Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
Series: Everlast, #1
Publication: April 9th 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.
A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.
To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.
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My Interview with The Author :)
What inspired you to write…?
My husband. No, seriously, we were talking books and ideas, and he always said I had to write one about gods and mythology, because he loves this kind of stuff. So, he asked, what if you wrote about immortals gods, and then, one of them dies – for real. They thought they were immortal, but they aren’t! And, from that, the rest came to me pretty easily.
How long did it take to write?
About a month. When I’m obsessed about an idea, I can’t stop writing it.
Do you mostly write during the day or night? Or whenever?
During the day, because that’s when my kid is in school.
Which character(s) were the most fun writing?
Ha, Micah, no doubt. When I first came up with him, Micah was different. He was supposed to be a thorn in Nadine’s and Victor’s path … but he evolved so much, and he became much more. And I won’t say more about it because I’m pretty close to spoilers already ;)
Which actors do you see playing the main characters?
This is a hard question to answer, because they are unique in my head while I’m writing, but … since I get this question a lot, here is the list:
Alexis Knapp as Nadine, Evandro Soldati as Victor, Sean O’Pry as Micah, Taylor Schilling as Ceris, Scarlett Johansson as Imha, Karl Urban as Omi, Viggo Mortensen as Morgan.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was 13yo. But pursuing publication, since 2009.
Where is your favorite place to write?
Not my house lol Seriously, I have my pretty office and all, but I focus better and am way more productive when I’m not home …
What are you currently working on?
I’m revising Breaking the Reins, my upcoming contemp romance, so I can send it to my editor next week. And then I’ll start drafting The Everlast #2 …
Who are your ultimate favorite Authors?
Richelle Mead, no doubt.
What are your favorite genres to read?
The same ones I write: UF, contemp, PNR, fantasy … (I’m very eclectic).
What are you currently reading?
Strength by Carrie Butler and Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett.
All time favorite film that you can see endlessly, and you have practically memorized all the lines?
Beauty and the Beast, King Lion, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and ALL Disney classics ;)
What TV show do you have to see on a daily basis?
On a daily basis, none. But I’m into Heroes (yeah, I’m late to that), Falling Skies, Game of Thrones, Spartacus, TVD, Beauty and the Beast, Nikita, Touch.
Favorite guilty pleasure television show?
Kickin’ It – I watch it with my daughter lol
Location of place you have never visited, but really want to go to someday?
- Fall or Winter? fall
- Hot Chocolate, Tea or Coffee? Caramel machiatto =P
- Mac or PC? Mac
- England or Scotland? : ) Hm, never been there – but I will … someday!
- The Voice or The X-Factor? None? Sorry, don’t watch them …
- Print or E-Book? both
- Middle Earth or Hogwarts? Hogwarts
- Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream? Ice cream …
- Sunny or Rainy Weather? Sunny
- Christmas or New Years? Christmas
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
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