The Bellum Prophecy by L. Marie Horton


Release date: December 12th 2013
Purchase: Amazon

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. 
The Bellum Prophecy is a dark, suspenseful new novel that explores the loss of innocence while coming of age in the midst of a battle between good and evil. Combining the best elements of vampire legend, the supernatural, and even magic, L. Marie Horton uses exciting action and a cutting-edge story to craft a refreshing new take on young adult fiction.

Can you tell us a little about your latest book.
It’s a YA paranormal romance/fantasy about seventeen year-old Edyn Vella, who suddenly discovers a supernatural world where various good and evil undead creatures and warlocks exists. As she delves deeper into who and what she really is, Edyn learns that her prohectic visions could determine the outcome of an impending war. Edyn’s dark journey through this book is full of loss and love and making decisions that could ultimately save or destroy humanity.

What inspired you to write it?
I wanted more. My goal was to write a book series that had more action, imagination, suspense and a much darker storyline than what was currently available in the YA mainstream. I combined three movie ideas that I had for a while, and added magic, unique undead creatures and humans with awesome abilities.

Is it part of a series? 
Yes, it is book one of the Vella Series. The series is going to be a total of six books, but I’m still working on whether there might be a seventh book or not.

If your latest book was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
Oh my, I’m really bad at picking out actors! For Edyn, I would love to see a new up and coming actress that no one has heard about and just blow us away. Bradley James has that blond surfer look for Brendan and Daniel Craig for Ethan would be a dream. Ben Barnes is really hot and would be a good pick for Kieran. I have always pictured Bryan Dick as Terrin, ever since I saw him in "Blood and Chocolate." For the two main villains, definitely Shiloh Fernandez for Vergon, and Olivier Martinez for Amon.

What made you want to become an author?
I can’t remember exactly when I began writing but when I was about thirteen, I was fascinated by the TV show "Sea Quest" and would write my own episodes. After that I became obsessed with writing movie scripts and had written down tons of movie ideas/plots and even some partial scenes. The idea of sitting down and writing a book really didn’t hit me until after I passed the bar exam and was going through some of my old writings. I had a random thought that maybe I could take those ideas/plots, combine some of them and start writing books. I still have some movie scripts that I would love to see become movies though.

Name one of your all-time favourite book covers?

Fahrenheit 451.

Name one book that made you think 'wow'? Why did it have such an effect on you? 
I read "In Cold Blood" by Capote when I was fourteen and there’s something about it that has never left me.

Who, or what, inspires you? 

Music. When I hear music, I see random images and scenes as if a movie is playing in my mind so I write it all down. Some of my ideas have come from a couple of pretty wild dreams too.

Where is your favourite place to write?
My blue plushy chair in my den. I wrote "The Bellum Prophecy" and the second book to the series on that chair with my ipad.

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?
Pride and Prejudice (all movie versions). I can't wait to see if they make "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" into a movie.

Who is your favourite author (s) and why?
Jane Austen because she wrote a lot of great books, not just one. I also love the brilliant way in which Erik Larsen weaves two stories together with some history in his books.

If you could have a dinner party with any authors from any time in history, who would you choose and why?
Number one pick would definitely be Nikola Tesla, even though he did not eat in front of other people. Absolute genius and an extremely eccentric and fascinating individual! To make my dinner party a little more mad hatter style, I would add Truman Capote and Alexandre Dumas for some adventure. To represent the female perspective and to keep the gentleman in line, Jane Austen and Bronte.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I used to own a 1963 Smurf blue Chevy Nova that was in a Seven-Up commercial.

Tell us something interesting about the area where you live.
Every year in December, a two mile section of Van Ness Avenue in Fresno is completely transformed for an event called "Christmas Tree Lane.” Over a 140 homes and 30 trees get decorated with millions of lights and other random decorations. I live close by and I absolutely love it. It started in 1920 and is the longest running holiday events nationwide.

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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  1. Edyn's world sounds amazingly intriguing. Thanks for sharing it! I loved L. Marie's answer to why she began writing this series.

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  2. Nice interview. Thanks for participating!


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