Interview with Stacy Lee

Describe your desk
My desk is my lap. I tend to work from my bedroom where I sit in bed to type. I've found the more comfortable I am the better the words come. I am also a nocturnal creature and do most my writing between the hours of ten pm to six am and if I wasn't in bed next to my husband he would think I had been kidnapped!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I have lived in very small Texas towns all my life. The biggest influence I have found is my word usage or accent. I tend to use y'all and fixin' a lot and have to go back and change them when my characters aren't from Texas! The other thing would be I only know small towns so I find it difficult to write about large city life. I try to stick with the smaller towns in all my books because as we all know...You write what you know... and I know little towns.
When and why did you first start writing?
I loved writing when I was in school. At sixteen I was having headaches and trouble sleeping. The doctors said I was depressed (LOL) and tasked me with keeping a journal of me 'feelings.' I sat down with a spiral notebook and began scribbling. My feelings turned into five 300 page notebooks, ten years, and one long story. After that I dabbled with writing short stories that were a little less emotional. Then I became a mother! When my middle child became old enough to read she was horrible! She hated to pick up a book, refused to touch them, I was at wits end. One day I sat down at my computer with her in mind and began to type. What came out was a fun story of magic and adventure tailor made for her interests. It was the first book more than five pages long that she read. After that more and more came to me. I have been writing and keeping them for years but now my husband and daughter (who is fifteen now) has put their foot down and said if I was going to write it I better publish it or they were taking my computer away! So here we are! Published!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My most recently released books are Wings Of A Phranoy and Bound Together which are the first two in my new young adult series, Cloud Riders Of Da-Nigh. This new series came about because of my niece, MD. I send all my books to my sister who is a reader like me and she tells me where things went wrong or right. MD was mad because she couldn't read any of my published books due to the fact she is fifteen and they are not meant for her little eyes. Therefore Cloud Riders was born to appease her. She is currently awaiting book 3 none to patiently while I work on another series coming soon.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find the greatest joy in writing is being able to share it with my daughter. We have a tradition that after several pages come together she cuddles on the bed with me and listens to me read what I have so far. I know if she doesn't get it, I need to rewrite it! Granted I skip the steamy scenes for her fifteen year old ears but she has listened to every book I have written. She is great help in answering question readers might have. It also gives me quality time most mom's don't get with their teenagers. I love it.
Published 2014-04-21.
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Books by This Author

Patronus Bundle 1-3 Dare to be Loved, Serene Choices and Testing My Patience
Series: Patronus Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 347,490. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The first three instalments to the Patronus Series. Dare to be Loved-While lost Marnie never expected to find a man in more trouble than she was. Now that she saved his life, will he ever let her go? Serene Choices-A fairy princess brought up in the human world, a choice will change her life forever. Testing My Patience-An orphan from birth, a healer of humans, who will win her heart?
King of His Destiny
Series: Dolva. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,780. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In Elle's life it took exactly ten minutes for a man to destroy her. Three years of living locked inside her home Elle is forced to leave to keep a promise. With help from her errand boy she boards a plane for Dolva, a small island off of Ireland, to attend her best friend's wedding. Unbeknownst to her, her BFF has bigger plans in the works that involve her moving permanently and a King to love.
Testing My Patience
Series: Patronus Series, Patronus 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,690. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Patience has known since she was old enough to comprehend it that there were things in this world you just didn’t mess with. Then there are times you just have to throw firecrackers at their heads! A healer who prides herself on the fact she saves the humans form the attacks of the supernatural breeds she moves from town to town keeping her secret safe and herself hidden. Till now!
Loving Lani
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Adult
With her intended killed in an innocent accident the day before their Bonding ceremony Lani is in a tight spot. If she is not bonded to a man by midnight on her twenty-first birthday she will be sold into servitude. When Piper suggests her husbands friend Kai take Lani, he refuses. Only after time grows short and deals are made does he finally accept the chance to save her. But can she save him?
Serene Choices
Series: Patronus Series, Patronus 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 118,480. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Serene is just out to enjoy a celebratory girls night with her best friend when she finds herself kidnapped not once but twice in a matter of minutes. Who were these men who were determined to take her from her life? Emmitt and Cash are royal Patronus leaders and as such have a predestined mate they have both longed for. Now that she has been found, who can rightfully claim her? *Mature content*
Dare To Be Loved
Series: Patronus Series, Patronus 1. Price: Free! Words: 117,890. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Lost in Yellowstone. Alone and wandering. Marnie saves a man she hopes can save her. She never expected him to keep her! Captured and staring death in the face. Dare was surprised when his savior came in a four foot eight barefoot woman! Even more surprising was she was the woman he has been looking for for more than five hundred years! His mate. **Mature content**
Bound Together
Series: Cloud Riders Of Da-Nigh, Cloud Riders Of Da-Nigh Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,400. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
With the bond between Samantha and Xavier completed their sole task is to strengthen it before the third Blood Moon rises. Working together becomes a problem when Xavier begins to close the links between them shutting Samantha out of his thoughts and emotions. With the words of the ill fated prophecy hanging over their heads they must find the answer to why they can not share their powers.
Wings Of A Phranoy
Series: Cloud Riders Of Da-Nigh, Cloud Riders Of Da-Nigh Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,960. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When Samantha wakes in a sterile room the only thing she can remember is dying. She now finds herself in a world she doesn't know. A world filled with magic, death, love, friendship, and winged people. She must fight to survive the unknown world as she learns new talents she has never dreamed possible. With the clock ticking on more than one life, she must learn fast.
Protecting Piper
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,600. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Princess Piper Is from a small country in Brahnini, she has been given a one year reprieve from her controlling environment to live in the US, constantly guarded and controlled, of course. When her complaints on the guards lead to Beckett taking over her watch something changes. No longer is she treated like the stuck up Princess, but a person. Can he keep her alive long enough to fall for her?
Emmalina's Enemies
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Almost five years ago Emmalina met a hunk of a cowboy in a bar. Nervous and edgy for the first ten minutes he steps away briefly then returns gentle and shy. From that moment her world is set on fire. Trystin and Kendrick are identical twins only in looks. When Kendrick plays his 'switch the twin' game one night, Trystin is the one left with the lasting effects. ***Mature content***
Fighting Phoenix
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,820. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
FBI agent Phoenix Sinclair is stationed on a stakeout as he watches the beautiful woman walk right passed him in the line of fire. Without thinking he jumps in and takes a bullet for her. Chloe knows he saved her life, but it doesn't excuse his barbaric behavior, however he's the only one she has to protect her from the Crime Boss set on killing her, if they don't kill each other first.
Ryker's Rules
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 117,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Kidnapped at age nine, held as a slave & forced into a prostitution ring, she dreams of a better life for her & the baby she secretly carries. When a faulty latch gives her the opportunity to run, she takes it. Now alone & pregnant she has to fight her way though the thick forest surrounding Master's land to reach freedom. Can she trust the giant man that rescues her with her secrets & her heart?
Brenna's Boys
Series: The Rowdy R Ranch Adventures, RRRA Book1. Price: Free! Words: 91,990. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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Attacked, scared to be touched and alone in the world, Brenna has to decide whether she can trust Anthony, the Philly cop protecting her, enough to let him get close enough to touch more than her heart. Can Anthony, his childhood friend Ryker, eleven ranch hands and one crazy horse be enough to save the innocent Brenna when her attacker comes looking for a repeat? **Mature content**