Aug 4, 2009

Contest and Q&A with Georgia Evans/Rosemary Laury

The contest portion is closed. Thanks to everyone for participating.

To celebrate the publication of Bloody Right (book three in her WWII vampire trilogy) Georgia Evans aka Rosemary Laurey is opening herself up to questions by PVN's readers. Read her bio. Ask about the writing life, her books, her thoughts on vampires or the paranormal, anything as long as it's polite.

For each question asked your name will be entered in a drawing for a copy of Bloody Right.

Linking this contest to another site also gets an entry. Be sure to tell me where the link is. Also make certain I have access to your email.

The contest ends on August 6, 11:59 Hawaii time.

There will be two winners!

Need more ideas for your questions? Check out these sites!

The contest portion is closed. Thanks to everyone for participating.






Review of Bloody Good (Book 1)











Bloody Awful (Book 2)








http://aftermidnightfantasies.com/georgia.htm

http://www.brytewood.co.uk/

http://www.rosemarylaurey.com/html/home.htm

http://www.rosemarylaurey.com/html/other_books.htm

67 comments:

bridget3420 said...

Hi Georgia,

When did you know that wanted to be a writer?

Bridget

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throuthehaze said...

What inspired you to write these books?

Raelena
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Jessica said...

What made you choose the setting? Why WWII?

Brooke Reviews said...

I adore the paratrooper vampires falling from the sky. Did you have any say in your covers?

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Brooke Reviews said...

Does a reader need to read the books in order to know what is going on? Or can they be read individually?

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Rosemary Laurey said...

Bridget:

I didn't really :-) I was a Special Ed teacher and building a nice career but I had three sons in college and money was very, very tight. I thought writing a book would be a good way to make some fast extra money. (shows what I knew doesn't it! ) I started writing and got hooked. Totally fell in love with writing fiction. My youngest graduated and was in grad school before I actually sold a book but by then I was totally hooked. And after I retired I kept on writing and plan to until they have to prise the keyboard from my cold, dead fingers.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Raelena:

For these three Brytewood books, my editor and I worked out the idea between us. She wanted WW2 with vampires and the vamps teh villains.
I took the idea and created Brytewood and its unusual residents.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Jessica:

The time period was my editor's request.. the setting was easy really. I grew up in that part fo England, although you won't actually find Brytewood on any map.

Rosemary Laurey said...

bacarleton:

I have no imput on covers- You have to be a Norah Roberts or a John Grisham to have that sort of influence.. but I really love these.

Rosemary Laurey said...

bacarleton again:

I'd say these three are best read in order as they are very closely linked and some story threads continue though all three. I think that was part of the reason they released them back to back like this.

My Rosemary Laurey Vamp books you could read out of order. They are a series with repeat characters but each story is more of a stand alone.

tetewa said...

Do you have any authors that you read that are auto buys for you, or who do you enjoy reading? tWarner419@aol.com

Sandy Rainey said...

Hi, Rosemary, My question is...What's coming up next for you? Anything you're allowed to talk about just yet?

Rosemary Laurey said...

tetewa:

Auto buys:
Chelsea Quin Yarbro

Charlain Harris's Sookie series.

Karen Kelley (esp her alien books- hilariously funny and sexy)

Anita Burgh's comtemporaries but since her publisher just dropped her not sure when they will be another but I know she's working on a sequel to Exiles.

Right now I'm reading Carrie Vaughn's Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand and Portia da Costa's Gothic Heat.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Sandy:
No secrets.
I'm out of contract right now and since my editor is on extended sick leave I'm in publishing limbo so to speak.
But I am working on a couple of things: Ancient Ways: a story set in France in 1941 mostly in Vichy France but some in the occupied zone. That includes vampires.

And Dark in the Woods (a proposal I have in with my editor right now) which is about shapeshifting were bears and Pixies in the mountains of Virgina- that's set in the present.

I'd be thrilled to sell either or both but you need a lot of patience in this job.

While I wait, I write!

Rosemary Laurey said...

Also should add I have three short stories (all vampires as it happens) in anthologies coming out this fall.


Nightwalker is set on the Ohio frontier in the early 19th century. That's in Loves me, Loves me Not from MIRA. Out the end of this month in the UK. It won't be published in the US but it is on Amazon and The Book Depository.

Into the Mists Forever is set in 1st century Roman Britain. That will be in Love Bites 2 (UK) or The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (US). In September.


And finally out October 1st. I have a Madeleine Oh story (erotica) called Nightlife in The Sweetest Kiss from Cleis Press. In that a female vamp meets Toulouse Latrec.

Sara said...

Hi Georgia,

Do you have a favorite or least favorite character to write in this series?

Sara M
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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Hi Georgia,

How do you come up with names?

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chey said...

Hi,
Do you get to choose your own titles?

etirv said...

Hi Georgia,
You're a new author to me. What among your books would you suggest that I read first? I just love your covers, too!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rosemary Laurey said...

@ Sara
I don't really have a favourite.. enjoyed them all as I was writing them.

Rosemary Laurey said...

@cincdyc
Names? well most of the time the characters name themselves...

Once in a while in the course of writing, I might change a name as I get to know a character better, but usually the names stick.
In fact I have to have names to start writing. Seems it's part of getting to know my characters

Rosemary Laurey said...

Chey:
unfortunately no.. Once in a while I keep 'my' title but most of the time they get changed.

For example my original titles were Watchers, defenders and Fighters.
They were renamed Super Natural Acts. Super Natural Spies and the third was to be Super Natural something never decided as they were then changed to the "bloody' titles.

The Marketing department has the last word on titles

Rosemary Laurey said...

@ etirv

With this trilogy best to read them in order- Bloody Good, then Bloody Awful and finally Bloody Right as the story line carries on from book to book.

