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I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of Romance Lives Forever and today, it’s my turn to be in the hot seat. I’m ending a 20-day book tour with Crystal Reviews and it’s been a blast! At the end of this post, there will be a chance to help share my Thunderclap to announce the release of the book. Let’s jump in for a Quick and Fun answer session.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Most of my books are science fiction, but I also write science fiction romance and contemporary romance. I have one non-fiction book, about how to write a series.
How do you come up with ideas?
I can’t keep from coming up with ideas. They float through the air and stick to me. I’ve learned to look at everything with the eye of a storyteller.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
I love world building. Creating a new place or culture and then fine tuning it is what makes me get up in the morning. Second most important is when I get a story across and readers react. That’s the reason I keep going!
When did you write your first book?
I was about 18. The original manuscript will never see the light of day, but it has launched an entire universe of stories.

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Leather or lace? I’m more spandex. LOL
Black or red? Red.
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton!
Ocean or mountains? Mountains with an ocean view
City life or country life? Country, close to the city
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both!

 

Tell us about Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire

What if you were a soldier marooned on an undeveloped planet?
What if you had no food and few survival tools? What if you’d been genetically engineered? No matter how agonizing the wound, you’d survive. No matter how you died, you’d come back.
It could be worse. You could be here alone. But that’s the problem. You’re not.
On one hand, there’s a tribe of sentient panthers who protect you. Although you hate humans, the one who was dumped on this planet with you has become a trusted friend. The beautiful telepathic warrior you’ve loved since forever is at your side.
On the other hand, half a million people who depend on you are trapped inside stasis pods, waiting for you to save them. It wouldn’t be so bad if you could wake up a few at a time. But the traitors who abandoned you and your followers set the timers to release all half million.
At the same time.
You’re facing an ecological disaster and over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals.
Worse still, before you can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, you must take back command from a ruthless enemy you’ve fought for centuries.
Your brutal, merciless father.
Talk about being forged in fire…
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever.

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire has no profanity or explicit content, but lots of angst, a little humor, some sweet romance, and a ton of betrayal with plenty of vengeance. Oh, and let’s not forget–one ginormous black “kitty.”
Genre science fiction with romantic elements
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13 for violence, no profanity or explicit content
Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Free on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon http://amzn.to/2ABIcCI

Thunderclap

Will you help me spread the word about my immortal king?
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/64941-new-release-bringer-of-chaos-2

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Kayelle Allen did a tour in the US Navy, where she climbed around airplanes (on the ground, thankfully) fixing black boxes that helped pilots find their way home.

She wrote her first science fiction novel at 18 and to this day, it’s hidden under the bed, where she vows it will remain. Gems from it, however, launched several series in her galaxy-wide universe of stories.

From childhood, Kayelle was the victim of an overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from her mother. From her father, she got a healthy respect for mechanical things.

No wonder she writes Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s been married so long she’s tenured.

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Stone by Linda Mooney @LindaMooney #RLFblog #paranormal #fantasy #gargoyleLinda Mooney, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I also write sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary romances. I also write humorous naughty romances as Carolyn Gregg, and horror as Gail Smith.
How do you come up with ideas?
Sometimes a picture or a song will give me the germ of an idea. Other times it might a bit of dialogue. And sometimes I’ll be challenged to write a certain type of story. Those are the most fun.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Simply sitting down and immersing myself back into the story. I always edit the previous chapter before starting the next one.
When did you write your first book?
When I was five years old. By the time I was in fifth grade, I was writing almost continuously (and I still have some of those spiral notebooks!) However, I didn’t submit my first manuscript and get published until 2005.

