Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lost - The Caelian Cycle # 1 by Donnielle Tyner Blog Tour with Author Interview

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Lost - The Caelian Cycle # 1
by Donnielle Tyner

 
Audience: Young Adult - Genre: SciFi, Paranormal - Format: ,and Paperback - Publisher: Donnielle Tyner - Cover by: Kari Ayasha of Cover to Cover Designs - Editor: Jessica Nelson of Rare Bird Editing - Pages: 208 - ISBN-10: 069243299X  - ISBN-13: 978-0692432990 - ASIN: B00YFPW3N8 - Date Published: 6/19/2015

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During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.
Sadie is over it!
She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.
Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.
Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?
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I put my phone back in my back pocket. Crossing my arms, I looked up at the stars again. The night was devoid of clouds, unusual for spring. Golden stars glittered across the heavens, winking at me from the endless arch of the void and transporting me to a place of tranquillity. The peace of space poured into my soul. “What’s a Liam moment?” Kian’s gruff voice whispered. I felt his hot breath caress my ear. His closeness both startled me and sent a shiver down my spine. I straightened my back.
“I thought I told you I wasn’t interested.” I attempted to make my voice sound forceful, but it came out soft. I felt the heat from his body as he stepped closer to me.“What’s your name?” Kian asked. The gruffness of his voice from earlier had left. This new voice was smooth and flowed like poetry. My heart sped up and I heard the blood pulsing in my ears. I was sure he could hear it. What kind of Talent was he using to cause me to react this way?“Quit using your Talent on me,” I hissed. “I’m not. If I was, you’d know it,” he replied with a chuckle.
“Oh.” I didn’t understand what was happening. He placed a hand on my waist and the warmth was searing. I was sure it would leave a mark. My eyes closed and my breath deepened. Tingles flowed from his hand, spreading throughout my body and stirring something in my soul. I released a breath I didn’t realize I had been holding. “Take your hand off me and back away before I break your fingers.”Kian snickered. “Spunky.”“Creepy,” I replied.Kian chuckled again, his hot breath shooting sparks right to my stomach. “Don’t make me ask again.” I felt his hand tense. His fingers increased their pressure against my waist right before the coldness swept in as he removed his hand. I released the breath I was holding.


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What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book?

I probably would have punched Kian the first time I met him and never look back. 

What was your inspiration behind this book? 


My son. I was driving the kids somewhere and my son started talking about super powers and how he would go back in time to save the dinosaurs. It got me thinking about meteorites. I asked myself a question: What if there was a meteorite out there with some kind of alien DNA that crashed to earth, changing those around them into a new class of human? BAM! Lost was born

Why did you become a writer?


It has always been something I wanted to do and growing up I thought it was the only think I was good at. Then I went to college and learned I wasn’t as good as I thought, but the desire never went away.


Do you have a favorite author or authors?


It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I have read and loved everything by Claire Farrell

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series? 


I’ve written standalone books before, but I prefer a series.

If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?


Chase from The Shapeshifter Chronicles by Natasha Brown. He reminds me of my husband and all the reasons why I love him. Impatient, Kind, and loving.


What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time?


I read mainly YA paranormal or science fiction.


As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that?


I do. I am not a social person by nature, but I do try to make a connection with readers. I love to hear what they liked and didn’t like about my books in order to be better for them.


Do you cry when writing sad scenes?


Not usually, but I did when writing Lost. I wasn’t expecting the scene to happen, but as I was writing it I begrudgingly knew it had to happen. 

Did you have a Cover Designer?


Yes. Kari from Cover to Cover designs.

Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush?


Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon. There is just something about a nerdy guy who is okay with his girl being strong and has her by his side during battles instead of asking her to stay behind him.


If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be?


Claire Farrell


Do just re-read your favorite books? 


The only books I have ever re-read where The Chronicles of Narnia.

Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do? 


Yes, and it’s in those moments I get the most writing done. 


What is the funniest book you ever read?


Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

about the author
 
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Donnielle Tyner has held down many jobs, but never found satisfaction until she became a freelance writer and stay at home mom. She began writing in junior high when a teacher gave her a book of poetry. Ever since, she found a deep passion for reading and writing. Donnielle is from North Texas and enjoys her chickens, garden, and most of all her children.
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