August 30, 2015

Double Feature with author @Sabrina_York #RLFBlog #Highlander

Hannah and the Highlander 

Hannah and the Highlander--Book 1 in the Untamed Highlanders Series


First in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York about the bold, brawny men of the Highlands-and the lovely lasses who bring them to their knees...
Highlanders are her weakness.
Hannah Dounreay has no time for suitors who only seem interested in her family's land, which she manages as well as any man. If she marries, she wants to be loved for the educated, independent woman she is. But when a strong, silent-and spectacularly handsome-Highlander saves her from a violent attack, her heart is stirred. Who is this man? And if he asks for Hannah's hand, will she be able to resist him?
Love is the most powerful weapon of all.
Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has no time to lose. The Highlands are in an uproar as clans battle for land-without mercy-and Alexander can't afford to fall for the wildly attractive, strong-willed Hannah. What's more, he has a desperate secret, one that could destroy them both. But as their attraction turns into an all-consuming passion, Alexander has no choice but to prove to Hannah that he's the only man for her-body and soul...in Hannah and the Highlander.

Susana and the Scot

Bestselling author Sabrina York carries readers back to the wild Scottish Highlands, where the bravest of men surrender to no one-except the boldest of women...

Scotland, 1813.
A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION
Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he's ever met...
AN UNDENIABLE PASSION
With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option...


About Sabrina York
Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & sexy to scorching romance.  Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Get updates and alerts from Sabrina here: HotSheet Sign Up.

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August 29, 2015

AC Katt author of Bobby’s Old Man @ACKatt #RLFblog #MMContemporary

AC Katt author of your book title answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

AC Katt became an author late in life but has warmed to her profession with over twenty books at MLR Press. She has a husband, a cat, four children and nine and one-half grandchildren.

What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, peas with cream gravy.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Veal Marsala.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A cruise to Europe touring Italy and Spain.
What are your hobbies?
Reading and cooking.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I take a busman’s holiday and read in my genre to see what other authors are writing.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?


About the Book

Title: Bobby’s Old Man
Genre m/m contemporary
Author AC Katt
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Keith Anderson is in love with Bobby Michaels. Unfortunately, Keith with their fifteen year age difference thinks he’s too old for Bobby. The two start as “friends with benefits” but Keith dumps Bobby when it turns serious leaving Bobby broken hearted.
When tragedy strikes and Bobby needs Keith, he steps up to support his lover. But Bobby lacks trust in Keith and everything around him. Can Keith convince Bobby that this time is for real, or will the two lovers never reconcile?

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August 28, 2015

The Lost Centurion by @momilp #RLFblog #paranormal

The Lost Centurion 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is The Lost Centurion by Monica La Porta.

About the Book

Title The Lost Centurion
Genre Paranormal
Author Monica La Porta
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The chains of Love are stronger than the bonds of Revenge
The Roman centurion Marcus has sworn to avenge his wife's death—even if it takes an eternity to hunt down the vampire who murdered her.
Turned immortal by a capricious god, for the last two thousand years, Marcus has been living a life devoid of love, consumed by his hatred for the vampire race. Until the night he rescues one of them, a frail newborn vampling, Diana, and she becomes his responsibility.
Tortured by his past and hunted by vampires, Marcus must choose between avenging his dead wife or saving Diana from the same man who ruined his life, only to discover that not everything is what it appears to be.

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About the Author

Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Seattle several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State. She is the author of The Ginecean Chronicles, a dystopian/science fiction series set on the planet Ginecea where women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a sin. She also published two other series: the futuristic love story across the universe, Elios & Gaia, narrated in two books; and the paranormal romance/urban fantasy series The Immortals set in Rome. Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero. Sometimes, she also posts about her writing.

