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Sara Mason - 5 Things I Know For Sure (Renegades Book Tour & Giveaway)

Five Things I Know for Sure

S.A. Mason

  1. Family should always be a priority. I have a large, crazy extended family, and we’re all very close. Friends have come and gone in my life, but no matter what, my family has always been there for me. I make an effort to always prioritize my family and be there for them as well.
  2. Writing and editing will always take longer than I expect it to. I always set ambitious dates and deadlines for myself. In the beginning, I would get upset when I wouldn’t meet them. Now I’m not as hard on myself. I try to build in extra time to get things done.
  3. You can’t please everyone. There will always be someone that doesn’t like you for a random reason or someone that doesn’t like your book and writes a bad review. I’ve learned not to take those things personally. Having a thick skin is important in life.
  4. Chinese food buffets are always a bad idea. I love Chinese food, and although buffets sound tempting and oh-so-good, I always hate myself the next day for over-indulging. Ordering an entrée is a much better life decision.
  5. You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. To me, one of the most annoying things in life is not knowing the formality of an event or date to choose appropriate attire. No matter what, a little black dress always works.

Author Favorite Recipe

My favorite go-to recipe is baked salmon with roasted asparagus. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put a salmon filet on a tinfoil sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary, and cover with lemon slices. Fold the tinfoil into a pouch and cook for 20 minutes. For the asparagus: spread on a cookie sheet, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with pepper and rosemary. Bake for 12 minutes. It’s healthy, easy, and delicious!

Title: Renegades
Author Name: Sara Mason

Author Bio:

Sara Atherton Mason was raised in Somerville, Massachusetts, with an amazing immediate and extended family. She attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating with highest honors in Chemistry. She then graduated from the Florida State University College of Law with high honors. She lives in the Florida with her toy poodle, Melvin, and clerks for a United States District Court Judge. She enjoys coffee, wine, sports, and science fiction television shows. 

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Book Genre: Science fiction
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 31, 2013

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Book Description:

Elora Pertin spent her life trying to please her father, an esteemed General for the Empire. 

When he convinced her to leave her quiet life as a scientist to advance a secret project for the Emperor, she had no idea what she was getting into. The seemingly innocent projects she engineered were actually being used to develop a genocidal weapon. After uncovering the Emperor’s plot, Elora had no choice but to act. 

Elora finds herself fighting for her life against the Empire she once served, abandoning everything with only a handful of friends and an unlikely ally—the Emperor’s deadliest assassin. Will he prove himself true as her protector, a loyal servant of the Empire, or a romantic distraction? With the law and assassins searching the star system for them, Elora and her team are determined to accomplish their mission . . . or die trying.

Excerpt One:

Back in her room, Elora tried to come up with another plan. If her father couldn’t—or wouldn’t—help, she had to find someone else. Just finishing and going home was not an option. She tried to focus on the weapon, but was preoccupied with thoughts of her father. What was he involved with? How could he involve her in the development of an illegal weapon? He had been her rock and best friend since her mom died when she was so young. If she couldn’t trust her dad, whom could she trust?
She had just closed her eyes to practice the meditative techniques she learned on Naruta when she was suddenly pulled out of bed to her feet. She felt the strong arms of a man on either side of her head. Instinctively, she tried to jerk his arms away because she was sure he was about to break her neck. Her head was pulled so far to one side she could feel the muscles in her neck tearing apart. Then he stopped.

Elora could barely see the mirror in her peripheral. The man’s black monochromatic attire made him hard to see in the dark room, but she could make him out against her body. He was tall with shaggy dark hair, slightly curly on the ends. He had a strong jaw, and as she moved up his face, she saw he was looking at her in the mirror. His eyes were dark—almost as black as his clothes. Just as suddenly as he pulled her out of bed, he released her.

3 Responses to "Sara Mason - 5 Things I Know For Sure (Renegades Book Tour & Giveaway)"

debbie jean mcmullen said...

I definitely agree with all of those! In particular family always being important - and chinese food buffets always being a bad idea!

Diane Coto said...

Hi there - I agree with 'You can't please everyone'. :) Thanks for posting this.
D. Coto ( - Pit Crew

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

I agree, you can't go wrong with a little black dress:) Awesome giveaway and wish you well on your tour!:O)