Today I have the pleasure of welcoming author Lanie Bross back to the blog as part of the promotional tour for her newest paranormal young adult release, Chaos. Chaos is the second book in her Fates series, and Lanie was nice enough to answer a few questions for me about what this story holds in store for Corinthe, Luc and company. I hope you all enjoy the interview!
If time started shifting and stuttering the way it does in Chaos and you found yourself able to cross into the world of one other piece of fiction, what world would you most want to spend time in?
This is going to sound crazy, but I would love to jump into a post apocalyptic world. Preferably one with zombies that I could fight!
What was the most challenging aspect of weaving together not one, but two romances in this second installment?
The romance weaving wasn’t that difficult, it was keeping track of where everyone was that proved to be the most challenging. There was not a linear progression in Jas and Fords story, so making sure that each time they came together, I knew “where” they were in their relationship was difficult! Luc and Corinthe were much easier, as their storyline followed a very specific path this time.
As an older brother, Luc probably has an opinion on the type of guy he wants his little sister Jasmine to to end up with. What are a few of the words he might use to describe Ford?
Arrogant. Dangerous. Not good enough. (I think that Ford and Luc are a lot alike in their desire to protect the people they care about, though.)
If Luc or Jasmine had been warned that their lives would soon be turned upside down, would either of them have taken steps to change their fates or would they have let things unfold as they were supposed to?
I think Luc might have fought against it. He had a plan for his future and fought really hard for it. Jas on the other hand was a free spirit. She would welcome the unknown and be open to whatever the universe wanted to give her.
How might the Luc at the end of Chaos describe the Luc at the very beginning of Fates? Is there any one aspect of his life then and the young man he was before his entire world changed that he misses on occasion?
Wow, that’s a pretty deep question! I think the Luc now would miss the normalcy of his world a little. When he was just Luc and he hung out with friends and played soccer and thought about college. Now he is aware of this huge universe where other worlds exist and he’s seen and done things that should be impossible, and he can’t ever un-know it. But I don’t think he’d go back, even with everything that happened!
*Jenny nods sagely* Yes. I'm very deep. It's intimidating and awe-inspiring
to be sure ;-)
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Can they change their destiny?
They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe and Luc broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe once and for all.
Meanwhile, Luc's 15-year-old sister Jasmine starts to realize things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.
Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go for love.
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Lanie Bross was born in a small town in Maine, where she spent the next 18 years dreaming of bigger places. After exploring city life, she and her husband and two young sons ended up coming right back to the wilds of Maine where they now live just one house down from where she grew up. Fate, perhaps? She loves chasing around her rambunctious kids, playing tug-o-war with her 95 pound Lab, and writing for Young Adults. Chaos is the sequel to Fates.