Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Q&A Interview and Contest with Rosalie Lario

Rosalie Lario Interview Intro:
Happy Hump Day Book Monsters and Literal Addicts!  Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are happy to welcome Rosalie Lario to our sites today.

A formally trained corporate and real estate lawyer who finally admitted to herself that she had much more fun making up stories - especially about sexy preternatural heroes and their reluctant heroines – Rosalie is the proud creator of the DEMONS OF INFERNUM and FALLEN WARRIORS series.

Rosalie’s DEMONS OF INFERNUM series currently has 5 titles:  “Blood of the Demon”, “Mark of the Sylph”, “Touch of the Angel”, “Heart of the Incubus” and the upcoming “Call of the Siren”.

Her FALLEN WARRIORS series consists of “For Love of an Angel”, and “Angel’s Desire”.

For our new readers who are not yet familiar with Rosalie’s work, here are the blurbs to peak your interests…

DEMONS OF INFERNUM

“Blood of the Demon”
Book #1
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Mass Market Re-Release on July 10, 2012!

Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she's also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon's Most Wanted List.And no one wants her more than Keegan's father.Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he'll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics-the far deadlier, uncontrollable half-when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he'll never be able to resist.


“Mark of the Sylph”
 Book #2
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Mass Market Re-Release October 2012!
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Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Teag's family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she's immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it-and any others who get in her way. Maya is Taeg's best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.


“Touch of the Angel”
 Book #3
After months of no work, interdimensional bounty hunter Ronin Meyers jumps at the chance to locate an incubus who's using succubi as murder weapons. Faced with the possibility of being forced to return to hellish Infernum if he fails, Ronin and his brothers will stop at nothing to take out the incubus and anyone else involved-even the beautiful succubus who stole his heart, then nearly his life, during the most mind-blowing hour of his existence.Night after night, Amara and her fellow succubi are forced to extract special abilities from the strongest Otherworlders for their psychotic master's growing collection. When the gorgeous angel-demon hybrid she believed to be dead captures her, Amara is both stunned and elated. But the happily ever after she's dreamed of will have to wait. Together, they must bring down the madman hellbent on destroying them... and become each other's salvation in the process.


“Heart of the Incubus”
 Book #4
Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancé broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.

THE FALLEN WARRIORS


“For Love of an Angel”
 Book #1
In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen.

Michael is one of twelve angels who have been outcast due to their determination to protect humankind. In order to preserve his immortality and strength, he must find a mate with angel blood. Eva Smyth has never believed the propaganda spouted by the Consortium—the elite system of guards put into place once angels took over reign of Earth—but she never expected to learn the angels plan to eradicate all of humankind, or that she herself is part angel. Joining Michael means living a life on the run, at war against the angels and hunted by the Consortium. Eva must decide whether to risk it all…for love of an angel.
For Love of an Angel, a 35,000 word novella, is Book 1 in The Fallen Warriors Series.


“Angel’s Desire”
 Book #2
In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen.

Fallen angel Ethan has been outcast due to his love of humankind. In order to preserve his immortality, he must find a mate with angel blood…but the one woman he desires blames him for her father’s death. As a teenager, Tayla had a fierce crush on Ethan, her angel father’s best friend. She was humiliated when he rejected her, claiming she was too young for him. Her love turned to hate when he failed to save her father from being killed by the other angels.

Battle looms on the horizon, and Ethan can no longer afford to waste time. He must claim Tayla as his…but convincing her she’s his mate won’t be so easy.

Angel's Desire, a 32,000 word novella, is Book 2 in The Fallen Warriors Series.

Wow, right!!?  Make sure to add them to your TBR and find them from your favorite bookseller, but now, let’s get to the interview and learn some more about Rosalie and her books, shall we….

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LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Hi Rosalie!  We’re very happy to have you with us today!  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to let our followers and members get to know you and your books a little bit better.
Rosalie:  Thanks so much for inviting me over today. So excited to be here!

LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  We like to start out by getting to know our guest author a bit more, and then we’ll dig into the books. 
Q1): Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we can't find out on the internet?
Rosalie: Oh, let’s see. I’m a Sagittarius, I’m addicted to Dove milk chocolate, and I’m a total sucker for romantic comedies. Yes, even the ones that get horrible reviews. I totally loved Friends with Benefits starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake!

Q2):  What are 3 things that always make you smile, and 3 things that never fail to piss you off?
Rosalie: Three things that always make me smile are my son, a good day at the beach, and a really great book. Three things that piss me off are rude people, long lines, and unhappy endings. J

Q3):   What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
Rosalie: Reading is my #1 favorite pastime. There’s nothing like being able to lose yourself in a world that someone else created. Reading at the beach? Even better. Reading at the beach while my son and husband build sandcastles beside me? Now that’s nirvana.

