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Introducing Sara Woods from Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #PNR #MysteryLet’s meet Sara Woods from Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, a supernatural romnance/mystery, by Lyndi Alexander. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lyndi Alexander

Genre paranormal romance/mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Running away isn’t necessarily the answer.
In her mad rush to escape a failed marriage, Sara Woods takes the first job available and lands in the middle of a mystery. Her first assignment as a news reporter for the Ralston Courier is the investigation of a string of deaths, all young women, all her age.
She becomes a patient at the Goldstone Clinic, a local mecca of healing, to deal with chronic pain from her past. But all is not as it seems at the Goldstone, its doctors and nurses are all the picture of perfect beauty and health. Patients at the clinic first seem to get better, then they deteriorate. Sara enlists the help of Dr. Rick Paulsen, who teaches her how to access her internal power, skills she never knew she had, revealing secrets from her past. The closer they work together, the more she falls in love with him. Police officer Brendon Zale also takes an interest in Sara, but he acts like a stalker, watching her every move, and he won’t leave her alone.
As she digs deeper into the story, and more young women die without explanation, she tries to choose allies wisely, but not till the last confrontation does she discover the identity of her true enemy.
By then, it’s too late.

Introducing Sara Woods

Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 24

Gender: female

Birthplace: a small town in Pennsylvania

Profession: newspaper journalist

Ethnicity: Caucasian

What do you look like?

Petite, short dark brown hair, wide brown eyes. Not model-pretty, but I catch people’s attention

Who is the significant other in your life?

It used to be my husband Jesse. But that’s over. So now I’ve met Rick Paulsen, a tall young blond doctor with Brad-Pitt blue sapphire eyes—my downfall.

How do you dress?

Definitely casual and comfortable. The life of a reporter is pretty hectic. You never know where you’re going to end up in the course of a day, especially with an editor like mine. One minute you could be in City Hall and the next, in a cow barn!

On what special skills do you rely?

Mostly I work by my intuition—what I feel in my gut. When you’re working for a newspaper, sometimes you’re doing a story people want you to do, and sometimes you’re uncovering something awful. You have to know when people are telling you the truth. If you don’t think they are, then you have to cross-check and do your research to be able to bring your readers the truth.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I always have a pen and a notebook. You never know when you’re going to get a quote from someone—it’s important to have the reputation of getting things right.

Are you close to family?

No, my parents have passed on, and there really isn’t anyone else. That’s why I packed up and left Pittsburgh after the divorce. I had nowhere to “go home” to, so I just grabbed the first newspaper job I could find.

How well do you know your neighbors?

My landlady, Thelma McCracken, lives downstairs, and I have the apartment in the upstairs of her house. She used to be a reporter for the Courier back in the day, and she has a finger in just about every pot in town. She’s a great source for material, and she also worries about me like an old maiden aunt.

What would you like people who hear your story to know?

That you never know everything about someone, even if you love them with all your heart. Protect yourself and stay safe.

Where to buy Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Publisher http://www.hydrapublications.com/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJBD1U0

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-me-kiss-me-kill-me-lyndi-alexander/1112464898

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.

Website https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/love-me-kiss-me-kill-me/

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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2/

 

Is It True: Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #gayromance #newadultWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Valerie Ullmer, author of Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One), a contemporary new adult M/M romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One) by Valerie Ullmer

Genre: contemporary new adult M/M romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Cameron Hayes believed himself to be a dedicated friend and a good son but destined to be alone. Because in his twenty-one years, he’d never fallen for anyone. Dating never appealed to him when he would rather spend a night at home. Despite his friend’s best intentions for Cameron to find a hookup for the night, he stayed at the bar as he nursed a beer. And that’s when Cameron spotted him and everything he knew evaporated with one look.

Rylan Ellis wanted one night out without complications. To forget about his overwhelming responsibilities and stress at home. He loved to lose himself in the music and ignore everyone around him. But when he happened a glance at the bar and spotted the tall, broad, and sexy-as-sin man, he felt drawn to him.

