October 20, 2016

Secret Escort: Sins of Odyssey Book 2 by @KathyKulig #RLFblog #Contemporary

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Secret Escort: Sins of Odyssey Book 2 by Kathy Kulig.

About the Book

Title Secret Escort: Sins of Odyssey Book 2
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Kathy Kulig
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
One naughty woman with kinky desires. Two bad boys thrilled to indulge her wicked fantasy for one night only. But what happens when love gets in the way?
Mariko Maguire refuses to let another man break her heart. So why not indulge in a sexual fantasy? If she’s daring enough, she’ll abandon prior commitments, shed inhibitions for one wickedly lustful evening in the exclusive adult club, Dark Odyssey, with two very different but sexy men.
Justin is a college professor who must confront secrets and regrets from his past. He’s thrilled to awaken the potent heat of desire within the beautiful Mariko. He wants her, but is she ready for what he has in mind? Carter, a commercial pilot, is always looking for a new sexual adventure and more than willing to be Mariko’s escort. A hot ménage could be in their kinky future, but what happens when love gets tossed into the middle?
As one passionate night takes an unexpected turn, whose heart will break and who will walk away from their naughty encounter at Dark Odyssey?

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About the Author

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kathy Kulig is a writer, a science geek, a part time health food nut, an occasional cat sitter, and an adventure movie junkie. She lives in a 100-year-old Victorian house with her amazingly support hubby who is also a geek and shares her love of traveling. For over ten years, she’s written erotic contemporary, paranormal, and suspense. Her books can be dark and edgy, passionate and erotically-charged, but there’s always a sizzling romance and a happy ending.

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October 19, 2016

Double Feature: Author @VickiBatman Sassy and Sexy Fiction #RLFBlog #Contemporary

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction.

Author Bio: Vicki Batman

Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, a romantic comedy mystery to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if?"

Book 1 Temporarily Insane

Title: Temporarily Insane
Genre : Romantic Comedy Mystery
Author: Vicki Batman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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 mishaps and murder are definitely fishy.
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?

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Book 2 Temporarily Employed

Title: Temporarily Employed
Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery
Author: Vicki Batman
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
New Job. New Love. And Murder. Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee--the very one she replaced. 
When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.
Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?

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October 18, 2016

Roping the Cowboy-9 Romances on the Range by @KristaAmes #RLFBlog #BoxSet

Today's featured book is Whiskey's Sweet Revenge, a novella within Roping the Cowboy - 9 Romances on the Range by Krista Ames and others.

About the Book

Title: Whiskey's Sweet Revenge
Genre: Cowboy Romance
Author: Krista Ames
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13 
Dr. Miranda Chase didn't want to be home but she'd do just about anything for her dad
including temporarily taking over his veterinarian practice. However, once she met her dad's
client Garrett, she wanted to drop everything and run. Cocky cowboys just weren't her thing.
Garrett Jackson cares more about his horse than himself or anyone else and when a tiny bit
of a thing calling herself a vet blows into his life like a tornado, he's literally knocked for a
loop. He doesn't have time for women.
But, when Garrett's horse turns up missing, Miranda isn't going anywhere. Forced to work
together, they'll learn a little bit about each other or die trying.

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About the Author

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man and is a stay-at-home mom of 4.  Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.  She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime or visit her website.

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October 17, 2016

Rourke a new #paranormalromance by @mjohnstonwriter #RLFblog

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

About the Author

Marie Johnston lives in the upper-Midwest with her husband, four kids, and an old cat. Deciding to trade in her lab coat for a laptop, she’s writing down all the tales she’s been making up in her head for years. An avid reader of paranormal romance, these are the stories hanging out and waiting to be told, between the demands of work, home, and the endless chauffeuring that comes with children.

