Please welcome Rosalie Lario to The Qwillery.TQ
: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?Rosalie
: I can only write after consuming half a liter of vodka. Kidding! (Sometimes I wish, though.) I guess my weirdest quirk is that I have to play a soundtrack of the Amazon rainforest (no music), even if there’s a full-blown thunderstorm going on outside! Don’t know how I developed this insane quirk, and I hope it goes away. But for now, there it is. :-)TQ
: Are you a plotter or a pantser?Rosalie
: I’m a plotser! Every story is different. Some of them I plot out in a good amount of detail, and others flow without any in-depth plotting at all. I’ve learned to let the story and the characters guide me. Every time I’ve tried to force a detailed plot when my muse wasn’t going for it, I ended up regretting it, big time. TQ
: What inspired you to write the Demons of Infernum series?Rosalie
: The series started with a dream of a tortured, half-demon hero. That turned out to be Keegan, the hero of Blood of the Demon
, Book 1 in the series. When I started writing Book 1, Keegan’s brothers were born. I admit to having a personal weakness for Taeg, the hero in Mark of the Sylph
. His smart-assery, combined with his deep sense of loyalty, reminds me of Dean Winchester (of the CW’s Supernatural).TQ
: What sort of research have you done to create the Demons of Infernum world?Rosalie
: My series uses a lot of reference to Greek and Egyptian mythology. Much of that comes from my background. I double majored in Anthropology and Classical Studies as an undergraduate in college, so I love mythology! Even though the demons in my world aren’t creatures from Hell but a species of beings from another dimension, I did do some general research on demonology in preparation for this series. I also research on the Arthurian legend for Mark of the Sylph
, as it does play into the storyline.TQ
: Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Mark of the Sylph
(Demons of Infernum 2)?Rosalie
: Pretty much every scene with Taeg and Maya. Their chemistry is so explosive! If I had to pick an absolute favorite, it would be the first scene in Taeg’s apartment, when Maya starts to realize Taeg is nothing like how she thought he’d be.TQ
: In Mark of the Sylph
, who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?Rosalie
: The hero,Taeg, was by far the easiest character to write. His personality was so fun and easygoing, as exemplified by his smart-alecky T-shirt slogans. I had a total blast with him, and would kill to write him again. The hardest character to write was the villain, Leviathos. It took me some time to really get into his head and discover why he was so determined to ruin Taeg, his former childhood friend.TQ
: How many Demons of Infernum novels are planned?Rosalie
: At this point there are four planned novels (one for each of the half-brothers) and one novella featuring Cresso, an incubus friend of the brothers. I’d love to continue the series, or an offshoot of it, but only time will tell.TQ
: What's next?Rosalie
: Touch of the Angel
, Book 3 of the Demons of Infernum series, releases on December 6, 2011. Heart of the Incubus
, the novella, releases in January 2012, and Call of the Siren
, the final book in the series, releases in July 2012!TQ
: Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.Rosalie
: Thank you so much for having me here. It’s been a pleasure!About Demons of Infernum
Mark of the Sylph
Demons of Infernum 2
(Entangled Publishing, September 6, 2011)
Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Teag’s family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.
Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.
Blood of the Demon
Demons of Infernum 1
(Entangled Publishing, June 27, 2011)
Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.About Rosalie
Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability 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 Keegan’s father.
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 half—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.
Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son in their home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. You can learn more about Rosalie at her website at www.rosalielario.com
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