Roxanne, thank you so much for having me on the blog today. I'm excited to showcase my new release, Dark Submissions, and discuss a little about my inspiration for the anthology.
I've always found mythology fascinating. It started with my first viewing of "Clash of the Titans" when I was ten years old, and continued through my first reading of Homer's "The Odyssey" . In high school I discovered books by Joseph Campbell and my fate was sealed. I became a myth junkie. Mythology from around the world provides an interesting insight into how different cultures and times deal with life and death.
Regardless of whether the stories take place in life or death; love, honor and revenge happen to be key subjects in many myths. The issues that plague us in life tend to carryover to the afterlife in these worlds and I've always loved that, so when I decided to write my first set of dark fantasy stories, I couldn't resist drawing from mythologies of Hell and the Underworld. The opportunity to create heroes and heroines that were demons, spirits or demigods was just too delicious to pass up.
Add my love of mythology to my near obsession with anime and the whole thing was a no brainer.
My stories have a death demon falling in love with hope; a vengeance demon trying to atone her guilt and find love; and a Viking trying cope with his new life in Hell and avoid losing his heart. Each story has some dark elements, but at their core, each is a romance and has an happy ending.
Residing in a place a darkness doesn't mean that one can't find love. It also doesn't mean that beauty can't be found in the wicked and strange. I encourage readers to explore fantasy and get lost in the dark worlds filled with sexy demons and spirits.
Are there any myths or mythical worlds that have always drawn your fascination? If so, please share.
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dark Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Winged Moon Publishing
Date of Publication: October 31st 2015
Number of pages: 110
Word Count: 25,000
Cover Artist: Taria Reed Digital Artist
Love doesn't exist only in the light. Travel to the Underworld and get lost in the dark with three erotic tales of sensuality, lust, and the quest to find love...
The dating scene in Hell is rough for a woman who embodies the essence of pure hope, but Dora is trusting that death demon, Alphonse, won’t mind introducing her to a little sin. Her plan to convince Alphonse she’s no innocent demon-in-training, takes a wicked turn, when Alphonse decides to show her exactly how decadent his needs are.
Vengeance demon, Morgan, is looking for a little relief from a guilty conscious, and fire demon, Dax, has just the remedy for her within the walls of his dungeon. A simple bargain for relief turns sensual, when Dax realizes Morgan needs more from him than a steady hand and a long whip.
Being a war demon isn’t all fun and chaos. The existing peace demon has decided to retire and Hell’s rules dictate that there can be no war without peace. Not willing to give up any of her war games, wrath demon Alyssa is determined to make recently slain warrior, Elrich, her new partner in crime by any means necessary.
Available at Amazon
Available at Amazon
About the Author:
Laurel is a romance author, who like most writers loves to read. Her first love (pun intended) has always been romance. From the sappy YA romance novel to the more risqué erotica novels, Laurel is a sucker for a good love story.
Laurel writes paranormal and contemporary romance and is a self-proclaimed, out of the closet nerd. She admits that she can't seem to avoid adding a bit of "nerdology" or "geek-dom" to all of her books. Living in Miami, she also admits that she can't seem to avoid giving her heroines gorgeous shoes, "In Miami, we worship everything strappy, open toed and just plain hot!"
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