Author Spotlight: Sofia Ann Hoffman

Today’s author is Sofia Ann Hoffman. I got the pleasure to meet this author due to an event I’ve been attending every summer in Savannah. I don’t remember her much from the event itself, but I’ve talked with her so much in the days that have followed. She’s very intelligent and intuitive. She also has a very unique writing style that I adore. I could go on all day, but I think you’d prefer to see what she has to offer!

Her Books (Click book photos to buy):

Who do you have left to rule when the monsters kill all of your people? The monsters, of course.

Princess Cindra may only be sixteen, but she’s growing up fast as she loses it all—her home, her planet, even her soul mate.

But like a wave will fill in footprints, life is rolling over her and offering her far more than she has ever lost. When running is no longer an option, will Cindra be willing to step up to the plate or will she surrender and become just another monster?

My name is Ava Jensen, and I’ve been hiding out for many years. If you find this message, you need to hide as well. They are after us all. It doesn’t matter if you shift or not, you are fair game. Use your wits, keep yourself hidden as best as you can. It doesn’t matter what race or religion you are, or even where you live. Everyone on Earth is a target. But, we won’t go down easy. Prepare to fight or die trying.

All her life, Natalie has believed that Fate has had it in for her. Raised as an orphan, kicked to the streets at eighteen, and now losing custody of her children to her ex, Blake. Natalie honestly doesn’t know how much more she can take. But Natalie won’t give up, all she has to do is prove she can support herself and her children.
Things start looking up when Natalie finds an injured dolphin and contacts MAR–a marine animal rehabilitation center. She’s offered a full-time job with them when they see the connection she has with the dolphin, and over time, she realizes that the dolphin is not exactly what he seems. The same goes for her coworker, Sol, and his friend Conall.
Fate is taking a stand, and this time it’s on Natalie’s side if only she can open her heart and accept the secret that the men hold.

Kyle Phillips only wants to drop the groceries he’d purchased off at the teen center. Little does he know that it will lead to him becoming the caretaker to three hellhound puppies. When the choice becomes ‘take care of them or die,’ it isn’t a difficult decision. Suddenly, Kyle is faced with not only raising and training them, but he also has to guard them from their father, who is determined to get them back, even if it means taking Kyle out in the process. Will the floofballs from Hell cost Kyle his life? **This is a slightly expanded version of the story that appeared in All Hallowed Tales.**

Aleksi knows Ivan is close to losing it. Ivan doesn’t care how he escapes from the submarine they are trapped on, including dying. In desperation, Aleksi talks Ivan into a last resort of writing to Ded Moroz to help them escape. Neither of them are aware that the submarine they are on is approaching a MAR dome.
Sara has watched many of her friends find their mates, marry, and start families, and she wants the same. She decides to give a shot to writing to Santa, asking him to provide them. Before she gets a chance to send it off, she’s alerted to a human submarine approaching MAR. She’s the only one strong enough to get rid of the submarine before the dome is exposed to the humans.
Find out what happens when Sara discovers who really are the passengers of the submarine threatening MAR.

Life has a way of just being existence until you find the reason to truly live. I made a difference in other people’s lives, but inside, I was just . . . physically there. I worked to pay the bills and took care of my family when I wasn’t at work, but that was it.

That is, until the day Steven walked into the video store where I worked. 

No, it wasn’t ‘love at first sight,’ but it was definitely ‘like at first comment.’

My name is Carolyn, and this is the story of how a simple man turned my world upside down. A man who had the power to see beyond the wall I built around my heart and discovered the real me hiding inside. A man who connected with me wholly. The man who made me live.

About Sofia Ann Hoffman:

Originally from Texas, I’ve moved around from coast-to-coast with my family because my dad was in the Navy. I’m currently in Arizona (It’s a dry heat.) I find enjoyment in my fur babies. I currently have Daisy and Minnie. I love 80s music and reading paranormal romance. I’m not a huge TV watcher, but I do binge watch shows periodically. Right now, I’m catching up on Lucifer. I prefer my stories to have an HEA or at least a HFN because I figure there’s enough darkness in the world already. I also try to avoid cliffhangers and keep most of my stories as stand alones.

