Aidan watched the girls cower on the bed as their father, in a drunken rage, beat on the bedroom door. Drawn to the girls by some unknown power, he was irrevocably intertwined in their lives against both his tribe and his parents’ admonitions to “leave them to their own", but Aidan knew his mission was to safeguard Charlotte and Missy from the darkness that stalked them. In her new Shifter series, author Elizabeth Loraine draws you to the seamy underside of Seattle and to the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest as Characters Aidan, Charlotte and Missy explore their complex bond, the mysteries surrounding their separate cultures and a common enemy.
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 since I was a child, I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well....it wasn't as easy as I thought, 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, and do it right. I believe that, and live that every day. I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I 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. I hope you enjoy them.
1. How long does it take you to write your books?Author: Usually four months.
2. Do you like to have the book finished before submitting it for publication?Author: I publish them myself, so yes I do.3. If you were not writing, what would you want to be doing for a living? What are some of your other passions in life?
Author: Interior design. I'm a decorative painter and I always have loved that.4. Any favorite stories about being interviewed?
Author: Sorry, not really.
5. Have any authors been particularly influential to your writing process?
Author: Being a vampire lover, I love Anne Rice. But I have to say that Hans Christian Andersen really started fascination with fantasy. I loved his stories as a kid, I still do.6. Have you written any poetry?Author: I'd love to, but I'm really bad at it.7. What is the biggest challenge you face as an author?
Author: Marketing is the biggest challenge. I think most authors would agree.8. Do you have any specific writing rituals?Author: I have to have sound on, usually the television. Having it quiet drives me crazy.