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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Captain from Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean @McKennaDeanFic @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsMcKenna Dean, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) PG 13

New York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta (“Rhett”) Bishop, destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune, takes a job at Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part detective firm and part enforcement agency, Redclaw regulates matters involving the growing population of shifters who have emerged since the onset of the nuclear age.

Peter Knight is a nuclear scientist shattered by the death of his wife. Blacklisted by the government and scientific organizations, he drowns his sorrows while searching for the people behind his wife’s murder.

When Rhett is assigned to recruit Knight, their meeting is more than either bargained for–a rival organization will do anything to secure Knight for themselves. Following a lead to locate a missing cache of alien technology stolen from Redclaw, Rhett is thrown back into her previous glittering life with Knight as her pretend boyfriend. But when someone from the past turns up to start a bidding war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their very lives.

Meet Captain from Bishop Takes Knight

Full name Captain

Nickname The Little Dog

Gender male (neutered)

Species Dog

Physical description black and white Jack Russell Terrier

Relationship to main character She cautiously adopted him, is keeping his secret

Relationship to the villain/antagonist What a cute little—EEEEE!!!

Where this furbaby came from No one knows!

What inspired you to create this character?

I inherited this little dog from my mom when she went into assisted living. Jack Russell terriers have a reputation for being fierce, but Captain meshed into my household seamlessly, getting along great with my big dog, the cats, and various livestock.

I thought perhaps he wasn’t really a JRT until the first time he encountered a skunk. It was like a switch flipped and he went into killer mode! The dichotomy between cute, fuzzy terrier and vicious killer amused me, and I thought it would be fun to introduce him into my paranormal series, Redclaw Origins.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Rhett encounters Captain in Bishop Takes Knight when her life is in danger. She acts out of kindness to release Captain from his cage so he has a chance at surviving, but that act in turn saves her life when Captain comes to her defense. Instead of reporting the unusual nature of the dog to her boss, which would result in his being caged again, she decides to take him home with her.

What does the villain/antagonist think about this furbaby?

He’s just a little mutt. What harm can he do?

How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?

With caution!

What does this furbaby eat?

ANYTHING HE WANTS.

Please share an interesting fact or tidbit about this furbaby.

Captain is a rescue dog. He lived with my mother until she could no longer take care of him, and then came to live with me. According to his records, he should be at least 13 years old, but we can’t believe that. He leaps on the bed, runs like a racehorse, and puts the 90 pound German shepherd in his place.

Describe a humorous incident involving the animal character.

Only Rhett Bishop and Peter Knight know Captain’s secret–but a spoken word–much like Shazam!–triggers the secret power. So there is a lot of effort that goes into keeping Captain’s abilities under wraps and preventing someone from inadvertently releasing them.

About Captain

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Captain from Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean @McKennaDeanFic @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsThis post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.

I have LOTS of pets. Two dogs, five cats, horses, goats…

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

I write about shifters, so observing animals helps add realism to my writing. I also love giving my animals cameo appearances in my stories, such as the shy, stray dog Ghost, in Ghost of a Chance.

Captain is definitely modeled after my own little guy, down to the way he dances on his hind legs in excitement, yodels instead of barks, and insists on sleeping by my head on my pillows instead of on the expensive dog bed I bought for him.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

Captain is usually curled by my side. The young, big dog is either asleep at my feet or harassing the cats.

What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?

I used to keep a wide assortment of rodents–many from other countries, such as chinchillas and degus. I’ve also had an iguana, and I used to raise rabbits.

Where did you find your pet?

Captain came from the shelter, where he’d been for almost a year. I couldn’t believe no one wanted him! He’s a wonderful little dog.

What do you feed your pet?

Royal Canin makes breed specific foods, so I feed the Jack Russell diet. I want Captain to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, so that means not giving in to his demands for table food, making sure he’s at a good weight, and keeping his teeth clean.

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

Captain goes bonkers for sticks. I have several videos of him yodeling until I give him his stick, whereupon he runs off with it. Forget about cleaning up the yard when he’s with you! He’ll bring back every stick you throw away.

Where to buy Bishop Takes Knight

Publisher Redclaw Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W79BTDS
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bishop-takes-knight-mckenna-dean/
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1479306905
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bishop-takes-knight

McKenna Dean Social Media

McKenna Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a teacher, a biologist, and a dog trainer. She’s worked in a genetics lab, at the stockyard, behind the scenes as a props manager, and at a pizza parlor slinging dough. Finally she realized all these jobs were just a preparation for what she really wanted to be a writer.
She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family, as well as the assorted dogs, cats, and various livestock.
She likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.
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Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
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Read the Space Opera Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #SciFiAs the host of this blog, occasionally it becomes my turn to be welcomed as an author. Instead, this time I’ll introduce Pietas, the hero of Origin of Pietas and let him answer the questions.

Pietas, what’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

I like fish, cooked over an open fire. There is nothing else like it.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I have a close friend who never seems to want anything but steak. When I pick a place to eat, it’s usually fast and easy. I dislike being in restaurants alone.

