March 31, 2014

Interview: Katheryn Lane Author of The Texas Cowboy @KatherynLane #RLFblog #western

The Texas Cowboy 

About the Book

Title: The Texas Cowboy
Genre: contemporary cowboy romance, modern western
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the problems.
When Vicky flies into Texas, she immediately falls for the charms of local cowboy, Jack Cassidy. However, her wealthy Dallas cousin, Laura, has other ideas and will do everything she can to steer Vicky away from Jack and into the arms of a rich oilman.
Jack is resigned to living the life of a lonely cowboy whose only female company is his horses--that is, until he meets Vicky. However, Vicky isn't the only person with a claim on his heart. Jack wasn't always alone and his ex is about to make a dramatic comeback.
Every cowboy has a past and this cowboy's past is about to destroy his future.

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Interview with Katheryn Lane

Why did you write this book?
I love Texas and I've been lucky enough to visit it several times. The Texas Cowboy begins with Vicky seeing the cowboy, Jack, for the first time while she's out shopping with her cousin and this opening scene was inspired by something I saw one afternoon in Dallas. I was in Highland Park Village and across the road I saw a cowboy standing outside Hermes, holding one of their trademark boxes. Unlike Vicky, I didn't have the nerve to take a picture of him (I wish I had), and he didn't wink at me, but I did begin to wonder about who he was and who the orange box was for.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love to read a wide range of books, but my favorite has to be romance. I love classic authors, such as Jane Austen and Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet must be one of the greatest love stories of all time - but I also enjoy reading books by more modern romance writers, such as Nora Roberts and Jackie Collins. In addition, ever since I was a little girl I've loved reading fairy tales. I guess my love of romance started with stories like Sleeping Beauty and I have 'borrowed' several ideas from fairy tales for my own books. For example, the first part of my latest sheikh romance, A Bride For The Sheikh, is loosely based on Cinderella.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
That's a difficult question! There are so many wonderful characters in literature that it's like asking me to pick a favorite from a box of chocolates! However, a couple of people do stand out. I love Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Although they are from different eras and places, they are both witty, willful, beautiful women who are willing to stand up for themselves in a male dominated world. At the beginning of each book, they make the wrong choices and decisions, but in the end they discover who they are and what they really want in life.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I'm afraid I don't have much free time to watch TV as most of my time is taken up with work (I'm a high school teacher), looking after my children and writing. However, when I get the chance I do like to go to the cinema and see a good movie. I live in the Middle East, so the cinemas here only show a limited range of films and they're often heavily censored which can sometimes make it hard to follow the plot! However, we get cable and occasionally I'll find the time to watch a great movie on TV. I'm not sure if I have a favorite, but I always love watching anything with Antonio Banderas in it. He was a great sheikh in Day of the Falcon and gorgeous in Zorro. I also love Johnny Depp - so sexy!
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I have several things in the pipeline, including another possible sheikh romance, but the main thing I'm working on at the moment is a potential sequel to The Texas Cowboy. Although I originally wrote The Texas Cowboy as a stand-alone novel, several readers have started to ask me about the hero and heroine's future. I don't think I'd be giving too much away if I said that The Texas Cowboy ends, like all good fairy tales and romance novels, with the hero, Jack, and heroine, Vicky, overcoming the many obstacles that have confronted them and telling each other how much they love each other. As with many romance novels, it's implied that they will get married and live happily ever after. However, readers have been asking about their wedding and if Vicky's rich Dallas cousin will take over their wedding plans. Therefore, I might write a sequel and perhaps call it The Texas Bride.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The Texas Cowboy is my first cowboy romance; most of my other romances have been sheikh romances inspired by what I see and hear where I live in the Middle East. However, like my other novels, The Texas Cowboy has lots of action, unexpected twists and turns, and plenty of heartache, before the hero and heroine end up in each others arms, happily ever after.

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the problems.
When Vicky flies into Texas, she immediately falls for the charms of local cowboy, Jack Cassidy. However, her wealthy Dallas cousin, Laura, has other ideas and will do everything she can to steer Vicky away from Jack and into the arms of a rich oilman.
Jack is resigned to living the life of a lonely cowboy whose only female company is his horses--that is, until he meets Vicky. However, Vicky isn't the only person with a claim on his heart. Jack wasn't always alone and his ex is about to make a dramatic comeback.
Every cowboy has a past and this cowboy's past is about to destroy his future.

