February 22, 2017

Meet Reece Gallagher: Wolf in her Soul @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNR

Welcome Reece Gallagher from Wolf in her Soul (Salvation Pack, Book 8), a new werewolf paranormal romance.

She's ready to run, but so tempted to stay…
Detective Reece Gallagher is a long way from Salvation, North Carolina. He's spent a decade in Chicago searching for her—the elusive red-haired woman who haunts his dreams. He knows nothing about her, only that she's in trouble. After ten fruitless years, he's ready to give up and go home.
Hannah Burdette is burdened with a secret that won't allow her to get close to anyone. She's a half-breed werewolf, targeted by a stalker who wants those of impure blood eliminated.
There's something different about the arson/murder case Reece and his partner are working on. His heightened senses tell him there's a werewolf involved. Even more shocking, it's related to an assault case involving a beautiful redhead in trouble. A scared, wounded woman his wolf wants to protect as his own.
But first Reece must convince her she doesn't have to be alone anymore. And he's going to have to talk fast, because the killer has upped the ante—and now they're both in danger.
Genre Paranormal Romance (werewolf)
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Introducing Reece Gallagher

Age: 28
Gender: male
Birthplace: Michigan
Profession: Police Detective
Ethnicity Caucasian
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Half-breed werewolf
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I'm 6'2" and about 210. My hair is dark brown. My eyes are blue.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My folks were killed in a car accident when I was a teenager. After that, my uncle raised my brother and me. Sage and I are twins. We headed to Salvation, North Carolina because my uncle heard there might be a pack there that would accept half-breeds. Technically we're three-quarter-breeds, but that doesn't matter to a lot of wolf packs. They see us as flawed because our bloodline isn't pure. We settled into the Salvation Pack until I left to head to Chicago. I lived in the city for about a decade.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That would be Hannah. She's one hell of a woman and she's all mine.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I honestly don't worry much about that kind of thing. As long as I have a bed to sleep in and food to eat, I'm good. What I do need is family and friends, something I was missing in my life all those years I lived on my own in the city.
I expect I'll be worrying more about where I lay my head now that I have Hannah. She deserves somewhere nice, a place she can call home. Yeah, I want to give her that.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
A man who has people who love him is wealthy. I have a woman, a brother, an uncle, and a pack, who would lay down their lives for me, and they know I'd do the same for them. Everything else is just details.
On what special skills do you rely?
*laughs* I'm not sure I should answer that. It might get me in trouble with my woman.
Do you see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
As a cop, I saw a lot of bad things. I know that crime and justice comes in various shades of gray, but I do have some absolutes I live by. A man always protects those who depend on him and never abuses someone weaker. If he does, he's not a real man. Case closed.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Hell, yeah, I can keep a secret. My entire life is a secret. I worked years alongside men and women on the police force in Chicago and none of them know who I really am. Although, doing this interview sort of outs me and my secret.
What is your biggest personal flaw?
*glances around to make sure he's alone* I don't think I have any flaws, but I imagine Hannah and my brother might tell you different. They might tell you I'm stubborn. I prefer to say I'm determined. *grins*

N.J. Walters

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It's a tough life, but someone's got to live it.

