Writing Stolen from Me Thoughts and Facts

Stolen from me eBook small

With the release of Stolen from Me upon us, I figured I’d share what I loved about the next part of Nate and Mira’s journey as they figure out their place in the creature and Human Preservation Agency world. Good versus evil is a running theme through my novels, and while things have never been clear or black and white, Stolen from Me shines a light on good and evil within a person and how they handle it.

I loved writing Stolen from Me and exploring the darker sides of my characters. With Nate Burnham, the Human Preservation Agency altered him into a killer—or what Dr. Prudence referred to as a “better killer” since he was capable of murder before the HPA brought him in as we saw in the beginning of Altered to Kill with the incubus. Stolen from Me focuses on Nate’s struggle with trying not to kill and learning how to survive in what he thinks is a kill or be killed world.

On the other side of things, Mira Everson has been quite the opposite of Nate. As an enchantress, she’s innately benevolent, and she encourages Nate to be the boy she fell in love with. Unfortunately, she finds herself in a downward spiral as she starts to recognize the real evil in the world. She battles with her humanity and starts to question if it’s worth being good when the bad guys seem to always win. Out of all my characters, Mira has the biggest transformation which you’ll see in the second installment of the Finding Nate series.

SFM Teaser 6

Apart from what I loved exploring with Mira and Nate, I figured I’d share a few more fun facts and tidbits to watch out for while you read.

  1. Stolen from Me was the book that sparked the idea for the Destined for Dreams series. It was written before all three books and stories, and I went back and rewrote Stolen from Me after the fact to tie things into the Destined for Dreams series.
  2. You get to meet one of my favorite characters in Stolen from Me. His name starts with a T, and I’ve considered giving him his own series.
  3. I introduce a creature I’ve never written about before.
  4. Dreams are pretty prominent in all of my books, whether or not there’s a nightmare inflictor involved.
  5. I love the unexpected side effects caused by Nate giving Mira a fresh start in Altered to Kill. The scenes capturing his reactions were interesting to write.
  6. If you’ve read Destined for Dreams, you know the connection Nate shares with the Creature Council. Nate is the last one to know.
  7. Creatures on the west coast tend to be more aggressive because they haven’t had any sort of Creature Council protection until recently.
  8. I’m not able to share my favorite quotes because they contain spoilers.
  9. Some of Evie’s old friends make an appearance.

I hope you look forward to reading Stolen from Me! You can pre-order today or purchase your copy on April 12th!

Links: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Me-Finding-Nate-Book-ebook/dp/B01CRI5QVK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stolen-from-me-finding-nate/id1097632650?mt=11

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stolen-from-me-ginna-moran/1123600170?ean=2940152945249

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stolen-from-me-finding-nate-book-2

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/625947

Please like & share:

Announcing DESTINED FOR LOVE: A DESTINED FOR DREAMS NOVELLA

I discovered that I should never say never when it comes to my writing. I never thought I’d find myself immersed in the heads of Nadia and Hunter in the Destined for Dreams world again after concluding their series, but as it turns out, I had one more story left in me. Destined for Love is a Valentine’s Day special Novella that follows Nadia and Hunter as they celebrate the creature world’s equivalent of the most romantic day of the year, Lovers’ Day.

The novella runs at almost 19k words, which is about 100 printed pages. You’ll be able to purchase Destined for Love at all online retailers after February 10th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

And now, for the cover and blurb…

small for newsletter

Weeks after leaving the danger and destruction of their past behind, Nadia Petrov and Hunter Sullivan finally have the chance to start their lives over.

When Lovers’ Day, the most romantic day of the year in the creature world, arrives, they finally have the chance to celebrate their everlasting love and new life together. The day spirals downward when new enemies arise from the shadows—enemies more merciless than even the most skilled Human Preservation Agency agent. They threaten to destroy the life Nadia and Hunter fought to create together.

As their special day turns to shambles, and the lines between good and evil blur once again, Nadia and Hunter must fight to save themselves and the world they fought so hard to make safe. In a battle that tests whether or not love can conquer all, they must discover who to trust and who the real enemies are before it’s too late.

Destined for Love takes place after Destined for Death and before the Finding Nate series. You can read it as a standalone, but it’s best to have read the Destined for Dreams series.

I hope you’re looking forward to the release of Destined for Love! Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to receive information first about new releases and be able to participate in exclusive giveaways!

XOXO,

Ginna

Please like & share:

Altered to Kill Character Bio: Mira Everson

mIRA eVERSON

Name: Mira Everson

Age: 17

Physical features: Blue eyes, long, straight black hair, Five and a half feet tall, full lips, delicate nose.

Style: Sundresses and skinny jeans, usually flip-flops, hoodies with anything.

Favorite activities: Watching sunsets, listening to music, shopping.

Favorite bands: Viral Night Walkers and Starlight Savages—both fictional.

Strengths: Feistiness, motivated, doesn’t give up

Weaknesses: Doesn’t recognize her potential, obsessive, overly focused, impulsiveness.

Quote: “I’m on a mission and some weird snake woman is not going to ruin my road trip. I’ve had enough fighting for my life for one week… ‘You better enjoy your last few minutes!’ I chuck a screw driver at her, and it hits her in the chest. She startles and backs up a few feet.” I chose this quote of Mira’s because it perfectly sums up her personality. She’s more likely to get over her fears quickly and gets angry with whoever tries to make her feel weak. It also captures her determination and resourcefulness.

Fun facts:

  • Mira loves music, a variety, but her favorite is indie rock. It was what made it easier to befriend Liam when she started going out with Nate.
  • Mira’s never been sick, not even with a cold. It’s one of the benefits of being an enchantress.
  • Mira’s enchantress bloodline runs with the Ever Sisterhood. Her great, great grandmother never told her son what she was, and he only had a son, and so on. Mira is the first girl born to the Everson’s (the last of the Ever Enchantresses) in decades.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a deeper look into Mira Everson. I can’t wait for you all to watch her morph and change as the series continues. You can pick up a copy of Altered to Kill here.

Please like & share:

**NEW** Hunter’s Curse: A Destined for Dreams Short Story

Hunter's Curse Ebook by Ginna Moran

I’m excited to announce Hunter’s Curse, a prequel short story to Destined for Dreams! Hopefully it’ll hold you over as you wait for the release of Destined for Despair.

I absolutely loved writing Hunter’s Curse. Jacqueline Matthews finally decided to speak to me and let me share a story from her perspective. She’s always been my most conflicted character, even before she met Hunter and Nadia, and now you can find out why.  Hunter’s Curse reveals the events leading up to Hunter’s imprisonment and how he and Jacqueline met. I hope you enjoy the story as much as I do.

Here’s the book blurb. Enjoy!

Seventeen-year-old Hunter Sullivan is the son of a doctor who is on the board of the Human Preservation Agency, an organization designed to rid the world of supernatural creatures. On the fast track to joining the ranks of the HPA’s agents when he turns eighteen, Hunter is set on spending the rest of his life fighting to protect humanity from monsters.

Jacqueline Matthews has been on the run all her life. Born a sin-eater, Jacqueline attracts bad souls and senses the wrong-doings of people. She has the ability to wipe away a person’s sins with the consequence of killing the person, but leaving their soul to die in peace. When tragedy strikes and she finds herself facing her own death, she must do everything she can to survive.

When Hunter and Jacqueline’s paths meet, both their lives are put on the line and an unthinkable bargain is made, changing their lives forever.

Hunter’s Curse is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple iBooks, and Smashwords. If you loved Hunter’s Curse, feel free to leave a review online. I’d be forever grateful.

Please like & share: