November 30, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Denise Rossetti author of Mine to Keep @deniserossetti #RLFblog #SFR

Mine to Keep by Denise Rossetti
Mine to Keep
by Denise Rossetti 
Denise Rossetti author of Mine to Keep answers five easy questions to help readers get to know them better.

Author Bio

When Denise Rossetti was very small, she had an aunt who would tell her the most wonderful fairy tales all original. She grew up, as little girls do, but the magic of story still dazzles and enthralls her. In person, she's small and noisy and tends to wave her hands around a lot, which can be unfortunate if the tale she's telling happens to have explosions in it!
Reviewers describe Denise's books as "darkly intense, warmly romantic, and blazingly erotic". She's a proud recipient of the Australian Romance Readers Association award for Best Erotic Romance and a two time winner of the Passionate Plume award from Romance Writers of America.
What's your favorite down-home family style meal?
Anything my husband cooks. He does all the cooking (and shopping) – and no, you can't have him. Heh, heh. The poor man learned how to cook in self-defense not long after we were married and I've been grateful ever since. He does a fabulous lamb roast, the darling.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Anything I can't cook myself – which leaves the field wide open! I have such a shocking sweet tooth that I generally turn the menu over and start with the desserts. Seems only sensible to me!
Describe the perfect vacation.
I love learning cool new things. My idea of heaven is to be somewhere that's not only beautiful, but interesting, with tour guides telling me fascinating stuff, making everything come alive. Wonderful experiences every single day.
What are your hobbies?
Well, reading's a no-brainer. I'm also a knitter, have been since I was a kid. I'm currently obsessed with knitting socks and also with learning maths. I'm much better at one than the other – guess which!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Would I Lie To You? (Eurythmics) Oh yeah, Peter totally would!

About the Book

Title Mine to Keep
Genre Sexy Sci-Fi Romance
Author Denise Rossetti
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
He's all puppy charm, but he smiles like a wolf. Trust him? She'd have to be out of her mind.
All Sandy wanted was some R&R in Sydney before joining the Earth Ship Siren as head of Military Police. What she gets is a night of mystery and pleasure with a man so wickedly fascinating he can't possibly be law-abiding.
For professional con man Peter Stanton, Master Sergeant Alanna Sanderson, with her kick-ass body and cool blue eyes, is the most fun he's ever had. Eight months later, on the Siren, he gets to meet her again, but now he's Prisoner 141, and they're out among the stars, half way to the penal colony on Solitaire.
When a micrometeroid shower strikes the convoy, Sandy and Prisoner 141 are stranded on a stricken ship. Will he pull off the ultimate confidence trick and sacrifice Sandy for his freedom?
If only she could command her heart as easily as she wields her stun gun, because when he betrays her, as he surely must, she's going to have to kill him.

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November 29, 2014

Urban Fantasy: Beast Coast by JC McKenzie @JC_McKenzie #RLFblog #PNR

Beast Coast by JC McKenzie
The signs in the zoos saying 'Don't Poke the Dangerous Animal' never applied to Andy McNeilly.

About the Book

Title: Beast Coast
Series Name: Carus Series, Book Two
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Editor: Lara Parker
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor of DCA Graphics
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
When Master Vampire Lucien Delgatto threatens her potential mate Wick's life, Shape Shifter Andrea "Andy" McNeilly will employ a den of witches, a bedazzled thong, and her ability to shift into multiple animals to meet his demands. She plans to keep Wick safe—even if she's not speaking to him. Lucien's unwelcomed control over Wick's life has thrown Andy into a whirlwind of emotions.
Though Wick vows to do whatever it takes to earn Andy's forgiveness and win back her trust, it may be too late. This recent conflict awakens something within Andy, an animal she's never learned to control. For hidden beneath all her forms is a beast whose anger and brutality rivals none.
And she's pissed.

