Please join us in welcoming author Sadie Rose Bermingham, half the writing duo of Burning Boundaries from Pride Publishing.
She’s done a lightning round style interview for us, so enjoy and welcome, Sadie Rose!
Plotter or pantser?
S: Reformed Pantser *laughs*
Coffee or tea?
S: Tea, with milk.
Cats or dogs?
Reusable or disposable grocery bags?
S: Reusable, of course.
Musical theater or rock concert?
S: Rock Concert
What’s your favorite food?
What’s your favorite book?
S: This changes week by week. Probably Drawing Blood by P.Z. Brite.
What’s your favorite ice cream?
What’s your favorite movie?
S: Star Wars – A New Hope
What’s your favorite of your published works?
S: Burning Boundaries (It’s always the new one!)
What’s the best vacation spot?
What was the last thing you read?
S: Lord of Ravens – Amelia Faulkner
What’s a charity/cause you support?
S: Amnesty International
What are you currently wearing?
S: Black, Bowie Low t-shirt and leggings
What genre (other than your own) do you like to read?
Do you enjoy watching or playing any sports?
S: This might be controversial but I love to watch Horse Racing, and less controversially, Ice Dancing.
Do you have any body art?
S: Not yet
Do the people in your life know about your writing?
Do you write full-time or part-time?
S: Part-time, I have a full-time day job
Do you have any pets?
S: We’re owned by a tabby cat called Trouble
What makes you unique?
S: Being me, I guess. *laughs*
What’s one of your hobbies?
As a kid, were you a Goody-Goody or a Wild Child?
S: A bit of both, I think.
In school, were you more academic, artsy, or athletic?
S: Academic until I was about 12, then more Artsy.
If you could have any career (other than writer), what would it be?
What’s on your to-be-read shelf?
S: Reeve of Veils by Amelia Faulkner, Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, The Channelling Morpheus series by Jordan Castillo Price, A Very Queer Family Indeed by Simon Goldhill
What’s on your playlist?
S: Suede, Bowie, Pet Shop Boys, Placebo, Lady Gaga, IAMX, Florence & The Machine, Tori Amos, Japan, Everything Everything, Bloc Party and Muse.
What’s in your fridge?
S: To be honest, I have no idea. Cheese probably. *laughs*
What’s on tap?
S: Water? What does this even mean?
What’s your wake-up routine?
S: Tea, fall out of bed, brush teeth, get dressed, go.
Morning person or night owl?
S: Night Owl, definitely.
What’s your favorite season?
What’s the best part of the day?
S: Leaving work
What superpower do you wish you had?
S: The power to generate money when I need it.
Who has inspired you the most?
S: I never know what to say to this question… My Parents, obviously. Some teachers, especially Mrs. Pallant in year 7 and Mr. Roberts in year 10. Other writers, too numerous to mention here but numbering Poppy Brite, C.S. Lewis, Ursula le Guin, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Tove Jansson. David Bowie. The list is endless.
About the Book
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Authors: Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham
Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis
Length: 103,000 Words
Heat Level: 4 out of 5
Genre(s): Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Fantasy – Urban & Magical Beings, Mystery & Thriller, Paranormal, Paranormal – Psychic Talents
Blurb: Mari Gale’s life has been a whirlwind since meeting Jake Chivis. A new job prospect and his mother’s health preoccupy him, so when Jake invites him on a date he’s ready to cut loose. Their night out turns into a nightmare when a fire breaks out in the basement of the bar and they barely escape.
Soon Jake learns that the horrific accident is being investigated as a possible homicide, and it’s not the only case. Detective Inspector Cordiline of the London Met hints at spontaneous human combustion, but as far as Jake knows, SHC doesn’t exist.
When Mari looks into a group called Birthright, he finds a connection to the victims of the fires and Jake risks himself to go undercover at the shadowy organization. The race is on to determine the truth before Jake becomes the next target.
About the Elemental Evidence Series
Former Detective Jake Chivis is a Fire Elemental who uses psychometry to see the past. Doctor Ilmarinen Gale is an Air Elemental, a human/cybernetic interface, able to infiltrate even the toughest information systems. Together they find out just how potent a combination Fire and Air can be when it comes to solving crimes.
Amid murder, conspiracy and a world that views them with suspicion, and sometimes contempt, Jake and Mari circumvent the conventional. While the police aren’t always appreciative of their methods they can’t deny the results.
When they aren’t busy consulting for the police, figuring one another out is their next big mystery. One that proves as frustrating as it is passionate. Between hunting killers and avoiding competing government agencies that want the two of them working on their side, they just might have enough time for love.
Was that flirting? Was he flirting with the guy? Jake tried to rein those thoughts in but he couldn’t help it. Mari had a habit of flirting, but it had never bugged Jake before. Jesus, they’d managed to go to one bar for an hour and already he was devolving into Neanderthal territory. He realized something else. It had never really bothered him when he and Alex had gone out and his ex had spent all night coming on to strangers. Then again, he’d known Alex was doing it to get a rise out of him. That was not Mari’s way, at all.
“You want another drink?” Jake asked, by way of keeping himself from hauling Mari out of there and grilling him about whether he wanted to sleep with Mr. Whips and Tattoos. They had to step to one side as a sweating, agitated-looking guy pushed by them on the stairs in an obvious hurry to get down to the basement for some chastisement. Though he looked chastised enough already, in Jake’s opinion.
“If you do,” Mari said, then exhaled a huff that might have been regret and might have been relief. “Unless, of course, you just want to put me over your shoulder and carry me out, Mr. Caveman. I wasn’t giving him the come-on. So you can stop looking daggers. And don’t deny it.” He pointed a slender finger at Jake as he opened his mouth. “I could see you thinking it. Yes, he’s very cute, but he’s not really my type. I do like his toy box though.”
Jake snapped his mouth closed then pushed a hand through his hair and let out a sigh of his own. He had always pitied guys that acted like possessive jerks and here he was being as transparent as glass, all but snarling at anyone who got too close to Mari. “I’m sorry. I was aiming not to be obvious. I’ll try and refrain from clubbing you over the head and dragging you out by the hair.” He managed a sheepish grin.
“In that case, it would be my pleasure to have another drink with you, Chivis.” Mari chuckled, slipping a hand around the nape of his neck and towing him in for a brief, firm kiss.
They made their way back up into the bar and as they were weaving their way through the crowd, Jake heard someone shout, then screaming coming from the direction of the basement.
The red and gold lighting seemed to be flickering and Mari yelled, “Can you smell something burning?”
Jake noticed the smell just as Mari was saying it, and turned his head. A curl of pale smoke was winding up from the basement stairway, not thick but noticeable.
“Shit!” He grabbed Mari’s arm. “Get out of here. Hurry.”
Jake gave him a push toward the front exit then shoved through the crowd, trying to get to the stairs.
About the Authors
Originally hailing from Detroit Michigan, Bellora now resides on the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida where a herd of Dachshunds keeps her entertained. She got her start in writing at the dawn of the internet when she discovered PbEMs (Play by email) and found a passion for collaborative writing and steamy hot erotica. Soap Opera like blogs soon followed and eventually full novels. The majority of her stories are in the M/M genre with urban fantasy or paranormal settings.
Sadie Rose Bermingham:
A storyteller since before she started school, Sadie also enjoys reading, photography, live music and long walks on the beach. Sadie has worked as a bookseller, a pedigree editor for the racing industry and a local and family history researcher. Originally from the north of England, she has been working her way across the UK ever since. She currently resides on the south east coast with her long term partner, where she hopes to buy a mobile home and establish a whippet farm.