Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Katrina ~ The Beginning by Elizabeth Loraine

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Katrina and Elizabeth Loraine.
Elizabeth has joined us for an interview:
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Just three years ago.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
So many, a secretary, receptionist, decorator, decorative painter, wife and mother.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
About three months depending on the story.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I have to have the TV on. I don’t like silence to write.

? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
It’s like my job, a great job, but still I work five days a week unless something is going on, and work from about eight to three or four in the afternoon. Then I also do promoting, marketing and social media throughout the day and evening.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
I have all these ideas stacked up in my head just waiting to get out.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
I love YA and I’ve always loved fantasy, especially vampires, so that’s what I chose to write about.

? What books have most influenced your life?
Lord of the Rings, Interview with a Vampire, Wizard of Oz.

? What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
The Elves and the Shoemaker

? What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Yellowstone Heart Song, by Peggy Henderson

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I love to cook, I garden and I love to travel.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Meatloaf or spaghetti

? What do you think makes a good story?
For me I like a character you can relate to and come to care about. I like to have twists and turns, I want the plot to keep moving.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien, to weave such an intricate story with a cast of thousands is such a gift.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again?
That one, and Twilight, the entire series.

Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? I love both, but cats right now.
·        Coffee or tea? Tea
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Dark
·        Rocks or flowers? Flowers
·        Night or day? day
·        Favorite color? blue
·        Crayons or markers? Crayons
·        Pens or pencils? Pens

More About the Author:
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives.  My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.

I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born!  As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. 

Katrina: The Beginning
By Elizabeth Loraine
As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!

Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles.

Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!

If you are looking for a new, exciting vampire series, with strong female characters you've found it in Royal Blood Chronicles. It starts here with Katrina, The Beginning!

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