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Guest Author Wednesdays ♥ Lily Sawyer

Hello everyone! I’m ecstatic to have M/M author Lily Sawyer with me today. She shares a bit about herself and a little about two of her stories. Please say hi and leave her a comment or two below.

Lily Sawyer has to credit her late mother for her interest in reading and writing. She used to take her to library and opened up to her the world of books. Lily took a writing class in an adult enrichment program and got hooked, and she started off writing stories set in various fandoms she was interested in. After getting some encouragement from family members and friends, she finally decided it was time to write her own original stories. Lily recently returned to drawing and was in an art class. She loves to garden and likes to go bike riding and on long walks and is a romantic at heart.

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Finest Things   

Aidan Mason and his partner moved to San Diego to start a new life, but soon after, Aidan’s world changed when Kyle died. Now a wedding invitation from friends back home in Connecticut has arrived, and Aidan decides to attend. He knows he’ll have face his prejudiced family, but he doesn’t even suspect he’ll find a way to heal his heart.

A part of the 2009 Daily Dose Set, To Have and to Hold, which includes 30 M/M romance stories providing a glimpse of the many forms of love: love at first sight or a love for the ages, wedding bells or engagements, or that inexplicable something that makes you think "I do," the men in these stories are all touched by its spell.

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What do you find the hardest part of being an author?

I find editing to be the most challenging for me. It reminds me of the ‘red pen’ teachers would draw all over your school papers.

What’s you favorite thing about writing?

I love creating characters and settings/situations and incorporating pieces of my own life experiences into my novels.

Just how H.O.T. are most of your books?

My stories are more sweet than hot, not that I don’t enjoy some erotic love making, but I tend to love hugging and cuddling and being sweet to one another, than being sexually explicit.

Hot sweet or romantic do they tend to be? 

They tend to be balanced between sweet and romantic.

Do you have a specific writing style? 

  I’m somewhere between a plotter and a panzer.

Which is you favorite storyline/angst situation and why? What inspired you to write about it? 

In my book "Love on the East End" I wrote about a character who was going to commit suicide. At the time gay teens were in the news committing suicide. It affected me so much I decided to write a scene about it.

Boxers or Briefs? I know which I prefer . . . *wink*

Oh I think we’re on the same page, Briefs.

Favorite author?

I have a number of authors, but my favorite is Shira Anthony, she has two series that I love.

"Blue Notes" I feel like I’ve traveled to Europe and listened to some incredible classical music after I’ve read those books.

And I love her merman in "Stealing the Wind." she is currently putting together a sequel that I can’t wait to read. Here books are available at Dreamspinner Press.

Favorite quote? 

"To Know is nothing, to imagine is everything." (I love to collect quotes, I have many inspirational ones that carry me through the day)

What’s next for you? 

Right now I am contemplating that very thing. I’ve had writer’s block for a while and some RL issues have really made my head spin. So I’m not sure what is next. I am hopeful I might be able to put pen to paper in the new year. I want to thank all my readers for their continued support.

Love On The East End

Gabriel Meyer’s restaurant is a dream come true, but he gets more than he expected when in the course of his business he meets William Thomas, owner of Rolling Hills Winery. Food and wine more than come together on the east end of Long Island as they discover just how complementary Gabriel and William really are. Their seeming paradise is disturbed, however, when they meet young Ben Stewart—a troubled teen who is being bullied at school over his sexuality. Can they help this young man and fight the intolerance that lies on the east end of Long Island, or will it consume them?