Today I’m thrilled to welcome over Lacey Edward, author of Remembering Raven: Allegra, Remembering Raven, Book 3.
Genre: Paranormal romance/suspense
Publisher: Asselin Group Online Publisher
Date of Publication: May 22, 2015
Word Count: 20,000
Raven LeClaire is starting to move past the two horrible murders that have targeted her Tarot reading clients. Although she has vowed to stay actively involved with solving these highly puzzling deaths, she is finally allowing herself to get closer to the handsome Viktor Thorssen. The two of them feel the centuries old connection between them and have given into everything that sort of bond brings with it.
Raven’s best friend and business partner, Allegra Canelle, has been acting like a school girl since she has met the elusive and mysterious Philippe. Because of her relationship with him, Allegra has been shirking all of her responsibilities including holding up her end of things at The Little Shop of Secrets. She agrees to sell her half of the shop to Raven so that she can be free to spend more time with Philippe.
Raven is finally beginning to be truly happy in life. She has a thriving business that she can now call her own. Viktor and she had a relationship filled with both undying love and passion. Not only that, but she has recalled much of their previous life together in the 14th century.
Not everything is happy, though. She has seen danger ahead for Allegra as well as a new Tarot client and neither of the women will listen to her. When tragedy does strike seemingly without warning, Viktor makes a decision that will change the lives of all of them. Believing that he is doing the right thing, he is not fully prepared for the reaction that he gets from Raven.
Whatever else may happen, however, Viktor is determined not to lose the love of his life – his soul mate – ever again. No matter what it takes to keep them together, he will do it.
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What inspired you to write this book?
I have always loved writing about vampires. My first short story in middle school was my interpretation of a Barnabas Collins story. Now, there are many books written in the paranormal genre. I recently went to a Tarot card reading with my sister-in-law and that’s what gave me the idea for Raven, the main character in the series, who is a psychic who reads Tarot cards.
How did you come up with the title?
The main character, Raven, is reincarnated and meets her husband from a previous life. Over the course of the first few books, she slowly starts to remember their past life together. In the prequel, we find out how their previous life ended. So, I thought that the title Remembering Raven was a great choice, as she is remembering the “old Raven”. But, I also wanted to make the title of each book also about the victim in each book. So, each book is titled, Remembering Raven and then also the name of the victim.
What made you choose the main setting for your book?
New Orleans has always had a reputation for its paranormal culture. I just felt it would be the perfect setting for Raven and Viktor’s love story.
If you could spend an hour in real life with one of your characters, who would it be and why?
Actually, I would love to spend some time with Darian. He is the guy who works with Raven and Allegra in The Little Shop of Secrets in New Orleans. He is a character who I still feel has a story to tell. Maybe we’ll see another Raven book in the future, but this one will feature Darian!
Tell us a little bit about the conflict in your story.
If you had to sell your book based on one run of dialogue (start quote to end quote), which would it be?
Tell us about your book cover and how it relates to your story.
I LOVE the book covers in this series! I started by having an artist do a rendering of how I envisioned The Little Shop of Secrets would look. He did a fantastic job! Once the shop graphic was done, I found graphics that personified each of the victims in the books and added them. Finally, the cover designer and I found a fantastic font that looks very “vampirish” and used it for the title and the author’s name. I was so happy with the finished product.
Are you currently working on another story? If so, we’d love some details.
Yes, I am! I’m actually working on a few projects – typical writer, I guess…
I am finalizing a series of short shifter stories. They have been fun to write. Also, I am in the editing process of a new YA paranormal stand-alone book about a young girl who finds out that she is a twin and her twin has the “vampire gene”. She travels to Italy and becomes deeply involved in the old vampire lore. Of course, she suspects all of her new friends are vampires!
Finally, I have started working on a new YA series about a young woman who finds out that she is a witch, descendant from a long line of powerful witches. Ultimately, it is a series of good versus evil. I am having a lot of fun with it!
It’s time to promo. What is your favorite marketing tool?
I have two new tools that I recently started using. The first is askdavid.com He offers a fantastic service where he tweets to his over 44,000 Twitter followers and then gives you four links to post your own tweets to his followers.
The second is a gig I just found on Fiverr that is a package deal. She posts your book to 10 Goodreads Listopia lists, 10 FB groups, a Twitter following and more. Lots of bang for your buck!
Are your book/books available in audio? In other languages? If so, give us more details about where we can get them and what languages they’re in.
I am in the process of having the Remembering Raven books published in audio – stay tuned!
What genre/genres do you prefer to write? Are there other genres you’d like to write in the future?
Right now, I prefer paranormal and YA fantasy and supernatural. I have so many ideas! Once I run out, I’d love to try thrillers or suspense novels.
“Surely, Viktor, you cannot argue that your wife is the fairest in the land,” Kol said with a flourish. “And that is why the lovely Raven will be mine.”
“Kol!” Allegra cried. “What is wrong with you?”
“Allegra, do be quiet,” he said. “Or I shall be forced to silence you.”
“Silence me?” she shouted.
Before any of them could take a breath, Kol leaped to his feet and snapped Allegra’s neck with his bare hands.
“I did tell her to be quiet,” he said as he pushed her body out of the chair.
“Raven, Raven, wake up, love,” a voice whispered urgently in her ear. “You are dreaming. Wake up, now.”
Raven drew in a quick, deep gasp of air and bolted upright in bed. She was simultaneously sweating and shivering. Viktor wrapped his arms around her and drew her to him.
“It is ok now, my love,” he said. “You were having quite a dream.”
“No,” she said.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean, it was not a dream,” she replied.
“Ah,” Viktor said. “So it was another memory?”
“Yes, and it was clearer and more frightening than any nightmare I’ve ever had.”
“Do you want to tell me about it?”
“Maybe,” Raven said. “I think I probably should. Allegra was in this one.”
“Yes, that is to be expected because she was a very close friend to you during that lifetime,” Viktor assured her.
“I know. But this was kind of awful, Viktor.”
“In what way, my love?” he asked.
“Well, she was killed,” Raven replied. “Right in front of us.”
Imperceptibly, Viktor’s body tensed. He tried to control it, but she picked up on it.
“What do you know about that?”
“I…I really do not know much,” he said. “What did you see happen?”
He listened intently as Raven recounted her dream/memory to him.
This is bad, he thought. At this rate, she will be remembering her own death without any help from me. I do not believe she is ready to handle that yet.
“Something keeps trying to break through,” she said. “I do have one question from this dream.”
“What is that, love?” he asked.
“I’m wondering about Allegra’s companion in the dream. The one who killed her,” she said. “Viktor, just who is Kol?”
About the Author
Lacey Edward was born and raised in Canada. She writes mainly paranormal romance fiction but enjoys throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure and to keep things interesting. Her first experience with vampires was the Barnabas Collins book she read in grade eight. She devoured it and never looked back – well, maybe over her shoulder once or twice.
Lacey lives in the country with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy skiing and sliding in the winter, swimming, golfing, and boating in the summer, and music all year long. Lacey also tries to keep up her mixed martial arts skills, just in case one of her unsavory characters comes to life…
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