Published: November 29th, 2013
Francesca de Lorimar, the beautiful necromancer from Ravenswood Glen is called to Talus Hall to investigate a murder and exorcise the unruly poltergeists which nightly ravage the mansion. During her quest to unravel the truth, Francesca discovers scorching secrets about herself, her parents, and of power, as she stumbles headlong into first love and battles the ancient evil which stalks The Corvids.
Autumn, Winter… and it’s easy to presume the next titles. What is the significance of the volumes’ titles?
The series explores one year in The Corvids, through the eyes of four different young women, each within their own ‘season’, and all paranormally inclined.
Gypsies – people that have around them a mystic aura regardless where they live. From where it comes this fascination, myth about them?
I never intended to write about Gypsies, actually! They just ‘showed up’ in Autumn, and quickly became a focal point of the story. But yes, they definitely have an aura of mystique and magic about them! These are Gypsies that I have created, therefore any similarities that they bear to Gypsies in the ‘real world’ are coincidental.
Secrets, murders, magic, ancient mistakes and love… but the Goodreads readers say blunt: “Fantasy, Paranormal”. Can you, please, classify for us the Corvids series (with a bit of argumentation)?
The Corvids series is a fantasy series because I’ve created my own world. It’s paranormal because it deals with magic, and therefore the invisible realm features prominently. It’s ultimately a murder mystery/coming of age tale, however, as each heroine in the series must deal with the ancient evil stalking The Corvids, while learning about her past/self-identification, and the experience and expression of first love.
There is a best proportion between suspense and romance in a Romantic Suspense novel and how this “parts” influences (or should influences) each other?
Romance & suspense go hand in hand in my books! Winter thrusts Francesca into a perilous environment where she must not only keep herself safe, but those she loves as well. Her ability to acknowledge her feelings comes into play as she searches for clues to reveal the murdered woman’s killer. The shadow of murder plays nicely against the light of love.
How the actor sees the writer’s work and how the writer saw actor’s performance?
Not entirely certain how to answer this question, but I will reference my past career as a talent agent! Actors derive their performance from a script. (Unless they are doing improv.) So actors see the script as the totality of what they must breathe life into. A writer watching an actor’s performance of their own work, is a completely different beast. I’ve yet to see my work upon the screen, so I will have to let you know how that feels at a later date, lol!
About the author:
Shortly after college, she attended the Vancouver Film School to learn the finer points of screenwriting. This study culminated in the writing of a few feature length scripts and an overwhelmingly potent desire to move from Canada to Hollywood. Once ensconced in East Hollywood however, creative inspiration lured Lisa Ann away from screenwriting and returned her to her original writing intentions: to be a novelist. In three months, Lisa Ann had completed her first novel, I Raid, and there has been no cessation of her novel writing ever since.
Moving back to Canada, she spent many years working as a talent agent in Vancouver before retiring from the film industry to focus on writing full-time. Lisa Ann derives great personal satisfaction by delivering her characters through the twisting arcs and unexpected tribulations of their imaginary lives. She strives to keep her readers on edge while enjoying the suspense and surprise of their literary journey. She resides in picturesque Vancouver, BC, Canada where she is happily nestled in between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain range.