July 7, 2015

Alain from Snow in July by @KimHeadlee #RLFblog #PNR

Interview with Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre

This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell readers about himself or herself.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I am the second son of Comte Hugh FitzWalter, by his second wife, Comtesse Margaret. Formally I am called Sir Robert, but my kin and closest friends call me Alain. The “de Bellencombre” choice of surname refers to the village in which I was born, Bellencombre, in Normandy. My sword is pledged to the service of Duke William of Normandy, now styled King William of England by God’s grace through his victory at the Battle of Hastings. I fought in this battle too, as did my younger brother Étienne—though it shames me to admit that I was unable to save him from death at the hands of a ruthless Saxon foe.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
In failing to protect Étienne, I failed our mother too, for I had sworn upon my own life that I would guard his. Now I face a royally commanded marriage, when all I would rather do is live and die by the sword, and I fear that I shall not be able to protect my bride either. As a means of dealing with my doubts, I have assumed the guise of a squire to scout the lady, her lands… and the mysterious reports of hellish beasts and sorcerous acts that the king’s regent has ordered me to investigate.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
The moment my eyes beheld my bride, her sweet angelic beauty made me forget all my fears and doubts. And yet she seems to harbor grief and secrets—and perhaps even doubts and fears—of her own. As a scout, I am accustomed to ferreting out secrets, and so I shall learn hers, for I want nothing more than to kiss away her grief and transform her tears into joy.
What would that person say about you?
Lady Kendra would say that I am far too bold for a “squire,” for when I am in her presence I am sorely tempted to act outside propriety’s bounds. Thus far, I have restrained myself to offering her the gift of a single red rose, but I fear even that was too brash a gesture, for it caused her to flee my presence. I shudder to think how she will react when I confess my deception, but as God is my witness, I shall do whatever it takes to make amends and earn her forgiveness.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
My older half brother, Philippe FitzHugh, has ever feared that I covet the title and lands he inherited from our father. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but he has never believed my assurances, and he has undercut me at every opportunity—even to the point of luring my first fiancée into his bed. If I ever see either Philippe or Marie in this lifetime, it shall be far too soon.
Why are you happy (or not happy) with the way your story ended?
Ah, fair reader, that is for you to discover. I shall not spoil it for you except to say that Kendra and I are both happy with our story’s ending… though it did not come without terrible peril to our honor, our lives, and even our very souls.

About the Writer

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin, ISBN 0373771347).
YouTube video interview: http://youtu.be/DV5iKrEIROk
What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
Snow in July began in 1999 as a collaboration with a longtime writer-friend, Patricia Duffy Novak. The plan was for her to write Alain’s viewpoint while I contributed Kendra’s scenes, and we were going to alternate between them. When life challenges prevented Patricia from continuing, she gave me her blessing to finish the story, but since she had already written about three chapters’ worth of Alain’s scenes, it took the longest time for me to understand and internalize his character.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
I had already conducted an interview in Kendra’s perspective and wanted to let Alain have his say this time.
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
The biggest surprise to me was how fast he fell for Kendra; initially I had planned for the process to take longer for both of them. But once he became smitten, then his central internal challenge revolved around when and how he would reveal his true identity to her, which became a more interesting storytelling choice while still balancing the sexual tension between them.
Why should readers who haven't picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Snow in July is a stand-alone story, so there’s no need to worry about having missed backstory from another novel, and there’s no pressure to invest in some unknown number of sequels. It’s a fun read with a lot of heart and soul, it’s not graphic and so it’s even suitable for teens, and it’s a great introduction to my style and the type of epic, legendary stories I love to create.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for your interest in and support of my work!

