Blood, Smoke and Mirrors. I loved writing them so much that I knew I wanted to write the story of how Michael and Emily met and fell in love, and how Michael's mentor, Simon, came to terms with that. TIoBE was a blast to write. It has murder, mystery and mayhem. RT Book Reviews said,
If Agatha Christie included paranormal elements in her house party murder mysteries, the results would have probably been something similar to Bachar’s short story. The Importance of Being Emily has all of the hallmarks of a traditional historical romance, including very conservative beliefs about a woman’s “place”. However, the story is absolutely doused in occult magic, vampires, mind readers and other sorts of magic. This is a wonderfully imaginative tale that begs a re-read just so that every detail and nuance can be savored.
The sequel, Poison in the Blood, was my 2011 NaNoWriMo project. PitB has even more murdery, mystery, and magical mayhem, with bonus faerie shenanigans. (Faust makes an unnamed cameo appearance.) I'm planning on two more Emily books, one set in late 19th century Chicago, and one set in Prohibition-era Chicago. She's so much fun to write; Emily is definitely one of my favorite narrators.
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