Jun 14, 2010
Welcome to Day #28 of JoJos 30 Day Birthday Bash!. Today we have one of my Favorite Authors Larissa Ione! So help me give a warm Welcome to Larissa and her HAWT Demons!
~How do you think romance has changed in the last 30 years? It's definitely gotten sexier and edgier. I love that!
~What type of romance do you prefer to read? I love paranormal, historical, and military romance
~What are your favorite types of Heros & / or heroines? Gimme an alpha male every time, and heroine who can stand up to him.
~Can you tell us a little about yourself? I'm a full time author, but in my past life, I was a meteorologist, EMT, professional dog trainer, and an Air Force veteran. I'm now lucky enough to write full time, since I'm married to a Coast Guard husband, and we move a lot. I have the best job in the world!
~Fav color Blue
~Fav Scent Vanilla
~Fav Flavor Amaretto
~Fav shampoo Aveda
~Fav movies Star Trek -- pretty much anything science fiction or paranormal
~Can you tell us about your favorite / strangest fan experience? You know, I don't really have a single one, but I have to say, I love, love, love when I talk to readers who have gotten the Demonica caduceus tattoo. It blows me away every time.
~Do you read any reviews on your books? If I'm not pointed directly to them, no. Bad reviews can really screw with my head, so I try to avoid them.
~Do you read your own books after they make it to final print? No, but I do keep an ARC of each book to flip through to find things I might need -- references, history, etc.
~What do you like to Read? Your Favorite Genre? Romance, Fantasy (Robert Jordan is a favorite,) and historical fiction
~Do you have a favorite book /series? Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Love it!
~Did you always want to be a writer? Oh, yes. I was writing stories when I was very young. I used to go to my town's used book store and spend hours there. It was the best part of my childhood, and I used to dream of seeing my book on the shelves.
~How old were you when you began to write? I was around seven when I started writing stories. Mostly about animals.
~Is writing your full time job? Fortunately, yes, but it took a long time to get to this point, and it's only because my husband's job is a guaranteed steady income.
~Whats a typical writing day for you like? I get up with my son at 6:30, get him sent off to school, and then I sit down to write about about 8:00 AM. I usually goof off for an hour or so, catching up on email or updating my blog/facebook page/twitter, etc. Once I get going, I write until around 3:30, when my son comes home. If I'm not on deadline, I'll stop for the day. If on deadline, I write until I go to bed at around 10:00.
~Do you set a daily writing goal? I try to get 1200 words a day when I'm not on deadline. If I am, I try to get closer to 2000
~When and where do you like to write? Living room couch, but that's only because I don't have an office yet. We're finishing our basement, and I'll have my own space then. I can't wait!
~Are there any processes you use when writing? Do you keep journals, sticky notes, chicken scratch on the back of receipts? I have no process. Seriously, I'm a mess! Every book has a different process, and I'm not organized at all! *hangs head in shame*
~Do you prefer to write on a computer, typewriter, or paper and pen? Computer -- Mac laptop!
~Whats the best thing about being an author? The readers!
~What are you reading at the moment? Gena Showalter's The Darkest Passion. It's so awesome!
~Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? Learn the rules. Live them. Breathe them. And then throw them out the window. I don't believe in rules, but I really think you need to know them so you know how to break them effectively.
~How man books / series have you written? Seventeen, which includes several novellas and two books that aren't yet out.
~Can you tell us about some of them? Well, I have written contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance, so I've got a pretty broad range to choose from. I'll give you the link to my books page...that'll probably be a lot easier for your readers to wade through!
~Is there a Genre you have always wanted to write in but for reasons you have not been able to? Oh, yes! Many! I'd love to write horror. Historical fiction. Fantasy. But the one I REALLY want to write? I want to write a Star Trek novel. It's my dream. Someday I WILL. :)
~What are 3 things that are “must haves” for you when you sit down to write? Coffee, coffee, and coffee.
~Do you have a new release, or a new release coming out soon? Can you tell us about it? I do! Sin Undone will release on August 24th, and it's the fifth book in the Demonica series, about a succubus who is one of a kind, and a vampire-werewolf who is charged with making her pay for starting a plague that is killing his people. I had SO much fun writing it. For more info and an excerpt, here's the link: http://larissaione.com/blog/books/sin-undone/
~Do you have a webiste or blog that your readers can keep up with you and your books? Yep! Here's my blog home page: http://larissaione.com/blog/blog-home/
~Did you have to do any type of research before writing Sin Undone? Well, like the other books in the Demonica series, which are set in and around an underworld hospital, there was some medical research involved. Fortunately, I do have a medical background, and I also had a lot of help from actual medical doctors. Who rock.
~Can you tell us a little bit about when and where the story takes place? It takes place pretty much all over the place. New York, Montana, Canada, Russia...it's an international affair...
~Do you have any idea how many book are going to be in this series? Right now, it ends at book 5, but book 5 leads into a spinoff set in the same world. You'll see the Demonica characters often, and some of them play large roles, like Reaver, Kynan, and Arik.
HER TOUCH IS DEADLY
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.
HIS HUNGER CAN’T BE DENIED
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.
Pizza or burger Pizza!
Dress or jeans Are sweats an option?
Highlander or vampire Vampire!
Fire or water Ah...water, I guess?
Up or down Up
Black & white or color Color
Half full or half empty Half full
Day or night night
Star trek or star wars OMG, Star Trek all the way! I'm a SERIOUS Trekker. Like, down to my IDIC tattoo...
Sword or gun Sword
Eyes or mouth Eyes
Strawberry or cherry Strawberry
Old or new New
High or low High
Shower or bath Shower
Paperback or hardback Paperback
Desktop or laptop Laptop
Coke or pepsi Pepsi
Winter or summer Winter. Love snow
Dog or cat Cat
Movie theatre or movies at home Movies at home. I can pause and go to the bathroom!
Thank you so much Larissa for being here today
and for helping me Celebrate my upcoming 30th Birthday!!!
But wait don't go away! Larissa is stopping by
throughout the day to chat with
her lovely fans AND Larissa ss offering you awesome commentors,
the chance for 1 of you to win a signed copy
of a Book of your choice out of the first 4 in the Demonica Series
or a Tote Bag !
or a Tote Bag !
** Must answer 1 of the Questions:
~Have you read any of Larissas books? If so what have you
read, and what are your thoughts?
~ NO....Which book most tempts you?
***please include an e-mail address so the winner can be contacted
*Open US/CANADA ONLY / Ends June 18th*