Interview with Lisa Oliver

When did you first start writing?
I learned to write when I was four years of age and I've never stopped. But writing fiction didn't happen for me until I was 52 and it has given me a whole new lease on life.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. When I sat down and wrote my first fiction book, I didn't have readers. But in the three years since I focused solely on my M/M shifters and their true mate stories, I have received so many good wishes, readers friend me on social media and when I am having a rough day, they remind me how wonderful my life is. I truly adore my readers and that will never change.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The freedom - there is an amazing feeling of wonder when I sit down to write. I don't plan my books - they just happen and I am so thrilled that I have the freedom to work from home, doing what I love and making new friends every day from my readers.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a gazillion of them - if they write shifters, true mates and things like that, then I love them. But just a couple of names off the top of my head include Sandrine Gasq Dion, Stormy Glenn, Maggie Walsh, Sean Michaels, Jordan L. Hawke, and KJ Charles and...yep, I could go on for quite some time on this question lol.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in England, but I moved to New Zealand when I was a teenager. The impact for that, as I see it, is believing that anything is possible. My life would have been a lot different if I stayed in England.
Describe your desk
Messy - I have a huge screen, my diary to one side, my iPad to the other and a cup of tea and a packet of smokes close at hand.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Control, freedom and knowing I am one hundred percent responsible for the books my readers buy.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As a New Zealand author who publishes primarily to an American and European audience, Smashwords offers me the opportunity to distribute to retailers who would otherwise be out of my abilities to access. That, in turn, helps my audience grow and any author will tell you they love that.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an avid reader and a student in art - I love photography, drawing in charcoal and abstract painting. I also have eight grandchildren who require my attention at times and I spend far more time than I should on social media.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes - The Reluctant Wolf - the first book in the Cloverleah Pack series. That was three years ago and at the time of this interview I am currently writing the tenth book in that series and I have over twenty books published.
Published 2016-12-22.
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Books by This Author

My Treasure to Keep
Pre-release—available June 22, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,250. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Thomas is a paid enforcer for the Cloverleah pack. He carries a lot of guilt with what happened to Wesley and spends his nights patrolling. The last thing he expected was for his true mate to fall through the wards. Ivan also has secrets, not the least being his shifted form and the surprise he carries in his back pack. The dark elves are getting closer and bolder...will the pack survive?
The Necromancer's Smile #2: A Family Affair
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 54,730. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Just because Necromancer Sy and alpha wolf, Dakar are now mated doesn't mean things are going to go smoothly. When Sy's father visits with Sy's intended bride, all hell breaks loose in the Necromancer's mansion and Dakar has some problems of his own he needs to resolve. Must read book one first - this is a direct continuation. MM. HEA. Epilogue leads to book three.
Fagin's Folly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Fagin, an alpha wolf figures the only way he will find his mate is to leave his pack - that's until he smashes into a young man at the door of his club. Cooper, an omega shifter, has no wish to have anything to do with any wolves, pack or no pack. But the Fates insist on having their way, but between fights, kidnapping and an arrogant father who doesn't like the word no, their mating won't be easy
Don't Fight It
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 53,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Lasse, son of Poseidon, has looked for his mate for a long time. But when he meets Jason he has to wonder if the Fates have made a mistake. Jason is an ancient shifter with a soul full of anger and bitterness. But Jason's sour mood isn't Lasse's only problem. Cerberus is walking the earth searching for Hades and seems to have an agenda that includes getting rid of Jason.
The Necromancer's Smile
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 71,640. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Alpha wolf shifting detective Dakar has a job to do. Find a serial killer. Sy, Necromancer and police consultant is supposed to help him. But when the two men meet there is more than mystery in the air. Will they be able to sort out their relationship and find the serial killer before another man is killed? True mates. HEA. Standalone. MM.
Liam's Lament
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 70,940. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Liam's life is a mess. After his true mate Theo rejects him, it's all he can do to get out of bed in the morning. Meeting Beau was supposed to give hope to his jaded existence, but Beau wants Theo too. What follows can only be described as "it's complicated." True mates, M/M/M mpreg HEA.