Interview with Marie Johnston

Why did you write this book?
The series started with Demetrius. He appeared in my first series, The Sigma Menace, and as soon as I wrote him, I knew he had a story. As that series progressed, the sexy vampires demanded their own series. That Demetrius had to be the first book was obvious to me, and as I wrote each vampire told me their order. Rourke said he was next, and I was excited to write him.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Hands down—paranormal romance. I started out reading fantasy and when I realized I kept scrounging books, looking for the romance, it dawned on me. Why not just read romance? I cruised through every genre and settled on paranormal although I do dabble in contemporary. However, a well written romance captures me no matter the genre.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
When I was young, I l-o-v-e-d The Blue Sword. It had such an impact that decades later, I’d have to say the heroine Harry Crewe is my favorite. Stolen young girl trained to be a warrior and falls in love with the hot dude who stole her. Lots of tropes and I loved all of them.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
After The Sigma Menace, I decided to take my world in two directions. I don’t know that it was the best decision, though. When I finish one book, I’m so hyped to write the next in the series, buuuut I’m flip-flopping back and forth. Now that Rourke, book 2 from the New Vampire Disorder, is released, the next book is Ancient Ties from Pale Moonlight. I do enjoy writing the Pale Moonlight books because they are standalone reads in the same world with familiar characters.
Please tell us about your latest book.
  Grace Otto was a vampire child adopted by humans and raised in a secluded but loving environment. When she stumbles across their murders, she comes face to face with Rourke, the male who’s haunted her nightmares, who might have killed her birth family. It’s not long before she realizes the mysterious male is not the one responsible for her parents’ demise, but their pasts are irrevocably linked and she’s forced to leave the human world to find out how.
  Around Grace, Rourke dares to think of a better future, one that can overwrite his traumatic history. Until she unwittingly commits an act of betrayal that threatens her and their entire species. To save Grace, Rourke will need to hunt down the demons of their past.

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Title Rourke
Genre Paranormal Romance
Author Marie Johnston
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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October 16, 2016

Dragon Tears by @Laurel_R_books #RLFblog #urbanfantasy

Today's featured book is Dragon Tears by Laurel Richards.

About the Book

Title Dragon Tears (Elementals #2)
Genre Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Author Laurel Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG13
After losing his parents and suffering abuse at the hands of his human stepfather, Matthew Drake has lost his grip on reality. He is well aware that there is something wrong with him, but he must stay on the move to keep ahead of his past. Wandering the streets of Paradise City, Matthew uses his power as a Fire Elemental to avoid or kill those who threaten him.
It isn’t until Lucius Brant, a powerful healer and fellow Fire Elemental, enters his life that Matthew starts to feel like he can think more clearly. But Lucius isn’t the only one taking an interest in him. A killer is on the loose somewhere in the city and is trying to frame him. Can Matthew trust Lucius to heal his mind? Can he find out who the real killer is and clear his name? He has to survive long enough to find out.

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About the Author

Laurel Richards 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.

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October 15, 2016

Meet a survivor, champion, and fighter @pmnp #cancer #pinktober

Dee Owens from Personalized Marketing Inc is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog celebrate Cancer Awareness Week 2016. Dee handles the websites for Kayelle Allen, The Author'sSecret, Marketing for Romance Writers, and several others. Her new design for the new Romance Lives Forever Blog will encore in 2017.

