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Sunday, November 22, 2009

With Isabelle Rose

Title: Under the Moonlight
Release Date: June 2008
Author: Isabelle Rose
Publisher: Cacoethes Publishing
Genre: Horror/erotica/GLBT

Blurb: In the blink of an eye, Detective Morgan Carbone's life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer, and charmer David McAllister won't reveal where the bodies of several young women are located, and Morgan is determined to get answers from him. She gets much more from him during an interrogation, when he sinks his teeth into her hand, causing her to bleed profusely. The bite leaves Morgan with flawless skin as her wound heals quickly and perfectly, and it leaves her with severe bloodlust as she has now turned into a werewolf, like her serial-killing nemesis. This drastic change casts Morgan into an action-packed, dramatic journey as she is pressured (a deadly chip in the brain can do that) by a man to go across the country to kill a vampire that has supposedly killed his sister. Morgan must decide if she will fulfill her goal for him or let her heart fall for the deadly vampiress, who eerily reminds her of her first and only true love...a woman who got away.

Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?
Thank you for having me. It’s my pleasure to be here. J My latest offering is a novel titled Under the Moonlight.

What is Under the Moonlight all about?
It’s the story about a woman named Morgan Carbone. She’s a detective, and in the beginning of the story she’s investigating a series of crimes that lead her to a serial killer who claims he’s a werewolf. While she’s interrogating him, he bites her and she in turn becomes a werewolf. She becomes fixated on finding him to get revenge for turning her into a monster.
This bit of the story started out as a short story, sort of a way for me to introduce the character and what she’s all about.
Then, in the story, 4 months pass by and Morgan is still trying to become used to being a werewolf, when another werewolf who’s seeking revenge for the murder of his sister captures her. He forces Morgan to go to Europe and find an ancient vampire named Elizabeth Bathory. Things get complicated when Morgan begins to develop feelings for the beautiful vampire. 

That sounds very cool! You’ve combined two of my favorite things: serial killers and werewolves. How did you come up with the idea?
I have always been intrigued with the story of Elizabeth Bathory, it’s something that is just so dark and disturbing, and how a woman in that time could get away with doing such horrible things for so long. I also wanted to challenge myself with writing a horror novel. I wanted to see if I was capable of doing it. It was an amazing experience being able to search deep within myself and find darkness and gore.

Tell the readers about some of your other work, Isabelle?
I have written several books, a mix of genres like erotica and romance, but I also delve into magical realism and fantasy (my favorite genres to write). I wrote a collection of erotic fairy tales titled Naughty Fairy Tales (originally published through Stardust Press, now available through and a collection of short stories titled The Jackets (

What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m waiting to hear back about a novel about Apollo and Daphne (based on the Greek myth) titled The Laurel. I’m currently working on a novel based on the Greek myth of Hades, Persephone and Demeter tentatively titled Pomegranate. I’m also working on putting together a collection of rewritten fairy tales with an amazing group of writers titled Twisted Fairy Tales. It’s going to include horror, science fiction, poetry and erotica. I’m really looking forward to this project.

Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?
Thank you so much for having me. This was a lot of fun. J

People can read an excerpt of Under the Moonlight at my website I also love hearing from my readers, so please feel free to email me at .

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