February 21, 2017

No One on Earth @JenniferTLoring #RLFblog #scifiromance #SFR

Welcome Jennifer Loring author of No One on Earth, a new m/m sci-fi romance.
Why did you write this book?
After Glows Publishing had put out a call for m/m sci-fi romance novellas to be collected into a holiday-themed anthology. The concept interested me, so I experimented with a couple of different story ideas, all involving Native American folklore, before settling on the legend of the Handsome Fellow. I grew up on a reservation, but this was my first time writing an indigenous character. I don’t think it will be my last. J Anyway, the novella first appeared in Starstruck Holidays this past Christmas and is now releasing on its own.
What is your favorite genre to read?
It will probably always be horror. I also love non-fiction.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Two are characters I’ve loved since I was a teenager—Irrylath from The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce and Zach from Poppy Z. Brite’s Drawing Blood. I also adore Constantine from Robin McKinley’s Sunshine.
What are you working on at the moment?
A Gothic/paranormal romance novella for After Glows, concepts for a narrative game, and a lot of short fiction.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
March will bring my novella Prison Made of Mirrors, a retelling of Snow White, from Strange Fictions Press. The final book of The Firebird Trilogy (The Pieces of Us) releases from Limitless Publishing in April, and the first Erotik√≥s anthology—containing two of my erotic horror short stories—from DarkFuse. In May, I’ll be in a contemporary romance anthology that I can’t talk about yet.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: m/m sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Jon, a psychic since childhood, has never felt at home in the world, even less so after his lover died on Winter Solstice a year ago. Since his abilities failed him when he needed them most, he turns to alcohol and rejects his family’s assertion that he is a Star Child—an alien/human hybrid. When Jon’s sister suggests he should look into the legend of Handsome Fellow, Jon decides that if he cannot find happiness himself, he will bring it to others.
Erukkass’ people, a species of interdimensional aliens, have been observing Earth and interacting with humans for so many centuries that some Native American tribes believe their ancestors originated from the stars. After his lover passed away in what appears to be a medical accident, he accepts a scientific mission… but not for the reasons his government expects. He has located his beloved on another timeline, in another universe—ours—and he will not leave without him.
Jon returns home from work one evening to find a gift of his own—a strange young man waiting for him. Erukkass unveils one stunning revelation after another, including the truth behind his lover’s death and the nature of time itself. Can he and Jon forge a future together, or will two timelines that have always intersected, no matter when or where, finally be forced to diverge?

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Jennifer Loring has been, among other things, a DJ, an insurance claims assistant, and an editor. Her short fiction has been published widely both online and in print; she has worked with Crystal Lake Publishing, DarkFuse, and Crowded Quarantine, among many others. Longer work most notably includes the contemporary/sports romance series The Firebird Trilogy and the critically acclaimed psychological horror novella Conduits. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, their turtle, and two basset hounds.

February 20, 2017

Secret Sins @kathykulig #RLFblog #romance #contemporary

Every submissive craves Master Adrian Cayne’s commands and relentless determination to bring them to the point of exquisite pain and pleasure. Because of the intensity of his sessions, he’ll only take experienced submissives until Emma arrives at Dark Odyssey. He’s impressed and attracted to her beauty and enthusiasm. But before he’ll take her on, she must pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she’s receptive to his unique and dark skills.
Emma Fallon is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. With her job and career on the line, she must go undercover to write a lurid and gossipy story about Dark Odyssey, a hedonistic club. While the assignment is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive, her heart isn’t in it because she’s falling for Adrian.
Raw, hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed and trust is broken, can true love save their torn hearts?

About Secret Sins

Genre Erotic contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Secrets...Don’t you just love a good juicy secret? If you check out prime time TV, several shows revolve around a theme of secrets, lies and gossip. Look at all the reality shows: The Real Housewives, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Survivor, Top Chef, Celebrity Apprentice, etc. If you’re not a fan of those, then you may have flipped through pages of People magazine or some other Hollywood tabloid.
Have you ever shared a secret with someone and perhaps later regretted it when that secret was revealed either on purpose or by accident? The results may have been costly in a relationship, a friendship, a job?
Well, secrets of the naughtiest kind is the theme for the Sins of Odyssey series. In each standalone story there is a couple faced with secrets and lies that turn the characters’ lives upside down. The stories take place in and around a premier BDSM and sex club Dark Odyssey where the ultra-wealthy and high profile guests prefer to keep their proclivities a secret. When love, passion and kinky desires get thrown in and secrets are revealed, life as they know it is never the same. Crisis brings out the best and the worse in people. The question is will career, lifestyle and love survive when the dust settles?
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Kathy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist of erotic contemporary, paranormal and suspense romance. She’s a science geek by day and a writer at night. Known for her dark and edgy stories with passionate, emotionally-charged characters. She began her writing career in journalism, publishing articles in magazines and newspapers. Now she enjoys making up sexy stories to entice her readers. When she's not writing, she loves to work out, travel, read stacks of books, watch movies and have dinners out with her darling husband. She lives in Pennsylvania in a 100 year-old Victorian house with a garage built out of reject tombstones.

