Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nostalgia and Flight

I've been feeling very nostalgic lately. Writing a book set where you went to college will do that to you. People always say to write what you know, and with the Crescent Chronicles I am doing just that. 

While writing the first draft of Flight, I remembered an odd experience from college. At a party at a so-called Vampire bar in the French Quarter, I witnessed a wedding. After watching the fanged bride and groom drink a red liquid from a chalice I asked my then boyfriend (and now husband) whether the couple really believed they were vampires. He responded with a smile, "Why, does that scare you?" I denied it but really he wasn't too far off. Like Allie, the main character in Flight, I experienced New Orleans for the first time at eighteen. Growing up in the suburbs of New York, I had no idea what to expect from the Crescent City, and the city never stopped surprising me during the four years I lived there. Although I never met any paranormal creatures (or at least I don't think I did :) ) there are a lot of personal experiences buried in this story. I can't wait to share Flight with everyone. I plan to release it by early September but I'll update with an exact date soon. 

Also, Julie at A Tale of Many Reviews is organizing a cover reveal for Flight on June 4th. The cover was designed by Claudia of Phatpuppy Art and I can't wait to show it off. If you want to participate, you can sign up here ATOMR

Flight (The Crescent Chronicles) 

Sometimes you just have to take flight.

A summer in New Orleans is exactly what Allie needs before starting college. Accepting her dad’s invitation to work at his hotel offers an escape from her ex-boyfriend and the chance to spend the summer with her best friend. Meeting a guy is the last thing on her mind—until she sees Levi.

Unable to resist the infuriating yet alluring Levi, Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

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  1. Oddly enough, I'm writing a book set where I went to college too. Enjoyed your post.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sheila. I hope your WIP is going well :)