Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are proud to welcome Lisa Beth Darling to our sites today!
Lisa has won more than 20 awards for her previous works in the Stargate SG-1 and House, MD fandoms, (including the prestigious Blue Moon Awards and White Board Awards), and is not a stranger to successful fiction. Choosing to leave fandom stories behind and return to her roots as an original, hard-hitting author of dark and gritty romance though, she’s back releasing and working on her full length novels.
Lisa’s novels are not recommended for the faint of heart, but for those with bold and daring souls. She brings conflict, passion, love, and suspense to unique couples in her full length works. Never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, and instead believing it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined; her heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within, and without.
Sound good? Let’s learn some more about Lisa and her work, shall we!?
DON'T FORGET!: Lisa will be availabe to chat Live with members, followers, fans and guests from 8-9:30pm EST on the LITERAL ADDICTION Contact Us Page (http://www.literaladdiction.com/contact-us.php#/general/)
Q5): If they were to make a movie of your life to-date, what do you think it’d be called?
Q7): If you weren’t a writer, what career path do you think you would have chosen?
Q9): Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of “The Heart of War” or of the OF WAR series in general?
Through his portrayal of Ares and it being so close to what I had in my head I was able to really grasp him. When a show called Stargate SG-1 came on the air (years after Xena departed) and I started writing a fanfiction series, "Daughter of the Gods" and Ares had a starring role from the second novel through to the end—six novels and 30 short stories! Then he was finally ready to take the lead role but I worried about it. In my heart I wanted to do everything the Muse wanted me to do but; Ares? As the HERO? That's a tough sell for anyone. But the story was too good to ignore so we wrote with no thought of publishing it for a mass mainstream audience and we just did whatever the heck we felt like doing. Ahhhhh….man that was GREAT. It wasn't until we got to the end of "The Heart of War" that I realized it wasn't The End we were going to go on to tell at least 2 more stories in the series. It would show
Ares as everything he is and in every aspect; Warrior, Lover, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Protector, and, of course, General Hell Raiser. We would follow him from the time he meets Alena and tell the entire story of their relationship from beginning to end. We couldn't do that in just one book.
Q10): What can we look forward to as the series progresses?
Q11): What else is in the works for
, outside of the OF WAR series? Lisa Beth Darling
Q12): What’s a typical work day like for you? Do you have a writing routine or things you absolutely cannot go through your day without?
I have my bath, I commune with the Muse in the tub, we have the best conversations in the bath and come up with the most wicked little twists. Then it's off to bed, cuddle with hubby, play a video game or watch a little more TV, with any luck we close out the night with a rousing round of sex and then do it all over again come morning.
The weekends are a different story, those are my days to sleep and write, sleep and write, sleep and write. And of course, do the laundry.
Q13): What legacy are you hoping to leave behind with your work?
Q14): Is there a question that you have always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked? How would you answer that question?
Q15): Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:
Lisa, thank you so much for being with us today! We’re very happy to help you promote ”The Heart of War” and the OF WAR series, and thank you for entrusting us with the task…
LITERAL ADDICTION’s Review of “The Heart of War” can be found on their Book Reviews page, as well as out on Amazon, GoodReads and LibraryThing.
If you'd like to find out more about Lisa, please visit her at the following websites:
Lisa's Website http://moonsmusings.com/lbdarling/
Lisa's Blog: http://lbdarling.wordpress.com/
and Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/LB_Darling
Lisa is graciously offering up an eBook copy of “The Heart of War” to a winner from Book Monster Reviews.
To Enter: Make sure you are a follower of the BMR Blog and then post a comment on the interview and make sure you leave a valid email address. Any comments without an email address will NOT be entered into drawing. You must also be a follower of the BMR blog. GOOD LUCK!!!!
Don't forget to drop by the LITERAL ADDICTION website (http://www.literaladdiction.com/) and follow the directions and links to enter their contest for an extra chance to win!!!