Lily Luchesi

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Author Lily Luchesi

Lily Luchesi is a young author/poet born in Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle.
She is the award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in the following anthologies: Death Love Lust, Naughty Bedtime Stories: In Three Words, Naughty Bedtime Stories: Four You, Lurking in the Shadows, Lurking in the Mind, Black Magic, Weirdbook #35, and Beautiful Nightmares.
When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

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This is a Quote from Lily when I asked her the same question, I ask all authors who feature on my blog. Do you have any underlying message or moral to you as an author or your works and this is what she said…

“I never set out to have any of my books advocate for anything. It all came naturally. My books wound up dealing with racism/xenophobia, feminist issues, and LGBT+ issues. As a bisexual woman who has dealt with adversity and has seen racism in all its forms, I can say that all of those are close to my heart. This world is vast and has billions of people. I believe they all have a place in the world, so they should all have a place in fiction. Many of my characters are LGBT+ (I have bisexuals, pansexuals, homosexuals, lesbians, even demisexuals), and my main character in the Paranormal Detectives Series is half Spanish, half Italian. My villain in Miranda’s Rights is a Mexican woman who’s only about five feet tall and a hundred pounds, yet she still kicks ass. My female MC, Angelica Cross, has somehow become the symbol for feminism to my readers, with most of them commenting on her. Again, I never set out to write these kinds of characters or situations. I write about real people in fictional situations, and I hope that I can be as inclusive as possible.”

Books and Reviews

Last Rites
Paranormal Detectives Book Five

Power is the deadliest desire.
With Leander put to rest and the Paranormal Investigative Division taken care of by the Coven Mistress, Danny and Angelica are finally ready to take some time for themselves while Angelica gets used to her new role as the Empress and they make their relationship official.
When people close to Angelica are murdered by what seems to be a rogue vampire, their sabbatical is cut short in order for her to find the perp and execute him or her.
But this is no ordinary vampire. When the truth is revealed and secrets come to light, it will prove to be Danny’s biggest test of faith yet, and Angelica’s reckoning of her past, present, and future. Most of all it will raise a single question: just what makes a monster?

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If I could give it more than 5 stars I would., July 2, 2017

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This review is from Last Rites (Paranormal Detectives Book 5) (Kindle Edition)

What?!?!? No that just did not happen!!! Lily Luchesi what did you just do???? No….OK, that is better…. Ok no that is not happening…..You better redeem yourself….You did not redeem yourself. (Sigh) Ok, I can live with that.

The above are my feelings that were ALL over the place while I was reading this book. I love the Paranormal Detectives series and all of the characters. During Last Rites, Ms Luchesi tried my patience. I was hating her at times and then she would redeem herself and then take me down the dark rabbit hole again. However, in the end, I was happy with the story.

So if you want a story that will give you whiplash then this is it. Characters will disappear, new characters will appear, you will love some of them and hate some of them. I even started to dislike one of my favourite characters (don’t worry he or maybe she redeemed themselves. This was the end of an era but however, I have a feeling Danny and Angelica might project their voices again at some point.

Thank you to Lily Luchesi who has written a series that will always hold my interest and characters that will always have a place in my heart.

I voluntarily read a copy of this book for Nerd Girl Official.

In a city overrun with the undead, an ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge…

Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn’t even human: he’s a 200-year-old rogue vampire!
The department doesn’t believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.
Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young and very attractive Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.
But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny’s strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.

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A Supernatural Story Definitely Worth Checking Out, May 20, 2015

This review is from Stake-Out (Paranormal Detectives Series Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
“You think anything not human is an enemy. You kill first and ask questions never. Not every paranormal creature is evil…”
-Stake-OutRating: 4.25/5 Stars

Detective First Grade Daniel Mancini was supposed to be following a possible homicide suspect, but what he found instead was a far cry from the supposed human killer. Alarmingly, he discovered a bloodthirsty, murdering vampire with no qualms when it came to slaughtering the human population. Daniel has no idea who to tell about this sudden and unnerving development, but when he finally does describe what he witnessed, Daniel is forced into early retirement. Now this formerly skilled detective is sitting at home, depressed from being let go after failing his psychological evaluation. No one can possibly understand what he has been through or even comprehend that he is telling the truth . . . until two years later.

