Daunting Darkness & Freaky Familiars


Daunting Darkness & Freaky Familiars
(Paige Papillon Paranormal Mysteries)
by Lily Luchesi

About Daunting Darkness

Daunting Darkness (Paige Papillon Paranormal Mysteries)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Partners in Crime Book Services (January 7, 2022)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B095NHY2LR
GoodReads Link Coming Soon

Following your dreams can become a nightmare.

Paige Papillon has always loved mysteries. So much so, she enlists in the Police Academy to one day become a detective.

But when she washes out of training, her Sergeant inspires her to go another route: become a private investigator.

After a few boring cases, she receives an envelope full of cash and mysterious clues that lead to the discovery of a cover up of paranormal proportions.

Worse, the Sergeant’s wife is at the center of it. Can Paige solve the mystery and stay alive, or will she become a midnight snack for a monster?


About Freaky Familiars

Freaky Familiars (Paige Papillon Paranormal Mysteries)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Partners in Crime Book Services (January 7, 2022)
Print Length ~140 Pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B095NHSG5L
GoodReads Link – Coming Soon

No time for a catnap for this paranormal detective!

Now aware that things that go bump in the night exist, private investigator Paige Papillon has expanded her business to include clients of all species.

Assisted by a former detective and his mystery writer wife with a checkered past, she begins to settle into her new job as Chicago’s premier paranormal PI.

But when her best friend’s cat goes missing, Paige realizes how much she still doesn’t know about the supernatural world. It’s a race against the clock to save a shapeshifter and prevent a witch’s familiar from being sold to the highest bidder.

About Lily Luchesi

Lily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series.

Her young adult Coven Series has successfully topped Amazon’s Hot New Releases list consecutively.

She is also the co-owner of Partners in Crime Book Services, where she offers a myriad of services alongside her business partner Annie Smith, including editing.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, where many of her stories are set. 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 comics. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

She also writes contemporary books for adults as Samantha Calcott.

You can also keep up with Lily via her newsletter … and receive a free e-book as well!

Q&A With The Author
When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?

I always created stories, even just in my head. I composed my first poem at age 3. But when I was 8, my second grade teacher explained to me how I could put my ideas into words, and ever since, I considered myself a writer and strove to become published. It took me 13 years, but I did it!

What advice do you have for a new writer?
You know all those classes and books and seminars and cons everyone tells you to get/attend? STOP obsessing over them. Pause. Look at your favorite books in your genre. Read them with a critical eye. And then write YOUR story. Let the words free-flow from your heart onto the page like blood. And keep doing that, over and over until you improve.

What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?

Plot twists! I love writing them. I pants my books, so when a plot twist hits me, I feel sort of like the reader will as I write it. It is as much of a surprise to me as it is to everyone else.

What is your favorite part of this story?

In Daunting Darkness, my favorite part is the big reveal that Vera has for Paige, when Paige discovers the paranormal world is real. It was actually the first scene I wrote for the entire series.

Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why? 

I want to say Paige, since this is her series, but for me she was so much LIKE me that it wasn’t as much fun as it was a breath of fresh air. My characters are never much like me. The most fun has been Vera so far. She’s one of Paige’s mentors, and she’s a mystery hiding a big secret. Writing her was fun, because I realized I didn’t know her as well as I thought.

Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?

Zeke, the police officer who winds up helping Paige and becoming a friend (and maybe more??). I didn’t know him or his personality well, and so I was apprehensive about writing him. But he wound up becoming clearer and clearer. So I can’t wait for book 3, Werewolf Worries, when I get to write more from his POV!

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  1. Congrats on your new releases, Lily, they both sound like a great books for me to read and I love the covers! Good luck with your books and the tour! Thanks for sharing them with me and have a fantastic weekend!


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