Published: February 25th, 2014
When one story ends, another begins.
Evangeline lived a long fulfilling life. Loving mother and wife, she had everything she could wish for…until a tragic car accident took it all away from her.
Awakening in a new world with the body of a young woman, Evangeline doesn’t remember anything about her life, not even her own name. Luckily she has godparents to help guide her in this new society of the dead. As she struggles to fit in, deep inside, she can sense something is missing, a part of her that she can’t recall. When a mysterious man claims he can help get her memory back if she agrees to keep their nocturnal meetings a secret, she can’t refuse. Everything about him screams trouble, but she can’t seem to stay away. Every moment spent with him makes her feel alive again.
Is she really prepared to unveil her past completely, from beginning to end? Everything is not as it seems in her new found home, and her new life may also end in tragedy.
Rest in fear, Evangeline.
It was very hard to find information about you. So, please, tell us more about “For Better or for Worse” and about you.
I’m a 23 year-old French girl and I currently live in Paris where I’m studying international hotel management. When I’m not studying, I’m usually writing because living only one life is just not enough. For Better or for Worse is my debut YA novel, and I would define it as a story of forbidden love in a paranormal world.
Why do you think humanity is obsessed with after life and why did you choose this subject?
Most people are fascinated with the idea of staying forever young. There is beauty in the concept of infinity. I’m aware it’s a nice idea, and obviously it’s a little too beautiful to be true, but that’s the kind of message I want to share with my readers. For Better or for Worse is a story about love, but most of all it is a moving story about second chances when you least expect them. We live in a society where, in times of crisis, young adults fear the future. Hope is what keeps us going despite all odds. This is what I want people to take away from my story.
How is the “new world” you created as a “after life” world?
I believe we all have our own idea of what an “after life” world is like. To me, it’s a place where we are given the chance to reflect back on our life one last time. A timeless place where the people we have lost along the way might just wait on our threshold to remember with us the day when our paths crossed. Evangeline doesn’t have any memories left of who she used to be, and she would be unable to recognize them if they were to meet again. It would have been a sad story if Will, a mysterious boy, had not offered to help get her memory back.
Let’s see: Evangeline is dead, but she can be put once again in a deadly situation? How so? What she has left to lose?
I’m aware I’m pushing the boundaries of the after life concept here. Let’s just say the world I created is full of surprises. This is not quite Heaven, and this is not quite Hell either. There is another place out there where death doesn’t necessarily mean complete extinction, otherwise there would not be a story to tell. So I’m afraid my “after life” world isn’t as peaceful as you might think it is.
What is in your opinion the most important ingredient of great paranormal romance?
Unexpected revelations that drive the reader over the edge!
Ingrid is a 23-year-old French girl, college student, and dreamer. She currently resides in Paris, where she spends most of her time going to museums and the movies. Despite the romantic atmosphere in Montmartre, or even the fancy cafés in the Champs Elysées, she would easily trade it all for a nice walk in the woods with her schnauzer, Golden. She is always craving adventures, and finds that books are the cheapest way to travel to far-away lands. She is inwardly convinced that words have the power to heal the worst blisters on our hearts, or at least can make us forget about them for a little while. And sometimes, it is just enough to face another crazy day.
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