paranormal romance

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her 4)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her 4)

The Queen of the Ocean has risen.
Once more, the Crown has been claimed by a tainted soul.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

And here we are, in the final month of 2021… which means that today I am celebrating my final release of this year! The Deep of Him, book 4 in The Sea of Her series, a Paranormal Romance in a tropical ocean setting, is out today! ❤️

The Queen of the Ocean has risen. Once more, the Crown has fallen into the hands of a tainted soul. In book 4, Leilani is taken to the sinister world of the Deep, where nothing is as it seems and the truth of Keanu’s past is slowly unraveling…

 

The Deep of Him is available in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Deep of Him is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her #4)

The Queen of the Ocean has risen.
Once more, the Crown has been claimed by a tainted soul.

As a new curse comes to life, Leilani feels the sea slip into shadows darker than ever before, and realizes it is up to her to defend it.

But how can she fight back against the most powerful queen all of mankind has ever known?
How can she fight back, when her Guardian, her dear stranger from the sea—the one who has been chosen to protect her, the one man she has given her heart to—is wearing a mask she cannot see behind?

Leilani is taken to the sinister world of the Deep, where there are countless secrets to be unraveled, violent games are being played, and where she will have to choose whether she will remain the girl she has always been… or embrace the side of herself that she’s been running from for years.

Maybe only then, she can save Keanu.
Perhaps only then, she can save the sea.

 


 

The Deep of Him takes the story of Leilani and Keanu into darker depths. Writing it felt very different from the previous three books — and yet, it simply felt right for their tale to take on such a sinister twist, as I’d been hinting at it since book one. Confronting them with their own shadows and that of the world around them, really made them grow as characters and I enjoyed seeing them change, even though sometimes it was painful.

It was such a special manuscript to work on ❤️

Many questions will be answered in this book — yet many more will be raised 😉

 

Book 5, The Pearls of Her, will release soon in eBook and paperback on March 15th in 2022!

 

As this year is coming to an end and The Deep of Him is my final release, I just want to thank all my readers for their unwavering support. I keep repeating myself, but it truly means the world to me to see you enjoying my books 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Dearest Sleepwalkers, Monster Kissers, and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

This week is starting off strong, as today I am featured over at the blog of M.S. Wordsmith with a very fun interview in which I share some things about me, tell about my writing process, and talk about my favorite authors and books!

 

Read the interview here~

 

Well, that is it for me! I’m going back to work, as this week I will be very busy preparing THE DEEP OF HIM (The Sea of Her #4) for its release on December 21st. Only a few weeks left until the story of Leilani and Keanu continues — and let me tell you, in this book their journey is taking them to dark, dark places…

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga 3.5)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga 3.5)

“The Night Angels will have their revenge.
And you will meet the destiny you deserve, Summoner of Light.”

 

Dearest Sleepwalkers,

At last, here’s another new release in the series of the Insomnia Saga: The Origins Files, book 3.5, the third short story collection that connects to the historic story lines referred to in ORIGINS.

The Origins Files contains a short story written from Orion’s perspective, and a novella in which the story continues from the eyes of Alain, his best friend Frankie, Orion once more, and a brand new character called Eleanora… who prefers to be called “El”, actually. If you’d like to meet her, grab your own ebook or paperback copy here!:

 

The Origins Files ebook edition is available for $1.99 on:

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Barnes&Noble
GooglePlay

 

and can be found in paperback edition for $8.99 on:

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• The Origins Files (Insomnia Saga #3.5)

The Origins Files contains a short story and a novella, told from the perspectives of Alain Somnus—the first Summoner of Light to ever rise—, Orion Fleming—the founder of the Night Angel Cult—, Frank Miller—a young man struggling to find his place in the world, no matter how much it has changed with the arrival of the Prowlers of Night—, and Eleanora Smith—who moves through the night like a thief and dreams of vengeance.

“The Night Angels will have their revenge.
And you will meet the destiny you deserve, Summoner of Light.”

In File #1 Orion Fleming remembers when he first met Nilisa Solovey, a wealthy girl who never should have had eyes for a poor boy like him, and yet fell in love with. Now the mother of his child, she has offered herself to be the Queen’s human host… but is Orion prepared to sacrifice the love of his life—or will desperation and heartache cause him to reach out to the world’s strongest Summoner, Alain Somnus… and betray the Night Angels?

