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Welcome to Cynthia Ley!

It is really my pleasure to have Cyn here today. Not only, does she have a new book for everyone to check out, she's also a fabulous editor. She's edited my last two novels and does a wonderful job. I'm so happy to be able to be working with her again. I just hope she doesn't decide to drop editing completely in the future, in favor of writing. I'd be lost!

I came up with a few questions for Cyn. So, sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about one of Solstice's newest authors.

Thank you for having me, Rebecca! It's a pleasure.

1. Where did you get the ideas for your most recent project?
All over. I think writers need to be a bit hyper-observant, whether of the world around them, or the world they are creating.

2. What is the easiest part about writing for you?
When it's ready, just writing the story. The tweaking comes later. I'll often scribble a rough sketch of part of a story, but not necessarily the beginning! Then …

The End of An Era

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Twenty-four years. I think that's how long Aerin and Robyn have been bouncing around inside my head. Hundreds of pages, thousands of words and many, many years and here we are at the end. Part of me can't believe that I just sent in the second edits of Dark Rainbow's End--Book three of what became The Star Circle Trilogy. It was originally all called Dark Rainbow's End so it was very important to me to keep that title. Clare and I came up with the idea a long time ago. It's been changed so many times that only a few of the names are the same as the original version.

So, in a couple of weeks, Dark Rainbow's End will be on the figurative shelves and that era of my life is over. I have other stories to tell. Lots of them. I just hope I can find enough time to write them all down because I believe that you can't write the great American novel without living the great American life. For right now though, I think I'll take a quiet moment and lift a glass for …

Guest Author--Bernard Foong Young

Initiation: A Harem Boy's Saga Book 1 just came out in May and seems to be turning some heads. I think the best thing to do is start off with the book blurb:

"This provocative story is about an adolescent who was initiated into a clandestine sexual society. He was spirited to the Middle East, from his UK boarding school. He attended the Bahriji School (Oasis,) in The United Arab Emirates in preparation for serving in Harems for the wealthy and elite.

It is also a love story between the young man and his ‘Valet’ who served as his chaperone and mentor during the boy’s Harem service.

Author’s note:

I had a privileged and unique upbringing in Malaysia. Following in my brothers' footsteps, I was sent to an exclusive boarding school in England. It is there that I was inducted into a clandestine organization, E.R.O.S. The Enlightened Royal Oracle Society. For four years, unbeknownst to my family, I was willingly and happily part of a Harem.

My story has been kept u…