Passion Punched King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,430. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Angels and Demons were warned for centuries to stay away from each other; but now that's changed. After watching his fellow demon find a mate in Raziel, can Zagan find the same brand of happiness with the fiesty angel Aneal? Book 2 in the Balance series. MM paranormal romance.
Don't Tempt Fate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,130. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Enforcer Marius doesn't want a mate, no way, no how, but Fate has a trick up her sleeve. Cathair, Battle Lord of the Elves is sent to Cloverleah with an important message. When he meets Marius, feathers fly. But not only do the couple have to contend with attacks on the pack, but their own insecurities as well. With trouble flying on two realms, will love win out? MM, HEA, trigger warnings abuse.
Dragon's Heat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jon has created a good life among paranormals, even if some look down on his shifted form. When Dirk, an overly arrogant dragon shifter runs from his office, his nose tells him his life is about to change. But Dirk is busy trying to find out who is stealing from his company and has a starring role in an upcoming wedding. Calling off a wedding is easy. Staying alive is a lot harder. MM Romance. HEA
Snake Snack
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,390. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Simon thought having a mate was a good idea, until he met his. Darwin is too used to being alone to ever consider bonding himself to someone, especially a snake shifter. He didn't want to be lunch. Kidnappings, a mayoral race and threats on two pack members don't help the cause. Will Simon and Darwin ever get their HEA? Includes MPREG.
You've Got To Be Kidding Me
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Poseidon has had more than his fair share of sexy adventures but when boredom sends him to Cloverleah he finds more than he bargains for. One night at Claude's and he's hooked but since when could the god of the sea stay mated to a wolf shifter? Old gods, new friends and some visits from the Fates. Will Poseidon find his HEA or are he and Claude doomed to fail before they have a chance to start?
A Change of Plans
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 26,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sully's life turned upside down when he found out his best friend Zander could turn furry but was also mated to a sweet young man. In the closet for most of his life, after some deep soul searching, he decided to find a soul mate of his own. Q was at a crossroads - stay in the Marines or try something new. Meeting Sully wasn't the change he intended but now both men need to change their plans.
A Touch of Spring
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Alpha wolf Bronson has always longed for a mate. When an unexpected letter appears it seems he has one. But who is the mystery man and why won't he show himself. Harley has lived on the wrong side of the tracks all his life. Fighting his cat, he tries to stay away from the handsome wolf, but fate steps in and when the two men finally get together, the results are explosive.
Tell Me The Truth
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Captain Anthony Reynolds is sick and tired the way paranormals play fast and loose with the law and his life. Special Agent "Nico" Draig simply wants his mate in his life. Can these two very different men find their common ground. With an abduction, a bomb and Nico's interfering family, their HEA isn't looking promising. M/M True mates, dragon shifter, HEA.
A Tiger's Tale
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 69,590. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Seth's a bunny on the run, but when he drops into the arms of Ra, a badass biker tiger and his fated mate, his life changes for the better. When an unexpected pregnancy raises questions about Seth's heritage and the Fae start dropping in, Ra's left wondering if he'll ever get his HEA especially when he learns giving birth could result in his beloved Seth's death. HEA. MPREG. Fated Mates. M/M.
Get Over It
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,050. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Following the storyline from On The Brink, starting from Madison and Scott's capture, Madison is in for a rough time when Death saves him, but dressed in a suit he can cope with anything, including his mate's dithering about. Sebastian has a lot to learn before he melts Madison's heart and Madison's not making it easy on him. Can be read as standalone. Spin off series from the Cloverleah Pack.
On The Brink
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,020. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Raff was a red wolf out of luck and out of chances. Until a chance meeting with Scott, Alpha Mate of the San Antonio pack let him dream of a home again. But a sexy merman and a serial killer with weird ideas are doing their best to change that. A move to Cloverleah is decided but will two mates become three. Teilo seems to think so. Warning M/M/M, true mates and puppies.
