Friday, 16 August 2013

Donna Augustine...The Keepers!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting author Donna Augusting online, and just knew I had to invite her to my Room. Donna has a hot new series and it deserves some attention, folks. Read on, because I'm sure you'll want to put The Keepers on your TBR list today!

Welcome Donna.

Good Characters, Bad Characters...and My Characters?
When I started writing, I didn't set out to write ethically ambiguous lead characters. Growing up, I loved a great book about  good versus evil. So what happened? I didn't exactly know myself.

When I started writing The Keepers, the more I wrote, the worse it got. Don't get me wrong, I'd never meant to make them saints, but as I uncovered their pasts, they just got worse and worse and the bad deeds kept piling up. Even as I continue writing now, I'm a little taken aback myself at the things these people are willing to do.

And then I realized that as I've gotten older, I view everything a bit more cynically, and it's bleeding into my creative side. Gone are the rose colored glasses of my youth and all the pedestals have been long since destroyed. This new world view is not as bad as it might seem though at first glance. I've found that I enjoy people's flaws. I've learned to forgive much more easily than I ever did. And although the flaws might be more exaggerated in my novels, the characters are a hell of a lot fun to write.

The Keepers (Alchemy Series Book 1)


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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He walked up and stood next to me, close enough that I could feel the heat of his body. I could see him stare at me, out of the corner of my eye, but I busied myself looking down at my order pad instead of meeting his gaze.
He leaned down close to my ear and said in the softest whisper, “Am I making you uncomfortable Jo?”
His warm breath on my ear sent a shiver down my spine. I wanted to instantly take a step away, but that would be almost as bad as admitting it, so I held my ground and forced myself to meet his eyes. “No, why would you?”
“That’s good. I wouldn’t want to make you nervous.” He ran a finger along the length of my arm. “Are you cold?”
“A little,” I lied, knowing he had noticed the goose bumps on my skin.
He smiled down at me. He had a beautiful smile, dimples and all. “We’re going to be spending a lot of time together,” he said. “I really do want you to feel comfortable.” His hand came to rest on the small of my back.
“Maybe it’s better if we aren’t too comfortable, considering that you are my boss.”
He laughed. “Why? Do you feel sexually harassed?”
“Then I guess I’ll have to try harder next time.”
My heart was beating out of my chest as he walked away.


  1. Welcome to my blog Donna! Wishing you lots of sales!

    1. oh I gotta get that book I need more. I can see right now that book is gonna be so hot that's going to be a best seller congratulations you got my vote.

  2. WAHOOO--this book sounds very good!

    1. Doesn't it sounds great, Brenda? Thanks so much for spending time with us today.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful series, thanks for providing information about it. I'm definitely going to have to read it.

    1. So glad you could visit, Michelle! Hope you enjoy Donna's work!