Created Darkly (Kris Chase Book 1) by Gena D. Lutz


Necromancer Kris Chase's purpose is simple. Blindly raise the dead for the primary elite, self necro-governed group, the Center. The problem is, she couldn't care less about what the Center expects from her. Instead, she is more content with snuffing out the life-force from every vile creature she can get her hands on; the same monsters her brethren indiscriminately create… for the right price. 

Until the life of someone dear to her is threatened. 

With the stakes raised insurmountably, she finds herself bound by desperation to create the very darkness she always fought against being consumed by, going against everything she has ever believed in.

Warning: Mature Content

Interview with Author Gena D. Lutz

Let’s start out simple. Have you always wanted to be a writer or did something bring you to that decision?
I have always loved to write. I started journaling, writing poetry, and also short stories, at a very young age—I was six or seven. My first poem was titled, The Perfect Lie. I wrote it when I was ten, for my mother, because she was in an unfaithful and physically abusive relationship. I suppose it was a coping mechanism; the only way I knew how to help her. 

I was looking at your books over on Amazon and noticed that you have written Created Darkly, Chasing Magic, and 2 books in the Prime Wolf series, which can all be considered paranormal. I love paranormal by the way. Do you feel at this moment that you will continue to write paranormal books or will you be branching out to other genres? If so which ones?
I only ever see myself writing within the fantastical. Paranormal Romance—Paranormal Fantasy—Urban Fantasy, those are the kind of stories running rapid in my head.
(And I ain't complainin’!)

I have read Chasing Magic and Created Darkly, I love both, but I have not gotten a chance to check out the Prime Wolf series. Could you tell us a little about it?
Ember’s Curse, is the first in the Prime Wolf series, as well as the first novel I’ve ever written. It recently went through an extensive rewrite and edits process. The book is paranormal romance—med heat level. It’s about a hybrid alpha she-wolf just trying to find her way in a world full of big-bad-boogie-monsters. Oh, and she also has to contend with a curse that a jealous witch cast upon her pack centuries prior.

Let’s get to the book that is being featured today, Created Darkly. Who is your favorite character and why?
Hmm, that’s a tough question!!! I want to say Kris, because I heart her spunkiness, as well as her kick-assery. But to be honest, Jude—Kris’s ghostly BFF, is by far my favorite. In my opinion he’s got it all; he’s funny, fully equipped with a sarcastic personality, good looks, as well as a heap of boyish charm that could melt anyone to their very core--anyone who can hear or see him anyway.

As we see in Created Darkly, vampires are created by necromancers. I was wondering. How did you come up with that unique idea?
You know. I can’t remember exactly when I came up with that idea. I just know that every time I’d watch a show, movie, or read a book about vampires, I’d think to myself… “Why do the vamps get to create all the vampires?” I believe vampires are strong enough, been dealt a spade tight hand… so let’s give another paranormal species some power! And so, Kris Chase, Necromancer—Creator, was born.

You didn't leave me on a huge cliffhanger, but you did leave me with some questions in the end. So do you have any idea when we can expect book 2 from you and how many books do you think will be in this series?
Devil’s Playground, Kris Chase book 2, is in the works! I’m almost finished with the first draft.  To be honest, I have no clue how many books will be in this series. I’ll keep writing about Kris, and her crazy crew of misfits, until they have nothing left for me to say for them.

There is one question we love to ask our authors to answer. Before we finish what advice would you give to the aspiring authors out there?
Never give up! The fact that it’s damn hard to write a book is no secret. It’s akin to taking a knife and slicing it through your flesh, exposing yourself from the inside out. It’s just that terrifying, and almost that bloody—if you’re a nail biter. If you believe in your words, in your voice, hard enough, and in yourself furiously enough, other people will too---especially your characters. 

Gena, we were glad to have you and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer a few questions. We really appreciate it. 


When I started this book I just couldn't put it down. Created Darkly is an amazing book with a unique idea about where vampires come from. I love finding books that give me something more and Created Darkly succeeded with its interesting mix of characters and exciting plot. This is actually my first book with necromancers and I didn't know what to expect. I can say I found them to be an excellent addition to this paranormal tale. I find the storyline to be well developed with seamless execution. I enjoy finding out bits and pieces of information as the story goes along and Gena does a great job of spreading out the important tidbits that helps the story slowly come together as we read. 

Gena D. Lutz spun a great tale of a necromancer, Kris, who has to face a deadly question. What would you do to save the person you love the most? Will she do what she has always sworn to never do? Kris makes new discovers and finds out that not everything is as she thought. Her world is no longer black and white. She also finds friends where she never thought possible.

Join us in this journey of self discovery and constant danger with some romance mixed in. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good paranormal book.

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Donna Peterson said...

Looking forward to reading it!!

Mary Tibbitts said...

Great interview.

Tracy Ehlers said...

Great interview..

Becky Miller said...

Great interview for a fantastic book and author.

Heather Castro said...

Awesome interview with an awesome author! Love her books!

Jeanie Curtis said...

Nicely done! Love this book and the author.

Shas Goodall said...

Great interview loved this book can't wait for more books.

Lindsay Thompson said...

This was great!

Kelly McCullough said...

Great Interview!

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