Thursday, March 31, 2011
Guest Author Interview: Lori Devoti
Please welcome today's guest author Lori Devoti! Lori is the author of the Unbound series (Unbound, Guardian's Keep, Wild Hunt, Dark Crusade, The Hellhound King), Amazon series (Amazon Ink, Amazon Queen), Captured, Lured, When Gargoyles Fly, Zombie Moon, Lost: A Vampire Romance, and Demon High.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Lori: I am not one of those authors who can say I started writing when my fingers were strong enough to hold a pencil and haven't put it down since. I did do some writing, mainly poetry, in high school and took a few very short/half-hearted attempts at novels in my twenties. But I didn't really start writing until I gave up my job and stayed home with my daughter. Then writing became my outlet.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Lori: I love fantasy. It is probably my main love for reading. Adding paranormal elements to my fiction just made sense.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Lori: They say if you choose invisibility you are sneaky, but I do have to say it would come in darn handy sometimes. I'd also like to be able to shift into a cat, but a nice well-fed cat who people let into their houses on cold nights.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Lori: Demon High is a young adult urban fantasy novel. It is on the dark side with a serial killer escaped from hell and a succubus. I don't like to water things down, so while it is a long way from horror in my opinion, the things I think would have happened in the story are in the story. But despite the demons and serial killer it is, like all of my fiction, about the characters. I love my characters and for me they are what books are all about. You need plot, but it is just the road the characters travel. (Oh and right now, I have Demon High on sale for only $.99. Hopefully, readers like that!)
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Lori: This is terrible, but I have no idea. It isn't how I think. I would love, however, if someone who has read the book would tell me!
Demon High by Lori Devoti.
Lucinda Dent never planned to call demons. She wasn't stupid, after all. She'd seen what the addiction had done to her mother. But her mother has been gone for ten years, sucked into hell by a demon, and all Lucinda has left is her grandmother and the house she grew up in. Who could blame her for using the only thing her mother gave her, a talent for demon calling, to save them? Lucinda teams up with an old friend and together they set up business, calling demons. But soon things go terribly wrong. Demons are loose in Caldera High, and not only is Lucinda responsible, she just might be in love with one of them. Can love conquer all or is Lucinda about to lose everything--her home, her new love, and her soul?Author Note: This is dark urban fantasy which contains curse words and sexual situations. It is not squeaky clean.
Thank you Lori for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Lori Devoti and her books, please visit her website.