Thank you so much for visiting Written Butterfly with me today! It’s such a pleasure to chat with you. So tell me…
Q) Is your book part of a series? If so, can you tell us about it?
Beltane Bliss is the first book of a paranormal romance series (Pagan Pleasures) which is centered around five pagan holidays in the calendar year; Beltane, Summer Solstice, Mabon, Samhain and Yule. In Beltane Bliss, Edi is setting up her own shop, Crystal Sands, while escaping from a toxic relationship. Her skills with the Magiks are in healing, and while she is trying to heal herself, she begins to fall in love with Volt. But is Volt just another guy to rescue? And can Volt accept the life she lives? For both characters there are some personal values and beliefs that they need to look at to help them work out if they are compatible, and able to have a future together.
Q) How did you select the names of your characters?
I like the name Edith, especially shortened as Edi, and to me it was a little more traditional sounding which I thought would suit a white witch in training who is going out on her own. Voltaire, or Volt is the hero, and I found it when searching for modern pagan names. I love the sound of Voltaire, and even more so when shortened to Volt. In real life, I don’t like my name shortened, and I don’t usually do this with my characters, but these names had the right feel, or energy for the characters. It suited them and the story in their shortened form, so I went along with this inspiration.
Q) Do you write in a linear fashion or do you jump from scene to scene and then go back and “fill in the blanks”?
Generally, I write in a linear fashion, or at least I know the start, and I follow the characters lead in how the story unfolds – I’m more of a pantser. However, when I’m finding a scene hard to write, and it might be because I have more inspiration in the following scene, then I jump ahead. I really do follow the creative flow when I write, because that’s when I write my best. When I do go back to ‘fill in the blanks’ I find it much easier this way as I have a particular end point to write to.
Q) Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Pagan Pleasures is a series, so keep an eye out for the characters in book one, some, maybe all, will be making an appearance in the upcoming books (five in total). The characters are linked between the books, and I’m trying to build this world with each new book written.
Q) What are your upcoming projects?
Well, to get this series out into the world. I’m then going to focus on writing rural romance novellas for Christmas, just to mix it up for myself (I like the variety of writing in different genres, though the common theme here is romance!). One of these novellas, A Dusty Christmas, is continuing the romance between Dusty and Blaise in Chasing Dust Clouds. I’m looking forward to re-connecting with these characters.
Blurb:Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.
Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.
Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?
Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.
Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?
Buy links for Beltane Bliss - currently only on Amazon. Currently on pre-order, And will be KU.
Author Bio:Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
Check out more of her work at www.lillianarose.com and as an Amazon Author and her blog on inspirational creativity and wellness, Café Pondering www.cafepondering.com
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