Monday, November 7, 2011

Interview with Rosalie Lario

Rosalie Lario is the author of urban fantasy tales and paranormal romances.  If you're looking for vampires, demons or other supernatural creatures, look no further. You will fall in love with this author's heroes and heroines. Grab your coffee or your favorite drink of choice and enter her worlds. 

Let's give Rosalie a warm welcome. Read on and find out how you can win the first two books in her Fallen Angels series: For Love of an Angel and Angel’s Desire. They are both wonderful, not to be missed reads.

Karen: Let’s start with you telling the readers a little about yourself.

Rosalie: Well, I’m a sucker for a good-to-honest romance. J To that effect, I’m the author of two different paranormal romance series. 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. The Demons of Infernum series follows four half-demon brothers who work as interdimensional bounty hunters in New York City. It’s sort of like Supernatural with demon protagonists.


Karen: You have two books available in your The Fallen Warriors Series. The first book is For Love of an Angel and the second book is Angel’s Desire. I enjoyed both of the stories and can’t wait for the next book. How many books do you have slated for the series?

Rosalie: Thank you! I’ve planned five or six books for this series, haven’t quite decided yet. Each story is a novella starring one of the Fallen, complete with HEA, but there is an overarching series plot.

Karen: The books are offered in e-book formats. Will they be offered in print, too?

Rosalie: There are no current plans for a print version, but once the novellas have all been released, they will likely be packaged into a two-book print anthology.

Karen: What inspired you to write the series? Why angels?

Rosalie: I thought of The Fallen Warriors when I had just finished writing the first two books in my Demons of Infernum series. I really wanted to write a few novellas as sort of a mental break from the Demons series, and angels seemed like the perfect counterpoint to writing about demons. But even then I couldn’t go too good; it’s not in my nature. Hence the birth of the Fallen. They’re the good guys in my series, but they aren’t angelic in any sense of the word.
  
Karen: Give the readers a behind the scenes view of your story. Why are the angels on earth? Give us an insight to your angel world. How do the angels walk among the humans? (Explain how their wings appear and disappear. ) Would you recommend the readers to read the books in order?

Rosalie: Angels were thrust onto Earth when the veil between the dimensions collapsed, destroying their world (we’ll learn a bit more about what this means as the series progresses). After they were revealed to humans, angels convinced them to let the angel society assume control over Earth in exchange for peace and security. Humans are now assigned jobs and residences, and the angels have done away with money. Instead there are pass cards with monthly point allotments. It’s supposed to be the ultimate utopia, but as we’ll learn, it’s anything but. The angels’ view of the perfect world is one without any humans on it.

Karen: Tell us a little about your Fallen. Who are these angels? What are they like? Do you have a favorite angel?

Rosalie: The Fallen are a group of twelve angels who were condemned to die after they protested the plot to eradicate humans. They managed to escape, and together they aim to stop the extinction of mankind. But they are vastly outnumbered, and in order to preserve their immortality they need to find mates, in this case nephilim (children of angels and humans).

Angels have the ability to absorb their wings into their body, giving them the allusion of being mortal. But to nephilim, they give off an unmistakable electric current: it’s their essences calling to each other.

I think my favorite Fallen is Seth. He’s a total badass, leather pants and all!

Karen: So far both your angels have been my favorites. :) I can't wait to read the other stories. What are your current projects and works in progress?

Rosalie: My focus for the remainder of this year will be on the Demons of Infernum series. Touch of the Angel, #3 in the series, is due to release on December 6, 2011. Right now I’m writing a novella set in that world and featuring a friend of the brothers; Heart of the Incubus releases in January 2012. Finally Call of the Siren, #4 in the series, releases in July 2012.

As for The Fallen Warriors, #3 in the series is due to be released in the Spring of 2012.

Karen: Tell the readers where they can find you:

Rosalie: You can find me at my website, www.rosalielario.com, where I keep a regular blog. Also look me up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosalieLario, and Twitter: www.twitter.com/RosalieLario.

Karen: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?

Rosalie: If you’re looking for a quick, fun, bedtime read, check out The Fallen Warriors!

Blurbs:
In a world where angels rule over humans, twelve outcasts dare to defy expectation, warring with their angel brethren to prevent the extinction of humankind.

They are The Fallen.

For Love of an Angel –

Michael is one of twelve angels who have been outcast due to their determination to protect humankind. In order to preserve his immortality and strength, he must find a mate with angel blood. Eva Smyth has never believed the propaganda spouted by the Consortium—the elite system of guards put into place once angels took over reign of Earth—but she never expected to learn the angels plan to eradicate all of humankind, or that she herself is part angel. Joining Michael means living a life on the run, at war against the angels and hunted by the Consortium. Eva must decide whether to risk it all…for love of an angel.

Available Now on Amazon, BN.com and Smashwords. Click to order!

Angel’s Desire –

Fallen angel Ethan has been outcast due to his love of humankind. In order to preserve his immortality, he must find a mate with angel blood…but the one woman he desires blames him for her father’s death. As a teenager, Tayla had a fierce crush on Ethan, her angel father’s best friend. She was humiliated when he rejected her, claiming she was too young for him. Her love turned to hate when he failed to save her father from being killed by the other angels.

Battle looms on the horizon, and Ethan can no longer afford to waste time. He must claim Tayla as his…but convincing her she’s his mate won’t be so easy.

Available Now on AmazonBN.com and Smashwords. Click to order!