Q4):  If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – with whom would you want to spend it, and what would you want to do? 
Rosalie: Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series...and I couldn’t say what I’d like to do without breaking out into a fierce blush. ;-) (But then his lover Cat would probably kill me slowly and very painfully, so...uh, never mind.)

Q5):  If you could describe yourself only using 5 words, what would they be? 
Rosalie: Nerdy, shy, (occasionally) fun, happy, and kind.

Q6):  What are the best and worst parts of writing for you?
Rosalie: The best is getting to put to paper the stories floating around in my head. I love it when two characters come together just as explosively as I’d imagined they would. The worst part of writing is how long it takes. Seriously, one book is a many-month investment. That’s tough!

Q7):  Was there any specific inspiration behind the creation of the DEMONS OF INFERNUM series?

Rosalie: The inspiration for the series came to me in a dream I had about a half-demon and a psychometrist, who would come to be Keegan and Brynn. I underwent many incarnations of their story before getting to where I am today, but I’m totally pleased about the way things have turned out. Keegan wouldn’t be nearly the type of hero he is if it weren’t for his brothers, and believe it or not, my initial storyline didn’t include them!

Q8):  What about THE FALLEN WARRIORS?

Rosalie: I’d been wanting to write about fallen angels for quite some time, mostly as a counteraction to the Demons of Infernum series. I got the kernel of an idea for the Fallen Warriors one day, and I just went with it.

Q9):  How many books do you have planned for each series?
Rosalie: The Demons of Infernum is a four book series, with an additional novella (Heart of the Incubus) taking place between books 3 and 4. The Fallen Warriors is an open-ended series at this point, but I think it’ll probably be 5 or 6 books long.

Q10):  What can we look forward to as each of the series progresses?
Rosalie: The Demons of Infernum will culminate with a showdown with the series’ big bad that will change not just the brothers’ lives, but the world as they know it. The Fallen Warriors will end with a final battle between the Fallen, who are the champions of man, and the rest of the angel population, who seek to destroy humankind.

Q11):  What were some of the challenges (research, literary, psychological, logistical, etc) in
bringing both the DEMONS OF INFERNUM and THE FALLEN WARRIORS series to life?
Rosalie: The biggest challenge is just getting time to write. I know I’ve got some great fans for each series who are eager to see how it ends, and I wish I could write as quickly as they’d like me to, lol.

Q12):  Do you have a personal favorite book of yours so far, maybe one that had deeper meaning for you when it was written, etc?
Rosalie: My favorite story so far is Mark of the Sylph, Book 2 of the Demons of Infernum series. The chemistry between the main characters Taeg and Maya is out of this world. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to write a follow up story for those two.

Q13):  What’s up next for Rosalie Lario?  What can your fans and readers look forward to in the near future?
Rosalie: I’m putting the finishing touches on a novella which will be featured in a Halloween anthology. It features a witch, a haunted inn, and one very yummy ghost hunter. After that I’ll be working on more stories for the Fallen Warriors series, and penning the final book in the Demons of Infernum series.

Q14):  Is there a question you thought it would be great to be asked in an interview but have never been asked?  How would you answer it?
Rosalie: Do I prefer a blonde or dark-haired hero? (lol) My answer would have been dark-haired until I met the actor who plays Eric Northman on True Blood. Now I say, all of the above. J

Q15):  Would you like to say anything special to your readers while we have you with us today?
Rosalie: I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you’ve shown me over this past year. It’s been a wild ride, but hearing from my fans makes all the sleepless nights worthwhile. You guys rock!

LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Thank you so much Rosalie!  
It’s been incredible having you with us today.  We hope that we’ve tuned some new readers into your amazing work, and we can’t wait to see what you dish up for us next.  J
Rosalie: Thanks, I had a blast!

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CONTEST:
Rosalie is graciously offering up an ecopy of Blood of the Demon, Book 1 of the Demons of Infernum series, to a winner from Book Monster and another winner over at the LITERAL ADDICTION website. 
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12 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks for this awesome chance :D

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Elva cereceres said...

Omg the books sound amazing! Cant wait to read them!

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Victoria said...

Hi Rosalie -

You've got me really interested in the Halloween anthology. It sounds like it's going to be good. Thank you for the great books!

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Andrea said...

Sounds good :) I love it when authors give away the first book in the series.

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Filia Oktarina said...

This book sounds great. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for chance to win this book :)

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Shelly Bell said...

Your books have been on to read list for far too long. I'm going to have to move it up! Congrats on all your success!

Rebe said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amy said...

Rosario's demons look really hot on the covers! I'd love to read her books.

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Evan Blanc said...

Great interview!! I can't wait to read your books!!

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Bonnie said...

These sound wonderful and so does the Halloween anthology.
Looks like I'm putting them in my TBR pile. Thanks for the interview
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Kassandra said...

Angels and Demons, YUM!!

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SdyLion said...

I cannot wait to add your books to my TBR list. Thanks for the interview, it was really great. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com