Excerpt

Chapter One
"You can't take his picture, Victoria!" Laura whispered.
"Please, call me Vicky," Laura's cousin replied. She held up her phone and clicked. There on the screen was a picture of the man opposite them, captured forever for Vicky to look at as much as she pleased, whether Laura liked it or not.
"I don't know how people behave where you come from in England, Victoria, but here in Dallas, we don't go around taking pictures of strangers, especially cowboys." Laura lifted up her iced tea with her perfectly manicured fingers and took a small sip.
"But look at him. It's such a great image." Vicky pointed directly at the man standing across the street from the cafe where they had stopped for a drink. He was wearing faded jeans, boots, and a large cowboy hat, which was tilted slightly over his left eye. In his arm he was holding an orange Hermes box tied up with a brown ribbon. "It just seems to sum up Dallas, doesn't it? A tall, sexy cowboy, holding an expensive, designer box."
"Victoria, I don't see what's so interesting about him. He's probably just some ranch hand on an errand. I would never have suggested sitting outside, if I thought you were going to take photographs of strange men." Laura signaled to one of the waiters for the bill.
"I'm sorry, but my friends back home will just love this picture. I had to take it." Vicky looked up from the image on her phone to the flesh-and-blood version that was waiting on the other side of the road. The cowboy caught her eye and winked at her. Vicky looked at her cousin. She was looking for change in her purse. Vicky looked across the road and winked back. She could feel her cheeks turning scarlet. She wasn't sure whether it was because she was embarrassed about defying her cousin, or because she had just made a pass at a complete stranger. She would never have done something like that back home in England, so what made her do it here in Dallas?
"I don't believe it," Laura said. "It looks like he's coming over. Drink up. We're leaving." Laura stood to go, but it was too late. The cowboy had already crossed the road and was striding towards them.
"Howdy, ma'am," he said with a long, slow drawl that sounded like molasses pouring from a spoon. He held out his hand to Vicky and she took it firmly in her own. She glanced over at Laura, but Laura kept both her hands tightly clasped around her Prada purse.
"Please excuse us. We were just leaving," Laura said, looking around for the waiter.
"Well, that's a real pity. I was going to offer to buy you ladies a drink." The cowboy smiled at both of them, showing off a set of perfect teeth that shone white against his tanned skin.
"No, thank you," Laura replied, pulling a twenty dollar bill out of her purse and securing it under the sugar bowl on the cafe table.
"Another time maybe. My name's Jack, Jack Cassidy. Give me a call next time you're free." He pulled out a card from his shirt pocket and handed it to them. Laura shrank back as if he were trying to give her a rattlesnake.
"Thank you, Jack." Vicky took the card and looked at it. His name, Jack Cassidy, was printed across the middle and there was a phone number in the bottom left-hand corner. It didn't give much away. "I'm Vicky Baker and this is my cousin, Laura Hanson."
"We really must be going, Victoria," Laura said through pursed lips.
"You ain't from around here, are you, Vicky?" Jack replied, ignoring Laura's glares.
"No, I'm from Gloucester, in England. I'm just here in Texas for a few weeks visiting my cousin."
"I've never been to England, but they say it's real pretty. Welcome to Texas, Vicky. Give me a call sometime and I'll show you the sights. I might even be able to show you a few things that your cousin doesn't know about." He gave her another broad wink and tipped his hat.

Author Bio

I'm a wife, teacher, author and mother of two boisterous boys, so most of my days are taken up with finding lost school shoes, getting stuck in traffic and wondering why I always join the queue that doesn't move in the supermarket. However, I try to forget these daily problems (and the fact that I burnt the toast again this morning) by losing myself in a good book and writing novels that give readers a break from everyday life.
Open one of my books and escape on a romantic adventure, because it's easier to buy a book than it is to book an air ticket.
Have a break, read a book!

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March 30, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Bug Stuff and Other Stories @VickiBatman #RLFblog #comedy

Bug Stuff and Other Stories 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Vicki Batman.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
A really great burger. I call it meat for the week.
What were you like when you were in school?
Incredibly shy. Hard to believe now, isn't it?
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman? I never have enough snow to build a snowman; so stay inside with a huge bag of Cheetoes, great movie on TV, and doing needlepoint.
What is your favorite quote?
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming Woohoo, what a ride!
What was the last movie you watched (home or theater)?
The Thin Man

About the Book

Title: Bug Stuff...and Other Stories
Genre: romantic comedy
Author Name: Vicki Batman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
From sassy writer gal, Vicki Batman, comes three romantic comedies sure to tickle your fancy. "Just Desserts": a political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
"Bug Stuff": An accountant unites with his co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary. "With This Ring": When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, everything turns into something utterly romantic and unforgettable in the end.

