All The Dramas that Unfurl

Mickey Martin
Mickey Martin Author Interview

Dark Angel explores the relationship between Damon and Lilliana as Damon comes back from being undercover and evil forces threaten their relationship. What were some new ideas that you wanted to explore in this book that were different from book one?

I really enjoyed writing this sequel to The Given, where both Lilliana and Damon have grown as individuals as they experienced some pretty major events while they were separated. I wanted to explore the strengths of their existing relationship, and its endurance to overcome the evil forces that tried to interfere with their relationship as they explore moving forward as lovers whilst navigating highly demanding roles and all the dramas that unfurl constantly on The Given’s grounds. The main difference I wanted to explore between Dark Angel, and The Given, was to showcase Lilliana’s strength as a mature woman who was confident within herself and her role, compared to that of a frightened teenager who was still trying to figure out who she was.

Damon and Lilliana continue to be intriguing characters in this book. Was there anything from your own life that you used to inform their development or relationship?

Absolutely. I have been with my partner for twenty-seven years, and our love and respect for each other has only grown as the years pass. I think with real love, true love, you can overcome anything this world throws at you. And that is what I wanted to get across with Lilliana and Damon’s growing relationship; if they stand together, they will not only survive, but thrive.

What scene in the book did you have the most fun writing?

That is too difficult to answer. I always get a bit of a giggle when someone is in trouble, and an unassuming character steps in and saves the day. No spoilers here.

This is book two of The Given Trilogy. What can readers expect in book three?

We’ve all read plenty of trilogy’s that have blown our mind with each instalment, and also, those that we wished had of stopped at book one. My goal for each book in The Given Trilogy, was to give my readers more than what they could expect. Book Three, The Guardian certainly delivers that, and I have received fabulous feedback from some pretty awesome readers over the past ten months since The Guardian was released, expressing their sheer delight. Although, I was told one lady almost required Valium at one point! If readers enjoyed The Given, and Dark Angel…they are going to LOVE The Guardian.

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Damon Night has left the Louisiana’s Given Establishment to work undercover in a fallen

world full of despicable mayhem. Partly to help the Officials eliminate an Underworld

narcotics epidemic, partly to escape his lust and overwhelming desire for Lilliana.

Existing day to day without him, Lilliana completes her studies, to then thrive in her role as a

leading therapist offering support to the mentally and physically wounded souls the outside

world has delivered to them. Between a hectic schedule, expected from the establishment, to

juggling free time with her friends, life flowed around her in a complex, yet meaningful way

as the years passed, longing for Damon’s return.

Five years undercover can do a lot to a man who had to fully commit himself to his role in

order to convince the black minds of society he was one of them. When Damon returns,

Lilliana hardly recognises the dangerous and unpredictable man who stands before her, but

when her eyes meet his, questions of who the man he has become, fade as memories of the

past ignite more than just an inferno of feelings.

Can Damon overcome the abuse he subjected himself, and others to whilst undercover, and

Can Lilliana forgive him his crimes? Just when they are so close to coming together, evil

forces weave their sticky web of destruction. Will they be able to finally overcome these

dangerous hurdles, or will they once again be forced miles apart?

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