A Burdened Novel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: ebook (381)
Number of pages: paperback (423)
Word Count: 142K
Tracey Warren has everything an eighteen year old girl should. She lives a life of expectancies; go to school, please her parents, party with friends, and revel in life as a young adult.
That is until she experiences an unexpected life changing accident caused by Nathan Newcomb; an illegally attractive yet perplexed guy who has her fumbling over her words and cracking her head on the concrete. In being enthralled by his overwhelming existence, Tracey neglects his promise of death (which never falls short of Nathan) and in ignoring his guarantee, she chooses to give into love over sanity and risks her life for the opportunity of being with him.
Nathan, knowing the risks gives into this want to have Tracey presuming it may be better to jeopardize their possible ending, than to allow her to endure the pain of his devoid. Nonetheless, with him being a burdened Sephlem, not only are they burdened by their adversaries who will risk everything but the exposure of their existence to see Nathan fall. But Nathan and Tracey come to find that their most sinister enemies lie under their same roof and regrettably share the same bloodline.
I wake up on a bed, in what seems to be the nurse’s office. It smells of rubbing alcohol and those blue, hockey puck-looking tablets that are thrown in the toilet and turn the water blue. It doesn’t stink, but it is not helping my headache any, either. My ass hurts and my head is pounding.
Pushing myself to sit up, the room begins to spin. It adds a nauseous feeling to my problems. Moving with more precaution, I slowly reach for my head. Stopping when I see a figure moving in my peripheral vision.
I want to look, but out of fear of what I might see, I will not, because if it’s him—the hot guy that hit me in the parking lot—and I barf, this situation could get a whole lot more embarrassing.
Without turning my head, I peek out of the corners of my eyes.
There they are—those masculine, broad shoulders even a concussion cannot make you forget. Clearly!
Wait—is he sleeping? His shoulders are moving steadily and calm. He can’t be just staring at me and not saying anything. I question turning my head, not only because I don’t want him to see me look at him, but also because I fear my worsening headache.
Unable to not look, I turn my head, taking less than a second. Maybe even a millisecond.
“What are you doing?” Busted! “Practicing for the exorcist?” he retorts sarcastically.
I’m caught. What type of an excuse can I use for this? Trying not to turn my head fast to look at you, in case you were looking at me. NO!
“Um, I was, um, trying to…stretch…my…neck slowly…to avoid, making my head hurt worse,” I say stupidly, taking one word at a time, just to implicate I was saying each word as it came into my head.
He gets up from the chair and walks in my direction.
That walk. He seems to sway across the floor, his shoulders moving with each step. Left foot, right shoulder, right foot, left shoulder. I quickly peek at him, hoping he doesn’t see. I notice that he doesn’t slouch and his jaw is tight.
I look away as he gets closer. I have no idea what he is going to do or say. I do know he’s close and I want him to touch me again. As long as I don’t pass out…again.
His hands are in his pockets as he approaches the bedside. “Would you like to go get some ibuprofen for your head?” he asks, bending over, looking at my forehead. Well, I assume he’s looking at my forehead. “The nurse is still here, and she has been waiting for you to come to.” Hands still in his pockets. “You feeling okay?”
I must be looking foolishly, because he said that as if it was the second time he’d asked me. “Umm, yeah, I think so.”
“Okay, let’s go see what the nurse has for you. Maybe she can do something about your headache.” With his hands still in his pockets, he offers me his arm to grab.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I always wanted to be a writer or a psychologist.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
This happened when my first book was finished and I started writing the second.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Yes, besides writing (although I write at my other job) I am in baking operations where I monitor assist with account management and get jealous when I see figures like XXX,XXX,XXX.00. SMH
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
My Latest book is Burdened. 20 words or less: A riveting novel that will send readers on a ride of thrill and suspense with a romantic core.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Three months tops (not including rereads) depending on how many books I’m writing.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
In the near future there is a sci-fi/paranormal novel releasing. A little less romance than my current book Burdened. And of course the remaining books in the series A Burdened Novel.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I love romance with a twist and supernatural characters and activities.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
Nathan from Burdened was my fav until I wrote Marc (from Diminish) and his characteristics flooded onto the pages. He is certain about everything and things must be done a certain way in order for him to adhere to them. He became my favorite when he said, “So I can be sure and have you and not feel guilty about it. And not pull you and then push you away. But then…I want for you to walk away, leave me alone and take my interest in you and the temptation for you away with you because I know who and what I am and my real wants don't matter.” To Kylie.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing for thirteen years starting off with poetry.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
This comfy spot of my couch where the cushions separate, with my legs crossed Indian style, and the laptop in my lap. (The best scenes and characters come to me when I’m like that.) And yes, the music is playing soft so it’s not distracting but loud enough for me hear and subconsciously nod my head to the beat.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, I like to know what the readers thought about it. Negative or positive.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I write the book and then choose the title.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
My characters are invented first, and then they are named. It just happens this way. Unless it’s a character that is in a book for one scene, they will be named and forgotten. The places of my books are usually picked first and then the story is written, unless they move around in the book.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
My characters traits are mostly written as I go along. But for another book I’m working on I figured out the traits and then created the character.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
The hidden message in my series for Burdened is… we have to be careful of the choices we make. Yes, we only get one life to live and we want to make the most out of it. But we also want to make sure we maintain our life which could be subjective to the choices we make in our life.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I would prefer eBooks. They are conveniently located on my phone and I carry them with me everywhere.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
They don’t there always feels like there is something missing when a book is turned into a book. But I like what they did with the Hunger Game and Fault of Our Stars. Both of those wowed me when comparing them to the book. Also A Walk to Remember and we can’t forget the Notebook.
Your favorite food is?
I love peanut butter.
Your favorite singer/group is?
These change frequently, right now I’m loving Bruno Mars and slow shifting to Sam Smith. For group I’m Imagine Dragons all the way.
Your favorite color is?
Your favorite Author is?
My fav author alive is Stephen King.
A love for reading transpired into an admiration for writing at a young age for Peiri Ann. Starting off in writing poetry and short stories she indulged in the possibilities of creating new worlds and lives to live within them opening a window of unanticipated possibilities. In high school a pin and notebook never left her grasps and in college the pin was replaced by a keyboard and the notebook replaced by a computer screen. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and certified in business management.
When Peiri Ann is not writing, reading, doing homework, or working in the downtown of Chicago she enjoys spending time with her little girl, watching action flicks, and spooning peanut butter from the jar as a midnight snack.
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