Interview with Sarah Castille, Author of Against the Ropes and Giveaway!



Please give Sarah Castille a warm welcome this morning! She’s here to chat about Against the Ropes, and she even brought a copy for one of you to win!

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Sarah Castille] Shuttler of monsters, giver of treats

Author of stories so hot they burn sheets

Living the dream in Canada’s West

Smokin’ hot smex is what I write best

[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about Against the Ropes?

[Sarah Castille] A young college grad starts working at an underground mixed martial arts club and falls hard for its smolderingly seductive owner only to discover she is not the only one with a secret to hide.

[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and characters for the story?

[Sarah Castille] I got lost on my way through a familiar city, as you do, and wound up asking for directions at an MMA gym. One thing led to another and I wound up spending an hour meeting the fighters, touring the gym and learning about MMA. One fighter really stood out as being an alpha among alphas, a true leader. He became my Torment. As I was leaving, I wondered how an ordinary girl would fare in the MMA world, someone slightly naive and self-conscious. Suddenly I had my heroine. And my story.

[Manga Maniac Café] What three words best describe Makayla?

[Sarah Castille] Curvy



[Manga Maniac Café] If Max had a theme song, what would it be?

[Sarah Castille] Rolling in the Deep by Adele

[Manga Maniac Café] Name one thing Makayla is never without

[Sarah Castille] Her muffin top

[Manga Maniac Café] What three things will you never find in Max’s bedroom?

[Sarah Castille] Pajamas (why wear them when they are just coming off?)

The Joy of Sex/Kama Sutra (there isn’t anything he doesn’t know)

Any woman other than Makayla

[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Sarah Castille] My mom (a gifted story teller)

Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau painter (every painting tells a story).

Leonard Cohen (sigh, swoon)

[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Sarah Castille] Quiet, coffee, quiet, more coffee, and did I mention my owls?

[Manga Maniac Café] What was your biggest distraction while working on Against the Ropes?

[Sarah Castille] Amazon One-Click. Oh, that looks good. Click. What about that one? Click. I love this author. Click. Awesome cover. Click. 99 cents? Click. Click. Click

[Manga Maniac Café] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Sarah Castille] Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley. Does anyone have socks on after reading it?

[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Sarah Castille] Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Must support Canadian authors otherwise might have mentioned The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, published in 1892! A good story is always a good story.

[Manga Maniac Café] How can readers connect with you?

[Sarah Castille] I love to hear from my readers!

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These were great questions. I enjoyed my time on Manga Maniac Cafe. Thanks very much for hosting me!

[Manga Maniac Café]  Thank you!


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About the book:

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…

Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.

All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…

8 thoughts on “Interview with Sarah Castille, Author of Against the Ropes and Giveaway!

  • September 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Thanks very much to the Manga Maniac cafe for hosting me today to celebrate the release of Against the Ropes!

  • September 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Congrats to Sarah on the new release! Looks and sounds awesome 🙂

  • September 4, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Congrats on your release, Sarah! Can’t wait to read it!!

  • September 4, 2013 at 3:21 am

    So looking forward to reading this book! Congrats on the release, Sarah! And I definitely agree, must support Canadian authors!! 🙂

  • September 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Thank you so much for the post and giveaway! This book sounds great, so fingers crossed. 🙂

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

  • September 7, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I enjoy stories of opposites attracting and this looks like a good one.

  • September 8, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Thanks very much everyone! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

  • September 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Nice interview

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