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.

Thanks Georgia!

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

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Okay, onto the CONTEST!!!!


For the chance to win a SIGNED copy of Bloody Good, all you have to do is the following:

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3. Leave your email address with your question – no question, no entry.

This contest is open WORLDWIDEContest ends 31st OctoberWinners will be announced 1st Nov! 

GOOD LUCK!!

Carolyn

Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

58 Comments


rubylovesadventure October 28, 2009 at 8:17 am

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questions for the author: does the story reflect what really happened in WW2? How did you go about researching all the events that had happened? Is there a vampire Hitler somewhere in the story?

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Rhiannon Hart October 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

I'm a follower of this blog and on twitter. Sounds like a great book! rhi.hart at gmail.com

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kittyism October 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

I am a follower, both of the blog and of twitter. This book sounds very interesting.

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lilly October 28, 2009 at 11:38 am

That's a great interview. I liked the one about the sex scenes as I always wondered with how much ease authors write them.

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Anna October 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

No need to enter me, as I already have this book and thought it was fun. Just wanted to say I enjoyed the interview. Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

–Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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The Bookologist October 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Please enter me!

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Mandy October 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm

I appear to be entering all of you contests today. Hope I have good luck!

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Silent Raven October 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Hi! I follow you here and on twitter.

Question for the author: what kind of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

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~Jennifer~ October 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

1. Follow this blog
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Cherie J October 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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Question for the author:
Which of your characters was your favorite to write about?

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Mitz October 28, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Hey Georgia was curious on thoughts about Midnight Guardian??? If you have any… What got you interested in writing about WWII and Nazi's??? It does sound like an interesting set of books you have so far, might be time for me to get one…
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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

@ruby
Well, since I wasn't born until 1946, I can't claim actual memories of wartime, but I did grow up with stories from my mother aunts and grandmother. I based the setting on that- plus a lot of help from friends a few years older who do remember. And some good reference books and contemporary diaries and essays. – See the bibliography on my web site form them

A Vampire Hitler! I shudder at the thought!

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm

@ Silent Raven:
1. write the genres you enjoy reading,
2 become knowlegable about the market
3. WRITE, write and keep on writing.
4 Never give up

Also I love what GArrison Keiler has to say
http://prairiehome.publicradio.....5/09.shtml

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm

@ Cheri J
Favourite character? Sheesh it's like being asked which of my sons is my favourite.
It tends to be the one I'm writing at the time I'm asked.
Right now that would be Ella, the heroine of my current wip Ancient ways.. She's a young american woman stranded in France at the outbreak of war, finds herself taking three Jewish children across Vichy France into Spainn and on the way hooks up with a band of vampires.

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

@ Mitz
have not read Midnight GUardian. yet :-)
I saw the interview on Patricia's vamp blog and reserved it at the library .

Why did I write about WW2? My editor asked me to. but I found it fascinating.. Partly, I think because I heard so much about it growing up. For my mother and her generation is was a traumatic chunk out of their lives.

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Raspberry October 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

I'm a follower, and my email is rae_sunshine4(AT)yahoo.com
My question: When do you get inspiration to write, and then when do you sit down and get those ideas out? (i.e. find the time… :)

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Shellie (Layers of Thought) October 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Follow your blog
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friend on goodreads :)

I'm loving your Halloween celebration!

Thanks!
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BrigidsBlest October 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm

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Georgia, I'm curious–if there was any other fictional vampire out there that your characters could have a cross-over with (without fear of copyright infringement), who would it be?

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Katrina October 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

I have been a long time follower
I am a long time twitter follower as well @faith42love

My question is, I have a blog named Bloody Bad, and I was wondering where the title of your book came from? I understand they bloody/ vampire connection but are there any more underlying things there?

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RKCharron October 28, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Hi :)
It was great to learn more about Georgia Evans! Thank you for sharing Georgia.
Also thank you for the great comments Rosemary Laurey.
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo
:)

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Serena October 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm

No need to enter me in the giveaway; I already have a copy of this book.

I just wanted to say that I love this book and her writing space rocks!

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Milka October 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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Kat Duncombe October 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

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Hello Georgia,
my question for you is, do you ever have trouble finding time to write?

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Rosie October 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Great interview and very interesting setting for a series. Can't wait to read them.

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

@ Raspberry
Writing is my job- and my main source of income. I have to find the time.

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

@ Brigitsblest

Other fictional vamps ..mmm.. I think i'd go for Eric from Chatlaine's Sookie Stackhouse books.

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 5:15 pm

@Katrina

My editor chose those titles.

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 5:20 pm

@ Kate D.
Well there never are enough hours in the day are there? But since writing is how I earn my living I have to find time for it. I do tend to do several things simultaneously.
Fir example today I'm editing and polishing a novella I need to hand in on Friday, keeping up with Book Chick City, doing washing, unpacking a suitcase from last weekend, getting ready for a book signing I'm doing this Saturday, and at some point I'm going to have to attack the bathroom wash basin with a plumber's friend as the drain is blocked.

