by Sebastiana Randone
Genre: Adult fairy tale, regency romance, past-life romance, paranormal/fantasy, time-travel
The House is the tale of a woman, who is so absorbed with historical novels that her own reality ceases to offer any hope of romance and beauty.
One day this dreamy idealist finds herself in a mysterious forest. How she arrived there is unknown. She encounters a ramshackle house, wherein magical rooms that transport to parallel worlds lay in wait. She is transported to historical England, where she interacts with a collection of character's whose dysfunctional lives become apparent immediately.
The first tribulation involves a nefarious lord, an archetypal embodiment of the monstrous creatures that often haunt fairy tales. The ramification of this confrontation sets the tone for the narrative.
Before long, the folly of disdaining her mundane reality is realized, and she desires desperately to return to her former predictable life.
A hidden portal finally enables escape from the austere Georgian dwelling. She is spirited back to the enigmatic house, where a journey to Regency London ensues. A large cast of eccentric identities present themselves.
One day a handsome, despondent poet arrives, following a period in Florence. His introduction to the time traveler offers promise of restoration and love. But upon the face of it, and much to his chagrin, this union cannot be consummated. There are a few more obstacles ahead before her destiny in this strange adventure is made apparent. In the end a past life connection starts to reveal itself. And like all good fairy tales, the ending is pleasing, even though the means of getting there are dark and at times, sinister.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Having received positive feedback from readers of my book.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Has you guessing until the end where a big surprise awaits, with a positive message of eternal love.
What book are reading now?
Armadale by Wilkie Collins
What’s your favorite season/weather?
What was your favorite children's book?
Alice in wonderland
Beach or Pool?
What is one book everyone should read?
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. ‘the otherside’ paranormal mystery romance set in New York late 80’s about vengeful ghosts.
Sebastiana Randone lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is from a dance background.
From an early age, Sebastiana developed a passion for reading, and from that moment has never been without a book.
The desire to write ‘one day’ had been pursuing for a long while. Finally that goal was realized with the debut release of “The House”; an adult fairy tale set in the Regency era.
Sebastiana is presently writing her second book; a paranormal romance novel based in New York late 1980’s.