Solstice Sizzle (Pagan Pleasures Bk 2)
Johan Rogers is a sharpshooting family lawyer who is close to burn out. This is affecting his ability with the Magiks and his once reliable skill as a medium. On a whim, he’s come south to Edi’s shop, Crystal Sands, for a break over the summer solstice. He’s looking for fun, nothing serious, and definitely no commitment.
That’s how things start with the stunning Nova. But then a side of him he’s repressed to be a lawyer begins to emerge. Can he get a handle on his emotions, or will Nova help him to realize his full potential with the Magiks?
Nova McGinnis is struggling to find her unique skill with the Magiks. She’s been repressed too long, and despite Edi’s help, her ability is erratic at best. It’s been nearly a month of trying and she’s made minimal progress. Frustrated, she sees Johan as the perfect distraction.
It was meant to be just a summer love affair, but things are developing into something more lasting. Will a hot love affair prevent Nova from discovering her Magik ability, or help her?
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Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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Change of Plans
By Lilliana Rose
Disaster. One of my favourite cafés has closed. This is a little more dramatic for me, because I love to write in cafés. I have my favourites which I frequent, because of the quality of coffee, the atmosphere, the friendly staff (some who are the only people I might talk to during the day if I’m in the middle of writing a novel), and if they are close to where I live.
The other day I had to drive to the other side of town for an appointment. I thought a I could combine the trip and then go to one of my favourite cafés. I had to drive past the café on the way to the appointment, and to my horror it was closed. And not a closed for today, or opening late today sort of closed. It had shut up shop. Forever. I had so been looking forward to being naughty and buying a cheeky lamington (it’s an Aussie sponge covered in chocolate and coconut, and this one is made with marshmallow inside of it, oh my yum!) with my coffee, and spending a little time writing (or trying to write as bubs was with me).
What was I going to do now? Plan B wasn’t forming in my mind. Simply I needed another café. But where? And there’s always the risk of trying a new café and things don’t always work out. The atmosphere isn’t quite right for me, or the coffee too milky. I was in a risk free mood, and yet, here I was having to do that. I wasn’t in the frame of mind to try something new or different to my routine or what I was used to.
Through the appointment all I could think of was where am I going to have my morning coffee where I can write? I wanted to go to a café where I could take a pram, and one where there was a bit of a rustic, organic vibe to help the creative flow. I wanted to soak up the atmosphere so the inspiration would stay with me for the rest of the day.
It took a lot of thinking, then I remembered a café down the road. Relief! And it was the perfect solution. I had a lovely coffee, room with the pram and a more than a few minutes to write. There were beautiful organic vibes for me to absorb. The staff super polite and friendly. Thank goodness! And I’ve got another café to add to my list to go and visit.
All wasn’t lost.
It’s obvious to think there’s not really any risk here, and that it’s simple just think of another café to go to. In a way it was. But it did take a bit of thought for me to work through this. It reminded me of the process of problem solving. The chance to think on my feet. And to be flexible with the pre-made plans of the day. I also got to practice it for something simple, so when the big problems come along I’ll be ready. I tell you things seem not to go to plan at all very often as a writer, so you’d think I’d be used to this!
There’s a lot more than just plan B and having to go to a different café. For me, it’s also about being willing to try something different, to change the plans – on the fly. And to remember that this can actually help the inspiration and lead to some creative progress.
I might just need to try a new café more regularly!