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About the Author:

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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November 28, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Kayelle Allen author of A Romance for Christmas #RLFblog #HolidayRomance

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen
A Romance for Christmas
by Kayelle Allen
Kayelle Allen, author of A Romance for Christmas answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better. Kayelle is a best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.
Who is your "book boyfriend" (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I have a real yen for Roarke, from JD Robb's In Death series. But don't let Lt. Eve Dallas know. *wink*
What's your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
I have more than one. I (try to) keep up with #Loki and #Thranduil, and also #MFRWauthor #amreading and #ASMSG. I built a Paper.li newsletter that combines the first two. Loki's Army Recruiters http://paper.li/kayelleallen/1383533309
What are your hobbies?
I've been collecting the In Death series by JD Robb (39 as of this date), and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward. Hmm... I must have a thing for authors with J names and four-letter last names. Anyway, I challenged myself to find these books secoond hand rather than new. So I visit used book stores, Goodwill stores, and places like Second and Charles. I keep a list and cross them off as I go. Once I have all the books, it's only a matter of keeping up. And I'm scouting for new and prolific authors to watch. Suggestions welcome.
What kinds of things do you read when you're researching a new book?
I just bought two Astonomy magazines which I will read cover to cover. I also pick up Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and similar magazines. They help me keep up with current technology. When you write science fiction you have to know what's new. Scifi is often an extrapolation built on the now. If we have this, what will it be used to do? The book I'm talking about this time is contemporary -- not scifi, but my primary writing is science fiction romance.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
The theme from Cops! "Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? What you gonna do when they come for you?" Scott Gregori is one of his hometown's finest boys in blue.

About the Book

Title A Romance for Christmas
Genre Contemporary Holiday Romance
Author Kayelle Allen
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.
A sweet holiday romance showcasing love, loss, and the spirit of giving.
It's Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

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November 27, 2014

For Friends of #RLFblog: A Thanksgiving Poem #ThanksgivingDay

A fitting poem about luck and being thankful, just in time for Thanksgiving Day. Thank you to each of you who make Romance Lives Forever a wonderful place to be all year long.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, safe holiday.
-- Kayelle Allen

Thankful for Turkeys 

Thankful

(author unknown)
Week before Thanksgiving,
I limp around real strange.
Huddle in the corner,
As though I have the mange.
All the other turkeys,
Just gobble, gobble on.
I'm silent, and I act
As if my gobbler's gone.
Everyone is thankful
On Thanksgiving Day.
Friday it's forgotten.
You all go on your way.
I know what thankful is
So listen when I say.
"It's great to be a turkey,
After Thanksgiving Day."


November 26, 2014

Sizzling Fantasies... With Bite by Nancy Corrigan @Nancy_Corrigan #RLFblog #PNR

Beautiful Mistake by Nancy Corrigan 
Nancy Corrigan is a lover of coffee, tattoos, all things spooky and scary. She believes in writing epic tales of love that take my readers on an erotic, romantic and fantasy-filled journey of finding a happily-ever-after. She's also a wife, mother of three and a chemist with an overactive imagination.

Explore the Royal Pride Series by Nancy Corrigan.

Beautiful Mistake

Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.

After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.

Favorite Obsession

Centuries after what should have been a blessing from a goddess, Mira has gone from the chosen daughter to a woman shamed. She’s found a tentative peace among her family and the females they’ve chosen to mate. And despite the potentially fatal consequences, Mira has found the one thing she never thought she’d have—love. Josh is the only male she’s ever wanted, desired and burned for, and he’s the only man she can never hope to keep.

Favorite Obsession by Nancy Corrigan 
One glance into Mira’s exotic feline eyes and Josh is lost. She’s everything he never knew he wanted and loving her becomes a passion he can’t deny. The obstacles keeping them apart seem insurmountable, but Josh knows he’s the man Mira needs. With every passionate encounter, every stolen touch, his certainty that he and Mira belong together grows. He’ll defy every shifter decree and fight to his dying breath to convince those around them of the truth—Mira belongs to him, mind, body and soul.

Author Bio

Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. She enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.
She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she's not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

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November 25, 2014

Cover Love: Kaden's Reprieve by Dariel Raye @pendarielraye #RLFblog #PNR

Kaden's Reprieve by Dariel Raye
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Kaden's Reprieve.

