Monday, September 17, 2012

Welcome Guest Author Aubrie Dionne! #SciFi #Haven6

Welcome Guest Author
Aubrie Dionne
to the blog!
See below for her giveaway!
Aubrie is here celebrating her soon-to-release science fiction romance Haven 6. She's got a great post on character continuity within a series. Read on...

How the main characters in Haven 6 are related to the characters throughout the series?

I pondered how I was going to tie in Haven 6 and the rest of the series for a very long time. What I wanted to show was humanity surviving throughout the centuries. So, James Wilfred in A Hero Rising (the prequel) is the great great great grandfather of Striker in Paradise 21, and he’s the great great great grandfather of Striver, the main character in Haven 6

This lineage shows the progression from Old Earth, to the colony ships, to inhabiting the planets; the complete journey! In a way, it’s melancholy because the previous characters are long gone, but in another way, it’s hopeful, because their descendants live on in their name, even sporting some of their character traits. Life goes on, and it’s a big cycle in which a hero sometimes needs to rise. 

Striver is a very special character for me, because he has a lot of James and Striker in him. It’s like those characters combined to make someone who’s honest, hard-working, noble, and forgiving to a fault-much more forgiving than Striker ever was. He’s evolved from his ancestors, and from his situation, using the past to make sure their future is better then the one they left behind. 

Read more about Striver in Haven 6!
A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears it's final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that's supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.

When Eri's team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth's colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander's intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in November 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

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Aubrie said...

Thank you for hosting me!!!!

Laura Kaye said...

It's great having you here, Aubrie!

redzsm said...

Hi Aubrie,
Congrats on your newest release! It sounds very cool! I haven't read a sci fi romance in a VERY long time. After reading this post, I added HAVEN 6 to my TBR list. I just ordered Firefly & Serenity to my Netflix list and am about to watch them for the first time. I think I'm on a Sci Fi kick :) Your book will fit in nicely! Does this series need to be read in order or can HAVEN 6 be a stand alone?

Thank you,
Selena Mc

Aubrie said...


All of the books in my series can be read as stand alones, however, haven 6 will have extra meaning if you read Paradise 21.

Thanks for stopping by!

books4me said...

Wow....sounds like a fantastic series and one I'm surprised I missed!! How many more books do you have planned in this series?

Thank you for the giveaway!

Julie Rupert said...

Congratulations on your release. I have not heard of this series, but now I am putting on my to read list.

Aubrie said...

books4me- This is the last one in the series. :( I know, I'm a little sad to see it end.

There's a novella prequel, then three novel length books.

Julie, thanks for adding it!

Laura, these are great comments! I'm so excited to be here today!

Carin said...

Wow thanks for this post, I LOVE sci-fi romance and it can be hard to find good sci-fi romance. I love that you are a flutist and author I always wish I had stuck with my flute playing. Thanks for a chance to win the beautiful beaded necklace.
Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

Aubrie said...

Carin, you should pick up the flute again! It comes back quickly!

Victoria said...

This is new to me but the series sounds very interesting. Thank you for the excerpt I'll check it out.

Aurian said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I really enjoy some sci fi romance every now and then, and had not heard of her before! Adding it to the neverending wishlist!

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