1. What is the title of your newest book or short story? What’s it about? Where can readers find it?
My latest release from Double Dragon Publishing is Sinners’ Opera, a paranormal romance about obsession. Morgan D’Arcy is an English lord, a concert pianist…and a vampire. He has everything except the treasure he most wants…Isabeau.
2. What’s your favorite part of writing a new book or story?
The white-hot fever of creation. I allow the characters to tell me the story and let the scenes play like a movie in my head. I love the first draft.
What do you like the least?
The sagging middle! And edits.
3. What inspired your new book or story?
I think Anne Rice’s Lestat was the main inspiration for Sinner’s Opera. I wanted to try my hand at creating a creature as mesmerizing as Lestat, but Morgan took on a life of his own. Other than being blond, I really think there is little similarity between the two characters.
4. Where can readers find you on social media? (Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Library Thing, Redd It, etc.)
My website: http://www.lindanightingale.com
5. Was there a book you read in your childhood or teen years that changed your world? Tell us which book and how it made a difference for you.
I read an obscure book called The Fire and the Hammer. Said to say that I don’t remember the author’s name. The book was about the Doan brothers, a group of Quaker outlaws. The heroine follows the hero from Bucks County, Pennsylvania into the Carolinas. She lives with and helps his family, but she never gets her man. At that early age, I hadn’t even begun to think about soul mates, but the book touched me deeply. I remember wishing breathlessly that she would finally get to be with Mailin. I even bought a book on the Doans, who were also notorious British spies during the American Revolution. How did it change my life? The Fire and the Hammer inspired me to write.