Lana Campbell is the author of the Forever and a Night vampire romance series. All of her books are psychological thrillers. They each have a Christian element, a feel-good message and a romance so sweet and hot they’ll leave you breathless. She loves writing paranormal romance and is an avid reader of it too. From the time she was fourteen Lana always had a romance novel in her backpack and was reading it after school, at school, wherever she could find a few minutes to read. Reading enticed her to write. She wrote her first book in 1995 but never considered publishing anything until much later. She got serious about publishing in 2014 and book one, Forever and a Night came out in 2016. There are currently six more stand-alone books in her series. Lana lives in Pea Ridge AR with her oldest daughter, Jessica and a cat named Jenna.
Popular Christian Author Lana Campbell has been interviewed by Swapnil Mukherjee
– When you have started writing your book for the first time?
2007 I started my first book Forever and a Night. I put it aside after finishing it until 2014. I completely rewrote it and had it published in 2016.
– What has inspired you to pen down a book?
I love romance. Always have. I’ve read hundreds of books over the years. One day I thought: how cool would it be to write a book of my own. So I tried and quickly found out I sucked at it. But I didn’t give up. I joined a writers group and learned to write romance.
– Okay! That’s Great! I liked your determination. Have any faced any difficulty while publishing your book? Can you tell us a bit about how you published your book for the first time?
Sure. My first book was published by a vanity press and that was a nightmare. Never saw a dime of my royalties. My next three books were published by a small English publisher, but they went out of business. Now all of my books are self-published. I’m still looking for a home for my Forever and a Night series and hoping a publisher will take it on.
– Sure! Your book’s out there in Amazon seems that they are having a good amount of sales and readers eager to read your books, obviously, one-day one major publishing house will knock your door to publish and distribute your books in huge numbers. How many books you have written so far?
I have published 7 books so far. Two more are written in the series. The 8th one will be out in July. I’m also working on a novella series. My first book in that series comes out in July also. I’ve written 2 anthologies as well.
– That’s Great! You have added so many books in your credit. I am very much eager to know every detail about your book.
~ Forever and a Night Book one in the Forever and a Night series
Sous chef Mia Peebles meets billionaire playboy Nathan Davenport one night at her restaurant in New Orleans. Nathan hides a dark secret. He’s a vampire and this vampire has a thing for Mia. He enchants her and feeds from her erasing her memory of the encounters because they are a bit naughty. Mia wants nothing to do with him because he’s rich, but Nathan’s persistent and offers her a job as his private chef. Mia accepts and finds she has far more in common with Nathan than she thought. She starts to develop feelings for Nathan. Nathan is convinced Mia is his life mate. But Mia is a very staunch Christian. When she discovers Nathan is a vampire she thinks he’s into crazy, demonic stuff. It isn’t until she meets the evil, feral vampire stalking Nathan that she witnesses true evil. It’s a rough, rocky road Mia must travel to discover not all vampires are evil, rather plagued by a blood disease that makes it necessary to have human blood to survive. It’s an uphill battle for Nathan to convince Mia of this fact, making this romance fraught with so many heartbreaking trials and tribulations a happy ever after almost seems impossible.
~ Dark Experiments book two in the Forever and a Night series.
Christian is the exception to Tiffany’s rule that all males are louses. For years Tiffany has lusted after Christian and of late she can’t help but wonder what it might be like to have a brief fling with him. The opportunity to explore her secret fantasy appears when Christian offers her a job as the IT person for his practice, the V clinic. She knows if he gives her the green light, she’s going to have a romp with her sexy vampire. When the night finally arrives and she and Christian have sex, the experience is so overwhelmingly powerful, Tiffany backpedals and tries to turn down the heat between them. She’s human. He’s a vampire. She can’t afford to fall in love with him. Christian has other ideas. During their sexual encounter, he discovers Tiffany is his life mate and he vows to change her thinking. His intentions are put on hold when he gets caught up in an angel of death’s vicious plan to chemically terminate V clinic patients’ pregnancies. Tiffany herself falls victim to a lethal dose of arsenic and Christian can only save her by turning her into a vampire. She’s furious when she wakes from her turning and discovers what Christian has done. She wants nothing to do with him ever again, but when she’s kidnapped by this angel of death and used as a guinea pig for deadly experiments she only has Christian to turn to save her life.
