UGR: Hi Linda and welcome to Urban Girl Reader! First of all congrats on the release of SINS OF THE LOST, the 3RD book in your Grigori Legacy series! Please tell us a little bit about the series.
Linda: Thank you so much for hosting me today, Sherri…I’m thrilled to be here! The Grigori Legacy series is a dark urban fantasy series sent in Toronto, Canada, where a homicide detective becomes embroiled in the war between Heaven and Hell. It’s part police procedural, part paranormal, and according to one of my reviewers, has one of the creepiest murder scenes he’s ever written. 😉 I think the best description for it is a supernatural thriller with a strong romantic element. And if you like the Supernatural television series, it will be right up your alley!
UGR: The Grigori Legacy takes an interesting twist from the classic angel mythos. What was your inspiration//reasoning for this departure?
Linda: I made several twists on the classic mythos, I think…one of the biggest was making God (called the One in the series) a female. Part of my reasoning came from my own interest in the Earth religions that worship a goddess instead of/in addition to a god, and part of it came from sheer writerly contrariness. It hadn’t been done before (in anything I’d read) and I wanted to see where I could take it. It’s turned out to be quite a ride!
UGR: So let’s start out with the good stuff and talk about the guys: Seth and Aramael. What makes each/either of them the perfect match for Alex and why? What can we look forward to SINS OF THE LOST in regards to this threesome?
Linda: Oh, the guys. *sighs dreamily* They are both so powerful—not just physically, but in sheer presence. But honestly, I know too much to be speculating on who is/isn’t best for Alex…my answer would be a major spoiler, lol. Suffice it to say there will be a resolution to the guy issue in Sins of the Lost. 😉
UGR: What are three words that would best describe Aramael? Seth? Alex?
Linda: Oh, wow…how can I describe just complicated characters in just three words? Each of them has so much going on. If I have to choose just three, however…Aramael is honorable and complex and passionate; Seth is dark, intense, and conflicted; and Alex…oh, Alex. So strong, so loyal, and so very, very stubborn.
UGR: If you had to pick a theme song for this book, what song would you say best describes SINS OF THE LOST?
Linda: No More Heroes, by Slash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FAsmtgZTfE)
UGR: What upcoming projects are you working on and when can your fans expect to look for them?
Linda: I’m working on the fourth and final book in the Grigori Legacy series, tentatively titled Sins of the Warrior. I can’t give an expected date just yet, I’m afraid, but I would like to aim for next October if possible. I love fall launches!
UGR: If you were a supernatural creature, what would you like to be?
Linda: Totally an angel. (You expected otherwise?) 😉
UGR: Hardcover, paperback or ebooks?
Linda: Paperback…though I’m learning to love ebooks, too.
UGR: Bookmark or dog ear page turner?
UGR: Early bird or night owl?
Linda: Total early bird. I’m dead by 10 at night and up at 5:30 in the morning.
UGR: Coffee or tea?
UGR: Chocolate or vanilla?
Linda: Ohh…that’s actually a hard one. If we’re talking ice cream, though, vanilla.
UGR: Plotter or pantser?
Linda: Plantser (I fall square in the middle of the two)
Sins of the Lost
Series: Grigori Legacy #3
Publisher: Penguin Group
Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Paperback and Ebook, 358 pages
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.
Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.
With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic – leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.
Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon
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