One evening, the beautiful Detective Angelica Cross knocks on Daniel’s door and asks him the unthinkable: to join the Paranormal Investigations Department, a secret branch of the FBI. She believes without hesitation that Daniel really did see a vampire, a supposedly fictional creature of the night that should only exist in legends and works of fiction. Angelica even knows who the vampire was. The creature that ruined Daniel’s career was none other than the 200-year-old Vincent, a rogue and viciously bloodthirsty vamp. Daniel’s not sure if he wants to delve into this new world where make-believe creatures actually exist, but he’s sure as heck not going to let an immoral thing strike an innocent victim again, especially if that thing ruined his career.

Together, Angelica and Daniel must work as a team to take down one of the maddest, blood-crazed vamps to roam the streets. However, the two have to battle with their differences, prejudices, and feelings towards their work and each other. It doesn’t help either that one of them has secrets harboured and festering in the dark. Daniel can’t fathom the idea of supernatural creatures being anything other than evil, but Angelica understands that only certain ones are corrupt and have fallen into immoral practices. However, despite their obvious differences, the growing attraction between the two partners can only mean trouble. On top of that, Daniel is beginning to have sudden, unexplainable visions from the past. What do these mean? Can Daniel and Angelica really put a stop to Vincent? Are the two falling in love? Are all supernatural creatures vile THINGS? Who is the enemy here? Read “Stake-Out” to uncover the answers if you dare!

“That’s the difference between you and I — you see life as a game to win, no matter the cost. I see it as a precious gift to cherish.”
-Angelica

Our Thoughts: (Please note that this is a dual review.)
Lily Luchesi has created a story full of paranormal thrills, including vampires, werewolves, witches, hunters, supernatural powers, danger, heartbreak, excitement, and a devastating love story! What more can a girl ask for? All of our favourite things were combined into one story. From page one, the novel held our attention, and our breath caught as we read the last page. It can easily be agreed upon that vampire lore has been heavily explored these past several years, but we believe that “Stake-Out” holds its own. The characters were kick-butt and intriguing, creating both a strong atmosphere and reading experience.

Angelica added a depth to the story and proudly represented females everywhere. C and I have an extremely hard time finding female characters that we actually enjoy reading about. Too many of them are whiny, unpleasant, indecisive, passive, or are just blind followers. Others have low self-esteem or retain this complex where they think they need a man to rescue them instead of saving themselves. Now, we’re not saying that these are terrible qualities or characteristics that lessen someone’s worth; it’s just that they are often qualities that are exploited or implemented so frequently that a girl seems weak. Angelica was just the opposite, though. She a true breath of fresh air. Angelica Cross can easily be described as headstrong and independent. However, she also doesn’t fit in among humans or supernatural creatures extremely well, a fact that she doesn’t let bring her down.

There were quite a few elements that made “Stake-Out” favourite unique for us. For one, there were several lovely references to the fantastic show “Supernatural”. (Cue the fangirling!) There were also quotes/lyrics at the beginning of each chapter. This made for a distinctive reading experience, smoothly setting the mood and tone for the pages it was representing. The flashbacks were favourites of ours. Yes, it was easy for us to guess Angelica’s secret before it was revealed, but this surprisingly didn’t ruin the story for us in any way.

If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying paranormal read, “Stake-Out” is the perfect book for you! There were great characters, backstories, and romance. Lily Luchesi has won two fans today, and we eagerly anticipate the sequel!

The truth can be deadly.
In the first of this two-part novel, we learn the history of hunters Brighton Sands and Mark Evans in their two lifetimes, culminating in their final battle with the insane vampire they have been hunting for centuries.
In the second part, with Angelica Cross still on the run, multiple vampiric murders lead to the kidnapping of a famous vamp. Detective Danny Mancini must drag a mortal into the bowels of Hell in order to rescue her.
But why does Leander Price want her so badly, and what does she have to do with an ancient vampire prophecy?
Miranda's Rights
Paranormal Detective Series Book 2

The dead don’t always rest easy…
Retired detective, Danny Mancini, is haunted by nightmares after he found out that paranormal creatures exist. All he wants is to forget them…especially a certain half-vampire. When cursed werewolves show up trying to kill him, he is forced to go back to the Paranormal Investigative Division for help against a powerful old enemy. What he was not expecting was a dead ex showing back up after twenty-six years

A Bloody Legacy
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Give in to the darkness within.
Rebecca Renfield and her best friend Johanna Seward are reopening an old sanatorium to start their psychology practice when Bec discovers old recordings from a John Seward pertaining to someone with her surname. What she finds in the recordings are unnerving, but their new night-shift doctor promises to provide the distraction Bec needs.
Victoria Draconis is a mysterious, beautiful woman who opens doors into levels of pain, pleasure, and submission that Bec had never imagined existed.

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