Hello Everyone,
My name is Dee Owens, single mother, grandmother, cancer survivor and supporter
for Cancer Awareness. I have had several family members, friends, coworkers face different types of cancer. I myself have had my own dealings with breast cancer. Cancer does not care what color we are, where we grew up, how rich or poor we are. No one deserves to have to deal with cancer and no one ever asks for it. Over the decades we have become more aware of what cancer is, where it comes from and ways to detect it. Many do not realize that Cancer is GENETIC, this means that if someone in your family has had it your chances of getting it have increased. If we think about it, it makes sense that it can be passed genetically, allergies, eye color, hair color, body types, diabetes are all genetically passed from one generation to the next.
Cancer does not just affect the person who has it but also those that take care of them. Fighting cancer is more than going and getting treatments, eating differently, or trying to live heathier, it is also about the emotional and financial drain it can have on you and your loved ones. Cancer treatments are often covered by medical insurance but not always and never 100% cost. When you think about how much it cost to just drive to the store, then imagine having to drive that 2-3 times a week, every week for an extended period of time. Or think about the additional equipment that is added to homes or the missed ballgame because of treatment or just feeling bad. These are all tolls that hit a family hard. That's why I decided to help support those fighting cancer and their loved ones by donating my time, finances, effort and skills. My company provides free domain name, hosting and maintenance for an online Cancer Awareness Community, http://Keep-HOPE-Alive.com
We also do yearly donations to local charities or organizations that help others. Plus, we take time to show support of others by simply letting people know they aren't alone. Which in our opinion is probably one of the single most important things we can do in the Fight Against Cancer.
I am also the Owner/CEO/Founder of Personalized Marketing Inc, also known as Personalized Marketing and Promotions. Being a single mother and needing a way to support my family but also be a stay-at-home mother, meant I needed a change. I began my journey in 2005 when I published my first novel, got a basic website and wanted to learn more. Personalized Marketing Inc opened in August of 2008 when a friend needing videos wondered why I didn't offer them as a service. We have the same Mission Statement today as when we opened, "Personalized Services tailored to you". We continually strive for 110% effort to bring you the best services we can provide.
Personalized Marketing Inc now offers all your online web presence needs under one company. We offer Domain Names, Hosting, Emails, Network, Social Site Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SSL, Artwork, Website Development and Ghostwriting. At Personalized Marketing Inc the first thing we do is get to know you, we want to understand the efforts you have put in and what areas you want help with. There have been times that we also suggest additional items but never just "bloat" your services. If you would like to get to know more about Personalized Marketing Inc or myself, please visit any of the links provided below.

