March 3, 2017

Rise of the Deva'shi by @parthalan #RLFblog #fantasy #romance

Welcome Jennifer Allis Provost author of Rise of the Deva'shi, a new fantasy romance.
Why did you write this book?
There's no better way to put it--I had to. The main characters in this book--Latera and Aeolmar--are the first characters I created with the intent of writing a book. Their current incarnations hardly resemble the rough sketches and outlines I started out with; like any good characters, they told me their story, and I just wrote it down. They were full of surprises, but the core of the story, and their strong relationship, remained the same.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy and romance
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie Fraser from Outlander
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on the sequel to Rise of the Deva'shi, Golem, and a new paranormal romance set in Scotland, Gallowglass.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Changing Fate (contemporary romance) releasing March 28, 2017
Gallowglass (paranormal romance) releasing June 6, 2017
Golem (Parthalan #4) (fantasy romance) September 2017
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Fantasy, romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
A stolen girl. A legendary champion. A plan that might destroy Parthalan once and for all…
Aeolmar, First Hunter of Parthalan, leads a solitary life. Having long since abandoned his quest to kill Mersgoth--the demon that murdered his family--Aeolmar moves through his days with cold efficiency. Everything changes when he leads a training mission in Brennus, where he's attacked by Mersgoth himself, and saved by an unlikely heroine.
Latera, first born and heir to Gannera's throne, is kidnapped and left for dead in Parthalan's vast forests. A lone human amongst Parthalan's fae, she makes a home in Brennus, and lives a quiet life--until she finds herself defending a wounded First Hunter from a clutch of demons.
Back in Parthalan, Harek warns Asherah of something called the deva'shi--a warrior loyal only to the demon lord, Asgeloth. Both Aeolmar and Latera suspect that there is more to this deva'shi than what Harek has told them, but before they can learn the truth, Parthalan's borders are attacked. Will Aeolmar and Latera be able to stop the deva'shi in time, or is it a distraction to hide Harek's true plans?

Rise of the Deva'shi

Book three of the Chronicles of Parthalan
Publisher Bellatrix Press

Jennifer Allis Provost Social Media

Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

March 2, 2017

To Love a Reckless Lord @Collette_Author #RLFblog #historical

Entertaining, mesmerizing laugh-out-loud Regency Romance romps.
The first three full-length installments of the Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Series featuring devilish rogues and the capricious women who capture their hearts.

To Love a Reckless Lord, Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Collection

Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry
Brooke Culpepper resigned herself to spinsterhood when she turned down the only marriage proposal she’d likely ever receive to care for her family and farm. Heath, Earl of Ravensdale is none-too-pleased to discover five young women call the estate he won and intends to sell, their home. Desperate, pauper poor, and with nowhere to go, Brooke proposes a wager. His stakes? The farm. Hers? Her virtue.
Blythe: Schemes Gone Amiss
Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London for a Season. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe, the one man she detests, to assist with her Come Out. Haunted by childhood trauma, Tristan, the austere Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgment, does he agree to aid his closest friend in presenting the Culpeppers to the ton?
Brette: Intentions Gone Astray
A rogue turned rector, Alexander Hawksworth, prefers soirĂ©es to sermons and parties to prayers. After unexpectedly inheriting an earldom, he determined to make the precocious and petite, Brette Culpepper, his countess—Until he’s accused of murdering the previous earl. Brette adores London Society, but her world is titled on its axis when rumors circulate she’s a peer’s illegitimate granddaughter. Worse, a newly appointed guardian intends to force her into wedding an elderly lecher.
Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Blue Rose Romance

Collette Cameron’s Social Media

A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.
Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.
Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You'll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

March 1, 2017

#Romance Lives Forever @AlexaAston @AuthorNicMorgan @VickiBatman @LizziTremayne #RLFblog

The Top Blogger for this month is Alexa Aston, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

About Alexa Aston

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 cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to each one!
1. Alexa Aston
2. Nicole Morgan
3. Dena Garson
4. Kate Hill
5. Vicki Batman
Honorable mention: Kayelle Allen

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 winners are:
Vicki Batman
Lizzi Tremayne
Jennifer Loring

Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger's FAQ page and optional interviews.

Each post is featured on the Romance Lives Forever Pinterest board within a few days after it goes live.

Be a Guest Author

Romance Lives Forever uses Signup Genius to schedule guests. The system also reminds authors of their visit. One post is available each day. Once you choose a date, no one else will be able to take it. You can sign up for more than one visit; however, each visit must be in a different month.
January - April
March - June
July - September
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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:
Anne Kane, Barbara White Daille, Cadence Denton, Ciara Gold, Collette Cameron, DP Denman, Elizabeth Harmon, Erzabet Bishop, Ginger Monette, Jessica Ingro, Kathy Kulig, Kristina Knight, Kryssie Fortune, Laurel Richards, Livia Quinn, Marci Baun, Milou Koenigs, NJ Walters, Veronica Scott