Interview between Keira Kroft and Lyn Croft
Welcome to Keira’s Corner, where there is always chocolate, and lots and lots of coffee.
Keira: You have a story out through Hellfire Publishing entitled Blood Lilies ~ Bloodlines. What is that about?
Blood and Lilies - Bloodlines is the first installment of a tale about a girl who finds out she is the key to the gates of heaven and hell. She discovers she is living amongst demons, vampyres, and the Nephilim. Everything she knew is stripped away as she finds herself betrayed by ones she loves most, while trying to embark on a journey with her new found love. Hunted and scared, she fights to stay alive against an evil queen and her loyal minions; only to discover there is more to her existence than she is being told. Who can you trust when everyone wants to sacrifice you for the greater good?
Keira: What do you wear, to write?
Lyn: I prefer my pajamas, but I’m usually casual in jeans and a tee.
Keira: Is writing your only talent?
Lyn: Nope! I have many. To start, I’m super talented at being clumsy. I hear I’m a good cook too. I can make a mean Agua Chile…
Keira: Where in the Hell did you find time to write?
Lyn: I don’t sleep. ;) I truly wish I had more time, and I hope someday I am afforded the time to write more. Being a single mom, with a full time job takes up the majority of my time. So, when I am writing, it’s usually till after midnight, and I will spend an entire Saturday and/or Sunday on the laptop.
Keira: Why are you a writer?
Lyn: Because I love it. I can’t explain the awe of how stories take shape in my head, and come together on paper. I’m so blessed to be able to do this. I just love it.
Keira: If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Lyn: Stephen King. Not only is he an amazing writer, but he’s dedicated and focused, and helps others with his experience. He persevered when most would have given up. His journey and accomplishments are my motivation to keep working, and never give up. Plus, he thinks up the best stuff to get under your skin. I love it!
Keira: Do you use a particular writing method?
Lyn: I like to outline and summarize my books before I write them. ’Blood and Lilies’ was not done this way, however. I wrote just started writing a few chapters in the middle, and then built the book around that. No outline, summary, or any clue where the characters were going to take me. It was a very interesting journey.
Keira: What time of day, do you write best?
In the evenings. That is when the house is peaceful, and the kiddo is in bed, and I can finally concentrate.
Keira: Do you use one or more pen names?
I currently have only one pen name. That’s not too say another one may pop up somewhere else someday…
Keira: What advice would you give to an unpublished writer?
Don’t give up, especially if writing is something you love to do. Do it for yourself, and for nobody else. Because at the end of the day, it is you doing what makes you happy.
Let’s get personal…
Keira: What is your favorite food?
Keira: What is your guilty Pleasure?
Lyn: Video Games
Keira: What is your favorite Smell?
Lyn: Dragons Blood Incense. Hmmmmm
Keira: If you could change one your physical feature? Would you? What would it be?
Lyn: Nope, I’m made just the way God intended. ;)
Keira: What is your favorite color?
Keira: What is your favorite day of the week?
Keira: What is your favorite animal?
Lyn: My pit Jasper… ;)
Keira: Can you tell us a secret?
Lyn: I see dead people.
Keira: Do you have pets?
Lyn: Yes, five dogs, one kitten, a boyfriend…Wait, does that count?
Keira: What do you consider a household staple?
Lyn: Tea! Lots and lots of it.
Keira: What are you reading?
Lyn: I am right at the end of Shadow of the Rose: Adversarius by M.L. Chesley. Great Book by the way!
Keira: Can you share your blurb with us?
Lyn: But of course! I would love to.
One lucky commenter will win a free e-copy of Blood and Lilies ~ Bloodlines
Once cast from Heaven, Zillah has vowed to destroy God and overtake his kingdom. But a key is needed to open the gates between the two realms.
The Key to the gate walks the earth in the form of a woman...young, innocent and completely unaware of her importance in the battle between good and evil. Once her blood is shed, Zillah can open the portal to release her father...Lucifer himself.
Cara, a college sophomore, is quickly thrown into a world of supernatural, as well as learning of her true ancestry. Vampires, werewolves and the Nephilim are now a part of her real world. As the beings struggle to protect her, she fights to keep her sanity as her mortal realm is crushed.
Secrets are revealed that could shatter Cara’s new found love, as well as lead to her ultimate death. A family is torn apart as the battle to save the key leads them down a road of betrayal and heartache. Loved ones are lost, lines are crossed, and nothing is as it seems. Lies and truths twist and turn, leaving us with only one question…
Could you sacrifice the one you love to save the world?
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