factor into all this? Go one-click to find out. You will not be disappointed.
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