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Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Soft cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean (I’m fortunate to live near the Gulf of Mexico.)
City life or country life? Country life. Slow and easy.
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home.
Dogs or cats? Dogs! (I have two dachshunds.)
Tell us about Stone
Garenth had been awakened to retrieve an ancient artifact that was crucial to his well-being. He had few memories of what his life had been like when he had been a man. What memories that were left were filled with blood and excruciating pain.
That part of him was over now. The talisman had been taken from its sacred burial place, and it had to be returned as quickly as possible. It was up to him to follow through with his mission so he could return to another thousand years of sleep.
Brielle Van de Camp knew an extraordinary find when she saw it. The small clay figure was the key to a potentially earth‑shattering revelation about a previously unknown time in man’s ancestry. She would bet her life on it.
Unfortunately, others had gotten wind of the talisman, and they were equally determined to claim its promise for themselves. If Brielle wasn’t willing to part with the figurine, they had no compunction about prying it from her dead fingers.
They never counted on having to face the guardian of the statuette, who turned out to be more than a creature of mythology.
Warning! Contains a magic talking rock, a mother idol, boo-lets, a cell phone app, deadly intruders, a ruthless businessman, a key card, and a warrior trying to cope with an ages-old curse with the help of a woman who must be a blessing from the gods.
Genre paranormal fantasy romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R
Publisher Music And Press
Amazon http://amzn.to/2ziO8np
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stone-linda-mooney/1127522402
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1315437856
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stone-22
Google https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Linda_Mooney_Stone?id=8FE_DwAAQBAJ

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Linda loves to write sweet and sensuous romance with a fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction flair. Her technique is often described as being as visual as a motion picture or graphic novel.
A wife, mother, grandmother, and retired Kindergarten and music teacher, she lives in a small south Texas town near the Gulf coast where she delves into other worlds filled with daring exploits, adventure, and intense love.
She has numerous best sellers, including 10 consecutive #1s. In 2009, she was named Whiskey Creek Press Torrid’s Author of the Year, and her book My Strength, My Power, My Love was named the 2009 WCPT Book of the Year. In 2011, her book Lord of Thunder was named the Epic Ebook “Eppie” Award Winner for Best Erotic Sci-Fi Romance.
She also writes naughty humorous romances under the name of Carolyn Gregg, horror under the pseudonym of Gail Smith, and elementary teacher workbooks as LG Mooney.
For more information about Linda Mooney books and titles, up-coming releases, contests and giveaways, and to sign up for her newsletter, please visit her website.
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Lillian Duncan, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I mostly write suspense and mystery with some romance thrown in. Puzzle House is my first foray into women’s fiction.
How do you come up with ideas?
Anywhere and anyplace! I’ve gotten ideas from TV talk shows, or a certain scene will pop into my head. And one of my books was even from a dream I had.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The story. I love putting my characters in tough situations and then they have to find a way out of it.
When did you write your first book?
I wrote my first book at the age of 40 but it was never published—that’s a good thing!

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Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton or flannel
Ocean or mountains? Both
City life or country life? Definitely country life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home with my hubby.
Dogs or cats? Dogs—and parrots.
Tell us about Puzzle House
Puzzle House by Lillian Duncan
Life isn’t a box of candy—it’s a puzzle! Rachel Summers is all about Rachel Summers…until the day she crashes headlong into a semi-truck.
As her life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks a very simple question. Does she want to be healed or to be a healer? She makes her choice, but the journey doesn’t go quite the way she expected.
And so Rachel now runs The Puzzle House. Every guest is different and yet the same. They all come to the Puzzle House for one reason and one reason only—to be healed. Sometimes they receive their miracle, and sometimes they discover there’s more than one kind of healing.
Nia is a fifteen-year-old African-American girl who is dying. The doctors have told her there is nothing else to be done. No more treatments. No more hope. No more life. And she’s angry about that. Very angry. Against her wishes, Nia’s aunt brings her to The Puzzle House.
Together, Nia and Rachel will take a journey that will change both their lives.
Genre Women’s fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Publisher Harbourlight Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-House-Lillian-Duncan-ebook/dp/B0751H7B4X/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/puzzle-house-lillian-duncan/1127012502

Lillian Duncan Social Media

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She was a speech pathologist for more than 34 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with brain tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis Type 2. As an educator, speech pathologist, and a writer, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at www.lillianduncan.net or www.lillian-duncan.com. She also has a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.
Website www.lillianduncan.net
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lillian-Duncan/e/B007NFPAE6

 

Meet Larissa Channer from The Fated Stars by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #RLFblog #scifiWelcome Larissa Channer from The Fated Stars, a new scifi romance by Veronica Scott.

