Today, I am excited to introduce you to Rachelle Storm, the author of Absolution.
Rachelle Storm has been a fandom geek since its earliest beginnings and never stopped. A Black scholar holding a doctoral degree in Writing Studies, she researches rhetoric, music, and popular culture. In truth, Rachelle never isn’t writing or sharing her
knowledge with her fans. However, on the off-chance she isn’t working or experimenting with paper and ink, you can find her at music festivals and independent bookstores. Absolution is her debut novel. The second book in the series, Absolution: Revelations, will be published July 2022. Find her online at rachellestorm.com or connect with her on social media (Instagram; TikTok; Twitter; and Facebook). Join the Absolution fandom on
Facebook or Goodreads.
And now, an interview with Rachelle Storm
Q: How did you get started?
A: I first started writing when I was 17 years old and eventually got into fanfiction. I loved playing in those universes. It gave me the courage to play more with the characters in my head too. I started writing Absolution: Book One in 2010 when I was merely 23 years old. That seems like forever ago, but I never had the courage to publish it. It has been edited and changed quite a bit over the years based on my experiences and growth as a human. I write because I always have ideas playing out in my head and writing allows me to get them down on paper.
Q: What part of being an author do you enjoy the most?
A: I enjoy the escapism and being able to contribute new stories to my audience so that they can get lost in a safe space. I essentially spent my early 20s in the mainstream YA push and have embraced so many great fandoms because of it. I’ve realized that while fandoms are still a thing, book fandoms are not as talked about in the mainstream as before. I want to contribute to reminding my generation and younger ones that book fandoms are still amazing to be a part of as a reader.
Q: How would your friends and family describe your personality?
A: Witty, Funny, Ambitious, a Leo, and I am a bit of a smartass at times…okay…all of the time. I love to challenge myself to conquer a new goal and work on a new project. I am determined and constantly reflecting in order to grow as a human. Did I mention I am a smartass?
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
A: I love learning and teaching about writing, music, popular culture, and the way language connects us as human beings. Contributing to society in the form of sharing knowledge and information is really important to me. I also love a good music festival and am in love with alternative/rock music. I wrote my entire thesis and dissertation about music, mainly Muse.
Q: Favorite song?
A: “Map of the Problematique” by Muse, it inspired the first chapter of the novel. Check out the playlist page for more information on songs that inspired and motivated me while writing.
Absolution (Absolution #1)
by Rachelle Storm
Paperback, 371 pages
Published July 24th 2021
THRILLING FANTASY-ROMANCE DEBUT IS A LOVE LETTER TO YA FANDOMS EVERYWHERE
“I only wish the book was longer so I could continue the adventure with these characters…”— Amazon Reader Review
“This is the modern day Twilight-style fandom I didn’t know I needed in my life!”— Amazon Reader Review
Perfect for fans of I am Number Four and Gone, Rachelle Storm’s debut, Absolution [979-8528023656; $18.99; July 2021], weaves together an unforgettable plot of forbidden desire and sworn duty as three immortal brothers struggle to protect themselves—and all of humanity—from a corrupt world.
The first in a four-book series, Absolution blends together the forbidden romance of Twilight, the hidden magic and secret guardians of City of Glass, and the non-stop action of The Fifth Wave. Absolution is a whirlwind of adventure for Chris and his brothers as they explore a world more vast, and more dangerous, than any of which they’d dreamed. But now, the nightmare comes.
Chris Harris’s destiny was bestowed on him before birth, just as it was on his two brothers, John and Randy. Not human but the physical embodiment of elemental water, earth, and fire, they’ve been burdened with protecting Earth and freeing the world from the Ultimate Evil. However, unlike their elemental forms, their human selves have desires of their own. After being hidden away in the remote town of Anderson, North Dakota, Chris and his two brothers hoped that their problems would end, but they’ve only just begun. Now their individual destinies are intertwined with the unpredictable McNamara sisters, Joanie, Victoria, and Stacie, and the Ultimate Evil is drawing ever nearer. Forced to choose love or duty, regardless of their decisions, nothing will ever be the same.
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