Sunday, April 29, 2012

Interview and Contest with Louisa Bacio


Louisa Bacio Interview Intro:

Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are happy to welcome Louisa Bacio to our sites today!

Louisa is an erotic romance author who publishes in mainstream, paranormal and same sex sub-genres. 

She published her first erotic thriller “Sex University: Physical Education” in June of 2010, has since published three more, and possesses contracts for several others.

In addition to writing and editing, Louisa teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture. 

Her latest release is “The Vampire, the Witch, and the Werewolf:  Chains of Silver,” which is the follow up to “The Vampire, the Witch, & the Werewolf:  A New Orleans Threesome.”

For those of you not yet familiar with Louisa’s work, we thought we’d give you the synopses for these 2 books and a couple others in her other sub-genres to get you up to speed.




“The Vampire, the Witch & the Werewolf:
A New Orleans Threesome”:

The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome

Haunted by paranormal abilities that she can't control, and plagued by nightmares about a demon that seeks her soul, Lily Anima travels to New Orleans in search of salvation.


In the French Quarter, Lily dives into the paranormal world and enlists the help of an unlikely couple: a vampire, Lawrence Justice, and a werewolf, Trevor Pack.

As the trio encounters ghosts, voodoo and unspeakable evil, will Trevor and Lawrence be able to help Lily turn her powers into a gift rather than a curse? And when Lily discovers that she needs to lose her virginity in order to embrace her powers and get the demon off her back, will the twosome be able to survive as a threesome?





“The Vampire, the Witch & the Werewolf: Chains of Silver”:

The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: Chains of Silver
Adopted at birth, Silver Ashe discovers her blood-brother Trevor Pack is a werewolf, with a vampire and witch for lovers. All her teachings about the evils of the paranormal Others come into question. She runs to a family friend, Nick, for help.

Nick Stake takes his hobby as a vampire hunter personally. He strives to rid the world of evil bloodsuckers. When his best friend’s “kid” sister comes to him for advice, Nick discovers Silver’s more than grown up. He battles his growing desire for Silver and blindly holds true to his convictions.

Once Silver reaches her sexual maturity, she’ll inherit her full genetic heritage and turn into a werewolf. When death comes calling, Silver and Nick must face their darkest fears in order to break free from the chains that bind.




“The Vampire & The Werewolf:
A New Orleans Christmas”:

The Vampire and the Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas




Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?

Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.










“Sex University: Physical Education”:

Tired of boring sex and wanting to expand her pleasure, 24-year-old Amanda "Mandi" Wilkinson enrolls in summer school at San Francisco Sex University, an exclusive sex school located in the heart of San Francisco. What Mandi doesn't realize is that not all of the mysterious dropouts are simply flunking sex-ed.

Reed McAllister came to Sex U. for reasons all his own. Undercover, he's searching for a woman, the right woman, and so far he doesn't have any leads. Reed never saw himself working at a place such as SFSU, let alone instructing, but he had to admit it - the job did come with its perks. When Mandi turns up on the missing list, will Reed be able to save her and give her the lessons she so desires?




“Sex University 2: All Girls Academy”:

Raised by an over-controlling and manipulative father, Savannah "Van" Morgan flees the East Coast for the West, seeking sanctuary with her Aunt Lucy, headmistress of San Francisco Sex University. Rather than staying at the main campus, Van enrolls in SFSU's more nurturing "sister" school, the All-Girls Academy.

After visiting the main campus of SFSU, Margaret "Maggie" O'Neil hangs up her police badge in search of new experiences, hoping to awaken her sex-starved body.

With subject matters such as an "Art Sex-education" class with an Italian visiting professor who's more than happy to schedule private tutoring after-hours, the All-Girls Academy invites all sorts of sexual exploration. In the end, will Van and Maggie fall victim to the pressures of society or come together to save each other?


Intrigued?  We don’t blame you.  Make sure to check them out and her other released works as well.  For now though, let’s get to the interview and learn some more about Louisa and her books.

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LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Louisa! We’re happy to have you here today and hope that we can introduce some new readers to your work.

LOUISA: So very excited to be here. I’ve been a fan of Literal Addiction for a while, and the authors that you feature. Thank you for having me.


LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We always start out by learning more about our guest authors.

