ATW: Hello, Lila. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Lila: I’m a dog loving, Crown Royal drinking, bubble bath taking, military wife, mother of a couple or three give or take, and grandma to a few. Right now I live on the eastern coast of North Carolina in Marineville, USA-East, but soon I’ll be living in the Pacific Northwest in someplace called Portland—it’s in Oregon from what they tell me *wink*. I’ve travelled the world, but never did I think as my husband approached 25 years of service we’d be doing the coast to coast shuffle. However, I love our life and am looking forward to the adventure the government has seen fit to bestow upon me. I will of course need to hunt up some new prospects to interview silly—anyone know where the local leather clubs meet there? And what about Adam & Eve? In all honesty, the ironic thing is one of my Identity books is set there—now I’ll know if my research rings true about the sights and sounds!
ATW: When did you begin writing?
Lila: At the tender age of couldn’t spell yet but was a good liar. Hehe? Well, you just know a person is bound for literary greatness when they ask for a typewriter for Christmas at age eight.
ATW: How did you get the idea for Assumed Calling?
Lila: Assumed Calling is actually book five and the final installment to the Identity series. Allen was a character who’d been talking to me for a few books and it just seemed natural he’d be the last to have his story told.
ATW: What projects are you currently working on?
Lila: Currently I’m finishing up A Slower Lower Leap which is the final book in my Slower Lower series. I’m finishing self-edits now and hope to have it whisked away to Jenn by week’s end. I’m also knee deep in book two of my Private Collection, Private Impropriety. It’s almost complete as well. Past that I’m looking forward to the Identity series spin-off series, Steele Image which should see book one hitting e-shelves in June 2013.
Assumed Calling, Book Five Identity Series, Lila Munro
Rebel Ink Press
Like the beat of a primal drum whispering the rhythm of an ancient dance, the lifestyle calls…
At the seasoned age of fifty-six, Allen Bourke has resigned himself to the fact he’ll probably never find someone to top he can also love. While he’s had wives and lovers, none of them endured and he’s come to the conclusion the clock’s ticking and age is working against him. Then a very intriguing Nicki Cartwright pings on his radar at what Allen determines will be his last house party. He can’t help but notice while he and his friends are getting older, the players emerging on the scene are forever getting younger. Nicki's no exception. Determined to resist the vibes humming between them, he only agrees to service her after his old friend, Kyle Montgomery, convinces him it's entirely feasible. Then it’s brought to Allen’s attention who Nicki really is. Knowing their pasts are forever intertwined, as hard as he tries to ignore his heart, he finds himself yielding to the tides of fate.
Born to senatorial royalty, Nicki Cartwright has spent her entire life trying to shield her mother from her father’s wrath while drifting further and further into a world where panic is normal and anxiety is always on the edge of her reality. Tired of burning the candle at both ends and forever trying to live up to the picture of All-American perfection her father James Cartwright touts as his ace in the hole during election cycles, Nicki finds herself on the path of self-discovery in search of relief from the stressors continually swamping her mind. What she doesn’t expect is to find who she thought she was is truly just a shadow of the person she really is. And what scares her most is the fact Allen, the only person she thought she could trust, has been holding a secret since before she was born which could destroy her entire family.
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