The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Welcome Entangled Publishing author, Aubrie Dionne!

 I am thrilled to be hosting Aubrie today! We share the same fabulous agent and write romance, what more could we have in common? Well, what we don't have in common is Aubrie plays and teaches flute - what instrument can I play? Let's not go there. Let's just say I am not musically minded AT ALL. Whereas my husband is all things music. Oh well... :(

Looking forward to this - let's get started with the questions...

1)   Did you set any goals for 2012?

What a great question for me considering I set my biggest word count goal ever this year! I planned to write 1k a day for 365 days, or 365k a year, which is 6 novels, depending on how long they are. So far I’m doing pretty good. There was only one month where I was way below my goal, and I gone over for a few months to catch up.

2)   What is the best part of the writing process for you?

Seeing my book cover! Reading great reviews! Holding my book in my hands!

3)   The worst part?

Reading the snarky reviews. People can be so mean.

4)   What is the book you wish you’d written?

Lord of the Rings! I keep trying to rival it with an epic fantasy of my own and keep coming up short!

5)   Favourite author/s & book/s?
I love Patricia McKillip’s writing. I’ve also read a lot of Tad William’s books and especially love his Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy. I recently read Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and thought that was exceptionally good.

6)   Tell us about your latest release?

Haven 6 is the final book in the New Dawn series! I’m so excited to finish! I’ve never written something so epic as this series before.

7)   What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?

I always love writing strong female heroines, and Eri really progresses from an insecure girl to a warrior woman by the end of the novel!

8)   What’s next?
The YA tie in series to the New Dawn series is coming out November 7th from Inkspell Publishing. Titled Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, it answers a lot of the questions left by Paradise 21. After that, my very first contemporary romance is coming out through Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line! Titled, My Maestro, it’s about a flutist who falls in love with her conductor.

9)   Tell me where you write?
At my computer!

10)                  Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?

I’d love to have more books published in multiple genres! More YA, contemporary romance, and even a fantasy romance.

11)                  Where can we find you?
Twitter: @authoraubrie

Aubrie is hosting a contest to win this fabulous necklace - enter here:

The book blurb is:

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it's final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that's supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.

When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

My bio and links are:

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in November 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

Okay, over to you guys - be sure to comment and enter the contest for that beautiful necklace!


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