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August 27, 2015

Is All Fair in Love and War with @SharonLHamilton #RLFBlog #Romance

Navy SEALs are known for being the best of the best when it comes to working in the arena of war. Highly trained and skilled, practiced in all aspects of Team life, they are literally programmed to react certain ways and to call on resources in the flick of an eye.
Not so at home. In fact, it’s well known that many of the Special Forces have problems on the homefront, with a higher than normal divorce rate. I created a scenario with my next series, Band of Bachelors, a house full of men who have banded together because of their common enemy: women. You can imagine the advice these bachelors give each other—both solicited and unsolicited, and most of it horrible. Yet, one by one, each will find his happily ever after.
You know these guys already. They are loyal to The Brotherhood, to the Navy, and to their wives and children, even when they are estranged from them. Some will find their way back to wives they never stopped loving, others will have to find love again, but each tale will be a compelling and humorous journey of the heart, to find their true soulmate.

About the Book

Title Lucas
Genre Erotic Romance
Author  Sharon Hamilton
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Special Operator Lucas Shipley thought his troubles were past him, when he discovers they’ve only just begun. Recently separated from his wife of five years, he gets some unwelcomed news.  He thought his living arrangement, with four other separated or divorced buddies from SEAL Team 3, was temporary.  Now, he understands he has to move on with his life.
Marcy Gelland is one of the smartest, most successful realtors in San Diego County. She’s hired by Lucas’ soon-to-be ex-wife to help her liquidate their joint holdings and help orchestrate a speedy departure from Lucas’ life. Based on what Marcy’s been told, Lucas deserves any amount of pain she or her client can dish out to him.
But when they are left alone together in the remote Northern California woods, they ignite a personal bonfire that threatens to burn down the whole forest.  Marcy is forced to see she has been misled.
Amidst the backdrop of hardened bachelor SEALs with their unsolicited, anti-long- term relationship advice, and a criminal gang operating nearby, Lucas must do what he’s always done and never gotten proper credit for: be the hero that saves the day.

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About the Author

Sharon Hamilton
Sharon Hamilton is a NYT and USA/Today bestselling author most known for her SEAL Brotherhood series.
Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany are not like any vamps you’ve read before, since they don’t have to go to ground, and can walk around in the full light of the sun.
Sharon’s Guardian Angels struggle with the human charges they are sent to save, often escaping their vanilla world of Heaven for the brief human one. You won’t find any of these beings in any Sunday school class.
All of Sharon’s books are available on eBooks (most formats), print and Audible.
A lifelong organic gardener, Sharon lives with her husband in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place. When she’s not writing, she’s getting verra verra dirty in the mud, or wandering Farmer’s Markets looking for new Heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

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August 25, 2015

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by @KayelleAllen #SciFi #RLFBlog

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen.

About the Book

Title At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
Genre Science Fiction with Romantic Elements
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

About the Story

Sweet Science Fiction Romance with a Kick. The Antonello Brothers series kicks off with At the Mercy of Her Pleasure. 
He's a thief. She's a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy! 
Professional thief Senth Antonello is hired to retrieve a stolen prototype for which the imperial armada has already killed twice. When Senth's brother is kidnapped to ensure the device is surrendered, Senth must rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. Senth must accomplish it in the company of a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

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Giveaway

Download a free PDF adult coloring book inspired by some of Kayelle's characters. Original art by Jamin Allen.

About the Author

Kayelle Allen is the best selling author of the Tarthian Empire Companion, an Illustrated World-Building Bible and Guide to Writing a Science Fiction Series.

Unstoppable Heroes Blog http://kayelleallen.com/blog
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August 24, 2015

Zi Trace from Tracing the Line by @allyabishop #RLFblog #romance

Interview with Zi Trace
This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell readers about himself or herself. Answer the questions as if the character were talking.

