Friday, December 30, 2016

It is my pleasure to share with you today the cover reveal of Louise Lyons new release...


Regeneration by Louise Lyons


Release date: January 15, 2017
Genre: Gay fiction, science fiction, MM romance
Length: 75,000 words
Cover design: Simon Searle


In the 23rd Century in the galaxy of Sigma Kappa, Kim Fortune was the first surviving experimental enhanced human—a regenerate. Aged fifteen, he escaped the lab and years later, his failings as a regenerate and the suspicion of regular humans, leave him lonely and lacking in self-worth. Stranded on an abandoned planet, the arrival of a stricken ship and its crew give him hope that he may finally find what he always longed for—love.
Christian Novak is a successful regenerate with all the intended attributes—including lack of human emotion. Despite their immediate attraction to each other, Kim's failing confidence, and Christian's inability to empathize are a recipe for disaster. But war, imprisonment, and danger throw them together, and after each saves the other's life, their feelings begin to change.
Can a seemingly unsuitable pair ever find love, or is a future together destined to fail?

Author Bio

Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy.
Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties. Posting stories based on some of her favourite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing "hobby" more seriously.
Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a mad dog called Casper, collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races home afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.
Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and job, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Yes, it's December 26th and yes, I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas. The reason is simple. My wish for each of you, is that the feeling of joy and peace that surrounds us at Christmas, is with each of you every day of the year. Not just on one day. 

My holiday was quiet. Spent at home with my husband and two adult children. No piles of presents under the tree. No stockings stuffed with treats and tiny presents. No bounty of family and friends to make the day brighter. My parents are 900 miles away, my mother-n-law is in a retirement home (we visited her on Christmas Eve) and no grandchildren, as of yet. For the first time ever, we exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve. Daughter had to work Christmas morning. So, to say the least, it was not like any other Christmas we had shared before. 

This led me to do a lot of thinking about those people who spent Christmas in a shelter or their car or a park bench. Alone, probably hungry, maybe needing a hot shower and clean clothes. And what about the child who buried their parent in 2016 or the spouse who laid to rest their life long partner or God forbid, the parent who said a final goodbye to their child? Those are the folks who were on my heart this Christmas. We all know people like this. They don't want to see the Christmas lights or hear a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays shouted at them every time they turn around. Their hearts are broken and Christmas isn't going to mend it in just one day.

I don't know about you but I tried really hard to smile more during the last few weeks. Tried really hard to connect with everyone I came into contact with along my journey. Then it dawned on me, it's not enough. It's not enough to do this just because it's Christmas. That's not what Christ had in mind. 

I know, I know, those of you who don't know me personally. Who just know me by the stories I write and the tidbits you read on another blog or contest on Facebook. You are probably wondering what the heck is this all about. Here is what that is all about.

This has been a horrific year. From the losses our country, our world has suffered, to the circus that was the 2016 Presidential election. Too many people have suffered this year. Too many have lost loved ones. Too many have lost hope. I don't want to be a part of that. I want to be the one that says "I love you and I care". Doesn't matter to me who you love, the color of your skin, where you live, what you believe or how you live your life. What matters to me, is that you know someone in this crazy, screwed up, devastated world cares about "you". 

Will you join me this year and find a little more kindness in your heart for those that are hurting around you. Open your eyes and see them. They are everywhere. Take a moment to smile and offer a kind word. It can change the world if we all do this. I believe in the miracle of Christmas but I believe it's meant to share everyday of the year.