We’re thrilled to have here today Lorna Dale from Krystal Lawrence’s suspense / horror novel, Risen II: The Progeny. She is coming to us all the way from the great town of Alder Lake. It is a pleasure to have her with us today at The Literary Nook!
Thank you so for this interview, Lorna. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
Well, I am only seven years old and just recently discovered I was a vampire. So, I think that I should be allowed some margin for error for any blood I may or may not have spilled. I really am a good kid. Just don’t follow me into the park late at night. That might tarnish your view of me a little.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
My charm and my adorable glowing eyes.
Do the fangs count as a trait?
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Sure…anyone with a beating heart and a vein in their neck.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
When I accidentally killed someone. You just don’t know how people are going to react to that. Especially when your dad is a police man.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
My first victim. Why? Well, she sort of ended up dead.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
I think it turned out very well. I’m not sure if my mom would agree with me though...
What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it?
Keep the cliff-hanger endings coming. They ensure my survival.
Thank you for this interview. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
That’s up to Krystal, but I know she’s thinking about it…
About the Author:
Krystal Lawrence was born and raised in Southern California, where she was a child actress. In her late teens and early twenties she redirected her creative energy into radio, and hosted a successful talk show in Las Vegas for many years. She is the author of two previous books and numerous short stories. She now lives in Seattle where she is working on her fourth novel, PHONE CALL FROM HELL.
Her latest book is the horror/suspense, Risen II.
For More Information
- Visit Krystal Lawrence’s website.
- Connect with Krystal on Facebook and Twitter.
- Find out more about Krystal at Goodreads.
About the Book:
Producers take note! Francis Barclay is back and he’s ready for prime time.
Fans of horror/suspense masters Stephen King and Dean Koontz are sure to delight in the return of Francis Barclay, the vengeful and bloodthirsty vampire resurrected from the dead after 200 years, in RISEN, by the “Mistress of Macabre,” Krystal Lawrence. Barclay, cremated at the end of RISEN, has once again returned from the ashes -- and this time he’s not alone!
In Lawrence’s riveting sequel, RISEN II: THE PROGENY, Barclay is working his slow and agonizing way back to Alder Lake, determined to save the child he accidentally sired.
RISEN began the tale of Francis Barclay’s return to Alder Lake to avenge the centuries old murder of his family. In this spellbinding sequel, Barclay is determined to save his progeny. When last we left Alder Lake, seven year-old Lorna was waiting patiently by the window for her blood-father’s return. Her wait is now over. She has inherited Francis Barclay’s luminous glowing eyes as well as his taste for blood.
Alder Lake is once again plagued by murder. Only this time, the suspect will surprise everyone!
The “Risen” books may remind readers of the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVELS by Charlaine Harris or Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT series, but Lawrence reaches farther back for inspiration in the undead genre. She calls her novels “vampires for grownups,” in the manner of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, the most famous bloodsucker of them all.
The main similarity of the RISEN novels to Harris’ and Meyer’s books lies in their rich potential to be adapted into the kind of theatrical or television films that can’t miss in attracting hordes of dedicated fans.