Lily Luchesi is the award-winning author of the bestselling Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.
She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing’s Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides 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 also an out member of the LGBT+ community. 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.
The following interview is with Sean Wireman, the protagonist of the book Never Again:
- Don: You’re well known for being the singer for the band Lycancore. How did you get involved in music?
Sean Wireman: Well, you could say I was born into music. I’m a siren, which means when I sing, I charm people. Being a musician professionally was sort of a natural progression.
- Don: What did you do before you were a singer?
Sean: I was a defense attorney, believe it or not. After leaving World War Two, I was riddled with PTSD and a fierce need to help save people. So I got into law school and worked my way up to being one of the top lawyers in Chicago. Until I got jaded, and quit on a dime.
- Don: How old are you, again?
Sean: *laughs* I’m five hundred and twenty six, to be precise. I was born in the sixteenth century in Israel, and trust me, my abilities were not accepted back then. What I endured then was more torture than anyone deserves in their lifetime. Though it did harden my heart to the things I would come to endure in the war.
- Don: In your music, you mention someone named Devon. Who is she?
Sean: *silence* We met in the war. She was part of the Resistance, and was the second woman I ever loved. For that time period, in that place, she was so strong. I wouldn’t want to cross her!
- Don: Speaking of ‘cross’…you seem to be a favorite of one Angelica Cross, leader of the Paranormal Investigative Division.
Sean: Oh yeah. Angie and I are great friends. She threatened to murder me when we first met, but we got past that little issue. She’s great. A little frightening…I think I have a type, don’t I? I like women who could easily murder me. …Not that a siren is easy to kill, mind you.
- Don: Last question. What would you want someone to take from your story?
Sean: If I could pick one thing, it’s to not give in to hate and despair. It’s so easy to follow what you’re taught, to spread hateful messages in your words and actions, but don’t. There’s no reason for this dissension between races. I had to watch my people, the Jews, be exterminated by bullets and demons in the war. There’s no reason for hate, and I hope people see that.