January 12, 2013

Character Interview: Texas Girl @authorkristina #RLFblog



What a Texas Girl Wants

Kristina Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, What a Texas Girl Wants.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Cover artist: Crimson Romance
Length: 52,000 words
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline: What happens in Mexico doesn't always stay in Mexico
Blurb:
Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.
The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.
Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?
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Interview with Kathleen Witte

Kathleen, tell us about yourself. What are you like?
I'm a Texas girl, born and bred, which makes it kind of funny that I fell for a city boy. But then, Jackson was a Texas boy at one point! I train horses and live on the same ranch where I grew up.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My determination. I set a goal and I go after it whole-heartedly.
Do you have a weakness? (If so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your enemy think it is?)
Sometimes I become so focused on a goal that I miss the point of living life. That's what led me to Mexico, which wound up being a good thing. But at the time, Mexico felt like the biggest mistake of my life! Jackson will say my greatest weakness comes when he does this kissing thing on the back of my neck…
What drives you to do the things you do? What makes you want to be the "good guy?"
Saint's Devilish Deal
I think my drive comes from my grandfather, and my father to a certain extent. Dad wasn't always around when I was little, so I started trying new things to get his attention. That didn't always work, but my boldness did capture my grandfather's attention. Him being proud of my accomplishments keeps me trying for even bigger goals.
What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Dark chocolate with sea salt. I know dark chocolate is technically better for us than milk chocolate…but it tastes so good I feel guilty enjoying it.
If you didn't know how old you were how old would you be?
Tough question. I think I'd like to be 28. Because at 28 I'd be old enough to know better…and still young enough to get away with doing some bad things…ha!
A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Kathleen Witte, An Ordinary Girl.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Texas, exactly where I am. I'm a very lucky girl – I grew up in the best place in the world, and now that I'm grown up I get to do the thing I love (train horses) and live there with the best guy in the world (Jackson). He comes and goes a little bit, because of his work, but Texas is definitely part of our lives.
What song would best describe your life?
I'm Just a Girl by Deana Carter
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
Get the job done! I'm the type of person who can't quit on a task. I'm a hard worker…so I guess I'd make a good hammer.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
A little bit of everything. Saddles and tack, girlie dresses, boots. I'm a General Store kind of girl.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
The day being over! I wasn't a bad student and school wasn't hard for me, but I had so much more fun on the ranch that I wished every day for the 3 o'clock bell to ring.
Tell us an embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant other will do. ^_^
Probably one of my most embarrassing moments happened when I was visiting U-TEP on a college preview weekend. I'm a small town girl and the campus was huge, but I was so confident that I couldn’t do anything wrong! So I'm wandering around the campus, not paying attention to where I'm going and I slammed into this photographer guy – who was none other than my childhood crush, Jackson Taylor. I had no idea what he was doing there and I was a little snippy with him. I broke his camera…and it was just bad. That did not lead to us falling in love and living happily ever after, not for a while. And he still teases me about that day!
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Warning: Contents are Combustible.

Please Fill in the Blanks as Kathleen

I love pizza with extra cheese.
I'm always ready for a picnic.
When I'm alone, I think about my next To Do list.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm usually nervous.
If I had a halo it would be crooked.
If I could turn back time I'd ask Jackson out way back in college.
I can never eat chocolate because I would never stop.

About the Author

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. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she's never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and three-year-old daughter. Happily ever after.

Previous Books:

The Saint's Devilish Deal

Books Coming Soon:

What a Texas Girl Needs
What a Texas Girl Dreams

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January 11, 2013

Paranormal: Nymph's Labyrinth @DanicaWinters #rlfblog

Danica Winters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, The Nymph's Labyrinth--Book 1 of the Nymph Series.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Cover artist: Crimson Romance
Length: 300 pages
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline: Forbidden passions threaten to expose deadly secrets...
Blurb:
As a world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed.
A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his troublemaking son. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced to make a choice--fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger.
Can she have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Heroine: Ariadne Papadakis; Curator for the Heraklion Museum; Immortal
Hero: Beau Morris; Archeologist and Professor at the University of Texas, mid-thirties
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January 10, 2013

Contemporary: Sunburn @LeoRosanna #rlfblog


Sunburn
We're turning over Romance Lives Forever to author Rosanna Leo today. She's here to share her new release, out this week, Sunburn.
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Allow me to offer a huge thank-you to the lovely Kayelle Allen, mistress of all things romance! Thanks for hosting me. I’m here to tell you a bit about my newest paranormal romance Sunburn. It is my take on the myth of the Greek god Apollo. A finer hero there never was, in my opinion. When you read the stories about Apollo, he is everything a Greek god ought to be: incredibly handsome, strong, opinionated, and passionate enough to be a true Alpha, and he loves the ladies! I couldn’t help but use him as my hero.

However, as far as I’m concerned, Apollo is not the only star of this show. I wrote Sunburn as a love letter to Mexico. I’ve been visiting the Mayan Riviera for the past ten years, and have fallen in love with it as a vacation spot. It has everything: sun, heat, fizzy cocktails, gorgeous tanned men. It occurred to me that it might be fun to lift Apollo out of Greece and drop him smack dab into a Mexican resort famed for its luxurious beauty.

I’ve made him the owner of a 5-star resort, and he’s rather hands on. He becomes even more so when my heroine Patience arrives, complete with her own set of problems. They bristle when they meet each other, but the sexual tension is there in an instant. And who could blame them? Surrounded by palm trees, the scents of cocoa butter and rum, and scantily-clad people, who could help falling in lust?

I hope you’ll get a chance to check out Sunburn. And if you do, I hope I manage to whisk you away to this beautiful place, even if only for a little while.

Sunburn

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb:
Patience O’Conner is a travel blogger who lives for her work. Her dedication to her readers brings her to the famed Helios Resort in Mexico, a locale that stuns her with its beauty but at which she suffers from some very strange accidents.
Luckily, hunky resort bartender Apollo Delos is always there in the nick of time, a malcontent guardian angel. Apollo stuns Patience again and again with his life-saving abilities, to say nothing of his smoldering looks and apparent desire to keep her alive.
Before long, Patience wonders if there is more to the sexy bartender than mixed cocktails and insane first-aid skills. Something strange is happening at Helios and Apollo doesn’t want to talk about it.
Can Patience open herself up to this enigmatic man, even though she is terrified to be vulnerable again? And can Apollo recover from an eternity of hurt and learn to trust once more? They must both decide before Death comes calling.
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Buy links:
Liquid Silver Books http://lsbooks.com

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