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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Juli D Revezzo, 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.

Vesta’s Clockwork Companions by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: Steampunk Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 1
When Vesta Bartlett, a wealthy alchemist and inventor, arrives in England to finalize an arranged marriage and help overhaul a family friend’s outdated ironworks, she never expects to find the family so secretive, nor to develop feelings for her fiancé’s younger brother, Henry.
But the growing attraction between Vesta and Henry is just the beginning of their troubles. Things really heat up when they’re drawn into a secret project for Queen Victoria’s military, one that requires Vesta’s knowledge of clockwork and Henry’s iron.
An epidemic has wiped out all the dogs in Britain, and beyond. If the military fail in their effort to restore the species, a clockwork creation may be all that stands in the way of a world without canine companionship.
Are Vesta and Henry up to the challenge?
Why did you write this book?
I wrote Vesta’s Clockwork Companions because I wanted to write a Victorian romance and this young woman (Vesta) popped into my head. She happened to be a Texan blacksmith and alchemist who was betrothed to an Englishman, what was she doing with her clockwork when the young man wasn’t looking, I wondered, why did she keep chatting with his brother? So with that idea came the story and all the little background steampunk elements that ended up in the book.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy, romance, classics. I read pretty much anything.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I have several. Elric of Melniboné, and Lily Bart and Lawrence Selden from House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Clarissa Dalloway, from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Jacob Flanders from Jacob’s Room (also by Virginia Woolf), Jon and Kira from The Yden series by Suzanne G. Rogers, (also Jessamyn from her book Jessamyn’s folly.), King Arthur, Morgana, Tibby (from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares), and inspector Abberline from the movie From Hell, Zoe, and indeed the whole crew of Firefly, and many, many, many more.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment, I’m getting Vesta’s Clockwork Companions out there, and working on the next book in my paranormal fantasy series, Antique Magic, as well as the next book in my fantasy romance series Celtic Stewards Chronicles.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I have several I had hoped to have out this year, but realistically I might only manage one more this year. Hopefully, that will be the Antique Magic book I mentioned above depending on rewrites and edits and all that usual pre-publication jazz. If I’m really lucky, I might have two, out before the end of the year, but I’m not holding my breath.

Where to buy Vesta’s Clockwork Companions

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vestas-Clockwork-Companions-Steampunk-romance-ebook/dp/B07F8YZHC5
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vestas-Clockwork-Companions-Steampunk-romance-ebook/dp/B07F8YZHC5

Juli D Revezzo Social Media

Juli D Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romances Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, Watchmaker’s Heart, and short stories published in Eternal Haunted Summer, Luna Station Quarterly, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
Website: https://www.julidrevezzo.com/
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Blog: http://julismapsroom.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julidrevezzo
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Juli-D.-Revezzo/e/B008AHVTLO
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jewelsraven/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo

 

Alpha Pair (The Alpha Council Chronicles) by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNRBrenda Sparks, 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.

Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
How strong is the blood that binds? Tatiana Bolovich is a beautiful femme fatale with a haunting history. Having recently discovered the brutish Demetri Romanoff is her heartmate, she spent the past year avoiding him, but the Fates have other plans.
Demetri commands every situation. A strong, valiant warrior he’s used to being in control, that is until he is kidnapped by demons. Forced to endure unspeakable experiments at the hands of his enemy, the Alpha discovers just how out of control life can get.
Summoned by the Alpha Council, Tatiana grudgingly helps track Demetri down, promising herself that she will disappear from his life forever once the job is done. But matters of the heart are not so easily ignored. Will she give him a chance to prove himself, or will she deny her nature and slip away into the night?

 

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write both fantasy and paranormal romances.
How do you come up with ideas?…
The ideas for my stories usually come while I’m in the car. I create a playlist for each book and listen to it as I drive. The music inspires the scenes which I then write when I get home.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Plotting. I don’t write the story until it is outlined from beginning to end. Plotting allows me to make the story arc more intricate and weave in some foreshadowing which keeps the book interesting.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first novel when I was 37 years old. A story popped into my head while I was driving to work and refused to leave until I finally wrote it down. That story led to another and my writing career was born.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black. I always have some black on, even if it is just my wedding band which has white and black diamonds.
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton. Satin feels great on bare skin, but I get too warm sleeping on it.
Ocean or mountains? Mountains. I was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains and now live on the ocean. I long to live in the mountains again.
City life or country life? Country life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home. I love spending time with my family.
Dogs or cats? Both. I love animals. In addition to dogs and cats, I’ve owned turtles, rats, and even a pet groundhog.

