Fiction is the truth inside the lie. ~Stephen King
Today in the lounge of Spacedock 19 is paranormal romance author, Christine Rains. She wrote the fabulous Fearless for the A to Z Challenge last April and recently published it so we can enjoy it again from start to finish. Christine is a fresh and original new voice in fantasy. If you haven’t read her yet, you’re missing out.
Can Craze get you a drink, Christine? I’d still avoid the chocolate for now …
CR: Just a water will be fine, please. I’m not much of a drinker. Chocolate, on the other hand, well, yeah, I’ll keep my hands to myself.
MP: Great. It’s filtered as well as it can be.
The whole realm of the paranormal fascinates me. I watch Ghost Adventures a lot. I love that original episode where a brick is thrown … anyway, I’m sure there’s more to the paranormal genre than ghosts. What makes a story paranormal?
CR: Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters are great shows. I count them as part of my “reality” show watching! A story is paranormal when it has an element of the supernatural, something that can’t be explained by science. Where the seemingly impossible becomes possible. It’s what makes writing in this genre so much fun.
MP: So, it may not necessarily have magic in it?
CR: It does not need magic in it to be paranormal. Magic is a common theme in many paranormal books, but it can be just as extraordinary without it. Psychics and superheroes are great ways to get a paranormal slant without using magic.
MP: Do you have a favorite paranormal creature?
CR: Do I have to pick only one?! All paranormal creatures fascinate me. Okay, I’m going to sound like a stereotype and say vampires. I’ve always loved vamps. Maybe it goes back to the fact my favorite Sesame Street character was The Count. What about you?
MP: I’m partial to ghosts and such. Did you ever read Amityville Horror? Jodi with the pig eyes scared the crap out of me. To this day, whenever I see two red lights together I think of Jodi and his pig eyes. lol Have you ever had a paranormal encounter?
CR: I did read it! Amityville Horror was the first horror movie I saw too. I’ve never had a paranormal encounter even though I would love to have one. Years ago, I owned an Ouija Board that I had bought at a garage sale. My friends and I would blindfold ourselves use it. One person would sit to the side and read the replies. We believed it worked, but I think it’s only because we really wanted it to. Nothing it said ever came true. Which is a good thing because I couldn’t handle having seven kids!
MP: Wow, seven. That’d be a horror unto itself. lol So what are you working on now?
CR: I’m barely surviving one! *laughs* Right now I’m working on a series of paranormal romance novellas called The 13th Floor. Each will be loosely linked together, but the stories will be able to stand on their own.
MP: I’m definitely intrigued and definitely a fan, so I look forward to reading your novellas. Thanks for stopping in, Christine. I hope you’ll come back again in the future. We’ve barely scratched the surface of this topic.
CR: Thank you so much for having me. It’s been so much fun being on the Spacedock. I love talking about the paranormal. I’ve been hearing a few weird noises out here, though. Just normal sounds for this place… right?
MP: Hmm. I heard a rumor there’s a possessed spaceship in dock. Probably just a story though …
Download and read Christine Rains’ fantastic Fearless.
Abby White was seven years old when she killed the monster under her bed. Now she slays creatures spawned by the fertile imaginations of children, and the number of these nightmares are on the rise. Neither she nor her guide – a stuffed hippo named Tawa – know why.
When she rescues Demetrius from an iron prison, he pledges his life to protect hers until he can return the favor. She doesn’t want the help. And how can she concentrate on her job when the gorgeous wild fae throws himself in front of her during every fight? No matter how tempting, she can’t take the time to lose herself to him.
To save the children and all she loves, Abby must be truly Fearless.
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Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. Her first published paranormal romance novella, FEARLESS, has been seeing great reviews. She also has sixteen short stories published and three forthcoming.
Visit Christine at her BLOG
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