Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Aubrie Dionne

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

I’m a professional flutist by day, and a writer at night. I make up stories to go along with the music, and my flute students urged me to write them down. It took me a long time to take their advice, and here I am now!

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Haven 6 is the last book in the New Dawn trilogy. Even though it wraps up the series, it can be read as a standalone book as well. I made sure of that so everyone can enjoy my series at any time in any book.

Are you a mom?

Currently I have two careers with music and writing, and that keeps me busy enough!

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Not for this series, but I do have a contemporary romance coming out with Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line that’s drawn on my own life experiences as a flutist! Titled, My Maestro, it’s about a flutist that falls in love with the conductor of her orchestra!

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

Yes! Dare to dream, and follow your dreams. Appreciate the Earth and conserve resources.

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

Ummm…watching The Bachelor on ABC. Love that show! I hate how they never stay together afterwards, though. Then, I always feel like I wasted my time watching. It does give me ideas for my writing, though!

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

Yes! Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed releases November 7th from Inkspell Publishing. This is the young adult tie in series to the New Dawn series. Over two hundred and fifty people have added it “to read” on Goodreads. I’m so excited for this release!

Thank you for having me over! Great interview! 

Haven 6
New Dawn Series Book #4
Aubrie Dionne

Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing


Number of pages: 326
Word Count: 85K
Cover Artist: Heather Howland

Book Description:

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it's final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that's supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.

When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

About the Author:

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seem to keep her busy. For now.

Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012.

Twitter: @authoraubrie

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1 comment:

Aubrie said...

Thanks for hosting me today!