🌟 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
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?
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.
☆ 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 http://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.