Today I have a fun interview with author of the Requiem series! Be sure to check back in to my blog, because my review of LACRIMOSA is coming up next! 🙂 Thank you so much for being here Christine!
1. Describe Lacrimosa in a tweet. (140characters or less) – Take an emotional ride with Nesy and Aydan as they sacrifice everything for love in this Romeo and Juliet tale of angels and demons
2. What do you think is the hardest part of writing a series? For me it is getting that balance between making each book stand alone and being overly repetitive regarding backstory—such a hard balance to achieve. And yet, I really wanted this to be a series, not companion stories with overlapping characters. You guys will have to tell me if I have managed to achieve my goals when the next novel is released in the fall.
3. Some of the first two books are pretty dark. Do you think it is easier to write happy characters or dark characters and why? HA! Oh yes, this is definitely a dark storyline. And, in truth, all of my stories are. I think it’s related to my work in my day job. And for me, writing dark and twisted characters is much easier than happy or funny ones. Yea, I can’t do funny. I’ve tried. It is not pretty.
4. Which character from your books is most like you? Since I know you’ve read both DIES IRAE and LACRIMOSA, I will say I am a combination of Mikayel in his youth (DIES IRAE) and Nesy from LACRIMOSA. Interestingly enough, they were both the hardest characters for me to write as well—maybe
because there is so much of me in them.
6. Where do you get the inspiration for your stories? Life. As I mentioned earlier, I work in an intense profession, dealing with children with behavioral and mental disorders. This gives me lots of inspiration. I am also drawn to stories that pull on the big archetypes from Jung, as well as the common mythologies. All of this supplies me with more than enough inspiration. If only I could learn to write faster to keep up with the ideas!
7. If we looked under your bed, what would we find? [walks over to bed to check] Well, there is a lot of dust, a few tubes with pictures of my husband’s family tree (we’ve been meaning to get those on the computer forever), and stacks of books.
8. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I absolutely love the Tuscany
As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the warrior angels called Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel.
Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself.
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