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Historical Dark Fantasy
BY DOMINIQUE GOODALL
Gwyn doesn’t know if she can trust her master, but she has no choice…
Gwyn only ever wanted to be normal, but her uncontrolled magic lands her a position as the unwilling apprentice to Aeryn Ilwyfen. The magic-hating Church doesn’t believe women should have power, so Gwyn must learn to rein in her strength or risk discovery and a slow death by torture.
When a church-sanctioned hunter finds Gwyn and her master, they must put aside their differences as they flee England. In the wilds of Scotland, Ilwyfen resolves to share the secrets she needs to survive and takes her to meet her own kind. But are the magic folk everything he has made them out to be, or will they follow the same path as those who seek to destroy her?
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.
Hey guys, I’m Dominique. I’m a writer from the UK who adores fantasy books and odd little worlds. I’m a caregiver, a proofreader, a book cover designer and a formatter, too – at least in the writing world! I’m also helping a streamer run a social media profile, and I’m a moderator for 18 different Twitch streamers, all of whom are so supportive of me as a writer! I read and write a lot, but I also enjoy singing and playing video games as a chance to unwind!
1. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write fantasy, because there’s nothing better in my mind than creating a new world and having total control over it. Dark, light – everything. There are so many unexplored worlds still waiting for people to fall into, who isn’t to say I won’t create the next Narnia, Westeros… Hogwarts?
2. What’s your favorite beverage?
Water, while I’m writing. For rewarding myself – cherry or lemon vodka!
3. If you had to listen to one song over and over again for a whole day, what would it be?
Marshmello Friends at the moment, it’s so catchy!
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Scrambling to get all my thoughts down on the page without writing too fast…
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Somewhere in the States, where I could live where the wolves howl… I just find so much inspiration in wolves, and the wild world…
6. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I’m a 400-book-a-year reader, so I’m very much an avid reader. I love dark thrillers and fantasies, generally.
7. Where do you get the ideas for your stories? Dreams, half-remembered conversations, snippets of quotes from friends… anything can work.
8. Tell me about your ideal reader.
Someone who enjoys what I write but isn’t afraid to point out where something could be strengthened.
9. If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
Shapeshifting 😀 I’d love to be able to research animals by being an animal.
10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
My next book is going to be a re-release, after a lot of issues on its debut run. It’s called Echoes of Winter, a fantasy along the same lines of David Clement-Davies’ The Sight & Fell. I’m hoping to have it ready for publication for April this year!
From the age of 11, Dominique Goodall knew she wanted to write about wolves. Living in the UK, she was only able to see the wolves within the confines of a zoo – or so she thought. A chance meeting and she got to meet her lupine inspiration in person, culminating in a chance leap and a wolf in her arms for a hug! She often writes fantasy and uses her own experiences out in the big wide world to further enrich her books, where wolves often feature, both prominently and subtly. She also claims to be owned by her Alaskan Malamute, Makita.
Links to Dominique’s website, blog, books, etc.
Follow her on Twitter: @DomGoodall
Follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dominiquegoodallauthor
Follow her Instagram: Watersinger89
Find her on Discord! Dominique#2039
Thanks, Dominique, for sharing your book with us!
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