Interview with Lori Devoti, Author of Moon Rising

Moon Rising (Harlequin Nocturne)

Please give a warm welcome to special guest Lori Devoti!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Lori Devoti] Mom, writer, dog lover. Not necessarily in that order.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Moon Rising?

[Lori Devoti] Moon Rising was inspired by a trip we took to Cave City, Kentucky. I loved the caverns there and having grown up in Southern Missouri where there are also a number of caverns, I’ve always had a bit of a fascination for them. In Moon Rising the caverns play a major role in a battle between vampires and werewolves – a battle that most thought had been resolved long ago, but someone wants to revive.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about working on this book?

[Lori Devoti] For this one, I think it was the setting – both the caves and the time of year. Our trip to Cave City was during an extreme heat wave and it was fun to play with that.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Cece?

[Lori Devoti] Loyal, deceived, and strong.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Lori Devoti] Quiet. I am not a write with music playing person. Iced tea. And either a computer or Alpha Smart. I’m not a write with pen and paper gal either.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Lori Devoti] That’s a tough one. I was obsessed with the Divergent series, until the last one…

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Lori Devoti] Nothing had to turn me on to reading. I was obsessed from the beginning.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Lori Devoti] I’m a bit of a TV addict and now that my daughter is old enough, I love watching favorite shows with her.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Lori Devoti], or Facebook:

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

About the book:

Can a loner vampire and outcast wolf find love in Lori Devoti’s Moon Rising?

The discovery of lost treasure imperils the fragile peace between the vampire and werewolf populations. Especially when werewolf Cece Parks and vampire Marc Delacroix arrive at the remote site with the same agenda—to claim the loot. But when suspicious deaths begin occurring, the enemies must band together to solve the mystery.

The truth proves far more complicated than either can imagine. Especially when Marc finds himself inexplicably drawn to Cece. For once in his long life he wants nothing more than to be with—and protect—the werewolf. Now loyalty to his race and his forbidden desire are about to collide….