Life is never slow or dull around here

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cait045 October 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm

If you could meet any of the characters you have written who would it be?

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Smokinhotbooks October 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

BCC you know I stalk you on twitter and your blog ;) I'm always curious how an author "research's" for sex scenes? Dirty, er I mean inquiring mind wants to know!

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm

@Cait.
Characters i'd like most to meet.

I think Justin and Antonia from my Rosemary Laurey "Forever' books (and the short story in Loves me Loves me not) THe period they are from Roman Britain) fascinates me

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ParaJunkee October 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Hi great interview. Nazis Vamps – explains a lot…lol.
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For Georgia:
Love the name Georgia btw… my friends lil girl's name.
When given an idea to start with… i.e. WW2 / vamps do you find it restrictive, or does it make ideas come easier if you have a base?

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 7:10 pm

@ PArajunkie.

No ti's not restrictive. after all WW2 and enemy vamps is a pretty big canvas to start with.
Plus it's a period that I find very very interestitng..

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Wendy October 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Great giveaway!

I follow your blog
and on Twitter (MyGltyPleasure)

Thanks for the entry!

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throuthehaze October 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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Questions: How many books will there be? Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what will you be?

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Patricia Altner October 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Just stopping in to say hello. I have all the books in this terrific trilogy.

I highly recommend them!

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

@ throuthehaze
It's a trilogy. Just the three books.
Halloween? I stay home and hand out goodies.'

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Rosemary Laurey October 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

@ Patricia
Hello!

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lag123 October 29, 2009 at 12:24 am

I follow this blog.
I follow on twitter.@lag32583
What is your most remembered Halloween?

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Donna October 29, 2009 at 12:51 am

You have an award! Come get!

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donnas October 29, 2009 at 2:46 am

Great interview.

I think most of my questions are already asked about the book and series so I am going to ask a different kind.

You can witness any event in the past, present or future. What would it be and what do you want the outcome to be?

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Rosemary Laurey October 29, 2009 at 11:48 am

@lag

I've been thinking about this question and honestly, can't think of one that stands out particularly

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Rosemary Laurey October 29, 2009 at 11:55 am

@donna

No that does take some thinking.. Just one???
I think 28th March 1917, the day women got the vote
and what would I change? I'd have them get it on the same terms as men at the time.. but it was a major leap forward.

Getting preachy here but I do think some young women these days don't fully understand what efforts were entailed in getting women equal rights .

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Rosemary Laurey October 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

Please visit my web site http://www.brytewood.co.uk to enter my contest
and if you'd like a book mark and/or a signed bookplate send a SASE to
PO Box 6548
Columbus, OH 43206

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Ryan G October 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I really wanted to know what kind of candy you give out to the kids. My other questions have all been asked.

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Rosemary Laurey October 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm

@ Ryan

this year we have Snickers and Baby Ruth

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Alicia0605 October 29, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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Who is your fav secondary character?

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Rosemary Laurey October 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm

@ Alicia:

I think Helen Burrows, Alice's grandmother

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Beleth October 29, 2009 at 10:12 pm

The book looks very interesting and i love the cover so, please, count me in! Im a follower of the blog and on twitter. thanks!
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Debbie F October 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

wow! count me in!

I'm a follower
I follow on twitter @dcf_beth

thanks
Oh – BTW – Love the name Georgia! that's my mom's name!

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Josef13 October 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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Question: What are some of your favorite authors/books to read?

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Deedles October 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I'm sure that writing takes up a lot of your time but do you have any other hobbies?

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Rosemary Laurey October 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm

@ Josef
I'd put Cheleas Quinn Yarbro at the top of my list for her St Germain serie
I have a list of some of my favourite books at:
http://www.rosemarylaurey.com/html/about_me.htms.

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Rosemary Laurey October 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm

@ Deedles

Hobbies? I sew, knit, read, do gardening, cook, clean the house, do booksignings and reader events and visit my offspring and family

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pirate penguin October 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

1. blog follower
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3. What inspired you to start writing and how did you become so comfortable writing love scenes? I always wonder how authors manage to do that! :)

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RKCharron October 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

Hi :)
I just wanted to thank Rosemary/Georgia Evans for taking the time to answer the questions in the comments. Mine is: Does writing a novel get easier the more novels you complete?
:)
Happy Halloween!
:)
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo
PS – Is Georgia Evans/Rosemary Laurey on Twitter? I've searched but cannot find her.

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thetruebookaddict October 31, 2009 at 10:19 am

Do you have a favorite vampire novel (besides your own)?

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Belinda M October 31, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Thanks for the great interview and happy halloween

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