About the Book

Title Snow in July
Genre Historical Paranormal Romance
Author Kim Iverson Headlee
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13 for combat violence and brief intimacy
Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre has been granted what every man wants: a rich English estate in exchange for his valiant service at the Battle of Hastings. To claim this reward, the Norman knight must wed the estate's Saxon heiress. Most men would leap at such an opportunity, but for Alain, who broke his vow to his dying mother by failing to protect his youngest brother in battle, it means facing more easily broken vows. But when rumors of rampant thievery, dangerous beasts, and sorcery plaguing a neighboring estate reach his ears, nothing will make him shirk duty to king and country when people's lives stand at risk. He assumes the guise of a squire to scout the land, its problems, and its lady.
Lady Kendra of Edgarburh has been granted what no woman wants: a forced marriage to an enemy who may be kith or kin to the man who murdered her beloved brother. Compounding her anguish is her failure to awaken the miraculous healing gift bequeathed by their late mother in time to save his life. Although with his dying breath, he made her promise to seek happiness above all, Kendra vows that she shall find neither comfort nor love in the arms of a Norman…unless it snows in July.
Alain is smitten by Lady Kendra from the first moment of their meeting; Kendra feels the forbidden allure of the handsome and courtly Norman "squire." But a growing evil overshadows everyone, invoking dark forces and ensnaring Kendra in a plot to overthrow the king Alain is oath-bound to serve. Kendra and Alain face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.

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July 6, 2015

Shadow's Edge by @JamiGrayAuthor #RLFblog #PNR

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Shadow’s Edge by Jami Gray.
About the Book
Title Shadow’s Edge, Book 1 of The Kyn Kronicles
Genre UR/PNR
Author Jami Gray
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Everyone fears what hunts in the shadows—especially the monsters…
When the supernatural lurks in the shadows of the mundane, hunting monsters requires unique skills, like those of Raine McCord. A series of deaths threatens to reveal the Kyn community and forces her to partner with the sexy Gavin Durand.
As the trail leads to the foundation haunting Raine’s childhood, she and Gavin must unravel lies and betrayals to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.
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About the Author
Jami Gray is the award winning, multi-published author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, and the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams. She can be soothed with coffee and chocolate. Surrounded by Star Wars obsessed males and two female labs moonlighting as the Fur Minxes, she escapes by playing with the voices in her head.

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July 5, 2015

Unexpected Assets new from @EmilyMimsAuthor #RLFblog #Contemporary

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

About the Author

            Author of twenty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time.  The mother of two sons and grandmother of three, she and her husband Charles live in central Texas but frequently visit grandchildren in eastern Tennessee and Hawaii.  She plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele and belongs to two performing bands.  She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them.  Romance happened to me and it can happen to anyone-if she’ll just let it.”
Why did you write this book?
Jason Donahue is the fourth wounded warrior I have included in my Texas Hill Country series.  Jason and Emily appeared as supporting characters in ‘Daughter of Valor’ and they too had a story I wanted to tell.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romance-anything from romantic suspense to small-town feelgoods to downright scary paranormals
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s ‘In Death’ series
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I am just starting my Christmas novella for Boroughs Publishing, tentatively titled ‘A Gift of Hope’.  The next installment in the Texas Hill Country series, ‘Never and Always’, should be out very soon.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Wounded but Victorious
            After three agonizing years of surgeries and rehab, U.S. Army veteran Jason Donahue is ready to leave the Iraq War in the past and rejoin society.  Yet, no matter the success he achieves at work, people wince every time they see him.
            Everyone but Emily Riley.  From the first, the beautiful redhead looks past his disfigurement and sees him.  In return, Jason wants to buy her everything she deserves, starting with her dream home and going from there.  Yet Emily has scars of her own, a past she’s not ready to reveal.  Only when they both come clean, when they view each other through the eyes of love and trust, will they know that, when a good man and a good woman give each other their heart, the two will always have more than enough.

About the Book

Title Unexpected Assets
Genre Contemporary romance
Author  Emily Mims
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13

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July 3, 2015

Fall - Natalie's Edge 2 by RB O'Brien #RLFblog #erotic

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At the edge of trust often lies a little betrayal…
     As Shakespeare wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and the love between Michael L. Black and Natalie Smith is no exception.
     Having fallen deeply in love with one another, Michael and Natalie’s passionate and, at times, tumultuous relationship continues to teeter on the edge of happiness as they explore their deepest and sometimes darkest desires of games, bondage, and sex. Michael’s dominant tendencies thrive as Natalie craves to submit her body and mind to him, bringing her to sometimes excruciating pleasure. Love never felt so right.

