T.I.C. Launches Book with Author Nicki North
(June 22, 2016 – Madison, WI) – T.I.C. Publishing and author Nicki North have been busy these past few months and we're proud to say we will be launching her debut novel and we could not be more excited! After Twilight took over the "young adult" world, nearly destroying the vampire, Nicki is here to breathe life back into the genre, giving our most beloved monster a "second chance." Imagine Anne Rice's vampires living in an RPG world, all with the sarcasm and transgression of Chuck Palahniuk.
When the main character, Maaria, wakes up a vampire with no memory of her mortal life, she is thrust into a new world she doesn't yet understand. The only thing she knows about herself is that she had a dangerous drug addiction. The only thing she knows about this new unlife: it is her second chance. When she encounters other vampires in the area, she finds herself in the middle of a vampiric war fought over an ancient artifact of unfathomable power—the Ring of Solomon. And she realizes it is up to her decide who wins. Amidst the triumph, the heartbreak, and the betrayal, she finds herself on a journey to rediscover what it means to be human—a dangerous path to walk while the fate of the Race rests in her hands. Torn between right and wrong, human and monster, Maaria starts to lose faith in this second chance and must ask herself: Is it worth it?
Nicki North is a writer, vampire connoisseur, and Music Business graduate. She considers herself a jack-of-all trades: storyteller, painter, musician, and cat petter. She writes about vampires to use them as a literary device in pursuit of exploring our own human nature. And also just because they're spooky. Born at Night is her first novel and she is currently working on a second. Her other projects include a painting mini-series focused on apocryphal texts and turning her vampiric universe into an RPG. She spends her time travelling, time-travelling, and visiting all her mortal friends.
Nicki has already been making waves in the literary industry with her smart and quirky short stories and flash fiction which has been published in multiple literary magazines. She is a forced to be reckoned with and will surely shake up the status quo among the commercial publishers. And quite honestly, how can you not with as a courageous and resolute voice as North's? As we've seen before, stimulating the intellect can be a dangerous thing. And that's just the way we like it.
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