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My special guest today is Nichole Zoltack. She's here to talk a bit about her new book and its main character. First, the book:
Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his girlfriend's grave. While departing Falledge, he chases after a man sneaking into the laboratory and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, but Nicholas soon realizes he's not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.
His girlfriend's twin, Julianna Paige, is Falledge's deputy, struggling to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and even start to love again.
Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn't the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now there's a supervillain bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any supervillain.
Today, I’m going to talk about Black Hellebore, the superhero in my novel by the same name. Just what exactly are his superpowers?
Well, Black Hellebore has tremendous speed. He has to consciously put effort to walk or work at human speed. It’s almost harder to blend in!
He also has increased hearing. Can’t turn off his ears so he has a tendency to eavesdrop. His sense of smell is also increased. Which isn’t always a good thing when you’re walking past a garbage dumpster. Most heroes tend to have super strength. Black Hellebore definitely fits that bill.
But he also has some weaknesses and serious side effects if he overexerts himself, such as ringing in the ears, chest pain, nausea, vomiting…even death. Sometimes, having powers aren’t always a blessing.
Nicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, historical, for adults and young adults, novels, short stories, and flash pieces. She doesn't want to get boxed in by genre -- she might be claustrophobic! She's also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor.
When she isn't writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they're unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. Her favorite current TV show is The Walking Dead.
The Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy: Woman of Honor, Knight of Glory, and Champion of Valor