February 15, 2013

Gay Romance: On Valentine's Day @Raine_Delight #RLFblog

Raine Delight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, the On Valentine’s Day anthology story, my story is called Moonlight Masquerade.
Genre: M/M
Publisher: Sara York in conjunction with It’s Raining Men
Cover artist: Sara York, and Jared Rackler
Length: 353 pages/10 stories by eleven authors
Heat rating: Sweet to scorching hot/my story is sweet and sensual
Tagline: Fall in love with On Valentine’s Day
Blurb:
For Moonlight Masquerade:
Mysterious roses keep popping up on Skylar Everclear's doorstep. No idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries not to let his libido take over. But on Valentine's Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that this time, love is right there waiting for him?
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Skylar Everclear is about 30 years old and a baker at a local bakery
Marc Douglas is around 29 and works at the local shipyard.

Interview

If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
I would make it a bit longer and more fleshed out.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Creating new characters and worlds. I love opening a new word document and letting my muse take over.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
With lots of coffee and my sounding board, my partner of seven years.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
If you enjoy paranormal with romance, then please try my Devon Falls series. Each book is a new set of main characters but past characters pop up and help move the story along. I have dream walkers, shifters and soon the fae as well as elemental mages will be popping in.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
All depends on my mood. Lately I am into fantasy such as Jim Butcher, Gail Z. Martin and a few others plus my m/m faves such as Sue Brown, Andrew grey and more.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
I think traditional publishing is now just seeing how well e-books are really doing and though late to the party, they are trying to play catch up even after many years of scoffing at e-books and their popularity. I would love to see the big six redo their publishing model and make it more relevant to today’s changing world as well as fighting against e-book pirates.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
Some place warm…maybe Hawaii since I have never been there. Shorts, bathing suit and maybe my trusty yoga pants as well as a few pairs of jeans. If money is no object then I am planning to buy clothes there. J
What good book have you read recently?
I am loving Gail Z. Martin’s Chronicles of the Necromancer/Fallen Kings series…wonderful fantasy and in e-books, I loved Andrew Grey’s debut young adult story, By The Creek under pen name Geoff Laughton. Exquisitely written and very heartfelt.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
I am an all shades of blue or purple kind of girl
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with black olives, pepperoni, and mushrooms.
I'm always ready for unexpected company with plenty of coffee and cookies around my house.
When I'm alone, I like curling up in my honey’s big easy chair and reading on my nook.
You'd never be able to tell, but I had over a dozen surgeries in my teens for cervical spine cancer.
If I had a halo it would be hung up on my devil horns.
If I could be anyone I'd be Johnny Depp’s assistant.
I can never have too many books because it’s unnatural not to have books IMO.

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February 12, 2013

Character Interview: Sarelle @TerrorFoxHall #RLFblog

Tara Fox Hall, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Sarelle McGarran from the book, Taken in the Night, Book #3 of the Promise Me Series.
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Fiction/Paranormal Fiction with Romantic Elements
Publisher: Melange Books
Cover artist: Caroline Andrus
Length: 250 pages (Kindle)
Heat rating: Sensual/Mainstream
Tagline: When the love of your life disappears without a trace, who do you turn to?
Blurb: When Theo disappears, Sar is left bereft; the uncertain guardian of Theo's newly born werecougar daughter, Elle. As months pass, clues emerge about Theo's disappearance, yet the twisting trail ends repeatedly without answer. In her grief, Sar turns to Danial and hesitantly begins to build a life with him and Elle.
Buy links:
Print copies-Lulu
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Sarelle McGarran - Independent human heroine, early 30s, safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop
Danial Racklan - Reserved yet romantic vampire, 400+ years old, owner/CEO Solutions, Inc., a corporate detective business with ties to illegal crime, Vampire Ruler of the United States
Terian - Vengeful half-demon, 75+ years old, owner of online potion business plus Danial’s new head of security in Taken in the Night
Theo - Uncompromising werecougar, early 30s, Danial’s best friends and MIA chief of security for Solutions, Inc.
Devlin Dalcon - Vengeful and relentless vampire, former U.S. Vampire Ruler, 400+ years old

