This week I’ve invited Rita Bay, author of Into the Lyons’ Den (a feline shapeshifter novella) and The Aegis (a Light Warrior vs. vampire novella) from Champagne Books, to visit with me again. Thanks for coming back, Rita!
Thank you for inviting me, Audra. It’s always a pleasure to visit with
folks who enjoy reading as much as I do. There’s an e-book copy of The
Aegis for one commenter who answers the question at the end of our visit.
If you could pick any fantasy world to live in, which would it be,
My favorite fantasy/scifi world is McCaffrey’s Pern. I would
LOVE to be a dragonrider there. Imagine the attachment to another entity from the bonding, instantaneous travel, and the back-to-basics life style.
What drew you to create the Light Warriors for The Aegis? What type of research did you do for your fantasy novel?
The research came before the idea for the book. Every day I write about European/American history and culture on Rita Bay’s Blog at ritabay.com. When I was preparing a paranormal series for October, I researched vampires. Vampires didn’t exist in literature until the nineteenth century, but stories abound for thousands of years. Centuries-old burials reveal bodies with stakes or sharpened stones, evidently to keep bodies from wandering.
The origins of vampires, however, are not explained. More recent stories either show vampires in a positive light or feature slayers of mysterious origins. Good? Really? Vampires suck blood! Some of the slayers are almost as
bad. Without spoiling the story, The Aegis offers a cohesive story for the origins of vampires and those who hunt and slay them.
What’s your fantasy novel about, in 25 words or less?
While seeking revenge against vampires who destroyed her life, Melinda Kildare finds an ally and more in Light Warrior Damian Sinclair who battles the Dark.
THIS or THAT?
Series or stand-alone?
Stand-alones. I feel cheated by cliffhangers.
Medieval or modern setting?
Love medieval but prefer modern for paranormals
CS Lewis or JRR Tolkien?
Gandolf or Dumbledore?
Witches or wizards?
Where can we learn more about your books?
Read blurbs and excerpts for all of my books at http://ritabay.com or check out my Amazon page
at http://www.amazon.com/Rita-Bay/e/B0083WWI7U/ .
I enjoyed our visit, Audra. I liked your question about worlds, so let’s go with it for an e-book of The Aegis to one commenter who answers the following: If you could pick any fantasy world to live in, which would it
be, and why?
"Celebrating Romance Across the Ages"
ritabay.com with Rita Bay's Blog