Soon, Cameron and Rylan learn about each other and establish their lives together. They also have to deal with a group of well-meaning friends, loving parents, and unexpected friendships. But most of all, a dangerous threat that could tear their lives apart.

Will a chance meeting turn into something more?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No, Cameron and Rylan is my 13th.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, it is part one of a trilogy.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes, always. Even outlining, I never know where my characters will lead me.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I researched majors for my two protagonists and careers for them as well.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No, all human.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. Contemporary, M/M, New Adult

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I grew up in a small town. Now I live in the capitol of the state of Colorado.

you love to read?

Yes, so much.

you are never late?

This is a no. I hate being late but it happens.

you love pizza?

Yes

you love sushi?

Yes

you have a pet?

Yes. Maddie is our Rottweiler/Black Labrador mix who turned 11 in July. I love her and spoil her rotten every chance I get.

Where to buy Cameron and Rylan (A Chance Meeting Book One)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NJ2RQ91

Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes romances.
Contemporary, Paranormal, Erotic, and Gay.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab, Maddie. Valerie is addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
As a voracious reader, she’s believes that all writers are rock stars, and she hopes that people enjoy her stories as much as she loves the romance novels she’s devoured over the years!
Website http://www.valerieullmer.com
Blog http://www.valerieullmer.com
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Read Deadly Alpha Paranormal Romance by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #PNRBrenda Sparks, 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.

Deadly Alpha – Paranormal Romance

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Hot sex. No regrets. Vampire Marcus Botticelli has spent his life playing the role of the fun-loving playboy. Unfortunately, that lifestyle came to an abrupt end for Marcus when his life was turned upside down by his sire. Now in a new city, a new home, he hopes to make a fresh start.
Set on some big changes in her own life, Christina Prescott’s plans are sidetracked when she meets the rich and powerful Marcus. Though the nurse mends the Alpha’s broken heart, he isn’t the only one who needs healing when a depraved darkness seeps into their lives.
As passion burns between the two, evil works to smother the flame of love and separate the couple for its own gain. With his heartmate missing, Marcus fears his claim to everlasting love will be destroyed and he will be damned to a life of insanity without Christina.

Where to buy Deadly Alpha

Publisher https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/deadly-alpha-the-alpha-council-chronicles-book-2
Amazon http://mybook.to/DeadlyAlpha
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deadly-alpha-brenda-sparks/1122487540
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/deadly-alpha/id1032782985?mt=11
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/deadly-alpha

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Brenda has always loved all things spooky and enjoys incorporating paranormal elements in her writing. She refuses to allow pesky human constraints to get in the way of telling the story. Luckily the only thing limiting her stories is her imagination. Her characters are strong, courageous, and she adores spending time with them in their imaginary world.
Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ
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Read The Boardwalk by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #romance #mysteryKaren Cino, 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 Boardwalk by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romantic mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk as a way to keep active and have a semi normal social life. She meets up with the regular morning walkers, while enjoying the beauty of the beach and the scent of the ocean. To keep busy she started her own company, making beaded jewelry for parties and flea markets. Mario Morales is the hippy that plays acoustic guitar every morning at different ends of the boardwalk. The music captivates Brooklyn. Following the muse, she meets Mario who turns out to be a narcotics detective working undercover on a huge investigation. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while forming a romantic bond between them.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

My favorite meal is anything with eggplant, turkey meatloaf and chicken cutlets.

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is going to Sicily and sitting on the beach with my feet in the water of the Mediterranean. Throwing a backpack on and walking the narrow cobblestone streets, visiting street fairs and markets.

What are your hobbies?

I’m pretty boring. I enjoy walking, reading and watching the Hallmark channel and HGTV. In the summer, I do gardening and especially enjoy my herb garden.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I read Women’s Fiction and Cozy Mysteries. In between I’ll read Stephen King for a change of pace.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I do a lot of research on the internet. I also go out and scope the area I’m writing about. I like to write about places where people can relate to. Since I moved down to the New Jersey Shore, I have moved my characters from the Staten Island Boardwalk down to the white sands of the shore.

