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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

the scars they leave behind - The Becoming by Lilith Thorn

18++ "Couldn't put it down. It's a book that surprises you on all ends. Its a light read, with dark subjects. Its a romance, but leaves the reader with something to think about. It also has a few illustrations in the book which really add fuel to the creativity of this book." Amber, Goodreads


Niamh is a good wife. She learned early on that crossing her husband had consequences. Living quietly in the shadowed cage he has formed around her, Niamh suffers his secrets and bares the scars they leave behind.

On the night of her biggest humiliation Caleb enters the ballroom changing Niamh’s course forever. He brings safety to her dark world and introduces her to the possibility of escape. Will Niamh’s love for Caleb be the key to her freedom or will it be her undoing?

Chapter One – Pg. 1

He is the man I would have noticed first, had he been in the room when I arrived. As it was, he arrived “fashionably late”, as we’d say now. Men and women alike stole glances as he strode through the doors; we were too polite a society to stare.

He is the kind of creature that draws all eyes to himself without doing much to deserve it. Though this was not his home, he was the king of the castle. Even in my distracted state, I soaked in his energy, felt him before I saw him and, like a magnet pulling me, my body turned toward him.

Had I been anyone but my demure self, my jaw may have hung open or I may have walked toward him to embarrass myself with a bumbled, unasked for introduction. Instead, as his eyes met mine, I quickly glanced away and blushed. Later – much later – he would tell me it was the blood rushing to my cheeks that drew him to me.

About the author:
Born in Dundas, ON, Lilith Thorn is a restless wanderer. Her first move was to St. Catharines where she earned a Theatre degree at Brock University. Despite her parents’ wish that she would return home and work at McDonalds after graduating, Lilith refused and instead moved to Toronto to give acting the ‘Old College Try.’ After years of sacrificing her other passions for the stage and an empty bank account, she put away those dreams to say “Yes” to a different adventure. This took her to Dublin, Ireland for a few years where she met, fell in love with, and married another Canadian who took her to the one place she said she’d never live: Yellowknife. After nearly a decade in Canada’s Great White North, Lilith looks forward to further adventures with her husband and two children, just about anywhere. 

Lilith Thorn is a pen name, the pseudonym used to protect the innocent; that is, so she hopefully never has to explain to her mother-in-law over dinner that she has written an erotic novel.

Author's Giveaway


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Lilith Thorn said...

Thanks so much for hosting. (Not a bad way to start a Tuesday.)

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds like a great book.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great cover, thanks for sharing!

Lilith Thorn said...

Thank you Stephanie and Victoria for stopping in and checking out The Becoming's first virtual book tour.

Bernie Wallace said...

Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

James Robert said...

Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

Bea LaRocca said...

A lovely cover and intriguing synopsis. This sounds like a wonderful, emotional read.

Nancy Payette said...

What made you want to become an author?

Bea LaRocca said...

Happy Friday! Do you have any reading or writing plans for the weekend? If reading, what are some of your favorite genres?

Mya Murphy said...

Such a beautiful cover!! I can't wait to read this!! ❤❤

Sandra D. said...

Looks like a great read. Amazing cover.

Bernie Wallace said...

When do you think your next book will come out? Congrats on the release.

Lilith Thorn said...

Hello Bernie,

I would love to see The Becoming turned into a movie. Though, in my own logic, I prefer to watch the movie first and then read the book to avoid disappointment.... it wouldn't work in this situation. :)

The next book is still being written. A release date is still TBD.

Lilith Thorn said...

Hello Bea, (That's my niece's name)

I am on vacation in Victoria, BC right now. I have been taking every opportunity I have had to read. I just finished Erotic Stories for Punjabi Windows and Suicide Notes. Both books I really enjoyed. I'll start writing again once I arrive home.

My favourite genres... I tend to read anything and everything. From cereal boxes and up. I prefer fiction, something with some drama and lean toward books with a female perspective, but am open to anything that draws me in.

Lilith Thorn said...

Hello Nancy,

That's a great question. I actually don't know what made me want to become an author. I started out my adult life as an actress. I plugged away at it for eight years, twelve if you could school. During this time I was writing, plays, poems, stories. Eventually, when I realized that the starving artist life meant I had to give up so many opportunities I decided to try another career path. That's when I got my diploma in Journalism.... out of the pan and into the fire. Though writing meant I could travel and say yes to so many other things that acting didn't... pushing writing into a career seemed like a natural next step for me.

Danielle merkle said...

Sounds like a good read