I’m interviewing Lisa Llamrei today, author of urban fantasy “Reflection of the Gods”. Welcome to my blog, Lisa!
- How long have you been writing?
Since high school, so more than thirty years now. I attempted my first novel at the age of fourteen.
- Is Reflection of the Gods your first book? If not, please tell us a little about your first book.
Reflection of the Gods is my first book.
- Why did you choose urban fantasy as genre for your book?
It wasn’t really a conscious choice. The story that came to me happened to be urban fantasy. That being said, urban fantasy is a fun genre to write in. You can do virtually anything you want, and you aren’t constrained by the need for historic or scientific accuracy.
- Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Just write. Make a schedule for your writing time and stick to it. Give yourself permission to write badly – any writing can be fixed except that which has not been done.
- Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?
Yes, I am nearing the end of the first draft of my next work, tentatively titled The Divine Measure. It’s about a deaf woman who is reluctantly brought into the crop circle phenomenon when her best friend is abducted.
About Reflection of the Gods
Author: Lisa Llamrei
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Newly divorced Das MacDermott longs for a fresh start. As he packs up and prepares to move out of the city, he spots a young woman being held at gunpoint by three men. Despite being outnumbered and unarmed, Das does his best to intervene. Once liberated, the victim seems oddly ungrateful, but on an apparent whim decides to join Das in his new life in rural Ontario. Aislinn, as she is called, returns the favour; with her encouragement and support, his start-up photography business takes off, and more importantly, Das is saved from loneliness and self-doubt.
Das, however, is never quite able to fully dismiss the contrary aspects of Aislinn’s nature, and is strictly forbidden from asking about Aislinn’s past. All seems too good to be true, and indeed it is. Aislinn’s unusual talents and odd behaviour, unbeknownst to Das, come from her demigod status. Aislinn is half-Sidhe, daughter of Fionvarra, Ireland’s fairy king, and a human woman. Sidhe wars have so disrupted the mortal world that Aislinn has joined with other immortals in an effort to permanently separate it from Tir N’a Nog, the fairy realm.
Born in ancient Ireland, Aislinn spends millennia as the plaything of the cruel and narcissistic gods. The pain of being neither human nor Sidhe is offset by her relationship to the Fir Bolg, another race of fair folk who take pity on her lonely state; and the refuge she takes in being Das’s lover and protector. As Das comes to accept the possibility that Aislinn belongs to a supernatural world, he discovers that the two worlds are set to collide in a way that may mean the destruction of all humanity.
Lisa Llamrei was born and raised in the Toronto area. She studied languages at York University. At various times, she has been an actor, professional belly dancer, holistic nutritionist, and entrepreneur. She currently lives north of Toronto with her family. Reflection of the Gods is her first novel.
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