Describe the perfect vacation.

A day spent walking on the beach or hiking in the hills. I love the solitude and majesty of nature.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My twin sister and I were not permitted toys, but we each had an item that we kept hidden. Oddly enough, I can remember hers, but not mine. Hers was a bundle of old cloths that she had bound with string to form a doll. When we had rare free time, I would stand watch while she played “mommy”. Which is ludicrous, really. We never had much of a mommy, and as for a daddy — well, he was the reason I stood watch.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I find poetry uplifting and soothing. I have lived enough drama and action in my real life. I don’t want to read about that of others.

Where to buy Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos

Exiled to a barren world, the immortal king Pietas must learn to humble himself and ask for help–politely. Without assistance, he might spend an eternity alone, never finding the people he has already died over a thousand times to save.
The problem is, the only source of aid is a human, the very one who caused his exile in the first place.
Universal book link  https://books2read.com/u/4DovO7
Free on KindleUnlimited

Kayelle Allen Social Media

Kayelle Allen writes space opera with larger than life, unforgettable characters. Walk in her worlds and meet some.
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Read the paranormal Fay's Wish by Dee Carver @pmnp #RLFblog #Paranormal #RomanceDee Carver, 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.

Fay’s Wish by Dee Carver

Genre Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Shayla, Princess of the Fay, must begin the journey to discover her true power by leaving the island. If she’s successful, she will become queen. Her plight won’t be an easy one, for there are those who would use Shayla as a means to solidify their own position of power.

Kyle, Shayla’s guide in the human world, is destined to bring hope to the Fay even though his own future seems bleak. With Kyle by her side, miracles can happen, offering the promise of the return of magic.

Once that happens, nothing is impossible.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include reading, crafts, working in the garden and doing puzzle games.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I enjoy reading a variety of romance genres and fictional stories.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

When I am not asking Cindy (my editor and PM Inc Manager) for help, I often find myself at Barnes and Noble looking at books that are based on the same location as the story.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Johann Sebastian Bach or Ludwig van Beethoven

Where to buy Fay’s Wish

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Fays-Wish-Princess-Mortal-around-ebook/dp/B081QPMHW4/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fays-wish-dee-carver/1135002754
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/fays-wish/id1488495506?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fay-s-wish

Dee Carver Social Media

My name is Dee, I am a mother of 5 amazing children. My First Novel, La Roe’s was published in 2005 and nominated for the Golden Rose Awards the following year. It has been re-released and is available on Amazon thanks to the amazing editing help from Cindy, Personalized Marketing Inc manager. My Second Novel, Fay’s Wish was published in 2006 and will be re-released later this year.

My 3rd Novel Chocolate Seduction of the Cursed Seduction Series is currently being revised for future publication.I have also Ghost Written 2 additional books, and written hundreds of articles.I enjoy spending time with my children, being a grandmother, sitting down to a good book, and learning more about the career that has changed my life. I have been working online since 2005, beginning my journey as an Author, then a Reviewer, Freelance Publicist, and then found a love for websites, coding, most recently WordPress.

I hope that you have a great time while visiting and feel free to drop me a line on the Contact Page. I love hearing from Readers, Authors, Publishers, Reviewers and Everyone Else.I am also the Owner and CEO of Personalized Marketing.
If you are looking for Personalized Marketing Inc click here https://personalizedmarketing.info
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Read the new SciFi Romance Flynn's Assassin by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceNJ Walters, 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.

Flynn’s Assassin by NJ Walters

Genre Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When mercenary and space trader Flynn Marks is approached by a woman in a seedy bar, he assumes she’s not just looking for a good time. He’s made enemies over the course of his life. With his family finally safe and settled, he’ll handle this latest threat on his own.

Cerena Phelps has been tasked with killing a man if she ever wants to see her teenage son again. While she’s no stranger to fights–being a woman bouncer is a tough job–she’s never killed a man. Her plan? Lure Flynn away from the bar, seduce him, and kill him when his guard is down. Not a hardship given her unexpected and intense sexual attraction for her target. When her attempt on Flynn’s life fails, they must learn to trust each other if they both hope to survive and rescue her son.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I love the beach! And not a sandy, sunny beach, but a rocky one filled with shells, driftwood, and treasures washed up by the waves. I have a small collection of beach glass I’ve gathered over the years. I love interesting rocks and shells. After a day beachcombing, I’d love to sit around a campfire and watch the night sky. And on bad weather days, I’d curl up with a good book or two.

What are your hobbies?

I love to read. No surprise there. I also enjoy going to movies. I’ll see over thirty a year in the theatre. I enjoy going to the afternoon shows when it’s quieter. I love a good yard sale or thrift store. It’s the search for that next “treasure.” Not necessarily anything worth money, but something I’ll love.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I read a lot of romance over different genres–contemporary, paranormal, futuristic, historical, suspense. It all depends on my mood. I like to mix it up. I also read nonfiction, some work related, but much of it is spiritual and personal growth books.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

That always depends on what I’m writing. Sometimes I’ll read nonfiction books to learn more about a place or a skill. I’ve used maps and guide books to become better acquainted with other counties and settings. I’ve used Google Maps to “walk” the streets of a city where I set a book. I’ve watched many YouTube videos. You can find almost anything you need online.

