Monday, February 6, 2012

Rosalie Lario ~ Demons of Infernum Series, Blazin' Hot Stuff






Hello and welcome back Rosalie, author of paranormal romance. We’re here today interviewing about her Demons of Infernum series ~ the stories and stars of the first four books, Blood of the Demon, Mark of the Sylph, Touch of the Angel, and Heart of the Incubus.



Here’s a little about Rosalie for those who’d like to know her better:



Rosalie Lario practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, she knew she wanted to write paranormal romance. 

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. She still hasn’t found any proof of the supernatural, but she's keeping her fingers crossed.

We’ve got a lot to chat about Rosalie, so let’s get started…



KDR ~ First off, tell us how the idea for this series came to you/originated. Did it come book by book or all at once?



RL ~ It all started with a dream of a sexy, half-demon hero (Keegan, the hero of Blood of the Demon). The story went through several incarnations before I realized that Keegan had a family. Once Taeg, Ronin, and Dagan were born, the world built itself around them fairly quickly.



KDR ~ Book One, Blood of the Demon, tells us about Keegan. Who/what is he and what motivates him?



RL ~ Keegan is a half-demon and an interdimensional bounty hunter. More than anything, he wants revenge on the evil demon who fathered and abused him and his half-brothers. When the Elden Council (the political council that governs travel between the dimensions) labels his father, Mammon, as a fugitive, he jumps at the chance to nab him.



KDR ~ Tell us about Brynn Meyers, art gallery owner.  Who is she to Keegan?



RL ~ Brynn is the key to Mammon’s plan to take over Earth. Unbeknownst to her, she alone has the ability to cast an ancient spell to resurrect the dead. He wants to use her to create an army of zombies under his rule, making him unstoppable. Keegan has been ordered to keep Brynn from Mammon’s clutches by any means necessary...even if it means her death. He never expects her to be so utterly entrancing that he can’t resist her.



KDR ~ Oh, man, does this sound like some kind of tension for Keegan…tough choices *smile*

Can you share Brynn’s abilities?



RL ~ Brynn has psychometric abilities—she can read the memories off objects that she touches. She also has the ability to drain others of their life force with a simple touch.



KDR ~ Wow, Brynn has some awesome abilities.

Give us some insight on Keegan’s father (that big bad a**)…and what is it about him that has Keegan all wired up?



RL ~ Mammon is, in a word, evil (and in my world, not all demons are). He’s a crazed scientist who has practiced crossbreeding of the species (using himself as the stud for the unwilling women) in order to create genetically superior beings. He expected that his sons would blindly obey him, and beat and tortured them whenever they didn’t. They were finally able to escape, but they carry the mental scars of their father’s abuse.



KDR ~ On to Book Two, Mark of the Sylph. What is a Sylph?



RL ~ A sylph is a type of fae, an elemental associated with air. In my world, air sylphs have several abilities: they can flash, i.e. instantaneously travel from one spot on a dimension to another; hypnotize with their eyes; and dissipate into air form.



KDR ~ Oh, wow, more cool abilities.

Half-demon Taeg has his work cut out for him in this book. Can you give us a little about him and what keeps him going forward?



RL ~ Taeg is a carefree guy, and a total smartass on top of that (yes, I had Dean Winchester of Supernatural on the brain when I thought him up). But if there’s one thing he holds dear, it’s family. In this book, he’s on the lookout for a weapon that is rumored to be able to destroy any object; it’s the sword of Merlin. The problem is that it’s hidden by a powerful glamour. Then he meets Maya...and discovers she can see through glamours. Suddenly the sword is within his grasp. All he has to do is convince Maya to help him.



KDR ~ I like that glamour idea, Rosalie.

Tell us about Librarian Maya Flores…and who is she to Taeg? What motivates her?



RL ~ Maya is a rare human who can see through glamours. When she was a child she witnessed her family being murdered by demons, and she’s been on a one-woman mission to destroy all demons ever since. Ultimately, her goal is to find the demons who killed her family...and annihilate them.



KDR ~ Why does Maya hate Taeg?



RL ~ it’s not personal. Since he’s a demon, she believes he must be evil. Taeg’s got his work cut out for him convincing her otherwise. *grin*



KDR ~ Sounds like an interesting dilemma for Taeg.

Book Three, Touch of the Angel. Explain what an incubus and a succubus are?



RL ~ Incubi and succubi are demons who derive their sustenance from sex. In my Demons of Infernum world, sex demons secrete a toxin during sex that is poisonous to everyone but other sex demons.



KDR ~ Something like too hot to handle. LOL

Interdimensional Bounty Hunter Ronin Meyers ~ what’s his big motivation in the story?



RL ~ Ronin is feeling a little lost and lonely now that his two older brothers have found love. He’s not looking for love himself—at least he doesn’t think so. He’s suffered loss in his past, and the last thing he wants is another person he could also lose. But then he meets Amara...



KDR ~ So, who’s Amara (nice name, btw) and what does she have to do with Ronin?



