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 Erotikós 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.

February 12, 2017

Mistletoe Kisses romance by @erzabetbishop #RLFblog #paranormal

Today's featured book is Mistletoe Kisses (Westmore Wolves #5 by Erzabet Bishop.

With some gifts, it's all about the unwrapping...
Jess looks forward to a holiday season of saving puppies and working at the shelter. With her new sister-in-law taking over the Yuletide Gathering, it's run for the hills or wind up covered in glitter. What she doesn't anticipate is her brother lining up yet another in a long string of bodyguards. She might be a wolf who can't shift, but that doesn't mean she needs anyone's protection. When things heat up during the festivities, she finds herself face to face with the one man who just might hold the key to her heart.
It was supposed to be a two-week Ops for ridding the world of hybrid wolves, not a babysitting gig for the spoiled sister of the Westmore Pack Alpha. But when Thorne sets eyes on the curvy brunette, he finds a fierce beauty with a soft interior just begging to be tamed, and he's just the gargoyle to do it.
Genre paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

About Erzabet Bishop

Erzabet is an award-winning and international bestselling author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Crave, Snow (Three Times More Lucky Box Set), Malediction, Map of Bones, Sanguine Shadows, Arcane (Prowlers and Growlers box set-upcoming), The Science of Lust, Wicked for You, Heart's Protector, Burning for You, Taming the Beast, Mistletoe Kisses, Surrender, Torment (upcoming), Hedging Her Bets, Cat's Got Her Tongue, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory's Mark (upcoming),The Devil's Due (upcoming), Charity Benshaw's Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Sweet Seductions, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies.

February 11, 2017

Fangs and Fists 1: Bolt @katehillromance #RLFblog #pnr

Welcome Kate Hill author of Fangs and Fists 1: Bolt, a new erotic paranormal romance.
Why did you write this book?
I wanted to write a book about werewolf gladiators and demons. I also wanted it to be borderline horror, but with a happily ever after for the hero and heroine.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance, in particular paranormal and historical.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Scorpius from the Farscape TV series.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I'm working on the second story in the Fangs and Fists series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I have 3 Fangs and Fists stories under contract with Changeling Press, but I'm hoping the series will either go longer or possibly have a spin-off series because I have plans for more.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Erotic Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
In a futuristic world ruled by demons, werewolves are enslaved to fight in gladiatorial matches for the amusement of their evil masters.
Kiara remembers what life was like living free–before she was taken by demons and bred to gladiators so that the new generations of wolves would retain their ferocity but forget their freedom. Mated to top gladiator Grit, she has a son with this surprisingly gentle lover who is also planning their escape. When Grit is killed in the arena, his close friend Bolt upholds his promise to protect Kiara and the cub.
Bolt and Kiara have loved each other from the moment they met, but they buried their feelings because she was mated to his best friend. When Grit dies, despite their guilt, Bolt and Kiara surrender to their desire for each other. Will their love be strong enough to help them win freedom from their evil masters?

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Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, I started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. My first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then I've sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
I love to blend genres. I also love horror and a happily ever after, so my books can be a bit unusual. If you're looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there's a good chance you'll find something to your taste in my backlist.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading, watching horror and action movies, working out and spending time with my family and pets.
Website http://www.kate-hill.com

February 10, 2017

Temporarily Insane: Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder @VickiBatman #RLFblog #mystery

Temporarily Insane, a romantic comedy mystery: Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where two auditor friends turn up dead.
Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect.

Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?

About Vicki Batman

Like some of her characters, award-winning author, Vicki Batman has worked a wide variety of jobs including lifeguard, ride attendant at an amusement park; a hardware store, department store, book store, antique store clerk; administrative assistant in an international real estate firm; and a general "do anything gal" at a financial services firm--the list is endless.
Writing for several years, she has completed three manuscripts, written essays, and sold many short stories to True Love, True Romance, True Confessions, Noble Romance Publishing, Long and Short Reviews, Museitup Publishing, and The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of RWA and several writing groups and chapters. In 2004, she joined DARA and has served in many capacities, including 2009 President. DARA awarded her the Robin Teer Memorial Service Award in 2010.
Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

