BJ: Thank you. That means a lot to me.
AF: I read that you consider Seattle home. What about it made you decide to set the scene of Blood Prophecy there?
BJ: I love the Northwest. I'm from there and thought that Seattle was the absolute perfect setting for the series. I really couldn't imagine it being elsewhere.
AF: I love the characters of Chloe and Amber. Did you intend for Chloe to be Amber's guide of sorts through things?
BJ: I love Chloe and Amber together. To me, they are the epitome of best friends. Chloe would be Amber's guide into the Supernatural world because of their friendship and trust. They are different but in many ways, they are alike.
AF: Where did you come up with the idea of the queen/king story line?
BJ: It's funny when people ask me that. Honestly, the whole idea of the story came from my dreams. I think part of it is because I can't get enough of stories involving kings and queens and my overactive imagination, mixed with sleep, resulting in the story line. Once I woke from my dream, I felt the urge to put it paper, so to speak. The story just unraveled into something more.
AF: Most paranormal books featuring vampires use some type of old vampiric lore as a base to work from.What vampiric lore did you use as a base for your book?
BJ: Honestly, I didn't. I just wrote the prophecy to be something different, unique. In many ways, after I started writing, I realized that I wasn't impressed with so many of the vampire stories out there today. They are all well written but they didn't show the true nature of vampires. Vampires drink blood. Pure and simple. They are sexy and violent. But, they were also human once and I wanted something to hold onto that piece.
AFL What made you decide to write from the viewpoint of three paranormal creatures actually uniting?
BJ: I don't think anything made me decide on that really. As I was writing, I kept thinking "What would the witch think and do? What about the vampires? What about this...and that...?" So, I switched views as appropriate to say what they were thinking and doing. It was as if a scene could tell what is happening from every point of view, which is really intense.
AFL The question I'm dying to ask is whether we're going to find out what happens next? Do you plan on writing another book to continue Chloe, Amber, Michael, and Marcus' story?
BJ: The famous question! The answer is YES!! In fact, Queen's Enemy is already written and I had a lucky winner create a new character for that book from my book release party. I'm just wrapping her in the story and it will be off to my publisher for editing! That will be the second book. The third book is Queen's Ascension. I don't know how the series will end yet but it will be powerful! There are also novellas coming out on the characters as well. I just finished Marcus' novella and sent that in for editing. I love the characters that it's hard to say if Queen's Ascension will be the final book or not. Most likely not if people love the series so much.