Interview with Sarelle McGarran

Tell us about yourself.
Sar: My full name is Sarelle McGarran. I live on an old horse farm in New York, and work part time at a metal fabrication shop. I was a widow when I met Danial close to a year ago, and we fell in love. Our brief romance combusted pretty spectacularly after only a few months. With the unwitting help of a friend’s spell, Theo and I shared a haunting dream. Months later, we began a relationship--
Tell us about the vampire Danial. We hear you’re back with him, now that Theo is MIA.
Sar (defensive): You’re making it sound like I couldn’t wait to trade up. That isn’t the case at all! Theo is currently missing, and has been for several months now. Meanwhile, I’m struggling to raise Theo’s daughter Elle by myself. She’s a werecougar like he was. Danial has been like a father to her in the short time he’s been back in my life, and yes, we are moving in with him shortly. It’s best for Elle, and for me.
What do you think is your strongest point?
Sar (a bit calmer): I think there is nothing I can’t do. I always give anything I try to do 100%.
What would Theo say is your strongest point?
Sar (bites lip): He always admired my willingness to accept him, fur and all. He loved that I accepted Elle as my own, that I wanted to be her mom even when she wasn’t my own child.
What would Theo say is your biggest weakness?
Sar (wipes at tears): He’d say I tended to rush in before I should. I do that a lot, when I feel it’s the right thing to do. It’s gotten me into trouble before.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
Sar: That Theo would be here, now. That Danial would have found him, or he would never have gone missing. If we knew he was dead, at least we’d have closure. But not to know what happened to him rips me up inside. I keep thinking I’d know if he died. But the more time goes by, the more uncertain I get about that.
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it now.
Sar: I wish you had asked me about Elle, Theo’s daughter… and mine. (Sar smiles). She’s getting big, and she’s so smart! I see so much of Theo in her. She has his eyes. I never thought I would have children of my own. But I’m so happy to have her. I was so angry at Tawny, when she showed up pregnant at my door. I was angry at Theo. But his mistake was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me. I will never have really lost him, because I have Elle.

About the Author

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, horror, suspense, action-adventure, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal action-adventure Lash series and the vampire romantic suspense Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

Find Me Here

Website: tarafoxhall.com
Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/author/show/5286654.Tara_Fox_Hall

February 11, 2013

Sweet Romance: Little Birdie Who @vicikibatman #RLFblog



Little Birdie Who...

Vicki Batman, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Little Birdie Who...and Other Stories.
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Indie
Cover artist: Kat Baldwin
Length: 15 pages
Heat rating: sweet
Tagline: Three short, fun reads from sassy writer girl, Vicki Batman
Blurb: 
Little Birdie Who... and Other Stories includes
"This is NOT Working" One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right until the new boss steps in.
"Check Her Out" Gum: it’s a sticky situation, especially between the store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew has to pay for the package he stole.
"Little Birdie Who... "A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Little Birdie Who... is a collection of three stories. The women are working girls in their twenties who meet handsome guys in their late twenties, thirties.

Interview

How did you get your start in the industry?
Via a game, a friend challenged me. I went home and wrote eight chapters, then showed her. She said to keep going; so I did.
What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
Promotion has become the most important thing.
What websites do you visit daily?
Man Theory
Plotting Princesses
Etsy (lol)
Ebay
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
A sale! Honestly, I love the book as is and it's pretty good.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Getting an idea and running away with it.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Start writing now.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Every day I work out early in the morning, clean up, and sit my butt in the chair. I take time out for lunch and keep on going.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
Workout, needlepoint, sent venting emails to close galpals with disclaimers over it to burn after reading.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Lol. For my sake, I'll say probably would.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Mysteries, historical romance, women's fiction, contemporary romance.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
First, marrying Handsome, then the boy's births.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
My suitcase is always at standby; so I can grab and go. Really. The clothes, the makeup, hair stuff, kindle, Nano, and I'd go on a cruise. Any cruise.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas. I love the music, the special things I do with family and friends, the fuss.
What good book have you read recently?
I am so totally hooked on the mysteries by Julia Spencer Fleming.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
Celebrating with my family, my close girlfriends and their families. We had a fun dinner followed by watching fireworks from my dining room window.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Store Wars
I'm rarely bored. I read and do needlepoint.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Red. RED. RED!

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple.
I'm always ready for a good movie.
When I'm alone, I read or do needlepoint.
You'd never be able to tell, but I was terribly shy when a kid.
If I had a halo it would be glittery.
If I could go on a cruise right now, I'd say to Handsome, "Pack a bag. We're outta here."
I can never run because I'm a terrible runner.

Previous Books

Twinkle Lights
Store Wars
Man Theory and Other Stories

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