As part of her blog tour for Katrina: The Beginning, I have author Elizabeth Loraine here with a short guest post about why she wrote the book.
I write YA, or I should say mostly for Moms. I started writing two and a half years ago. I cruised the YA/Teen isles of the book stores with my older sister. I noticed that they were always filled with other women our age, sometimes with their daughters, but mostly alone.
Since I love vampires and always had, from the days of Dark Shadows. I used to watch all the old B movies too and loved them all. Of course that was what I was destined to write about, but I wanted something different. No whining girls waiting to be saved, only strong female characters saving themselves, and everyone else around them.
I also was tired of the teen, high school scenario, and set out again to do something different. The Royal Blood Chronicles has a historical backdrop. Royal Blooded vampires from the finest houses of Europe begins with Katrina chronicling her life from the age of seventeen when she was chosen as the leader of The Five, the protectors of all the peaceful races, including humans. It’s full of elves, wizards, magic, and romance. It’s a fantasy adventure that continues through now seven books.
Thanks to Workaday Reads for hosting today. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to check out Royal Blood Chronicles for FREE try Marcella, Vampire Mage, on Kindle or Nook.
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.
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!