Locked out of the Attic by Renee Novelle!
Hello beautiful readers!
Sshhhh….. I’ve locked Atty out of the attic and am hijacking the blog for the day. Don’t tell, okay? There’s all kinds of fun stuff in here I want to look through, but I’ll get around to that later. First, I wanted to tell you all a little bit about me and my new book, Reflections. Cool? Okay, let’s get to it before Atty puts an end to all my fun 😉
I’m Renee Novelle, former journalist, lover of quotes, arts addict, lip-gloss queen, animal rights activist (well, sort of), and all around foodie. I hail from the oh-so-proper land of Naples, Florida but originally I’m from a little place in Kentucky on the river and I grew up in Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!)
I’m obviously a writer, what is the name of your book and the general plot you ask?
The book I just launched is a paranormal suspense story called Reflections. The plot goes something like this:
Graham had a simple life: A job he enjoyed, a wife that he loved, and a young son that kept each and every day full of surprises. But when his father passed away unexpectedly, he inherited a family heirloom that would begin to…complicate matters.
A mirror that had been in his family for generations, Graham quickly found that its reflections were out of the ordinary, and that it had prophetic powers beyond his comprehension. Giving him just a momentary glance at souls who were on the knife’s edge of life and death, it was up to him to try to save them as they were thrust unknowingly into his path.
Finding a way to balance his daily life with this new-found responsibility was proving arduous enough, but when the mirror begins showing him reflections of his own family, Graham finds his world irretrievably changed. Will he be able to save them, or will he be forced to live with the same regret that so many have suffered before him?
Where did I come up with the idea?
I think from life in general. I’ve lost a few people over the years who I was close to, and when that happens to anyone it kind of makes you look at things differently for a little while.
The character I like most?
I’m partial to Graham, the main character. I think Graham is at a critical point in his life where he’s given the opportunity to continue living in a relatively selfish way, or to grow exponentially. And this sort of awakening he’s going through is very endearing.
Which character do I hate?
I actually don’t hate anyone in the book. There is no real antagonist he’s fighting against, except time and his own selfish drive. It’s more about internal conflict and stepping up to do the right thing and make the right decisions than it is about fighting an exterior force.
This is usually the spot where Atty asks her island questions so here I go. I’m stranded on an island and I’m granted three things;
The first thing is an IPod with only one song loaded, what is it?
Radioactive, by Imagine Dragons. It’s still a big motivational song for me.
The second item is a book with the last chapter missing, what is it and who wrote it?
The last chapter missing?? What kind of torture is this??
And the third thing you’re granted on this island is a lunchbox with a sandwich and a full thermos, yummy, what kind of sandwich and drink would you appreciate?
Oooo….. Definitely a chicken and guacamole wrap. And I know I’m supposed to say water, for hydration purposes and all, but a nice big pina-colada with an extra shot of rum sounds really good on a tropical island.
Shhhhh, I think I hear Atty climbing the stairs, I’ll talk quieter. First, I’ll double lock the door. That could’ve been a huge mistake. Speaking of which, you wanna know the biggest mistake I’ve made in my life?
Letting someone else convince me to give up a dream that I had, and walk away completely. I know for a fact that I would be in such a different place in life – mentally, emotionally and physically – had I followed my gut instinct.
“Hello? Is anyone in there?”
Atty’s trying to open the door. Sorry people, can’t let her in. I’m not done playing in here. Besides, her sloth is kinda creepy.
“Hello? Who’s in there? You better not be eating all my Klondike bars!”
No chance of that, I’m not a big fan of them.
What was that Mr. Sloth? I’m still stranded on that island and two people show up, the character I love the most, and the one I hate the most, and they both know what I said about them. What do I do?
Rewrite the books so we all become friends.
Speaking of friends.
“I’m not eating your Klondike bars, Atty! Mr. Sloth and I are just chatting. I’ll open the door in a second, I can’t climb over this stuff too easily. You need to have a yard sale.”
Here are my Flash Round Favorites
All of them
Place to visit
Too many to name!
Place to live
Anywhere but where I’m at right now haha!
Ugh, too many, but Black Swan rates pretty high on the list.
My writing cave.
The soft little hairs on a baby kitten.
Venus! Just kidding, Earth.
And last of all, favorite memory-
My grandmother taking me for ice cream after school every day. It was such a special moment that I’ve come to appreciate more and more the older I get.
“Alright, Atty, I’m unlocking the door.”
“You didn’t eat my Klondike bars, so I made you some cookies. Did you get to go through my great-great-grandmother’s trunk? Come look at all the cool things I got.”
“Thanks for not throwing me out of the window.”
“My sloth is safe and my ice cream’s not eaten, you’re okay to stay. Why don’t you link your stuff?”
Yes! Come check out more about me and my books – past, present and future!
Reflections purchase link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAG2ZBK
Thanks for letting me lock you out today 😉 xoxo Renee’