Well I LOVE to read, much to my husbands dismay sometimes when I have my head metaphorically buried in the pages of a book (I mean, how can that be literal since the dawn of e-books?)! hahaha
I LOVE fantasy, I used to take myself away from my shitty world of bullies and appear in some wonderful land of dragons and magic! Pern was my all time favourite hide out world, God bless Anne and Todd MacCaffery.
When in immersed in my fantasy worlds, I used to re-write the plots in my head, starring myself as some great, sword drawn character who wouldn't give two hoots what the local bully thought! That eventuated in my actually writing down my own stories. I've even been brave and posted my Dragon Queen stories which are the product of my childhood.
I hope you can find enjoyment in my hide away from reality!
More recently I was inspired to start writing again, and I picked up on the whole craze of werewolf and vampire. I have had the most enjoyment writing AN UNEXPECTED BONDING, and the extras that have followed with it.
I entered AUB into a writing rally, and was so pleased that I won in two categories, Best Work and Most Popular Work.
The prize money started the ball rolling to be professionally published. It paid for the professional editing of the manuscript.
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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in England. I never "fit in" as a young person, I was always an original, never a copy cat. This led to teasing, and in turn led to my turning to the world of fantasy. I found that when immersed in the world of the written word it didn't matter what anybody thought. The world of Science Fiction and Fantasy was my escape from reality. I think it was this love of escape that has had the most influence in my writing. Dragon Queen was written when I was a teenager, hiding from bullies behind a leading lady that did not care what the world thought of her.
When did you first start writing?
When I was a teenager I started writing, it was my own form of escapism. When I left school and started working, writing was forgotten, until recently. I found the world of e-books and re-discovered my joy of reading which in turn renewed by desire to write. My dream is to be able to publish and share my joy with everyone.
Mated Hearts brings together two short stories from Paranormal Romance author Lilly Rayman.
The Last Centaur has Lilly's "Western Flair", and StarCrossed is set in Lilly's home country of Australia and brings a paranormal twist to everyone's favourite Shakespearian tragedy.
For centuries there has been hatred, bloodshed and killing between the vampire and wolf nations.
Will the unexpected bonding between wolf and vampire be enough to overcome the centuries of hatred and bring peace and unity to all?
Will the wolf and the vampire overcome their own heartaches to accept their bonding and let romance evolve?
Best Work and Most Popular Work - iParchment writing rally '14
Is the love of his children enough to give his life meaning?
Numito Romero, Alpha of the Romulus pack has had a life filled with love, loss and emotional trauma.
Fate becomes a cruel joke when Numito is not only given two mates to love but then loses them both.
An Unexpected Mating is a prequel to the Unexpected Trilogy.