April 27, 2017

A Noble Sacrifice by @ciaragold #RLFblog #futuristic #scifi

Today's featured book is A Noble Sacrifice, a science fiction futuristic romance by Ciara Gold.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Fen Tared Charst has betrayed his brother, and his people. To right the wrongs he's done, he suffers the horrors of the zeel pits only to find himself a captive of the Temi tribe. In Yalfar, he discovers that leading the Temi princess and her warriors from their dying world is the key to his redemption. But losing his heart to Princess Joyella will be the key to saving his soul.
Princess Joyella Denue has broken a sacred law and for that, she is exiled from Yalfar. To regain her honor, she agrees to lead a convoy topside to escape the collapsing city, but she can't make the journey alone. She needs someone who has traversed the path to guide her. Tared is forced to help her, but he soon becomes more than just a guide, he becomes her heart.
Barnes and Noble http://goo.gl/GWixE8

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 currently live on a modest plot of land surrounded by trees, a pond, an array of wildlife and seven barn kitties.

April 26, 2017

Prejudice: A Problem as Old as Time @LMBrownAuthor #RLFblog #LGBT

There is one theme that is common in many gay romance stories, and that is the prejudices against homosexual people and how they deal with the barriers caused by prejudices.
As though who have read earlier books in my series will already know, while same-sex relations were forbidden for the merpeople of Atlantis it wasn’t due to any religious reason, but rather because the race is close to extinction, and the mating rituals imposed by the rulers of the sunken city of Atlantis were introduced to try to prevent them from dying out entirely.
That doesn’t mean that prejudices are going to be completely absent from the series and in Shifting Currents the divisions between the merpeople and the Atlanteans who once inhabited the city are thrown into the limelight.
In this post I am going to go into a bit of the historical background as to how the issues between merfolk and the human Atlanteans came about.
In the history of my world Atlantis didn’t just vanish below the ocean in some cataclysmic event or devastating storm. Instead, it was deliberately hidden on the sea floor by the Atlantean gods in an attempt to save the humans who worshiped them from the coming war of other ancient peoples. The Atlanteans were gifted with the power to survive at the great depths and continued to live in the city that had been their home for so many years.
The merpeople, who lived in the waters around Atlantis, welcomed the Atlanteans and helped teach them to farm the fruits of the ocean and thrive in the water, just as they did.
Unfortunately, when two such vastly different races are thrown together in close quarters, there will always be issues. The two communities, while living in the same waters, never fully integrated, and there were plenty of Atlanteans who thought the merpeople shouldn’t live in Atlantis. Atlantis for the Atlanteans became the common cry from those who saw the merpeople not as friendly allies, but as half-animal creatures to be looked down upon and driven out of the sacred city of Atlantis.
Two races, both seeing their claim on the land/waters as equally valid, were going to come to blows sooner or later.
Delwyn, a merman with the power to see into the past, and Fabian, an Atlantean living hundreds of years before Delwyn was born, are going to have to overcome these prejudices if they intend to make a life together.

Shifting Currents by LM Brown

Can a merman and an Atlantean, separated by centuries and prejudices, find love together?
Merman Delwyn is an Oracle of the past. He loves nothing better than observing the comings and goings of those who lived centuries before he was born. His favorite time period to visit is when both Atlantean and mer inhabited the sunken city of Atlantis, and his guilty pleasure is watching lovers come together in passion. Secure in the knowledge that no one can see him when he’s viewing the past, nothing can prepare Delwyn for the moment Fabian, an Atlantean living in the past, speaks to him.
Fabian is a man with divided loyalties. The demi-god son of the Goddess of Sea Creatures has sworn to serve the Goddess of Prophecy as her Oracle of the present. His unique status gives him the power to see anything in the present, including the mysterious merman voyeur from the distant future.
Despite the centuries that separate them, Delwyn and Fabian find they have a lot in common and quickly form a friendship that both hope one day will become something more. But before they can be together in the present, Delwyn and Fabian must unravel the mysteries of the past.
Only time will tell if the truth about the long-since vanished Atlanteans will bring them together or tear them apart, as the battle for the sunken city of Atlantis begins.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal

