Day 23 continues with my little Kombi van brooming around Victoria time to meet up with Lilliana Anderson and her Beautiful Series. Check out her 6 Quick Things .
Bestselling New Adult Romance Author, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting.
When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting. When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
6 Quick Things
A quote that means something to you.
‘Sticks and stones are hard on bones, Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart.’ Phyllis McGinley, "Ballade of Lost Objects," 1954
A song that describes you.
Across the Universe by The Beatles - because nothing is going to change my world.
Who is your book boyfriend?
Remington Tate from Real by Katy Evans. Because I love the way he communicates his feelings through music. It’s really beautiful.
Who is your book girlfriend?
Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series - simply because that girl has the worst diet in the world and the worst that happens is a tightening of her jeans. I wish!
Author that inspired you and why?
Barbara Kingsolver. Because I read The Poisonwood Bible years ago, and I have thought about it every day since. My dream is to write characters and stories that resonate with my readers as well as hers do.
Will you be attending the Indie Author Down Under Gold Coast event 22nd March 2014?
Abso-effing-lutely! I can’t wait!
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Series Title: Beautiful Series
Published By : Lilliana Anderson (self-published)
Date Releasing : 30 November 2013
Genre : New Adult Romance
A Beautiful Series Book 3 - May be read on it's own, or in order.
Naomi thought she'd met someone wonderful when Elliot came into her life, but he simply wasn't into her. It's the story of her life.
While everyone around her is settling down, she gives up on trying to find her Mr Right, and turns back to the one thing she has always loved - music.
Enter Marcus, he was a year above Naomi at school and she always had a killer crush on him. He now fronts a band with his older brother Theo.
Marcus has the reputation of a playboy and Theo, well... he's just bad news. But their band is doing well and Naomi has the chance to join.
After spending some time in their company, Naomi see's something in each of them she can't ignore. She wonders if joining the band was perhaps a bad idea - you should never mix business with pleasure. Especially when that pleasure could divide families...
“What can I get you?” I ask as my next customer comes to the front of the line. The self-assured smile is there, but I can see a little doubt in Marcus’s eyes as he stands before me. I wonder if he knows what happened with Theo.
“What are you doing here? We waited for you for over an hour,” he says over the music.
“I’m not here,” I yell back. “I’m just a figment of your imagination. In fact, you’ve been imagining me this whole time. I’m not even a real person.”
“Come on Naomi,” he returns, completely ignoring my sarcastic tone. “I’m just here to talk to you.”
“Maybe I don’t want to talk to you. Do you want a drink or are you just wasting my time?” I state. Hands on my hips as I look at him pointedly.
“Why didn’t you come to rehearsal?” he asks. Still ignoring my avoidance techniques.
“Because you and your brother are jerks. I don’t want to be in a band with either of you.”
“Why? What did he do?” he asks, moving to the side as other patrons come to the bar and order.
I focus on them for long enough to take their orders and pour their drinks. Slapping down their change in front of them as I turn my attention back to Marcus.
“It was both of you. You and your stupid flirting. Him and his stupid anger issues. I just don’t need this shit in my life. I have a job. I don’t need the band.”
“What? Working in a bar?” he says, gesturing his arms at my place of work. “Yeah. I can see you’re really talented.”
“It pays the bills. There’s no shame in that,” I retort.
“Naomi, we’ve got this great offer for a gig and we need you. Is there somewhere we can talk – please?”
Placing my hands on my hips, I glare at him. At his handsome face, and his pleading eyes. Then I look around at the nightclub. At the patrons milling about drinking, at the two girls who are the only dancers on the floor. Then I return my gaze to Marcus. The life he offers is so alluring. I just don’t know if I’m strong enough to get past all of the emotional baggage that seems to be coming with it.
I walk over to Kylie and ask her to keep an eye on things for me, before beckoning Marcus to follow me into the staff room with a flick of my head.
“This is cosy,” he smiles as he enters the tiny room and looks around. “Do you think your friend thinks we’re in here doing…” I don’t give him the chance to finish, instead spinning around and pointing an accusatory finger at him. “Why didn’t you ever tell me...
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Tomorrow I will be visiting with Kimberley Clark.