JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Lynda D. Brown, author of Seed of Satan:Leah’s Story (Book Two of the Invisible Enemies Series)
(Spoken Word Press)
In book one, Invisible Enemies, best-selling romance-author Leah Lewis had just been dumped by her long time lover, Candace Harris. One fateful night, she meets a man who eerily has the same name and features of the handsome demon she’s created for her new novel, My Demon My Lover.
Claude and Leah embark on a whirlwind romance that ends in marriage and a surprise pregnancy. Encouraged by the story of their favorite romance writer’s marriage, Leah’s fans eagerly sign up for her new on-line dating website: FantasyLover.com. Leah’s marriage, however, begins to fall apart as Claude keeps disappearing for weeks at a time. One day, Leah accidentally catches her toddler son CJ flying around his nursery!
Terrified of her son and convinced that her husband is cheating on her, Leah hires Greg Taylor to investigate her husband. As Greg researches Claude’s background, he discovers an age-old secret about Leah’s husband and child that threatens to destroy her family and the world, as we know it!
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story?
Lynda D. Brown: While writing book one, I created the character of Leah Lewis as Candace Harris’ room mate. Candace and Leah are both Wiccans, Leah is more powerful than Candace, who had just recently discovered her talents. Leah Lewis was born and bred in California. A bi-racial beauty, with a black dad and white mom, she looks like Mariah Carey.
Leah is bi-sexual and falls madly in love with Candace, who returns her love. Leah, a political science major, discovers a love of writing. She begins writing about an affair between a vampire and rich heiress in a contest, wins first prize, a contract with the literary agency that sponsored the contest and her career is born!
However, when Candace dumps Leah and returns to her true love, Randy Nelson, a grieving Leah throws herself into her work and creates a new devilish handsome character Claude. She is blown away a couple of days later when she runs into his real life look-alike! They fall in love, marry and she gets pregnant.
It was at that point, that I was inspired to use Genesis 6, of the bible, to flesh out the story. I’ve been researching this very unique scripture for over fourteen years. The characters Leah and Claude made it easy for me to use real biblical scripture and turn it into fiction that everyone can understand.
The story is about the Sons of God (angels) who came down from their position as watchers, and took (kidnapped) wives from the son of man (human woman) and had children by them. They were called Nephilim, and they were giants that terrorized and killed humans! Readers of Invisible Enemies will know that Claude is actually a fallen angel, and he was one of the angels that took human women over 2000 years ago!
JP: What sets Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story apart from other books in the same genre?
LDB: The church members in my book believe in and use the power, authority and dominion that God blessed each true believer with. The pastor, Reverend William Rawlins, has taught his congregation spiritual warfare, and they stand up to the enemy when he comes knocking at the door.
I try to address some of the issues a lot of non-Christians have about dealing with church folks, like gossiping, backstabbing, hypocrisy, envy – all in the name of Jesus.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story getting out to the public?
LDB: Finding a niche audience. After test marketing my books as Christian fiction, It worked better among a niche audience of book readers that are really into the supernatural genre of Christian books. They believe in angels manifesting down here on earth helping us. That’s why you see books like Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo on the New York Times bestsellers list, people like reading about Heaven, angels and yes, even demons!
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story?
LDB: I finished Seed of Satan: Leah’s Story in eight months! This was a personal best for me. I was so excited about the reviews and praise I was getting from book one that I immediately started on book two. I write every day.
JP: What’s next for Lynda D. Brown?
LDB: I’m currently working on book three: The Devil and Sister Ford. I’m having a ball writing this one, because this time, ole Scratch is trying to mess with the wrong sista!
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