I'd like to thank Roxanne @ Bewitching Book Tours for giving me this opportunity to participate in the KATRINA: THE BEGINNING Blog Tour and I'd like to welcome Elizabeth Lorraine to ABTB!
Katrina: The Beginning
By: Elizabeth Lorraine
As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!
Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles.
Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!
If you are looking for a new, exciting vampire series, with strong female characters you've found it in Royal Blood Chronicles. It starts here with Katrina, The Beginning!
About this Author:
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years.
After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be?
Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives.
My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day. I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings.
Where had they been what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop.
Guest Post by Elizabeth Lorraine:
Who inspires you?
I am asked all the time who or what inspires me and I have to say the biggest inspiration and the biggest hero’s in my life have been my parents. They were part of the so called ‘Greatest Generation’. They worked hard, had great values and were truly inspiring people.
I often wondered where their parenting skills came from. My mother, all five foot one of her, was on her own from the time she was thirteen. Worked her way through high school and had to make decisions like, do I go to the football game for twenty-five cents or do I buy lunch tomorrow? She always made the right, tough decisions. She worked after school selling advertisement for the small town paper and at night she did type setting. She was in the band, a cheerleader and the love of my father’s life.
She told me not to be afraid that I would lose friends doing the right thing, they weren’t the kind of friends to keep anyway. Don’t be afraid to be different, different is just fine. And that helping others is the best thing you can do to help yourself.
My father, one of four brothers born into a family that really only had children to help on the farm. I remember my grandmother saying often to us that she didn’t like children. My father was big, six foot four, with a temper, which he never used against me. He was a football and basketball star in high school. He never talked about it, but my mom would tell stories. Like once he and his team mates drove over fifty miles to scout another team. My dad put on several pairs of socks and came in on crutches. That team thought their best player was hurt. Mom said that dad’s team creamed them the next week.
They always had time for me. My dad worked out of town during the week, so my mom took care of everything at home. She would spend hours sewing costumes and dresses, baking for bake sales, never missing anything that I was in or doing. Dad gave me the love of sports and spent so much time teaching me about football, who and what to watch, all about defenses and linemen. I cherish those memories now, and think of him every time I watch a game.
Neither one ever thought they were special, never talked about the hardships in their lives, others did. In the end after fifty years of marriage they died within a few months of each other. I miss them. They taught me so much without even saying a word. Be strong, do what’s right, don’t be afraid to try, failure is just finding out what didn’t work. I think of them every day and try to live up to the example they set. My mom's birthday was June 20th and was always around Fathers day so happy birthday Mom say hi to Dad for me.
I think that everyone has some one in their lives that is an inspiration. You don't need rock stars, movie stars, or sports heroes. And remember, you can be an inspiration to others too.