Joining us for today’s AAD Spotlight is paranormal romance author Rosalie Lario. I have been following her sexy Demons of the Infernum series and I can’t wait for the last installment to come out! Please help me welcome Rosalie to the blog.
Jen: You have two series out right now. Tell everyone a little about The Fallen Warriors.
Rosalie: The Fallen Warriors takes place in an alternate reality where angels rule over humans. The series follows twelve angels, the Fallen, who’ve been cast out of their society for their attempts to prevent the extinction of humankind. They band together to save the human race, who remain largely ignorant of the sinister designs the rest of the angels have against their kind. In order to preserve their strength and immortality, the Fallen must find mates with angelic blood. They turn to nephilim—the mixed-breed offspring of angels and humans—to feed their strength and aid them in their quest.
Jen: I’ve enjoyed the Demons of the Infernum, especially the dynamic among the brothers! Give everyone the skinny on those books.
Rosalie: Thank you so much! The Demons of Infernum series follows four half-demon brothers who work as interdimensional bounty hunters in New York City (and who every once in a while save the world ). It’s sort of like the television show Supernatural, but with demon protagonists.
My favorite thing about this series is the strong family base. These brothers have more than their fair share of familial conflict, but they’ll stick with each other throughout anything that comes their way.
Jen: I’m so glad you decided to give Cresso his own story! Do you plan to explore any other side character?
Rosalie: I had a blast writing Cresso’s novella, Heart of the Incubus. It has a different feel than the rest of the series in that it’s largely a paranormal romantic suspense, but it still features some of the cast of characters my fans have come to know and love (most notably the sarcastic bad boy Taeg). I don’t have any solid plans to feature other side characters, but there will be a few new people introduced in the final book, Call of the Siren, who have potential for their own story. So we’ll see!
Jen: What can you tell us about Call of the Siren? Any idea on when it will be out?
Rosalie: Call of the Siren is tentatively scheduled for release on August 7, 2012. All of the main characters will be battling a villain first introduced in Touch of the Angel—a deadly dark fae with plans to destroy the entire Council. On top of that, we’ll see a lot of tension between brothers Dagan and Ronin, which will stem from Dagan’s relationship with Lina, Ronin’s adopted sister.
Jen: What’s ahead for the Fallen Warriors?
Rosalie: I have several more novellas in store, featuring different members of the Fallen. Expect a buildup leading to a final showdown between the Fallen and the rest of angelkind.
Jen: Have you made the jump to writing full time?
Jen: If you had to pick, do you have a softer spot for angels or demons?
Rosalie: Oh wow, tough question. I find it fun to switch back and forth between the two. The Fallen are more righteous and dignified than my bad boy demons, which keeps things creatively fresh for me. If forced to choose, however, I’d have to pick my demons. They’re way too much fun!
Jen: Who has been your favorite character to write?
Rosalie: Out of all of the characters I’ve written, Taeg has been the most fun. I felt more tuned into his character than to any other I’ve written. Or maybe I just love his sense of humor. *grin*
Jen: Where do you get all the ideas for Taeg’s t-shirts? Are they all yours or do you troll souvenir shops & cafepress?
Rosalie: I’d like to take the credit for all of them, but the truth is that only some of them came out of my crazy excuse for a brain. The others are actual T-shirts sayings (believe me, there are a lot of great ones out there).
Jen: Who are your favorite authors to read?
Rosalie: I have a lot of favorites, but if forced to pick a top 3, I’d go for Jeaniene Frost (totally kickass), Karen Moning (the dreamiest heroes ever), and Larissa Ione (more yummy demons *drool*).
Jen: What are you looking forward to most about AAD in New Orleans?
Rosalie: I’m so excited to meet all the wonderful readers who will be attending! I hear the Convention is a lot of fun and filled with amazing, colorful people, so I know it’s going to be a total blast. NOLA here I come!
Jen: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me! I look forward to meeting you in NOLA!
Rosalie: Thank you so much for the invite. See you at AAD 2012!
Rosalie is giving away one of her books to a lucky reader. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter. The winner will get to pick which of Rosalie’s books will be the prize. To learn more about Rosalie, check out her website or follow her on Twitter!