"Like I said, I hardly knew he was there. He was as quiet as a church mouse."
Church mouse, Stint thought somberly. It had been a morbidly fitting analogy. Beamer's head had been nearly decapitated, as if his neck had been snapped off by a human-sized mouse trap. Crime of passion perhaps, he thought."
Release Date: June 2015
Cover Artist: Clarissa Yeo
In Rememberers, time is not a straight line. It circles back onto itself. Eternal Return is real. But only a small handful of humans know this. And of that handful, an even smaller number of people, known as Rememberers are capable of remembering events from previous life cycles.
Kallie Hunt, a nineteen year old college student, after suffering from a sustained bout of déjà vu, discovers that she’s not only a Rememberer, but also the reincarnation of the goddess Kali and the first woman Eve, and perhaps more importantly, a demon-slayer.
To me urban fantasy is about bending rules and letting your imagination run wild and unfettered. It’s taking familiar places and events and twisting them to my heart’s content. My first novel, Fathers House was a crime fiction thriller. Publishers Weekly took one detail in the book to task, saying I strained credulity to its breaking point. Well, that’s one of the reasons I like urban fantasy, I can strain credulity all I want. With urban fantasy, I believe readers will let me do that, in fact, expect me to do it. Readers do want consistency in a story and I’m careful to provide that. But still, I can be unfettered in my writing while at the same time using conventional or contemporary settings. It’s the best of both worlds. That’s why in my urban fantasy stories you’re liable to find demons cavorting in a familiar city, or maybe a historical figure like George Washington or Martin Luther King, Jr. talking with angels, or vampires, or heck, maybe had werewolf in their bloodline, something that wasn’t revealed until their family’s fifth generation with the birth of young Jim Washington or Kelly King who just so happened to be living in Clinton, North Carolina in the 21st century, or right next door to you. That’s urban fantasy to me. It is extraordinary meeting ordinary, the familiar marrying the unfamiliar. It’s bending the rules, baby or shattering them altogether!
About the author:
C. Edward Baldwin’s debut novel, Fathers House was released in December, 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Kirkus Reviews called his 2014 Reader’s Favorite Award winning crime fiction book, “A resounding story of fatherhood packaged as a tense thriller.” Rememberers is Baldwin’s sophomore effort. Baldwin graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a BA in Communications and he holds a MA in English from East Carolina. He and his wife Natasha, and their two boys, currently reside in Raleigh, NC.
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