Today’s visit is from the lovely Berinn Rae, author of the Guardians of the Seven Seals series. The first book in the series, Knightfall, is available now as an eBook and Berinn has graciously offered up one (1) copy for a giveaway. But before we get to that, you have to hear what Berinn does in her spare time because it is – and she is! – super cool.
Without further ado, here’s Berinn!
When I’m not writing (which I do every chance I get because I LOVE it), I’m often at my day job where I sit in conference rooms during many long days of meetings. But I’d rather talk about the fun stuff I do when I’m not writing... flying vintage airplanes, trying to make a dent in my TBR (to-be-read) pile, and catering to my very spoiled sixty-pound lap dog named Annabelle.
I learned to fly later in life – after I met my husband to be exact. He was already a pilot, and I instantly became hooked. It wasn’t long before I was taking to the skies and loving every hour in the clouds (or feet above the trees). Many of my vacations involve a fly-in of some sort (a fly-in, like the world-famous Oshkosh Airventure is just that: aviation enthusiasts come from miles away to fly or talk about flying). But I would never leave home without my kindle library and a few paperbacks. Paranormal romance and SciFi/Fantasy are my faves. I’m wrapping up a Nalini Singh novel today.
I fly whenever I can. Sunset flights are beautiful in an open cockpit biplane (mine is a 1942 Stearman PT-17). Sometimes my husband will join me in formation flying, which is great for keeping skills current.
But it’s not always easy being a woman pilot. Did you know women make up less than 5% of all pilots? I’d like to see that number grow. A lot. Every year, I work with girl scout groups to help them add the aviation badge to their collection. Even if just one girl goes on to get her pilot’s license, that makes it all worthwhile. If you’ve always wanted to learn to fly and don’t know where to start, reach out to me. Trust me, it’s not as scary (or expensive) as you’d think, and it’s even more fun than you think. :)
Now onto the fur ball in my life. Annabelle is the most snuggly dog. Ever. Even though she’s a hunting breed, the only things that need to fear for their lives are bugs (and even they are pretty safe). She loves people and has designated herself as the official airport greeter. She never turns down the chance to fly. Or a walk. Or a treat. Well, come to think of it, she never turns down anything. That dog loves everyone and everything (except for those Japanese beetles that look like ladybugs; she thinks they taste gross).
Thank you, Berinn, for taking the time to share with us! My boyfriend is a pilot and he dreams of flying a biplane so I can only imagine how much fun you and your husband must have!
Available Now… KNIGHTFALL
Life is relatively normal for bush pilot Kerra Cain. That is, until a fallen angel reveals himself, with plans to use her to destroy the Seven Seals. To escape, she must place her trust in the arms of Gareth, a dangerously sexy but enigmatic man who has haunted her dreams for years. Thrown into a desperate war for survival, Kerra must embrace a heritage long denied her in Knightfall, the first book in the Guardians of the Seven Seals series.
Coming Spring 2012… HELLBOUND
Book 2 in the Guardians of the Seven Seals series
Everyone has monsters under their bed. But what if you’re one of them?
Orion Benandanti isn’t just a hellhound. He is the Alpha of all hellhounds and host to the Third Seal. Thanks to the Guardians, the evil Dominion has splintered, and he takes a much-needed break at his vacation house in the Midwest United States. But the world still isn’t safe. One night, Orion is attacked by a pack of monstrous hellhounds. If hunting a rogue alpha wasn’t enough, Orion also has to deal with his growing attraction to the newcomer in his territory, a female hellhound in the form of a beautiful yet stubborn pragmatist.
In one night, Lana Wolfe’s life was destroyed and she was reborn a walking nightmare. Still healing the scars of the past, a year later, she dedicates her life to destroying others like her. But when the hunter becomes the hunted, the only way for her to survive is to trust the man who very well may break her heart. Will she let him claim her—for the Seal’s protection and for a passion forged in hell’s hottest fires?
Berinn is offering one (1) e-copy of Knightfall to a lucky reader.
To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter!
Giveaway closes December 10, 2011.
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