Sarah Madison Profile

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Sarah Madison has been published since 2010. According to her website she’s a veterinarian, dog lover and competitive horse rider and in between she manages to write. Where does she find the time? She has five books published which are all fan favourites but my absolute fave is Raincheck, a story about a gargoyle. 

When I asked Sarah for a bio I stressed it had to be funny and this is what she said: 🙂

I was the Good Girl.  I did what I was told.  I ate my vegetables with thinly veiled loathing.  I worked hard in school and made the honor roll.  I said, “Yes, ma’am” and “No, sir” and the average parent or teacher would never suspect that deep within my heart, there was a Bad Girl just waiting to come out.

It was lurking under the surface just the same.

When I was twelve, I went to my mother and told her that I’d outgrown my riding clothes—that I needed new boots and a new helmet.  She frowned.  “I’d like to know when you’re going to outgrow this horse habit because it is terribly expensive.”

“Gee, Mom,” I said with all the innocence of a wide-eyed twelve year old, “I don’t think it’s any more expensive than a cocaine habit.”

She took me straight to the tack store and told me to buy what I needed.

I flirted briefly with the idea of being an actress when I was in high school.  I’d starred in a number of productions and won some awards, and it had gone to my head.  It was the adrenaline rush of waiting in the dark wings for my cue, watching the action taking place under the bright lights, and knowing that in moments, I would come to life on that stage.  It teased me into thinking that I might have had what it took to make it in that cutthroat world.

Disturbed at what she saw as a dangerous deviation from the straight and narrow, my mother began posting grim newspaper articles on the refrigerator door for me to see:  Young Starlet Found Strangled in Back Alley with Electrical Cord.

I retaliated in kind: Honor Student Slays Entire Family with Shotgun.

She stopped posting the articles.

I am still the Good Girl.  I work hard at my day job.  I take determined, loving care of my family; I’m a professional and an upstanding member of the community.  I work with animals, so I have a practical hairstyle and wear little jewelry.  I can face down a Rottweiler, free a feral cat out of your ceiling, and drive a forklift.  You don’t know it, but underneath those coveralls, I’m wearing Victoria’s Secret.  I keep my fingernails clean and cut short, but inside my muddy boots, I’m sporting cobalt blue polish on my toenails.  I have a tattoo where only my lover can see it.  And I write porn.

So ask me your questions.  My answers might be full of wild hyperbole and exaggeration for effect, but I hope they will be entertaining for both of us.

Sarah Madison’s Books

Unspeakable Words

Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn… and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.

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Crying for the Moon

Vampire Alexei Novik may have the teeth and the coffin, but he’s given up the lifestyle for an old fixer-upper in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Weary of his past, Alex plans to keep to himself, but it seems his sexy, new neighbor, Tate, can’t take the hint—a good thing, since it turns out he’s handy for all kinds of things around the house. Tate even gets along with Alex’s werewolf friends, though one of them pointedly reminds Alex that their friendship is a bad idea.

If a platonic relationship is a bad idea, the growing attraction between Tate and Alex is a disaster waiting to happen. Loving Tate will draw him into Alex’s dangerous world, and Alex is torn between having the relationship he’s always craved and keeping Tate safe. Tate won’t take no for an answer, however, and seems to handle everything Alex can throw at him without blinking. Just when he thinks things might turn out all right after all, Alex’s past catches up with him—forcing him to make a terrible choice.

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Raincheck

Rodney isn’t like other gargoyles. No doubt it’s because of his fascination with humans and their culture. For decades he’s been content to observe from the shadows, but then a lonely human wanders onto Rodney’s rooftop one night and turns his world upside down. David Marshall is everything Rodney has wanted in all his years of solitude. Rodney manages to keep his crush and his identity a secret until David needs a gargoyle’s protection more than late-night conversations with a reclusive friend. Will David be able to see past the monstrous exterior to the true person within? Time is running out, and Rodney must try to grab onto life—and love—before it’s too late.

