Please welcome L.A. Kennedy to the Cafe.
“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” — L.M. Montgomery
I can’t go a day without turning a page or two in a book. The same goes for my writing. Reading, to me, is more than magical. I get to see a world through someone’s eyes. I get to feel the emotions they felt as they wrote their story. And writing allows me to give that gift to someone else, a small piece of my thoughts and emotions, with a bite.
The day I sat down to begin Immortal Amour, book one in The Genesys Project, my pages were on fire. I couldn’t put my pen down. I was excited and intrigued. I was also nervous. This world I had created had given me the opportunity to break into Romance, with my own twist on things. I had started with an idea. I wanted a female protagonist with an attitude. I had developed someone with a back bone, an in-your-face arrogance and the willingness to go toe-to-toe with the big boys. She needed to have an edge and be able to stand her ground, all while trying to stay alive in a world designed for her not to. She isn’t the type who wanted to come home to find flowers sprinkled on her floor. She’d have preferred a new gun. (Something I could relate to, minus the gun.) Once I thought I had her pegged, she grew, as did the characters around her. She had a softer side that I wasn’t ready for. That side of her begged to be developed. As much as I wanted her to be tough as nails, the reality of who she was and what she did for her people, made me love her all that much more. Cael was rough, tough, and protective. Watching his character grow, made me feel those squishy feeling all of my girlfriends talk about.
The Genesys Project is an ongoing series of paranormal romance books. The series focuses on an order (The Genesys Project) of irregulars who defend their society against The Rancor Order and Proletaryans, a soulless breed of once humans who are controlled by the son of The Genesys, Strain.
In book one, Immortal Amour, I focused on the romance between Cael and Des, and the plethora of obstacles in their path. Cael, a Vampyre, is deep undercover with The Rancor Order as the Calyph. He has loved Des since the first moment he set eyes on her, unknown to Des. Des, an agent for The Netherworld, is a Kler’voient—a Prophetyc, born with a second sight limited to the past. They call it a gift. She calls it what it is—a burden and a curse.
I dove right into Dark Amour, immediately after writing the first book in the series. Zylan-Nefarious Bloodletting—Zy, turned out to be a favorite character of mine. I was pushed to dig deeper into his life, the royal line, and the risk of losing love. I had the writer’s itch and have enjoyed building this world and these characters, every step of the way.
I am absolutely thankful for Totally Bound, and my amazing Editor, Jamie Rose. Each step of my journey has been met with encouragement and support. The Genesys Project started as an idea and has blossomed into a world I can hold in my hands.
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Leading a fierce battle to protect his race, Cael must choose between the life he has and the woman he wants.
Fiercely loyal to his men, Cael has sacrificed himself for the good of the race. Undercover as the Calyph, he has lost everything he’s ever loved and wanted in an attempt to smoke out the Genesys before the irregulars are extinguished. Now he will sacrifice again to save his one true love.
Cael has always been savage by nature, quick with temper, quick with violence. It takes finely tuned control to keep his Vampyre instinct from taking over and consuming the little bit of humanity he still clings to. Cael is no stranger to loss. He knows that painful fury all too well. But when his Fyrvor, his one true love, goes missing, he pities the SOB who took her. With ice in his veins, he swears vengeance.
Des has worked her fair share of cases as an agent for the Netherworld, policing the little slice of in-between, where life and death, man and monster, are as subjective as ivory and eggshell. She is a Kler’voient—a Prophetyc, born with a second sight limited to the past. They call it a gift. She calls it what it is—a burden and a curse.
Cael is deep undercover and sinking into the darkness of his sacrifice. Des doesn’t want cannon fodder in her life. That alone would make their relationship difficult enough without them being the prime target for the Order, who are hatching new strategies for wiping the irregulars off the face of the earth.
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L.A. Kennedy, beyond the story…
L.A. Kennedy is a Canadian born writer, living in the ever-growing city of Vancouver, Canada. Here, she spends her days getting lost in the beauty of reading and writing. L.A. Kennedy mainly writes fictional books. And can be found researching myth, folklore, and everything in between, with a special interest in edge-of-your-seat paranormal romance. L.A. Kennedy can be found behind a mountain of books, on any given Sunday.
L.A. Kennedy’s writing credits include several titles that mix mystery, horror, paranormal romance, fantasy, and intrigue.