Interview With Elizabeth Loraine, of the Royal Blood Chronicles

I’m getting awfully vampirey around here. Cedric last week, now Royal Blood Chronicler Elizabeth Loraine today. I think it’s the increasing length of the nights that’s getting to me.

Ms. Loraine’s latest book is part of a new series, though: The Collier series.

Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there is a force pulling her towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.

Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.

I “met” Elizabeth through our mutual acquaintance Bertena Varney. She was kind enough to answer these questions for me.

Can you say how your main character first occurred to you and how he or she evolved from that first spark to a full character?

Abbi is a character that had to have strength that she never knew she had. She has always let others make decisions for her, but finds that she can decide to take her life back. She evolves because she is thrust into a life that she never fathomed.

Did you choose your subject, or did your subject choose you?

I have always wanted to write a novel using past lives. I had the same dream over and over again as a child so it was natural for me to draw upon that to write this fantasy novel.

How do you work?

I am a pantser not a plotter, once I have an idea I do the research needed and then I just start to write.

Are you involved with email lists and/or social media? Why or why not?

No lists. I have my Facebook pages and I love talking to people about everything on it. I have a Twitter account, but I don’t use it that often.

If you could have an evening with one fictional character, your own or someone else’s, who would it be and why?

I would love to be invited to one of the royal parties that Katrina and the other Protectors attend in my vampire series, Royal Blood Chronicles. That would be fun!

Thanks, Elizabeth! Please visit Elizabeth’s web site for an excerpt from KATRINA and for buy links to her Royal Blood books.

PHANTOM LIVES is available for Kindle at the most pleasant price of $2.99.

WRITING PROMPT: What are the drawbacks of being made a vampire or otherwise unchanging as an adolescent?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Interview With Elizabeth Loraine, of the Royal Blood Chronicles

  1. Helen Ginger

    November 14, 2011 at 9:12am

    Abbi sounds like the kind of character who could carry the book. I like to read strong characters. And the post Civil War era is probably a fascinating time period.

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  2. STephen Tremp

    November 14, 2011 at 10:18am

    Good luck with Royal Blood Chronicles. I always thought these types of people were really vampires. This explains a lot.

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  3. Elizabeth Loraine

    January 4, 2012 at 6:27am

    Thanks so much for the great interview. I would be happy to stop back by and answer any questions there might be. Thanks again.

    Elizabeth Loraine

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