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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blood Torn by Lindsay J. Pryor interview & Giveaways

 1) What is one of your favourite myths/legends to write about?

Vampires. I became fascinated by them thirty years ago after watching The Little Vampire TV series as a child, then I watched The Lost Boys in my late teens and I was hooked. Sometimes I wish paranormal romance had existed – or at least been available to me – for me to indulge in back when I was a teenager or even in my early twenties (when I started writing Blackthorn). But then again, not having any accessible to me led to me creating and writing what I couldn’t find – hence Blackthorn. So maybe it worked out for the best!

2) Have you ever come across a song that might fit the theme of one of your books?

This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars probably best echoes the non-romance elements of the series. As for the forbidden love stories, I’d pick Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry. I think it beautifully sums up that intensity of attraction to someone to the point you get so caught up in it that it becomes impossible to escape, almost like an obsession.

3) When writing do you have a playlist of music you like to listen to? What are a couple songs on it? 

I don’t listen to music when I’m writing first drafts, but when I’m redrafting or polishing I have background music to set the tone. I listen mainly to rock, 80’s power ballads, that kind of thing. As I mentioned before, I love Thirty Seconds to Mars. I also listen to Kings of Leon, Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga a lot too. Pick any song!

4) What do you do when you think no one is watching?

I talk to myself. No one openly does that, right?

5) What was your favorite childhood book?

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I read it, re-read it, even used to loan it to myself in my self-made library.

6) What is your favorite addition to chocolate? 

I love coffee, especially iced coffee, so chocolate always goes down very well with that.

7) Do you have any hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?

Writing is still my main hobby, despite it also being my second job. But I also enjoy reading fiction, indulging in my interest in mythology and watching films. I’m also really into nature and bought a little patch of woodland garden a couple of years ago so I could build homes and havens to encourage and support as much wildlife as possible.

8) Besides your own, what is one of your favorite series to keep up with?

I don’t follow any book series. Ironically, I tend to prefer standalones. The author I’ve read most though is James Herbert. My favourite TV series are Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries. I was also a huge fan of Being Human UK and The X-Files. Away from anything supernatural, I think Dexter is one of the best TV series ever made. I’m going to be starting on the books as soon as I work my way through the rest of my TBR pile.

9) What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t writing?

It makes me break out in shivers just thinking of not writing! I started my first novel when I was nine and, thirty years later, I’ve never looked back. Okay, maybe watch more films, have a social life, stop waking up at three in the morning to scribble notes…

10) We all know about muses…what do you think inspires you to allow your creative juices flowing? 

I think when you’re into what you’re writing, that’s the greatest muse of all. I only write what I enjoy writing – and have always written that way. I have no tolerance for being bored. So when my creative juices stop flowing, it’s a sure sign to me that I’m going wrong somewhere. I either rethink what I’m doing or, as has happened many times over the years, I start another project entirely – and the creative juices start flowing all over again.

‘Vampires might bite, honey, but lycans tear.’ Lycan leader, Jask Tao, rules his pack with fierce dedication and demands the same loyalty in return. In the world of Blackthorn, where respect is a rare commodity, Jask has earned his – few dare to cross him, and fewer survive to tell the tale. 

When he captures Sophia, a rare serryn witch – whose blood is lethal to vampires – Jask knows just how valuable she can be. Despite her fiery nature, he also can’t shake the feelings that she rouses in him – feelings
that he thought died along with Ellen, his mate.

Sophia knows she has to escape from Jask’s lycan compound – and fast. Inheriting her sister’s serryn powers can only mean one thing – that her family is at risk. She’ll have to get past the dangerously attractive Jask first but, scarred by memories of her mother’s murder, Sophia won’t ever give up. 

Sparks fly between Jask and Sophia but, as both her family and the pack come under threat, they might just need each other if they, and their loved ones, are going to stay alive… 

In this thrillingly sensual novel, Lindsay J. Pryor returns to the shadowy dystopian world of Blackthorn, where tensions are rising, the risks are high, and the most powerful loves are formed in the face of great

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‘I am officially addicted to this series. Why, you ask? Because Lindsay Pryor is my kind of fearless author. She isn’t afraid to “go there”, to create characters and situations that challenge me as a reader.’ The Demon Librarian

‘Not only are Pryor’s characters and fathomlessly dark love stories fabulous, but her 
continual world building of Blackthorn blows me away.’ 

‘A shining, brilliant new talent in the Paranormal genre!’ CC MacKenzie

‘She writes paranormal romance mixed with urban fantasy the way I like it – clever 
world-building, intense characters and no easy options for them to take.’ Nocturnal Book Reviews

About Lindsay

Lindsay J. Pryor has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but hasn’t yet.

Despite years of bashing out stories on an old typewriter, it was the death of her father in 2007 that finally
convinced Lindsay to try and become a published author.

“One of the last things my dad said to me was to do what I wanted to do in life. After he passed away, I pulled out all my scribbles from over the years and got back to writing what I loved 
most - paranormal romance.”

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