CHANGING WEBSITES!

Hi, everyone! I’m here to announce that this website is moving! You’ll still be getting plenty of news and updates, even poetry, from me, but now it will be on my official website.
I’ve been with WordPress for years, and will still be keeping this site up (it has a lot of exclusive poetry), but felt I needed to move to a bigger host.
The new link is below!  I look forward to “seeing” you all there! There’s a section to see all my current work, upcoming projects, press features and ways to contact me. The only thing I have to update is my events page, which will be coming shortly.

http://lilyluchesibooks.wix.com/lilyluchesi

CHANGING WEBSITES!

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Miranda’s Rights” Coming January 8th, 2016!

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Hello, readers! First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my debut novel, Stake-Out. Your purchases, reviews and promotions have been invaluable to me! So, if you liked Stake-Out, Vamptasy Publishing and I have some great news: book two has been approved for publication! Yes, the second book in the Paranormal Detectives Series was accepted by Vamptasy. Miranda’s Rights will be released on January 8th, 2016, so mark your calendars!

As soon as I have cover art (the cover is being done by the amazing Rue Volley again!), I will update this post.

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Miranda’s Rights (Paranormal Detectives Series Book Two) Coming soon from Vamptasy Publishing! The dead don’t always rest easy. Retired detective Danny Mancini is haunted by nightmares after he found out that paranormal creatures exist. All he wants is to forget them…especially a certain half-vampire. When cursed werewolves show up trying to kill him, he is forced to go back to the Paranormal Investigative Division for help against a powerful old enemy. What he was not expecting was a dead ex showing back up after twenty-six years. Sound good? I hope so! If you haven’t read Stake-Out yet, I advise that you do, so you will be caught up by the time Miranda’s Rights is released! You can purchase it as an ebook or paperback by clicking here!

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PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Miranda’s Rights” Coming January 8th, 2016!

99 Cent Book SALE!

In honor of Prime Day on Amazon, my debut novel Stake-Out is only 99 cents! Hurry, the sale ends tonight! Click the link below to go straight to the Kindle ebook option.

Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Book One) from Vamptasy Publishing.

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In a world overrun with the Undead, one ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge.
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99 Cent Book SALE!

99 CENT BOOK SALE!

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Hi, everyone! Now you can read my bestselling, debut vampire novel, “Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Book One)” for less than a dollar, but hurry! The sale lasts from today through Sunday only! (July 3rd, 4th and 5th.)
As always, it is still FREE on Kindle Unlimited for KU users! Use the link below or click on the photos to get your copy today!

Regular ebook price: $2.99
Sale price: $0.99

Please feel free to also share the promo poster here and let all your friends know about this sale!


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PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Death, Love and Lust” Anthology

Hello, readers! I am very happy to be able to announce my next project! I signed the contract today that my short story “The Devil’s Dozen” will be featured in the upcoming anthology Death, Love and Lust! The anthology will be published by Hot Ink Press (a sister company to Vamptasy Publishing, the company who published Stake-Out), and edited by the wonderful Catherine Stovall. It is set to release on November 14th, so mark your calendars!

Below is the synopsis of the story and some teaser images I made for it. This is my very first attempt at writing erotic romance, and I am very pleased that my submission was considered acceptable to be placed amongst some truly talented erotica writers! (Of course, this is erotic horror, as horror will probably always be my main genre.) NOTE: this story is LGBT!

All Claire wants to do is get some gas and go home. She never expected to become involved in a very deadly Friday The 13th myth with a very beautiful woman.thansbedroom devilsdozen devilsdpzenpromothanclaire

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Death, Love and Lust” Anthology

RELEASE DAY for “Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Book One)”

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It is finally ALIVE! My debut novel, Stake-Out, is live on Amazon Kindle, and a print version will be available soon, all thanks to the wonderful people at Vamptasy Publishing (an imprint of Crushing Hearts And Black Butterfly Publishing)!

You can now add the book to Goodreads and purchase it on Amazon!

If you want to see what everyone is saying about Stake-Out so far, visit this post. You can peruse all the wonderful press I’ve gotten so far and see what popular review sites and acclaimed authors think of the book!

Below is the synopsis and promo photos. Feel free to share them anywhere, any time! Happy reading!

