Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Author Chat with Lynn Crain author of Harvester

We welcome Lynn Crain to the Ludis for a chat today. She'll be talking about her newest release The Harvester. Get comfortable and enjoy finding out more about Lynn and an excerpt of The Harvester.


Tell us about Lynn Crain:
I’ve written all my life and love doing so. Right now I live in Vienna, Austria and although there are many things I love about it, I still miss home a lot. One thing that’s great to do is to go to the sidewalk cafes with my notebook in hand. I get a lot of ideas that way. I’m interested in a lot of things and try to learn as much as possible since life is a learning process.

Tell us about your latest release:
My latest book is The Harvester and it’s about a woman, Sky Nerezsh, who had the past profession of harvesting men for brothels. She is next in line for the throne on her planet but decides to leave because she thinks she’s supposed to kill her mother in order to rule. She comes to Earth to avoid her destiny and ends up finding it here at a men’s revue. Here’s a short excerpt:

Suddenly one dark haired man was on the table in front of her, gyrating his sexy hips in her face, his package mere inches from her mouth. In another life, she would have leaned forward and planted her lips on his crotch, willing his body to perform. She really should have been paying more attention to the situation around her instead of wondering about where Angela had gotten herself.
Leaning down, his breath reminded her of the sweetgrass that grew on her home planet of Tyrsati, heightening her senses even more. “Sweetheart, I see how you want me...it’s written all over your face.” His voice purred in her ear.
Sky gasped and pulled back to get a better look at the man in front of her. He reminded her of the gods of Vada. He was tall, well-muscled, dark hair brushing the top of his shoulders and had the most incredible violet eyes she had ever seen. Guess the optics weren’t wrong. He would fetch an exquisite price on Texra and her mother would be extremely proud for her acquisition. She shook her head to clear the cobwebs.
“Nice eyes, sweetie – hang around after the show – I’ll make it worth your while.” His voice hit a resonance with her and her whole body flushed. It had been years since she had reacted to any man. Now her emotions and body betrayed her for an insignificant being on an outer planet. She shook her head. This planet was no more insignificant than any other, including her own but she knew if she didn’t get herself under control, the Harvester in her would take over. Old habits die hard.
“Don’t let his demeanor fool you, luvey. He just wants to get into your pants.” Another deep voice reverberated close to her ear.
She glanced over her shoulder and again her breath was nearly taken away as she looked into the bluest eyes she’d ever seen in the galaxy bar none. The sky of Octa couldn’t hold a candle to the color that swirled in their depths.
Ooo, Jaxon is right about the eyes. Very cool green.”
“Contacts,” Sky managed to get out for the second time this evening, her voice low.
“And a sexy voice to boot. Very nice.” He twirled away to join his companion on stage. He was just as nice looking as the first guy but just a little shorter. His shiny hair swung around his jaw line as he moved and her hands ached to run her fingers through it and over his body.
She sat there stunned as the people at her table laughed and clapped her on the back as if she’d done some sort of fantastic feat. While her time on this planet had been very thrilling, in her old life working for her mother, their performances had to be impeccable or their fate might be worse than death. She vaguely wondered just how she’d rate them.
Sky did her best to smile and act as if what happened was one of the most exciting things in her life when in reality it brought back some memories she’d rather forget. Folding her hands in front of her, she closed her eyes and steadied her breathing. She opened her eyes slow and caught a glimpse of a targeting laser. The light was in a part of the spectrum that no one of this planet could even see but her optics caught it.
Scanning the crowd, she allowed her eyes to whirl, not caring who saw. There were not supposed to be any Harvesters on this world as it had been declared too primitive to even be included in the Alliance of Planets. She came here because she knew this was the one place her mother wouldn’t think to look. Now, she knew another Tyrsatian walked the same world as she did, occupying the very same room.
Maybe it was time to see just what type of trouble Angela got herself into. Leaning across the table, she quickly gave Jayne her phone number and said her goodbyes to all the others present. Rising slowly, she didn’t want to alert the other Harvester but she was just far enough away and at a weird angle to not see who it might be. Moving quickly to the back wall, she moved to where she stood way behind the woman but close enough to see who it was.
Jesata Ardik. Of all the Harvesters to show up on her new home planet, one of the most relentless in the business had to land on her new home. This wasn’t going to be easy. She had to delay her from marking them because once they were marked, it didn’t matter wherever in the universe they were, they would be considered fugitives until captured and sold to the highest bidder. Meaning, she wouldn’t be able to get them off world without the help of her mother.

You write in several genres Fantasy, Sci Fi, Paranormal, Erotica. Do you have a favorite one to write in and why is it your favorite?
I really don’t have a favorite genre...that’s one reason I’m all over the place...LOL! I write the story my characters want to tell. Sometimes that’s easy, other times it’s very hard.

What do you feel is the hardest part of being an author?
I have a great time being an author but recently, it’s been hard coming back from a bad illness. I have lots of ideas and writing items floating around in my mind yet some days I’m just too tired to act on them. That’s the only problem I’ve ever had writing at all.

If you could spend a day inside one of your books, which one would, it be and what would you do or who would you spend the day with?
 Wow this is hard but easy at the same time. I love all my books and characters. The one that I really feel closest to thought would be my unpublished work, Where’s My Underwear Really?, and I think it’s because a lot of it takes place in Scotland. I love Logan MacKenzie and had a great time in his head.

You have had several interesting careers, nursing, geology, technology management, and a student of natural medicine. Have any of the knowledge you have gained played a part in your writing and how?
 Yes, most of it. When I write sci-fi, I take what I know, research the latest technology then skew it to what I think it could become. When I write about anything medicine, again, I take what I know and use it to my advantage in a story. Same with geology...matter of fact, I’ve just started a book where that plays a big part...it won’t be out for a while though.

Do you have a writing routine or pick up your pen when the muse hits?
I have a routine and I write when the muse hits. I’m a full time writer, so I write all the time...or at least it seems that way...LOL! I get up between 6:30-7:30 and go for a morning walk then head straight for my desk when we get home as the hubby needs to get ready for work. I usually work a couple of hours, then take a shower and get breakfast. Then I look at that day’s ‘To Do’ list and off I go.

What’s your favorite coffee house treat?
Actually, I don’t really like sweet things, but I do love the coffee. Vienna has been wonderful in taking in all the new flavors of coffee and the coffee house atmosphere.

The age old question…. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi.

How much of you is in your characters?
Just a little. I’m a pretty strong woman, I try to not give them any of my negative traits like pigheadedness...LOL!

Do you have anything you would like to say to readers or news to share?
I’ve just had my blog and website revamped! Go check out www.lynncrain.com and www.lynncrain.blogspot.com to see them. I’m also going to have a Christmas celebration this year...it’s been two years...but I’m not going to have a Christmas book. That won’t be until next year...my illness really threw me off balance for a couple of months there...it’ll take a while to catch up. So I’d love readers to drop by and see me as I’ll be doing giveaways as well as other events.

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2 comments:

Diane Deeds said...

Hi, Lynn,

Since I've already read-and loved- the Harvester, reading the excerpt brought back fond memories. But it seems to me like Sky's story isn't quite finished. Do you have plans for a sequel?

Thanks for the excerpt!
Diane Deeds

Lynn Crain said...

Hi Diane!

Great to see you here. Yes, I do have a sequel in mind for that world. It will be Mya's story, Sky's sister. She was a wonderful character and has told me many times she needs to find her own men. LOL! She's also said she doesn't like the Harvester trade much herself. Just don't know yet what the whole outcome will be but I'm sure it's going to be fun and fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate it!

Lynn