Word-Slingers – Guest Interview Louisa Bacio

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?

1) How long have you been writing?

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.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

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)

3) What can you tell us about your release Bed of the Dead? What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not.

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.

4) This short story is labeled dark erotic paranormal. That’s quite a mouthful. What is it about the genre that you like so much?

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 …

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

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.

6) Sweet or sour?

Definitely a sweet type of gal. Love Mongolian beef, not sweet & sour pork!

7) Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla … for the most part.

Louisa Bacio is the author of five erotic novels, including the paranormal series The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf, and numerous steamy short stories.
Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family. In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.


When Chloe places an Online ad for some kinky sex, she doesn’t expect to hook up with a vampire coven. But sleeping in the bed of the dead isn’t all she expected. Instead of a cold lay, she craves some warm flesh. Fortunately, gorgeous surfer-boy Seth is more than willing to share his humanity.

There you go. Wouldn’t you just love to read an excerpt or even the book! Available at all the regular retailers!

Don’t forget to come back for Six Sentence Sunday on, er, Sunday, when I share another 6 from Prophecy of Blood. On Monday, I’ll be shining my beacon-like spotlight on fellow Evernight author, London St. James!

As part of my blog tour, this week I’ve been here and here so far.  Today, my characters will show up on Lia Davis’ blog (unclear when this post will be up). Check out my blog-tour schedule for my busy next week or so!

Have a great weekend!


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