Para-RT13: Interview with Yasmine Galenorn!

Posted April 10, 2013 by Carmel in Para-#RT13 / 12 Comments

Para-RT13

Introduce Yourself to our readers:

[box]Here’s what my bio doesn’t say: I’m a total caffeine junkie, love antlers, daggers, Old Country Roses china, and am covered with ink—I’m a tattooed shamanic witch who’s been in the Craft over 33 years (which of course, means I was very very young when I first became involved—yes, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!!!). I live in Kirkland, with my husband and pile o’cats who are the key to my sanity.[/box]

Tell us a little about your books?

[box]I currently write two urban fantasy worlds—the Otherworld Series, where three half-human half-Fae sisters, Camille, Menolly, and Delilah take on a demonic war, along with their friends, lovers, and family of choice. And I write a dark faerie tale world—the Indigo Court series, where Myst, vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court, strives to bring the eternal winter to cover the land. Cicely Waters, wind witch, owl shifter, and heir to the Throne of Winter, must lead the fight against Myst and her Shadow Hunters. Both series are set in contemporary, parallel Seattle WA. Both series are adult, with explicit sex.[/box]

Is this your first RT convention?

[box]No, I was at RT last year and thoroughly enjoyed myself.[/box]

If you’ve been to one before any tips for us newbies?

[box]Advice for newcomers? Plan a little down time—there is so much going on, it’s easy to exhaust yourself. And if you see your fave authors in the hall, feel free to come up and say hi to them. That’s why we’re there![/box]

Where can we find you at RT? Are you on any panels, going to any parties, etc.

[box]I’m leading two panels– Shifters, Weres, Vamps & Fae: We Love Our Nonhuman Characters (with Alyssa Day, Jeaniene Frost, and Jennifer L. Armentrout); and The Research Notebook from Hell: Keeping Your Series Organized, (with Lynda Hilburn, Michelle M. Pillow, and Shawntelle Madison). I will also be participating in two other panels– Fated To Be Mated and That Old Black Magic. AND…I will be part of a vampire social—Vampire Social, Meet, Greet & Play. And, of course, I will be signing books at the Giant Book Fair. So I’ll be very, very accessible![/box]

If we see you at the bar what drink will be in your hand?

[box]Rum and diet coke. 😉 And you *will* see me at the bar.[/box]

Since this event is for paranormal authors, can you tell us more about the paranormal in your book(s)?

[box]I’m all about the paranormal—magic, mythology, legend and lore whether from out of the mythology books or created myself. Vampires, Weres, witches, Fae…I write it all![/box]

How is attending a convention as an author different than as a reader?

[box]For authors, it’s work—it’s fun work, but yes, it’s still part of our work. We’re there to meet our readers, we’re there to be accessible, say hello, sign books, and meet & greet.[/box]

Who are you bunking with?

[box]My assistant, Andria.[/box]

Is your RT experience all planned out or are you more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type person?

[box]Oh, my time is full there. I have five events, the signing, and several promised meetings with friends, peers, and readers. BUT…if you see me in the hall and I’m not rushing somewhere—feel free to stop me and say hello. That’s what I’m there for![/box]


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Author Bio





New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy for Berkley: both the Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon Series and the Indigo Court urban fantasy series. Before too long, she’ll be writing a spin-off series set in Otherworld as well. In the past, she wrote mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and nonfiction metaphysical books.




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Otherworld Series


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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we’re savvy—and sexy—operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she’s stressed. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Camille—a wicked-good witch. Except my magic’s as unpredictable as the weather, as my enemies are about to find out the hard way…




At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, a fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, badass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He’s made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: Keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they’re in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we’ve got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D’Artigo girls…[/tab] [tab]Changeling
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We’re the D’Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we’re savvy–and sexy–operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Menolly is a vampire trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Delilah. When I’m under stress, I transform into a tabby cat–and a series of violent murders is really getting me bent out of shape…




“Someone’s been slaughtering the Weres of the Rainier Puma Pride, and my sisters and I have been enlisted to investigate by Zachary Lyonnesse, golden boy of the werepumas. Right away we smelled demon trouble, and we tracked it directly into the snare of the Hunters Moon Clan, sworn enemies of Puma Pride. But there’s more than Were rivalry at work. It’s that old demon Shadow Wing who is setting a deadly snare for the pumas. We have to find out why, which means a visit one to of the Immortals. Unfortunately, for my sisters and me, our half-human blood is just enough to put us in mortal danger.” “At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, our fellow operative Jocko’s been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, bad-ass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He’s made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they’re in like Flynn. After all, with only my ‘bumbling’ sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we’ve got a secret for them: faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D’Artigo girls.”[/tab] [tab]height=
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We’re the D’Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we’re savvy–and sexy–operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Delilah transforms into a tabby cat when she’s under stress. And me? I’m Menolly, acrobat-extraordinaire-turned-vampire. And I’d give my right fang to make my sire pay for killing me. That is, if he doesn’t find me first…




