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Monday, February 19, 2018


Mother Nature..

Mother Nature must have been listening to my complaints about the weather..Because the next few days the temps are going to be up in the 60's and 70's. Those are record breaking temps for February in New York.

2018 Bookshelf

My first book by Louisa Luna..So far so good.

Come Spring..


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Writing break music.


They say that all poets must have an unrequited love
As all lovers must have thought-provoking fears
But holding on to you means letting go of pain
Means letting go of tears
Means letting go of rain
Means letting go of what's not real
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. We're supposed to get about six inches of snow. I'm just not a fan of the Winter. Although, the snow is pretty and nice to look at I'd rather it be sunny and warm. I can't stand clearing my car off and waiting for it to heat up. I found this wonderful little broom  that works really well it's called a Snow Joe.  

I enjoying working out and I just started yoga. I'll let you know how I like it. I never wanted to do it, because it seemed rather boring. I need something that's fast-paced and full of motion... But maybe this will be a nice edition to my routine.  I shall spend the day working on my new novel, doing some yoga and trying to stay warm. Sending warmth and good vibes your way.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

All things Valentine's Day...One of my favorite love songs..


"It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
'Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling.
Tell me baby where did I go wrong."
Congratulations to Cassandra Johnson on winning the MHS audiobook. She said the best gift she received on Valentine's Day was her engagement ring.  Thanks to everyone who entered and for stopping by my blog.

Monday, February 12, 2018

News & Updates



 "Brooklyn's Song" will be on sale in the USA and The UK from February 13-18.

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of the "My Heart in Seoul" audiobook
 Click here to enter

Thanks to the person who anonymously sent me a card filled with hearts. It was such a lovely kind gesture and it was greatly appreciated.

On sale from February 13-18

Sale in the USA and the UK.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Writing break music..

 
I get a little tongue twisted
Every time I talk to you when I see you
And I'm so glad that you just missed it
The way I stared to memorize your face
To kiss you in my mind
Love you all the time

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lovely creature..


  After losing my dog of 17 years.. I figured down the road I'd get a puppy. I still consider myself a dog person and not really a cat person. That said, this beautiful little creature stumbled into my life as a stray. When she was found she was extremely underweight and full of fleas. She also had a nasty little wound on one of her paws. She was so skittish I had to put her food bowl beneath the kitchen table, because she wouldn't come out. That was almost five months ago. Now she has put on some weight  is thriving and a lot more outgoing. Isn't she gorgeous? I think she's a Norwegian Forest cat mix.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


A very relatable tale regardless of where you come from. Made me think back to times where I wanted a do-over in my life also made me reminisce about childhood friendships that shaped me into who I am today. The authors writing was beautifully descriptive. Highly recommend.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Favorite 2018 Grammy performance...

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

News & Updates...

I'm still working on my new novel and I hope to have it completed sometime in the late Fall of 2018. I'm also working on a few other projects related to my previous titles. Please keep checking back for details and updates. If you have questions or comments please send them to: lilactymeproductions@gmail.com

2018 bookshelf.

This is the third full novel from the series. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Writing break music...

She's got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday...




While investigating a high profile case, Detective Song Kai only wanted the truth; little does he know, finding out the truth may not only cost him his life, but also the woman he loves.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


The Last Firefly...

One thing I absolutely  loved about The Last Firefly is watching the progression of the characters. We first meet Chris, Luke and Camille as teenagers; later when we meet them again, they're in their 30's. The world around them has changed and life may or may not have turned out the way they expected it to.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Enter for a chance to win a copy of My Heart in Seoul audiobook..


To enter please answer the following question: What  was your favorite Valentine's Day gift that you either gave or received.  (Please keep it PG-13)

Please e-mail your answer to : lilactymeproductions@gmail.com. No later than February 13, 2018.  One winner will be randomly chosen on February 14, 2018. This contest is only open to readers. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Audiobook listeners have their say..

"A romance that will melt your heart."

A nice sweet, sexy story. I loved the bond between the characters and watching the relationships grow. The narration was well done too. Sydney's writing was lyrical. After reading this I would like to visit Seoul and find my own Wen."
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What made the experience of listening to My Heart In Seoul Boxed Set the most enjoyable?


"I read the book when it first came out and was happy when I found the audio-book. The author has such a way with words that puts the reader right in the story. The narrator did a good job too."


What about Elizabeth Redmond’s performance did you like?


"Redmond's Korean dialect was spot on. loved it. A nice little romance packed with romance and sensuality. Hope Ms. Arrison will do a book three featuring these characters. Loved it!"

Time...


Monday, January 8, 2018

Readers questions..( Top 10 post from 2017)


The following questions were asked by avid reader Gillian V. Thanks so much for contacting me, I really enjoyed reading and answering your questions. If you have a question or two..Please send to: lilactymeproductions@gmail.com
  • You are given the opportunity to meet one of the following, who would you choose? Someone guaranteed to have meaningful conversations with or someone guaranteed to have amazing physical connections with?  Meaningful conversation, the conversation may have a lasting impact on my life and I may learn something new.
  • Would you rather join a book club or an adventure club? Adventure club sounds more exciting.
  • What  do you do to relax?  Read poetry, listen to music, and most of all go biking. It's one of the most peaceful things you can do. I have a very beautiful trail that goes around a lake and the view is just lovely. So not only do you get a good workout, but you also get out into the fresh air and just enjoy the tranquility. It gives me time to  clear my head and think, not only about writing, but also about life.
  •  What's your dream vacation?  I would love to visit the Jeju Island.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Your place..


