So this week is the week to feature other amazing authors on my blog. Today, I’m participating in the cover reveal for INSPIRE, an New Adult Paranormal Romance by author Cora Carmack, available December 15th, 2014.
Kalliope lives with one purpose.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.
RIGHT?! Awesome. Cora has an incredible ability to bring characters to life and make them feel like friends, which is one reason I’m sort of addicted to her books.
New Adult is still an emerging category; a sort-of crossover between YA and Adult books. The characters are college-aged (usually between 18 and 25) and the stories have to do with discovering who you are in an adult world. And, yeah, I can’t lie, it’s good to know that the men in my literary fantasies aren’t seventeen. I’m getting too old for that.
Because NA is relatively new, we haven’t seen a ton of NA books outside of the Contemporary Romance genre. And we should! A few years ago, when I was in my early 20’s, I had a hard time finding books with a relatable YA feel that still dealt with adult issues, adult feelings, and characters who had believable adult authority over their own lives. My only options as a fantasy reader were YA books or more formal fantasies about characters who were nearly thirty (THE HORROR!). I’m so excited for Inspire and books like it, because they could help establish NA in genres outside of Contemporary Romance, which will allow more writers, including me, to publish stories I want to read (I am ultimately a selfish person). So, if you’re interested, put December 15th on your calendar and check it out!
One last note: I DO love Cora’s books, but because I know my readers, I thought I should let you know that they contain explicit sexual goings-on.
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.