Genre: Young adult, paranormal fantasy
Date of Publication: 12/5/2015
Number of pages: 260
Cover Artist: Creativia
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.
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.
Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Dormaine-G/e/B00HNE9GOC/
I’ve always loved reading young adult novels and being that I’ve always felt young at heart it seemed the natural step to take. I usually think of a plot or an exciting idea pops into my head then run with it. I sit down at the computer and let the creativity flow to see where it takes me. Then I go over the story several times until it makes sense and until I’m satisfied.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
These actors/actresses are who I envision for my book characters. I know it’s a teen book but adults have been playing young characters for years.
Book Characters Dream Actors
Connor Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Ronin Marlon Teixeira
Tony Lucien Laviscount
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
Knock on wood but so far I have not met that challenge. If I get to a plot that stumps me, I walk away, stew on it then start writing again. I try not to stress out on the working process. I feel that writing is fun and I allow myself to enjoy it.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
Growing up I never really saw characters that looked like me and I’ve always been interested in young adult, urban fantasy. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be an average teenager growing up in a small town to discover that you have special abilities. So I wrote a book that covered an array for different characters that just happened to be special.
5. What’s the hardest part of being an author?
I love the writing but it is hard for me to sell myself or my work. The fear of rejection was the initial dread but I’ve grown a thicker skin. In saying that it’s still hard to put myself out there. I find marketing difficult as well but they are both a work in progress.