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I have just interviewed the exciting and talented new author L J Bush, read on...
Title: The Double Edged Sword
Author: Lorraine Jean Bush
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Link Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008S0HF9I
Link Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008S0HF9I
Can you tell me something about yourself?
I guess it’s hard to describe yourself to others but here goes. I don’t have any friends only my sister, my book gives a lot away about me and my habits bad as well as good. I love small rodents and have had them as pets since I was small, in fact they have grown in size as I have LOL, mice, then rats now ferrets; People think I’m strange but I gave up a long time ago caring what others think. I like playing my guitar and singing. I keep myself busy and I do what I want. A solitary life maybe; but I got used to that a long time ago. On a lighter note I have a wicked sense of humour but not always appreciated!
What inspired you to write?
My feelings. It started off as a release and just grew.
Who are your favourite authors?
Hmm I have loads; Thomas Harris; Stephen King; James Herbert; James Patterson; to name just a few and I loved The lovely Bones by Alice sebold.
Can you tell me something about your latest book?
The Double Edged Sword is based around mine and my sister’s childhood I just took it from there. It says a lot about me, that I would rather live in my make believe world with Vampires than in this real world. I guess it’s my escape. There are going to be 3 books in this series; I am currently writing the sequel called A Leap of Faith which picks up where this story ends. The Double Edged Sword is a Dark fantasy with a hint of romance and a bit of good old slaughter thrown in for good measure.
Wow! So how long did it take you to write it?
It took about 5 months to actually write it. Then the real work starts J
Can you tell us something about the writing process, do you have a set time for writing, did you do any research or anything else of interest that was involved?
I did do research about one particular Vampire in my book but I can’t divulge which one cause it would give a part of the story away. I went on a Jack The Ripper tour around Whitechapel to gain more insight into his crimes. I visited a few of the areas around London where most of my book is based. The Jack the Ripper tour was awesome and I may go again on Halloween night. I did used to write for 2 hours a day and hopefully, I’m now going to get back into that.
What do you think readers will come away with when they have finished your book.
That’s a hard one; Probably a tinge of sadness for the main character but I hope a need to read the follow up.
Can you give us an interesting paragraph or two from the book:
As I walked through the mist laden streets, images of bygone days and of Jack The Ripper flooded my mind. It was eerie, and I got the same strange sense I was being followed.
I wondered how those women must have felt, walking through the dark cobbled streets in the mist alone, looking to make a quick buck. But what they found was more terrifying than they could ever have imagined in their wildest dreams. Had they been that desperate as to venture out alone? London had always had a seedy, dark reputation; and back then it was full of undesirables. It seemed everyone in Jack’s day would have been fair game.
I wondered if he felt the same disregard and hatred for humans as I did. Did he feel inside, that by ridding the human race of these down and outs, he was somehow doing the world a justice? I wondered why he had only picked women. If he was indeed a vampire, he could have overcome anyone. Maybe it was just his own personal taste; after all I preferred sucking the life out of men. But to me that’s what I called poetic justice.
Any other links of interest: www.ljbush.wordpress.com
Amazon UK : http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Double-Edged-Sword-ebook/dp/B008S0HF9I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347912764&sr=1-1Amazon USA : http://www.amazon.com/The-Double-Edged-Sword-ebook/dp/B008S0HF9I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347912884&sr=1-1&keywords=the+double+edged+sword