Genre: YA UF/Sci-Fi
Date of Publication: March 15 2016
Number of pages: 240 pages
Word Count: 81K words
Cover Artist: Creativia
In the aftermath of betrayal, dust is settling. The San cannot rest as they take more responsibility defending Earth. Meanwhile, Connor must endure immeasurable physical pain as her abilities grow stronger, both through fights and brutal combat training of The San, 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.
This foreign planet known for its unyielding cruelty is where Willow now resides. Ultimately, she’s forced to confront the actions that put her there. Condemned to continuous battle, she has to overcome her once shallow self and accept the inevitable: fight or die.
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.
My ideas come off the top of my head. I just let the words flow. Ever since I was young I’ve always dreamed of planets and wondered what it would be like having superpowers. So in all honesty it’s something that has been brewing for some time now. Then there are ideas that tend to pop in my head when I’m busy doing something else. I’m pretty much writing in my head all day.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
These actors/actresses are who I envision for my book’s 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?
I really don’t get writers block or I should say that I haven’t so far. If there is a time where the creativity doesn’t flow so easily I then take a few days away allowing my mind to reflect on the novel then start back on it ASAP. Giving my mind a break always helps.
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?
Being an author itself I love but if I had to choose it would be that marketing aspect. Although I have gotten better at it but selling myself is still so very hard for me.