Thursday, June 4, 2009
I have a special guest today being interviewed by me and I hope that you enjoy reading the interview as much as I had doing it. J.K. Coi contacted me to review her latest novel in her Immortal series and in the process we scheduled an interview as well as a guest blog. So keep a look out for a book review of her 4th book in her Immortal series called Forever Immortal, which is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, June 16th by Linden Bay Romance. And also remember to come back here on Thursday, June 4th to read her guest blog about how she came to write Forever Immortal after writing the first three books in her Immortal series. Now onto the interview:
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Thanks so much for having me as a guest today, Phoebe! I’m so glad to be visiting. The fourth book in my Immortals series, Forever Immortal, is being released June 16th, and I was asked about how I arrived at the concept. Well, not a lot of people know that Forever Immortal was originally going to be book two of my series (and it probably would have ended up with a different name if things had gone that way). It sounds odd to go from being book 2 to book 4 doesn’t it?—especially when the hero of the story is the author’s favorite hero to date—but that’s exactly what happened. Gideon had made a strong appearance in My Immortal (book 1) as Amy’s twin brother, and I knew the basics of how his story was going to go almost from the very first line that I wrote with him in it. I even started writing the book and got a good chunk of it down on the page before I had to put it aside to write Immortal Kiss (book 2). The reason I put it down at that point was because I decided that Gideon really needed more time. Years in fact. For his story to work he had to be left to suffer a while longer—and in the meantime, Baron was nagging me for his tale to be told. Then, as I wrote that second book and the larger, overall plot lines that would tie all the books together gelled a little more, started to solidify and gain focus (have I mentioned I’m a horrible pantser**), I also realized that Gideon couldn’t be book 3 either. Alric’s story was going to have to come next in Dark Immortal. But by then, I was perfectly fine with that. I liked the idea of keeping Gideon to myself for a little while longer. After all, I still wanted to get to know his heroine, Lyssa. She was a tricky one to pin down, but such a strong, brave woman—and I guess she’d have to be to survive eight years in hell. So this particular book has been in the work-in-progress stage for almost two years, but it turned out to be perfect for the book and the series as a whole. if I had written the story I started so long ago, without having gone through the experiences and “Aha” moments that I had while writing the others, I don’t know that I would have the same series that I do now, or that I would feel as strongly compelled to keep writing until this tale is finished. This book, and the series as a whole, is so much stronger for having been allowed to evolve and grow and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it! Bio: J.K. Coi writes dark and edgy paranormal romance, where love is all consuming, the stakes are always high, and the immortals are to die for. She lives in Ontario with her amazingly supportive husband and son. She graduated university with a degree in history and in law, and has worked for many years in the legal field, with a current focus in litigation. Writing has always been an important part of her life, and when she leaves the office, she leaves it all behind to immerse herself in a world of fantasy—of demons and magic, fascinating warriors and the women strong enough to love them. Visit her at her website to find out more about her and her Immortal series as well as her other novels. Blurb: Forever becomes a lot more complicated when you’re immortal... Immortal Series, Book 4 Forever Immortal by J.K. CoiEight years ago, science and reason ruled Gideon Bennett’s life. Until the death of an Immortal triggered a physical transformation, forcing him out of the laboratory and into a world of violence for which he was ill prepared. Now a seasoned warrior, he is still haunted by his one massive failure—and the face of the woman he couldn’t save. Lyssa James wasn’t looking for trouble when she set out to enjoy a night on the town away from her dead-end job and obnoxious ex-boyfriend. Instead she got a first-class ticket to a demon hell dimension where she was trapped for eight long years. Now she’s finally escaped...only to run into the man who failed her. Neither of them are the same people they were eight years ago, but getting reacquainted is the least of their worries. One of the nastiest demons from the Abyss is on the loose, and it threatens not only their lives…but the future of humanity. You can purchase Forever Immortal, which comes out on Tuesday, June 16th by Linden Bay Romance, or her other previously published Immortal series books as well. You can find out more about her and her books at her website, you can also find her at her blog, MySpace and on Twitter. **"Pantser" means—someone who writes by the seat of their pants, as opposed to someone who plans every step of their book in advance.

3 comments:

  1. Cool. And I enjoyed the insight into writing series. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Phoebe and thanks so much for letting me blog with you! I've had a blast here this week!

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  3. Sheila, thanks for dropping by and I hope you'll give the books a try. :)

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