fate of the souls she takes.
Ava has retrieved hundreds of souls from demons, but has never been assigned
the dangerous mission for a Nephilim soul. She must hunt down Keir since she
needs his Nephilim soul to trade for her freedom.
she arrives on campus and meets Keir, she also meets a strange girl, Dahlia,
who has an inexplicable hold on him. Unexpectedly Ava discovers Keir holds
secrets that are more valuable than his Nephilim soul – secrets she could trade
for the life she wants.
world is turned upside down. She finds herself in the middle of a war where the lines between good and evil are blurred and she only has two choices…
moved around Europe with her military family before completing a BA (Hons) in
English at the University of Leeds. Her home is now in Perth, Australia with
her husband and three children. Lisa has written since she was a child – moving
from writing poems and short stories aged nine to writing novels in the last
few years. With the encouragement of her family and local writers group, Lisa
found the confidence to share her latest paranormal romance series with the
family, and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This
often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the
house occasionally, enjoying walks with her dog and time with her family. She
loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they
gothic, paranormal and urban fantasy, but she also enjoys contemporary new adult.
She is currently working on more books in the Soul Ties series, and has other
projects lined up waiting.
to make it a ‘career’ but just having the opportunity is fantastic.
at high school. When I was a teen I wrote a ‘serial’ story and gave a chapter a
week to my friends. I was inspired to write because I realized people enjoyed
rather than jumping to a new project. Focus on finishing something.
with me (lol).
reminds me a little of Eliza Dushku (but she’d need to be taller and dye her
hair!). Keir I’m not sure but I’ve been told the guy on the cover looks like
Keegan Allen. Jack I imagine as a young Alex Pettyfer and I saw an actress
called Clara Mamet who is an exact Dahlia match.
process of creating books the music I listen to in the car etc might remind me
of characters. For instance, when I was writing Soul Ties, I listened to the
Arctic Monkeys a lot and the song ‘She’s Thunderstorms’ is Ava’s song. And for
Torn Souls, the sequel due out later this year, the opening scene plus Jack and
Dahlia’s relationships was inspired by the song ‘Catch’ by The Cure
Cool air blew
Ava’s hair into her face as the door swung open. Her neck tingled; someone was
standing behind her.“Ava.”Ava turned. Keir’s
face was centimeters from hers. His
eyes. Sucking her in like whirlpools – she wouldn’t let him.“You got a hair
cut,” she said, flicking her fingers toward his head.“And yours is a
different color.”Memories of the
night in the alley flew unbidden into Ava’s mind. Their bodies didn’t touch but
electricity flowed from him, reddening her cheeks. Positive she saw a desire
flicker across his eyes, Ava closed hers. Fuck.
Make him move away.
She breathed deeply, inadvertently inhaling his scent, sending more memories
scattering across her mind and spreading the heat deep into her belly.Keir’s mouth turned
up at one corner, aware. “I knew you were listening. Dahlia didn’t.”If he was
expecting her to show surprise and yield he was wrong. “So what did you decide?
I think I missed the crucial part, where you decided if you were going to get
rid of me, or however Dahlia so delicately put it.”“We didn’t decide
anything, Ava.” He lifted an arm and set his palm on the wall behind her.Dizziness crept
up, her breathing came in shorter bursts, unsure of his intentions. His lips
hovered close to hers, breath warm against her cheek.“If you know who I
am, why I came, why didn’t you kill me that night?” she said hoarsely.Keir stepped back,
pupils dilated. “You came to take my soul, correct?”She squeezed her
eyes shut. He knew the answer.“You haven’t tried
yet – why?” he asked.Ava’s head
scrambled through the fog to come up with a believable response. One which
would keep her alive.