Wednesday, October 17, 2012

P.M. Richter Talks About The Necromancer

Tell us about “The Necromancer”

I love reading paranormals and was intrigued by the word Necromancer.  Learning the meaning--one who converses with dead spirits--made me think this type of individual could be an amazing evil character.  I had lived in Hawaii for several years, which is quite the magical place, so I used it as the location for the novel.  I added witches, an animal familiar named Lucifer, (after the orange striped cat in Alice in Wonderland) a professor of the occult, and of course a woman in jeopardy, Michelle, and her best friend Heather.   The Necromancer is Omar, who stalks Michelle, and then there’s our hero, Rob Nakamura.  A classic clash between good and evil; it’s for mature audiences.  There’s a semi-graphic rape scene, which is a flashback, so we know Michelle has survived, but it is necessary for the plot.

Did you do research for the novel.

Quite a lot of research went into the writing.  Omar, our protagonist, is the leader of witch covens.  I read about spells, charms, the magic circle, the history of witchcraft and the Wiccan religion.  And then there was a lot of research about Hawaii.  I lived there, but wanted to add interesting tidbits about the culture and food and the other Hawaiian islands, like Kauai.

How long did it take you to write the novel?

I’m slow.  I have to admit that it took more than a year.  Writing is like doing a jigsaw puzzle.  All the loose pieces have to come together.  Sometimes a character will take off--almost take over.  I thought Heather was doing this, but it all worked out in the end because the book became big enough for her to do her thing.  All authors know that once a character is created, he or she comes to life and forces the author to write what that character wants.  We’re pretty much at their mercy.  Of all my novels The Necromancer is my favorite.

This is Lucifer, one of the characters in The Necromancer.  He looks cute and fuzzy, but he’s a ferocious warrior.  Just ask Rod Nakamura, who is the recipent of an attack. 

The Necromancer
P.M. Richter

Genre:  Paranormal

ISBN-13: 978-1478349501 
ISBN-10: 1478349506

Number of pages:  346
Word Count:   121,705

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Book Description:

She picked the worst guy to have an affair with! -  Evil stalks in Hawaii

Michelle was brutally attacked in her locked hotel room in Las Vegas. The police didn't believe her and thought she must have lured a man up to her hotel room for a little sexual adventure, which went dangerously out of control.

Michelle sustained visible scars from the terrifying and almost lethal attack, but pure fear motivated the move from her home in California to Hawaii. She's scared her attacker will come back. She's sure the next time he'll kill her. Now she has a successful career and she figures abstinence is an acceptable, if lonely, way to live.

Michelle decides that an affair with a wickedly handsome man who moves into her building might cure her of the humiliating, embarrassing, and uncontrollable anxiety attacks which plague her whenever she finds herself alone with a man.

How could she know she made the worst possible choice?

Omar Satinov, the man Michelle has chosen, is a secret, whispered legend across several continents. His lure is a mystical religion based upon Witchcraft; his hook, the addictive herbal products he sells his followers. But does he really have supernatural powers, as many of his disciples believe?

About the Author

PM Richter is an author living in West Hollywood California. She has a degree in Psychology, from Northridge State University. She has worked as a property manager for Nansay, Corp. a multi-national corporation, been a dance teacher for Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire Dance Studios. She has five novels available on Amazon Kindle.

The Living Image
The Necromancer
Midnight Reflections
Deadly Memories

Twitter: @pmraven


Jackie said...

that kitten is adorable! I have the Necromancer on my kindle and am definitely looking forward to read it as soon as I can for sure.

Pam Richter said...

Hi Jackie,

Thanks. Hope you enjoy the novel. When I saw that picture of the kitten, it was perfect for the book.