She needs a safe haven, he wants his freedom. Add a supernatural matchmaker and an unexpected mentor, and their lives will never be the same.
Tanya has been running for her life for two years, but when Ms. Lillian, owner of the exclusive "Heaven's Touch" match making service, graciously gives her a week's stay at her private bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, FL, she seizes the opportunity to escape to a possible hideaway.

Kaden is of a rare and precious race prized for extraordinary abilities. He is also half-demon, remanded to Kushiel's custody centuries ago. Allowed leave from Hell twice a year, three days each time – Beltane, and Samhain, his life thus far has been filled with slavery, torture, and despair, and he is nearly convinced that his soul is beyond redemption. Still, he longs for freedom. Can Tanya redeem him? Can Kaden dare hope for a reprieve?

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November 24, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Jacquie Biggar author of Tidal Falls @jacqbiggar #RLFblog #romsuspense

Tidal Falls by Jacquie Biggar 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Jacquie Biggar.

This interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Answer any five of these. Please put your answer on the line below the question.
What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
Chinese, love the stir-fry veggies
Who is your "book boyfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
That's easy, Sam Starrett from Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter Series.
What were you like when you were in school?
The wallflower, for sure. I hated to stand out in a crowd, still do.
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Depends who's with me,
What was your favorite book as a child?
Black Beauty, love anything to do with horses.

About the Book

Title Tidal Falls
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Name Jacquie Biggar
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Marine Sgt. Nick Kelley lives life one day at a time. Returning to a hero's welcome after he and his service dog, Jake, get too close to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, he craves space from all the hoopla. Using the excuse of therapy, they escape to Tidal Falls, a small mountain town on the northwest coast.
Sara Sheridan is on the run from an abusive marriage, and dreams of a safe sanctuary for her and her six year old daughter, Jessica. Crossing the country in search of the perfect place to disappear, they stop in Tidal Falls, Washington. The town welcomes them, and they settle down to a new life.
Sara's landlady, an inveterate matchmaker, hires one of her new tenants, Nick, to do repairs on Sara's house and the sparks fly.
Can these two work through their emotional issues and find a life together? Or will Sara's ex-husband catch up to her and destroy everything they've built?

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November 22, 2014

Character Interview: Karen from Stormy by Tina Gayle @AuthorTinaGayle #RLFblog #Contemporary

Stormy, by Tina Gayle 
Welcome author Tina Gayle, here to share a character interview from her book, Stormy.

Title Stormy
Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author Tina Gayle
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A widower, a divorcee, co-workers, lovers... a future together... marriage?
Consoling each other for years over each other's misfortune, Karen and Daniel turn a friendship into a weekend of unbridled red-hot passion. The heat between them leads to thoughts of a future together. That is…
Until children, an ex-husband, an unexpected heart-attack, a conniving trophy-wife, guilt and personal choices come between them. Will the heat of their passion, let them break from the past and move into the future?

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About the Character

Name: Karen Barr
Age: 46
Gender: female
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Profession: Administrative Assistant
Ethnicity/Species (if not human):
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: 5'7" 156, auburn hair, hazel eyes,
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Daniel Slater
What is your character's family like?
Karen is divorced and is trying her best to keep her grown children in her life.
Does she have children?
Yes, two children a boy, Carson is in college while Jillian has graduated. She is engaged and planning her wedding.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Karen wants to believe she was right in divorce her husband after she found him in her bedroom with another woman. Her husband claimed nothing happened but she didn't believe him and tore her family apart by insisting on a divorce.
What past event causes your character the most fear?
Because of her husband's disloyalty, Karen is uncertain if she can give love another chance. After all, she made a mistake in trusting one man, who says she won't do it again.
What is your hero's biggest personal flaw?
Her inability to let go of the past and step toward the future without regrets.

