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Let’s meet Francine Raggalio from Another Side of Perfect, a Women’s Fiction Romance by Karen 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.

Another Side of Perfect by Karen Cino

Genre: Women’s Fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Richie and Francine’s marriage takes another hit. When Francine finds herself pregnant, everyone is ecstatic, especially Angelina. However, their excitement turns into worry when Francine falls putting her pregnancy in high risk, restricting her to bed rest. Gary Thompson gets traded to another team on the west coast. Toni needs to make the decision to go with him, or stay home and end their relationship. Amy and Jason’s wedding invitations are sent out. The question is will their families accept their wedding? A surprise guest the eve of the wedding will put the spin on the next day’s festivities.
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.”
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York
Profession: Real Estate Broker
Ethnicity: Italian American
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I have long brown hair complimented by big brown eyes. I’m petite, standing at only five foot two and I can afford to lose ten pounds.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My parents were killed in a car crash, leaving me awarded to the state. I was sent from one foster family to another. Once I attended high school I met the love of my life Richie Raggalio and we’ve been together since. Yes, we have had our ups and down, but through it all we stayed through to one another. One of my flaws is that I always doubt my relationship with Richie. I never felt that I was on the same level as him, with him coming from a stable loving family. I’m a real estate broker and my two best friends Amy and Toni work with me. There is always something going on in my life be it an adventure with my friends and my latest a high risk pregnancy. I love my life and hope that you come along for the ride with me.
Who is the significant other in your life?
My high school sweetheart, Richie. I was at the first game he pitched in high school and the last game he pitched before retiring from major league baseball. We’ve been through so much together and our relationship continued to get stronger each day.
If you haven’t made a bucket list 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 is your birth order?
I am an only child.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
I had a brown haired rag doll that my mother bought me. I still have that doll as a reminder of my mother.
Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.
Eggplant parmagiana made by my mother-in-law.
Tell us about your best friend.
I have two best friends but am closer to Amy. Toni and I went through the foster care system together. We were lucky to live in the same neighborhood.In high school I met Amy who was always there for me as I for her.
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
I’ve been all over the country with Richie but the one place I’d love to visit is Hawaii where I can just lay in the sun and relax. I’d also love top go to Switzerland during the winter. I always wanted to learn how to ski and I heard they have an awesome beginners path.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
The intersection where my parents were killed in a car accident.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
I’d like to meet the Queen of England so I can learn more about her family values and her family.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
There’s no one I would avoid. I love being around people.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
I’d travel back to my childhood so I could spend more time with my parents, get to know them better and be able to tell them I loved them one last time.

Questions for the Author

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
Besides finding time to write, I’d say it was keeping up with my characters. At times they took over, so I had to make sure I kept them in line.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
I choose Francine because she had a lot thrown at her and I admire how she put her family and friends before her own health.
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
Francine is a strong character and at times her whining and mushiness got on my nerves. Come on-we know how much she loves her husband.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
No. This is the 3rd book in the Seaside Boulevard Series.
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
I’d like to write a historical and/or time travel.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I hate sitting outside and I can’t write in my pajamas.
Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
This book is intense, dealing with real life situations that I feel the reader can relate to. Each book in the series is a stand alone.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
I’d like to thank my readers for their support. I’m hoping to get the first book in my new series out by the fall.

Where to buy Another Side of Perfect

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Another-Side-Perfect-Seaside-Boulevard/dp/1981309748/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/another-side-of-perfect-karen-cino/1128513634

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino 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. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. 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. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.
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 is also busy writing newsletters and newspaper articles for the 55 and over community she resides at.
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
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y

 

Do It Write: Where Aidee Ladnier writes @aideeladnier #RLFblog #Paranormal #ShiftersAidee Ladnier, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Wolf Around The Corner by Aidee Ladnier

