Do you ever start a task with the assumption you’re doing one thing and it turns out you’re doing something else entirely? Like you start out doing laundry and then thirty minutes later you realize you’re in the middle of cleaning the bathroom and you have no idea how it happened?
That’s sort of what’s happened to me with the Lucy trilogy.
I started these books with the idea of bringing back a character who exited the stage far too soon. Well, that and getting a chance to write about the ten plagues, because, let’s face, they’re kinda cool. Rivers of blood, flies, lightning, death… it’s all very dramatic. And very, very appropriate for a series about angels and demons.
So I set off with this goal in mind. And somewhere along the way, things changed.
At some point, the story became not about the plagues or about a long dead character who was, let’s face it, kinda bitchy. It became about ghosts—knowing them, fighting them, and, hopefully, conquering them. Honestly, those ghosts, the ones we keep inside, the ones which are part and parcel of who we are—those are much harder to exorcise than any which might be floating around, waiting to frighten some hapless soul.
Somehow, I wound up writing a ghost story.And honestly? I’m okay with that.
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She knows this because she's killed bamboo. Twice. She is the author of the Winged series, the Plaisir Coupable series, Jude Magdalyn series, the Moon Rising series, and Taken: A Frankie Post Novel.
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Lucy Trilogy #1
All my life, I've had plans.
Dying the day before beginning the final year of my surgical residency wasn't one of them.
Finding myself drafted in the eternal war between good and evil wasn't one of them, either.
And dealing with friends, enemies, and lovers I don't remember?
Definitely not in my plans.
Lucy Trilogy #2
The problem with plans?
Even the best ones can go awry. And when they do... all hell breaks loose.
If I've learned only one thing in the last few months, it's the past never dies.
Four plagues down. Six more to come.
We need more than a plan.
We need a miracle.
Lucy Trilogy #3
The problem with miracles?
They require a deity who cares.
And if you don't have one of those... you need a sacrifice.
Or the world ends