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Author Q&A ft @drakosden | The Coven Series Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #LGBT #Paranormal #Fantasy

Who designed your book covers? Amusingly enough, my ex-boyfriend. We have a good relationship still and he does design. So...

Who designed your book covers?
Amusingly enough, my ex-boyfriend. We have a good relationship still and he does design. So he does my covers if I can’t do them myself.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Don’t start me down that road. That’s the nightmare of pre-release. So officially, I’m going to say no.

Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
A lot of the interactions are similar to my own interactions with friends. Hard to believe we’re all parents.

If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Talis: Jaden Smith-multiple reasons. First, he’s talented. Second, he can rock the longer and lighter colored hair that Talis has. Third, Will Smith could totally play his dad in the movie too because they look so much alike and so does Talis and his dad. Jaden seems like he’d be totally fine playing a gay role and like he’d be able to be what I see Talis as.
Dion: Milan Christopher-mostly because physically he’s very close to how I see Dion.
Teryn: Jurnee Smollett-again, physically very close to Teryn in appearance and likely would be able to capture both the empathetic and sassy nature of her
Cian: Daniel Radcliffe-he’s just perfect for Cian. Cian is pretty laid back and calm most of the time with just a little bit of impetuousness that I think Daniel could handle.

Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
If you read the first book, you’re in for a bumpy ride with Talis and Dion. They were really happy at the end of the last book, and I won’t say they’re unhappy now but they’re a couple years into marriage and flaws in their personalities start to show. They have a lot of room to grow.

How did you come up with name of this book?
I have a Facebook group for other authors and one of them named this book when I gave him the synopsis. I am awful with titles.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?
The last three chapters or so. I both love and hate it, because writing it was hard for me. But it had to be done. There’s a lot of emotion brought up that will continue on into the next book as well.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do
during that day?
After this book, Dion. He’s so sweet and protective and just wants to support his husband. I think that’s adorable. Then so often he’s the last to know things. Even though he’s family, he can feel like the outside. I’d take him out somewhere, walk through a park and talk with him. Get his mind off the magical stuff and just let him be his normal self for a day.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Based on real people. Little of myself for Talis, an old friend for Dion, my sister for Teryn. Cian was totally from my imagination.

Have you written any other books that are not published?
Yes, one called Lost Vengeance. It will be published. It’s part of the Dragon Hunters series. I just want to make some changes, add a lot of detail. Might be a while before I get that one out.

What did you edit out of this book?
Originally, Dion was supposed to have a kid. His ex, Kolby, would come back with a two or three-year-old daughter that had been conceived just before the events of the first book. However, that didn’t fit with what was necessary for this book.

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Anne Rice. She’s my favorite author and she gives out writing advice constantly, which I credit as part of the reason I write the way I do. But I’d love to pick her brain for critiques specific to my work.

Bewitched Souls
The Coven Book 1
by Drako
Genre: 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 Coven 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.

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 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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  1. Sounds great, and I love the cover.

  2. Thanks for having my series on today.

  3. They are nice. Complex. I like it!

  4. How do you draw inspiration and what keeps you going?

  5. Interesting question. I draw inspiration from a lot of places. Firstly, I read a lot and always have. I view writing as an escape, the same as reading. The stories I tell come from my love of paranormal fantasy, but also an idealized version of romance that I do not and have not experienced personally.

    As for what keeps me going, just the love of writing and the characters that live in my head 24/7. Also the dream of doing this full time. I would love to stay home, raise my kids, and write to support us.

  6. I love the covers. They sound like great reads


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