The story of love and betrayal, secrets and guilt continues in File #2 as Alain finds out that Nilisa has given her body to the Queen of the Prowlers of Night, and he decides to step in as the savior the people believe him to be—though not without the help of Frank and his other friends, while having to deal with a young woman called El who knows more than she should.
His secret is on the verge of being exposed.
And the greatest battle he has ever fought is awaiting him, long-limbed and dark as night… and disguised as a girl of shadows.

 


 

The writing experience of each of these Insomnia Saga short story collections is a special thing for me. It’s actually quite different from the tales I usually write, as the history of this series isn’t a happy one, and so it forces me to explore darker themes and settle for sad endings, rather than the (bitter)sweet ones I tend to choose — simply because that makes me feel good.

Just as was the case with the previous two collections, The Origins Files was once again interesting to write, and maybe even a little challenging, because it was so sinister and sorrowful. Still, I really enjoyed myself, and in some cases I believe it’s fine to step out of your comfort zone for a bit.

The cast of this series is ever growing, and I hope you all feel just as connected to the new voices of Orion and El as I do. Please enjoy reading this latest installment to the series ❤️

 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment down below, on social media, through email; I’ll get back to you ASAP 🙂 Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads!

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Months are going by fast, time is running, sprinting, rushing on, and here we are, in the final week of October — which means that today, on the 26th, we’re celebrating the release of The Tide of Her, book 3 in The Sea of Her series, a Paranormal Romance in a tropical ocean setting ❤️

Leilani and Keanu have fled to Cosmos Island, where they live in secret for they can’t let anyone find them. Meanwhile, Leilani is trying and failing to get much-needed answers from the sea, and Keanu keeps his eyes fixed on the shadows, constantly afraid that his past will soon catch up to him…

 

The Tide of Her is available as in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Tide of Her is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her #3)

The Twins are gone.
Leilani and Keanu have taken the Crown.
And they can’t let anyone find them.

The forces of the sea are keeping them on Cosmos Island, where they try hard not to get noticed and live their new life in secret, while keeping the Crown safe and out of anyone’s reach.

But Keanu sees danger in every face and every gesture, and Leilani is trying but failing to get answers from the sea. She has no idea what is expected from her, no idea where she’s supposed to go, what she’s supposed to do.

Or where to find the King of the Ocean.

Then Leilani and Keanu meet an enigmatic woman, who claims to have all the answers they need—but it soon appears to come at a cost which neither Leilani and Keanu are sure they can pay, especially when it seems that while Leilani is growing stronger, Keanu only grows weaker and weaker still.

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.


 

The Tide of Her marks the first half of the entire series, and it was such an intense book to write. On the one hand, the story slowed down and I got to explore the relationship between Leilani and Keanu and add some more details to the overall world-building, while on the other, the pace drastically picks up near the end and I finally got to write some scenes that were in my head ever since I began working on book 1 at the start of this year.

Without giving away any spoilers, let’s just say that Leilani’s and Keanu’s journey is still far from over, and that they’ll have to face many more challenges.

Book 4, The Deep of Him, will release soon in eBook and paperback on December 21st!

Once more, thanks to all my readers who are supporting this series, and with that I mean both who leave wonderful reviews, as well as the quiet ones who I know are out there, even if we don’t speak (just know that you can drop me a message anytime you want!) 😉 Thank you~

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 🙂

 

— Lynn

 

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HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

I held my breath, terrified to make a sound.

I did not know how I got here: lying on my stomach on the floor, under a bed which I first thought was my own… but this was not my room.

Something moved in the shadows and I flinched, but then grew perfectly still as I caught the shimmer of eyes watching me, wide and scared.

Other children.

I was not alone.

Several of us were hiding here, under the bed and with nowhere else to go.

My heart pounding, I dipped my head a little lower and peeked out from my hiding place, finding a room with a gray carpet, gray desks placed alongside the gray walls, a gray chair upon which sat… a man, wearing a gray suit, yet not a gray top hat — no, that one was black, a hue so utterly dark that it would never be able to catch a ray of light.

The man was tall. Unusually thin. He reminded me of a scarecrow.

Of a skeleton.

