Remember the Stars
(A 12,000 words Novella)
For Leah Rhodes, life as she knows it has just changed forever.
Waking in a gutter in the dark surroundings of her distant past, a familiar man stands out in her confusion.
But Remy Moreland has been dead for years.
It soon becomes apparent to Leah that both she and Remy are trapped in a hell of their own making.
Can one night together not only lead to the way out, but to love as well?
Welcome!! First, tell me a little about your book and why you wanted to write this particular story….
Remember The Stars is a paranormal romance novella with horror elements. I’ve always been fascinated with life and death and what happens if you’re stuck in between, ‘limbo’ so to speak, between worlds. In Remember The Stars we meet Remy Moreland, through his own fault has fallen into this mysterious and often unpredictable world.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?
I was always a voracious reader. Several years ago I moved into book reviewing. About three years ago I knew I wanted to give writing a go for myself. I’m glad I did.
What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?
My first book was Change of Address, a contemporary romance released in December of 2011 by Sweet Cravings Publishing. I had an idea in mind about what would happen if two unrelated people receive a will leaving them a house. Both wills are signed on the same day by two different lawyers, throwing these two unrelated people together and “at wills” so to speak. Who has the real will and who has the fake? Let the drama unfold…
What book are you reading now? Or what genre? My followers love author’s opinions!
I’m reading John Saul’s Nathaniel. I’m in a John Saul horror faze right now. I just read his Comes The Blind Fury and The Blackstone Chronicles.
Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?
The fabulous folks at Books To Go Now designed the cover for Remember The Stars. My contribution was the beautiful man and woman on the cover.
If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?
That’s tough. If I had to choose one character, I’d have to say Carly Anders from SEE ME. Although I certainly wouldn’t want to experience some of the sadness she has experienced, she has lived a fascinating, never-ending life, and since she has met Daniel Tremont, her life takes yet another very unexpected turn.
Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?
Valley of the Dolls…just because! It’s an amazing book written in the 1960’s that is relevant today.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I am a writer who writes from the heart. I strive to give my readers new and different, whether they like contemporary or paranormal. I delve into sensitive subjects and do not sugar coat. My stories are not run of the mill or flavour of the moment.
Author Guest Post:
Reading, Writing, and Reviewing…Oh My! By Natalie-Nicole Bates
Being a voracious reader since I was a child, reviewing seemed like the natural choice for me.
My first taste of book reviewing came while I was still in school. I was assigned to read three books each term and write a few paragraphs about them. While my peers were reading and raving about Judy Blume, I was reading and reviewing Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon. My teacher came to me and said, You really should be reading the classics.
To me, Sheldon and Robbins were the Masters. Their works were classics.
Book reviewing is an art that requires a special skill set. Book reviewing sites are professionally run, and most require interested applicants to audition. Book reviewers know how a book is put together, they understand the elements of plot, setting, scene, and point of view. They look for flow, for consistency, and most of all, they know how to remain neutral.
So if a book reviewer understands the mechanics of how a good book is put together, can they become writers themselves? Maybe.
About three year ago, I decided to make the transition into writing. I didn’t want to stop reviewing, but I stopped reviewing contemporary and paranormal romance (the genres I was interested in). I did this by my own choice. I now review mostly mystery and inspirational romance.
I already had my idea for a contemporary romance, and I signed up for an intensive six month course in the art of novel writing. I sold my first novel, Change of Address, which is now available at Sweett Cravings Publishing. Within a few weeks of my sale, I was offered a contract for my short paranormal, Antique Charming, which is now available at Books To Go Now. See Me, a paranormal romance is available at Leap of Faith Publishing, and now Remember The Stars, a paranormal romance novella with horror elements is available from Books To Go Now.
I have made successful leaps from avid reader, to reviewer, to finally, writer. But everyone’s journey is individual. Not all reviewers have a book in them, not all writers choose to review. When people ask me, how did you know you wanted to review? How did you know you wanted to write? I tell them my truth. For me, it was a burn inside of me that would not let up until I started reviewing, until I started writing. Each reader, reviewer, and writer must follow her own path to personal satisfaction.
Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author. Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian and Edwardian era photography and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia. She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
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