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

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Tina liked the fact that I was an older woman struggling with giving love another chance. She understood there are lots of women like me who may want to fall in love again but are uncertain about letting go of past mistakes.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
My doubts about whether or not I should have given my husband another chance before I demanded a divorce.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
She loves sharing the emotion a person goes through when they are working through the process of falling in love.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I'm trying to convince her to write another that tells more about Jillian's wedding and my sister's love affair.

Author Bio

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loves to escape into the world of books.
After years of working in the business world doing a variety of jobs, she decided to try her hand at writing and hope to incorporate the joy of being a mother into her books.
Currently working on a series about four executive wives, she is excited about combining elements of women fiction with the passion of romance. The first three books have been released and the last one is coming out in 2014.
She's also started a paranormal romantic mystery series called the Family Tree series. With a family of spirits guiding the lives of their keeper, Amber has a number of tasks to accomplished like solving a two hundred year old mystery.
Married twenty-five years, she and her husband love to travel and play golf. She can't wait for Mike to retire so they can do more of both.
Read the first chapter of any of her books by visiting her website.

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November 21, 2014

Character Sketch: Cal from Semper Fi by Keira Andrews @keiraandrews #RLFblog #LGBT

Semper Fi 
Title: Semper Fi
Genre: Historical m/m romance
Author Name: Keira Andrews
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Blurb:
The war is over. The battle for love has just begun.
As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.
But when Jim's wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn't know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he's determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend's support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?

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About the Character

Name: Cal Cunningham
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Birthplace: New York City
Profession: Former banker and newbie apple farmer
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Around 6 feet, 200 lbs. Lean and muscular. Dark eyes and dark, thick hair. Dimples.
Who is the significant other in your character's life?
Best friend Jim Bennett is definitely Cal's significant other, but their relationship has always been platonic, much to Cal's anguish.
How does your hero dress?
He's in a WWII Marine uniform in the flashbacks to the war, and at the orchard he wears jeans or khakis with button-front work shirts or T-shirts.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Cal is a Princeton grad, and is very intelligent. He could have easily had an officer's commission in the war, but joined the Marines to rebel against his father.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He's very wealthy, but is content living a simple life at the orchard with Jim.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Probably his people skills. Cal's charismatic and funny, and is a smooth talker.
What is your character's family like?
Oy vey. His parents are rather cold, and he isn't close to his much-younger sister. He's clashed with his father—and his father's expectations—his whole life.
Does he have children?
No, and when Cal moves to the orchard to help Jim, he has no experience dealing with children. Eight-year-old Sophie isn't as easily charmed by Cal as most people, and he has to learn how to deal with the complexity of kids.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Definitely! He's kept his deep love and attraction for Jim secret since their days at boot camp.

Author Bio

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy and paranormal fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, "The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means." You can find out more about Keira and her books at her website, and on Facebook and Twitter.

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November 20, 2014

Mustang Maddy by Kacey Hammell @KaceyHammell #RLFblog #erotic

Mustang Maddy 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Mustang Maddy.

Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author Kacey Hammell
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Revved and Ready Book 2
Grey Burkhardt is an expert at a lot of things—including keeping his feelings for Madison Evans in check. Sexy as sin and sweet as honey, she's always revved his engine. But she's his next door neighbor. No way is he going to muck up friendly neighborhood relations just to satisfy the heat simmering between them.
Madison has never seen anything sexier than the tricked out GT Mustang Grey has been keeping under wraps—other than the glint of danger and intrigue in his eyes when he offers her a ride. Now is her chance to act on the deep passion she's harbored for him because this might be her one shot at taking control.

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November 19, 2014

Graffiti: Art or Vandalism? Naomi Bellina author of Don't Say No #RLFblog #graffiti

Don't Say No 
I read a book some time ago that featured taggers, or graffiti artists. I found the subject fascinating and had to do more research. According to an article at the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, there are four major types of graffiti, all problematic and some gang related. Then there are other articles like this one at Smashing Magazine, that portray graffiti as art. Check out the examples they show here, or these by female street artists. I wouldn't mind having some of this artwork on the building at my business.
If I did decide to decorate the outside of my shop, how would I go about finding a graffiti artist? An Internet search brought up a Facebook page, a Tumblr page, and many more sites all over the world. Not too many in my area, but I'm sure I could hunt one down, possibly listing themselves as a mural artist.
Beautiful as it is, sometimes the pictures are done without permission. In Don't Say No, unwelcome graffiti is painted all over the outside of a spa on grand opening day. Curse words, not beautiful pictures. My hero and heroine come up with a creative solution to solve the problem.
Have you ever seen graffiti that you'd like painted on your walls? Thanks so much for reading.

