The Dragonian Series
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: GMTA Publishing – Mythos Press
Number of pages: 289
Word Count: 95,000
For the love of blueberries, Elena Watkins was destined for greatness, even though she didn’t know it. Before entering Paegeia Elena was not special, she wasn’t even average until the night her father was killed by a creature she thought only existed in fairy tales – a dragon. With her father’s death leaving her orphaned, Elena is whisked away to her true birthplace, Paegeia.
Arriving at Dragonia Academy, the premier school for young Dragonians; a school she was never meant to attend because her father was a dragon. Unbeknownst to Elena danger is lurking behind the enchanted vines concealing the once thriving capital of Paegeia – Etan.
Goran, the darkest sorcerer in the realm, has lain dormant for over a century behind the crumbling city. There, in the shadowy ruins he plots his revenge to destroy the only weapon that can kill him – the King of Lion Sword.
When the sword is stolen without a trace Elena doesn’t think twice about seeking it; knowing deep down that it is her destiny to save her new home.
Read on for the interview!
Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
- What is your name? EEK, run to hide behind a huge rock. Took a peek and answer in a soft trembling voice: Adrienne Woods
- What is your quest? To become a number one best selling author. It's more of a question than an answer.
- What is your favorite color? Purple (I think)
Just kidding, there are more than 3 questions.
Which orifice did you pull this story from (from whence did the inspiration come)?
The one in my back garden, hahahah, no, the love for dragons.
What was the most difficult thing about writing Firebolt?
The next word. hahahaha. Just kidding. I guess it was the main plots. It has to be really strong. If you can add a bit mystery, you have a fan.
What was something you learned while writing Firebolt?
Be sure you don't have a family when writing your first novel, hahahaha, another floppy joke. Of course you need your family. Their love,support and believing in you is all you need. I guess I understand why some authors have more than a couple of husbands. HAHAHA
What do you love the most about Firebolt?
The cover, just kidding. Everything. It’s very personal to me and I really dug deep with writing this.
What do you hate the most about Firebolt?
Not having enough time to finish book two. Hahaha. It’s my novel, I don’t hate any of it.
Give us your favorite blurb (paragraph/scene) from the story:
My eyes started to burn as I stared at the rain running down my window. Each rivet resembled another town, another place I would never again call home. Exhaustion consumed me and my eyelids felt heavy. I laid my head against the window and struggled to stay awake.
Suddenly, a dark and huge figure flew past me. Dad swerved to the left, which made me crushed into the side of the passenger’s door. My entire body pumped with adrenaline. I jumped straight in my seat and wrenched the seatbelt over my shoulder to buckle myself in. I tore out my earpieces as I tried to process what had just happened.
“What was that?” I looked at Dad.
He stared straight ahead with huge eyes. Beads of sweat rolled from his hairline down to the side of his temple. He looked terrified, something that conflicted with his personality. I'd never seen Dad look that scared in my entire life.
“Did you see where it went?” he asked, attempting to inject calm into his voice, but I could hear the fear lacing each syllable.
“See where what went? Dad what was that!”
“You wouldn't believe me if I told you.”
“For once in your life, just tell me!” I screamed. Sixteen years of frustration exploded from my lungs. I couldn't take the unknown anymore.
“Fine.” He mumbled something else that I didn't catch. "Do you remember the stories I used to tell you?"
“Stories? What stories?”
“The ones about Paegeia, Elena.” He looked in his rearview mirror again with huge, unblinking eyes.
Vaguely, but I didn't tell him that. "What does that have to do with this?"
I froze and I stared at him.
“All of it, it’s real. The dragons, the magic, the wall, everything is real.”
There are seriously a lot of favorites, but this one where Elena gets told about Dragons are by far a scene that will stay with me forever.
What are your future plans as an author?
Ooh, I have plenty to get out there. I’m planning for 2014 to get Thunderlight out. 2015 February, Frostbite, which is the 3rd novel of the Dragonian series and Moonbreeze, which is the 4th of the Dragonian Series.
Then also in 2015, I would like to publish my Pregnancy diaries, which are women’s fiction novels with a hint of erotica. The first series or omnibus in the Pregnancy diaries has three novels. All planning to come out end of 2015.
The other five Dragonian Series novels. It’s not part of the first four but it’s part of the stories taking place in the series.
I have two more series I would like to introduce to the world. One being an Aswang series: meaning half vampire/half werewolf written for NA and the other one the Elemental Series, another YA novel. I’m busy planning a real fairy tale type of series, think Epic the movie mixed with Romeo and Juliet.
More stories pop up the more I write so who knows where I’ll be in ten years from now.
I would just like to thank you, I will always imagine you as a big ugly troll who didn't want me to pass their bridge, hahahaha, No, thanks for being part of my virtual book tour and a big thanks to the peeps reading this. I hope you grab a copy of Firebolt soon.
Thanks to Adrienne for a great interview. I hope everyone is as eager to dig into this story as I am!
About the Author:
I was born and raised in South Africa, where I still live with my husband, and two beautiful little girls. I always knew that I was going to be a writer but it only started to happen about four years ago, now I can’t stop writing.
In my free time, if I get any because Moms don’t really have free time, I love to spend time with friends, if it’s a girls night out, or just a movie, I’m a very chilled person.
My writing career is starting with Firebolt, book one with the Dragonian Series, there will be four books in total and two to three books that is about the stories taking place inside The Dragonian Series.
I do write in different Genres, I have a woman’s fiction called the Pregnancy Diaries, but it would be published under another name. And then I have a paranormal series, called the Watercress series. There are about ten novels in that one.
So, plenty of novels to come out, so little time.
I hope you are going to embrace the Dragonian Series as much as I loved writing them.
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