The Necromancer’s Seduction
The Necromancer Series, Book One
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/sCnfq9Se7bU
She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.
For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.
Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, 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. But she suspects his job of patrolling the portal separating humans and demons conceals a dark and deadly past that may consume them both.
With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby’s very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.
Mimi's interview with Ruby and Adam
Me: “Ruby and Adam, thanks for joining me today for this interview for Share My Destiny blog. Are both of you comfortable? Do you need anything?”
Ruby shoots Adam a quick glance. He just snorts. “I’m dead so, unless you have…” he stops in mid-sentence and glares at Ruby.
Ruby and Adam share a bond. It’s how she keeps him reanimated so I’m guessing she sent him an internal Adam, really? Thankfully, because some things are best left unsaid.
Me: “Before I start, just some background for our readers. Ruby, you reanimated Adam to try and find the identity of the person who killed him, and Adam, you were a witch and member of the San Francisco coven?”
They both nod.
Me: “Can you explain the relationship between a necromancer and revenant?”
“Sure.” Adam jumps in. “A necromancer decides to raise you from the dead, against your will, and while reanimated you’re subject to the whims of the necromancer.”
Ruby rolls her eyes. “A revenant is basically a zombie with its soul restored. Zombies are pretty mindless shells while a revenant retains it memories, and in the case with Adam, because he was a witch, brought back some of his witch powers. Also, necromancers and revenants share an internal bond, and both fight to dominate the bond.”
Ah, the wordless communication of earlier. I look at Adam and he’s staring at the ceiling.
Me: “Adam, that must have been difficult, coming back from the dead, remembering your life before you died. Is there anything you’d like to share about that?”
He opens his mouth, then closes it, looks out the window. “Once you’re dead, even if your death was untimely or caused by a violent act, it’s always better to stay dead. You know, like on Buffy the Vampire Slayer when they reanimated Buffy’s mom, or Pet Cemetery. I can give you lots of examples why bringing someone back from the dead is a bad idea.” He looked at Ruby when he spoke the last sentence.
Me: “That was a great episode of Buffy. What I really liked was that you never saw the mom reanimated. They broke the spell just as she arrived at their home.” I turn to Ruby. “So is it hard to make a revenant?”
Ruby: “Yes. And harder when the person is a supernatural. No one’s ever done it before.”
Me: “But you succeeded.”
Ruby stares at the floor then turns her head to me and smiles. “That would be the case.”
Me: “And how did that work out for you?”
She laughs. “Got me in sh…ah…sorry, lots of trouble with the supernatural community. I don’t know. I think I still don’t know the full ramifications of that act, of raising Adam and others.”
Me: “But you needed to bring him back, to help find out who was killing supernaturals?”
Adam smirks but doesn’t answer. Ruby continues. “Adam did help us track the killer, yes.”
Me: “Let’s switch gears. This is lots of heavy stuff. Anything good about being reanimated, Adam?”
His face lights up. “I visited cemeteries a few times and once I stumbled upon wanna be ghost hunters.” He laughs. “They are so clueless. I used magic to look like an undead, bloody zombie type. Blood dripping from my mouth. At first they think it’s one of their friends playing a joke, until I ripped my head off in an out-of-control Evil Dead impression.”
He laughs again while Ruby looks at him aghast. “I can’t believe you,” she says.
Adam: “What? You’re the one who brought me back from the dead so don’t look so shocked. I’m the undead. I should be scaring people.” He slumps back in his chair. “I’m entitled to some fun, some recompense.”
I meet Adam’s eyes again, and have to stop for a minute. He’s staring at me intently. Did I mistake the slight lick to his lips? For the first time since the conversation started, I’m definitely feeling uncomfortable. It’s one thing to write about Adam, another thing entirely to sit across from him, subject to his undead intensity, which is just so freaky because he looks normal.
Ruby cuts in. “We should probably think about wrapping up the interview.”
She’s squeezing her hands together. She’s feeling something. It’s not just me then, but, was that hunger I saw in his eyes?
Me: “Okay. Thanks so much for the appearance today and I’ll be sure to avoid the cemeteries, at least until Book Three is complete.”
About the Author:
Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Scooby Doo. 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, debuts 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.