Interview with Vivian Lane

Published 2018-08-06.
What is the Strange Allies series about?
Children of Ossiria and Strange Allies share the same world, but can be read independently.

In the Strange Allies series, Della has a higher calling, but making sure her mother is taken care of always comes first, and she feels horrible every time she has to lie to her mother about her job. It's been the two of them since she was five years old, so leaving home is painful. Because Della isn't a normal girl, there will be no college graduation ceremony, no wedding to a nice man, and no grandbabies for her mother to spoil, but she'll let her mother hold on to those dreams as long as possible.

Della discovers she's a paladin at sixteen after a vampire attack, surviving due to her skin burning the undead to ashes. Graduating to Agent at eighteen, she embarks on missions to save the world, or at least as many people as she can. When the mysterious vampire Adam starts helping her cause, Agent Seven doesn't trust him. Every vampire is evil, right? Will Adam prove her wrong, or be Agent Seven's downfall?

Urban Fantasy romance.
What are you currently working on?
I, PALADIN, book 3 of Strange Allies.

Strange Allies is my focus for the rest of 2018. Children of Ossiria has 8 titles already.
What is the Children of Ossiria series about?
Family. I talk more about that on my blog:

The series is named after Ossiria - a distant planet - and the repercussions from events that took place there.

Ossiria is a land in an alternate dimension. Time runs at a different speed from Earth. A horrible event took place there that had reach on several worlds, including Earth.

Children of Ossiria includes immortals, vampires, demons, witches, paladins, and every-day humans. There is love, loss, danger, torture, sex, and blood. Definitely blood. Comes with the vampires. My characters are usually snarky, and I hope *appropriately* flawed.

It has been a passion project of mine for many years, almost as long as I've been writing fiction.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Can I just answer with The Dresden Files series? Those are insta-buy books for me.

Also loved Deborah Harkness' "All Souls" trilogy with Matthew and Diana.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations from people I know, usually. Sometimes from browsing a store.
What do you read for pleasure?
Contemporary romances, urban fantasy, paranormal romances, and one suspense romance series. Used to read a lot of fanfic, too.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Gosh, no. I've been reading since I was 2 and there have been way too many books since then. It might've been a dinosaur book. I was really into dinosaurs for the first several years of life. Wanted to be a paleontologist.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Definitely. It was a 1-page story for a high school class. The teacher liked it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
California. A lot of my writing has been set here since I know it best.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm new, so I don't have any, yet, besides my betas, but they'll mean a lot when they come. I'll be grateful.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm hungry!
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Books by This Author

The Strange Allies Collection
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 299,790. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2019 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Set aside the entire weekend before starting this collection because you are not going to want to put it down. This series has action, intrigue, and revelations keeping you glued to the page wanting more. This box set contains I, Paladin, Never Trust A Vampire, Cycle of Rebirths, Vampire Sacrifice, and A Paladin’s Secrets.
Untitled (Strange Allies Novel #6)
Series: Strange Allies Novels, Book 6. Pre-release—available May 13, 2024. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: American English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
The consequences of Book #5 send Della reeling. Nothing is the same anymore. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.