Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Crossroads Blog Tour Day 12: Lucienne Diver

Welcome to day 12 of The Crossroads Blog Tour! If you're not familiar with how the tour works, you can check out my kick off post here, and then be sure to visit The Crossroads Tour main page for a full list of participating authors and bloggers as well as details on prizes, giveaways, and collecting the mystery clues!

Today I'm excited to have Lucienne Diver on the blog to answer a few questions about her young adult vampire series!

Are you typically drawn to the good-boy type or the bad-boy type? Is it easier to write one over the other?

It depends. I’m drawn to people with character in abundance, whether it’s the good boy with the sharp wit or the bad-boy with the gleam in his eye. My hero in the Vamped series is definitely in the white knight camp and totally gets under my heroine’s skin with his uncompromising caring. He really gets her, sees her and not just her fashions and façade. I think that’s tremendously sexy.

Why choose to write a humorous vampire tale over a dark, brooding and serious tale?

I’m just not the dark brooding type. Oh, I can appreciate it when I read it, but to live there the way I’d have to when I write…. I prefer to live with a very healthy sense of the absurd. Also, I don’t really choose my stories, so much as my characters begin talking in my head and choose me. My heroine, being kind of a diva, grabbed hold and dragged me along for the ride.

Favorite literary quote?

In THE CAT WHO WALKED THROUGH WALLS Robert A. Heinlein’s author-hero explains what the writing life is like to the heroine, who asks him, “If it hurts so much, why do you do it?” To which he responds, “Because it hurts more not to.” This is so, so true that it struck a chord with me. I’ve never forgotten it.

If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be and why does their story appeal to you?

I wouldn’t mind being Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich’s series. Having the very smokin’ Morelli and Ranger fighting over me…yeah, I could live with that.

(I would just like to interject here and say a big ME TOO! Ranger *sigh*)

Do you consider yourself to be fashion forward or fashion backward?

If you’d asked in high school, I’d have said so backward that you wouldn’t know whether I was coming or going. Now, well, I think as I’ve gained confidence I’ve become less concerned with covering my body up and more concerned with dressing to please myself. I’m more of a fashionista now. Or at least a clothes horse!

Thanks so much to Lucienne for taking the time to answer my questions! The sequel to Vamped, ReVamped, just released in September, so if you haven't had a chance to read these two yet, run out now and pick them up! For more information on Lucienne, you can find her here:


VAMPED (from Goodreads)

Gina Covello's Perks and Pitfalls of Vamp Life

1. Hello?! Eternal youth and beauty!

2. Free. Designer. Clothes.

3. My hot new boyfriend Bobby went from chess dud to vamp stud.

4. No reflection! First order of business: turn my own stylist to stop the downward spiral from chic to eek.

5. Vampire vixen Mellisande has taken an interest in my boyfriend, and is now transforming the entire high school into her own personal vampire army. If anyone's going to start their own undead entourage it should be me.

I guess I'll just have to save everyone from fashion disasters and other fates worse than death.


  1. While vamps aren't really my thing anymore...the premise of this series sounds awesome! I also loved the interview, Jenny...her answers and the questions were great! :)

  2. I love her humor and the fact the she is a Stephanie Plum fan makes me want to read her books.

  3. I want to read this series so badly!! Great interview

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  4. Melissa - Thanks so much:)

    Cathy - Yay Stephanie Plum fans!

    Kristen - Thank you, hope you like them!

  5. Thank you all so much for coming by and commenting! Yeah, I admit, I'm a Ranger fan. I know she belongs with Morelli, but how do you forgo Ranger? You'd have to be inhuman. (Of course, inhuman is good too.)


  6. Humor, vampires and fashion? I am so in! Of course, being a Ranger fan just ups the ante!

  7. Just requested Vamped from the library. It's on hold for me. Can't wait to read it!


  8. Even the book covers are fun and fashionable . . . how nice! Super interview and sounds like a super book . . . a must read for me!

  9. Lucienne - It's impossible to forgo Ranger, he's addicting:)

    Emilie - Yay fellow Ranger fan!

    Heather - Can't wait to see what you think!

    Anonymous - Glad you enjoyed it, hope you like Vamped:)

  10. I seriously loved these interview questions! I am going to have to check out this series now.

  11. I saw it was vampires and was like "meh" but now that I've read the interview I may read it!