Friday, October 4, 2013

Interview + Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Bullet to the Heart (No Mercy, #1) by Lea Griffith

How did you come up with the idea for Bullet To The Heart?

I was watching TV and a commercial for Assassin’s Creed came on—and it was all uphill from there, lol! My brain went on hyperdrive wondering what would happen if I had female assassins, raised from toddlerhood to become kick-ass killers. I don’t know that I’ve ever gotten such a strong urge to write after watching a commercial but this idea would not leave me alone and I had no choice but to sit down and write. 

Which scene or dialogue was the most difficult for to write? Why?

There is a scene where Bullet is placed in a water pit. Rand, the hero of the story, is trying to break her mentally and emotionally. This was difficult for me to write simply because I knew where Bullet had come from, what she’d endured her entire life. I knew what had formed her and for her to be placed once again in a water pit by a hero I loved a little bit myself was akin to torture for me. I also knew Rand’s conflict and what he hoped to gain but could see it wasn’t going to end well. It hurts when your characters do things you aren’t expecting. It hurts when they hurt each other. 

What are you currently working on? Future projects?

I am working on the sequel to Bullet to the Heart, which is Arrow to the Soul. It is so closed to finished I can taste it. I’m also working on the second book in an erotic romance series, Dominated Hearts, that I’ve contracted with Ellora’s Cave. 

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published?

Publishing Bullet to the Heart through Taliesin Publishing has been the most rewarding so far. This book grabbed me by the throat and the characters mean so much to me. Having it see the world through an amazing publisher is my highest high to date. 

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to share with us?

Writing is a journey and whenever I get an opportunity to encourage writers I try to take it. It took me almost five years to publish my first book. I began writing and over the next four years endured bouts of “can I write” all the way through to “can I sell”. DON’T GIVE UP! EVER! Keep writing and improving and it will happen. It did for me. 
Thanks so much for having me today!

No Mercy Series

No mercy received.
None given. Bullet, Arrow, Bone & Blade
Turn your back, but you may live to regret it. 
Four women, weapons of a war they didn’t begin. A bond forged in hell, each would die to protect the others. Until they’re separated and must fight the forces that seek to destroy them. To find their way, they will give any piece of themselves to the battle. Raised on a mother’s milk of hate and revenge, it would take a love stronger than time to bring them back from the edge.
She was born to love then taught to kill. She has become everything but is no one.

Known only as Bullet she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her. Changed, molded and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency she is one of The Collective’s most valuable assets. In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting but her time for vengeance has come.

He was loved and then he lost. He has become a hunter in search of revenge.

Everything was taken from Rand the day a bullet ended the lives of his beloved wife and daughter. He has searched for their killer seven long years and may have her in his hands. Rand has suffered but now the time has come to make The Collective pay or die trying.

Joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. Retribution draws them together but before all is said and done they will learn love can either break you or make you stronger.


Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss, and Garwood. A firm believer that love makes the world go round, she still consumes every romance book she can put her hands on, but now she writes her own.  

Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia. Two dogs, a cat, and a Betta fish named Coddy George complete a family always in motion. When not working at the EDJ, she’s usually at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing. 

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