Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Interview with Rosalie Lario and Giveaway - Septemeber 20, 2011

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?

RosalieTouch 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.

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.

About Rosalie

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.

Rosalie's Links

Website: www.rosalielario.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RosalieLario
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RosalieLario

The Giveaway


What:  Winner's choice of an e-copy of either Mark of the Sylph or Blood of the Demon from Rosalie!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Greek or Egyptian Mythology or both? 

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with an e-mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Great interview, Rosalie! I can't wait for the rest of the books in the series!

  2. First I'd like to say thank you so much for hosting me on your site today.

    Sarah, thanks for stopping in. :-)

  3. Now, Taeg, a cozy bed, and a storm lashing outside. Sound like a great combination to you? This hero sounds awesome. Can't wait to read this book.

  4. I have to choose? Well, I'll say Egyptian mythology.

  5. I love Greek Mythology. Perseus is my favorite heroe.

  6. Both! There's just too much good stuff to pick from to do one or the other. Great interview, Rosalie! Can't wait for the rest of the series!

  7. Congratulations on all your releases. Here's to burning your way upmthe lists!

  8. Rosalie,

    Very interesting interview...and a quirk is just a character trait that makes each of us different from one another!

    I love Egyptian mythology...everything about Egypt actually. I haven't read your Demons of Infernum series, but I sooo want to. I love your voice, and your characters sound complicated and fascinating.

    Congratulations on the series and I wish you great success!

  9. Both! I can´t really pick one.. This series is on my to-read list, can´t wait to start it!

    Thanks for the interview :-)


  10. I'm a huge fan of new takes on demons, and of demons as misunderstood antiheroes. :) I haven't had a chance to read the first book yet, but your series sounds terrific, and I'm looking forward to digging into them.

    As for mythology, I prefer Greek for the storytelling, but I connect more with the Egyptian archetypes and symbolism. Nothing beats Isis. ;)

  11. Rayka, that sounds like a dream come true! I think you're gonna love Taeg. He's pretty badass. :-)

    Aubrie, I know, how to choose between the two? I love them both!

    Jary, me too. Clash of the Titans (the old one) is still one of my fave movies.

    Theresa, I agree!

    Boone, thank you! Here's to hoping! :-)

    So true, Renee. Quirks are what make us who we are. Thanks. :-)

    Sonia, thanks. Hope you enjoy!

    Jane, I agree. I love stories that spin the demon mythology on its head (clearly *grin*).

  12. Rosalie, your series sounds fantastic! Oh, and I love both Greek and Egyptian mythology. I write demons, too, so it's nice to see another demon story line out there!

  13. I've always been into Greek mythology but I like Egyptian too. Thanks for the great post.


  14. I love both types of mythology-maybe Egyptian a little more. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
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  15. The answer to your questions would have to be both. I love all mythology, whether is greek, egyption, celtic, or any others. I enjoy reading fiction where mythology is intertwined into the story.

    Also, i'm not following the quill!

  16. I like both, but lean a bit more toward Egyptian.

    GFC Anne38

  17. Though I enjoy reading about both Greek and Egyptian mythology; I really love Egyptian mythology. I love reading about the sun god Ra.

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  18. Loved the interview! Just bought the first book in the series and can't wait to get into it.

    Answering the question: I would say both. I love both Greek and Egyptian mythology and love to read books which incorporate parts of mythology in them.

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  19. I'm only familiar with Greek so I would say Greek.
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  20. I adore both! They're so amazing in they're own capacity :)
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  21. I really like both, but if I have to choose, I would choose Greek Mythology. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower.

  22. I have read quite a bit of Greek mythology but right now I can't think of much Egyptian mythology that I have read. I will have to look into it.
    These books have been on my wish list for a while now. I would LOVE to win a copy of the first book BLOOD OF DEMON.
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  23. Great interview! I love mythology. Some of my favourite research for various books is looking into various myths and legends.

    I hate having to choose between Greek and Egyptian, but I think I'm going to go with Egyptian.

  24. I enjoy both Greek and Egyptian mythology but if I have to choose-I prefer Greek.

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  25. Hi Rosalie. Love your book covers. Your book sound good. I like Egyptian Mythology a bit more. I am a new GFC follower.
    Sue B

  26. Christine, thanks for stopping in! I love the demons. :-)

    Victoria, Krystal, Amber, Anne, Vivien, Sariah, C.D., ML, and Sue B., hard to choose, right?

    Tracey D., I agree. I love the sun god.

    Maria, hope you enjoy it!

    Arianne,you should look up some of the Egyptian myths. They're amazing!

    June, thanks, and good luck!

  27. I would go for Egyptian mythology because I am more familiar with that. Learning about Greek Mythology could be interesting.

  28. Great interview. I can't wait to read the series. I like Greek and Egyptian. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  29. I've come to love both. And may I just say the author is super gorgeous!
    I'm a gfc follower.


  30. You had me at "reminds me of Dean Winchester!" LOL

    Both Greek and Egyptian. They have distinctive "tones" or "voices," just like the worlds built by authors.


  31. Great interview Rosalie!!! :)

    And congratulations on two releases back to back! WOW!!!

    Lisa :)

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  33. I am going with Greek mythology which has always fascinated me.

    Rosalie, I am really looking forward to "Mark of the Sylph".

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  34. I would choose both Greek and Egyptian mythology because both do fascinate and intrigue me!

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  35. Great interview, Rosalie! :) Congratulations on your series. I love the fact you use mythology as a reference point for your plots, and your demons sound like amazing story heroes! :)

  36. Awesome interview, and terrific giveaway!! I love both Greek and Egyptian mythology equally, although there is definitely a lot more about Greek mythology than Egyptian, I think.

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  37. Thanks for such a wonderful interview and giveaway! I'd have to say that like both greek and egyptian mythology :)

    I just got book one for my Kindle, can't wait to start reading it! Thanks again!

  38. Both greek and egyptian. Great Interview Rosalie. Once again, I'm seeing so much good stuff to read and no time to read it all.

  39. I find both Egyptian and Greek mythology interesting, although admit that I do not have much education in these areas. Thank you for the fun today. I would love to read these books.
    GFC - Denise Zaky
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  40. I like both Greek and Egyptian mythology. Cannot pick between the two because both mythologies are so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I love love Greek Mythology but my curiousty now wants to look into Egyptian. Can't wait to read these, great giveaway

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  43. Super cool book covers!
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    I've always really liked Greek mythology.

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  44. What a great interview! I cannot chose between Greek or Egyptian so I'll take both please. ^_^

    Thank you for the chance to win.
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  45. Egyptian is probably my favorite but why limit myself-- let's go with both.
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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm going to have to go with Greek mythology. One of my favorite movies is "Clash of the Titans"--the old version.


  47. Already follow via GFC (MamaHendo3).


  48. Tweeted giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/118864599746482176