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October 14, 2016

When words are not enough--losing a friend #Cancer #Pinktober

When words are not enough--losing a friend #Cancer #Pinktober @kayelleallen
Kayelle and Reaghan; airport San Francisco
I first met writer Reaghan Moore when she joined my critique group. Back then, we were all on MeetUp.com and joined ahead of moving from California to Georgia. We saw a few posts from her before she moved, but I'll never forget seeing her walk in the door. I recognized her at once from her pictures. There was a feeling that I'd known her for a long time, when in fact we were meeting for the first time that day.
From the beginning, our group knew she had lung cancer and that she had moved out here to stay with her sister, because Reaghan was unable to live alone. It would save money to be with family, and she had absolute faith in her sister. I've gotten to know Kim, and Reaghan was right. Kim is a rock. She doesn't think so, but she is.
Reaghan began a drug trial and bounced back so well that the two of us made a trip to San Francisco together last year. She wanted to visit friends there (her original hometown) and I love to travel, so it was a good fit. We had a blast. We had planned another trip in late June to visit some of her friends in Arizona. The night before we were to leave, she collapsed.
She ended up in the hospital, and the friends she had visited in other states all came to her. It was a party in her room, with friends and family. The doctors encouraged her to enjoy her time, because the cancer had returned full force. There was no longer anything they could do. Her sister told us Reaghan had weeks, not months.
I put together a Facebook group for Reaghan's friends so we could coordinate visits with her. It also gave Kim a single place to update people and to ask if she needed help with picking up things or walking the dogs. We used the group to gather photos and another friend put them in an electronic picture frame so she could have pictures of her friends with her 24/7. Another person brought her two stuffed dogs that looked like her own Maltese and Schnauzer, Pacman and Baron. They stayed where she could see them every day. Her sister brought the real ones to visit her in hospice. I was sorry I missed seeing that reunion.
When words are not enough--losing a friend #Cancer #Pinktober @kayelleallen
Kayelle and Reaghan
San Francisco (2015)
Three weeks later, at the end of July, Reaghan was gone. It happened so fast. For all you think
you've prepared yourself, you just can't. I've been forgetting to eat (trust me -- not like me!) and sleeping far more than usual. I haven't been able to focus. I'm talking to a grief counselor, and it's helping. I'm convinced, however, that only time will assuage the pain of missing such a dear friend.
Reaghan entrusted me with finishing her books; a trilogy, an anthology, and two novellas. The work was over 90% done when I got it. I haven't been able to face any of it. Just can't. I hear her voice in the words and it breaks my heart. We had gotten close over the last couple of years. The two of us had breakfast or lunch together once a week. We had lunch with the critique group every Tuesday. We traveled. I drove her to doctor visits when she was beginning her treatment. We drove in a blizzard together (in Atlanta!) and we almost ran out of gas one time by going too far on fumes. I worried; she laughed. We were very different, but we were the best of friends. We told each other things we'd never tell anyone else. We spent time together. So the sudden cessation feels empty. Hollow.
When I asked my critique group to write a few words about her, no one could. Not because we didn't love her and didn't admire her absolute tenacity and will to live. But because of those very things. One of them shared with me why she can't, and I think it works for all of us. "You want a celebration of a life fought for. Just writing these few lines made me cry, not because of what I have said, but because of what I haven't."
How do you write about someone you've recently lost? I know. I'm a writer. I'm supposed to put all of this into perspective so I can harness the emotions to write even better. I will. Eventually. Right now, I need time to grieve. I will come back. I will write about Reaghan's amazing life. I will finish her books. It was a deathbed promise and I will honor it.
One thing I have learned about cancer is that those who fight--live. Those who refuse to stop--keep going. But this is a powerful disease. It's one reason I set aside a week on this blog for guest authors to come and share. We must never give in. We must never let cancer win. We must be victorious.
Please, never stop fighting. Never stop moving forward. And never stop doing everything you can to help find a cure.
Kayelle Allen

October 13, 2016

Sometimes #Cancer Keeps Giving @vickibatman #pinktober

Vicki Batman is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog celebrate Cancer Awareness Week 2016.

  • 150 stitches and staples
  • Right fibula, tissue and vessels removed and transplanted to jaw
  • Skin graft from right thigh to calf
  • Left chest muscle removed and grafted to jaw
  • One titanium plate
  • Five drains
  • Trach tube
  • Nasal feeding tube
  • Three oral surgeries
  • 58 hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments
No one knows how Handsome got cancer. He had an occasional cigar. Worked out. Ate great. Lots of stress. Yet ten years ago, he was diagnosed with throat cancer. The doctors discovered it had spread from base of tongue to lymph nodes in his neck. He had chemo and was nuked--literally.
What we didn't know at the beginning of this year was the radiation caused bone decay in his left jaw because of poor circulation. Dentists couldn't diagnose the shadow on the x-ray until we met an oral surgeon who instantly recognized the problem and recommended hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments. It was just like what you think-Handsome was put in a tube and dived for three hours every day. The tissue improved, but not the bone.
The oral surgeon removed two back teeth. But ultimately the jawbone crumbled in a thin spot. Surgery became the only recourse and would take ten hours. His fibula, surrounding tissue and vessels were transplanted to the jaw. A graft from his thigh would replace this area. The doc was optimistic; however, the transplant didn't work as the blood supply failed-the culprit: radiation. So back to surgery the next day and a chest muscle replaced the rejected bone.
Out of surgery, he had five drains, a cut from ear to ear. He couldn't eat because of infection to his mouth; so he had a feeding tube through his nose. A tracheotomy because of the swelling. He stayed in the hospital for eight days.
Being a strong guy going in, he started to walk, sat up, learned how to talk with the trach which was removed when he was discharged. For twenty hours a day, he was tethered to a feeding system until the tube developed a kink two days before scheduled removal and was extracted in the emergency room at the hospital.
Since, he has had a swallowing test and therapy to improve his swallowing. He lost thirty pounds and through a high calorie diet, has regained fifteen. There's a slight limp in his right leg. And a wicked scar on his chest.
I won't lie to you--this has not been easy.
After surgery, I said to my sons how I didn't want Handsome to undergo anything like this again. But we don't know what life will bring. Seventy percent of all cancers are random mutations. My hope for you is to take care of your body. Don't smoke. Eat well. Lessen your stress. And exercise.

