Yelena Lugin


Yelena Lugin was born in Minsk, Belarus and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from UGA with a B.S. in Ecology and is currently pursuing a Pharm.D.
Her entire life she had used art as an outlet, often through painting and photography. Over the past few years her writing has become her art and printer paper her canvas.
She writes YA Fantasies.
Splintered Fate is the first book of a new and exciting series.

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Smashwords Interview

Any inspiration from authors?
Yes. ALL OF THEM. Whenever I read I am inspired, even if I didn't love the story. Authors always seem to be able to string together words into a sentence or two that are just so powerful that I have to stop and let the words sink in. Usually only for a moment tho because I HAVE to know whats going to happen next!
My most recent inspirational author would have to be Tahereh Mafi. I really loved the way her writing was like poetry. The way she described things was beautiful. After reading the Shatter Me books I found myself thinking a little differently when I wrote. I found myself picking on specific things from my environment and putting them into the book. Things like the simple wind suddenly turned to leaves trembling in a bitter wind, afraid of what was coming. And then I would find that I have a whole mini story about those rustling leaves and that wind, and that moment right before everything went to hell.
Who is your favorite character from your writing?
I have one from each of my two stories!
From Splintered Fate its probably Ardin. He is an Aorra in the form of a wolf, forever bonded to Lana, who is the main character. What the main character is not my fave??? Nope. Ardin is where its at. In the first book Lana has a lot of growing to do... and Ardin is pretty much the word of wisdom. He is funny, smart, fiercely protective, and I wish he were real and my Aorra. ((I love Lana too, dont get me wrong. And Donn, what a funny old guy, he is a fave too. And Kirill, and Zorin, and...))

From In The Crossfire, (book I am currently working on) My fave is the main character, Sky.
She is incredibly powerful, strong, strong willed, and harboring exciting secrets. I think she is great and I think you will too! Plus she is half human and half angel, how cool is that?! Amongst the angels I love Nathanial because he is awesome, strong, good looking, perfect...or is he? and Barakiel, the funny one who takes nothing seriously. LOVE him.

I guess I can't choose a favorite... they all are.
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Where to find Yelena Lugin online


In the Crossfire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,700. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
The world as you know it, is gone. Humans are being hunted by both demons and seraphs. Sky was not someone who ever thought that she would be captured alive. But she was. Her world was turned completely upside down. She thought she knew who to trust, she thought she knew the truth. She could never have been more wrong. This is Sky’s story.
Splintered Fate (Aorra Series #1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,060. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Splintered Fate tells a story of how a twist of fate brings Lana and her wolf, Ardin, together with an unlikely childhood friend. Together, they embark on a dangerous journey in search of support to stand up against those responsible for the death of her family. Lives, once separated will begin to weave together. The story is filled with magic, power, fear, love, pain, and most importantly Aorras.

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0    angel aliens    fantasy    journey    love    magic    war    young adult