Q1): What are 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?

LOUISA: 1) I like to cook almost as much as I like to write; 2) I cry during sappy TV commercials; 3) I’m afraid of what lurks in the dark.


Q2): What are 2 things that always make you smile, and 2 things that never fail to piss you off?

LOUISA: What makes me smile? When the writing is going really well, and hearing my daughters laugh. That’s miraculous. As they get older, they get more self-conscious. Piss me off? Hmmm, people being mean. Can’t stand bullies.


Q3): What are some things that you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?

LOUISA: We tend to have a lot of animals in our house. So, there happens to have many babies. Yes, so baby birds, fish, hamsters. On a personal note, It’s reading. As a writer, I’m a fan of many authors. Right now, I have multiple books TBR, that popped up this week: pre-order!


Q4): If they were to make a movie about your life, what do you think it would be called? 

LOUISA: Her Insane Life: I Know How She Does It


Q5): If you could have a superpower, what would you want it to be and why?

LOUISA: Flying for sure. I’ve had so many dreams about flying, soaring up high and then dipping down low to drag my feet in the ocean. I’d love to experience it in real life.


Q6): Who are some of your absolute favorite authors and books you could read a 100 times and never get sick of?

LOUISA: I did my master’s thesis on Stephen King and his Dark Tower series. He released a new book this past week. I’ve read those many times over. Most of the time, though, I don’t re-read. I think I have a pretty good memory, so it’s hard to re-visit a text office.


Q7): How has your road to being published gone thus far?

LOUISA: I feel extremely fortunate in my publishing journey. I got a fairly late start for fiction, but focused on non-fiction, working in journalism first. Throughout my life, I’ve been fortunate to apply to one college, one graduate school, one publisher (so far … more coming soon) and one agent, and have landed all. I think it’s actually my Preternatural senses coming through. And, hopefully, a little bit of talent.


Q8): Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of The Vampire, The Witch and The Werewolf books?

LOUISA: Not to say that I am basing my story off other work; however, why have to make the choice between the cultured vampire and hunky werewolf?


Q9): How many books do you have planned for the saga?

LOUISA: Right now, there are four books, and one prequel that was released at Christmas. I’m so close to being done with book 3, The Voodoo King. That book should be out soon. Book 4, The Wolfe Pack, takes readers back to Silver’s story and should finish it out. Although as I get close to finishing Voodoo King, the voices-that-be tell me that there’s more to tell for Madame Teresa’s niece, Mirabella. We’ll have to see about her story. 


Q9): What were some of the challenges that you encountered while bringing the books to life? 

LOUISA: The current book focuses a lot on a secondary character, which readers have wanted to know more about. Unfortunately, as I’ve been writing, I don’t like him a whole lot. I keep waiting for redeeming qualities. We’ll see. In real life, it doesn’t always work that way.


Q10): What are some of the challenges in writing same sex erotic fiction? 

LOUISA: It has to be all the questions about one’s personal life. If someone writes a thriller or serial killer book, the interviews don’t ask how many people the writer has killer. Same-sex? They want to know sexual preferences.  


Q11):  With paranormal and fantasy being such a popular genre these days, what about it fascinates you personally?

LOUISA: I’ve always been a believer. As a child, my grandmother stayed the night in my room and said that that she woke and saw several glowing figures standing around the bed. If you’re 9, and hearing that, you tend to believe. There is so much within life that we cannot explain, why not paranormal explanations?


Q12):  What else do you have in the works or in mind outside of your SEX UNIVERSITY and THE VAMPIRE, THE WITCH & THE WEREWOLF books?

LOUISA: I’m got a new shifter series planned that I’m starting as soon as my current book is finished. It’s based off old mythology, and the heroes are so alpha and yummy. I’ve definitely playing with “true” stories and put a modern twist on the story.

I’ve also submitted to another publisher to an uber-sexy 1Night Stand line that I really adore. Fingers-crossed for later this year.   


Q13):  Are there any other books in your backlist that you’re planning follow-ups for?

LOUISA: I actually have three stories plotted out for the Sex University series. I know, I know. But when you start to write these stories, they live with the author. One deals with a threesome between Ms. Lucy, her lover, Clarissa, and Clarissa’s “former” fiancé. Within same-sex fiction, there are less F/F/M books published.  


