Sophie Bonaste has a new release at Dreamspinner Press. Death Gets a Boyfriend is out now. Check out the blurb and excerpt below. And don’t forget to enter the contest. There are 2 copies of Death Gets a Boyfriend to be awarded. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Please use the Rafflecopter link provided at the end of the post for the entry form and for additional contest details.
Sophie Bonaste is in our author interview chair today. I am thrilled to get a chance to get up close and personal with a new author for me and learn more about her latest release, Death Gets A Boyfriend. Here’s our interview:
Interview for Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
By Sophie Bonaste
STRW: You admit to being a fan of Harry Potter and Star Wars, the supernatural and the scify! Is that your preferred genre to write in?
Sophie Bonaste: I don’t really have a preferred genre. With every finished project, I feel the need to move onto something completely different. It’s because of that need, I write in three different genres (YA, contemporary and sci-fi/fantasy). Which one I like the best depends on what mood I’m in. Right now, I’m on a contemporary kick. After that, who knows.
STRW: . What draws you to those genres as opposed to contemporary fiction?
Sophie Bonaste: I like creating worlds different from our own. When you write contemporary, you are bound by the rules of a reality that isn’t all that spectacular. But when you branch out and write fantasy and sci-fi, you can create a whole new set of rules to play around with.
STRW: You originally wanted to be on stage and act. Now you write fiction. What similarities is there between acting in character and writing a character?
Sophie Bonaste: There are actually a lot of similarities, because at the core of it you are telling a story. You have to create a world that is believable and real and characters that people care about. Writing is a little harder because you have to create everything in your readers’ heads, as opposed to showing it to them, which can be especially tricky in character development. But at the core of it, the two aren’t so dissimilar.
STRW: Why Death as a main character? And love interest? What was your inspiration for that?
Sophie Bonaste: I actually got the idea from work. My nickname at work is the Grim Reaper, despite the fact that I am one of the least terrifying people in the world. But it got me thinking: if I am the Grim Reaper, then why did Death have to be a scary being dressed in black? What if he was just a harmless, nerd with an annoying job like me? And if that was true than didn’t he deserve love like everyone else? The story just wrote itself from there.
STRW: There are so many wonderful famous last words. What would yours be?
Sophie Bonaste: That’s a great question and one that I haven’t really thought of. I would like to think I would say something epic, but odds are it will be something standard like saying “Goodbye” and “I love you” to my family. But, hopefully, I have a lot of years to think of something epic.
STRW: Whose arms would you love to die in?
Sophie Bonaste: I don’t know. Hopefully, by the time, I die I will be married and we can die in each other’s arms. (Is it obvious I’m a romance writer?)
STRW: What is next up for Sophie Bonaste?
Sophie Bonaste: Well, at this point I have quite a few novels I am working on. Nothing is under contract yet, but I hope to have some news soon. Be sure to stay up to date with all of my works at http://sophiebonaste.blogspot.com
STRW: Thanks, Sophie! That was a wonderful interview. Now let’s take a closer look at Death Gets a Boyfriend.
Death Gets a Boyfriend by Sophie Bonaste
Sophie Bonaste is a novelist who never set out to be a novelist. As a child, she wanted to a Broadway actress and spent her childhood in numerous productions. But when adulthood set in and reality took over, Sophie chose to give up the theatre for a steady paycheck and instead turned to writing as a creative outlet. She stumbled into the M/M genre through fanfiction and never looked back. Sophie is quite happy with her change in artistic expression and doesn’t plan to stop writing for a long time.
A self-proclaimed nerd, Sophie is an avid fan of all things Star Wars and Harry Potter. (Sophie is a member of the Slytherin house, for those who were wondering.) Sophie also spends many hours watching and re-watching nerdy television shows. When she is not obsessing over the latest and greatest in nerdy entertainment, Sophie can be found screaming at her television during American football games. (Go Pack Go!) Sophie currently lives in Pennsylvania, about twenty minutes from her childhood town of The Middle of Nowhere.
- Author Contact:
Sophie loves to hear from readers! You can reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at or on Facebook as Sophie Bonaste. You can also check out updates on Sophie’s writing and other musings on her website.
Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press
Death Gets A Boyfriend Blurb:
Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
Death Gets a Boyfriend Excerpt:
I am Death.
Well, that’s one of my names anyway. I’m also known as the Grim Reaper, the Angel of Death, Azreal, and the list goes on. Some people have even called me Satan, but I would like to say right now, that’s a lie. I am not Satan. I know Satan. He’s not as bad of a guy as you would think. Sure he can get a little violent if you get out of hand, but as long as you stay on his good side, you’ll be fine.
And there I go getting off track again. You’ll have to forgive me. I’m not very good at staying focused. I guess that comes from the fact that I can jump around the world at an alarmingly fast rate. Thankfully that’s not very hard. Well, at least not for me. I guess, in the human population, that’s a skill many people want for some reason. I don’t know why, though, considering how scattered it makes your brain. It really does. That’s why I try to avoid using that skill. Causes headaches.
Anyway, this is a story about me. Don’t worry, though. It’s not too gruesome or anything like that. This is a story about how I fell in love. Yes, I know that’s kind of hard to believe. Death falling in love. Believe me, it shocked the hell out of me too. (No pun intended.) But it’s true. After thousands of years in existence, I finally found someone whom I wanted to spend my time with.
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