October 25, 2014

Cover Love: Deputy's Bride by Anita Philmar @anitaphilmar #RLFblog #historical

Deputy's Bride 
Genre: historical, western, erotic, romance
Author Anita Philmar
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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 Deputy's Bride.

About the Book

Deputy's Bride is an erotic, historical western that is a stand-alone story with a satisfying HEA. Texas Deputy Bo Kildare is looking for a special kind of lady, one that is willing to meet his special requirements. No sweet little virgin will do, he wants a woman who knows how to please a man, perhaps two.
Recently widowed, Sarah Elizabeth Foster-LaFever has lived in the public eye for the last few years and wants out. Her reputation as Micah LaFever's wife has left her penniless and without many viable options until Bo comes calling. Now, she believes she found the perfect man until her past rears its ugly head.
Can murder and corrupt dealings keep these two lovers from making it to the altar?

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October 24, 2014

Cover Love: A Romance for Christmas @kayelleallen #RLFblog #holiday

A Romance for Christmas 
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 A Romance for Christmas.

A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It's Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

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About the Author

Kayelle Allen is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers. She is a multi-published, award-winning author, and the owner of The Author's Secret, an author support company. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary characters, futuristic immortals, covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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October 23, 2014

Cover Love The Boyfriend Sessions Belinda Williams @bwilliamsbooks #RLFblog #contemporary

The Boyfriend Sessions 
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 Boyfriend Sessions by Belinda Williams.

Please take your seats. The journey to happiness may involve some turbulence.
Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.
Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she's a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate.
With her girlfriends along for the ride, Christa commits to their radical plan and the chances of recovery look good. The only problem is Max Spencer. The one guy Christa—and her friends—never expected her to fall for. But he's proving to be a temptation she may not have the willpower to resist…
For a shot at happiness, is being with Max worth betraying her friends? And will Christa have the strength to trust her heart when her colorful relationship history comes back to haunt her?
It might just be enough to make a poor girl leave the country (again).

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October 22, 2014

Cover Love: Wystan by Allison Merritt @allison_merritt #RLFblog #PNR

Wystan 
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 Wystan (The Heckmasters) by Allison Merritt.
Genre paranormal romance
Pubisher: Samhain Publishing
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Her search for safety lands her in a totally new kind of danger.
Certain that an ad for a job in a small New Mexico Territory town is the answer to her prayers, Nebraska schoolteacher Rhia Duke packs her sister into a rickety wagon and heads west.
Except when they reach the near-deserted town, she learns the truth. There is no job, no future, and no welcome in the bleak blue eyes of the handsome sheriff.
The minute Rhia's runaway team thunders into town, Wystan Heckmaster feels the change in the air. One of three sons of a demon who dared love a human, he keeps watch over a Pit guarded by seven seals, and slays any Hellbound demon that attempts to free the master imprisoned within.
With a gut full of regret and a forgotten town filled with reformed demons, Wystan is certain of one thing: he can't be the man Rhia needs. But when the truth behind Rhia's flight from Nebraska comes to light, Wystan must open his soul—and pray there's enough love between them to overcome the darkness rising from the Pit.
Warning: Contains a take-no-prisoners sheriff, a woman who can't outrun her supernatural secrets, and a dusty town where hope is as thin as dust in the wind. Author recommends keeping a glass of cool spring water at your elbow while reading.

About the Author

A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she's not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.
Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that's gathering dust after it was determined that she's better at writing fluff than hard news.

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October 21, 2014

Character Interview: Dyami Shafer from Eagle Dance @MaryQuast #RLFblog #PNR

Eagle Dance 
Title: Eagle Dance
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Native American Shifter Romance
Author: Mary Quast
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dyami Schafer, a Native American from the Chippewa tribe, leads a lonely life due to his large size and unusual appearance. When his nesting instinct sets in, he turns to Madame Eve and 1Night Stand to help him find his spirit mate. Or at least a woman who accepts him as an eagle shifter.
Amanda Collins never stopped loving the Chippewa boy she knew from her childhood. Maybe a night with a Native American man will help her forget the past and let her move on with her life.
Sometimes, it's necessary to take a step into the past before dancing into the future. With the help of Madame Eve, will the Spirit of the Eagle carry Dyami and Amanda?