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March 29, 2014

5 Things Authors Miss on their Tax Returns @emlynley #RLFblog #taxes #authors

Tax Tips for Authors 
In my real life I'm a tax and finance professional and I've been sharing my knowledge with other writers for the past three years. I find many people have problems with the same issues year after year. Are you making these mistakes? If so, you'll find more ways to solve these problems (and more) in my book Tax Tips for Authors 2014. (Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Smashwords ARe/OmniLit and in print)
1. Calling your hobby a business – or vice versa
The IRS has a pretty strict line between hobby and business, because businesses get to write their losses off against other income (W-2 or investment income) which lets them lower their taxes. To be considered a business you need to have profits in 3 out of the past 5 years. It you're having more years of losses than profits, the IRS may want you to prove you're a real business, which means show that you are trying to make money. They look at the ratio of expenses to earnings and the type of expenses you claim: advertising and other promo help you, but travel to conventions may hurt you if you're not earning enough to justify the expense.
Businesses that claim to be a hobby are seen as avoiding self-employment tax, so if you have increasing hobby income, the IRS may force you to file Schedule C and pay SE tax. Make sure you classify your writing correctly.
2. Not filing quarterly estimated tax payments
This is one of the most confusing aspects of self-employment and for authors it's even more complicated: earnings and expenses fluctuate wildly during the year. Some people just ignore it, then get both a big surprise balance due in April, plus a penalty for not paying quarterly. There are ways to avoid this, the easiest being to pay at least 110% of last year's tax bill in quarterly installments. If you overpay, you'll get a refund, but you'll definitely avoid a penalty. I go over how to calculate the correct quarterly payments in my book, Tax Tips for Authors 2014.
3. Paying too much self-employment tax
How do you pay too much? By not taking all the deductions you can, and by not keeping a careful running balance of profit and loss during the year. You only pay SE tax when you have over $400 of profits, so if you can reduce profits (by increasing legitimate spending during the tax year) you can save some money. Make sure to do a tentative P and L calculation in early December. It may make sense to register for expensive conventions then rather than waiting till January. Buy a new computer or pre-pay for advertising. Shift only planned spending rather than simply spending down your profits carelessly, so you can build your business rather than just avoid taxes.
4. Missing out on deductions
Most authors I work with don't keep good records of their spending. This includes mileage driven for "business." Did you write down every time you drove to the library, book store, airport, etc.? Get in the habit of writing down your mileage and other expenses every day or two—before you forget—and you'll see how much more you are able to claim. Keep receipts for books, index cars, notebooks, stock photos, domain names, lunch with your writing partner, swag, etc. This will also help you keep a running P and L for filing quarterly payments and making good year-end spending decisions. I have much more information on proper recordkeeping and deductions in the book.
5. Mixing business and personal expenses
Along with the hobby/business issue, this is one of the things IRS loves to investigate. The best way to keep everything separate—even for sole proprietors—is to have separate bank accounts and debit or credit cards. It's easy to have a separate PayPal account just for your writing business, and you can get a PayPal debit card. An Ally bank account is free and requires no minimum deposit and they issue debit cards as well. Have all your payments made into the separate accounts, and spend only from the business PayPal/Ally debit card. If you need to use a credit card, ask for an additional card from your credit card company and use the new one only for business. At the end of the year you can get a separate statement of your business expenses, which makes recordkeeping and organizing deductions a snap.
Want even more information? Sign up for my Tax Tips Newsletter, or visit the Tax Tips for Authors website. Best of all, pick up a copy of my book Tax Tips for Authors 2014. It's got new information for filing 2013 returns, a Schedule C walkthrough, chapters on self-employment taxes and quarterly payments and a whole lot more.

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About the Author

EM Lynley is a former investment analyst and White House economist. Now she writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. Her Precious Gems series is best described as "Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone"—only gayer. The Delectable series is Gay Romance with Taste. Her books are available in print and e-book from Amazon & other book distributors.

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March 28, 2014

Interview: JoAnne Myers Crime of the Century @scooterismine #RLFblog

Crime of the Century 
About the Book
Title The Crime of the Century
Genre Biography true crime
Author JoAnne Myers
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
The residents of Rolling Hills, a hamlet in southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of two missing teens were pulled from the local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, but only one was railroaded, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead.
What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed 'the crime of the century'. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant and horsewoman, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen crossing a trestle bridge. Within fourteen days, their mutilated torsos and severed heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.
With an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against Richard Lloyd. The three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, fairytale theories, and forensic mishandling.
This heinous crime shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, destroyed two families, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, and of one man's perseverance to gain his freedom from death row.

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Interview with JoAnne Myers

Why did you write this book?
For many reasons. It is a true case that took nearly 30 years to solve. It put an innocent man on death row for five years, and forever scarred a small Ohio town. It was truly the worse case in the county's history.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Probably fantasy, because almost anything goes in that genre. A writer can make the impossible sound possible.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
James Bond. He is the ultimate male alpha.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
watch court cases such as Judge Mathis, the Investigation Discovery channel which has true cases broadcasted. Also, I became hooked on this new fantasy show called Bitten. It is about a werewolf family living amongst humans.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am not working on any new books right now. I am mostly concentrating on promoting the books I do have and will have. I have two books being released soon. Loves, Myths, and Monsters, is a fantasy anthology starring the Mothman, the Chupracabra, Mermaids, an Egyptian curse, reincarnation, werewolves, a demonic cellmate, a serial killer family from the 1800's, and a Quaker love story.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The Crime of the Century is a true double homicide case from 1982, that terrified residents and destroyed families. There were many bizarre suspects, but only one was railroaded by police.
Excerpt
At 5:45 pm., Chief White used his walkie-talkie, to radio Lt. Phillipes, who stayed at the command post with Richard and Nancy. Only a few short words were needed.
"We found something, but we don't know what it is," said the chief.
What searchers found . . . was unthinkable.
Just 150 yards north of the railroad trestle spanning the Bottle Neck River, Sheriff Reynolds and one of his deputies reported "something entangled in debris," near their small boat.
The officers initially said they believed the object was an animal carcass. Once it was dislodged and floated down stream, they realized it was human.
The officers then followed the remains and discovered 30 yards south of the first torso, the second torso was located. Both torsos were reportedly snagged against brush along the riverbank just west of The Regency Supply Company.
Both torsos were reportedly nude and so badly decomposed, officers said they were unable to determine their sex.
Upon the discovery, Jack Jones broke down and was seen "running and screaming" from the area. The remains were pulled to shore and coroner Rausch was summoned to the riverbank.
Law enforcement personnel cleared the immediate area of non-official personnel. Afterward, they stationed themselves around the perimeter of the area while the bodies were examined.
Many searchers, upon leaving the crime scene, were overheard by reporters asking one another "Are the authorities looking for one killer or two?"
After his initial examination of the bodies, the coroner said he was unable to rule on the cause of death or what sex the torsos were. What he did say, was that if one man committed both murders, it was "during a great rage" and by someone with something "very personal" against one, or both, of the victims.
Sheriff Reynolds reported an empty purse found, but did not know if it belonged to Babette. He told reporters, he did not believe the bodies were the missing Rolling Hills teens.
Richard Lloyd told reporters that, when he and Nancy heard the bodies might not be that of Babette and Shane, they were relieved, and said, "That comment gave me and Nancy a speck of hope."
JoAnne Myers
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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March 27, 2014