About the Book

Mixing business with pleasure has never been so much fun
Amber's life sucks. Her ex got her thrown out of college, then fired from her job. When she's hired for a mystery shopping assignment, she hopes this is exactly what she needs to kick-start her life and get her back on track.
Jaeger is all business when he hires Amber to check out the spa he's purchasing. If she can help him prove that the venture will be a success, then he can build his own future, not the one his family has mapped out for him. Becoming attracted to his sexy spy isn't part of the plan.
Amber can't see how she fits into Jaeger's world, and he's too uptight to ever fit into hers. Circumstances bring them together, in bed and out, but when a secret from his upper-class life is revealed, Amber must decide if she can trust him. Or is her life going down in flames all over again?
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About the Author

Naomi Bellina
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic
Naomi lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets but is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling and falling in love. So she lets them. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. She takes the opportunity to play whenever possible. Her motto: Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!

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November 18, 2014

Cover Love: Programmed To Please by Jenna Ives @jennaivesauthor #RLFblog #SFR

Programmed To Please 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today's featured book is Programmed To Please.

Book Programmed To Please
Author Jenna Ives
Genre Science fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Very human Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner is sent undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down the planet's most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. Jai's assignment is to use the Beautiful Dolls' legendary sexual techniques to coax information out of Marque on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.
Reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because with his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he's keeping – he can't afford to let a real woman into his life.
But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expect.
This book is a 2014 Holt Medallion merit award-winner.

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November 17, 2014

Character Interview Joe from Princess of the Light @NNP_W_Light #RLFblog #UrbanFantasy

Princess of the Light
Princess of the Light 
Please welcome author NN Light, who also happens to be a personal friend, and one of the editors for my business, The Author's Secret. Her book, Princess of the Light is helping people everywhere learn how to share food and to open their lives to help others. This post is a special character interview with Joe Deacons. 

About the Book

Title Princess of the Light
Genre Urban Fantasy Romance
Author N. N. Light
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God - yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she's thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.

Interview with Joe Deacons

Tell us about yourself, please.
My name is Joe Deacons and it's a pleasure to be here. I'm a little out of my element here but the author assured me this was all for the good of the story, calling me every woman's book boyfriend…whatever that means. Anyway, I am an urban planner for the city of Golden Lake. Oh and I am in love with Mary, the Princess of the Light.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
Believing in what I can't see or logically explain causes me great difficulty. Take Mary, for example. One day she tells me she is the Princess of the Light and knowing her as an honest person, I had no choice but to believe her. She is a faithful person and it wasn't until I saw a demon for the first time that I truly believed. Sometimes I am still amazed that she chose me to love… or maybe it was just meant to be.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
Losing Mary, either to death or to Than. Than is a big bad demon, second in command to Lucifer, and I see lust in his eyes when he spars with Mary. It makes my blood boil and I want to run a sword through him.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Mary is the most beautiful woman in the world and every day, I thank God for her. She brings such beauty to my life and loves me for me, not my parents' money. She tells me the truth and keeps me honest. She is brave, braver than me, and she makes me laugh. She's strong but she shows me her insecurities too. I'm a better man because of her and I love her so much.
What would that person say about you?
She would say I'm being modest and too reserved in this interview and that I'm her warrior and her strength. She boasts I'm her protector and I like that. What man doesn't want to protect those he loves? She would also say I have a heart of gold and I'm not afraid of anything.
What is your family like?
My father is the king of decorum and he believes in preserving the Deacons name, at all costs. My mother is a generous loving soul who could outdo Martha Stewart in a hostess contest. She has always been there for me and I love her dearly. My younger brother, Edward, is a historian and theologian. He is more like my father and that is fine by me.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
This actually happened to me in the book. A few years ago, a gold-digger named Leslie convinced me to marry her. She pretended to love me and I loved her. Two days before the wedding, she dumped me for another man. I was heartbroken and I vowed to never let another woman get close again.
Then Mary came into my life and the walls around my heart melted. I was happily in love and then BAM! Leslie shows up when least expected. For more, you have to read Princess of the Light.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Yes, I'm happy with how my story ended. There are a few surprises along the way and I can't wait for the next story. I keep nudging the author to have me more involved in the story but she refuses to listen to me.

