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Series Spotlight: Coven by Drako and Meet the Author

Great series!

The Coven by Drako is a LGBT Paranormal Fantasy.

Bewitched Souls ~ The Coven Book 1

The Coven is a special group of witches given charge of the manor on Genum Island, and Talis is considered the head and strongest of it. Joined by his sister, Teryn, and her husband, Cian, they protect their magic based home from the forces of darkness who seek the mysterious power of their home. It’s all routine, until Talis’ old crush shows up with a strong desire to take the head witch for himself.
Dion has come to terms with what he wants, and that’s Talis. He has a lot to make up for, but with him comes trouble. Hot on his tail is his ex-girlfriend, and with her is a demon who has a craving for souls and a rise to her former glory.
The Coven has no choice but to stand against the greatest threat they’ve ever faced. How far will they go to save a soul?

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Sunder ~ The Coven Book 2

The life of a witch is ever changing. After the greatest test the Coven has ever faced, Talis and Dion settle in happily married life. But Talis is the head of the Coven, and his life will never be simple. He has responsibilities far above and beyond what he had anticipated and ever increasing powers to master. With all this, there is the certainty that darkness never sleeps, and now comes a true test of more than just ability, but the strength of his will. As Teryn and Cian prepare to welcome a new addition to the family, Talis and Dion’s work just begins as insecurity and outside forces come together to threaten their marriage. Beneath it all is a sinister force older and more powerful than any ever known, threatening not only to tear them all apart but the world as they know it.

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Talis woke up late the next morning and Dion was already gone to work. Talis looked to his cell phone and found a text message waiting.

Didn’t want to wake you, babe, but I had to get to work. I love you.

Talis smiled and sent a quick reply back before getting out of bed. It was a good thing that Dion was at work since Talis had some Coven matters to attend to. He threw on a pair of black jeans and a sleeveless black shirt, then grabbed a pair of black leather gloves and slipped them on. He went to the closet and pulled out a black leather trench coat, slipping it on along with a black bowler hat before heading out of the room. In the main foyer, Teryn and Cian were waiting, dressed in similar attire, minus the hat.

“I’m guessing Dion has no idea what we’re doing today, right?” Teryn asked.

“He has to work,” Talis replied. “Besides, this shouldn’t take too long.”

Cian shook his head. “I’m not so optimistic. We really don’t know what we’re walking into.”

“It’s a rescue and I don’t intend to ask a lot of questions,” Talis shot back. “Let’s just get this done and get home.”

Talis led the way out and to the ferry off the island. He stood by the window in the seating area of the ferry, looking out at the sea as they traveled. Teryn and Cian sat down and observed him.

“So, what do you think his problem is?” Teryn asked.

Cian shrugged. “I’d bet it has something to do with Dion.”

“I don’t know. His energy is off right now.” Teryn looked her brother over closely. “He’s not getting weak but his energy is all over the place.”

Cian chose to look a little deeper, using his third eye instead of just his standard vision. Talis’ aura was always blue, but at that point it was a very dark blue and resembled an out of control fire.

“One of us should talk to him,” Teryn pointed out.

“Which means you want me to do it.” Cian pushed his glasses up on the bridge of his nose. “You owe me for this.”

“Yeah, yeah, get to it.” Teryn shoved him towards Talis.

Cian headed over to stand next to Talis, who didn’t bother to look at him.

“So, do you want to tell me what’s wrong?” Cian asked.

“Nothing is wrong, I’m just on edge,” Talis answered. “I want this done before Dion is off work.”

“How are things with you two?”

Talis finally turned to him. “You live in the same house. You already know the answer.”

“I know only what you allow us to see,” Cian said calmly. “And I’m aware of Dion’s concerns over your health.”

“Dion isn’t draining me,” Talis assured him.

“Then why is your energy so different?” Cian asked. “Your aura is off. Your control is off.”

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About the Author

Drako was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is mainly a fantasy writer, though he also writes some poetry and general fiction. He is very active on both twitter and facebook and has his own website at http://www.drakosden.net which is frequently updated with news on his books and fun extras. When he isn’t writing, he’s busy helping take care of his nieces, playing videogames, reading, promoting, and spending time with family.

Hi Drako, and thank you so much for being here!

What inspired you to write Sunder?

Well, it’s the second in a series. I waited entirely too long to release it. But it was time to continue the story of Talis and Dion. I knew I had to give them something new to face, not just in the sense of an antagonist, but I needed to delve a little deeper into their relationship.

What can we expect from you in the future?

More in this series, and more in my original Dragon Hunters series. But I want to branch out, so there’s a young adult oriented novel floating around in my head. Could other LGBT romance stories that aren’t in either series

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

Every character fights with me to tell their story. I have an idea on what I want to do starting it, and it always changes. People end up with different mates, people die that I didn’t intend to die or live when I didn’t want them to. For these characters, Talis and Dion fought me to the end. Can’t tell too much more without giving away the ending, but there are constant arguments in my head with characters.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Sunder?

Talis is the leader of the Coven, which has grown since the first book. Dion is his husband, a cambion or half demon, and much newer to all things magical. Teryn is Talis’ sister, really headstrong, also a half demon, and with Talis she’s awfully catty. Cian is Teryn’s husband, descended from druids. Everyone has their secrets in the group. Perhaps it’s better to say flaws.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

Again, they were the same main characters as the first book. But originally, it was my love of all things witchy and magical. The characters are loosely based off of people I know. Sometimes I pull out their best qualities, and sometimes their worst.

Where did you come up with the names in the story?

Name searches on Google, honestly. One of those baby name sites. It gets really hard after publishing five or six books to come up with new names on your own.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

There is a lot of humor in this book, and a lot of sex. Going back through it to look for excerpts was both hilarious and frustrating.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Talis has a horrible temper that he tries to keep in check. He’s a bit controlling, but it’s because the others made him the sole leader of the Coven. Dion is insecure. It’s hard for him to believe that Talis would really choose to be with him, but also he’s inexperienced, both in the man on man relationship department and the magical world. He feels like a burden at times. Teryn can be extremely hard headed, also somewhat controlling but not willing to take on the responsibilities her brother has. Cian is normally the level headed one, but has a few blind spots, especially when his wife is threatened.

How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

Depends. I came up with the first novel on my own, the Lost Dragon, in about five minutes. The Coven series has had different people contribute to the titles.

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