*Where did you get the inspiration for the Grigory Legacy series?
My first inspiration came from the movie City of Angels...as much as I loved the movie, I found myself
dissatisfied with how nice the angels were in it. I wondered what it would be like if angels really did
exist, but they were less guardian-like and more warlike. The music in the movie was particularly
inspiring, especially the song Angel, by Sarah McLachlan. The line “safe in the arms of the angel” helped
me imagine a particularly poignant scene. The scene never made it into the book, of course, but it at
least kickstarted the process!
* How many books are planned for the series? Any hints for what's up next if you do write more?
There will be a total of four books in the series. Sins of the Warrior will be the final one, and will wrap
up Alex’s overall story arc...but I can’t divulge more than that. Sorry! ;-)
*If your books were to be made into a movie, who would be your top picks for the cast?
Not that my opinion would matter in the least if it happens, but I do have some very clear ideas on this
topic, lol! For Aramael, I think Henry Cavill would be perfect. Dominic Purcell would make a great Seth,
and Wes Bentley would be an awesome Michael. I’d be happy with either Michael Fassbender or Paul
Walker for Lucifer, but no one other than Dame Judi Dench will ever be my One, I’m afraid. I’d love to
see Verchiel done by Helen Mirrin, and for Alex, Anna Torv has always been my top pick.
*Could you tell us a little about the ups and downs you have experienced in publishing?
Wow. That’s a big question, because publishing is a difficult industry these days—and it’s not for the
faint of heart. I’ve done the small press, traditional, and self-pub routes now, and each comes with
its own challenges. I certainly wasn’t prepared for the amount of marketing I’d have to do for all the
publishing venues, so that took some serious adjusting on my part. Overall, however, the ups definitely
outweigh the downs. Finding an agent, signing with Penguin, seeing my books make it into the hands
of readers...in fact, I’d say that last bit was the biggest up of them all, because what could possibly be
better than seeing a dream come true? :-)
*What are some of your favorite books in the paranormal genre?
Hm...let’s see. In no particular order, I’d say the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs; the True
Blood series by Charlaine Harris; every single Dresden book Jim Butcher has ever written (that would
actually be my top fave there!); and the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka.
*If you could tell readers one thing about yourself or your books, what would that be?
You’d never know to look at me that I write stuff this dark. Seriously. My own sister, on reading the first
book in the series, called me up to say, “I shared a room with you for how many years without knowing
this was how your brain worked?”
*What is the craziest or at least most interesting thing you have ever done?
I once took a 13-year-old and two 16-year-old girls on a roughly 4,100 km (2,500 mile), two-week road
trip. One of the older girls had just broken up with her boyfriend the night before we left, and the other
wanted us to leave her at home...on her own...for the two weeks. It was definitely what you’d call an
“interesting” trip, lol. Not to mention insane. O.o
*Finish this statement: "You'll like the Grigori Legacy series if...
...you like cop stories that go beyond our world and into that of (hot) warrior angels!”
Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing
up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a
living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member
of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement,
however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that
time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for
two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.
Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and
then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She remained a stay-at-
home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years and, now that she has
realized writing can be more than a nice hobby, she continues to live her dream of being
a cop vicariously through her characters.
Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one
very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, a cat, two rabbits, and a bearded
dragon lizard. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking
her dog along the river or through the woods.
In addition to her books, Linda also does freelance writing and editing. Information
about her services can be found at www.lindapoitevin.ca. Linda is a member of Science
Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Quebec Writers’ Federation, Romance Writers of
America, RWA Futuristic Fantasy Paranormal Chapter, and Ottawa Romance Writers’
From the author of Sins of the Angels and Sins of the Son comes the newest novel in
the “electric, thrilling and extremely intelligent” (Ex Libris) Grigori Legacy series.
Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits
for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own
bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.
With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its
own panic – leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But
when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the
inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.
Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back.
Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought
she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her
family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.
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