February 19, 2017

Celestial Dragon by @ciaragold #RLFblog #futuristic #scifi

Today's featured book is Celestial Dragon by Ciara Gold.

About Celestial Dragon

Genre Science Fiction Futuristic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When Zan Dane, ruler of Pelicosia, finds ninety-five women for his men, he never dreams of finding his own mate. Exiled for daring to oppose the Burdven Empire, they have no women, no mates to regenerate their new kingdom and populate it with the sound of children until Zan Dane finds a way to travel across galaxies in search of prospective mates.
Chelian Kar is Deliphit, an outcast with supernatural powers. Though she is the daughter of the High Chancellor of Kel, Satobik laws prohibit her from having physical contact with anyone. While other young women are mated to men chosen by their fathers, Chelian has no such hope until Zan Dane soars into her life. With an offer of zeel, a commodity most men would die for, Zan Dane convinces her father to allow the union. Will his journey lead him to a treasure richer than zeel?
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About Ciara Gold

Ciara wrote her first "under the bed" book at twenty. Another fifteen years passed before she bravely attempted another, but she's been happily writing ever since. A true Renaissance woman, when she's not penning lively stories, she's reading, sewing, painting, camping, sailing or dancing. At the moment, she's currently helping hubby build a cabin so she can add construction worker to the list as well. A recent empty nester, she and her soul mate live on a modest plot of land surrounded by trees, a pond, an array of wildlife and seven barn kitties.

February 18, 2017

Meet Mandy: Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #suspense

Welcome Mandy Devlin from Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor, a new contemporary romance by Kryssie Fortune.

About Desire, Deceit, and the Doctor

Genre Contemporary Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): UK 18
Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family--under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam--the man she loved and lost so long ago.
Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.
As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?

Introducing Mandy Devlin

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Westhorpe Ridge, North Carolina
Profession: Teacher turned Hotelier.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’m a redhead, with a redhead’s temper. Not that I ever stay angry long. I used to wear my hair long, but as a single mom, it’s easier to wear it shorter. It still flies about in spiral curls. Other than that, I’m sort of average—Average weight, Average build, but I have a redhead’s pale skin.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
This one is hard. I was the idiot cheerleader who ended up pregnant with the captain of the football team’s baby. Circumstances, or more truthfully, Adam’s wicked Great Aunt Edith—forced me to move away from my home and my family. The last eleven years haven’t been easy, but I have a wonderful son. I wouldn’t be without Ben now. I trained as a teacher, and even scraped together enough cash to buy my grandmother’s hotel when she wanted to retire. Owning Devlin’s hotel was a childhood dream, but I’m a bit fazed by how much she’s let it go.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Yeah right. As if I have time for romance. Once, I dreamed of forever with Adam Devlin. We’d been dating for four years, then he dumped me right in the middle of dance floor at our senior prom. At least I know he’s moved on from Westhorpe Ridge now. According to his sister, he’s an army doctor serving in the Middle East. Not that I’m keeping track or anything.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Book smart, I guess. I have a Math degree with a minor in Business Studies. I’ve tried to wise up and be people smart too. I’ve been down on my luck myself, so I help out wherever I can, but most of my life’s devoted to raising Ben.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Comfortably? I wish. I had a nest egg, a payoff from Adam’s great aunt really, but I used it to get through school and put down the deposit on Devlin’s Hotel. Things are pretty tight, but they’ll get better when I’ve updated the hotel. The lunchroom’s keeping us afloat at the moment, and I’ve got a small emergency fund. I really need to be making a profit by summer though.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
It depends what you do with it. Two of my friends, Jazz Stewart and Abigail Montgomery have just inherited a small fortune each. I know they’ll use it to do good things. Edith Montgomery, though—that’s Adam’s old bat of an aunt—used her millions to manipulate people. You wouldn’t believe the things she threatened to do to my family when I refused to abort my baby. The compromise was she paid me off and I left town after I signed a contract that said I couldn’t tell anyone who my baby’s father is. Not even Adam.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
Adam Montgomery. I guess part of my heart still belongs to him, but you hit the nail on the head when you called him my past.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
Adam Montgomery. It would kill me to see him with someone else. Now his great aunt’s dead though, I need to tell him about Ben. I’m not sure where I start with that, but he’s going to freak out when he discovers he has a ten-year-old son he’s never met.