Don't Bite
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Trent Summers knows about the shifter world; he's an honorary member of the Stockton pack. But vampires and other paranormals are an unknown quantity and Trent hates it when Dimitri insists he visit the coven house as part of a police investigation. Meeting Alexi knocks him off his feet, but with a killer in town, they have to stick together if they both want a chance at an HEA.
Scenes From Cloverleah
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Four short stories featuring characters from past Cloverleah Pack novels. Find out how Diablo became king; indulge with Josh and Vadim on their honeymoon; hang out with Kane and Shawn and be there when Luke meets Baby Ollie for the first time - the newest and youngest member of the Cloverleah pack. This is not a standalone book.
The Viper's Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,740. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Botis is a demon, Raziel is an angel. The two were meant to stay away from each other, until a memo from Head Office suggests otherwise. Now Raziel has to cope with the temptation Botis offers him, and Botis has to find out if he can cope with having a heart. But not everyone is happy with the new mating and after Botis gets drugged all bets are off. Demons aren't the problem. Angels are.
Angel in Black Leather Pants
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,080. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Adair and Vassago know they are mates even though they've never met. Vassago has his own mission to complete before he can let his wolf shifter claim him, but Adair is getting tired of waiting. In the meantime the boys at Cloverleah are still running through one problem after another - and is there a crown in Adair's future. If things go according to plan, then maybe there will be.
Harder in Heels
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
All Ronan has in his life is his love of dancing and a few good friends. As an omega wolf, he's perfectly happy with that. But when a couple of Alpha wolves turn up at one of his shows, Ronan's life takes an unexpected turn. How can he adhere to his mother's warnings when one of the surly Alphas is his mate? A straight mate at that.
Mace's Awakening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Mace put Roan in jail, for his own protection, he had no idea that one meeting would change his life forever. He'd like to spend the time getting to know his new mate, but with a killer on the loose, and the nagging little problem that he'd never been with a man before there were a lot of things that needed to fall into place before he and Roan could share an HEA.
Undesirable Mate
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 54,070. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Phillip can't get over his betrayal of his pack, and so when his mate Kellen walks into his life with another man under his arm, he's not surprised. But nothing is as it seems, and Kellen has to work hard, not only to convince Phillip to accept him, but also save him and the pack from forces far greater than any of them have seen.
Tangling With Bears
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,900. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Tobias hasn't got a problem with an anonymous hookup, but when his last encounter leaves him with a permanent scar, before running off to call another man, he is not happy. Wolf shifters mate for life, and now he's been claimed Tobias is left wondering if he'll ever have sex again. But bear shifters Kurt and Luke are looking for him, and when they all's explosive, and not just for them.
The Power Of The Bite
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,120. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Dax Portrain and Zane MacIntosh are true mates. But wolf shifters and vampires don't get along. Zane has the strength to stay away from his wolf, but Dax is a lot more reckless. One meeting, one bite and their lives change forever and it's not all in a good way. After all, Dax is trained to be Alpha and his father is pushing him to mate with another wolf.
Copping A Lot Of Sin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,560. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sin and Ben have been together for six months now, but things are not rosy in the pack. Sin has issues with the claiming side of things, and Ben is not sure he can cope much longer. Having a serial killer around who has a preference for men like Ben, and a bear shifter named Gabriel who smells really good, and things are getting interesting for the small Stockton pack.
Watching Out For Fangs
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,570. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Josh is happy being a beta wolf for the Cloverleah pack. The pack is constantly under threat and he finds he likes it. But what he is really hoping for is a chance to meet his mate. Unfortunately, when he finally does, he is unconscious at the time. Vadim is a centuries old vampire, who definitely doesn't want a wolf shifter mate. But the Fates have other plans. HEA and no cliff hangers.
No Mate of Mine
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Roger told everyone he didn't want a mate, but he already knew the Fates had picked one for him. When he does meet up with Cam again though, he is going to wish he had done something sooner. Cam has spent four years living in hell, and Roger is going to have to change his thinking, to help Cam become the Omega he was born to be.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,310. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Carlin never expected to ever meet his mate. He was an Alpha Fighter in the Souterrain, with very little chance to get out. But when another fighter, Lucas catches his eye, Carlin knows he has to have him in his bed and when he realizes Lucas is his mate, he doesn't want the man to leave. But now he has to fight to get both men out of the prison they were in...and Martin isn't making it easy.