He was motionless, and I released a shuddering breath, and—

Whirling around, he turned on his chair.

The man had no face.

It was white, simply white, an empty sheet, pale flesh without features, and yet…

And yet, I knew he could see me.

 

Greetings scaredy-cats and and horror-fanatics, and welcome to the second part of my 2021 Halloween blog post series, “When I Used to Dream Nightmares”! 🎃

 

As I told you all in the previous post, when I was 5 or 6 years old, I went through a phase in which I was often terrorized by pretty horrific nightmares, and the one above is one of the few which I still vividly remember.

To be honest, even at 29, I still think this one is pretty disturbing.

While my nightmare of the Skeleton Dragon was a recurring dream that plagued me about two or three times, this was — thankfully — a standalone, so the Faceless Man only visited me once. The nightmare was just as I described it above, yet somehow, I had all this knowledge while I was in the dream, and I knew this creepy guy stole children from their parents and then just kept them in that room. Which makes hiding from him seem like a pointless thing, I guess, but that’s just the way dreams work, right? They often don’t make sense, and neither do your actions. I just figure that the other children and I simply did not want the Faceless Man to see us.

But, what did he want from us? Would he eat us? Lock us up somewhere?

I never got an answer to that, since the dream stopped the moment his face turned toward me, and luckily I woke up in my own bed, in my own room, with no terrifying intruders present.

Yet that is exactly what has been intriguing me as I got older: how often does it happen that a nightmare stops at the exact moment that something truly creepy would happen? To me, that is always the case.

Which is why today, I’d like to talk a little about the power of suggestion — or rather, the horror of it.

 

Now then, let’s be honest: what is often worse? The idea of something terrible happening, or actually going through it?

In my experience it is the first.

Like back at high school, when I had to give a presentation before my teacher and classmates, I used to be so terribly nervous it made me feel sick. Yet when I was actually standing there, doing it, I often forgot all about my nerves and it turned out not to be that bad.

The same goes for watching a horror movie (what?)! Often the first half is the scariest for me, when inexplicable things happen — when objects move, but you don’t see what has touched it. When there are sounds and moans at night, but you never see what is making them. When the camera shows you that something is watching the protagonists, but you never get to see what it is.

Then, usually, during the climax of the movie you get to see this horrific monster or dreadful ghost that usually, for me, breaks the spell and takes away all fear, because somehow, actually seeing the devil isn’t as scary as not seeing it while knowing it is there.

Personally, I always like to add this to my own stories — I don’t write ghost tales (maybe I will one day, though!) so I can’t get away with keeping the demon invisible, but I do like to build up the tension in a scene first. Like I did in the prologue of INSOMNIA, when Jodi is playing with her dog and he disappears into the field of the farm, out of her sight. She can hear he gets hurt, but doesn’t know what is going on. Once she finds her dog, he turns out to be wounded and bleeding.

And then the sun sets, a shadow falls over her, and she knows, she senses something is behind her.

For me, the idea of a situation like this simply fills me with dread; not being able to see what is there, yet knowing that something is lurking behind you, wanting to hurt you.

Writing the part of that scene that comes after, of Jodi being attacked by the Nightprowler, was still pretty terrifying for me to write — but I do think one should never underestimate the power of suggestion, and how much scarier it is than when a character faces off with the actual monster.

 

But, that is just my opinion! What do you think? Is the mere suggestion of something scarier, or do you  dread the part that comes after, the actual showdown with whatever devil is haunting the story? I’m really interested to know how others think about this, so please leave me a comment down below! Who knows, I might learn something from it as a storyteller 😉

 

This concludes part two — which is also the final one! Thanks so much for reading everyone; please feel free to reach out to me 😀

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

May your dreams be filled with lovely nightmares…

 

(Oh, and… don’t forget to listen closely for the sounds in your house at midnight. Who knows what you might hear — yet will never find…?)

 

— Lynn

 

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HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part one

HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part one

The rough texture of the rocky floor scraped against my feet, and heat pressed down on my skin.

All around me, the world was burning.

From the corners of my vision, I saw the walls to my left and right pulse in the rhythm of a heartbeat; the walls seemed to be made of both stone and fire, the red-glowing magma oozing heat, heat, so much heat, and a wicked kind of darkness that tangled in my chest and made the air in my lungs heavy and suffocating.

