Friday, April 22, 2011

Author Interview - Carolyn Rosewood

Earlier in the week, we were pleased to announce the release of The Last Soul, the anticipated debut of author Carolyn Rosewood. After a busy week of blog hopping, promoting, and celebrating, Carolyn has been gracious enough to stop by for our first ever Vamps R Us Author interview!

Kinda feels like it should have its own theme music, huh?

No matter how many times I see it, that's one HAWT cover

Welcome to the blog, Carolyn! It’s no secret we love our paranormal critters. Tell us what critters, creatures, or paranormal beings we will encounter in The Last Soul, and are they friend or foe?
The heroine of The Last Soul, Faina, is a demon who can take human form. We also meet Mastema, the demon for whom she works, and the one who's tricking her. Her best friend, Jahi, is also a demon and takes an active role in exposing Mastema to Apollyon, the king of demons.
Oooh, demons, power struggles, and trickery. Sounds fascinating. What inspired you to throw your pen (keyboard, creative brainpower) into the paranormal genre?
I've always been drawn to paranormal stories. I have a fascination with all things dark, creepy, spiritual and unseen.
Have you ever had a real-life paranormal experience?
Let's just say I've seen some weird stuff in my lifetime. I'll tell you about one of the earliest experiences. When I was around seven years old, we were at my grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. I have over a dozen cousins, and most of us were in the basement, where we decided to hold a seance to summon JFK. He had been assassinated the year before. Some of the older cousins had done this before, so we followed their lead. Thanksgiving in Ohio was usually cold and windy but that night, although cold, wasn't stormy. In the middle of our seance one of the locked basement windows flew open in a gust of wind and the candles went out. You never heard a group of kids and teens scream louder or saw them run up the basement stairs more quickly.
Child, teen, or adult, when locked windows blow open, I'm going to lead the terrified charge in the opposite direction. In the worlds you’ve created, what supernatural abilities would you wield?
I'd love to be able to travel through time, with full knowledge, of course, of what I've done so far. And I want to be able to make myself invisible. Imagine the fun you could have with that power!
Way too much fun. Are you the steadfast heroic type, the reluctant anti-hero, or the formidable villain?
I'm a steadfast hero. I'll defend to the death what I believe is right. And if someone messes with a friend, look out.
Is that a weapon you're wielding? *Maintains a respectful distance* Back to the writing, what character did you have the most fun creating?
Faina. Hands down. The entire story is completely outside my comfort zone, but I never had more fun writing one. I just let loose and made her sexy and daring.
Hollywood’s on the phone. Not only is The Last Soul going to be a summer blockbuster, you get to choose the leads. Who do you pick to play the main characters?
Jennifer Ellison as Faina and Johnny Depp, of course, as Jace!

*Pulls eyes away from Johnny Depp* Do you foresee yourself revisiting the world of The Last Soul in any future stories?
Yes! My current project is another paranormal romance novella called Hunted. This time it's Jahi's story.
What’s up next for you?
After Hunted I plan to finish my full-length paranormal/fantasy romance called Crossing the Dark Moon. It takes place in an alternate universe.
Nice! I'll be on the lookout for that. One final question. The zombies have invaded, do you flee or fight? Remember, we’re always looking to supplement our own zombie escape plans.
We fight of course! :)
I admire a woman with a zombie plan.

Thank you, Carolyn, for agreeing to be our first ever interviewee and doing such an awesome job of starting us off right!

To read an excerpt of The Lost Soul, click here. To purchase The Last Soul, click here. And if you need any more incentive, here's the warning that accompanies this title:

Be Warned: light bondage, sex toys.

My dear, you had us at "bondage."

~Lily

4 comments:

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Thank you so much for having me here today!

Helena Sparrow said...

oOo...I am intrigued! You had me at bondage as well lol. Thanks for coming by and chatting with us! Adding this to the TBR pile :)

Lily Ghates said...

Thank you for coming by, Carolyn!

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Thank you, Helena! I hope you enjoy it!! :)

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