Character Interview: Bagsu from Eternal Tuat @authorvsnelson #RLFblog #historical

Eternal Tuat 

About the Book

Title Eternal Tuat – Sekhmet's Guardians – Book 4 – Bagsu's Story
Genre: Historical/Paranormal
Author Name V. S. Nelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Entire series is R (adult)
Bagsu, his name alone strikes fear in the Guardian Nation.
What can cause one twin son, destined to take his father's place as a priest, turn evil and lead a crusade to dominate the human race while the other fights to save mankind.
Finally, secrets are revealed in this tell-all adventure which takes the reader back in time 6,000 years to the land of New Tuat. Experience first hand Bagsu growing up with Sekhmet's ancients, long before they became immortal, when twin brothers were the best of friends and united as family.

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Eternal Tuat – coming this spring to Amazon and other fine stores where books are sold. Please check her Amazon author page for release date: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AXYLHF0

Interview with Bagsu, son of the High Priest Aapehti and Kheri

What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
In the beginning Nefer-her; later my legs.
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?
Nefer-her and I shared several years enjoying life together before she officially became a woman and before she began her training as a priestess of Isis. I should have married her then... before she joined the Vestal order, but her duty, as was mine was elsewhere.
I'm not sure if it's internal or not, but I'll answer your question as best as I can. Growing up I believed I was destined to follow in my father's footsteps; his choice, not mine. As I grew, I developed a need to be more and I worked hard at it. My body developed and I strived to be everything everyone wanted me to become, including myself. With my eyes cast in another direction, I had full intent of joining the most precious school of fighters our world had to offer... then the accident happened. My world came to a complete halt at that point.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I no longer have any doubt or expectations, but as a child and young man I suppose that would be my naivety.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Nefer-her has long since turned to dust, although her memory is never far from my thoughts. Not only was she physically beautiful, she was the kindest most loving person I've ever met. She was my world and I will never have another.
What would that person say about you?
She never was one to talk about other people, but knowing Nefer-her as well as I did, I can only imagine what she would say to me and that would be to forgive myself... but you know, that's something I can't do. Not now, not ever.
What is your family like?
The family I have today is much different than the one I grew up with. Today, my brethren would be considered cold, vindictive and determined on destroying the human race.
What special skills do you rely on?
Everything Set granted me when he turned me into an immortal.

About the Writer

Why did you choose to write about this character?
I had several books written and planned out for my series, Sekhmet's Guardians, long before Bagsu's story came about. It was actually a critique partner who casually made the suggestion I should share Bagsu's complicated story with my readers. After reviewing the pages upon pages of notes I had on him it became evident there was way too much information to merely insert as back story into another book. So Eternal Tuat – Bagsu's story was born.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
Make no mistake about it, Bagsu is as evil as they come. He's killed, raped and plundered without a conscious thought. Seeing him as a happy well-adjusted child who wouldn't hurt a fly was quite a shocker. I've even grown to love what he once was and like Jennifer, the leader of the Guardian's Blades, I hope some day he will find peace and redemption.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
It's not uncommon for me to laugh or share a few tears when writing. I laughed at Bagsu's s innocence when he received his first kiss, I applauded his heroics like I would any fine gentleman and I wept like a baby at his personal loss.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Eleven books were originally scheduled to make up the series, Sekhmet's Guardians. Three of those were released for publication in 2013. Three more are scheduled for 2014 beginning with Bagsu's story, this spring.
For those who are not familiar with the series, all of the books with the exception of two historicals take place in modern times. Bagsu's story is the first of those two historicals.
It's unusual combining modern and historicals in one series, but as I mentioned above, there is a tremendous amount of back-story (6,000 years to be exact) to cover, it only made sense to write them as historicals. Books 4 & 5 in the series both pick up at the ending of book 3, Eternal Blades. One takes you back... on a journey with Bagsu (Book 4) while Eternal Life (Book 5) moves forward in time with Michael, the Guardian's physician.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
VS Nelson
Perhaps just a bit more regarding the series if you have no objections. The books are not limited to one couple or one romance. The characters from the previous books in the series continue into the next, much like a night-time premium channel series. More recently, I've heard reviewers compare to my books to Game of Thrones. I believe this is because of the way they are written, not based on content or time frame. Everyone of the books is considered a stand alone and for the most part are written that way, but personally, I feel the reader would become more invested in the cast of characters if they read them in order .
Kayelle, thank you so much for having Bagsu (and me) on Romance Lives Forever. It's one of my favorite blogs and I consider it an honor to be here. Sincerely, V

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March 26, 2014

Cover Love: Summer Sins @kathykulig #RLFblog #erom

Summer Sins 
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 Summer Sins by Kathy Kulig.