I did not want to walk on.

Yet I did.

My heart racing, I took a step forward and then another one, emerging from the narrow cave into a larger one, the ceiling so high that all I could see were shadows — that is, if I would look up.

I did not.

For the floor, the walls, my body, everything began to tremble as a deep, thundering roar shook the cave, so loud that it was deafening, the cacophony vibrating in my very bones.

A creature rose from the sea of fire before me, blocking my only path, its eye sockets empty and dark — they were infinite shadows in which I found nothing but emptiness and corruption.

It was a monster.

A devil.

A dragon.

Made of bones.

 

Well, I can imagine by now you are probably wondering: what is this? Is it a new story? Has this crazy author written YET ANOTHER new book?

Nope, I have not, sorry!

This simply is the introduction to my very first Halloweenish blog post of 2021, part one of “When I Used to Dream Nightmares🎃

 

Sometimes I get asked whether I find inspiration in my dreams, and although I sometimes actually do (but that’s for another future blog post), I must say that often my dreams are just plain weird, don’t make any sense, and really are actually pretty mundane.

But that hasn’t always been the case.

As a child, I went through a phase in which I often dreamed nightmares. I think I was about 5 or 6 years old. I had a few of them every week. I don’t remember for how long this went on, and most of the time the nightmares were different, except for this particular one which I kept dreaming for several times.

It was the nightmare of the Skeleton Dragon.

That’s how I came to call it, as this monster must have visited me at night at least three times. I can still remember it so vividly, and it’s exactly as I described it above; suddenly I found myself in a dark, burning cave, where I felt unsafe and simply knew something bad was going to happen. But I couldn’t go anywhere else, and all I could do was walk on.

Then, the dream ended with the dragon rising from the lava and towering over me, roaring and intimidating.

After that, I always woke up, and ran over to my parents’ bedroom.

 

Back then it seriously terrified me and I remember actually being afraid to go to sleep at night, scared for whatever I would dream, even though my parents kept telling me it was just a dream and that it could not hurt me. Yeah, well, what else could they say to me? They couldn’t just pluck this horror scenario out of my head.

Nowadays, however, I find myself intrigued by my dreams from back then. Especially since I was so young, and I don’t recall ever having seen a horror movie at that age (I think I was 9 years old when I saw my first really creepy one).

Although, I think I can see where this Skeleton Dragon nightmare came from: back then, I used to play this game for the Nintendo 64 (yep, I’m talking about the good old 90’s here!), called Yoshi’s Story. There was a particular level in which you had to find your way through a cave and battle against fire spewing bone dragons. And oh wow, how that level terrified me 😅

If you’d like, you can watch a part of it here:

 

To be honest, now I actually think the dragons look quite cute and not very scary at all, but bear in mind that I was no older than 6 years old back then, okay? My dad and sister used to play this level for me, because I wasn’t brave enough.

But after the nightmare kept recurring, one day I was simply sick of it — and so I turned on the N64, inserted the game, sat down, and forced myself to play through the level all on my own; and with that, somehow, I managed to shove my fears aside and before I knew it, I had defeated this terrible creature.

The nightmare never returned after that, not even once.

And that was a turning point for me: that is when my fascination for horror and scary things began.

So in the end, I am grateful for the nightmares I had as a kid, as they were actually filled with fantasy, and simply were a reflection of my wild imagination that was a bit too much to handle for me at first, but then became something I loved and began to feed by playing video games, watching movies, and reading books 🙂

Nightmares aren’t all bad. Some are, in hindsight, pretty awesome.

Or is that just my wicked mind talking?

 

🎃

 

All right, this is it for this week — later this month I will return with part two of “When I Used to Dream Nightmares“, as I’ll tell you guys about a whole other dream as well as the horror of suggestion… and how that often returns in my storytelling 😉

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

May your dreams be filled with lovely nightmares…

 

— Lynn

 

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COVER REVEAL & BOOK RELEASE: The Sea of Her 3 and 4

COVER REVEAL & BOOK RELEASE: The Sea of Her 3 and 4

Dear Weepers of Pearls and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Today I am officially revealing the covers for THE TIDE OF HER and THE DEEP OF HIM, books 3 and 4 (out of 6) in The Sea of Her series!