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do.
I'm a storyteller who loves to write stories filled with high stakes, emotionally-charged conflict, earth-shaking romance and big bads.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I chose to write about Joe because I thought the world needed a hero who was strong yet willing to let the woman he loves be front and center. Love is not dead and neither is chivalry. He is Mary's partner, lover and warrior.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
I was surprised how caring he was. Even with all that was going on in the various battle scenes, his first reaction is to make sure people are okay.
Why do you write?
I write because I'm a storyteller. I have been blessed with the gift of writing ever since I was a little girl. I have all these stories that need to be told swirling in my head. I just have to get them down on paper. Finding time to write is the hardest part of being a writer.
What do you want to write next?
I'm in the process of writing book two in the Princess of the Light series. I also have a mystery swirling around that my muse insists is next to be published.
What other character from this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
I'd love to write more about Than. He is a demon from way back and in fact, used to be an angel. In Heaven, he was the Virgin Mary's Protector. But that was before the Rebellion. Now, he's Lucifer's second in command and he's a key player in the battle of good versus evil.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yes, I have currently five more books planned in the Princess of the Light series.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
As a thank you for your interest in my book and helping to support food banks worldwide, I am offering Princess of the Light (in both e-book and paperback) discounted early for Black Friday Deals! It is available for only $2.99 in e-book and $11.99 in paperback. This is a limited time offer so take advantage now! It makes a great holiday gift too!

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N. N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest.
Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 7,500 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

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November 16, 2014

Cover Love: Revenge, the Cowboy Way by PA Estelle @Pennystales #RLFblog #Cowboy

Revenge the Cowboy Way 
Today's featured book is Revenge the Cowboy Way.

When Brian Thornton is taken by surprise at gunpoint, while in the bed of a beautiful, wealthy woman, he swears his revenge. But when he learns his humiliation was at the hands of a young woman and a boy, his vengeance knows no bounds.
Joanna Simmons finds herself snatched out of her home and taken to Thornton's ship. Against her will, she travels to Texas, and then by wagon train to Bastrop, Brian's home town. Joanna finds acceptance and genuine friendship with the people of the town, down to Brian's sister, but the emotional war that wages between Brian and Joanna, keeps any kind of happiness at bay.
Revenge, the Cowboy Way, is the story of hate, love and revenge. The question is whose revenge is it?

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I'm Penny Estelle. I was a school secretary for 21 years, retiring in 2009. We moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ. We live on 54 acres in a very rural area. Actually we live "off the grid", on solar and wind only. A real adjustment for a city girl. I love it. Nothing like walking out your front door and hearing coyotes howl and seeing a sky bursting with stars. It is breathtaking! I write for all ages – from the very young, to the "Young at Heart" older folks! From time travel adventures to family drama and romances. Find out more about my books and myself at the sites below.

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November 15, 2014

5 Easy Questions: Kelley Heckart author The Bear Goddess @CelticChick #RLFblog #Fantasy

5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is Kelley Heckart.

What were you like when you were in school?
I was quiet and shy. My teachers wrote on my report cards that I needed to speak up more in class.
What is your favorite quote?
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Tolstoy
What was your favorite book as a child?
I started reading at age 4 so I don't remember what I liked then, but I do remember when I was a little older I liked the Nancy Drew series. I do remember a favorite book as a pre-teen: Where the Red Fern Grows. I also liked The Outsiders.
What was the last movie you watched (home or theater)?
Divergent. I liked it because there was a strong female heroine who wasn't afraid to fight back.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
My latest hero is a centaur shifter so I guess it would be a song about horses. Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones would be his ringtone. I love that song.

