Destined for Love Q&A and Other Stuff

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A few people have asked me questions about Destined for Love and a few other novels, and I figured I’d compile them into a blog post for easy finding. If you have any burning questions, feel free to leave a comment, send me a message through my contact page, or reach out to me through one of my social media pages—just don’t call me. I hate talking on the phone. 🙂


1. Why not use Valentine’s Day in Destined for Love?

I had originally considered using Valentine’s Day, but as it turns out, Nadia spent Valentine’s Day with the HPA. I don’t write about holidays in many of my books and never set an actual date for anything to keep the story evergreen and as readable as possible so it never feels outdated. It’s a fantasy world, so I used that to my advantage to create a creature world holiday. To vaguely answer as to when Lovers’ Day is, it would take place sometime between March and April, before the start of Altered to Kill.

2. Will there be more stories from Hunter and Nadia after this?

As far as I know, no. This is the last story that takes place for Nadia and Hunter. Of course, I know never to say never, but at this time, I don’t have anything planned. The rest of my writing year will focus on the Finding Nate series, a few standalone books, a new series, and editing the final spinoff companion series that features Mason Sullivan, Hunter’s brother. I might schedule some time to write a Mira and Nate short story or novella, but nothing is planned at this time.

3. Will Nadia and Hunter meet Mira and Nate?

Without spoiling too much, the simple answer is yes. Their stories take place in the same world within months of each other, so you can expect a run-in or two.

4. What’s with the new enemies in the creature world? Wasn’t the Human Preservation Agency awful enough?

I love blurring and blending the idea of good versus evil in a lot of my novels. In the Destined for Dreams series, you see mostly the good among the creature world, but that’s because the evil that is the HPA outshines all the other stuff. In the Finding Nate series, the darker side of the creature world comes lurking out of the shadows. It all depends on what character you ask and what you define as good and evil. New enemies keep things interesting for me and hopefully you, too.

5. Why aren’t there any vampires or werewolves in your series? They’re the most common creatures in paranormal books.

I thought long and hard about introducing both of those creatures, but ultimately kept them out of the Destined for Dreams and Finding Nate world. It doesn’t mean there aren’t creatures with the specific qualities to be considered a vampire or werewolf, but the creatures would fall under another name.

6. Some of your covers look different. Why did you change them?

You caught me! The covers for Hunter’s Curse, Escaping Fate, and Destined Together have all been changed slightly. I had the model portraying Jacqueline’s hair darkened to better match the Destined for Dreams cover. For Escaping Fate, I had the background fine-tuned to match my vision of what Alyssa Callaghan’s visions look like and opted for an image title to match the other books in the series. Lastly, two of the models on the Destined Together cover have been replaced with different poses of the same model, and Jacqueline’s eyes have been lightened to reflect a color more true to her character. I hope you like them!


That’s all the questions and answers I have for you at this time. I hope you enjoyed reading them, and again, if you have any questions of your own, reach out to me! I love to chat.

XOXO,

Ginna

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Destined for Dreams Character Interview

Character Interview Destined for Dreams by Ginna Moran Image

*I wrote a character interview with Nadia and Hunter almost a year ago for a blog but never posted it myself. This interview takes place after Destined for Dreams and before Destined for Despair. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you haven’t read Destined for Dreams yet, pick up your FREE digital copy from all online book retailers.*

Today, as a treat, I’d like to introduce you to two special guests for an interview—the ones who told me their story in the first place—Nadia Petrov and Hunter Sullivan.

Me: It’s great you two could join me today for this interview.

Nadia: I’m trying to make up for the time I gave you a nightmare.

Hunter: Ginna volunteered.

Me: He’s right. I doubt you invade unsuspecting sleepers’ dreams anymore since you met Hunter.

Nadia: I don’t. 

Me: Probably for the best. So, why don’t I just ask the first question?

Hunter: Go on.

Me: You two met in a dream. What was that like?

Hunter: Indescribable. I couldn’t believe she was real and in Jackie’s head.

Nadia: Hunter was quite the surprise. It scared me at first, but I felt bad for him, so I kept going back.

Hunter: I’m lucky she did.

Me: I think all of you were lucky. What do you think your lives would be like if you didn’t meet?

Nadia: We’d both be trapped in places we hated.

Hunter: Yeah, I doubt Jackie would’ve been courageous enough to face her fears alone.

Me: What did you miss the most being imprisoned in someone else’s body, Hunter?