Temporarily Insane

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?

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October 12, 2016

#Cancer one day at a time @liviaquinn #pinktober

Livia Quinn is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog celebrate Cancer Awareness Week 2016.

Much has changed in the last twenty-five years since my father died of lung cancer. Less than a month after he passed away it was discovered that my mother had ovarian cancer. Here are some of the words from the doctor when she came out of surgery..."It's really too bad, she's a beautiful lady. It was everywhere. We couldn't get it all. I give her a 30% chance of living two years WITH chemo." He patted her on the hand and said, "You're going to be okay with a little chemotherapy." She smiled.
To say I was berserk knowing the truth and having to pretend like everything was going to be okay while she went around relieved is an understatement. But I don't even know if he'd told her the truth if he could have kept her positive attitude at bay. She told me years later she just kept pretending it was happening to someone else and just took each step as something she had to do. She never ever gave a thought to giving up. She lived seven and a half years after her diagnosis, giving our family many extra years of chances to heal relationships and prepare. I'm so so grateful for that.
I admire the strength and determination and denial it takes to get through a big C diagnosis and treatment and everything that comes with it. But people I know who have been through it often tell me that now they see it as just another of life's challenges. I hope I get to see the cure in my lifetime, don't you?
I believe we're close.

About the Book

My character Jack Lang has gone through a series of challenges right up to this latest one in Take These Broken Wings.
Title Take These Broken Wings, Destiny Paramortals, Book 5
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Destiny. Is it Mayberry or Middle Earth?
Jack Lang knows first hand about Destiny's secrets. Turns out he was one of them. On Mardi Gras Eve he and his unlikely band of heroes defeated some particularly nasty creatures intent on taking advantage of the Paramortals' vulnerability during the Chaos. They called it Chaos because the word "Armageddon" was already taken. Destiny survived with the help of their dragon and some special friends, then Jack received the biggest shocks of his life. And that was saying a lot.
He'd chosen this town the year before for the normalcy and safety it could provide his teenager after a life of upheaval with his ex. He'd been looking for Mayberry. Instead he'd found, not a town, but a world full of magical beings, odd occurrences, and scary creatures. There'd been one shock after another and yet, instead of leaving and taking Jordie somewhere "safe"… he'd stayed.
He suspects he felt the pull of this special place long before he'd known it existed. But that hadn't been the only reason. It had all begun the first time he'd seen Tempest Pomeroy. That was when his world had turned upside down—along with half the town. He'd surprised himself with his acceptance of the supernatural. He'd even almost accepted this latest blow, but that had been before he found out he no longer belonged anywhere. Not with humans, and not among supernaturals. Something had gone haywire in his family DNA.
Now he's abandoned the women in his life, his responsibilities--everything except for the need to quench the gnawing hunger in his gut and this compulsion to jump off the highest levees in the parish. He was just sorry there were no mountains in Louisiana.

About the Author

Livia Quinn is a DC native who's lived on the bayou in Louisiana for thirty years. After experiencing weather disasters in the South, it was only natural that they would play a part in her Storm Lake world, a place where supernaturals and mere-mortals co-exist (but on different ends of the lake. That's one of the rules. Never let mortals see you use your magic.).

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October 11, 2016

Sucker Punch @jordankrose #cancer #pinktober

Jordan K Rose is helping Romance Lives Forever Blog celebrate Cancer Awareness Week 2016.