Of course, if you’ve read/finished the second book, chances are you’ve already seen the cover for book 3 in the back, as is the case in both the ebook and paperback edition… but I’m officially revealing it nonetheless (please bear with this excited writer). The cover for book 4, however, hasn’t been shown or leaked anywhere yet, so prepare to be surprised! 😉

 

The story of Leilani and Keanu continues in books 3 and 4 of The Sea of Her (Paranormal Romance), as Leilani unravels more and more secrets about her identity, Keanu desperately tries to outrun his past, and together they’ll have to find a way to accept their shared destiny and answer to the ocean’s demands, while trying not to let anyone or anything force them apart and drown their love…

 

And here we go… the cover reveals:

 

 

There they are, in gorgeous vibrant colors that scream ocean and magic ❤️ (screaming in the most pleasant of ways, naturally.)

What do you all think? Personally I totally love them; I think that they fit the previous two covers perfectly, and the color scheme is spot-on for the overall mood in both of the books. I just love that THE DEEP OF HIM feels a bit darker despite the bright shades of blue and purple, because it really fits the storyline, as I talked to you guys about in last week’s blogpost.

 

Release dates (mark your calender!)

• THE TIDE OF HER releases on October 26th in ebook and paperback

• THE DEEP OF HIM releases on December 21st in ebook and paperback

 

I’m looking forward to these releases, since I cannot wait for you all to read these installments of Leilani and Keanu’s story! Hopefully you’re just as excited as I am 😉

 

Please feel free to leave a comment down below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also reach out to me on social media, or through email ( contact(at)lynnrobin.com )~

 

— Lynn

 

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writing THE DEEP OF HIM

writing THE DEEP OF HIM

“I have failed the sea,” she whispers.

“Oh, dear Princess… haven’t we all?”

— The Deep of Him (The Sea of Her 4)

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

If you happen to follow me on social media, you probably already know this… but last week I’ve begun working on the fourth book of The Sea of Her series, entitled THE DEEP OF HIM ❤️

I thought it would be fun to dedicate a blog post to tell you all a bit more about the writing process of this manuscript, such as what is currently inspiring me and how it feels to me to be working on this book 🙂

Shall we dive in?

 

Since book 3, THE TIDE OF HER, isn’t published yet, I can’t go into details as that would mean giving away a lot of spoilers (and nobody likes spoilers!), but I think it’s safe to say that going into the second half of the series (as this is book 4 out of 6) is pretty intense.

To be honest, as I was taking notes of all my ideas for THE DEEP OF HIM over the last summer while also working on the plot outline, filling out the details and deciding where the story would take the characters, I was equally excited and a little bit worried about where it was going.

Although the first three books certainly have some darker themes going on, there was also room for a lot of magic and (most of all!) romance. It made them quite relaxing projects to work on for me, as my characters actually had a chance to take a breather from time to time and even enjoy some cozy scenes, such as Leilani working in the restaurant, or her and Keanu exploring Hibiscus Island by visiting other towns and spending lazy afternoons in beautiful forests.

THE DEEP OF HIM, however, feels much grittier as it explores the darker themes that were mostly hinted at in the first books, forcing Leilani and Keanu into situations neither wants to be in, confronting them with choices of life and death. This made me a little apprehensive at first, as I wondered if this book would fit the other three and would answer the readers’ expectations (yes, you guys!).

But as I wrote the first few chapters last week and as I’ve been working on the manuscript this week as well… I’ve come to the realization there’s nothing to worry about. Leilani’s and Keanu’s characters are bound to grow and evolve, that’s what series are for after all — yet they still feel like the same persons to me, and the things they’ll be going through in this book have been inevitable from the very start.

The funny thing is, I was worried about the very same thing when I worked on book 2, since it has way more action than the first and also felt a lot darker to me — yet the reviews and responses I’ve received so far for this book have been nothing but enthusiastic, as many readers even said they enjoyed THE WAVES OF HIM even more than THE SEA OF HER, while already loving that one.

Working on THE DEEP OF HIM is absolutely awesome. I’m enjoying myself so much, because the chapters are filled with tension and shadows. The writing flow has been amazing from the very first day I began working  on it — today is the fourth day of writing, and I’ve already finished 15 chapters. Need I say more? 😉

 

Even though The Sea of Her series isn’t “Halloweenish” at all, this time of the year is certainly inspiring me, mostly because of the book’s darker atmosphere that just suits the autumn season so well.

