Today I want to welcome Gioconda Lyss who is celebrating the release of her
first novel which debuts this Friday. "Heaven on Earth" is Gioconda Lyss'
first erotic novella. She lives in Nevada with her husband, two wonderful
children, and the world's most spoiled cat and dog. You can find her on the web at http://www.giocondalyss.com/
Gwen McAllister and Desmond Blankenship have both had their share of disappointment
in love and marriage. Gwen is a divorced woman who swears never to love again.
Desmond is a businessman who finds his wife in bed with a friend. The two meet
at a party in Phoenix and soon begin a long-distance relationship. While Desmond
knows Gwen is the woman he wants to be with, Gwen is reluctant about facing her
feelings for Desmond. Just when Desmond is ready to declare his true feelings
for Gwen, Gwen’s life take an unexpected turn. Leticia Martinez, Gwen’s long-
time friend and occasional lover, makes an unexpected visit. At first, Leticia
and Desmond express an instant dislike for one another. Will Gwen have to choose
between the two people she loves the most, or will they make the relationship
work for all three of them?
The author has stopped by today to tell us more about herself and her book.
First, Gioconda, I'd like to know the significance of your beautiful name.
Thank you, Debbie for having me as a guest on your blog today. My name, Gioconda, is another name for Mona Lisa, which is my real name. When I decided that I wanted to write erotic romance and that I was going to do it under nom de plume, the name Gioconda Lyss came to mind and …I liked it. I thought that it had a nice ring to it, and that it also sounded different and charming.
“Heaven on Earth”, your novel, is being published by Secret Cravings. Tell us the special celebration party you have planned on your Facebook page.
I have invited my friends and family to celebrate
the release of “Heaven on Earth” in a virtual party on Facebook, Saturday between
10:00-11:30. There will be prizes and I am sure that everybody will have a great
How long have you been writing and is this your first finished book? Do you write other genres?
I have been writing all my life, it seems, but only considered making it into a profession five years or so
ago. I published short stories in the Fantasy/ Sci-Fi genre before moving into
the Romance genre. I find erotic romance such a wonderful and fun genre to write
in and I absolutely love and adore everything about it. I plan to write in it
for a long time, though I also consider going back to fantasy in a few years,
and finish some projects that reside in my computer and have not yet seen the
light of day.
What inspired you to write this book? Are there more planned in the same genre?
“Heaven on Earth” is about a plus-sized woman who finds love and fulfils her wildest fantasies with the two
people that she loves the most. I wrote “Heaven” as homage to all plus-sized
women out there and to tell them that it’s okay to have curves, a crazy,
wonderful sex life and find love in the process. I am working on a “French” series: I have
completed “The French Model” and I am now working on “The French Virgin” which I
intend to have done by the end of the month. In the series I have also planned
“The French Maid”, “French Kiss”, “The French Tart”, and “The French Star”.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the party and I want to thank you for
the opportunity to talk about “Heaven on Earth”. You can find me at http://www.giocondalyss.com/
Wishing you much success, Gioconda!