One of the best parts of being a debut author is connecting with other debut authors. Connecting with these wonderful people made me want to share them, and their books, with you! Along with my normal ramblings, I’ll be posting author interviews with debut authors as their release dates near.
Today I get the awesome opportunity to introduce you to debut author B.P. Donigan and her amazing book, Fate Forged, which is the first book in her Bound Magic Series. This Urban Fantasy will be released on December 18, 2018. What better way to prepare for the craziness of the holidays than by curling up with a great book??
DMH: Thanks for answering some questions about your fabulous debut novel! Can you tell me a little about what your book is about?
BPD: Fate Forged is about a woman who accidentally ends up as the key to all of Earth’s untapped magic. She’s targeted powerful enemies in the middle of a magic civil war. They’ll kill her to get the uncontrollable powers she inherited, so she’s forced to strike a deal with an untrustworthy ally who has a long-shot plan to get rid of her magic.
DMH: Sounds amazing! For anyone out there who hasn’t read your writing, why should they read Fate Forged?
BPD: Great question! The book can best be described as Epic Urban Fantasy. Fate Forged is a fast-paced thriller wrapped in magic. If you enjoy strong female protagonists who aren’t invincible, and a healthy splash of realistic romance, then you’d probably like Fate Forged.
DMH: As a romance writer, I always love to read anything with a splash of realistic romance! Did anything from your real life influence the book at all?
BPD: Definitely!I grew up in Alaska, which is where my characters go to search for a Fate who can remove the uncontrollable magic powers from my main character. They hike over a glacier and to the top of a mountain in a re-creation of a three-day hike I did when I was a teenager. (I wasn’t chased by demon dogs at the time,but otherwise it’s the same hike.) The locations, and even the hiker’s huts where they stop over, are all real places. Also, the book starts out in Boston where I lived for a decade after college, and I mention Davis Square and a fortune cookie factory, which are real places that are near and dear to my heart.I had a lot of fun putting my favorite places into my story.
DMH: That’s an awesome piece of information to keep in mind when reading this book. I love that you were actually in these places! Now that Fate Forged is due to release in a week ( so exciting!!), what are you working on next?
BPD: I’m working on book two in the Bound Magic Series, which is tentatively titled Fate Changed. Although the main characters overcome a lot of challenges in Fate Forged, there are still some people who need to be stopped, and the fate of Earth’s magic hangs in the balance in a new way.
DMH: Sounds fascinating! I know I’ll be ordering Fate Forged and keeping my eyes open for book two as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and answering a few questions for me.