November 18, 2014

Cover Love: Programmed To Please by Jenna Ives @jennaivesauthor #RLFblog #SFR

Programmed To Please 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Programmed To Please.

Book Programmed To Please
Author Jenna Ives
Genre Science fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Very human Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner is sent undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down the planet's most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. Jai's assignment is to use the Beautiful Dolls' legendary sexual techniques to coax information out of Marque on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.
Reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because with his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he's keeping – he can't afford to let a real woman into his life.
But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expect.
This book is a 2014 Holt Medallion merit award-winner.

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November 17, 2014

Character Interview Joe from Princess of the Light @NNP_W_Light #RLFblog #UrbanFantasy

Princess of the Light
Princess of the Light 
Please welcome author NN Light, who also happens to be a personal friend, and one of the editors for my business, The Author's Secret. Her book, Princess of the Light is helping people everywhere learn how to share food and to open their lives to help others. This post is a special character interview with Joe Deacons. 

About the Book

Title Princess of the Light
Genre Urban Fantasy Romance
Author N. N. Light
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God - yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she's thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.

Interview with Joe Deacons

Tell us about yourself, please.
My name is Joe Deacons and it's a pleasure to be here. I'm a little out of my element here but the author assured me this was all for the good of the story, calling me every woman's book boyfriend…whatever that means. Anyway, I am an urban planner for the city of Golden Lake. Oh and I am in love with Mary, the Princess of the Light.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Believing in what I can't see or logically explain causes me great difficulty. Take Mary, for example. One day she tells me she is the Princess of the Light and knowing her as an honest person, I had no choice but to believe her. She is a faithful person and it wasn't until I saw a demon for the first time that I truly believed. Sometimes I am still amazed that she chose me to love… or maybe it was just meant to be.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
Losing Mary, either to death or to Than. Than is a big bad demon, second in command to Lucifer, and I see lust in his eyes when he spars with Mary. It makes my blood boil and I want to run a sword through him.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Mary is the most beautiful woman in the world and every day, I thank God for her. She brings such beauty to my life and loves me for me, not my parents' money. She tells me the truth and keeps me honest. She is brave, braver than me, and she makes me laugh. She's strong but she shows me her insecurities too. I'm a better man because of her and I love her so much.
What would that person say about you?
She would say I'm being modest and too reserved in this interview and that I'm her warrior and her strength. She boasts I'm her protector and I like that. What man doesn't want to protect those he loves? She would also say I have a heart of gold and I'm not afraid of anything.
What is your family like?
My father is the king of decorum and he believes in preserving the Deacons name, at all costs. My mother is a generous loving soul who could outdo Martha Stewart in a hostess contest. She has always been there for me and I love her dearly. My younger brother, Edward, is a historian and theologian. He is more like my father and that is fine by me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
This actually happened to me in the book. A few years ago, a gold-digger named Leslie convinced me to marry her. She pretended to love me and I loved her. Two days before the wedding, she dumped me for another man. I was heartbroken and I vowed to never let another woman get close again.
Then Mary came into my life and the walls around my heart melted. I was happily in love and then BAM! Leslie shows up when least expected. For more, you have to read Princess of the Light.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Yes, I'm happy with how my story ended. There are a few surprises along the way and I can't wait for the next story. I keep nudging the author to have me more involved in the story but she refuses to listen to me.

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.
I'm a storyteller who loves to write stories filled with high stakes, emotionally-charged conflict, earth-shaking romance and big bads.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I chose to write about Joe because I thought the world needed a hero who was strong yet willing to let the woman he loves be front and center. Love is not dead and neither is chivalry. He is Mary's partner, lover and warrior.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
I was surprised how caring he was. Even with all that was going on in the various battle scenes, his first reaction is to make sure people are okay.
Why do you write?
I write because I'm a storyteller. I have been blessed with the gift of writing ever since I was a little girl. I have all these stories that need to be told swirling in my head. I just have to get them down on paper. Finding time to write is the hardest part of being a writer.
What do you want to write next?
I'm in the process of writing book two in the Princess of the Light series. I also have a mystery swirling around that my muse insists is next to be published.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
I'd love to write more about Than. He is a demon from way back and in fact, used to be an angel. In Heaven, he was the Virgin Mary's Protector. But that was before the Rebellion. Now, he's Lucifer's second in command and he's a key player in the battle of good versus evil.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yes, I have currently five more books planned in the Princess of the Light series.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
As a thank you for your interest in my book and helping to support food banks worldwide, I am offering Princess of the Light (in both e-book and paperback) discounted early for Black Friday Deals! It is available for only $2.99 in e-book and $11.99 in paperback. This is a limited time offer so take advantage now! It makes a great holiday gift too!

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Author Bio

N. N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest.
Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

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November 16, 2014

Cover Love: Revenge, the Cowboy Way by PA Estelle @Pennystales #RLFblog #Cowboy

Revenge the Cowboy Way 
Today's featured book is Revenge the Cowboy Way.

When Brian Thornton is taken by surprise at gunpoint, while in the bed of a beautiful, wealthy woman, he swears his revenge. But when he learns his humiliation was at the hands of a young woman and a boy, his vengeance knows no bounds.
Joanna Simmons finds herself snatched out of her home and taken to Thornton's ship. Against her will, she travels to Texas, and then by wagon train to Bastrop, Brian's home town. Joanna finds acceptance and genuine friendship with the people of the town, down to Brian's sister, but the emotional war that wages between Brian and Joanna, keeps any kind of happiness at bay.
Revenge, the Cowboy Way, is the story of hate, love and revenge. The question is whose revenge is it?

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Author Bio

I'm Penny Estelle. I was a school secretary for 21 years, retiring in 2009. We moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ. We live on 54 acres in a very rural area. Actually we live "off the grid", on solar and wind only. A real adjustment for a city girl. I love it. Nothing like walking out your front door and hearing coyotes howl and seeing a sky bursting with stars. It is breathtaking! I write for all ages – from the very young, to the "Young at Heart" older folks! From time travel adventures to family drama and romances. Find out more about my books and myself at the sites below.

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