What is your breaking point?
This damned hotel. I’m pretty close to throwing in the towel and going back to teaching. Every room needs a facelift, and I can’t afford to get people in to do it. I mean, I love the place, and Ben’s settled in Westhorpe Ridge now. The upside is I get more time with my son, but then I’m up at dawn and working until midnight.

Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life - or Kryssie - throws at them.
Kryssie's pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that ends on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all stand alone, even when they’re part of a series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit.

February 17, 2017

Midnight Delight by @CadenceDenton #RLFblog #paranormal #mystery

Today's featured book is Midnight Delight by Cadence Denton.
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Call me Contessa. Forget my name, you couldn't pronounce it. I'm a professional chef—actually, I'm the LeBron James of chefs. Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay even Julia Childs have all been my students, and that's just a few. I've probably forgotten more about the culinary arts than any chef alive has learned. I was in the thick of things when today's conventional culinary techniques were first being developed. You ever used the three basic steps in dicing an onion? Prego. That was me. Ever heard of clarified butter? Bingo. Me again.
How can that be? I was born in Genoa, Italy in the year of our Lord 1642. That's right. I'm an Eternal, a creature of darkness, a vampire…and I'm obsessed by what I cannot eat. Food.
Ironically, I'm the star of my very own cooking show on the Foodie Culinary Channel. My dream job! Where I get to create the recipes I adore and share them with my audience and one lucky dinner guest. Which is where my troubles began. And will end.
I was caught partaking the red jungle juice from the neck of my dinner date. I was threatened, attacked with Holy water, and finally blackmailed by my mild-mannered joke of an Associate Producer. As it turns out, she isn't so mild-mannered.
Now I have two choices: turn her into a child of darkness or risk exposure to the human world.
I'm thinking there's a third choice. His name is Rocco Guadagnino
[Review -- I adored this book! It's a quick read and more addictive than my husband's four-meat marinara. Fast-paced, quirky dialogue and a sweet paranormal romance, Midnight Delight will delight your reading taste buds. I can't wait to read the next installment in the series!]
Publisher: Cardwell and Dale Press

About Cadence Denton

Cadence's love of books began in elementary school with Nancy Drew mysteries. By high school, she was immersed in Jane Austin and Georgette Heyer. So, naturally she wrote dark (and light) paranormal romance, gritty hitmen contemporaries, and time travel. A daughter of the South, she lives on the banks of the Mississippi opposite the oldest settlement on the river where she shares her writer's cave with four dachshunds and a slightly ditzy cocker spaniel. Visit her website for deleted scenes, character genealogies, and occasional giveaways.

February 16, 2017

Rhythm and Blue @dpdenman #RLFblog #LGBT #Romance

Today's featured book is Rhythm and Blue by DP Denman.

Watch out for the spotlight. It burns.
A Grammy nomination drags the searing spotlight of fame uncomfortably close, setting Blue's almost orderly life on fire. Scorched by betrayal and doubt, fame isn't what Blue imagined.
Unintimidated by the fire, his boyfriend, Brady puts his career aside to shield Blue. Fame can warm you one minute and burn you to ash the next, but Brady won't let anything--or anyone--burn Blue again.
Book 2 in the bestselling Blue Series.

Genre Contemporary Gay Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/rhythm-and-blue

DP Denman Social Media

Award-winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance from a soggy neighborhood in the Pacific Northwest. Her stories are real and intense, guaranteed to pull you in and hold you hostage to the last word.
In her spare time, she is an LGBTQIA rights activist and 25% of the royalties from every book go to support LGBT charities.

