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Monday, September 24, 2012

The Road to Hell series welcomes author Lindsay Anne Kendal


Please welcome Author Lindsay Anne Kendal onto the Road to Hell. Lindsay is the author of the Bloodlines Trilogy. Other books written by Lindsay are Torment and Leticia.

Now, it’s time to create a little hell and get to the good stuff by revealing all of Lindsay’s wicked secrets while on the Road to Hell. LOL  Yeah, you wish! ;-D 

Grab your favorite drink, sink your teeth into something decadent, sit back, relax and enjoy getting to know Lindsay…

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GRACEN:  Tell me three things about yourself that we cannot find on the internet or in your bio?

LINDSAY: Oh that’s hard because I’m so open. Let me think, I have an obsession with Tattoos, I can’t walk into a clothes shop and not walk out with new lingerie. I have far too much, but hey it’s gorgeous. I check Ann Summers regularly to look at the new toys lol.

GRACEN: What hobbies and interests do you participate in when you’re not writing?

LINDSAY: I love photography and spending time with my 14 month old niece. Doing both together is fantastic. We go out to some beautiful locations. My sister comes along too. It’s very relaxing.


GRACEN: Do you have any writing quirks or certain things you MUST have or do before beginning the writing process?

LINDSAY: Oh yes! There must be chocolate, Pepsi Max and access to tea at all times. Also, my Ipod goes in my ears and doesn’t come back out.


GRACEN: If you were plotting to take over the world, how would you do it?

LINDSAY: Conjure up a few demons and have them help me. It would be join me or meet your demise mwahahahaha. Plus, I would love to see people’s faces if a big scary demon dude walked up to them.


GRACEN: If you could make one statement that the entire planet would hear and remember, what would it be?

LINDSAY: Love yourself for who you are, not what people want you to be. Natural and honest is true beauty.


GRACEN:  What genre do you write and why that genre?

LINDSAY: I write Urban fantasy/romance/horror. It’s the only thing that truly interests me and hold my attention. I love being able to escape everyday life and enter a world of fantasy. I would love my readers to be able to do the same. You can have so much fun with these genres, you don’t have to follow set rules or patterns. The possibilities are endless.


GRACEN: For those who are not yet familiar with Lindsay, can you please give us some details about the book and/or series?

LINDSAY: Of course, Bloodlines is the first in a trilogy of novels and follows Keira, a young woman in her twenties who is heir to an awesome power. After the death of her beloved grandfather, Keira starts to experience strange dreams, hears voices calling to her while she is awake. She learns her family was one of five bloodlines and sets off in search of the others. What she finds turns her world upside down and everything she believed impossible, became part of her everyday life. Keira learns more about her lineage and then… things get interesting. 

The story is full of twists and turns, it’s very dark and puts a new twist on all things stereotypically classed as good and evil.



GRACEN:  Do you have any new stories in the works and can you tell us a bit about it/them?

LINDSAY: I’m just finishing off the last book of my trilogy, Revelations and the second part of my newly released series Leticia which is a paranormal romance. I have a secret project I’m working on, it’s definitely going to be an adult book and is multi genre, Urban Fantasy/Crime/suspense and its bringing back some classic demons that don’t seem to have been written about for a long time.  I can’t tell you anything else because, well, it’s a secret lol.


GRACEN: What, in your opinion, makes your story unique and what makes it stand out from other stories in your genre?

LINDSAY: I would have to say, the storyline itself. It’s something different to what’s out there at the moment. It turns things on their head and has people thinking… shouldn’t that be evil… how can that be…. Nah that’s not right…. BUT, what if?
A lot of the characters are also unique, they appear in certain religions and they have very interesting backgrounds.
I do have messages hidden in the books, especially in Torment. A lot of people have picked up on it and it caused quite the discussion on rather large blog site last year. But I don’t want to say what it is, I want to see if people pick up on it.

GRACEN: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research?

LINDSAY: Faced off with an entity in the middle of Saddleworth Moors. I have a strong sixth sense and I can see and hear things others can’t. While I love being like this, when you get an evil son of bitch trying to attack you and you are the only one that can see it. It’s not to good. However, I don’t frighten easy and I go back to the places I know are haunted, I love that feeling when all the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. If you experience things like this, it makes it a lot easier to write. Also, what better inspiration can you get when you write in the paranormal genre?

GRACEN: Of all your books, which character did you have the most fun creating and why?

LINDSAY: Eligos. He’s based on some religious and mythical, for lack of a better word, facts. But I also put my own twist on him. I had to read into demonology which was good fun, I’ve always been interested in the darker side of this and some of the texts I read we’re mind blowing.

GRACEN: If you had the opportunity to meet just one of your characters in real life, who would it be and why?

LINDSAY: Again that would have to be Eligos. Just to meet a real demon would be awesome. Plus he’s so old. Can you imagine the things something that age would have seen and experienced. I love history, so I’d have to tie him to a chair and make him tell everything he possibly could. I’d never get bored.

GRACEN: Which of your characters would you never want to meet under any circumstance and why?

LINDSAY: That would be Marimay. Simply because she is a nasty piece of work and if she did to me what she does to my character Keira, the bitch would have to die!

GRACEN:  If you were interviewing yourself, what is the one question you would ask yourself and please give us the answer to that question?

LINDSAY: Err that’s a good question isn’t it! I would ask myself if I’m really as dark as I make out?  The answer to that is yes, but I do go a darker. Anything paranormal, evil, sinister, even the dark arts, black magic; they all fascinate me and I’m crazy enough to play with it all. The darker the better. If I were a fictional character I would be soooo evil lol.