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Publisher: Pride Publishing https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/shifting-currents
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LM Brown Social Media

LM is an English writer of gay romances. She believes that there is nothing hotter or sweeter than two men in love with each other… unless it is three.
When L.M. Brown isn’t bribing her fur babies for control of the laptop, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.
Website and Blog http://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LMBrownAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/L.M.Brown.author

April 25, 2017

Meet Tarrant Cooper from Drakon's Prey @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNR

Welcome Tarrant Cooper from Drakon's Prey, a new paranormal romance.
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to write and illustrate children's books. But with a sister who leads the Knights of the Dragon, it's impossible to get away from the secret society whose mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures, she can't turn away any longer.
When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper's secret underground lair, he's both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn't lasted four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization knows about him and his brothers.
He's drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him killed. Even if she's a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her his heart would mean forever.

Introducing Tarrant Cooper

Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A small village in the Middle East that has long since gone to dust.
Profession: I basically control the airwaves.
Ethnicity/ Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I'm a drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I'm 6'8" with short black hair and blue eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It's a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is silver and outlined in the same blue as my eyes.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a drakon. That means I don't like to talk about myself. The less people who know about my kind, the better.
Who is the significant other in your life?
My Valeriya. She's one of a kind and she's mine. *growls possessively*
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I'm self-taught and widely-experienced. *laughs* I've been around for a very, very long time. I've watched mankind go from mostly illiterate to everyone having books and information at their fingertips. From primate communication to now having a good chunk of the population walking around with a cell phone stuck against their ear.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I'm comfortable in my below-ground lair. It has everything I need. My biggest expense is my computer equipment. Money doesn't mean much to me. I have more than enough for a hundred lifetimes. And I can always make more.
Are you close to family?
I'm close to my brothers. There isn't anything I wouldn't do or no one I wouldn't kill to protect them. And now I have my Valeriya. She's everything to me.
How well do you know your neighbors?
*snorts* I don't have neighbors. I live in an underground bunker in the middle of nowhere. And that's the way I like it.
What secrets do you know about people around you that you do NOT share?
Nothing is a secret from me. Information is my passion, my life's blood. If it's out there, I can find it. There is nowhere I can't go online. I mostly don't care what people do as long as they leave me and mine alone. If they don't...
What are your biggest hopes and dreams?
I want to destroy the Knights of the Dragon and live in peace with Valeriya. The Knights have been hunting my kind for centuries and we've mostly left them alone. This time, they've gone too far and I'm taking the hunt to them.

NJ Walters' Social Media

NJ 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.

April 24, 2017

The Rancher's Baby Proposal by @BarbaraWDaille #RLFblog #contemporaryromance

Today's featured book is The Rancher's Baby Proposal by Barbara White Daille.
Hello – and Happy Events
Hi. I'm thrilled to stop by the blog again, this time to share news of two special events. The first? Happy birthday a day early to our host, Kayelle!
The second event is the book "birthday" of the next release in the Hitching Post Hotel series. Hope you enjoy the peek at the story.
Her Secret Cowboy Crush
Ally Martinez has always been known as a fun and flirty kind of gal. But deep down she's never forgotten the cowboy who left town. When her crush Reagan Chase comes home after a five-year absence, Ally knows this is her big chance. The guy I've always wanted. Only Reagan has something different in mind…
Still reeling from his last relationship, Reagan needs a babysitter for his month-old son. With Ally's help, he can get his family's ranch ready for sale and get out of Cowboy Creek. The problem? Ally is one seriously cute distraction. But Reagan will do whatever it takes to keep his heart safe. Even if it means losing the only place—and the only woman—he can call home.

Barbara White Daille Social Media

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 in progress!.
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.

