Monday, April 18, 2011

Deena Remiel's Trinity

Deena Remiel, author of Trinity, is my guest today. Welcome, Deena. Congratulations on the release of Trinity.
Tell us about this book.

TRINITY, A Brethren Novel, is the first in a paranormal series that follows the compelling stories of The Brethren. They are a group of angels manifested on Earth who battle against Evil, protecting and saving the human race along the way.

Is it available in print, ebook, and Kindle formats?

It is available in most e-book formats, including Kindle. It will be released in print in a few months.
Here’s a blurb about it:

One way or another, terror will reign tonight.

School teacher and single mom, Emma Livingston, has been through hell—and back so she thinks. While dealing with the night terrors and active imagination of her five-year old daughter, Hannah, she attempts to lead a normal life. That is, until the demon from those nightmares pays her a visit, too, and threatens both of their lives. Desperate, she reaches out for help—and finds Michael waiting.

Michael D’Angelo is known to everyone in Prophet’s Point, Arizona, as their loving elementary school principal. But to The Brethren, he is the most powerful Protector. Immortal and angelic does not mean he’s without doubts or fears, as protecting Emma and Hannah from Evil tests his ability to fight his tortured past.

As the Trinity is formed, ancient secrets are revealed and faith is tested. When a prophecy is exposed, Hannah becomes the main target and Emma wonders if a normal life will ever be possible again. Hope is like an anchor, but can a mother, her daughter, and an angel overcome the evil determined to annihilate the world?

How do you determine voice in your writing?

It’s not a hard decision there. My voice, my sass, my fear, my love, my insecurities, my hatred, my humor, they channel through all of my characters at various points in the story.

How does your environment/upbringing color your writing, Deena?

Growing up as an asthmatic child, with little medication that was worth anything, I was relegated to activities that were more sedate in nature, but more creative as well. Art, piano, writing, and playing pretend, all shaped who I have become as a writer. I am reflective, introspective, confident yet insecure, a champion of the innocent. These qualities come through the kinds of stories I tell.

Describe your ideal reader.

My ideal reader is one who, when the book is opened, believes everything the author has written. If it’s normal to have angels among us, so be it. If humans are living on other planets, believe it. For the life of that book, a reader should become totally immersed in the world the author has created and accept all that is presented. I love readers who believe in total immersion, who let themselves enter the fantasy. After all, reading is an escape, and to question is to not fully escape. Yeah, I’m one of those kind of readers!

After hours of intense writing, how do you unwind?

I do fun stuff with my family, like watching funny shows on TV, or going for ice cream. I also like to decompress with my author friends. Sharing with them has brought me such joy. Shopping is always a good time, too!

Any current projects?

Yes! I’m currently working on the second and third books in the series. RELIC is in the editing stages, and ELIXIR is still in the writing stage. I’m so excited about RELIC. It picks up where TRINITY leaves off, but if folks haven’t read TRINITY, they’ll still be able to read RELIC without a problem. RELIC is Raphael’s book. It’s a fascinating study of a soul’s reincarnation.

Where can folks learn more about your books and events?

If people go to my website, they’ll find heaps of information there. I have a page that tells where I can be found on the Internet each month. Here is where you can connect with me, find my online serial about the Brethren, and purchase TRINITY from March 22nd onward:                                                          

Thanks so much for having me here, Susan! It’s been so much fun sharing myself with you and your readers. 

Susan, here's a buy link for Trinity:


Deena said...

Morning, everyone! Thanks again, Susan, for having me over at your place. I made a slight boo-boo on the address for Brethren Beginnings! There's NO www in the address. Hope you all stop by today for the unleashing of Saving Joy - #15 Things are getting pretty dark over there! ;)

lindsey hutchison said...

hey Deena my lovely....that was a awesome interview. and what a cute picture. Since the work computer isnt giving me a bad time i can say what kinda writer i am....Im the kinda reader who the cover draws me to pick up the book the back makes me want to turn the page and once i open it i put myself in that characters shoes....soon i get lost in the emotion they are portraying and the book becomes so real. if its real good it gets you in its grips with the first few pages to the first few chapters. and keeps you hooked till the very end wanting more and cant wait for the next. Im looking forward to your Angels its in my kindle as you know. stay awesome

Deena said...

Lindsey, thanks for stopping by and sharing what kind of reader you are. And I can say, you are definitely my kind of reader! :) Stay wonderful, sweetie! <3