Layla J. Omorose


There are those who write and those who can WRITE...this is what I strive for. So come and lose yourself in worlds filled with lust, love, passion, violence, and treachery. A place where the only limitations are the ones that you set for yourself. There is no place to far when you travel on the wings of creativity.

Smashwords Interview

Why did you start writing? As an author have you ever lost motivation to write and if so how did you get it back?
To be honest I don't have an exact answer as to why I began writing. It just feels like something I should be doing. What I was meant to be doing. You know what I mean? Creating worlds and characters comes as natural to me as breathing. From one word or idea I can create an entire world. Writing allows me to express myself in ways that I can't in real life.

I've lost motivation, like seriously lost it, only once. That was back when I was in Jr High School. That transition between Jr H.S and H.S. For years I didn't write or care to write. It took me going to college to get my spark back. I'm not going to lie, for a moment I became lost. But when I had my first professor in college and he made the class write short stories my love for writing came back to life. With that motivation restored and with a lil help from the big man up stairs (God) I was able to pick back up the pen and start writing.
How did you choose the genre you wanted to write in? What do you look for when picking up a book?
I've always liked fantasy stories and imaginative movies and tv shows. When I was young I read a lot of African American novels or also known as "hood books" and they were never really to my liking but at the time that was all I had at my disposal. But soon they lost my interest. Most of those type of books revolved around gangs, drugs, sex and violence and story lines that became too predicable. Needless to say I grew bored. When I entered college and was introduced to different genres and authors from different cultures I started to branch out on my own and see what types of books I truly like. First and foremost I love reading about ancient times and about Greek/Roman or any other type of ancient mythology. so when I found authors that combined mythology and romance I couldn't help but fall in love with the genre. The first paranormal romance book that I read was Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I devoured that book and ever since I have been hooked. But see the problem with me is that once I like something I tend to want to read everything like it until I get bored. So as you can imagine I became bored with reading about vampires, witches, ...etc. So I figured why not write something different, And that's what I did. Because I figured there are way more interesting creatures to write about and toy with than just what is being mainstreamed.

The type of books that draw me are the ones with good plots and great and well developed characters. But before you even get to the plot is the cover. And as ashamed as I am to admit it I am one of those women who are drawn to a hot body on a cover. Besides that I also look for books that my favorite authors or authors I liked have read and recommended. Though I write paranormal romance I actually enjoy all genres of books. From The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junito Diaz to Perfume Diary of a Murder by Patrick Suskind to Masks by Fumiko Enchi to The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker to Dark Lover by J.R Ward or Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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Seraphim’s Lament: Infernum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,580. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
For as long as she can remember, Syrna Reynolds has been haunted by visions of horrifying demons. When she finds herself thrust into a nightmarish landscape she believed only existed in her dreams, she will learn some questions are better left unanswered and some doors left closed.
DarKnight: Dawn of the Red Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,100. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The Captive and Sieged Palace… Once again, Tara Du’Faye has found herself captured by the enemy. This time there is no escape. Her warrior is gone, the kingdom has fallen, and death hangs in the air. Left with no other option, she must face the hordes of darkness or be consumed by the shadows.
Valentine Eternal: A Hound Series Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
FAN THE FLAMES OF LOVE... It's Valentine's Day and the Hounds of Fire are feeling the love. Fully healed after several weeks of being on the mend after their battle with the Trio, Aaron and Jaden are in need of some quality time. To celebrate their new beginning the pair are heading back to where it all began.
Eternal Fire: A Hound Series Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,460. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
STEP INTO THE FIRE AND LET YOUR PASSIONS BURN... Living a life surrounded by danger, Jaden-Trinity Hound of Fire- has been burned more times than he can count. A man of smoldering intensity, he craves vengeance against those that dared to cross him. The selfish decisions he’s made have cost him everything...including the love of his fated mate.
Eternal Earth: A Hound Series Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
His desire for her was an obsession he couldn't control. For over a year, Adien, the Trinity Hound of Earth. has watched Harmony Sonders from a distance. Silently protecting her from his enemies and those who sought to harm her...including himself. One look from her is enough to have him longing for the one thing he never wanted but the only thing he needed.
Seducing the Black Prince
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,260. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jackson "Beast" Marshal has been betrayed by the one closest to him and cursed to spend the rest of his days as a twisted creature. Calling the darkness of his castle home, he has given up on returning to the man he once was… Until her met her, his last chance at salvation.
DarKnight: Ancient Bloodlines
Series: Faye Princess, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 117,760. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Enter the world of, Dissida, where the daughters of a king will be the most hardened warriors to their knees... What is the best way to get the male you want? To have him fall in love with you? Away from watchful eyes? To avoid an unwanted union...By running away of course. At least in the mind of the Second High Princess of the Faye, Tara Du'Faye, that was the answer.
Eternal Light: A Hound Series Novel
Series: Hound, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 132,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00 from 14 reviews)
Radien is the eldest of the Trinity and the most stubborn. After years in an self imposed exile, he has returned to find the one thing that can bring him to his knees. Desire made flesh. Pleasure given breath. Hisr journey will take him to realms unknown, where danger and death await around each corner.

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