Thanks for dropping by for today’s Word-Slingers. I’m hosting Louisa Bacio, author of popular books like The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf. Today, she’s here to share her new book, Bed of the Dead with all of us. But first, let’s get to know her a bit better, shall we?
For almost as long as I can remember. I can recite a poem I wrote at eight about my best friend who drifted apart. Professionally, I worked for newspapers and magazines for the last 20 years, and my first book was published in 2010.
Way too many to actually name! I do have a family, with two small children (ahhh: homework!). In addition to writing, I teach college, edit for magazines and publishing houses, and work part time doing marketing at an office. I also volunteer as vice president of my local RWA chapter, Orange County. Sometimes I want to crawl into bed and simply read. It’s hard to shut off everything, but it’s also good to do at times.
The how I do it? Regularly, I stay up to 2 a.m., and sometimes I tell my kids that I’m “off-duty” once it hits 11 p.m. at night. (TM – that sounds familiar. Yeesh)
It’s a vampire encounter gone bad. They’re not all Twilight-nice these days, you know? The tale came to me pretty quickly, and it’s filled with rich descriptions and imagery. Although it’s short – a little bit more than 2,000 words, I tried to pack it full of story, if that makes sense. The love interest, Seth, has continued to haunt me, so I think we’ll be seeing more of him in the future.
Growing up, my favorite genre to read was horror fiction, with Stephen King as my favorite author. There’s something about that darkness, what hides under the bed or in the depths of a person’s mind. Bed of the Dead is an erotic short story, but it certainly doesn’t have that traditional happily-ever-after. Well, maybe there will be …
Traditionally, I write paranormal and contemporary erotic romance. Bed of the Dead, and my upcoming release Reanimated Love with Hot Ink Press, fall more into that “dark” category. It’s more of a borderline horror with an erotic twist.
Definitely a sweet type of gal. Love Mongolian beef, not sweet & sour pork!
Vanilla … for the most part.