Donna Augustine

USA Today Bestselling Author

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A Very Paranormal Holiday Blog Hop


Authors Kallysten and Tricia Schneider organized this Very Paranormal holidays Blog Hop to share their love for paranormal romance, help you discover new authors, win books, prizes… and maybe a brand new Kindle Fire!



Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of objects floating around her.

One Day ago, Jo’s sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino.

Today, Cormac ordered her shot.

If he’s real lucky, she won’t die. Because if she does, all hope is lost.

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Winter Warmers Giveaway Hop

Winter Warmers Giveaway HopIn the culinary world, there is a thing called the amuse-bouche, a single bite.  I often get single random scenes that play through my head. For this giveaway, I’ve decided to share one, a sort of literary amuse-bouche.


We stood mere inches apart, just close enough for a deep breath to cause my shirt to graze his chest. I’d wanted him since I was a young girl of fourteen. Now, at twenty-six, he’d finally taken notice of me.

Now was too late, but bad my body disagreed with me. Back arched, lips parted and ragged breaths, every signal contradicted my next words to him.

“We can’t do this. I’ve got a life you don’t fit into.”

He moved a hair closer and I stepped back until I felt the wall behind me. He bent his head closer to me, hands on either side. So close but not close enough.

You can’t do this,” he said, a playful smile on his face and a gleam of anticipation in his intense grey eyes. “I can do anything I want.”

His left hand ran along my neck, his thumb pressing my chin upward. I should tell him to stop. I would before it got any further. His lips teasingly touched mine. His tongue darted into my mouth, inviting me to play, just as my reserve started to give way.

This man was my kryptonite.

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I’d like to thank Felicity Heaton and Indie Romance Books for hosting this blog hop! Their links are below if you would like to visit them.

Don’t stop here! There is a list of sites below, all with their own giveaways : )

Alchemy Series Book Tour


GRAND PRIZE:  a signed paperback set of THE ALCHEMY series & a Gift Card to Amazon (international winner will get eBooks instead of paperbacks)

RUNNERS-UP:  3 runners up will receive an eBook of choice from THE ALCHEMY series

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12/9 Coffee Talk Writers (Series Spotlight)


12/9 Literal Addiction (Series Spotlight)


12/10 Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight)


12/10 Romance Junkies (Interview)


12/10 You Gotta Read Reviews (series spotlight)


12/11 Salacious Reads (Series Spotlight)


12/11 Eclipse Reviews (series spotlight)


12/12 KT Book Reviews (Guest Post)


12/12 Night Owl Reviews (Series Spotlight)


12/13 Darkest Addictions Reviews (Series Spotlight)


12/13 Paranormal Romance Fans for Life (Series Spotlight)


12/16 I Smell Sheep (Review)


12/17 Book Pages and Dripping Ink (series spotlight)

12/20 Mythical Books (Series Spotlight)


12/21 Diane’s Book Blog (Interview)


12/22 Why I Can’t Stop Reading (Interview)


12/23 Deal Sharing Aunt (series spotlight)


12/26  Charlene Blogs Highlighted Author


12/27 Offbeat Vagabond (Spotlight)


12/29 Dalene’s Book Reviews (Interview)

Breakthrough Authors Blog Hop

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Writing From the Heart


“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway


When I began my writing journey, I had very romantic notions. Wow, was I a blithering idiot. The thing I was least prepared for is how emotionally draining it could be.


I guess if you write about nothing but happy things, it might be more pleasant. Unfortunately for me, that’s not my style. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a happy ending. Those are my favorite. But, what is a happy ending without some heartache to make you appreciate it better? That’s where the real fun is and makes me think of Ernest Hemingway’s brilliant words, quoted above.


In my opinion, the only way to write realistically about something is to dig up your own memories. Have I gone through anything as horrific as my characters? Thankfully no, but like most people, I’ve had my share of heartbreak and tragedy. These are the painful memories I use to relate to how my characters are feeling. I’d never realized how useful they would be one day. I’m still not happy I had them, but at least now they are useful, instead of just clogging up my psyche.


So my advice to anyone that’s thinking of writing is, be prepared to go digging for skeletons. It’s the past wounds that you endured that will make your stories sing, or cry depending on the book.


thekeepersnewtext2Two days ago, Jo Davids was a waitress by night and a college kid by day, with the unnerving problem of objects floating around her.


One Day ago, Jo’s sexy boss, Cormac, noticed her for all the wrong reasons when she witnessed a man transform into a monster in the basement of his casino.


Today, Cormac ordered her shot.


If he’s real lucky, she won’t die. Because if she does, all hope is lost.


The first five chapters are available here.

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Interview and Giveaway with Dawna Raver

Today, we are joined by Dawna Raver, author of The Colour Wielders Series.


What made you decide to write fantasy? I love the freedom you have with fantasy. You’re not confined to the possible. Plus, magic is just cool. 🙂

Your books aren’t easily categorized. If you could create a genre that fit them perfectly, what would it be called and why?

I guess romantic, new adult, fantasy. All of my stories center around main characters who are between 21-28 years old.

What made you start writing?

I was recovering from surgery and was bored out if my skull. So, I sat down and started making notes about an old memory. Four years later, Colour Wielders was complete.

What type of books do you read? Do you have time to read anymore?

The only way I’m able to keep up with reading is because of audiobooks. I adore them. Without them, I’d be way behind. I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and erotica. Right now, I’m listening to Real by Katy Evans. Loving it so far.

What authors were your biggest influence?

JK Rowling, Karen Moning, Jim Butcher, and JR Ward.

What was the last book that blew your socks off?

I’d have to say Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. That book busted me up!

New release by Dawna Raver. Severed Colours, Book 2, A Colour Wielders Novel.



The epic continues…

Quinn Sinclair trusted Arik Morgaine until he betrayed her. Scared and alone, she finds herself delivered into the hands of the evil Morgana le Fay. When Quinn discovers Morgana’s plans are beyond demented and seriously depraved—making life with the Changeling seem like a day at the beach—she wonders if death is a better option?

Arik Morgaine vowed he’d save Quinn no matter the price. When his well thought out plans go terribly awry, a desperate and heartbroken Arik is forced to beg the cruel Triarchia for help. Unwilling to go on without his Älskling, he answers a question that irrevocably alters their lives.

Can Arik and Quinn find a way back to each other, or will the price of saving her rip them apart forever?

New Adult. Recommended for 18 and above. Mature themes, sexual situations, and profanity.

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In celebration of Severed Colours’ release, Colour Wielders will be on sale from November 18-20 for $.99. Purchase it at Amazon now.






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