Master Adrian knows how to bring exquisite pain or pleasure to a woman's body. Before he'll take on an inexperienced submissive, he expects her to pass a series of seductive tests of increasing intensity to see if she's receptive to his unique and dark skills. Under his command and relentless determination, she'll relinquish control to him. Emma is known to thoroughly research her articles for the tabloid magazine Scandal. Her latest assignment to write about Dark Odyssey, a new BDSM club, is her chance to indulge in her taboo desires for the sex she craves as a submissive. With her job and future career on the line, she has to write a lurid, gossip story. But her heart isn't in it because she falling for Adrian.
Raw and hot passion draws them past guarded limits, but when secrets are revealed, trust will be the final test for true love.
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March 25, 2014

Cover Love: Cupid's Apprentice Elysa Hendricks #RLFblog #RomFantasy

Cupid's Apprentice 
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 Cupid's Apprentice by Elysa Hendricks.

A Short Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Approximately 15,000 words

To earn her wings, Cupid's apprentice Medarda "Dar" has until Valentine's Day to match two-time Loser Laura Quinn with Boring Brian Hoffman. When Dar's love arrow goes astray and hits the sexy PE teacher Flynn Sullivan instead things get interesting.
Laura loves teaching high school in the small town of Council Falls, but knows it's only a matter of time until her famous mother shows up and the quiet life she's created comes crashing down around her ears.
PE teacher Flynn Sullivan's been interested in the shy history teacher for a long time, but it isn't until they're forced to chaperone the Valentine's Day dance together that he gets the opportunity to make his dreams come true.
With time running out can one bumbling Cupid's Apprentice bring together a Jock and a Brain?

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March 24, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Touchstone of Love @beth_barany #RLFblog #timetravel

A Touchtone of Love 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Beth Barany.

What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
I love breakfast at any time of day, so depending on where I am, I'll usually get two eggs over easy with hash browns, bacon, and a side of steamed spinach.
What were you like when you were in school?
Starting at age 12 in middle school, I was super studious and worked hard to get A's. But before then, I wasn't paying much attention to the teacher and would only do the assignments I liked: math and spelling. Everything else wasn't a nearly as interesting as the book I was reading at the time.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Well, that depends! Am I reading a great book? Then I want to stay inside. But if I don't have anything in my hands at the moment, I want to get outside and preferably cross-country ski.
What was your favorite book as a child?
I really loved The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
What was the last movie you watched (home or theater)?
Turbo! What a sweet and fun film about holding fast to your dreams and going after them with all you've got!

About the Book

Title: A Touchtone of Love: A time-travel romance novella
Genre: Sweet paranormal romance
Author Name: Beth Barany
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG13
Blurb (up to 300 words)
A time-travel romance by award-winning novelist, Beth Barany.
When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?
"...a unique take on gargoyles which I thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend!" -- Karysa Faire
"...The story was really romantic and the two of them together are just pure magic. It is rare that I find a couple rather than a single character really making a story worth while, but this one does just that." -- Kathy Horseman
"... recommend this novella to anyone who is looking for an entertaining read for the night or weekend." -- Lisa
***This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words.***
Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance and adventure to transport readers to new worlds where anything is possible.

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March 23, 2014

Cover Love: A Note of Scandal by Nicky Penttila @sunshinyday #RLFblog

A Note of Scandal 
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 Note of Scandal by Nicky Penttila.

What’s the harm in a little white lie? Especially when it could carry so much good: a new life for a wounded soldier, catharsis after long years of war--and an opportunity for lady composer Olivia Delancey to finally hear her music played in public.
Newspaper publisher Will Marsh refuses to compound the sins of his father’s generation by taking money to print propaganda. But with the end of the wars in France and America, he needs something new to drive Londoners to grab his paper first. Why not publish the score of the “Tune That Took Waterloo,” by a wounded vet, no less?
As Olivia struggles to keep her secrets from this unsuitably alluring publisher, and Will fights to find the truth without losing his hold on this bright-eyed angel who has descended into his life, both discover another sort of truth.
Being the talk of London can be bad--or very, very good.

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March 22, 2014

Character Sketch: Chayton Chambers from Fatal Snag @angelaswriter #RLFblog #suspense

Fatal Snag 

About the Book

Title Fatal Snag
Genre Roman
tic Suspense
Author Angela Smith
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Hollywood fashion consultant Naomi Fisher is happy to use her obsessive-compulsive planning to assist with her cousin's wedding, but her history with the sexy and sullen Chayton Chambers, the groom's brother, terrifies her. When the groom is kidnapped at his own wedding, Chayton and Naomi rush to find an important relic to satisfy the ransom before her cousin becomes a widow before a bride. Naomi trades garters for guns as survival, and love becomes a deadly game impossible to resist.

