Monday, November 4, 2013

Book Chat: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Isis Rushdan's Protector of the Flame

Today we have the lovely and talented Isis Rushdan talking about her newest release, Protector of the Flame.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Protector of the Flame

You won’t find any vampires, werewolves or fae on a single page. I created a supernatural species called Kindred for this series. Some readers have described them as part superhero, part angel. Many have commented that they enjoyed seeing something fresh and unique in the paranormal genre.

The contemporary setting for most of the book is quite different from Kindred of the Fallen. The first book took place in Manhattan and Valhalla, New York. Protector of the Flame picks up where the first book left off at the estate in Valhalla. Then I whisk readers around the world. Finally, I take you inside the heart of Cyrus’s House, clan Herut and to a mysterious island where all the rules change.

The conflict, tension and of course heat between a couple doesn’t magically stop simply because they get married. If you’re married, I’m sure you remember the first year. It can be killer for some couples and is definitely one of the hardest. Due to the unique circumstances of redemption for their entire species dependent on Serenity and Cyrus, they must contend with many different factors which keep their happily-ever-after out of reach. It also sparks some conflict in the bedroom.

Just because you find your soul-mate doesn’t mean you don’t notice others. Kindred are in general extremely talented and not hard on the eyes. Once separated from his spouse, Cyrus finds himself back at House Herut, where he is idolized by most and confronted with temptation. Serenity grew up around humans and experienced real desire for the first time when she met Cyrus. While apart from her mate, she encounters one male who rattles her to the core. Of course there are a few twists to complicate matters.

Love can be a powerful weapon.
If you love someone more than yourself, you’re willing to sacrifice and do anything to save them, even take great leaps of faith when you’re outnumbered, completely surrounded and the odds of survival are pretty freaking low. Sometimes loving so deeply can be the weapon that saves you. At least let’s hope so for Cyrus and Serenity.

It was great to be here. Thank you for having me today!

Be sure to stop by Isis's website for more information about her and her books.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Trust me, the heat doesn't stop when people get married! Wait, did I say that out loud...?
Congratulations, Isis!

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to Isis! The book sounds fantastic. Marriage can bring on a whole new set of troubles! :)

Isis Rushdan said...

Thanks for having me on, Cherie. I really appreciate it!!

Heather R. Holden said...

I think it's so cool how Isis created her own supernatural species for this series! It's always fun to see how creative certain writers can be with things like that. :)

M Pax said...

Ooo, on complications. That makes for a great story. Congrats to Isis!

Nick Wilford said...

You don't get much more of a potent motivating force than love. Congrats, Isis! And yes, great to see some new supernatural creatures on the scene. :)

Julie Flanders said...

I love that Isis created her own supernatural species for this book, very impressive! Sounds like an excellent read.