Louise Lyons – what I’m working on now

August 20, 2014


I’ve submitted a few things recently and am waiting for the “yay or nay”. I’ve written some short stories lately to send in for anthologies – one of which I got the answer on this morning. I have a story accepted for Dreamspinner Press’s upcoming “Advent” anthology so I was delighted to get the acceptance email on the very morning of my first release.

I’ve also submitted a novella about a hapless guy named Rhys, who has lost his job and been dumped by his cheating boyfriend in the space of one week. On the spur of the moment, he takes off on a trip to Peru (something I have longed to do and even bought books about it in the hopes I might get there one day). Disaster strikes, but Rhys is rescued by the proverbial knight in the form of the very sexy Rafael.

I’m waiting to hear about a full length novel I submitted, based on the paranormal. Fantasy, vampires, ghosts and other imaginative themes are one of my favorites to write, and my story The Eye of the Beholder is about a cruel young man who runs a modeling agency with his aunt. Vince’s mother died in childbirth, but as a witch, she returns in the form of a ghost to set him on the right track and make him realize that there is more to life than beauty. Vince turns ugly overnight and must try to find love to lift the spell. Despite months of searching, no one will look twice at him, with the exception of lonely male vampire named Peter. Vince, still having learned nothing, decides to use Peter to lift the spell, not realizing that Peter is using him in return. Against all odds, the pair fall in love, but they seemed destined to be torn apart.

In the planning stages, is a story about the victim of domestic abuse, which I mentioned earlier. I have notes and a few scenes for that, but it’s likely to be a few months before a get started on it. Another idea has come to the fore and is demanding to be written first. I’ve been trying to put it off, but no, it’s determined to fill my head with scenes and dialogue until I get on and write it! I had the idea for a story set in the early 1990s, based on the rock bands of that era – long hair, spandex, screaming guitars… That was my era too. I was a big fan of the second wave of glam rock and went to dozens of concerts, my favourite venue being Nottingham Rock City in the UK, which will feature in the story. At least I have plenty of experience to draw on for that one! I’ve almost finished the first chapter of it.

I post news on my current and up-coming works on my blog and my Facebook page regularly, below:-

Blog – http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/louiselyonsauthor

I write in the genre of MM Romance, but within that, I write Contemporary, Coming of Age, Supernatural/Paranormal.  My release, Conflicted, is Contemporary:-

eBook – http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5329

Paperback -  http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5330

Question: What is your favourite genre and what are you reading now?


4 Responses to “Louise Lyons – what I’m working on now”

  1. Wow, sounds like you have a lot of irons in the fire! Congrats on the acceptance into the anthology!

    Let’s see…favorite genre. I love reading in many genres, but I keep coming back to urban fantasy/horror. I’m enjoying the Dresden Files, and Charlie Huston’s NYC-based vampire series may be my favorite vampire books ever.

    But, what I’m actually reading right now is J.P. Barnaby’s “A Heart for Robbie.” I’ve been in the mood for bittersweet. ;)

  2. louiselyons says:

    Hi Zee, thank you for commenting, and for the congrats!

    I love vampire stories myself, definitely one of my favorite themes. I don’t expect “The Eye of the Beholder” to be my last effort in that vein :) I liked Anne Rice’s books.

    I’ve always been a fan of horrors, going back to me teens. Some of my favorite authors were James Herbert, Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

  3. Lena says:

    I agree with Zee Kensington – a lot of iron :)

    Well my preferred genre is shifter stories and just finished reading a short one by Toni Griffin ‘A Bear in the Woods’. And I’m anxiously waiting for the sequel to J.C. Wallace’s ‘Dare to Love Forever’. So your story ‘The Eye of the Beholder’ sounds up my alley :)

  4. louiselyons says:

    I love all things shifter and vampire. The Eye of the Beholder is being reviewed at the moment so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a yes. If you keep an eye on me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll find out what happens with it :)

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