First off…Brad Pitt! Hugh Jackman! Mr. Darcy! Spiderman! Yes, I’m over at Lady Scribes today, with another “favorite Friday”–can you figure out what those guys have in common? You’ll have to go and see, and you can win an Amazon GC in the process.
Today, please join me in welcoming author Rosalie Lario to Preternatura. Rosalie is stopping by today as part of her virtual book tour celebrating the release of her latest book, Call of the Siren. Call of the Siren was published on April 28th by Entangled Publishing and is the fourth book in Rosalie’s Demons of Infernum series. Now, I have to say that this is absolutely one of my favorite paranormal romance series I’ve read in the last couple of years. Great worldbuilding, twisty plots, sexy half-demon brothers…what’s not to like? There might even be (gasp) dragons. So in addition to Rosalie’s tour giveaways, I’ll pick one commenter today to win the first book in the Demons of Infernum series, or the new one–your choice.
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. You can learn more about Rosalie by visiting her website, her blog, on Facebook or by following her on Twitter.
ABOUT CALL OF THE SIREN: When darkness threatens…only love will bring them light. The half-siren half-demon bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he’d never settle down. His older brothers might’ve adjusted well to family life but tying himself to one woman is so not Dagan’s bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, his brother Ronin’s long-lost adopted sister, and he can’t think of being with anybody but her. Too bad Ronin’s well aware of Dagan’s party-boy lifestyle and won’t let him anywhere near his angelic baby sister. Lina is still getting over the abandonment issues that began when she was orphaned as a child and has devoted her life to taking down evil Otherworlders. The last thing she wants is to develop feelings for man she knows will eventually leave her, too. But as the battle against a growing darkness continues—a powerful fae who’s harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the very thing that threatens to destroy them all.
And now, let’s hear from Rosalie…
Building a Broad Paranormal World
I have always been fascinated by broad paranormal worlds. Those where anything could exist, and you never know what might be lurking around the corner. That’s why when I started writing my own paranormal series, I made the world as broad as possible. In fact, just one world wasn’t big enough, so I made more. I created multiple dimensions.
In my Demons of Infernum world there are multiple dimensions from which different species of beings derive. There are demons, shifters, vampires, fae; you name it. Though most humans don’t know it, New York City contains one of the portals allowing for travel between dimensions, and a lot of the people walking the streets aren’t at all human.
When I first started writing about my heroes, I knew they would be half-brothers and that, thanks to their evil genius demon father, they’d only be part demon. Their father specifically bred them to be genetically superior, and he used a different paranormal species for each of his sons. This is where the fun part came in: deciding which species to use!
So how did I pick my heroes ‘other halves’? Well, I did it based on who I thought would be the strongest and most fun! Special abilities played a big part here. Common myth has it that certain types of fae, known as air sylphs, have the ability to morph into air form. How freaking cool is that? I knew one of my heroes was going to have this trait. A hero who flies? Check, we have that with the angel hybrid. One who can breathe underwater? My half siren has that covered. And an all-powerful dragon? Got that, too.
I had a total blast choosing which paranormal species to use for my heroes, and those who’ve read my stories tell me they were awful fun to read about. The best part? When you have a broad supernatural world, the sky is the limit.
For you readers out there, I’d love to know, what are your favorite types of paranormal creatures?
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Thanks, Rosalie. Congratulations on the release of Dagan’s book! As for your question, I have a suspicion that dragons, vampires and zombies are going to figure prominently in the responses. We shall see…
There is a tourwide giveaway associated with Rosalie’s book tour. If you would like to be entered for your chance to win, leave a comment and then enter below.