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They say “third time’s the charm.” But for sixteen-year-old Brooke Day, they had better be right. She’s been here before – twice in fact – and an evil demon-witch wants her dead a third time.
When Brooke is forced to leave Boston for the small town of Deadwich, she thinks her life is over. Before long, her new friends start acting strange – downright evil. Worse, the nightmares she’s had her whole life are becoming reality.
Enter Marcus Knight; popular, hot, and the only person Brooke can trust. Not to mention, they’ve shared the same nightmares. With the discovery of an ancient Celtic amulet, Brooke and Marcus unravel the secrets of her past, in search of the key to her future.
As the equinox approaches, darkness and light merge for the first time in a century, soul-mates reunite, and magic awakens!
Targeted Age Group: 12+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
-Hmm, writing paranormal opens up a wider range of topics than say – contemporary.
You can have all the plots of a contemporary in a paranormal novel, as well as horror,
and fantasy. Paranormal interests me to no end. But I do have other genre plots brewing
in my head.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
-Don’t take rejection to heart. My books have been rejected many times, and it is
disheartening, for sure. But I’ve learned that a lot of those rejects are because some
publishers have certain slots they want to fill, and your paranormal may not fit their
contemporary slot at that time, no matter how wonderful it is. Of course, most of them
never tell you why they are passing your story up. But a lot of times this is why, so keep
trying. And don’t forget to give smaller publishers a try at your book.
Lisa Collicutt is a native of Nova Scotia, who takes daily ocean views for granted. She left her urban life far too early and finished growing up in rural NS, where she met her husband and had their son. But a big chunk of her soul remains in the city.
Besides riding on the back of her husband’s Harley (because she doesn’t yet have her own bike license), Lisa’s passion is writing. Her imagination is like an unleashed pet. It requires her attention every waking hour, whether she’s at her day job, in a store line-up, or driving from point A to point B. Her pet plays on the fringes of her mind, attempting to capture her attention with story after story.
Lisa can’t imagine writing without an element of magic. But besides that, she likes to transport the reader back to their first love. There’s nothing like a captured glance, or the brush of an arm, or that first time when her lips touch his, to send shimmers of tingles over your body and release those caged butterflies.
Enter Lisa’s imagination where light ends and fantasy begins. But heed these warnings: It’s dark . . . It’s magical . . . You may experience tingles.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
-I dreamed up The Gathering Darkness on walks through my village every day. I knew
I wanted to write a spooky YA. Creating Brooke’s character was easy; she’s a lot like I
was at her age; right down to being kissed by a boy in the back seat of a cop car—but
don’t tell anyone. The Ravenwyck Inn was inspired by the Hackmatach Inn, which once
stood in the heart of Chester. In fact, I originally set The Gathering Darkness in Chester,
Nova Scotia, but then decided to put my story in a fictional place so I could do what I
wanted with the village and not offend anyone. Then I took it a step further and set my
fictional village of Deadwitch on the North Shore of Massachusetts, to be close to Salem,
in keeping with the witch theme. But I guess my biggest inspiration comes from my love
of all things witchy.