April 24, 2014

Cover Love: Cursed in Shadow @AndreaRCooper #RLFblog #paranormal

Cursed in Shadow 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Cursed in Shadow Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion by Andrea R Cooper.

Genre Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Author Andrea R. Cooper
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Cursed in Shadow is the continuation of The Garnet Dagger, Book 1 Legends of Oblivion series. This novelette bridges Book 1 and Son of Dragons, Book 2.
After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is not safe, even for his witch.
The Warloc's protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy brings forth Brock's first victim and more.
Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and find Brock's twin sister, Mirhana.

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April 23, 2014

Character Sketch: Landon Wadden from Burdened by Desire @JL_Sheppard #RLFblog

Burdened by Desire 

About the Book

Title: Burdened by Desire
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Name: J.L. Sheppard
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Jocelyn, an Elemental, is stuck between the mortal and immortal worlds, yet not quite a part of either. Her power over the elements of the Earth won't evolve until she meets her mate. Before then she's an easy prey and a coveted possession for the Malums Inmortalis who wish to conquer the world.
Alpha werewolf, Landon, has been living with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is just beyond his reach. For months he's forsaken her, refusing to accept his mate because she can never grant him a much-needed heir for his nearly extinct pack.
Despite his decision Landon finds himself drawn to Jocelyn and when an attempt is made on her life, he realizes his destiny lies with her. Can they overcome the long-held prejudices of his kind and defeat their enemies in time to find what the future holds?

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About the Character

Name: Landon Wadden
Age: 515
Gender: Male
Birthplace: New York
Profession: Alpha
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Werewolf
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars:
His crystalline blue eyes, brown hair styled in a military-style crew cut, and he wore a short-sleeved polo shirt revealing the tribal tattoo that covered the length of his right arm.
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Jocelyn, an Elemental.
What are the qualities of his voice? (pitch, quality, volume)
He has a deep, rich voice, and has tendency to yell when he's angry.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He lives extravagantly and has the means as alpha werewolf.
What does he have a knack for doing?
He has an knack for pissing off his fated female.
Is he close to family?
He's close to his sister, Olivia. She's more than a century old, but he's very protective of her and often treats her like she's still a child.
What is your character's biggest need at the beginning of the story?
His fated female.
What is your hero's biggest hopes and dreams?
He hopes for a world where he can claim his fated, a world where he could claim his fated, the woman granted for him despite their breed. "Her soft lips against his made him want to create the perfect world where they could live together regardless of breed."
What is your hero's biggest personal flaw?
His temper.

Interview with Landon Wadden

Do you believe in love at first sight?
I suppose most immortals believe in it. Immortal men have the ability to recognize the woman fated for them. It's a gift, a cosmic gift destiny grants us during the span of our long lives. We wait and wait until we are granted this woman, this precious gift.
Sounds like you've met her?
(His eyes sparked yellow and he growled.) Is there a question in there somewhere?
Yes, Landon. Have you met your fated female?
(At immortal speed, he stood and shoved his fists in his pockets.) That's none of your business!
Are you often quick to temper?
No… yes… It depends. (He sits then shoves his fingers through his hair in frustration.) I have been quick to temper lately.
Why is that?
Because…Because there's something I want that I can't have.
And what is that?
I want my gift. She's mine. It's not fair I can't have her.
Why do you think you can't have her?
(He sighs heavily, and looks away from as if lost in a memory.) Because… she's not of my breed, which means she can't grant me an heir, an alpha like myself.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

JL Sheppard
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Because I'm burdened with the knowledge my fated could never be mine.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
Don't mind.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
She'll continue the series, the love stories of the Elementals and their mates.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
My sister, Olivia. I'd like to see her settled down with a good man, a werewolf.

Author Bio

J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she still lives with her husband.
As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.
It wasn't until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King's Desire, which was published in January of 2013.
Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.

