Lilia Ford

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Really short official-sounding bio: Lilia Ford lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

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I'm very active on Goodreads, mostly as a reader. I taught 18th and 19th century literature and GREAT BOOKS for many years, but these days, I read almost exclusively in the various permutations of fantasy, M/M, Sci-Fi, and erotica. There are really only two types of books for me: those I like enough to finish, and those I don't. If I like it enough to finish, I will usually give it at least four stars (I don't rate books I don't finish). The ratings are primarily a measure of how much I enjoyed a book--and only secondarily a measure of how much I admired it. I read and adore a lot of trashy books, and can't seem to finish ma
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Lilia Ford Hi, thank you so much. I actually did a lot of work on Classified Defiant back in March and then got sidetracked by a family crisis. Thanks to your no…moreHi, thank you so much. I actually did a lot of work on Classified Defiant back in March and then got sidetracked by a family crisis. Thanks to your note, though, I just pulled it up today and so I could figure out how much more it needs. Verdict: It's about 22,000 words right now, but I've had trouble figuring out the final few scenes--let's see if I can map out the rest (by far the hardest part) and then do the final revision (much easier). I really appreciate your comment and it's definitely inspired me to pick up this story again. (less)
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Belated Update: Two New Fics

So in one of those strange impulses that occasionally strikes, I signed up for this year's Steter Secret Santa, which I have to confess is incredibly out of character for me. I had a few nightmares about sad Santees crying over their empty stockings because of my being a basket case, but happily for all involved I managed to come up with two fics for the event. The first is a holiday-themed PWP en Read more of this blog post »
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Another enjoyable read. Though I generally prefer paranormal to historical, the look at how spiritualists plied their cons was fascinating and a new approach to a pretty frequent novel topic. One caveat, this is marketed as a stand-alone, but there a ...more
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"Hallelujah, I read a book! Thanks to pandemic brain I’ve had an exceedingly hard time reading at all. I started two weeks ago and stalled near the beginning. Praise be a question from Vivian got me to restart this morning and I read the whole thing. " Read more of this review »
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All Kidding Aside by Macy Blake
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so glad that we are getting more stories in this Universe!

This is exactly what I needed and I really am looking forward to more.

I loved the cameos!

Good stuff."
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"Reread 8/3/2020 yes. I read it again. What of it? 😒 I had a crap day and decided that Gus-Gus was the answer.

reread # who knows? 8/31/2020 I've read this so many times since it came out. I've just given up on counting (or bothering to count them all " Read more of this review »
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“But that couldn't be... you don't.... That's wrong," she said lamely.

"You mean morally?" Donal looked utterly struck by the notion. "Morally wrong! Well!" He pretended to ponder and then said earnestly, "I should hope so! Honestly, Jenny-girl, moral sex! Where's the point in that?”
Lilia Ford, The Heartwood Box: A Fairy Tale

“Jenny-girl, you might say that the motto of the Black family is 'what's another brother?”
Lilia Ford

“Is he my competition?” I asked.
“Everyone is your competition.” Peter lifted his hand to his
eyes and began lowering it incrementally. “It goes normal human
beings, crazies, republicans, my hand, imaginary characters,
corpses and then, in a moment of lustful psychosis, you.” By the
time he was done, his hand was below the table.
Ouch.”
Dani Alexander

“Staring at Joey's eyes blinking up from his pale face was a bit like inhaling a pound of rock candy while watching puppies play.”
K.A. Mitchell, Collision Course

“Why?" he asked instead. "Why do such things when my death would have benefited you far more?"
Yhalen bent over his knees, resting forehead on his forearm, perhaps not willing to answer, or not able to, strange creature that he was.
"Is that the way your people think?" he asked finally, as he turned his head to peer up at Bloodraven through the thick fall of the hair around his face. "That death is more beneficial than life?”
P.L. Nunn, Bloodraven

“It was a simple lesson, really. He could never, ever allow misplaced ideals to seduce him. He would not employ death as a tool.”
Bonnie Dee, The Nobleman and the Spy

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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message 168: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Steelwhisper wrote: ""

Happy Christmas to you!


message 166: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Emma Sea wrote: "Happy birthday, Lilia. Wishing you the very best day ever.

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OMG--thank you so much!


message 165: by Emma Sea

Emma Sea Happy birthday, Lilia. Wishing you the very best day ever.




message 164: by Emma Sea

Emma Sea Hi :)
We haven't heard from you for a long time. Hope you are OK and just busy writing. I miss you!

Drop by and review a book sometime.




message 163: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Vivian wrote: "

Yea or nay, Capitan?
PS. I'm not sure if this is terrifying or hysterical."


He/she looks a little like my dog, Dave--i.e. terrifying.


message 162: by Vivian

Vivian

Yea or nay, Capitan?
PS. I'm not sure if this is terrifying or hysterical.


message 161: by MLE

MLE  I'm really observant sometimes.


message 160: by Lilia

Lilia Ford MLE wrote: "Did you know I just realized now that you were the Lilia writing fanfiction. I feel smart."