Tell us about yourself, please.
Hello. My name is Zi Trace, and I own and manage White Peony Lingerie and Sensual Pleasures, and I have two sisters, Lux and Blue. Our names are a long story, if you’re wondering, but suffice it to say, our mother was, um, creative.
I’ve been divorced for two years, and, honestly, I’m just not up for dating. I’ve tried…well, I’ve surfed a few dating websites at the behest of Lux (she may have threatened to tie me down to the couch and make me if I didn’t do it of my own volition, but I’m just not in the mood. It’s not that I don’t like men—or sex, for that matter—but I’m done, honestly. My husband, er, my ex, I mean, did me in. And now I’m not sure I can go through all of that again.
Authors call what you want but cannot have "the conflict" -- what is yours?
I try to share who I am…with everyone. But it’s…complicated. I didn’t grow up like other people, and now, when things start to go sideways, I struggle with the part of me that people will judge, you know? And even when I want to trust someone, when I want to give them the benefit of my trust…I can’t quite let go of the fear that they are going to let me down.
What can you not do (but need to do) during this story?
Oy, that’s a long list—do we have more than one page for this interview? :) Let’s see, I struggle letting go of my anger at Lux, I’m trying hard to understand Blue, but she baffles me. What else…? I demand too much from Kai Isaac when he tries to be there, and when I can’t stop my emotions from overwhelming me, I risk everything. And to be honest…sometimes being alone is easier, you know? You don’t have to clean up after others or worry that someone doesn’t have your back. But I hate that I feel that way…and I want to stop feeling so alone when I don’t have to be. I’m not sure how to get that trust back though.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I’ll end up alone. And that I’m not as desirable as I try to believe I am. I’ve done a lot of self work over the last few years, and I’m over a lot of the BS society tells us is required for beauty. But I’m still nervous. I’ve lost weight, and the loose skin that comes with that…it’s never quite the same, is it? I’ve got big hips, I’m very tall—nearly six foot—and that leaves me feeling a bit like a giant around my sisters. So when you spend all day helping women believe that they are gorgeous and sexy, you want someone to do the same for you.
And Kai…yeah. He does that. But he’s…I hate to say it’s complicated again, but it is! He’s everything I’ve looked for, but he’s involved in a career that doesn’t resonate with what I believe. I’ll just leave it at that.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Oy. Um, wow. So, Kai Isaac. He’s a filmmaker, and we meet when Lux cons me into showing up at a filming for an advertising video. I had no idea what was going to happen, and let’s just say…my issue with dating? Yeah. Kai blew that right out of the water.
He’s over 6’6”, with a fantastic body, and these mesmerizing gold/green eyes that change based on his mood and thoughts. I…yeah, enough about that. He’s patient, kind, open, and always there. He’s as passionate about his career as I am about mine, and if he has a flaw—and really, who doesn’t?—it’s that he has to think through emotional decisions. He’ll never just answer. And usually, I love that about him. He doesn’t make foolish choices based on the moment…but some days…I don’t handle that very well. That probably says a lot more about me than it does him, doesn’t it? :sigh:
Oh God, the man can cook, too! He’s amazing in the kitchen…and the bedroom. ;)
What would that person say about you?
Kai would insist that I’m hot, incredible at everything I do, and that I’m damned close to perfect. (Don’t tell him otherwise! ;) )
What is your family like?
My older sister Lux is a former Dominatrix, now online dating maven in the process of expanding her empire. If there’s a BDSM lover in need of a mate(s), she’s got you covered. And dear God, you should see her boyfriend. Red hair, built, horse trainer/underwear model with a thick Scottish accent? Even I did a double-take when I met Fin MacKenzie.
Blue—she’s the youngest—is the wild child. Hard to believe given Lux’s intro, eh? Blue had it the hardest growing up, and I’m not sure why. She was adorable—tiny with carroty ringlets and a teeny body—she looked like a doll.
But she was always treated differently by those who took care of us, and when it was just Lux and I raising her (practically), I don’t think we were enough. Not when we were just kids ourselves.
She’s lovely—long red hair, petite, with a streak of fire that never quits. Well, not usually. But something broke in Blue a long time ago, and I’m not sure anyone can fix it. I’m here for her—I love her dearly. But until she figures out the demons that drive her, she’ll always have those shadows behind her eyes.
What special skills do you rely on?
I can usually talk to anyone. That’s helped me in business. Of course, that’s all useless when Kai shows up and turns me into a blushing sixteen-year-old. That man…
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
My mother. She formed our childhoods with mental illness and neglect, and if there’s one person I struggle with categorizing in my life, it’s a mother who was as sick herself as she made my little sister. I try to forgive and move on, to love who she tried to be in spite of her actions, but when I see Blue’s brokenness and Lux’s bitterness, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Still…I try. That counts, right?
Why are you happy (or not happy) with the way your story ended?
No cheating! You have to read to find out…but this is a romance, right? :)

