Today I am happy to introduce urban fantasy author Loren Rhoads to my blog.
Hello Loren, tell us about your book.
Lost Angels is about a succubus named Lorelei who decides to bring down an angel. Azaziel turns around and possesses her with a mortal girl’s soul. Lorelei and the ghost become friends as they contend with demons, harpies, fiends, and Lorelei’s grudge-holding sister as they try to find an exorcist who can separate the two of them again. The book sashays across the line between dark urban fantasy and erotic horror with some romance thrown in.
Tell us about your writing process. How do you fuel your writing?
This book was different than the others I’ve written because it was a collaboration. I’d worked with other people before on short stories, but a book is a completely different animal. The funny part is that Lost Angels was meant to only be a short story. I wrote The Angel’s Lair a scene at a time, sending one each day to Brian. It was scary to show someone my rough drafts like that, but because I knew he was waiting for it, it was the fastest I’d ever written a story. Little did I know that Brian was biding his time, ready to jump in and extend the story! As soon as I wrote “The End,” Brian picked up the thread. He wrote the scenes where Ashleigh, the mortal girl, dies and then continued on into the possession ritual. I was blown away. I’d never conceived of a mortal possessing a devil before. Read more