Bittersweet Blood, and a New Review for Mark of the Sylph

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Do you (like me) have a hole in your heart that can only be filled by a good paranormal read?

If so, I’d like to suggest you give this new release a try. Bittersweet Blood is part of a new series written by author Nina Croft, and when I was asked to read it a few months ago, I breezed through the book in a matter of hours. It’s focused in a broader paranormal world, with vampires who are a bit different than the norm.

I truly think you’ll enjoy it! I did, and was honored to provide the cover quote:

“The alluring blend of intrigue, danger, and passion gripped me from the very first page.” ~ Rosalie Lario, Author of the award-winning Demons of Infernum series

Tara Collins just wants to be normal. Everyone else wants her dead.
Tara’s eccentric aunt raised her to be fearful of the world and follow the rules. But after her aunt’s death, Tara is ready to take control and experience life for the first time. But she quickly discovers that everything she’s been told is a web of lies. Determined to solve the mystery of who she is truly, she hires private investigator to help her uncover the truth.

Christian Roth is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, Christian lives among the humans, trying to be “normal.” But recently, things seem to be falling apart. There’s a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge hunting him down and a fae assassin on the loose with an unknown target. Plus, the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help.

As the secrets of Tara’s past collide with the problems in Christian’s present, she finds herself fighting her attraction to the dark and mysterious investigator. Falling in love does not fit into her plans at all, but Tara soon learns that some rules are meant to be broken.

You can find out more HERE.

MotS-500pxAlso, I’m gearing up for next month’s re-release of Mark of the Sylph.

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

I’m super-excited about this one, as it features my favorite hero of all-time. Taeg is a sarcastic smartass who just can’t keep himself out of trouble. But his heart is in the right place, even if he does tend to screw things up quite a bit. Add one very pissed-off demon slayer who’s determined to keep Taeg from getting the one object he so desperately needs in order to help his sister-in-law, and you get a whole lot of emotion and explosive passion.

I’m super-thrilled to have gotten an early review, and it’s 5 of 5 stars! Sailon of Tome Tender stated:

“This fantastic story held me captive from the beginning. Maya is a tortured heroin, that had to painfully reevaluate her life, her motives and her goals while being wooed by a very hunky half demon.”
Mark of the Sylph bends ancient lore, paranormal creatures, alternate dimensions and smoking hot romance into a perfectly riveting story. This book stood on its own, but I will be reading book one because I want Brynn’s story. An excellent read and fabulous storytelling, don’t miss Mark of the Sylph.”

[Read full review HERE.]

Additional Praise for Mark of the Sylph:

“This thrilling new series mixes danger with demons and romance with rocket-paced action! I can’t wait for the next one.” ~ Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author
“The story is touching and hot, poignant and sexy, sweet and sassy. MARK OF THE SYLPH is a book I will continually revisit, and I will both cry and laugh out loud every time I do. Because of this book’s absolutely decadent perfection, I would like to award it the Perfect 10 award from Romance Reviews Today. Thank you, Ms. Lario, for a stunning journey.” ~ Romance Reviews Today, Best Book of the Year 2011 Nominee
 “Rosalie Lario has the hallmarks of a promising new paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, in the realm of Jeaniene Frost awesomeness, and I enjoyed her work so much (and see such potential in it) that I’ll read anything PNR/UF she publishes.” ~ GraveTells Paranormal Romance News & Reviews, September 2011 Book of the Month

Mark of the Sylph will be available on March 26, 2013 at a bookstore near you! Pre-Order at:

And finally, I’ve added an FAQ section to my website which answers some of the questions you’ve had for me throughout the past year, including the differences between my Demons of Infernum and Fallen Warriors series.


2 thoughts on “Bittersweet Blood, and a New Review for Mark of the Sylph

    had said:
    March 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’m new to building sites and I was wanting to know if having your site title relevant to your content really that vital? I see your title, “Bittersweet Blood, and a New Review for Mark of the Sylph | Rosalie Lario ” does seem to be spot on with what your website is about but yet, I prefer to keep my title less content descriptive and based more around site branding. Would you think this is a good idea or bad idea? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Rosalie Lario responded:
      March 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      When you first start out, titles serve one purpose: to catch a reader’s attention. As you gain a fan base, you’ll want to tailor your title based on the contents. Good luck!

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