March 17, 2017

Rock Her Hard @AlyHaleAuthor #RLFblog #rockstar #romance

Welcome Alyson Hale author of Rock Her Hard, a new alpha male rockstar romance.
Why did you write this book?
The story and characters (Jace and Kyri in particular) gripped me, plus there were a lot of accompanying stories with the supporting characters. It made for a great rockstar series, and I love rockstars, so I couldn’t wait to get started.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary/Erotic Romance, Classics, Dystopian.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables).
What are you working on at the moment?
The next book in the Rock Her Series is called Rock Her Wild. I’m writing Damien and Alex’s story.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Rock Her Wild, possibly Rock Her Long (Book 3), and a Christmas novella, A Boss For Belle.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Contemporary, Rockstar Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Special Preorder Price $0.99 - Price will go up to $2.99 a few days after release
I'm a lone wolf, a lost cause. Pushing people away has become an art form for me. I was doing well at shutting down my heart until I met her. Now I'll risk everything I've built just to have her by my side.
I didn't come to Georgia looking for love...
When my band manager asked us to travel to the US on a personal errand, I never imagined I'd get caught up in a scheme to reunite a father with his estranged daughter. Our deal was I'd seduce her into coming on the road with us, and then he'd have a chance at winning her over and getting his family back. The only problem is it's become so much more than that...
Kyri Calloway is everything I didn't know was missing from my life: sweetness, softness, and plenty of sass. She's a fiesty Irish redhead with curves that go on forever, my ultimate fantasy...yet she won't stop running away from me. My girl is convinced I'm going to leave her heart in a million shattered pieces the way her father did, but what she doesn't know is I never plan to let her go.
I'm not finished with her. Not by a long shot.
And I won't stop chasing her until she's mine, completely, body and soul.
Forever.
NOTE: This 18+ novella is sexy, sweet, and full of sass, just like every perfect Southern Belle should be. Your heart is safe reading this book; there's no cheating, a protective alpha male, and a guaranteed HEA--no cliffhangers!
Publisher: Fatebound Publishing

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Alyson Hale is a naughty little minx who lives in an undisclosed location in the American South. Her weaknesses are rock stars, military men, and alpha males. If your significant other gets laid after reading one of her books, she feels like she’s done her job right. Follow Aly if you love wall-of-muscle, well-endowed book boyfriends who make you weak at the knees!

March 16, 2017

Anchor Leg: An LGBT #SciFi Novel @JackCroxall #RLFblog #LGBT

Humanity has spilled out into the solar system, into a succession of giant space stations known as the Relay. Seren Temples is a security apprentice running the Relay's Anchor Leg. Her ship forced off course, sensors detect an automated distress signal. The ship responsible for the signal is a zero-G graveyard. Inside its vast hold, nothing but a single vial of frozen blood.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

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Author and scriptwriter Jack Croxall was trained as an environmental scientist, but soon realized a life in the lab wasn't for him. After discovering a passion for writing he's now an author, blogger and budding scriptwriter. He works in multiple genres but, whatever he's writing, he always tries to ensure that he's telling a good story with recognizable characters and relevant themes at its core. After all, fiction has a lot to say about the real world. He loves books, films and the outdoors.
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March 15, 2017

Writer Tip: Maintaining Tension, by Kaylin McFarren @4kaylin #authortips #RLFblog

How do you maintain tension when writing suspense stories?
After attending dozens of writing workshops and numerous conferences, I compiled a list of rules that I depend on daily when writing romantic suspense. These recommended guidelines are a great tool for creating tension and expectation, which is essential to keeping your readers turning those pages!
Remember to show, don't tell! I’ve heard this over and over again and it is the most common mistake among new writers. The fewer blocks of description or passive writing you include, the better. Avoid "info dumps" where you include sections of research information and background details you might consider important. This will only serve one purpose: bringing your story to a screeching halt and turning it into a boring textbook. Instead, focus on current events or the overall point of your story by including realistic dialogue and fun, action-packed scenes.
Make sure to create a “believable” threat or frightening dilemma, such as a kidnapping, unexploded bomb or an impending disaster. You might add a psychological danger such as the loss of a job or dying family member. The trick is to make the threat relevant and potentially devastating to your main characters.
When things seem to go wrong, they can only get worse, which is a great plan of attack for keeping your reader’s interest. Ask yourself, "What would people do in this situation?" Then have your character do the unexpected, open the wrong door or make the wrong choice, leaving them facing the consequences of their actions.
In suspense pacing is by far the most important aspect of your story. A common practice is to increase tension by shortening your phrases and dialogue. While lengthy sentences add a more relaxed mood to your story, short choppy ones read faster and help make scenes more suspenseful. But don’t get carried away and make the mistake of wearing your readers out by keeping action rolling at fever pitch. As in “real” life, characters need to catch their breath after an exhausting action scene.
Determine the timeline for your story, remembering that quick scenes or episodes that occur in a matter of hours or over the course of a day are far more suspenseful than scenes taking place over several days, weeks or months.
Lastly, be sure to end each chapter with a great hook or final line to keep readers from putting your book down. This could be a revelation, unanswered question or sudden discovery that can only be answered or revealed by reading further. The best suspense stories leave readers hungry for knowledge and anxious to know where the story’s ultimately leading.

Kaylin McFarren

Book: Severed Threads
When true love's found, death has no end.
Believing herself responsible for her father’s fatal diving accident, Rachel Lyons has withdrawn from the world and assumed a safe position at a foundation office. When called upon by a museum director to assist her former love interest with the recovery of a cursed relic from a sunken Chinese merchant ship, she has no intention of cooperating – until her brother is kidnapped by a drug-dealing gangster. In order to save him and gain control over her life, Rachel must not only overcome her greatest fears, but also relive the circumstances that lead to her father’s death.
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