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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Knights Vampire
by Kryssie Fortune 
The bucket list interview allows a hero or heroine to tell readers
about himself or herself. Today’s list is from Harriet Mortlake.
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Leeds
Profession: Archivist
Welcome to Romance Lives
Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we’d like to get to know you better. Please
tell us about yourself.
I’m nothing much really. I’m tall, almost six foot, and sadly
about ten pounds overweight. I don’t think there isn’t a diet I haven’t tried, or
failed to stick to.
I’ve got a bit of a temper too. My dad used to hit mum, and I’ve
inherited my temper from him, I was twelve years old when I found him beating on
her in the kitchen. I was so angry that I hit him on the head with a frying pan
and dragged my mother off to a shelter. Mom’s convinced I saved her life that night,
but I’ve never lost my temper like that since. I daren’t. It scared me.
I have a first class degree in library studies. I was lucky to
land this job at Whitborough Castle straight from university. If the last two archivists
hadn’t vanished, and I could have shaken the “someone’s watching me” thing,
it would have been my dream job.
When someone dies, we
say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person
wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become
known as a “Bucket List.” We’d like to know yours, please. If you haven’t
made one before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another
book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite
things? Here are the questions.
What are two places you
would like to visit before you die, and why?
I want to sail up the Amazon and see pink dolphins. They sound
amazing. Maybe that could my honeymoon trip.
I’d like to visit Jerusalem too and follow in the steps of the
crusaders. There’s something romantic about the Knights Templar or the Knights Hospitaller.
My personal favorites are the Knights Defender though.
Where is a place you would
never like to return, and why?
The hidden dungeon beneath Whitborough Castle. I can smell the
stale urine and feces just thinking about it.
I didn’t much like university life. I was too geeky to fit in.
Shall I tell you a secret? I got angry when my one and only boyfriend told me I
was frigid. I tossed his clothes out the window and shoved out into the dorm’s corridor
stark naked.
I suppose the worst place ever was my childhood home. Dad was
a bully who liked to make me cry.
Who is someone you would
like to meet, and why?
Can you imagine a real live knight defender let loose in the
21st century. I don’t mean some geeky re-enactor. Imagine a genuine knight with
the muscles to swing a broadsword and the courtly grace of Queen Eleanor’s courts.
Wouldn’t that be something?
Oh, did you mean someone real? I’m actually a bit of dreamer,
but maybe Julian Richards. Never heard of him? I’m geeky, but he’s the archeologist
come media presenter who did an in depth study of Stonehenge. Mum bought me his
popup book of Stonehenge before she died as a spoof gift, but it’s one of my most
treasured possessions.
Who is someone you would
like to avoid, and why?
Real or fantasy? I wouldn’t care to meet Blaxton’s wicked cousin
Rolf again. He’s got a vicious streak a mile wide. He wanted to create his own vampire
army and take over the world. Human life means nothing to him.
If you could time travel
to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I’d love to go back to the 1180’s when Peter de Ferrers built
Whitborough Castle. He had three sons back then, and I’d love to meet all of them
before Cousin Rolf murdered them.
What is your birth order?
I’m not sure I understand the question. I almost answered Sagittarius
then it struck me you were asking about my family. I’m an only child, an orphan
now, and I still miss my mum.
I was born fully human. Obviously I’m different now.
Tell us about your favorite
toy as a child.
I had this teddy but my dad through it out in a fit of temper.
I never really got attached to anything else. It hurt too much. I was the kid who
lived in the library and read every book they possessed.
Describe your favorite
food and how it’s prepared.
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. A rare steak with a
mountain of freshly fried chips, fried onion rings and side salad sounds good too.
Tell us about your best
friend.
Blaxton de Ferrers. He’s my everything. We talk for hours and
never get bored. He was alone for centuries, but we’ve just discovered he has friends
in Zurich. I just love to see him smile. Oh, did I say he’s a billionaire property
developer with a philanthropic streak and a former Knight Defender?

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Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

About the Author

I could read before I could walk – or so my mother says. I definitely
loved books, but at that stage I probably liked to look at the pictures. I do remember
a lovely old-fashioned library with parquet floors and filing cabinets with a card
index. I really loved that place.
Jump forward to my adult years. Two children and happy marriage
later, my heart valve collapsed. After a terrible prognosis and an amazing surgeon,
I’m strong and tough again. However, it was time I reached for my dream and started
to write that book I’d been going on about.
Fortunately Loose ID liked it. I’m grateful for their support.
Knights Vampire is my fifth book, and I’m really proud of it.