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Detective Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn’t even human: he’s a 200 year old rogue vampire!

The department doesn’t believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.

Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young and very attractive Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.

But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny’s strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.

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BLOG HOP: Seven Facts About Me (Lily Luchesi)

(NOTE: This is an ORIGINAL BLOG HOP, not a BLOG TOUR. This is an entirely ORIGINAL post, not shared/third party material.)

“This blog hop is designed to show our readers a more personal side. We list seven interesting facts to help cast light onto that tough writer’s persona we all like to project.”

Rules: You post 7 (seven) facts about yourself and then links to 15 (fifteen) blogs (or as many as you can!) that you rate and recommend.
See  Laurie Starkey’s blog for more info.
If your blog is tagged/recommended you don’t have to participate but it would be great if you do. The  more the merrier!
Thanks to Helen Treharne for inviting me to join!

SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME:

1. I finished my first novel at the age of fourteen and still have plans on getting the revised version published one day. It’s about a nineteen year old girl who’s next door neighbor turns out to be a vampire under a malevolent spell to kill her and rule the world. Yes, I love vampires!

2. I love to write to music. Usually I try to go for silence when working, but one day I put on a fast-paced CD called Smash The Control Machine by Otep and, before I knew it, I was writing sometimes as fast as she was singing/screaming/rapping. I put away a record of ten thousand words that night. I’ve never hit that high again!
I also get inspired by music in general. Sometimes its lyrics, but a lot of the time it’s the emotion in the singer’s voice that hits me. I wrote a make-up scene in an as-yet-unpublished romance novel based solely on the fact that the tone of a singer’s voice made me regretful and want to cry.

3. I love two things that surprise people: crime dramas and sports. Danny, the main character in my upcoming novel Stake-Out, was inspired by Elliot Stabler on Law and Order: SVU and Oscar Vega on Motive. My mom and I will sit down together abd watch NCIS marathons all the time.
I play almost every sport. I love to watch hockey and baseball (go Blackhawks and Cubs!) and there was a time when I toyed with becoming a professional soccer player. I also love to watch the WWE (I do consider pro wrestling a sport, though I know some don’t). An aside: my favorite wrestler is Dean Ambrose.

4. My favorite author is Stephen King. Sixty-eight books and counting and his talent hasn’t waned, in my opinion. He’s managed to give me goosebumps, nightmares, and made me care about people that aren’t even real. I aspire not just to frighten like him, but to create characters who are as real to the readers as his are.

5. When writing, I’ve been known to ignore everyone around me. I specifically remember a moment a few months ago when I was deep in the zone and, apparently, held an entire conversation with my mother without even remembering what was said!
There are times I’ll ignore all social media for weeks and have people asking me if I’m okay haha.
For me, writing is everything. It’s what I can do. It’s my only skill (along with reading, editing and watching TV, that is) and if I couldn’t write there’s a chance I’ll lose my mind.

6. A more personal thing about me that actually does have a little to do with my writing: I’m a chronic sufferer of depression, two types of anxiety, insomnia and PTSD. I was officially diagnosed at seventeen after being inside of a burnng room (my room; the house was on fire). I’ve wanted to die so many times, but I’m here. I’m here because I refuse to give up. If I do anything in my career, I hope I inspire others to keep pushing through whatever issues they have.
We are never given anything we can’t handle.

7. I’m an anime and paranormal lover! I watch Studio Ghibli films all the time, use a Dragon Ball Z purse, and have a tattoo for the TV show Supernatural (which was also made into an anime).
I’ve been obsessed with anime and ghosts my entire life (and have had quite a few paranormal experiences). My first novel (out May 19th, 2015 from Vamptasy Publishing) is paranormal crime, and I believe most of my work well center around the unusual. It’s just who I am.

GREAT BLOGS (also include the two I posted above):

Kelly Smith Reviews

A Life Among The Pages (Robert Zimmerman)

Books Make Me Happy (Jennifer Morris)

Desires In The Dark (Sheila Hall)

Vanessa Finaughty

Stephen Kozeniewski

Lisa Kessler

The Bogfather

BLOG HOP: Seven Facts About Me (Lily Luchesi)