 Karen: Now for the Contest. All you have to do is ask Rosalie a question or tell her why you'd like to read her fallen angel series. It's that simple. Don't forget to leave your email so she may contact you if you should win. ***What will you win: The first two books in the series! For Love of an Angel and Angel’s Desire. Good Luck!

Rosalie: Thank you so much for inviting me over!

Karen:  You are welcome. I'm glad you could be the guest author today.  I wish you the best success.





20 comments:

mnjcarter said... Best Blogger Tips

Non angelic and bad ass angels sounds positively sinful!! The reviews I have read on your site for this series just makes me want to read them more!
My question is, if there are 12 angels and you are writing 5 or 6 books in this series, will some of the books have more than 1 angel? Or will some not have a book?

mnjcarter@charter.net

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Rosalie,

Thanks you so much for being a guest on my blog. I loved your fallen angel stories and can't wait for the next one!!

Gorgeous covers, too.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

MNJCarter,

Thanks for joining us.
You asked a great questions. I want to know, too. :)

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Rosalie,

Your books sound really good and the covers make you want to peek inside. lol

Are all the Fallen Men or are there Women, too?

Rosalie Lario said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm popping in to say hi!

MNJ, the Fallen are at war, so *spoiler* I'm afraid not all of them are going to make it. :-(

Karen, thanks for inviting me here today! I agree, the covers are amazing. I'm totally in love with the cover artist, LOL.

Cathy, there are 12 Fallen in total: 10 men and 2 women. All insanely hot. :-)

katsrus said... Best Blogger Tips

Those covers are awesome. This series sounds divine. Did you have to do a lot of research about angels? And if so is there anything that you found surprised you? Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

I like the fact that their are 12 Fallen Angels who want to save humankind regardless of what happened to them.

mlynn3451@yahoo.com

Victoria said... Best Blogger Tips

So I was also wondering if any of the angels would be female. Since two are it makes me wonder what type of angels they will be. So are you using the standard types of angels or have you come up with your own?
I'm really getting into angels and demons lately :) - thanks.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Rosalie,

Will the women have a story and find hunky half angel men?

cnickol at verizon dot net

Chrisbails said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your book series. You are a new author to me and always looking for new books and authors to check out. I would love to win and read these, they both look great.
My questions for you are: If you could write any genre, other than urban fantasy/paranormal, What would you write? Also do you have any favorite book/author recommendations? Any go to authors that you love, just can't miss their book.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
christinebails@yahoo.com

kimmyl said... Best Blogger Tips

I love reading your books.
What were the biggest hurdles to achieving your writing dreams?

klmc_37@yahoo.com

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

I love when paranormal writers set up a world with rules that must be obeyed and characters with powers but limitations. It brings such vivid reality and believability to the story. Your stories looks exciting and amazing, Rosalie.
I wish you all the best.

desitheblonde said... Best Blogger Tips

those book sound great and love t he way you did the cover they are great
and would love to read both even if t hey are good or bad
desitheblonde@msn.com

Rosalie Lario said... Best Blogger Tips

Sue B., thanks! Since I was creating my own mythology, I didn't do an awful lot of research. But with every series, there's definitely a fair amount of it required!

Rita, thanks! I think they're pretty awesome. :-)

Victoria, I love me some angels and demons too. Obviously, LOL. I've made up my very own mythology for my angels. Instead of being biblical creatures, they are actually a species from another dimension. That way I could make them as sexy as I wanted to without worrying about religion. :-)

Cathy, at least one of the women will have a story. The other: who knows? LOL.

Christine, I've got a few contemporary romances floating around in my brain. They've got to wait though. The paranormals are yelling too loudly for me to write them first! As for my fave author, it's Jeaniene Frost hands down. I love everything she's ever written.

Kimmy, great question! I think the biggest hurdle is the not knowing whether your efforts will pay off. It's such a crazy business b/c there's no guarantee you'll ever get published. You just have to have faith in yourself, even if it takes years to get published.

Sarah, thank you!

Desi, thanks for stopping by. :-)

*yadkny* said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait to meet Seth! And I'm glad that your angels aren't too good:) I've read the first in your Demons of Infernum series and loved it, so I'm positive I will love your Fallen Angels series too!

Do your Demons and Angels series have any tie-in's to each other or are they completely separate worlds?

Thanks for the great giveaway!

yadkny@hotmail.com

Kathryn Merkel said... Best Blogger Tips

All of your books sound so good. I love the reference to Supernatural when describing the Demons of Infernum series. So my question is have you used Sam or Dean Winchester as inspiration for any of the characters in your books?

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Vanessa N. said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't had the chance to read stories with angels as the heroes yet. These 2 sound cool and I like the fact that they have to find someone with angel blood for a mate. Thanks.

mythic021@gmail.com

Rosalie Lario said... Best Blogger Tips

Popping in to announce the winner of the contest. Congrats to...
Christine Bails!

A huge thanks to everyone for dropping by with your comments. A lot of great questions! And to those of you who I haven't gotten back to yet:

Yadkny, the two series are different worlds, each with their own fun mythology. :-)

Kathryn, why yes I have. *grin* Taeg, the hero in Mark of the Sylph, is Dean all the way. And Sam was the inspiration for Ronin, the hero in Touch of the Angel. :-)

Vanessa, I love stories with angels as heroes, especially when they aren't the typical biblical-type angels!

Alastairanson said... Best Blogger Tips

I anticipation of The Fallen Warriors if I had just accomplished autograph the aboriginal two books in my Demons of Infernum series.

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations to Christine Bails!
You are going to love these stories!

Thank you, Rosalie for being a wonderful guest. I wish you the very best!

Thank you readers for coming by and joining us. :)