Ms. Loraine’s latest book is part of a new series, though: The Collier series.
Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there is a force pulling her towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.
Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.
I “met” Elizabeth through our mutual acquaintance Bertena Varney. She was kind enough to answer these questions for me.
Can you say how your main character first occurred to you and how he or she evolved from that first spark to a full character?
Abbi is a character that had to have strength that she never knew she had. She has always let others make decisions for her, but finds that she can decide to take her life back. She evolves because she is thrust into a life that she never fathomed.
Did you choose your subject, or did your subject choose you?
I have always wanted to write a novel using past lives. I had the same dream over and over again as a child so it was natural for me to draw upon that to write this fantasy novel.
How do you work?
I am a pantser not a plotter, once I have an idea I do the research needed and then I just start to write.
Are you involved with email lists and/or social media? Why or why not?
No lists. I have my Facebook pages and I love talking to people about everything on it. I have a Twitter account, but I don’t use it that often.
If you could have an evening with one fictional character, your own or someone else’s, who would it be and why?
I would love to be invited to one of the royal parties that Katrina and the other Protectors attend in my vampire series, Royal Blood Chronicles. That would be fun!
Thanks, Elizabeth! Please visit Elizabeth’s web site for an excerpt from KATRINA and for buy links to her Royal Blood books.
WRITING PROMPT: What are the drawbacks of being made a vampire or otherwise unchanging as an adolescent?