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The Raven Witch of Corfu, Episode 1 by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #NewRelease #fantasyromanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Raven Witch of Corfu – episode 1 by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre Fantasy romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A terrible evil lurks in the mountain…
Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch.
When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her and won’t let them be…
Lizzie does her best to help her brother and do the witch’s bidding, too afraid of losing him again. New friends help them adjust and have some fun, and then love comes into her life to bring new hope. For the first time, it seems possible to fight off the witch. All she has to do now is trust enough…
Will she succeed? Will Corfu ever be again the perfect paradise she once knew?
“It’s a step up from Mills and Boon – much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it’s certainly a page-turner.” ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu”
This highly imaginative Greek fantasy romance will intrigue and uplift you, making it feel like you’re on the island, experiencing it all with your senses. It is also guaranteed to leave you longing for a visit to your closest Greek restaurant!
Why did you write this book?
The Corfiot village of Messonghi, where the book is set, is one of my favorite places. Tiny, quaint and evergreen, it seems like paradise on earth. I also have a strange affinity for the pyramid-shaped mountain that’s part of its coastal view. The mountain also featured in the first romance I wrote, The Ebb. In The Raven Witch of Corfu it is the place that hides the secret of the cave and the evil deeds of Phoni, the witch. It was my love for Messonghi that inspired the story one summer morning as I sat on the beach there and gazed at the mountain absentmindedly, as I often like to do. I have many readers, Brits mostly, who adore this part of the world like I do. I guess I wrote the book to please them, the way it pleases me to read it, now that it’s complete. It brings back the bliss of being there during the summer in sparkling colors…
What is your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy many different genres but if I had to pick one, I’d say paranormal stories with ghosts.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Froddo from The Lord of the Rings, which is one of my favorite books. That little guy didn’t stop at anything to protect what he loves. His story is very powerful and resonates deeply in me.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m not writing anything new yet, as I’ve literally just finished working on this new release. But I am already plotting my next novel in my head and hope to start writing soon. It’s a romance set in Greece, probably another romantic comedy as I really enjoyed writing The Amulet which is in that same genre.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I hope to publish two books late next year, both romances, and knowing me, they’ll probably involve a ghost, a Greek god, an angel or something whimsical like that. I think the world is magical, if only we believe it to be so, so can’t help adding to my creative mix a generous sprinkle of fairy dust
Thank you so much for this opportunity to present my new book to your readers, Kayelle! The Raven Witch of Corfu is published in 4 kindle episodes. The paperback will follow soon.

Where to buy The Raven Witch of Corfu – episode 1

Amazon (Episode 1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4V96RP
Amazon (Episode 2) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4W2M65
Amazon (Episode 3) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFF8Q8T
Amazon (Episode 4) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JW6SH1N

Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantics at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy and Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
Go here to grab FREE PDF books by this author: http://effrosyniwrites.com/free-stuff/
Website http://effrosyniwrites.com
Blog http://effrosyniwrites.com and http://www.effrosinimoss.wordpress.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/frostiemoss
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoreffrosyni
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/efrosinimoschou/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7362780.Effrosyni_Moschoudi
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/effrosyni
Newsletter http://effrosyniwrites.com/newsletter/

 

Moonlight and Moet by Madison Michael @madisonmichael_ #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Moonlight and Moet

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Can the Hottest Man Around Melt this Ice Queen’s Heart?
When her husband publicly cheats on her, Leigh Dobbs trades her humiliating reputation as an ice queen and a hometown that shuns her for the unknown of rural North Carolina. Taking over a small bed and breakfast, Leigh sets out to restore it, her dignity and her life. Excited at the prospect of adding more rooms and a full-service restaurant, Leigh’s big plans encounter the brick wall that is Caleb Rausch. Sparks fly even as Caleb votes no on the planning commission, crushing Leigh’s dreams.
Handsome powerhouse Caleb Rausch is a man on a mission, expanding his huge corporation without encroaching on the small town where it resides. His commitment to his products, employees and historic preservation are unwavering. What’s lacking is his commitment to one woman. Caleb is the most eligible bachelor in three states, dating celebrities and models, but never settling down. Until now.
Even as Caleb forces Leigh’s expansion plans on hold, the couple moves full-steam-ahead on their relationship, unable to resist the mutual attraction. So why, after a steamy night together, does Caleb disappear for weeks? Has Leigh put her heart out there again, just to be played?
Will the magic of a moonlit night be enough to kindle their love or will Caleb’s constant disappearing act prevent him from melting this ice queen’s heart?

Where to buy Moonlight and Moet

Amazon https://amzn.to/2T0DuaZ

Madison Michael Social Media

Madison Michael is an indie publisher, blogger and the author of the Beguiling Bachelor Series as well as the novella Desire and Dessert, from her sizzling B and B Billionaire Bachelor series.
A Chicago native and hopeless romantic, Maddy was raised on Chicago culture, fairy tales, great literature and swashbuckling movies. Maddy employs that history, writing steamy contemporary romance novels set against the sumptuous backdrop of Chicago’s elite society.
After receiving a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago, Madison abandoned her writing to find her way in the corporate business world. Daughter of a librarian, it was inevitable that she would return to the world of books.
Maddy writes from high above Chicago where she can stare at its gorgeous skyline or the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by feline assistants. When she is not writing,, Maddy can be found lost in a book, fighting for the rights of the mentally iil or dining on Chicago’s famous cuisine. Hot dogs and pizza, anyone?
Website http://madisonmichael.net/
Blog http://madisonmichael.net/category/mrm/
Twitter http://twitter.com/madisonmichael_
Facebook http://facebook.com/madisonmichaelromance
Amazon Author Page http://amazon.com/Madison-Michael/e/B01EVUGG6G

