Monday, December 16, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with Rosalie Lario

What inspired you to become an author?

I have had an obsession with books for as long as I can remember. As a child, I used to anxiously await the weekend, when one of my parents would take me and my sisters to our local library. Visiting the shelves filled with book upon book gave me such joy. Each story was a different adventure. But even though I loved books, I never thought I could actually write one. It was too hard, took too long. I wasn’t good enough. And then my son was born. I found myself with a bit of free time while on maternity leave, and I thought, why not? If I didn’t at least try, how could I ever encourage my son to follow his own dreams? Once I started writing, I was hooked. At last I’d found something better than reading: Writing!

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I know it might sound a bit hokey, but the theme of all my stories is that love conquers all. I truly believe that to be one of the most important truths about life. What is success, or fame, or money, or any of the things worth having in life, if you don’t have someone to share it with?

What books/authors have influenced your life?

Anne Rice is responsible for my obsession with paranormal romance. Once I read The Mummy, I became obsessed with the idea of a paranormal creature as a sort of anti-hero. Then I discovered Karen Marie Moning in my early 20s, and it was all over.

What book are you reading now?

I just finished Allure by Lea Nolan. What a great YA paranormal series! I highly recommend it.

What books are in your to read pile?

I am anxiously awaiting the release of Reaver by Larissa Ione and Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

Next month (Dec. 30th) will see the release of Heart of the Incubus, a novella based in the Demons of Infernum world. Here’s a bit more about that book:

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 fiancĂ© 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.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

Most of my stories are based in places I’ve been. I do take the occasional research trip back to my hometown of New York City. The city has such a pulse, such life energy, and I love to go back periodically to just wallow in it, lol.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

If you truly feel you must write, then don’t allow anyone to steal your dream. There are a lot of ups and downs in the publishing industry. Don’t let those affect you. Have faith in yourself as a writer, and in your story.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone was playing in my head throughout most of this story.

Touch of the Angel
Demons of Infernum
Book 3
Rosalie Lario

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Date of Publication: November 26, 2013

ISBN: 978-1622660391
ASIN: B00C74YQ20

Number of pages: 400
Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Heather Howland

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Book Description:

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 deportation to hellish Infernum if he fails, Ronin will stop at nothing to take out the incubus and anyone else involved. Even the beautiful succubus who stole his heart—and 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 Amara’s dreamed about will have to wait. Before she and Ronin can find salvation, they must bring down the madman hell-bent on destroying everything—and everyone—they love. And Ronin and Amara are at the top of his list.

About the Author:

Rosalie Lario is the award-winning, paranormal romance author of the Demons of Infernum and the Fallen Warriors series. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don't actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!

After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn't nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. She never imagined all the mythology she'd learned throughout her undergraduate education might actually come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the paranormal romance stories she now dreams up.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children in their home state of Florida.

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Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. Congrats on the completion of the tour. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

Rosalie Lario said...

Thank you so much, Eva! Have a great holiday!