Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event causes that life to crumble around her. She turns to her best friend in her time of need. They embark on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they get to the truth, the more questions they have. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.”
It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved into drifted on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.
I just floated through the air as my frayed nerves softened and the edge of panic subsided. I felt so at peace and relaxed. I eventually made my way to Water Street and then I tried to force myself into Nessa’s building. My particles seeped at the seams of the door all around, splitting.
Once inside, the air died and my particles began to form again. In a matter of seconds, I swirled into my human form. Naked and freaked, I looked up to see Nessa witnessing the whole thing with her jaw dropped. The coffee mug she had been holding fell to the floor and shattered on the cherry wood. We stood like that for several seconds before I broke out of my own shock.
“I could really use some clothes, Nessa. This is kind of awkward,” I admitted, trying to shake her out of her shocked trance.
She snapped her jaw shut and left the room in silence. Just as quickly, she returned and tossed me a fluffy, white bath robe. The shock in her eyes had yet to dissipate and I wasn’t sure I could blame her. I was still in a state of shock myself. I wasted no time wrapping myself in the bath robe and having a seat on her brown leather couch.
Nessa stood there for several seconds before breaking out of it and joining me on the couch. I threw my arms around her and the tears began to flow without regard.
“Please tell me that was a figment of my imagination,” Nessa said.
Andrea: Hmm, there are so many! I love reading :) but if I had to choose I would go with Rachel Vincent.
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Andrea: Kim Harrison, her creativity knows no bounds.
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Andrea: Alice and Wonderland for sure, that book never gets old.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else's)
Andrea: Noel from my Dreamwalker book out this month, Rachel Morgan and Fayth Sanders would be my favorite picks.
Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
Andrea: Eccentric or Creative
Ali: Where do you do your best work?
Andrea: Actually I do my best sitting in bed listening to music.
Ali: Do you find it harder to write a full-length novel or novellas?
Andrea: I find it hardest to write novellas. If you take a story that far, why not finish developing it and taking it all the way.
Ali: When did you fall in love...with writing?
Andrea: I have loved writing since the third grade, but truly fell in love after reading Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne in college.
Ali: Are you a plotter or fly by the seat of your pants writer?
Andrea: I prefer to use a very loose outline and then let the creativity decide the story’s path.
Ali: What is your favorite thing to do outside of writing?
Andrea: Reading :)
Favorite food: Anything with Sugar in it
Boots or heels: Flats all the way…
eReader or Print: ereader, I love my Kindle Fire
Social Media: Love it or Hate it: I could take it or leave it.
Beer, Liquor or Wine: Liquor, especially amaretto
Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: hmm…that’s a tough one…shower maybe?
Favorite TV Show: that’s easy, The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Book series (besides your own): Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires or Rachel Vincent’s Werecat series
Pj’s or Lingerie: Pj’s
Vampires vs. Shifters: Shifters… there is something about mating for life that is romantic in a story
Favorite Genre: Paranormal Romance
I am a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal and some chick lit. I enjoy sunshine and my two Italian greyhounds with my husband. I always write to music, it helps the creative process. Dissolve is my first novel. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school and have finally decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.
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