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Practice Makes Perfect 

The now-extinct Brill gifted humankind with the technology of space travel, but the implacable Swarm is determined to wipe all humans from the face of the universe. But the human race won’t give in so easily. On board the spaceship Fearless, a team led by Dr. Rhys Aubrey and Major Jim Tanner is tasked with developing technology for the fight and making new allies to trade for whatever edge they can get.

Every day the Fearless ventures forth to new worlds and faces challenges that forge strong bonds of friendship among the crew—and perhaps something more between Rhys and Jim. In a life filled with danger and trouble around every corner, are Rhys and Jim ready to risk their hearts too?

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Scavenger Hunt

While eking out an existence on the edge of the Settled Worlds, looting ships left behind by raiders, Jeff Hawkins comes upon the Dante, just another broken hulk of a spaceship. But this time, amidst fuel cells and ration bars, Jeff finds a survivor in stasis. After meeting Dr. Peter Vale, Jeff will see that there’s more to life than mere survival—especially when it turns out Peter may be worth more to Jeff than a king’s ransom.

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Sarah has free reads on her website and if you would like to check them out here’s link:

http://www.SarahMadisonFiction.com/

Sarah’s email: akasarahmadison@gmail.com

Author

I live in Canada and I love big dogs, music, movies, reading and sports – especially baseball

35 comments

  • I dunno, Sarah, all these mean-lookin’ green guys with baseball bats might mean it’s time to moo-o-ove along, nothin’ to see here…. :crouch:

    I want to put in my 2¢ worth about new books: as much as I look forward to every story from you, you shouldn’t try to cram in too much more than the 110% you’re doing now. It sounds like a damn tough job, balancing the demands of RL & the pull toward writing & the quiet-but-insistent voice in the back of your head that yes, you really do have to sleep every night, and eat real food regularly. :sceptic:

    Perhaps, if you want to make good money relatively quickly & easily, you should look into being one of those “severe looking women in tall boots smacking a riding crop against their thighs” with K. & H. (if he can be persuaded not to lick the client into submission) as scene-setters/supporting players…. :whip:

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    • Perhaps, if you want to make good money relatively quickly & easily, you should look into being one of those “severe looking women in tall boots smacking a riding crop against their thighs” with K. & H.

      OMG! Now you know my secret!! (Hah, if I *was* a dominatrix, my problems would be solved, wouldn’t they?) 😆

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  • I am a bit late but, I have to echo Wanted_a_Pony and say that “Honor Student Slays Entire Family with Shotgun” was the most brilliant piece of parent managing I have ever heard of. :hysterics:

    I also loved, loved, loved Unspeakable Words and I’m glad you started a sequel. Will another baseball bat help? :strike: :DX:

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    • I am a bit late but, I have to echo Wanted_a_Pony and say that “Honor Student Slays Entire Family with Shotgun” was the most brilliant piece of parent managing I have ever heard of.

      Stopped. Her. Cold. 😀

      Yes, baseball bats help. Severe looking women in tall boots smacking a riding crop against their thighs also useful. 🙂

      TBH, just knowing that people out there *like* John and Jerry and want to know more of their story is the single biggest motivational push I could get. Thank you!

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  • Hi Sarah, I am afraid my brain is too fried tob be funny, so I just echo the thank you for Crying for the moon and Rodney, and others, just you know, thank you 🙂 Cant wait for more.

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    • Thank you, Sirius (the Dog Star, right? From the Starlight Barking or somewhere else?)!

      I completely understand the fried-brain thing. I’m just about there myself. I just hope I don’t keep you waiting too long for other installments (I keep buying those damn lotto tickets, but so far, no joy).

      🙂

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        • Harry Potter! I should have thought of that! :doh:

          At the current rate of glacial progress, I wouldn’t hold my breath. But everyone has been so nice and encouraging here today, that I will do my best to get something out as soon as possible!

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