“All over Seattle, humans have been going missing, only to turn up as newborn vampires–the sure sign of a rogue vamp on the loose. It looks like Dredge is to blame. The same sadistic Dredge who gave me my scars, and who may well be in cahoots with the demon Shadow Wing. If so, Otherworld and Earth are screwed. The only way we can hope to defeat Dredge is for me to travel home to Otherworld, where I must face my own demons. Because unless I sever the ties that bind me to Dredge, all hell is going to break loose…”[/tab] [tab]Dragon Wytch
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy–and sexy–operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she’s stressed. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Camille, a wicked-good witch, trying to juggle faulty magic, gorgeous men, and the demonic war in which we’re embroiled. Sometimes, it’s hard to know just who we can trust…




“The Equinox is coming, and mayhem rules. A crown-prince unicorn offers us a legendary gift, but it vanishes. Goblins and trolls swarm the streets of Seattle. And now Smoky, the sexiest dragon alive, decides to stake his claim–on me. Overshadowing it all, the third spirit seal surfaces and Shadow Wing’s after it. But I’ve discovered a secret that could change everything. A new power is rising–a dangerous force from the past–one that intends to restore balance to the worlds…whether we like it or not…”[/tab] [tab]Night Huntress
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents always go haywire at the wrong time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch who attracts men like honey attracts flies. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Delilah, a werecat who’s been marked by the Autumn Lord as one of his Death Maidens. And wouldn’t you know it, Karvanak–the demon general who stole the third Spirit Seal–is back. And this time, he’s out for blood…




The Hags of Fate enjoy seeing me squirm. First, my boyfriend, Chase, mutters another woman’s name in his sleep. Then I discover the Autumn Lord has a very special plan for me. But things go from bad to deadly when Karvanak–the Rāksasa–returns. In order to get his greedy hands on both the fourth Spirit Seal and his former associate, Vanzir, he kidnaps Chase. Now, we have to find a way to rescue the man I love without risking the safety of both Otherworld and Earth…[/tab] [tab]Demon Mistress
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We’re the D’Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we’re savvy–and sexy–operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Delilah transforms into a tabby cat at the worst possible times. And me? I’m Menolly, acrobat-extraordinaire-turned-vampire. And if the nerds from hell don’t get their act together, I’m going to turn their toga party into a bloodbath…




Life’s getting stranger by the minute. First, Iris and I unearth a diary from one of the bartenders at the Wayfarer who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. And when I discover a ghoul in the woods near our home, we know there has to be a necromancer nearby–another sign that something’s wrong. But the blood really hits the fang when we discover a secret society bent on winning Shadow Wing’s favor. Now it’s up to us to stop the chaos they’ve unleashed on the city, and to prevent the demon they summoned from devouring Delilah’s soul…[/tab] [tab]Bone Magic
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Were who turns into golden tabby when she’s stressed. And Menolly’s a vampire who’s still trying to get the hang of being undead. As for me, I’m Camille D’Artigo, a wicked-good witch who’s learning death magic with a youkai-kitsune husband. Until now, the Moon Mother has pretty much ignored me, but she’s about to take me on the Hunt of my life…




Another equinox is here, and life’s getting more dangerous for all of us. The past is catching up to our friends Iris and Chase. Smoky, the dragon of my dreams, is forced to chose between his family and me. To top it off, there’s a new demon general in town, and we can’t locate her. And when the Moon Mother and the Black Beast summon me to Otherworld, I think I’m just going to reunite with my long-lost soul mate, Trillian. But once there, I’m forced to undergo a drastic ritual that will forever change my life, and the lives of those around me.[/tab] [tab]Harvest Hunting
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents can go haywire at any time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch whose life recently took a drastic turn. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Delilah, a werecat with a very interesting love life. But life isn’t all fun and games. We’re on the trail of the demon general who has decided that we’ve become quite a nuisance…