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April 22, 2014

It's Still All About the Book @MarilynBaron #RLFblog #contemporary

Syping with an Author 
Article by Marilyn Baron
What are the odds that an author in Roswell, Georgia, would leave a review on Goodreads saying she enjoyed the novel Coincidence and was looking forward to discussing it with her neighborhood book club, and that the author, J. W. Ironmonger (John) who lives in Shropshire, England, would offer to Skype with the book club?
With the explosion of technology and social media, everyone reading books in different formats, after all is said and done, it's still all about the book. One reader liked a book, commented on the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations and the author, all the way in England, saw the message, was generous enough to respond and give up his time to talk to a neighborhood book club in Roswell, Georgia, about his book. Despite all the advances we've made it's still, thankfully, all about the book. Technology is just bringing readers closer to authors.
Our book club met at one of the members' homes. We enjoyed a beautiful assortment of hors' d'oeuvres and we made the call. The connection was so perfect it felt like John was in our living room when he was actually at his son's apartment in London at 2 a.m. The picture faded out a couple of times or froze when he was in the middle of talking but we found it amazing that through the wonders of technology, we were conversing with an author across the ocean on a computer about a book.
Everyone in the book club loved Coincidence. We asked questions and John was delightful. We learned about his background and the fact that he grew up in Kenya and when he was 16 he visited a mission school very much like the one he wrote about in the book. Before he finished the novel he and his son went back to Uganda in 2011 and retraced the journey the main character made to get to the mission, visiting various locations mentioned in the book.
"Africa has changed a lot but it hasn't," says Ironmonger. "When you get out of the city you still see mud huts. There's still a lot of poverty, but it's a beautiful country."
Ironmonger combined two ideas into one book. He had always wanted to set a story in north Uganda and he also wanted to write a story about coincidences. His main character, Thomas, who studied coincidences, meets a woman, Azalea, to whom coincidences happen and who is convinced she will die on a predetermined date. The novel explores what would transpire if they got together and had a relationship. And there are so many plot twists that the book will hold your interest from start to finish.
In the book, Ironmonger weaves in arguments about predestination vs. randomness, free will or the idea that somebody is "messing with our lives."
"It's easy for us to see patterns where they don't exist," notes Ironmonger. "The truth lies somewhere between the two."
Ironmonger admits he does not believe in coincidences although he did when he was younger.
"Sometimes we overanalyze things that do happen," he says. "We can't explain everything and it's foolish to try. The message of the book is you can spend all your life trying to solve the mysteries and none of us ever will."
In the end, Thomas receives advice from a colleague: "Why don't you just listen to Azalea and support her and see what the next surprise is?" Thomas has to overcome his inertia and decide if he wants to follow Azalea to Africa or lose her forever.
Ironmonger also discussed the few differences between the UK and U.S. versions of the book, which was published by HarperCollins in this country in February. The book got a new cover and an extra paragraph at the end to give us a happy ending, but it is pretty much the same as when it was published in England. This is the first publication of the book in the U.S.
Coincidence 
Ironmonger's new book, Not Forgetting the Whale, will be out next spring. It's set in a village at the toe of England, accessible only by one long road in and out. The townspeople, convinced that civilization is about to collapse, want to seal off the road and the village from the outside world, and then they save a whale.

Here's the description of Coincidence:

What determines the course of our lives? Chance...or destiny?
On Midsummer's Day, 1982, three-year-old Azalea Ives is found alone at a seaside fairground.
One year later, her mother's body washes up on a beach—her link to Azalea unnoticed.
On Midsummer's Day, 1992, her adoptive parents are killed in a Ugandan rebel uprising; Azalea is narrowly rescued by a figure from her past.
Terrified that she, too, will meet her fate on Midsummer's Day, Azalea approaches Thomas Post, an expert in debunking coincidences. Azalea's past, he insists, is random—but as Midsummer's Day approaches, he worries that she may bring fate upon herself.
Coincidence is available on Amazon at http://amzn.com/0062309897 To learn more about John and his books, visit http://www.amazon.com/J.-W.-Ironmonger/e/B009AKEYIU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Author Bio

Marilyn Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She's a member of Marketing for Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and the recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She writes humorous women's fiction, romantic thrillers/suspense, historicals and paranormal. She has won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. Marilyn blogs at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales at www.petitfoursandhotamales.com
She and her sister, Sharon Goldman, just released a play about Alzheimer's called Memory Lane. You can find out more about Marilyn's books and short stories and listen to a medley of the music from Memory Lane on her Web site at www.marilynbaron.com or view it on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Hgi_mIdt5MA.

