Beyond the Sun
By ~ Sandra Bischoff
Genre ~ Paranormal Romance
Fifteen years ago, Jared Bonatelli had it all. The youngest son of one of the founding families in the Conservatorship of The Dark Order he lived a life you only thought existed in novels and nightmares. He had just graduated from Oxford University and became engaged to his childhood sweetheart when he lost it all in one violent act. The very next day he found himself shipped off to New Orleans with only the money in his pocket and whatever he could fit in one suitcase. Since that night, he has suffered reliving his fiancé’s murder repeatedly in his dreams. It isn’t until he finds himself summoned back to New York for an emergency meeting of the Conservatorship that the comfortable world he lives in begins to crumble around him.
Alexandra Toscano has been searching for the one assignment that could catapult her journalistic career. When her editor Gene O’Hanlon drops a manila folder in her lap, Alex is immediately skeptical. At first glance, the information he hands her seems like a publicity piece that is until she comes across an article he wrote some fifteen years ago about Vampires murdering a young woman in Central Park. She is ready to laugh it off as a work of fiction until he points out he was an eye witness to the whole thing. But that wasn’t all. The girl’s boyfriend was a member of a prominent Italian family who vanished the very next day.
Now as Alex begins to dig deeper into Jared’s life, she begins to question her own past. Could the answer she seeks be found in the glowing eyes of the one person she is sworn to expose? Or will they both find themselves torn apart by a world Beyond the Sun?
1. Let me start by saying how excited I am about Beyond the Sun! What was your inspiration behind this story?
Beyond the Sun is inspired by the story of King Arthur and the treachery that brewed to steal his crown from him. But while that is what it’s loosely based on, it was actually a short story for a role play character I wrote for.
2. Who is your favorite character in Beyond the Sun, and why?
Shockingly enough, it’s not Jared or Alex. I absolutely love Lance. He’s Jared’s best friend. Lance is a wise ass but when it comes down to it he’s the guy you want on your side.
3. It seems that every writer has their own “writing process,” could you give us a glimpse into what yours is?
Music. It has to be playing for me to think. I create a playlist for each character and when I need to get into a particular one, their playlist goes on. And as for where I write, Beyond the Sun was written at a tiny desk in the corner of my bedroom. I now have a lavender office all to myself in the front of the house and that’s where the magic happens.
4. What are you currently reading?
I just finished Lover at Last by J.R. Ward. And the next one to pick up is The Amazon’s Curse by Gena Showalter
5. Favorite book?
Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward. I love Rehvenge!
And now for a few rapid fire questions J
1. Cats or dogs? Dogs
2. Mountains or beaches? Beaches
3. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
4. Coffee or tea? Coffee
5. PC or Mac? PC
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Sandra Bischoff lives in the historic town of Cornwall, NY with her extremely patient husband and teenage son, she affectionately calls the Demon. She is a Pharmacist by profession but found her true calling in a simple twist of fate. A friend approached her to write in a forum on a popular networking website. Over the next five years her passion had found its niche. She went on to compose a few poems and short stories which she would post on her homepage at the same networking site. From one of those short stories, her novel Beyond the Sun was born. She is currently working on her next novel and is very excited to share it with her readers.
She can currently be found at: http://sandibischoff.webs.com
And on Twitter as @SandiBischoff