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About the Character

Name: Chayton Chambers
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Tanyon, Montana
Profession: Owner and Bartender of Air Dog
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian with ¼ Sioux
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars:
6', 190 pounds, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, a splash of freckles across his nose
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Naomi Fisher, (only later)
How does your hero dress?
You'll often find Chayton in a pair of ripped up jeans and a button-down shirt, or a raunchy t-shirt
What are the qualities of his voice? (pitch, quality, volume)
Deep; has been labeled as a raspy roar or "soft and sweet with a crust of thorns"
What does he have a knack for doing?
Chayton can make a mean drink, but he loves to be outside, on the slopes, and he makes everyone feel welcome (well, everyone except Naomi).
What is your character's family like?
Chayton's brother, Garret, is a former special agent and recently engaged. His father and mother—the one he always knew as his mom—are dead. Most of his family consists of friends and members of the community.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Chayton sees things in black-and-white. He has been described as an honest and charming rebel. He may seem shallow, but he's very deep inside.
If someone from your character's past showed up, who would he most want it to be, and why? OR who would he most NOT want it to be, and why?
He would not want it to be his birth mother, because she gave him up when he was eighteen months and he has no use for her.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
The fear of abandonment.
What past event causes your character the most fear?
Being abandoned.
What is your hero's biggest personal flaw?
His hostility toward Naomi. One of the most calm and relaxed people yet shocks others when he flares up for reasons beyond comprehension. He's not too opinionated but hates his opinion to be challenged.

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

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Well hell, probably because I'm irresistible.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
Shrugs. It's all under the bridge now.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
Yeah. My sister was a surprise to us both.
When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?
I know she gets sad when I go silent.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Because she gets to write about characters like me.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Uh, thanks for telling my story. And thanks for helping me not to get my ass killed when I made some stupid decisions.

Author Bio

Angela Smith
During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read Brer Rabbit to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before actually learning to read. She's always enjoyed stories about the adventure of love, and getting involved in the legal field developed her love of suspense. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys creating, reading, and dreaming of the places she'll visit one day.

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March 21, 2014

Humorous Contemporary: Ghost Lover @Liza0Connor #RLFblog #Paranormal

Ghost Lover 

About the Book

Title Ghost Lover
Genre Humorous Contemporary Romance with Paranormal
Author Name Liza O'Connor
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13

Interview with Liza O'Connor

Why did you write this book?
I had a dream one night of a ghost making passionate love to me. And the next morning, I still remembered the entire dream. Any characters so vivid that I remember them in the morning go into a novel.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Humor, I love to laugh.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
Arthur Dent from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I love the Mentalist and Castle. They solve mysteries and make me laugh. Third runnerup is Sherlock.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I'm working on edits for the fourth book in the A Long Road to Love Series. That's Trent's redemption called Climbing Out of Hell. It should come out in early May. Then I begin my humorous Late Victorian Mystery series which begins with a famous sleuth, Xavier Thorn, who hires a young man as an assistant, who turns out to be a female who prefers to live the more interesting life of a young man. They fall in love and become partners in all ways, but they manage to solve four crimes per book in the process.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Today, I want to tell you about Ghost Lover.
Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?
Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she'll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he'll break her heart.
As trustee of Brendon's family fortune, there is no way Brendon's older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon's sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him--beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn't already engaged to his brother...
The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can't leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost's work is never done.
Content / Allergy Warning: Ghost cat in book.

Excerpt

"So my brother steals all your money and to compensate you, he suggests you come to England, marry him, and he'll give you his trust fund." Only his brother could contrive such an absurd plan.
"Yes." By her brief answer, he gathered she thought it a perfectly reasonable solution.
His brother might be an idiot, but this gold digger would soon discover Gar a force to reckon with. "Did he steal a half million from your bank account?"
Brendon laughed. "Do you have any idea how long that would take? Cash machines only allow you two visits a day at two hundred dollars a pop."
"How much did he take?" Gar restated his question.
"Four hundred," Senna replied.
Gar stared up at the ceiling, praying for patience, then glared at Ditz. "So why didn't you pay her back the four hundred?"
Ditz stubbornly refused to answer, and instead glanced at the girl.
She sighed and faced Gar. "Precisely what I asked. He said he didn't have the four hundred, but if I married him, he would come into a half million. Since the landlord planned to evict me, I really had no choice but to accept the offer."

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Author Bio

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog, Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She's an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.

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March 20, 2014

The Outlawed Realm Series: Stolen Desire Out-of-This-World Heroes @tinadonahue #RLFblog #scifi

Book Four – Outlawed Realm Series, Erotic Paranormal
Hidden Worlds... Out-of-This-World Heroes
When I first conceived of my Outlawed Realm series, I had the idea of Earth having more than the dimension we know. In fact, I gave it five dimensions or worlds.
Like this graphic:

