Lily Velden lives on the east coast of Australia, her family having emigrated from Holland when she was a child.
She’s both a left and right brain person, holding qualifications in both Finance and Fine Arts. She tells her friends that her way with numbers will make her a profitable artist and writer… one day.
Lily has always had a love of language and a beautifully crafted sentence, and admits to having a fetish for collecting quotes, poems, and song lyrics. What she won’t admit to is how many notebooks she’s filled with those quotes… Her fascination carries on into her artworks where she often incorporates text. When a shoulder injury slowed down her art practice she decided to explore her love of the written word more fully and began writing. “I’ll paint my pictures with words.”Not that she’s abandoned artmaking in its entirety—Lily collaborates on the designs for all her book covers.
There are many things Lily loves, here are just a few of the PG rated ones: a good laugh (all the better if caused by a naughty joke), the smell of freshly baked goods and mown grass, a smile from a stranger, rainbows after the rain, and witnessing a promise kept.
Title: Hunter or Hunted
Author: Lily Velden
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: gay romance, contemporary romance, MM
Any hunter worth his salt will tell you that in order to capture your prey, there are few simple rules you must follow…HUNTER OR HUNTED? is also a part of the LOVE, LOSS, LAUGHTER & LUST Anthology
Buy your copy and get a bonus short story – Life According to Buddy! To get your complimentary story, email Wayward Ink Publishing after purchase.
Review by multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
(Based on the Short&Light Read Category)
Oh, this is a real fun way of hunting. Not only do we readers get a chance to find out the rules of how to play the game, but we also get to know the rules of how to play it as the supposed hunted prey.
We have David, a college student on his vacation. He had been going to this bar for the past three months stalking his hunter. Yes, you read right. David is the hunter and he is also the prey. From David's point of view, he gives us the hows and whys of the hunt. He gently guides us readers on what to look for, what signs to spot, and so on.
Then there is William's point of view. He thinks he is the hunter, truly he does. So he gently guides us readers on the way of the hunt, complete with stalking and easing prey into their arms. What he does not know is, he is David's prey, we readers are the only ones who know that.
So the hunter and the hunted circle each other in this bar. It's been going on for the past three months. As they each go their separate way, we see each man look back and maybe wink. We read each man think they are getting the upper hand.
At the end of the read, who does win? Well, that is for me to keep quiet to and for you to find out.