But let’s talk about my other great source of inspiration when it comes to writing: MUSIC ❤️

To let you guys get a feel for this book, I’d like to share two tracks which I’ve been listening to non-stop while writing the first chapters! The first one has a bit of a sci-fi vibe going on, which may seem like an odd choice for me since The Sea of Her has not a single sci-fi element in it (how could it, if it’s a Paranormal Romance book, right?), yet the mood is simply perfect. The second track is a more tragic one, which I feel fits Leilani pretty well 🙂

 

 

I hope you enjoy this music as much as I do~

 

It’s time for me to wrap up this blog post, and get back to work on THE DEEP OF HIM 😉 I’m really enjoying the writing process (the flow is just magical), and super excited to see where this journey will take Leilani and Keanu — even if it leads them to the darker side of their world. I’m sure they’ll only come out of it stronger ❤️

 

Please look forward to THE TIDE OF HER, book 3 in the series, coming very soon on October 26th! I can’t wait for you all to read it 😀

Thanks so much for reading today’s post~

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Waves of Him (The Sea of Her 2)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Waves of Him (The Sea of Her 2)

The waves are rising.
The ocean is awakening.

It seems that not only Leilani’s letters bind her and Keanu’s destiny together.

So do the Twins.
And so does the Crown.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Yes, it’s true! Today we’re celebrating the release of The Waves of Him, book 2 in The Sea of Her Paranormal Romance series. After the major cliffhanger (please forgive me, I couldn’t help myself; I guess I like torturing my readers *evil grin*) of the first book, now comes the awaited continuation of the story…

Leilani has sacrificed herself in order to save Keanu’s life — but he’s not about to give up on her without a fight and certainly not planning on breaking his promise to her: to be the savior she has wished for all this time.

 

The Waves of Him is available as in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Waves of Him is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Waves of Him (The Sea of Her #2)

To save Keanu’s life, Leilani has sacrificed herself and agreed to become the Bride.

As the Twins take her to their castle in the ocean, Leilani soon discovers truths and secrets about both the brothers and herself which she never imagined.

When the Twins announce that the wedding will take place in two days, Keanu gives in to his raging anger and slips back into his dark past in order to be the savior he promised Leilani he’d be — while receiving unexpected help from a mysterious force in the ocean.

But perhaps Leilani can be a hero herself, as the powers of the sea grow stronger in her veins.

The waves are rising.
The ocean is awakening.

It seems that not only Leilani’s letters bind her and Keanu’s destiny together.

So do the Twins.
And so does the Crown.

 


 

The Waves of Him was such an exciting book for me to work on. It also felt a little bit darker than book 1, as I got to explore the world from Keanu’s point of view and found out more details about his grim past. I truly hope you will all enjoy this sequel and that some of your questions will be answered… 😉

Also, book 3, The Tide of Her will release soon in eBook and paperback on October 26th!

Last but not least, I’d like to thank you — my readers — from the bottom of my heart for your support of this series! It has already received such wonderful reviews; I couldn’t be more grateful and happy ❤️ In all honesty, releasing a brand new series is absolutely terrifying and I’ve experienced some moments of mild anxiety at the start of all this (lol), but you guys give me the courage I need to keep going as an author and keep publishing new books! Thank you, thank you, thank you ❤️❤️

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 🙂

 

— Lynn

 

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The Magic of Going Off the Grid

The Magic of Going Off the Grid

• The Magic of Going Off the Grid •

 

Sometimes you just need a break.

 

Right?

 

Don’t get me wrong, I think the Internet is one of the best inventions ever made. Also, I enjoy social media and have mostly positive experiences with it. Then again, I like to share my words with the world. I like to share what I’m working on, daily.

 

But sometimes the endless chatter of other people, even when you can’t actually hear them, can be deafening. As you scroll through your feeds, you’re confronted with hundreds of opinions, so many different ways of thinking, so many eyes that perceive the world differently. And no matter how strongly you believe in your own opinions and perceptions, no matter that you’re absolutely certain about the road you’ve taken… all those voices still manage to find a way to creep into your mind.

 

And then the whispers begin. And soon those quiet voices turn to shouts and screams.

