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Author Archives: Kayelle Allen

About Kayelle Allen

The Romance Lives Forever blog features authors and new books from all genres.

Lorna Peel, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk
about your book, Only You.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Cover artist: Suzannah Safi
Length: 52,000 words
Heat rating: Sweet Romance
Tagline: Only You follows divorced thirty-something, Jane
Hollinger, as she is shoved back into the dating world by family and friends,
and discovers that her fantasy love is more attainable than she ever imagined.
Blurb: Jane Hollinger is single, divorced, and the wrong
side of thirty – as she puts it. Her friends are pressuring her to dive back
into London’s
dating pool, but she’s content with her quiet life as a genealogy teacher.
Robert Armstrong is every woman’s fantasy: handsome,
charming, rich and famous. When he asks her to meet him, she convinces herself
it’s because he needs her help with a mystery in his family tree. Soon she
realizes he’s interested in more than her genealogical expertise. Now the
paparazzi want a piece of Jane too.
Can Jane handle living — and loving — in the spotlight?
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Jane Hollinger, aged 31, genealogy teacher
Robert Armstrong, aged 38, actor


How did you get your start in the industry?
I’ve always had quite an lively imagination. When I was
little I made up stories in my head for my dolls to act out. I’ve been writing
those stories down since I was nineteen.I had a contemporary short story
published in Woman’s Way (an Irish women’s magazine) back in 1996. A scan of it
is now up on my Facebook Page and blog. I was doing a writing course at the
time and had to submit a number of short stories to magazines and I was lucky
enough to get one published. The course was interesting but it made me realize
that I prefer to write longer prose and I decided to try and see if I could get
a novel published.
What websites do you visit daily?
My website and blog, Facebook, Twitter, and various news
websites as I’m a bit of a news junkie!
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Being able to create new characters and the worlds they
inhabit. And then being able to play God with them! *evil laugh*
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Try and write something every day, even if it’s only random
notes or bits of dialogue in a notebook.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
As a new author, I haven’t really encountered author stress
yet, but I’d try and cope by taking regular breaks.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your
own writing?
Historical novels, crime novels, and historical crime
novels, like the Matthew Shardlake series by C.J. Sansom.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only
one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview.
What will you take with you and where will you go?
Either Canada
or Australia.
I have relatives in both countries and I’d love to visit some day, so I’d have
to buy summer clothes for Australia
(I live in Ireland and we
don’t get summers anymore!) and summer/winter clothes for Canada, depending on the time of
What good book have you read recently?
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman and The Secrets of Pain by
Phil Rickman.
What do you like to do when you’re bored?
If I’m not writing or surfing the internet, and if it
happens to be dry outside, then go for a long walk.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Purple – I love it, it is such a vibrant colour.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation,
because I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

Lorna Peel
I love pizza with vegan cheese. Well, I don’t actually
love it, and I’m not a vegan either, but I can’t eat ordinary cheese so I make
do with the vegan stuff. It’s a bit like old window putty as it doesn’t melt
properly so it just looks like an orange blob but I can’t imagine pizza without
some kind of cheese on it!
I’m always ready for another mug of coffee!
When I’m alone, I either write, or plot, or both!
You’d never be able to tell, but I have a torn medial
ligament in my right knee. It flares up from time to time if I do too much
If I had a halo it would be a bit wonky! I played an angel
in a Nativity Play when I was small, but that was the end of my association
with angels!
If I could find the time I’d buy a camper van and
explore more of Ireland and
the UK.
I can never have too many books because I’m a bit
of a book hoarder!

