Today we have some RWASD published authors chatting with us and their books in the new and very awesome book set- Seductive Supernaturals! Since we’re so close to Halloween, thoughts we’d ask some questions about that.
Please welcome Lisa Kessler and Chris Marie Green!
1. What is your scariest Halloween memory?–
LISA: Probably when I was about 5. My parents took me to a Halloween event someplace and they were playing The Blob on a big outdoor screen. It scared me to death! LOL I’ve since seen it as an adult and I’m pretty sure I was the most chicken kid ever! :).
CHRIS: When I was really little, my babysitter decided it would be funny to stalk me with a Frankenstein pillow. I remember seeing Frankenstein’s face slowly peeking around a corner and it scared the blazes out of me. I guess that’s why I have an appreciation for a slow monster reveal these days, LOL.
2. Ever pulled any Halloween pranks?–
LISA: We usually decorate the back of my car for Trunk or Treat at the local elementary school every year and one year I had rigged a motion sensor spider to the top. Kids would move in for candy and it would drop down with 8 hairy legs and red eyes and then slowly climb back up. Some teens came through, all full of bravado and one of them with a girlfriend in tow came up to my car. Since the spider was rigged for elementary kids, this guy was tall and the spider got in his hair! He screamed all high pitched like a girl with flailing hands and all! 🙂 Needless to say his friends probably still haven’t let him live it down.
CHRIS: Not that I recall. I was always in it for the candy. J
- What was your best Halloween costume? –
CHRIS: A vampire bride. I had a veil barely covering my face, which featured streaks of blood by my mouth and fangs. From a distance, it was a lovely costume, but the closer people would get, the better they could see the awfulness behind the veil, LOL. I remember one drunk girl at a party coming up to me saying, “Oh, how pretty—UGH. OH.” It made my night.
4. Thinking of the hero of your story in this series- what would be the thing or person who would scare him the most? Same for your heroine?–
LISA: Colin would be frightened if Juliana fell from one of Ireland’s cliffs. He’s got a bad arm so when he shifts into his red-tail hawk spirit animal, he can only glide. He’d be terrified he’d fail her. Juliana is pretty fearless, but if she ever saw Benedict from Night Angel again, she’d be pretty scared! 🙂 No more water horses.
CHRIS: Since the hero of my book, SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE, is a psychic, it would take a gnarly vision to scare him—especially if it showed a threat to anyone he cares about. My heroine has a nightmarish past—she’s an ex-guard of Dracula who’s been burned nearly to death twice, put into “retirement” (which basically means she was in a mental coffin), then resurrected as a revenant and healed by a white-magic witch. (Phew.) Nothing but memories of her “retirement” is going to scare this girl.
5. Any pranksters in this story? What Halloween pranks might they pull? –
LISA: Bartley who works on Colin’s farm would definitely pull pranks on the house staff. He might even figure out a way to rig his own headless horseman!
CHRIS: The villain is an evil prankster—at first, it appears that he’s a “phantom” that doesn’t really know any better. Any pranks he pulls would involve killing, because he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.
- If your main characters were going to a Halloween bash- what would they dress up as and why?–
LISA: I think Colin would go as a vampire and leave his fangs exposed since humans don’t believe in blood drinkers. Juliana would go as Mimi from La Boheme… She owns a flower shop and although Mimi made silk flowers, Juliana makes origami flowers sometimes.
CHRIS: Philippe Angier would be a pirate—he resembles one anyway, especially due to his roguish attitude. My heroine, Lilly, would dress as something that would make her blend since she doesn’t ever want to stand out; she’s got enemies on her tail.
7. Any Halloween type secrets about the characters in this book?–
LISA: Both Colin and Benedict can shape shift… Pretty Halloweeny!
CHRIS: Since Philippe can read Lilly, she doesn’t have any secrets that she’s kept from him. However, he does have some things in his past that will come out in future books… <G>
Other comments you want to add?
CHRIS: Happy Halloween, everyone!!!
Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
Chris Marie Green is the author of the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series from Ace Books and the Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire series from Roc, which features a fun-loving spirit from the 80s. She tries her best to avoid international incidents whenever she takes a break from her first love, writing, and cheats on it with her other true love—traveling. She has an alter ego named Christine Cody, who wrote the dark fantasy Bloodlands trilogy.