Monday, January 02, 2012

Authors After Dark Author Spotlight Interview - Rosalie Lario

Please welcome Rosalie Lario as part of The Qwillery's Authors After Dark Author Spotlight interviews.

TQ:  What inspired you to become a writer?

Rosalie:  I’ve always been fascinated with both the written word and the realm of the paranormal, going back to my early days of reading Bunnicula, but I never thought I had what it took to actually sit down and write an entire book. After my son was born in 2008, I decided to give it a shot. I quickly became addicted to the writing process. Nothing beats the high I get from writing down the stories that live in my crazy brain!

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Rosalie:  It takes such a long time to write a story, and I’m a fast writer. But devoting 3-4 months to a book, and keeping up the energy of the story at the same time, can be a very difficult thing.

TQ:  What writing achievement are you most proud of?

Rosalie:  Every book is its own wonderful achievement, but if I had to pick a favorite story, it would be Mark of the Sylph. It features a hero I would totally marry. You know, if he were real, lol.

TQ:  What one thing should everyone know about your writing?

Rosalie:  My aim is to write total escapist paranormal romance. If I can get you to pick up my book and become totally immersed in my world, then I’ve done my job.

TQ:  Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.

RosalieTouch of the Angel, Book 3 in the Demons of Infernum series, published in December 2012. Here’s a blurb:

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…

Heart of the Incubus, a novella based in the Demons of Infernum world, releases on January 3rd. Here’s the blurb for that:

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 fiancé 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.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Rosalie:  Thank you so much for inviting me here today. Looking forward to seeing you at AAD 2012 in NOLA!

Additional novels in the Demon of Infernum series:

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.

Mark of the Sylph
Demons of Infernum 2
Entangled Publishing, September 1, 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 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.

Rosalie's Books at Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Book Depository 

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

Rosalie's Links


The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win an ecopy of Heart of the Incubus (Demons of Infernum 3.5) from Rosalie!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

If you could go on a date with one paranormal being, who or what would he/she/it be?

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

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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.

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Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, January 9, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. If I could go out on a date with a paranormal it would be with one of the big cat shifters,they are my favourites to read about although dragons are a close second!
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  2. I'd absolutely want to go on a date with Barrons from KM Moning's Fever Series. He is my favorite alpha!

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  3. I think I would go out with a fae person. I like those pointed ears.
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  4. I would date with vampire Viper from novel Alexandra Ivy. I fall in love with him, until now i'm still love him.
    Thank you for giveaway.

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  5. I'd want to go out on a date with Daniel Kane from The Heat, by Heather Killough-Walden. I'm shallow, I know- but he's SO hot! He's a werewolf!!! And he's like 6'3" tall, dark hair, BLUE eyes, ripped, rides a motorcycle, wears leather, is a chief of police (so he's a bad boy who is a good guy!!!) AND he's an alpha male to the nth degree. And he uses the endearment "Chere"...*melt.* Dang, is it hot in here or what??!

    Now I want to read about YOUR hotties, Rosalie! I'm thinking they might give Daniel a run for his money ;-) I'm so interested, that I am now stalking you via social networks :)

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway chance!

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  6. I'd like to go out with Curran n what a hottie! Rawr!

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  7. I would go with a werewolf, like Samuel Cornick from the Mercy Thompson series.

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  8. It would be with a bird shifter; they are my latest favorite shifter! LOL

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  9. This is too hard! I love so many. But Larissa Ione's Wraith and Gena Showalter's Maddox were my first loves. I think today it's Wraith I'd want to go out with on a date. he's so sarcastic and funny yet would kill you in a heart beat :).
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  10. I would take my chance and go out with Jericho Barrons. I'm sure Mac will get him in line and make sure he's on his best behavior. We can take a tour of his town and exchange rare books!

    I'm a GFC follower.

  11. Awesome interview and post! I'd have to say that if I could go on a date w/ a paranormal guy it would be with Tyler from Amanda Bonilla's Shaedes of Gray. He's smokin hot, protective and has a "special" talent that would definitely come in handy :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Great interview and giveaway thank you. I would want to go on a date with a werewolf I love those wolves

  13. I'm all about panther shifters! The big cat shifters are what do it for me... just love hearing them purr:)

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  14. Hi
    I'd love to go out with a vamp or with a demon like the ones in Rosalies' books, too bad Keegan is already taken!
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  15. Hi everyone, just had to pop in to see who you all picked as your paranormal date!

    Irene, cat shifters are great, but I do love me some dragons. :-)

    ML, yum...

    Debby, my fave bad boy Taeg is half fae, though he didn't inherit the pointy-ear gene, poor guy.

    Filia, haven't read that one yet. Guess I should check it out, huh? :-)

    Gena, I agree with you, Daniel is smokin'. I do love the whole growling Alpha male thing.

    Rebe, good one!

    Stephanie, so you go for the hairy guys? ;-)

    Tracey, bird shifters aren't very common, but think how cool that would be? They could observe pretty much anything without anyone being any wiser!

    Victoria, I love Wraith too. LOVE the wiseass-edness.

    Na, like I said above, yum!

    Erin, yet another book I'll have to check out! There are so many good ones. :-)

    Druidgirl, another hairy-guy lover. (I have to admit, I would have chosen Jacob over Edward, though really, they're both too young for me, lol).

    Daniela, Dagan's still single. Not for long though. ;-)

  16. Oh, forgot to mention, if I had to pick a paranormal date, it would be a three-way tie between Grimm from To Tame a Highland Warrior, Bones from the Night Huntress series, and my very own Taeg (love that demon). Heck, couldn't I just have them all :-)

  17. If I could go out on a date with a paranormal, I would pick a vampire because they were my first love and what got me addicted to paranormals.

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  18. Rosalie - I love Taeg too but I had to go with my first book love :).


  19. I think my first choice would be with a werewolf and second choice would be with a vampire. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. if I could go on a date with a paranormal it would have to be with ANY of the brothers in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. They sound yummy!!!!!!!!
    Everyones comments are so sounds like we all need a hero in our lives!!!
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  21. It would most likely be one of the brother's from Larissa Ione's demonica series. I know they aren't single, but a gril can dream right :)

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