     But their relationship will be tested. Truths are hidden. Secrets are revealed. And when Michael’s insecurities inflame his penchant for control and punishment, all the trust and love they have worked so hard to build dismantles itself within one split second. Will they forgive and trust one another again? Or will the betrayal leave them on the edge of devastation?

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July 2, 2015

Margo Diamond author What Lies Beneath @HotMargoDiamond #RLFblog #contemporary

5 Easy Questions

Margo Diamond author of What Lies Beneath answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Published both as a journalist and romance author, Margo Diamond's work was garnered numerous awards, including finaling in the Romance Writers of  American's Golden Heart contest.
Having been around the king-sized waterbed more than once, she infuses her stories with heart-wrenching trouble and triumph, authentic romantic and emotional conflicts, relatable characters, quirky humor and adventurous carnal exploits.
Margo Diamond holds memberships in numerous RWA chapters and has held leadership positions locally and nationally within the writing community.
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Ricardo Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger. If you don’t recognize the name, Ranger is one of Stephanie Plum’s love interests in Janet Evanovich’s popular series. He’s tall, dark and handsome, and a classic rogue.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I haven’t had a “real” vacation in years. Living away from family, most of our vacations are visits back home. My favorite travel destinations are Bar Harbor, Maine, or Southern California. I love Hollywood and movie stars!
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My favorite diversion as a child was books and pens/paper. My mom used to bribe me with the promise of a tablet of lined paper and when her Mont Blanc pen went missing, she knew exactly where to look. My prized possessions were my Nancy Drew books and my Little House on the Prairie box set.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
My favorite authors are Robert Crais, Stuart Woods and Janet Evanovich. I prefer to read series as it allows you to get attached to characters and revisit them again and again.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Jericho Creegan, the hero of What Lies Beneath, is super sexy, a little bit of a loner and totally taken with the heroine, Amanda Fine. The perfect ringtone for Jericho is Bryan Ferry’s “Slave to Love.”

About the Book

Title  What Lies Beneath
Genre  Contemporary Romance
Author  Margo Diamond
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  R
As a professor of historic literature at a prestigious San Francisco university, Amanda Fine has the perfect job in the perfect city. The new guy and fellow academic at work should be the perfect man for her. Except Amanda’s idea of the perfect man is Jericho, a Harley-riding, leather-wearing, ponytailed, scruffy-bearded, make-your-panties-wet, world-class bad boy. When Amanda struts into his tattoo shop ready for a down-and-dirty seduction, Jericho can only assume the high-falutin’, pearl-wearing beauty is slumming.
When their explosive chemistry starts moving toward something deeper, preconceived notions and assumptions blind Amanda and Jericho. But with love on the line, this not-so-traditional literature professor and not-so-unconventional tattoo artist need to learn to see what lies beneath.

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Publisher  Ellora’s Cave

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July 1, 2015

Top Bloggers June 2015 @MaeClair1 @AnnetteMardis #RLFblog

RLF Chatter Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 29 posts in a 30 day month. Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests.

The Top Blogger for June was Mae Claire. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About Mae Clair

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. Mae Clair
2. Annette Mardis
3. Sabrina York
4. Stacy McKitrick
5. Brita Addams

Honorable mention: Adele Downs, NJ Walters

New Award - Top Chatter

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. It goes to the top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author's).
1. Mae Clair
2. Donna Cummings
3. Annette Mardis

RLF Gem Award 
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger's FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there's a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over 1.2M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion. The Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine features only guest authors, and the day's guest is on its front page every day.
New for 2015
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Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don't have to join a group or do anything special. This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:

Anneka Ever, Arika Stone, Belinda Williams, Collette Cameron, Diana Cosby, Diane Saxon, DP Denman, EmKay Connor, Heather Boyd, Jami Gray, Jane Leopold Quinn, Kristina Knight, Lauren Linwood, Lisa Marie Rice, Marcia James, Nicole Morgan, Tess Delacour

June 29, 2015

Gambling on a Dream by Sara Walter Elwood @ sara_w_ellwood #RLFblog #contemporary

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Gambling on a Dream by Sara Walter Elwood.

