An interview with Sabrina A. Fish, author of DIOMERE’S EXILE

Introducing Sabrina A. Fish

Sabrina A. Fish lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and two cats, where she owns a trophy company and collects names for her novels from lists of award’s recipients. She loves all things chocolate and her husband is sweet enough to never let the candy dish near her computer become empty.

To find out more about Sabrina and her books, please visit her website

  1. Please tell us something unique about you that we can’t learn from your bio.

I’m currently fulfilling one of my childhood dreams…learning to play the piano…unofficially. My 10 year old wants to have a band and wants me to teach his to write songs. In response, I signed him up for piano lessons. His one caveat…I had to learn with him. I competed in vocal competition in high school, so I know how to read music and had been teaching him. Now each day when he works on the homework his piano teacher assigned for that week, he makes me take my turn. So far I’m managing to keep up with him. It’s fun!

  1. What’s the strangest thing you’ve learned while researching a book?

That snakes have 2 penises. LOL! I’m currently working on the sequel to Diomere’s  Exile and my characters travel through a magical gate into the magic world of Mondami. There are many different kinds of mythical creatures. One of which is the Naga, a creature with the body of a snake from the waist down and of a human from the waist up. My characters were discussing Naga/Jinn half-breeds during one scene and I realized I didn’t know if a Naga would even have the equipment to make that possible. So I looked up snake sex. It was enlightening.

  1. If you could live in one of your stories, which one would you choose and why?

The one I’m working on now. Diomere’s Healer, the 2nd Quinones sister’s story, is the sequel to Diomere’s Exile. We finally get to enter the magical world of Mondami and meet some of the mythical creatures that inhabit it. Like Zephyra, 4th born of the 5 Quinones sisters, I would love to see a Jinn’s glowing eyes and feel for myself how powerful the sexual attraction created by an Incubi. Don’t even get me started on meeting Treves, the very large Manticore who stars as the male protagonist. Arri is a lucky, lucky little light fairy!

  1. What’s your inspiration for writing Diomere’s Exile?

My son asked me to write a pirate tale for him, so I set down to do just that. It was intended to be a young adult story that starred a Mer prince who was abducted from his homeland and grew up believing himself the bastard to a rival king. However, my critique group kept saying how the 30 year old aunt, Nadia, was taking over the story and that I should consider telling the story from her much more interesting perspective. So I did. And then Gregor came along and things got a bit too hot for YA. Oops!

  1. What is one characteristic of your hero, Lord Gregor Cyrene, that would endear him to the readers?

Gregor is smart with a great sense of humor.  He’s definitely an Alpha male, but not the in your face type, Nadia would never stand for that. When I wrote the scene where he quietly insists on walking Nadia home from the library, I cracked up so hard! Gregor was so dang proud of himself at the end of that scene.

  1. What about your heroine, Nadia de Quinones? Why would readers sympathize with her?

Nadia is unique, strong, and resilient. She’s been living in Exile for 12 years, her magic is failing her, and someone is trying to murder her nephew just as she’s finally found him. Yet she doesn’t give up. I love the way she considers the people who count on her for protection when Prince Stefan wants her to start the turf war to distract those hired to kill his brother.

  1. Why are Nadia and Gregor perfect for each other?

They’ve both been burned bad in past relationships. Gregor is loyal to those he loves and a calm voice of reason when things get chaotic. Nadia is authentic and willing to do whatever necessary to protect those she loves, even if that means breaking the law. They balance each other and provide what the other needs to make a relationship work. It doesn’t hurt that Nadia’s a’mi and the Gate recognize them as soulmates.

  1. Please give us a sneak peek at book #2.

The Gate Keeper Chronicles, Book 2 ~
Diomere’s Healer ~ Sneak Peek

“I’ve crossed to the other side then?” Treves asked, squinting through the light.

His sire smiled sadly. “Not quite. It seems you have a choice.”

Treves raised his brows. “A choice?”

“You can leave the pain of the world and the curse behind, or you can return to your adopted son and a future that, while filled with danger and more pain, could lead to a possible end to the curse on our kind.”

Treves frowned. “Could lead? Meaning it’s also possible that nothing will change at all?”

Come back, handsome. I can’t let you slip across the veil just yet.

Treves looked around for the female that belonged to the musical voice. “Did you hear that?”

“She calls you back to the land of the living.”

Treves met his sire’s sad gaze. “She?”

“The One, my son.” 

DIOMERE’S EXILE, a new fantasy romance novel by Sabrina A. Fish

Series: The Gate Keeper Chronicles Book 1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: September 29, 2017

Five Gates. Five Sisters. Five Very Different Men.

Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned.

Nadia de Quinones was exiled when her nephew, the crown-prince was abducted on her watch. She’ll let nothing stand in the way of her redemption, not even discovering her heartbonded and a connection to an ancient magical gate.

Lord Gregor Cyrene is sworn to protect his country’s royal heirs. After the youngest prince’s life is threatened, Gregor sets out to discover who is responsible and suspects the answer lies with Nadia.

When fate forces their competing goals to align, neither are prepared for the irresistible attraction between them. Can they see beyond their pasts and a millennia old hate between their people? Or will they continue to distrust, allowing those plotting against them to win?

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