Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome author Lily Bishop

Welcome author Lily Bishop

Website/Blog: www.lilybishop.com
Twitter: @bishoplily
Bio:
Lily Bishop writes romances about strong, smart women and the men who love them. She grew up in north Georgia, and received a Bachelor's in English from the University of Georgia. She enrolled in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Purdue University, but left after a year and returned to Atlanta. Like a siren's call, Athens wanted her back, and she returned to Athens where she received her Master's in Public Administration. She now lives in the Upstate of South Carolina and works full-time as a database administrator for a university. She has been happily married for 15 years and has two children. When she is not writing, she and her family are playing German style board games or going to football games.
Lily writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and her goal is to blur the lines between romance, chick lit, and women's fiction. Her books are peppered with family members who make things complicated and couples who can't seem to find a way to be together. Lily writes with a Southern flair, but her characters find themselves in exotic locations and sometimes dangerous situations. She loves to interact with readers about her characters and stories.
Title:    No Strings Attached

Blurb:
Laura Todd isn’t the type to have a hot weekend with a complete stranger in Las Vegas, but Fox Thornton is different. He’s funny, and smart, and he really liked her presentation on marketing. But she never expected him to turn up at her office the Monday after as her new boss.
Fox Thornton keeps business separate from pleasure. He never would have spent the weekend with Laura if he knew she worked for his new client. Unfortunately, once he thinks someone is cooking the books, and the best suspect is Laura.
Which is the real Laura, the smart and funny consultant he met in Vegas, or the scheming administrative assistant he finds in Miami? Over a million dollars is missing, and he will do what he has to do, even it means sending the blonde beauty to prison.
Book Buy Links:
No Strings Attached- Amazon
No Strings Attached - Amazon UK
No Strings Attached – B&N
No Strings Attached – KOBO
No Strings Attached – iTunes
Guest Post:

Romance should be about fantasy, so we visit exotic locations for this story. We start out in Las Vegas, but not just any scene in Las Vegas, a high-dollar penthouse suite. I researched some of the expensive suites in Vegas and really liked the idea that those suites come with a butler. From there we go to Miami, board a luxury yacht, and eventually sail to the Bahamas. I’ve taken several cruises in the Caribbean, but for this book I created my own island. It’s a cross between Atlantis and the island of St. Kitt’s, also known as St. Christopher. I love the historic fortress called Brimstone that I toured on St. Kitt’s, so I created the fictitious “Castle Casino and Resort” in a reproduction castle based on an old British fortress. No Strings is the beginning of a series of connected books. The second book focuses on the brother to the main male character in the first book, and the third book focuses on the sister to the main female character in the first book. There’s a little bit of a mystery that runs through all three books, but they each stand alone. The second book is titled Under His Protection and is due out in either May or June. It’s with the editor now.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining the launch today Lily. This book looks like it's a fun ride! I love Vegas, but alas, I never even get near the penthouse floor. The closest I get is my research online. After the craziness of getting a book ready, a private island would be nice.

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  2. Sounds like fun research! :) I agree about location being an important element of a story. Love that you incorporated your travels by coming up with the idea of a casino in a reproduction castle based on an old British fortress.

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    1. The beauty of using exotic locales in your books is all the research you get to do, lol. And then your imagination comes in. As a Caribbean addict, I love the sound of this fictional island. Oh, and the cover is a beauty!

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    2. Thank you Rosalie! I love the Caribbean and wish I could go back soon. Oh well, maybe next year.

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  3. Thanks for having me over, Jamie. Sarah, any excuse to get me to the Caribbean works for me!

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  4. I'm so sorry you suffered for your craft:D. The books sound like a lot of fun, the perfect summertime read (or when you just want summer to come)

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    1. Linda, I'm sure suffering is a relative term. Some suffer more than others, lol. I would suffer again this summer if it were in the budget, but alas, it will have to wait. We can always dream through hunky alpha heroes.

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