The “casual” lowdown:
Howdy! As one reviewer recently put it, I write “shockingly humorous” Regencies. I’m flattered she thought so, and glad there are others who share my offbeat sense of humor. I write parttime so it’s a while between releases, but stick with me…I’m working on the next one!
Mr. Lyons and I live with six demanding cats (okay, five demanding cats and one “princess”) and I have an excessive addiction to all things chocolate and an aversion to all things housekeeping.
The “official” bio:
Larissa writes spicy regencies and upbeat-ending erotica. With a penchant for sexy, studly cowboys and rowdy, roaring rogues, she’s happiest when composing stories about strong men with a weakness for the right woman.
She loves cats, chocolate, and her husband—though not necessarily in that order (brownies rank in there somewhere, as do James Bond films). She’s been a clown, a tax analyst, and a pig castrator >^..^<, but none of those endeavors satisfy quite like putting pen to paper and seeing her stories come to life.
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Several of Larissa’s stories have won contests and publishing contracts, including her first-place finish in the 2009 Better Sex Erotic Fiction Contest. That winning story has been expanded and is now available as A Heart for Adam…& Rick! She was runner-up in 2008 with Innocent Corruption and that earned her the distinction of being named the Hot New Erotic Voice.
Her Regency novella, Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord was named a finalist in the 2010 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest. The anthology it originally appeared in, Cotillion Christmas Spirits, was nominated by The Romance Studio (TRS) as Best Romance Anthology for 2010.
Restrain Me was nominated by TRS as Best Contemporary Erotic Romance for 2009.
The first erotic romance Larissa ever wrote won Liquid Silver’s zodiac contest in 2005. Now expanded, it’s become Sex and Solar Flares.
Larissa donates 10% or more of every royalty check to charitable efforts. While wild, big cat rescue operations are her main focus >^..^<, she also supports zero (or negative) population growth, holistic healthcare, a reduction of all synthetic chemicals and wildfire suppression efforts.
She encourages you to support good works you believe in, with either monetary or time donations. (Both if you can afford it!)
Do what you can to help our planet and its beautiful people!
“Ms. Lyons weaves a tale that is a pleasure to read from the opening paragraph to the closing sentence. I couldn’t put it down.” Contessica