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Monday, July 17, 2017

Interview - Omega's Choice by Lilli Carlisle



Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Omega’s Choice is a paranormal/fantasy romance that has been described by one reviewer as being: “Reminiscent of good old-fashioned, fairy tale-style fantasy, Omega's Choice combines beloved and familiar characters like ogres, unicorns and werewolves, and combines them with some more modern paranormal twists.” (I’m flattered by this btw) Even though he doesn’t want to be there, and has no hope of being chosen, Alpha Aldric Forst of the Black Ridge Wolf Pack goes to the Omega Celebration at the King and Queen’s palace. Princess Helena has waited years to choose her Alpha, and Aldric is the man she’s set her sights on. She worries that he will never accept her independent and strong nature, and he doesn’t think anyone as special as Helena could ever choose him. Evil lurks and the celebration turns dangerous. Aldric and Helena must fight for their lives and solve a mystery before anyone can have a happily-ever-after.

If you are a parent do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting? Any tips for time management or sneaking in writing time?

Luckily my daughters are twenty-two and twenty-four, and they allow me all the time I need to write. But when they were younger I had stepped away from writing for many years as life took over. I’m so happy to be back at something that I love to do.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

I’m sure it’s happened at least once for every writer, where they see someone they know creep into one of their characters.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

My guilty pleasure is sitting on my front porch, with a glass of wine and listening to music. Okay, to be honest I bring the whole bottle outside with me and a bar of milk chocolate

Of all the characters you’ve ever written, who is your favorite and why?

In Omega’s Choice Helena was one of my favorite characters. She’s smart, kind, talented and strong. She’s an omega with a special sensitivity to others emotions which helps her heal others mentally and physically. She doesn’t back down from a fight and battles right alongside Alpha Aldric.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

 The next book in the series is Ceva’s Chance and it should be out in the next few months. The lead characters will be Ceva – a white witch and Helena’s godmother who you meet in Omega’s Choice - and Lothar, a warrior, who you also meet in Omega’s Choice. In Ceva’s Chance, Lothar and Ceva travel around the kingdom in an attempt to save shifters from an old threat.

What book are you reading now?

Christine Feehan’s Shadow Reaper.


Omega's Choice
The Black Ridge Wolf Pack
Book One
Lilli Carlisle

Genre: PNR, Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing

Print Length: 183 pages

Publication Date: May 25, 2017

ASIN: B072BYT7GK

Tagline: Scarred but powerful, Black Ridge Wolf Pack leader Aldric Forst has been selected to mate with an Omega—but first he must protect her from the dark forces that would corrupt her magic.

Book Description:

In a realm of elves, ogres and white witches, where danger is ever-present, Princess Helena Lichtenberg lost her parents at a young age. Raised by her uncle and aunt, Helena values family above all else. Now, as decreed by tradition, it is time to select a mate.

HER ALPHA

Enormous, scarred and scary, Black Ridge Wolf Pack leader Aldric Forst has never drawn the eye of any Omega. Why would he? But, on this, the night of what he swears is his last selection celebration, everything is different. One of those most beautiful, magical and powerful women, the niece of the king and queen themselves, wants him. And Aldric has never wanted anything more in return. No force—no matter how dark, no matter how powerful—will take Helena from him.

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EXCERPT:

Princess Helena took that moment to turn toward him again. Instantly, his heart raced, his palms became sweaty, and a nervous excitement rolled around in his stomach, which he wasn’t entirely sure he liked. After all, he was a feared warrior, people looked to him for guidance and strength, and now he felt like he was going to pass out because a gorgeous woman was smiling at him with such joy.
As Amalia spoke to Helena, the princess’s small omega stone on her forehead glowed, and it was impossible to miss the waves of happiness coming from her.
“Looks like the princess is happy you agreed to dance with her, brother.” Godric looked about ready to burst with excitement. “Should I call home and have the rest of our party get on the road?”
“No, not yet, Godric. Let’s see how the evening goes first. Then we can call in reinforcements.” Aldric didn’t want to get ahead of himself. He refused to be let down again. “What do you think Lady Amalia meant by she’d waited years?”
“I have no idea, but I do know the only way you’re going to find out is by asking the princess herself. Ready to waltz, brother?”
“At least all mother’s lessons are about to come in handy. What if she expects our normal life to be like this?” Aldric panicked.
“Okay, now you’re just looking for problems that aren’t even here yet. Get out there and sweep that princess off her feet with the alpha you are. Wait until I tell Cassandra she was right yet again.” Godric had a look of absolute glee at the prospect of making that call back to the pack.
“Yeah, well, if Cassandra was right about this, brother, then she also predicted that I would have to fight for my omega.”
Godric turned to face Aldric and all humor fled from his expression. “If we have to fight for your omega, then it’ll damn well be one we win, I can assure you of that. If this night goes well, I’ll be calling in more warriors as well. They will be here before the sun rises.” Both Theron and Tofa nodded in agreement, even if Theron continued to tap away on his tablet.

“We shall see, Godric. Let’s hope I don’t step on her foot. Then it may be the royal guard we need to fight.” Aldric laughed as he, Godric, Theron, and Tofa stood and made their way across the ballroom to stand in front of King Leonidas, Queen Alexandra, and Princess Helena.
Princess Helena was simply stunning; her emerald green eyes beamed with happiness as he approached. Aldric had never felt this level of immediate attraction before in his lifetime. Helena’s curly blonde hair was pulled away from her face, showcasing her royal tattoo and tiny vines twisting down her slender neck to her collarbone. Her smile lit up everyone and everything around her and her green eyes shone with happiness.
Aldric, Godric, Theron, and Tofa stood before the king and queen, bowing respectfully and waiting for King Leonidas to speak. The entire time, Aldric hoped like hell he didn’t screw this up.
The room had grown strangely quiet.



About the Author:

Lilli Carlisle lives outside Toronto, Canada. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapter, Toronto Romance Writers. Lilli is a mother of two wonderful girls, wife to an amazing man and servant to the pets in her life. She writes both contemporary and paranormal romance and believes love should be celebrated and shared. After all, everybody needs a little romance, excitement, intrigue and passion in their lives. Lilli loves to hear from readers, you can find her here:


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