Where to buy The Boardwalk

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://amzn.to/2kdKsgn

Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/2kuH54T

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/611680

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is multi-published and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
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Gerall's Festivus Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere @VampWereZombie #RLFblog #NewRelease #FantasyRomance

Trees form a tunnel near to Palsjo Castle in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Rebekah R Ganiere, 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.

Gerall’s Festivus Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere

Genre Fantasy Romance /Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Not all nice guys finish last.

Gerall Gwyn has always been the kindest and gentlest Gwyn brother. Happy to take a backseat to his older and younger brothers boisterous personalities he’s content in the role of peacemaking diplomat. But when his family and their position as Lords of Westfall are threatened, Gerall is first in line to protect those he loves.

Eloa Lenter harbors a deadly secret. After two thugs almost kill her father, forcing him to go into hiding, she takes over the family business of running the Westfall bakery. In an effort to do more than simply scrape by, she uses every talent in her arsenal to make her pastries the best anyone has ever tasted- including using magick.

When Gerall meets the sweet and beautiful Eloa he knows that she’s the one he wants as his wife, but first he must get her to let him in. And when he discovers that some local thugs are extorting both her and other shop owners in town, he is determined to end the thefts.

But protecting Eloa as well as his family could cost both Gerall, and his brothers, more than just their stewardship over Westfall. It could cost them their lives.

Why did you write this book?

Gerall’s Festivus Bride is the seventh book in my Fairelle Series of Fairytale Retellings. The second book in the series is Snow the Vampire Slayer and she has 7 brothers. Each of her brothers is getting their own book. 2 are already in the series and this is the third. I wrote Gerall’s next because I love him as a character. He is gentle and loyal and smart. On the quiet side, but first in line to defend the right and stick up for the little guy.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love Fantasy. I also love Paranormal romance :)

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

That’s a tough one because there are so many. Tanis and Tasslehoff from DragonLance. Jack from Pillars of the Earth. Loki and Hulk from the comics. Scarlet Witch.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have 3 books in my dystopian Vampire series that I am finishing up edits on to release in the next month. I am also working on the next Fairelle book as well as a Contemporary Christmas Romance.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Gerall’s Festivus Bride – Thursday the 19th.
Reign of the Vampires – Thursday the 26th
Rise of the Fae – Thursday Oct 3
Vengeance of the Demons – Thursday Oct 17th
Christmas Lodge – Thursday in Novemeber

Where to buy Gerall’s Festivus Bride

Publisher Fallen Angel Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rebekah-R.-Ganiere/e/B00HMX1M3C

Rebekah R Ganiere Social Media

Rebekah is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting. Books in her popular fairytale retelling series Fairelle have won many awards including the Golden Palm and was a finalist for Rone Award as well as won Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington, and her new series Wolf River released in 2016. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series.
Rebekah is the former President of the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her teaching on SavvyAuthors.com or at RWA. Rebekah is also known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze, Fyrecon and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark and Book Lovers Con.
Website http://www.RebekahGaniere.com
Blog http://rebekahganiere.com/vampwerezombie-blog/
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Meet Remy from The Mortal Vampire in the Mystic Desire Anthology by Suzanne Smith @Suzanneromance #RLFblog #Paranormal romance.Welcome Remy from The Mortal Vampire in Mystic Desire, a new Paranormal Romance Anthology by Suzanne Smith and others.

Introducing Remy

Age: Three hundred years and counting. He’s immortal

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Unknown, as he has amnesia. He was found bloodied and battered, barely alive in a California gold mine by his vampire maker Dr. Merlot.

Profession: None.

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Pure vampire.

Please provide a physical description of your character.

Well over 6′ tall, with flawlessly smooth, pale skin, wavy, jet black hair and dark, piercing eyes. Athletic build, pretty buff, for being a vampire and having only a liquid diet.

