November 9, 2014

5 Easy Questions MJ Schiller author of Leap into the Knight @mjschiller #RLFblog #ScifiRom

Leap into the Knight 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is MJ Schiller.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
Ha! Love this! My kids always make fun of me because I will always order chicken quesadillas if they are on the menu.
What were you like when you were in school?
Yikes! I was the nerdy bookworm up until high school. Then I became a "popular" girl because hung out with some people high in social status. Someone once told me they expected me to be a snob and were surprised I was nice. They based this assumption on a particular jacket I wore with what they believed to be a designer name on the lining. I then informed them that I bought that jacket saving money I earned mowing lawns and vacuuming houses and it wasn't a major designer name, just a Target brand name. It was one sweet jacket though. Corduroy, with patches on the elbows…
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Ooh! Stay inside! Stay inside and make everyone else hot chocolate. I do occasionally like playing in the snow, but it's like an every five year kind of thing. ;)
What is your favorite quote?
Winston Churchill~ "Never, never, never give up." Or "You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own…" –D.M. Dellinger
Or "All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us…they can't get away this time." –Louis B. "Chesty" Puller, Lt. Gen., USMC
Just one more, I swear: "The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.'" I'm a bit twisted.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
"Oh, What A Night" by The Four Seasons because he's a Knight of the High Order!

About the Book

Title Leap Into The Knight
Genre sci-fi romance
Author M.J. Schiller
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.
But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.
Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.
But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.
When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.
Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?

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November 8, 2014

Character Interview Duncan from Highlander of Mine by Red L Jameson @LB_Red_Author #RLFblog #PNR

Highlander of Mine 
This character interview is with Duncan MacKay from the book Highlander of Mine, a time travel romance by Red L Jameson.

About the Book

Title Highlander of Mine
Genre Time-Travel Romance
Author Red L Jameson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13 almost R
Book Two of the Glimpse Time Travel Series
Trickster muse sisters, Clio and Erato, kidnap genealogist Fleur Anpao and dump her in the seventeenth century. Even though Fleur has never been to Scotland, let alone the Highlands, and feels like a modern-day fish out of an ancient loch, the muses have a plan. What it is remains to be ambiguous—they are mischievous muses, after all, and can't just tell her. Though the logical genealogist wants nothing more than to return home, there's something about this time and rough land that feels somehow familiar. And there's something about Duncan MacKay—so strong, so brutally handsome, and so distracting.
As a mercenary for long years, Duncan has seen many things. But never in his life has he seen the likes of Fleur: more beautiful than any woman he could have imagined. It doesn't matter she insists she's from another time, or that she's too far out of reach for a common man like him. He's drawn to her intelligence and wicked sense of humor. However, Cromwell's reign threatens anarchy, clan rivalries reach a peak, and a laird's younger brother vies for her attention. He can hardly protect her from his county's bedlam, let alone convince her he's the better man. And if he does, will the bonny time traveler stay with him?
Making matters worse, a god wreaks havoc, or has fun as he calls it, with Clio and Erato's mortals. The two firecracker time stewards might have to set down their margaritas for this glimpse!

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Interview with Duncan MacKay

