Enchanted Lyre Books is an indie publishing company. We publish a variety of romance genres including paranormal and erotic romance. Currently our books are available only in digital formats, but we hope to eventually branch out into print editions.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction in elementary school when I was assigned a class story project. I wrote a few stories for classes, but didn't start writing independently of school until I was in junior high. My writing really took off in high school, which was when I wrote my first novel. It was pretty short, probably closer to a novella, and I'm sure it was completely unpublishable. But I wrote it! Then in college I got hit hard with writer's block. It took me years to figure out that writer's block--at least for me--is just another word for performance anxiety. I didn't start writing seriously again until I was in my early forties.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Darkness Embraced, and it's the final (for now, anyway) book in the Legends Of A Dark Empire series. The hero is Raphael Black, a super-ancient vampire who started out as an unrepentant bad guy in Darkness Awakened. I've slowly revealed more of his character and redeemed him little by little in Darkness Forbidden and Darkness Beloved.
Originally, Raphael's story was going to follow Darkness Forbidden. I got almost half way through his book and I realized that if I put all his material into one book it would be awfully long, so I switched it with Darkness Beloved. I put Raphael on the back burner while I worked on Jared and Rebecca's story.
When I started with Raphael again, I re-drafted the book and got about a third of the way through and decided I was going about it from the wrong angle. I have a tendency to let my hero and heroine get along a little too well too quickly, not giving them enough angst and stuff to work through, and that's exactly what I was doing with Raphael and his heroine, Perrie. So I threw out what I'd written and started over.
I've started this book three times, and since three is a magic number, I'm sure this is the version that will stick.
Once, on Novus Vita, Anne Paulsen loved a Demon Kin boy named Damien Fallyn. But that was twelve years ago and now she’s a convicted terrorist because of her actions against his government. When the Demon Kin King makes her Damien’s slave as punishment, they both know they are lost. Because one touch, one kiss, will bind them together again. Forever.
All Corinna Jerrix wants is to go home to Novus Vita where she can live a quiet, pure life as a war widow. But Demon Kin Merek & Jace have other plans. Corinna helped plan a brutal attack on their planet & in revenge they make her their sex slave. In their arms she discovers unimaginable pleasures forbidden on Novus Vita. Because of them everything she thinks she knows about the war is overturned.
When feisty Laine meets bad boy Roan, her whole world changes. Roan isn’t human; he’s Amaki. Now she’s trapped in his realm of magic, bizarre monsters, and kinky fae.
Roan must cure his dying brother, the only family he has left after a devastating plague. The heat between him and Laine captures his heart. But will it be enough to make him defy his clan and save her from his enemies?
Amaki sorcerer Thorn should hate Maddy, who betrayed him to be tortured. But when she gives up everything to help him escape, he vows to protect her. A member of an order dedicated to eradicating the fae, Maddy believes Thorn murdered her parents and dedicates her life to revenge. Until she falls in love with him.