Q14):  What question have you always thought it would be great to be asked in an interview but have never been asked, and how would you answer that question?

LOUISA: I haven’t been asked what I would like changed within the industry. Romance still carries a “bad” name, and people are embarrassed to say that they read/write romance, and especially erotic romance. If something is sexy, why is that “bad” It’s a normal part of our lives. Why not write about people finding love?     


Q15):  Is there anything special you’d like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

LOUISA: Thanks so much for reading my books. I love to hear from readers, and it’s wonderful to hear what you’re thinking with these storylines, too. My characters share a lot with me, and I tend to know much more than what I write about, so if there’s something you want to know, you can always ask.


LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Louisa, thank you so much for being with us today.  We’d be happy to have you back for the next big release if you’re interested. 

LOUISA: I’d love to come back again, and readers are always welcome to contact me via my blog or website.


If you want to keep up with Louisa, you can find her online at her Website, and on Twitter and/or GoodReads.

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CONTEST:

Louisa is offering up either a choice of a print paperback of The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome (U.S. based) or a .pdf book from her backlist to a winner from Book Monster Reviews.

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17 comments:

Arianne Cruz said...

I want to read the books because those covers and titles sold it for me... I don't have that high standards when it comes to erotic romance...

Louisa Bacio said...

Arianne -- I've been very lucky when it's come to these covers! And it's always nice when the same person does them all. Thanks!

Kassandra said...

Covers are interesting and I am always up for seeing if an author can get a menage to work well.

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Tanya1224 said...

Well first..that is just a hot cover ;) I'm always up to try new reads and your books sound great. The Vampire, witch and werewolf sounds like a good trio to me. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Laurie said...

Thanks for introducing me to this author & her books! I like all 3 kinds of supernaturals, so seeing them all interact so closely sounds great!
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RachaelM said...

I have not read any of Louisa's books but I look forward to getting my hands on them now. I like the idea of a vampire and a werewolf together. They are usually pitted against each other so this will be a nice change.

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Louisa Bacio said...

Kassandra -- Thanks for coming by. I'm hoping that my menages' work. What I find interesting is in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf, some prefer Lawrence, and some like Trevor. I like that because it's the best of both worlds. In the new book, Voodoo King, there is a bit of a reversal of roles.

Louisa Bacio said...

Tanya and Laurie -- Yes, I'm definitely a fan of the supernaturals, too, and that comes through my writing. You wouldn't believe how many "collections" and nonfiction books on vampires I have! Of course, I hide some of the witchcraft "research" on my shelves, just in case someone would get upset!

Thanks for coming by.

Louisa Bacio said...

Rachael -- That was one of my challenges, the conflict between vampires and werewolves. But, who says they have to be enemies?

Gale Nelson said...

I want to read all these! I love anything about vampires and were wolves. The covers are very sexy to. thanks for this great giveaway. I look forward to reading all of your books! :) Gale
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Cheryl S. said...

I feel like I really got to know Louisa through the questions and answers. Also, I can't wait to read her books !!! My TBR pile just got bigger.

thank you for the giveaway!

elaing8 said...

I have the first two book in The Vampire, the Witch & the Werewolf series,glad to hear there will be 4.
I'm also really looking forward to her Sex University series.

andieleah said...

Absolutely love the covers!!! Ultra Sexy!!! Definitely adding to my tbr...with a trip to Amazon when I'm done here. I agree you shouldn't have to choose between vampires and werewolves and they don't have to be enemies.
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P.S. I'm scared of what's out there in the dark too!!!

Kelly Lynn Benson said...

I think most of us enjoyed the cover art!

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Louisa Bacio said...

Gale -- Yes, they can definitely be sexy!

Cheryl -- Thank you. I try to be approachable and honest.

Elaine -- Yeah! A continued reader. So close to being done with book 3, and I tell you I love the storyline of book 4. It's so distracting!

Louisa Bacio said...

Andie -- There's a lot to be afraid of in the dark! Especially with an active imagination.

Kelly -- I'm thinking cover love in becoming even more important Online!

SdyLion said...

I think it is great you have the supernatural elements working together in your books. I like the one with all 3 (The Vampire, witch and werewolf) - sounds like one hell of a party, ya know. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com