Monday, September 30, 2013

The House by Sebastiana Randone‏


Sebastiana Randone lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is from a dance background.

From an early age, Sebastiana developed a passion for reading, and from that moment has never been without a book.

The desire to write ‘one day’ had been pursuing for a long while. Finally that goal was realized with the debut release of “The House”; an adult fairy tale set in the Regency era.

Sebastiana is presently writing her second book; a paranormal romance novel based in New York late 1980’s.



The House is the tale of a woman, who is so absorbed with historical novels that her own reality ceases to offer any hope of romance and beauty.

One day this dreamy idealist finds herself in a mysterious forest. How she arrived there is unknown. She encounters a ramshackle house, wherein magical rooms that transport to parallel worlds lay in wait. She is transported to historical England, where she interacts with a collection of character's whose dysfunctional lives become apparent immediately.

The first tribulation involves a nefarious lord, an archetypal embodiment of the monstrous creatures that often haunt fairy tales. The ramification of this confrontation sets the tone for the narrative.

Before long, the folly of disdaining her mundane reality is realized, and she desires desperately to return to her former predictable life.

A hidden portal finally enables escape from the austere Georgian dwelling. She is spirited back to the enigmatic house, where a journey to Regency London ensues. A large cast of eccentric identities present themselves.

One day a handsome, despondent poet arrives, following a period in Florence. His introduction to the time traveler offers promise of restoration and love. But upon the face of it, and much to his chagrin, this union cannot be consummated. There are a few more obstacles ahead before her destiny in this strange adventure is made apparent. In the end a past life connection starts to reveal itself. And like all good fairy tales, the ending is pleasing, even though the means of getting there are dark and at times, sinister. 


Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
My love of fantasy, old world settings and fascination with mystical themes.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
3 years

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Sends me on a journey and is a great mental and emotional release.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
My indecisiveness

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Anais Nin – Paris in the 1920’s would have been simply perfect. She was dancer as well as a writer, and one day, particularly night, socializing with her large group of diverse and learned friends would have been delightful. 

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Ice (not the drug!) as old as the fridge which is over 2 years.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
Working on a paranormal romance set in New York during the late1980’s. The ghosts of a disgruntled wife and an embittered show girl mother exact their revenge on a ponzi scheme wall street investor and a contemporary dancer, who through unusual circumstances, fall in love.

Buy it here 

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