Rosalie Red: Author Interview

Name: Rosalie Redd

Where are you from: Hillsboro, Oregon

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 A little about your self i.e. your education Family life etc.

After finishing a rewarding career in finance and accounting, it was time for Rosalie Redd to put away the spreadsheets and take out the word processor. She writes Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction Romance inspired by classics from the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres layered with a good, hot dose of romance.

She lives in Oregon, where rain is just another excuse to keep writing. When not at her computer, you can find her at Jazzercise, waterfall collecting in the Pacific Northwest, or relaxing with her husband and their pesky cat, Snookums.

Tell us your latest news?

I recently released Untamable Lover, the second book in my Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony series. This one continues the battle over Earth’s water and the war escalates between the Lemurians and their enemy. The main characters are shape-shifting Panthera warriors who take on a solo mission only to discover love along the way.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I love the mystery of ancient societies—when civilizations existed before written history. There are ruins all over Earth that have similarities in structure and construction, yet are thousands of miles apart. Who built these structures? How did these people live? What happened to them? I’ve often wondered what life in these ancient civilizations was like. I thought, what if I wrote a love story about a couple that came from one of these ancient societies?

With that idea in mind, I decided to do a bit of research. There are many legends about the great civilization of Atlantis and its destruction, but along the way, I heard about an even older civilization called Lemuria. I found a few books on the subject and dived in. The myths and legends surrounding Lemuria indicated a great civilization thrived in the island chains of the Pacific Ocean, disappearing about ten thousand years ago from rising sea levels and a great flood.

Fascinated with this ancient society, I wanted to create a story that provided an alternate reality for the Lemurians, showcasing their struggle to survive against an age-old enemy, yet finding love along the way. What if the Lemurians were actually a race of shape-shifters from another planet, here to protect Earth and it’s most precious resource—water? If the Lemurians lived in the Pacific Islands, and were forced to scatter throughout the world due to the destruction of their homeland, maybe they are still hidden among us and continue to battle for Earth? From that, The Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony was created with Untouchable Lover the first book in the series.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

The themes in my book tend to be about honor and doing the right thing. Often this involves trust—of others and yourself.

How much of the book is realistic?

This is a fantasy involving shape-shifters, magical powers, sentient swords and caves. With that said, the characters experience life just like the rest of us with internal struggles, hopes, and dreams.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Boy this is a tough question, but I’d have to say J.R. Ward. Her Black Dagger Brotherhood series is one of my favorite and I love her character development.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Yes, Nadine Mutas writes a fabulous series about hot demons and witches. They are snarky, fun, and hot, hot, hot!

 

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Sure, here’s a brief snippet from Untouchable Lover, the first in my Worlds of Lemuria: Earth Colony novels.

“You escaped. Perhaps I should put you in the dungeon.” Noeh’s voice was low and threatening. The resulting shiver that skated across her arms wasn’t from fear.

She wanted to pound her fists against his body. “I’ll just pick my way out of there, too.”

“Don’t bet on it.”

He stood. Against her will, her body responded to his intense stare. He headed straight for her, a wall of pure, masculine strength.

 She stilled as he approached. Without thought, she squeezed the wet rag in her hand. Water dripped onto the exam table. The stone was slightly concave, and the moisture ran into a small groove down the center.

He placed his palms on the surface of the table and leaned in. Up close and personal, he invaded her space as if he had every right.

“I don’t usually have trouble with disobedience, but you…” His eyes glowed, gold flecks mixing with the blue.

She met his gaze and didn’t flinch. “I think you like the challenge.”

The skin around his eyes creased as a smile broke across his face. “You might be right about that.”

Who designed the covers?

Fiona Jayde creates my covers. She does a fabulous job and is so fun to work with. She understands what I’m looking for and captures the heart of my heros.

Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it?

Here’s my buy links to Untouchable Lover:

Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019ZVIC8G/

Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019ZVIC8G/

Amazon AU:

http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B019ZVIC8G/

B&N Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1123057770?ean=2940152720044

Kobo:

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/untouchable-lover

iTune:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1064134542

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