February 15, 2017

I Love You Three @MilouKoenings #RLFblog sweet #romance

Welcome Milou Koenings, author of I Love You Three, a Green Pines Romance, a new sweet contemporary romance.
Why did you write this book?
Because the characters pretty much insisted!
As I was writing the first Green Pines Romance, Reclaiming Home, I found myself falling in love with Mac and Julie, a young couple who featured briefly in that story. I kept wondering how those two had met. Then I wrote another Green Pines Romance, and there they were again! So when I started hearing from readers how much they liked Julie and Mac as well, I knew I had to write their story.
They gave me an opportunity to delve into issues that are important to me, like the daily struggles of single moms, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And, of course, second chances and happy endings.
It's the newest in the Green Pines Romance series, but chronologically, it happens before any of the other three books.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Books with happy endings. That means romances are my favorite. If it's a romantic comedy, even better. I love an author who can make me laugh! (That said, I'm also a spy thriller junkie...)
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
At the moment, Juliet Ashton, from the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I love her wide-open heart, her grit, her wit, her love of books.
What are you working on at the moment?
Another Green Pines Romance, of course. And a new women's fiction series I hope to launch in the next year.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G/PG
A former Marine. A single mom. Two broken people.
Mac's struggling to adjust to civilian life after the death in combat of his best friend. When a teaching job opens up in the small town where his friend used to work in the summers, Mac takes it as a sign and moves to Green Pines, hoping to find refuge from his demons.
For Julie, there's no refuge from night feedings, a crazy mom, an ex-mother-in-law and an overdrawn bank account. She's struggling to build a better life for herself and her baby and the only thing she knows is she's not falling for any guy again.

There's only one problem. You never know when love will knock you off your feet.

I Love You Three, a Green Pines Romance

Publisher Three Owls Media
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February 14, 2017

The Cowboy's Triple Surprise by @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance

Today's featured book is The Cowboy's Triple Surprise by Barbara White Daille.
A note from Barbara
Hi, all! I'm sending out a big THANKS to Kayelle and Romance Lives Forever for giving my upcoming release some Cover Love--especially on the most romantic day of the year!
Also, to celebrate Valentine's Day, I'm holding a giveaway over at my blog. It's open through Friday, so drop by if you can.
And of course, feel free to say hi and leave a comment or question for me here. Hope you enjoy the cover blurb for the new book!

About The Cowboy's Triple Surprise

Genre Contemporary romance
Author Barbara White Daille
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
A Big Surprise--Times Three!
The last time rodeo cowboy Tyler Buckham was in Cowboy Creek, he spent a steamy night with local beauty Shay O'Neill. Back in town for a quick visit, he's hoping they'll have another go-around before he heads for his next rodeo. But seeing Shay pregnant--with triplets!--leaves Tyler feeling as if his best horse has kicked him in the gut.
Shay swore she wouldn't fall for an unreliable cowboy, and Tyler's playboy past makes him even less likely to settle down. The whole town conspires to push them together, and Tyler insists he wants to do his duty by Shay and the triplets, but Shay knows she can't count on promises from a cowboy. Besides, Tyler never once mentioned the word love…

About Barbara White Daille

Barbara lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven't gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years later...in the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), and many more books on the schedule.
She would love to have you stop by her website and blog and to look for her the next time you're on Facebook and Twitter.

February 13, 2017

What the Heiress Wants by @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #contemporary

Today's featured book is What the Heiress Wants, Book 2 in the Billionaire Cowboys Series by Kristina Knight.

About What the Heiress Wants

Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Denver publishing heiress Miranda Clayton is tired of society parties and shopping, but her tycoon father refuses to take her seriously. Her solution? Beat him at his own game – by going to work for his top competitor, Connor Reeves.
Connor isn't fooled by Miranda's act for a second. He knows exactly who she is; the question is what does the lady want? After their first meeting, Connor knows what he wants – Miranda in his bed! But the more he's around Miranda the more he wants something more than a short-term fling. The question is does the lady want Connor – or his business?

About Kristina Knight

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.
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