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April 21, 2014

Interview: Diane Saxon author of Flynn's Kiss @Diane_Saxon #RLFblog #Contemporary

Flynn's Kiss 

About the Book

Title Flynn's Kiss – Disarmed and Dangerous Book 1
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Name Diane Saxon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Interview with Diane Saxon

Why did you write this book?
Long before I had any idea I was going to become an author I had a scene in my head and my hero was Flynn. It was such a vivid picture in my mind I felt compelled to write it down.
I started writing books, became published, then last year we moved house and this two page scene was at the bottom of a drawer in my bedside table and I read it through and had to write the story. The scene is virtually unchanged and Flynn is just as much a bad boy as I first imagined him.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. Sub-genres dependent on mood. But I love reading, I read vast amounts and always have. I change my mind on a daily basis as to who is my favourite author, my favourite genre. So, here are a few:
Suspense/thriller
Paranormal
Humour
Historical
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
Well, again, I think this is transient for me dependent on my mood. One that always sticks in my mind is Tim by Colleen McCullough. I read the book and that character stuck with me. When I saw the film, it was very different, but the character was still hauntingly beautiful.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I'm not big on TV, but I love films. Good old fashioned romances with guts. Dirty Dancing, Officer and a Gentleman and who doesn't love Ghost. Oh, but please don't give me unexpected tearjerker ending. Really. There is nothing worse than feeling that I've totally wasted my time watching a film where the hero/heroine drops dead in the last few frames. And believe me, there are more of those out there than you realize. No! Don't do it to me.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
Well, wow. My head is full and my fingers have been flying. So here we go.
Her Captured Groom – Historical romance. Written at Nanowrimo in November and fully finished. Book 1 in a series of three.
Hawk's Lady – Historical romance, Book 2. 45k words written so far – should end at around 60k
Being Banshee – 48k into a 60k book – paranormal romance (sssshhh – that's all I'm saying until it's critiqued) Will be finished by mid April.
Now, I don't normally write two books at a time, but both were clamouring for attention.
I have two more in mind for the paranormal series
Barbara's Sin – Book 2 Disarmed & Dangerous – skeleton plan – Will be finished by beginning of June.
Please tell us about your latest book.

Excerpt

"Flynn."
She spoke softly, but in the quiet of the early evening, her voice carried clearly, emphasizing the slight wobble to betray her nervousness.
He turned his head and stared at her, his eyes direct and piercing, his chin lowered in what she recognized as a defensive gesture, designed to deter her advance. The dappled light from the fading sun gave his beautiful face an ethereal and almost sinister look, emphasized by his complete stillness, his silent watchfulness.
She took a hesitant step forward and stopped at the slightest movement of his chin raising. She wished she hadn't come, wanted to run, but she'd trapped herself, and in all honesty, she hadn't quite expected this response. They were both adults, for heaven's sake, and one of them should take the initiative and make their meeting less uncomfortable.
She removed the Stetson from her head, no longer in peril of burning her skin as the sun lowered. His gaze flicked down to the pretty yellow hat as a few more of its feathers detached themselves and fluttered to the ground. His wicked eyebrow flicked up briefly, and then his expression returned to deadpan.
"I owe you an apology."
Silence filled the gap until she huffed out a breath and tried again.
"You've been conspicuous by your absence lately. People are missing you and I feel…responsible." Embarrassment coursed through her. She had no idea she would have to try so hard to reach him. Convinced she simply needed to see him again for everything to be all right, it came as a debasing shock to realize he had indeed been avoiding her.
She tried to keep her hands still, but her fingers seemed to have a mind of their own, twisting around the brim of her new hat. She saw his gaze flick down to stare at them and forced herself to drop them back down to her sides, holding her hat in one hand, aware of the shedding of yet more bright feathers. His attention centered on her again as she gave a small cough.
"The other night, when we…" She blew out a disgusted breath at her painful reticence.
She was supposed to be the mature one here. "…when we had sex. I thought it was mutual. I know I took the lead and did all the seducing, but maybe I didn't take into consideration you weren't interested—you seemed interested at the time, you…" She swallowed a heavy lump in her throat. He'd been as hard as rock, but maybe he'd fantasized about someone else.
Severely scarred during a disastrous mission, ex special forces Flynn Swann is home after three years of avoidance. By his own admission, he's no good with women and the last thing he expects or wants is the attention of a curvy little brunette, who's just passing through.
With apparently no fear or revulsion of his scarred face, the boisterous woman bounds into his life and destroys all hope of a quiet visit. It is obvious to literally everyone that she wants him—all of him.
Worse still, despite her atrocious taste in fashion and Stetsons, she appears to have won the hearts of the entire town.
Scientist Liberty Sophia Glennon is on a mission to find a man before she has to return to the loneliness of the New Zealand outback where she has already spent eighteen lonely months doing research.
A ticking hormone bomb, Liberty feels time is running away with her. Outwardly she is a bouncing ball of over-confidence, but inside she is still a frightened little girl with horrific memories of her childhood and a desperate need to be liked.
Completely unfazed by his external scars, her seduction of Flynn is not so difficult, but follow-through proves painful as Liberty realizes Flynn's wounds run further than just skin deep.
With apparently nothing in common but their passionate attraction, how will these two damaged souls deal with each other's fear of rejection?