April 23, 2017

Danger in the Stars @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #SFR

Welcome Veronica Scott author of Danger in the Stars, a new scifi romance.
Why did you write this book?
When I was writing Star Cruise: Stowaway for the 'Pets In Space' anthology last year, I had the premise of an empathic alien priestess stolen from her own world and sold to an interstellar crime syndicate, forced to do their bidding. In that novella, the story was about the woman's escape with the help of my ship's crew and two pets. When I finished writing that one, I started thinking about a sister, also held as a prisoner, but not lucky enough to escape. How would it be for her, to be in the midst of the criminal operations, trying to stay true to her own values, but forced to commit crimes? Who would help her? Conor, the hero, came into my head and said, "I will." He's a comple man of many secrets, but no spoilers from me!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love science fiction romance, but I read voraciously, everything from Regency romances to romantic suspense with Navy SEALs.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love Nalini Singh's Arrows in her Psy-Changeling series, and of that group, Judd is still my favorite.
What are you working on at the moment?
I've got two things going on – a paranormal novel set in ancient Egypt and a new scifi romance. I don't usually try to juggle telling two stories at once but the Egyptian tale came to me one night completely plotted and so I figured I'd better write it!
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In May I'll be releasing a volume of three scifi romance stories, which were previously only available in anthologies, and then of course the two new books I talked about in the previous question will come out in the summer.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Miriell, a powerful empathic priestess, has been kidnapped from her own primitive planet along with a number of her people, and sold to the evil Amarotu Combine, largest organized crime syndicate in the Sectors. When she and her handler are sent to use her power to commit an assassination, she must leave behind her own sister as hostage to ensure her compliance. Miriell cannot ask for aid without endangering herself and others.
Despite his best efforts, Combine enforcer Conor Stewart is entranced by Miriell, and helps her evade the worst of brutal treatment from the rest of the mob. But Conor must keep his distance, before the lovely empath learns that he has secrets of his own–secrets that could get them both killed.
The situation becomes dire when Conor and Miriell come to the attention of both the Combine overlords and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the Mawreg's next victims? And will Conor help her, or remain loyal to his evil bosses?

Veronica Scott Social Media

Best Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author and "SciFi Encounters" columnist for the USA Today Happy 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.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances! She recently was honored to read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison's "The City On the Edge of Forever."

April 22, 2017

Vicki Batman: A Gem of a Blogger @vickibatman #RLFblog

In preparation for the move from Blogspot to Wordpress, I'm sharing the RLF Gem Bloggers of this site. Each Saturday for the next few weeks, I'll showcase a different author.

2013 Star Blogger: Vicki Batman

Vicki has appeared on the Romance Lives Forever blog 15 times since 2013 as an individual author and twice as part of an anthology. She has been an RLF Gem multiple times and in 2013 was the number one blogger twice. The position is chosen by the amount of visits the author's post receives.
I'm proud to present Vicki with the 2013 RLF Gem Award.
Honorable mentions: Marilyn Baron (7 visits) and EM Lynley (5 visits)
Others who won monthly top blogger awards in 2013 were Elle James, Delilah Devlin, John Steiner, Susan Taylor, Boroughs Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, and JMS Books.

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??"
Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/
Facebook: http://bit.ly/293iZIz
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=116288777&trk=hb_tab_pro_top/

Vicki Batman's Latest Book

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?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Insane-Hattie-Cooks-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01JBSHE0K/
Amazon print https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Insane-Vicki-Batman/dp/1509209158/
The Wild Rose Press http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4520-temporarily-insane.html
The Wild Rose Press print http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/paperback-books/4576-temporarily-insane-paperback.html
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/temporarily-insane-vicki-batman/1124273024?ean=2940157032470

Coming next Saturday...Top Blogger for 2014. Come back and see who it is!
Visit the new blog - still under construction: RLFblog. Since the hashtag is #RLFblog, that's the url for the new site. It will keep the name Romance Lives Forever.

