Introducing Dakota Harrison - The Powerful and Often Confused Heroine of the Solomon Experiments
Hi everyone. I am finally writing fiction again. It feels SO GOOD to be writing new words in preparation of releasing new works. Seriously!
As I am anticipating finishing up my series, The Solomon Experiments, in the next month, I chose to highlight the first book of the series, COLLIDE, on my author page on FB, Christine Fonseca,Author. As part of that, I wanted to post a character interview with the main character from Collide, Dakota Harrison. Before I get to the interview, I want to tell you a little about the book and Dakota:
The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.
When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life.
And now – a few fun questions for Dakota.
CF: Tell the readers out there a little about yourself.
Dakota: Me? Well, there’s nothing really to tell. I live in a tiny town; go to school like every other 17-yr-old and yeah...That’s about it.
CF: Is that really all?
Dakota: Um, yeah. Okay, well no. That isn’t all. I sorta have weird dreams. A lot. And an occasional panic attack. Maybe even a mental breakdown or two. Okay, fine...I’ll tell you all the truth. My parents took my brother and me into witness protection forever ago because of some crime or something they witnessed. They didn’t tell me my life was a lie. Not until they told me I had to move. That’s all I know about it.
CF: Okay, moving on. What do you want more than anything?
Dakota: A few days ago I would have said I just want out of this boring town! Me, my BFF Elaine and my boyfriend David (Okay, ex-boyfriend). Now that I’m being forced to leave, now that I know my whole life is a lie...now I just don’t know what I want.
CF: What are your thoughts about paranormal activity and psychic phenomenon?
Dakota: What? Like the show? Or....
CF: Tell the truth Dakota. Remember, I actually know your thoughts on this stuff.
Dakota: Okay, fine. I think there is a lot more reality to psychic abilities than most people are willing to admit. In fact [she leans forward to whisper] there are times I think I can see the future. Or make people do what I want them to. I know that makes me sound like a freak.
CF: Last question—
CF: What do you want readers to know about COLLIDE?
Dakota: COLLIDE is a YA thriller made for the cross-over, mystery reader. It’s a rollercoaster ride, with tons of action, crazy psychic phenomenon and a touch of government intrigue. Think X-Men meets the Bourne Identity and you’ll have it. Christine and I can’t wait for you to read it and tell us what you think!
There you have it, my interview with Dakota about COLLIDE, Book #1 of the Solomon Experiments.
Intrigued? Pick up your copy on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes&Noble or wherever you like to get your books :)
Collide is also available in audio format through Audible.com.
Be sure to catch me on my FB page on Weds at 12:00pst. I will be doing a live reading from Collide for everyone!