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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Interview of Author Lacie Nation

Today it's my privilege to present an interview or romance author Lacie Nation.

Latest Book: So Beautifully Broken
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I live in Columbus, GA, with my amazing boyfriend and dog. I started writing many years ago, but recently decided to attempt publication. I was lucky enough to find Secret Cravings Publishing who offered me a contract. The things I write start out as something I don’t intend on anyone else seeing. I clean it up and create characters that are strong, loving, and fierce.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?
A: When I stopped feeling like I was going to pass out, there was a lot of happy tears and maybe some squealing, but I won’t admit to it.

Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write? Why?
A: The easiest parts for me to write are the emotionally charged and dramatic scenes. If I could just write that and no fillers I would be so happy. It’s the easiest because when I write I tap into places that I don’t deal with everyday. If I’m having a bad day then my poor characters suffer. The stories I write are from a very personal place, I’ve experienced it first-hand so it’s easier for me to write about something I’ve felt than it is to make it up as I go.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: Lilly is my favorite character because I was able to tell my story and what I went through, through her. Everything she felt, did, or went through was something I had to overcome. I’m proud that I’ve been given the opportunity to tell a story through a strong character like her so that maybe one day it will reach someone who’s going through what she has and it will help.

Q: Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind as you “head write”?
A: Yes, I make sure and write certain traits that can be seen in your head as you read. My favorite thing to describe is a character’s eyes. I truly believe you can see a person’s soul through their eyes.

Q: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
A: Dramatic/action scenes. I love to write a good action scene that gets the blood pumping. I also love to write scenes that make you cry. I have a friend that is just tough as nails. LOL…she’s my tester, if I can make her cry then I know the scene is good to go.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: I would absolutely love to write something supernatural or paranormal. I love reading them and have so many ideas, but writing it terrifies me. I don’t know why.

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Lilly’s entire life has been filled with people who have manipulated, violated, and hurt her beyond repair. She is left feeling as though the numbing affect of drugs is the only way to cope. She’s back in her home town now and starting a new job at Tilt. What happens when she meets a group of people who understand her pain and love her in spite of it? What happens when she meets Jack, her boss and former addict? Will she be able to live a life filled with love and people who support her not tear her down?

Follow Lilly and Jack though their relationship as they fight demons from Lilly’s past that come back with a vengeance.

Jack could see her out of the corner of his eye, crumpled on her knees, her hands fisted in her hair. Her eyes were on them, but indicated she didn’t know what was going on anymore. Lilly truly looked trapped inside her own mind. Something frightening to see.

The man Jack had pinned looked stunned. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to…”

Nick, seeing what had happened, ran up to help. He tried to go to Lilly, but she screamed again when he touched her shoulder.

Cade tightened his grip against the man he was holding. He looked at Lilly then back to his captor. “You don’t touch a woman unless she asks you to!” Cade shouted as he shoved him to the exit.

“Nick, get this piece of shit out of my bar!” Jack pulled on the collar of the man’s shirt and slammed him against the wall again. Jack’s voice was low and steely as he spoke, causing the man to shiver as Jack threw him towards Nick. “You don’t ever touch her.”

Nick grabbed him roughly, causing the guy to stumble as he dragged him.

Jack looked towards Lilly. Seeing her like that physically hurt. Rocking back and forth, her eyes never blinking as they darted around the room with absolute horror flashing across her features.

“No, no, no… please.”

The way Lilly cried out was heartbreaking. With almost no volume to her voice, the amount of pain and fear rang in her tone louder than the music blaring through the club. Jack knew it would haunt his dreams for the rest of his life. He had never heard anyone sound so beaten.

The pain radiating off of Lilly was palpable and felt as though it was his pain as well, crashing down on him, weighing him down. As if someone knocked the wind out of him, his knees buckled. Before he knew it, he inched towards her on his knees with an outstretched hand, wanting nothing more than to pull her into his arms and protect her from everything.

Jack couldn’t say anything else due of the lump in his throat.

When a lone tear streamed down Lilly’s face, Jack couldn’t stop himself. His hand reached for her face to wipe the tear away. Lilly came back from where her mind had taken her, if only a little. Jack felt like there wasn’t anyone else around, like it was just her and him on the floor in his club.

He picked her up, not thinking it might send her further into her fear, and walked quickly to his office. Closing the door with his elbow, he gently set her on her feet, still holding on to her.

“You’re safe now, Lilly.” Jack wished with everything in him that she would feel safe.

“I’m tired of being afraid.” Lilly’s voice broke when she spoke. Her eyes pleaded, begging for it to just go away.

“What are you afraid of?” Jack kept his voice soft, a need to hold her growing stronger with every tremble of her body.

“Breathing… s-sleeping…” Another tear rolled down Lilly’s cheek. “Life.” She choked on her words.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I’m honored to have had the opportunity to put my work out there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Thank you so much for having me!


jean hart stewart said...

Powerful writing...I loved the excerpt....

Mary Corrales said...

Intense excerpt. I could see Jack and Lilly as if they were standing right in front of me. Excellent writing, Lacie.

Lacie Nation said...

Thank you guys so much! Sorry I didn't respond yesterday but I thought the interview was today. Thanks again

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