Happy Friday everyone. Casey here. I am so thrilled to welcome back Lisa Kessler as our guest to discuss prequels. I know I’m excited to get my hands on this story. If you haven’t checked out Lisa’s paranormal romance novel, Night Walker, now is a great time to explore her world!
Hi everyone –
Thanks so much to Casey for inviting me to visit with the 7 scribes today!
I’m really excited because my new release, Night Thief, is now available! It’s a prequel to Night Walker, and writing it was an interesting experience.
The main characters, Kane and Rita, play a major role in Night Demon (Book 2) which was already written and turned into my publisher. So when I started writing this prequel novella, I had a few plot points I knew I had to hit.
Based on the timeline of the other book, I knew they met in 1840 in Paris. I also knew how the relationship needed to conclude. Without giving away any spoilers, this was where the writing of the prequel got interesting.
As I got closer to the end of the novella, my heroine was not excited about becoming immortal. Not at all in fact. My palms started to sweat that I wasn’t going to be able to make it all come together! LOL
I’m happy to report that she finally came around, but it took rewriting a chunk of the novella and adding a few thousand words. Shew! Now I understand how tough it must have been for George Lucas to get those Star Wars prequels to gel with his first three movies.
Thanks again for having me on the blog, Casey!
Here’s the blurb for Night Thief…
After the fall of the Mayan civilization, Kane, an immortal Night Walker, has taken refuge in France for over 800 years. The modern world holds little interest for him until the night he meets the Golden Thief and is robbed of much more than his pocket watch.
Marguerite Rousseau is living a double life. By day she is the assistant to an eccentric French artist, Antoine Berjon, and by night she dons elegant evening gowns to woo French dignitaries before lifting their wallets.
Sparks ignite when Kane captures the thief, but Marguerite harbors a dark secret that could ruin them both.
Thanks for being our guest Lisa! If you have questions for Lisa, please ask.
Scribes fans, anyone considering writing a prequel or a novella?