Hunter: Basically everything, but I missed being in control…and food. Oh, and kissing.

Nadia: The real thing is definitely better than in dreams.

Me: Hah! Nice. Do you hold a grudge against Jacqueline for taking your soul as collateral, Hunter?

Hunter: While it was torturous being in Jackie’s mind, I’ve learned a lot from her. Yeah, I’d never ask to share a body again, but if I hadn’t, I would’ve never met Nadia.

Me: What about you, Nadia, any resentment toward Jacqueline?

Nadia: No, definitely not. Jacqueline and I are a lot alike. We’re burdened with gifts we don’t really want. In her defense, she did it to save herself. I might’ve done the same.

Hunter: My mom would’ve killed her. Still might try if she ever finds her.

Me: Must be hard.

Hunter: It’s manageable. We’re working things out. It’s a lot easier being with Nadia in the real world instead of a dream.

Me: Speaking of dreams, what do you like about dreams, Nadia?

Nadia: I get to see and go places I don’t get to visit in real life—some of those places don’t even exist in the real world. It’s like being a part of a magical place…until I destroy it, at least.

Me: Can you visit without inflicting a nightmare?

Nadia: No…I don’t think so. I’ve never tried, really. It’s too irresistible. I don’t do it for fun. It wouldn’t be right.

Hunter: She could invade my dreams anytime.

Nadia: Hunter…

Me: So what has been your favorite dream?

Hunter: Mine was the very first one I met Nadia, in the rundown city. It was the first time I felt hope since being trapped in Jackie’s mind. I sometimes try to imagine that place so I’d dream about it on my own.

Me: Has it ever worked?

Hunter: It’s not the same without Nadia.

Me: So what about you, Nadia?

Nadia: I loved most of the dreams I’ve invaded with Hunter, but my favorite is the one and only dream I had on my own. It was such an amazing and scary feeling not having the same control I do when inflicting a nightmare, but I felt so normal. Almost human. I’d love to dream again.

Me: Okay, last question. What’s next for you two?

Hunter: I’ve made some plans with Jackie. We’re going to change the world so we don’t have to worry about the Human Preservation Agency.

Nadia: I’d like to find some sort of normalcy…and figure out how to tell my father about Hunter.

Me: Dmitri is quite intimidating.

Hunter: Tell me about it.

Nadia: He’s really a softy.

Me: Well, it was great having you both here. Maybe next time you could convince Jacqueline to join you.

Hunter: If it suits her.

Nadia: Don’t listen to him. Of course she’d love to come.

Thanks for reading Nadia and Hunter’s character interview! Are there other characters you’d like an interview from or other questions you’d like to ask Hunter and Nadia? Let me know in the comments!

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Character Bio-Alyssa Callaghan

When plotting out a loose storyline for Destined for Dreams, Nadia Petrov was supposed to be a complete loner, but when I actually sat down to write the novel, she had a best friend from the very first page. Alyssa Callaghan’s character was a lot of fun to write because of her seer ability. While Alyssa isn’t all-knowing—her visions are based off the decisions of others—she’s definitely someone you’d want on your side.

Nadia and Alyssa are a lot alike because they both see things in their own worlds—nightmares or visions—that they can’t see in real life while living in their community. They also see the worst of the world, from people’s fears to the consequences of bad decisions, and the darkness that shadows over them through their abilities is what bonds them together.

Now without giving too much away, I’d like to share Alyssa’s character bio with you.

 

Alyssa Callaghan

Name: Alyssa Callaghan
Age: Seventeen
Hair Color: Red
Eye color: Green
Ability/Creature: Seer—predicts the outcome of decisions/ can narrow down the best possible outcome for a specific decision.
Family: Considers Nadia and Dmitri family.
Fears: Alyssa is afraid of her past and of losing the people she cares about. 
Strengths: She’s reasonable and not quick to make decisions. She is a good judge of character and brave.
Quote: “My advice is to just not make any decisions yet. First think about the future you’d have with Hunter and if it would be worth risking everything you have for it.”

I hope you enjoyed this look at Alyssa Callaghan! If you have any non-spoilery questions, please leave a comment. I love hearing from you!

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With less than a week until the release of my debut novel, Destined for Dreams, I’d like to celebrate with a giveaway through www.goodreads.com. So from now until Dec 8, 2014, enter to win a free *signed* paperback copy of Destined for Dreams.

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