Interview Questions With Sofia Ann Hoffman:

  1. Tell us about the books you’ve published so far. Can you tell us about some of your upcoming novels? My first attempt at actually publishing a story was for an anthology back in 2018, so I had to keep the word count down. Steven With a V was that attempt. However, the story didn’t match the steam level of the rest of the stories. I put Steven to the side and co-wrote a story with Petra J. Knox called Taken for a Ride. That story is not currently available. My first solo story was Leap at Love. I wanted to be included in the Falling for Them anthology and decided to write about shifters that were different from what everyone else was writing, so I picked dolphins. There were not a lot of sea animals being written about at that time. This story also was the beginning of the MAR world that I write in. MAR stands for Magical Alliance Refuge and basically are protected areas that magical people of all kinds live in to avoid detection by humans or other creatures. Floofballs from Hell came next and took the story out of MAR. It was a short story about a man forced to raise Hellhounds and is based from a dream I had after listening to my dad’s neighbor’s puppy bark and howl all night. That was also in an anthology and has since been slightly expanded and released solo. In a Christmas anthology with my writing group, I included the next story Men for Christmas: Check. It went back to the MAR world and featured Sara as the main female character. She was the main female character’s best friend in Leap at Love. Even though the two are connected, they can be read as stand alone stories. In fact, I am attempting to do that with all of the MAR books. Next came Claiming the Owl Shifter. I won the cover for that in a contest for the best blurb and decided to connect it to the MAR world but take the story into outer space. This story begins 70 years before Leap at Love happens and comes forward to the present time. Ava is an owl shifter captured by golden-dragon aliens. Steven With a V is the story closest to my heart because it features most of my real life. I used to work for Blockbuster Video and had a crush on Steven but was never brave enough to tell him. I’m pretty sure he felt the same way about me, but neither of us acted on it. This story is what might have happened if we had. Many of the events are true that I describe. This is my only contemporary romance to date. My last released book is called Saving Yanoth. I decided to go YA with this one and still connect it to the MAR world. It is best if you read Claiming the Owl Shifter first because the characters from there play major roles in Saving Yanoth, but it can also be read alone. I do have a short called Static Elecwitchery which will only be available in print at Literary Love Savannah in the YA anthology. This is a fun one where the two sisters discover they are witches but the female main character has issues with static electricity. My next upcoming novel is called Pisces on the Hunt. (If I can get my muse to cooperate.) Pisces is a red-octopus shifter who is hired to find the missing daughter of a mob boss and her best friend Veronica who is pregnant. This one was also in an anthology, but I’m adding more to it by making it not just Pisces’s POV but also the other two women.
  2. What was the moment you knew you wanted to be an author? I’ve pretty much wanted to write for as long as I can remember. My earliest published work was a poem in my high school magazine when I was in 11th grade.
  3. What are some things you do to overcome doubts about your writing? I talk to other authors and to some of my supportive readers. My family also totally supports my writing even if they don’t read it. Sometimes, I will just begin a story for fun, not caring about grammar and punctuation.
  4. Have any actual life experiences reflected in your writing? Most of my stories feature dogs or doglike characters because I love my fur babies. Also, Steven With a V is very close to what my real life was like at that time frame.
  5. Who was your easiest character to write about and why? What was your hardest and why? I truly enjoyed writing Sara’s character the most, but the story that I found the easiest to flow up to a point is called Marnie’s Heart. I had a vivid dream that I was struggling to get the words out fast enough to describe it. Marnie’s Heart is on hiatus until I revamp it because the character is deaf and I want to rewrite certain parts to make her extremely hard of hearing instead and I also want to find a sensitivity reader to go over it before I release it to make sure I don’t offend the deaf community. The hardest character to write so far has been Keene because I really don’t know much about her. She’s around 4 feet tall with one green eye and one amethyst eye, short spiky black hair, and she can turn into a sword. Together, she and Johann act as a paladin for a modern-day king. Her story is only partially written, but she appears in other MAR stories.

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