Luna's Prophecy by Lisa Jones
Updated: Jan 23
Luna’s prophecy is the first book in the Celestial Princess Trilogy by Lisa Jones. I’d best describe it as Fifty Shades of Grey in the underworld. It’s dark, it’s sexy and full of adventure! Before we chat with the author, let’s read the synopsis:
To escape the sudden and tragic loss of her parents, Luna moves across the world to live with her Grandmother in the snowy little town of Devil’s Lake in North Dakota. There she learns her life back in the U.K. was a lie. Her parents were murdered because of her actual identity. Known as The Fallen Star, she was born to the King and Queen of the heavens and is the soulmate to the leader of the underworld. Luna now has to rely on this dark stranger to protect her from an evil threat.
J.C. - Lisa, I am over the moon (pun intended) to talk to you about Luna’s Prophecy! Before I bombard you with questions, can you take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers?
L.J. - Hi everyone- I'm Lisa, I live in Scotland with my other half Dan and our dog Lola. I have lived here for a little over a year, it is an author's dream place to live. I am an avid reader, I prefer fiction because I like to escape into a magical world when I'm reading. I write paranormal romance, I love to write the things that are seemingly impossible. I am probably the weirdest person you will ever meet, I don't hide it at all! I love to bake, I love horror movies and I cry at everything..... seriously! I am the biggest advocate for indie authors and will be your biggest cheerleader!
J.C. - This story was so captivating for me. How did you come up with the idea to write it?
L.J. - I think about this question quite a lot, I think that it was a mixture of a few things. I wrote what I wanted to read first and foremost. I spent a lot of time in the hospital and I was devouring books quicker than they could be written so I decided to try and write one. I have always written for myself; stories, poems, diaries. Amon was the first part of the story I wrote and I think that had a lot to do with the position I was in - I was in a violent relationship and I wrote the thing I wanted, the ultimate protector. Luna has so many of my quirks so she came next. The nan was my nan, the little Liverpudlian, outspoken, loud but tiny, nan. The story came from my love of all things moon and star related, I am obsessed with the night sky. It's a combination of pieces of my real life mixed with a magical world that everyone secretly hopes exists.
J.C. - I’m going to dive right into the juicy details. For those of you who have not read this series – it is a spicy read! Do you ever get embarrassed or uncomfortable writing intimate scenes?
L.J. - Initially I did get embarrassed and it took me a while to shake it. I had to become comfortable with myself and the person I had hidden. I was always the person who everyone else expected me to be, I wrote in private when I was alone. I was the wife that cooked, cleaned and smiled when she needed to, I could never have been the person who writes dirty books in her spare time. I left my marriage, I took the mask off and I decided to get to know who I was. I realized that the streamy scenes were something I was really good at and once I accepted myself, I lost any embarrassment that I had. I love writing them now and I don't get embarrassed at all, I can talk about them and not feel anything but pride. It's not that I no longer care what the world sees me as, I just know that the right people won't judge my actions.
J.C. - You are so right in that Lisa! People who love you and your work will not judge your actions. I am so glad you have been liberated and wrote these novels!
J.C. - Luna is a fire-cracker! Do you share any personality traits with her?
L.J - Luna has so many of my personality traits, I gave her my best and worst traits. She is the person that can't bite her tongue, she has to say what she feels especially if it aligns with what is morally right. I got my fiery spirit from my nan just like Luna did. She is a little sarcastic and so am I, that's just my humour. She is fiercely protective over her tribe and I am the same, I love hard and I will face anything for the people I love. I have my vulnerabilities just like Luna does, it's not a weakness and neither is crying. I also love my food and a good cuppa just like her!
J.C. - Amos, where have you been all my life? Seriously, he is so damn delicious. Do us a favor and fan-cast the role. What actor would you want to play him?
L.J. - No question about it, Jason Mamoa. He was who I saw when I was writing him and he is who I still see. A little bit rough around the edges, he has got the hair, the body and he has the attitude needed to play Amon.
J.C. - Jason Mamoa is the exact piece of eye candy I pictured when reading the character of Amon! Yum
J.C. - Who has been your biggest support system while on this writing adventure?
L.J. - Tough question. I have a small family who will shout my achievements from the rooftops but I wasn't shouting so neither were they. I have to say that the indie author community has been absolutely awesome to me, they pulled me through my hardest days. Then Dan came along a few years ago, he was my biggest plot twist! He is my biggest cheerleader, I wish I had met him years and years ago. I have honestly never known anyone more proud of their partner than he is, he is my biggest fan and I adore him for it.
J.C. - Finish the sentence. In ten years I’d like to…
L.J. - In ten years I would like to see my books on the big screen, I want to see my characters as people.
J.C. - Like me, you have Multiple Sclerosis. How does having MS affect your writing?
L.J. - MS came after a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, I spent so much time in and out of the hospital. Writing the Celestial Princess series was actually number one on my bucket list. This is going to sound super morbid but it's the truth. I was in multiple organ failure just after I found out I had MS and there were times when I honestly thought I wouldn't see the next few years of my life. That spurred me on to write the series but that came with its own complications. Pain, fatigue, numbness, catching every bug and virus because my immune system is non-existent. I just wrote when I could and I escaped into the story as much as I could. If I woke up at 3am, I would write, if I was awake and in pain, I would write. I still do that now. The biggest hurdle is when my hands hurt and I can't write, I have to have a few days off and it kills me. Writing keeps me sane and days off aren't something I like.
J.C. - I understand what you are going through. I have days when my fingertips hurt so bad I can't touch anything. The struggle is real! You are such an inspiration to me. What you have accomplished while battling your illness is phenominal!
J.C. - The second book in the series is A Fabled Existence, the third is called A Twisted Fate. When you finished writing the series did you feel the story was complete or could there be more in store for us in the future?
L.J. - I felt like it was complete. I still think about my characters because they are like an extension of my family, I have spent so much time with them. It ended right. I do like to think about what my characters would be doing from time to time.
J.C. - Lastly, where can readers find you and your work?
L.J. - My work has just been re-edited by the most patient and amazing editor and can be found on Amazon as of Valentine's Day.
J.C. - I can attest that Lisa is the biggest Indie Author Advocate. Every Sunday on Instagram she posts video's of Indie Author books she has reviewed. I get swept away watching them. You will too!
Thank you for reading about Luna’s Prophecy. This book will leave you with a fire in your belly and wanting more! Stick around, I’ll be posting a follow-up interview with Lisa for book two, A Fabled Existence, very shortly!