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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jana Richards 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Burning Love by Jana Richards.
Genre Contemporary humorous paranormal romance
Author Jana Richards
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
After causing
three cooking fires in her apartment, Iris Jensen finds herself evicted and homeless.
She lands on Riley Benson’s doorstep, looking to rent a room in the beautiful old
home he’s restoring. It’s only for six weeks until Iris leaves Portland, Oregon for her new job on a cruise
ship. Firefighter Riley knows firsthand what a bad tenant she can be. But he needs
money to finish the work on the house he loves. And something about Iris pulls at
his heart…
Meanwhile, in
Heaven, two angels watch over the young lovers. Angelica and Hildegard work in Heaven’s
Relationship Division, where angels match mortals with their soul mates. The angels
believe so strongly in Iris and Riley’s love that they break Heaven’s rules to help
them. Can the angels convince them their love will last a lifetime?

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Mate Not Wanted 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Selena Illyria.
What is your go-to meal
to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the spot”
item.
Pancakes
Who is your “book
boyfriend”? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
Any of Karen Marie Moning’s creations.
What were you like when
you were in school?
Very shy, introverted. I haven’t really changed much.
What is your favorite
quote?
I have two:
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.”-Dalai Lama
In a man’s letters his soul lies naked. –Samuel Johnson
What was the last movie
you watched (home or theater)?
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Title Mate Not Wanted
Genre Paranormal, IR, Feline Shifters, Sports
Author Name Selena Illyria
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Letting Madison
go unmated? Pierce won’t stand for it…
Lioness shifter Madison doesn’t want to be mated. So when her
friends bid and win tiger shifter Pierce McKinney at the Bachelor Auction, she knows
she’s screwed. Pierce is the one man who can get under her skin. Especially when
she knows that sex with Pierce will burn hotter than the sun…
Pierce McKinney has been trying without luck to wear Madison down. So when her friends
win him at a charity auction, he’s determined to win her for his own. He’ll give
her what she needs and desires, and he’ll even bring in a friend to play to her
fantasies. But Madison
belongs to him, and only him. And he intends to show her that he plays for keeps.
Even if she’s too stubborn to admit it. Because Pierce is too stubborn to let her
walk away…

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Discordant Lights 
Romance Lives Forever welcomes author Declan Sands.
Let’s face it, we all love a good romance. We love the initial
meeting…the charge of attraction…the slow buildup…the heart wrenching challenges…and
the final, sweet coming together of two people who’ve gained a hard-fought love.
The bigger the roadblocks between them, the harder they have to struggle to find
each other, the more we love it!
Sigh… It’s total food for the soul.
The only bad thing about this exciting, sensuous cycle is when
it ends. And it generally ends just about the time you’re really starting to feel the characters. You think you understand
them…their motivations…their needs. You want them to succeed in their struggle.
You want to see them enjoy their hard-won love.
But, alas, the book is over.
Dang, dang, darn, dangit!
But wait! There’s another book in the series. Whoot! You get
to jump right back into the characters’ lives and see what they do with the delicious
love they’ve created. Life is beautiful. You eagerly buy the next tome and start
reading it. Eyes bright with expectation… Heart beating in anticipation…
And you quickly discover there’s an eagle turd in the love nest.
You bite back quick disappointment and suck it down, understanding
that’s just what happens with relationships…even larger-than-life relationships.
And then your breath speeds up, your palms tingle, and you leap into the story with
both feet, knowing you’re going to have another bumpy ride but happy…so happy…that,
when it’s all over—when the nest is once again pristine and the lovebirds are locked
in a sizzling sexual embrace, their love slightly tarnished but stronger than ever—the
end is going to be sweet. Because that’s what romance is all about.
We all love a happy ending right? I mean, that’s the pulse in
the heartbeat of romance. No matter what happens, a great romance always culminates
in a happy ending. And when you’re reading a series you get…guess what? Several
happy endings. Yeeha!
God I love series romance.
Happy reading everybody!

Book 2: City of Lights
– Discordant Lights – M/M Dark Paranormal Romance

When Chaos rules, only the fiercest love survives.
Bright
City is growing increasingly
discordant. Something dark and treacherous is stalking Rabb and Brant, creating
havoc in both of their worlds. The Vampire Council is putting pressure on Brant
to become an elder, using Rabb as bait to force him to comply. All the while, Rabb
battles deadly fractures in pack alliances and fights his own personal vampire skirmish.
Will the packs fight an internal war to replace Rabb? Will the
vampires force Brant to choose sides? War is on the horizon, and it might not only
ravage the supes in Bright
City, but also devastate the
human population living ignorant and helpless among them.

