Monday, March 16, 2015

Lorna Dale from Krystal Lawrence's 'Risen II: The Progeny'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Lorna Dale from Krystal Lawrence’s newest novel, Risen II: The Progeny.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Lorna.  Can you tell us your story?

Well, a long time ago, when I was two years old this really old vampire named Francis
Barclay came to town, which is interesting in itself, because he had been dead for over two-hundred years at the time. Anyway, he accidentally turned me into a vampire. Now I’m seven and my parents don’t even know what I really am.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

My fangs pop out when I get testy.

What would I love the most about you?

I have quite dazzling blue eyes that glow in the dark.

What would I hate the most about you?

Probably being bitten. I’m still learning how to do that without causing dire consequences.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Oh, definitely. She may have been a little hard on my daddy though.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

One where nobody that I bites ends up dead.

If you could change one physical thing about yourself, what would that be?

Probably the glowing eyes. I don’t know why, but they seem to scare people.

Are you a loner or do you prefer to surround yourself with friends?

I love to be around my friends, but there are just some things a vampire has to do solo——if you know what I mean.

What’s your idea of a perfect meal?


What is your most treasured possession?

A figurine of a vampire dog named Samantha that my blood-father, Francis gave me.

About the Author:

Krystal Lawrence was born and raised in Southern California, where she was a child actress. In her late teens and early twenties she redirected her creative energy into radio, and hosted a successful talk show in Las Vegas for many years. She is the author of two previous books and numerous short stories. She now lives in Seattle where she is working on her fourth novel, PHONE CALL FROM HELL.

Her latest book is the horror/suspense, Risen II.

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About the Book:

Producers take note! Francis Barclay is back and he’s ready for prime time.

Fans of horror/suspense masters Stephen King and Dean Koontz are sure to delight in the return of Francis Barclay, the vengeful and bloodthirsty vampire resurrected from the dead after 200 years, in RISEN, by the “Mistress of Macabre,” Krystal Lawrence. Barclay, cremated at the end of RISEN, has once again returned from the ashes -- and this time he’s not alone!

In Lawrence’s riveting sequel, RISEN II: THE PROGENY, Barclay is working his slow and agonizing way back to Alder Lake, determined to save the child he accidentally sired.

RISEN began the tale of Francis Barclay’s return to Alder Lake to avenge the centuries old murder of his family.  In this spellbinding sequel, Barclay is determined to save his progeny. When last we left Alder Lake, seven year-old Lorna was waiting patiently by the window for her blood-father’s return. Her wait is now over. She has inherited Francis Barclay’s luminous glowing eyes as well as his taste for blood.

Alder Lake is once again plagued by murder. Only this time, the suspect will surprise everyone!

The “Risen” books may remind readers of the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE NOVELS by Charlaine Harris or Stephenie Meyer’s TWILIGHT series, but Lawrence reaches farther back for inspiration in the undead genre. She calls her novels “vampires for grownups,” in the manner of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, the most famous bloodsucker of them all.

The main similarity of the RISEN novels to Harris’ and Meyer’s books lies in their rich potential to be adapted into the kind of theatrical or television films that can’t miss in attracting hordes of dedicated fans.

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