Please welcome my guest, Lisa Rayns. Lisa is an author of wonderful paranormal romance novels and I'm thrilled she's consented to an interview. So without further ado, let's get this interview started.
Hi Lisa, tell us something about yourself both writing and not writing related.
The strangest thing about me is that I come from a family of non-readers. They might read magazine articles or the paper but they don’t read novels so they have a hard time understanding why I spend so much time doing what I do. I’m the black sheep, I guess.
Do you have a writing routine? Where do you usually do your writing?
I don’t really have a routine. I write whenever I can and when I’m not writing I’m usually thinking about it until a scene strikes me. Then I’m writing again.
I work in a bright pink room with things around me that inspire me. On the wall, there’s a picture of an artist painting an enchanting scene which always reminds me to “paint it beautiful.”
I love that - "Paint it beautiful." Why do you write in the genre/sub-genre that you do? Any plans in the future to write in a different one?
I write in the paranormal genre because I found it was more fun than the regular romantic suspense. I do write in other genres. I have an urban fantasy novella out and a psychological suspense in the WIP stage.
I'll have to look up your urban fantasy novella. It's a genre that's new to me but that I'm enjoying it immensely. How do you stay motivated when writer’s block hits or your muse won’t cooperate?
I don’t. I find it helpful to take time away from writing when my muses don’t want to play. If I’m not into the story, readers won’t be either.
I agree. I feel if I'm bored by what I'm writing then the reader certainly will be. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research?
That’s an awesome question and one that requires thought. Hmm, I think it was Googling how blood changes when someone dies. That would also qualify as the most morbid.
What’s the best writing advice you were ever given?
That's advice I won't have any problem following. :o) What do you like to do in your leisure time?
In my leisure time, I like to hang out with my family. Watching my boys grow is an exciting experience in itself. I learn a lot from my kids.
Tell us about your current release in a couple of sentences.
Wanted: Vampire - Free Blood is a dark paranormal romance with many surprises. Alexis Hall wakes up married to a handsome man with a major secret but a simple misunderstanding sends her running into the arms of a vampire.
Sounds fascinating. I'll be adding it to my TBR list. Can you tell us a little about your next project?
I’m planning four books in my Wanted: Vampire series and right now I’m working on the second book which is centered around Tara, Alexis’ best friend. She’s a witch with more problems than she cares to admit. The third book returns to Alexis and the fourth…well, I’m going to leave that a surprise for now.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Sure, I’d like to invite you all to stop by website or blog or friend me on facebook. I’d love to meet all of you!
Check out the blurb below for Wanted: Vampire - Free Blood. It's great!
Three years ago, death blew out the candle in Alexis Hall’s life and left her devastated. Nothing could replace what she’d lost, not even the sexy stranger she awoke married to. Still, she finds it hard to ignore the dangerous sparks he triggers within her. She knows Bradley Cox took advantage of her. What she doesn’tknow is he holds a secret that will change everything.
But Bradley isn’t her only concern. In a moment of desperation to somehow reclaim what she had lost, Alexis made an offer to a vampire––free blood. Her blood.
In a story of heartbreak and obsession, a simple ad changed Alexis' life forever and on one fateful night her dreams and her nightmares will collide. Can she trust Bradley? Or is he her worst mistake? Can she retract her offer to the vampire? Or will she fall under his deceptive spell?
Buy eBook at The Wild Rose Press: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4952
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Katherine!You are very welcome. Thanks for being my guest.