Posted by: Author | September 15, 2011

Catch the Rush! Lynn Rush, That Is!

EDITED TO ADD:  THE WINNER OF THE BOOK FROM LYNN IS ERIN RAIN! CONGRATS TO ERIN. THANKS TO ALL WHO COMMENTED.

Today I have my friend, Lynn Rush, here as my guest. Her debut novel, Wasteland, was released earlier this month and she sat down and answered my questions.  Enjoy!

What was the inspiration for this story?

At the time I wrote it, I wasn’t sure. But now, as I’m thinking about it during these interview questions, I realized my being unemployed had something to do with the story. I was forced into something I didn’t ask for, nor did I wantàbeing let go from a job I’d enjoyed for many years.

 David’s forced into something he didn’t ask for nor did he want it, too, so as I stepped back from the whole story, I see where that possibly came from.

 Tell us about the Guardians. What are they? How do they come into existence? How do we get one? What part of them is human?  Are they gods? Or godlike? Immortal?

We learn a bunch more about the Guardians in the next book, but we get a hint about them in Wasteland for sure. They’re pretty much one step below angels. They’re focused solely on helping and protecting humans from the predatory demons looking for some souls—but Michael, the archangel, is who decides the who, what, where, and when in regards to the Guardian’s charges. They start out as human but turn near or around puberty. They’re marked from birth, though. J  And the only thing that can kill them is beheading.

 Does David believe he can be freed?

Deep down I think he believes but is scared to trust it. Four hundred years as a half-demon is hard to shake out of, you know?

 What ties David to his demonic half over his human half?

David’s mother signed a contract with her blood before he was even conceived. Signing away the soul of a first born is powerful in itself, but add Lucifer’s signature on the contract…. Very binding. Even Master, the one who “raised” David, can’t touch it (or David!)

 How old is David? His mother?

David’s been around for four centuries. His mother was human, and she died during child birth. Pretty ironic, huh? She sells her firstborn’s soul but then dies while birthing him. Can’t trust Lucifer to pay out his promise of riches and an easy life.

 Do you have any other stories based in this same world?

No other stories, but I have a rough draft of book two to Wasteland, which I’m tentatively calling, Awaited. It’s not contracted or anything, but Crescent Moon Press had first right of refusal.

 Do you have any sequels to this book?

See above.  J

 What are five characteristics of David that will make us love him? Hate him?

Beneath his demon half, he’s very honorable, trustworthy, and fiercely protective of what he deems his. But yet he is vicious when it comes to obtaining his assigned targets—he’s killed many innocent people.

 Same questions as above on Rebeka.

She’s very pure, and protecting her charges is priority number one. She’s naïve yet very tough. She can kick some serious butt. Yet, how she tempts David, it’s just…naughty!

 Tell us a little secret about David and about Rebeka that’s part of the back story and not in the book.
Beka loves strawberry frosted pop tarts. Eats them every single morning if she can. Thinks they are the best invention in all her centuries alive.

David loves little babies. Doesn’t dare touch them, of course, for fear of hurting them because he’s so big. But they mesmerize him, like a campfire flame.

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Thanks for having me here, Jillian. This was fun!

I have an e-book version of Wasteland up for grabs if you guys leave a comment. It can be anything. A question for me, about the book, or just a quick hello…DAVID might even stop by to say hello, too. . .  He’s been known to do that.

If you want to earn a second entry into the drawing, just tweet about this blog post (include @lynnrush & the hashtag #Wasteland) and you’ll get an extra entry.

I’ll draw a winner tomorrow and drop you an email if your name was chosen, so be sure to put your email address in your comment, okay??

Short Bio of Lynn:

Lynn Rush began her writing career in 2008. She has both an undergraduate and graduate degree in the mental health field and has enjoyed applying that unique knowledge to developing unique characters.

A former inline speed skater and mountain biker, Lynn has been known to test the limits of her athletic endurance. So, when she’s not writing, she spends time enjoying the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of fifteen years and going on jogs with her loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.

Catch the Rush: www.lynnrush.com

Responses

  1. Beka and I may have to square off a bit about the Pop Tarts – the Blueberry ones are where it’s at! 🙂

    The more I learn about this book, the more I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Great interview!

    • Thanks for coming by, Amy. Lynn is awesome.

    • HI, Amy!! Thanks for coming by. 🙂 I’m partial to Cherry myself. Strawberry, then blueberry. But all must have icing. 🙂 LOL.

  2. That’s UBER sweet about David loving babies. I love a man with a soft side. 🙂

    • Yes, David, in all his demon-ness, can be pretty sweet. *Sometimes* 🙂

  3. *waves*

    Oh, I agree with Kendall. Man with a soft side is a plus!

    • Right on!! 🙂 *waves back* How are ya, Juliana? Glad you stopped by!

  4. 🙂 Waving at Lynn. Another great interview giving us a little more insight into David.

    • **waving back** Hi, Lindsay. Thanks for coming by. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great day!!

  5. Hey, it’s cool to find two Foxes I know on the same blog space.
    And — here’s a shock — I also love frosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. In fact … I’m heading that way right now.

    • Here we are, Jeff!!! Get thyself a book out and you, too can be here as my honored guest!!

      Pop tarts are what I eat at the desk if I can’t get away for lunch- usually strawberry!

      • They’re pretty yummy. One day some of my wife’s cousins were here and I pulled out a box of these and warmed them in the microwave. Cut them in quarters and served them as des o’deurves. Or however you spell it.

    • Hi, Jeff!!!! Do you like the pop tarts toasted?? Or just out of the wrapper??

      • If I’m ‘starving’ I can eat them cold … and I have. But I STRONGLY prefer them toasty warm.

  6. Thanks for being here today, Lynn. Such fun!

    • I’m super happy to be here. 🙂 We’re having a blast on the blog tour. Remember, anyone commenting today is earning 15 entries toward a kindle (or Amazon GC instead of Kindle if you have one already)….check out my blog for deets. 🙂

  7. Awesome interview- AGAIN! I love how they’re all so different. I loved the last question about Rebeka and poptarts and David and babies! Super funny! I also loved hearing about the guardians and can’t wait for Awaited. 🙂 I’m not to any information about them or Michael, so am excited to hear more!

    🙂 Erin
    erain14@gmail.com

    • Hi, Erin. Yes, we have some fun interviews don’t we? Love the variety. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  8. What a great (and intense) concept for a story, Lynn. Best of luck to you!

    • Hi, Laurie. Thanks for coming by. 🙂 And thanks for the well wishes! Have a great day!

  9. Wonderful interview. I’ve been “scouting out” info about Wasteland, and i can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Woot Woot!

    Congrats on your success!

    mleger0546 (at) rogers (dot) com

    • HI, Yzhabella! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy Wasteland. Thanks for your support!!!

  10. Oh, I so gotta agree with above comments. A strong man holding a little baby. There is just something about that. 🙂


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