• Guest post: Fairy Tale Romance by I. L. Cruz, author of The Enchanted Isles series

    Guest Post: Fairy Tale Romance by I. L. Cruz

    The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome I. L. Cruz! She is the author of The Enchanted Isles series, an enchanting Latin-inspired fantasy series. Currently, the first two books, A Smuggler’s Path and A Noble’s Path, are available for purchase (see below). I adore I. L. Cruz, her books, and her blog, Fairy Tale Feminista, because she takes a different approach to looking at and understanding fairy tales. Her posts are fun, informative, and thought-provoking. Enjoy her guest post below about fairy tales and romance, just as I did! Fairy Tale Romance We are quickly approaching Valentine’s Day (what happened to January?) and that means thinking about love and romance. For some, it…

  • February 14th

    Happy Valentine’s Day, or Happy Love Yourself Day, as a college friend of mine used to put it! Regardless, it’s Friday and that’s enough to celebrate, right? I hope everyone has a lovely day whether or not you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or just that it’s Friday. Oh, and enjoy you’re favorite drink, perhaps a cookie or a delicious piece of chocolate, and a story or two. -The Lily Cafe

  • My Love, part 2

    And the long love poem continues. Check out the first part here. The years swirled past And still I saw him only those times But I knew he was still there Maybe watching me For I saw the curtains sway When there was no wind Freshman year ended Sophomore swirled past Junior left in a haze Senior year came at last This is the year I thought to myself I’ll present myself Introduce myself Just walk up to the door and knock He’ll come, I know he will He’ll smile and I’ll smile back But I never built enough courage I never made it halfway Graduation came And I finally…

  • My love, part 1

    In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’ll be posting a long love story poem I wrote about a decade ago, divided into 4 parts. From dawn to dusk From sun to moon From life to death I will always love you. You live next door In the peach colored house Your room was across mine The curtains would wave in the breeze When you opened the window But I never saw you For you kept the curtains closed But I knew you were there And I loved you. The first day of high school Was the first I saw you We stood with our neighbors Awaiting the bus to…