I’m currently forty-four, but that could differ depending on when you read this. Unless some fundamental laws of nature change, I expect that number to only get higher. I’m half Italian and half Irish. Well, the Irish side is sort of an Irish/German/English/French/Scottish mix, but since I believed I was truly half Irish until my mother’s foray into genealogy, I’m sticking to that story.
I live amidst the Smoky Mountains and can sometimes see cloud shadows lying on the mountainside from my front porch. I am not yet snobbish enough to call it a veranda, but time will tell. Sometimes my young adult daughter joins me on the veranda . . . err, porch . . . to admire the view. Often, my Australian Shepherd runs around the veranda chasing off the thieving birds who attempt to steal food from the bird feeders we leave out. What would we do without him?
I started working full time while in high school and haven’t stopped since. My illustrious career began with a smattering of service experiences at various fast food and restaurant chains, went on to fine jewelry, slipped into property management for housing projects, morphed into corporate real estate, then ended up in mergers and acquisitions. Please don’t ask how that happened as it’s still a mystery to me.
My home is a modestly sized ranch with living-room walls of boring light beige, which make the perfect backdrop for my brightly colored Klimt and Van Gogh canvas prints. Van Gogh and Klimt would like to move into my dining room and bedroom next, but their expansion will have to wait on the success of my latest story. All things in due time.
More importantly than all the above, you absolutely must know my favorite color is purple. Not Barney purple—no offense to Barney—but more of a medium eggplant purple. I like to think of it as a “mature” purple, but deep down I know it’s really just purple.
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The Promise of Darkness
by Lilo Abernathy
A dark shadow is cast over the Valley of Life when the Great Demon Lilith pays a visit to Eve, the mother of mankind. She taunts Eve with the fact that she’s created the Vampire race and set in motion the destruction of all humanity. Even Adam, ex-husband to Lilith and current husband to Eve, can’t prevent the two powerful beings from clashing.
The Binding of the Wolf
by Lilo Abernathy
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a creative alteration of the Norse mythological tale of the binding of the wolf, Fenrir, who is known as Varg in the Bluebell Kildare Series. The myth depicts Fenrir as a dangerous monster who comes to the attention of the Norse God Odin when it's prophesied that Fenrir will eat Odin. Odin, fearing his own demise, sets on a dark and cowardly course. (Please read full description & WARNING)
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Smashwords book reviews by Lilo Abernathy
Behind the Raven Mask
on Jan. 28, 2014
This is a unique romance story about Camille and Dmitri who are forced to marry aboard the ship called the Laurie after only a brief introduction due to unfortunate circumstances.
The story is set in the Alaskan Frontier on a small island owned by Dmitri, telling the tale of their trials and tribulations as they begin to learn about eachother and trust one another. It is a rocky road, let me tell you! Dmitri is quite a bit older then Camille and to him, she seems but a child, though she is well of age. To Camille, Dmitri seems a bit frightening at times, but at other times he seems very caring.
Adding interest to the plot the author weaves in the culture of the local Native American tribe and provides a truthful view of what life was like for pioneers at that time. I especially loved the detailed description of how to build a log building.
There are plenty of emotional upheavals to keep the plot interesting. Dmitri’s daughter from a previous marriage is less then thrilled with the aspect of a new stepmother. Another woman is trying to sink her evil claws into Dmitri despite his being married. But most engaging of all is the attempted murders of Camille, who for all the world, is an innocent girl just trying to make her way in the beginnings of her new marriage.
This is definitely not a cookie-cutter romance and I think you will enjoy this story.