Genre: Paranormal, Shifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Frank’s family taught him that his wolf was dangerous, unwanted. Now his best friend’s brother wants him in bed and on stage. But giving into his wolf’s need for love could risk the quiet life Frank has created for himself—and his heart.
Settled in the small town of Waycroft Falls, Frank is content to be a lone wolf among the white picket fences and dollar book bins until he finds himself sniffing his best friend’s brother. Tom smells like hot apple pie and his Broadway smile has Frank lolling his tongue. But when the visiting actor learns Frank’s secret and plies him with hot kisses to get him to star in his play, Frank can’t help but wonder if Tom is only acting.
Tom ran away from family obligations to be a Broadway star. If he could make it there, he could make it anywhere…but he didn’t. Trudging home to Waycroft Falls to open his sister’s new performance space brings him face to face with a werewolf—a werewolf that would be perfect for Tom’s shoestring production of Beauty and the Beast. Staying in Tiny Town USA would be worth it if he can somehow convince the sexy wolf to expose his furry condition on stage and howl privately in Tom’s bed.
Wolf Around The Corner, a paranormal semi-finalist in Passionate Ink’s 2017 Sexy Scribbles Contest, is a full-length fairytale romance with a side of wolf shifter. If you like your romance with gorgeous men, humor, and small town magic, you’ll love Wolf Around the Corner! Buy your copy now and settle in to watch the drama unfold!
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a preteen, but not always publishing. I began publishing romance in 2012 with a short story. I still love to write short stories and even flash fiction. If you’re interested in short stories, I have a number of them for free on my website at https://www.aideeladnier.com
What was your first published book?
My first published short story was The Applicant which has since been expanded into a novella and published by Dreamspinner Press. In it a lonely roboticist has a particularly stressful day dealing with a rampaging teddy bear robot, a time traveler from the future, and several applicants who want to become his new research assistant.
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
I love my little writing desk. It’s my haven and my most productive space. Here’s a picture!
Anything special about your space?
I absolutely love my poster of the Hero’s Journey. I studied Joseph Campbell’s monomyth in college and this poster is a whimsical look at how a character crosses out of the ordinary world and into the hero realm. The poster was created by Ryan Dunlavey in conjuction with his graphic novel Action Philosophers written by Fred Van Lente. The poster is sadly no longer for sale, but here’s a closer look at it:
What do you love most about that area?
It’s located in my guest bedroom so it gets lots of natural sunlight but there’s a lamp for nighttime writing as well. My cats will come in to enjoy the sunshine and stay for a cuddle as I write.
What would like to change about your home office?
I’m thinking of moving my desk into my library. I have a big wide windowseat that’s just the perfect height for my desk (and if I get tired I can sack out among my books!). The library is actually a repurposed dining room. Since I already have a perfectly good breakfast nook for my four person table, I thought I’d just build some bookshelves and make a library. As you can see in the picture, the window seat is actually a cedar chest I got as a wedding present from my cousin.
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
Verbalize: bring stories to life and life to stories by Damon Suede. I love Damon’s writing style and this was a fun read. His book emphasizes the use of action in verbs, plot and character tactics. His point of view from theater and screenwriting was refreshing and shined a light on fiction writing that I was unfamiliar with.
What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?
I really like Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book by Gwen Hayes. It gives a really basic, easy to understand breakdown of the romance novel. I’m also totally in love with all the thesauruses (beginning with the Emotion Thesaurus) by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. Their website One Stop for Writers (https://onestopforwriters.com) is also excellent.
What do you like to read for relaxation?
Everything! Depending on what day it is or what room of my house I’m inhabiting, I’ll be reading historical romance, hard science fiction, biographies, cozy mysteries, or even an epic fantasy. I can’t be tied to one genre in my reading, which probably explains why I skip around genres when I’m writing as well.
Do you have an author newsletter?
I do! I publish Aidee’s Awesome News every few months or so usually when I have a new book coming out or an appearance somewhere. And occasionally I have a mailing list only giveaway! You can sign up here: https://eepurl.com/cOXzjj

