After spending time as a musician, caterer and wine connoisseur, I've returned to my true love in life- the written word. I adore painting worlds filled with lush environments, deep characters and sensual romance. Whether it's hundreds of years in the future, or a thousand years in the past, I love to take my readers on fantastic journeys that will leave them begging for more.
What motivated you to become an author?
I've been writing stories since I can remember. They used to publish student written books in my Elementary School Library and it was my goal to have as many stories as I could on that shelf. After that I began to constantly think of new stories and new characters to share. The rest is history.
I believe the only way to truly learn to write, however, is to read. My heart lies in fantasy but I will pick up and read just about anything. Every author has an incredible story to tell in their own unique voice, and there's sure to be at least one thing you can learn from someone you've never read before. Those lessons push me to keep writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
When I write, the people I hope to channel most are Jacquline Carey, Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin. As a fantasy author, all three of them have inspired me to take massive steps in my ways of writing descriptions, characters, and emotions. I believe in fantasy one of the biggest parts of the entire book is to have elements that feel incredibly real, but they don't truly exist. I also admire Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen King and Laurell K Hamilton for their works and advice.
After two hot and steamy weeks spent in the care of his mysterious new lover Lilith, Tristan wonders about her motives and his future. Being offered every comfort and luxury he could ever imagine in her abode only serves to raise more questions. His curiosity starts innocently enough, but the secrets he uncovers will change their relationship forever.
As a young student living on his own, Tristan finds juggling work, school and his personal life difficult to manage. Until he meets Lilith—a sultry, confident bombshell who finds herself immediately taken with him.
Lilith is twice his age.
Now Tristan must choose whether her affections will be enough to gain his trust, or if he should escape her grasp before his body makes the decision for him.
In the second installment of The Silent Note, Tobias and Ara's love continues to grow through their shared adoration of music and each other. Tobias struggles to create the perfect song for Ara, seeking assistance from those closest to him. An unexpected source leads him in the right direction, and his composition for her transforms into more than just a sweet melody.
Tobias Vaulten carries the weight of his father's financial empire on his shoulders from birth. His rigorous tutelage seems never-ending and his future looks bleak. That is, until music captivates his heart and soul.
One fateful evening, Tobais meets Ara—a silent young woman who expresses herself through her melodies. The decisions they must face together will change their lives.
Before Josselyn Thorn—Cyprus Reyner, Victoria d’Audrieu and Isabelle Rhodes had their own stories to tell. Requiem, the bundle of Whispers From The Past, includes Roar, Remember, React, and—as a special bonus—Raucous. Enjoy these tales as a sequel to The Whispers of Rings and let yourself share in their pain, loss, joy, and determination.
In the third installment of Whispers from the Past, Isabelle Rhodes finds herself constantly at odds with her father, Bailiff Garrett Rhodes. Determined to pave her own destiny, Isabelle abandons her family in her pursuit of knowledge. The trials she faces during her studies, however, will change her life forever.
In the second installment of the Whispers from the Past, Victoria Terryn and her husband Jeremi travel to the City of Ends, where one split second decision changes the dynamic of their relationship forever. With the addition of a third person, they must decide for themselves the limits of their affections.
In the first installment of Whispers from the Past, Cyprus Reyner befriends Victoria d'Audrieu through a common thirst for knowledge. After years of daily studies, they develop a bond that withstands the test of time. But when Jeremi Terryn visits their home city, Cyprus must make the most important decision of his life: let the woman he loves live her dreams, or beg her to stay by his side.
The murder of Jeremi and Victoria Terryn, a prominent and noble couple, shocks the peaceful city of Anastas. In the midst of it all is Josselyn Thorn; a young woman who devoted her life and loyalty to them both. Josselyn finds herself left to die in the dungeons—until Adrien Markov frees her. Using her newfound independence, she travels to the ends of the Kingdom of Rhoryn, seeking the truth.
In the finale of ‘The Whispers of Rings,’ Josselyn follows her leads into a conspiracy greater than she ever imagined. She discovers the truth—and finds herself at the mercy of her family's murderer. Vengeance is a dream long-forgotten when Josselyn is forced to fight for her life.
In Lord Markov's absence, Josselyn leaves the estate behind in desperation of a brighter future. With her new ally beside her and assistance from a familiar face, they begin to unfurl the mystery behind the Terryn family murder. But what Josselyn finds will change everything she knows, and make her question everything she holds dear.
Realizing Josselyn's only option for survival is escape, she finds confidence in an unlikely companion. While revisiting painful memories, they discover hidden truths about each other that will draw them closer together.
It's been three months since Josselyn set foot into Lord Markov's estate. She returns to Anastas in her search for answers to her family's murder. Along the way she meets acquaintances, both old and new. Cyprus Reyner, an unexpected lead, shows himself in one of Josselyn's frequented establishments and he may hold the key to what she seeks.
Josselyn Thorn, born a fabled Whisper, finds herself accused of murders she did not commit. When Lord Adrien Markov pays to have Josselyn released, he offers every comfort she could ever dream of in exchange for her scintillating talents. While Josselyn may share his bed, her true intentions lie in unearthing the answers behind the deaths of the two people she loved most...
This is a story that will draw you in quickly and take you on a ride that satisfies all of the senses. Ms. Lakewood does a fantastic job writing for a lead that speaks truly and at times clumsily. The characters are down to earth and fun to follow. A great read!