Allow me to introduce you to a brand new author and a very dear friend of mine, Mimi Sebastian, with her debut novel THE NECROMANCER’S SEDUCTION.
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Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Saturday morning cartoons. Loving
angst-filled romance thrown in the mix, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuted July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.
Noemi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce
tid-bits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers
of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Noemi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.
How would you describe your book?
Sexy, creepy, sad, sometimes funny. It’s the first in a three book series about the journey of Ruby, a necromancer. In Necromancer’s Seduction, the supernatural community insists she transform a slain witch into a revenant to track a killer, which starts a series of events. Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire. She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to.
Ruby’s power almost has a mind of its own and influences her in negative ways. And there are limits, lines a necromancer should never cross, because it warps them, so it’s fun to explore what happens to her when she crosses those lines.
In my mythology, without giving too much away, necromancers were born from the interference of the demons in the human realm. Necromancers have the ability to reanimate the dead, and create zombies and revenants. I expand beyond those abilities with each book, which plays into the necromancer/demon mythology.
What genre is your book?
A hybrid between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. It has elements of both.
How did you get interested in writing this genre?
The strange and unusual has always fascinated me. I loved watching In Search Of as a kid. With the book, I liked exploring how supernatural characters deal with living in the
Stand alone or series?
Necromancer’s Seduction is the first in a three book series.
Which characters do you plan to continue?
A tricky question! All of them play a part in all three books, but…some may not make it
to the end.
What part of the research was most interesting to you?
I enjoyed researching about necromancer abilities and expanding their mythology.
How did they originate? The answer to this question forms the basis for the series and the main conflict of the book. It’s very exciting. I found all sort of stuff regarding necromancer powers in mythology and in gaming. Necromancers can do lots of crazy stuff, such as extracting disease from the dead and inflicting them on the living.
Music or quiet while writing? If music, what?
Sometimes I like listening to classical music, the atmospheric, fun stuff like Four Seasons by Vivaldi or Danse Macabre by Saint Saens and Bach. I like movie soundtracks, Man of Steel and Pirates of the Caribbean (to play while writing my pirate book). Finally, I like listening to a mix of indie rock, trip hop, and reggae, stuff from the 80s and 90s like Soundgarden, The Cure, Violent Femmes.
If your book is made into a movie, who do you picture playing the main
For Ruby, I like Rachel McAdams. Henry Cavill for Ewan, and Ryan Gosling for Lysander. And Charlie Hunnam for Adam. Kara is a tough one, but I envision a young Winona Ryder.
What are your current projects?
I’m finishing Book Two in the Necromancer Series: The Necromancer’s Betrayal, while also writing Book Three of the same series. I also aim to self-publish a pirate historical romance I wrote called Devil’s Island.
What other hobbies are you passionate about, besides writing?
Family and friends. I love the ocean and anything you can do in or around the ocean. I sometimes go a little nutty living in the desert (Phoenix). I’ve lived in West Africa,
Brazil, and Montenegro, and I love immersing myself in other cultures. When you travel and really interact with local cultures, you realize how amazing the world and its people are. I have a great interest in social justice and try to volunteer when I can, and I always try to support local businesses.