Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stephanie Constante Interview + Giveaway [Blogoversary]

Today we have an interview with the lovely Stephanie Constante! She has written the first two books in her Draconi Series [Incendio and Baptism of Fire] and another novel, Pygmalia, is due out soon! We are so excited for this author. She is such a sweetheart. (:

1.What sparked the idea for your novel?

SC: Well, for starters, I love dragons and I really wanted to do a story about them. I knew that I wanted there to be something besides the fantasy aspects. I wanted it to cover the idea of different societies and customs and how one has to adapt to them. I knew I wanted a strong female lead who could go up against a tough male character without flinching and I wanted the male lead to have that hard exterior while actually being really softhearted. From there the series just took off.

2.Your series is titled The Draconi Series… so it does not take a genius to figure out that dragons (<3) are involved in your books. Are they your favorite paranormal or mythological creature, or do you have another one? Why is it your favorite?

SC: Yes, I do have to say that dragons are on the top of my list but number one goes to mermaids.  I’m sure I’m not the only girl that fell in love with The Little Mermaid story as a kid. :oD

3.Do you have a favorite character from The Draconi Series? If so, can you tell me who it is?

SC: I love Cillian. He’s loyal, logical, sweet, and just hilarious.

4. What was the hardest part of writing the series?

SC: I have to say the hardest part was writing the scenes that just carry the story along. There are always key points in every chapter but sometimes you have to add filler to get things moving.

5.What was your favorite part of writing the series?

SC: I loved the romantic scenes. I’m a sucker for romance, especially the kind where you know the characters love each other but act like they don’t. If only they weren’t so stubborn! It was great to write the banter and the lovey dovey parts.

6.Do you have any books planned in the near future? If so, can you tell us about your upcoming books? Perhaps another Draconi novel? Hmn….?

SC: I have book one of the Rebellium Series coming out June 1st called Pygmalia. It’s a Sci-Fi YA romance series about a girl who is forced to spend the summer at her father’s estate in England and discovers an insane experiment he’s been working on. What if Dr. Frankenstein had a daughter and what if that daughter was to fall in love with his monster? I have some other books I’m also working on but those are under lock and key for now. ;P

7.Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

SC: Some of my characters are based on real people. Cillian and Valdis for instance are two characters who I modeled after some friends of mine. I like to include personality traits of people I know into characters in my books.

8.What is your  most positive experience as an author ?

SC: I have to say the most positive experience I had was when I told my friends that I self-published. I got so much love and support when I came out with the news. It’s really hard to tell people that you wrote something. Writing can be really deep and personal and it’s basically opening your mind and saying, “take a look inside!” My friends made that whole transition so much easier.

9.If your books were made into a movie, who would you have playing your characters?

SC: I have a really long list but I’ll narrow it down to the three main characters in the Draconi Series.  Imogen Poots as Leito, Taylor Kitsch as Aidan, and Jack Huston as Cillian.

10.If you were writing a book about your life, what would you title it?

SC: I think I’d call it At the Mad Hatter’s Table. I love Alice in Wonderland and I work with people who have mental disorders so sometimes it does feel like I’m trying to rationalize with March Hares and Mad Hatters.

11.Can you describe your Draconi series in one sentence?

SC: A headstrong girl meets a vengeful dragon and nothing will ever be the same again for either of them.

12.I would like to end the interview with something fun. Can you tell me something fun/random/wonky/crazy about yourself or your writing habits?

SC: I’m addicted to Google. My friends make fun of me because I’m constantly on it but I can usually find anything on Google, even something completely random.

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Incendio # 1

Being the daughter of a dragon slayer was never easy, especially when Leito discovers a dragon child injured in her father’s fields. Knowing the fate that will befall this child, she helps the boy escape before the hunt is upon him. 

Leito realizes years later that no good deed goes unpunished and after the village offers her up as a sacrifice for her father’s actions against dragons, Leito must utilize all her knowledge and strength to outwit the dragon who aims to kill her. 

In this mythical tale, Leito is challenged mind, body, and soul as she learns more about the dragon world and the one creature who makes her question her fears and her heart. 

This book contains mature subject matter and is intended for an older audience (16+)

Incendio # 2

Leito has fallen in love, something she never thought would happen. Except the man who holds her heart is not only a dragon, but one imprisoned by his own clan, punished for harboring a human girl and refusing to kill her. The odds are against her, and after a dangerous transformation, she is trying to learn what it means to be a dragon herself.

The change brings many new abilities and sacrifices, which will both help and hinder her. Now Leito must find a way to enter the dragon’s den and find Aidan before it is too late, but what awaits her in the Incendio Mountains is worse than she could have ever imagined

1 set of eBooks
1 Set of Print Books

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  1. Thank you for sharing your interview and the books sound awesome.

  2. Loved the book covers.Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. This looks so great! Thanks for sharing with us! I adore those covers as well.
    Did the author have any say on the design of the book covers? Also, who in the author's life encouraged them to sit down and write their first book?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Meghan,
      I'm so glad you liked the covers! I actually got them as premade covers from She does amazing work! As for who encouraged my writing, growing up, my teachers played big role in that department. My parents knew I liked to write but it was my teachers who pushed me to get the stories down on paper. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. I LOVE Stephanie and her books! Dragons weren't really my thing until I read Baptism of Fire and Incendio.... now I am just waiting for her to keep the Draconi series going!! ;) We may or may not have already had that talk lol. And I am patiently awaiting Pygmalia oh and for Stephanie to write her own mermaid story!! *hint hint* all in all what can I say I am a devoted Stephanie Constante fan :) good luck everyone who enters!

    1. Ooh, I want her to make a mermaid story now, too. :D


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