Interview with Rayna Noire

Describe your desk
My desk is rather like a movable feast. Sometimes it is in the car, other times on my bed, usually it is the small wooden picnic table I managed to pull indoors. I needed something moderately big for the laptop, printer and my reference books.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I am an Indiana farm girl. I could sit a pony about the same time I learned to walk. I have a great deal of respect for animals and nature in my tales.
When did you first start writing?
I learned how to write when I was four. I started creating my own stories in first grade to replace the bland tales in our reading book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Revelation is the second book in the Pagan Eyes series and deals with Nora, the oldest sister. Nora is a very serious woman who never seems to laugh. In Revelation, we discover the reason behind her serious mien and witness the reawakening of the person she once was. The man who brings her back to life happens to be in the wrong century. Always a problem, especially when evil is hunting her in her current century..
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Liliana Hart did with her tale of rejection and triumph.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters and letting them run with the story.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the fourth book in the series, Affirmation.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jayne Ann Krentz, Mel Massey, Jane Austen, Maggie Shayne, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, P.C. Cast and Mark Twain
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first long story I wrote was a commercial version of The Bible with product placement ads.
How do you approach cover design?
I used Dawne Dominique for cover design. She's probably one of the best out there.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
To Kill a Mockingbird--I like how it stays with Scout and allows the reader to discover Atticus Finch through her eyes.
The Martian Chronicles- Bradbury created a world opposite to the one we expected on Mars.
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers--This non-fiction book is amazing.
Gone With the Wind--I liked that Scarlett was greedy, petty, and ambitious. Margaret Mitchell didn't pull any punches in her book. She allowed Scarlett perks because of her beauty, but natural consequences due to her actions.
Angela's Ashes--It was a vivid portrayal of a woman who worked hard to take care of her children in a harsh environment.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paranormal
Romance
Fantasy
non-fiction
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The traditional paperback is my fav, but my Kindle gets a free ride in my purse, which allows me to never be without a book to read.
Published 2014-03-25.
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Books by This Author

Blaze
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,790. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Whispered instructions from the dead. An unpredictable psychic sense. A destiny not yet fulfilled. Meara is enmeshed in an impossible battle. A vision compels her to complete her quest but her it will not be easy.
Smolder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Book two in The Faerie Lights Trilogy Meara and Rosemary are on a desperate search for sanctuary as they flee war-torn England. But the refuge they seek proves to be unattainable when they realize that the evil they fled has followed them onto the shores of Ireland. Will the dangerous combination of inexperience and evil lead to total destruction for all?
Glimmer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,000. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Historical fantasy set against the backdrop of WW1. Meara's secret legacy of violent death, enduring love and faerie lights shimmers into existence forcing her out of the convent and into an unfamiliar world.
Communicating With Your Animal Messengers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
Have you ever felt an animal was trying to communicate with you? If it was, what was the message? Animals do have information for us. Discover which ones are attempting to reach you and what messages they bring. Learn the difference between spirit animal, totem animal, shadow animal, and animal messenger.
Pagan Eyes: Affirmation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,090. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Blackmailed by an ex-boyfriend, kidnapped by a lunatic minister, and lost in another dimension. It isn't the average freshman year, but it is for Stella.
Pagan Eyes:Declaration
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,550. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Ethan finds himself trapped between the world he knows and the world that could be. A sadistic bully, an unsympathetic principal, and an unreachable love interest make high school difficult for Ethan. He feels like he’s living a lie, trying to blend in at school in an effort to keep his head attached to his body.
Pagan Eyes: Initiation
Series: Pagan Eyes, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Leah thought being the only witch in her local high school was hard. That was until she inexplicably found herself in the past running from an angry mob, which turns out to be much harder. Growing up comes fast as she wrestles with surviving in another century and mistaken identity. Fast thinking, luck, and whole lot of magick might get her out of her current dilemma; then again, it migh
Pagan Eyes:Revelation
Series: Pagan Eyes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,900. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nora Carpenter is a trainee assistant physician, a part-time diner chef…and a witch. Hiding from the memory of a traumatic rape – fuelled by prejudice over her eccentric reputation – she keeps herself to herself. Hard work, study, and a cold shoulder to any guy that crosses her path, seem like her best defense. But when Nora starts having vivid dreams about a compelling, mysterious stranger with