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About Sabrina York

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Let Me Love You
by Iris Blobel
Iris Blobel answers five easy questions to help readers get to
know her better.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Nothing beats the good old Spaghetti meal
Who is your “book
boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Jack Reacher … without a doubt … I think. There’s also Jax Cullen
and Sawyer Thompson from Lucky Harbor … or Gabriel Bonner … *sigh* … there’re too
many.
Describe the perfect vacation.
With my family, anywhere near a beach. Having said that, we travelled
through the US in a motorhome two years ago and it was close to the best holidays
I’ve ever had.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
If a book draws me in within the first two/three pages, I read
about anything but erotica or historical stories. I like to read across the genres
and mix it up, especially when I write.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
James Blunt – Bonfire Heart

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Title Let Me Love You
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Iris Blobel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Oliver Dempsey, pitcher for a Melbourne baseball club, loves
the women, and they love him…
But he keeps them at an arm’s length, and when he meets Tamara,
he’s unprepared for the attraction he feels for her. Told by his coach that she’s
off limits, only draws him in more.
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne to find some distance between
her past and herself…
With the help of her uncle, the coach of a Melbourne baseball
club, she quickly finds a job, and a place to live. Yet, one meeting with the handsome
pitcher stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm her.
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they find
out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?

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Author Bio

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only
immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of
her life, Iris spent some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada
where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only
emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris
resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as
well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a
German Program at the local Community Radio.

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Another Door Opens
by Sandy Wolters  
Sandy Wolters author of Another Door Opens answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Sandy Wolters is a prolific writer with five other novels to
date. Soul Mates, her steamy time travel romance, won first place in the Paranormal
Romance Guild’s 2013 Reviewer Choice Awards for Paranormal Romance-Novella.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried okra and
Parker House rolls. Just like mom use to make.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I know this is in direct conflict with my favorite down-home
meal, but I love ordering grilled Mahi Mahi with grilled or steamed vegetables.
You have to eat healthy sometimes, right?
Describe the perfect vacation.
My husband and I have been married for 36 years. We’ve taken
many vacations over the years, some good, some not so good. The best way I can describe
the perfect vacation for us is if we didn’t have any life threatening incidents.
I don’t know why, but we always seem to have something drastic happen when we’re
off enjoying ourselves. Looking back over the years, we’ve had two vacations that
didn’t almost kill us. LOL My daughter’s standard goodbye to my husband is,
“Please don’t kill mom on this trip.”
What are your hobbies?
I love to read. My husband and I also camp whenever we can. We
do it old school with a tent and cook over the campfire. We fish and enjoy catching
crawdaddies so my husband can cook a beautiful gourmet dinner. Yes. That’s right.
My husband does all the cooking when we’re camping! Now you know why I enjoy it
so much. I’m a very lucky woman.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I’m a very eclectic reader. I enjoy all sub genres of romance.
I also like police procedurals/crime drama, suspense, mystery, horror – really just
about anything other than sci-fi. I’ve never really developed a taste for that genre.

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Title Another Door Opens, Book 2 in the Rock Star Series (Stand
Alone)
Genre Romance with a ghostly paranormal twist
Author Sandy Wolters
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Can a man who has never lacked for women in his life meet the
challenge when the woman he truly desires wants nothing to do with him?
Clayton Silk has reveled in the attention he receives as a rock
star. His only close friend is Lilly, another international rock star, but she has
chosen to step back from the spotlight and enjoy her relationship with his brother
Bruce, which has started Clay thinking about his life.
When he decides to take a break from touring and spend some time
with Bruce and Lilly, he meets a woman who drives him to distraction, a woman who
resists all his usual charms, and makes him wonder what it will take to break down
her resistance before he loses his mind. As he discovers, it may just cost him her
life.
Rock Star Series:
Book 1 – When One Door Closes (Stand Alone)
Book 2 – Another Door Opens (Stand Alone)
You can read the entire first chapter at: http://sandywolters.weebly.com/another-door-opens-excerpt.html

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To Eternity
by Daisy Banks 
Introducing Magnus Johansson from To Eternity. This is his
bucket list.

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Title To Eternity, wild beneath the moon-Book 2 in the Timeless
series.
Genre Paranormal
Author Daisy Banks
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
For four centuries Magnus has lived
according to the dictates of the moon, his heart isolated by the domination of his
wolf nature. Now fate has brought the beautiful, independent Sian to his house at
Darnwell and their irresistible attraction has exploded into a white-hot passion.
Yet she is not wolf, and the time has come for her to embrace the change. But once
she completes the ritual and claims her place next to Magnus, the rivals will appear
on the horizon…

The Bucket List of Magnus Johansson

This interview is designed for your hero to describe his/her bucket list for
readers. Answer the questions as the character.

