THORNE: Rose's Dark Secret came out last week and it was a great success because of many of you. Before I introduce my guest author today, I'd like to extend a special thank you to the WPWs. This is what I wrote in the Author Note of my book if you didn't see it:
I would...like to thank my virtual family, The Wicked Pens Writers (WPW) and Mr. Blackthorne, for all their guidance, support, and knowledge. I would be lost without you. All I can say is thank goodness for the DM (both group and private) and Gal Chat. You know who you are. Our conversations have kept me out of the funny farm. Thank you to all of you who participated in my release party.
And now, I give you WPW author, Lilah E. Noir.
MEET LILAH E. NOIR
and HER LATEST WORK
Today I feature a very special guest, Lilah E. Noir, as she prepares to release her first FULL-LENGTH novel next week, Unorthodox Therapy. Hope you will attend her release party, which is sure to be a smashing good time! www.facebook.com/events/1795633060666058/.
Here is a sneak peak at what reviewers had to say about this amazing work of art, including yours truly. My full review is coming.
Lilah is not only a writer, she is an artist, including graphic art. She has made all her own book covers and several for other authors. She is responsible for all my Thorne and Imogen covers. See my Home page here for her beautiful artwork. rbobrien.weebly.com/.
Lilah has written several pieces, including The Challenge series, Stroker Ace, Professor's Brat, and Foreshadowing: A Night to Remember found here Amazon. She describes her writing in a poetic way that perfectly captures Unorthodox Therapy. She states. "I believe in the balance between light and darkness within a piece of fiction. Every artist uses highlights and shadows when drawing. If we make it excessively dark, we get one of those postcards that are all black with a signature 'Paris [or any other city] at night.' Too much light and it feels like we’re staring directly at the sun."
Here are some other strange questions I forced Ms. Noir to answer, stolen from James Lipton, Bernard Pivot, and Marcel Proust. But her answers! Aaaah. Therein lies the many reasons why you will fall in love with the mind of the woman behind the words. Intelligent, witty, thoughtful, funny, it is easy to see why I call Lilah E. Noir my very dear friend.
What is your favorite word? Least favorite?
Perhaps words like VELVET or SILK. I love the combination of consonants and the sensuality with which they roll off the tongue. They also evoke rather vibrant images of afternoon lust and abandonment. The touch of the fabric against the exposed… ops, I got carried away. See what happens when you make me think of favorite things, my mind always go to the gutter. The second part is more difficult since I love words and interweaving a story from them (though I don’t believe in sleeping with the thesaurus). Probably the word is NAIVETY since no matter what I do I always end up pronouncing it in some horrible, laugh inducing manner that makes me feel embarrassed and stupid. That doesn’t meant I’d discriminate or expel it of my writing. Just by the end of the story or novel the character who starts as naive will be stripped off their NAIVETY so I’d not have to deal with that word too much. No, in all seriousness, if a character starts as naive and remain naive until the end of the story there was not much point in it being told.
What sound or noise do you love? Hate?
Sounds definitely inspire me. Waterfalls and fountains, sea winds and waves. Violin music. Soft, deep and rich voices, both male and female. Moans in throes of passion, right before the tipping point. Guitars. I could go on forever.
Screeching noises, someone tapping their foot without concern they are disturbing everyone, sniffling, screaming, babies crying. These sounds can make me go absolutely berserk. But the one I hate the most is loud motorcycle roar. It cuts straight through my brain, the worst kind of torture. It also gives me some very bad thoughts to the rider. As far as I know the best maintained motorcycles are supposed to purr like kittens. Speaking of kittens their meowing can get on my nerves after some time even if I adore those animals.
If Heaven Exists, What Would You Like To Hear God Say When You Arrive At The Pearly Gates?
“Miss, miss, hold on for a second. You have confused the path, you can’t move past the Pearly Gates. Hell is in the other direction.”
“But that is where I’m coming from.”
If you were reincarnated as some other plant or animal, what would it be?
I’d probably be a thistle or some other wild, thorny flower with bright colours. As for animal, a sinister, evil owl that creeps up on the horny couples having sex in the woods. Or a black, nonchalant cat who appears out of nowhere to provide an unnecessary jump scare.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A hedonistic self-indulgent private paradise, probably in a sunny house next to the seaside. There I’d be free to write, design, swim, tan my body, have all the filthy sex I want whenever I want it. Not that I have any intention of lazying around, spending the entire day on the beach and justify myself with a writer’s block. Ideally I’d work my butt off on a novel or design concept while sipping cocktails, white wine and gin, small doses, just for inspiration. At the end of the day I’d take a long, soothing swim in the sea, maybe even enjoy the company of a special someone at a quite candle dinner. Then we’d take advantage of the candle wax. When my book or project is launched I can relax, open a bottle of champagne and just celebrate.
As unlikely as it is to happen we all have such sweet, savoury dreams and mental images that keep us sane while we’re chained to an office desk at our day job.
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