Raven’s Fall – cover reveal January 2016
Emme Ellison lives the ideal 30 something life, complete with stainless steel appliances, a full cable package and a fiancé who uses more retinol cream than she does. Sure, there are ghosts. But they’ve been visiting her since she was seventeen, whispering fortune cookie type messages like, “Your past is your present.”
Then things get weird. Emme finds a locket that sparks visions of Colonial America in the 1580s. She falls for Colin, a vampire who thinks killing people is a romantic gesture. Her ghosts become increasingly pushy, urging her to find the truth about the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island and she can’t seem to shake this dreadful presence that seems to be following her.
When Emme discovers the truth about her link to the doomed colony, she also discovers everyone around her has been lying, even her perky, well-to-do best friend, Libby, and her gym-going fiancé, Brad. Now she must act to save her life, but will it be a fair fight? Did she ever really have a chance, or had the vampire sealed her fate long ago?
Raven’s Fall is scheduled for release September, 2015.
On Darker Shores – work in progress
Emme realizes her role in the fate of the colony is more sinister than she ever could have imagined. She must battle with this truth, continue to thwart those pesky vampires, and decide if she wants anything to do with her fiancé, all while keeping her 401k well-funded.
The first draft of the novel is a 50,000 word, sticky, gooey mess on my computer.
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That sounds pretty cool!
Thanks. Paranormal is fun because it opens so many creative doors and the historical aspect has been great fun to research. My husband and I took a trip to North Carolina where the settlement was located. We toured the area, visited a recreation of the settlement and a replica of one of the ships used by the first group of settlers. The ship was the most eye-opening. It was tiny. I can’t imagine sailing for weeks and weeks on that thing. Well, yeah I guess I can imagine it, because I wrote about it 🙂
That sounds like so much fun! Good luck with the novel!!!
Sounds cool! I love the paranormal twist. I just visited Roanoke a year ago, and I teach it every year in social studies. They kids eat it up!
Thanks. It’s been really fun and I love finding little tidbits of history to add here and there.
I do wonder if everyone teaches it because when I tell people my book is about the Lost Colony half of them just look at me with a blank stare. Somehow it gets overshadowed by Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.Thanks for coming by!
I’ve been meaning to tell you that I love the books in your header!! I just read a bunch of her novels late this summer. The Other Boleyn Girl is a favorite of mine.
They are great books. The Other Boleyn Girl was wonderful.
It was fun to create the header. I’ve had the old typewriter just sitting in my basement because I haven’t set up my office yet. It was nice to get some use out of it.
I taught with a fellow who insisted that Roanoke Island just had to be on the grade 5 History test. Said no one ever knew what really happened. I will send him this link when your book is finished.
It is a very interesting story, and who knows if we’ll every really know what happened. I just imagine how hard it must have been to be a part of the colony with no means of communication, other than sending a message across the ocean on a VERY long boat ride.