Dawna Raver is an the author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Colour Wielders, book one of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm series, is her first novel. When she's not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she's a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and worshiping her dogs and husband.
Behind the Mysts, hidden from Mortal eyes, is a land where Gods and creatures of myth and legend dwell. And in the Mortal Realm, their Princess lives.
Quinn Sinclair is clueless to who she is. She thinks she's an ordinary young woman—well, mostly ordinary—living an ordinary life with her less than loving mother in Conifer, Colorado. On the night of her birthday, Quinn finds herself betrayed by a man who sends her life spinning out-of-control.
As she struggles to pick up the pieces, a vision of a man with haunting tourmaline-blue eyes begs her for help, and she finds herself transported into a Magykal battle forever changing her life.
Arik Morgaine—demi-god bad boy and outcast of the Magykal Realm—tried to avoid contact with Princess Quinn Sinclair for eighteen years, not wanting to make good on an old threat. But the fates have other plans. Arik can no longer deny his growing desire for Quinn, or the need to protect her from those wanting to control her burgeoning powers. Can the two of them come together and save the Magykal Realm from being destroyed by the Darkest of Magyks, or will powers beyond their control destroy them and their world forever?
Thank you to Pembroke for having me.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I was recovering from surgery and was bored. I'd never written for fun before, but with nothing else to do, I sat down and started writing about an old memory. Eventually, the memory morphed into a story, and that story evolved into Colour Wielders.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
I started this about four years ago. It's gone through many iterations. At one point, I was at the end and decided to scrap it, and start over.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is visualization. Many times before I go to sleep, or when I'm in the shower, I imagine scenes in my head. It's like watching a movie. Then I put what I see on paper and let the characters take over. More times that not, they have their own agenda I don't even know about.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The amount of time I have to spend not writing. Promotion is essential. I just wish it didn't take so much time.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Hmm, that's a good question. I'd like to be J.K. Rowling so I can see what it feels like to be a successful writer.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Haha. Well since we just moved to San Antonio from Albuquerque, New Mexico a little over two months ago, I'd have to say the bottles of beer we brought with us. I have no idea how old it is.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I plan to have book two of the Heirs of the Magykal Realm, entitled Severed Colours, out before the end of the year. I also have an idea for a stand alone paranormal romance which could be expanded into a series. I'd like to have that out early 2014. And it possible that two subsidiary characters may get their own standalone novella.
Thank you to Pembroke