Where to buy Wolf Around The Corner

Amazon https://amzn.to/2soejCH
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-around-the-corner-aidee-ladnier/1127471582?ean=2940155559269
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1388868778
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-around-the-corner-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/833744
24Symbols https://www.24symbols.com/book/english/aidee-ladnier/wolf-around-the-corner?id=2852074
Indigo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/wolf-around-the-corner/9781386122661-item.html?ref=isbn-search
Angus and Robertson https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/wolf-around-the-corner-aidee-ladnier/p/9781386122661
Mondadori https://books.mondadoristore.it/Wolf-Around-The-Corner-Aidee-Ladnier/eae978138612266/

Aidee Ladnier Social Media

Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, believes that adventure is around every corner. In pursuit of new experiences, she’s worked as a magician’s assistant, been a beauty pageant contestant, ridden in hot air balloons, produced independent movies, hiked up a volcano, and is a proud citizen scientist. A lover of genre fiction, Aidee’s perfect romance has a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.
Website https://www.aideeladnier.com
Blog https://www.aideeladnier.com/blog/
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Hunters' Watch Brigade:The Game by Paula Millhouse @pmillhouse #RLFblog #NewRelease #UF #PNR #gamersPaula Millhouse, 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.

Thank you so much for hosting me during release week, Kayelle! I’m here to chat about my latest book, Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game. It’s always a good day to visit Romance Lives Forever. I love your site, and everything you do for the romance community. *Big cyberwaves to the crowd*

Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game

Genre: Urban Fantasy with a strong side of paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R, for some steamy romance, and a little bit of Supernatural chaos.
A demigod’s work is never done…
All monster hunter Samantha Silverton wants is a little R and R. She and her sexy partner, cat shifter Max, have a week off in the city that never sleeps, and she intends to enjoy it. But before she can unpack her suitcase, she’s caught up in the middle of a wicked game—a smartphone app driven scavenger hunt that’s bringing all the big, bad Supernaturals to NYC to play. The bad part? The game was the brainchild of Alex Van Dam—Sam’s first love. What’s worse? She has to play alone.
Maximillion Ra hasn’t quite got a handle on his unique shifter magic yet. He’s in love with Sam, but if he’s ever going to be any good to her, he has to face his family’s curse. But how can he leave Sam now, especially with her old flame in the picture?
Alex Van Dam isn’t interested in who wins his game. He just wants to find the final prize—an ancient Greek relic. Once he has it, he’ll use the artifact’s magic to control all the Supernaturals in Manhattan, starting with the Hunters’ Watch Brigade.
Only Sam stands in his way. And without Max by her side, even the monster hunting daughter of Poseidon has to wonder if she stands a chance…
Why did you write this book?
Thank you for asking, Kayelle! We’ve gotten great response from readers for Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation, the first novel in my series. This is the second book and follows Sam and Max’s adventures as they fall in love while fighting Supernatural chaos in New York City.
I don’t like how devices interfere with conversations with people in real life. I wondered what would happen if someone designed a game people played on their phones and it caused all sorts of Supernatural chaos.
I combined my love for scavenger hunts and visiting famous sites in the city of Manhattan to create an adventure readers will love.
I also love the Greek Pantheon, so The Game allowed me to send Samantha up to Mount Olympus to visit her Uncle Zeus and her cousin Artemis along with her father Poseidon. She gets to ride Pegasus, one of my favorite scenes!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I like most genres, but my favorite is Urban Fantasy with strong paranormal romance elements. I like magic in my stories, and a heavy dose of heart thumping romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Right now, Cat Crawfield from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. And I love her even more when Bones is on the page too.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m happy to say I’m working on Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Betrayal, the third book in my series planned for release later this year with ImaJinn Books.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
My awesome editor Brenda over at ImaJinn books and I are collaborating on a spin-off series with characters from the Hunters’ Watch Brigade. We’ll be picking on the Egyptian Pantheon in those stories.