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Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, and four chickens.
After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said "follow that dream."
Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she's found the more she lets them, the more they're inclined to run wild.

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April 20, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Unleashing the Woman Within @LocGlin #RLFblog #paranormal

Unleashing the Woman Within 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Loc Glin.

What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
It's hard to mess up a burger, although it has been done. Chicken cutlet of some kind can work out well if they don't put a lot of stuff on it that I don't like. Pasta is a safe bet, most of the time. You know…I don't think I have an "I know it will hit the spot" item. I don't eat out very often, so it's a crap shoot depending upon where I go.
What were you like when you were in school?
I was quiet, shy and reserved. I haven't changed much, although writing erotic romance as I do, it may be hard to believe.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
I'd rather stay inside. But I have been known to enjoy being outside, dressed warmly by a chimnea, my hands facing the fire as the snow falls gently and silently around me.
What was your favorite book as a child?
As a child, I didn't really like read. I read what was required of me in school. I remember a book called "Starman Jones" I have no idea who wrote it, and the story line escapes me, but for some crazy reason I remember the title. I think I had to do a book report on it. (from Kayelle: it was written by Robert A Heinlein and I read that myself! You can grab it here.)
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Bad to the Bone (by George Thoroughgood).

About the Book

Title Unleashing the Woman Within, The Mystic Museum Series 3
Genre Erotic Romance, BDSM, Paranormal Elements
Author Name Loc Glin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rowena Milestone, corporate executive, has an accomplished career. Yet one thing eludes her. Try as she might she can't seem to have an orgasm even though she likes sex. Her position in the corporate man's world tends to intimidate her dates. They perform well enough in bed, but they just don't push her over the edge, until she meets Stephen.
Stephen Sloan has a secret. He belongs to a very special, no holds barred, anything goes sex club. He never thought he'd meet anyone like Rowena there, so he wanted to believe her outrageous story that she didn't know how she'd gotten there. When she disappeared without a trace he knew she'd been telling the truth. Now armed with three pieces of information he is determined to find her.
Rowena was devastated when the curator of the museum couldn't help. Minerva had said, "If the universe is willing, he will come to you." Fat chance she has of that happening.
Note: This BDSM book contains forced seduction.

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April 19, 2014

Cover Love: Saving Liam @dpdenman #RLFblog #LGBT Romance

Saving Liam 
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance
Author: DP Denman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

You do what you have to do to survive. For eighteen-year-old Liam Newman that means living the life of a gay porn star, a job he loathes. He isn't a star. He's a prisoner and his warden is the man who saved him from the cold Vancouver streets.
Justin has been Liam's next-door neighbor for two years and has had a crush on him for just as long. Oblivious to Liam's porn career, he's content to mind his own business about Liam's turbulent relationship until the truth stumbles drunk into his apartment one night and he realizes something must be done.
When Liam's boyfriend turned producer decides rent boys make more money than porn stars Liam's nightmare takes a horrible turn. Justin must find a way to rescue him before it's too late.

25% of royalties go to support Trevor Project.

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April 18, 2014

Character Interview: Corporal Nicholas 'Saint' Santiago @ovalleba #RLFblog #contemporary

A Saint's Salvation 

About the Book

Title A Saint's Salvation
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Beverly Ovalle

