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Wednesday 20 July 2016

ℚ Raven's Peak: World on Fire [1] - Lincoln Cole

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Raven's Peak (, LC Publishing, 276 pages), a Urban Fantasy Horror, book one of World on Fire series.

"The novel juggles multiple plot threads with ease.  Both Abigail and Haatim are well developed with strong voices--even Arthur, who appears in the prologue stands out.  As the book heads towards it's rousing conclusion, readers will be left wanting more.- The BookLife Prize in Fiction  

"I can confidently give this book my highest recommendation, and will certainly keep my eyes peeled for the second book in this incredibly promising series.  Author Lincoln Cole, I hope you write fast!
- Chris Fisher, Reader's Favorite

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A very warm welcome to Lincoln Cole; thank you for joining us on BooksChatter!

What was the inspiration for Raven's Peak?

"I’ve always been fascinated by paranormal stories and I wanted to write a sort of thriller that would be packed with action.  I started writing this for fun just to create a few important scenes, but the story quickly took on a life of its own and I just had to finish it."
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"I write a little bit of my own personality into all of my characters, but I like to give them some pretty big deviations as well.  Some of the dialogue matches conversations I’ve had, but for the most part I try to keep myself out of the story."
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover.  Can you tell us about your cover for Raven's Peak - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"The artist is a friend of mine named M.N. Arzu who is a professional designer and put the cover together.  I basically said what I wanted, and then the designer ran away with it and made an awesome image.  The original picture had a lot more going on, but a lot of the background was removed to make it look nicer and I think it came out looking amazing."

Why should we read Raven's Peak and what sets it apart from the rest? 

"I wanted to create a story that was paranormal and fit into multiple genres, but I also wanted to showcase people who aren’t normally the heroes of these stories.  I didn’t really want the action to stop, and I loved the idea of having Abigail be front and center, but not as a Mary Sue character."
Can you tell us something quirky about Raven's Peak, its story and characters?
"I rewrote Haatim’s character like six times, and each pass through the book he got a different personality and backstory.  I even considered dropping him entirely because he was so difficult to write."
Who would you recommend Raven's Peak to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"I wanted the suspense and intensity of a horror/paranormal novel without the gore.  I avoid using graphic depictions and cursing because even if they are applicable to a situation, there is always another way to say something.  My focus for this book was on the action much more than the horror, but there are a few creepy moments."
If you could / wished to turn Raven's Peak and the World on Fire series into a movie, who would be your dream team?
"J.J. Abrams with either Zoe Saldana or Nathalie Emmanuel.  I’m not sure who would fit for Haatim."

What do you like to write and read about?  Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?
"I explore and blend genres a lot, and none of my books are anywhere close to similar to the others.  I think this is the first book that is designed for a particular audience.  My other books are more just because I wanted to write stories that meant a lot to me."

What is your writing process?
"I write a first draft that is atrocious and then rewrite the heck out of it.  Usually I have certain important scenes that flow easily, and then moving in the story is difficult.  Usually by the second and third pass I feel a lot more confident in the words that are ending up on the page."
What is in store next?
"I’m working to finish the sequel to Raven’s Peak as well as work on my science fiction series and get it the sequel it’s been waiting a year for."
And as a final quirky thing, to get to know you a little bit better... do you have a pet or something that is special to you that you could share with us?
"I have a pet pugamonster named Luther who loves to run circles around our yard."
Thank you for sharing Luther with us!  Hello Luther!  Lots of head scratches to you :-)

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Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the interview! Was a lot of fun!

BooksChatter said...

Hey there!

thank you for popping by - I hope you are having a great tour!