About the Book

Title Gambling On A Dream (Colton Gamblers Book 3)
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Sara Walter Elwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):
With Everything At Stake…
It’s been years since Sheriff Dawn Madison said goodbye to Texas Ranger Wyatt McPherson. She’s closed the door on the heartache of her past. But when the sleepy town of Colton, Texas, is rocked by a series of shocking murders, Dawn has no choice but to trust the man who broke her heart if she wants to protect the ones she loves…
All Bets Are Off
Four years have passed. But Wyatt hasn’t forgotten the bold, Native American beauty who stole his heart . . . and broke it. Losing her and the life they had hoped to share left him an empty shell of himself. But if he wants to stop the deranged killer terrorizing the innocent kids of Colton, he’ll have to let Dawn back into his life. It’s a risk he’s willing to take, even if heartache is all he takes home…

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About the Author

Although Sara Walter Ellwood has long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to write her contemporary westerns. She’s been married to her college sweetheart for over 20 years, and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she’s a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. Sara Walter Ellwood is a multi-published and international Amazon bestselling author of the anthology set Cowboy Up. She also publishes paranormal romantic suspense under the pen name Cera duBois.

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June 28, 2015

#amreading Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle New #boxset by @emkayconnor #RLFblog

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

About the Author

EmKay Connor is an award-winning romance author and freelance writer.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and numerous RWA chapters, including RWA-San Diego, Outreach International RWA, Yellow Rose RWA and RWA Kiss of Death. A firm believer in paying it forward (and backward and sideways), she has served as president, vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, workshop presenter and committee chair at the local and national level.
An exuberant and outgoing type who doesn't do well with just a desk and a computer for company, EmKay is a participant of several critique groups. She is a founder and alumni of Pro-SAC (PRO-Seeking Authors Commit), a page-producing work group headquartered at the Mira Mesa Panera in San Diego, CA.
Her manuscripts have finaled and won in numerous contests, including Spring Into Romance, The Unpublished Beacon and RWA's prestigious Golden Heart.
She lives and writes in northeastern Florida.

Interview with EmKay Connor

Why did you write this book?
I saw an invitation on Facebook to participate in a box set featuring steamy beach reads. I’d been plotting a new series and this was the perfect opportunity to launch the Hideaway Bay series. The first four novellas feature the Delaney sisters-Joy, Hope, Grace and Faith. Each has a secret that is ultimately revealed when they journey to Hideaway Bay, a tropical Caribbean resort.
What is your favorite genre to read?
In addition to writing romance, I work as an author assistant to several romance authors. That means I read a lot of romantic fiction, across all genres, in the course of my day job. When I’m on my own time, I read Robert Crais, Stuart Woods and good post-apocalyptic fiction. I’ve recently discovered the Purge of Babylon series by Sam Sisavath.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
While I love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (Robert Crais characters), one of the most charming and engaging heroines I’ve ever encountered is Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on the remaining novellas in the Hideaway Bay series, but I tend to have several projects in the works simultaneously. The best way to stay in touch and see what’s next is to connect with me on social media.

About the Book

Title Finding Joy featured in Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle Box Set
Genre Contemporary Romance
Authors Tawdra Kandle, Jami Davenport, Lisa Marie Rice, Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey, Emkay Connor, Jenna Dales, Sylvie Fox, Amber Lin, Alannah Lynne, Éirinn Brennan, Layla Wilcox, Suzanne Rock, Nancy Warren, Margaret Taylor, Scarlett Metal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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June 27, 2015

Lisa Marie Rice author of Midnight Secrets @Lisa_Marie_Rice #RLFblog #romanticsuspense