RL ~ Amara is a succubus who has been enslaved by an evil incubus and forced to do his bidding. When she meets Ronin she finds him totally irresistible. He’s too good for her, but she can’t help herself. Ronin barely survives their explosive first encounter...but that’s just the beginning of their story. J



KDR ~ Book Four, Heart of the Incubus. Tells us about Cresso Taylor.



RL ~ Cresso is an incubus and a biochemist who is a friend of Keegan, Taeg, Ronin, and Dagan. To his amazement, he finds himself falling in love for the first time, but the sexy scientist he’s fallen for wants nothing to do with him.



KDR ~ Who is Genevieve Russell and what does she have to do with Cresso?



RL ~ Gen is the object of Cresso’s desire, but she’s been burnt by a playboy before. The last thing she needs is to fall for another bad boy like Cresso. But when he discovers she is being stalked by someone leaving her macabre gifts, he insists on helping her uncover the stalker...and she discovers there’s far more to the irresistible incubus than she ever imagined.



KDR ~ Do you have anything else you’d like to add about any or all of the Demons of Infernum series?



RL ~ If you like fast-paced paranormal action and super sexy romance centered around a loyal family base, then check out my half-demon interdimensional bounty hunters!



KDR ~ Well, you’ve intrigued me enough to buy Bookr one and get started on this series. *smile*

Please tell us what you’re currently working on.



RL ~ I’m hard at work on Call of the Siren, the fifth book in the series featuring youngest brother Dagan. He and Lina (Ronin’s adopted sister) face an uphill battle on their way to finding happiness. In this story, the existence of the entire Council—along with their own—hangs in the balance.



KDR ~ Please list your sites & links. How can we find you?

 

·        Website: www.rosalielario.com

·        Blog: www.rosalielario.com/blog

·        Publisher Author Page: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/category/rosalie-lario/

·        Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalie-Lario/e/B00506GYQS

·        Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosalieLario

·        Twitter: www.twitter.com/RosalieLario

·         Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/rosalie_lario





***giveaway***giveaway***giveaway***



Rosalie is giving an ecopy of Heart of the Incubus to one commenter who answers the question: What’s your favorite type of paranormal romance? Drawing for one commenter who answers this question will be after noon EST on 2-7.



Good Luck!!




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Blood of the Demon
DEMONS OF INFERNUM - Book One by Rosalie Lario 


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.

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.

“This thrilling new series mixes danger with demons and romance with rocket-paced action! I can’t wait for the next one.” ~ Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author

“BLOOD OF THE DEMON grabs hold of you from page one and doesn’t let go. It’s a wild and hot paranormal ride readers will love.” ~ National bestselling author Cynthia Eden

“The hot and wild fusion of demon, dragon, and desire had me burning through the pages!” ~ Jessa Slade, author of Vowed in Shadows





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Mark Of the Sylph

DEMONS OF INFERNUM - Book Two - Rosalie Lario


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 Taeg’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.
 

“This thrilling new series mixes danger with demons and romance with rocket-paced action! I can’t wait for the next one.” ~ Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author



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Touch of the Angel

Demons of Infernum - Book Three - Rosalie Lario


After months of no work, interdimensional bounty hunter Ronin Meyers jumps at the chance to locate an incubus who’s using succubi as murder weapons. Faced with deportation to hellish Infernum if he fails, Ronin will stop at nothing to take out the incubus and anyone else involved. Even the beautiful succubus who stole his heart—and nearly his life—during the most mind-blowing hour of his existence.

Night after night, Amara and her fellow succubi are forced to extract special abilities from the strongest Otherworlders for their psychotic master’s growing collection. When the gorgeous angel-demon hybrid she believed to be dead captures her, Amara is both stunned and elated.

But the happily ever after Amara’s dreamed about will have to wait. Before she and Ronin can find salvation, they must bring down the madman hellbent on destroying everything—and everyone—they love. And Ronin and Amara are at the top of his list…

“Rosalie Lario opens a portal to the Otherworld and you'll have very little chance of escaping. Of course, you won't want to. Sexy heroes and kick-butt heroines will light up your pages with an action-packed story mixed with danger and a heartfelt romance.”~ ParanormalRomance.org




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Heart of the Incubus

Demons of Infernum - Book Four - Rosalie Lario


Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancĂ© broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.

“Rosalie Lario has done it again, Heart of an Incubus is addictive, non-stop action, filled with steamy scenes and has you glued to the pages from page one!!” ~ Amber at Awesomesauce Book Club


“Each installment to the series seems to get better and better as well as spicier and spicier. Ms. Lario really turns up the heat in this one and I can always count on an exciting love/danger mix in her work. Its stories like these that keep me reading and loving paranormal romance.”~Night Owl Reviews


Rosalie, it’s been awesome having you here today. Thanks for making my place one of your Bewitching BookTours stops. Congratulations on your Demons of Infernum series…I can’t wait to read the first book. *smile*



Thank you everyone for stopping in to visit with Rosalie. Don’t forget to answer her question for a chance to win Book 4 of her Demons of Infernum series.



Until Next Time,



Kay Dee

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16 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Good Morning Rosalie and welcome back! I'm looking forward to reading your series...starting with Blood of the Demon.

Your story-stars sound exciting, humky heroes and hot unique heroines...yummy combo.