Interview with 'Saint', Corporal Nicholas Santiago

Tell us about yourself, please.
I'm Saint, at least that's what my buddies call me. My family calls me Nick or Nico, depending on who it is. I'm having a bit of trouble remembering who I am. I've seen too much of war. I'm a lovable kind of guy, hot, funny and irresistible. I love to prank my buddies and I'm loyal. I live the Marine motto Semper fidelis. There is one thing, one person I want that I cannot have.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
I want Doc, but she rebuffs my every move and won't answer my letters and IM's. For god's sakes I leaped in front of a grenade to save her life!
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
Ah, I cannot make my angel love me. Everyone else yes, but not her.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I have to wonder what is wrong with me. My high school sweetheart dumped me and my angel isn't interested. I know I've changed and I want to recapture who I was. I've seen too much and need to find my feet again.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
I fear not being able to feel joy again. I'm afraid I'll always be trapped in the darkness of the world I've seen.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
That would be my angel, Doc. Petty Officer Jones. She made me realize that no matter what, there is a bright side. She faced a whole change to her world and could still see the bright side, was still finding joy in the world around her.
What would that person say about you?
That I was aggravating. That I liked to tease her.
What is your family like?
My family is great. They embrace and accept me, make me feel loved and special. They help refocus my life by their acceptance. They remind me of why I'm doing what I do.
What special skills do you rely on?
The skills the Marine Corps has taught me. If I didn't have those, I might not have saved my angel. And my charm of course. *grins*
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
My high school sweetheart. I'll face her in my own time, not hers. She broke my heart.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Definitely! The saint got his angel. She is everything I want.

Excerpt

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
"Yeah, damn women. The least they could do is be faithful while we're out here fighting."
"Yeah, it sucks. I just can't help thinking it's my fault."
"Fuck. How the hell could it be? You weren't even there. The bitch knew you were gone, were going to be gone." They fired shots, aiming at the muzzle flash in the distance. More Marines headed their way, sprinting from cover to cover. Perez came running, bringing out ammo and providing more fire power.
Another crack and Perez went down with a cry.
"Fuck! Medic! Man down!" The cry went out, passed through until the call went to the corpsman, while Nick tried to stem the blood flow. Hands pushed his away. Nick looked up. Petty Officer Jones, better known as Doc, had bandages ready.
"Help me roll this on until we can get him out of here." Her voice sent a ripple through him. Nick had always ignored the attraction he had felt for her. He'd had his girl back home, and fraternization out here could get him thrown in the brig. Not to mention the brig out here was a hell hole.
Nick was leery about approaching Doc now. The Dear John letter had been a shock. He had known Leila for years. Hell, they had been friends since they were little. Her betrayal was unexpected. Nick didn't even really know Doc. He could trust her with his life, but he wasn't ready for another go around with his heart, no matter the attraction he felt.
Nick looked toward the fence line, rifle at the ready. Shots were firing sporadically around him. That's when he saw it, the trail from a grenade launcher, unmistakable. Shit!

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About the Writer

Why did you choose to write about this character?
It was more of a catharsis, I'm not sure that I had ever planned on finishing it, as Saint has the personality of my son. He joined the Marines and I was missing my buddy, especially when he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he returned from deployment I could separate the two and it took on a life of its own.
Why do you write?
It makes me happy.
What do you want to write next?
I want to finish the dragon stories I'm working on.
What other character from this book do you want to write about?
Alejandro. Care to tell us why? He's as much of a charming rogue as Saint is. I like that.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yes. I've actually started two, starring Saint's primos (cousins) Lee and Alejandro.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
I love to hear from my readers. What you enjoyed, what you didn't. I have made changes based on feedback when I worked on my next book. I actually have one who has given me an idea for another book. But I told him I have to finish the ones I've started first.

Author Bio

Beverly Ovalle lives in Wisconsin with her husband Edmond of 24 years and two Chinese Water Dragons. Having her own Dragons is expected as she is dragon crazy and anyone that walks in her house can tell. Her son Nicholas visits when he is on leave from the Marines. Her daughter Susannah visits to grocery shop in the pantry and to see what might be cooking for dinner.
Beverly has traveled around the world thanks to five years in the US Navy and has worked for the government in one capacity or another for the past 30 years. Beverly and her brothers have travelled most of the continental United States as children due to the station wagon from Hell. Still active with veterans, she is adjutant for her local AMVETS.
Beverly has been reading romances since her Aunt introduced her to the gothic romance in the fourth grade and is still reading every chance she gets.

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April 17, 2014

Cover Love: Just One Look @virginiakelly #RLFblog #suspense

Just One Look 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Just One Look by Virginia Kelly.

Just One Look
Sometimes that's all it takes...
FBI Special Agent Drew Davenport, still recovering from a life-threatening wound after a disastrous shootout, doesn't have time to be serious about any woman. But Mia Alvarez, with her down-to-earth warmth, leaves him blind-sided.
A painful experience crushed Mia's belief in love. The last thing she needs is an entanglement with Drew, whose sister is marrying her brother. And certainly not when she's keeping a major secret. Despite her misgivings, forced proximity and overwhelming attraction lead to passion.
When Mia's secret shows up in the form of a stalker, Drew's determined to protect her. Can he overcome his fear of failing again when emotions get in the way? And while Mia trusts Drew with her safety, can she trust in love when it happens with just one look?
Just One Look is a short stand-alone companion novel to Against the Wind.

