Interview with Vivian Lane

What is the Children of Ossiria series about?
Family. I talk more about that on my blog: http://vivian-lane-author.blogspot.com/2016/09/family-what-i-really-write-about.html

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 you currently working on?
The Children of Ossiria series, Book 5, the sequel to MATE.
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!
Published 2016-09-17.
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Books by This Author

Children of Ossiria #1 - #5
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 427,860. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
This box set includes OUTCAST, PROTECTOR, GODDESS, MATE, and MOTHER. These stories are intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.
Untitled (Strange Allies novel #6)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Pre-release—available October 7, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Agent Seven and Adam come to grips with the aftermath of Book 5. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.
Untitled (Strange Allies novel #5)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Pre-release—available October 2, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Adam and Agent Seven grow closer. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.
I, Paladin (Strange Allies novel #2)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Pre-release—available August 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Agent Seven's origin story. 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 about her job. It's been the two of them since she was five years old. Because Della isn't a normal girl, there will be no college graduation ceremony, no wedding to a nice man, and no grandbabies to spoil. Urban fantasy.
I, Vampire (Strange Allies novels #4)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Pre-release—available August 1, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Adam's origin story of how he became a vampire in 1730. This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations.
Save You, Save Me (Strange Allies novel #3)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Pre-release—available July 3, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Demon hunter Simon and his wife Caroline were cursed. She's reincarnated every 25 years with no memory of him and he's trapped as a statue during daylight. When Simon scares Charlotte, it sends her straight into Nicholae’s arms— a vampire in Lady Juliet’s clan—and a path of destruction. If Agent Seven, Simon, and Adam don’t save Charlotte in time, she and Simon are cursed forever. PNR novel.
Never Trust A Vampire (Strange Allies novel #1)
Series: Strange Allies Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Agent Seven travels on missions to save the world, or at least as many people as she can. When the vampire Adam asks The Agency for her services to rescue children from L.A.’s reigning vampire Juliet, Seven can’t refuse, even though she doesn’t trust him. Becoming a paladin means sacrifice of self. Will Adam prove her wrong, or be her downfall? Strange Allies novel series book #1.
Mother (Children of Ossiria #5)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Carys and William mated eternally and are expecting twins. Being pregnant and giving birth brings out Carys' mama bear side and she'll stop at nothing to protect her babies against any threat, even one close to home. Meanwhile, Sebastian and Bethany continue a slow courtship forbidden by the Shadow Knights. Will Sebastian give up his calling for love? This story is for readers 18 and over.
Danger Magnet (Children of Ossiria #4.5)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: Free! Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jana is the first person who wants to know all about Antony. The first to care in a long time, and he shouldn’t let it go any deeper, but he’s helpless to resist her. She makes him laugh, matches him in bed, and loves great food. He doesn’t want to hurt her. But people die around him. We briefly met Antony in MATE. Now discover how another exile from The Agency falls in love.
Mate (Children of Ossiria #4)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Caught up in insatiable lust, Carys and William enter into a mating claim on Ossiria, only for her to wake up knowing they’ve made an impulsive mistake. Armed with Kalana’s memories, she rescinds her claim, putting him in dominance. But William has been in a one-sided claim before and it didn’t end well. Will he sabotage their relationship with his vampire tendencies? Intended for readers over 18.
Outcast (Children of Ossiria #1)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: Free! Words: 101,520. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Michael is happy being London's resident Agent until he's saddled with helping train new recruits-especially the Malibu Barbie wannabe intent on driving him insane. She's difficult, insubordinate, and soon his first love. Dating another Agent is forbidden and there's no denying their relationship when she gets pregnant. Mike's out on the street. Where does a freelance demon hunter go from here?
Goddess (Children of Ossiria #3)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,120. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Free of the burden of knowledge about the future, William and Carys start dating, which isn’t without its challenges. Trusting him with her life is easy. Trusting him with her heart is terrifying. Meanwhile, a new and sinister supernatural threat arrives in Southern California. Our team of heroes will discover too late that Carys' true destiny as Protector is more life-changing than anyone knew.
Protector (Children of Ossiria #2)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,350. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Between dodging a bounty hunter, saving the tribe that created her, dealing with the persistent vampire William determined to go from friends to lovers, and meeting her future child, Carys Taylor’s first year as a Protector is full of challenges. What does a girl have to do to get a little peace? This story is intended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult situations. Extended Edition PNR.
The First Vampires (Children of Ossiria #0.5)
Series: Children of Ossiria. Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 by Phantom Ridge. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jolana has served the Ossirian god of war as a seer for as long as she can remember. When he chooses her to be his instrument of destruction, she devotes herself to the task—starting with young Isa. Isa is a healer and when Jolana comes into his shop, he knows she is trouble but the beautiful Eridae cannot be resisted. Soon, he is drawn into a war between gods that will alter the universe forever.