Wow, I've been working on this book for two years now. We're not getting Evermore in 2014, but the Good News is that we're definitelyDecember 24, 2014
Wow, I've been working on this book for two years now. We're not getting Evermore in 2014, but the Good News is that we're definitely getting it in 2015. So YAY, 2015. This Artist is Awesome. Check it out.
September 29, 2013
*Squeals uncontrollably* The cover rules! I can't show you guys just yet though. I have BIG things planned. BIG things. So until then, here's a place holder. This book is by far THE BEST ONE in the series. You guys asked for it, you're gonna get it now. I'm bringing it. :D can't wait until you all can fangirl/fanboy with me.
THE FEELS. THE FEELS. My heart just almost imploded. You like feels, right?! Because it has them. Lots.
ReleasesDecember 30, 2014
September 2013: I know, I know! The finale is epic though. *grins*
April 2013: Here is where everything gets real. I am currently writing the last book in the Pretty in Black series and I'm already starting to experience The Feels. I really don't want to say goodbye to Marcus & Ellie or the world of Nevermore and I also never want to write another book after this one again because how could I? I consider Pretty in Black to be my masterpiece; how can I write something greater than this?
That is awaiting to be seen. I will just have to keep challenging myself. I may even swap over to dark contemporary after this, because no fantasy I could write would compare to what I've already created here. I'm pretty sure that this book and the Eternally trilogy might be my last fantasy/paranormal. (Although I do have plans for fantasy/surrealism/action that doesn't involve creatures of the night)
I wrote the ending first so I already know the conclusion to this series. And I know that just because I'm finished writing the series doesn't mean the series is over. It still has a long way to go. The World has to read it first. It has to go to the big screen afterwards. Then I can die happy....more
UPDATE: WHERE IS VAREN?! It's getting closer & closer to August, almost one month away now and I've heard nothing. I seriously cannot wait for thisUPDATE: WHERE IS VAREN?! It's getting closer & closer to August, almost one month away now and I've heard nothing. I seriously cannot wait for this book. It better release in August or I will...I will...be very, very sad.
Is out NOW! All the e-book buying links are on my blog. www.raehachton.com. Paperback comes out in a few more days!
The most interesting part of writiIs out NOW! All the e-book buying links are on my blog. www.raehachton.com. Paperback comes out in a few more days!
The most interesting part of writing this story was being inside the head of a 19 year old boy for 2.5 years and typing out his [somewhat] & [normal] depraved thoughts. The second most interesting part is that I get to do this twice more for books 2 & 3. He also has a lot to say. This book is sitting on the brink of 100,000 words.
“It's okay, Heath. You can hold my hand.” She entwined her fingers with mine and they stayed that way until we got to her house. She didn't let go of my hand when she said, “So...are you really going to leave?” I paused. I really needed to, but...I didn't want to. Not yet. I didn't know why, but I had the strangest feeling. I might like this girl. Everything inside of my gut told me I'd be stupid not to stay, but my mind screamed what are you doing?! You can't be with her, man. You're not right for her. Your whole life is messed up. But here I was, holding her hand. And she was holding mine. And this was the most secure and stable I'd felt in years. I just felt...free. Not the floaty I'm on drugs kind of free, but the someone's looking at the real me kind of free—the kind where the other person knows who you are, but it doesn't change anything. And she knew I was no one. How could she not? “One more day,” I said. I wanted to see her smile again. “I'll stay for one more day. That's it though. Tomorrow night, I go.” She smiled as if I'd told her I was staying all summer. That's how wide and bright her grin was. And I had no idea why the thought of me staying here made her so happy. Just yesterday, she'd told me to get out and disappear. Just yesterday I was going to. Today, I wasn't so sure. Neither was she. Something had sparked and I didn't know what. But whatever it was held power over me, because I was going to sleep one more night in that creepy old dark house. And that said a lot.
This book was rather interesting. And I'm in love with what I've created here.
Writing this book was an intriguing experience; it was the first time IThis book was rather interesting. And I'm in love with what I've created here.
Writing this book was an intriguing experience; it was the first time I'd ever decided to get experimental in my writing. The book has alternating male and female POV along with a third person, omniscient POV which I refer to as "the Fairytale voice" which occurs a handful of times.
This books actually begins with the words Once Upon a Time and I find that fascinating.
As for being a New Adult Fairytale I think some may overlook the Fairytale part going as far as to say this entire thing is far fetched and unrealistic, but have you taken a look at the cover sweetheart. What boys do you know of with stitched blue lips and pale skin. The whole point is to open your mind and take a semi-psychedelic mind trip down into this world of violence, macabre, fun and gore galore. Yes this book is intense and it was intended to be twisted up that way.
I wanted to explore the idea of a self destructive female encountering a beautiful and violent monster capable of loving her and devouring her in the end.
Yes Francesca is a stripper involved with a good-for-nothing guy who likes to rob and hurt others, including her. She has been through things; her mother committed suicide and her father was a rotten man who abused her sexually. She has been damaged by those she thought she could trust.
That might sound like too much for one person to go through but it's in no way unrealistic. I'm sorry to say this, but that storyline was based on a real life experience of someone I used to know. As an author I tend to merge reality with fantasy. It seems Romantic for an author to just sit down and create storylines and characters for their books with lives and experiences, but for me, the more realistic and hardcore moments of my books have been extracted either from personal experience or from something I have witnessed.
There are several females out there who are going through or have gone through similar things just like Frankie. For some people life is hard. And some girls in their late youth do become strippers. Not all of them are cheerleaders or good college girls or girls with just a broken heart. Some of them have broken souls and this is something that I felt needed to be addressed in order to give a wider and more realistic view point on young adults. I realize that in many New Adult books, the kids are in college but here is a reality check: not all young people go to college or can afford college nor do they feel college worthy.
Just because you have never experienced something like this or know of anyone who has doesn't make this story line unrealistic it just makes you slightly more fortunate to have never encountered the gritty side of life. ...more