5 Easy Questions
Lisa Marie Rice author of Midnight Secrets answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Lisa Marie Rice is eternally 30 years old and will never age. She is tall and willowy and beautiful. Men drop at her feet like ripe pears. She has won every major book prize in the world. She is a black belt with advanced degrees in archaeology, nuclear physics, and Tibetan literature. She is a concert pianist. Did I mention her Nobel Prize? Of course, Lisa Marie Rice is a virtual woman and exists only at the keyboard when writing erotic romance. She disappears when the monitor winks off.
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation is relaxing, not frantic. I have travelled a lot both for pleasure and for business. I’ve been to most places I want to see, twice. I’ve lived abroad most of my adult life and I’ve lived in Paris, in Brussels, in Madrid, in Milan, in Heidelberg, in Florence…
So, one of those ‘see ten cities in ten days’ vacations do not attract me at all. I’d rather go somewhere and learn its rhythms. Sit in a café and watch the people walk by. Go to hidden little restaurants that the locals go to. Visit the more out-of-the-way museums. My ideal vacation is at least a month somewhere, with access to a kitchen so I can do some local food shopping and cook local recipes. So I can go to the theater or to a concert. Maybe even make a friend or two. Places are like people, you should get to know them slowly, in sunshine and in rain.
If there is also a beach, I am a happy camper.
What are your hobbies?
I guess my favorite hobby is reading. When I read, it is a form of meditation. It’s the way I get outside my own head. I have a lot of New Age friends who meditate and they say they need to meditate every day otherwise they feel awful. Well, if I am so busy I can’t read, I feel awful. My head buzzes and feels fuzzy, not clear. Reading clears my head.
If I am in the middle of a compelling read and I am interrupted, I am not responsible for my reaction!
I have some non-reader friends who admire me, admire how much I read. But they don’t understand. It’s not something I have to force myself to do; it is as necessary to me as breathing. I will probably die with a book (or Kindle) in my hand.
Another big hobby of mine is walking. I’ve been a walker all my life. Lately I have been having issues with stiff knees so I walk more slowly, but I still walk. There’s something about a long walk, where you lose yourself, that is amazingly peaceful. I don’t drive and don’t like cars, so if I can walk it, that is the option I choose.
Another hobby is cooking. That, too, I find helps combat stress (are we seeing a pattern here?). Luckily, I live in a country with fabulous ingredients and that prizes—fetishizes—good food, Italy. Everyone’s a cook in Italy, everyone has favorite recipes they love to swap, and everyone enjoys talking about food. It is one of life’s great pleasures.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Lately I have been reading a lot of thrillers and science fiction, particularly apocalypse stories, whether zombies or not. I love revenge thrillers, where the villain messes with the wrong guy and is very, very sorry at the end. The reason I like apocalypse stories is that they make you think. We lead such incredibly comfortable lives and we take our comforts for granted. When I have finished an apocalypse book –any of the books in the Perseid Collapse series, for example—I am intensely grateful for running water, for grocery stores filled with food, for modern dentistry. I’d be hopeless in an apocalypse and I don’t think I’d survive for very long. If people band together right away to rebuild civilization about the only thing I’d know how to do is cook. And I have no recipes at all for cooking rat brains over a trash can fire.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
I read a lot of background research books, because I enjoy giving a touch of verisimilitude to my romantic thrillers. For my Navy SEAL books, the Men of Midnight, I’ve read extensively about SEALs. Luckily, Special Forces soldiers are fascinating. I’ve read military memoirs, particularly about the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Memoirs give fascinating details and give an insight into the mindset of the soldiers. I like to read books about the financial collapse of 2008 because the bankers make such excellent bad guys. Anything by Michael Lewis is guaranteed to give you several plot lines. Right now I am reading about big data and privacy and how to guarantee it. Hint: it’s not easy. I read books on survivalism and prepping. I belong to a group of experts from law enforcement officers to forensic scientists who offer help when a writer has questions. I also subscribe to SOFREP, a fabulous Special Forces newsletter. It’s all grist to the mill and it is all fascinating, if you like knowing about how the world—the real one, behind the newspaper headlines, works.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
About the Book
Title Midnight Secrets
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Lisa Marie Rice
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Former Navy SEAL Joe Harris nearly died—twice—on a medevac helo after being blown up by an IED. He's not moving too great these days, but if there was ever a woman designed to jump-start a man's hormones, it would be his new neighbor.
Meeting Isabel—loving Isabel—brought Joe back to life.
Isabel Delvaux came from one of America's foremost political dynasties, until the greatest terrorist attack since 9/11 killed her entire family. She barely survived the Washington Massacre, only to become prey for rabid reporters. Fleeing to Portland and changing her name was a way out, a way to start over. The only way.
She knows she's safe with Joe Harris. Not just because he's big and strong, not just because he's part of a security team that obliterates threats on the regular, but because he's been to the abyss and back.
But as they help each other heal—through talk, through touch, through spectacular sex—the past comes back to play. When Isabel's memory starts to return and a mysterious stranger sends Joe emails indicating Isabel is in imminent danger, he'll do anything to help her uncover the truth. Even if that truth is the most terrifying thing of all…

