August 3, 2013

Character Interview: Cristian Slade from Hard Core @JLoweryauthor #RLFblog #suspense

Hard Core 
Jennifer Lowery, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We're excited to interview your character, Cristian Slade from the book, Hard Core.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Cover artist: Renee Rocco
Length: 244 pages
Heat rating: 3 Sexual Content
Tagline: His job is to take lives. Her job is to save them.
Blurb:
A supposedly hassle-free job for mercenary Cristian Slade becomes a mission of mercy when he saves a life instead of taking one. Slade's new mission might be his most dangerous yet, because the danger is to his heart.
Tragedy has sent esteemed surgeon Alana O'Grady to a remote a remote Nicaraguan island where she immerses herself in the lives of a native American tribe, using her talents for goodwill instead of wealth and prestige. But life turns upside down when her work requires she protect a rugged mercenary who commands her attention when she's awake and dominates her dreams while she sleeps.
Doctoring Cristian puts her entire tribe in danger from the man who's hunting him. Is it her professional oath or her unprofessional attraction to him keeping her from sending him away to heal on his own? Alana's fire warms Cristian's heart, but he's a hardened assassin and has no business falling for someone like her. Can they fight hard enough to keep what they might have together?

What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Cristian Slade. 34. Mercenary.
Alana O'Grady. 32. Surgeon.

Interview with Cristian Slade

Tell us about yourself.
I'm not answering this question.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I protect what's mine.
What would Alana say is your biggest weakness?
She would say I'm stubborn. *scowls* She doesn't understand I do what I do to keep her safe.
What was it like where you grew up?
I don't talk about my childhood. It wasn't pleasant.
What do you wish was different about your life?
*stares into the distance* We can't change the past so nothing.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I don't wish for things, but if I did, I've already been granted it. *looks down at the wedding ring on his finger*
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
Anywhere my wife is.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
I didn't have friends as a child.

About the Author

Jennifer Lowery grew up reading romance novels in the back of her math book and on the bus to school, and never wanted to be anything but a writer. Her summers were spent sitting at the kitchen table with her sisters spinning tales of romance and intrigue and always with a tall glass of ice tea at their side.
Today, Jennifer is living that dream and she couldn't be happier to share her passion with her readers. She loves everything there is about romance. Her stories feature alpha heroes who meet their match with strong, independent heroines. She believes that happily ever after is only the beginning of her stories. And the road to that happy ending is paved with action, adventure, and romance. As her characters find out when they face danger, overcome fears, and are forced to look deep within themselves to discover love.
Jennifer lives in Michigan with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Previous Books

Murphy's Law: Amazon  Barnes and Noble  iTunes

Books Coming Soon

The Maze, March 2014~Lyrical Press

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August 2, 2013

Sex Appeal: When Does a Woman Lose It? @AuthorTinaGayle #RLFblog

CFO's Affair 
At what age does a woman lose her sex appeal?
Thirty, forty, fifty, eighty?
Never.
Woman are unique in that at any age they can be as sexy as they want to be.
Look at Betty White?
The woman is funny, cute, and someone we would all like to know. Do men find her attractive?
I can't see why not. She is smart, well versed in I'm sure a number of subjects, has a pretty face, a nice smile, sexy curves and a winning personality.
Then why do all romance heroines have to be in their twenties?
Luckily, the age has expanded.
In my current release, Sylvia Donovan is in her late forties. Does that make her unattractive? Not in my book. She is a woman scarred by her past, but she has a body most younger women would die for and knows how to make a man happy. She also has a bank account to support herself.
The question for her is does she want a man?
Are they worth the trouble?
Find out if she succumbs to temptation in "CFO's Affair."
Blurb:
Sylvia Sullivan is emotionally wounded from the unexpected death of her husband and still haunted by their last conversation: his request for a divorce and his confession of love for another woman. Her husband gone, her only daughter off to college, Sylvia faces the challenges of learning to live alone and move on with her life.
Vince Wilshire, enchanted with Sylvia, is more than willing to do what it takes to capture the heart of the hurting and untrusting Sylvia.
Can he help her forget the past and make her believe in love again?

Buy Link

CFO's Affair is the third book in the Executive Wives' Club series. Check out the first two Marketing Exec's Widow and IT Exec's Baby.

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August 1, 2013

RLF Gems: Blog Stats for Jul 2013 #RLFblog

RLF Gems 
In July, Romance Lives Forever had 26 posts in a 31 day month. Here are the top posts (judging by page views). We had a tie in third place. Top honors went to a post about the Marketing for Romance Writers free marketing Summer Camp.

1. MFRW Summer Camp Events
2. Eva Caye
3. Elaine Cantrell
3. Layne Macadam
4. Charley Descoteaux
5. Tara Lain

Honorable mention: Liz Adams

Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via Triberr to thousands of potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine, and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we also created the Booklover's Guide to Romance Lives Forever with links to guest authors' books and social media. It is 110 pages crammed full of who to follow and what to read. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the blog. You can also grab our button to promote your visit. Your cover can be featured on the blog for a small fee. Check out our advertising link for more information.

My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:

Jennah Scott, Jo Anne Myers, Jana Richards, Kendall McKenna, Kimber Vale, Kol Anderson, Melinda Dozier, Desiree Holt , MS Spencer, Patricia Walters-Fischer, Sarah Cass, Shannyn Schroeder, Talya Andor, Tanith Davenport, Tina Gayle