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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

when tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed - Deceptive (Deceptive #1) by M.D. Melai, C.S. Leigh

Twenty-one year old Liliana Dapprima was living her life exactly how she planned. She had an amazing job as an interior designer and lived with her best friend Violet in Toronto. But, everything changes when her father forces her to move to New Jersey to re-design his businesses in New York City.

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Published: February 5th, 2015

Twenty-one year old Liliana Dapprima was living her life exactly how she planned. She had an amazing job as an interior designer and lived with her best friend Violet in Toronto. But, everything changes when her father forces her to move to New Jersey to re-design his businesses in New York City. Upon her arrival in New Jersey, she finds out she must live with her old flame, Emilio Amante, who had completely tore apart her heart.

She must learn to live alongside Emilio as she tries to start a new relationship with the new man in her life, Lucas. And to make matters even more complicated, Emilio is Lucas’ boss.

Dealing with a love triangle is hard enough, but then Lily must also deal with secrets from and about her family. She is constantly lied to and when she gets attacked multiple times by a rival family, she wants answers and will go to any extent to get them.

Liliana has been living in a world where everyone and everything is not what it seems.

What will happen when tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed?

GUEST POST
How Do You Keep Your Writing Different

It’s easy for us to be different from other author’s, because we have two different minds that have the same focal point destination. We each have a different writing style, and we end up combining them into one.

Both of us see different points of view and that is where a lot of our writing comes from. We each write a chapter and then the other one goes over it. For example: After Leigh is done writing a chapter then she would send it to Melai and Melai would not only edit it, but put in what she thinks might be missing. It’s also possible that during this time, Melai could come up with a completely different idea than want we had planned. This is usually the time where Melai would call Leigh to talk about her idea and then move forward from there. 

And that is how we combine both of our writing styles.

But before we ever start writing a book, we do a lot of brainstorming. We plan out how exactly the book is going to go and make an outline for ourselves. If in the case above that we have a new idea, then we adjust the remaining chapters, if needed. 

With that process we also avoid writer’s block. Whenever one of us gets stuck, we usually call the other and talk it out. They could have a completely different vision than the other and that is how we push through it.

It’s safe to say that we communication A LOT!

So not only do we have to keep our writing style different from other author’s, but we also have to take our two writing styles and combine it into one. So all in all it actually works out for us, because with us combining both of our writing styles it actually differentiates us from other authors. Win-Win.

About the authors:
M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh are a cousin writing duo that live in North Central Texas.

They are the self-published authors of the Deceptive Series. Deceptive, the first in the series, was published in February of this year. Fugitive, the second in the series, was published in July. They are currently hard at work writing the third book in the series that is slated to be released in the Winter of 2016.

C.S. Leigh has a degree in business administration. When she isn’t writing she is working her day job, that she enjoys as well. Leigh loves being adventurous and shopping. 

M.D. Melai is a full time stay at home mom. When she isn’t writing she is chasing around her very active five year old.

Both Melai and Leigh believe family is of the utmost importance and enjoy spending their free time with them, as well as friends. They are both devout readers, and read as much as time will allow them too.

Their love for books and storytelling is what inspired them to tell the story of Liliana.

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