About

Lyss.Press is my—Lyss’s—publishing hub. I write M/M romance and erotica under two pen names: Lyss Em and Lyssa Dering. Under Lyss Em, I write contemporary. Under Lyssa Dering, I write fantasy, horror, paranormal, and science fiction. All my fiction is kinky and emotional, and every story has either an HFN or HEA ending.

On a more personal note, I fancy myself a “trash” connoisseur. I love reading well-written, high-heat M/M romance, and I’m constantly (when time permits) gobbling up new stories and looking for more to suit my hard-to-satisfy tastes. My favorite tropes are dubious consent and enemies-to-lovers, and I love reading all the subgenres I write plus historical romance (which intimidates me far too much as a writer).

I am panromantic, demisexual, and nonbinary, and I don’t have any preferred pronouns—any are fine. (You’ll often see me use she/her if I’m writing a bio in third-person simply because it’s easier.) I live in the Midwest—currently in the nowhere Indiana city I was born in, but I’m working on that. My aggressively affectionate tabby cat, Zsa Zsa, is my constant companion.

Online, you can most often find me on Twitter, with Facebook (my profile, not page) coming in second. However, the best ways to keep up-to-date on what I’m writing and publishing is through my reader group and Patreon. Members of my reader group get occasional writing updates, new release info, recommended reads, giveaways, and more. Patrons can get behind-the-scenes posts about my writing and marketing processes, in-progress excerpts, the newest promo graphics and videos, and chapters of my work-in-progress as soon as I write them.

To join my reader group, go HERE.

To become a patron, go HERE.