Virtual Author Chat - Michelle Renee Lane Online
Please join us for a virtual author chat with local author, Michelle Renee Lane.
Michelle Renee Lane holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She writes dark speculative fiction about identity politics and women of color battling their inner demons while fighting/falling in love with monsters. Her work includes elements of fantasy, horror, romance, and erotica. Her short fiction appears in the anthologies Terror Politico: A Screaming World in Chaos, The Monstrous Feminine: Dark Tales of Dangerous Women, The Dystopian States of America, Graveyard Smash, Dead Awake, Midnight & Indigo: Twenty-Two Speculative Stories by Black Women Writers, The One That Got Away, and In Trouble, and has been featured on The Wicked Library podcast. Her Bram Stoker Award nominated debut novel, Invisible Chains (2019), is available from Haverhill House Publishing. The Spanish language translation, Cadenas Invisibles (2022), is available from Dilatando Mentes Editorial. Book one of her erotic paranormal romance series, The Courtship of Nora Fagan (2022), is available from Stardust Romance. Her nonfiction can be found at Medium, Speculative Chic, and in Writers Workshop of Horror 2 (2021).
The Courtship of Nora Fagan by Michelle Renee Lane
The year is 1946, and Eleanora Fagan is celebrating her seventeenth birthday. Like most girls her age, she’s started thinking about boys, dating, and even who she might marry someday. But she was promised to someone long before she was born.
The day Lucifer fell from Heaven, Nora’s father, the Archangel Samael arranged the marriage with a secret Covenant formed to maintain the balance between Good and Evil. On Nora’s one-hundredth birthday she will marry Azazel the Fallen and their union will prevent the Apocalypse.
Azazel meets Nora at her birthday party, and they quickly become friends. Over the next year, they battle against foes who wish to bring about the end of the world, and the lines between friendship and love blur. The contract that binds them has only one rule they seem destined to break: No sex before marriage.
When Nora turns eighteen, she will become a fully mature succubus, and must feed on sexual energy to survive. She has her pick of partners, except Azazel. Can they maintain a platonic relationship for eighty-two years, or will they let the world end in flames?
- Monday, May 1, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Janette is a Librarian in the Adult Reference Department. She is responsible for ordering books for the adult fiction, nonfiction and large print collections. Janette has a background in archival processing and preservtion and is currently hard at work processing the Lockett Local History Collection.
An avid reader, Janette runs the Romantic Fiction (first Wednesday of the month) and the Page Turner's (second Wednesday of the month) book groups. She is also a supporter of the romance genre and will gladly help "match you" with the perfect romance novel.
In 2021, Janette launched the Virtual Author Chat series where she chats with local authors about their writing and their path to publication. All of the chats have been recorded and are available to watch on the library's YouTube channel.