 

Before you know it, you start overthinking things way too much, you start to worry about other people’s thoughts, you start to imagine scenarios that haven’t even happened yet and probably never will… and then you feel tired. Burned out. And instead of seeking silence, which you actually long for, you return to those platforms again and again and soak up even more noise — only to fill your head with even louder shouts and screams.

 

Sounds familiar?

 

To me it certainly does.

 

I’ve had a crazy last couple of weeks. My summer holidays had started, but it didn’t really feel like it.

 

On my first holiday Monday I got my very first vaccination. The side-effects weren’t too bad. A sore arm for a couple of days, but mostly I just felt tired. I’d planned to, but didn’t write a single word, because I honestly couldn’t be bothered. Which was fine, right? Because it was the holidays.

 

Tell that to my brain: I just couldn’t fully rest, didn’t allow myself to, because I was still working on The Tide of Her, book 3 in The Sea of Her series. There was this constant voice in the back of my mind, nagging me to work on it, to just finish the manuscript…

 

So, I gave in to that voice in the second week of my holidays. And it felt great! I wrote chapter after chapter, everything was just flowing. And yet, at the start and at the end of every writing day, I felt utterly exhausted. First, I figured I was just tired from the creative process and needed a break.

 

Yet that wasn’t the case.

 

After a few days, I realized that besides writing, I was also furiously checking and updating my social media, while also constantly checking the number of downloads for The Sea of Her; the ebook edition has been available for free since the day of release, and it has been crazy. The book has already been downloaded far more times than I expected — which is awesome!

 

But, what happens in my mind, is this: I keep looking, daily, at the increasing downloads. Then, I start checking sites such as Amazon, Kobo, and Goodreads to see whether anyone has already read it and placed a review or left a rating. And even though The Sea of Her has already received several reviews, which have all blown my mind and I couldn’t be more grateful for, I start worrying about all those other people who have downloaded my book, are maybe reading it, and… Will they love it? Will they hate it?

 

That’s what was exhausting me. Not the writing. But really, worrying about how my writing could be perceived by others. Which is absolutely pointless, because it is out of my control, and every single book, every single author out there receives both good and bad responses. Because there are so many different people with different opinions and views, right?

 

Which is fine. That’s simply the way the world works.

 

Luckily, I realized this soon enough. I also realized that I am not writing for the people who possibly don’t like my books. I write for those who do love them and care as much about my characters as I do.

 

So, on Wednesday night I made a decision. I still had 5 chapters left to write for the manuscript, and I decided it was time to finish them all; to just sit down and finish the book. And to do so, without any distractions, without constantly reminding myself of all the different people and countless opinions out there, I had to go off the grid for a bit.

 

The next day, I immediately turned off my Wi-Fi, simply opened my manuscript, and began to write. It was just me and my story, just me and my characters, just me and the fictional world I have created.

 

It was awesome. It felt just like when I was still a teenager and simply wrote stories for myself (as I told about in my previous blog post). When I didn’t worry about other opinions. When I barely had any social media accounts. Long before I stepped into the world with my books, wanting to be seen, to be read.

 

Those five chapters practically wrote themselves, the words simply flowed, and I was so invested in my characters and world that I, just for a little while, forgot about everything else. When I finished the very final chapter, I swear my legs were actually shaking with the adrenaline of it (spoiler alert: the ending of The Sea of Her book 3 is INTENSE).

 

Writing like this again was such a wild ride, and I loved every minute of it. At the end of that day I went back online again, to celebrate finishing the book; that way I could still share the accomplishment with readers and fellow authors, but without all the unnecessary distractions.

 

Maybe this doesn’t sound all that special. I’m pretty sure that there are more people out there who go off the grid every once in a while, simply to catch their breath and distance themselves from all the noise. I actually used to do this more often, although this year, I actually can’t recall a single day that I haven’t shown up online.

 

Anyway, it was a valuable lesson for me, and I’ve decided to go off the grid during writing more often from now on, to treat myself to a bit of stillness, and to connect even deeper to the stories I want to tell — and then, yes, share with the world 😉

 

 

How about you? Are you constantly online, constantly wanting to share — or have you also experienced the magic of going off the grid every now and then? I’d love to hear about it, so please feel free to leave a comment down below ❤️

 

— Lynn

 

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