February 9, 2017

Vanquished -- new from @Laurel_R_books #RLFblog #fantasy

Today's featured book is Vanquished by Laurel Richards.
Genre Fantasy
Author Laurel Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Three strangers brought together by war.
The Ulanesh—vicious soldiers from the underrealm—are invading the forest and destroying everything in their path. Standing against the enemy, Evrenor is a captain in the Quennin army and has been tasked by his king to find allies. He enlists the aid of the ancient sea sorceress Valkaria, whom he wakes from a curse that has entombed her at the bottom of a lake for a thousand years. She must regain her powers after a millennium of disuse or else watch everyone around her die.
Evrenor finds another ally in Damir, a woodsman whose people are so reclusive that outsiders consider them myths. The tree-talking woodsmen can blend perfectly with the forest, and they are deadly with their daggers. Damir is ready to take down the enemy, but he has to strike before the vision he's had of his own death comes to pass.
An awakened sorceress, a mysterious woodsman, and a cunning army captain—will their combined forces be enough to vanquish the enemy?

About Laurel Richards

Laurel is a fiction author with a passion for shifters, space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered inspiration from lots of different sources throughout her life and is here to share her imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, and funny mysteries, with various degrees of romance mixed in. You can find Laurel at http://www.author-laurelrichards.com.

February 8, 2017

Downton Abbey Meets Pride and Prejudice @GingerMonette #RLFblog #historical fiction

Today's featured book is Darcy’s Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes, A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation by Ginger Monette

About Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes

Darcy's Hope ~ Beauty from Ashes is a A WW1 Pride and Prejudice Variation.
Genre: Historical Fiction    
Author: Ginger Monette
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Jane Austen!
Escape to the era of Downton Abbey and experience all the drama of World War 1 alongside literature's iconic Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. You'll watch their tender love unfold as they learn to work together and reconcile their differences at a field hospital only miles from the Front.
1916. World War 1 has turned French chateaux into bloody field hospitals, British gentlemen into lice-infested soldiers, and left Elizabeth Bennet's life in tatters.
Her father is dead and her home destroyed. Never again will she depend on a man to secure her future!
When an opportunity arises to advance her dreams of becoming a doctor, she is elated--until HE arrives....
Heartbroken. Devastated. Captain Fitzwilliam Darcy is left rejected by the woman he loved and reeling from the slaughter of his men on the battlefield. "Enough!" Darcy vows. "No more sentimental attachments!"
But arriving at a field hospital to pursue a covert investigation, Darcy discovers his beloved Elizabeth training with a dashing American doctor and embroiled in an espionage conspiracy.
With only a few months to expose the plot, Darcy is forced to grapple with his feelings for Elizabeth while uncovering the truth. Is she indeed innocent? Darcy can only hope....
•Darcy's Hope has a happy ending but will continue in Darcy's Hope at Donwell Abbey, coming Jan 1, 2017. In the sequel, readers will experience the full resolution of the mystery, and our beloved couple's love will face a new, tragic test.

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Universal link (Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc): https://books2read.com/u/47kXOj  

About Ginger Monette

Ginger lives with her family in Charlotte, NC, where she enjoys dancing on the treadmill, watching period dramas, public speaking, and reading—a full-length novel every Sunday afternoon.
Her WW1 flash fiction piece, Flanders Field of Grey, won Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's 2015 Picture This grand prize.

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February 7, 2017

Meet Twilka Zabour: Star Survivor @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #SFR

Welcome Twilka Zabour from Star Survivor, a new Science Fiction Romance by Veronica Scott.
Title Star Survivor
Genre SciFi Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13+
The survivors of a terrible wreck meet again—but this time only one can survive.
They survived an iconic spaceship wreck together. She never expected to see him again … especially not armed to kill her.
Twilka Zabour is an interstellar celebrity. She built on her notoriety as a carefree Socialite who survived the terrible wreck of the Nebula Dream, and launched a successful design house. But now the man who gave meaning to her life, then left her, is back–this time for the worst of reasons. Will he kill her … or help her survive?
D'nvannae Brother Khevan survived the Nebula Dream in the company of a lovely, warm woman, only to be pulled away from her, back into his solitary life in the service of the Red Lady. Now Twilka's within his reach again–for all the wrong reasons. Khevan will do everything within his power to discover why Twilka has been targeted for assassination, and to save her.
But Khevan is not Twilka's only pursuer. Will Khevan and Twilka's ingenuity be all that stands between them and death?

