Ileana Lallain

Ileana Lallain is a twenty-three-year-old French-born but California-raised coffee addict. She’s been writing since she could hold a pencil, though she hopes she has improved since then, considering every word of her first short story was horribly misspelled. She has dreamed of publishing since she wrote her first novel at the age of twelve, and although that novel will never see the light of day, she remembers it fondly and occasionally dusts it off to remind herself how far she’s come since writing that story. When she isn’t torturing characters and readers alike with her love of angst, she enjoys playing video games and putting on fun makeup looks. However, her absolute favorite thing is to curl up in her recliner on a rainy day with a good book, a cup of coffee, some soft classical music, and a lavender candle. And of course her cat, who absolutely demands use of her lap and her full attention, even (especially) when she really needs to go somewhere.

Ileana never imagined she would write romance novels, let alone M/M romance, since that was an interest she kept secret from all but her two closest friends, but her first attempt at writing an M/M fan fiction with the most bizarre pairing imaginable (thanks to picking character names out of a hat) was so enjoyable, she decided to try her hand at writing an original story with two characters she holds close to her heart. From the first word to the last, she loved every second of writing that story and knew this was the perfect genre for her.