N.R. Crowe


I wanted to write about something that was personal to me, so when I realized that I had yet to read a story about gypsies, I thought it would be an interesting idea and started working on it. Black Lilies is a result of my own gypsy soul and wishful thinking in my own life. I hope everyone enjoys the story and is looking forward to the second book in the series, as much as I am. =)

The story is about an old gyspy tale, about a young man who was passing through a gyspy village during a celebration. The gyspies, being peaceful people, invited the stranger to stay and join in the celebration; he accepted. The young man left the following morning but returned a few days later with demands that the gypsies refused to meet. So, as the story goes, he unleashed the fury of the dead upon them, revealing he was a necromancer. He cursed the people of the village, saying that for eternity they would be followed by the dead until they finally gave into his demands. This is why, according to the tale, that gypsies are now known as nomadic people. Traveling from place to place, forced to change locations when the curse of the dead has found them again.

Enjoy Black Lilies, it takes old tale and gives it a new twist.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an author?
Writing a book was more about taking a journey of self-discovery. I was in a very negative space in my life and decided to take time away from the 'energy-vampires' and focus on myself. Black Lilies is the product of that time off.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has provided a platform for readers and authors to be able to come together. Authors can post their work without requiring a 'middle man' and readers get an opportunity to experience different genres at a mush more cost-effective level. Bargain-reading (bargain shopping for readers).
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Black Lilies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 93,410. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Vivid dreams were the least of Adora's worries when she finally left her father's home and moved to the California Central Coast to live with her mother. Strange whispering, the sense that someone is following her, a new guy, and an old gypsy tale surround her. Now she has to decide who she can trust in order to save herself from an ancient curse.

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