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Title: The Bear Goddess, Book 1: The Arcadia Series
Genre: Greek myths/fantasy
Author: Kelley Heckart
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Romance, fantasy and magic in Bronze Age Arcadia (Greece)
Forbidden love…Broken vows…Betrayal…
Callisto, the daughter of the great Arcadian King Lycaon and the nymph Maia, studied all her life to attain the high position of Bear Goddess among the nymphs of Artemis, taking a sacred vow of purity. But when she meets a mysterious man, her life changes forever.
Kasin is a prince among the fierce centaurs and one of few who can take human shape. A follower of Zeus, he is mystified to save a nymph's life and even worse, to fall in love with an enemy of the centaurs. He is torn between his duty to his people and his love for Callisto.
When the nymphs capture Kasin for their next sacrifice, his capture threatens to expose his secret connection with Callisto and her betrayal to Artemis. Soul bound to him, she cannot allow him to be sacrificed and helps him escape. Obsessed with having Callisto for himself, the god Pan is determined to kill the centaur. On the run from the nymphs, danger and betrayal follow Kasin and Callisto. To survive, they must evade Pan's vengeance as well as others who also want to keep them apart. Will their love for each other be enough to save them?

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The Bear Goddess will be available very soon at amazon.com in print and Kindle. To be notified of the release date, please join my special notices newsletter: http://kelleyheckart.com/Contact_Kelley_Page.html

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November 14, 2014

JoAnne Myers, Crime and Mystery Writer @scooterismine #RLFblog #mystery

Flagitious 
Title Flagitious
Genre crime/mystery anthology
Author JoAnne Myers
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Hello, and thank you for having me back. I will be awarding two people who comment a PDF or paperback of their choice. The choices are: Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery, Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology, Wicked Intentions-a paranormal anthology, Flagitious- a crime/mystery anthology, The Crime of the Century-a biography true crime, Twisted Love:12 cases of love gone bad-a biography true crime anthology, and Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.
Blurbs for Flagitious, a four crime/mystery anthology
"To Solve His Mother's Murder"
After his Air Force career was interrupted by his mother's untimely murder, Steven Moore returned home. Met with a cold reception of lies, secrets, and threats, he is determined too find Wanda's killer, even at the cost of his own life. Was Wanda a victim of the legendary Hatchet Man? Was this loving and devoted mother killed because of her shady past, or for her inheritance? Between finding the truth and falling in love, Steven stops at nothing, to solve his mother's murder.
"The Other Couple's Child"
Charlotte had it all. A loving and devoted husband. Supportive family and friends, and a house full of beautiful children. Everything was perfect for this Super Mom, until a medical procedure turns her life upside down, and spirals into a child abduction case. Time is running out. Will police arrive in time to save Charlotte and the other couple's child?
"3381 Market Street"
Katherine Sims, a young widow working for a brokerage firm in a small southeastern town, is tired of the excuses concerning Charlie's absence. She knows something terrible must have happened to her favorite nephew with the sad blue-eyes. After exposing the killer, Katherine's life is turned upside down and she finds herself fighting for her life. Filled with maniacal suspects, a Satanic Cult, and danger around each corner, this story depicts one woman's courage too avenge a child's murder, while finding unexpected love.
"The Tarot Card Murders"
New Detective, and ex-navel man, twenty-six-year-old Nick Difozzio, returns to his small county determined too abolish crime. Not until death knocked on his door, did he know the face of evil. Will the decorated veteran destroy the Lycanthropes, or will he succumb to their murderess desires and become one of them? He took an oath too protect, honor, and uphold the law, but can he defy the lust, riches, and power offered, or are the 'dark forces' stronger than his will?

