Friday, January 27, 2017

Guest Blog - The Lucy Trilogy by L.M. Pruitt

It’s Good to be Bad

One of the things writers are often asked is what inspired a particular work. Sometimes it’s a piece of music or a painting or a conversation. I’d like to say my newest endeavor had such lofting beginnings.

However, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the result of an internal temper tantrum and a conversation with myself.

Let me rewind a bit and try and explain why exactly I was throwing a temper tantrum, albeit a discreet one. I was finishing up either the second or third book in the Lucy trilogy and so finally be forced to face the reality that the series and world I’d invested so much time in and that so many readers love was, in fact, coming to an end. All the stories—with the exception of Barry’s—had been told and attempting to do any more spinoffs would only result in rehashing familiar territory. I respect my readers too much to do that to them, hence the decision to gracefully end the series, hence the temper tantrum.

And then—lightening struck.

Not in real life, thankfully, because that would have been painful and awkward for everyone.
Instead, it was the realization that while I’d fully explored one side of the equation—the angels—I’d barely examined the other side. The demons.

And I had the perfect protagonist all lined up and ready to go.

Readers may—or may not—remember Joanne’s very spoiled, very bratty, very annoying younger sister, Julie. If anyone would be tempted to take a job with the so-called “dark side”, I think we can all agree it would be the woman who would raid her dead sister’s apartment for not only her clothes but her boyfriend.

Julie is not Joanne. Julie is not some lost soul struggling to find her way in the world, just waiting for someone to show her it’s okay to have a little spine. Julie… well, Julie has plenty of spine. And stubbornness. And probably more than her fair share of daring.

Julie is going to do very well at her new job because Julie already knows one of the lessons it took forever for her sister to learn.

Sometimes… it’s good to be bad.

Lucy Trilogy Book 1
Winged Series Book 11
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban fantasy/paranormal romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: July 26

Word Count: approx. 90K

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

All my life, I've had plans.

Dying the day before beginning the final year of my surgical residency wasn't one of them.

Finding myself drafted in the eternal war between good and evil wasn't one of them, either.

And dealing with friends, enemies, and lovers I don't remember?

Definitely not in my plans.

Lucy Trilogy 2
Winged Series Book 12
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: August 27

Word Count: approx. 90K

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

The problem with plans?

 Even the best ones can go awry. And when they do... all hell breaks loose.

If I've learned only one thing in the last few months, it's the past never dies.

Four plagues down. Six more to come.

We need more than a plan.

We need a miracle.

Lucy Trilogy Book 3
Winged Series Book 13 
L.M. Pruitt

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: SP Press

Date of Publication: September 29

Word Count: approx. 90K

Formats available: ebook

Cover Artist: Najla Qambler

Book Description:

The problem with miracles?

They require a deity who cares.

And if you don't have one of those... you need a sacrifice.

Or the world ends

About the Author:

L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice.  She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.

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