New York real estate broker Miriam Lewis takes off for a brief getaway to a remote inn on the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Rest and romance with her boyfriend seem like the perfect cure for a life that appears to be going nowhere, and too fast. Entering Cornwall, Miriam crosses the River Tamar and glimpses a luminous girl floating in the river. A memory from long, long ago begins to unfold in Miriam’s thoughts—something about a promise she made to perform a selfless act of courage. Could it be true? Could she ever rise to such heroism or is it just a hallucination? While at the inn, Miriam experiences a series of flashbacks from a life she lived in an ancient land called Ruberah. These startling images convince Miriam that she did write the promise and that she must keep it. But to do so, Miriam will have to let go of everything in her life and place her trust in a guide—the river girl—the wise and eternal spirit of the River Tamar.
Who is your favorite character from the book?
Miriam who longs to be in a loving relationship with Mitch. Miriam fears aging and the possibility of growing old alone. A little overweight, she struggles to take the pounds off only to binge eat to feed her emotions and pack them back on. Miriam is strong, humorous, and painfully vulnerable.
–Interview at The Book Connection
This was a really great YA Fantasy book and even adults will love the whole story behind this amazing book.
–Review, Mary’s Cup of Tea
Three things I keep in mind as I write in the paranormal romance genre. 1) The romance drives the story… 2) Build strong characters with realistic conflicts… 3) Know the mythology upon which you base your story. Or create one….
–Guest post, Rebecca’s Writing Services
Who is your perfect hero and why? Mr. Rochester of Charlotte Bonte’s Jane Eyre. Damaged and tethered to an insane wife hidden in the attack, Edward Rochester remains unlovable and unforgivable for his treatment of Jane until the end. Then in the exquisite language of Charlotte Bronte, he comes shining through. “I’ve longed for thee, both with soul and flesh …” Mmm!
–Interview, Booklover Sue
HOW I CHOOSE THE SETTING FOR MY NOVELS My second novel, Written in Ruberah is set in Cornwall, England, where I was born and raised. In this book I wanted to explore the character of Tamara, a beautiful nymph from an old Cornish legend whose father turned her into a river of tears, which formed the River Tamar.
–Guest post, Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Without giving anything away, what would you say is a pivotal point in the book?The main character Miriam longs to be in a committed relationship with her boyfriend Mitch, but she can’t realize that love due to a debt she carries from Ruberah. Miriam, a down-to-earth real estate broker from New York City, is skeptical of past lives, time travel, and water spirits, until she meets a blood relative from a life she led in ancient Ruberah. This brings a rush of love and memories as close and as real to Miriam as her own breath.
Paranormal romance? Best oxymoron yet?Paranormal romance? Best oxymoron yet? Let’s vote on that.In the recent movie Her, Amy Adams’ character says falling in love is like legalized insanity. I’m down with that. What do you think?Would you call yourself an “into the light or into the dark” writer?I’d slot myself into light side, however I rouse around in the dark a lot in both my novels.