Published: November 26th, 2013
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 hell-bent on destroying everything—and everyone—they love. And Ronin and Amara are at the top of his list.
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Bounty hunter is one of the professions that seems to fit perfectly the “bad boys”. Why are they so attractive to the readers?
Bad boys are just so much fun! Who doesn’t love the element of danger? You never quite know what a bad boy is going to do, but you know you’re in for a hell of a ride. As for bounty hunters in particular, we know they’re on the side of good, but they aren’t afraid to bend a few rules. Something about that is just so fun.
Meyers… is our hero related with Brynn Meyers from volume one? How hard and how important is to keep credible the incredible stories that one (or two) family (families) go through?
Ronin is the younger brother of Keegan, who is married to Brynn. Since demons don’t have last names, when our brothers make the move to our dimension and Keegan marries Brynn, they all decide to take her last name. She’s the closest thing to family that Ronin and the rest of Keegan’s brothers have, so it only makes sense. (And I had fun turning the tradition of taking the man’s last name on its head.)
Many times there is a thin line between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Can you, please, tell us what are the criteria used to separate these genres?
To me the main difference between the two is that urban fantasy places more of a focus on the paranormal elements of the story than on any romance. In fact, there may be no romance at all. With paranormal romance, the relationship between our hero and heroine is paramount to the story. This places my Demons of Infernum series firmly in the paranormal romance category, although, with its strong urban focus and emphasis on the paranormal, it meets many of the criteria of urban fantasy.
You studied Anthropology, the Classics and Law and you gave up Archeology when it was obvious that you’ll not get the Indiana Jones world’s thrill. But are they useful in your writing? How so?
Classics is basically the study of ancient mythology and how those myths play into our world today. And where is this more obvious than in fiction? Pick up any paranormal or SF novel, and you’re bound to see references to the ancient myths. Giants, sirens, three-headed dogs: all take their roots from classical mythology. My series contains reference to many of the mythological beings created by the Greeks and Romans.
You use mythological elements in your stories. Are there or should be, in your opinion, some limits to respect when the mythologies are mixed?
No way! I think it’s important to understand that myths are the religious beliefs of ancient cultures. That said, they contain certain universal truths which should be shared. I don’t see anything wrong with mixing or morphing mythologies to suit today’s culture, or your particular storyline. Plus, it’s plain fun to mix it up!
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About the author:
Rosalie Lario is the award-winning, paranormal romance author of the Demons of Infernum and the Fallen Warriors series. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don't actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!
After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn't nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. She never imagined all the mythology she'd learned throughout her undergraduate education might actually come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the paranormal romance stories she now dreams up.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children in their home state of Florida.
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