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Linda Rose

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Linda. I love hamsters! What’s not to love? They’re fuzzy and cute and I just want to squeeze the life out of them!

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Linda. Because I have two cats and a Boxer who’ll likely eat the poor hammie.

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Linda. I wish I could take one of you home with me! Maybe if I lock you in my bedroom, it might work…

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Linda . Because they’re sweet and adorable. I rescued them from a shelter when they were eight weeks old and I just couldn’t resist they’re cries and mewls for help. Now they’re almost seven years old and spoiled rotten.IMG_1337 (1)

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Shey. Okay dudes can we quit the moaning and the stupid questions and cut to the chase here? Thank you. This is a fabulous book.

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Linda. PNR/UF is paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Paranormal romance is a subgenre of romance where there’s some supernatural element in it (usually either the hero or heroine isn’t a normal “human”) and the focus is on the relationship. Urban fantasy is more about creating an entire alternate world (usually involving a major city) with supernatural elements. RELEASING THE DEMONS can fall into either one of these categories.

RELEASING THE DEMONS2_505x825 (2)Is this something you have always wanted to write, or have you fallen into this genre by accident or design?

Linda. I’ve never wanted to write anything else! Except for horror—I used to write a lot of horror (and still do…actually there’s some horror in RtD). Many people tell me I should write medical suspense so I can be rich and famous like Tess Gerritsen or Robin Cook, but I can’t bring myself to do that yet. I’m bombarded by anything medicine-related on a daily basis so I need to get away from it when it comes to writing. Writing about monsters relaxes me, LOL.

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Linda. Well, RtD takes place in a pseudo-post apocalyptic NYC. Vampires have come out of the closet (so to speak) and have overrun the world, viciously trying to take over the human race. Both species are at war, and the United States has created a small army of mutants (half-vampire, half-human) to fight against the vampires since humans aren’t as strong or powerful. However, lots of things went wrong (or right, however you want to perceive it) during the genetic experimentation, where many of these “hybrids” end up with dramatic side effects, both physical and mental. Blaze, the hero in RtD, sees in infrared and has the ability to generate and control fire. He’s been assigned to protect NYC with five half-brothers, all with varying “superpowers”.

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Linda. Well, RtD was the first novel I ever attempted to submit. Don’t get me wrong, I wrote a lot before I thought about publication, and I had a short story published in an anthology before RtD. But I finally got the nerve to submit RtD after graduating medical school. Soul Mate Publishing offered me a contract and I was completely psyched! It’s been a wonderful experience so far.

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Linda. Promotion. Trying to get your name out there in a sea full of books and authors is definitely hard. But you just have to take it day by day and roll with it.

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Linda. I’m not quite sure how I do it, LOL. I don’t write everyday (usually weekends and vacations) but when I do manage to sit down at the keyboard, I unload lots of words (not always good words, but words!). During the little blips of free time I have on weekdays, I try to promote or connect with others on social media. I could do more writing during the week, but I also have to study everyday (or at least try to). I think I’m doing okay with it so far, but I certainly can’t churn out books like many authors do.

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Linda The second book in The Order of the Senary series, BLACK BULLET, is done (!) and currently undergoing revision. The third book in the series, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, is half-written. I also have two more series planned, one involving UF versions of fairy tales (the first is called HEADS WILL ROLL, a dark spin on Alice in Wonderland) and another historical UF series involving two depression-era gangsters who end up as demon hunters. I’d like to think I’ll finish them all, LOL, but first I’m focusing on my Senary series (seven books total) and getting that done!

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Linda. Write what you love. Seriously. Don’t write for the market, cause it’ll show in your work. It’s easy to tell when an author is passionate about what they’re writing just by small nuances in their stories. And as a reader, I’m more invested and engaged if there’s some fire behind the words. As for promo, just be yourself, interact with your readers and fellow writers as much as you can, and don’t forget to write the next book!

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BOOK BLURB:

Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all—he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

BUY LINKS:

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B013GVCC7I

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013GVCC7I

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26063603-releasing-the-demons

BIO:

L.D. Rose is a neurotic physician by day, crazed writer by night, and all around wannabe superhero. She writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy, but she’s been known to delve into horror, sci-fi, and medical suspense on occasion. L.D. Rose is a member of the RWA, FF&P, NEC-RWA and CoLoNY. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her studly hubby, her hyperactive boxer, and her two devious cats.

 

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