Author Spotlight with Elizabeth Loraine
K.S. Hello and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself.
E.L. My name is Elizabeth Loraine and I just started writing last year, My YA vampire series is called Royal Blood Chronicles and currently there are three books in the series with book four to be released just before Christmas. I am married with two grown children and when I’m no writing I love to be out in my garden or cooking.
K.S. Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?
E.L. I love the history that I add to my stories and try to sneak in a cameo appearance by a person from the history of the time of each book to let my readers try to figure out who it might be. Some are more obvious than others.
K.S. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?
E.L. My love for vampires and the fact that everything out there right now seems to be the same modern take on them. Either that or it’s full of erotica, bad language and whinny girls.
K.S. What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?
E.L. Loving vampires means Ann Rice to me. I love her writing. But growing up I was always fascinated by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
K.S. What does your family think of your writing?
E.L. I never told them I was writing vampire books because I had no idea if I could actually do it or not. Once I finished the first one and they read it they have been so helpful and supportive.
K.S. What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book/s?
E.L. How hard it is after the book is done, editing, printing promoting is so much more difficult than the writing. And being disciplined to do it all and continue to write.
K.S. What inspires you?
E.L. Everything really, life and history is all around us when you really do the research you find amazing stories of courage, heroism, betrayal, you name it.
K.S. Can you tell us a little about any of your novels?
E.L. Here is a synopsis:
As a vampire, being hunted was nothing new, finding out that I had to protect those hunting us was. Katrina is a young royal blooded vampire from a very old vampire family. She along with young members of each royal vampire family have been called to council. Why? No one knows, but Katrina feels the danger all around them and feels that she will the one called upon to save them all. This fast paced historical saga begins here with Katrina as she begins the journey that will change all their lives forever. It's full of romance, intrigue, danger and betrayal. To succeed the Five must become the many...Join us. John Daniels, author writes: "This is a page-turning, swashbuckling adventure told by a gorgeous seventeen-year-old vampire on the verge of womanhood. Katrina and her companions are girls who love fancy clothes and romantic gossip; but when their race is threatened they become Women Warriors, using their paranormal talents, lightning speed, and razor-sharp blades to wreak deadly justice. By turns tense, funny and sad, this is a great read for fans of bloodlust."
K.S. Where can we buy your novel?
E.L. The books are available now on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and my website.
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K.S. Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?
http://royalbloodchronicles.com and you can follow me on facebook and twitter.
K.S. Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?
E.L. Don’t give up, find people that support you and will tell you the truth about your work.