Debut Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

Welcome to Debut Author Robin Bridges.

By day, I am a mild-mannered writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction for young adults. By night, I’m a pediatric nurse. I live on the Gulf Coast with my husband, one soon-to-be teenager, and two slobbery Mastiffs. I like playing video games and watching Jane Austen movies. (Alas, if only there was a Jane Austen video game!) THE GATHERING STORM is my first novel.


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Baskin and Robbins’ Daiquiri Ice.

Night owl, or early bird? 
Night owl, definitely

Pet Peeves? 
People who try to get into an elevator before the people inside can exit.

Skittles or M&Ms? 
M&M’s please. Preferably peanut butter M&M’s.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Books 2 & 3 of The Katerina Trilogy are already written, and should be coming out in October 2012 and July 2013. And I’m working on a new historical fantasy series for my agent. J

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
I just received my first fan mail last week and it made me cry.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?
Either Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Persuasion!

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? 
I think I would pick Artemis- she was always my favorite goddess growing up.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Nietzsche

What’s your favorite season/weather? 
Fall, but I really love all the months from August to December- my birthday is in August, the weather starts cooling off in late September, Halloween is in October, it starts getting chilly and I can wear my favorite sweaters in November, then December is Christmas!

Write a Haiku about your book:
Bound to one by blood,
And to another by love,
Which side will she choose?

Regular or Diet? Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke, but every once in a while I need a regular Pepsi for the sugar rush.

Favorite quote from a movie? 
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day? 

The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy Book #1)

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe’s royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina’s strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar’s standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina’s help to safeguard Russia, even if he’s repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Giveaway Details
1 copy of The Gathering Storm
Open Internationally
Ends 3/9/12

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