We're here this morning with author Sheritha Singh. We're going to get an interview from her, take a peak at an excerpt of her new book, Cherish, and have fun reading a character interview!
Hi Sheritha! Let's get started.
1. What's your favorite thing about writing?Creating an alternate reality.
2. Most writers are also readers. What's your favorite book?I’m a huge fan of young adult and middle grade fiction. The list is really long so I’ll stick to the recent books: Hunger Games, Twilight Series, Princess Diaries, Lullaby, Blue Bloods, Dark Visions…
3. Everyone reaches a point where they are at an impasse and need to do something besides write for a while. What's your favorite activity to clear your head?Shop, listen to music or color in a coloring book – the type kids use in kindergarten.
4. It's Friday night (Yes, I know it's Wednesday morning, bear with me, please!) What's your favorite way to unwind after a long week?Read a book or watch tv.
5. Plain and simple- your favorite hero and why?Gabriel from LJ Smith’s Dark visions series. He’s broody, vulnerable, lovable and a genuine softy with the typical bad boy shell.
6. Here's a lightning round-Favorite song? Roar, Katie Perry
Band? Bon Jovi
Genre of fiction? Young adult
Movie? Anything Disney
Food? Roast Chicken
Beverage? Liqui Fuit
Candy? Chocolate or buttermilk
Television show? National Geographic
Book store? Bargain Books
Thank you. Next is an excerpt Sheritha shared with us. Take a gander at the beautiful cover too!
I skip breakfast and leave for school before Ida's even up. I'm rushing down the hall, anxious to catch a glimpse of Marcus when I run into someone.
"I'll survive," a husky male voice replies.
My gaze travels past the solid muscle I rushed into and into a classically beautiful face that could have been ripped right off the pages of Teen. He's hot, and he knows it.
"Armando Perez." He holds out his right hand and smiles, expecting me to shake it and swoon.
He's gorgeous, but I'm not going to show him I think so. "Sarah Parker."
"Pleasure's all mine." He takes my hand, raises it to his lips, and kisses it.
His spontaneous gesture stuns me—I almost ignore the sudden shiver creeping up my spine. "I have to get going."
"See you around, Miss Parker."
I run before he says anything else.
Pri is engrossed in conversation when I join her and Andy. "You guys should've been there." Pri gestures dramatically. "'O' rocked." Andy and I are sitting on the ledge of the fairy fountain. Marcus hasn't arrived yet.
"What exactly rocked? The crowd? The music?" Andy pops a Smartie into his mouth.
"Everything. The crowd isn't the usual losers only after the spotlight. Last night totally amazed me." She tilts Andy's box of Smarties into her mouth. "I swear I felt totally in my element at 'O.' Antoinette introduced me to the coolest people."
"Will Antoinette help me find a boyfriend there?" Andy asks.
"She can if you're into Goths, vampires, and zombies."
"I'm into anything that loves me as I am," Andy says, stifling a grin.
Pri rolls her eyes. "'O' isn't a joke, Andy. It's a happening place if you're after a rocking evening."
"Who's planning a rocking evening?" Marcus smiles at me before greeting Andy and Pri.
"Me. Andy's desperate for a boyfriend," Pri says.
"Nothing wrong with that." Marcus grins and winks at Andy.
"Yeah. But 'O' isn't exactly a place for casual relationships."
Marcus hangs on to Pri's every word. I had no idea he was into “"O”" at all. . "Exactly what goes on there?" He's more curious than his voice lets on. I can tell from the way his eyes never leaves Pri’s while he waits for her answer.
Please give a warm welcome to Marcus from Cherish by Sheritha Singh today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.
Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
My duty to protect Sarah. I broke rule number 1 – never fall in love with your assignment.
Q: What was it that drew you to Sarah?
Her shyness. I like that she’s intelligent as well. Beauty and brains go well…
Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you ever kissed Sarah?
How about weird? Read Cherish to find out where is the weirdest place I kissed Sarah.
Q: What was one of the most embarrassing thing your author did to you in?
Made me fall in love with a villainess. What was she thinking?
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
Keep an eye out for my version of what really happened when I had to break up with Sarah…
Here is the gist of Cherish- Available now at all your main retailers!
Sixteen-year-old Sarah Parker’s healing touch can bring beings back to life, provided they haven’t crossed over. Until now she’s managed to keep her Gift a secret, but somebody seems determined to expose her and get her back into St. Mary’s Orphanage. Four years ago, Sarah was an orphan at St. Mary’s who'd lost hope of ever being adopted and faced the gruesome Ludus until Ida showed up. She’s lived a dream life since then but Sarah senses something is amiss. She has pretty much settled into her "new life" when cracks appear in her comfort zone. The last thing Sarah wants is to return to St. Mary’s.
About the Author:
Sheritha writes between studying, working, dreaming, eating and pretty much anything. While in school she dreamed of having her writing published and now that her dream has come true she has moved onto the next item on her bucket list – meet and marry the ultimate book boyfriend. Sheritha loves hearing from fans. Please tweet @Shersinghzn.