Character Interview: Tanya Dawson's Enchantment
Today we have Tanya Dawson's Olivia and Henry from Enchantment, Ms Dawson's debut paranormal romance.
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
AUTHOR: Tanya Dawson
One girl. Two bloodlines. One pledge to be made. When Olivia Whitby’s mother vanishes, a cryptic letter left at her door leads her to a family she never knew – a family of Fae. However, the secrets run even deeper, and Olivia soon finds herself trapped amongst the power struggle between the Fae and the Sabean Vampires, whom she is thoroughly warned to stay away from. However, the possibility of finding out the truth about herself is too captivating, as is Henry, an enigmatic Sabean vampire. To make matters worse, she is also falling for her guardian, Skylar. Time is closing in. Torn between both worlds, Olivia must soon pledge to one side or the other. The balance of the underworld could depend on it. Will she choose her Fae bloodline, or will those damn Sabean vampires sway her away?
Follow the Whitby women in their adventures in the underworld in The Fae Sister Chronicles.
First up, can you tell me a little about Enchantment so I can introduce you and the characters.
Enchantment is the first book in The Fae Sister Chronicles. The book follows the youngest Whitby sister as she learns about her other sisters after her mother disappears. She also discovers that she is part Fae and part Vampire and she must make a pledge to be Fae, Vampire or remain human. It gets complicated when she falls for both Skylar (Fae) and Henry (Vampire). In the end, she follows her heart and ends up with more surprises.
This is my debut novel.
Thank you for visiting The Dragon Lair! So tell me a little bit about Enchantment and characters.
Olivia is used to hiding and being alone, never really fitting in with anyone. During the book, she gains confidence in herself and her relationships to be able to make the most critical decision in her life – to become full Fae, full vampire or remain human. All while there is a war brewing between the fae and vampire. Her pledge could tip the scales.
Where did the story come from?
Partially a dream. I woke up with a few snippets and thought, this should be the story that I am writing! (I was working on a Historical at the time). I couldn’t get the characters out of my mind, so I started taking notes. A few months later the line I was targeting was dropped by the publishing house, so I started The Fae Sister Chronicles.
Can you tell me a little about the characters?
The four main characters are the sisters Lily, Ruby, Amelia, and Olivia. They each have a book in the series. They have just come into a leadership position in their Den, at a time when there is an uprising. Each has their secrets and obstacles to conquer. The men in their lives are the complete opposite of themselves and bring their troubles.
What about these characters fascinated you, and made you want to tell their story?
They wouldn’t leave me alone! I can’t stop thinking about them. I feel at home with them and want to get their stories out. I think they are interesting. Their love stories were very much like love stories you had when you were younger. They are also very strong women.
Can I meet them?
So Henry. While remembering to keep this PG-13 in case my mother reads this, what’s your favorite thing about Olivia?
That she believed in me when she shouldn’t have. I can be somewhat headstrong at times, and say and do things that are immature. But I’m learning. Oh and her curves of course. Sorry to your mom!
Olivia, same question. What was it about Henry that drew you in, and made you decide HIM. I want HIM? Other than his manly bits, of course.
He always pretended to be macho or cool. But he was very down to earth, and he had my best interest at heart. I knew he would be there when I needed him the most. Like when his brother was trying to kill me possibly. *giggles*
What do you think is the best part of the story?
Olivia – My pledge night. It felt like the prom I would never have. I’m happy with my decision, even though the result was not what I expected. (You will have to read the book to find out why)
Q9: So, now that the book is over, how are you all behaving for Tanya?
Olivia - It’s back to life as usual. I just met another one of my sisters and just when I thought life could get back to normal, it’s only worst. We need our people to rally around us. The future does not look bright.
How do you feel about your love story being out in the world, for everyone to read?
Olivia – Embarrass! Lol Especially the bathroom moment.
Henry – I’m happy Skylar knows what happened before he showed up. *grinning as Olivia gives him a hard slap*
You have been awesome. Thank you so much for visiting me. Is there anything else you’d like to add about Enchantment before I let you get back to your lives?
If you haven’t read it, grab it! We have been told its very twilight.
Tanya, they are so much fun. Thank you so much for visiting me, and allowing me to drag these characters out to play! Is there anything else you want to add before I let you get back to your life?
The saga continues. We are very much still in a battle, and more paranormal elements are evident in the upcoming books.
Thanks so much!!! Here is a link to the book and book 2. Book 1 is out now and is in KU and book two is on pre-order for April 26th