Monthly Archives: November 2015

Meet the Author: Lis Luccassen

Meet The Author is designed to promote a writer and their current book in a fun and friendly “quick fact” format. This week we have Dutch Contemporary New Adult author Lis Lucassen. I reviewed her debut Heat published by Storm Publishers a few months back. This novel puts Lis on the map in the Netherlands as that nation’s first-ever NA author.

You can read that HERE.

Lucassen, L.

Author Lis Lucassen

My genre

Contemporary New Adult

I started writing because

I had to prove to my daughter that you have to follow your passion in life.

The best thing about being a writer
The possibility to escape.

My current favorite read
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.

 

Heat by Lis Lucassen

Under a burning sun more than a thousand miles from home, Lynn Stevens is trying to get her life back on track and leave memories of that one fateful night behind. She meets Dan, a young man with strangely erratic behavior and smoldering brown eyes, who is on an involuntary vacation with his parents. In him, she sees her own struggle reflected every time she is starting to get too close. Dan doesn’t like being touched. But when he sets out to uncover Lynn’s secret, it means he’ll have to tell her some secrets of his own.

Buy links:
Amazon.com

Amazone.co.uk

Kobo

Google Play

iBooks

Barnes & Noble

Connect with Lis Lucassen:

Facebook Storm Publishers: https://www.facebook.com/stormpublishers

Facebook Lis Lucassen: https://www.facebook.com/lislucassen

 

 

Writing That First Kiss

Today in This Literary Life Dutch Contemporary New Adult author Lis Lucassen shares the joy and tingles of that very first kiss.

Lucassen, L.

Author Lis Lucassen

It’s magic

I love reading about it. I most definitely love writing about it.

And I still remember how it happened to me. For me, it’s one of the most
anticipated and important scenes in every romance novel. It’s the pillar of the story. It’s pure, it’s sexy, it’s everything you hoped for and then it happens… And everything’s changed.

What I’m talking about?

The first kiss.

That magical moment in which the hero and heroine can’t deny it anymore. Their lips touch and their feelings explode.

I’m a sucker for a good first kissing scene. Every page I turn, I’ll hope the next will be the one where mouths glide against each other, where eyes flutter closed and where our beloved characters lose themselves in each other. Completely. Totally.

Writing about that first kiss is all about planning. When will it happen? When’s the right moment? On which page are the stars aligned? If it comes to soon, there’s no magic and it feels too rushed. When it comes too late in the story, the momentum is off and there’s no gratification. It’s like holding on to your favorite cookie, only to find out it’s gone stale when you finally are ready to eat it. And everybody likes their cookie with some crunch, am I right?

A first kiss needs to be just that. Crunchy. And magical. It takes you back to that special moment in your own life, or makes you want it even more if it didn’t already happen to you. In that last  case, let me tell you, you’re the lucky one!

You’ve still got that earth stopping, heart shattering, sense numbing, and totally of the charts blissful moment in your future. For us that are behind the kissing mark, we’re lucky that romance writers exist, so that we can live vicariously through the characters that they gave us.

Lis Lucassen’s latest novel Heat (read my review HERE) is available at these outlets:

Heat by Lis Lucassen

Amazon.com

Amazone.co.uk

Kobo

Google Play

iBooks

Barnes & Noble

Connect with Lis!

Facebook Storm Publishers: https://www.facebook.com/stormpublishers

Facebook Lis Lucassen: https://www.facebook.com/lislucassen