Aged to Perfection Anthology
Release Date: Feb 15, 2022
A Magical Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romance Collection
Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.
Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.
Aged to Perfection 19 Author Anthology – Featured Author: Renee George
Meet Renee George
USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things supernatural and whodunit. Her paranormal women’s fiction series, Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mysteries, came about as a direct result of wanting to read about characters her age who still had gas in the tank for romance, adventure, and the best friendships.
Book in the Aged to Perfection Anthology
Renee George–The Age of Inno-Scents (Nora BlackSeries)
A fun ’80s-themed mystery event takes a deadly turn when Nora Black’s psychic nose sniffs out a real murderous plot.
Q & A with the Author
What’s a misconception about midlife that you’d like to clear up?
That while my knees hurt, I can still get it on the dance floor.
What was your favorite part of writing Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
I am 53 years old, and I don’t feel geriatric. I loved writing a heroine who is still living her best life. Adventure, new romance, strong friendships. These things make me happy. Bonus: It was awesome discovering readers were ready to see heroines that were middle-aged but never past their prime.
Tell us a bit about your story.
A fun ’80s-themed mystery event takes a deadly turn when Nora Black’s psychic nose sniffs out a real murderous plot. School may be out for murder, but Nora and friends will have to find a killer to avoid a deadly detention.
Tell us about your experience writing a book for the Aged to Perfection Antho.
I love Nora Black, so writing a story for her was so fantastic. Writing short for this character, though, was tougher than expected. I had to keep adjusting the story to keep it under 30k. LOL
Tell us about one of your upcoming titles.
“When the Spell Blows: Grimoires of a Middle-aged Witch Book 3 (April 2022)
Being a forty-something, newly divorced, single mom is hard enough. Finding out I’m a witch, and that every Tom, Dick, and Monster is crawling out the woodwork to steal my power every time I gain a new element adds another level of difficulty.
My grimoire has revealed a new element, and this one really blows. Once again, I’m going to need the help of a grouchy gnome, a cuddly imp, and a smokin’ hottie druid to keep me from getting carried away in the tornado of action threatening to rip the roof right off my midlife.
My new reality is nature’s cruel midlife trick. Surviving Earth and Fire magic without blowing up my entire world has been hard enough. If I don’t master Air, I’ll get swept away. Literally.”
Why was this story important for you to tell?
Nora is in an age-gap romance with a much younger man. Ezra is 19 years her junior, but I want to show that their relationship is about more than the obstacles they have to overcome. They share similar outlooks on life. They have similar values and future goals. And they don’t try to control each other. It’s also about the people, her best friends, and how they all come together and do what friends do. 100% support. And I was able to tie it into a mystery that takes place during an 80s themed mystery event, so I got to say words like tubular, grody, totally, and it was like, totally, awesome. Also, the music of the 80s was just pure fun.
Do you have a writing routine?
I write at night and whenever I can. I don’t have a specific routine….unless you count panic as a routine.
If you could live the life of one single character in your story, who would it be and why?
I would totally be Nora. LOL. She’s got the best friends and a hot young guy who loves her. Plus, she has a really cool psychic gift (she sees other people memories related to scents) and she kicks ass as a sleuth.
Do you have a personal connection with any of the characters in your story? Does one resonate with you more than the others?
Nora is me physically. We’ve both had hysterectomies, we’re on hormone replacement therapy, we had parents die in the last couple of years, near sight failing, and knees aching. Still, I travel, I go on hikes, I scuba dive, and I recently (right before the pandemic) did indoor skydiving, for the which the instructor said I was the best in the class, LOL. So, a lot of life lived, but still a lot of life left to live.
What is something you hope the readers take away from your story?
I want them to feel satisfied and happy, and I want them thinking about the characters and their relationships long after the story ends.
How long have you been writing?
Professionally since 2005.
What words of advice would you give to new writers who are just starting in the genre of Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
Love women. Love older women. Give readers heroines they can identify with and aspire to be. Even with paranormal and fantasy, readers love seeing themselves or seeing who they want to be in these characters.
Do you have other books out or planned that are related to your anthology story? If so, which ones?
“Sense and Scent Ability: A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 1
For Whom the Smell Tolls: A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 2
War of the Noses: A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 3
Aroma With a View: A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 4
Spice and Prejudice: A Nora Black Midlife Psychic Mystery Book 5″
Includes 19 brand new never before released stories from:
Mandy M. Roth–Running with the Devil
Michelle M. Pillow–Merely Mortal
Robyn Peterman–My Big Fat Hairy Wedding
Kristen Painter–Code Name: Mockingbird
Yasmine Galenorn–Weaver’s Web
Milly Taiden–Surviving Midlife
Renee George–The Age of Inno-Scents
Jenna Rivers–Spell of a Time
Reggi Dupree–Midlife Collision
Shéa MacLeod–Day of the Were-Jackal
Christine Gael–The Bargain
Charise M. Studesville–The Perks of Being A Hoodoo Rose
Christine Zane Thomas–A Touch of Twilight
Macy Dixon–Midlife Shelf Life
Stephanie Berchiolly–Train Bound to Forty
Bobby Leigh–S now Hill: Hexed On A Feeling
Jade Greenberg–Magic Takes Manhattan
Aaron M. Cabrera–The Invention of Magic