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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes only a blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is: Sky Tinted Water by Keta Diablo.
Genre: Sweet Historical Romance
Familial bonds, malevolent schemes, and passion collide in
this sweet historical novel. Set in Minnesota
during the Civil War and the Sioux uprising, this is the story of Rory Hudson,
the exquisite Irish lass with an unbreakable spirit and the enigmatic Dawson
Finch, a man bound by honor, duty, and loyalty.
When Dawson
enlists in the army to bring peace to nation divided, Rory’s world plummets
into a tailspin. War, distance, and time separate them, but nothing can dispel
the haunting memories of their love. Not even death can destroy their fierce
passion or a love so strong it beats the odds of the impossible.

Buy links:

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/UjeU4W

Find Me Here

The Stuff of Myth and Men, http://thestuffofmythandmen.blogspot.com
Insidious Whispers

Serena Zane, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited
to interview your character Phoenix
from the book, Insidious Whispers.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Books To Go Now
Cover artist: Books To Go Now
Length: 46 pages
Heat rating: 4
Tagline: It’s her duty or her life!
Blurb:
Abducted from her quiet life as a New Age store owner, Beth Stark
is thrown into a dangerous world of intrigue and magic. Beth’s legacy as Guardian
of the Black Tome is to protect the book from those who would seek to use it for
dark purposes.
Phoenix,
enforcer of the Vampire world, is sent to destroy the Black Tome before the Queen
of the Fae can use it to annihilate the vampire race. Phoenix comes face to face with the tome’s Guardian,
but he doesn’t expect the feisty little spitfire to make his blood boil, and his
passions rise.
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Beth Stark, New Age Store Owner and half-Fae, Guardian of the
Black Tome
Phoenix,
Vampire Enforcer
Prince Arlen, Prince of the Fae
Queen Genevieve, Queen of the Fae
Jean-Luc, Vampire Elder and head of the High Council

Interview with Phoenix

Tell us about yourself.
I am the strong arm of the vampire council. Head enforcer, and
ancient vampire. Ensuring that vampires follow the law of the High Council and Other-kind
do not reveal our existence.
Tell us about Beth Stark.
She is a feisty spitfire that I cannot eradicate from my heart.
I burn for her. She is Guardian of the Dark Tome and a half-Fae who torments me
with every waking thought.
What do you think is your strongest point?
Well…are we talking metaphorically? Or figuratively? I believe
that honor comes before all things.
What would Beth say is your strongest point?
(Phoenix
laughs) I can’t really discuss that on an open forum.
What would Beth say is your biggest weakness?
I find it suspicious that you would ask such a question. One
does not reveal their weaknesses.
What was it like where you grew up?
Belief
I grew up in what is now the Basque Region of the Pyrenees Mountains
between Spain and France.
It was a hard existence, and my family struggled.
What do you wish was different about your life?
There are always things one regrets. But I cannot change the
past.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
That is something I shall keep close to my heart.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
Once many years ago I came upon a place, far away from society.
Isolated, but beautiful. The waves of the ocean crashed against the cliffs as I
watched the sun sink beneath the horizon. This would be my perfect place, if there,
in the arms of my love.
As a child, who was your best friend?
I prefer not to dwell in the past of dim memory.
What do you wish I had asked you?
I would have had you ask me if I am satisfied with my existence.
I would say that is a good question. Again, there are things I regret, and now that
I have found my love, I am not sure if my position will remain the same with the
High Council. But, yes, overall, I am satisfied with my existence as it stands.

About the Author

Serena Zane is an eclectic author of paranormal romance, sweet
romance, and action-adventure romance. She lives with her husband and her son in
the Northwest. Balancing her time between writing, time with her family, and crossing
swords on the battlefield, Serena is never bored.

