October 3, 2016

Meet Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin from The Herald’s Heart #MedievalRomance @RueAllyn #RLFblog

Meet Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin from The Herald’s Heart by Rue Allyn.

Author Bio

Historical romance author Rue Allyn lives in southeast Michigan with the love of her life and one tyrannical cat, where she works daily on making Happy Ever After come true.

About the Book

Title The Herald’s Heart
Genre Medieval Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Rosham can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?

Introducing Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We're happy to have you here today.
Name: Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin
Age:  Twenty three
Gender:  Female
Birthplace:  Rosham Castle, on the coast of Northumbria
Profession:  Carter
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
I am of medium height with a slim build. As for the rest, Sir Talon Quereste describes me this way: “She possessed the most beautiful face he’d ever seen. A delicate nose flared in a perfect oval framed with fiery red tresses. Long, dark lashes fluttered over bright, exotically tilted blue eyes. A berry-red mouth formed an O. Ivory satin skin pinked over high cheekbones.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I was married by proxy to the Earl of Hawksedge, Sir Talon’s father, but murder prevented me from every truly becoming the Earl’s wife. Now that I’ve met the son, I can honestly say he fascinates me. However, I have my doubts that he is truly the man for me.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a fairly simple woman, thrust into extraordinary circumstances when my family was murdered by the man I was to marry. I suffered from what is now called hysterical muteness for seven years. When I finally regained my voice no one would believe me when I told them I was Lady Larkin Rosham, Countess Hawksedge. Instead they proclaimed me Liar Larkin for telling a truth that the murdering Earl of Hawksedge did not want to hear.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
There was a time when you would not have been able to hear my voice. Now, I would say that my defining characteristic would be clarity. My voice is a very clear alto and quite soothing when I am not compelled to shout.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly? 
I’ve been living hand to mouth, since I left the abbey where I took shelter during my mute years. The abbess was kind enough to help me find a hut to call home and gave me a cart and horse to use in making a living by running errands for the folk of Hawkingsedge.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I may never be able to convince anyone of the truth that I am Lady Larkin Rosham.
What is your breaking point?
Betrayal. The betrayal of men has caused me no end of pain and anguish, first my proxy-husband, then his son who claimed to believe me then thought me capable of murder.
What would you like to tell your writer?
You should have made Talon believe me sooner. We would not have suffered so much, if you’d given him just a smidgen more faith in me?

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October 2, 2016

Enchanted Desire by Paul Lonardo @wildrosepress #RLFblog #eroticromance

Today's featured book is Enchanted Desire by Paul Lonardo

About the Book

Title: Enchanted Desire
Genre: Erotic Romance
Author: Paul Lonardo
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
I had my life all planned out...until I met him. Kenny Honana is sexy and alluring. Mysterious. I'd always been drawn to the Native American heritage, and now I found myself dream-deep in a supernatural tribal ritual. Little did I know, his vision quest would involve me in a sexual odyssey beyond my wildest dreams. But when the quest is over...what becomes of us?

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About the Author

I have had published both fiction and non-fiction book published, including titles that have been excerpted in Reader’s Digest (Caught in the Act, Penguin Group, 2011) and reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly (Life, with Cancer, Health Communications, Inc., foreword by Anna Quindlen, 2012).
From the Ashes, a 2010 collaborative book written with a Gina Russo, who survived the deadly 2003 Station Nightclub fire in RI which claimed the lives of 100 people, became the basis of a 2013 documentary web series, The Station.
Thrill Killers is a 2007 true crime book (New Horizon Press, Berkley paperback, 2008) written with the Johnston, Rhode Island detective who headed the investigation of a brutal double homicide.
I was interviewed as part of NBC’s documentary program, I Survived a Serial Killer, featuring the true crime story depicted in the book  Caught in the Act.
I had my first romance book published (Reunion of Souls, Liquid Silver Press, June 2015).
Enchanted Desire , my second romance novella, is published by Wild Rose Press

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October 1, 2016

#Romance Lives Forever Top Bloggers @tinadonahue @JArleneCuliner #RLFblog

The Top Blogger for this month is Tina Donahue, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year in 2015 was Sabrina York, who won a year of free advertising for 2016.

About Tina Donahue

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/1ChWFkO
Sweet 'n Sexy Divas: http://bit.ly/1ChWN3K
Romance Books 4 US: http://bit.ly/1JPtfeS

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!
1 Tina Donahue
2 J Arlene Culiner
3 Rue Allyn
3 Mary E Thompson
4 Milou Koenings
5 Lisa M Owens

Honorable mention: Red L Jameson

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). There can be up to three winners.
This month's winner's are:
1 Red L Jameson
2 Adele Downs
3 Milou Koenings

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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:

Amanda Mackey, Brita Addams, Claire Gem, Dena Hankins, Houston Havens, Jessica Cale, Kathy Kulig, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Laurel Richards, Lisa Detweiler, Livia Quinn, Marian Lanouette, Nicole Morgan, Olivia Night, Sarah Marsh, Vicki Batman