1. Who is your favorite character?
I would like to say my favorite character is the main one, Reba, but to tell the truth, Prince Szames is my first choice.
2. Why is he/she your favorite?
Szames is the ultimate “knight in shining armor.” He’s kind, compassionate, ready to save a damsel in distress at a moment’s notice - not to mention, totally hot!
3. How did you come to create him/her?
My book was based on a set of dreams. If you changed the order and filled in the blanks, you have the basics for my Prophecy of the Flame series. I went to school with two of the hottest guys on the planet. One was the inspiration for Alexandros and the other Szames. Although the man - or teen boy - I knew hadn’t matured into Szames yet: the character is what I always hoped he would become.
4. When did he/she first enter your mind?
About 10 years ago was when I had the dreams. I spent many nights fleshing out the story before I began to write. After the story was complete, I had my kids and put the project away for many years. Four years ago, I picked up the project again and began the road to self-publishing.
5. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
The story centered around Szames and his connection to Reba. He was with me from the beginning.
6. What do like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
The thing I like most about Szames can’t be easily found in the pages of the book, but is clearly revealed in the full-cast audio, unabridged audio book. Szames has as deep, sexy, bedroom voice: filled with strength and power that is a perfect match to his incredible good looks.
In a blinding flash of light, five nondescript strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery. Transformed into the characters they were pretending to be; Archmage Reba, Jamison the healer, Jerik the dwarf, Charles the prince charming, and Allinon the druid elf blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world.
This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers you have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true. The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they fight to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity.
For those who believe the struggle of love adds a greater depth to any story, the romantic thread in Book One is explored in greater depth in this version.
Battle is also waged within Reba, an ordinary housewife who has become the most powerful mage on the planet, as she struggles to remain true to her wedding vows. Drawn against her will to the arms of Prince Alexandros, Reba must choose between the prophesied marriage to a handsome prince in a magical world or returning to the husband she left behind.
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Led by a series of dreams and encouraged by friends, Lynn Hardy began the journey to become an author. She stored her work in a computer file labeled “second job.” Writing began as a passion she could not contain and has become much more than she ever expected.
Lynn has attended many science fiction conventions and has had the privilege of serving on panels about writing. Renaissance fairs are another favorite event for the author. Seeing others dressed in costume (as she always is during book signings) makes her feel right at home.
The real shock came at a chance meeting in a videogame store in 2008. It took several meetings before she realized JR was a CEO and Hippocrit Games was offering her a contract: they were not just making small talk about what a great videogame her book would make. Hippocrit plans to launch their new company with the release of Prophecy of the Flame, the live action videogame, in Fall 2010.
In reality, Lynn is overcome with compassion for families who are suffering through the recession and so she has created Agape Assistance. Knowing that times are hard for everyone, Lynn wants to give back to those who join Agape Assistance in providing shelter for families who are homeless. Buying Book One will provide a book for you and a bed for them. 100% of the proceeds from Prophecy of the Flame: Book One go to Agape Assistance. (AgapeAssistance.org)
Lynn is now a stay-at-home mother of two. The road has been longer and more complicated than she would have ever guessed–not always smooth, but filled with wonderful surprises. Like most stories, Lynn is sure that her journey has only just begun.
The Prophecy of the Flame is being made into a movie by a independent film company, which is very exciting for Lynn and her book.
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