These dimensions are layered one on top of the other. E1, Earth as we know it, is closest to the sun, followed by E2, E3, etc. beneath it. Because of time differentials, the inhabitants of each realm don't know the others exist. That is, unless they cross over through the connecting portals.
As the series begins, my hero crosses over and sets into motion a cascade of events that cause inhabitants from one dimension to go into the others. All with exciting and very romantic results.
In Unending Desire, book one of the series, the hero comes from E2, a place where everything is controlled, emotion isn't allowed, all the men look the same. All the women are identical in appearance. He comes to Seattle (E1) to rescue the heroine from certain death. Imagine his shock in seeing our messy, vibrant world after being so restricted in his own. In book two, Illicit Desire, I wrote about E4, a world of twilight and jungles. E2's rulers have built a Shameless Desire, book three, again takes place in Seattle. One of the
palace there where they enjoy pleasure slaves. These slaves aren't born, they're grown in artificial wombs to begin a lifetime of servitude to their masters.
shifters from E4's jungle has crossed over. Like the hero in Unending Desire, he needs to warn the heroine of danger.
Stolen Desire, book four, takes place on E5, a dimension of ice and fire. Paige, my heroine, awakes to find herself in a world she can't comprehend, faced with a man she doesn't know but has to trust. Her life and freedom, their future depends upon it.
While I was writing Stolen Desire, I kept think of Avatar, the sense of wonder I had as the story unfolded. That's what I strove for in my tale. To create a world so unique, thrilling, dangerous, and in many ways beautiful, that a reader couldn't help but be enthralled.
There's also a moving love story, and yes—lots of hot sex. J
Here's a blurb and an excerpt from Stolen Desire…
Outlawed Realm, Book 4
Her freedom depends on one man. A criminal to his realm…
One minute, Paige Ross is outside a Seattle bar, grieving a failed engagement. The next, she jerks awake in a weird, candlelit room with velvet walls, black silk sheets, and a man who motions for silence.
Paige has little choice but to trust the powerful stranger who promises a way out of what looks like Satan's brothel. And pray his promise to keep her safe is as real as the heat burning in his eyes.
Banished from E2's ruling elite for supposed crimes against the realm, Zekin risks everything to rescue those brought to E5 for the guards' carnal pleasure. Paige will be leaving this inhospitable realm of fire and ice—if he can somehow forget the way her trembling body melts in his arms.
Safe—temporarily—in an underwater world populated by strange creatures, Paige's sexual awakening explodes into an unquenchable need that consumes them both. But the guards will be looking for her. And Zekin's plan to send her hom
e is a dangerous journey she cannot—will not—take without him.
Warning: Scorching-hot sex and loads of aching tenderness between a drool-worthy hunk who's determined to do the right thing and a woman who's not about to give him up.

Excerpt:

Paige knew what she saw couldn't be possible. It defied reality and genetic odds. The men who'd just arrived were mirror images of each other and Zekin. Triplets? Or was there another one like them in this place—which would have made them quads—like the guards at the outpost? Multiple, identical births didn't happen that frequently. What were the chances there would be two sets of them in this place, land, country, planet?
She hadn't a clue what to call it.
Squinting to see better, she compared features, height, physiques of Zekin and the other men. They even wore the same camouflage gear. Zekin's clothing had already morphed from the silvery-blue material back to what she'd first seen him in, before they'd braved those frigid outside temps, breathed in water without oxygen tanks and escaped monsters that would have been at home in any horror movie. Trouble was—this was really happening.
Her knees buckled.
Zekin slipped one arm around her waist, the other behind her thighs. Easily, he lifted her, even though she wasn't a small woman. Hadn't Johnny repeatedly kidded about her weight, claiming they'd get married as soon as she lost a few pounds?
Prick.
"Don't worry," Zekin murmured. "I have you." Firmly, yet with surprising gentleness, he held her against his chest.
Her throat tightened at his concern, him again treating her as though she mattered. All of her life, Paige had longed for even a second like this, and here it was…in this awful place.
Laughter bubbled in her, followed by an urge to bawl. She fought both, determined not to worry him.
Good Lord, the man knew what a woman liked.
His caress soothed and aroused, reminding Paige of their kiss. Tender, exploring, needed, then out of control, wild and hungry. Her cheeks still stung from the rasp of his stubble. She recalled the taste of his tongue. As fresh as his scent, as though he'd just brushed his teeth, with an indescribable flavor that belonged to him alone.
Unless those other guys tasted the same.
Uh-uh. Not possible. In the deepest part of her…a place Paige had hidden from the world, so she wouldn't be hurt…she knew Zekin wasn't like those other men, no matter their similar features. He'd protected her on the surface, even going so far as to hold her when she'd been about to fall apart. She couldn't think of another man who would have done so, especially if they were little more than strangers. He'd risked his life for her because it was the right thing to do…and maybe because she did matter to him, just a little. Not as a victim, but as a woman.
Paige had never felt more female or self-conscious.
Shyly, she slid her arm across Zekin's shoulders and held tight, hoping he wouldn't mind. He turned his face to her, his expression surprisingly open and accepting. Grateful, she softened against him, noting the specks of gold in his cocoa-colored eyes, his incredibly long lashes and thick, silky brows. He was really something. Masculine. Strong. Handsome as sin. But not perfect. He had a faint scar near his jaw, the skin whitish, the injury that caused it most likely from long ago. Maybe when he was a boisterous little boy or an unruly teen, driving his parents nuts.
Did he look exactly like his dad? Did his scar set Zekin apart from his father and the two men who stood in the doorway? Surely they didn't all have the same flaws.
Paige wanted to check, but the other men strode into the next pod, the area clearly visible from here as the walls were made of glass or plastic.
Next to her and Zekin, there was a tall metal counter, similar to a ticket agent's at an airport, and two simple symbols on the floor indicating the outlines of feet. Again, like a TSA checkpoint where security scanners X-ray travelers. Directly above the outlines, there were large hooks welded to the metal arches that crisscrossed the pod. Whatever had hung from them was gone.
Zekin followed the other men. His boots rang against the glowing metal floor. Paige guessed the volcanic fires provided the illumination that wasn't red or gold. It radiated the same bluish-white light that she'd seen on the surface.
They entered the next pod, and the next and the next. All of them sparsely furnished with one chair, one table, the furniture made of some kind of metal, an ugly and utilitarian contrast to the beauty just outside.
Steam and smoke poured from cracks in the rocks. Spewing lava turned black, then hardened upon contact with the icy water. The light pouring from within here tinted it a deep blue. Coral in varying shades of white, purple, lavender and mauve dotted the landscape. Darting between those skeletal forms were smallish fishlike creatures, the size of trout, the color of freshwater pearls.
The scene was stunning, but surreal.
What were those things? Who'd built this place? What was its purpose?
Paige lifted her chin to get a better view of the next pod, its ceiling at least ten times higher than the others, its width immense, the space dotted with long tables and benches, which made it a dining area. More men who looked like Zekin—and who'd dressed in the same mottled clothing he wore—mingled with females and other males. These men and women all had different features, coloring, builds.
They were also completely nude.

