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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Rosalie Lario Blog Spot and Giveaway ~

Today we are very pleased to introduce you to Rosalie Lario to our blog. Rosalie is the very talented author of the “Demons of Infernum” series, and we have been lucky enough to have her happily join us on our blog today. So without further ado, I give you....

Rosalie Lario

*Guest Spot*

Tough Chick Heroines
I love reading about tough chicks. And really, what’s not to love? They’re fun, they’re sassy, they’re not afraid to stand up for themselves. In other words, they’re everything I wish I could be.
I must admit, in real life I can occasionally be a wimp. I’m quiet, I’m shy, and I don’t always stick up for myself (though when I’m in the mood: watch out). J But that’s why, when I pick up a book, I love to read about a heroine who’s got no problem standing up for herself. One who’s quick on her feet and even quicker with her brain.
My list of badass heroines in movies, TV, and/or books is probably a mile long, but I do have some perennial favorites.
Ø  Xena: Warrior Princess. The mother of all badass heroines, Xena was a force to be reckoned with. I remember eagerly sitting down to watch the show every week. It had nonstop action, fun, and a heroine who desperately sought redemption for her past. Over a decade later, I still miss this show.
Ø  Temperance Brennan on Bones. She’s a smart, well-respected scientist, but she also knows how to fight, and she’s not afraid to stand up for herself. Yeah, I totally love her.
Ø  Cat in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress novels. She’s probably my favorite kickass heroine in a book series. I love her attitude, her potty mouth, and most especially her man: Bones. *sigh*
When I first started writing Mark of the Sylph (Book 2 in the Demons of Infernum paranormal romance series), I knew my heroine was going to be kick-ass. She been through a lot of bad stuff in her life, and demons are to blame. Someone else might have broken, but she chose to focus on fighting back. She’s turned herself into a demon ass-kicking machine. When she meets half-demon Taeg, she tries to kill him. A lot. J But then she discovers that not all demons are evil as she thought, and Taeg is in a category all of his own.
Taeg is desperate to help his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to a dangerous, indestructible book. He thinks an ancient sword can destroy the book, but it’s hidden by a powerful glamour. As luck would have it, Maya can see through glamours.
Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. As he fights for her trust, she is forced to acknowledge that, against all odds, she might be falling in love with a demon.
Just for fun, I’m including an excerpt which takes place after Taeg learns about Maya’s ability and tracks her down. Things don’t quite go as Taeg had planned:

Taeg tightened his hold on her wrist until she dropped the dagger. He grabbed her other wrist and pinned it back. “Look at me.”
Yeah, apparently she wasn’t in an accommodating mood. Because instead of listening she jerked her knee up, catching him square in the junk.
“Ooof.” That freaking hurt.
He let go, hands automatically lowering to protect his goods, and she shoved hard on his chest. As he staggered several feet back, she spun and delivered a stunning roundhouse kick that almost had him admiring her form, right before it caught him in the side and sent him sprawling.
“What’s the deal, lady?”
She grabbed the knife and flew at him faster than he would’ve expected from a human.
Taeg shoved off the ground and sidestepped her attack, and recaptured her wrist. He yanked her arm up behind her as he maneuvered behind her back.
“Shit,” Maya cried. The knife clanged to the ground, and he loosened his hold a fraction.
“Stop. I don’t want to hurt you.”
“Yeah. Right.” Her tone made it clear what she thought of that.
Pushing her to the nearest wall, Taeg turned her to face him. He kept one hand on her shoulder and the other on her chin, forcing her to meet his eyes.
“Calm down, Maya.” The familiar hum of energy in his ears told him his charm was doing its thing. “I’m not going to hurt you. I only want to ask you a few questions.”
Her scowl softened long enough for him to assume his power had worked. He let her go and backed up a few steps. “How do you know what I am? Can you see the real me?”
Rather than answering, she lifted a knee and slid one of her dainty hands into her boot. When she withdrew it, she clutched another dagger, a match to the one on the ground. Suddenly the reason for her boots became quite clear. The woman was a freakin’ walking arsenal.
“Oh, shit.”
She kicked off the wall and leapt into the air in a flying move that Jackie Chan would have envied, adjusting the grip on her dagger. Hand high in the air, she aimed for his neck. The woman was clearly determined to remove his head from the rest of his body. Taeg dropped his legs out from under him, hitting the ground hard.
Maya’s legs struck his back as she flew over him. He untangled himself and whirled around, but damn she recovered fast. She tossed her dagger to the side to avoid jabbing herself as she tucked and rolled. Then she jumped to her feet and faced him with both fists up. Her face was almost expressionless, her heavy panting the only indicator she was battling to the death. Damned if his interest wasn’t drawn to her ample chest beneath that tight black top.
She smiled, almost as if she were enjoying herself, and came at him with another kick.
He leapt back to avoid being hit. “Damn it, I’m trying to talk to you, lady.”
I’d love to know what type of heroines you enjoy reading about. Any particular favorite in a movie, television series, or book?

Elenas Review

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.