~ Deadly Secrets, book three in the Forever and a Night series
Chelsie Peebles – an OB/GYN for vampires – is dying from stage four glioblastoma, and there is only one cure. She must turn into a vampire herself. Keeping the devastating news from her vampire family, she researches her options for survival. But the realization is that she is going to die. In her desperation, she blackmails her clinic into aiding her through her life-altering transformation. Asa Bradley, one of Chelsie’s partners, thinks she is crazy. But he has no idea she’s dying. He is, however, bewitched by her, and wants to know why she is hellbent on becoming one of them. By invitation, he goes to see her sing at a Country and Western bar, and is instantly mesmerized by her angelic voice and seductive body. Trouble is, the band’s singer, and Chelsie’s ex, Chad thinks she belongs to him. Dangerously possessive, he threatens to hurt her if Asa doesn’t back off. Undeterred by a human, Asa romances Chelsie, gaining her trust and her affections. They inevitably lead him to discover Cheslie’s deadly secret. Can Asa keep Chelsie safe from the maniacal Chad and get her the transformation she needs? Or will it be a race against time to see who kills her first: cancer, or her villainous ex?
~ Feral Desires book four in the Forever and a Night series
Elizabeth Davenport loves a good time. She’s a rich, twenty-one-year-old vampire embarking on a new career and living the high life in New York City. Her father, famous real-estate mogul Nathan Davenport, will do anything to protect Beth, who is the apple of his eye. One night at an art premiere, she meets Dr. Noah Langston, an OB/GYN for vampires. He’s handsome, sexy, and two hundred and fifty years older than her. It isn’t long after Beth begins to date Noah that she incurs a stalker. Their budding romance takes a backseat to this menace who is wreaking havoc in Beth’s life. He abducts one of her friends and threatens to kill her if Beth won’t agree to see him. Now everyone in Beth’s life is working overtime to catch this killer who has a sick fantasy that Beth is his life mate. Can Beth catch this killer in time or will it be too late?
~ Alabama Rain book five in the Forever and a Night series
Alabama Rain Holden’s life is a dreadful and dangerous one as a thief of drugs for her father, drug lord Ken Holden. Rain hates her life, but she’s damned good at what she does. As a vampire with an acute sense of smell, she can sniff out any drug as well as a blood hound, enchant the human mule with the goods to be sold and relieve him or her of the product without the person never remembering the encounter. One night her drug thievery takes her to Davenport Tower, an opulent forty eight stories of luxury condos owned by the handsome, vampire billionaire, Nate Davenport. Rain’s job that evening is to locate the sellers carrying seventy-five pounds of Columbian weed, steal it and return the goods to her father. Unfortunately, the heist going down in Davenport Tower’s parking garage is interrupted by none other than Nate Davenport himself. Nate is incensed when he discovers Rain is a drug dealer operating on his turf. He embarks on a mission to catch her committing a crime so he can bring her before a vampire tribunal where she will pay for her crimes with her life. In his efforts to get the evidence Nate needs against Rain, he instead gets information he never bargained for. Once he learns her dark secret, that she’s been brutally forced into this life of crime by her maniacal father, Nate will stop at nothing to liberate her from her feral vampire father. To survive in a world she hates, Rain adopts a bad ass persona. It doesn’t take Nate long to see the real Alabama Rain’s heart. She’s brave and fearless, kind and compassionate. She even puts her life on the line to save twelve young girls her father has turned into vampire drug dealers. Nate falls for her and hard. But Rain’s seedy, violent world may just cost him his life when Rain’s father discovers Rain and Nate have fallen in love.
