Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell – Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author Joanne Brothwell

Joanne Brothwell lives in the country on the Canadian prairie where her stories are inspired by the dead things that appear at her doorstep on a daily basis. Of course, her two pets, a retired police dog with titanium fangs and a feral barn cat missing two toes, make the safety of surrounding wildlife, at best, uncertain.

Nicknames are something Joanne has in abundance; most notably “Grumpy Bunny” (her husband), and “Princess with a Sailor’s Mouth” (her friends). She’s known to daydream, and ever since grade school has been accused of having a poor attention span. The truth is, Joanne has an alternate reality inside her head, where characters speak to her, sometimes so loudly (and incessantly) she just can’t hear anything else!



What is one book everyone should read?
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d love to have super-human strength. Wouldn’t it be cool to be completely unafraid to walk the streets at night, knowing nothing or no-one could harm you? I’ve always been fascinated with Superman. I’d love to be Superwoman with a super-cute super-suit!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Marilyn Monroe. I’ve always been fascinated by her.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Toast with peanut butter and honey.

Night owl, or early bird?
Early Birdie

One food you would never eat?
Anything buggy

Pet Peeves?

Skittles or M&Ms?

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Get ready for a fresh take on the supernatural.

If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?
The City of Bones, from Cassandra Clare`s The Mortal Instruments series. It`s haunting, eerie and absolutely atmospheric. I`d love to be a Shadowhunter – half human, half angel – so I could kick some demon ass.

What is your dream cast for your book?
A blond Emma Watson would be the perfect Sarah, but without the English accent. For Evan, I’m starting to really like Matt Bomer. I first saw him on Magic Mike, and I really like his look. He`d have to be a little more badass looking, though. Joseph Morgan (Klaus from the Vampire Diaries) would be a great Stefano. Hot and menacing. I perfect combination!

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Aphrodite. I totally want to be the Goddess of Love!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I’ve always wanted to live in California. The main reason is to get away from these bloody freezing cold winters here in Canada.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A movie star – Jamie Summers from The Bionic Woman. Or, a close second was a rock star – Blondie.

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Kate Beckinsale. Just because I want to look like her!

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
I was thinking about doing a dark adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. I`m still considering it!

Hidden talent?
I am pretty good at drawing.

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures and Superman.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Charlotte’s Web


How do you react to a bad review?
It depends. If it is scathing and mean-spirited, I find it hard to stay calm. If the review is well-thought out and legitimate, I might feel a little sad, but I try to shrug it off and use the information to improve my writing.

What do you do in your free time?
I write in my free time!

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Pulling your shit together, one day at a time.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Twilight. Love the books. Love the movies. Don`t tell anyway, though!

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…. 
Harry Potter

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?

Chocolate or Vanilla? 
Depends on my mood.

Regular or Diet? 
Diet – do not need those extra calories

Coke or Pepsi? 

Horror or Romance? 
Can’t I have both?

Action or Drama? 

Pizza or Pasta? 

Sweet or Salty? 

Summer or Winter? 
Summer. Hate winter. Hate.

City or Country? 

Harry Potter or Twilight? 

Gum or Breath Mints? 
Breath mints

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 

PC or Mac? 
I want a Mac

Beach or Pool? 
Beach. Love the sights, scents, and sensations of the beach.

Shoes or Sandals? 

Cats or Dog? 
Cats. Dogs are so needy. Cats are independent yet soft and cuddly.

Apples or Oranges? 
Oranges. Apples make me super-sick.

Facebook or Twitter? 
Facebook. Twitter drives me insane.

Truth or Dare? 

Text or Talk? 

Favorite quote from a movie?
“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb.” – Edward Cullen, Twilight

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one? 
How about a bunch of expensive ones!

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Curl up with a book.

Stealing Breath
Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent… creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn’t even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can’t ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

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