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Today I welcome Georgia Evans (aka Rosemary Laurey), author of the WW2 paranormal series. There are three books in the series so far and you have the chance to win a SIGNED copy of book one, Bloody Good. So make sure you enter the contest at the end of the interview! Georgia will also be around all day to answer your questions, so fire away!
BCC: Hi Georgia, welcome to Book Chick City, it’s a pleasure to have you here. What made you decide to write a WW2 story with Vampires as the Nazis? This is quite a unique take on the genre.
GE: The idea came up after a brainstorming between myself and my editor. She wanted a WW2 book and suggested the vamps as the villains. German spies seemed the perfect answer.
BCC: Why did you choose to change the main protagonist with each book?
GE: I planned a trilogy but wanted a different central couple in each story. Also there was so many people I had a generous cast to deal with.
BCC: Have you always been interested in the paranormal?
GE: To be honest, no. I started working on my first vamp book in 1998 and got hooked!
BCC: What are you working on at the moment?
GE: Another WW2 book – this one set in Vichy France in the spring of 1941 that has vampires – including Jude Clarendon from the Bloody books – and another paranormal, a contemporary with Devon Pixies and shape shifting bears in the deeps of the Virginia mountains.
BCC: Do you find it difficult to write such explicit love scenes? I must admit I did blush at times!
GE: Actually I find them fun. After all, if two people, in good health, are attracted to each other and have strong feelings, it pretty much come naturally to them. Especially in a time of war with the ever awareness you could be dead in the morning. I think there is a strong sense of snatching what happiness you can.
BCC: Where and when to you like to write?
GE: I have a work room upstairs next door to the bedroom. Always write there. Editing I usually do in the kitchen.
BCC: Have you had a ghostly encounter or a scary experience that you can share with us?
GE: Not exactly scary but we have someone in our house. I don’t talk about her very much as it tends to upset her, but she had made herself very apparent at times. Mind you she did once unlock a door and set the burglar alarm off – that did scare the willies out of me. But she never did it again, I think she realised how it freaked me out. I called out the cops thinking someone was in the house!
BCC: How do you celebrate Halloween?
GE: I give out candy to the children who come around.
Georgia will be answering your questions today, so please leave your questions in the comments section.
You can read my review of Bloody Good HERE
If you would like to know more about the WW2 paranormal series then visit the website: www.brytewood.co.uk
Okay, onto the CONTEST!!!!
For the chance to win a SIGNED copy of Bloody Good, all you have to do is the following:
1. Follow this blog
2. Follow me on twitter (use link on sidebar)
3. Leave your email address with your question – no question, no entry.
This contest is open WORLDWIDE! Contest ends 31st October. Winners will be announced 1st Nov!