I’m Marching straight into another #WriterWednesday!
And this week, I’m upping the stakes with Indie Author:
Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California.
Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle by the time she was twelve, and, as her family has always been what they now call “Gothic”, she doesn’t believe she shall ever change. She is also a hopeless romantic and avid music-lover who will always associate vampires with love, blood, and rock and roll.
Her interest in poetry came around the same time as when she was given a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works. She then realized that she had been writing her own poetry since she could hold a pen, and just had not known the correct terms. She finished her first manuscript at the age of fourteen, and now, at twenty-one, has two contributing credits in anthologies and her debut novel, Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Series Book One), was published by Vamptasy Publishing on May 19th, 2015. Book two, Miranda’s Rights, was released on January 8th, 2016. Book three, Life Sentence, will be released on August 2nd, 2016.
She has a short story, “Undead Ever After” in the CHBB Publishing anthology Love Sucks (released on June 13th, 2015). Her first erotic short story, “Have No Fears”, was published in the Hot Ink Press anthology Naughty Bedtime Stories: In Three Words on October 10th. She will also have a short erotic horror story, “The Devil’s Dozen”, in the upcoming Hot Ink Press anthology Death, Love, Lust, which was released on February 4th, 2016.
She will have a short horror story, “Too Young To Kill” in the upcoming CHBB anthology Lurking In The Shadows (release date TBA).
Paranormal Detectives Bk. 1
Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn’t even human: he’s a 200-year-old rogue vampire!
The department doesn’t believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.
Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.
But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny’s strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.
Paranormal Detectives Bk. 2
Retired detective, Danny Mancini, is haunted by nightmares after he found out that paranormal creatures exist. All he wants is to forget them…especially a certain half-vampire.
When cursed werewolves show up trying to kill him, he is forced to go back to the Paranormal Investigative Division for help against a powerful old enemy. What he was not expecting was a dead ex showing back up after twenty-six years.
Catch up with Lily Luchesi Online:
A Chat with Lily Luchesi:
LJW: What genres do you normally focus on?
LL: I usually write horror and paranormal for ages 16+ (due to explicit language and violence), because that is what I enjoy reading. I love the thrills and chills, and I love creating monsters. I have, however, also written some erotica stories, but I don’t plan on making erotica my main genre. I will always, first and foremost, be a horror author.
LJW: What are you working on now?
LL: I am working on edits for the third Paranormal Detectives book, Life Sentence. It will be released on August 2nd. It is 20k words longer than the two previous novels, and is a lot darker as well. I am also working on a few other projects I hope to announce later this year.
LJW: When can we expect your next release?
LL: With Life Sentence, I can’t say much because it might spoil the first two books. You can expect new monsters like demons and psychic vampires. You can also expect to see old characters returning. Readers of the first two books will know that I have flashbacks into the Victorian era of England, and those not only continue, but are expanded in this book. There will also be new characters introduced whom I absolutely love. I am so psyched for this book, but you need to read the first two to fully enjoy the upcoming one.
LJW: What was the last book you read that you loved?
LL: I read frequently. I run a book blog and really just love to read when I can. I just finished Elizabeth Montgomery’s Twisted, and I can’t get enough. It is amazing YA fantasy work. I also just read (don’t laugh: I never read these books before now) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. I am a Potterhead: who knew?
LJW: If you had to compare yourself to 3 other authors, who would they be and why?
LL: I have been compared with Darren Shan, Charlaine Harris, and Bram Stoker. I love all these comparisons because I am a fan of all these authors. The Paranormal Detectives have similarities will all the books these authors have written, but I think Harris and Shan fans will like them the best
Thanks so much Lily Luchesi for being with me this week!