Poetry Monday and a Contest!!
Blood and bodies bared beneath the bacchanalian beaming moon
Werewolves wait with wicked will, wanton is their wish for war
That was not as easy as I imagined. LOL
The magical, mysterious and occasionally nonsensical ramblings of R.G. Alexander
The picture was what first drew me, by an artist I had found on a random search. http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/6495/vfwimagen3yy.jpg
As I stared into her eyes I began to hear a song. A song I knew vaguely by an artist most people wouldn't associate with Vampires (ie not NIN lol-though I do love them too), and lyrics that also didn't exactly fit the darkly sexy image usually attributed to creatures of the night.
The song wouldnt stop playing in my head, the image wouldn't leave my mind. I'd stopped playing the game and still she was there. Then one night not long after I had a dream.
Regina was running from something, injured and terrified. She reached a safe haven, a pub of all places, and she heard it...that song. When I woke up I knew I'd just dreamt the first chapter of her story. And though I struggled-having never imagined that I would write a story about vampires-I'm so glad that I got to meet her. To know her. Not to mention finding out about Zander and Lux Sariel ;)
So for Poetry Monday I offer up a haunting melody by Ben Harper called She's Only Happy in the Sun-with lyrics below.
I thoroughly enjoyed this interview--it was a real pleasure Kirsten! I'm sure I'm not the only one looking forward to your release! Thank you so much.
If anyone else has any questions for Kirsten, feel free to post them. And dont forget to head over to Samhain and check out Crossing Swords! For a little extra nudge-perhaps I should allow you to view the amazing Trailer. :)