Happy Wednesday. I’m excited to welcome bestselling author, Lily Baldwin, who by the way, has some of my favorite romance covers!
Tell us about that AHA moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer.
I have always loved to write. I attempted my first book when I was 12–a coming of age in Nazi Germany of all things :)–but To Bewitch a Highlander was my first real writing attempt as an adult.
Share your favorite scene from any of your books.
I love the scene in Highland Thunder when Brenna cuts her hair. I love the end of A Jewel in the Vaults–I cannot reveal why, it would spoil the moment for those who have not read it.
Romance is such an incredible and exciting genre to write in. However, if you could be a bestseller in any other genre, what would you choose? Why?
There is a historical fiction story I am dying to write–I will get to it.
Who is your latest book boyfriend/girlfriend? Why?
I just finished writing To Love a Warrior, and I am admittedly still in love with the hero, Garik. He was all twilight to me with his black hair and wintry blue eyes….sigh…
What is the most romantic place you’ve ever been?
Hay upon Wye–loads of used book stores and a beautiful castle. What more could a girl ask for?
Name your favorite real life hero. How have they influenced your life?
My sister–she taught me to strive and not to be afraid of the grandness of life.
What’s the hardest lesson you’ve learned from your journey as a writer?
Time management! Balancing writing and marketing and being a stay-at-home mom…tricky business.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Actor/Actress: Too many fabulous actors to pick a favorite.
Favorite Movie: Currently…Cairo Time
Favorite century and why?: Right now…the 19th…a time of grappling for the old while new horizons unfold.
Favorite Food: Indian
Least favorite vegetable: Egg plant
First boyfriend/How old?/Why did you like him?: Daniel, 9, he liked my skirt.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Earnest, forgetful, hard-working, caring, loyal
Here’s Lily’s latest release — To Love a Warrior.
Destinies unfold. Secrets are revealed. The Isle of Mull will be forever changed.
Half Highlander, half Viking, Garik MacKinnon was not born on the Scottish Isle of Mull, but fostered there in his youth. Now, he leaves behind his home, once more bound for Mull, to join the MacKinnon warriors as they answer Robert the Bruce’s call to arms. He is ready for battle, eager to fight for Scotland’s freedom. What he is not prepared for is his encounter with Nellore, a shield maiden from Mull, whose allure defies all reason.
Nellore has the strength and skill of a warrior but the heart of a woman. When the men are called away to war Nellore must aid those left behind to safeguard their village against attacks from the MacLeans—a feuding clan to the south. She understands her duty to her clan. She is ready to take up arms against the enemy if need be. What she is not ready for is the ache that fills her heart when war pulls Garik from her side.
Desire ignites and battles are waged as both Nellore and Garik learn what it means to love a warrior.
Where to connect with Lily…
Thanks for stopping by today Lily!