“The author takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride… Yes, I know we are heading into hell in this book and the author explains her version of hell with great detail. I was hooked by the end of chapter one… once you finish the first book you will want to dive right into this book… if you want a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat… this is the series for you.”
– Patricia, Amazon Reviewer
It’s been four years since Linda Bloodworth released her first book, A Raven’s Touch. Now, she’s releasing the sequel, A Raven’s Revenge. I had the opportunity to ask her a few quick questions about it. Check out what she had to say.
Q: What was your writing process like?
Linda: This time I really took my time to research Hell. If someone were to look up my search history they might be concerned. I looked up demon babies, what happens to suicides, various kinds of demons and much more. While I was writing the story I had a literal come to Jesus moment. I suppose one can’t write about angels and demons without letting the subject matter seep in. I lost track of how many times I was sidetracked, going down the rabbit hole to say, and it lead to deep conversations about why we’re here and where we’re going.
Q: I hear the pace in A Raven’s Touch was nothing short of explosive. How does A Raven’s Revenge compare?
Linda: I like to think that I took some time to perfect my craft. A Raven’s Revenge is ‘slower’, but at the same time the gang faces seriously scary challenges. There is some down time for them to think about what’s going on and what they have to do, but I think I finally got the balance down pat.
Q: Readers need to know. Are you considering a spin-off series to explore the chemistry between Tom and Moira?
Linda: I wouldn’t say no to writing Tom and Moira their own stand alone. I do enjoy them. Maybe, and a BIG maybe, I’ll get around to giving them the spotlight they deserve.
Q: What’s been your favorite part about writing these books so far?
Linda: Justice and Moira! I absolutely love these two. No matter what, Moira is there to throw down and back up Justice. Justice has matured and she’s truly becoming a hero stepping up to the scariest challenge. The love between the two of them is so fun to write. They’re in sync with each other and even though they’re growing up, they’re still each other’s number one priority. Who wouldn’t love a ride or die friend?
I agree and am lucky to have a friend like that!
Q: A Raven’s Revenge places your characters in hell. What was the hardest part to write about their journey?
Linda: No character is safe in A Raven’s Revenge. It was very painful to write the scenes where the main characters are hurt. I honestly had to take a breather after what I did to Moira. Please don’t hate me.
No guarantees. 😉
I said I’d be quick, so one more question for you and then we’ll wrap this up.
Q: What made you want to write fiction in the first place?
Linda: It’s something that comes from inside that I grew up doing. I always assumed everyone wrote out the stories in their dreams. I get inspired from everything, be it a song lyric, something someone said, or a situation where my imagination goes wild. I play the ‘what if’ game a lot. What if it rained donuts? What if it was normal to have claws? You get the idea. That’s something that comes to me and I don’t ever want to shut it off, it’s who I am and how I’m made.
Very cool. Don’t stop doing what you do. Thanks for your time! Let’s share a little about your books, shall we?
A Raven’s Touch
Justice St. Michaels has a secret. Not only is she the Heaven’s chosen one, but none of her friends are even human. Justice meets mysterious stranger, Darien Raventhorn who says she holds the key to his curse. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.
Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned. Justice St. Michaels is on a mission from God to avenge her parents’ death, even if it means hunting Seliki to the depths of Hell. Justice and her powerful friends won’t back down until His will is done. Can an angel, witch, vampire and elf take on Hell and come out alive?
Linda Bloodworth is a writer from Toronto who often has to battle two cats and a dog to find a comfortable writing position. Through blood, sweat, and a few tears, Linda debuted A Raven’s Touch in 2015 and followed up with A Raven’s Revenge in 2019. Other than writing, Linda enjoys scary tales of the strange and unusual in book and movie form. Most often, Linda can be found binge-watching Sailor Moon ad nauseam. Tsuki ni kawatte, oshiokiyo!
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