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Interview with Dyami Shafer

Tell us about yourself, please.
My name is Dyami Shafer. You say it like Dee-aww-mee. I am Chippewa and the name means Eagle. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, I became a conservation officer in Michigan. Don't let my considerable physic fool you; I can be rather graceful on the dance floor. I openly admit I have a soft spot for critters and have adopted several rescue animals.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
I want it all! But as a Native American Shifter, I have to take in consideration what my Spirit Animal advises me to do. In a perfect world, I would fall in love with my true mate and she would accept me as I am… feathers and all. LOL However, reality can be cruel so chances in life of finding my mate who will love me are slim.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I've always been afraid of being rejected. I tower over most people and my yellow eyes have a tendency to turn off the ladies. I didn't date much after being snubbed and rebuffed so often. I'm at a point in my life where I'd like to settle down, raise a family and have a gal who's willing to go dancing on weekends.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
She's tall with long legs that can wrap around me… oh, sorry…. I got carried away. But she is tall. LOL Amanda is the calm to my storm. With a simple word or touch, she can settle my spirit animal. She's the light in my dark. When I'm with her, I feel like I'm home. Best of all, she loves pizza, wine and dancing.
What would that person say about you?
Other than how I eat too much pizza, she'd say I'm so gullible sometimes. She likes to be silly and tease me, but sometimes I take her too seriously. Oh…how she makes me laugh!
What is your family like?
Several men in my family are eagle shifters. Each one of us had to serve in the military at one point of our lives so that makes us a bit of a macho bunch so the women make sure they balance us. I thank my mom every day for making me learn to dance. However, I'm not happy about my grandfather and uncle removing some childhood memories from me, but I understand and respect the reason they did it.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
I am very happy with the way my story ended. Even though I don't live in a perfect world, I found my spirit mate and we fell in love. She's everything I've ever wanted and more. It didn't take long for lost memories of Amanda to return. I can't believe we are finally together! The best moments are when I partially shift to extend my wings, gather her in my arms and take her flying. Wait… add when we slow dance. Basically, whenever I have my arms around her, I'm in Heaven.

About the Writer

Why did you choose to write about this character?
I spent summers at our family cottage. A local Chippewa rented the place next to ours. "Indian Dave" would share stories and dances with us. His tales inspired my Native American shifters. Dyami could have been one the eagles that fished at the mouth of the river coming into the lake.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you? Dyami developed a sense of humor. Amanda's teasing really lightened his mood. His spirit animal recognized it right away.
Why do you write?
I have so many stories to tell.
What do you want to write next?
I'm actually working on the third book in the Legend of the Spirit series. A Native American hawk shifter is in the Marines and his spirit animal claims his beautiful superior officer as his mate, but he won't break his code of honor.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Eagle Dance is book 2 in the Legend of the Spirit series. Each book features a Native American shifter. After I complete the Hawk shifter story, I have the outlines for Falcon, Wolf and Dragon tales.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading my stories. I'd love to hear from you!

Author Bio

Romance author and Artist Mary Quast lives in a log home affectionately named "Camp Run-A-Muk" located in the woods of Michigan with her husband, three sons, and a collection of animal family members.
As a professional artist, Mary Quast answered the call to express herself creatively. With her descriptive writing style she has developed a knack for creating passionate characters and realistic settings. These features are prominent in her published novels of the "Soul Series".
When this Michigan author is not busy writing contemporary erotic romance for Decadent Publishing, Mary doles out sensual tips and yummy eye candy on her blog "Romantic Interludes" where her Thursday Thirteen lists have earned the nickname of "Dr. Ruth of the Blog World". She also can be found lecturing college classes on the importance of Journal writing.

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October 20, 2014

Cover Love: Lord Wastrel by Donna Cummings @BookEmDonna #RLFblog #Regency

Lord Wastrel 
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 Lord Wastrel by Donna Cummings.

Publisher: Donna Cummings
Genre: Regency Historical
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, plays matchmaker, true love can seem like a curse. . .
Lord Wastrel--the most notorious rake in London--has a child? Clearly he knows how to sire one, but he has no idea how to actually raise one. He has to learn quickly, since he is the little girl's only surviving parent, and he's determined to find a wife who can be a suitable mother. All he needs is someone demure, and biddable, and most importantly, scandal-free.
Lady Felicia Selby is no stranger to scandal, thanks to her numerous failed elopements and Society's insatiable curiosity about her misadventures. She has devoted many years to finding her one true love, desperate to escape the consequences of the family curse if she fails. But she has begun to give up hope.
Then, one evening, a chance encounter with Aphrodite changes everything.

About the Author

I have worked as an attorney, winery tasting room manager, and retail business owner, but nothing beats the thrill of writing humorously-ever-after romances.
I reside in New England, although I fantasize about spending the rest of my days in a tropical locale, wearing flip flops year-round, or in Regency London, scandalizing the ton.
I can usually be found on Twitter talking about writing and coffee, and on Facebook, talking about coffee and writing.

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October 19, 2014

Cover Love: Building Ties a SEAL romance @teresareasor #RLFblog #militaryromance

Building Ties  
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 Building Ties by Teresa Reasor.

Building Ties (Book 4 of the SEAL Team Heartbreakers)
Navy SEAL Brett 'Cutter' Weaver is on a mission to Nicaragua when he learns his bride-to-be, Tess Kelly, has been injured in a car bombing. At Homeland Security's demand, he's rushed home on the next available transport and arrives to find Tess embroiled in three controversial stories. One may offer the key to her attacker.
On top of the emotional and physical upheaval of the bombing, Tess has been offered the journalistic opportunity of a lifetime at the Washington Post, and is torn between her love for Brett and the need to prove herself to her father, a famous war correspondent. If she
accepts the job, she and Brett face living on opposite sides of the country. With their wedding two weeks away, she has temptations to face and tough decisions to make.
Serving as her security detail, Brett sees Tess's remarkable investigative reporting skills in action, and acts as her sounding board and partner. He's willing to sacrifice to ensure her happiness, but more, he wants to keep her safe. Because there's a killer stalking her, and one interview at a time, they mean to catch him.
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October 18, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Raven J Spencer @RavenJSpencer #RLFblog #LesbianRomance

