Please join me in welcoming author Lizzie Ford to my blog. She's answering questions about her latest release, Damian's Immortal.
1. Congratulations on the release of your latest work, Damian’s Immortal. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
“Damian’s Immortal” is the third book in my War of Gods paranormal romance series. Damian is the name of the White God, the leader of the good guys. This book in particular is about his brother, Jule, and Jule’s mission to find the Magician, a beautiful woman who has basically been enslaved by the man she considers her father. She has a magic power that can help Jule and Damian, but she’s been led to think Jule is the enemy and figures out throughout the book that this isn’t true. In the meantime, Jule is learning more about who he was before his memory was stripped long ago.
As with all my books, both are faced with tough choices. Yully, the Magician, has to choose between the man she considers her father and Jule. Jule must decide if he’s willing to accept what he is, even if he doesn’t understand what that means.
This book is particularly fun, because the main heroine’s name was chosen by one of my readers. I have to admit, it was an awesome experience to see how excited someone else was about this project!
2. What prompted you to write this particular story? Was there a special event, occurrence, song etc. that sparked an idea?
This one was the result of the natural progression of both the characters and events in the War of Gods series! In “Damian’s Oracle,” (book 1), I introduced the White God, Damian, and how he found his mate. The book laid the groundwork for the world they’re in, the forces of good vs. evil, and hinted at the war in the immortal world and that the status quo for Damian and his brothers was about to change. Damian met his soul mate, a human-turned-Oracle, with incredible power of Seeing the future.
In book two, “Damian’s Assassin,” I told the story of one of Damian’s brothers and the woman who heals his heart and soul. It also furthers the general plot between good and evil, where the Black God (the head bad guy!) is killed and replaced.
“Damian’s Immortal,” book three was a natural continuation, telling the story of another of Damian’s brothers, who finds his mate and partner in the Magician, a beautiful woman with a tragic past. This book laid the groundwork for book four and the war where Damian, his brothers and their mates kick some pesky immortals off the planet.
3. Which of your characters do you relate to the most, and why?
Sofi from “Damian’s Immortal.” I think it’s because she transitions from human to Oracle, and the transition leaves her feeling basically like a freak among freaks! I’ve felt this way a lot - different even among the swarms of writers I meet. I guess it’s one of those outside-looking-in feelings. Sofi has to learn to deal with that, and it’s a struggle I’ve learned to deal with, too.
4. Did you have a character or scene that you struggled with? How were you able to push through?
Not to date, no!
5. If you were able to spend an evening with one of your characters, who would you choose, and why?
Probably A’Ran from my book, “Kiera’s Moon.” He’s strong, sexy, quiet, and has a very strategic mind. We’d get along well!
6. Do you have any writing quirks?
I don’t know if it’s a quirk, but I’m basically considered to be a freak of nature by most of my counterparts! I write and publish a new book every 30-45 days. I guess that’s not normal.
7. Favorite author?
8. Favorite book?
“Pride and Prejudice.” LOVE that book. I read it again every year.
9. What are three things your readers don’t know about you?
1. I’m extremely shy in real life. I think I come across as sociable through my email, website, social media … but I can go a whole day without talking!
2. I have one sister.
3. I love to cook.
10. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
When I was a little girl, I ate round dirt balls. No idea why, but I’d only eat the round ones.
11. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I went to Ireland alone on vacation one year. Just bought a plane ticket one weekend, packed, and left for a week. It was awesome! Scared the heck out of my family and friends, but I had a great time!
12. If the Rhyn Trilogy were made into a movie, who would you like to see cast?
The Rhyn Trilogy is my most popular series, and I think it’d translate the best to the big screen. I’d love to see Jason Mamoa cast as Rhyn. I’m a huge Jason Mamoa fan in general! I think I’d prefer new talent for his love interest, Katie. I have a particular look for her in mind, and I can’t think of anyone out there that would be a good match!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Lizzie!
Check out the covers for the first two books in the War Of The Gods trilogy!
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