Legacy of Blood
Interview, Excerpt, and Giveaway!
Title: Legacy of BloodAuthor: J.L.
Morrison Vampire Series (#4)Genre: Urban
Fantasy/Paranormal RomancePublisher: Self
PublishedRelease Date: Feb
Available In: E~Book & PrintSynopsis:
Morrison begged for death. Fortunately,
someone didn't listen.
Skye awakens to
discover she has been irrevocably changed and the unprecedented circumstances
of her rebirth have now created a new threat to her very existence. Sired by
both the monster Amun and the vampire Archer Rhys, Skye must prove to the army
of An Dilis (The Faithful) whose essence is most dominant within her and that
she is not a danger to them or society.
The Faithful soon discover that she is unlike any vampire ever created before
as she struggles to adjust to her new life and the changes that come with it.
brush with death has made Skye realize that life is precious and she wastes no
time telling the one she loves how she feels about him.
But, Amun finds
out that someone interfered with Skye's transformation and the intrusion makes
him livid. He gives Skye 7 days to come
to him or he threatens to begin killing the ones she loves most.
Will Skye be
able to survive long enough to enjoy her new life now that Amun is hunting her
and everyone she loves?
About J.L. McCoy
J. L. McCoy resides in the beautifully weird city of Austin, Texas with her opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel and handsome husband Kenny. She has always been a passionate reader and enjoys watching movies, traveling, listening to heavy metal/classic rock/80s music, getting mani/pedis with her girls, and singing karaoke. She loves body art and is hopelessly addicted to Sonic’s ice and Route 44 un-sweet raspberry iced tea.
Hi, J.L. I’m so glad you could join me today. I know your fans are eager to learn a little bit about you. For starters, can you share with us what the J and the L stand for?
Thank you so much for having me! I’m really excited to be here. The J and L are the initials of my first and middle name. Everyone just calls me Jenn.
1. How did you decide what genre you wanted to write?
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy was just a natural choice for me. It’s my favorite genre to read so I knew I’d enjoy writing it.
2. Is there anything unique about the setting for your new book?
Well, the story takes place in Austin, Texas and anyone who has been to Austin knows it’s a pretty unique city (not to mention the Live Music Capital of the world). We pride ourselves on our weirdness.
3. Speaking of weirdness, and many people who don’t write sometimes think we are weird about this but do your characters seem real to you? Can you relate to their story in any way that you would like to share with your fans?
My characters are very real to me. Skye Morrison is a part of me and I think that’s why her story is so easy to write. I think the thing I relate most with is Skye’s constant struggle to please everyone in her life. Skye tries her hardest to be the person each of her friends need and sometimes it just leads to disappointment. We are perfectly imperfect creatures.
4. Do your characters remind you of any one in particular?
I can’t say that they do. My characters are unique to themselves.
5. Does you heroine have any of yourself in her? If so, what features are those?
There is quite a bit of my personality in Skye’s character. We are both fiercely loyal and protective of those we love, sassy, and we have the mouth of a sailor when we are angry.
6. I’ll try to remember not to make you mad. J Do your characters change throughout the course of the story?
Yes. My main character Skye grows and evolves as her story continues. She learns a lot about herself and how to deal with the issues she’s struggled with for most of her human life.
7. Was any part of the book difficult to write or make you feel uncomfortable?
I am not great at writing sex scenes. I blush every time.
8. Understandable. Was there any particular song or song track that inspired Legacy of Blood?
There were a few songs that were instrumental in Legacy of Blood’s creation. (Never Gonna Give You Up and These Days by The Black Keys, Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, plus many more) I discuss it in the back of the book and also provide a full track list.
9. Legacy of Blood has a gorgeous cover. Can you share your designer with us and how you chose the picture?
Thank you! I’m totally in love with the cover myself and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The photo was quite easy to pick. Of all the shots we took of the model in that position, that one was the best. The look on her face really says it all. The cover was designed by Omar Rodriguez V. Digital Art. Omar does phenomenal work and has done covers 2-4 of the SMVS. Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/OmarRodriguezV.Art?fref=ts
10. When you write, are you a plotter or a panster?
I’m a bit of both actually. I plot the big events of a book but let the story flow naturally in between.
11. How long did it take you to write Legacy of Blood?
About 2 months.
12. What’s in store for the future? Any other books in the works?
I’m currently working on the 5th book in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series and I also have a side book I’m working on. It’s a contemporary romance novel.
13. Can you describe your writing workspace?
Colorful and a bit cluttered. ;)
White or Red Wine?
Totally depends on my mood, but mostly white or blushes.
Favorite Ice Cream?
Favorite place to read?
Curled up in bed
Thank you, Jenn, for sharing about your book and sharing some of your secrets with us today. It was a pleasure to have you here today.
It was fun! Thanks again!
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Praise for Legacy of Blood
"[Legacy of Blood] left me breathless and wanting more." -NarlyNut's Book Lovers and Reviews
"J.L. McCoy takes us on a continued ride of intense, enthralling, page turning fascination."(praise for The Original Sin) -NarlyNut's Book Lovers and Reviews
"And I can't wait to sink my fangs into the next book, to see what the hell is going on with Skye. Once again I give this book Five GOTHIC stars!!!" (praise for The Original Sin) -CYNTHIA SHEPP BOOK REVIEWS & EDITING
"This series floored me! I was sucked in (pun intended) from the very beginning." -Bex 'N' Books