Genre: YA Paranormal/Wiccan
Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press
Date of Publication: September 28th
Number of pages: 270
Word Count: 65,015
Cover Artist: Dawne Dominique
Stella’s college life transforms from sweet to rancid when her boyfriend asks her to do the unthinkable. How did she end up holding her best friend’s future in her hands? Anything she does will trigger the disastrous conclusion. If that isn’t bad enough.
Add in a lunatic minister, a demi-goddess, and a walk through another dimension full of vindictive shrubbery and wildlife. It’s far from the typical freshman year.
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Rayna Noire is an author and a historian. The desire to uncover the truth behind the original fear of witches led her to the surprising discovery that people believed in magick in some form up to 150 years ago. A world that believed the impossible could happen and often did must have been amazing. With this in mind, Ms. Noire taps into this dimension, shapes it into stories about Pagan families who really aren’t that different from most people. They do go on the occasional time travel adventures and magick happens.
Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. When I started writing at the young age of six, it was to provide a more exciting ending for the school reading books. The westerns my father watched influenced my early efforts. Now, news stories, overheard conversations, dreams, even what if musings make it onto the page.
Name your top five favorite books.
This is always a hard one.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain (It is told from the dog’s POV)
- Angela’s Ashes (Non-fiction biographical story of an Irish immigrant.)
- The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury was the master at making the far-fetched seem normal.)
- The Hobbit ( Need I say more)
- Ain’t She Sweet? (Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips makes the local bad girl sympathetic.)
How do you handle writer’s block?
I have more of writer’s lack of time than a block. Currently, I’m working on four different series under different pen names. I struggle more with not repeating dog names and confusing characters.
What inspired you to write this book?
Affirmation is so what is happening to young women right now. Their boyfriends or possibly a friend with benefits into doing things that aren’t good for them bullies them. Unfortunately, society has shifted somewhat to people justifying their reprehensible actions as okay as long as they get what they want. I want women to know it is okay to say no, to push back, and to go their own way. It also points out what we need may be right under our noses.
What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Everything takes so much longer than expected. A couple years ago, I wrote one full-length novel in a month. I made the mistake of thinking that would happen every time. Affirmation took an entire year to get published with edits, rewrites, cover art, and other issues. The next book, Reclamation will be much faster.