There’s a lot that goes into writing a story that never makes it onto the page. Today Brantwijn Serrah shares some behind the scenes facts about her story Lady of Lacrymosa in our Rough Edges anthology.



Fun Facts about Lacrymosa

by Brantwijn Serrah


1. The name Katarina comes from the League of Legends hero. I can’t really say the League hero inspired my saloon girl, because they’re not really alike in any way. I just happened to really like playing Kat and the name stuck with me.


2. Cain’s Saloon is an intentional reference to the Biblical figure of Cain.


3. Inspiration for the story came primarily from the Deadlands Weird West Roleplaying Game and the Showtime drama, Dexter.


4. The Lady Gunslinger only speaks once.


5. Her horse’s name is Posey. Okay, it’s not really, but after all these other grim facts I thought we needed something light-hearted to close on.



When she isn’t visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, and graphic design. She sometimes procrastinates by hiding in online games like Star Wars; The Old Republic or League of Legends. She can’t handle coffee unless there’s enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours penciling naughty, sexy illustrations in her secret notebooks.

Brantwijn has two romance series currently in-progress with Champagne Books.  She’s also had short stories published in several small press anthologies. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Visit her at Strange Ways Station, her website at





Read Lady of Lacrymosa in Rough Edges!


Nothing is sexier than someone who knows what they want and has the confidence go after it. This anthology is crammed full of hot romances featuring those kinds of rough-around-the-edges alpha personalities–stories about the kind of men and women who ride horses during the day and their partners at night, who speak few words but mean every one of them, and who would never break their own personal code of honor. We're talking about cowboys and cowgirls. This anthology contains seven romances with a Western theme that run the gamut from sweet to sizzling.


Rough Edges

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