Are you tired of the same old tropes and settings in Romance novels lately? Do you like a steamy romance that also leaves you wondering about the mystical side of love and life?
If so, you might be interested in my upcoming three-book series, Higher Elevation. The first book, Unexplained, is due to be released this fall (date to be determined). The other two books will be released within the months following, so readers won’t have to wait long to read the whole series if they enjoy the first book.
My strategy with this series was to have all three books complete before releasing the first one, not only to ensure continuity with the characters and their stories, but to make sure they would all be available in a short time frame. Personally, if I enjoy a book, I hate waiting too long for the next installment. It meant reigning in my excitement to finally be a published author, but I am so glad I waited. By taking my time, I was able to “flesh out” the stories, and add layers and references that make the series a cohesive whole. That said, each book can be read as a standalone (no cliffhangers), but reading them in order will create a richer experience for the reader.
So what does this series have to offer? The official genre is Paranormal Romance, but there are elements of suspense and mystery. I often use the term “Supernatural” to describe the stories, as my characters are ghosts and psychics, rather than the usual Paranormal creatures (ala shifters, vampires, etc). Other themes explored are astral travel, remote viewing, soul mates, near death experience, and the afterlife. I love exploring the unexplained, but don’t worry, it never gets too deep or heavy! Just enough to make you wonder…
The Time Period
What is also different about the Higher Elevation Series is that it is set in the twentieth century─in the ‘seventies and ‘eighties. If you lived through that period, you may enjoy the nostalgia factor. There are lots of pop culture references because they affected the lives of my characters. If you weren’t around then, it might be a way to experience what life was like with less technology, without having to invent a time machine. (I can’t believe no one has done that yet, by the way….)
So, here’s my official series blurb:
The Higher Elevation Series- True Love Transcends All Boundaries
Three Retro Romances, set in the 1970’s to 1980’s, about the power of love, with a supernatural twist
Fort Winston, Colorado is a small town nestled against the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Maybe it’s the wind that howls down the plains, or the jagged peaks that cast eerie shadows over the land. Whatever the cause, there’s always something going on there that not’s quite right…or easily explained.
Can love alone prevail against strange psychic powers, tortured ghosts and the secrets of the past?
Here’s the titles and a short description of the books:
Book One, Unexplained
When it comes to love, some things just can’t be explained…
Can a skeptical journalism student and an astral-traveling psychology major investigate their weird psychic connection (and their scorching attraction for each other) before his talents put them both in danger?
Book Two, Untouched
Love isn’t always what it seems, when you’re living in the past…
A hippie photographer with a painful past is haunted by a ghost only he can see. When the ghostly girl shows up in his photos, his beautiful but off-limits (because she’s a virgin) friend agrees to help him solve the mystery. Overcoming his past and getting rid of a ghost won’t be half as difficult as resisting his gorgeous read-headed friend, Amanda.
Book Three, Undeniable
Time and distance can’t break an undeniable bond…
After eight years apart, can two people rekindle a love that disappeared? It’s going to be tough, for a psychic astral-traveling dude and a lonely single mom who have lost the sexual-psychic connection they once had─or have they?
Okay, so there are some common tropes─opposites attract, trying to resist someone you shouldn’t be with, and taking a second chance at love. But being set in a time when we didn’t exactly have the world at our fingertips makes the quest for love and solving mysteries a bit more difficult. Plus it was just plain fun to write!
Stay tuned for upcoming excerpts, teasers and a cover reveal date. I am so excited to share my stories and will be posting more information soon. You can follow this blog by signing up at reneeregent.com, or my old blog at reneeregent.com/worpress.com.
I’ll leave you with the first line of Book One, Unexplained:
“There’s nothing in the world that can’t be explained, eventually.”