Indie Superstars with the Author of She Awakens + GIVEAWAY (International)

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This week we’re interviewing Caitlin Denman, Author of She Awakens.

Caitlin Haines: Can you tell us a little about She Awakens?

Caitlin Denman:  In this Young Adult page turner, Attina finds herself in an unlikely predicament when it’s uncovered the normal, human existence she thought she lived is turned upside down. Finding out she’s half Fae not only confounds her, but in a time where the brutal Fae run the world she is suddenly tasked with bringing the Fae and humans together.

With the help of her trusty, and somewhat snarky steed Raven, Attina sets out on a mission to save the human race from extinction. As she continues on her mission, she discovers powers beyond her wildest dreams.

In a world where it’s tricky to discern who’s good and where the evil really lies, Attina finds herself in one predicament after another, not knowing who to trust except for Raven. As her journey unfolds, her strength and will are tested. Will she ever be strong enough to bridge the gap between these two worlds?

 

Caitlin H.: Where did the inspiration come from?

Caitlin D.: The inspiration actually came from a dream I had. One night I had a dream of the first part of the book, the next was around the middle part of the book, and the last was the last part of the book. I’d never had that happen to me where I had a continuation of a dream night after night so I figured it was a sign that the story needed to be written.

 

Caitlin H.: What is it about fae that draws you in so much?

Caitlin D.: I think what draws me into fae is the same thing that draws everyone into fae, their magic and adventure. I think in this day and age we all wish we had a little magic of our own and could go off on wonderful adventures in far away lands. I just hope I can write stories that will transport readers on their own adventures.

 

Caitlin H.: Who is your favorite character in this series and why?

Caitlin D.: Raven is definitely my favorite character in the series. I love her snarky, no bullshit attitude. I also wrote the character based off of the first horse I ever owned, Olive. Raven’s personality is just how I’d imagine Olive’s personality would be like if she could talk.

 

Caitlin H.: Realistically, if you were thrown into this fantasy world, would you survive?

Caitlin D.: I did karate from the ages 5-17, I’ve been riding horses since I was 12, and I’ve taken other various fighting classes. So yes, I do think if I was thrown into this world I could survive. I actually wrote the training scenes loosely based off of training I’ve done. In the series there are actually scenes with real life techniques on how to get away from an attacker. I wanted to bring more fighting techniques to the forefront to hopefully get readers thinking about how they would get away from an attacker.

 

Caitlin H.: What’s one thing you have to have while writing (music, quiet, snacks, coffee, etc.)?

Caitlin D.: Music is my go to. I write such better scenes so much faster if I have the right music playing. Daily the right music can change though, sometimes I just want instrumental music playing, some days I need to be listening to metal, and some days it’s everything in between.

 

Caitlin H.: Can you give us a hint at what’s to come next? Is there going to be more of this series?

Caitlin D.: There are going to be more books in the series. Actually book two in the series, She Rises, came out on December 7th, 2021. Without giving too much away for people who haven’t read She Awakens yet, as the series progresses we see Attina go through some harsh struggles but grow as a person along the way. We see her progress from someone who needed to be protected to someone powerful, who ferociously protects those around her.

Meet Caitlin Denman

Caitlin lives and grew up in Southern California with her family and her three horses, three dogs, and a cat. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor’s in agribusiness.

Besides writing, she loves training and competing on horses. She has competed in barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, and mounted shooting. She has owned and ridden horses since she was twelve-years-old.

Caitlin would love to connect with each and every person who loves her books.

 

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She Awakens Series Giveaway
She Awakens by [Caitlin Denman] She Rises (She Awakens Book 2) by [Caitlin Denman]

In this Young Adult page turner, Attina finds herself in an unlikely predicament when it’s uncovered the normal, human existence she thought she lived is turned upside down. Finding out she’s half Fae not only confounds her, but in a time where the brutal Fae run the world she is suddenly tasked with bringing the Fae and humans together.

With the help of her trusty, and somewhat snarky steed Raven, Attina sets out on a mission to save the human race from extinction. As she continues on her mission, she discovers powers beyond her wildest dreams.

In a world where it’s tricky to discern who’s good and where the evil really lies, Attina finds herself in one predicament after another, not knowing who to trust except for Raven. As her journey unfolds, her strength and will are tested. Will she ever be strong enough to bridge the gap between these two worlds?  

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3 thoughts on “Indie Superstars with the Author of She Awakens + GIVEAWAY (International)”

  1. Jamie Lynn Bass says:

    I think the covers are lovely, and the synopsis is most intriguing!

  2. Candice says:

    You had me at Fae. Plus that cover is gorgeous!

  3. Nikki Ratledge says:

    I love the mix of elements on the covers, they caught my eye immediately. Fae fantasies are some of my favorites!

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