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Book 1: City of Lights – Bright City
Lights

Bright City Lights 

Rainbow Book Reviews: “This was a very exciting story that
I enjoyed immensely! The love story between Rabb and Brant was mysterious, sexy
and very, very hot.”
Sometimes it’s harder to be together than it is to be apart.
Rabb is an alpha shifter, a werewolf,
who likes to defy both the odds and authority. He prefers the city lights over the
open spaces most shifters enjoy.
Brant is a politician with a secret
that’s becoming harder and harder to contain. As mayor of Bright City,
he’s determined to keep the city free of shifters to protect his secret.
The two men share a fair amount
of distrust, along with a smoldering history that threatens to drag them under again.
But when shifters begin to die in Bright
City, Rabb and Brant need
to find a way to work together again. Especially when one of them inadvertently
steps right into the murderer’s deadly path.

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About the Author

Declan Sands writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense,
creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing
great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Declan has
been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.

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Exodus 2022 

About the Book

Title: Exodus 2022
Genre: SciFi Eco-Thriller
Author Name: Kenneth G. Bennett
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R, due to violence,
no sexual scenes
Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his
young daughter. Or so it seems.
Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming
his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island
in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have
a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s
outburst on drugs.
What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific
coast—from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound—are
suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.
With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams
of marrying—Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying
his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance—and Joe’s role in a
looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent
on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb
ticking in Joe’s brain.

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Interview with Joe Stanton

Tell us about yourself, please.
My name is Joe Stanton
and I am a 28-year-old Episcopal Priest. I am in love with a beautiful woman named
Ella Tollefson.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this
the conflict of the story.
I began suffering
from severe hallucinations a few days ago. I want to figure out what’s causing them
and make them stop.
What’s your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about
you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
My internal limitation is lack of understanding.
I’m only just beginning to unravel the cause of the sudden hallucinations and the
deeper mystery behind them.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty? I fear for Ella’s safety. I fear that I’m endangering
the person I love most in the world.
What’s your external complication? In the story world your
author created, explain what it is you fear most.
I fear the loss of all that I love and hold dear.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes
living worthwhile.
Ella Tollefson is
a beautiful young woman whom I met in the wilderness—in Olympic National Park in
Washington State. Ella is sweet, kind, funny, athletic
and intelligent. She’s a registered nurse, working to become a nurse anesthetist.
I love her more than anyone I’ve ever met. I’m crazy about her.
What would that person say about you? She loves me. She likes my weird sense of humor.
We laugh a lot when we’re together. I’m sure I get on her nerves sometimes but she
is amazingly patient.
What is your family like? I’m an only child and my folks live on the East Coast. They’ve come to visit
me a couple of times out here in Western Washington.
We get along great. They’re proud of my achievements and the spiritual vocation
I’ve selected.
What special skills do you rely on? Intuition. Faith. I’m a skeptic, and my church
is super progressive, but I do believe in a higher power.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want
it to be, and why?
An old girlfriend.
Ella might not be too happy about that.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Yes, very. Readers keep asking about
a sequel, and that makes me happy.

Exodus 2022

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 herd words. My Australian Shepherds herd me. My first book,
THE GAIA WARS, was optioned for a movie.
Why do you write?
Kenneth G Bennett 

To make a living. I’ve made my living as a professional ad copywriter
for the past 20 years, working for clients such as Volvo, Disney, Starbucks and
Amazon.

What do you want to write
next?
I’m working on a sci-fi thriller called THE HEALER, about a man
who discovers later in life that he has a unique healing power—a power that could
change the world.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
I wasn’t planning on a sequel to EXODUS 2022 but a lot of readers
are asking for one. I think that’s fantastic and I would love to oblige.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers? Thank you
for your interest and for considering my work!

Author Bio

Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, The
Gaia Wars and Battle For Cascadia, and the new sci-fi thriller, Exodus 2022. A wilderness
enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science
fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the
relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive
Australian Shepherds.
The Gaia Wars series was optioned for film by Identity Films,
LA in 2012, and both Gaia and Battle
have been featured as Top 100 Bestsellers in Teen Literature and Fiction on Amazon.
Kirkus Reviews called The Gaia Wars “A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative
new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character.”

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Texas Heat 
Title Texas Heat
Genre Contemporary Interracial Romance
Author Name Rhonda Laurel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Isabelle Reed is having a bad year. The classical violinist is
struggling with a divorce, and a broken arm has left her unable to play. So when
she receives a wedding invitation from her cousin Morgan, her heart just isn’t in
it. Going to the wedding will mean seeing everyone from back home, and seeing everyone
back home will mean facing the music about her divorce. Unable to miss her cousin’s
wedding, she bites the bullet and takes off—and lands right in the arms of Morgan’s
brother-in-law, country western music star Tate McGill. She’d heard about the singer
and his bad-boy reputation, but there was something about those storm-filled eyes
that made her yearn to look deeper. Even though she should know better than to risk
being the subject of a song on his next album.
Country western singer Tate McGill is living the good life. He’s
surrounded by beautiful women, hit music, and a great family. But he gets more than
he bargained for when he agrees to babysit his nephew Jake for his brother Seth
Blake, and finds a beautiful woman in his way. Isabelle Reed is talented and strong-willed,
and she’s a natural with little Jake. But she’s keeping a secret from Tate, and
he’s determined to find out what it is.