Meet Twilka Zabour

Age: early 30's (but people live much longer in the future)
Gender: Female
Birthplace: on a rich Inner Sector planet
Profession: Fashion Designer/Interstellar Celebutante
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Depends on the day and my mood! Usually about 5'5", brown eyes, good figure, hair brunette but subject to change on a whim.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm one of 37 children – my father is a generational billionaire and has had many wives and girlfriends. I used to spend all my time pleasure seeking and going wherever the excitement was to be found in the galaxy, but after surviving the titanic wreck of the cruise liner Nebula Dream, I realized I was capable of doing so much more. I established my own business as a fashion designer. Yes, I took a loan from my Dad, but I gave him a detailed business plan and have since paid him back. Sometimes I appear in trideo entertainments (equivalent to your movies) as myself. My earlier reputation as a 'celebrity' helps the business.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Khevan, a member of the D'nvannae Brotherhood. We fell in love during the catastrophic events of the Nebula Dream, but then he left me with no explanation…until we meet again at the start of Star Survivor.
How do you dress?
In the height of interstellar fashion, as decreed by me. (Twilka laughs) I source unusual materials from many worlds and try to give back by commissioning local women to create special designs, fabrics and accessories for my collections. I like dramatic clothes that capture attention, although I can be found in a simple cotton dress and sandals if the situation requires it. I don't do gimmicks but find my inspiration in the art, natural wonders and culture of planets I visit. I try to be respectful and mindful of the local beliefs and traditions.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Mostly self taught and widely experienced. Watching my father and my older brothers and sisters work in the Sectors corporate world taught me so much. My Dad would discuss business at the dinner table when he was home, and sometimes took us younger kids to the office or on business trips to observe. He intended for various of his offspring to take over different aspects of his corporate empire. Of course then I did the teenage rebellion thing! My years of traveling with fellow rich kids and idle celebrities were a school of hard knocks and dumb choices leading to my learning through consequences. I've also had some amazing mentors since I started my own business.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Classic poor little rich girl here. Never appreciated my good fortune properly until I survived the wreck and then decided to have my own business. Now that I make my own credits and pay my own bills, I'm much more sensible about what luxuries I give myself, and I try to give back on the worlds where I obtain my fabrics and accessories. A certain portion of profits from Zabour Designs goes to worthy projects, different on each planet, depending what they need most.
On what special skills do you rely?
I've always been able to draw and paint, and since I was a child I'd sketch clothing and accessories. I love to design. Even when the situation is at its worst in Star Survivor, I try to handle my stress by doing new drawings. I'm good with people, I understand business and I've learning I'm very good in a crisis situation. Not much rattles me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
For five years I dreaded meeting Khevan again, since he'd left me with no explanation and returned to the service of the Red Lady, the goddess he served. Yet on the other hand, I longed to give him a piece of my mind…and maybe a second chance. So when we did encounter each other at the beginning of the adventure known as Star Survivor, I had so many mixed emotions to deal with.
What past event causes you the most fear?
I used to have terrible flashbacks to certain events that happened during the wreck of the Nebula Dream, but if Khevan and I were going to survive the Red Lady's wrath in Star Survivor, I literally had to face those fears and overcome them. The advantage I had this time – besides Khevan's love – was that I know myself now and how strong I really.

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About Veronica Scott

Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and "SciFi Encounters" columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Married young to her high school sweetheart then widowed, Veronica has two grown daughters, one grandson and cats Keanu and Jake.
Veronica's life has taken many twists and turns, but she always makes time to keep reading and writing. Everything is good source material for the next novel or the one after that, right? She's been through earthquakes, tornadoes and near death experiences…Always more stories to tell, new adventures to experience—Veronica's personal motto is, "Never boring."