April 21, 2017

Fraud? Lies? Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby @dpdenman #RLFblog #gayromance

Fraud. Lies. Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby.
From award-winning author, DP Denman comes the continuing story of Brady and Blue! Brady is a self-made man with his life under control. He has the money. He has the man. He has it all until an international scandal pits brother against brother, and he realizes how quickly he could lose it.
Blue learns a different lesson about loyalty when a careless moment divides his circle of friends, threatening to tear it apart. Putting things back together forces both of them to test the bonds of friendship and family. For one, things will never be the same.
Book 3 in the bestselling Blue Series

DP Denman Social Media

Award-winning author DP Denman writes addictive character-driven 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.

April 20, 2017

Yearn For You @SayaraStClair #RLFblog #Romance

Welcome Sayara St Clair author of Yearn For You, a new Erotic Romance.
Why did you write this book?
While I was writing Hurt Me, Heal Me (the first book in the Dante's Purgatory Series), BDSM club owner, Dante Caffarelli, began speaking to me. He was loud and he was persistent. He's a Dom, so he tends towards bossiness. He'd arrive at about 4:30-5:00 am and wake me up with fantastic bits of dialogue. And no matter how little sleep you've had, Dante turning up in your bedroom in the morning is not something to be ignored.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. And within that broad genre, I love paranormal—vampires, demons or angels only. I'm not interested in things like wood sprites or shapeshifting centipedes. I also like reading erotic romance and historical romance. If someone gave me a story about a Vampire-demon hybrid Dom living in the 1800's, I'd be so happy. Put him a kilt, stick him on a horse and have him galloping about over the moors, and I'd be in heaven.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
That's a really hard one for me. There are so many characters I've come across who have made an impression on me. Because I can't decide, I might go with my first fictional love, Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre. Enigmatic, tortured and terribly flawed...need I continue?
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now, I'm working on Master Me, which is book three in the Dante's Purgatory series. The story is about Xavier—the biggest, baddest guy in the club—and Trixie—the diminutive, yet feisty sub, who's decided she'd rather be on the other end of the whip. Trixie likes to live on the edge. I'll give you one guess who she wants to dominate.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Firstly it will be Master Me. Following that, I plan to release the first book in my paranormal romance series. That is...unless any more Doms start busting into my bedroom at ungodly hours!
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dante has been Erica's savior since she was a child, protecting her from others, wiping her tears, making her feel worthy. Until, as the years passed, she began to feel something new...and a girl's crush became a young woman's unyielding passion. Though she ran away to Paris after Dante unknowingly broke her heart, even distance couldn't quell Erica's desire. Because she knows Dante well, knows what he's capable of doing for a woman...and knows her submissive needs match Dante's deep dominance perfectly.
Dante's in trouble. For years he's kept his burning ache for his best friend's sister firmly in check. But now Erica's back in the States, more gorgeous than ever. Worse, she wants to learn about BDSM—and she's determined to have Dante as a teacher. He won't let her near the club he co-owns with her brother—Chris would kill him—but he'll "train" her at home. When he's done, Erica will want nothing to do with the lifestyle. And hopefully her crush on Dante will be diminished...for both their sakes.
But Erica proves to be far more resilient that he'd ever dreamed, and Dante's plan backfires in spectacular fashion, driving her straight into the clutches of someone far worse than another Dom. Someone dangerous, someone from his past...who's going to make Erica pay for Dante's sins.

Sayara St. Clair Social Media

Sayara St. Clair is an erotic romance author who writes intense, emotionally charged tales, featuring dominant alpha males sporting either floggers or fangs.
Sayara has a Science Degree, majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. Working in both the fields of Serology and Tissue Banking, she got to do lots of cool and sometimes slightly weird stuff. She was employed as the Manager/Buyer for Furniture Retail stores, where she had a chance to unleash her inner Interior Decorator. And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. Now she's a writer and has discovered it's her favorite thing to do. She's also learned that writing sultry romantic fiction is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles.
When she's not writing, she may be most commonly found on the sofa reading, in the kitchen baking, or in the garden planting. She loves eighties music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.
With regards to vampires and chocolate: She bites one on a daily basis and has had a lifelong obsession with the other. And she's not telling which one's which.