Please tell us a little about your character.

Remy is a bit cocky and conceited. He has no qualms about sucking the life out of humans, who he considers inferior, until he meets the innocent and beautiful mortal Angela.

Who is the significant other in your character’s life?

Angela.

How does your hero dress?

Nice, but casual. Lived in jeans and silk jerseys, linen shirts. He doesn’t rely on his clothes to attract attention or make a statement. He is irresistible and he knows it.

What are the qualities of his voice?

Deep, rich, sexy. Saturated with testosterone. The kind of voice that hits you right in the groin area.

If you could only hear this character’s voice (but not see him) what characteristic would identify him?

Confident.

Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

He lives comfortably in a spacious condo on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. He could live in a mansion if he wanted to as he has made profitable investments in property in Chicago’s prestigious Gold Coast area and is in fact quite wealthy.

Does he have children?

As a vampire, he doesn’t have children, but he feels a strong affection for kids. He has never been able to bring himself to harm a child. Unfortunately, everyone else is fair game.

What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?

Honestly, blood. He’s hungry. But when he meets Angela, that turns to lust, then, the need for intimacy.

How does your character handle challenges?

Well, because he is such a powerful vampire, the only person in his circle that presents a physical challenge is his maker, Dr. Merlot. It pisses Remy off a little bit to know that Merlot could best him in a fight. But, he has the good sense to avoid going toe to toe with Merlot. He is also faced with the personal challenge of not being able to consummate his love for Angela, which he deals with by sheepishly running away when they are on the verge of making love. He only leaves to protect her but she doesn’t know that, so he comes off as a bit of a jerk.

Who in his life has the power to hurt this character the most?

On an emotional level, the human he is in love with, Angela. On a physical level, his estranged vampire girlfriend Giselle.

Why?

He is afraid Angela might see him as unworthy or undeserving of love because of what he is. That wounds him deeply. Giselle has a jealous and vindictive nature and at one point in the story, she is much stronger than Remy.

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

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?

Frankly, who better to write about? I’m eternally young, smart, beautiful, powerful. But even with all that going for me, I’m still flawed, which adds an extra layer of interest.

Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?

Yes. When all the dust settled we both found out who I really was.

What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about?

Maybe my maker, Dr. Merlot. Care to tell us why? Because anyone that has been around for over one thousand years has a story to tell.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?

My story is just beginning.

Tell us about The Mortal Vampire in Mystic Desire

Genre: Supernatural Romance
Book heat: R
Remy is far from your typical vampire, though he doesn’t know it until he meets the mortal Angela. Once their eyes lock, not only does he feel physical pain for the first time in his existence, but he also sees a vision of himself in another world, one that is both seductive and frightening. Because Angela’s influence is so strong, he begins to consider the possibility that perhaps she is more than human after all. He tries to convince himself that she is a witch, attempting to cast a spell on him. But he knows that this theory makes little sense because he is immune to what the witches call “glamouring”, seizing control of their unwitting victims mind. Still, as his attraction for Angela grows, he becomes weaker and weaker, until he is certain that true death is only hours away.
From witches and warlocks to ghosts, psychics and more, the Mystic Desire anthology by BVS has something for everyone.
Publisher https://blackvelvetseductions.com/
Amazon https://amzn.to/322Ziq3
Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/4j1AD2

Suzanne Smith Social Media

Suzanne Smith grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. She attended Wells High School, then North Park College, where she graduated with a BA degree, majoring in psychology. Currently, she lives in River Grove, a small suburb outside of Chicago. Her days are spent managing a very busy dental office in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. Her nights are mostly quiet, spent in the company of her two rescue cats, Zilly and H.K. and her dog Sammy, with an occasional night out with friends. She recently started writing, as a hobby, but soon came to love the freedom that writing gave her, freedom to go to any place or time she wanted. Freedom to breathe life into her characters. Writing is now an obsession.
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