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Publisher Carina Press
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June 26, 2015

Stacy McKitrick author of Blind Temptation #RLFblog #PNR

Stacy McKitrick author of Blind Temptation answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Stacy McKitrick fell in love with paranormal romance, decided to write her own and found her passion in life. She used to work in accounting, now she spends her time with vampires, ghosts, and aliens. Born in California, she currently resides in Ohio with her husband. They have two grown children.
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Gosh, I’ve had so many “book boyfriends” it’s kind of hard to pick (it’s also hard to remember them all—bad me!). I guess the one that stands out the most, though, would be John Matthew from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’ve liked him from the first moment I read about him and loved, loved, LOVED his book (Lover Mine). Of course, now that I think about it, I drooled a lot over Edward Cullen, too (the Twilight series introduced me to paranormal romance and I was HOOKED!).
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation is one where I don’t have to cook or clean. Haha! I love going on cruises because I can visit multiple places and only unpack once (the hubby and I already have three booked within the next 17 months). But I would love to stay at a place on the beach so I can sit on the porch (or open the windows) and listen to the waves at night. Provided it’s warm, that is!
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
For my tenth birthday I got a Polaroid Swinger camera (see this ad for it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7k2uwJmwxo). I LOVED that thing. Instant pictures!! Yeah, now it’s a joke, but back in 1967 it was a miracle! I think I used up a whole roll on my birthday just taking pictures of my friends. It was the best birthday present, ever. Well… until my fifteenth. That’s when I got my telescope (I loved that thing, too and still have it).
What are your hobbies?
Lately, all I do is write and read (because it’s fun, what can I say?). But I have been known to crochet a lot in the past. I’ve made so many afghans, I ran out of people to give them to. Same with pot holders and doilies. I crocheted a tablecloth for my friend that took me a couple of years to complete. Thought I was going to go blind (or get arthritis). I pretty much quit after that project (except for crocheting the occasional scarf). But I’m sure if one of my kids ever decides to get married and have kids, I’ll be crocheting a blanket for the little one!
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I like reading different stuff: paranormal romance, romantic suspense, thriller, horror. Normally, my favorites are in third person with multiple points of view. I say normally, because I do have some favorite series that are in first person (urban fantasy or YA paranormal). I like some danger in my books; they just make for a fun read. And the romances I read must end in a happy ever after (no cliffhangers, please!!).

About the Book

Title Blind Temptation
Genre Paranormal Romance
Author Stacy McKitrick
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dreading the prospect of losing her position on the Vampire Committee, Victoria is forced to integrate with the mortal population. She hasn’t stepped outside since her husband died over 40 years ago and the thought of being treated like the 17-year-old she resembles frustrates her. But when she discovers that Ben, her hot & sexy driver’s ed teacher, is blind, she gives into temptation and flirts. She never expects to fall in love.
Ben knows he shouldn’t get involved with Victoria—she’s his student. But something compels him toward her. She makes him feel young, alive, and more importantly, whole.
Victoria would love nothing better than to have Ben as a mate, but fears he wouldn’t want to be blind forever. As she struggles to keep her identity hidden from him, an old acquaintance of Victoria’s turns up and is willing to do anything to win her love, including disposing of her boyfriend.

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