Welcome to the 4th Annual Paranormal Romance Blog Tour! This week, Indie Paranormal Romance Authors will be featured. Each day, there will be an author interview with a book review on a participating blog. Click to the link to read the book review. Plus, there is a giveaway of a $25 Amazon Gift Card going on all week. Just pass the word around in tweets, comment about the blog tour or join mailing lists to enter. Giveaway goes until Sunday, Oct. 29.
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Schedule for the Week:
- Monday Oct. 23: Featured Author: Lorri Moulton
- Tuesday Oct. 24: Featured Author: Nikki Landis
- Wednesday Oct. 25: Featured Author: S.A. Soule
- Thursday Oct. 26: Featured Author: D.M. Guay
- Friday Oct. 27: **Newly Added Featured Author: Amanda Lutterman
Now, without further adieu, here is the featured author of the day: Lorri Moulton.
I had a chance to speak with a fantastic paranormal author, Lorri Moulton. Lorri really loves the art of storytelling, dating back to the time when she shared family stories with her grandparents enjoying the beauty of telling stories of falling in love in the past. A lot of her stories deal with the simple magic of falling in love and romances that cross all lines of culture, economics, and class. Below she shares some of her Halloween memories, love of paranormal romance, and what she has coming your way next.
1) What is your favorite Halloween memory?
When I was four years old, I wanted to dress up as a witch. As my mom finished my makeup, I looked in the mirror and realized I looked like a wicked witch. I cried and told her I wanted to be a good witch. Or maybe a fairy. She looked at my dad, shrugged her shoulders, then they both smiled. Half an hour later, I vaguely remember some running around, a lavender sheet getting cut up, some glitter, a little cardboard and I think some Christmas tree garland…and I was transformed into a fairy princess. It was almost magical the way my costume suddenly appeared from these everyday items. I remember thinking it was like Cinderella! I still love magic and fairytales to this day.
2) Who was your favorite romance or paranormal author and how did they influence you?
Mary Stewart and her work inspired me to combine romance and suspense. She managed to balance them so expertly that as a reader, you could believe these two characters were falling in love because they had to work together. They didn’t always like each other at first, but they came to appreciate each other’s abilities and eventually, fall in love. I think that’s important in a romance…that the characters’ feelings are believable. She also managed to keep the suspense building throughout the story, while weaving in some culture and history for the area. She was an amazing writer.
4) What paranormal creatures or subjects would you like to write about?
I like taking an accepted standard for a paranormal creature and tweaking it. Going back to the basics of the legends and then asking…if this really happened, how would someone deal with it? If we suddenly found ourselves faced with being a witch, or vampire, or werewolf, how would we live? Would we still have the same moral code? Would we try to keep our humanity? Would we be tempted or even corrupted by so much power?
5) What is writing to you in one sentence?
A chance to share my ideas with others, through characters who hopefully make the story enjoyable and believable.
6) What projects are you working on right now?
The second book in a serialized story of two cousins, who discover they have inherited a mansion from their grandmother. They soon realize she has left them a legacy of magic and responsibility…as well as a home.
I’m also doing research for the next book in the paranormal series, which will be more suspense than mystery this time, and have them traveling to Europe.
Lorri Moulton’s book Moonlight, Roses & Murder
is on sale this week for $0.99.
Selina is a woman with a secret and she has been hiding it for a very long time. With her nieces, she runs Luna’s, a nightclub in downtown Seattle, catering to Steampunk and Goth clientele. When someone leaves a body behind her club, she is drawn into a web of mystery and murder. Puncture marks on the body indicate a vampire might be responsible and when more women are killed, a red rose is left by their bodies. A vampire hunter with secrets of his own comes to investigate and Selina wonders, who she can trust.
Links to buy:
**In Kindle Unlimited!
**For a book review of this book, head over to the blog of the featured author for tomorrow: Nikki Landis