January 3, 2016

Pat Henshaw author Behr Facts @phenshaw #RLFblog #gayromance

Behr Facts 
Pat Henshaw author of Behr Facts answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Pat Henshaw, author of the Foothills Pride Stories, was born and raised in Nebraska where she promptly left the cold and snow after college, living at various times in Texas, Colorado, Northern Virginia, and Northern California. Pat enjoys travel, having visited Mexico, Canada, Europe, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Egypt, and Europe, including a cruise down the Danube.
Now retired, Pat has spent her life surrounded by words: Teaching English composition at the junior college level; writing book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helping students find information as a librarian; and promoting PBS television programs.
Her triumphs are raising two incredible daughters who daily amaze her with their power and compassion. Fortunately, her incredibly supportive husband keeps her grounded in reality when she threatens to drift away while writing fiction.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Recently my husband and I have been going out to lunch a few times a week to Café Dantorels where we've been ordering our comfort meal: prawns crepe, Fuji salad with a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette, and chocolate chip cookie. We split everything because Dantorels serves large portions. There's nothing like this meal to brighten my day and make me feel ready to write in the afternoon.
Describe the perfect vacation.
My perfect vacation is relaxing in Pacific Grove, California, home of the Monarch butterflies. Pacific Grove sits on the California coast right before Big Sur and adjacent to Monterey Bay. But unlike its hustle-bustle neighbor with its wonderful aquarium, PG is quiet and lazy, perfect for sleeping in and then walking the beach before settling in at the coffee shop to write. PG also is home to Passionfish, one of the truly great restaurants in the world. What more could a person want?
What are your hobbies?
I make dollhouse miniatures in quarter inch scale. Quarter inch means that the houses and furnishings are constructed so that ¼" is equal to 1 foot in reality. My first project was a two-story bookstore, and from that first project I've constructed all sorts of other buildings and an incredible amount of add-ons like furniture, plants, rugs, wall hangings, and other things. I belong to a couple of swap groups which trade handmade bits and pieces over the course of the year.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
For the past few years I've concentrated on gay romances. I was a book reviewer for many years and started off reviewing mysteries until they got much too gruesome and graphic in their depictions of the crimes being committed. Then I switched to het romance and finally have drifted to gay romance. I also dabble in fantasy when a blurb piques my interest.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
For Behr Facts, I watched innumerable YouTube videos on framing walls and other construction techniques. In addition I looked up the California codes for building construction and collected different ways companies track their jobs and make job flow happen. Finally, we had our house remodeled right before I wrote the book, and I talked to the construction bosses and crews about the job. They were invaluable in my research process.

About the Book

Title Behr Facts
Genre gay romance
Author Pat Henshaw
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Big, burly CEO Abe Behr is dismayed to discover someone—possibly a family member—is stealing from Behr Construction, which primarily employs Behr relatives. Abe takes the unprecedented step in hiring an outsider, likeable CPA Jeff Mason, to go over the books and help find the culprit. They are drawn to each other as they talk to workers, including Abe's two younger brothers and their shifty cousin.
Since he has sacrificed romance all his life to build the business, Abe's surprised by his feelings for the handsome Jeff. He's even more shocked when they are confronted by bigotry in the Sierra Nevada foothills community, which is being inundated by gays moving from the San Francisco area. As he and Jeff get closer, Abe must come to grips with coming out to a family and community that aren't very tolerant. Fortunately, being the head Behr helps him find his footing and grab onto love when it bites him.

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January 2, 2016

Double Feature: @HoustonHavens World Where #Fantasy Becomes Reality #RLFBlog

From Houston Havens: Welcome To My World of Romance Where Fantasy Becomes Reality...If Only For A Moment In Time

About Houston Havens

Houston retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.
Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series, and numerous articles in literary magazines, she has two award winning blogs. Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.com

Sinful Surrender

Genre: - Series Genre: Sci-Fi, Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM/MFM), PNR, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Mystery
Author: Houston Havens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.
In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.
Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.
Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?

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Publisher ebook - LSB   Print - H.A.W.K. Publishing
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Phantom Desire

Genre: Series Genre: Sci-Fi, Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM/MFM), PNR, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Mystery
Author: Houston Havens
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.
Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save a loved one from the grim reaper’s grip and questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.
Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.
Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.
Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?

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Publisher H.A.W.K. Publishing
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January 1, 2016

2015 #RLFblog Top Bloggers @susanvaughn @sabrina_york

RLF Gem 
The Top Blogger for December was Susan V Vaughn. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog.. Our Top Blogger of the Year is Sabrina York, which gives her a year of free advertising.

About Susan V Vaughn

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order to focus on guests. The winners are judged by page views. Congratulations to each one! There is a tie for third place.
1 Susan V Vaughn
2 Ciara Gold
3 Alanna Lucas
3 Leslie Lynch
4 Stacy Juba
5 Barbara White Daille

RLF Chatter 
Honorable mention: Christmas Romances (Kayelle Allen, Barbara Cool Lee, Beate Boeker, Lee Strauss, Magan Vernon, Melissa McClone, Pam Claughton), and Veronica Bale

Top Chatters for the Month

Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. To win, a guest must have five or more comments (not counting the guest author's).
1 Susan V Vaughn
2 Alanna Lucas
3 Christmas Romances (Kayelle Allen, Barbara Cool Lee, Beate Boeker, Lee Strauss, Magan Vernon, Melissa McClone, Pam Claughton)

Top Bloggers for 2015

RLF Gem 2015 
These bloggers were the top bloggers each month in 2015. The top blogger for the year wins a year of advertising on the site. The bloggers are listed in order of page views for their post for the year.
1 Sabrina York (winner - one year of advertising)
2 Liquid Silver Books
3 Vicky Burkholder
4 Collette Cameron
5 Paula Millhouse
6 KT Black
7 Rebecca Hunter
8 Mae Clair
9 Susan V Vaughn
10 KT Black
11 Teasers and Tastes Authors (includes Sabrina York, Kayelle Allen, and others)
12 Barbara White Daille

Top Chatters for 2015

These bloggers won top chatter during the month of their visit. I checked the number of
comments and put them in order by the most comments received. Congratulations!
1 Marianne Rice
2 Vicki Batman
3 Sabrina York

RLF Chatter 2015 
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger's FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there's a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over 3.5M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion. The Romance Lives Forever Paper.li ezine features only guest authors, and the day's guest is on its front page every day.

Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest board within a few days after it goes live. http://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $5 per month, with a 20% discount for one quarter and up to one year. Covers can be changed monthly.

RLFblog Admin - Nicole Morgan

Author Nicole Morgan assists me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the blog admin. Look for emails from her. Nicole and I want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don't have to join a group or do anything special. This group simply provides a joint email for us and streamlines things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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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:

Adele Downs, Allie Ritch, Belinda Williams, Chanta Rand, Eve Dangerfield, Heather Boyd, Houston Havens, Jacquie Biggar, Jennifer Loring, Jessie Clever, Krysten Lindsay Hager, Lauren Linwood, Livia Quinn, NN Light, Renee George, Shereen Vedam