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Natalie-Nicole
December 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
The night that he came home forever…
A late night visitor, an outlandish claim, and a vintage photograph are the core of Antique Charming. Short, sharp,sensual and sophisticated, Antique Charming is meant to be just a delightful little bite of pleasure. A story to leave you questioning just who Adam Nichols really is…or better yet, what he really is.


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I’m a big fan of using music as my inspiration. I have a very large collection of music spanning from the 1960’s to today, so I have a lot to draw from. I am also an avid collector of Victorian and Edwardian photographs. The inspiration for Antique Charming is this amazing Victorian-era photograph I have of a wonderful looking man standing outside of his funeral home. I was instantly drawn to this photo and I knew I had to have it when I first saw it for sale. I was looking at the photo and listening to Jefferson Starship’s “Find Your Way Back” and I just started to think, “What if…?”.

Third-generation funeral director Lizzie Morton is about to have her dream realized. She has purchased the long abandoned Nichols Funeral Home and its upstairs flat, determined to restore the funeral home to its once former glory. But a late night visitor, Adam Nichols, claims the funeral home still belongs to his family. Lizzie scoffs at his odd behaviour and outlandish claims, but when a vintage photograph appears, she soon realizes, to her horror, that Adam Nichols did once own the funeral home—more than one hundred years ago—and now she has allowed this entity to pass into her home.


Antique Charming is available now from Book To Go Now (http://www.bookstogonow.com/antiquecharming.html)

HeartFelt Promos
December 3rd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Natalie-Nicole, just curious but what in the world got you interested in Victorian and Edwardian photographs? That's a pretty specific and unusual interest. Was it something your family exposed you to growing up or something you discovered on your own?

Natalie-Nicole
December 3rd, 2011, 03:08 PM
Regina~My grandmother had a collection of really old family photos, including post mortems (it's a cultural and generation thing, and I come from a long line of family in the funeral business). I think that is where my interest started. Plus, to me, there's just something special about Victorian photography.

HeartFelt Promos
December 3rd, 2011, 04:19 PM
Ahhh....that makes sense then. What a cool interest and hobby. I'm betting you've gotten more than one story idea from those photos. LOL

virginia1977
December 3rd, 2011, 04:36 PM
I had to look this up... Wow. So fascinating! I had no idea this was even done.

Natalie-Nicole
December 3rd, 2011, 04:39 PM
Thank you, Virginia

karensromance
December 3rd, 2011, 04:45 PM
I love how the idea just came to you Natalie-Nicole. Victorian Photography is something I admire but unfortunately don't carry your knowledge of it. Putting it together in your story of a funeral home is certainly unique and with your own experience, I can just imagine the possibility of dialogue and scenes you've created. Congratulations!

Natalie-Nicole
December 3rd, 2011, 04:57 PM
Thank you, Karen!

HeartFelt Promos
December 3rd, 2011, 05:25 PM
I know, I thought that had to be the most unique idea for a story in a long time! And with her family history of owning funeral homes she's the perfect person to write such a story. :-)

HeartFelt Promos
December 3rd, 2011, 05:26 PM
I didn't really know anything about it either but I think that this is one story I'm going to have to read. LOL

Natalie-Nicole
December 3rd, 2011, 05:42 PM
I'm also in the process of putting together a blog of some of my photos. When I did my blog tour last month, the photo that inspired Antique Charming was shown on a lot of the blogs. Besides the guy in the photo getting around a lot more than I do, it tickles me to think when the guy posed for the photo in 1896, I seriously doubt it ever occured to him that he would be the inspiration for a story in 2011!