Monday, April 5, 2010

In the Author Spotlight: Yolanda Sfetsos

Firstly, I want to thank Cate for having me over here today. It's great to get the chance to chat a little about my upcoming Eternal Press novel.
I've always been intrigued by the unknown--whether it's monsters that go bump in the night, magic in the shadows, conspiracy theories, or the possibility of aliens--it always gets my attention.

Most of the time, when I read/hear something about the unknown, the things we're not sure exist out there, my imagination grabs a hold of it and runs. Which is pretty much what happened with my story, SHADE OF GREY.

SoG happens to be a contemporary Sci-Fi story, but it's also a romantic tale about two strangers who shouldn't get involved but can't stay away from each other.

You see, Gypsy's life gets turned upside down when a mysterious man in black appears out of nowhere. After that she gets caught in a race to get away from people who want to catch her. For a reason she had no idea could be real, and a talent she didn't know she possessed.

There are a bunch of secrets in this story, and they mostly revolve around Gypsy. The fact that Calvin happens to know some of them could make their connection a disaster. But when there's no one else to trust, what can she do? And you certainly can't fight a strong attraction, right?

But back to the aliens. In my novel, I pretty much touch on UFOs, MIBs, aliens, abductions, conspiracies... and then give it my own twist. And set it in Australia. It was a lot of fun to write this story and I can't wait for Gypsy and Calvin to be out in the wild for people to read. Actually, this is the first in a planned trilogy, so I hope I get to share the other two with you too.

I don't have a release date yet, but SHADE OF GREY will be available from Eternal Press sometime this year. I'll keep posting about it on my website and blog, so if you enjoy a love story with a little heat, and some alien conspiracies, you might want to check this out! ;)

Thanks for reading!


Yolanda Sfetsos

Yolanda Sfetsos lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and cat. She loves to spend most of her days writing stories. Her muse doesn't like genre restrictions, and loves to toe the dark, otherworldly edge of storytelling.

When she’s not writing she spends as much time as possible with her small family. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows and reading.


Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hi Cate, thanks so much for having me over at your lovely blog! :)

Margaret West said...

I'd like to read Shades of grey. It sounds great. Good luck with everything, Yolanda. may the tills never stop ringing with sales!!!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Margaret, thanks so much for popping in and for your kind words. :)

Amy said...

Congrats on the upcoming release!

Lorrie said...

Sounds full of twists, exciting characters and events. I can't wait to read this one. May your release date be soon, and best of luck.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hi and thanks, Amy! :)

Lorrie, thank you. :D I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on the release date as soon as I know.