Want to hear a Secret?
At the beginning...
Hi, it's me again. Did you miss me? I certainly missed you, guys. Okay, I might not have been gone for long, but it certainly seemed like it. Especially because we are closer to the release of the fourth book in my Paranormal Romance series, 'Her First and Last Secret Admirer'. 'Their Last Secret' turned out to be a bit more cryptic than I originally planned, but eventually all pieces popped into place - just like a huge puzzle. Except this time it was a puzzle in the making for a very long time.
In fact, I was 16 when the original dreams started, the ones that gave me the basic idea of the story. If you read the second chapter of 'Her First Secret', you will know what I'm talking about, I would rather not include any spoilers just yet. But the truth is that the dream was a recurring one I had that time. And a strange one at that. But it wasn't until 11 years later that I started to write it all down. That was two years ago, and now the story is complete. Those of you, who read my interview, will know how difficult it is for me to let go of my characters (for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, here's the link: My First Author Interview).
For those of you, who aren't familiar with the story (yet), here's a taste:
Her First Secret
I do believe that our dreams form who we really are and can also give us an insight into who we were before. Therefore my book explores the amazing world of dreams of a past that is long forgotten and can only be grasped by those gifted few. I don't believe in coincidences, neither does my protagonist. She dreams about events that happened approximately 500 years ago, but it isn't until history repeats itself and she meets the man of her dreams (quite literally) that she begins to wonder whether those are just dreams, or rather memories. A mysterious stranger keeps sending her messages, thus jolting her back to reality. He seems to know everything about her, but she doesn't know anything about him. But what's more interesting is the fact that he dreams, too. About the same things, at the same time. Together they try to find the meaning of it all, while an unknown threat is lurking in the shadows, waiting for them to remember. So that he can take revenge for what they did to him 500 years ago. All they want is a happy ending, but it seems like they are only at the beginning of a roller-coaster ride of pain, suffering, passion, love and mystery. And then there are those inexplicable dreams...
Lia and Lorian, the two Protagonists
People who read my stories say that I have a unique style, and that they could associate themselves with my protagonists - which is something I had in mind when creating the book. The story itself consists of four books (30,000-35,000 words each). The titles are 'Her First Secret', 'Her Secret Admirer', 'His Secret Love' and 'Their Last Secret', with a series title of 'Her First and Last Secret Admirer'. The first two books are written from the female protagonist's point of view (Lia), while the third book is the story of the male protagonist (Lorian). They tell the end (or the new beginning) of their story in the last book together. I like to believe that my story isn't black and white, and I wouldn't call it an easy read. My first male reader said that he was "pleasantly surprised, as it was much more than a simple chick-lit, it had so much depth". Both protagonists make the readers question ideals they have believed in for centuries, not to mention that they sometimes have questionable motives and desires themselves. Nobody is perfect, and some of my readers say that they love my characters' imperfections the most. It is what makes them more human, and their dreams are what makes them special.
But anyway, the time has come, and it came quickly. I am going to let go of both Lia and Lorian, so that they can live their lives in peace. Or not. I guess we will just have to see about that, won't we? 'Their Last Secret' is coming out beginning of May 2017 (yay!). I can't wait to know what you think about the conclusion to the saga. I will be posting some teasers later, so stay tuned ;)
No sweat, there is more to come
I know you loved them, and so did I! But nothing lasts for ever, right? Well, I do have good news for lovers of paranormal romance. My next full-length book will be about witches, magic and everything supernatural. Of course, it will take a while (sadly). I do promise though that it won't take me as long as the first series, haha. But no sweat, even until then I will keep bombarding you with steamy (and occasionally funny) erotic short stories, to make up for the wait. Sounds good? And who knows, maybe, just maybe even Lia and Lorian's adventures will continue. In another lifetime perhaps.
Got to rush now, hope you all enjoy your weekend and get up to some fun (naughty or not). If you have a moment, please like, share, comment. Your feedback is always much appreciated.