special guest today is novelist Christine
Church and she’s chatting with me about her new fantasy romance, Beyond a Veiled Reflection.
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Christine Church is the bestselling author of the Fate of the True Vampires
Welcome, Christine. Please share a little bit about your
Prepare for a new world, and a new Dimension.
determined to get revenge on those he felt betrayed him and destroyed his life,
his home. You’ve seen Mikaire, now enter Almareyah, where even a mere step into
a puddle of water can mean torture, agony, and death.
they discover their enemy has survived the death of Mikaire and he is out for
revenge. And this time he has powers – wizard powers! Creating his own
Dimension in the folds of time, he is unstoppable in his quest to make Meirah
his Queen and Dane his blood slave.
information to understand the plot without having read Book One.
What inspired you to write this book?
the 2nd book in a series. I had written the first book (Beyond Every Mirror) 20 years ago and
put it aside, not sure what to do with it. Several years ago, I pulled it out,
updated it and self pubbed it. But, then I discovered the tale didn’t end
there. I have just finished book three in the series and have book 4 in mind.
Excerpt from Beyond a Veiled Reflection:
moment of death blackness surrounded him and the pain of life vanished.
mind. And everywhere flowed water.
the tides. He could have remained there forever. But soon there was something
else. Red. Just a color, but not a color. Hair. Red hair. A word.
didn’t know what it meant.
killed him. They’d been fighting for centuries. And it was Dane who lost in the
where were they? Heaven? Hell? Or some other place? Hell. If such a place
existed, they both deserved its fiery end.
then…what was Hell but another Dimension in the folds of time. Just as Mikaire
had been. Just as in Almareyah.
blinked open his eyes. That’s when he saw it. Just a sliver at first, but it
grew into a ball of bright white light. Not Heaven, for if he had landed there,
Bruce would be chastising him for his disbelief.
beautiful with long brown hair that perfectly framed a sculpted face, high
cheekbones and big brown eyes. She drew closer to him, and behind her he saw
another. Both scantily clad.
the paradise of his own thoughts.
His back aflame, his arms ached, legs stiff and sore.
you working on next?
Book 4 in this series, I also have Book 6 of my Fate of the True Vampires
series. But, the next book I will be writing is a time travel romance that has
been requested by a big literary agent in NYC (something I’ve been working
towards for 25 years).
When did you first consider yourself a
a hard one to answer. I have been writing since I was a little kid (I wrote
picture books, drawings and all, at age 9), and I always wrote short stories
throughout my teens, so I have really always been a writer. In the early
1990s I met a small-time literary agent who also had a newsletter (back then
they were paper) and I used to write articles for it. So, I guess I considered
myself a writer “officially” then. I considered myself an author once my
first book was published by Howell Book House (back then, a division of Simon
& Schuster) in 1998.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
do NOT write full time. It’s not another job that prevents it, but mental
illness. Though my writing is how I find sanity in an insane world, so is my
horse. So I spend days with my horse and writing articles, blog posts and
nonfiction (at the barn and at home), then I work on my novels between midnight
What would you say is your interesting
only from midnight to 3am is pretty quirky.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
a really little child, I wanted to be a mermaid. Then a rock star, an actress,
and a novelist.
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
review the books you read. It’s difficult for us writers to get honest feedback
and we work in a solitary environment. I revel reviews, even if they’re not
super positive, because it teaches me what I might be doing wrong that I can
change going forward. Reviews don’t have to be extensive, yet I have noticed
people just don’t leave reviews like they used to.
Thank you for being a guest on my blog!
you for having me.