April 19, 2017

Beyond Fate by Susan V Vaughn @suanvaughn1124 #RLFblog #contemporary romance

Beyond Fate
Years of separation mean nothing when love is in the air…
Julia Diaz never wanted to fall for her friend's older brother, especially at a college frat party. But, for some reason, her heart was stolen by Russell that night. Eight years after, she never forgot him. Now destiny has brought them together. Only this time Russell is no longer a boy. He’s a man who knows what he wants and will not be denied.
Russell Webb used to be optimistic, and fun loving until a family tragedy turned his world on its side. Putting all his focus on work, he picked himself back up, and managed to turn his grief into something resembling a life. When a woman from his past reappears, and gives him a glimpse of true happiness, he’ll do anything to secure her heart. Even face the darkness he has avoided for so long.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Inkspell

Susan Vaughn Social Media

Romance Author Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

April 18, 2017

Is It True: Strawberry Kisses by Marianne Rice @mariannericeaut #contemporary #RLFblog

Play Is It True with today's guest Marianne Rice, author of Strawberry Kisses, a contemporary romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
First, tell us about your book.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rachael Riley is back home in Rocky Harbor, but she’s not the same woman she once was...
After being rescued from an abusive relationship, Rachael is nothing more than a shadow of her true self. The only place she manages to find some degree of comfort is in the kitchen, hiding behind her apron as she continues to shut everyone out. Her foster sister knows that the real Rachael has been broken and reaches out by signing her up for self-defense classes with the hope of getting her outgoing, confident and nosey older sister back.
Jake Morgan has done more than his time and is finally free of his past...
Teaching self-defense is Jake’s way of giving back, compensating for what has been taken away from him years ago. He’s well aware that most women in his class have a backstory, and avoids getting emotionally involved by keeping his distance—until a beautiful, blue-eyed woman walks in. Jake is instantly drawn to Rachael and sees the inner confidence she tries to hide behind her blonde bangs and hunched shoulders.
Wanting to know the story hidden behind those blue eyes, Jake sets out to break down every barrier Rachael has built...
As Jake helps Rachael find the strength she once had, a secret of his past is revealed and threatens to ruin the safety they have found in each other. There’s more connecting them than just their mutual attraction. Once their pasts finally collide, revealing a devastating truth, Jake’s feelings and commitment toward Rachael is put to the ultimate test.
There is no guarantee when it comes to love, but sometimes all a broken heart needs to heal is sweet strawberry kisses...
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Nope! Strawberry Kisses is my ninth book!
this book is part of a series?
Yes, it’s book two in my Rocky Harbor series, but all books in the series are standalone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
 Nope. I love sleep too much to ever go without.
you did research for this book?
Yes, a little. I researched pictures of hot guys (so I’d have a visual for hunky Jake Morgan), lots of strawberry recipes, and the ins and outs of self-defense training.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No puppies in this one, but there is a dog in the first book, Staying Grounded, and the next book Wounded Love that comes out May 2nd.
this book has more than one genre?
No. It’s contemporary romance. However, there are elements of women’s fiction. So maybe...romantic women’s fiction?
you speak more than one language?
Only if you count crazy lady.
you grew up where you live now?
Far from it! I grew up in southern California and now live in Maine.
you love to read?
you are never late?
YES!!! Even being five minutes early makes me nervous. I’m always, always, always early.
you love pizza?
Who doesn’t?
you love sushi?
I’ve never had it. The idea of raw fish is not appealing to me.
you have a pet?
If you count three kids. Hubby is allergic to all animals, even to hypo-allergenic breeds.
Where can we find your book online?

Marianne Rice Social Media

Marianne loves to write fun and spicy contemporary romances set in small New England towns. If she’s not writing, it’s because she’s stuck at her day job attempting to teach her juniors and seniors to appreciate literature, and maybe even write a complete sentence or two. Marianne spends the rest of her time chauffeuring her trio of children to their varying sporting events, writing, shoe shopping, eating chocolate, and when there’s time, relaxing with a glass—or bottle—of wine and a romance book. You can find her all over social media and on her website at www.mariannerice.com

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