We want to welcome one of our favourite fantasy romance authors to the blog. Welcome, Elizabeth Vaughan. Elizabeth is the author of the oh so fantastic series, Chronicles of the Warlands. Chronicles of the Warlands consists of: Warprize, Warsworn, and Warlord.
And not only that, but Elizabeth is returning to this wonderful series with the upcoming release, Warcry. And big thanks to Elizabeth for allowing us to have the exclusive for the cover of Warcry which is show below in the interview.
Book Pushers: Elizabeth, welcome to The Book Pushers, and thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Could you tell us what your plans are for your next book, and can you confirm that Atira and Heath will be the hero and heroine?
Thank you so much for asking! Yes, I can confirm that WarCry will be released in May, 2011, and yes, Heath and Atira take center stage. About time, don’t you think?
But even better, here is a peek at the new cover. Isn’t it gorgous?
Book Pushers: In Destiny Star, you have ventured back to the world of the Firelanders. Will your next book and new trilogy combine both series together?
I was as surprised as anyone when the two storylines came together, trust me. I am not going to give anything away, but I can tell you that one never knows about these things.
Book Pushers: Are there any plans of bringing back Lara and Kier as protagonists in future books? (We *heart* them so :D)
Lara and Keir will always be involved in the Chronicles of the Warlands. But other characters are demanding their own tales as well, and its only fair that they get the attention they deserve.
Book Pushers: Do you have any plans to write about the Elf King and how he met his human wife from Red Gloves/Dagger-Star. (Has: They made such an impression on me!)
Verice and Warna are fascinating, aren’t they? I have to admit that they have been talking to me recently about their story. I’ve started making some notes, but since they met prior to the events in Dagger-Star, it may be a while before they get their own book.
Book Pushers: Are there any particular avenues (new worlds, new races, magical beings) in the Fantasy Romance genre that you will like to explore?
Well, I have to point out that my world went through an enormous change at the end of Destiny’s Star. Bethral and Ezren’s sacrifice have set off a chain of events that will have far reaching ramifications for everyone. Happily, that will allow me to continue to expand and complicate my characters lives for some time to come. But more then that, I can not say. <g> I am a terrible tease.
As a matter of fact, I have a murder mystery series that I have about half finished. And I am starting to plot a contemporary paranormal romance that has been a real change of pace for me. Suddenly, I have to think about things like cell phones and computers!
Book Pushers: Do you plan out your stories in stages, or is it ‘edge of your seat’ writing?
I use an outline. My outline for a book runs about 30 pages, single-spaced. I am usually planning two books out as I work on the current book, so that I can really interweave the story lines.
Book Pushers: What do you love most about the Fantasy Romance genre?
Wow, that is a tough one. I write the kinds of stories that I want to read . . . and there is just something about a man and a sword that makes my imagination take flight.
Well, Lara and Keir will always have a special place in my heart. I must admit that I adore Marcus – and I am not going to make his life easy in the future, that’s for sure. But oddly enough, I have grown quite fond of Wild Winds. Remember him from Warlord and Destiny’s Star? He’s playing a much large role then I ever imagined, and given Keir’s hatred of the warrior-priests . . . but that would give too much away, wouldn’t it? <g>
Book Pushers: And finally, could you give us any information on what you have planned for future books after this new trilogy is done?
Well this is where the reality of publishing and the economy come into play. At the present, I don’t know if I will have a book out in 2012. But as soon as I do know, I will release the information through my newsletter. You can sign up for it at www.eavwrites.com.
For now, I am plotting out two more books in the Chronicles, working on that contemporary, and planning ways to torture . . .er . . .entertain my readers.
I want to thank Bookpushers for your support. Its such a joy to know that people enjoy my stories!
Note: The Warprize trilogy will be reissued in 2011, by Berkely Sensation books with new covers. Warprize the first book is slated for release in April.