February 6, 2017

Brette: Intentions Gone Astray #regency #romance @Collette_Author #RLFblog

Welcome Collette Cameron author of Brette: Intentions Gone Astray, a new Regency Romance.
Why did you write this book?
Brette: Intentions Gone Astray is the third book in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series.
I knew Brette, and her hero, Alexander Hawksworth had to have their own happily-ever-after since the first moment they met, and she thought he was a valet.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical romance and just about every subgenre.
I like the little historical tidbits I learn while I'm indulging in a romantic read.
It's sort of like hiding veggies in macaroni and cheese so my kiddos didn't realize they were getting healthy food with one of their favorite meals.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I usually say the Count of Monte Cristo, and he's still my standby hero, but I was just thinking about The Three Musketeers the other day. I've always been a fan of D'Artagnan.
What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished up a novella for a boxed set releasing in March, Regency Ever Afters, and I'm closing in on the last chapter of another novella for—you guessed it—another set, The Forbidden Highlands.
As soon as that's finished, I'll jump right into the 6th and final book in my Highland Heather Romancing a Scot series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Well, I already mentioned two of the sets I'm involved with, but there are two more as well: Her Perfect Gentleman and A Lady for Every Lord. You'll also see Passion and Plunder, the 5th book in my Highland Heather Romancing a Scot series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
He thought his adventures were over...
A rogue reluctantly turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirées to sermons and parties to prayers. Though impoverished, he seizes every opportunity to escape parish duties, preferring to hob nob with London's finest–especially after the precocious and petite Brette Culpepper arrives in Town. Alex secretly fantasizing about claiming the breathtaking beauty as his very own, and when he unexpectedly inherits an earldom, he's determined to make her his countess... Until he's accused of murdering the previous earl.
Then she burst headlong into his life...
New to Society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene, the stream of invitations... the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But her fairy tale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate she's a peer's illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he's left her a tidy inheritance, formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly despot.
Time is against them as Alex struggles to clear his name and deliver the woman he loves from an unthinkable fate
Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Blue Rose Romance, LLC
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About Collette Cameron

A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.
Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won't stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.
Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

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February 5, 2017

Hills of Gold Unchanging #Romance #Suspense @LizziTremayne #RLFblog

Welcome Lizzi Tremayne, author of Hills of Gold Unchanging, a new Romantic Suspense novel.

About Lizzi Tremayne

Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis and practiced in the California Pony Express and Gold Country before emigrating to New Zealand. When she's not writing historical romantic suspense, veterinary nonfiction and fiction (pending), Lizzi practices equine medicine, teaches, farms, rides and drives horses, swings rapiers and shoots bows in medieval garb.
With her first novel, Lizzi was awarded: Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings, Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award, Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section, and finalist in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award.
Why did you write this book?
Actually, I hadn't intended to write it at all! I'd completed A Long Trail Rolling, the first book in The Long Trails Series, and was nearly finished writing A Sea of Green Unchanging, then the second book in the series, during NaNoWriMo when two of my beta readers told me there was another story to be written between the end of Book One and its epilogue.
"No, there isn't," I said, with uncertainty.
"Oh, yes, there is," they both said.
"Okay," I finally agreed, thinking I'd simply write a novella and get it out of the way…and them off my back.
Kate and Matt, thank you. You were right and I was wrong. The Hills of Gold Unchanging needed to be written, and so this short, stopgap novel became the 170,000 words saga it is now.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical Romantic Suspense. I was hooked on the genre early on when I read my first Mary Stewart novel, Airs Above the Ground.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
That would have to be Vanessa March, the heroine in Airs Above the Ground. She is a classy, feisty veterinarian with real heart. I seem to see her in most of my heroines!
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I am finally getting to finish A Sea of Green Unfolding! In the story, tragedy strikes in Aleksandra and Xavier's newly-found paradise on their California Rancho de las Pulgas. Von Tempsky invites them on a journey to a new life in peaceful New Zealand, but change is in the wind. When they reach Aotearoa, they disembark into a turbulent wilderness—where the wars between the European settlers and the local Māori have only just begun. It will be released 1 May 2017 and is available for preorder on the regular sites.
Please tell us about your latest book.
In this sequel to A Long Trail Rolling, Aleksandra and Xavier's saga continues over the Utah Pony Express Trail, through the mining camps of 1860's Nevada and California, the Sacramento floods and Old San Fran to Xavier's family hacienda, the Californio Rancho de las Pulgas. As the Civil War rages, secessionists menace California. Embroiled in the Confederates' fight to drag the new state from the Union and make it their own, can Aleks and Xavier survive? The secessionists mean business. No one will stand in their way—and live.
About the Book
Title A Sea of Gold Unchanging
Genre Historical Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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