Bookshelf..

Elvis and Joe are great together. I really liked this book, but I think it would have been even better if Joe Pike was featured more. He has become one of my favorite characters. 

" It seemed like a simple case—before the bodies started piling up...
    
When single-mother Devon Connor hires Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two others, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.

They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man, and, determined to get it back, he has hired two men who are smart and brutal and the best at what they do.

To even the odds, Cole brings in his friend Joe Pike, but even the two of them together may be overmatched. The police don’t want them anywhere near the investigation, the teenagers refuse to be found, and the hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Pretty soon, they’ll find out everything they need to know to track the kids down—and then nothing that Elvis or Joe can do may make any difference. It might even get them killed."

Magnetic...



Friday, January 5, 2018

"Whenever you call."


Most e-mailed post of 2017..


I was amidst a tumultuous life and thought a stroll through the park would do me good. I was hopeful, but was soon led down a path I couldn’t escape. A need for something frivolous and fun soon turned into a story entirely different. Romance would always be present and a significant force, along with humor, friendship, family and friends, but the unexpected; the unpredictable inevitably came into view.
    I looked at trends occurring in certain genres and thought I would take a dive (no pun intended). I discovered I can’t write formulaically. It’s seemingly impossible for me to compose, solely to fit a category. I had every intention of doing so and then it happened; light turned to darkness, up went down and sex turned to love.
I enjoy being surprised, but only when it’s flowers, candy and anything that puts a smile on my face. Unanticipated turmoil and upheaval is what I like to avoid. Unfortunately, it eventually faces everyone head on. Brooklyn’s Song was a steel trap for everything. That’s life.
    Well, I’m sure all that goes on in Brooklyn’s Song is not in everyone’s life; certain aspects perhaps, but I’m confident and hopeful readers will never experience the more intense and serious components that exist. If you enjoy roller-coaster rides, I think you’ll have a good time. Remember, it’s only a ride.
    Brooklyn’s Song is not an extremely long book and I am very cognizant of pacing.  Things start to happen early on in the book that I hope will make it difficult to stop reading. I did my best to make the experience for readers balanced; including everything that generally is part of everyone’s life: humor, love, sex, work, play, fun and then some. However, the books I enjoy the most will take me places out of the ordinary whether it’s dark, scary, mysterious, elating, sad or otherwise, as long as it’s something I wouldn’t normally encounter.
    I really enjoy creating strong, intelligent female characters. I'm an avid reader and I'm not a fan of women who need men to rescue them.  Brooklyn Peirce, one of the main character’s from "Brooklyn's Song", is far from a damsel in distress. She’s very resourceful, independent and determined. Brooklyn is also beautiful, sensitive, empathetic and humble.
Detective Song Kai, the hero of the story, is compassionate, morally centered, sexy….And broken. Tragedy and loss took him out of the game and deep into his work. It also brought him to Brooklyn. It was an instant attraction for obvious reasons. What unified them was painful and heartbreaking; thus begins the story that you never expected.
    I hope readers enjoy “Brooklyn’s Song” as much as I did writing it. As an independent author, it’s sometimes difficult to reach everyone and convince them to take a chance on an author that is relatively unknown. The book is available on Amazon and has been well received.  “Everything you want in a good mystery romance story. This was such a good story to sink your teeth into and just simply enjoy.”
This is a well written thought out story with a little something for everyone.”
“So damn good. The author skillfully takes you through suspense, humor, romance and thrills. An incredible read.”

Onward..


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!🍾


𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓈𝑜 𝓂𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝓊𝓅𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓂𝓎 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀.  𝒲𝒾𝓈𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓈𝓊𝒸𝒸𝑒𝓈𝓈 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝑜𝒻 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒻𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒 𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑜𝓇𝓈. 𝑀𝒶𝓎 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒩𝑒𝓌 𝒴𝑒𝒶𝓇, 𝒷𝑒 𝒻𝒾𝓁𝓁𝑒𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝒹 𝒽𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓉𝒽, 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒, 𝓅𝑒𝒶𝒸𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒶𝓃 𝓊𝓃𝓁𝒾𝓂𝒾𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝓊𝓅𝓅𝓁𝓎 𝑜𝒻 𝒽𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑒𝓈𝓈.
𝑀𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒,
𝒮𝓎𝒹𝓃𝑒𝓎 💝

Friday, December 29, 2017

Favorite book of 2017 💝

The Long and Faraway Gone
                               
  Sometimes you read a book that has a profound impact on you; such is the case with "The Long and Faraway Gone." The story was beautifully written, haunting and heartbreaking. Sometimes, no matter how far we travel, the past still finds a way of catching up to us. Traces of the pain we've endured still remain. I really hope this book is adapted into a screenplay; the cinematic possibilities are awesome.

The big freeze..

It's only 2 degrees outside...It's a good day to stay inside near the fireplace, grab a nice hot cup of cocoa and a good book. It really is too cold for "man or beast." The weather forecast in New York calls for more temperatures below freezing for the next few days.. Yikes! Now would be a good time to take that Honolulu vacation that I'm dreaming of... I checked it's in the 70's there.🌞

Thursday, December 28, 2017