Series: Paradise Reclaimed Book # 2
By: Aubrie Dionne
Expected Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Published By: Inkspell Publishing
Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda’s love. While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives. Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?
For more info on this series, check out book 1, Colonization.
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 October 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.
*Hi Aubrie, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. Let's start with where you're from.
I’ve lived in New Hampshire all my life. Although, I have traveled a lot to Hawaii, Italy, Florida, Jamaica- didn’t like it, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, New Mexico, Texas, and a bunch of other states.
*Tell us about the book, Reconnaissance.
This is book 2 in my Paradise Reclaimed trilogy. It does stand on its own, though. So, you can read it out of order. There are giant alien spiders which I think are really cool, and the main character is so flawed and beautiful. I loved writing about her.
*What are the pro's and con's to being a published author?
Bedsides the snarky reviews- which I haven’t been getting lately thank goodness- it’s really nice. I love being able to feel my book in my hands and have people tell me they enjoyed it. I LOVE it when people “get” it and totally understand what I was trying to portray.
*What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Game of Thrones by George Martin. It’s so dark- it’s like watching a train wreck. You can’t peel your eyes away, which makes for very good writing and reading.
*Who is your favorite author?
Patricia McKillip for contemporary and Jane Austen for the classics.
*Whom in your life would you say has influenced you the most?
My flute teacher taught me how to be professional, calm, and expressive. My dad taught me how to have a good work ethic. My mom supported me and gave me confidence when I needed it most.
*What's next for you?
I just started writing a contemporary YA sci fi about the end of the world. It’s very secret right now, so it will be awhile before it gets out there. I do have a YA sci fi coming out with Spencer Hill Press in the summer of 2014. And I have a ton of books on submission that I’m waiting to hear about.
Thanks for the interview! Thank you Aubrie for taking the time to visit with us today. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a unique spider necklace!