Monday, September 23, 2013

Divine Destiny by JoAnna Grace‏

JoAnna Grace lives in a world of alpha males and strong females where true love conquers all—at least in her mind!

From the time she started holding a crayon she began to create magical worlds. Her first book was a series of pictures about a puppy princess. The story changed each time she told it, but there was always a happy ending! Her first written story was about girls who changed into tigers.

Hmmm… Guess some concepts stick around even into adulthood. Now those stories have become a bit more complex!

JoAnna’s tales are spun at her home in East Texas where she lives with her husband, three kids, a couple dogs and a few fish. When not hiding behind the computer screen you can find her camping, boating, and shopping. She is active in community ministry where she hopes to pass on the blessings she’s been given.

Member of the East Texas, North Texas, FFP, & PRO chapters of RWA, Texas Association of Authors.

JoAnna loves to hear from readers and fans! You can find her at the following places:

The gods work in mysterious ways…

Avery McClain is normal. Or so she thinks.

Until her life is shattered and she is rescued by a Thracian warrior. He takes her to the Haven, a realm of safety for the magical race of Olympians. There she discovers her life was meant for a higher calling as the mate of an Olympian Prince.

Her choice will change everything.

Ryse Castille has one job: convince Avery to step into her role as a Divine Grace. As with any mission, there are obstacles to overcome. Including the fact he is captivated by her. Of all the gifts the gods have given him, romance was not included. But Avery belongs to him and he will stop at nothing to protect her.

The enemy might be closer than they think.

Can Avery find the courage to embrace her destiny? Or will evil separate them for eternity? 


Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
The story stemmed from a nightmare of sorts. That’s when I met Ryse, the hero. From there I created the world he lived in and a woman strong enough to fall in love with him. I’ve always been a writer at heart. I would come home from other j-o-b-s over the years and spend my nights unwinding by hammering out stories.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
Divine Destiny has been around for a couple years. I wrote it in about six months. Put it down for a while, picked it up, changed it, put it down, picked it up again, tried to submit to agents, got rejections, got pregnant and hormonal so I put it down again, had my son, found inspiration to make it happen, revamped it again and FINALLY felt like it was ready to show the world. All the while I was writing other things that will also be published!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Having that ‘holy @#$#@’ moment when a character surprises me with their course of actions. I love it when they reveal themselves and I get to discover something new about them. That’s why it’s difficult for me to plot and plan too heavily. The characters shock me.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
Synopsis. They are evil and I hate them. LOL. (I have a propensity for six-digit word count on first drafts and you want me to cut it off at two or three pages? Ha!)

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
Nalini Singh. She is my favorite author and I would love to know what it feels like to sell as many books as she has! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her and she is fabulous! Or possibly Hugh Jackman’s wife… She’s not famous, but you get my point.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
Oh dear God! It’s a science experiment by this point. Exhibit A with green funk growing on it!

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
Global take over. Just kidding. I have a shapeshifter series that is in the pipeline. I have a couple contemporaries that are waiting their turn. The Divine Chronicles will continue to grow. And there are even a few YA stories in my bag of tricks. I’m like Mary Poppins, you never know what I’ll pull out of there!

Thanks so much for inviting me over! I’m glad to have the chance to visit with you. I hope your followers enjoy Divine Destiny. Please give me a shout and let me know.

1 comment:

JoAnna Grace said...

Thanks so much for having me! Had fun!