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Fiction Furbaby: Meet Eyrael from The Summoning by Linda Nightingale @LNightngale @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsLinda Nightingale, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

The Summoning by Linda Nightingale

Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Heather Morique is a witch. The problem is she doesn’t know it. Her husband Jahill was a refugee from an obscure branch of the Arawak Indians. After his death, mysterious whispers lure her to his homeland of Jamaica. Soon, she finds herself in a web of secrets, lies and illusions.
Jahill’s people worship Eyrael, the God of Wind and Sea, and his brother Sofiel, the God of Fire and Earth. The new Shaman has pitted brother against brother, and these two powerful spirits from an alternate universe fight to become the tribe’s ruling deity. Will light or darkness reign?
When Heather unwittingly summons Eyrael, these two unlikely soul mates face a dangerous fate. The chemistry between them is more disturbing than the long-buried secrets.

Meet Eyrael from The Summoning

Full name: EyraelFiction Furbaby: Meet Eyrael from The Summoning by Linda Nightingale @LNightngale @RobsRescues #RLFblog #Pets
Nickname: Eyrael
Gender: Male
Species: Horse
Physical description: Large black horse with long mane and tail (Friesian)
Relationship to main character: He is the hero
Relationship to the villain/antagonist: Brother
Where this furbaby came from: Another dimension

What inspired you to create this character?
A picture of a beautiful Friesian horse (black with long mane and tail) pictured like Pegasus with mammoth wings in flight.
What does the main character think about this furbaby?
The furbaby is the hero. He considers the flying horse a physical representation to his people of his deity. At first, the heroine is afraid of him but when he fights to protect her and her whisks her to safety on his beautiful black wings, she falls in love with this aspect of her rescuer, a dynamic shapeshifter.
What does the villain/antagonist think about this furbaby?
In this world, the Shaman has pitted brother against brother, and Sofiel, the villain, dislikes any battle with the winged horse. He has wings and he has the weight and speed to be a formidable opponent for Sofiel’s own equine form—a more agile but slenderer Arabian.
How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?
The main character, the heroine falls in love with him. His worshipers prefer this shape when he is not in human form.
What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?
The beach, places outside, since the shape is a horse. Although, he can navigate indoors as long as there is enough room.
What does this furbaby add to the story?
He is the hero, and the shape of the Friesian adds the charm of the horse. Most people are drawn to the horse. Even those afraid of them, see them as beautiful and powerful. Eyrael’s equine manifestation brings the heroine to trust him quicker than his natural form—a human man with long hair the color of seafoam and crystalline eyes.
What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?
He is a beautiful, gentle and kind in animal form as he is in human form. The Friesian which inspired the shapeshifter’s shape is a docile and stunning horse.

For Shapeshifters

What triggers the shift from human to animal?
The shift is totally voluntary. In the first chapter, the choice is made because Eyrael is protecting the heroine against a dark spirit and his darker Shaman, trying to sacrifice her on a stone altar. He shifts to the shape his worshipers find most appealing in his deity.
How does the shifting process happen?
He pales to transparent, shimmers and reappears as the other shape/
How does the human character think and feel about the animal side?
Once she begins to trust Eyrael, Heather, the heroine, falls in love with his equine manifestation. She asks him again and again to shift to the horse, but in the story, he never does again because the battle and the danger have escalated to the human level requiring planning ad split-second decisions. In animal form, he thinks and feels as he would in human form.
In what ways are the human and animal characters different in belief and needs?
Is the shifting process part of a deeper, mystical process (i.e., moon phases, rituals, life events)?
No, it is totally voluntary, though he and his followers worship at the full of the moon on the beach by his sea.

Where to buy The Summoning


Linda Nightingale Social Media

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.
Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a legal assistant and loves events with her car club. The stars in her crown are two wonderful sons. In a former life, she must have had to walk everywhere because today she is into transportation with fine taste in expensive horses and hot cars! She likes to dress up and host formal dinner parties.
Website – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog – Lots of interesting guests & prizes

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.


