I would like to present... the real Lilly Avalon

Thursday, September 15, 2016 2 comments

Hello Lovelies!

I have an announcement to make. It's one that has taken me a long time to tell this little secret. There were reasons I held off, lots of them, but it's time to tell it like it is.

As most of you know already, Lilly Avalon is my pen name, or pseudonym. It's not my real name. I kept my real name disclosed for safety's sake, which I will elaborate on a little bit below.

So... here's the big reveal... my real name is Jessica Sankiewicz. Yeah, that Jessica Sankiewicz. The author of If Only We and Not Until Tonight and the book blogger behind Thoughts At One In The Morning. Here's a picture of me in case you're curious:

I took this one when I turned 31, which was a little over a month ago. And yes, I am really a mermaid.

Now, you're probably wondering why I've kept it a secret all this time. Well, I'll tell you. It all started when I published If Only We. I wanted to do more, to write more, but I didn't want to censor myself or mix clean stories with sexy ones. That's where Lilly Avalon came in, a pen name I could do anything with. So I did. And it's turned into so much more for me than I ever imagined. More stories, more friends, more fans, more readers, more everything... and I love it!

Since I'll be attending the Glass City Author Event as Lilly Avalon, I felt it necessary for me to post about it here first. There will be plenty of photos taken there of the real me, and since the real me as Jessica Sankiewicz is shown in my profile picture on that author platform, I thought I'd save people the speculation of whether they've seen me before or not. Lol.

If you want to go check out me as Jessica, here are some links you can click on:

Anyways, that's about it for now! A good friend of mine is going to be posting an interview next week featuring me as Lilly where I discuss this real name/pen name thing a little more. I'll link everyone up on that post when it goes live next week on my Twitter and Facebook.

In the meantime, I'll talk to you lovelies later! *muah*

A long awaited blog post about everything that's been happening in the Lilly Avalon world

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 No comments
Hello Lovelies!

I have been absent for way way way too long and I have so much stuff to fill you in on it's crazy! I'm going to break everything down into sections so that I don't forget anything important.

All books are off Kindle Unlimited

I had the above 5 books available only on Kindle Unlimited for 3 months as a test. I wanted to see if KU really has its advantages, and while it was nice to run sales on each of the books to give my readers discounts and

Decisions on Sequels + Paperback Copies + Plans for the rest of 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 1 comment
Hello my lovelies!

It's been a little while since I've blogged, but it's stuff I've been needing to tell you guys about. There are some changes and some news... so here we go!

Decisions on Sequels

After I wrote Here All Along, my first published story, a friend who read it said how much she would love to read more about Adrian and Hazel. When others voiced the same thing, it got me to thinking about what could happen next for them and I came up with an idea for a sequel. The same thing happened with More Than Words. I put the sequels up on on Goodreads and had plans to get to them soon.

However, every time I would sit down to outline, the stories weren't working the way I wanted them to. Some of it would be good, fun, and amusing, but as far as the plot goes, it was falling apart. I felt like each story was being forced. The ideas themselves

All of my books are now available on Kindle Unlimited!

Monday, April 11, 2016 No comments
Hello my lovelies!

I haven't been around much, I know. There has been a lot going on IRL and it has sort of thrown a wrench in my ability to stay connected online, not to mention prevented me from working on any writing projects. Things are slowly starting to fall back into place, so I'm hoping to be able to get back on track and stay active on Twitter and Facebook more. And I also have a lot planned for the rest of the year. Be on the lookout for upcoming blog posts regarding my plans and some things I've been learning about myself and my writing.

In the meantime, I have an announcement...

All of my books are now available on Kindle Unlimited! *

This isn't going to be permanent because I do want my Nook, Kobo, etc. readers to still be able to access my books. I wanted to

It's release day for CAN'T STAY AWAY!

Monday, February 29, 2016 No comments

Can't Stay Away is finally here!

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Piper Winchester is fresh out of college. With only three weeks until her father remarries and five weeks until her first business venture launches, she's got her hands full. She certainly doesn't need any distractions to get in the way of building the future her father's always wanted for her. But when a familiar boy with bright green eyes walks back into her life, she's thrown for a loop.

Four years ago, Chase MacKenzie left for college without looking back. He didn't mean to disturb the peace then, and he definitely doesn't want to do that now. Once he lays his eyes on Piper again, there's no way he can leave without fixing what went wrong in the past. Although she's more determined than ever to push him away, he still manages to get under her skin. Regardless of what happens between them, there's one thing that will always be standing in their way...

He's about to become her stepbrother.

Advanced Praise:

"So, Lilly, you have me right where you want me. On my knees,

It's a new year! That means news...

Friday, January 15, 2016 No comments

Hello my lovelies!

It has been way too long since I've blogged or talked about anything on here. And that's just ridiculous and I must fix it immediately! So here's a post getting you caught up on everything.

Can't Stay Away Preorder

First, and most important, Can't Stay Away is finally available for preorder! I was worried