This week Lisa Darling talks about her Inheritance Books.
Hi Lisa, welcome to the blog. Please tell me a bit about yourself.
I’ve been married for the last 26 years to my wonderful husband, Roy. We live in my hometown of New London, CT.
My writing career began in junior high, around the 7th grade. A fact that my fellow students adored but often got me called down to the Guidance Counselor’s Office to discuss the adultness of my stories. While the experience was never pleasant, I was not deterred by the counselors’ worries I was spurred onward by them, as well as by my teachers, and my classmates, I continued to hone my craft throughout those formative years.
Today I bring conflict, passion, love, and suspense to unique couples through full length novels. I’m never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, and instead I believe that it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined, my heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without.
Which book have you inherited from a generation above you? Why is it special?
I’ve inherited a lot of books from the generation before me. My mother left me with bookcases full of biographies, true stories, love stories, hot stories, and a few crime dramas. It’s hard to pick just one book of hers and say it was ‘the best’ or ‘everyone should read this’. The one book that she had that absolutely changed my entire life was Looking for Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner. If you thought Fifty Shades was interesting at all…you ain’t read nothin’ until you’ve read Looking For Mr. Goodbar. You should also check out the full works of Harold Robbins and Jacqueline Susan. They have it all; high drama, intrigue, and sex! Down and dirty, hot and gritty…SEX! I was fourteen and my mind was blown wide open. Just thinking about it right here and now is sending a shiver throughout my body and making my heart race. My mouth is watering. Yep, very good stuff.
Oh, I say. It sounds very racy. It should do well with fans of Fifty Shades! Which book would you leave to generations below you?
Along with an assortment of my mother’s collection, I would probably leave The Stand by Stephen King to future generations. It’s not hot like the authors we were just talking about but it’s mind blowing because of the elements of reality within it. Chances that ‘Randal Flagg’ will walk up to you one day are slim—then again, maybe not—but there is always the chance that everything we know could descend into chaos at any moment. That’s terrifying. It’s an awesome read. I totally loved it. I snuck it into school and tucked it behind my books to keep reading it class because I just couldn’t put it down. I got caught with it in accounting class but when the teacher saw what I was reading he just smirked and kept going with the class. I kept reading. It’s a good memory.
I’ve only ever read one Stephen King book and I stayed up all night to read that because I was too scared to stop! A great choice to leave to the next generation. Thanks for sharing your favourite books.
You can find out more about Lisa on her website, on Facebook, on her blog or on Twitter: @lb_darling. Her books are available on Amazon.