by Lilith Thorn
GENRE: Paranormal Romance Erotica
Niamh is a good wife. She learned early on that crossing her husband had consequences. Living quietly in the shadowed cage he has formed around her, Niamh suffers his secrets and bares the scars they leave behind.
On the night of her biggest humiliation Caleb enters the ballroom changing Niamh’s course forever. He brings safety to her dark world and introduces her to the possibility of escape. Will Niamh’s love for Caleb be the key to her freedom or will it be her undoing?
Chapter One – Pg. 1
He is the man I would have noticed first, had he been in the room when I arrived. As it was, he arrived “fashionably late”, as we’d say now. Men and women alike stole glances as he strode through the doors; we were too polite a society to stare.
He is the kind of creature that draws all eyes to himself without doing much to deserve it. Though this was not his home, he was the king of the castle. Even in my distracted state, I soaked in his energy, felt him before I saw him and, like a magnet pulling me, my body turned toward him.
Had I been anyone but my demure self, my jaw may have hung open or I may have walked toward him to embarrass myself with a bumbled, unasked for introduction. Instead, as his eyes met mine, I quickly glanced away and blushed. Later – much later – he would tell me it was the blood rushing to my cheeks that drew him to me.
Interview with the Author
What would we find under your bed?
Oddly, there isn’t much. If I had to guess, maybe a stray toy, the remote for the TV (on my husband’s side of the bed) and a whole lotta dust bunnies.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
I’ve made a few decisions in my life. Big decisions. They should have been scary but I have this knack for burying that fear and pushing through it. I like forward motion and going back is not an option for me.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
It depends on the day. Somedays I do, others I prefer the quiet. If I do listen to music I try and find something that parallels what I’m working on. Intense, romantic, happy, scary, adventurous.
What is something you’d like to accomplish in your writing career next year?
I’d like to finish the sequel to The Becoming. The working title is The Awakening. I want to explore Niamh’s struggle to accept her new life and continue on the path to gaining her strength and confidence.
How long did it take you to write this book?
The Becoming started almost five years ago. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was pregnant with my son when I did my first public reading. (I blame the hormones for some of the scenes in the book.) Originally it was a story in parts that I posted every six weeks on a blog that write for. Like a serial story. In the end, the original version of The Becoming was about 60 pages long. A year and half ago I found an editor to help me work on The Becoming and she managed to coax another 60-ish pages out of me.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Born in Dundas, ON, Lilith Thorn is a restless wanderer. Her first move was to St. Catharines where she earned a Theatre degree at Brock University. Despite her parents’ wish that she would return home and work at McDonalds after graduating, Lilith refused and instead moved to Toronto to give acting the ‘Old College Try.’ After years of sacrificing her other passions for the stage and an empty bank account, she put away those dreams to say “Yes” to a different adventure. This took her to Dublin, Ireland for a few years where she met, fell in love with, and married another Canadian who took her to the one place she said she’d never live: Yellowknife. After nearly a decade in Canada’s Great White North, Lilith looks forward to further adventures with her husband and two children, just about anywhere.
Lilith Thorn is a pen name, the pseudonym used to protect the innocent; that is, so she hopefully never has to explain to her mother-in-law over dinner that she has written an erotic novel.
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