Meet Larissa Channer

Age: We count the years differently in the Sectors but I’m mid-thirties as you would see it.

Gender: Female
Birthplace: A planet far, far away
Profession: Mercenary
Ethnicity: In the Sectors we’re all a mix of many races
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Tall, muscular, can hold my own in a fight. Black hair I usually keep in a bun.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I’m ex-military, served ten years in the Special Forces. Used my veteran’s bonus to buy a tight little spaceship, The Valkyrie Queen and outfit her for my needs. I take jobs anywhere in the Sectors and I’m highly paid. I like to right wrongs and help those who are the underdogs.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
At the beginning of the book I’m single and happy to be in that state, but as soon as I meet Samell, the alien empath, I start re-thinking my priorities. After all, I’ve been a mercenary for over ten years now! I resist the idea of settling down but through all our adventures together he’s very persuasive. And not with his empathic powers – they don’t work on me! Although we do share some good dreams…
How does your heroine dress?
Larissa prefers clothing that’s simple and suitable for combat. She’s not a dress person, which becomes a little bit of a running joke between her and Samell during the book. He’s from a more medieval-level planet and unused to women wearing pants. But he adapts!
How educated is this character? Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced? Larissa is a highly trained ex-Special Forces soldier, who maintains her edge with constant training and many varied assignments from the Mercenary Guild.
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
She lives on her own ship and manages to be pretty comfortable. She just got a big bonus from a happy client and plans to do some weaponry and engine upgrades, but then she meets Samell and becomes embroiled in his problems.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Larissa is good with hand to hand combat, all kinds of advanced weaponry, piloting a small spaceship, planning difficult missions, flying and quick thinking in a crisis.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
She’s been all over the galaxy and has seen a lot of things go down. She’d like to view the world in black and white terms but she knows in reality there are many gray areas. She does her best to remain true to her own ethics and inner set of core values, in any situation.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?
When they finally meet some of the nobility from Samell’s world, the ladies look down upon her.
Does your character care about those assumptions?
Not in the least! Larissa knows her own worth.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
As she becomes more attracted to Samell, she figures that a high born guy like him would never have noticed her – a plain spoken soldier – if they’d met on his planet. She’d have guarded the castle while he danced inside with the court ladies. But as the story continues and her skills and knowledge are key to their success, she accepts that Samell truly does value her and care for her.
Who in her life has the power to hurt this character the most? Why?
At the beginning no one has power over Larissa, as she’s a loner with friends in the Mercenary Guild but no one especially close to her. As the story progresses and she falls in love with Samell, of course he has the power to hurt her (not that he ever would).

About Your Writer: Questions for your character

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?
She was intrigued to try a role reversal story and have the heroine be the badass. Also, her daughters had been challenging her for a while now to write a female soldier for them.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
I don’t like dresses, not even for special occasions.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Even when she’s working on one book, she’s thinking about other stories she can’t wait to write. Veronica wants to explore the universe! She likes to share her stories with the readers
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
We meet two Special Forces soldiers, Pete and Donnie D, who are very helpful to us – I think they deserve to have their stories told. My author kind of set up the possibility for them to appear in a sequel.

