Valenciya Lyons

Biography

The Mississippi native’s love for writing began around the age of ten. During this time, she wrote short stories and poems and was encouraged by her grandmother to pursue a career in writing. She attended The University of Southern Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Studies. She currently resides in Meridian, Mississippi. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading fashion magazines, shopping, and hanging out with friends and family.

Smashwords Interview

What inspired you to write your latest book, Flawed and Dangerous?
The prevalence of bullying inspired me. There are parents who actually have to homeschool their children because it's so bad. Some people blame social media but it's not facebook or twitter; it's the people behind the screen who are attacking their victims that's causing the problems. I like to write about things like this because I have seen the damage that can be done to a person when they're bullied or have low self esteem coupled with that. This isn't a typical book about someone who's bullied and who just sits around and takes it. I've included major twists in this one. I wanted to go all out because I'm not sure when I'll be writing about this again. I may try my hand at more romance or something; but in the end, I know I'll probably end up coming back to the young adult genre because it's my favorite one to write about.
How do you approach cover design?
I cannot design a cover to save my life! So I use selfpubbookcovers.com to search for a cover that captures the book’s theme and grabs the reader’s attention.
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Where to find Valenciya Lyons online


Books

Toxic Love
Price: Free! Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Kade Briones has not ever been in love before. Then she meets Chad Lawrence who seems like everything she could ever want in a man: funny, sweet, smart, and sexy as hell. The more time she spends with him the more she begins to believe that he’s her prince charming. But she soon finds out some troubling information about him that makes her rethink their relationship. And it may cost her life.
A New Beginning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Cami has survived it all. She had a miscarriage and tried to commit suicide. Now someone wants to take her life away. But will she make it out alive?
Life After Natalie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Cami has survived a suicide attempt, miscarriage, and heartbreak. She’s slowly starting to get her life back on track. But as hard as she tries to move on, she can’t. As if things couldn’t get any worse, the school bully, Kelly Davidson, is now targeting her sister. With her back against the wall, Cami makes a decision that even she didn’t see coming.
You Don't Belong
Price: Free! Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seina Santiago and Ashlynn Lindley are two Atlanta sisters who seem to have it all. Seina’s married to a handsome ex-police officer turned mechanic and works as a gym instructor while Ashlynn parties hard until the sun rises the next day. But Ashlynn hates her sister and will stop at nothing to ruin her life for good. And when a family secret surfaces, lives will be changed forever.
Cami's Decision
Price: Free! Words: 60,920. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » African American fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Following the discovery of an unplanned pregnancy, sixteen-year-old Cami swears her best friend to secrecy. But someone soon discovers her secret and quickly spreads it across town. Just as Cami finally thinks she has everything figured out, a devastating tragedy occurs that will change her life forever. But will she be strong enough to handle it?

Valenciya Lyons' tag cloud

abuse    abuse and pain    bullying    chick lit    college    coming of age    contemporary women    diner    drama    family    first kiss    ghosts    kisses    lies    love    new adult    paranormal    relationships    romance    school bullies    secrets    seduction    summer read    supernatural    teen    teen pregnancy    teen romance    teens    touch    young adult   

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Smashwords book reviews by Valenciya Lyons

  • Knowing Alpha on May 17, 2017

    I really like the series. Bethany has a crush on a guy who barely knows she exists. Or does he? The notes that pop up in her locker was a really sweet thing to do. Once I started reading this book, I should've known that the person who I thought was putting the notes in her locker wasn't the one who was actually doing it. It was someone else completely. Can't wait to read part 2.
  • Unknowing Alpha on May 17, 2017

    Wow, I didn't see this one coming. I like the plot twist at the end. I didn't want to reveal too much because I didn't want to spoil it for others. If you like romance and suspense, then you should definitely read this!
  • A Tangled Web on June 03, 2017

    What a tangled web it is. The moment I started reading the book, I was thinking please don't let the baby Kimberly's carrying belong to Damien, her half-brother. Please let it be Kent or someone else's baby. I feel so bad for Kent. He fell in love with the wrong woman and got his heart broken into a million tiny pieces. I'm thinking all of this until I find out the baby can now possibly be Kent's. And then I keep reading on and find out that Damien has lost his mind. And he's up to something... Kept reading on to discover that the grandfather, Luke, is as evil as they come. I do feel a little sorry for Damien that is until he hits Kimberly. I have no respect for men who do that to women. All in all, this was a great read and I recommend it to anyone who's looking for something with plot twists and drama.
  • Dollhouse on June 05, 2017

    Started reading this one as I was getting ready for the work day. What was supposed to be just a few pages read turned into many. I could not put this book down. It resonated with me because of the realness of it. So many times we as human beings try to pretend that everything is okay instead of confronting our issues and dealing with them head on. We may pretend that we don't know that so and so has an issue with dependency on alcohol or drugs. And sometimes the avoidance is due to fear - the fear of "what happens next" after confronting the issue(s) and any consequences that may be involved. Deep down inside we may already know what's going to happen next. What you do in the darkness will always come to the light. A secret is not really a secret. There's a Higher Power that is watching over you who is very well aware of your secrets and sees all. This is a must read page turner. It's also sad and powerful with a meaning and purpose. I recommend this book to anyone.