Monday, November 1, 2010

Guest Author Interview: Daniele Lanzarotta + Swag Giveaway

Please welcome today's guest author Daniele Lanzarotta.  Daniele is the author of the Imprinted Souls series including Imprinted Souls and Bloodlust.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I started writing about two years ago.  I had always enjoyed writing but never really thought of it as a career.  It all started with fan-fictions... just writing for fun, but soon it became an addiction.  It wasn't long before I wanted to move on to my own stories, with my own characters, and that was when I started working on the Imprinted Souls Series and I just couldn't stop!

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

The endless possibilities!  I've always been a fan of the paranormal genre.  Honestly, I can't remember the last time I read something that wasn't in this genre.
I just feel that with the paranormal genre there are no limits to what can happen and that whole 'world' is just so appealing... living forever, not getting older, having supernatural talents, the list goes on and on.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Daniele:  If I could be any paranormal, it would be without a doubt... VAMPIRE!  Yeah, their diet is not the best, but other than that, I love everything about vampires. 

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Bloodlust, the second installment in the Imprinted Souls Series, is very intense and full of twists!  Now the best part about it is that a very unique kind of paranormal is introduced to the series.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

I love getting to answer this question!  For some reason, I just always had a cast in mind.  I'm honestly not even sure I can explain the 'why,' I guess their physical appearances just fit the character profiles.  I picture Emma Roberts in the role of Lexi, Wentworth Miller would be a great match to portray Tyler (but so would Jensen Ackles), and Michelle Trachtenberg as Adrianne.

 Bloodlust (Imprinted Souls, book 2) by Daniele Lanzarotta.

There are some things from which you just can't run away. For Lexi, that something was this screwed-up, newfound reality that she encountered; and no matter how much Tyler may try to protect her from his kind, it is just too late.  Lexi is involved in his world far deeper than she can possibly imagine, and as she is haunted by her past and deals with an unexpected betrayal, Lexi is forced to make a choice between her soul mate, the one who she thought was gone forever, or the one who restored her soul, bringing her back to life with the ties of a blood imprint.

Thank you Daniele for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Daniele Lanzarotta and her books, please visit her website.

** Imprinted Souls Bookmark Giveaway **

We are giving away six Imprinted Souls bookmarks (three designs).

To enter please leave a comment on this post including your email (so we may contact you if you win).  You do not have to be a follower to enter (though I always appreciate a follow).  US/Canada/UK mailing addresses only.  Giveaway ends November 16th midnight EST.

** Additional Book Tour Giveaway **

All comments on this post made November 1st will also enter you in Daniele's Book Tour Giveaway!
At the end of the tour one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Imprinted Souls along with 2 signed bookmarks.  US mailing addresses only.  Bonus entries for following Daniele's blog here.


  1. I love swag, I collect bookmarks so I'm always delighted to get any. Thank you for the giveaway.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  2. Great interview. Keep up the good work!

  3. Danielle, Loved the interview, I too started in fan-fiction and writing is addicting. I can't wait to read your books!

  4. Thanks everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed the interview :) @Lori – Yes, writing is very addicting! Ah, the times I even forgot to eat because I got so into it… lol

  5. Great interview! I'm completely addicted to writing and lose a lot of sleep over it, so it's nice to hear I'm not the only one :) Imprinted Souls and Bloodlust are on my TBR list and I can't wait to read them, even more so since I've read this :)

  6. Love the interview...we are so proud of you. And can not wait to read the next one!

  7. Thanks, Holly & Madeline! @ Holly - I used to sleep about 8 hours a night before I started writing. I'm currently down to about 3 to 4 hours. All worth it! :)

  8. Thanks for including the UK in this great giveaway:-) Usually most swag giveaways are USA only:-( I love book marks so here's hoping(fingers crossed!)Daniele, your books sound and look really great. Will have to add them to my ever growing TBR pile!
    I enjoyed the interview E.J. Thank-you.

  9. Daniele Parabéns, voce é um sucesso.

  10. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway, Imprinted Souls was already in my TBR pile.

  11. Daniele. I am so excited for you!!! Great job on the interview!
    Can't wait to read the series!

  12. Thanks everyone for stopping by and thanks E.J., for a fun interview!!! I hope you all enjoy the Imprinted Souls Series! If you haven’t read the first book yet, there is a two-chapter sneak preview at

    Happy Reading!

    (Bookmarks and Book Tour giveaway winners will be announced on the 16th)

  13. Hi EJ!
    Thank you for introducing me to Daniele Lanzarotta and her writing. Thanks to Daniele for the great interview!
    All the best,

  14. I love bookmarks almost as much as I love books!


  15. I really love your blog and everything of it! ^_^

  16. I love bookmarks almost as much as i love a good book cover!

  17. :) I totally understand. I LOVE book covers!

  18. Count me in!:)

  19. I would love to enter!

  20. Bookmark giveaway winners have been emailed! Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner of the blog tour giveaway will be announced later tonight. :)