Post by Catherine Stine, also writing romance as Kitsy Clare
More and more, I like writing about supernatural elements: witches, modern demons, and all of that good scary stuff. I like to couch my baddies in contemporary settings and fashions that blend in with the everyday. So, for instance, Wilson, the Prince of Darkness in Dorianna, is a tall, charismatic fashion-hound and videographer who lives in Coney Island, NY.
I’m excited to announce my two new projects! One is my YA horror, Dorianna, forthcoming from Evernight Teen on October 24 (written as Catherine Stine). It’s a new twist on A Picture of Dorian Gray for the Internet generation, and here’s the blurb:
Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good.
Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop
Dorianna is a dark twist for the Internet generation on A Picture of Dorian Gray. When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander.
Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and warns her the pledge has downsides. Dorianna thinks he’s joking. She has no idea of how dire the consequences might be.
My second, a novel-in-progress is a new adult historical paranormal romance set in 1932 on the Jersey shore (written as Kitsy Clare). It’s called Beach Witch and it’s about a pretty nineteen year-old lady named Fiera, who has no idea she’s a powerful witch, at least at first. I can’t say more about it yet, except you can get big hints by taking a peek at my Beach Witch Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/kitsy84557/images-of-the-30s-for-beach-witch/
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This photo is a rough design for Beach Witch I created as my screensaver to inspire me to keep writing. I’m not a professional cover designer, but I imagine Fiera a bit like this.
What new projects do you have up your sleeve?
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About the Author:
Kitsy Clare hails from Philly and lives in Manhattan. A romantic at heart, she loves writing about the sexy intrigue of the city and of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her paintings here before turning to writing. Model Position, her new adult novella is about artist Sienna and her friends. Living in a Bookworld says: “Beautifully written! We learn things about art & painting. A colorful story from a promising author.” The next in The Art of Love series, Private Internship launches Sept 29 with Inkspell.
Kitsy also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her futuristic thriller, Ruby’s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was a finalist in YA and Sci-Fi in the USA News International Book Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna, launches fall 2014 with Evernight Teen.