Today we return with the second half of our interview with Elizabeth Loraine, the author of The Royal Blood Chronicles. Here is where we left off:
Question: Are these the first books that you have written? Tell us how you felt after completing the first books
Answer: They are the first thing I’ve ever written and I’m so proud of them. I didn’t tell anyone that I was writing, not even my family. They were all shocked. My sister tells it this way “I came over one day and she just said – I wrote a book and I want you to read it!” I knew she would tell me the truth, if I was awful she would tell me. But she loved it as did almost everyone that I tested it on, so I moved forward.
Question: Where did you get the idea for the RBC?
Answer: The idea for Royal Blood Chronicles came out of what I was looking for as a vampire reader and couldn’t find. Strong female characters. No damsels in distress, tough, strong yet feminine characters. Beautiful women with a killer instinct and willing to fight for what they believed in. Women who chose men that complemented them not dominated them.
Question: Which character do you identify the most with?
Answer: Katrina, of course. My heritage is German so of course that’s where we started. The love of horses is mine as well as my love for everything mystical and the wildness of the western US.
Question: Where do you see you going with the series? There is a fourth; will there be a fifth of more?
Answer: I plan to take the Five and the Protectors throughout history to the present time. Getting their unique perspective on it and how it has shaped the vampire world and how the interacted with it. Book four is half way done and book five is in research mode.
Question: If there are future books, what are their titles?
Answer: Book four starts out following Cain, a character I introduced in book three. Half brother to both Damien, (same mother) and the Dark Prince (same father). I just thought he was so interesting that he deserved time to explore his character. That book is tentatively titled Cain, the Quest. I haven’t decided on the title for book five. I will be set in the time before and possible during WWI.
Question: Why did you develop female vampires instead of the typical male vampires?
Answer: Male vampires have had their day, time for a new vampire; vampire heroines!
Return here tomorrow for the second part of this interview. Learn about future books, why there are female vampire heroines and much much more.
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