Sasha’s Calling is a wickedly awesome novel, and hands down a sci-fi/fantasy favorite on my bookshelf. This title opens with Sasha on the run with her latest steal in tow, adrenaline is pumping, guns are firing, and the only escape is to jump on a ship. Little did she know the passion she would find when she jumps on Dirk’s ship. *Grins* Let’s just say that passionate, erotic, lustful sex happens before they even know each other’s names! But eventually names do get exchanged, and the adventure continues as Sasha’s races to get her stolen data in the right hands for the safety of her planet and her father.
I absolutely loved reading this short novel. The book is equally balanced in the action and romance department, so when you read about the action, your heart is pumping and racing just as fast as Sasha’s. And when the romance is center stage, you can’t escape the passion, the butterflies, and the bond Sasha and Dirk share. And I must tell everyone that my favorite laugh-out-loud moment has to be the boob cream. Wouldn’t it be great to resize your breasts with a cream? Well, let’s just say that Dirk gets a little carried away with his man boob fantasy when applying cream on Sasha. Lol. Excellent novel, perfectly executed!This is the first time I’ve read a novel from a duo of authors. I was initially worried that there may be gaps in the writing or parts of the novel left untied, but I was definitely wrong.
In fact, this writing duo works seamlessly as one team, and (1) you would never know that this title was written by two people, and (2) I find that the book flows a lot more smoothly because there are two people, two perspectives, two writing styles, etc. I thought this was a fantastic title. T.C. Archer has me excited about the sci-fi/fantasy genre, and while I can’t wait to read Fantasy Island, I encourage you to go out and read Sasha’s Calling.
About T.C. Archer
T. C. Archer is comprised of award winning authors Evan Trevane and Shawn M. Casey. They live in the Northeast where long, cold winter nights require a roaring fire and a companion of the hot blooded persuasion.
Evan puts his Ph.D. to good use by writing about alternate realities, and Shawn channels the mythology and philosophy she studied during her wasted youth into writing about exotic places and times.
Space travel, time travel, past or present, love (and lust,) transcend place and time. And Evan and Shawn will go where no man—or woman—has dared go before.
9 Questions with T.C. Archer
1. What was the inspiration for Sasha’s Calling?
Evan loved the idea of a sexy Star Wars type saga with guns blazing in the wild wild west of outer space. Shawn had to agree.
2. What is your favorite scene in the book?
Of course, Evan’s favorite scene is with the Boob Cream. (He did write that in first draft.) What man wouldn’t love a scene where there’s a cream that increases the size of a woman’s breasts? Shawn’s favorite scene is when Sasha fights the villian in the bowels of The Rock. The sci-fi elements are wonderful. The action is edgy. And when Dirk shows up, the sexual tension between him and Sasha is fabulous!
3. Which character did you connect with the most during the writing process?
Really, both. While writing each character, we become that character fully, or the writing process doesn’t fall flat.
4. What was one exciting thing that happened to you while writing Sasha’s Calling?
The erotic dreams caused as a result of writing the book. ROFL.
5. Are you working on a new novel? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
Yes, another sci-fi, sort of a space age Fantasy Island. Our heroine’s last mission went bad, so she’s taking some R&R, but doesn’t know her boss bought her a reality vacation. Our hero doesn’t realize she’s not part of HIS reality vacation. It’s a recipe for some great fun.
6. What are the benefits of writing with a partner?
The benefits are you don’t have to do all the work, and you ever have to worry about writer’s block. If you get stuck, you simply hand the book to the other person and command them to fix it.
7. How do you separate the work between the two of you?
Oh, that’s a good question. Really, it comes down to the muse. We have been writing together for some time now, and have a very good rhythm. Once we have an idea, and the person chosen to start the book begins, they just keep writing until they run out of steam. We then pass the book to the other person, who writes until they run out of steam. We brainstorm a LOT. Keep all kinds of outlines, notes, character workups and the like that we constantly update. We rewrite and revise each version, so the final product isn’t any one person’s part, but is an entity all its own.
8. Is there any creative arguing behind the scenes?
Never! ROFL. We do have a process that works. Evan is the king of all things technical, and Shawn doesn’t argue with him.
9. Do you have any writing quirks that you would like to share with us?
Shawn–I like to take breaks to read. ROFL. Keeps my thoughts fresh.
Evan–I have to watch tv while I write.