For example, when I wanted to research the Trans-Siberian Railway I viewed many YouTube videos posted by people who took the train trip. I wanted to see what the trains looked like and how they were broken down by class. I also bought a Russian guidebook (much like the one the heroine uses in the book) for language and travel information. I used all that information and more in Drakon’s Tear.

In a book like Flynn’s Assassin, which is futuristic, much of it came from my imagination. I have to be careful when creating worlds to stay consistent. It’s so much fun but a lot of work as I have to make notes about everything.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Flynn Marks is a dangerous space mercenary, so his ringtone would have to be badass. I’m thinking “Wrong Side of Heaven” by Five Finger Death Punch.

Where to buy Flynn’s Assassin

Publisher https://www.evernightpublishing.com/flynns-assassin-by-n-j-walters/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XCWZHQV/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flynns-assassin-n-j-walters/1133314466
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/flynn-s-assassin
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/956440

NJ Walters Social Media

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.
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Once Upon a Christmas Past by Catherine Kean and others #RLFblog #HistoricalRomance #ChristmasRomance Catherine Kean, 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.

Once Upon a Christmas Past by Catherine Kean, Brenda Jernigan, Paula Quinn, and Regan Walker

Genre Historical Romance Anthology

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

NY Times, USA Today, and Bestselling Authors present Once Upon a Christmas Past, four books of Christmas and Love.

A Secret Scottish Christmas by Regan Walker

Spies, Scots, and Shipmasters celebrate a very secret Christmas in Scotland as identical twins, Robbie and Nash Powell, spies for the Crown, compete for the love of the daughter of an Aberdeen shipbuilder.

A Highlander for Christmas by Paula Quinn

As the bard of the MacGregor clan, Finlay Grant is a natural-born charmer. He can easily win the heart of any lass… but somehow, the right words to express his love for stunning Leslie Harrison have eluded him. Yet as Christmastide approaches, Finn knows he must find a way to propose to the raven-haired beauty who has stolen his heart.

A Knight’s Redemption by Catherine Kean

Six Christmases ago, after refusing his kiss, Lady Mary Westbrook was locked in the dungeon by Lord Holden Kendall, a squire at Branton Keep. When an attempted child abduction days before Christmas brings Holden back to the castle, Mary must confront again what happened between them.

Holden is a grown warrior now, and he resolves to not only make matters right with Mary but finally win her kiss. Yet, as peril ensues, Mary must risk far more than a chance at love.

Christmas in Camelot by Brenda Jernigan

Sir Nicholas the Dragon’s orders are clear. He is to fend off the enemy besieging Noelle’s castle and bring the lady safely back to Camelot for her wedding day to Sir Gavin. But spending time with the proud beauty awakens an irresistible hunger in Nicholas. Now, as desire does battle with duty, Nicholas has only two choices — to surrender the woman he loves to another man or fight to the end to make her his own.

Where to buy Once Upon a Christmas Past

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Christmas-Past-Historical-ebook/dp/B07W99LWSS/

Catherine Kean Social Media

Catherine Kean is an award-winning, Kindle Unlimited All-Star author of medieval romances whose creative muse has coaxed her to also write in other romance genres. She wrote her first medieval romance, A Knight’s Vengeance, while her baby daughter was napping, and now has a backlist of over 20 published books. Catherine’s novels were originally published in paperback and several were released in Czech, German, and Thai foreign editions. She’s won numerous awards for her stories, including the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her novels also finaled in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the National Readers’ Choice Awards, and the International Digital Awards.
In 2019, she co-founded CPC Publishing with author Wynter Daniels and is busy writing books for the Cat’s Paw Cove Romance series.
When not working on her next book, Catherine enjoys cooking, baking, browsing antique shops, shopping with her daughter, and gardening. She lives in Central Florida with two spoiled rescue cats.
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Read a Sweet Contemporary Romance by Daryl Devore The Gift @daryldevore #RLFblog #Contemporary #RomanceDaryl Devore, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Please tell us about The Gift.

The Gift by Daryl Devore

Genre Sweet Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Daryl Devore’s latest is a sweet whimsical romance with a touch of mystery

Darcy O’Calahann, a junior gardener from a small mid-western town, is trying to make her way in the big city. After a stranger asks a mysterious question, Darcy finds a red tulip inside her locked gardening shed.

Shamus McTavis is a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious family past. But more surprising is his resemblance to the stranger who offered her the red tulip.

Are Darcy’s eyes playing tricks on her? Is she losing her mind? Or is there really a red tulip trying to link Shamus and her together?

Note- This book was previously published under the title Red Tulip and under the author’s pen name – Victoria Adams.

Where to buy The Gift

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XNH3JDJ

Daryl Devore Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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