Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lady of the Tarot by Juli D. Revezzo @julidrevezzo

with Juli Revezzo

Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
Ireland. I would love to see the country, and especially the sites important to the Celtic myths that inspire me. I think, thanks to Lady of the Tarot, I’d love to see Paris, too.

Who is your favorite author?

I enjoy reading a lot of different types of fiction (and non-fiction too!) but I’d have to say my favorite authors include the fantasy author Michael Moorcock, and my writing also owes something to the Gothic author J. Sheridan le Fanu. I also love several indie authors, Jolene Dawe, Marsha A. Moore, and Suzanne G. Rogers among them.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?

One of the most surprising things I learned was that tarot was accepted by the general populace in the 18th and 19th century. Until I started researching for Lady of the Tarot, I knew it was a parlor game, more or less, but I didn’t quite have a grasp on how many people sought out tarot card readers for advice in those days.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
Yes. Mostly heavy metal and lately Americana has formed a good portion of my playlists. For my latest release, Lady of the Tarot, I can point to some Iron Maiden, as well as songs like Boxcar, by Shovels & Rope being on rotation during the years I wrote the book.

What books have most influenced your life?
Among others, Edgar Allan Poe. I really loved his poem the Bells, and obviously, The Raven and Murders in the Rue Morgue. The way he can blend horror and mystery is just … really inspiring. No one tried to squish him into one little box or another.  Also Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I’ve always seen it more than a monster story. The Elric series by Michael Moorcock also had a profound influence on me. If I hadn’t found those books, I wouldn’t be a writer.

Are names important to your story?
Yes, at least on some level. When I was in school, one of my professors told me he thought naming characters after traits you wished them to portray was cliché. But with Lady of the Tarot, I couldn’t resist, and so one character, got her name because of the meaning: Charity. She’s the hero’s cousin and she’s just like her name. J Also, The Maigny family name came from Charles de Maigny who was in the 16th century Captain of the king’s guards. It seemed like an appropriate noble name for the family in my novel.

What are your favorite TV shows?
My favorite shows right now are Once Upon a Time and Sleepy Hollow.
J I can’t wait for Sleepy Hollow to come back from their break!


Lady of the Tarot
by Juli Revezzo
Gothic paranormal romance

Set during the Reign of Terror. 


1793: Having escaped the Reign of Terror, Emilie Maigny took refuge in England, trying to come to grips with the life and loss she left behind. When her brother, Sinjon, returns, a terrifying evil swoops down upon her. Nightmares plague her now, providing strange clues ... but to what?
Scottish-born Linton Morrison spent his entire life in luxury, whiling away the hours in intense study of the tarot and the cards' hidden meanings, but until he met the lovely Emilie Maigny, he would never have guessed how important his study might be--to his life and Emilie's survival when terrible evil strikes.
A Cypher is all Emilie needs, but what is it? Is Linton the key? He may charm her heart--and he may be her only salvation.

Lady of the Tarot--available at Amazon.

Watchmaker's Heart--available at Amazon.

Meet the Author

Juli D. Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, New Adult romance Changeling's Crown, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at:
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Celtic Stewards Chronicles--available at Amazon.

The Antique Magic series--available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords  and in paperback from Amazon.

Also Available:

House of Cards
Short Story, Bk 1 in the series

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