It’s Samhain, and the Autumn Lord, has called for my training to begin with the Death Maidens…and I find that I like it. But we’ve got problems: werewolves are going missing and a new magical drug, “Wolf Briar,” is being used as a weapon. My dear Chase and I have come to a delicate crossroads and there’s no turning back from our decision. And most dangerous of all: Stacia Bonecrusher has put a bounty on our heads. Now it’s a race to take out the demon general before she realizes the sixth Spirit Seal is within her reach…[/tab] [tab]Blood Wyne
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: half-human, half-Fae, we’re sexy, we’re savvy and we just turned in our badges to the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch. Delilah’s a werecat and blossoming Death Maiden. And as for me? I’m Menolly, acrobat extraordinaire turned vampire. But being a vamp isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when the Godfather of all vampires decides to play Prince Charming…




It’s the holiday season and a vampire serial killer is on the loose. Hungry ghosts are tearing up the town and people are running scared. I strike a deal with Ivana Krask–one of the Elder Fae–and too late, discover strings are attached. But when I turn to Roman, one of the oldest, most powerful vampires around, for help, he offers me more than I ever bargained for.[/tab] [tab]Courting Darkness
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our powers go haywire at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Death Maiden and werecat who belongs to the Autumn Lord. My sister Menolly is a vampire who’s dating a gorgeous werepuma, and the godfather of the undead-set. And me? I’m Camille, Priestess of the Moon Mother, married to a dragon, a youkai, and a Svartan. But my dragon father-in-law has decided that he doesn’t like having me for a member of the family…




It’s Winter Solstice, and Aeval welcomes me into her Court of Darkness. With Morio still dangerously weak from his injuries and Vanzir alive only thanks to my silence, the thought of training under Morgaine doesn’t seem as daunting as it did. But then, Hyto returns to shatter my life. Captured and swept off to the Dragon Reaches, can I manage to stay alive long enough to escape, even as Smoky’s father intends to break my spirit, then my body?[/tab] [tab]Shaded Vision
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It’s Valentine’s Day and the D’Artigo women are preparing for their friend Iris’s wedding. But when Delilah and her sisters get word that the Super Community Center has been bombed, things get really ugly, The evil coyote shifters-the Koyami-are back, and Newkirk, their new leader, has joined forces with a group of rogue sorcerers. Then, just when they think things can’t get worse, the demon lord Shadow Wing sends in a new front man, and life really goes to hell…[/tab] [tab]Shadow Rising
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and Death Maiden. And me? I’m Menolly, a jian-tu turned vampire in love with a wildly hot werepuma. Unfortunately, life is about to get very, very nasty…




Nerissa and I can’t decide on what we want to do for our promise ceremony and we’re bickering like an old married couple. My sisters and I head to Otherworld for a meeting with Queen Asteria. Once there, we discover that Shadow Wing has dispatched Telazhar—a malevolent necromancer—to reignite the Scorching Wars. And as soon as we return back home, we find Gulakah, the Lord of Ghosts, waging a battle to control the magical beings over Earthside. Caught between two terrible enemies in a battle spanning two worlds, we can only hope we’re in time to stop all-out annihilation.[/tab] [tab]Haunted Moon
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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. My sister Menolly is a vampire married to a werepuma. And me? I’m Camille, a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. I’m a priestess of the Moon Mother, and I’m training under the Queen of Darkness. Unfortunately, playing in the dark means that sometimes you stumble over secrets better left buried…




There’s a new Fae sorcerer in town—Bran, the son of Raven Mother and the Black Unicorn—and I’m the unwilling liaison between him and our new Earthside OIA. With cemeteries being ransacked and spirits being harvested by a sinister, otherworldly force, Aeval sends us to rescue the missing wife of a prominent member of the Fae nobility. Our search leads us to the mysterious Aleksais Psychic Network and, ultimately, to face the Lord of Ghosts where Morio and I must undergo a ritual that will plunge us directly into the world of the dead.[/tab] [/tabcontent] [/tabs]


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12 responses to “Para-RT13: Interview with Yasmine Galenorn!

  1. xaurianx  

    Thanks for the great interview ladies, I enjoyed reading it. Especially as Yasmine is one of my favourite paranormal authors. I wish you lots of fun at RT!

  2. I would love to be able to go to RT. Maybe next year. My boss is taking vacation at that time and she had hers first. Boo on her. she is going to LA.

  3. My fondest wish is to get to go to RT someday before I pass on from earth and if you are there will buy you a Rum and Coke Yasmine and happily hang out with you in the hall/the bar or at a panel meeting as Camille, Menolly and Delilah are some of my favorite characters of all time!