Monday 21 March 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Connor by Dormaine G

Dormaine G
Genre: Young adult, paranormal fantasy
Publisher:  Creativia
Date of Publication:  12/5/2015
ISBN:  978-1519762412
ASIN:  B0190DGR36
Number of pages:  260
Cover Artist: Creativia

Book Description: 
Strong. Sassy. Superhuman.

Connor's mundane teenager life takes a U-turn when she discovers her incredible abilities, and a whole new world opens up around her. Thrilled by her newfound powers, she soon realizes that being special often means being singled out - and not always by those with good intentions.

With a group of friends who share similar abilities, Connor is set on a path of discovery and adventure as they try to find out more about their true self and origin. They soon find themselves pursued by Ronin; young, smart and out for revenge against them for reasons unknown.

The first novel in Dormaine G's young adult fantasy series, Connor is a witty, intense read and an exciting debut.

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A Do Not Disturb sign hung from the door handle. Cute. I walked in to waste more time and see how they decorated this room. The walls covered with wallpaper were of different sports memorabilia. It seemed like a typical boy’s room with trophies, sports equipment, and toy model airplanes hanging from the ceiling.

Wait a minute. I looked back at the trophies, checking the nameplates; they didn’t have names on any of them.

I heard a scraping noise by the hallway, so I quickly turned around but, once again, saw nothing. Either I’m losing my mind or just paranoid. At least that’s what I thought until I noticed the Do Not Disturb sign swinging back and forth from the doorknob.

Someone is in this house with us, worse yet, in this room with me now. I heard nothing nor did I see anyone, but I sensed it, and it was not a welcoming feeling.

I had my hands up, braced for anything that came at me. I slowly eased my way back across the room, my back close to the wall, inching toward the door, breath on hold. As soon as both feet touched the hallway, the door slammed shut behind me, and all the lights in the house died.

In total darkness, I jetted full speed in the hall and down the stairs, and then swung open the basement door, popping the hinges, the whole time sensing someone near me.

What were we thinking breaking into this house? We clearly did not think this through.

I pulled on the statue opening the door to the room. Tony was the first one out, with Byron a close second, both asking what gives.

Out of breath, I told them to wrap it up now, but they stood there looking bewildered.

“Now! We have company, and we are not welcomed.” I then pulled on the statue to shut the door, not waiting around. They quickly wrapped it up and hurried out as the door was closing in on them. They followed suit, running after me, no questions asked, the whole time still sensing something near me.

About the Author
Dormaine was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life. As an adult she liked to travel out of the country though her favorite places to explore were her fantasy worlds as an author. She may be a nurse by profession but her heart has always belonged to writing. As a young child she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books. There she discovered her fascination for the science fiction genre, through books, movies and graphic novels.

Now she resides in Colorado with her husband and two feisty dogs. After many years of working in hospitals and travel nursing she took time off to pursue a career in writing. Her first novel "Connor" is in one of her favorite genres, young adult urban fantasy. Her second love is for horror of which she created the "Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess" series. This is just the start of her exploration as she stays locked up her office in Colorado spinning more tales.

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  1. Thank you for sharing my work.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a blessed week.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway happy monday :)

  4. This book sounds like an awesome read! I love the author's way of narrating Connors' viewpoint. You can just hear how sassy she is. It's very cool that she has "powers" too...I hope to read this soon! It sounds great.

  5. I'm glad the author found her passion in writing after her nursing career.

  6. This looks like a fun read. Happy Spring!

  7. Congrats on the release. Sounds like a great read from the excerpt.

  8. Domaine sounds like an interesting character. I don't know of many teenagers who could handle having special powers.

  9. look really interesting :-)

  10. Sounds very intriguing. Can't wait to read it.

  11. Sounds very intriguing. Can't wait to read it.

  12. Thanks for sharing the story and the giveaway.

  13. A very interesting premise! Taking an underachieving teenager and making her an overachiever is a story in itself but throw her in a group of like minded peers and add an enemy for unknown reasons and you've got a thrilling story.

  14. What an exciting book! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.