I’m excited to welcome Rosalie Lario to Preternatura today—her Demons of Infernum paranormal romance series has turned me into a fan. A resident of Florida, Rosalie was trained as a corporate and real estate lawyer, but—lucky for us—she realized after a few years that wasn’t quite what she wanted to do. Her Demons of Infernum series follows a quartet of half-demon brothers (and you have to read them to find out what the “other half” is) who manage to be kickass and funny as can be all at once. It’s a terrific series. Blood of the Demon was originally released in August, and is slated for re-release with a hot new cover (left). Mark of the Sylph and Touch of the Angel followed. A novella, Heart of the Incubus, was released in January.
Rosalie has generously offered one reader a copy of the first book in the series, Blood of the Demon, so be sure and leave a comment at the end for this international giveaway! *Note* If the winner is from the U.S. or Canada, he or she may choose between a print or electronic copies; international winner, digital copy only.
ABOUT BLOOD OF THE DEMON: Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring upon the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, inter-dimensional 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 abilities 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 Mammon. 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 side—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.
Now, let’s hear from Rosalie!
Give us the “elevator pitch” for the Demons of Infernum series.
The Demons of Infernum is a paranormal romance series featuring four half-demon brothers who work as interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council. The stories are set in modern-day New York City, in a world very much like our own…with one exception. Supernatural beings roam the streets, undetected by most humans. They aren’t the stuff of horror stories—at least not in the traditional sense. Rather, they’re species from other dimensions who’ve traveled to Earth by means of interdimensional portals. Most are law-abiding citizens, but every now and again a fugitive is on the loose…and that’s where these half-demon bad boys come in. Bred to be genetically superior by their father, a demon and an evil scientist, Keegan, Taeg, Ronin, and Dagan are hybrids. Each book in the series features one of the brothers and his love interest. I’ve also written a novella (Heart of the Incubus), which features an incubus friend of the brothers.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
I’ve got so many books in my TBR pile that I think I could read for a year straight! At the top of the pile are A Devil Named Desire by Terri Garey (released 1/31), Piper’s Fury by Rachel Firasek, and In the Service of the King by Laura Kaye (released 2/1).
Favorite book when you were a child:
I loved the Bunnicula series, which featured a vampire bunny who sucked the juice from vegetables. Guess I was destined for the paranormal, huh? *grin*
Your five favorite authors:
Oh, that’s hard! If forced to pick five, I’d have to go with Karen Moning, Jeaniene Frost, Larissa Ione, Teresa Medeiros, and Gena Showalter.
Book you’ve faked reading:
Many of the classics. Probably shouldn’t say it, but my brain is far more suited for modern fiction, lol.
Book you’re an evangelist for:
To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Moning. My absolute favorite hero ever…sigh.
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks. It was great!
Book that changed your life:
The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. Honestly, anything by Anne Rice. If Bunnicula started my love for the paranormal, then Anne Rice fed it.
Favorite line from a book:
“Life’s a bitch and then one stabs you.” ~ One Foot in the Graveby Jeaniene Frost (LOL!!)
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
So many! Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series (particularly my favorite book, One Foot in the Grave, #2 in the series); After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros; any book in Karen Moning’s Highlander series.
Most horrifying moment while reading a book:
End scene in The Witching Hour. (Chilling!)
Favorite book about books or writing:
Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon. Simple but brilliant.
Thanks, Rosalie! Want to win a copy of Blood of the Demon? (Yes, you really, really do.) Leave a comment just say so! If you have a question for Rosalie, just ask. You know the rest of the drill. One entry for comment, another for blog follow, a third for a Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a Tweet or Retweet. Be sure to include your email. Now…Go forth and comment!