Claire Jacoby is desperate to remember who she is and where she comes from. Isolated by the fact that she can’t remember her past, she builds a life, however hollow, out of the fragments of herself that remain. In the seven years since awaking alone and confused in the woods, she’s learned to hide behind social customs, creating a facade to protect the secret she hides from the rest of the world.
Claire is struggling with disconcerting flashes of information, unsettling thoughts and images that she fears are memories. When William Foley comes into Claire’s favorite cafe, his very presence demanding her attention, she’s overcome by the sense that she knows him. He sweeps into her bitter, colorless little life, unconcerned about hiding his unnaturally quick movements and cold skin, and starts putting Claire back together piece by piece.
William knows Claire and has the answers to questions she’s been asking for seven years. He also knows she has dangerous enemies. William must protect Claire as she learns more about herself, each piece of the puzzle bringing her ever closer to those who have sworn to see Claire dead.
Targeted Age Group:: Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I was a teenager, I watched Bram Stoker’s Dracula and was inspired by the idea of a love that survives death. I’ve spent years with this book in my head, but between my time as a ballet dancer, and then as a dance teacher, and now my life as a mother, I struggled to find the time to sit down and write. Finally, there came a time when the book just had to come out.
When I set out to write Facade, my goal was to write contemporary vampire fiction that centered on an all powerful and undying love. But something funny happened. Claire and William had a totally different idea about how the book would go. They didn’t feel like we needed to get too caught up on the fact that I wanted to write a love story because they were more interested in having an epic vampire adventure! Claire wanted to unravel the mystery of her past and William was totally focused on building suspense and keeping Claire safe from all the craziness that was swirling around her while she dealt with her amnesia. While I focused on the love story and they focused on mystery, adventure, and general vampire shenanigans, I just kept writing until I ended up with a piece of contemporary fiction that really isn’t the same book I set out to write.
I am, however, very pleased with the final version of the story!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I started writing this book years ago when I was very busy feeling trapped in an unhealthy marriage. Years passed, that marriage finally ran it’s course and a much happier and healthier version of R. M. Webb unpacked the book and began to work on it again. I was so surprised to find Claire voicing my frustrations, my feelings of being trapped and anchored in place. Rereading that first version of Claire was nearly like reading a diary. I’ve since gone through and edited out most of Claire’s angst. I’m passed it, she should be, too.
About the Author:
After her career as a ballerina was cut short by a debilitating ankle injury, R. M. Webb moved back to her hometown in Ohio and started teaching dance and raising a family. With her own dancing no longer taking up all of her time and dedication, the desire to write, one she’d had all throughout her childhood, resurfaced. In between chasing after children and planning classes, she managed to get words on the page here and there and in the cracks of her days. After meeting the love of her life, a man who fully supported her desire to write, R. M. Webb was able to finish the book that had been begging her to write it for most of her life.
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