Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Interview with a Superhero

Nicholas Adams from Black Hellbore is here today. I've never met a super hero before.

Thank you, Beth, for having Nicholas Adams on your blog today for an interview.

*Nicholas walks in and sits down, scooping out the place.*

Hello, Nicholas. Can you tell us what your current state of mind is?

Nicholas: I'm a little confused. One minute, I'm bleeding out, ready to die so I can see Justina again - my girlfriend who died ten years ago - and the next thing I know, I wake up in a strange house. And now I can run super fast and am incredibly strong. It's…unbelievable.

I'm sure. I guess being strong might help with your job. What's your favorite occupation?

Nicholas: Haven't worked a job I've actually liked. Moved from place to place too much to bother to find a long-term job.

Oh. Well, what is your current occupation then?

Nicholas: I'm a construction worker. And yeah, the strength does help, although I can't let anyone see me use it. Don't want to be carted off by scientists.

Of course not. You mentioned Justina earlier. Is she the greatest love of your life?

*Nicholas rubs his stubbly chin.* O-of course.

That doesn't sound very convincing.

*Nicholas throws up his hands.* Okay, okay, so I kissed Julianna. I don't know why. *covers his face with his hands and groans*

Want to tell us more about this Julianna?

Nicholas: She's smart but bossy and beautiful but sad all the time. She understands me because she shares my pain. Justina was her twin. We used to be best friends, Julianna and I.

And now?

Nicholas: Now I don't know. But I do know I want her in my life in some fashion. Speaking of Julianna, she's coming over for pizza tonight. Gotta jet. *dashes off so quickly he's not even a blur*

And that was Nicholas Adams! When he dons his white and black mask, he transforms into the superhero Black Hellebore.

Book and Author Information for Nicole Zoltack

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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.
To learn more about Nicole and her work, visit her website at www.NicoleZoltack.com or her blog at http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.
Book Information:

Black Hellebore, first in a new superhero romance trilogy - Heroes of Falledge
Release in ebook format: October 21st 2013
Release in print: January 2014
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18588657-black-hellebore
ISBN 10: 1-61252-363-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-61252-363-7


Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his girlfriend's grave. While fleeing Falledge, he spies a shady man sneaking into the laboratory. Nicholas chases after him and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, only Nicholas is not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.
Julianna Paige, his girlfriend's twin and deputy of Falledge, struggles to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and start to truly live again.
Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn't the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now a super villain is bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any super villain.
Purchase links for Black Hellebore:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Falledge-Book-One-Hellebore-ebook/dp/B00G1YDKB0/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heroes-of-falledge-book-one-nicole-zoltack/1117193883?ean=2940148718444

Woman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 1)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6370163-woman-of-honor
ISBN-10: 1-936000-03-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-936000-03-6

Aislinn of Bairbhe dreams of becoming a lady knight to honor the death of her fallen brother. To her mother's horror, King Patrick grants Aislinn's wish and she begins her long years of training.

Despite the mockery of the other pages, and the disdain of Prince Caelan who also trains to be a knight, Aislinn commits herself to her dreams and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and bravery. Through the years, Aislinn and Caelan grow from sparring classmates to good friends. They both know that someday Caelan will marry for the sake of the kingdom, but even that cannot keep them from falling in love.

The threat of war with the Speicans is a constant threat, and one that grows more frightening as she and Caelan train toward their eventual knighthood. Aislinn has committed herself to serving Arnhem, and has promised herself as King's Champion when Caelan claims the throne. She is willing to give up everything... her childhood, her life, even her heart for Arnhem. No matter the pain it brings.

Purchase links for Woman of Honor:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Honor-Kingdom-Arnhem-ebook/dp/B0021L9YDK

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-arnhem-book-one-nicole-zoltack/1111374792?ean=9781612529905

Knight of Glory (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 2)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7801193-knight-of-glory
ISBN-10: 1-936000-49-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-936000-49-4

Ranulf, the Speican lord, is dead, and Arnhem is safe, or so the Arnhemians believe.

Sir Geoffrey and his companions have just completed a mission for Queen Aislinn when he receives word of the Speicans attacking Arnhem. Geoffrey and his party, which now includes exile Jenanna, split up and rush to different kingdoms to ask for aid. Even as he fights for his kingdom and his life, Geoffrey finds himself torn between his new friend Jenanna and the mysterious lady Celestia he left behind in Arnhem.

Enlisting help is infinitely more difficult than they anticipated and to make matters worse, rumors abound that the Speicans have enlisted a mage to work unspeakable, forbidden magic. The war between Speica and Arnhem has just begun. Will Geoffrey survive the battle to live another day and discover which woman he truly loves?

Purchase links for Knight of Glory:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Glory-Kingdom-Arnhem-ebook/dp/B003AKY5U8/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-arnhem-book-two-nicole-zoltack/1111929175?ean=9781612529745

Champion of Valor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 3)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11150044-champion-of-valor
ISBN-10: 1-61252-035-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-61252-035-3

The war between Specia and Arnhem now reaches the sea after the selkies discover the Mystical Conch Shell of the Sea has been stolen. Selliki the selkie sets out to find it, and Gabrael, the mage she loves. No union between a selkie and a human has ever had a happy ending, but neither can ignore their feelings. Each night, they experience terrible, real dreams that show how doomed their love is. Add the war, and their love is impossible. Only one kingdom will prevail; that is, if the world doesn't end.

Purchase links for Champion of Valor:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Arnhem-Book-Three-ebook/dp/B004YTFGLQ

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kingdom-of-arnhem-book-three-nicole-zoltack/1103130624?ean=2940012459756


  1. I love character interviews! Thanks for introducing us to Nicholas.

  2. Yay for Nicole! (psst... none of the links are working)

    1. You are right. I will work on this.

    2. Thanks, PK! The links aren't active but they should still work if you copy and paste them.

  3. ohhh... a new superhero. sounds fun and tragic at the same time.

  4. Nicholas sounds interesting! Love getting to know characters. :)

    1. Nicholas is interesting. He's had walls up for so long that he tries to hide behind. Doesn't work for long though.

  5. Woot, woot! Who doesn't love a hottie with super strength and speed? TBR...

  6. Wow - four books? Congrats, Nicole! I love the premise of Hellebore. Wishing you much success! :-)

  7. Super heroes are so much fun. Witches and being brought back to life are too. Congratulations your your books, Nicole. Best of luck to you.

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