 

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Know the Hero from Slade by Julie Lence @julielence #RLFblog #Historical Western RomanceJulie Lence, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

Slade by Julie Lence

Slade Barlow discovers hiding out at Jill’s corn farm is more rewarding than stealing from the Arizona silver mines.
Genre Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Managing the farm since her pa’s death hasn’t been easy for Jillianne Prescott. The list of repairs is long and money is scarce. To add to her burdens is the deal Ma struck up with the sheriff. In exchange for food and a warm bed, the sheriff sends his prisoners to work the farm. Never one to bother with men, Jillianne is nonetheless thankful for the help, until, one by one, they run off. This latest one won’t be any different. Heavily muscled and full of tomfoolery, she has no doubt he’ll sneak off to Mexico before the sun rises. But when he proves her wrong, and takes it upon himself to find the coyote prowling the farm at night, Jillianne can’t help but admit there’s more to Slade than sinew and tomfoolery.
Be the guest at a necktie social or work at the widow Prescott’s farm? He might be an outlaw, and have a lot of faults, but stupidity isn’t one of them. Slade Barlow will hide out at the farm until tempers cool and then leave Texas for good, have the spread he’s been saving for. But the widow isn’t the frail woman he expected. And her daughter does things to his gut best left ignored. Then again, Jill has an intriguing birthmark. And curves his fingers itch to explore. Sassy and pretty, she’s the type of woman a man marries. Never one to favor a woman’s long list of rules, he’ll keep his distance, track down her coyote, and steal more than one kiss from her.

Know the Hero from Slade

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
It depends on where he is. If he’s in a town, Slade is likely to find the nearest poker game and gamble until dawn. If’s he’s out in the open, he’ll make camp and lounge by the fire until he falls asleep.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Jerky. It’s something he can easily stuff into his pocket or saddlebags and take with him.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Dark trousers, comfortable checkered shirt, his worn boots and Stetson.
Does he know how to fix things?
Slade can mend a fence line and build a porch; an old Colorado ranch hand taught him how to work with wood. But to fix something such as a cookstove or a chimney, he doesn’t have those skills.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
In Arizona territory, someone stole Slade’s poker winnings. Two outlaws blamed the theft on Roth, another outlaw with a reputation just as dangerous as Slade’s. Believing his buddies, Slade tracks Roth to Revolving Point, TX and discovers that Roth is now married. To lure Roth into the open and assure the outlaw returns Slade’s money, Slade breaks into Roth’s home and uses Roth’s wife as bait… and succumbs to a gunshot wound. He’s hauled off to jail, and the only thing saving him from Roth killing him, or the governor from throwing him in Huntsville Penitentiary since Roth’s wife is his niece, is notorious outlaw turned sheriff, Buck Grayson.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He’s not mean, but he doesn’t go out of his way to acknowledge them. Mostly he avoids eye contact and side-steps around them. He grew up in a brothel, left home when he was 18 and took on various jobs before turning to outlawing. None of which really put him in the company of children to learn how to interact with them.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
If he’s around a campfire, he’ll get the coffee cooking and feed his horse. In town, he’s likely to hit up the eatery, or the saloon, for coffee. On Jill’s farm, he’s milking the cow and prowling for her intruder before his morning coffee.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
He doesn’t concern himself with polite society, knows he’s rude and brash and prefers to keep that persona, until he meets Jill. Unwilling to cause trouble for her, or embarrass her, he tones down some of his brashness.
Valet or takes care of himself?
He takes care of himself. If he were ever introduced to a valet, he’d send the valet running for the hills.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
Open shirt. Slade has little use for fancy clothes.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Both.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair. He’s the type to poke fun at a wig, and any man who wears one.
Carriage or horseback?
He prefers horseback, but isn’t against riding in a carriage or a buckboard.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Slade

Amazon www.amazon.com/dp/B072Z13YRK

Julie Lence Social Media

Julie was born and raised in upstate New York. She married her high school sweetheart and accompanied him on his twenty-year career with the United States Air Force. Presently, she resides in the Pikes Peak region, where she’s a stay-at-home mom enjoying a career writing western historical romance.
Throughout her school years, Julie enjoyed reading and writing. A friend introduced her to the romance genre in the late 80’s and she was instantly hooked, crediting Judith McNaught and Johanna Lindsey as her inspirations to pen her own novels. As she puts it, Ms. McNaught’s voice is flawless and Ms. Lindsey’s Malory family is endearing and addictive. Combining her fondness for horses, John Wayne and the television series, Dallas, Julie settled into writing about cowboys, outlaws and the ‘old west’ early in her career.
Julie self-publishes her work thru Amazon and Create Space. She also designs her covers. When she’s away from her computer, she enjoys taking care of her family and home, exploring the Rocky Mountains and meeting fans of the romance genre.
Website www.julielence.com
Blog www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/julielence
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JulieLence/
Goodreads www.goodrreads.com/author/show/3019442
Amazon Author Page www.amazon.com/author/julielence
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/julie-lence

 

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