Darkest Embrace (The Lanistter Chronicles #1)
by Robyn M. Pierce
While running away to escape the actions of her deceased father, Elyssa Smith is caught in the worst storm that Lanistter Isle has ever seen, forcing her to seek shelter in the only place nearby -- Lanistter Castle. Soon, however, it's made clear that the inhabitants of the castle are the ones she's running away from in the first place.
Zeke Lanistter is the head of the European Lanistter branch -- and a sadist through and through. He has bloody plans for Elyssa, and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.
Reid Lanistter is known by many for his womanizing. But when Elyssa enters the castle, he does all he can to protect her from Zeke, unexpectedly morphing into a one-woman man.
In a sinister turn of events, Reid becomes the danger to Elyssa's life, and it’s Zeke who finds himself doing whatever he can to protect Elyssa...
Robyn M. Pierce is an author from Las Vegas, where the night is never-ending. She has two white cats that lure her into taking catnaps more often than not and can be terrorists when it’s dinnertime.
The Lanistter Chronicles has been her primary focus since 2006, when she started writing stories of her own. (She used to be a fan fiction writer!)
While on her journey with the Lanistter family, she has come up with enough book ideas to fill a shelf, and there are still more to come. Check her out online at
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Q&A with Author Robyn M. Pierce
Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Elyssa Smith, Reid Lanistter, and Zeke Lanistter are the main characters of Darkest Embrace, with Zeke & Reid's family following in a close second place.
Elyssa is running away from home because her father made a horrible decision. She's a little tough, but when things finally get to be too much, she sort of shuts down.
Reid is a womanizer. Plain and simple. He's never once thought about living his immortal life with one woman, so when he meets Elyssa, he's startled by the fact that he actually wants to know her. He also abuses his puppy dog face a little too much. (Don't fall for it!)
Zeke is... Not really the best guy. He takes pleasure in beating and killing women. He usually brings in a new victim and is done with them after many hours. He NEVER obsesses over a victim... Until Elyssa.
What is the best advice you have been given?
Don't stop writing. Sit in your chair and write every day, but don't stop no matter what.
How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing?
I want to say it hasn't really, but I know it has. It's very difficult to explain how. Although, the most obvious way my environment has affected my writing is that I've always had support, no matter what. That's really helped me keep going on days where I doubt myself.
Describe your ideal writing spot.
Somewhere cool (but not too cool!), where I feel comfy. I have to have a proper desk chair to really get into writing, so that's my only REAL requirement for a writing spot, haha.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would probably choose to go to Italy, because I'm Italian (more specifically, Sicilian) and it would be lovely to go to such a beautiful place. It would be inspiring.
If you could have any superhuman ability, what would you choose and why?
Invisibility. I feel most comfortable being out of the spotlight, so if things get too focused on me, it would be nice to just POOF! Disappear.
Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
I love the feel of a hardback/paperback, but I appreciate the convenience of ebooks. Haha, I guess I really don't mind either, but if I HAD to choose, hardback/paperback all the way! :)
What book are you reading now?
I'm re-reading Divergent by Veronica Roth for the second time. I enjoy her characters and the way she built the world. It's absolutely a fantastic read. I have yet to see the movie, though, haha!
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