Tell us about The Fated Stars

Larissa Channer, a tough no-nonsense mercenary in the Sectors, is celebrating success on her last job and a big bonus, with no slightest thought of taking on another assignment anytime soon. Out for a night of carousing with her friends at a third rate carnival on a backwater planet, she walks into the tent of a fake fortune teller and finds herself confronting the most intriguing man she’s ever seen. But something’s wrong, ominous currents lie beneath the surface of their encounter and Larissa can’t leave well enough alone.
Samell, a powerful, high born empathic priest, has been kidnapped from his own primitive planet along with a number of his people, and sold to the shady operator of an interstellar carnival. Kept enslaved, pretending to be a fortune teller while forced by his captor to steal information from the minds of all who come before him, Samell despairs of every breaking free.
Until Larissa walks into his tent and he recognizes the warrior who might mean the difference between life and death.
The situation becomes dire when Larissa and Samell come to the attention of the Shemdylann pirates who kidnapped him in the first place and the deadly Mawreg, aliens who threaten the Sectors. Can she save herself and the empathic alien noble, and derail the Mawreg plot against the Sectors? And will the soldier end up with her prince when all’s said and done?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776L7PX5/
Barnes and Noble www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-fated-stars-veronica-scott/1127389747
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-fated-stars/id1305340964
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-fated-stars

Veronica Scott Social Media

USA Today Best Selling Author
“SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happy Ever After blog
Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
She was honored to read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”
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Is It True: The Vicar's Deadly Sin by Miguelina Perez #RLFblogPlay Is It True with today’s guest Miguelina Perez, author of The Vicar’s Deadly Sin, a Regency Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

The Vicar’s Deadly Sin is a romance mystery. Two young friends fancy themselves detectives in 1815 when young ladies should be learning to needle point and cook.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Genre: Romance mystery
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Yes
this book is part of a series?
Yes
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No
you did research for this book?
Yes, a lot of research.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example) No.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. Not only Romance but Historical.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, I do. Spanish and English
you grew up where you live now?
No, I grew in Brooklyn, New York.
you love to read?
I am afraid I do. Reason for fear, with writing I have very little time to read.
you are never late?
That is true. I think being late unless not of your own doing is rude.
you love pizza?
I do. New York style pizza. Mamma Lucia’s is either the closest or the better pizza.
you love sushi?
No. The first time I tried I got food poisoning.
you have a pet?
Yes. Her name is Molly. She is a rescue.

Miguelina Perez Social Media

Ms. Miguelina Perez is a writer, and jewelry artist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the District of Columbia. As a jewelry artist one of her lariats was showcased in the San Antonio Express-News. She has won several awards including a critical Writing award for an essay on the gender roles of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.
Several of her poems have been published in anthologies, and she was named “Poet of Year in 1995”. She finished her first book, The Vicar’s Deadly Sin – a Regency romance mystery, the first of a seven-part serial based on the Seven Deadly Sins.
Currently, she is editing the sequel to the Vicar’s Deadly Sin, “Angel’s Lust.” She has begun work on a new contemporary romance thriller called “A Hero of Her Own.”
Website http://miguelinaperezauthor.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/MPerezAuthor
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Miguelina-Perez/e/B00BJP7KB2/

 

Whispers in the Dark by Kris Bock @Kris_Bock #RLFblog #suspenseToday’s featured book is Whispers in the Dark, a romantic suspense by Kris Bock.

Kylie Hafford craves adventure during her southwestern summer. She doesn’t expect to fight for her life.
After an assault in Boston, young archeologist Kylie heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. She plans to avoid all men and figure out her next step in life. Her first exploration of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past. Danesh proves that Kylie’s body is ready for love, even if her heart isn’t. If only he weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.
The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries – and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?
Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing plague her dig. Kylie tries to play it safe, but when someone threatens her research, she must take action. Kylie throws aside caution, but is shocked as friends turn to foes. She has more enemies than she can possibly guess, and she’s only begun to glimpse the terrors in the dark. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice, she can’t run away again – she must face her demons and fight.
Whispers in the Dark is action-packed romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest. This title stands alone and is not part of a series.
Whispers in the Dark is on sale today, November 25 – only 99 cents for the Kindle.
Genre romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Pig River Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006M6P6FA/
CreateSpace https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Dark-Kris-Bock/dp/0615582230/

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Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert.

Fans of Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels, and Terry Odell will want to check out Kris Bock’s romantic adventures. “Counterfeits is the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I first read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners.” 5 Stars – Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog
Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit her Amazon page. Sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter for announcements of new books, sales, and more.
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