Interview with Rhonda Laurel

Why did you write this
book?
Tate McGill first appeared as a supporting character in MVP,
book 2 and The Blake Legacy, book 3 in The Blake Boys series. Readers were intrigued
by Tate and his backstory as a famous country western singer who was scandalous,
insatiable flirt.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I read a lot of contemporary romance.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I enjoy crime procedurals and mystery. I am big fan of Murder
She Wrote and Sherlock Holmes type television shows and movies.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am currently working on Hollywood Rush, book 2 in the Hollywood
Heat Series and Love Notes and Football, book 5 in The Blake Boys Series.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Texas Heat is Tate’s story and is part of The Blake Boys Series.
Tate is a famous, charismatic, country music singer who meets his match in classical
violinist Isabelle Reed while babysitting his nephew Jake.

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance
writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both
as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the
world around her. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade were released
in 2012. Shutter, Memories of You, Star Crossed, MVP, California
Bored and Tourism and The Blake Legacy in 2013. The print anthology, The Rhonda
Laurel Collection, featuring Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Shutter released
June 2013.
The author is happily building
her backlist.
The Art of Love and Murder
Title The Art of Love and Murder
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Brenda Whiteside
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive
parents and her husband. A husband who wasn’t what he seemed. Her research uncovers
secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her
father and threaten her life.
Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his
wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he
is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible.
As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.
Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past…until
Chance’s connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further
from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that
frees them?

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Interview with Brenda Whiteside

Why did you write this
book?
I’d never written a series and I wanted to. After brainstorming
for a couple of weeks, I came up with an idea for three related stories. That has
since morphed into five stories.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Suspense of any subgenre. Romantic suspense in particular.
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your
own characters)?
I have to give you a male and female –give equal time to heroes
and heroines!
Claire Beauchamp Randall of the Outlander series is my favorite
female. Although this is a time travel series and pushes the envelope on believability,
Claire makes me a believer. She’s real. My favorite male is Lucas Davenport from
the Prey series. I’m reading through the series right now so that could be the reason.
But he’s one of those flawed characters that ropes me in.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I watch very little TV, but I do have my never miss favorites
– Castle, Bones and The Mentalist. I actually love, love, love going to the movies.
But I’ve gotten very stingy with my leisure time and am careful to not waste time
on “maybe goods.”
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
The Art of Love and Murder, which released only a week ago, is
the first in my Love and Murder series. Book two, Southwest of Love and Murder is
on my editor’s desk right now. I’m six chapters into book three, The Legacy of Love
and Murder. Books four and five, which are promised to my publisher, are still in
the planning stage.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Lacy Dahl, prompted by her daughter, sets out to research some
art left by her birth parents who died in an airplane crash when she was an infant.
She goes to Flagstaff, Arizona armed with the sketches and visits a step-aunt,
an art gallery and a museum. Those visits lead to a collector of the artist’s work
and an old friend of her birth mother. Everyone appears to be holding back some
truth. And from her first night in town when she is followed down a dark alley,
danger lurks, but she doesn’t know why. When a Paul Bunyan of a man who happens
to be the sheriff, comes to her aid, the mystery gets even murkier. His ties to
a murder and the art may or may not hinder their relationship. Lacy finds herself
discovering secrets and lies that threaten her life.

Blurb

Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive
parents and her husband. A husband who wasn’t what he seemed. Her research uncovers
secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her
father and threaten her life.
Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his
wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he
is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible.
As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.
Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past…until
Chance’s connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further
from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that
frees them?

Author Bio

Brenda spends most of her time writing stories of discovery and
love. The rest of her time is spent tending vegetables on the small family farm
she shares with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Together, they’ve
embraced an age-old lifestyle that has been mostly lost in the United States
– multiple generations living under one roof, who share the workload, follow their
individual dreams and reap the benefits of combined talents.
Although she didn’t start out to write romance, she’s found all
good stories involve complicated human relationships. She’s also found no matter
a person’s age, a new discovery is right around every corner. Whether humorous or
serious, straight contemporary or mystery, all her books revolve around those two
facts.
Visit Brenda at www.brendawhiteside.com.
She blogs on the 9th and 24th of every month at http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com
She blogs about writing and prairie life at http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com/

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