This week Kris Norris visits the blog. I met Kris at Authors After Dark in NOLA in 2012 and immediately fell for her charms. Not only was she funny and smart, but she'd flown helicopters as a Canadian military pilot. My hero! :D I'd actually read her books before I met her and already loved her voice, but she says I shouldn't listen to her sing. Kris writes some magnificent science fiction, fantasy, and shifter romance. All of it is suffused with Kris's attention to the humorous absurd and action/adventure. Today I asked her one question how she settled on angels for her next series.
BBTF: You're known for your action and paranormal tales. What made you choose angels for your latest series?
Kris: Wow, glad you’re asking the easy questions ;) So…why angels? Honestly, I’ve been mulling this over for days, trying to decide if it was due to some kind of deeper thought process. If it had been an act of divine intervention. But the truth is…I just think they’re badass. At least, in my head they are.
Having grown up in a non-religious home, angels weren’t really on my radar until recently. Whether it’s simply curiosity, or other influences, I’ve tried to broaden my horizons. Which means I’ve had to do my own research on what to believe as far as my leading men go. Of course, I’ve seen all sorts of versions of angels thanks to Hollywood. Everything from soft and kind, to uncaring and vengeful. It seems there’s a wide range of opinions on what they might be like.
I see them as warriors but having many of the same issues we have. That after guarding humanity for so long, they’ve taken on some of our more endearing traits. Adapting to their environment in a sense. And I loved the idea of them meeting their matches. Of having other, equally as strong characters challenge their beliefs. And maybe bring them back from the edge. Because nothing is harder to find than redemption after losing your faith.
And yes, I’m sure my love of Supernatural is part of the reason I wrote this series. I mean… Castiel. Lucifer. Gabriel. What’s not to love? And I can’t wait to write the next installment. I’m just waiting to figure out how it all goes down. Because even a fallen angel deserves a happily ever after.
Oh, yes they do! :D You can find out more about Kris Norris's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!