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April 16, 2014

Character Interview: Shane from Cloak and Dagger @katehillromance #RLFblog #LGBT #Giveaway

Cloak and Dagger

About the Book

Weapons of Redemption 3: Cloak and Dagger
Genre M/M Erotic Vampire Romance
Author Saloni Quinby
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Blurb (up to 300 words)
When police detective Bryce Tarunson arrests a man who's identical to his lover from two thousand years ago, he's pulled closer to the vampiric master he hates.
Vampire hunter Shane will do anything -- including tempt a vampire -- to rescue his brother who has fallen into enemy hands. He doesn't believe he's capable of falling for the object of his seduction, until he meets Bryce.
The bond between Bryce and Shane forces them into a battle that might end in the destruction of the Weapons of Redemption.

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Interview with Shane

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
My brother. He's been kidnapped. Adrian is the only family I have left and I'll do anything to get him back.
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
This situation is crazy, but that's not surprising. Adrian and I have had an unusual life. We come from a family of vampire hunters. To free him, I need to seduce a vampire. That's not really a problem. I've lured them before so that I can destroy them, but I've never met a vampire quite like Detective Bryce Tarunson. Before I met Bryce, all I cared about was getting Adrian back, no matter what.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
For the first time in my life, I have feelings other than hatred for a vampire. I never thought a vampire could be like Bryce. He tells me he's one of the good guys, but that goes against everything I know about vampires. He hasn't given me a reason not to trust him, though, and he has gone out of his way to help me get Adrian back.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
It's so difficult. That person is Bryce. We should be enemies, but from the moment we met I wanted him. He has strength and integrity. Even though he's a vampire, I want to trust him. I know I can trust him. Yeah, the sex is great, but there's a lot more between us than that.
What is your family like?
Adrian is the only blood family I have left. Our grandparents and our parents were killed by vampires. After they died, we went to live with our uncle, but he was killed in the same way. Adrian and I were home schooled, mostly because a big part of our education was the history of vampires and how to kill them.
What special skills do you rely on?
I rely on everything I've been taught about how to track and destroy vampires. I also have a special skill of my own. It's more a gift than a skill. I'm immune to mind control, so vampires can't manipulate me in that way.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
I'm with Bryce. He didn't betray me, but there are still lose ends regarding Adrian. The last thing I expected was to fall in love. Bryce owns a piece of my heart now and I'm fine with it. Better than fine. I only wish things had been different for Adrian and for Bryce's friends too. They tried to help us, and they've paid the price for it. Bittersweet is how I'd describe the end of my story.
Cloak and Dagger 

About You: Questions for the writer.

When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
I was happy to see Shane learn to trust Bryce and fall in love. They both have had their share of pain, that's for sure. Everything they went through in the past made me sad. They lost a lot, but together they've found some peace.
What do you want to write next?
Right now I'm working on an erotic fantasy romance set in the same world as my Knights of the Ruby Order series. The hero and heroine are driving each other crazy in every possible way, so it's been a lot of fun to write so far.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
When I ended this story, I had plans to give Adrian one of his own. He falls in love with his captor. Tarun has been the villain of the entire series, but in Fangs and Floggers, he gets to tell his side of the story.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for reading my stories! I hope you enjoy the Weapons of Redemption series. I truly loved writing about these guys.
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April 15, 2014

Cover Love: The Boys of Summer @SarahMadisonFic #RLFblog #LGBT

The Boys of Summer 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is The Boys of Summer by Sarah Madison.

Genre M/M contemporary romance, M/M historical
Author Sarah Madison
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
David McIntyre has been enjoying the heck out of his current assignment: touring the Hawaiian Islands in search of the ideal shooting locations for a series of film company projects. What's not to like? Stunning scenery, great food, sunny beaches…and a secret crush on his hot, ex-Air Force pilot, Rick Sutton.
Everything changes when a tropical storm and engine failure force a crash landing on a deserted atoll with a WWII listening post. Rick's injuries, and a lack of food and water, make rescue imperative, but it takes an intensely vivid dream about the war to make David see that Rick is more than just a pilot to him. Will David gather his courage to confess his feelings to Rick—before it's too late?

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