BLOG TOUR – INTERVIEW – The Coven Series by Drako – #Excerpt #Giveaway #Interview

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🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Drako to Stories That Make You Smile. Drako is here today celebrating the recent release of Sunder, book 2 in his fabulous fantasy/paranormal series, The Coven. He’s generously brought alone an excerpt from the new book and a giveaway. Pull up a chair and join the conversation as Drako shares a bit about himself in an interview, below. 🌟

The Coven Series by Drako

The life of a witch is ever changing.

Books in the Series: (1) Bewitched Souls – (2) Sunder
Release Date: (1) May 15, 2015 – (2) May 20, 2019
Length: (1) 258 pages – (2) 287 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): LGBT Paranormal Fantasy

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Bewitched Souls

Book #1

The Coven is a special group of witches given charge of the manor on Genum Island, and Talis is considered the head and strongest of it. Joined by his sister, Teryn, and her husband, Cian, they protect their magic based home from the forces of darkness who seek the mysterious power of their home. It’s all routine, until Talis’ old crush shows up with a strong desire to take the head witch for himself.

Dion has come to terms with what he wants, and that’s Talis. He has a lot to make up for, but with him comes trouble. Hot on his tail is his ex-girlfriend, and with her is a demon who has a craving for souls and a rise to her former glory.

The Coven has no choice but to stand against the greatest threat they’ve ever faced. How far will they go to save a soul?

Sunder

Book #2

The life of a witch is ever changing. After the greatest test the Coven has ever faced, Talis and Dion settle in happily married life. But Talis is the head of the Coven, and his life will never be simple. He has responsibilities far above and beyond what he had anticipated and ever increasing powers to master. With all this, there is the certainty that darkness never sleeps, and now comes a true test of more than just ability, but the strength of his will.As Teryn and Cian prepare to welcome a new addition to the family, Talis and Dion’s work just begins as insecurity and outside forces come together to threaten their marriage. Beneath it all is a sinister force older and more powerful than any ever known, threatening not only to tear them all apart but the world as they know it.

Excerpt

Sunder

Talis woke up late the next morning and Dion was already gone to work. Talis looked to his cell phone and found a text message waiting.

Didn’t want to wake you, babe, but I had to get to work. I love you.

Talis smiled and sent a quick reply back before getting out of bed. It was a good thing that Dion was at work since Talis had some Coven matters to attend to. He threw on a pair of black jeans and a sleeveless black shirt, then grabbed a pair of black leather gloves and slipped them on. He went to the closet and pulled out a black leather trench coat, slipping it on along with a black bowler hat before heading out of the room. In the main foyer, Teryn and Cian were waiting, dressed in similar attire, minus the hat.

“I’m guessing Dion has no idea what we’re doing today, right?” Teryn asked.

“He has to work,” Talis replied. “Besides, this shouldn’t take too long.”

Cian shook his head. “I’m not so optimistic. We really don’t know what we’re walking into.”

“It’s a rescue and I don’t intend to ask a lot of questions,” Talis shot back. “Let’s just get this done and get home.”

Talis led the way out and to the ferry off the island. He stood by the window in the seating area of the ferry, looking out at the sea as they traveled. Teryn and Cian sat down and observed him.

“So, what do you think his problem is?” Teryn asked.

Cian shrugged. “I’d bet it has something to do with Dion.”

“I don’t know. His energy is off right now.” Teryn looked her brother over closely. “He’s not getting weak but his energy is all over the place.”

Cian chose to look a little deeper, using his third eye instead of just his standard vision. Talis’ aura was always blue, but at that point it was a very dark blue and resembled an out of control fire.

“One of us should talk to him,” Teryn pointed out.

“Which means you want me to do it.” Cian pushed his glasses up on the bridge of his nose. “You owe me for this.”

“Yeah, yeah, get to it.” Teryn shoved him towards Talis.

Cian headed over to stand next to Talis, who didn’t bother to look at him.

“So, do you want to tell me what’s wrong?” Cian asked.

“Nothing is wrong, I’m just on edge,” Talis answered. “I want this done before Dion is off work.”

“How are things with you two?”

Talis finally turned to him. “You live in the same house. You already know the answer.”

“I know only what you allow us to see,” Cian said calmly. “And I’m aware of Dion’s concerns over your health.”

“Dion isn’t draining me,” Talis assured him.

“Then why is your energy so different?” Cian asked. “Your aura is off. Your control is off.”

☆ Author Interview ☆

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

I started on the journey way back in fifth grade. I was assigned to write a short story and I discovered I loved coming up with ideas. I had always been an avid reader with a reading level well above my grade level (reading on a college level at that point in life). Once I started, I couldn’t really stop. I first published a novel in 2012, when I discovered self publishing.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I cannot write in silence! I have to have something in the background, a tv or music, conversation, something. Silence unnerves me

What are some of your pet peeves?

In writing? I’ll go with that. Biggest one, a romance with two people who clearly hate each other. No matter if it’s a hetero or LGBT romance, that irks my immortal soul. Especially when those two characters have valid reason to hate each other but they get paired up anyway. Drives me insane.

Where were you born/grew up at?

St. Louis, Missouri, a big part of the setting in my first series, the Dragon Hunters.

If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

Probably drunk, since I’m dying and how else does one cope with that?

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I play videogames, lots of them. A good role playing game, preferably Dragon Age, maybe the latest wrestling game, or some old school games.

How to find time to write as a parent?

I write when they’re sleep. When I worked traditionally, I wrote at work. Now I write when they’re at school. I might even be in the living room writing while they watch TV.

Do you have a favorite movie?

V for Vendetta. I watch it over and over again. I just love the story, I love the lead character, V. Fabulously dark and realistic movie, to me anyway.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

All of them, though honestly I think they’d do better as a Game of Thrones type of series on cable or Netflix. There’s a lot to go through even in a three hour movie.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A dragon, it’s in the name. Suits my temperament, especially during editing.

Meet the Author

Drako was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is mainly a fantasy writer, though he also writes some poetry and general fiction. He is very active on both twitter and facebook and has his own website at www.drakosden.net which is frequently updated with news on his books and fun extras. When he isn’t writing, he’s busy helping take care of his nieces, playing videogames, reading, promoting, and spending time with family.

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7 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR – INTERVIEW – The Coven Series by Drako – #Excerpt #Giveaway #Interview

  1. I enjoyed reading your interview. In one instance, I am a complete opposite of you. I love silence and I must have it to read or write. Any sound other than white noise completely distracts me. This sounds like an epic paranormal series and I’m looking forward to reading these stories.

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