. It sounds really interesting. My dad and uncle (a mechanic) love drag racing. I love going to car cruises with the 30s and 40s cars, myself.My Inspiration for Conflicted
My story is based around the world of cars, for example drag racing, exhibiting cars at events and so on. This is a big love of mine, and I regularly attend drag racing events. I’m also a member of an owners’ club for my little sporty Mitsubishi, and I enjoy putting it on a display stand along with several others, for members of the public to look at and photograph. This is what gave me the idea to write Conflicted.
I pictured my main character, Paul Appleton, in a similar position to me – struggling to get a great car and make it nice, with not very much money. Of course, I don’t have Paul’s temperament, thankfully! He’s a troubled young man, who has lost several people he cared deeply for, and I’m happy that I didn’t write that part of the story from experience. But the basics came from my own, rather tomboyish love of cars and fixing them up.Inspiration in general
I started writing short stories when I was very young – about 8 years old – but it was only in my late teens that I got into M/M romance. It was prompted by a school friend inviting me to watch a video at her house when I was 15 or 16. The movie was My Beautiful Launderette starring Daniel Day Lewis, and it featured both racism, and homophobic attacks, but it also had some sweet moments between the two main male characters. I started writing M/M romances for my own entertainment, featuring favourite rock stars, more often than not. Years later, I jumped into Fan Fiction, and eventually, after developing a large following and growing in confidence, I decided to try to publish something. And here I am!Blurb
Two competing gangs of car and drag racing enthusiasts with a shared history of pain and rivalry leading to outright hatred. Two men from opposite sides of the tracks, yet more in common than they’d like to admit.
Paul Appleton is a troubled man who has never been in a relationship, having lost everyone he cared for in his life. His mother died when he was very young and subsequently, he lost his brother and his best friend. Now Paul is convinced love will always end in tears.
Greg was living on the streets after his parents died and was stabbed by a junkie, ending up in hospital. The Buchanans took Greg under their wing while doing charity work, and Greg joined their loving family when he was adopted. He and his siblings are also car enthusiasts with much more money and therefore better cars than Paul Appleton’s gang.
When they eventually find a connection, Paul fights his feelings and tries to convince himself his lover is only a temporary bit of fun, but Greg has other ideas.( excerptCollapse )
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Author Bio: Louise Lyons comes from a family of writers. Her mother has a number of poems published in poetry anthologies, her aunt wrote poems for the church, and her grandmother sparked her inspiration with tales of fantasy. Louise first ventured into writing short stories at the grand old age of eight, mostly about little girls and ponies. She branched into romance in her teens, and MM romance a few years later, but none of her work saw the light of day until she discovered FanFiction in her late twenties.
Posting stories based on some of her favorite movies, provoked a surprisingly positive response from readers. This gave Louise the confidence to submit some of her work to publishers, and made her take her writing “hobby” more seriously.
Louise lives in the UK, about an hour north of London, with a mad Dobermann, and a collection of tropical fish and tarantulas. She works in the insurance industry by day, and spends every spare minute writing. She is a keen horse-rider, and loves to run long-distance. Some of her best writing inspiration comes to her, when her feet are pounding the open road. She often races into the house afterward, and grabs pen and paper to make notes.
Louise has always been a bit of a tomboy, and one of her other great loves is cars and motorcycles. Her car and bike are her pride and joy, and she loves to exhibit the car at shows, and take off for long days out on the bike, with no one for company but herself.
I have a bunch of authors heading your way over the new few weeks, erotica, het romance and even crafty non-fiction, so I hope yinz give them a big welcome. Leading the charge is Louise Lyons so I'll let her take over and tell you all about her novel