Liz ShoreThere’s nothing better to me than a great yarn. All I need to hear is, “You’re never going to believe what just happened!” and instantly, I’m hooked.

Storytelling to me is as natural as breathing, and I can’t see myself ever not doing it. Writing historical and contemporary erotic romance is one of my great passions (pun intended!). I love tortured heroes, smart, sexy heroines, and conflicts that seem unresolvable. As for my personal biography, like most of us I have several eclectic interests.

One thing that really fuels my emotions is art. I absolutely love Renaissance as well as Baroque art and can easily spend hours on end in museums luxuriating in the beauty of a Raphael or Caravaggio (just to name a few). I’ve highlighted some favorites in my Inspiration page – please stop by for a look.

The flip side of the coin is my edgier side. I love tattoos, funky jewelry, walking on a pair of 4 inch heels while rockin’ out to Metallica or Mozart (love ’em both!). I have a weakness for handbags, but I also like sports and can be perfectly happy pounding on the glass like a crazed fan at a hockey game. It’s a great way to let loose.

Like most writers, I love to read, and my tastes vary from romance (hot, steamy, or scorching), to drama, to thrillers and horror. I am a HUGE fan of Stephen King and have been ever since I read the opening pages of Carrie way back in the seventh grade. One of my all-time favorite movies is A Room With A View, but I also love getting scared while curling up on the couch with a spooky episode of The Walking Dead.

I’m also passionate about animals. Our three cats, Stanzi, Claire, and Reni, make me smile each and every day. I feel protective of them and all wildlife and nature in general. The tattoo on my left arm is of my beautiful departed kitty, Holly. RIP, sweet girl. Gone but never forgotten.

Lastly, I love hearing from readers! Feel free to leave comments here on the website and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can. You can also follow me on Twitter (@renaissance11) or read my blog on Lady Smut.