Give Away, Day 2, Sabrina Garie

Hello and welcome to Darker Temptations. I’m excited to a part of this fabulous group of writers. I’m Sabrina and today’s give away is a $10.00 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (your choice).  Let me introduce myself and then I want to hear about you.

First thing you all need to know about me is that as much as I love to write, I hate to write about myself.  So I’ll rely on my virgo practicality and organize.

The Personal Lowdown

I’m a single mother of a nine year old (going on 16) who is the source of  my profoundest joy and the greatest exasperation known to man and monster.  You may know how that goes. 😉  Exploration is built into my DNA  so I tend to be in perpetual motion,  having lived in many places—Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, Vienna, Austria, Florence, Italy, London, UK to name a few–and visited an awful lot more.   That wanderer gene explains my love for books, the paranormal and science fiction—“to go where no one has gone before.”  For years of my youth, I wanted to be an astronaut, just to see what’s out there.  Stuck on earth, I live out those fantasies by just making it up myself.

My writing

I write paranormal, science fiction, romantica and contemporary.  My focus is less on genre and more on characters and the best setting for them to struggle and shine.  Strong, kick ass women who have as much pain to work through as the damaged hero they love are my passion as a writer and a reader.  Life is hard and I like to see people move beyond their own limits. I have found much of my own inspiration to go further and higher from book heroines and heroes.  Writing  is my way of giving back to something that has been important to me.

Stuff I Like

  • Coffee. I can’t seem to get by without it.  I tried to give it up, several times, but…
  • Movie nights with  pizza, popcorn and beer (or wine) and don’t forget the loved ones.
  • Sunday night storms when I am all snuggled up inside.
  • Walking down the street eating a coffee ice cream in a sugar cone covered with chocolate sprinkles.
  • Scrabble, boggle, banagrams (word games, love word games).
  • Lord of the Ring Trilogy, Dr. Who. Star Trek, Disc World, True Blood and the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
  • To quote Crash Davis in the movie Bull Durham “ long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”


I’d like to know more about you. To win the $10 gift card, let me know one of your favorite things and your email address. The winner will be chosen using random number generator at the end of all the contests on October 15.

For the next two weeks, each blogger will pick a winner. comment each day for a chance to win prizes from each author. Good luck! Winners will be announced on October 15th, so be sure to check back!

Thanks for visiting. I blog on Darker Temptations every other Tuesday and I love to chat. Stop by and see me.


Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine in romance fiction. You can meet the first heroine in Fires of Justice at Elloras Cave, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles.

Fires of Justice Releases October 17.

About Sabrina Garie

Writer, reader, explorer, chauffeur (oops, I meant mom)

Posted on October 2, 2012, in Sabrina Garie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. I love to sit on the front deck, coffee in hand, and watch the world race by.


  2. I quit coffee for a little while. In fact, I quit all caffeine drinks for about two months. It felt wrong not to have my coffee early in the morning as I read before work (because I’m a nerd who actually wakes up earlier than they need to in order to read two or three chapters).

  3. Hello, Sabrina. Thank you for sharing.
    I understand where you are coming from with the 9 yo going on 16. I have a 14 yo going on 22. Good luck. 🙂
    One of my favorite things is to share my love of reading a good book with others. When I read a book, I want to talk about it. Since not many people in my life share my passion, I joined the online romance community to meet people with similar interests. And I have to say, I love it!!! Everyone that I have chatted with is so friendly. I hope you have a wonderful day!

    • On line communities are amazing. They connect us easily to others everywhere and we can really find our niche here and on our own time. That time management part is priceless. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. I love a cup of coffee and a good book.

  5. Hi Sabrina,
    Great to meet you. Love your post.
    I love ice-cream. It is a weakness of mine….all kinds of flavors. My favorite of all is Chapman’s MInt Chip,

  6. HI Sabrina,

    Nice to meet you!

    Like you, LOTR is by far one of my favorite things, I even have a tattoo in elvish script. 🙂

    All my best,

    ambr80 (at)

  7. Hi Sabrina,
    Other than books (more of an obsession really), I do love music (especially hair bands and Metallica), crocheting (really need to start doing that again now that summer is ending), and stormy nights listening to the rain and thunder as I go to sleep.
    Nice to meet you 🙂

    • Another lover of stormy nights! They help me sleep too. Its like the universe is at play and it makes me feel safe on some level (counterintuitive, I know). Glad you stopped by to chat.

  8. Hi Sabrina
    Well, I love a lot of different things – I love a large cup of coffee in the mornings but the doctor has made me give that up temporarily:( I also love chocolate, reading, watching old movies and reading lots of books. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

  9. I love Frappuccinos, reading on the back deck in the glider in the shade, thunderstorms, and watching movies at home.


  10. Lol, I’m a wanderer too and I LOVE Dr Who. Not much of a coffee drinker, tea in all varieties is my poison;). Nothing better than curling up with a great book and a cup of tea.

  11. Hi, Sabrina. There are several things I love! Taking my dogs running in the mornings before anyone else is up and a cup of strong coffee. But my favorite thing is to curl up with a good book on a rainy day! Coffee seems to be a theme here! Always nice to find another coffee addict!


    • Being up before anyone else is a true secret passion. I wake up early to write and its my time to own the world. Coffee at my side. Toast my coffee cup to you and my fellow coffee fiends. Thanks for visiting.

  12. One of my favorite things? Seeing my dog look up at me and wag her tail. Pure joy! 🙂

    • That is pretty amazing. I have a cat, the looks I get are mostly disdain. Having said that, when he curls up on my lap or just touches his paw to my arm or leg, the unconditional warmth just flows through.

  13. lol…Gotta love cats!! They are in box all on their own!! I love after-dinner coffee and dessert!!! Of course I need to cut back on the

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