About the Writer

When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That's what I tell people all the time. And it's true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was eight on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind -- I'm not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I'm one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here's the thing: I didn't just dream it up and write it down -- I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That's right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY'RE COMING). And what's really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that's it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That's the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn't hurt, either...

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
The Without a Trace series started as a co-writing deal that fell through. So when I wrote the second book, I was still fleshing out the ideas that were never fully my own—I’d been responsible to another author to make sure the ideas were shared.
Zi’s book, Without a Trace (the sister’s last names are all “Trace”), was my first real foray into what I wanted my romance series to entail. So in that sense, it was a freeing feeling to be able to write whatever I wanted! But I also knew I wanted this story to have impact for those who have experienced abusive childhoods. Part of the reason Lux from Inside the Lines fell out of touch with Zi and Blue is due to the issues in their family. Sometimes, we try to simplify those things so we don’t have to get into the gritty details, but I didn’t want to be dishonest.
Many of us have dealt with painful backgrounds, and I wanted their story to reflect what is possible when you are able to still believe you are worthy, and still believe that love is possible, even when we’re all a bit broken. I hope I was able to do that.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
Zi Trace is a force to be reckoned with, especially because she never gives up. She fights for what she wants, even though she’s the most nurturing of the three. Zi keeps going. She’s also a real woman with the realities of weight loss on the body, the pain of a failed relationship and pregnancy, and the stains left behind by decisions she never had a choice in. She’s the one everything happened “around,” but rarely to. And she was the caretaker of Blue when Lux left, which has its own challenges.
I debated writing Kai’s point of view, but really…he’s so besotted with Zi, what else can he say? ;)
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
How strong we are when the cards are down. Zi risks everything to save herself yet again, and when she’s wrong, she owns it. That’s one of the reasons I loved writing her—she embraces her truth, even when it’s not comfortable.
She’s also a bit more of a prude than she realized, so when Kai wants to try some, um, more open-minded sexual experiences, she’s surprised by her reaction. I daresay many of us feel that way! And it was fun to see a lingerie store owner—who has a backroom full of sexual toys for women—explore her own prejudices and discover the broader nuances of her sexuality.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Oh, this is book three! There’s a fourth book that will be released in October, and that will finish the Trace sisters’ stories—Blue’s book. But there’s a book for Noah Storm that I”m working on (for those who are already fans—yes, Noah’s book is coming, I promise), plus I have a spin-off idea I’m working on utilizing some of the characters we’ve already met. So there’s much more to come in this romance world!
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven't tried yet?
I’m working on a paranormal romance as well, and I love mysteries. I have an idea for a romantic suspense novel as well, so…
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
1. I never ever thought I’d write romance. My background is in literary writing, and I’ve worked in the publishing field and edited literary works for years now. But when an opportunity arose to write steamy romance, I couldn’t resist the challenge. And I’ve had a blast.
2. I’ll write pretty much anywhere, but many know I’m also a professional editor and author coach. I stand 90% of the day at a standing desk! I even have a small “elliptical” machine that fits underneath, and I pull that out when I’m in conferences or meetings and get in my workout! :D
Why should readers who haven't picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Oo, good question! Let’s see.
1. I am passionate about art, exploring our world and helping us find solutions, comfort, and/or challenges to help us live bolder and with more love and acceptance of others. I’m not shy about tackling tough subjects.
2. You get to meet Lux and Fin, Ella and Ian, Noah and Tag (he’s a rescued pit bull with a heart of gold), and learn a bit more about Blue who, while troubled, will surprise you when this saga is done.
3. Who doesn’t love a sexy read?! I work hard to make sure my sex scenes are unique, plot-focused, and tasteful. They might be a little kinky (or a lot!), but they are always done with respect to the characters’ agency. There’s nothing wrong with a little D/s play, as long as everyone wants it, amiright? ;D
Plus, the prequel Crossing the Lines is free right now. So if you aren’t sure, start with that one and see if enjoy my style.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Thank YOU for loving my books. Without your feedback, I wouldn’t be brainstorming even more ideas and stories for these characters. I’m honored that you took a chance on a new author, and I hope I continue to give you a reason to keep coming back for more. <3 YOU ROCK!

