Cordelia Kelly is running from her past and her destiny. She is a dual-natured empath – meaning she is receptive to the emotional aura, positive and negative, of those around her. Cordelia struggles to create harmony between the light and dark sides of her existence. She’s also an elemental, but her inherent powers are slowly manifesting with age and time. The scales of good versus evil are tilting in the wrong the direction.
Will she succumb or evolve to fulfill her destiny?
Sol Winterborn is not your typical hero, if anything he’s an anti-hero. Moral indecision riddle his path to redemption, but the undeniable truth he holds onto is his search for his lighthouse – his soul mate. When fate throws Cordelia in his path, he’s unprepared but can’t stay away. Her siren call sings a song he can’t ignore. He sees in her a kindred spirit, and possibly the one he’s searched long nights to find. Will Cordelia be the key to unlock his heart?
When his own dark past catches up with him, will he risk his life for love?
Cordelia clocks in at 50K words and is more paranormal romance than UF
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
ER: I’ve lived in New England all my life, except for a few formative years where my family moved to Florida. You might notice a few y’alls and a wee bit of southern if we talk in real life, or on the phone.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
ER: Duality started from a series of flash fiction stories I wrote last year, and after a bit of emotional upheaval in my personal life, Cordelia burst from my mind like a rocket.
How do you create your characters?
ER: I have no idea. Honestly. They are just there in my head. Some are loosely based on people I know, or experiences I’ve had, or feelings ruminating around in my body, but characters just are.
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
ER: I’ve written since I was young. I used to write poetry. I have binders and binders filled with prose. In High School, I took all the English and literature classes I could, along with Poetry and Journalism. Originally, I wanted to be some type of reporter (For the Patriots!)
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
ER: I used to write in bed before I got my new desk. It’s a small wall mounted unit that folds up and is only 7″ wide (Thank you, Ikea!) But I adore it. My house is small and the space saving design is helpful in providing me with my own space.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
ER: I sit and write. Things flow. Sometimes I’ll re-read something I’ve just written and be all, “Damn, where did that come from!”
What do you like to read?
ER: J.D. Robb, Ilona Andrews. Mostly crime fiction, paranormals, and romance. I’m a book whore, and I’m not a book snob. Well, Okay. I’m not a fan of self-help, true historicals, and non-fiction. I read a little bit of everything.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
ER: IF you’re looking for glory and fame, chances are writing isn’t for you. Writing is a tough road, it takes a part of your soul and leaves you bleeding. You have to grow thick skin. Writing can be solitary, so try and make time for real, fun things in your life.
Anything else you’d like to share?
ER: Nah, But if y’all want to read my books I’d appreciate the support 😛
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first story when I was in seventh grade–A first person account of an entire summer. I went through a massive teen angst poetry phase, and I have notebooks and binders filled with prose.
Over a year ago, Ceithin and Aurelia showed up in my head. They yapped incessantly, demanding I sit and tell their story. After a month or two of being woken up with harsh whispers, I started writing. They haven’t stopped, and in fact, brought friends. Now my head is filled with stories, scenes, snippets and crazy people.
Cue Law and Order music here: dun, dun.
These are their stories.
I write with emotion, occasionally a temper and I let my words flow free. I dabble in paranormal, contemporary romance, erotic fiction and darker urban fantasy.
Oh, and hey… I’m a Virgo.
“The author has done one hell of a job in bringing the characters to life,
Cordelia/Delia the empath who struggles to maintain the good while keeping
the evil from surfacing and gaining control. You can envision the steel walls being
constructed to keep her safe, to prevent the darkness from consuming her.” – Lorraine
“Duality is a great read. The chemistry with Cordelia and Sol is magical. Cordelia and her inner struggles with herself being good or evil are almost as real as most people’s struggles in daily life. ER makes them believable. I was really pulled into this book right from the start. Sol seems to be the most caring of men when it comes to Cordelia. He wants to help her with her struggles and also make her stronger” – Jennifer
” I must try to not over sell this but this book was AMAZING!!! I was captivated from the very first page and could not stop reading! I took this story with me to work, while cooking dinner, I even read during some of my favorite television shows!
The chemistry and passion between Cordelia and Sol is breath taking and leaves you wanting to know more about these two. They define what a soulmate is.
The internal struggle in Cordelia with both her light and dark sides is a struggle I think almost every human faces at least once in their life. I find myself relating very much with her in this area.
This is an Urban Fantasy but it’s so much more. This is a story that definitely needs to be read. I recommend this book to everyone who is into not only urban fantasy but romance as well.” – Author Jinni James
“She wages an internal battle within herself to balance her light and dark emotions. Dark emotions appeal to her wanton, feral nature while light emotions bolster the good person she wants to become. It’s more than a good versus evil story. It’s a inner-conflict to achieve a balance, because life is about choices and balance. She has to learn to accept herself, all of herself – her strengths as well as her flaws and weaknesses. Isn’t this something we must all learn to do?” – Author Will Laforge
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