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Author Interview: Lucy-Anne Smith


sacred fear


To all appearances, Daisy is a perfectly normal young British woman. She has friends, boyfriends and writes novels.
Of course, that appearance is utterly false. Daisy can’t remember anything of her past, and simply chalks that up to the trauma of being orphaned as a child.
However, Daisy is not an orphan, nor is she British, young or normal. She is the 400-year-old princess of a vampire kingdom in another universe. Her memories were wiped and she was banished to our world by a wizard for her own protection, and that of her subjects.
Centuries later, as Daisy ages imperceptibly and seemingly lives life after life as her memory is magically reset every few decades, Daisy must be returned to her own world to preserve her kingdom and her clan.
Her long-ago love Spencer follows her to Earth to retrieve her, but even once they’re back home, the mission changes to one of rescue. Daisy still thinks she’s human and has none of her vampire powers.
The only way to restore her is to save the wizard who enchanted her before he is killed by the rival Scythe Kingdom.


1. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My intended audience is anyone who would enjoy my writing, with the exception of children. They should read my book because it is awesome! Haha no, seriously, they should read my book because I try to put a little of everything in there, romance, mystery, adventure etc.

2. Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

Xynobooks designed the cover art. I went with that particular image because it’s striking and the oblivious one is because my book is about vampires, warrior vampires to be more specific. I also like that it is a female as the main protagonist is female. I thought that it’s a little sexy too.

3. What is your favorite quotation / motto / saying?

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough – Mae West

I try to live my life by this quote, and I think it’s a good one.
4. What is the best thing that ever happened to you?

I have four wonderful children, and they are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

5. How did you get started doing what you do?

I have read and written from a very early age, and I have always loved to be in my own little made up world. Then I read twilight, and it made me feel so many feeling that I thought ‘right, this is it, this is what I want to do. This is how I want to make people feel.’ So I borrowed a laptop from my sister and wrote. That was three years ago now, and I’m still loving it!

6. What are you writing at the moment?

Well, I have just finished another manuscript, which is kind of supernatural, not vampires though. I also am beginning another novel which is time travel/ magic inspired, which I’m excited about.
Sent from my iPad

7. Who would you want to meet that you haven’t met?
You get three
 choices: Alive. Dead. Fictional.

Alive -Anthony Kiedis (singer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Dead – Freddie mercury
Fictional – Dracula
8. Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and discovered a whole new genre? How did it turn out?

Yes, I normally read romance, paranormal and horror, but I read ‘Gone Girl’ last year, which is a thriller and it was so good that I have bought another book from Gillian Flynn.

9. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

It’s pretty much all imagination based, except maybe the female protagonist hobbies, or a little bit of a characters personality.

10. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

Yes I will be doing another two books in this series, but I am going to go back to my first book Betrayal and do a sequel there also, and I’m really excited as we were so close when I wrote it. As for themes, I would love to try steampunk!

11. What is your writing environment like? Do you write with a pen and paper, or on a computer? Do you need quiet, or music in the background? Do you have a pet who gets in on the act?
I write on a computer in my living room ( I am trying to make a proper writing space ATM) and I either have to have complete silence until my family comes home and then I plug in my earphones and blast the music! Yes, I have a attention seeking dog who’s called Milo and a cat, who loves a warm lap, who’s called Lister.
12. Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?

I am a part time writer simply because I have a lot of family duties, I would love to write all day, but I’m just not able to. I do, however try to write everyday. It mainly affects the flow of my writing, you know, stopping and starting all the time.

13. What do you like to read in your free time?

Romance, paranormal, erotica. I love most things, young adult, new adult and adult. I also look for a lot of recommendations from Goodreads.

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