Excerpt (from "3381 Market Street")

Leaning back against the side of the pool, Katherine stretched her long legs before closing her eyes. Suddenly, someone shoved her beneath the surface and held her there by her hair. Unable to breath, she scratched frantically at her foe's arm until her attacker released her. Popping up from her watery grave, she gasped for air, her eyes stinging from the chlorine. Temporarily blind, an alert staff member pulled her from the pool. Choking, and spitting water, she said, "Someone tried to drown me."
Looking about, the employee said, "Miss, there's no one else here."
"What about the mother and daughter I talked to?"
"What mother and daughter? The only other women here are with a group of senior citizens. They meet here every week for water exercises. It helps their arthritis."
"Where's Officer Schumacher? I'm leaving now," she said, stomping to her room.
Once inside her suite, she telephone Greg, but got his answering machine instead. Believing Jessie was behind the attack, she grabbed her suitcase and frantically packed. That was not to be. Elaine Moser tackled her from behind out of the closet, and began to strangle her. Unable to release Elaine's grip, Katherine ripped a button from her swimsuit. Using it as a weapon, she sliced Elaine's face with one hand, and followed with a hard-fisted, round-house punch with the other.
Frantic and breathing heavily, Katherine ran to the door, but found it double bolted. Suddenly, a knife flew at her and stuck in the door, narrowly missing her head. She turned on her heel and ran onto the balcony, screaming for help. Yanking the knife out of the door, Elaine charged at her a second time. Katherine leaped aside and Elaine plummeted over the railing, falling three stories.

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Author Bio

I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women's Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at:

Other Available Books

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery
Wicked Intentions- a paranormal anthology
Loves, Myths, and Monsters- a fantasy anthology
The Crime of the Century- a biography true crime
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between

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November 13, 2014

5 Easy Questions: JM Stewart author of Risking It All @JMStewartWriter #RLFblog #Contemporary

Risking It All 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick, easy, and fun. Today's guest is JM Stewart.

What is your go-to meal to order when you dine out? Your favorite "I know it will hit the spot" item.
Well, I had my gallbladder out a year ago and have since had to start eating healthier (aka boring. Lol). Low fat, low carb, gluten free. So right now, my favorite "dine out" meal would be a good grilled chicken salad. My favorite is the naked grilled chicken salad at Q-Doba. Before though? I didn't really have one. I like variety. But usually anything with chicken and pasta. Though I am fond a good teriyaki. Depends on my mood.
What were you like when you were in school?
Oh geez. I was that quiet girl in the back of the class trying not to be noticed. lol Not a geek, but definitely not popular either. I was a "band fag" (pardon the term; it's what we called ourselves) in high school. lol
Would you rather stay inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
Get out in it and build a snowman for sure. I don't like being cold, but when it snows, I'm still a kid at heart. I want to get out my gloves and boots and go throw snowballs. lol
What is your favorite quote?
From Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. It's a favorite because I can relate to him in this moment.
"Sassenach?"
"Yes?"
"Ye know the fortress I told ye of, the one inside me?"
"I remember."
He smiled without opening his eyes, and reached out a hand for me.
"Well, I've a lean-to built, at least. And a roof to keep out the rain."
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Something that would make people laugh when they heard it. Kyle's kind of a goofball. He's a great big kid at heart. Like that "Kung Foo Fighting" song, just because you couldn't help but laugh (at least, I couldn't) when it went off in a public place.

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Title Risking It All
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author JM Stewart
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
She's everything he wants…
For years, Kyle Morgan has hidden his true feelings from the gorgeous girl next door that he grew up loving and protecting. But when she shows up at his apartment in the middle of the night, desperately needing comfort and support, his iron will begins to waver…
…and the only thing he can't bear to lose.
Kyle was always the big brother Cecelia Anton never had, but suddenly her goofy best friend has become a sexy man she can't keep her thoughts—or hands—off of. As their deep connection melts into uncontrollable desire, Ceci is willing to put it all on the line for a shot at true love. Only Kyle is keeping a terrible secret about Ceci's past that could destroy not only their lifelong friendship but their happily-ever-after…
JM Stewart 

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