Love, Sandra: Broken, Broken Wings Series, Book 1

January 30, 2014

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Broken (Broken Wings Series, Book 1)

by Sandra Love

Genre: YA Supernatural

About the book

CoverCordelia Rose has a horrible life. She is bullied by students at school, beaten by her father, practically abandoned by her mother, and wants to end her life and suffering. But when some strange things start to happen, she questions whether or not she has a purpose in this life.

Then she meets a brother and sister that mean more to her than she realizes. They are her protectors, and her kindred spirits. Like her, they are bruised and broken, though for different reasons.

When she finally discovers the truth of her existence, her mind is jumbled with everything she has to take in; not to mention the battle she has to fight, inside and out.

Purchase links

Amazon.co.uk ♥ Amazon.com

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Interview

It is my pleasure to interview Sandra Love, author of Broken. Welcome to Room With Books, Sandra and for agreeing to take part in this interview.

For those who don’t know you, what would you like to tell us about yourself?

My name is Sandra Love, I live in Olivet Michigan and I am 33 years old. I live with my boyfriend, Brad, and my son, Charlie. Charlie is 11 years old and he battles with Autism and ADHD. He is my world. I did attend college, where I studied Accounting and Ancient History. I am very fascinated with Mythology. Norse Mythology is my all-time favorite. I love learning about the Gods and Goddesses.

I am a big time cat lover. I swear I will end up being the crazy cat lady. I have three cats; Stubby, Odin and Thor. I do take care of a stray as well, his name is Louie. I want to save all the cats in the world.  J

In my spare time, I love to read. My favorite genre of books is YA Supernatural, but I read anything from Erotica to Fantasy to Romance. I love to read and review for authors. I am a BIG supporter of ALL authors. They have inspired me to write.

Speaking of writing my first book is YA Supernatural. It is book 1 of 3, with a Prequel.

I really enjoy writing; it allows me to escape reality for a while. I hope you all enjoy it.

I am really a boring person; I rather stay in and hang out with my cats and my family than to go out.

When you were little, what do you remember wanting to be when you grew up? 

I wanted to chase tornados. I thought it was so cool to watch it on television.

What age where you when you began writing and what inspired you to write your first book?

Well, 33 years old, the age I am now. I was just sitting around reading all these great books, and I became friends with many authors. So I was like, “Hey I want to write a book!” so I sat down and just started to write.

Tell me a little about your book, Broken, and what inspired you to write it?

Here is the Blurb:

Cordelia Rose has a horrible life. She is bullied by students at school, beaten by her father, practically abandoned by her mother, and wants to end her life and suffering. But when some strange things start to happen, she questions whether or not she has a purpose in this life.

Then she meets a brother and sister that mean more to her than she realizes. They are her protectors, and her kindred spirits. Like her, they are bruised and broken, though for different reasons.

When she finally discovers the truth of her existence, her mind is jumbled with everything she has to take in; not to mention the battle she has to fight, inside and out.

My inspiration? Bullying is so bad these days, so I wanted to write a book about it. It is so sad that people have to endure being bullied, and sometime no one helps. I want kids and adults to know if you step in to stop it you can save a life.

When you start writing do you have the story outlined or do your characters dictate what will happen?

My characters did all the writing. It was a hard book for me to write because my heart felt so bad for Cordelia.

Have you ever had arguments with your characters and if yes, who usually wins?

YES!!!! In my next book, Broken Hearts: Kaleigh’s Revenge (Broken Wings Book 2), they took my book in a whole different direction. I can’t wait to release that one. So to answer your question, they won! 😀

 Who was your favorite character to write and why?

My favorite character is Cordelia. She has been through so much and she broke my heart. She shows her weaknesses and strong points in this book.

In your book can you relate to any of the circumstances the characters go through? Are there any of your own experiences o ris it total fiction?

Some are from my own experiences. I won’t say what, but yes, I did go through some of the things Cordelia went through.

What are you currently reading?

Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire By: Ruth Cardello

Who are some of your favorite authors?

L. Chapman, Sandra Shrewbury, Genevieve Scholl, S. Moose, t.h. Snyder, Neil Orr, Julia Mills, Joan Duszynski, Sarah Elizabeth, Sarah Daltry, Simon Okill, Mira Garland, Kristine Raymond. So many! lol

If you could write with any other author who would it be and why?

I would like to write with Genevieve Scholl, we have already been discussing it. She has talked me through a lot. She is a brilliant author. She is also my publisher, editor, and cover designer so we are really close.

Do you prefer to write in silence or listen to music?

I really don’t listen to music when I write but I do have a wonderful song for Cordelia. Here is the link:


Where do you love to read/write?

On the couch

What’s your favorite thing to do when you have free time?

Hang out with my son and my boyfriend, Brad. Or I play with my cats!! lol 😀

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

I really want to write my Broken Wings Series, and a couple more books. I am in the middle of writing a Romance novel. I hope it is released this year.

What is one thing about you your readers would be surprised to know?

That parts of this book was based on my life. I won’t say what parts but yeah when I was writing it I shed a lot of tears.

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite breakfast? Omelet

What is your favorite color? Purple

What is your favorite movie? Hunger Games

What is your dream car? Chevy Impala, I want a purple one! lol

How can readers get in touch with you and find out more about your work?

Facebook ♥ Goodreads ♥ Twitter

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk with me! I wish you much success with Broken and all your writing aspirations!

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About the author

Author PhotoSandra Love is a new to the author world, publishing her first book in 2013. She currently lives in Michigan with her son and partner. Sandra is very lucky to have a sister, Amanda, who has been with her through everything, including helping her with the editing of her books. Sandra has three cats; Stubby, Odin and Thor. She loves to spend hours reading her favorite authors and writing. Her favorite genres are Paranormal, Supernatural and Romance. Sandra’s first series of books (Broken Wings) is a Supernatural Romance.

Authors who inspire Sandra –

Darlene Kuncytes
Sarah Daltry
T.H. Snyder
S. Moose
Genevieve Scholl
Rebecca Brooke
Sarah Elizabeth
Mira Garland
Stephanie Nicole Garza
Brandy Jeffus Corona
L. Chapman
Sandra Shrewsbury
C.L Foster

There are so many more. I want to name them all!!!!!

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FUTURE WORKS:

Broken Hearts Kaleighs Revenge CoverBroken Hearts: Kaleigh’s Revenge (Broken Wings Book 2)

Coming April 2014

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2 Comments

  • SAndra Love February 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you so much

    • Patricia RoomWithBooks February 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      You are very welcome, Sandra! It’s my pleasure to work with you.