Name: Magnus Johansson
Age: Approximately four hundred and eighty five.
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Darnwell England
Profession: He is of independent means and therefore has no professional
title.
Welcome to Romance Lives
Forever. Your author introduced you. Now we’d like to get to know you better. Please
tell us about yourself.
Thank you for inviting me to take part in this interview. Man
or myth, or something in between, that is how I have described myself in the past.
My existence, I can’t call it life, was grim. Until I met Sian I had been solitary
for many years. I preferred to be alone rather than risk forming relationships with
others. I had some bitter experiences in my youth and the pain from them was compounded
by living through the losses of the war years. I thought being alone was my only
honorable option.
I am sure you are aware I am afflicted with the werewolf curse.
Please, don’t worry. I am quite safe at present. The full moon is past for this
month. Even during the full moon I try to limit the number of times I hunt and am
very selective of my hunting grounds. When I am not under the control of the moon
I spend much time in organizing restoration work on my home. The orangery and the
walled garden are current projects. Since I met Sian she has helped me with these
tasks and so many other things. Sian has turned my world around, I wouldn’t be here
speaking with you today if not for her influence. Sian shares my interest in antiques
and architecture. She has an eye for beauty in its many forms.
I do apologize, this is supposed to be about me, but I can’t
help talking about Sian. Shall we continue with the interview?
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.”
Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations
to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.” We’d like
to know yours, please. If you haven’t made one before, perhaps now would be a good
time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling
us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What are two places you
would like to visit before you die, and why?
This is very interesting. As a werewolf, my death, barring unfortunate
circumstances, is very unlikely, but I would like to answer the questions all the
same. I would enjoy the chance to visit Egypt with Sian. She quite rightly pointed
out that if I journey there I could relish the sense of a time well beyond my own
existence. That would be a very enlightening experience.
There is also a beach I once visited in the Caribbean and I would
like to return there. The memory of the place features often in the dreams I share
with Sian. I would like to take her there and show her the reality. Hopefully, in
the intervening years since I first visited, the beach hasn’t changed too much.
I once found peace there and in my younger days that was a very rare occurrence.
Where is a place you would
never like to return, and why?
The place is London, but not as it is now. Sian has taken me
to visit London several times and I have enjoyed each journey we have made. I would
prefer not to return as I was in the eighteenth century. I behaved rather badly
then and have no pride in my activities in that era of my life. Grief can have a
very damaging effect in many different ways. I’m afraid it made a self-centered
creature of me. I hunted with impunity and relished the chase in a way I am rather
ashamed of now.
Who is someone you would
like to meet, and why?
I would like to meet the founder of my family line and discover
how the werewolf curse first took hold. I would ask them if they ever found a way
to conquer the wretched affliction.
Who is someone you would
like to avoid, and why?
At present the person I would wish to have no contact with is
Mr. Franklyn Gorsewell. He is a despicable creature who has threatened and even
physically harmed the woman I love. A reckoning between he and I must eventually
come, and I believe it will be savage. Please don’t think I fear that, I don’t,
but Sian will be distressed by such an event, after all he was once her employer
and so called mentor. He abused that position of trust. He is utterly without merit.
If you could time travel
to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I have a rather strange and sometimes strained relationship with
time. If I were able to travel in time I would wish to return to the day I met Sian.
I would do things differently you see. I’m afraid to say I wasn’t very grateful
at first that she made me live. I’d been alone for so long, I might as well have
been dead. I fought against being dragged back to life in the fear of its hurts.
I shouldn’t have done. I ought to have been gentler with her, accepted the wonderful
love she offered me and thanked her for it. Yes, if I could travel in time I would
return to experience those first days with her again. She is the most courageous
woman I have ever met and I’d like to honor that rather than being as difficult
as I was. Of course, Sian has forgiven me my foibles, but I would like to make her
memories of our meeting sweeter.
What is your birth order?
I am an only child.
Tell us about your favorite
toy as a child.
My childhood was rather isolated, understandable given my heritage.
I had few toys but I did have several dogs as companions. It was then I discovered
my body is not that of an ordinary person. The dogs aged and died, but I hardly
changed. My parents always provided new ones, but I had to accept the loss of creatures
I loved. Each lost hound proved bitter lesson for me. I also had several favorite
ponies and horses as I matured. Their loss though painful didn’t sting quite so
much as those of my dogs. They did not sleep on my bed, nor beg from my plate or
offer such devoted companionship.
I was very fond of a hunting hawk. I’d named her Starlight, for
her gleaming under wing feathers, when she died I gave up hawking. Later, once I
reached adolescence and I’d undergone the first year or two of moon induced transformations,
my parents departed and I became master of my home. I amused myself as any young
man of wealth might in the era.
Describe your favorite
food and how it’s prepared.
The wolf inheritance influences many aspects of my life and as
a man I eat a great deal of steak. My cook knows to serve it rare.
Tell us about your best
friend.
Other than my few servants, my contact with people over the recent
past has been very limited. In the war years when I was quite active there were
young men who I called friends, however, they never truly knew me as I am. Sian
is the one person who knows and accepts me. She offers me the gift of her love.
She is everything.
I must leave now as Sian is waiting. Thank you for your questions.
I hope we meet again sometime in the future. Good day.

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Author Bio

Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical,
Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer, Daisy is passionate about her
stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married,
with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire,
England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing, she has
also occasionally been known to make a meal that doesn’t stick to the pan.

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Fear of Flying
by Leigh Court 
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media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Fear of Flying.
Genre Contemporary
Author Leigh Court
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which
prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and very
intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. When they’re thrown together on a two-week cross-country
book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!

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About the Author

Award-winning multi-published author Leigh Court has been writing
since age eleven, starting with wild adventure stories for her elementary school
newsletter, growing up to be a television news journalist whose assignments took
her on real life adventures.
After traveling most of the world, she segued into the more normal
job of public relations, but she’s never stopped writing. Having seen what she has
of life’s struggles, Leigh now writes romantic fiction because she wants her readers
to be able to escape into a story guaranteed to have a happy ending!

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