Where to buy Hunters’ Watch Brigade: The Game

Publisher: http://www.imajinnbooks.com/index.php?main_page=products_new

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KLm4KL

Apple iBooks: https://apple.co/2GFfBOK

Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/2IV09Ds

GooglePlay: https://bit.ly/2s0IQqd

GoodReads: https://bit.ly/2ICNZvE

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2kfarR0

Paula Millhouse Social Media

Paula Millhouse was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean to her soul. As a child, she soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the South.
She lives in the mountains now, but honors her Southern heritage as a story teller by sharing high-heat urban fantasy and paranormal romance adventures with her readers. Escape your daily routine with books where justice does exist, true love is worth fighting for, and happily ever afters are expected.
Website: https://www.paulamillhouse.com
Blog: https://paulamillhouse.com/blog-posts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pmillhouse
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/paulamillhousebooks/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pmillhouse
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5398221.Paula_Millhouse
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006991RF8
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulamillhouse/

 

#FreeBookFriday Kathryn R Blake @krbwrites plus 5 more authors Hot Free Books to read #RLFblogIt’s #FreeBookFriday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of free downloads and great books to read. All genres and heat levels. This week’s featured book is Arrested by Love by Kathryn R Blake. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

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Arrested by Love by Kathryn R Blake

She broke the law to catch a police officer. Only he caught her first, and then put her over his knee.
Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old. Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx’s lures, Kyle has to finally admit that he is losing the battle–badly.
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Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.
Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals–kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.
Until he meets Joan.
Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal–survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.
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When vampire-obsessed waitress Madison meets her very own dark prince, is she ready to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Waitress Madison thought she knew everything there was to know about vampires, from researching unexplained sightings, to escaping from her going-nowhere life in the pages of romantic fiction. She even fantasized the mysterious—and super-hot—guy who visits the café every night might be her very own dark prince, waiting to whisk her away to his lair to have his wicked way with her.

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The truth could destroy them. Or set them free.
Maggie Lindquist left Solace Lake determined never to return. Circumstances have pulled her back and she’s helping to restore her family’s dilapidated fishing lodge. When she agreed to the plan she didn’t expect to have to work side by side with the man who abandoned her ten years earlier. She didn’t expect to like him, or want him ever again. But can she trust him as she once did?
Luke Carlsson rushes home to tend to his ailing mother. Her lengthy illness means he needs to stay, at least temporarily. And to stay, he needs to work. Solace Lake Lodge offers him a job and an opportunity to work with the woman he’s never stopped loving. But the restoration is unleashing secrets hidden for decades and no one is left unscathed. Especially not Maggie and Luke, whose love needs to be resilient enough to forgive, and strong enough to build a future together.
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Ethan Mahoney loves his wife dearly and arranges for her to accompany him on his assignment as bodyguard of the Secretary of State to Colombia. The journey ends in a fiasco that leaves the secretary and his entourage stranded in the Colombian woods with terrorists on their heels, not knowing if they will survive and find their way back to civilization.

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Just Desserts and Other Stories by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #RLFblog #romanticcomedy #sweetromanceVicki Batman, 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.

Just Desserts…and Other Stories by Vicki Batman

Genre: romantic comedy short story anthology
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these clean and wholesome, heart-warming short tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.
Included are:
Bug Stuff ~ An accountant unites with a co-worker to exterminate a pesky adversary.
Just Desserts ~ A political dinner gone disastrous brings together a reluctant attendee and her handsome seat-mate.
With This Ring ~ When a wife forgets the all-important little black dress, the evening turns into something utterly unforgettable.
Good Girls Finish First ~ When men friends are challenged to fix breakfast if they lose a race, one woman leads the pack and discovers finishing first leads to romance.
Ouch ~ Who knew a yoga class would be so dangerous…and romantic?
Man Theory ~ When a geeky co-worker espouses his theory on love, a friend risks her heart.
Tommy and the Teacher ~ A young boy steals from the school’s book fair causing interesting possibilities to arise.
Absolutely Positively Lost ~ Helping a map-challenged young man find his way is truly serendipitous.
The Little Birdie Who ~ A new town, a new friend, a new beginning. Who would have thought a little bird could bring two people together?
Check Her Out ~ It’s a sticky situation, especially between a store manager and Auntie Caren when her nephew must pay for the gum he stole.
This Is Not Working ~ One of those days at a new job when nothing is going right, and then the boss steps in.

