Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sherri Hayes Plays TRUTH or Dare in the Spotlight (Giveaway)

Our July Spotlight Author is Sherri Hayes, whose book TRUTH releases this week on July 25. 

TRUTH is the 3rd book in the FINDING ANNA series.  We are currently discussing the first two books, SLAVE and NEED leading up to our Book of the Month's release.  The series chronicles the psychological and emotional healing of a woman who has been rescued from life as a sex slave. Her rescuer Stephan was recently voted into the TOP TEN HOTTEST MALES in Literature.  Please join us on the forum as we chat about the series. Click here

We are excited to have Sherri join us on our blog today, so we can get to know her and her characters a bit more. 

InnerGoddess:  If you could be one of your own, or any book heroine from books you have read, who would you like to be and why? 

Sherri Hayes:
I think it’s safe to say I wouldn’t want to be any of my heroines. All my leading ladies have some pretty crappy histories: drug abuse, sexual slavery, spousal abuse, abusive and neglectful parents.  As you can see, I tend to put my characters through the wringer before I give them their happily ever after. 

Going through my list of favorite books doesn’t help with this question either.  All of the heroines have been through as much as the ones I write, or worse.  What does that say about me as a reader? LOL.

So that brings me back to my own heroines. 

I suppose if I had to pick, I’d go with Cali from Hidden Threat. Aside from her drug abuse, and losing her mother at a young age, she had a pretty good childhood. She’s a strong, independent woman, who for the most part, knows what she wants out of life, and goes after it. I also admire her strength when dealing with adversity. When she thinks she’s right, she doesn’t back down.

Blurb for Truth, Finding Anna 3:

For the last two months, Brianna has discovered something she never thought she would again. Hope. After the horror of being Ian’s slave for ten months, a fate she never imagined she’d escape, it feels as if she is living a dream. She has freedom she hadn’t expected to have again, and she wakes up every morning not fearing what the day will bring.

There is also Stephan. The man who saved her from the daily torture she had to endure at the hands of Ian and his friends. The same man who makes her heart race with just the thought of him. Life is good.

Outside forces are determined to conspire against them, however. When Brianna’s father shows up on her doorstep, it sends her world spiraling out of control. He brings with him new information about how Brianna ended up in Ian’s clutches, but will it make a difference? Will Stephan be able to find a way to make Ian pay for all he made Brianna suffer?

As Brianna and Stephan try to find out the truth, their relationship is tested. She is forced to face her past head on and deal with the ugly reality of what happened to her. Will Stephan’s love be enough to see her through her newest challenge, or will the fragile trust they’ve built come crumbling down around them as the truth makes itself known.
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Sherri Hayes' Bio

 Sherri is the author of five novels: Hidden Threat, Slave (Finding Anna, Book 1), Need (Finding Anna, Book 2), Behind Closed Doors (A Daniels Brothers Novel), Red Zone (A Daniels Brothers Novel), and a short story, “A Christmas Proposal.” She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books at a young age by reading to her as a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember; however, she didn’t start writing them down until she turned thirty. It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.

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Twitter:  @Sherri_Hayes
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Contest for FREE book

Inner Goddess loves this series so much that we are gifting a FREE copy of TRUTH to one lucky winner on its release day, July 25.  To enter to win, either comment on the Spotlight discussions (each comment counts as a an additional entry) or make a comment below this blog (must leave contact info to win).  Winner will be chosen by at midnight July 24th. 


  1. Look forward to reading this series, and a free book is always great!

  2. You will love it, Brandy. I am re-reading it for the third time for our BOTM discussions and it is still just as moving as the first time. A great book on a very sensitive topic.

  3. It is truly an amazing book. May be my favorite of the series so far. It is just such an emotional book. Can't wait for everyone to read it.

  4. I am so excited for "Truth" to come out! And bonus, it is coming out on my birthday!! What a gift that is for me!! Stephan and Anna are on my top ten favorite couples list..I just love them and hope they get a really good HEA..they deserve it!

  5. Happy early birthday Jen! I know you are going to love this book! It is probably my favorite one as it is such an emotional book. I know the others were too but this one goes above and beyond.

  6. Man I cannot wait to read this book!


    Ps excellent name for a heroine despite our having an extra N

  8. Congratulations to Briana! You have won a copy of TRUTH by Sherri Hayes.