Women's Fiction with Paranormal Undertones
Date Published: February 20, 2015
Kat is struggling to get her life back together and put her anorexia and suicide attempts behind her. She must expel the mysterious inner demons that have plagued her for years, and patch up the rocky relationship with her fiancé.
But when she arrives in London for a therapeutic art project, an encounter with an enigmatic woman named Destiny upsets her views of reality and plunges her into a quest for the truth about her past—an astonishing past that reaches back well before her birth.
After midnight, Destiny leads Kat to extravagant parties at an eerie luxury hotel and introduces her to a man who seems to know her better than she knows herself. Kat tries to convince herself this is all part of a strange dream. But as evidence mounts suggesting otherwise, Kat is torn between fascination and fear.
Will Kat run away, or will she seize the fleeting opportunity to change her life and find true love?
Alternating between the reality of day and the mystery of night, Close to Destiny by best-selling author Adria J. Cimino is a magical realism story of déjà vu and righting past wrongs that will delight fans of authors like Sarah Addison Allen and Erin Morgenstern.
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, absolutely. For me, it’s a career. But as with any artistic activity – dance, acting, singing, for example – writing can also be a hobby. That is what’s wonderful about all that is artistic: It can be practiced at any level and in any manner.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
For Close to Destiny, the hardest part of my writing process was tying the magical realism in with all that was realistic in order to attain a seamless result. I wanted the reader to say: “What’s real and what’s not? I’m not sure…”
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
For the most part, I’ve pretty much struggled and developed on my own. In the past couple of years, though, fellow author (and my fellow co-founder of Velvet Morning Press) Vicki Lesage has been a great writing/editing partner.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I have two novels coming out this spring! The Creepshow, a novel of the glass ceiling, and A Perfumer’s Secret, the story of a perfumer who searches for family secrets and love in Provence. The Creepshow is set for release in April, and A Perfumer’s Secret will be out in May.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Yes, I’ve always loved to read! I just finished reading Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy… I’m also the co-founder of indie publishing house Velvet Morning Press so at the moment I’m reading a few yet-to-be published (by us) books!
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Champagne, a mysterious woman, a London hotel: Close to Destiny, a #magicalrealism story of déjà vu & righting past wrongs. @Adria_in_Paris
This or That?
#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries
#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks
#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy
#7 – Call or Text? Text
#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate
#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback
Adria J. Cimino is the author of Amazon Best-Selling novel Paris, Rue des Martyrs and Close to Destiny, as well as The Creepshow (out in Spring 2016) and A Perfumer’s Secret (also out in Spring 2016). She also co-founded boutique publishing house Velvet Morning Press. Prior to jumping into the publishing world full time, she spent more than a decade as a journalist at news organizations including The AP and Bloomberg News. Adria is a member of Tall Poppy Writers, which unites bright authors with smart readers. Adria writes about her real-life adventures at AdriaJCimino.com and on Twitter @Adria_in_Paris. She lives in Paris with her husband Didier and daughter Phèdre. When she isn’t writing, you can find Adria at her neighborhood café watching the world go by.
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