Where to buy Alpha Pair

Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5985-alpha-pair.html
Amazon http://mybook.to/AlphaPair
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-pair-brenda-sparks/1128881136
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-pair/id1403818041

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her writing with her personal life is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romance is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
Website http://brenda-sparks.com/index.html
Blog www.brenda-sparks.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/brenda_sparks
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/forBrendaSparks
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/brendasparks/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/BrendaSparks
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ/
Newsletter http://brenda-sparks.com/welcome-readers.html

 

Know the Hero from A Love Affair in Las Vegas by Rachell Nichole @RachellNichole #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceRachell Nichole, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Love Affair in Las Vegas by Rachell Nichole

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NR
Dawn Jansen has only ever wanted one thing: to provide a life for her daughter in New York City, away from the small-town minds of her family and her upbringing. She has fought hard to finally make it to manager at the Hauteman hotel, and one of her first duties is to attend a conference at the Marietta Las Vegas to learn all she can about running the show. But when she arrives in Las Vegas, her plans to learn as much as she can on a professional level, turns into learning far more about herself than her job. She may get a second-chance at this whole love thing after all.
Barnaby “Barney” Garrison has always had one goal in life: to help people. He’s found his calling as manager of the Marietta Times Square, and since his past failed relationship, has focused all of his energy on being the best manager he can be. This year, that means helping to run the Marietta Hotels second annual Hoteliers’ Conference in Vegas. But as soon as he notices Dawn in the crowd, his focus instantly splits, his desires for her swift and fierce. When he realizes the attraction is mutual, he doesn’t waste any time seducing her to his bed. But when he suspects she’s hiding something from him, he worries that maybe he’s just destined to attract two-timing women to his life.
Can what began as a fling in Vegas turn into something more once they’re home in New York? Or does what happen in Vegas truly stay in Vegas?

Know the Hero from A Love Affair in Las Vegas

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

For Contemporary Heroes:

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Read a comic book.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Chinese food, definitely.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
He’s got kind of a swanky geek vibe. It’s like geek chic, but with a dash of street on the side. He is a New Yorker, after all.
Does he know how to fix things?
He likes to think so. As the manager of Marietta Times Square Hotel, Barnaby has to be a little be of a handy-man, for emergencies.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Barnaby’s biggest “gone badly” story is him trying to get married. He was in love with a woman, Diane, who was his whole world. Only, turns out, she wasn’t his.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He loves kids, so the kids he doesn’t know he just tries to get to know, asking questions, being silly, that sort of thing.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Check his phone. Usually for work-related stuff, but after he starts dating Dawn, to check in on her and Hailey.
Can he use chopsticks?
Yes. What New Yorker can’t?
Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?
Of course. He couldn’t manage the hotel without excessive amounts of caffeine. He takes it dark and rich, with just a little cream.
What apps would he have on his phone?
Tons of social media so he can be in the know, but places he almost never posts. The Marietta has very strict rules about public appearances.
Android or iPhone?
Android
Beard or clean-shaven?
Mostly clean-shaven, but a little stubble goes a long way.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Public transport. Driving in NYC is ridiculous.
Recycle or toss?
Recycle of course
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Love Affair in Las Vegas

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FC6SY95
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-love-affair-in-las-vegas-rachell-nichole/1129054650
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-love-affair-in-las-vegas/id1409614813
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-love-affair-in-las-vegas

Rachell Nichole Social Media

Rachell Nichole is a contemporary erotic romance author, who loves writing sexy romances about memorable characters who have to fight to hold on to love. Rachell holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Professional Writing and the other in French. She also received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. She is the author of The Marietta Hotels Series, Spicy with a Side of Cranberry Sauce, Gingerbread Photography, To Sir, Belle By Night, and Queen of Hearts. She lives in Pennsylvania with a mountain of books, the love of her life, and an invisible cat who likes to snuggle.
Website www.RachellNichole.com
Blog www.RomanceAccordingToRach.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/RachellNichole
Facebook www.Facebook.com/RachellNichole
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1vZrGId
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/1Cy4qE1
Newsletter https://bit.ly/2kYJDVn

 

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Secrets and Solace by Jana Richards

No matter how deeply buried, secrets rise to the surface.
Scarlet Lindquist has agreed to help her sisters rebuild the dilapidated fishing lodge in Minnesota they inherited from their grandparents. Although the lengthy restoration is bringing the three sisters closer together, Scarlet’s support is temporary. Her leave of absence from her job in Chicago is temporary and she has no intention of staying at Solace Lake Lodge, where the lake holds dark secrets. When frightening childhood memories resurface, they are tempered by her fascination with an irritating contractor. If only she could trust her feelings for him. If only he could trust her.
Cameron Hainstock meets Scarlet at his brother’s wedding to her sister and their attraction is instantaneous. But Cam avoids the beautiful marketing executive. All his efforts are aimed at battling for custody of his only child. When the unimaginable happens and Cam faces the biggest challenge of his life, he’s reluctant to accept help to halt his downward spiral. Can they learn to trust each other and fight for a future together or will they go their separate ways?
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From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?
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Welcome to Destiny, or should I say Middle Earth…
I’m Sheriff Jack Lang. After an exciting career as a Navy pilot, Destiny seemed like the perfect place to settle down – safe, sane and secure. But that ship sailed when I met Tempest Pomeroy – sexy redheaded mail lady and trouble magnet. Tempe never fails to test the limits of my patience or the law. Every time I think it’s the last straw, up pops another haystack.
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Calan: The Psion Factor Son by Christine Myers @crisanne1 #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceChristine Myers, 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.

