Welcome to The Romance Reviews, Christina!
Q: What’s your inspiration for Stranger Creatures series? What connects all the stories?
Hope, second chances, and the notion that people don’t have to be perfect to be deserving of love are ideas that I wanted to bring to the stories in the Stranger Creatures series. I created characters who had to find the strength to love and trust again. The stories are all connected by the existence of people who possess enhanced abilities such as the ability to shift into a predatory animal, sicken people with a touch, or have the capability of doing amazing and terrifying things using only the power of their minds.
Q: Tell us more about Grant, your hero in Bear’s Edge, Stranger Creatures #2. What made him into the shifter we meet in the book?
Grant lost the only people in his life he truly cared about in a tragic fire. Grant was hurt badly as well but the reason he didn’t die along with his friends and girlfriend was that two bear shifter brothers saved him by making him into a bear shifter. Grant spent a few years being less than thrilled to be alive. When we meet Grant, he is fighting his growing attraction to Shayla and not just because Shayla is his boss.
Q: What about Shayla? What happened in the bombing three years ago?
Shayla lived through a terrifying incident where she was injured by a bomb that exploded inside a crowded commuter van. It took just a few minutes for her life to change forever. Life doesn’t simply return to normal for her after she leaves the hospital. She hides and sulks for a while and then takes a long look at her job, her life, and her attitude. She finds the strength and determination to get back out into the world and go after what she wants.
Q: With an angry ex and a nosy reporter, Shayla’s life and business are on the line. What is a kickass moment for Shayla?
Shayla is pretty kickass in general. She survived a bombing and started her own business all while dealing with the aftereffects of the disaster she endured. There’s a particular skill set she possesses that she’s been afraid to use because she worries that using that particular talent will make her lose her humanity. When she’s confronted with a fight-or-die situation, Shayla makes the decision to embrace her talent.
Q: What draws you to write paranormal romance?
I love the idea of bending reality and I tend to write places and characters that are so much more than they seem at first glance.
Thanks for this lovely interview, Christina!
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
Top Ten List
Here’s Christina’s Top Ten Favorite Books (not in any particular order)
1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
2. Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4. Him by Sarina Bowen
5. Character, Driven by David Lubar
6. Vacant (Mindspace Investigations, #4) by Alex Hughes
7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
8. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
9. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
10. Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rumba, # 1) by Daniel Jose Elder
Other Books by Christina Lynn Lambert
Series: Stranger Creatures Book 1
Handsome lawyer Derrick looks exactly like the type of man that single mom Sydney needs to avoid, but everything is not as it seems in the town of Great Oaks, Virginia. Can Derrick show Sydney that she can count on him? Will an unhinged stalker ruin everything?
Buy Links: Available on Amazon.com
A fresh look at love, acceptance and self-forgiveness! This is a tale of two souls, each wanting to let go, but just a little afraid of how vulnerable it will make them.
– Dianne, Goodreads reviewer
About Christina Lynn Lambert