Lisa Blackwood

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: December 09, 2011

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Stone's Kiss | Paranormal Romance | Nov. 26, 2011

As a child, a near-drowning accident stole Lillian's old life. Her new life began the moment she awoke at the foot of a brooding, stone gargoyle.

Years later, Lillian still finds comfort in Gregory, her gargoyle, never guessing he is more than cold stone until demonic creatures called the Riven attack. Gregory senses her terror and wakes from his healing sleep.

After the battle, Lillian learns the humans she thought were her family are a powerful coven of witches at war with the Riven. Lillian is something more than human, a powerful worker of magic, an Avatar to the gods. Gregory has been her protector for many lifetimes, but troubles in their homeland forced him to flee with her to the human world. And it wasn't an accident which stole her memories-it was Gregory. He suspects Lillian is host to an infant demon, one capable of evil greater than the Riven.

Despite everything, Lillian fears she's falling in love with her guardian. While she might be able to defeat the Riven with Gregory's help, she doesn't know if her fragile new love can survive the evil growing in her own soul...

What main genre do you write in?

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy

Please tell us your latest news!

My debut novel, Stone's Kiss--a paranormal romance with an gargoyle hero--is now available. This is book one is a series; I'm madly working on the sequel. If that wasn't enough to keep me busy, I have Betrayal's Price, a Fantasy Romance coming out with MuseItUp Publishing in February 2012. (I'm almost finished book two in that series, with the next one is the works.)

So all in all, you'll be seeing more of me in the future.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Favorite author--only one?

I'd have to say Jane Lindskold and Kristen Britain were favs from a long time back. More recently, I've become a fan of L. J. Mcdonald. (Her novels The Battle Sylph, and The Shattered Sylph were both great fun to read.)

But my absolute fav author of all time is the husband and wife writing team Ilonia Andrews. (Kate is the best heroine I've come across and Curan---purr. 'nuff said.)

Please describe your writing environment.

Is this a trick question? LOL. My writing environment seems to be any comfortable chair, my lap and my laptop. Oh, and music. That's a must.

It isn't unheard of for the odd bird to perch on the top on my laptop, chewing on it, jumping up and down on the keyboard and generally making a pain of themselves. Also, sometimes a rather large dog head will plant itself on my keyboard and roll sad eyes in my direction when its time for a walk.

But I'm sure that's nothing out of the ordinary. ::grins::

Do you like to mix genres?

Yes, I allow my muse to do as it wants. Stone's Kiss is a blend of urban fantasy, paranormal romance and a little high fantasy tossed in for good measure. Betrayal's Price is more epic fantasy romance. Plus I have a couple sci-fi romances in the works.

What book are you reading now? What are your thoughts on it?

I just finished re-reading Sarah Gilman's Out In Blue (Loved it both times)

Tell us all about "The Call" or "The Email"!

Well, it was "the email" for me. Lea, from MuseItUp publishing, has the best timing every. She emailed me on my birthday. Doesn't get much better than that.

Do you have any animals? Do they influence your writing?

This is a perfect question. I have seven birds, one dog, one horse, and too many fish to count. Strange as it might seem, when writing non-human characters I sometimes pattern bits of their behavior from my pets and other wild animals. Gregory, my gargoyle hero form Stone's Kiss, has some personality traits that are a mix of wolves and big cats. Sorntar, the phoenix hero from Betrayal's Price, is very raptor-like, even in human form.

It's been a blast here. I always like meeting new people and welcome questions, so feel free to drop by my blog, friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.