I think most of us would like to be the makers of our own world. To have control over who lives, who dies, who receives blessings in their lives, and who gets what they deserve from Karma. There are a few of us who actually get to experience that kind of power and we are called author, writer, story teller.
When driving to work one day, my inner world began to form. Much like the universe, it started with a bang. A violent scene that played in my mind’s eye as I drove. A scene where two vampires were locked in a heated battle. The winner’s reward? The love of his long life.
My world grew from that one scene into an entire series. I found myself wanting to share the world I created with others, hoping they would enjoy my inhabitants as much as I did, so I put fingers to the keyboard and started typing. It took me several years to teach myself the craft and finish my first manuscript. I learned how to write by reading what others had written. Read. Write. Read. Write. Research. Write. So goes my life and I love it.
In the real world, my supportive husband and I live in Florida and are the proud parents of one child, a son. While I am hoping to one day be able to fulfill my dream of writing full time, I currently juggle my writing with my professional commitment to the local school district. But whether I am paid for it or not, either way I love writing and will continue to do it as long as my inner universe keeps expanding.
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Weaver of Dreams
by Brenda Sparks
Guidance counselor Maggie O'Connell is plagued by terrible nightmares. In the shadows of her dreams lurks a Dream Stalker who is addicted to the dark emotions produced by her night terrors. Zane, a Dream Weaver from another dimension, visits Maggie in her fantasies to find there is more than just a Dream Stalker after her. As the man of her fantasies becomes real, Maggie's true nightmare begins.
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Smashwords book reviews by Brenda Sparks
Curse of the Egyptian Goddess
on May 02, 2013
I love Lisa's work. In fact, I've never read a Lisa Rayns book that I didn't adore and Curse of the Egyptian Goddess didn't disappoint.
The story is a novella, the first in a trilogy, but it reads like a stand-alone novel. The characters were lovable, the plot well developed and unpredictable, while the ending was amazingly satisfactory, even though Calvin and Cleo's adventures will continue in other books.
I was engrossed in the story from the first sentence. I loved the ending. It was a complete surprise, and I can't wait to see what's in store for Calvin and Cleo in the following books.
It is very difficult to write a novella and do it well, but Lisa accomplished just that. This story was unique and fascinating. It is a must read for any fan of Egyptology, paranormal/fantasy romance, or New Adult genre.
on Oct. 10, 2014
I believe I’ve read everything Lisa Rayns has published and yet her stories continue to surprise me. Autumn’s Call opens with the heroine dying and a handsome stranger coming to her aid. I won’t give anything else away, since this is a short story, but I can honestly tell you that the twist at the end shocked me. I didn’t see it coming. Rayns does an amazing job of making you care about Autumn. I felt her pain and sorrow. I rejoiced in her triumph and love. I was sucked into the story and read it all in one sitting for I couldn’t put it down. If you want a fantastic paranormal romance that will leave you feeling satisfied even though it is a short story, you must read Autumn’s Call. You won’t be disappointed.
on Sep. 16, 2015
A great story! The author does an amazing job (especially since this is a short story) of making the heroine relatable and the villain rotten. By the time you get to the end, you are craving what awaits the scoundrel. The sexual build up was titillating and the twist at the end caught me by surprise. Awesome! This little story packs a punch.
My Sexy Raven - An Edgar Allan Poe Parody
on Sep. 16, 2015
Bloody brilliant! Very clever and erotic twist on the Poe poem.