Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Samhain Short

Check out that paradigms blog for the free samhain short with a sneak peak at Sei and the twins. :)

Have a Blessed Samhain all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


So you guys know I'm good at rambling, but not so good at consistency. I've recently hired a wonderful lady by the name of Jenny to help me with some things, including posting on sites to keep people in the loop of what's going on. So I want to introduce her to you, and let you know that if you see her posting for me in the future, especially on my blog: 

She's legit. Her job is to help me get info out there so I can spend more time writing. I believe she's going to help me run a few contests for Ascendance, as well as get info to reviewers.

Tomorrow for Samhain, I will be posting a free short to my blog and to Paranormal Paradigms. Same short, just two different places to find it. Sorry I'm not going through the work to create a cover and make it different formats at this time. Maybe I'll be able to do that when Nano is not hanging over my head.

I recovered all three posters from GRL and will sign them and send them out, as signing the shirts did not work so well. Did you know it's very hard to sign material?

Live and learn right?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Coming Soon!

Seiran Rou knows life isn’t a romance novel, but he didn’t expect the honeymoon to end so soon. After a rough four months of people either trying to break up his relationship with vampire Gabe Santini or kill them both, now their own inability to communicate is getting in the way. Overwhelmed by his upcoming graduation from the magic studies program and jealous of Gabe’s mentorship of Sam, Sei wants to run away from it all. 

When he inherits his late father’s house in California, it’s the perfect opportunity to escape. But he soon discovers his father’s past holds many secrets. The more Sei learns about his family, the deeper he finds himself drawn into the bowels of Ascendance horrors. Even his bond with Gabe may not be able to keep the earth from taking him.

Pre order now!

New personas?

So for those of you who don't know how the writing business works, it's a bit complicated. When I first started writing ages ago I figured I'd use my real name and it would be no big deal. 

Well then I was writing m/m and there's some sexual context and just so people don't discriminate against me as a person for my writing (I know, lame right?) I had to use a pen name, Lissa Kasey.

So now as I am walking into the world of young adult fiction I'm encountering the same issue. There's so much fear in people that oh a kid might go look up my adult stuff and read sex (I was reading sex by the time I was twelve so I really have no qualms about it myself), and how libraries and events might not want me around if they know that I'm Lissa Kasey the romance writer.

Now I face picking a new name. It's really not like being a superhero and trying to pick a new identity. It's really more to hide, which I hate doing.

I really wish that we could live in a world where this wasn't an issue. That if you didn't want your kid to read about sex you'd pay attention to what they read, not bitch at the author for writing a story that might interest your kid. I wish that I could just be me and not have to put on a different name or personality to do my job. And I wish that people would just like me for just me being me instead of having to be loud and in your face like people expect me to be.

Truthfully, I'm more like Seiran Rou than I let on. Anxiety issues, shy, and introverted, but good at acting out the role when necessary. I guess I keep hoping that someday I'll get to stop acting. For now I have to find another persona to inhabit.


So GRL is over. I'm home for a day and a half before I have to leave again this time for the day job. I wanted to update all you guys. I will be posting the free short on my website (not on GR) on Halloween.

I will be pretty much silent for the month of November simply because I'll be writing like crazy. I'll try to post about any upcoming contests or anything for winning copies of Ascendance.

I'm going through some weird stuff right now, so I apologize if I'm out of touch. Feel free to send me a message here or an email at my yahoo address. 

Thanks to all those who visited me at GRL. It's all your support that keeps me writing.