Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Hungry for more than just a great romance book? Well, I be a closet romantic, and as much as I enjoy reading about romance, to me there has to be more in the story and that is how I came up with my next novel,
The Demon Chronicles: Nevoc & The Necromancer
New Adult Romance Fiction Book
What is it about this book that you would like? Well, it has witches in an actual town in Massachusetts, called Salem. You know where the famous witch trials were held. I have visited Salem and it is an exceptional quaint town that knows how to keep the witch spirit alive.
Apart from the location, I wanted the title to be unique and I am a sucker for an anagram. So “Nevoc” is just coven spelled backward. So I set the story in two different times, in two different locations. Lost yet?
The Main Character
Well, the principal character’s name is Raina and she had a tough deal handed to her as a child. Never knew her mother, taken from her father in her early teens, she was sent to foster care and as she aged out, she needed a place to go. In comes Esmra, a witch of the coven in Salem. She also owns the bar “Nevoc” that she sold to Raina to give her a start in life all while letting her and Amelia, her best friend live there.
Open Pandora's Box
When Amelia does a few chores for Esmra to include cleaning out her old closet, it is then that she discovers an old wooden box with ancient Egyptian inscriptions. She keeps it and puts it away in her closet. Then Raina, who rooms with her, finds it
and takes it to one of her employees to figure out what the symbols mean. Despite his warning, she opened “Pandora’s Box.” Literally, it is a box that holds a gate to the underworld where a necromancer fairy named Pandora was cast away by her own mother for consorting with a high ranking demon.
This took place one hundred years ago, in Egypt. Before Pandora was a fairy, she lived a past life as a priestess and that is when she connected to Naberious, the demon. After she was put to death for calling on a demon, Naberious lived thousands of years waiting to find her again and he did in the cemetery when she was scouting for lost souls who passed and needed to be helped to the next life.
To the Underworld
Hesitantly she agrees to accompany him to the dark realm where he shows her the gates of t
ime and takes her back to ancient Egypt to show her they were lovers in a past life. Just as she falls for him again, her mother assures her ill fate.
Years pass and when Raina discovers by opening Pandora’s box that she can use her to keep her newfound love interest, nearly all hell breaks loose on Earth with what Raina must do to help Pandora find Naberious and confront her mother, Selena.
On the sidelines, demons Lahash and Astaroth are eager to have Naberious return to the dark realm, so their stations will rise within the demon court. This all leaves Raina and Amelia in the crossfire of evil demon agendas and a feud between the dark one and Selena.
How does it end? Well, you will have to read it to find out! For those of you who read my first book The Meridian Chronicles: Hall of Souls & The Book of the Fairies, you remember that Selena sends Meridian on a quest to retrieve a ‘book’ from the dark realm that a demon stole from her years before. Now readers get to find out the history of that book and how it came to be. Read an excerpt to the story and keep scrolling to download a sample of the book. Publication is TBA.
What Else Am I Working On?
Keep scrolling to catch a little of a new book I am already halfway finished with. Love historical romance, of the new adult genre, sprinkled with a little fantasy? How about Italy? I love everything Italian from the drinks, the food and I am even learning Italian as I write the book. Don’t worry it is in English but I will throw a few Italian words in throughout the story.
Excerpt - Nevoc & The Necromancer
“I was a human in my previous life. I was an Egyptian priestess for royalty. For the pharos. I used magic to speak to the dead and find out things for my king, and one night, I was practicing, and I called upon a demon. It was Naberious. At the time the Egyptians regarded him at Ikenty. He went on through the years to be known as Naberious. When I met him in this life, or the one I had before my mother cast me away, I didn’t remember that I had known him. Long story short, I was shown by him who I was, who we were. I was in love with him. Still, am. I must find him.”
“What will you do once you find him? I mean, you were banished.” Raina asked.
“I will confront my mother for what she has done, and he and I will be together again. Will you help me?” Pandora pleaded. “I will give you whatever you desire. You will learn the ways of the fairies.”
Amelia’s phone beeped and broke up the in-depth conversation. She dug through her purse. “Oh my, look at the time. It is after 1 a.m. Brian is looking for me, I have to go. I won’t say a word to anyone about this.” She quickly shoved her phone inside her large black leather purse. “But Raina, you and I need to talk tomorrow when we wake up. Okay?”
Raina nodded and watched Amelia rush out of the room, leaving her there with Pandora. “So, Pandora, do you need a place to stay?”
Raina allowed Pandora to stay inside the office in Nevoc. She quickly left the bar and went home, hoping to catch Amelia still awake so they could work out a plan. After arriving back at Esmra’s house, everyone was asleep. Once Raina made it to their bedroom, she opened the door and was relieved to see that Amelia just slid into bed.
“Oh, good, you are still up.” Raina sat down on Amelia’s bed with a big smile.
“What are you smiling at? This is nuts! We have some cursed dead fairy that came out of a box. This is not right, and I am having a hard time believing this isn’t some joke you are pulling.” Amelia snapped.
“What? Are you kidding me? You actually think I am pulling a joke on you? Well, as much as it would be a great one to claim, no I am not. You watched it happen just as I did.”