January 14, 2015

Character Sketch: Alex from Vampire Territory 1 @AllieRitch #RLFblog #vampire

Drinking Partners 
The character sketch allows a hero or heroine to tell readers about himself or herself. Today's interview is with vampire Alexandra Gage.

Title: Vampire Territory 1: Drinking Partners
Genre: Urban Vampire Romance
Author: Allie Ritch
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Being the master vampire for the Mid-Atlantic Territory is a tough job. Between the Human Rebellion trying to kill him with poisonous suicide donors and snobby born vampires bucking his authority, Lucas Thane has his hands full. What he needs is a regular drinking partner to feed from and a bigger power block. He finds both in the form of Alexandra Gage, the master of the territory south of his.
Alex could use a little help herself, but she has no intention of letting Lucas take over. Turned into a vampire against her will, she has had enough control taken from her. She'll never let Lucas usurp her right to rule, but will she let him steal her heart? Passion ignites between them, and it's amazing what vampire bodies can do.

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About the Character

Name: Alexandra (Alex) Gage
Age: late 20's
Gender: female
Birthplace: the vampire-free states, US
Profession: Master of the Southern Territory
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): vampire
Describe her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Alex is average height for a modern woman and athletically built. Her tan has faded and the highlights in her dirty-blonde hair have darkened because she hasn't been able to go out in the sun since being turned into a vampire. While her blue eyes have stayed the same, her strength, reflexes, and senses have all increased exponentially since she was turned.
Who is the significant other in your character's life? Lucas Thane. He's her lover, her drinking partner (they exchange blood), and her political partner, though she has to watch him closely to keep him from stealing her territory out from under her.
How does your heroine dress?
Soon after being turned into a vampire and taking over as master of the Southern Territory, Alex starts wearing hoodies and jeans. For one thing, she doesn't have a lot of time to shop, what with other bloodsuckers trying to kill her and take over power. For another, older vampires can be misogynistic bastards, and she likes that many mistake her for a man. Rumor gets around that she's a cowled monk—some ancient vampire gone crazy—and she runs with the image. Lucas later upgrades her to a full-length brown leather coat with a hood. Of course, her favorite accessories are a semi-automatic pistol and a sword.
What special skills does your character rely on? Alex relies on her superior speed to defend her position as a master vampire and to kill male vampires who are bigger and stronger.
What does she have a knack for doing?
She has a definite knack for drama. There's nothing like showing off a severed head to your subjects to get them to fall in line.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray? If Alex didn't see the world in shades of gray before, she certainly does after being turned into the thing she hates most: a vampire. She has a strong conscience, yet she's willing to do whatever it takes to protect herself and those closest to her.
If someone from your character's past showed up, who would she most want it to be, and why? OR who would she most NOT want it to be, and why?
She would NOT want to see her family members. They assume she's dead, and she wants it to stay that way. She knows they couldn't accept that she now has fangs.
What would help your character face hardship and meet any challenge?
Alex is tough and can handle a lot on her own, but meeting and falling for Lucas gives her the extra strength she needs to tackle anything. She trusts Lucas with her life and wants him as her partner in every way. But can she trust the cunning vampire not to steal her territory?
How does your character express disappointment?
Alex has one main rule for her vampire subjects: no harming the humans or drinking from anyone who doesn't volunteer. She tends to shoot anyone who breaks this rule and disappoints her.
You live in a violent world. How did you find love under the circumstances?
It was more like love found me. Lucas showed up on my doorstep looking to do a little political maneuvering between master vampires. The sexual attraction between us was instantaneous. Then I got to know him better, and I was a goner, though real trust between us took a little longer.
What's it like making love to another vampire?
(Alex grins). There's a lot of sucking involved.
What is your philosophy in life?
I'm not really the philosophical type. I tend to focus on the present, and at the moment my strategy is simple. Survive, squash my enemies, and enjoy the pleasure I share with Lucas.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
I think Allie Ritch enjoys action scenes and was ready to write a heroine who is a real warrior—one who doesn't need a man but is certainly strong enough to handle a master vampire, both inside and outside the bedroom.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
Before I taught her about weaponry, Allie knew nothing about guns. Zilch. She kept asking me where the safety was on my Glock and what a caliber meant. It was embarrassing.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
She's creative. I respect that. Maybe I'd do something more artistic with my creativity if I weren't busy fighting other bloodsuckers. Instead, I apply my skills to building more innovative booby traps around my home.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
The sequel to Drinking Partners. Allie has already drafted it, and I'm glad. My story and the stories of the vampires with me are far from done.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your writer?
Yeah. Did you have to let me get shot? I know I can handle it, but bullet holes still freaking hurt! Then again, the multi-orgasmic sex with Lucas is amazing, so I guess that makes things even.

Author Bio

Allie Ritch is a multi­published author of sizzling sci­fi and paranormal romance. She has an active imagination and enjoys entertaining others through storytelling. Allie lives in her own little world in the Southeastern United States, where she spends time appreciating the ocean and sunshine.

