This book sounds like so much fun!
Black Witch Magic (Paranormal Hunters Book 1) by Mila Nicks releases Friday in the Adult, Paranormal, Romance genre.
Selene Blackstone spends her days camped out in library corners with her nose glued to books. In a town like Brimrock, where she’s an outcast, she prefers her book friends to her real-life enemies. They’re a lot less judgmental. The rest of town believes she descends from a family of witches—including her evil witch grandma, Luna. In this case, the truth is stranger than fiction. She is a witch, and she’s cursed for all of eternity. Good thing her to-be-read list is pretty long…
Prickly Paranormal Investigator Aiden O’Hare speaks two languages: sarcasm and more sarcasm. He travels the country—and sometimes even the world—investigating strange phenomena with his best friend, Cory. Their investigations bring them to a cozy New England town called Brimrock, home to fabled evil witch Luna Blackstone. Armed with his dry wit, his bibliophilic love for books, and far too much free time, he’s determined to find out just what happened to Luna…
When Aiden meets Selene, he decides he must get to know her. When Selene learns Aiden is in town investigating her grandma, she knows she must stop him. He’s out to expose the truth. She’s out to keep it a secret. Neither expects to fall under each other’s spell, but sometimes love is supernatural.
AUTHOR BIO:Mila Nicks has a thing for romance. Chick lit, chick flicks, you name it, she’s there. She’s all about basking in a quality, well-told love story. It’s why she’s decided to use her passion for writing to pen love stories featuring women of color.
When she’s not engrossed in all things romance, she’s probably out shopping, sampling food off of someone else’s plate, or hanging with her feisty and dangerous pet chihuahua, Zayden.
What are, if there’s any, the challenges of writing an interracial story?
Black Witch Magic is an interracial love story between a lunar witch named Selene and a paranormal investigator named Aiden. I’m no stranger to writing interracial romance and have written a few in the past. For me, there’s no one thing that necessarily makes an interracial love story more difficult than any other love story.
When I create my characters and develop their relationship, I try to let it happen organically instead of viewing it through a certain lens of what type of relationship it is. I feel like the relationship flourishes on the page best that way. It’s more about personality and how well they fit together.
But it also depends if race relates to the plot of the book itself. If the book has a race-related storyline, then that does come into play when writing the male and female leads, which was the case in a past book of mine. In that situation, some challenges could definitely come up, such as realistic portrayals. As a writer, you want to portray the situation with as much realism and nuance as possible, but also with care and sensitivity to readers. Also, it is important for the characters themselves to reach a level of mutual understanding. If the issue is raised, it needs to be addressed properly and in a way that highlights why the couple is right for each other. Last thing, it’s always a good idea to enlist critique partners or sensitivity readers to help give an alternative perspective.
In the case of Selene and Aiden from Black Witch Magic, I wrote them as I would any other couple.
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