Guest Post: Nicola Black

Today I bring to you a book of poetry by Nicola Black as part of the Making Connections book tour. First, a little Q&A with Nicola!

TK: Since this is a book of poems, do you have a favorite? One that speaks to you above the others?

NB: I think it would be a toss up between Tell Me and He Was There.  They both started as songs for me, and I catch myself singing them sometimes. They represent two prominent  areas of my life.  Tell Me questions existent and wonders if there’s a purpose for an individual, and He Was There, though written before I started dating my boyfriend, really describes our relationship and how I feel about him.  *blushes*
TK: Where do you get your inspiration from?
NB: My inspiration was from life really.  Observing it and experiencing it.  Going through the usual teen angst and coming out the other side more mature and secure.  And of course I am influenced by different mediums.  I see something on TV or read something, and it just clicks for me.  I have to write something down then.
TK: Who’s your favorite author? Genre?
NB: My favorite author is Charles Dickens actually.  But my favorite genre is fantasy.  Kind of a contradiction I think. 🙂
TK: What are you working on now? Can you give us an idea of what you’re novels will be about?
NB: I’m working on three novels and a collection of short stories.  The first novel I started was A Spy of Kings.  It’s about a young spy in another world who is sent on a dangerous mission with her dragon.  Along the way, she meets sarcastic Arnold the warlock, and charming Jaquoven Wolf, the crime lord. The second book I’m working on is Telepathetic. Kiera thinks she’s going insane because she hears a voice in her head. But the voice insists that he’s real. The newest novel is an experiment for me.  It’s called Numb Killings and is about a woman telling of her murders from person. It’s not too gory though. My collection of short stories is entitled Nightmares and Dreams.  I have a friend who describes them as psychological thrillers.
TK: Great! Thanks for stopping by, Nicola. Now, here’s more about her book:

A Story not Wished to be Read

“A Story not Wished to be Read” is the thoughts and inmost feelings of the author in poems of all styles. It contains darkness and self-doubt, but also hope and love. The style varies, but the message never does.

Excerpt:

Dark Passages

Don’t follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
Though I need you near,
Would you stay with me
To find my dark secrets?
Are you willing to risk
Getting lost in the shadows
To bring me light?

Come follow me
Down the dark passages of my mind.
I want to lure you and keep you
Forever mine.
To get entangled in my sinister thoughts
And never get free…
Would you want to be mine then?

Save me from
The cruel dark passages of my mind.
Teach me how to love, how to trust.
Take my hand and
Lead me to the light.
Give me yourself
And I’ll give you everything.

Faith

She suffered in the torment she made
When she did not trust God.
Through tears and fears she did wade,
Trapped in her horrifying abode.

He showed her mercy and love
And first she was blind.
All she saw were clouds above,
And Satan spoke in her mind.

When at last alone, tired, and afraid,
She thought to turn to His love,
All she thought He would do- upbraid
And knew she deserved Him to disapprove.

But still He gave love, mercy, and grace
And with tears in her soul
She fled to His warm embrace
And no longer felt cold.

About the author:

Nicola Black has always been a very creative young woman. When she was younger, she and her mother would make up stories together. As Nicola got older, she started writing them down. However, she would never finish anything. Throughout school, she had to write poems for English. She was homeschooled and her patient mother taught her how to write well. Eventually, Nicola started writing poems outside of school projects. At first she did not think they were very good, but after a while, she finally published her first set of poems on Smashwords. After receiving some very good reviews, she finally realized that she could write. Nicola Black is currently working on three novels and a compilation of short stories.

Nicola Black has been to Scotland three times, but is currently living in the South. She has also joined the Navy and is going to boot camp in September. She also enjoys writing music.

Contact info:

Goodreads profile: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7699789-nicola-black

Hopefully I will have an author page soon.

Blog: http://generalhavoc.wordpress.com/

Buy Links:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128552

Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/nicola-black/a-story-not-wished-to-be-read/ebook/product-20009142.html

Please review my book on Goodreads, Smashwords, Lulu, and on your blog, if you have one.

Thank you for reading!

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post: Nicola Black

  1. Come follow me
    Down the dark passages of my mind.
    I want to lure you and keep you
    Forever mine.
    To get entangled in my sinister thoughts
    And never get free…
    Would you want to be mine then?

    My favorite passage… Excellent piece!!

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