What inspired you to become an author?
I’ve always been a big reader, and I think anyone that likes to read would also like to write. So it’s been rolling around in my head that I wanted to write a book since I was a teenager. What was the catalyst that got my fingers tapping out a story on the computer? Well, it was the first episode of True Blood. For reasons I do not understand, I watched Bill walk into Merlotte’s and sat down the next day and started writing The Last Keeper’s Daughter.
Do you write in different genres?
Oh yes. I’m working on a mystery novel that is completely non-paranormal.
If yes which is your favorite genre to write?
That’s a tough question. If I have to pick just one, I’d pick fantasy novels. Anything and everything can happen.
How did you come up with the title for your latest book?
The first book in the series is called The Last Keeper’s Daughter, and I knew I wanted the next book title to sound similar. When you read The Last Guardian Rises, you will understand that the Guardian is a character in the book.
Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?
Usually around halfway through writing a book, the title becomes obvious.
What books/authors have influenced your life?
John le Carre. His writing is beautiful and crisp and intelligent. His word choices are always fresh and clever and never trite.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished The Dead End Gene Pool
What books are in your to read pile?
The Lord John series by Diana Gabaldon
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Use a thesaurus and keep a word diary. I’m always stumbling upon a word or turn of a phrase that I love, and I jot it down for later use.
The Last Guardian Rises
The Last Keepers’ Daughter Series
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication: November 15, 2014
Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 90,000 approx
Lily Ayres, Sanguis Ancilla to Krieger Barnes, has retreated into the shadows of the archives, hiding from the king and the intense emotions he arouses in her. How long can she deny him? Will she accept her role in the Other world and the abilities arising within her?
Krieger Barnes, Vampire King of North America, has shared his blood, his kingdom, and his heart with Lily. He summons her, needing her nearness, needing her to attend the council meeting with him.
Merlin, the king’s advisor, must fight the darkness that threatens to overtake him. Can he survive the dark magic?
Lucien Black, the wielder of the Dragon Sword, is once again charged with Lily’s protection. How will he explain his avoidance of her?
A being buried deep underground, inside a cage of iron and wrapped in chains, escapes. Is he the dark entity that the Others feel and fear?
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He came back cradling what looked like a journal in his large hands. It was bound in leather with a faded black ribbon tied around the covers.
“Fell, I guess.”
Lily knew it couldn’t have fallen on its own. And why didn’t the lights come on when it moved? She took the offered book from Liam and rubbed her hand over the old leather. Someone had taken great care to keep it oiled and the leather supple as sin. For now, its contents were silent. Not all texts spoke with her – perhaps this one would later, or never would.
“Ready?” Liam opened the door and waited for her to follow.
Her mind said no, definitely not ready to see Krieger, but her heart beat faster, and she remembered his cool, calm voice, and how she loved the ambiguous color of his hypnotic bluegrey eyes. The night before Lily’s mother was discovered and she’d fatally stabbed Henry, Lily had argued with Krieger. From this vantage, Lily could see how trivial her protestations were. She’d felt he’d betrayed her, though he hadn’t, and because of her, Krieger had staunched the flow of blood through the bond they shared. Now, just a hint of warmth was flowing through her body, that feeling of being connected to him again, that tiny bit of delicious balm soothing her worries.
About the Author:
Rebecca Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and frequently crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home. She dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her second novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s Daughter series. To find out more about the author visit www.rebeccatrogner.com.
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