I'd like to start by thanking Kayelle for inviting me to participate. Having the opportunity to talk about my experience will hopefully help others who find themselves in the terrifying position of receiving an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
This past July I was diagnosed with an early stage of a rare form of ovarian cancer, specifically- a granulosa cell tumor. To say the news was shocking is an understatement. We received it during a post-op visit where had anticipated hearing great results about a surgery and anticipated a routine recovery. We did not plan to hear, "We think you should have the other ovary removed and have chemo."
My husband described that visit as "it was like being punched in the nads." I'd heard men say that expression before, but never had a reference point until that meeting. Apparently, ladies, the "nad-punch" experience is mind-numbingly painful and can cause you to forget any other thought.
We'd been warned not to Google ovarian cancer and get worked up over what we read because this type of cancer was so different and so rare. Of course we Googled, but we Googled granulosa cell tumor. We narrowed our search and we searched high and low and came up with not a whole heck of a lot of data.
Granulosa Cell Tumors make up about 4% of ovarian cancers. There is not a great deal of research to share because of this. Unfortunately, most of the data is "after the fact" sort of information because the cancer is not well known. There is not a central repository for doctors to link patients and share information on what's happening, when it happened, types of treatments, what worked or didn't. There's not a standard protocol for measuring hormone levels in advance of surgery, which would be very helpful for every patient.
This is a cancer with high probability of recurrence, though a great prognosis if detected early with women living many years past the original diagnosis. It's a slow growing cancer with definite indicators of potential recurrence like monitoring the Inhibin and AMH levels quarterly, then every six months after the first few years.
There are great resources for women through the Granulosa Cell Tumor Research Foundation and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. There is also a Facebook group of GCT Survivor Sisters! (you must have a diagnosis of GCT to be a member of the FB group).
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of receiving this diagnosis, please utilize the groups above and feel free to contact me at contactjordan@jordankrose.com. I'm more than happy to share what I've learned or to lend an ear and be a support to you.
I sought a second opinion at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston. I encourage anyone receiving a cancer diagnosis to receive a second opinion before deciding on treatment.
After all my research I decided against chemo or surgery as there was no indication any cancer remained in my body. Thus doing something drastic "just in case" made no sense. But everyone's decision is personal and patients need to make decisions that feel right to them.
At the Dana Farber Institute I've signed up to participate in a research study to allow them to better understand the genetics of this cancer, thus leading to a cure. I'm happy to participate and hope other patients will consider doing the same to help find a cure.
Below please find the information on one of my free books, Her Vampire's Promise, Novella One in the Romance In Central City Series. Losing myself in books has gotten me through some difficult times and I wanted to share a book that everyone can afford. As well, if you sign up for my newsletter, you'll get the second novella in the series, The Vampire's Partner for free.
Wishing every cancer patient all the best in diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
(reprinted from 2015)

Her Vampire's Promise

Reade Hayes knows better than any vampire that nothing good ever comes out of Central City. So he isn't surprised the beautiful blonde he meets in the dive bar is crazy. What does surprise him is how fast she moves, how hard she hits, and the fact she's wearing a ring he last saw two decades ago on the hand of his dead friend.
Was this the little girl he swore a blood pact to protect? Why had her uncle lied about her death? And what had he done to make her so lethal?

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About the Author

Jordan loves vampires. She also loves to laugh. And if you know anything about Jordan, you know her vampires will make you laugh.
A few years back Jordan received a copy of Twilight from her husband as part of her anniversary gift. By the end of that week she'd read the entire series and moved onto Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Eight weeks and eighteen vampire books later the idea for her first book came to her followed very quickly by Eva Prim.
Having lived in Rhode Island for most of her life Jordan uses the state as a backdrop for all her books, though many of the cities and towns and businesses (especially the ones run by vampires) are all fictitious.
When she's not writing about one vampire or another Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken and their lovable Labradors, Dino and Enzo on the beautiful beaches of New England.
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