Cursed: Romily Bernard Talks About Breaking Curses in Real Life and Books!
We have several books, including Meg Kessel’s Black Bird of the Gallows,Kat Colmer’s The Third Kiss, S.D. Grimm’s Summoner, and Jaime Questell’s By A Charm and A Curse about characters who are cursed in one way or another, so we’re doing a blog series about it. We asked our authors to share either how they came up with the curse mythology for their books, whether they’ve ever felt cursed either metaphorically or in a real way, what curse – if any – they could imagine placing on someone or some other character in the future, or who their fave characters in books, tv, or movies who have been cursed.
And now here’s Romily Bernard, the author of Never Apart:
I have a surprising number of conversations about curses—or maybe not so surprising. I’m a writer. A lot of my friends are writers. We’re interested in stuff like that. Usually, when talking curses, we’re discussing paranormal or fantasy books. But as I was writing NEVER APART, the idea of a curse kept coming up, which was a little weird considering I was writing a contemporary thriller.
Then again, maybe we’re all cursed. I firmly believe we all eventually sit down to a banquet of consequences. Whether we realize we’ve brought it on ourselves or not could be our curse.
In my heroine’s case, she was caught in an unending cycle of slipping from parallel universe to parallel universe. It was like a curse, and only once she confronted it could she break the cycle. I’d like to think we could do the same thing in real life: face our fears, our curse, our limitations, and come out the better for it.
About Never Apart:
How many times would you die for love?
What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?
And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…
And you have to watch. Every time.
You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.
But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:
Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.
Combining heart-pounding romance and a thrilling mystery Never Apart is a stunning story you won’t soon forget.
Want to read more? Get your copy of Never Apart by Romily Bernard today!
Romily Bernard graduated from Georgia State University with a Literature degree. Since then, she’s worked as a riding instructor, cell phone salesgirl, personal assistant, groom, exercise rider, accounting assistant, and, during a very dark time, customer service rep.
So don’t let anyone tell you a BA degree will keep you unemployed.
Her YA thrillers FIND ME, REMEMBER ME, LIE FOR ME, TRUST Me, and NEVER APART are now available.