Work has been the focus of Helen Mathews’ life for the last seven years. Determined to prove her father wrong, and that she is as good or better than a son would have been, Helen has sacrificed her personal life to make it to the top in her land development company. But putting the projects before friendship and love hasn’t been easy. Even when the project is as good for the community as a hospital, there are always losses.
David Sherman is good at winning. He’s built his company from the ground up and is ready to play with the big boys. Or big girls, in the case of his newest development. Helen and her company are the perfect partners for his current project. She has the drive and the power he needs. If only she’d stay put and stop disappearing on him. Something is wrong and if there is one thing he can’t resist, it’s a puzzle. Or a weeping woman.
When a Gypsy curse interrupts a life devoted to work, Helen must find a balance between the wilderness and the boardroom. But is there a chance for balance when David charges to the rescue? One thing for sure, Helen is no damsel in distress.
Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual – perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.
All of the above is just so much silliness. When not living up to her pen name, Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate(true story).
Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance in all of it’s varying heat levels. She loves the chilling moments and the humor in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.
Interview with Lilly Cain:
Q: Hi Lilly! Tell us a little about yourself.
LC: Hello! It’s great to be here and to introduce myself. My name is Lilly Cain and I’ve been writing romance in all it’s sexy sub-genres since 2010. I live in Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a place that’s rich in literary history, but a lot of my work is in the paranormal, or far future. Still, the long, cold winters encourage a lot of romance and a lot of writing! I have two nearly grown daughters and spend my life surrounded by family and…books!
Q: Tell us about your heroine. What inspired her quirks and struggles?
LC: My heroine, Helen, is a serious workaholic. She’s got a big chip on her shoulder and she’s done some things on her way to the top that weren’t the wisest. Not that she’s a bad person. She’s just a little confused about priorities. She’s got to learn that friends and families should come first. That loyalty is earned. That a girls should have some free time and some serious fun. Be a little wild. Being cursed brings that to a whole new level!
Q: Tell us about your hero. What motivates him?
My hero, David, is handsome, powerful, successful…and bored. He loves mysteries and Helen presents a big one. What is she up to? Where does she go? Is she in trouble? And David has this little streak of white-knight in him that’s just looking to solve that mystery and save the damsel. Except with Helen’s troubles, he’s in over his head. Pursuing her could turn out to be deadly.
Q: What is your ideal reading experience?
LC: I am a big believer in the Danish ethos of Hygge. So, when it’s cold and rainy I am cuddled up inside finding comfort in hot chocolate, a warm blanket, my reading socks and candles. All the good stuff. All the quiet comfy stuff that makes most people feel happy. Fuzzy, soft, warm, yummy. And a wonderful book that makes me forget all those comforts and reminds me of the world far from my Nova Scotia home. Reading really is traveling in the mind. I want to be in some small town falling in love with the guy rebuilding my heritage inn. 🙂
Q: What is your favorite part of being a published author?
LC: Hearing from readers! I love hearing from people who enjoyed my writing. It’s a thrill to hope that someone has used my book to escape the same way I do when I read books I enjoy! So I am easy to reach out to. My website is www.lillycain.com and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I really don’t do a ton of social media, but if you want to reach out that way you can find me at facebook.com/lillycain and way a reader prefers, a quick hello really makes my day.
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
I don’t think we can talk about much these days without bringing in Covid-19. It’s a scary time. I hope everyone is taking care, social isolating, and practicing their Hygge. Cozy up, relax, and escape into a book. And for those out there in the healthcare industry (like several of my friends and family), thank you!!!