Author Interview with Lisa Kumar
Lisa, thanks for joining me. Congratulations on your upcoming release, Bound by the Mist!
Can you tell us about the story?
L: Thanks for having me on your blog, Casea! Bound by the Mist is my first full-length novel and is a fantasy romance. It weighs in around 97,000 words and was the first story I wrote. As such, it’s undergone extensive edits and revisions. I feared I’d never be done with those!
C: I know you’ve worked hard on this story and as a reader I enjoyed it so much.
L: Thanks! The basic storyline is this: When a human woman finds herself in a foreign dimension, she must struggle to discover the truth of her arrival, all the while falling in love with the Elvin prince who conspires to bind her to him.
Our heroine is played by Cal Warner, a down-to-earth college student who has a few secrets buried in her past. Of course, there has to be a handsome hero. That role is fulfilled by Relian, a somewhat reserved but supremely hot Elvin prince.
C: Looking back over all of the intimate moments you’ve created between characters, which scene would you most like to experience for yourself? What makes it so alluring?
L: There’s a waterfall scene that I love. This is where they experience a truly life-changing kiss that shows all the possible paths of their life.
C: Who doesn’t love a life-changing kiss? That’s what romance is all about, right? Which sub-genres of romance do you write in and why?
L: Fantasy romance because I love books that take me to foreign worlds and other dimensions.
C: What are you currently working on?
L: I’m working out a rough storyline for Maggie’s book. She is Cal’s friend from Bound by the Mist. Knowing Maggie, she’ll take everyone for a ride, as she’s quite the character.
C: You know I’m anxiously awaiting that story which I think will be a slam-dunk! I loved Maggie from the first book and in some scenes she really steals the show. Cal and Relian are sweet and romantic, but Maggie is a firecracker. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for her.
L:I’m so glad you loved Maggie. I wanted her and Cal to each be very different people–both lovable but in completely different ways. I think I succeeded.
Lol, it was a struggle to rein in Maggie at times. She is a scene stealer, with her sense of humor and fiery personality. And I hope her story will be as memorable as Relian and Cal’s. In some ways, I think it will be more so.
Do you have any writing quirks?
L: If I become truly stuck and the words won’t flow, I try writing in a notebook. Just the feel of a pen in my hand seems to break through that rut.
C: What gets you into the mood to write?
L: Music often lights a fire under me when nothing else will.
C: Any words of advice to aspiring authors?
L: Don’t give up, but do keep honing your craft.
C: And finally, is there anything you would like to share?
L: Yes, I’ll share the blurb from Bound by the Mist.
A magic that’s fading
Relian has lived a life that hasn’t changed in millennia, and he likes it that way. As Prince of the Erian people, he has his conscripted duties. And a human, even one as desirable as Cal, does not fit into them. But as the enemy darkindred knock on the borders and the magic of his people fades, he might just have to find room.
A love that’s binding
College Student Cal Weston spends a good portion of her time trying to keep people from thinking she’s crazy, including herself. And with good reason. But her carefully constructed reality is turned upside down when she discovers that Relian, the seductive Elvin prince who has been starring in her sensuous fantasies, isn’t merely a myth and his magical kingdom really exists. Now she’s bound to an elf and stuck in a land where no one, least of all Relian, is willing to spill any answers about the truth of her arrival.
Two people, two worlds meet in the mist
Even as love grows between them, can they lay aside their differences to embrace a life together?
Well, thanks for interviewing me, Casea!
You are welcome anytime!
Her published titles include: Captive (short fantasy romance); Through the Rabbit Hole (fantasy romance novella); Fey Marked (short fantasy romance); Santa for Christmas (short fantasy romance) All titles can be found at Amazon and B&N.