Calan: The Psion Factor Son

Genre Science Fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):
Ajha Lann, a dawning psion grew up under the wing of an older girl. Together they scrounged for food and avoided capture by the gangers in the ruins of Farringay. Left on her own when Mikki is captured by gangers, the voices in her head seemed to get louder but one presence is stronger than the others. It gives her hope of something better for her future.
Calan Narcaza’s mother, the former Michelle Marlow was born in the ruins Farringay outside the Starport Compound. Little had changed since his father went to Earth to find Chelle and claim her as his mate. Calan knows the dangers of after the alien war that devastated Earth, but he has felt Ajha Lann reaching out to him from several years. He knew that for her to reach him over such interstellar distance could only mean that she was his psion mate.
His brother Jamerin brings Calan to Earth in his starship, though he is skeptical about leaving his baby brother on his own. Then they find a cyborg in stasis at the industrial complex that Calan bought to give refuge to the people struggling to survive in the city ruins. They wake him.
Calan and cyborg Rax Ven become allies building the Refuge together and facing off with the Overlords and gangers in a final showdown.
Why did you write this book?
Calan, is the next book in the Aledan Series which follows the Narcaza family from the meeting of his parents and their lives together through their having children. Book Five was about their first two children and this one is about their youngest. While the books are related, there is enough information in each one about what happened before so that they can be read as standalones. The series is part romance, part family saga, and part space opera with paranormal elements.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Science Fiction Romance
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Viktor Mandrake and actually all the heroes Mandrake Company Series
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on another book in my Cyborg Awakenings series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I expect to write more spicy science fiction romance in the universes that I’ve created for the Aledan Series and the Cyborg Awakenings series.

Where to buy Calan: The Psion Factor Son

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FD3Q8L3

Christine Myers Social Media

Chris Myers has been a science fiction fan since seeing the original “Day the Earth Stood Still” at age eight. Her favorite subgenre is space opera romance. Among the most influential in her work are the Lazarus Long novels by Robert Heinlein including “Time Enough for Love”, Marta Randall’s “Journey” and of course “Star Wars”, everything “Star Trek” and “Fire Fly”.
A lifelong resident of Silver Lake, NY she wrote her first novella at age fifteen. She has a BA in Cultural Studies from Empire State College majoring in creative writing. She wrote a regular column in the local weekly newspaper “Perry Herald” for a few years. Chris has written six novels in The Aledan Series:
Website https://aledanbooks.com
Blog http://crisanne1.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/crisanne1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChristineMyers
Amazon Author Page https://amazon.com/author/christinemyers

 

Is It True: Becker Circle by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Addison Brae, author of Becker Circle, a contemporary romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Becker Circle by Addison Brae

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Rated R
My first and only boyfriend believed I was too gutless to leave. He was dead wrong. My name’s Gillian, and I graduated Harvard early and left his hot temper and everyone else behind for Dallas. Determined to make it on my own, I land a second job bartending at the neighborhood pub smack in drama central where most every jerk in the neighborhood hits on me—at a huge price.
A week into the job, the neighborhood’s very popular drug dealer falls to his death a few feet from the table I’m serving. The cops say suicide, but the hot guitar player in the house band and I suspect foul play, and I intend to prove it. We dig deeper, grow closer, and make a shocking discovery. We know the murderer. Watch the trailer.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. It’s my third, but my first adult novel.
this book is part of a series?
Maybe.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. Days. Weeks. Months.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Much of the book takes place in bars, so I spent lots of time talking to bartenders and bar patrons.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No. Some would question if some of the human characters have a soul though.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. Romantic suspense.
you speak more than one language?
No. Not fluently, but I can barely understand and speak a tad of Spanish, French and Greek.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I’m in the big city of Dallas now but grew up in East Texas.
you love to read?
Yes. Just about anything, but especially thrillers, mysteries, young adult, and a good biography.
you are never late?
No. Well, rarely.
you love pizza?
Yes. Still angry our favorite neighborhood pizza joint was torn down to build a parking garage at a dental university.
you love sushi?
Yes. I didn’t have it for the first time until way into adulthood.
you have a pet?
Yes. She’s a neurotic cat with a huge vocabulary named Lucy that’s 10 going on 10 months.

Where to buy Becker Circle

Publisher http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Brae_Addison/becker-circle.htm
Amazon http://amzn.to/2GQhgSj
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/becker-circle-addison-brae/1128071378?ean=2940155153153
iBooks http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781370780426
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=9781370780426
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/797034

Addison Brae Social Media

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.
When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
Website http://addisonbrae.com/
Blog http://addisonbrae.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/AddisonBrae1
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/addison.brae
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17759692.Addison_Brae
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/addison-brae
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B07B443K8P/

 

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