Today, I'd like to share with my readers an author interview with Rebecca Trogner. Be sure to check out her new release, as well as her great giveaway contest at the bottom of this post.
Thank you for having me on your site. I thought I’d try something a tad different and ask myself questions I’d like to be asked. Not that I don’t get asked interesting questions, but they tend to be mostly the same. So here we go…
Vampires are passé. So why do you write about them?
You can’t chase what is popular right now. You have to write what you love or what inspires you. I do think that there has been a saturation of vampires in the past couple of years. But readers and viewers fascinated by the genre will always be interested in a new story.
How did you get a vampire book published?
I was turned down by more agents than I’d like to remember. Most of them liked the story, but were worried about having yet another vampire book on the market. I just kept plugging away and it all worked out.
Krieger Barnes is a 2,000 year old vampire. Why so old? Does his name hold any significance?
I wanted a character who’d been a vampire for centuries. Who’d literally seen everything the world had to offer and survived to tell the tale. Krieger is confident and comfortable in his own skin. Krieger is German for warrior and it reflects him perfectly.
Lily Ayres isn’t the typical female lead in a vampire novel. Why did you make her so unusual?
I patterned her a little off two people I know. They are both quiet and rarely speak, but are strong willed, brilliant, and wondrously unique. I wanted to stay true to that part of Lily’s nature and still have her be in control of her life and who she chooses to love.
One of your characters is Merlin. How did that come about?
I was bored and clicked on the TV and there was this TV show called Camelot. The Merlin in the series was Joseph Fiennes and I was mesmerized by him. Thus Merlin became King Krieger’s advisor.
Will there be more books in the series?
Yes, I’m writing the last book now.
The Last Guardian Rises
The Last Keepers’ Daughter Series
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Date of Publication: November 15, 2014
Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 90,000 approx
Lily Ayres, Sanguis Ancilla to Krieger Barnes, has retreated into the shadows of the archives, hiding from the king and the intense emotions he arouses in her. How long can she deny him? Will she accept her role in the Other world and the abilities arising within her?
Krieger Barnes, Vampire King of North America, has shared his blood, his kingdom, and his heart with Lily. He summons her, needing her nearness, needing her to attend the council meeting with him.
Merlin, the king’s advisor, must fight the darkness that threatens to overtake him. Can he survive the dark magic?
Lucien Black, the wielder of the Dragon Sword, is once again charged with Lily’s protection. How will he explain his avoidance of her?
A being buried deep underground, inside a cage of iron and wrapped in chains, escapes. Is he the dark entity that the Others feel and fear?
Available at Amazon
He came back cradling what looked like a journal in his large hands. It was bound in leather with a faded black ribbon tied around the covers.
“Fell, I guess.”
Lily knew it couldn’t have fallen on its own. And why didn’t the lights come on when it moved? She took the offered book from Liam and rubbed her hand over the old leather. Someone had taken great care to keep it oiled and the leather supple as sin. For now, its contents were silent. Not all texts spoke with her – perhaps this one would later, or never would.
“Ready?” Liam opened the door and waited for her to follow.
Her mind said no, definitely not ready to see Krieger, but her heart beat faster, and she remembered his cool, calm voice, and how she loved the ambiguous color of his hypnotic bluegrey eyes. The night before Lily’s mother was discovered and she’d fatally stabbed Henry, Lily had argued with Krieger. From this vantage, Lily could see how trivial her protestations were. She’d felt he’d betrayed her, though he hadn’t, and because of her, Krieger had staunched the flow of blood through the bond they shared. Now, just a hint of warmth was flowing through her body, that feeling of being connected to him again, that tiny bit of delicious balm soothing her worries.
About the Author:
Rebecca Trogner lives in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, and frequently crosses the Blue Ridge Mountains that were the inspiration for Krieger’s home. She dreamed of being a writer, but got sidetracked by the day-to-day adventures of life. With the encouragement of her family, she has finished her second novel and is currently writing the next book in The Last Keeper’s Daughter series. To find out more about the author visit www.rebeccatrogner.com.
$50.00 USD Amazon Giftcard