Hello world of Romance Readers, I’m Ciara Lake. I’m a newly published author. Since I was in high school I wanted to write, before pursuing writing I went to college to learn to teach and on to law school to become a lawyer. Currently, my day job is being a family law lawyer, mostly working with children. As of October 2011, I have three books available to be purchased, The Triaxen, Xihirah, and The Ketchikan Man.
It’s wonderful to have this opportunity to blog, sharing my dreams with you. I’m not proficient at blogging, this being my first time to write a promotional blog other than on my web site announcing my books.
I am very excited to be working on the next book in my Xihirian series, Tallusian Nights. The first book is Xihirah. You can purchase at Siren Publishing. Yes, one of my favorite things is making up the titles. I love to make up the names of my characters and the books. Names in books are important, they set the scene. To me the name starts the atmosphere and or character of the adventure or the person.
In Tallusian Nights, the war goes on between the Realmist and the rest of the Universe. The Xihirians are the most powerful military force in the Universe and they come to the planet Tallusia’s rescue and Princess Zalora Zimbali. The Tallusians too are victims of the Realmist intolerance. When creating this series, I took a problem from our world, hatred and prejudice putting it in a sci fi setting. Using real problems in our world makes for an exciting story. Add in relationships, sex, love, and the Xihirian series comes to life.
This Xihiriah adventure shows how hatred can cause immense pain and suffering. It reinforces that being different isn’t bad. Many times the monster isn’t always as it appears or a monster at all. Humans can often times be monstrous too. The Xihirians are shifters, so if you like a good shifter story this is one for you. They are handsome beasts and great lovers. The Xihirian stories are erotic romances with all these other exciting elements making it a fully enjoyable read.
In Tallusian Nights, Clitax Tomron (the first leader of the terrorist group) son, Felix Tomron gives Kael Braeden’s son (hero in Xihirah), Val Braeden a hard time, he’s out for revenge. Revenge always makes a good tale.
It was very exciting to write Tallusian Nights, it just flew out of my fingers as I typed. I’m nearly done and have been writing it for less than a month. There’s still a lot of work to be done to make it publishing ready. I’ve already planned out the next book, no title yet. The next story will be about Val’s Uncle, Kade Braeden. Kade’s a bad boy prince who is about to meet his ladylove and have his adventure and romance in the stars. It always takes the right woman to settle her bad boy down.
Just before I started writing Tallusian Nights, I finished my first book in the Forsaken Series. I’m still working on edits. I’m doing this series with Author Patricia Bates. The series will feature a fantasy world filled with fantasy realms. There will be dragons, vampires, trolls, merpeople, Greek gods, Norse gods, myths, the enchanted forest, and more. Each book is a sensual experience for our readers. Both Patricia and I are very excited to provide this fantasy experience to our readers.
Recently, in October of 2011, eTreasure’s Publishing published The Ketchikan Man. This is a short story set in our day and world, in the wilds of Alaska just outside Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska is a gorgeous place. Leea, from Oklahoma, enjoys a texting relationship with a man in Alaska, Lucan. She works up the nerve to go meet him. It has its risks to meet people like this, so do beware of doing this in real life. But, Leea’s and Lucan’s adventure is wonderful. Leea learns about a paranormal world within our own, falling in love with a man who claims her as his mate. This is a sweet romance.
I have other writing plans as well. I just love this writing career. It’s wonderful come home each night and devote some of my time creating wonderful worlds and adventures, romances that are committed and forever. At first, I was embarrassed that people I know might be aware I write hot romances, but I’ve gotten over that. I’m proud of my stories. I love my stories, my characters and want others to enjoy the adventures too.
To write is a true stress relief. After all, in my fictional worlds there’s a big difference from the world I work in, divorce court. There’s always a happy ending in my books. sci fi and paranormal books are the most exciting to write. There are no limits to what I can imagine and write down. The books on my upcoming list are another Triaxen adventure, a Xihirian book 3, a book about a guardian angel and a chef in the beautiful state of Maine, and several more Forsaken books.
Also, check out The Triaxen. If you like vampire stories, you will like this story. This is also available at Siren Publishing. This book came about because I wanted to write about vampires. I love vampire stories, but I decided to be different and write about a race of people, The Triaxens, who live a long time and are pretty much indestructible. They bite too. Krevan Vallex, the hero, is strong, fast, with a bite only for his mate. It’s a great story with a lot of action. Both the hero and the heroine are running from things that have hurt them into each other’s arms.
Writing is a true stress relief for me. For those who have great stress, try writing. If you decide to write, remember it’s a learning process. A skill that’s developed over time. From when I started, I’ve seen myself grow into a better writer with each book I write. Also, having a good editor is an excellent way learn to perfect your skills. Interestingly, I met Patricia Bates because she’s an editor that helps authors with her company Scarlet Scribe Edits.
Thank you to the Bookwenches for the opportunity to blog via them. And thank you to all the readers who enjoy my adventures in love.
Reading and writing is a wonderful diversion from an often-difficult world. I love to create my own stories and have control over how things will end. It’s exciting to create brand new worlds and characters. My imagination can come alive.
In sci-fi and paranormal stories, I can invent wonderful places and people. Anything is possible in these genres and that’s limitless. I’m able to create an escape into a special world filled with unique and fantastic things and there is always a happy ending.
A high school teacher inspired me to write. However, instead of initially pursuing my writing career I became a lawyer. I work in divorce court, so erotic romance is a great escape. There can be true love and happy-endings, at least on my pages.
My two children and I have two good-humored dogs that share our home and ease our stress. I have traveled and lived all over the world and these experiences have given me great creative ideas.
I look forward to creating many more adventures in romance.