Interview with Sadie Grubor

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family.... husband and children. <3
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, of course, BUT I also like to bake, crochet/knit, and binge watch shows on Netflix.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm lucky to have a pretty eclectic group of social media connections. With them, I find suggestions for books all the time. Also, I get to ARC read for a couple authors <--yeah I'm bragging a little bit, but I can't help it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Let's just say the first story I completely remember writing was a children's story for a little girl whose family was on vacation with us. I even named the lead character - a caterpillar - after her. After that, it was a series of short stories and poems until I got back into really sitting down and writing books.
What is your writing process?
Desk, snacks, and music.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading certain 'types' of books a different periods of my life. And then the reading fell off and I didn't really read for the LONGEST time. Then, because a co-worker suggested it, I picked up Twilight and read the entire trilogy within a couple weeks. It re-sparked my drive to read. I started picking up more and more books, found e-books, and my husband bought me a Kindle. From there reading and writing became a big part of my life again.
How do you approach cover design?
What's crazy is that I usually start designing my covers before I really start writing. It may be the outline phase and I'm already cruising images and concept art for ideas and inspiration. Then once I find a picture that 'fits', I start playing around with photoshop and concept cover designs.
What do you read for pleasure?
Horror, Romance - contemporary, paranormal, historical, it depends on my mood, Erotica. It just really depends on what I'm in the mood for at the time. But it is almost always fiction.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm a Kindle Girl.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Hmmmm..... I've found that what works for one book doesn't work for another. Or at least it doesn't work in the same aspect. You have to try to think outside the box. While Author Take-Overs and interacting on social media aren't HUGE marketing techniques, if you gain one loyal reader... It's worth it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small Ohio town, which sat right at the edge of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There was an actual spot in our town where you could stand and take one step into any of the states.

Growing up in a small town definitely provided plenty of reason to get creative and use my imagination. However, it also really let you know people and their personalities, which I think has played a part in my character development. I know some have often stated that my characters didn't feel believable or were annoying, etc. Well, chances are they were based off a combination of the people I lived around. LOL
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book came about after reading a bunch of 'shot-gun' and/or 'woke up married' story lines. I wanted the typical trope of married in Vegas, but I also wanted to put a little twist on the 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' saying. Because we all know that isn't necessarily true. It resulted in VEGAS follows you home.
Published 2015-03-23.
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Books by This Author

Refrain & Reprise (a Falling Stars novella)
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,310. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Once upon a time, two people from different worlds collided, and it was everything they never expected. Until it wasn't and one walked away. Pretending you don't know someone is exhausting. Acting like someone means absolutely nothing to you isn't easy. Especially when fate keeps throwing them back in your life. One Rocker. One Diva. One weekend in Vegas to get it right.
Doll Face
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Adult
I hide among the monsters. I blend into a sea of criminals and the depraved. Then he walks through the dark red lacquered doors of my hiding place. His eyes searching, probing, and knowing. He's going to kill me, but I've died before. And I liked it. This isn't a romance. This isn't a love story. This is primal. This is raw. This is obsession.
Snare
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,890. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When two explosive personalities collide, one runs and the other snares.
Stellar Collision (a Falling Stars novella) Book 2.5
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,990. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
You're cordially invited as Christopher lays his final claim. *NOT A STANDALONE* (Recommend reading the Falling Stars Series to fully enjoy)
Hidden in the Stars (H.I.T.S a Falling Stars novel)
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,170. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jackson's an addict, and just one taste puts him back in the precarious position of falling in love with a woman who's mastered the art of ensnaring and teasing.
Vegas Follows You Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,190. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For Olivia Harlow, it's a trip with friends. A single girl's celebratory getaway. There is no way she could guess what would happen and who would follow her home. Damon Knyght's search is over. After rising up from the ashes of his life and the pain, he found them. Now that he has them, there is no letting go.
Terms and Conditions (The Modern Arrangements Trilogy Book 3.5)
Series: The Modern Arrangements Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Extra's and Deleted Scenes from the Modern Arrangements Trilogy. This is a short novella, which includes extra's and deleted scenes from Modern Arrangements.
Happily Ever Addendum (The Modern Arrangements Trilogy Book 3)
Series: The Modern Arrangements Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,490. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Join Lillie and Aidan as they fight to prove to their unknown enemy, and to themselves, that they are more than the contract they signed.
Here Comes the Bride (The Modern Arrangements Trilogy Book 2)
Series: The Modern Arrangements Trilogy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,800. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is the second installment of the Modern Arrangements Trilogy. You are cordially invited to the union and marital bliss of Aidan and Lillian Iverson.
Save the Date (The Modern Arrangements Trilogy Book 1)
Series: The Modern Arrangements Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When illness, death, debt and a mutual friend, bring these two together, feelings are hurt and someone is insulted. It takes determination, sneaky actions and cockiness to secure the deal. But, even with an iron clad marriage agreement and pre-nup in place, there are those who would seek to destroy the spark threatening to engulf our couple in a happily ever after.
Live-In-Position
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 206,620. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Sophia steps into the Bishop home to care for emotionally neglected Victoria, she’s positive Dr. Collin Bishop, aka The Anti-Christ, despises her. The intensity of his glare is unsettling and frustrating. Sophia’s determined to bide her time, until she can gain publication and freedom from the Bishop’s snobbery. However, the longer she cares for Victoria, the more wrapped up in their drama.
All Grown Up
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,610. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"I was fourteen when it happened. The day the Mackey’s moved into the house next door. The day that changed my life, as much as it was, forever. A tiny, blonde girl standing on my doorstep would be the beginning of the craziness which became my life. This girl became my best friend, my confidant and side kick. She also introduced me to the love of my life."
Stellar Evolution
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: Free! Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(a Falling Stars novella) Who can persevere under the pressure of love in the public eye? Who will fall apart? And who will become almost unrecognizable? Some stars last for an eternity, some stars fade, and others evolve.
Falling Stars
Series: Falling Stars Series. Price: Free! Words: 145,480. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
One night changes everything. For the first time in his life, Christopher Mason becomes sure of one thing, and it's the one thing he's tried so hard to push away.