In the previous novel "Blood of the Demon". Brynn is the key; she's an heir and related to an Egyptian priest who's lived over three-thousand years ago. Mammon the evil father of Keegan, Teag, Ronin and Dagan is searching for the "Book of the dead" and needs the Heir to fulfil his mission of raising an army of zombies to rule the world. He’s a greed demon. Mammon desires wealth and power. He won't rest until every human being is distinct and he'll keep moving onto other worlds until everyone them are destroyed. Mammon gets smacked in the face when things don't turn out the way he's planned. Brynn is the key to all the impossible. She has full reign. The Council believed she was no use and to stop mayhem from happening, the brothers were given orders to kill Brynn, and of course Keegan falls for her, so he goes against his brothers and backing out on the Councils orders. It takes some time for his brothers to realize why Keegan chose Brynn over them. Teag wanted to kill Brynn and take the weight of his shoulders. Sacrifices were exchanged, the love and loyalty between everyone in that novel is what you call FAMILY.

So back to this novel “Mark of the Sylph" Leviathos was Mammon's right hand man and he's out to get revenge to steal the book back and fix what Mammon started.

Taeg goes on a mission looking for Leviathos. Teag was convinced Leviathos would try to come after his sister-in-law Brynn and her unborn child. Taeg feels he has a lot to make up for and believes Bryn deserves to live happily. He goes far and beyond to fight and protect his family, no matter what the cost.

Once again these brothers know their way about kidnapping woman for their advantage. Lolz! Teag comes across a witty woman who shows she can't stand him. He has no clue why till he realizes, Maya may be a normal looking human but, she can see behind the facade of mystical creatures glamour. Right off hand he knows he could use her to her advantage on his quest to find a Sword that is to be used to destroy the "Book Of The Dead" It's said that the Excalibur Sword is hidden with glamour so no when can find it. So what does he do? He kidnaps her.

Well, Maya doesn't make Teag's quest easy. She's a little bad ass that makes a good run for Teag's money. I love her! Maya has a potty mouth of a sailor, doesn't take no for an answer. And she definitely doesn't take shit from no one. She can fight just as good as Teag and his brothers. I think at some point she makes then look bad. Ahahaha... And she's a human! Love it!

Maya despises Demons and all for a good reason. As a child at 10years, a few demons noticed that she can see through their glamour, one night these demons came looking for her and the inevitable happens. Maya’s parents and sister were murdered by these demons. They never found her. So as you can see, Maya and Teag did not start off with a good start. She understands now, not all demons go along with the meaning "Evil" .Teag wins his way through Maya's heart and she will stop at nothing to protect what's hers. The feeling is mutual. Teag can no longer bite his tongue; he has no desire of being every woman’s man, just one woman, Maya.

Well, after all is said and done. There's definitely an HEA. This book was awesome! I loved it way better than the previous book, "Blood of the Demon” Which wasn't much too my interest. I didn't feel the connection between the H/H and everything was straight forward and to the point. BUT! In all honesty I picked this novel up and it's so much better and different. I can see the major changes in the authors writing. The plot of the story was well put together, and I assure you I felt what was going on in-between the sheets with the H/H it was so darn Hot! I felt the connections with everyone and I sure as heck laughed my tush off numerous times. I would read it all over again.

This is a series I would continue reading, there are two more hot brothers I would love to read on, Ronin and Dagan, who definitely need an HEA :)


Also Availble from the Demon of Infurnum series

Blood of the Demon (Demons of Infernum, #1)


Today we will be giving away a pdf copy of Rosalie Lario's 

Mark of the Slyph (Demon's of Infurnum #2)

To win, just simply fill in the form below.

Winners will be announced via email on the 27th October via email.  


helpmerhonda72 said...

Thanks for sharing Rosalie!!! I look forward to diving into these books!!

Blue Shedevil said...

I love these sexy brothers. Each book pulls me in a little deeper, and Rosalie has great heroines. Awesome review and I can't wait for Ronin's story.

desitheblonde said...

hi my twittere name is desitheblonde and then i redo it for face book at desiree reilly
i love the book and the cover who ho

Patricia Eimer said...

These books are definitely worth reading and rereading. Taeg is definitely a demon to keep coming back to.

Temperance said...

Everytime i see these ,i want to read them even more:) thank you for the great giveawy:)
elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot) com

June M. said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of this book. I can't wait to read this one.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Very nice! Great interview/review.

Sending ya some love. I havent read this yet but it looks good and after reading your review I need to read it. LOL


Rosalie Lario said...

Rhonda, thanks for stopping by!

Blue Shedevil (wow that's an awesome screen name), I'm so glad you're enjoying the books!

Thanks, Desi. :-)

Aw, thanks Patricia. Now I'm blushing.

Thanks for dropping in, Temperance, June and Ronda!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Xena was the best! I loved that show but had totally forgotten about that now. Thanks for reminding me! It was a great interview!

DANIELA said...

Hi Rosalie
I have book one and I'd love to have book 2. Thanks for the giveaway!

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

terri_dion said...

i love sookie stackhouse is my favorite heroin she holds her own and doesnt take shit from anyone :)


Rosalie Lario said...

Megan, I loved Xena and Hercules. A little dorky maybe, but I thought those shows rocked!

Daniela, so glad you enjoyed the first enough to want more. :-)

Terri, good one!

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