With my Rosemary Laurey vamp series it wouldn't matter so much as although characters make repeat appearances in other books, the stories aren't as closely connected.

The Paradox series from Samhain aren't linked at all.

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Valorie said...

What authors inspire you?

What is the theme song to your life?

What actors would you imagine playing your characters were your books made into movies/a TV series?

What piece of advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Why do you think people in general are so fascinated by vampires?

Why WII?

Blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/08/05/book-giveaways-08-03-08-09/.

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Shawna said...

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How long does it take to write most of your book?

Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
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How do you come up with cover art?

Shawna said...

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Does it take away from you family time to write?

Shawna said...

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Where do you like to write your books?

Shawna said...

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Do you use paper or a computer to write?

Shawna said...

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Who is your all time favorite Author?

Shawna said...

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Does your pay increse the more books you write?

Shawna said...

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Do you ever dream up your book?

Shawna said...

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Do you have alot of Author friend?

Shawna said...

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Do you have any really creepy fans that send you strange or spooky things?

Shawna said...

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If you were not a Author what do you think you would be doing?

Shawna said...

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Do any of your kids(if you have any) think about being an author like Mommy?

Shawna said...

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Do you ever get ideas for your books from songs you listen to?

Shawna said...

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In one word how did you feel when your first book got published?

Shawna said...

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Do you read book on an portable device or do you like good old fashioned paper books?

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What one thing do you wish you knew before you started writing books?

Shawna said...

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Do you like it quiet when you write or do you listen to music?

Shawna said...

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Are you a Harry Potter Fan?

Shawna said...

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How much outside help do you really get for ideas on you book subjects when you start to write a book?

Shawna said...

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Do you carry a pad of paper around with you so if an idea comes to mind you can write it down?

Shawna said...

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Do you ever get on a roll when writing and suddenly look up at the clock and think oh my God it's been that long, or do you have set times when you write like 9 t 5?

Rosemary Laurey said...

Valorie:

The WW2 setting was at my editor's request.

Fascination with vampires. I talked about this on another blog see
http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/06/talking-with-georgia-evans.html

Advice for aspiring writers. Sit down and finish the book/story and send it out. Grow a very thick skin, you're going to need it.

Actors playing my characters? I dunno, I see them as themselves, not as other people. Mind you wound be thrilled to see my books as plays or Tv or films but am not holding my breath.


and a theme song of my life?- spurt of manic laughter here- I don't think it's been written yet! The closed I think is the hymn we used to sing in school- back in the middle ages that was . 'Just for today'

Rosemary Laurey said...

Shawna:

The publisher provides the cover art.


To write a first draft usually takes about six months.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Shawna:

Any job takes time away from your family, writing is no different. Like any other job you have to balance your family's need with the need to earn money to support yourself and them.

I use a computer and I write in my writing room- a spare bedroom upstairs that I converted to a work room.

My all time favorite author? I don't think I could pick just one.. I have a list of several at http://www.rosemarylaurey.com/html/about_me.htm

Pay varies but advances do tent to go up -at lest one hopes they will. You never know in this biz.

Don't dream them. I do my plotting when awake, but do sometimrs wake with a plot point resolved , I think the brain works on when I'm asleep

Yes, I have quite a few friends.

Have never had an idea from a song. I'm not particularly musical.
I read both e-book- on my laptop and print books.


I write to quiet.. can't think as well with noise going on.


I do whatever research in necessary.. depends on the book.

No I don't walk around with a pad of paper. If I can';t keep an idea in my head , then it probably isn't that good an idea. Good ideas burn at you and give you no peace until they get written. The other sort just fade away

SharonJM said...

I LOVE finding about authors that are knew to me. I love your covers.
Any ideas how many books you will have in the "Bloody" line, so that I can save up for them? lol

M. said...

Hi,
I'm currently halfway through Book 1 in the series and very much enjoying it. I have a question about something Eiche/Oak says:

VERY MILD SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!!

Eiche thinks about flying as a demonstration of vampire strength as compared to relatively weak humans. But then he comes up against the barbed wire fence at the secret plant and can't proceed, since, as he says, some things are beyond vampires. I sort of figured out at the beginning of the story that they are parachuted in by German planes rather then flying themselves maybe because of the long distance involved -but why wouldn't he have been able to fly over the fence to the other side??

VERY MILD SPOILER WARNING ENDING

bridget3420 said...

Today's question:

What is your favorite flavor?

Bridget

Rosemary Laurey said...

SharonJM:

Just the three- I wrote as a trilogy.

I might one day do a short story with Bela and Simon but I don't plan any more books. The invasion was foiled, it never happened.

I might well do other WW2 books in different parts of the country but Brytewood is safe- apart from the Blitz of course and then there will be the flying bombs and the rockets!

Rosemary Laurey said...

M: the fence was electrified. He had to find away to short that out- which he does later on
R

Rosemary Laurey said...

Bridget:

Coffee

bridget3420 said...

What's your favorite movie?

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

when did u start reading?
and if you wasnt a writer but found one that write UR books, would you read them?

Jeanette J said...

Which is your favorite...Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee? Or someone else?

bridget3420 said...

What is your favorite vaca spot?

Rosemary Laurey said...

Bridget:
My favourite movie? I'd say it's a toss up between Rebecca and Tom Jones

Rosemary Laurey said...

blackroze:
I can't remember a time when I couldn't read. I do remember when I was tiny coming across words I didn't know and having to as a grown up what it was. But I don't remember learning to read.

Rosemary Laurey said...

Jeanette:

Max Schreck in Nosferatu. Truly horrific.

Rosemary Laurey said...

bridget:


Don't think I could pick just one. It's a toss up between the South Devon coast, the pink granite coast of Brittany and Muchalls in Scotland.