Thank you for having me on your blog. The last few weeks have been very exciting for me. On February 29th the Dark Light anthology was released by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing. I have three stories in this anthology. His first snow, it the first of my stories in the anthology and it is an angels and demon story. I originally wrote it for a local writing contest and it took 3rd place. The Darkon Prophecy is the second one of my stories to be in the anthology and it is my own little spin on classic goth: Vampires which I call Darkons, Werewolves which I call Mond’tier, and Shape shifters which I call Boser’traum. The third story I have in the anthology is a unique goth style story that is other worldly where a human girl must learn to believe in herself in order to fight off the Wraith, a gargoyle like race that feasts on human flesh.
On March 17th my first full novel The Children was released by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. It is the first book in a five book series called the H.E.A.R.T. Saga. It is a rich and intricate scifi story where you have a seemingly perfect little world where all the people worship the HEART of the planet as their God. The people call themselves the HEART’s children, but all is not well with the HEART’s children. The copper haired outcast
It all started On July 5, 2011 when the idea for the story came to me. I was at my churches Temple just sitting there peacefully and suddenly the idea for the basic plot came to me. I began writing the outline. It took me about four weeks to get that done, then it took me about 5 weeks to get the actual book written. I spent several more months doing editing and searching for the right publisher. Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing, owned and operated by SJ Davis. They are wonderful and very much a publishing family, were we all support and help each other in our writing endeavors.
I had my lovely cover art made by the very talented Para Graphics.
It has been a hard journey toward being published but a rewarding one. I love writing and it is a great feeling to know that my work touches people.
Thank you once again for having me on your blog.
DraDonna is the first person in more than 500 years to be born with copper colored hair on a planet that thrives on perfection. The people on this immaculate little world worship ‘The HEART’ which is a female intelligence that utterly controls the lives and minds of all of her children by supplying them with and addictive energy force that her children can channel into their bodies and use in their daily lives.
The HEART loses control over her children when DraDonna begins to have forbidden dreams that lead this young woman and her devoted husband DraDevon to discover the truth about their world and the HEART’s dark secret.
A seemingly perfect little world where all worship the HEART of the planet.
But all is not well with the HEART’s children.
The copper haired outcast DraDonna has forbidden dreams of change.
To save her world, she must risk all.
And uncover the HEART’s secret and free them all.
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Linna Drehmel was born at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho in 1973 and grew up surrounded by military. Her father served for 22 years in the Air Force, her mother was a military police officer in the Marines, and her older brother served for 10 years in the Navy. She draws inspiration from her family’s many years of proud service in the military. She has spent much of her life studying anthropology and has a particular fondness for archaeology. She loves to find ways to intertwine anthropological and archaeological themes into her writing. She also has a strong understanding of what the reader likes, as she herself is an avid reader.