A “Spark” of Interest in the Lily Cahill Project

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There’s something weird going on in Independence Falls, CO, and that something weird is something WONDERFUL for us readers! A group of women has joined up under the name Lily Cahill to bring us a series set in a quirky 1950s Colorado town. There’s love, there’s weird paranormal things, and there’s a whole town to explore!

There are a lot of things to love about Sparked. It’s a quick read, absolutely perfect for a summer afternoon by the pool. The romance strikes the perfect balance between steamy, flirty, and fun, and I loved the relationship between the two main characters. It wasn’t exactly a shock that the Romeo and Julietesque lovers got together, but who reads a romance book thinking things could go any other way!? The paranormal mystery was a cool set up, and I’m really excited to see how it develops in the rest of the series.

There’s only one book out so far in the Independence Falls Sci-Fi Romance Series, but it was good enough that I’m planning on checking out the others when they hit the e-shelves later this year. You can get the first book, Sparked, for free at their website: http://lilycahill.com/vip/

A Whirlwind of Things

I’ve been quiet here the last few weeks. My life has been something of a whirlwind of medical things, wedding things, job hunting things, writing things, and anxiety things.

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Steve and I looking perfect during one of the brief calm moments of the last month!

First, let’s talk about writing. With everything going on, my precious novel has mostly fallen by the wayside. I haven’t given up on it, but I also haven’t had the time or attention necessary to make it as great as I want it to be. So, it’s temporarily sidelined in favor of the easier to focus on short stories. In the last month I wrote the best (in my opinion) story I’ve ever written. I’ve also gotten it rejected four times. I’m determined to find it a good home, and in the meantime I’ve got many others that I’m working on and polishing up!

I’ve been spending a lot of time hiding in my favorite books. When I’m stressed about things, it’s difficult for me to fall in love with something new. I reread everything the library had of Connie Willis’, and I’m now working my way back through Jo Walton’s books. I read a lot of books, and apart from books I discovered as a kid, no other authors have impressed me, impacted me, and changed the way I think of writing as Connie Willis and Jo Walton. They’re amazing, the books are a delight to reread, and everyone should go read all of their books immediately.

Time willing, I’ll do a longer post this weekend reviewing some of the other things I’ve read and watched. Thanks for sticking around, readers!