About the Book
Title Tracing the Line
Genre Erotic romance
Author Ally Bishop
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
They say love doesn’t hurt.
But it’s a lie. I promise you, love someone long enough, and they’ll destroy your soul.
I’ve spent my life taking care of everyone else: my family, my ex-husband, my friends. Deep down, I know I should focus on myself, but how can I when I’ve got one sister about to implode while the other battles her own guilt?
The minute I met Kai Isaac, I should’ve run in the opposite direction. His business isn’t one I want any part of, and I’ve got way too much drama in my life already.
But his kiss...those eyes...the raging inferno he creates when he touches me...I can’t stay away. Life’s reeling out of control, and he’s my only refuge from the storm.
My sister Lux says trusting someone means not knowing everything about them and being okay with it...but what if not knowing the truth ruins everything?
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August 23, 2015

Veronica Scott author of Star Cruise: Marooned @vscotttheautor #RLFblog #SFR

Veronica Scott author of Star Cruise: Marooned answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Three time winner of the Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I love Panda Express and I’ll have their honey walnut shrimp, pot stickers and spring rolls plus fried rice. This all goes perfectly with an iced tea and of course the fortune cookie!
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I have many but the guy I consistently return to is Judd Lauren from Nalini Singh’s Caressed by Ice.
What are your hobbies?
When I’m not writing my own stories, or reading, I like to spend time with my grandson. We build epic Lego kits together! I enjoy going to movies. I used to sew and do quite a bit of crafting, but now the writing takes up the majority of my time. My sportiest activity currently is taking long walks, although I enjoy volleyball and archery.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I read a lot in my own genre of science fiction romance but I also enjoy paranormal, epic fantasy romance, historical (ancient world and Regency), and some contemporary. I’ve been known to read a suspense novel every now and then, and I used to devour mysteries.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
For Star Cruise: Marooned I researched all things to do with cruise ships, the typical jobs on one, the cruise workers’ union, typical ports of call, menus…lots of Google time. For my ancient Egyptian fantasies, I have an entire library of scholarly tomes and again, of course the endless Google research.

About the Book

Title Star Cruise: Marooned
Genre Science Fiction Romance
Author Veronica Scott
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.
Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.
But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.
Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?

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August 22, 2015

#amreading Druid Warrior’s Heart a new #historical romance by @julidrevezzo #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Juli D. Revezzo is a Florida girl with a love of speculative and romantic fiction and legend, and loves writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, New Adult romance Changeling's Crown, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at: http://julidrevezzo.com
Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julidrevezzo
or Twitter: @julidrevezzo

Interview with Juli D. Revezzo

Why did you write this book?
I wrote it because I felt the family in the first novel, Passion’s Sacred Dance, had their own stories to tell.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy romance, of course.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Elric of Melniboné. Sexy, brooding sorcerer king. What’s not to love?
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently finishing what will be the next book in the Celtic Stewards Chronicles. I’m also revising the third installment of my Antique Magic paranormal series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
As the latest in her family’s long line of Stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.
Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again but from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he’s captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.
Despite Isaac’s assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god?