Previous Books

The Jewel series
Dark Diamonds, Crystal Clear, Ruby Red, Tiger Eye
The Hunter Diaries
The Christmas Present, Bite Me, Belief, Insidious Whispers
The Dark Warrior series
Snow Beast, A Cross to Bare, Bane
Follow the Heart, Moonlight in a Pickup Truck

Books Coming Soon

Serena Zane
The Hunter Diaries Anthology, Mortal Ice, The Change, and The
Locket

Contest

Riddle me this: “Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless
bites, mouthless mutters.” What is it?
If you are the first to answer this question you will win a free
copy of The Christmas Present.

Find Me Here

Blog: Tales of the Night  http://serenazaneauthor.blogspot.com/

 

Lorrie Unites-Struiff, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about your book, A Heap of Trouble

Genre: Western Romance, Action, Humor
Publisher: MuseItUP Publishing.
Cover artist: Suzannah Safi
Length: 150 pages
Heat rating: PG
Sheriff Cole chases Mattie, who steals his heart, Beggar, a monkey who steals the townspeople’s jewelry and a gang that steals cattle.
Sheriff Cole Walker is fearless– except when it comes to critters. When a thieving, runaway, ringtail monkey decides to move in with Cole and won’t leave, he has more woes than he can handle. Cole has a powerful yen for the newly arrived Mattie Wells, the pretty woman who can jingle his spurs with just a smile. Mattie takes a shine to men who have pets, and she adores the monkey—as does all the townsfolk. So, Cole must put up with the troublesome critter. Mattie is holding a dark secret and refuses to get married. Cole pushes to pry out her secret and change her mind while harboring a secret of his own.
A gang of rustlers is roaming the hills and stealing the Double J’s cattle. JJ blames the farmers and an all out war is in the making. Cole and his deputies, Wade and Sully, are given a month to find the thieves before Mayor Farley calls for outside gunslingers. Yep. Cole has a heap of trouble on his hands.
Buy links:
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Cole Walker 28 Sheriff of Cold Creek
Mattie Wells 22 Shopkeeper’s daughter.
Beggar, the runaway monkey. Who knows how old the imp is? Occupation-
Petty thief.

Interview

How did you get your start in the industry?
By writing short stories for ezines.
What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
Promote my books. With short stories I didn’t really have to, but now I’m trying to get my name and my books out there to readers.
What websites do you visit
daily?
Facebook, Pintrest, LinkedIn
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
Make it longer. I enjoyed writing it so much, I wish I had added more twists.
What do you enjoy most
about writing?
It’s fun, at least for me. I can let my imagination have free rein.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Start writing now, stupid, while you’re young.
How do you cope with stress
as an author?
Not well. Lol. There is always so much to do and not enough time in the day. Besides, I poop out fast.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Heaven’s no. They would lynch me.
What are some jobs you’ve done before (or while) you were a writer?
I was a gold medalist dancer/teacher/manager of a big name ballroom studio. Ah the good slim and trim days.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn’t normally read your genre, and why?
A Heap of Trouble. It’s fun, has PG romance, action with cattle rustling, and a lot of humor with Beggar the monkey who is a petty thief. You can’t
help but like the combination.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
I wish I knew, but I do think e-books are the wave of the future.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
My grandson is a classical pianist and in his first year of college. He is gifted. He started older than most kids and is already number one musician
in his school. To hear him play brings tears of pride to my eyes.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts
as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
A little cabin in the woods. I’d take my computer, sloppy clothes, and be totally alone to write. Hmm. Better take some food with me, too.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
New Year’s Eve. I like to watch the ball go down. I sigh, lean back in the chair and think, ‘whew, I made it another year.’ I know. I’m strange.
What do you like to do when you’re bored?
Watch the TV programs I have taped. I like many of them and thank goodness for DVR’s.
If your life became a movie, who would you want to play you?
Hmm. Tough one. Can I choose a young Kim Novak? Lol. Maybe I best go with the older one.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Red.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with mushrooms.
I’m always ready for a dinner out with friends.
When I’m alone, I love to do anything I feel like.
You’d never be able to tell, but I always laugh at myself when I do stupid things.
If I had a halo it would be tarnished.
If I could go a vacation I’d take a 90 day cruise and see the world.
I can never say no to a friend because I value them too much.

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