Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues-and falls for-a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he’s also the kind of man who can be very dangerous . . .
Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian’s life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian’s neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he’s putting Jillian in danger. And once it’s revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?
NT: Redeeming the bad boy is popular topic in romance but it would be hard to find a badder boy than Reseph. As Pestilence, he did some horrible things. Was writing Rogue Rider more of a challenge because of that or was it one you looked forward to?
Larissa: Good question! And you know, writing Rogue Rider was definitely one I looked forward to. I LOVE the challenge of making someone the reader hates into someone they can root for. I also love torturing characters (I have a touch of sadist in me, I think!*g*) So I enjoyed writing Reseph’s story, especially because he’s a fun character whether he’s evil or good!
NT: There is a pretty big secret (shh! We aren’t telling what it is ) revealed in Rogue Rider. Did you know it was coming from the beginning or was it a surprise to you, too?
Larissa: I’ve known since Sin Undone! It was funny though, because when I told my editor during a discussion of Eternal Rider revisions, she actually gasped. Loved that! So I’m hoping readers will be surprised (pleasantly,) though I know that enough hints have been thrown out that many readers already suspect.
NT: What’s next? You’ve mentioned that the next book will be set in the Demonica world. Will it be part of the Demonica series or a new spin-off series with a new name?
Larissa: It’s a Demonica book that will transition from the Lords of Deliverance series back into the Demonica series. Really, they are pretty much the same series, but we’re getting back to using the Demonica designation.
NT: A big thank-you to Larissa for joining us today and answering our questions! To find out more about Rouge Rider and the Lords of Deliverance series, visit larissaione.com. And for a chance to win all four books in the series, just leave a comment below. Open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!