About the Book

Title: Druid Warrior’s Heart
Genre: historical fantasy romance
Author: Juli D. Revezzo
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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August 21, 2015

Celisse from Fight Princess by @mskosciuszko #RLFblog #romanticsuspense

M.S. Kaye shares details about the creation of Celisse Blalock in the book Fight Princess.

About the Book

Title Fight Princess
Genre romantic suspense
Author M.S. Kaye
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Things aren’t what they seem. Don’t get involved.
Celisse is too headstrong to listen. Her best friend’s boyfriend is dead, and she does not heed Cullen’s warning, slipped to her in a note as he’s being arrested for the murder.
Cullen tries to keep Celisse out of danger and also tries to avoid her, both unsuccessfully. He can’t deny his feelings for her anymore, but he knows he can’t have her. If she ever discovered the truth about his past, she’d surely hate him.
While struggling with her intense feelings for Cullen, Celisse uses her skills as an ex-prosecutor to investigate, all while continuing to fight for Ogden, the organizer of an underground fight ring. She eventually realizes things are connected—the ring, Ogden, Cullen, the murder, and herself. She races to uncover the truth before she’s arrested or becomes the next victim—or perhaps, the next culprit.

Introducing Celisse Blalock

Name: Celisse Blalock
Age: around 30
Gender: female
Birthplace: Chicago
Profession: former attorney, currently office assistant
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): white
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: light brown, long hair with loose curls; strong, very fit build
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
No significant other at the beginning—read the book to find out if that changes.
Tell us about this character, please.
Celisse was born into an affluent, high-society family. But that wasn’t for her. She is a licensed attorney and worked in the District Attorney’s office, but she had to give that up. Now, she works in an administrative position for a bitchy, stupid boss. She has no man in her life and has never been in a serious relationship, which has a lot to do with her family, though she has no contact with them. She’s beautiful without trying, and extremely intelligent.
If you could only hear this character's voice (but not see her) what characteristic would identify her?
No nonsense
How educated is this character?
Licensed attorney
Is the character book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Combination of book-smart and self-taught
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
She makes little money but lives simply and well within her means.
What is your character's viewpoint on wealth?
It’s overrated.
Are any of her skills a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones and why?
She’s an extremely strong fighter, but let’s few people know it.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
She sees things black-and-white, sometimes to her detriment.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
People assume she’s delicate and ladylike. While she may be ladylike at times, she’s not delicate. She doesn’t break; she does the breaking.
Does your character care about what others assume about her?
Nope.

About Your Writer

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
She appreciates strong women.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I would’ve preferred to keep my entire story to myself.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
Ogden’s story would be interesting, but that won’t happen.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
She has control issues.

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Author Bio

M.S. Kaye has multiple published books under her black belt. She lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and spends as much time as she can creating new characters and stories in the romantic suspense, paranormal, and young adult genres. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

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August 20, 2015

Sarah Marshall from Dancing with Fate by @katebenzin #RLFblog #Contemporary

Kate Benzin shares details about the creation of Sarah Marshall in the book Dancing with Fate.

About the Book

Title Dancing with Fate
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Kate Benzin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings)? G
Will the worst day of Sarah’s life turn out to be her luckiest?
By all outward appearances, Sarah Marshall is successful and happy. Only her therapist knows her inner turmoil. She thought she had conquered her fear of abandonment until her fiancé Jamie doesn’t show up for their wedding.
After Jamie leaves Sarah waiting at the church, she feels that he tossed her aside just as her father did when she was a baby. Now the only way for Sarah to understand why men treat her this way is to find her father and ask him what was so wrong with her that he left and never wanted to meet her.
Sarah’s search exposes lies that shock her. Will her discoveries help her feel secure enough to recover her sense of self and move on with a new relationship?