~ Death Marked book 6 in the Forever and a Night series
When Ganja Holden’s dangerous life in New York finally catches up with him, he runs and tells no one, not even Lydia Cordova, his girlfriend, where he’s hiding. It’s a dirty thing to do, but it’s Lydia’s own father, Mannie Cordova, who wants Gan dead. Gan is a vampire, but even with his psychic and telekinetic powers and superior strength, he isn’t immune to death. For nearly a year, Gan worked for drug lord, Mannie Cordova, moving and selling his drugs. Or that’s what Mannie thought. During his time in the Cordova organization he was a rat for his own father who is also a drug lord. It was never his choice to be a rat and drug dealer. His feral vampire father forced him into a life of crime. Gan works hard to establish a new, respectable life in the small town of Eureka Springs Arkansas, and he succeeds when he becomes a manager of a small retail shop, Tinkerbell’s Gems. A diversity weekend brings Lydia, her best friend Pedro and his life partner Alex to Eureka Springs when they get an invite from some friends who live there. While shopping the threesome stumble upon Tinkerbell’s Gems and Gan. Lydia and Gan’s reunion is anything but joyful. Gan’s terrified Lydia or her friends will tell Mannie Cordova where he’s been hiding. Finding Gan stirs up feelings of hurt and betrayal for Lydia. Lydia decides if he wants her silence he’s going to earn it. She blackmails Gan into becoming her tour guide during her visit, and works overtime to rekindle what they once shared. She may be angry with Gan, but she wants him more than ever now that he’s trying to push her to go back to New York. Against his better judgement, Gan succumbs to her charms and the two share a night of passion. Gan discovers Lydia is his life mate when he samples her blood and their souls mesh, which is something that can only happen between a vampire and his one true love. The revelation brings Gan nothing but heartache. Like the proverbial fish and bird lovers, there is no safe place the two of them can exist. He pulls out all the stops to get Lydia to return to New York, but she’s having no part of that. Lydia doesn’t discover Gan is a vampire until their special night together. She doesn’t care that Gan has fangs. Lydia is in love and she is determined to get him to see they belong together. Eventually, Gan crumbles. Their happiness is short-lived when a betrayal brings Mannie Cordova to Gan’s doorstep. Can true love prevail when a psychopathic drug lord will stop at nothing to snuff out Gan’s life and the love he and his daughter share?
~ Desert Terror book 7 in the Forever and a Night series
Rachel Chauvenski is a twenty-six year old vampire with a dream. She wants to be a famous world anchor person. To accomplish that dream she has to make a name for herself. She finally gets her big break when she’s sent to cover a war in Afghanistan. To her dismay, her meddlesome grandfather hires a bodyguard to accompany her. The last thing Rachel wants is a babysitter. She’s afraid she won’t be taken seriously as a journalist, but to keep the peace with her family she concedes. David Townsend, her protector, proves to be a thorn in her side immediately. Rachel can’t stand his bossy attitude, yet there’s something about the devilishly handsome human that makes her butter melt. It’s a push and pull between hate and attraction for Rachel and David until they are captured by ISIS and they only have each other to count on to stay alive.
– Books that you have written are quite interesting. I know you have a lot of fan base. What message do you want to give you your readers?
Each book has a Christian element. Every story has an underlying story of eternal love and redemption. The characters in each book not only find true love with their life mates but discover that God loves them and that He has always been there for them.
That’s Great. Thanks a Lot for Sharing your experience and giving your valuable time to us.
So what do I write? Christian paranormal romance psychological thrillers. Quite a combination, huh? Well, my vampires are most unique. I can almost promise you won’t find them typical. Some are famous billionaires, a few are OB/GYN’s for vampires. I’ve also got a computer geek, a interior decorator and oh, last but not least a thief of drugs. Each story has bigger than life heroes and heroines and you won’t be able to help getting invested in their lives and all their drama. There’s always a villain you’ll love to hate who will stop an nothing to destroy the MC’s lives and love. All stories have a message of redemption in them, leaving you feeling good after the drama-drenched rollercoaster ride of danger and disasters for the hero and heroine. You’ll get no cliffhangers with my stories. All stand alone and all have happily every afters. If you’re looking to sink into a story that will sweep you away and leave you hungry for more, try the books in my Forever and a Night series. You’ll be glad you did.