That said, I find them fascinating creatures. Our culture seems obsessed with everything that touches on paranormal, and, hey, I’m right there. I LOVE a good ghost story or television show or movie. And I love to be scared (why is this?) So back to the vampire thing. I decided to write a book around a vampire cult.
I’d tossed the idea around for years, discussed it with my editor and just had it simmering on the back burner until the timing was right. Which just so happens turned out to be last year when I was thinking about a story for Kristi Bentz, one of my favorite characters. Kristi was first introduced in HOT BLOODED as New Orleans Detective Rick Bentz’s daughter. They had an interesting relationship from the get go and in the ensuing books of the New Orleans series, Kristi grew up. (It was always hard to keep her from stealing the show.)
So, years later, it’s time for her to have a story of her own and I thought, hey, what about that vampire idea? What if Kristi, after Hurricane Katrina, is at a cross-roads in her life? What if she wants to write a true crime novel and her father is absolutely against the idea? What if she, because of an injury in ALL SOULS has some kind of sixth sense and can see people in black and white just before they die? What if she sees her father’s death? What if she runs across a cult who worship vampires? What if coeds are going missing. What if . . . well, you get the picture.
I started putting ideas down and all those thoughts that had been rattling around in my head for years came together. I even had a natural for the hero when I thought back to her first boyfriend and how she’d dumped him. What if that kid had grown into a sexy man who just happens to become one of her professors.
You see, the opportunities seemed boundless. I had so many ideas I had to pare them all down and so, LOST SOULS was created.
You can read more about LOST SOULS or any of my other novels at www.lisajackson.com.
Lisa Jackson is hte author of the romantic suspense thriller novel, LOST SOULS. You can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com.
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