Introducing Sarah Marshall

This interview is designed to tell readers about your hero or heroine.

Name: Sarah Marshall
Age: 28
Gender: female
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Profession: blogger and writing teacher
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Dark curly hair, light brown eyes, lean build from running, has a ‘girl next door’ appeal
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Julian Butler
Tell us about this character, please.
Julian is a very successful actor in Hollywood. He sometimes finds it difficult to remember that he’s a man just like any other – that his movie stardom doesn’t make him a better person than anyone else. When he feels like he’s getting too far from reality, he likes to go away to a resort where his anonymity is assured. He has dated many women, often for publicity purposes for a new movie. He’s not the marrying kind, and he makes sure every woman understands that they shouldn’t look for more than a casual relationship.
What is your character's family like?
Sarah grew up with her single mother and her grandmother. Her grandfather died early from a heart attack, and her father left when Sarah was just a toddler. Her mother is a workaholic and distant emotionally, but luckily for Sarah, her grandmother is warm and caring. As a result, she is closer to her grandmother who taught her all the things a mother normally would have. Both Sarah’s mother and grandmother are tight-lipped about her father. They don’t answer the questions that Sarah needs answered, but the time comes when Sarah needs to find those answers herself.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
Sarah looks like the ‘girl next door.’ When people see her, they make several assumptions about her, in particular, that life is easy for her because of her looks. This judgment, though, is completely inaccurate. Yes, Sarah functions fairly easily on the surface. She did well at school and now does well in her work. But inside, Sarah is in turmoil about her value as a woman. Why would her father abandon her and never try to have a relationship with her. What is so wrong with her that he’d never want to know her?
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Sarah doubts her value as a woman in relation to men. She is confident regarding her studies, her work, her interactions with friends, but she doubts that any man will value her in the way that a woman needs.
What past event causes your character the most fear?
Being abandoned by her father is at the root of her fear of abandonment. She doesn’t understand how her father could have abandoned her when she was a very young child and never wanted to have a relationship with her. She has worked through some of that in therapy, but her fear of abandonment comes raging back when she is left at the altar.
How does your character handle challenges?
Sarah handles challenges in work by facing the problem and working out a logical solution. But when it comes to challenges in a relationship with a man, she runs away or sublimates her own needs. She finds it impossible to understand the problems in her relationships with men, thinking that something is wrong with her.

About Your Writer

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Kate chose to write about me because she understands the emotional difficulties that I faced and wanted people to realize that a person’s life isn’t always as easy as it may seem to outsiders.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I thought long and hard about this question. There must have been something that I didn’t want exposed, but actually, I couldn’t find anything that I wish Kate hadn’t told. In order for the story to be clear, she had to tell everything.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
I think that Kate should write a book about Julian. His life as a wealthy movie star isn’t as easy as many of us believe. With fame comes many complications, especially loss of privacy. Many people think it’d be great to have lots of adoring fans, but it becomes invasive. I think this would make a very good book.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think that writing for Kate is very therapeutic. She has so many characters and stories spinning around in her head that she has to get them out into a book or she just might go crazy.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
I’d like to thank Kate for putting my story out there so that it can perhaps help some other people who are in the same situation that I was in.

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Author Bio

Kate Benzin has two major loves in her life other than writing – travel and dogs, both of which play major roles in Kate’s stories and provide the conditions for her heroines and heroes to learn life lessons. She is a seasoned traveler and tour director who has lived in Indonesia since 1982 when she took a three-month work assignment to train Indonesians on word processing equipment. She stayed because she fell in love with the adventurous lifestyle that living in Indonesia gave her. After working as a tour director in many countries of the world for the past 18 years, she now spends most of her time writing in her home/office which she shares with her Dalmatians and a whippet.

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