Fae For All
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,540. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Jax has a secret he's been hiding for years - he's the only half fae he knows that can turn into a wolf shifter. Living in the Cloverleah Pack he never expects to meet his two mates but when he does, he finds it hard to accept the two men fated to be his. Aelfric and Fafnir have always known their third would be a wolf shifter, but confronted with reality was far harder than they imagined.
Fighting Fangs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,320. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When wolfist Ace, formerly of the Bound and Bonded pack, meets his mate Devin in a human BDSM club he is not happy about it. Can Devin change the way Ace had thought things should be for a lifetime, or is the gulf between them too great? When the enforcers from Ace's old pack catch up with him, it could be too late for both of them.
Get Off My Case
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Shane West was used to being the only wolf shifter at the Stockton Police Department. His enhanced senses helped him do his job efficiently and he prided himself on keeping control of his animal instincts. Everything was fine until Dimitri Polst turned up. The nemesis from Shane's childhood, Dimitri has hunted Shane down and plans to claim him. With Dimitri and a killer, Shane is more than busy.
Getting Close To The Omega
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 83,020. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Dean, an Omega wolf shifter, has lived a troubled life. Finally finding peace in the Cloverleah Pack, Dean thinks that his life is fine as it is. But when Matthew, an Alpha wolf turns up to help the pack with their latest problems, Dean's peace is about to be shattered. He and Matthew might be fated mates, but Dean isn't sure he wants to be claimed.
Calming the Enforcer
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 89,250. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Troy has waited three months to meet his mate, Anton. When Anton doesn't turn up as expected the last thing the Cloverleah Pack thought they would have to fight is the United States Army.
Never Go Back
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 64,250. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Book 3.5 - The Cloverleah Pack Series Damien, Alpha of the San Antonio pack had thought it was an awesome idea to take his mate, Scott, back to his ex-home pack to catch up with his parents and ex-Alpha. He had assumed that his power as a wolf, and the fact that he was from such a large pack would guarantee both men a good time. Boy was he wrong. Also includes free read - Malacai Meets His Mate
Anxiety Alert: How to Reduce the Impact of Anxiety Attacks on Your Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health
“Palms sweaty; hiding in the corner of the room hoping no-one will notice me. Heart is pounding like it is going to jump out of my chest; Oh no, someone is coming over – I don’t need any help I just have to get my breathing under control…oh gosh am I having a heart attack?”
30 Days to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
If you are reading this then you have been told that you have a problem with cholesterol. You are possibly already on drugs to help address this; or been told that you should take them. Or you could be in the position I was in just a year ago when my doctor’s told me that the main arteries in my heart were more than 90% blocked by cholesterol and that without an operation.
The Happiness Diet: How to lose weight quickly and with a minimum of fuss
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,880. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
If you are sick of diet books but still want to lose weight then this book might just tick all of your boxes. Includes an action plan and bonus chapter on good foods to eat. Simple to implement in just half an hour a day the Happiness Diet will have you losing weight without it overwhelming every other area of your life.
What Causes Your Stress?
You set the price! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health
Ladies were you aware that your hormone levels at different stages of your life could be responsible for much of the stress you are going through? In this short little book you can find out the different things that can impact your stress levels including some interesting information on the different hormonal changes you will go through in your life and how this impact stress.
Invisible Bars: Why women won't leave
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
One of the biggest questions in society, among people who have not been abused is "why don't the women just leave their abusive partner". The author is a woman who has had two abusive husbands and tries to explain the many complex reasons why women won't leave...often until it is too late.
How to Find Your Soul Mate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
As a woman who has spent years listening to friends complain about the shortage of decent men "out there" this book is the system the author encourages her friends to try if she is still looking for her soul mate. Covering topics like how to get rid of your baggage, where to find the perfect man and what to do with him when you get him are all covered in this easy to read and follow ebook.