Tell us about yourself, please.
Ach, I never ken what to say for these kinds of questions. Not much 'bout me, really. Was born and raised in Durness, Scotland. That's the Highlands for all those who don' ken. At the age of seven and ten joined the army and was a soldier for the rest of my life, save when Fleur Anpao and I met.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
My brothers. The fact is, as strange as this might sound, I'm more than three hundred years old now. My brothers were prisoners of war when Cromwell ravaged Scotland. I've been trying to find them since. But in walked this wee bonny lass, my Fleur, and so much has changed since I met her. I was tellin' ye 'bout her in the question ye asked earlier.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
We need to have a few pints before I answer that.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Oh, my Fleur. I wax poetic 'bout her. Me, can ye believe that? A poet. All because o' her. She's the most bonny, er, beautiful women I've ever seen. Her hair in the shade is the blackest black, like a raven. But in full sun or when a firelight glimmers onto her hair, it shines back almost red. Not any kind o' red, ye ken. A cinnamon red. Ach, and the way she smells . . . Lord, I haven' even told ye the best part about my Fleur. 'Tis her heart, it is. She's the strongest, bravest lass—nay, person. And her mind! Did I tell ye she happens to be brilliant? Oh, my Fleur, I'm not too sure what good or descent thing I ever did in this life to have met a woman like her. But I'm damned grateful I did encounter her.
What would that person say about you?
(Duncan laughs) Don' rightly ken. She tells me she loves my words, and (he quietly chuckles again) my arms. She tells me she loves my mind too. But she tells me she loves my heart most of all. Aren't I the luckiest son o' a bitch ye ever kenned? Oh, excuse my language.
What is your family like?
We laughed a lot. I had four younger brothers. Douglas passed while fighting against Cromwell's New Order Army. But my brothers, they made life worth living while growing up. My step-da, their father, wasn' much of a da, if ye ken my meanin'. So we had each other. And our ma. My ma was a real strong woman too. A healer, she was. She'd have been a physician had she been born in this time. Aye, my family loved much, laughed as often as we could too.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Happy, aye. Very happy. But . . . I need to find my brothers still. I'll continue lookin' for 'em. I will.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
Two names. One author. Hard to keep both straight. Romance and myth. Paranormal and history. I mix them all up until I create a HEA.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
Although Duncan's a quiet man, he was yelling at me to write his story.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
He made me cry with his sweetness that he covers up, but it's there.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
When Duncan started to fall in love with Fleur, I was most happy. When Duncan went through turmoil, I was most sad.
Why do you write?
I have to. I'm scared I'd never brush my hair and talk to myself all the time if I didn't.
What do you want to write next?
I am working on the edits of the third Glimpse Time-Travel Series. Then will start a Regency series.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
Oh, I do write about many of the characters from this book. The Glimpse Time-Travel Series is such fun to see all my characters come back from time to time.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yeppers. Cowboy of Mine is next.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
I love hearing from my readers! Please visit me and email!

Author Bio

As a military historian by day, sometimes Red does feel a bit clandestine when she writes romance at night. No one knows that while she researches heroes of the past and present, she uses everything for her characters in her books. Her secret's been safe . . . until now.
She lives in Montana with her family and far too many animals but never enough books.

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November 7, 2014

Triple D Dude Ranch by Beverly Ovalle @ovalleba #RLFblog #cowboy

Triple D Dude Ranch 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Triple D Dude Ranch.

Genre contemporary western romance
Author Beverly Ovalle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Secret Cravings Publishing
Blaire is a freelance photographer on assignment. She is heading home to Texas, armed with her camera to do a photo feature for the Tribune. Taking photos of the dude ranch, she gets an eyeful of an uninhibited cowboy through her lens. The summer heat of Texas has nothing on the heat he generates in her.
Dan was expecting a photographer but not the sexy urban cowgirl that arrived. He knew it was hot out, he just hadn't expected the hot and sexy woman to make him burn the minute he caught sight of her. One look and he had to quench this fire inside.
One touch between Dan and Blaire sparks a wildfire that burns hotter than the Texas summer and is just as hard to put out.

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Beverly Ovalle lives in Wisconsin with her husband Edmond of 25 years and two Chinese Water Dragons. Her son Nicholas visits when he is on leave from the Marines. Her daughter Susannah visits from time to time to make sure the 'old' folks are alive and kicking.
Beverly has traveled around the world thanks to five years in the US Navy and has worked for the government in one capacity or another for the past 30 years. Beverly and her brothers have travelled most of the continental United States as children due to the station wagon from Hell. Still active with veterans, she is adjutant for her local AMVETS.
Beverly has been reading romances since her Aunt Bonnie introduced her to the gothic romance in the fourth grade and is still reading every chance she gets.

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