Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blog Tour: Tundra 37 by Aubrie Dionne

This virtual book tour is presented by Enchanted Book Promotions.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is with great pleasure that I feature this interview with Aubrie Dionne.
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve written my whole life! I wrote my first poem in grade school about a unicorn, and my first book in high school about a girl who plays the flute and time travels back into the medieval days. She charms the king with her flute playing and joins the Royal Minstrel Band. Thank goodness that never got published!

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Hmmm…let’s see: Cashier at Hannaford’s, Sales clerk at the Weathervane (now out of business), sales clerk at Fashion Bug, Telemarketer at a Survey Center (that one sucked), flute teacher…then writer! 

? How long does it take you to write a book?
My first book took a whopping two and half years!!! Now it takes me 4-6 months to write a book. (Much more time efficient!) I shoot for three books a year.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
Every time I sit down to write, science fiction and fantasy starts to come out. Even when I don’t want it to! I naturally gravitate towards those genres, and I think it’s because I used to watch a lot of science fiction and fantasy movies as a kid. I could recite every line in Star Wars IV-V. I’m a little rusty now, though.

? What books have most influenced your life?
Mostly British authors!
My all-time favorite is Jane Eyre. I love the gothic, dark atmosphere, the tragic love story, and the twist at the end. I also loved Pride and Prejudice, and Lord Tennyson’s poems, especially the Lady of Shalott.

As for contemporary works, I read the Secret of the Unicorn Queen series over and over growing up. I also read a lot of Christopher Pike.

? What are you reading right now?
I just finished an awesome book called Lockdown, Escape from Furnace. It’s kind of like the Shawshank redemption for kids with an added element of horror. Loved it. Can’t wait to read the sequel because it ends on such a cliffhanger!

? What do you like to do when you are not writing? I teach flute and perform at weddings and other special events. I also love playing in orchestras. In my free time, I spend time with my family (they all live close), and enjoy walking my two miniature doxens names Jedi and Leia.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Candy and chocolate! I’ll even eat old candy if I have to.

? What do you think makes a good story?
I love stories about characters who change and grow throughout the novel. Added paranormal, fantasy, or sci fi elements really help to keep my interest. And there’s got to be at least a little romance…

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? I’m so allergic to cats, I can’t even be in the same room with them, so I have to vote for dogs!
  • Coffee or tea? Both! Yay for caffeine!
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Both again!
  • Rocks or flowers? Umm…who would pick rocks?
  • Night or day? I’m definitely a night person!
  • Favorite color? Blue
  • Crayons or markers? Neither: I prefer to type.
  • Pens or pencils? Neither again! 

...and now - -- - the books...
Tundra 37 by Aubrie Dionne

Book Blurb:

Gemme is a hi-tech matchmaker who pairs the next generation of Lifers aboard the Expedition, a deep space transport vessel destined for Paradise 18. When the identity of her lifemate pops up on her screen, she’s shocked that he’s the achingly gorgeous and highly sought after Lieutenant Miles
Brentwood—a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer’s memory.
Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever. With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.

Book One: Paradise 21:

Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne

Amazon Product Description:
Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind's last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where mankind can begin anew- a planet that won't be reached in Aries' lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe,she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers rumors about pirates - humans who have escaped her before its demise - are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possess the freedom Aries' envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet's native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

You can buy book two (Tundra 37) HERE.
You can read my review of Tundra 37 if you come back tomorrow.
You can buy book one (Paradise 21) HERE.
You can read my review of Paradise 21 by clicking HERE.
Thanks for stopping by The Wormhole.
Happy Reading.