Spotlight – Author Lisa Rayns

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Lisa Rayns

Author of Adult Suspense and Romance…with a Paranormal Twist!

Lisa was wonderful enough to humor me with my silly ’10 questions’. I feel humbled, as here I am, just a small time girl with a book to my name, and she’s written so many! I have met some really great people since kicking myself into public view! So, lets get down to the good stuff, shall we?

10 Questions, Zoe style…
Thank you so much for having me, Zoe!

1. What is your writing process?

My writing process is pretty simple. When a muse hits me for a story, I write down as much of it as I can. When that process finishes, I look at the story, the basic plot, and find ways to make it better. I plot out the story and get that written out. Then I go back to writing. At this stage, I mostly cringe when my characters don’t want to follow the wonderful plot I’ve created, but I let them be who they are and adjust as I go until finished.

2. What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure, I like anything with a romantic storyline it. That could be anything from romantic suspense to sci-fi, comedy or horror.
3. What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is when someone leaves an amazing review. It’s like a confirmation that someone else shared my vision of the story. They get me, and the warm, fuzzy feeling is incredible.
4. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I live in a small town, and I work full time. I have three beautiful boys at home, two dogs, and a Siamese cat. Spending time with my family is important to me, and it’s also a lot of fun because we all share a similar interest in the paranormal.

5. What are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes down to sitting down and writing?
My strength is that I love to create stories. It’s my hobby, it’s my job, it’s my passion, so luckily I’ve never had to force myself to write. My weakness is finding more time.

6. Do you have any strange writing habits?
Hmm. That’s an interesting question. I’m not sure if it’s strange or normal, but sometimes I abandon one story to work on another. No matter how badly I want my current one finished, I follow my muse.
7. What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?
Marketing, for sure.
8. Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
I’m laughing as I answer this. No, I don’t make my bed in the morning because I’m normally in it! I’ve been working nights at my “day” job, so my hours are a tad screwy.
9. Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?
It’s hard to choose just one. I mean, hot guys with accents are awesome, but I think I’d like to visit a real castle with ancient stone walls. Hey, if it comes with hot guys with accents, that’s okay with me!
10. Choose: Vampires, Werewolves, Demons or Zombies?
Vampires. Always.
Bonus Question: How prepared are you for the Zombie Apocalypse I’ve ordered?
I think I’m pretty prepared. I’ve brushed up my skills on Left for Dead 2, and I have several swords in the house. I always have an awesome day after a zombie dream. I love them!

As mentioned before, Lisa has many books published. Her most recent is a finale in a series:

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Summary:

When Annabelle Cox is forced to return to her hometown of Medford, she is anxious to tell a certain vampire he’s had her heart for years. Malik Drake is sexy as hell and completely irresistible, but the bad boy is also engaged to marry her mother the moment her father dies.
Ignoring the complications, she’s determined to tell him how she feels in hopes of changing his plans for the future. But the closer she gets to him, the more powerful a hidden adversary becomes, and their sizzling attraction may not stand a chance in Hell.

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