Read Break Through the Ice by Rachell Nichole @RachellNichole #Suspense #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogIt’s #FreeBook Friday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free reads and downloads. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Break Through the Ice by Rachell Nichole. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Break Through the Ice by Rachell Nichole

When Jasmine Graves is invited to the set of the movie based on her book series, she thinks all her dreams have come true. The Vince Demarco, the man she’s based her hero on for the past seven years, will be there and she can’t wait to meet him. Little does she know that she’ll have to face her worst fears to keep her leading man.
Vince Demarco has never been as intrigued by a character or an author before being introduced to the haunted werewolf he’s been cast to play. So when he comes face to face with its creator, Jasmine Graves, he’s awestruck. But he fears an author who’s a reported recluse will want nothing to do with the paparazzi madness and crazy shooting schedule that comes with dating a movie star.
Neither one can deny the almost animal attraction that overwhelms them at first contact. But can an author and her muse breakthrough the barriers between them, or will the heat between them turn to ice in the winter cold of the Adirondack Camp?
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Daughter of the Dark Moon by Holly Bargo

Worlds fear the powerful, ruthless, and cold-hearted Unseelie king. Deposed and his kingdom conquered, Uberon answers the call of a young human woman’s soul and claims her as his mate. Corinne’s clever mind captivates him, her compassion intrigues him, her beauty enchants him, and her body stokes his libido like nothing else ever did or could.
Discovering that myths and legends really are based in fact, Corinne soon learns her fate as the Unseelie king’s chosen mate and the consequences of fae immortality as she adapts to a new world and her relationship with Uberon develops. She revels in Uberon’s passion and shoulders the burden of power and responsibility beyond anything she ever dreamed.
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He’s hurt her in the past. Can she trust her heart to him again?
During an age of chivalry they were sweethearts, planning a future together in England.
Headstrong and proud, Catherine Sudfield remembers everything about Stefan Boswell. And she loved him in spite of his poverty and lack of nobility. The restless Gypsy rogue’s powerful good looks and promises of love were more than enough to satisfy her youthful dreams.
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A beautiful life at the beach is marred when Jack has a heart attack on the train from Manhattan and his wife and his two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other.
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What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
Known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos, Pietas is the most powerful of all the Ultras. This 7′ tall warrior has platinum hair and eyes the color of raw turquoise. His beauty is legendary. So is his prowess at war. A scientist, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover, this immortal understands the need to accept what life throws his way, to embrace change, and take destiny into his own hands.
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Is It True: Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender @marielavender1 #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Marie Lavender, author of Blood Instincts, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy with a futuristic angle. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Blood Instincts by Marie Lavender

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Enter the Other World at your own risk…
What if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human?
Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.
Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Soon, she discovers that there is so much more to meeting Oliver than mere happenstance.
Can Myah accept her new reality, or will she retreat into that normal, safe world she once thought was her own?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, I have been published since 2010.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, this novel is book two of the Blood at First Sight Series. This will be a trilogy when it’s all finished.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
LOL. Some sleep, yes. Often my characters keep me awake and won’t shut up until I write a scene or chapter.
you did research for this book?
Yes, I always do research for the books I write.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Of course. What would a paranormal romance be without different creatures? The Other World, as I call it, is comprised of various supernatural species. Those that this book touches on are vampires, shapeshifters, witches, pixies and fairies.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, my books often cross genres. So there is definitely paranormal romance/urban fantasy with a hint of a futuristic realm.
you speak more than one language?
Sort of. Though I’m fluent in English, my Spanish is a bit rusty, and I only know a handful of French words.
you grew up where you live now?
Yes, I’m still in Indiana, in a small town.
you love to read?
Of course! I’ve always loved reading books. From the time I was a kid, my nose was buried in one. I found the fictional world a great escape.
you are never late?
Not because I want to be. I really hate being late, but sometimes it’s out of my hands. Or the muse has other ideas.
you love pizza?
I love pizza! My doctor has me on a gluten-free diet right now, though, so that puts a bit of a damper on things.
you love sushi?
Yes, I adore sushi. I think salmon or tuna might be my favorite, though I’m willing to try others. Just not the bizarre stuff.
you have a pet?
I have two cats, actually. Emma and Katerina (Kit Kat).

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Marie Lavender Social Media

Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, Upon Your Return, and 23 other books. Upon Your Love and The Missing Piece placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers’ Poll. Directions Of The Heart was nominated for the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK’s Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 Top 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. Directions Of The Heart placed in the Top 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Top 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe. Second Chance Heart and A Little Magick placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for Upon Your Return. Top 10 Authors on Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 24 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
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