This week’s guest for Friday Five is Lynley Wayne. Thanks for visiting the blog, Lynley!
So, Lynley, what kind of books do you read for fun?
These days I don’t have a lot of time to read. When I do find the time, I read whatever catches my interest. Mystery. Romance. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Suspense.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Books, obviously! Outside of books though, I’d have to say my chai tea. Without it I wouldn’t be able to function.
If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be?
1. To be able to download my thoughts directly to a computer. (would make writing so much easier)
2. To be able to travel anywhere with a thought.
3. To be healthy and in shape.
What is best writing advice you can give?
Be true to yourself. This is assuming you’ve already taken the most common advice writers give, and that is to write. You have to write the story you want to write and not the story you think you should write. If you don’t care about your story or your characters, it will show in your writing.
Can you share a little about your current release with us?
Facing Demons, book three in the Scars series, just came out on Oct. 3rd. This story is about Seth and Cam. They’ve known one another since they were kids. Cam’s life isn’t ideal by any means. His father is abusive and drags him into a life of motorcycle gangs, drugs, and guns. While Seth knows about some of what Cam has to deal with, he doesn’t know it all. Seth begins to have feeling for Cam, but Cam is determined to stay just friends. It takes awhile but Seth eventually convinces him to give them a chance. However, circumstances out of their control cause them to go their separate ways. Fast-forward eleven years. Cam’s in trouble so he turns to the one person he knows he can trust…Seth. It’s a story of drug cartels, dirty law enforcement officers, love, and facing the demons of the past.
At the age of fifteen, Seth Dempsey gave his heart to Cameron Reyes. Three years later, Cam shattered it when he walked away. When Cam blows back into Seth’s life years later, Seth knows he will do whatever it takes to ensure Cam doesn’t slip away again. Even if it means going up against a corrupt DEA agent and a drug cartel.
Cameron Reyes was born on the wrong side of the tracks. He fell in love with Seth, but knew the only way to keep him safe was to leave, no matter how much it hurt. Eleven years later, when his life implodes, he knows the only person he can trust is the boy whose heart he broke all those years ago.
While they fight to stay one step ahead of everyone and clear Cam’s name, can they learn to work together in order to face down the demons of the past and find the happily ever after they have dreamed of?
Lynley Wayne is the pen name of a thirty-something female living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When not writing, she can usually be found reading and thinking up creative ways to avoid housework. She is married to a very understanding man who doesn’t complain when she spends hours in front of the computer, or talks for hours about whatever story she’s working on, or asks random off the wall questions. He also keeps her fed on those occasions when her muse has taken over and she loses days at a time. Yeah, basically he’s vying for sainthood.
Lynley strongly believes everyone is entitled to their own version of happiness, no matter how it may differ from the norm. She writes characters she wants to read and hopes others like reading about them as much as she enjoyed writing them.
It is her hope that one day society will be able to look past the labels and see the person behind them. That they will realize we are all the same. Until that time comes, she will continue telling stories of a love others may believe is wrong, but she thinks is nothing short of beautiful.
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