Lindsey Gray Interview – Revisited Blog Tour Stop
About the Author
Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. Those words led her to The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House and the rest, as they say, is history. Revisited, her third full-length novel, is the second in The Redemption Series, and she has no plans to slow her creations down any time soon. A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading on her new e-reader, and making life interesting at each and every turn.
When did you first decide you wanted to write?
When I was about 12 years old I had to do a journal for school. I didn’t think my day-to-day life was very interesting so I asked my teachers if I could write stories. They agreed and I filled notebook after notebook with short stories. I even got ambitious enough to type out my first novel-like story on my parent’s computer. I still have the 100 or more typed pages in a folder preserved in my basement. For years I kept on filling notebooks, but in 2008 I sat down and decided I really wanted to make a go of it. The rest is history.
Did you get nervous the first time you put your work out there?
I was very nervous. I had been in my own little writing world for so long, but I never really shared it with anyone. I spent a lot of time getting my fair share of rejection, but when I finally found The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House it was like coming home. My perfect fit. I am very blessed to work with such amazing people and continue to do something I love.
What is your favorite genre to write?
Right now, I have found my place in the Paranormal/Supernatural genre. It gives me a lot of room to be creative and make up some of my own rules. I do like writing Romance, but I feel more creative while writing about vampires, angels, and demons.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I am a Romance junkie. I do seem to find an interest in the farthest fetched stories. I also love a good Paranormal book, the stranger the better.
Is there something you want to write about, that you haven’t yet?
I’ve always loved the Mystery/Crime novels and would like to try my hand at it if I ever have time.
What is one silly fact about you?
I have an irrational hatred for American actor, Kevin Bacon. I can’t pinpoint why I don’t like him and that is definitely the silly part about it. I just can’t stand anything about him. Sorry, Kevin.
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?
The character that has the biggest place in my heart is Abe North from The Redemption Series. I’ve always known what I wanted to do with him and his situation at times breaks my heart, I just want to hug him. Plus, he has a wicked sense of humor that hasn’t shown itself fully, but will before everything is said and done.
Does that reflect anyone you know?
There is just a smidge of me in Abe. That maybe why he’s my favorite.
Spaghetti or Lasagna and why?
Lasagna, but not in the traditional way. About a year ago I developed an allergy to wheat and flour, so no pasta for this girl. My mother found a lasagna recipe with corn tortillas instead of lasagna noodles. It kind of defeats the purpose, but I get my Italian fix that way.
How do you feel about Vampires?
Depends on which version of vampires you’re talking about. The vampires in “From Dusk Till Dawn” scare the hell out of me. I don’t like the version of vampires that are viciously violent. I want my vamps with power, but the ability to control their bloodlust to an extent. They can kick ass and take names without creating a bloodbath.
What is your favorite type of candy?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Who ever thought of putting chocolate and peanut butter together was a genius.
You are going on a picnic with a character from any novel who would it be, and what would you bring?
The Cat in the Hat. It wouldn’t matter what I bring, just him bringing himself is bound to create an interesting afternoon.
Anything you want to say the aspiring writers reading the blog?
Write because you love it. Don’t ever force it. Enjoy the time you spend letting your creativity flow.
Books by Lindsey Gray
How do you say goodbye to the love of your life when you are only twelve years old? Finn O’Malley and Lucy Butler had to figure out how to do just that as Finn left his home in Clarkstown, New York for Two Roads School of Music in California. Being a young talented musician, Finn thought it best for his future but wasn’t sure about leaving Lucy behind.
Lily is one of only three vampires in known existence. After falling in love with a human, sexy and talented musician Ian, she realizes their love is putting him in mortal danger. She flees from her life in Boston to the solace of her frozen waste land.
As the Redemption series continues, in Revisited everyone’s path leads into one.
Lily Edwards, the last remaining female vampire, is facing a daunting task. She has to find Liam Caldwell, the vampire she was forced to create, and change him back to his human state.
But Lily’s task will not be an easy one as fellow remaining vampires, Filipp and Debir, have been secretly plotting her demise for decades and were the ones responsible for Liam being turned.
While Liam is grateful for Filipp and Debir’s guidance during his transformation into the vampire he felt destined to be, he’s having second thoughts as he learns their whole plan is not what it seems. A handpicked army of humans waits for Liam to change them into vampires at Filipp’s instruction. Adding to the mix is Valentina Pavel, the last member of a Romanian witch coven, who brings forth new challenges of her own. Together, they all have Liam doing the unthinkable, pleading for a way out.
Lily’s adopted daughter, Becca, is also preoccupied with a few dilemmas of her own. Discovering that the angel, Sam Fleming, is her biological father presents her with a choice to accept the powers of her birthright, or continue her human existence. She must find the answer while continuing to fight the feelings she has for fellow angel, Abe North, and her missing new love, Ian Holt.
Ian’s world has been turned upside down now that the body-stealing demon, Gideon, is controlling him. Ian struggles as Gideon’s decisions cause them both mental and physical pain. The only thing they agree on is their insatiable need to be with Becca at all costs.
Friends-now-turned-enemies struggle for their eternity, while enemies-turned-friends fight side by side. Will Lily’s past give her the answers she needs to reach the future?
I have both Redemption and Revisited and will review them both on Self Publish or Die Reviews
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