{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine

March 25, 2017 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 0

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out!

Today I have Donna Augustine on the blog. I love Donna’s books. She writes some of my very favorite Urban Fantasy! So be sure to check out her books, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below!

Donna was kind enough to donate so many different prizes for the giveaway. You can win:

1 winner will get a SIGNED copy of A Step Into the Dark (US only)

1 Winner will get an ecopy set of Books 1-4 of the Karma Series (INT)

1 Winner will get a set of audio books- Winner can choose between Books 1-3 of the Karma series, the Keepers series or Books 1 & 2 of The Wilds Series! (INT)

Donna’s Karma series is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series EVER! And I’m really excited to read her latest book, A Step Into the Dark. So that is what I am going to be sharing with you today!

{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna AugustineA Step Into The Dark by Donna Augustine
Pages: 376
on January 27, 2017
Series: Ollie Wit #1
Genres: adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance

Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades but it’s a gift with a steep price.

Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haunted her since a child, destroyed her family and wreaked havoc all around her.

Kane knows Ollie is the key to getting the spell he needs and he’s the answer to ending her torment. But it’s a bargain that brings her closer to her own destruction. Even if she succeeds, will she be able to walk away from the newfound power that comes with walking in the Shadowlands?

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

  1.  Where do you get the inspiration for your books? 

    I like exploring what I think people might do in different situations or what I would want them to do in a situation. I like believing people can overcome horrible situations and become larger than life. That no matter how bad things get, there’s a survivor deep down in all of us.

    2. Which of your characters was the most fun to write and why?

    The Karma books had some of my favorite characters to write. I loved the Jinxes. They were just so obnoxious that they made me laugh whenever I wrote them.

    3. Which of your characters was the biggest pain in your butt and why?

    I can’t say that I’ve ever written a character that bothered me that much. I know I’ve written characters that bother other people a lot! I think that’s what happens when you like starting with very flawed characters.

    4. What are some of your most anticipated reads of 2017?

    Well, I already got to read one of them, Feversong. I love the way Karen Moning writes. Now I’m waiting for White Hot by Ilona Andrews. Further off in the future, I’m very excited for High Voltage in 2018. Dani finally gets her own book again!

    5. If you could build your dream author panel, who would be on it with you?

    Karen Moning would speak on impactful words. Anne Bishop would talk about character development. Bishop rocks character development. Ilona Andrews would cover plot development. Her plots are always perfect.

    6. If looked under your bed right now, what would we find?

    I’ve given up reading hard copy books but I can’t seem to part with all of them so I hide boxes of overflow that I can’t cram into the bookcases. I’ve also got three dictionaries under there. You know, those really big ones that you can use in place of cinderblocks?

    7. If we had an author talent show, what would your talent be?

    I hate being in the spotlight so it would be torture. I do love arts of all kinds so I could send a project instead. I love to paint although I haven’t done it much lately. I’ve also dabbled in sculpting, stained glass, needle felting… I’m not sure there is an arts and crafts I haven’t dabbled in.

 You can find more information about all of her books on Goodreads- HERE 

Be sure to check out the other authors that have joined in on my Blogoversary fun and see their giveaways!

 Robin Talley- (Our Own Private Universe)
 Jane Alvey Harris- (Riven)
Heather Hildenbrand- (Dirty Blood Series)
Penny Reid (Rugby Series)
Shae Ross (Bottom of the Sky)

Thank you so much for joining us today Donna! Have you guys read any of Donna’s books?

If not, you need to!

And check out Donna’s contributions to my Blogoversary giveaway! Fill out the rafflecopter below (or on the main giveaway post- they are the same!) and you can win a lots of her books! (along with a whole slew of other prizes!)

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To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win

This giveaway is sponsored by Book Briefs and all of the authors listed.

No purchase necessary to enter. void where prohibited by law.

My contest policy applies

Here is the the prize drawings will work. I will be drawing first the winner for the $25 worth of books. They will be emailed separately and first. (if that person passes on the $25 worth of books and wants a different prize, they can pick whatever they want, and I will draw again.)

Then I will be drawing 18 general winners (and yes, you can win more than once) The 18 general winners will all be BCC-ed emailed at the same time. When you are emailed please respond back to me with your top 2-4 prize choices and your mailing information. I will be taking prizes in a first come first serve fashion. This way people can hopefully choose which books they are most interested in winning. I will respond with what prize(s) you have gotten. It may take a few times if your top choices are already claimed. If you choose the box of books as one of your top prizes, please also send me your top 7 book choices from the stacks of books.

**Please read each of the prizes carefully in the main blogoversary post for details. I have included who the giveaway is open to, what the prize is (and if there are choices) and what age group the book(s) is/are.**


Thank you to all of the authors that donated prizes! Please follow them and check out their books!

Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies. All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

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About Donna Augustine

Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.

A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing, or overdosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

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