Gemini Rising #1
by Jessica O'Gorek
Paperback, 263 pages
Published April 13th, 2013 by Cogent Publishing
BEWARE! THE PLANET IS WOUNDED... THE GEMINI ARE RISING AND OUR TIME ON EARTH IS LIMITED
Angry at the human race and its methodical destruction of her resources, Mother Earth recruits souls who have just left their bodies to serve Her, and turns them against humanity. Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings, picked from these possessed humans, emerges. A powerful, rising force proceeds to carry out Mother Nature’s plan to systematically destroy towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a human girl, Violette, and Onyx, a lead Gemini, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.
I was born in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 19th, 1979. I was raised within the American Indian religion and was taught great respect for the earth and all its living beings. Powwows, sweat lodges, vision quests, you name it, I’ve done it. I was the weird kid who would confront kids on the playground in elementary school when they squished a bug. I would very sincerely tell them what they were doing was morally wrong and then I would pray for the bug to come back as a butterfly in its next life.
I grew up admiring my father, Barry Weinstock, as an author. He took me around the country to different places so he could research and write his Wilderness Survival books. One of his greatest works, “The Path of Power,” was written with a great medicine man, Sunbear. When I was twelve I started hand writing novels. My first one was two thousand pages. My dad always encouraged me and would rave about my writing. He gave me the confidence I needed to keep writing and follow my dream. My daughter, who is twelve, is currently working on her first novel. I hope to continue the legacy.
* Tell us about the inspiration behind your book!
I wanted to connect with readers on many different levels and appeal to all ages, male and female. I know the genre is paranormal romance but it still has a deep environmental message as well as a basic human perspective about who we really are inside and how evil we can be, despite our humanity.
No messin' around, huh? Get to the Big Deal right away? I like your style.
* Do you have a favorite scene?
My favorite scene in book one is when Onyx possesses Slate and Violette doesn't know why she suddenly feels a huge attraction to him and how he turns seductive instead of shy. He grows from a boy to a man in a blink of an eye.
Ha! That does sound like a great scene. Nice.
* Can you share something personal?
My favorite book/books are the Twilight series but I also love medical thrillers and supernatural thrillers like John Saul and Stephen King. My favorite snack is steamed artichokes with butter!
Lol. No way... that's unique!! I'm not sure about the artichokes, but I like your book fav's!
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