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
Yes, I do! Humorous romantic mysteries and romantic comedy short stories.
How do you come up with ideas
?
With short stories, sometimes, people say things and my head goes bing! and the story takes off. It is so gratifying and fun when that happens. I did take a short story class early on and we were challenged to study a picture and create a story from it. It worked!
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
I love when the story is roughed and I can get to work to make it better. I’ll finesse until I’m sick of it.
When did you write your first book
?
I wrote my first book about fourteen years ago after a friend challenged me. Handsome was floored.

FUN

Leather or lace? Cotton, lolol
Black or red? Wear black, love red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? City life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both!

Where to buy Just Desserts…and Other Stories

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Desserts-Other-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B07CT8XC5F/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-desserts-and-other-short-stories-vicki-batman/1128592107
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/823338/

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way she has garnered awards and bestsellers. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??”
Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/
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Christina's Tapestry by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #timetravel #romanceNJ Walters author of Christina’s Tapestry answers five easy questions.
Please tell us about yourself.
NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
One of my treats is to take myself out for breakfast twice a week. Working from home, it gets too easy to just stay inside. It’s my way of making sure I don’t become a complete hermit. I usually get whole wheat toast and a scrambled egg. I know, so exciting. But I enjoy curling up with my breakfast and a large cup of tea and reading a good book.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Only one? It’s so hard to choose just one. There are so many amazing book boyfriends to choose from. Right off the top of my head, I’d say Rhage from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I mean, who doesn’t want a badass who can turn into a dragon.
Kaleb Krychek from Nalini Singh’s Heart of Obsidian is a close second. This man is willing to destroy anyone and anything that gets in the way of finding his woman. He won’t stop until he finds her. *sigh*
Describe the perfect vacation.
For a quiet vacation, I enjoy the beach. I’m not talking about lying on a soft, sandy beach sipping a drink. I’m more about beachcombing on a rugged shoreline. You never know what you might find. I’ve found a coin from a hundred years ago and have a decent beach glass collection. I love to wander up and down a beach. I can spend hours doing that. It’s endlessly fascinating.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
The fun thing about writing is that you never know where the research might take you. I research a lot of places. Currently it’s Alaska. Checking out guidebooks and maps and websites. YouTube is a great help as well. I also spent some time checking out knives and knife fighting. Wow, there are some amazing people out there. And it was an excuse to watch more Forged in Fire episodes on TV.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Since Jarek and Marc live in a world that doesn’t have phones, if they heard one ring they’d most likely smash it to bits with their swords. That would be fun to watch.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre fantasy erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Christina’s Tapestry
Tapestries, Book 1
Captivated by a lush tapestry she sees in a shop window, Christina Beaumont impulsively buys it, never imagining how that one action will change her life. The magical tapestry not only transports her to a world that resembles medieval Earth, but also into the arms of two massive warriors who both want to claim her.
Jarek and Marc, brothers of the House of Garen, are elated to discover the tapestry has delivered Christina to them, but ancient tradition dictates that they must compete for the right to be her husband. Both separately and together, the two will indulge Christina in every sensual way possible, taking her to passionate heights beyond even her most intense fantasies.
As the time for Christina to choose between the two men draws near, she is confronted with another option: she can return to her own modern world. Fearing their loss, Jarek and Marc will join forces to convince Christina to stay with them, even as they fight a rival family for the right to keep her as their very own…
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