About Shelique Lize
An awesome mother of two beautiful baby girls and wife to the luckiest man on the planet. I’m a proud Canadian but I dislike winter. I love parenthood first and foremost, then anything to do with Vampyres, supernatural, mythology and folklore.
War Of Hearts is the first installment to my new Greek Mythology series. This series will be erotic stories and the books I have lined up will be sexy and some may even have taboo themes because I mean come on its Greek Mythology. If you are familiar with the stories, you should know that the gods and goddess get down and dirty, and they hold nothing back. I want my stories to reflect that and I hope you will join me on this new journey.
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Here’s the story of Selene & Endymion
When the plains below were parched and brown and dusty with the heat of summer, on Mount Latmus all was so still and cool, so fresh and green, that one seemed to be in another world. The mountain was most beautiful of all at night, when the moon drove her chariot overhead and flooded every tree and all the grassy slopes with her pale light.
Endymion was a young shepherd who led his flocks high up on the sides of this mountain and let them browse on the rich pasturage along the margins of its snow-fed streams. He loved the pure mountain air, and the stillness of the higher slopes, which was broken only by the tinkle of his sheep-bells, or the song of birds. There he dreamed his days away, while his sheep and goats were feeding; or, at night, he leaned his head on a log or a mossy stone and slept with the flock.
Selene, the moon-goddess, loved to visit Mount Latmus; in fact, the mountain belonged, in some sense, to her. It was her influence that made everything there so quiet and beautiful. One night, when she had stolen down from her place in the sky for a walk through one of the flowery meadows of Mount Latmus, she found Endymion there asleep.
The shepherd looked as beautiful as any flower on the mountain, or as the swans which were floating in the lake near by, with their heads tucked under their wings. If it had not been for his regular breathing, Selene would have believed that she stood looking at a marble statue. There, at a little distance, lay his sheep. and goats, unguarded, and liable to be attacked by wild beasts. Oh, Endymion was a very careless shepherd! That was the effect of the air on Mount Latmus.
Selene knew that it was the wonderful air of her mountain which had made the shepherd heedless, as well as beautiful, therefore she stayed by his flock all night and watched it herself.
She came the next night and the next, and for many nights, to gaze at the sleeper, and to watch the unguarded flock. One morning, when she returned to the sky, she looked so pale from her watching that Zeus asked her where she had been, and she described the beautiful shepherd she had found on her mountain, and confessed that she had been guarding his sheep.
Then she begged Zeus that since Endymion was so very, very beautiful he might always look as she had seen him in his sleep, instead of growing old as other mortals must. Zeus answered, “Even the gods cannot give to mortals everlasting youth and beauty without giving them also everlasting sleep; but Endymion shall sleep forever and be forever young.”
So there, in a cave, on Mount Latmus, Endymion sleeps on to this day; and his wonderful beauty has not faded in the smallest degree, but is a joy still to all who can climb those lofty heights.
There are different versions of this story, but they all pretty much play out the same way. Also, i’ve done some research and found out about Pan. His stories are interesting and he becomes obsessed with the moon goddess.
Either way, the story about Selene and Endymion isn’t much to work with but I found a way to make it happen and I’m proud of how it turned out.
What’s your favorite Greek Mythology?
Don’t forget to Download & Read War Of Hearts and let me know your thoughts. Warning, if you are expecting this to be a history lesson on Greek mythology, it’s not. I had a few readers upset with how the book was written and how I described the characters. You were warned.
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Honestly, I’m a sap. I’m a romantic at heart and this movie is my all-time favorite. I don’t care what anyone wants to say that Rose could have saved Jack, and yes she could have. I won’t sit here and defend her selfish actions but at age 12/13 this movie found it’s place in my heart regardless. I can overlook it and I have, lol.
When did you start writing?
about sixth grade. It was a vampire story about a woman on a farm whose husband
had been turned and she was trying to protect her child. I still have that old
What makes your stories unique?
root cause of why a character acts the way they do. Who they are. And not
everything is always pretty. We humans are a complex lot, filled with gritty
emotions and sometimes they boil up to the surface.
Is there a common thread that runs
through your books?
themselves is a central theme in my books. It could be escaping their past,
discovering their strength and finding out they are worth being loved. Also
body image. Many of my heroines are curvy girls.
paranormal thread in them but some are erotic romance with a little kink to
spice things up. I span the rainbow with my work and have written traditional
m/f romance, f/f, and also a m/m short piece of fiction that will soon be made
into a novel. The characters speak and it gets noisy in here when I don’t
listen and give them some play space.
If money was of no concern, what
would you envision as your perfect lifestyle? (where would you live, what would
you do all day, etc.)
write full time. I would have a cook to handle the kitchen, a housekeeper/maid
to handle the housework and most of all I would have more time to take nightly
walks with my husband and puppies. I love my home in Texas and can’t imagine
living anywhere else.
Besides writing, what things are you
most passionate about?
rescue puppies and they are the light of my life.
Not limited to writing, what do you
believe to be some of your greatest accomplishments so far?
with a large group of authors in a box set endeavor.
bookstore manager for over twenty years and one of my greatest joys is sharing
my love of reading with people I meet in the store every day.
Name a few of your favorites
(colors, TV shows, movies, stars, songs, etc.)
Roses series, Kim Harrison Hollows series, Laurell K. Hamilton, Skye Warren,
Tiffany Reisz and too many others to mention them all…
Saul, Six Feet Under, Orange is the New Black, Anne with an E, Stranger Things,
Thirteen Reasons Why, Handmaid’s Tale, Frankie and Grace, Westworld, How to Get
Away With Murder…
Grumpy Old Men, Brigadoon, Guardians of the Galaxy I and II and so many more…
Sia, Black Keys, Peter Murphy, Thirteen Reasons Why Soundtrack, Adele. I
primarily listen to alternative music.