A Perfect Dream 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Raven J Spencer.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
Depending on the occasion and place, it's either pizza (Thai style is a favorite) or chicken with peanut sauce. Italian is comfort food all the way, in the restaurant or at home. When dining out, we have an Asian fusion restaurant close by that we enjoy a lot.
What were you like when you were in school?
The shy one. You'd never guess she'd grow up to write erotica. Although, I was always reading or writing, so there were some hints. I wasn't even out to anyone at the time.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
That depends on the mood…we have long winters, so there's always the opportunity to do both. It's good for writing discipline as well, except you know you've had enough when your friends post pictures of spring flowers, and there's still snow in your own backyard!
What was the last movie you watched (home or theater)?
The One-Hundred Foot Journey. It's a wonderful movie about overcoming obstacles, stereotypes and finding what is really your dream. And food—it's a feast for the senses.
If you're on Twitter, what's your favorite hashtag to watch?
I like the #MondayBlogs, created by author Rachel Thompson. You retweet other authors' blogs, and yours gets retweeted in return. It's a great way to discover new blogs and also get your own noticed.

About the Book

Title: A Perfect Dream
Genre: Lesbian erotica
Author Name: Raven J. Spencer
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Sex and politics can be an explosive combination. Beatrice, wife to a conservative lobbyist, can't imagine being out in the open about her preferences and orientation, but lucky for her, there's A Perfect Dream. Secret parties that only the privileged have access to fulfill every fantasy and need she can think of. Beatrice didn't expect to meet Sage, a woman who not only satisfies her in every way, but challenges everything Beatrice has believed about herself so far.

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Publisher: Self-published

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October 17, 2014

Cover Love: Unexpected by JJ Lore @JJLore1 #RLFblog #scifirom

Unexpected 
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 Unexpected.

Genre Science Fiction Romance
Author J. J. Lore
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Evernight Publishing
As two Alphan warriors on the fast track to promotion and improved status, Mikel and Felix of the Tauride have their future planned out. They intend to go from performing security duties for the Prince while he visits Earth to eventually earning the right to seek out their human mate and rescue her in some dramatic way, impressing her and earning her love. But a chance encounter with a lovely young woman sends them both down a markedly different path.
Shy Alisa Sorrel merely wanted to see a rose garden, then retreat back to her safe and sequestered life in the Women's Refuge on Earth, but once she encounters two earnest and determined Alphan officers, she's forced out of her shell and into a whole new world of passion.
Even as the bonds they share tighten and satisfy needs they'd never imagined, Alisa, Felix, and Mikel are soon faced with danger and betrayal from the machinations of humans and Alphans alike. The Alphans will have the chance to rescue their fair damsel after all, but will they make it in time?

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J. J. Lore needs three things; strong, black coffee, time to write, and…well…you can guess the third. When she isn't inventing fantastical tales filled with passionate people, she's shaking sriracha on whatever she's eating or reading about the Justinian plague. For updates on her erotic romance releases, visit her at http://www.jjlore.com/

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October 16, 2014

Interview: Author and Artist JoAnn Myers @scooterismine #RLFblog #painting #artist


Today's author (and artist) guest is Mystery and Suspense writer JoAnn Myers.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
What genres do you write?
I write fantasy, paranormal, true crime, mystery and poetry.
What is your next book about?
These are stories about handsome, courageous and determined men who don't let anything or anyone get in their way of catching the bad guy.
Are any of the characters in your books like you?
Yes, and I also fuse my friends, relatives and co-workers into my characters.
What type of paint do you use, and what do you paint?
I currently use oils and acrylics. I paint a lot of lighthouses, sunsets, sunrises, beach scenes, woods. I like bright colors, and I like the way oils blend together.
What is the hardest part of painting?
Determining what size canvas to use, and picking out the frame. Sorting through all the paint colors and brushes you will be using is time consuming. Painting leaves you with a beautiful picture to hang on your wall, but it is a lot of work.
What is the newest project(s) you are working on?
My crime/mystery anthology "Flagitious" due out later this month by Melange Books. More canvas artwork to add to my growing collection. I get a lot of inspiration for paintings from calendar pictures.
What do you do when you're not writing and painting?
I have a day job at a nursing home. I take mini vacations, I watch television. I enjoy true crime shows, Judge Mathis, Turner Classic Movie Channel, Syfy station, the Western channel, I run my website Books and Paintings by JoAnne and promote, promote, promote.
Is there anything you will never paint or write about?
Erotica. It is too naughty.
Is there anything you would tell aspiring artists?
Never give up. If you truly enjoy something, you must stay with it.
If you could be any paranormal creature what would you be?
A jumper, so I could jump in and out of everywhere.
If zombies attacked what kind of supplies would you want?
Zombie killing ray guns.

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

Upcoming Books

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology
Author Bio
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar
industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:
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