Monday, March 14, 2016

Interview and Giveaway Connor by Dormaine G

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

In my Connor series I would love readers to understand that being different is okay. My main character is a bit awkward but that is all right. We are all special no matter if we fit into certain groups or how many people are in our inner circle. Being unique is empowering.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I love to read, exercise, swim and indulge in chocolate. The day I turn my story into my editor is when I drink a red glass or wine to celebrate. I’m kind of nerdy boring.

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

That is hard but I would have to say Connor. She has a little bit of me in her. It’s the unyielding wit and relentless sarcasm. Sometimes, like her, my filter forgets to stay on.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

Yes it is a part of a series and the next book Connor, Revealed – book 2 is set to be released March 2016.  I thought I’d share the synopsis:


While dealing with the aftermath of betrayal, the dust has yet to settle before more supernatural sightings emerge. The San cannot rest as they take on more responsibility defending Earth. Connor must endure immeasurable physical pain as her abilities grow stronger especially through the fights but particularly through The San brutal combat training for they must prepare for what’s coming: War. Connor’s loyalties are questioned as her actions are put to the test. She is forced to make harsh decisions against the Elders disapproval when the world around her crumbles. Ultimately, one decision will seal her fate.


Ronin a formidable opponent under Monlow’s rule is back. He’s on a mission only no one knows what that mission is. The very one closest to him is Connor his mortal enemy. Neither willing to accept their destiny and yet it compels them. Will enemies become allies or do they battle to the death.

This foreign planet known for its unyielding cruelty is where Willow now resides. Ultimately, she’s forced to confront her actions that put her there. Condemned to continuous battle she has to overcome her once shallow self and accept the inevitability: fight or die.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

Connor, Revealed - book 2 is set to be released in March 2016.
Innkeepers Daughter, a steamy romance is set to release March 22nd 2016

Dormaine G

Genre: Young adult, paranormal fantasy

Publisher:  Creativia

Date of Publication:  12/5/2015

ISBN:  978-1519762412
ASIN:  B0190DGR36

Number of pages:  260

Cover Artist: Creativia

Book Description: 

Strong. Sassy. Superhuman.

Connor's mundane teenager life takes a U-turn when she discovers her incredible abilities, and a whole new world opens up around her. Thrilled by her newfound powers, she soon realizes that being special often means being singled out - and not always by those with good intentions.

With a group of friends who share similar abilities, Connor is set on a path of discovery and adventure as they try to find out more about their true self and origin. They soon find themselves pursued by Ronin; young, smart and out for revenge against them for reasons unknown.

The first novel in Dormaine G's young adult fantasy series, Connor is a witty, intense read and an exciting debut.

Excerpt 1:

A Do Not Disturb sign hung from the door handle. Cute. I walked in to waste more time and see how they decorated this room. The walls covered with wallpaper were of different sports memorabilia. It seemed like a typical boy’s room with trophies, sports equipment, and toy model airplanes hanging from the ceiling.
Wait a minute. I looked back at the trophies, checking the nameplates; they didn’t have names on any of them.
I heard a scraping noise by the hallway, so I quickly turned around but, once again, saw nothing. Either I’m losing my mind or just paranoid. At least that’s what I thought until I noticed the Do Not Disturb sign swinging back and forth from the doorknob.
Someone is in this house with us, worse yet, in this room with me now. I heard nothing nor did I see anyone, but I sensed it, and it was not a welcoming feeling.
I had my hands up, braced for anything that came at me. I slowly eased my way back across the room, my back close to the wall, inching toward the door, breath on hold. As soon as both feet touched the hallway, the door slammed shut behind me, and all the lights in the house died.
In total darkness, I jetted full speed in the hall and down the stairs, and then swung open the basement door, popping the hinges, the whole time sensing someone near me.
What were we thinking breaking into this house? We clearly did not think this through.
I pulled on the statue opening the door to the room. Tony was the first one out, with Byron a close second, both asking what gives.
Out of breath, I told them to wrap it up now, but they stood there looking bewildered.

“Now! We have company, and we are not welcomed.” I then pulled on the statue to shut the door, not waiting around. They quickly wrapped it up and hurried out as the door was closing in on them. They followed suit, running after me, no questions asked, the whole time still sensing something near me.

About the Author:

Dormaine was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life. As an adult she liked to travel out of the country though her favorite places to explore were her fantasy worlds as an author. She may be a nurse by profession but her heart has always belonged to writing. As a young child she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books. There she discovered her fascination for the science fiction genre, through books, movies and graphic novels.

Now she resides in Colorado with her husband and two feisty dogs. After many years of working in hospitals and travel nursing she took time off to pursue a career in writing. Her first novel "Connor" is in one of her favorite genres, young adult urban fantasy. Her second love is for horror of which she created the "Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess" series. This is just the start of her exploration as she stays locked up her office in Colorado spinning more tales.

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Dormaine G. said...

Thank you for sharing my work on your wonderful site.

Eva Millien said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!