Ever since I first saw the classic movie Romeo and Juliet, I’ve been fascinated by the concept of star-crossed lovers. The thought of two people desperately in love, but unable to be together due to outside forces, has a tragic sort of beauty to it. Since then I’ve pretty much been addicted to any shows or books with this theme. Anyone remember Beauty and the Beast (the old Ron Perlman version)? Or Buffy and Angel? Or Buffy and Spike, for that matter? I’ve loved them all.
When I was writing my latest release, Call of the Siren, I knew it would have a star-crossed lovers theme, because I couldn’t resist lol. Dagan pretty much falls for Lina the moment he sees her. But there’s one problem. She’s the long-lost adopted sister of his half-brother Ronin, and he thinks Dagan is no good for her. The result is a lot of drama, and undeniable passion.
Here’s a snippet from Call of the Siren illustrating that point: “What had happened with Lina was unstoppable, he knew that now. It was meant to be. Despite all the obstacles, they were meant to be…and if they lived through this, he’d happily tell her so. Over and over again, until she finally believed him.”
I’d love to know if you have any favorite star-crossed lovers, whether from a book, play, movie, or television show!
Siren-demon hybrid bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he’d never settle down. His older brothers might’ve adjusted well to family life, but tying himself to one woman is so not Dagan’s bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, his brother Ronin’s long-lost adopted sister, and can’t think of being with anybody BUT her. Too bad Ronin’s well aware of Dagan’s party-boy lifestyle and won’t let him anywhere near his seemingly angelic baby sister.
Living the life of a mercenary has been perfect for Lina, who is still getting over abandonment issues that began when she was orphaned as a child. The last thing she wants is to develop feelings for the smooth-talking man she knows will eventually leave her. But as the whole group battles a growing darkness—a powerful dark fae who’s harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the evil that threatens to destroy them all.
About the Author:
Rosalie Lario is the award-winning, paranormal romance author of the Demons of Infernum and the Fallen Warriors series. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don’t actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!
After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. She never imagined all the mythology she’d learned throughout her undergraduate education might actually come in handy, but it makes perfect fodder for the paranormal romance stories she now dreams up.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children in their home state of Florida. You can visit Rosalie at her website: http://www.RosalieLario.com.