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About the Author

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Samhain Publishing, Ellora's Cave, and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic romances (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. The French review site, Blue Moon reviews, chose her erotic romance Sensual Stranger as their Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category). The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for Lush Velvet Nights, and two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011 and 2012). Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

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Contest

Tina will choose one commenter as her winner. Winner gets her choice of one of Tina's award-winning, bestselling ebooks from this list:
1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT
2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit
3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award
4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT
5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT
6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller
7. Take Me Away – #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books
8. Unending Desire – Best Book Rating LASR
9. SiNN – Nominated for Book of the Week LASR
10. Sinfully Wicked – Magnificent – Romancing the Book
11. Claiming Magique – Top Pick – NOR
12. Illicit Desire – Four Stars Romantic Times
13. Come Fill Me – Five Stars – Guilty Pleasures

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March 19, 2014

Character Sketch: Edna Mae from The Gift @mmarvellab #RLFblog #WomensFiction

The Gift 

About the Book

Title The Gift
Genre Woman's Fiction Romance
Author Mary Marvella
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
On Edna Mae's fortieth birthday she buried her controlling father and lost her virginity in a one night stand with a stranger she never expected to see again. Her life is about to change in more ways than she could have imagined.
Like Cinderella, she had no real life. The world opens for her now that she has no sick parents demanding all of her attention. Finding new friends and a world she thought had passed her by is wonderful, but there's more!
The Gift is story about an old fashioned woman in a modern world, written in an old fashioned way.
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About the Character
Name: Edna Mae
Age: 40
Gender: female
Birthplace: Small town Georgia
Profession: Caregiver for her aged parents
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian.
Edna Mae is a bit on the dowdy side until she has a makeover. She has long brown hair and blue eyes and is shy because she lived like a recluse while she tended to her sick parents' every need,
If you could only hear this character's voice (but not see him/her) what characteristic would identify him/her?
Edna Mae's voice is soft and sounds tired and shy.
How educated is this character? Is he/she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Edna Mar never made it to college.
Are any of his/her skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
She feels she has no skills, since she spent her time taking care of her parents who didn't appreciate her.
What is your character's family like?
Edna Mae's parents resented having a child late in their marriage, a child who was plain and not talented.
Is he/she close to family?
She worked with no thanks or love, but she wanted both!
Does he/she have children?
Edna Mae is a virgin at 40.
Is your character involved in his/her community?
Edna Mae moves into the real world as the book progresses.
How does your character handle challenges?
She has no choice. She cared for her parents willingly, but will have new ones she loves. She wants to learn to do everything she has missed!
About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I bugged poor Mary to write my story. She gave in and even enjoyed my story!
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
It was embarrassing for people to know that I had never even kissed a boy or made out with one. (grin) And there was the day I learned what a G spot was and that I had one! (giggle) She even told about my multiple orgasms.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her head. She's been telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened to me instead of making up a story.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
She ought to write her Demon sisters book.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Mary needs to write about my lawyer and Raylene, my new best friend.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Mary, get this book into print, please!
Author Bio
Mary has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She made up stories for the other children and created the details for their "play like" or "let's pretend" games. Sometimes the details were so real they scared Mary.
Mary was born in Augusta, Georgia to two eighteen-year olds. Her daddy, a young Mississippi man, was stationed at Camp Gordon and fell in love with a young girl selling flowers.
Mary graduated from Mercer University where her mama worked in the library. Her mama started working there when Mary's daddy went to college to become a preacher and a teacher. Mary taught language arts for 15 years, perfect for her BA in English. Her M.Ed in Counseling served her well during her years as a school counselor and as a teacher later.
Now she tutors, teaches writers, and edits. Her inner English teacher loves the editing part. Mary helped her husband photograph hundreds of weddings. Her daughter is her cover artist now. Danielle was raised in the photography business. She doesn't read Mary's books. Something about TMI.
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