Interview: The Bellum Prophecy by L. Marie Horton


L. Marie Horton is an attorney practicing law in Fresno, California. After completing her degrees, she gave the left side of her brain a rest and became devoted to writing fiction. L. Marie is also a photographer, avid speed-reader, and an obsessive fan of movie soundtracks. She has a supportive husband and two fur children, Scottie a.k.a. Daba D and Gunnar a.k.a. da Gun Gun’s.
L. Marie writes YA paranormal romance and fantasy fiction focusing on strong characters trying to overcome extraordinary obstacles in their life. Writing is an extreme passion of hers and she relishes in sharing that passion with her readers.

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Thanks for stopping by Book Sniffers Anonymous. Would you mind summing up The Bellum Prophecy in 5 words or less?
Dark, fascinating, exciting, and magical.

With all the vampire books floating around, what made you want to write a novel about vampires? What sets this one apart from the others?
The Bellum Prophecy has so much more than you average hot vampire story. It is an imaginative journey that includes your regular vampires, mixed with Orions (good warlock assassins), vampire/warlock hybrids, dracs (evil vampires controlled by magic), Coras (evil warlocks), Aces (humans with abilities) and Paladins (An army of Aces and vampires).

What would you say was the hardest part about writing The Bellum Prophecy?
It is book one of a six (maybe seven) book series, so I had to lay a lot of foundation for the next books in the series. Making sure I had written down all of the events and time lines correctly was hard. Because it was my first book, it certainly took a lot of edits to get it just right too.

What do you do when you get writers block?
I use music to write, so if I get writer’s block, I just download more music.

Here at Book Sniffers Anonymous we always end our reviews with our favorite quote/part from the novel. I know this is a tough one but what would you say was your favorite part and/or quote from The Bellum Prophecy?
Of course there are so many, but one little conversation stuck out in my mind because it makes me laugh. Ethan Roux is talking with Edyn on the roof of the Roux Communications building in New York:

“I understand your anger. We can discuss this in my office. Just please come back inside,” he urged as he held out his hand.
“What?! Are you going to fry if the sun comes out or something?” I snapped.
He didn’t react but remained apathetic. “No, we have evolved to tolerate the sun.”
I threw my hands up in the air, “Great! That’s just freaking perfect! Everything I know about vampires is apparently useless!”

about the book

The Bellum Prophecy
By: L. Marie Horton
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: Dec. 12, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

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Two Wars, One Destiny. Seventeen-year-old Edyn Vella always knew that her strange dreams of the future made her unique, but she never knew what they meant. However, when she fails to stop her aunt’s murder by an ominous vampiric creature, Edyn learns that her prophetic visions aren’t the only superhuman ability she possesses.

Following her late aunt’s clues, Edyn finds herself in New York City attempting to save her last surviving relative, the powerful and reclusive billionaire, Ethan Roux. Edyn not only discovers Ethan isn’t exactly human, but that she is at the center of an ancient prophecy and could determine the outcome of an impending war.

As Ethan’s Omega, his only human descendant, she’s thrust into an enigmatic world full of new supernatural creatures where both good and evil vampires and warlocks have waged a centuries-long battle for the fate of humanity. Just as her relationship with the mysterious and handsome Brendan begins to blossom, Edyn’s complicated new life quickly spirals out of control when ancient evil becomes determined on making her one of them. Edyn must discover her inner strength while making the choice between a long life without love and a potentially short life full of it.

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5 Thoughts on “Interview: The Bellum Prophecy by L. Marie Horton

  1. Nice interview. I like that Lisa uses music to write 🙂

    Thanks for participating!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. erinf1 on 29 April, 2014 at 12:45 pm said:

    this looks and sounds awesome! congrats to the author on the new release! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Kai W. on 29 April, 2014 at 11:58 pm said:

    I would like to go into a magical world. I’m up for an adventure in reading this book.

  5. Betul E. on 4 May, 2014 at 6:23 am said:

    I love the cover!! thanks for the giveaway

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