That is too funny!


message 159: by MLE

MLE  Did you know I just realized now that you were the Lilia writing fanfiction. I feel smart.


message 158: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Argona wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Lilia!^^"

Thank you for making it--look forward to trading views and recs here on GR.


message 157: by Argona

Argona Thanks for accepting my friend request, Lilia!^^


message 156: by Otila

Otila Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lilia! I hope 2016 brings you lots of great reads!





message 153: by Trix

Trix Merry Christmas Lilia!

Wish you all the best! Hope you get all wanted and more! Have fun this holiday!


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Vivian


message 150: by Dalia

Dalia Merry Christmas, Lilia!




message 149: by Anna

Anna Kļaviņa Have a bewitching Halloween




message 148: by MishyJo

MishyJo Official is good! I hope we intersect a lot more now!


Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books It was great meeting and hanging out with you. See you in kc for sure


Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
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Hope it was a lily pad & bon bon type day. :)


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Lilia Ford Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion wrote: "I thought you'd enjoy this.


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Adorable!!!!


Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ I thought you'd enjoy this.
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Borderstar Thanks for accepting! :) I have been bad with my sterek lately - I've been reading them but not adding my reviews to GR!! Will have to get on that :)


Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆ Thank you for accepting.
I hadn't realized you weren't on my friends list, until I went to one of your new reviews, and it had the follow button still. I thought we had friended a long time ago.

I'm glad I won't miss your reviews any more now. =)


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Lilia Ford Rachel wrote: "Read this: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4555...

Thought of you, it is Stackson, but I think you'll like the portrayal of Jackson in it. Feels like 1001cranes should have writte..."


Thank you--will definite check it out!


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Rachel Read this: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4555...

Thought of you, it is Stackson, but I think you'll like the portrayal of Jackson in it. Feels like 1001cranes should have written it, but they didn't.


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Anna Kļaviņa Thank you!


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Lilia Ford Anna wrote: "Thanks for accepting! :D

What's in your opinion is Sterer must reads? (I'm familiar with KouriArashi and DiscontentedWinter's writings.)"


the other really prolific author is taylorpotato, who is hilarious and wonderful.


message 137: by Anna

Anna Kļaviņa Thanks for accepting! :D

What's in your opinion is Sterer must reads? (I'm familiar with KouriArashi and DiscontentedWinter's writings.)


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Lilia Ford Vallie wrote: "Hey Lilia, now I can stalk your shelves for steter guilt-free:))"

No guilt allowed here. I read so much fanfic it's probably past time I created separate shelves for Steter, Sterek, not to mention Drarry and Sherlock.


message 135: by Vallie

Vallie Hey Lilia, now I can stalk your shelves for steter guilt-free:))


message 134: by Finnegan

Finnegan Thank you for your friend request! Mating Bite is my favourite a/b/o fic, so it is an honour to be your friend!


message 133: by Makhda

Makhda Of course it's okay. Nice to meet you, Lilia.^^


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Lilia Ford Rachel wrote: "the blood blooms clean in you, ruby - can't figure out how to use the "recommend" feature now that GR changed authors from friends to us as followers, but at any rate, thought you m..."

Thank you so much! I'll definitely add it: might be a bit of time until I get to it--family in town, followed by Passover break.


message 131: by Rachel

Rachel the blood blooms clean in you, ruby - can't figure out how to use the "recommend" feature now that GR changed authors from friends to us as followers, but at any rate, thought you might like this fic. It is basically a Stiles character study, but if 1001cranes writes a Derek I love, M_Leigh writes the Stiles I love. Was wondering your thoughts on it. It is second person POV, so if that is not your thing it might be an immediate pass. But I found it an interesting take.


message 130: by Trisha

Trisha Harrington Hey Lilia! *waves*
Thanks for the friend request! I'm looking forward to chatting books (and maybe music) with you. :D


karlakolumna Hey, thanks (for the invite) right back at ya. :) I'm always happy to find fellow sterek/steter fans. Looking forward to seeing more of your reviews and comparing books. ;)


message 128: by Lilia

Lilia Ford Dalia wrote: "Hi, Lilia!



You didn't sent me an invite before and I have no problem with friending authors whatsoever. So thank you for the friend request! :)"


Thank you for accepting and I absolutely love that gif!


message 127: by Dalia

Dalia Hi, Lilia!



You didn't sent me an invite before and I have no problem with friending authors whatsoever. So thank you for the friend request! :)


~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~ Lillia, Belated thanks for inviting me to be your friend. Please don't hesitate to rec books or peruse my shelves. I'm always looking for new reads for the tbr mountain.

A quote I thought you might like:

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
Mortimer J. Adler https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/2125...


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Lilia Ford Tony wrote: "
Thanks for accepting!"


thank you!


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JustJen "Miss Conduct" Great to meet you. Thanks for friending! :)


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Lilia Ford Valerie *MM Romance Junkie* wrote: "Thanks so much for the invite! I was a bit shocked that we weren't already friends. :)"

that happens to me all the time! thank you for accepting! look forward to swapping recs and thoughts on all things M/M.


Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈ Thanks so much for the invite! I was a bit shocked that we weren't already friends. :)


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Lilia Ford Ann wrote: "Hi Lilia, my fellow caffeine and Firefly junky!
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Miss him soooo much. time to cue Serenity.


message 119: by Ann

Ann Hi Lilia, my fellow caffeine and Firefly junky!



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