by Jessica O'Gorek
YA Paranormal Romance/Sci-Fi
Date Published: 4/13/2013
Available from: amazon | b&n
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. 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.
Onyx walked very fast to the girls’ room. He had forgotten about the very basic human necessity of the bladder to empty itself every so often. He almost didn't make it. It was a relief to finally go, and he even remembered to wash his hands when he was done. He was going to lie on his cot and regroup from the harrowing experience he had just had. On his way to the room he didn't speak to anyone; didn't look up at anyone either. The excitement of being around Violette and touching her had turned his eyes to a golden fire and he needed to cool off. He finally reached the bedroom and immediately lay down on the cot and closed his eyes, hiding them behind the crook of his arm.
That was a really stupid and insane thing to do! He should never have touched her! He could not do that again and survive this mission. He literally wanted to devour her. It was a terrible feeling, one that he never before felt for a blasted human. Why her? Why now? After fifty years of normal Gemini culture and training, this mortal was bringing him to his knees. She was literally intoxicating to be around. He wanted to possess her and keep her for himself. To be inside her would probably kill her because of the enormous friction and desire he felt when near her. Humans were fragile, and Violette was no exception. He did not want to hurt her, couldn't stand the thought.
To see her face hurt had angered him deeply. He planned on finding this bishop and messing with him a little. Yes, that would be fun, scaring the bully, make him doubt his own sanity. He would pay for hitting her, pay immensely. If he’d done it to Violette, he’d probably done it to others.
“Eleanor? Are you asleep?” Violette’s voice caught him off guard, and he jumped a little. Odd, he hadn't sensed her coming. He hoped his eyes were their normal color again.
"No, not asleep just resting." He moved his arm from his face and looked at her. He wasn't sure how much longer he could do this without blowing his cover and accidentally killing her out of sheer impatience to have her.
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.
10 THINGS READERS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME:
Guest Post by Jessica O'Gorek
I am a recovering drug addict and have been clean for over eleven years. My drug of choice was crack and it literally took almost everything from me in three months’ time. My house, my car, my sanity, and almost my daughter and husband. I weighed 90 pounds, I hadn’t slept in 3 days and I had hives all over me. That was my rock bottom. After 2 years of intensive group therapy and countless NA meetings, I got on the right track. Since then I quit smoking, became a runner, bought another house, became a vegetarian, and I won’t even take a sip of beer.
I don’t like kids. Period. I love one child and that’s my daughter. The rest of them annoy me and most of them are smelly and messy.
I listen to a lot of Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana.
I run 5-6 miles a day, 6 days a week.
Gemini Rising started out as an adult series that was very erotic, but I edited it so my daughter could read it and my publisher liked the YA genre idea better. He thought it was more marketable.
I got married when I was eighteen, ended up being abused and had my daughter when I was twenty.
I love really fast cars like the Dodge Viper GTSR, the Maserati, and the Aston Martin.
I am an avid gamer and love Mortal Combat, Assassin’s Creed and any RPG with two players.
I love gory, scary movies, thrillers, mind benders and twisters.
Jessica, you definitely surprised me by some of these things!ReplyDelete
I'm very proud of you and I am honored to have you as a friend.
Not to mention you're an amazing writer as well <3 YA!!
Great interview.. Congrats on your 11 years of being clean.. :)ReplyDelete
The 10 things was definitely a surprising list! Love the excerpt. Looking forward to the next installment of Gemini!ReplyDelete