I'm off to brew up some tea and coffee - whichever, I'd be more than happy to share. So come on in and settle anywhere...the seats around here are pretty comfortable.

Cynthia Woolf said...

Rosalie, Your books sound AWESOME. You're a new author to me and I admit I haven't read much demon paranormal, but WOW you've got me hooked. I'm going to go find your books now and download one.

Thanks for the blog. It is very interesting.

Cynthia

Cynthia Woolf Blog

Rosalie Lario said...

Kay Dee, thanks a mil for having me here!

Cynthia, I got hooked on demon paranormal a few years ago, and I can't get enough of it! I especially like the books that turn the whole 'evil' trope on its head, and there are some really good ones out there. :-)

Victoria said...

Hi Rosalie - great interview. I have a really hard time answering the question. The more I read the more I fall for EVERY SINGLE type of paranorm ;). My first love was the vamp and then Larissa Ione got me into loving demons, then along came dragons et al. I'm a mess - can't pick.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Mindy said...

Hi Rosalie,
I LOVE the blurbs for your Demons of Infernum series. Now I've gotta get your books to add to my Read-it pile.
My favorite types of paranormal romance are Vamps, Weres (of all kinds) and Demons/Angels.

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Kay Dee Royal said...

Rosalie, I can relate to Victoria as far as falling for every type of paranormal. I'd like to say I have a soft spot for werewolves, because I write about them...but honestly, I love demons, vampire, any kind of shifter, witches, ghosts, all of them (with my least favorite being Zombies...I still can't wrap my brain around this one). LOL

As long as the hero and heroine are strong in their convictions, are believable, and have a great connection to each other...it all blends to sustain me to the end, every time.

So, Rosalie...how do you keep track of your characters in the series...do you keep running notes on each of your main story-stars?

booklover0226 said...

If you had asked me about 5 years ago, I would have only one answer...vampires.

I have broadened my reading genre and now I fancy demons, bird shape shifters, and faeries. Go figure...

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Barbara said...

My favorite type of paranormal romance is one that includes all para-races (?). I find those fascinating to read and see how the characters interact and get along or not get along. I love the Demons of Infernum series...I have the first 3...and NEED Heart of an Incubus! Please, Please, Please! :)

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

Rachel Harris said...

Awesome interview! Love getting to know a little bit about each of the books, and I always love knowing where the inspiration came from =)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

DEAN!

I have to see where I am with this series. I'm not sure if book 1 is on my Kindle, or just in my "to buy" list!

Kay Dee Royal said...

Hey Barbara...I can totally relate to you're idea of a book full of paranormals...all kinds. Love it.

Hi Tracey *waves*

Hello Rachel and Natalie!

Thanks for stopping by Cynthia and Mindy!!

Rosalie - we have some demon lovers here for ya, girl.

June M. said...

I don't think there is anything about PNR that I don't like. I started with vampires, them moved to shifters, demons, angels, etc. Every since I read Larissa Ione's books, I really love demons.
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

DANIELA said...

Hi Rosalie
Almost all the books I read are Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy and I like mostly vampires.
Demons I like too, but only when they're like the demons in your series.
Thanks for this giveaway!

Daniela.
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

PaParanormalFan said...

Hello Rosalie,

I really enjoyed your Interview & it was just GREAT that you shared with Us a description of all 4 of your Demons of Infernum Series, they sound Very Exciting & Really Good Reads. I LOVED your Cover Art for your 4 Books, so Sensually Mysterious, Very Hot!

I would appreciate if I could be considered for your give away of an ecopy of "Heart of the Incubus" if I answer the question: What’s my favorite type of paranormal romance?

I LOVE to Read! I of course enjoy Erotic Paranormal (i suppose you could never have guessed that from my name lol) especially when they have Vampires, Werewolves, Shape-Shifters, Demons, Incubus, Dragons, Elves, Faeries, and/or Mermen in them. LOL I LOVE Paranormal Romance! LOL

Take care & Have a Great Week,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

Rosalie Lario said...

Victoria, yeah, I know what you mean, lol.

Mindy, Tracey D and June, I'm with you. They're all so good!

Kay Dee, I agree with the zombie thing. My stories have zombies in them, but they are mindless creatures of destruction. As to your question, I do have a series 'bible' in which I keep notes on each of my characters. But as I spend more time with the brothers, I find each to have his own distinct personality. Now I'm at the point where I couldn't mistake one for the other.

Barbara, all right!! Glad you're enjoying the series. :-)

Rachel, thank you. :-)

Natalie, in my mind, Taeg IS Dean...my all time favorite TV character. Sigh...

Daniela, every time I find myself thinking I'm starting to get over vampires, I pick up another great vamp book and fall in love with them all over again!

Renee, thank you! I'm dying to write a story with a merman in it! Some day, lol.

Kay Dee Royal said...

All right ladies & gents it's well after noon and the name has been drawn!

Lucky winner for an e-copy of Rosalie's book, Heart of the Incubus is...

June M!! Congratulations!!

Rosalie will be contacting you with your prize soon.

Thank you everyone for stopping in and visiting with Rosalie.

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