Saturday, June 14, 2014

Author of Love is Fire - Guest Post

Lyssa Layne writes about her book Loves is Fire that was released in May. 
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” –Joan Crawford
Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancĂ©, and fellow doctor, isn’t ready to give up on loving her though.
Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he’s afraid he’ll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter the ropes and pass on his passion to him.
When the proby tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he’s found his future wife, but can he convince her to love again?
You can purchase Love is a Fire on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
Words from Lyssa on her writing journey
"What a long strange trip it's been." That's how I can summarize my journey from deciding to write a book to officially publishing it. I started with a simple idea and just started putting it on paper. It was nerve-wracking when I finally let people read my writing. The Internet is nice because there's still anonymity so no one can "laugh" in your face but at the same time, people will tear you apart limb by limb when they don't have to say it to your face. Every time I get a good review, I am on this super high and I go back to re-read my favorite parts of the book. Then I'll get the occasional fellow author who pipes in and tells me everything that's completely wrong with my writing and it's a major blow to the gut. The one, major thing I've learned from this whole process isn't where to place commas or how to write a happily ever after ending, it's that you can't let the negative bring you down. For every one negative comment, I've got ten more positive ones and the positive ones are what I need to focus on. My advice to budding authors is don't give up, take the good with the bad, and as long as you love your story and your characters then readers will too. Best of luck in your writing endeavors!  
You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at Lyssa Layne 
Don’t forget to add Love is a Fire to your bookshelf on Goodreads!

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