Lily Java

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Lily is a freelance writer, blogger, and novelist who writes fiction in numerous genres. When she isn't writing, Lily raises money for arts and cultural organizations or plans special events in iconic landmarks throughout her beloved hometown: New York City. A resident of Brooklyn, Lily is a true ambivert, who enjoys solitude just as much as she likes meeting and talking with other passionate readers and writers.
"I think every story is a love story of some kind. The whys and wherefores are usually as interesting as who or what you love, but you only know that if you delve deep. So in life, in love, and most definitely on the page, that's how I like to do it." --Lily
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Lily Java I don't want to seem maudlin but I'm going with my first thought to answer this. Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It…moreI don't want to seem maudlin but I'm going with my first thought to answer this. Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It was one of the first romances I ever read. Maybe it's those romantic Yorkshire moors but it still sticks with me many decades later as one of the most passionate love stories ever written about two people. Emily passed away not long after writing this masterpiece but I bet she imagined how it would blow away the repressive Victorians who read it first. The fact that it's not a conventional HEA in some ways makes it even more romantic to me. Catherine and Heathcliff are sexy and their love is deep, so deep it survives jealousy, classism, revenge, brutality and really bad timing. Throughout it all they are both so real to me with all the natural strengths and frailties that go along with the human condition. They make me wish love was easy and reminds me, it rarely is. Love them.(less)
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November musings . . .

What is it about November? Well personally, it’s usually a good month for me. It offers my very favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. This is a time I can do two activities I enjoy immensely 1) Reflecting on all that I’m grateful for in my life and 2) Eating and drinking to excess while everyone else is doing it too, so I’m not alone in the madness. Ha!





This November it’s surprisingly cold in Atlanta...

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Ethan's Choice by Lily Java
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I've really enjoyed Ethan and Serena's story. I love that there was a slow build up each character as that gives a greater appreciation."
Serena's Vow by Lily Java
"Lily Java didn't take the easy route to storytelling with this Blank Pages duet. This is no cookie-cutter love and redemption story. This is a tale of life lessons, failings, faith and resilience, as Ethan and Serena journey through loss, heartach..." Read more of this review »
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I dislike that the series came to an end however perfect it was. If you read Blackbirds, I recommend reading about Ell’s parents Ethan and Serena! Admittedly, I reread Blackbirds in between the two books. Lily nailed the flow/overlap..." Read more of this review »
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I am so glad Lily Java did not keep us waiting a long time to enjoy the rest of this couple's epic love story. Will and Avra didn't stand a chance (an..." Read more of this review »
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Zora Neale Hurston
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
Zora Neale Hurston

Mary Oliver
“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”
Mary Oliver

Joan Didion
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live...We look for the sermon in the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the "ideas" with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.”
Joan Didion, The White Album

Zora Neale Hurston
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Joan Didion
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
Joan Didion

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