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January 13, 2015

Character Interview: Jacob, Cowboy of Mine @LB_Red_Author #RLFblog #timetravel

Interview with Jacob Cameron

Tell us about yourself, please.
Hello. I'm Jacob Cameron. Jake. I've heard from my older brother, Duncan, he was interviewed here too, so I should have prepared better. Ach, but 'tis difficult to talk 'bout myself.
Um, let's see. I was raised in Durness, Scotland, the Highlands for those who don't ken. I was raised in the 17th century, but was rescued by a mischievous man who thinks he's the Norse god, Odin, who shot me through many other eras since I met him. Then I wound up in Montana in 1887, in a brutally cold winter. However, I met my Meredith who's kept me warm since.
What special skills do you rely on?
Well, I'm fast. I hope that doesna sound as if I'm a braggart, but I am fast. When the man calling himself Odin first landed me in the West, I learned how to draw a pistol and how to shoot the new fangled rifles, which have a hell of a lot better aim since the muskets of 1653. Anyway, I rely on my speed often.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Oh, that's my Meredith. Actually, I've come to learn she's a doctorate. Mighty smart wee thing, she is, my Meredith. Well, what can I say about my sweetheart? She's bonny, ye ken? And she's just a wee thing, so when I saw her the first time, I thought she was part fae. I ken, I was bein' fanciful, but she does so look like a fae with her little nose and huge violet eyes. Aye, that's right. She has violet eyes that stole my heart from the very moment I caught sight of her. And, Lord, I havena even told ye about how brilliant she is, have I? She is. And she's generous. And brave. And, och, the list could go on and on.
What would that person say about you?
Hmm, that's a good question. What would Meredith say 'bout me? Well, she tells me I gave her a home and a future to look forward to, and that makes me right proud I've provided that for her. Makes me want keep providin' that for her too.
What is your family like?
(Jake laughs) My family, 'cept my mother o' course, was all lads. My poor ma, right? So I had four brothers, but one of my brothers passed away in a war now more than three hundred years ago. Still, I miss him, Douglas. My other brothers and I are close, we're the best of mates as well as being brothers, ye ken? We're all very different, but when we're together, we all fit. And now my brothers and I have been singled out by time-traveling deities. 'Tis difficult to stay a step ahead of the muses and gods flinging us through time, so we've discovered 'tis best to just relax and enjoy the adventure while it lasts.
Why are you happy (or not happy) with the way your story ended?
Are ye jestin'? I'm very happy. I ended up with the prettiest, wee lass I've ever seen. I have no idea how I got this lucky. But I am the luckiest man alive, I'd venture to say.

About the Writer

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.
She loves her readers, so please feel free to contact her at http://www.redljameson.com
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
As I began to write Jake, I just fell in love with the guy. He tries so hard to do the right thing, in a world where right and wrong are blurred. And he's a guy very similar to a couple fellas in my life, the kind of guy—very rare—who wears his heart on his sleeve. I really felt for him, because he's had a few broken hearts, so I had to give him a happily ever after of his own.
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
Oh, Jake surprised me in every scene. He was so much more virtuous than I had planned. Although, he's in the Western era, in Montana in 1887, he's really a knight in shining armor. Okay, he's a knight in shining armor who happens to have a fast draw and looks good in a black Stetson.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Oh, yes! Jake has his brothers and there are other Highlanders who need a good dose of time traveling and sassy, spunky heroines. So several more books are planned!
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven't tried yet?
Well, with time-travel romance I fulfill my love of both historical and paranormal elements into one book. However, I would like to write historical romance books and paranormal romance novels as well. I have too many story ideas. So many ideas, too little time. However, I am thinking of no longer cleaning my house to make more time. So please don't visit me unexpectedly. Hee-hee!
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
Even though I have in my biography that I am a military historian, I think most people find it surprising. I am a woman, and military history is a very masculine career. And I can attest to that. I very rarely worked around other women. I think that's one reason why writing romance was so critical for me. I really needed more women in my life, and romance writers are mainly women. Yay!

About the Book

Title Cowboy of Mine
Genre Time-Travel Romance
Author Red L. Jameson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13 verging into R
Book Three of the Glimpse Time Travel Series
The matchmaking, time-traveling muses have a huge problem. An angry Norse god has just captured one of their mortals, refusing to tell them where he took Jacob Cameron, let alone when.
As a seventeenth-century Highlander, being shuttled through time by a man calling himself Odin, might have been enough to crack Jake Cameron's sanity. He's kept his mind only through grit, gumption, and the single goal to somehow return to 1653 and his brothers. Landing in the freezing wilds of Montana in 1887, becoming the sheriff for a small mining community, Jake now needs to make a plan to travel back in time. However, when a wee fae-like woman walks into his life all his best-laid intentions becomes hazy.
As a thief and liar, Meredith Peabody knows she has no chance with the new sheriff in town. Although, he melts her frozen heart with his protection and smoldering looks. Even if she did have a chance with him, how could she ever relate she's not from this time? She might never get the chance because as soon as she realizes her winter's wish—for Jake to stay close—the criminal he's hunting turns the tables on him. But there's no way in h-e-double hockey sticks Meredith will let that happen.
The muses have their work cut out for this glimpse—chasing after a god, trying to find clues where and when their humans could be, and fitting in time for dress shopping has been murder. Gods, hopefully not literally!

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January 12, 2015

A Different Kind of Cosplay Lucy Felthouse @cw1985 #RLFblog #erotic

A Different Kind of Cosplay 
Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn't help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese's biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese's DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he's ever had.
Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favorite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn't think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.

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Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk Subscribe to her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

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