I’ve met awesome (and camera shy) YA author, Poppy Lawless, through the Falling in Deep Collection. She’s one of 15 authors writing paranormal summer romance novellas. (: She agreed to do an interview! Yay! Pre-order the awesome: here.
Tell me about you. What do you write?
I write romance that spans from fantasy romance to romantic comedy. My latest release, The Glass Mermaid, is a sweet romance with a dark edge. I am planning a 3-book set of paranormal romance novellas set in Chancellor where we find Kate, my mermaid, in The Glass Mermaid. After that I’ll be releasing Love & Chocolate, a romantic comedy. I have another series planned thereafter, and it’s also in the romantic comedy line.
When did you start writing? When did you start publishing?
I’ve always written. I remember scribbling stories when I was in elementary school. The Glass Mermaid is my toe in the big romance pool. I’m really excited to get started on this adventure!
Has there been a progression through genres in your writing?
Yes. I used to write more literary, but now I just want to write stories that will touch people’s hearts, help them see good in the world, bring them hope, and make them laugh. The Glass Mermaid, my latest, is about having faith that the universe wants to bring you light and love.
What authors do you like to read?
I have a wide range of author fangirl moments! I love Bella Andre, Sarah Addison Allen, Deborah Geary, and so many more!
You have something coming out very soon. Tell me about that.
On July 14th I’m releasing my first novella, The Glass Mermaid. This short and sweet novella tells the story of Kate and Cooper. Kate is a mermaid whose mer-magic is coming to an end. Cooper is a man dying of cancer who never had a chance to fall in love. Kate and Cooper are undeniably attracted to one another, but neither wants to take the plunge for fear of hurting the other. They are both truly lovely people, and I really enjoyed writing their story.
The Glass Mermaid:
I’m the last mermaid.
I’m back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.
Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love them.
Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.
It’s not a question, it’s a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one.
I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her.
All life is as fragile as glass.
What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?
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Sinfully delicious tales of romance . . .
Love mermaids? Looking for a great beach read? The Falling in Deep Collection, a collection of 15 unique tales of creatures of the deep, is rolling out the first novella in their collection at the end of May.
From mermaids to sirens, Miami to Athens, dark paranormal romance to contemporary stories with steam, the fifteen award-winning and best-selling authors of the Falling in Deep Collection are bringing you mermaid tales like you’ve never seen before.
Every week beginning May 26th, 2015, we’ll be releasing one unique, never-before-published novella! Each novella will feature our favorite creature of the deep: mermaids.
The Falling in Deep Collection (May – September Releases)
Scales by Pauline Creeden
Ink: A Mermaid Romance by Melanie Karsak
Of Ocean and Ash by A. R. Draeger
Deep Breath by J. M. Miller
At the Heart of the Deep by Carrie Wells
The Mermaid’s Den by Ella Malone
How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
The Glass Mermaid by Poppy Lawless
An Officer & a Mermaid by Blaire Edens
The Water is Sweeter by Eli Constant
Cold Water Bridegroom by B. Brumley
A Beyond the Sea Prequel by Emily Goodwin
Immersed by Katie Hayoz
Siren’s Kiss by Margo Bond Collins
To Each His Own by Anna Albergucci
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