GRACEN:  Thanks so much for joining us, LINDSAY!  It’s been a treat getting to know you better! 

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BLURB: Bloodlines.

Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family.

Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather's last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more.

Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira's future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable.

Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the genre on tenterhooks waiting for the next installment of this gripping and hell-raising tale.

EXCERPT: 

I sat on the steps of the front porch with another cup of coffee. I had so many unanswered questions and they were driving me insane.
“So many questions,” I heard an unfamiliar male voice say.
When I turned around nobody was there.
“Hello,” I shouted as I got up and looked around the sides of the house, but there was no reply.
I thought I’d imagined it until I turned to face the porch again. He was sitting on the step close to where I had just been, looking out towards the gardens. I froze on the spot.
“Who are you?” I asked warily.
“Don’t be afraid,” he said.
“I’m not.”
“Then why don’t you come and sit down?” He quizzed, still staring ahead of him. “Or would you prefer to stand there like a statue?”
I slowly made my way to the steps and sat across from him. Finally he turned to look at me. I nearly choked on the air. He took my breath away – he was even more beautiful in the daylight. His eyes weren’t the bright red they had been last night. Instead they were an intense dark blue, like deep-blue sapphires. His skin was pale and without a single blemish. His perfect black hair was shorter than it had looked in the dark – it went to just below his chin, parts of it spiking outwards a little, with half a fringe, quite long, falling lightly over his left eye and cheek. He looked young too, only a little older than me, dressed in dark-blue jeans, a black shirt and black-leather steel-toecap boots.
“Who are you?” I eventually asked again.
“A friend,” he said before turning away from me.
“Why were you here last night?”
“Hmm, inquisitive, aren’t we?”
“If you haven’t come to tell me anything, then why are you here?”
“I wanted to meet you.”
“Why?”
“Questions, questions and more questions. Can you actually hold a conversation with someone without asking them questions?” He asked sarcastically.
“I can if I actually want to speak to the person,” I replied coldly.
“Well, all you had to do was tell me to leave,” he said, standing up.
“Wait!”
“I thought you didn’t want to talk.”
“At least tell me your name,” I said.
“Ha, I’ve got a better idea,” he grinned, taking off a silver ring. “You tell me,” he dropped the ring into my hand and walked down the steps. “When you find the answers you’re looking for, call my name,” he said, turning to face me. “And don’t lose that ring; I want it back.”
He smirked at me for a moment before fading away in front of me. It was as though he had dissolved into thin air. I stood up and walked into the house with the ring. I sat at the kitchen counter studying it for a moment. It was big and heavy, with a circular display. Carved into the silver was a picture or symbol of some sort. It looked like a rectangular box, only the lid was an arrow pointing east. Spiraling along the arrow was what seemed to be the carving of a snake, and, at the bottom of the box, five circles put together to form a ‘plus’ symbol. There were no words or numbers anywhere, just the carving.
“What am I supposed to do with this?” I said out loud, as though he could hear me.
Then it dawned on me. He was a demon, and what do almost all demons have? – A seal. I put the ring in my pocket and grabbed my car keys.





Torment Blurb
Keira has been through Hell, literally..... But now she's back, and stronger than ever!
In this second gripping installment of the Bloodlines trilogy Keira and her friends - Lily, Lucian, Tyler, Jake and Danny - continue to try and understand their elemental powers, and protect themselves from their enemies, whose ultimate goal is to destroy them.
This time, the stakes are higher - what seems to be a demon rebellion has broken out in hell and the Earth is plunged into chaos. Their problem is, no one - not even Lucifer himself - knows who the rebel leader is.
It seems only Keira, her frightened but determined friends, and a new ally - a demon named Eligos - can find out who this person or thing is, why they are suddenly causing so much bloodshed, pain and upset for everyone, and destroy them.

Leticia Blurb.

Leticia has a dark secret, and somebody somewhere knows what it is.
After being tormented and brutally attacked, it becomes obvious they want her dead. A mysterious group come to her aid. They want to fight by her side and help her win the war someone has declared on her. Together, they present a force to be reckoned with.
Love, loss and longing put strains on the alliance. Not only must they fight their enemies, but their own fears and desires.
Leticia must also face a harsh reality. If she wants a happy future, she must first confront her past.

Amazon Links
Bloodlines

Torment

Leticia





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5 comments:

Amanda W. said...

The books sound awesome, and if you are finishing up the third in the trilogy I guess I need to get my hiney in gear and start reading them!

Marie Lisk said...

All I can say is WOW to the third!!!! This is definatly going to the front of the TBR list. Thanks for the great giveaways. Marie melisk1966@yahoo.com

Chrisbails said...

I am a lover of tattoos, on other people. I am too chicken to get my own. I see that you are also a lover, do you have any and if you do what and where are they?
You are a new author for me. Love the look of this book, definately going to have to check out previous books. thanks for the chance to win.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Lindsay Anne Kendal said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Chris, yes I do have tattoos. I have four at present and I have ideas for a couple more. I have genuine demon seal tattoo on my left shoulder blade. The seal belongs to the demon Eligos. I have a heartagram on my lower back just over my spine, with a song title written underneath. 'Heartache Every Moment'. I also have another song title on my right hip 'Kiss of Dawn'.

There will be more added next year, fingers crossed.

Lindsay :)

Amanda Collins said...

At what age did you start having your 6th sense? My daughters were about 3when they started talking about seeing grandpa ghost (my dad). Thank you for the give away