A noir style detective story meets vampires and wizards. How did Jenn Lyons come up with the imaginative world of Blood Chimera? Read on to find her writing secrets.
You learn something new everyday. Jenn Lyons discovered the truth of this old saying while writing Blood Chimera. Check out her list of six things she learned along her creative journey.
What was your inspiration? Every author dreads this cliché question, yet Jenn Lyons’s answer may interest you—the appendix. We were curious too. Find her explanation here.
Fight for the right to write! Some of the best authors did not start their professional careers as writers. Jenn Lyons shares her start in writing. Read more.
Love the classic femme fatale? Then, dive your nose into Blood Chimera. Click here to discover the fun elements of a female villain.
Ever wish you could live forever? Immortality remains one of humankind’s oldest wishes. Interestingly, longevity is one of the central tropes to vampire fiction. Read about Blood Chimera’s take on immortality and the vampire.
Chimera. In case you are unsure of the word’s meaning, you can find an explanation here.
Every character needs a good backstory. Jenn Lyons felt generous enough to share her backstory for Lucy Belough, who spent much of her second life hiding from her father. Read more about Lucy’s struggle.
Behind-the-scenes! Reading Between the Wines Book Club offers an exclusive peek at a deleted scene from Blood Chimera!
Who is Jenn Lyons? Bitten by Books explores her passions and quirks in this dynamic interview. Added bonus: she talks about the future of Blood Chimera as an on-going series.
Five Stars! Five Stars! Bitten by Books just gave Blood Chimera a glowing review, calling it “the kind of book that readers find themselves saying ‘whoaaaa’ out-loud and then glancing around to see if anyone heard them.”
And it continues… Amy Good raved over this gritty noir. Her biggest compliment? She gave her copy to her husband. Let’s hope he likes it too.
by Jenn Lyons
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Some ransoms aren’t meant to be paid. Kidnap and Ransom negotiation used to be straightforward. The bad guys kidnap someone, and K&R expert Jackson Pastor negotiates their release, skillfully traversing a maze of bloodthirsty monsters: criminals, terrorists, police, and especially the FBI.
But that was before he met real bloodthirsty monsters.
When Jackson Pastor arrives in Los Angeles to help a new client recover his kidnapped wife, he finds himself dropped in the middle of a 500-year-old war between rival European and Mexican vampire clans, a conflict that threatens to escalate into a full-on public gang war. Worse, Jackson hasn’t been brought to Los Angeles to be a negotiator.
His new boss wants to turn him into an assassin.
With Jackson about to be caught in the middle of a clan war, his only hope of escape may lie with a secret FBI monster-hunting task-force led by a very dangerous, eccentric wizard.
Which could be a problem, since Jackson’s a monster himself.
Blood Chimera is a gritty, noir-style mystery of paranormal proportions where nothing is as it seems, not even the term “vampire.”
World Weaver Press
Publishing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.