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The Wizard’s Shield

The Wizard’s Shield by Karen McCullough
Originally Published
As: Magic, Murder, and Microcircuits
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (90,000 words; 234 pages)
Tagline: To solve a murder and retrieve a stolen magical shield,
a pair of wizards journey into a dangerous, magical underworld, where the weapons
of choice might be guns… or lightning bolts.
A powerful wizard with a physics degree and a checkered past
invents a shield to ensure he’ll never again be tortured almost to death.
The wizarding powers-that-be fear the repercussions of such a
device and send his former girlfriend, an accomplished wizard herself, to retrieve
the device or destroy it.
When the shield is stolen by the magical mafia, Ilene McConnell
and Michael Morgan have to set aside their differences and work together to recover
it. Michael claims he needs the device as insurance against the kind of injury and
injustice he suffered once before. Ilene maintains its potential to upset the delicate
balance of power makes it too dangerous and that it needs to be destroyed. But none
of that will matter if they can’t retrieve it before a ruthless, powerful wizard
learns how to use it for his own ends.
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The rush of a sudden, fierce wind
outside drew her to a window to watch the shrubs and palm trees flapping wildly.
Sand blew over the pavement and splattered against walls and trees. Dead leaves,
loose papers, and other debris danced in the air. A livid, purple-tinged darkness
turned the day grotesque. Tendrils of indigo-shaded power floated along with the
dark storm clouds.
A flash of lightning seared its way
from sky to ground just beyond a row of houses across the street, followed closely
by a crack of thunder that rattled the windows.
A man and woman hurried three small
children along the boardwalk that led over the dune from the beach to the street.
They toted coolers, bags, boogie boards, and buckets. The youngest trailed a towel
flapping behind him in the wind. More lightning zig-zagged from sky to ground, not
far away. Ilene sucked in a sharp breath.
The father looked up and flinched.
Fear tightened his muscles as he dropped a cooler and turned around to snatch up
the straggling toddler. His voice carried over the rushing wind. “Get to the
van. Quick!”
He nodded toward a vehicle parked
down the street. His wife and two older children raced on ahead.
Ilene’s hands clenched into fists.
Too much energy crackled in the air. It wasn’t directed at the family, but that
didn’t guarantee they wouldn’t get hurt by it. Collateral damage. Some of the more
ruthless mages cared little for who else was affected by their activities.
Two flashes hit nearby, one right
after the other. The child let out a frightened wail as his father, bent low over
him, dashed off the wooden walkway and down the street. Even they could sense the
danger building.
Ilene couldn’t trust their fate to
chance. She roused her own power, feeling for charged particles in the area. Gathering
them in, she rolled and pushed them into position, building a lattice of force around
the family. It wouldn’t keep out the wind or the rain–she could have done that
with air, too, if she’d had time–but it should keep the lightning from reaching
them. For the moment, that mattered most.
Even at a distance, the rush of oppositely
charged particles prickled in her brain. The growing polarization signaled an impending
What formed out there made her gut
clench in fear. It was so close to the father and child the hair on their bodies
must have been standing on end. The man looked around wildly, searching for shelter.
The panic in his eyes radiated across the fifty feet or so that separated them.
Would her barrier be enough to protect
them? The ground charge was forming so close it could jump right through it if she’d
left even a small opening. Ilene reached out toward the building charge differential.
Playing with lightning was tricky business. Choosing her positions carefully, she
pushed in various weak spots to move the polarizing field.
It sucked a lot of energy out of her
to divert its course. Her ribs and head ached as she herded protons in a subatomic
cattle drive to get the charge well away from the family. Those minuscule bits of
potential energy were every bit as ornery and uncooperative as cows were reputed
to be.
Even as the bolt formed, she didn’t
know if she’d succeeded. Her breath stopped in her throat for a long, long moment
as she waited.
The streak of lightning followed the
diverted path to the beach, a safe distance away.
The man ran to the van, getting there
just moments behind his wife and older children. He pushed the toddler into the
back seat and ran around to the other side, while his wife slammed the rear door
and got into the front. Ilene didn’t let out the breath she held until they were
all safely inside the vehicle. She released the protective field. The van’s headlights
flicked on and moments later it chugged off down the street.
More lightning singed the sky. An
inflatable ring rolled down the street like a runaway tire. Ilene shuddered, though
it wasn’t entirely the weather that set it off. The storm was a natural thing, but
someone–a powerful wizard–was using it.
Using it to attack. The island or
the house or its occupants. Brilliant, livid streaks of orange and red mixed with
violet and deep blue swirls riding with the clouds. The smells of ammonia and ozone
and peppers burned her nostrils.
Lightning flashed brighter and closer.
Dangerously closer.
The grumble of thunder grew almost
constant. The rushing downpour of rain added to the chaos and noise. Driven by the
wind to blow almost horizontally, it splattered against the window in big drops
that spread out, then slid down the glass like groping hands trying to claw their
way in.
Something was out there. The swirls
of lividly hued power grew deeper and more intense. It rode on the storm in frightening
concentrations. Why here, though?
Additional Excerpt:

About the Author

Karen McCullough is the author of more than a dozen published
novels in the mystery, romantic suspense, and fantasy genres and has won numerous
awards, including an Eppie Award for fantasy. She’s also been a four-time Eppie
finalist, and a finalist in the Prism, Dream Realm, Rising Star, Lories, Scarlett
Letter, and Vixen Awards contests. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies
and numerous small press publications in the fantasy, science fiction, and romance
genres. She has three children, three grandchildren, and lives in Greensboro, NC,
with her husband of many years.

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Coinage of Commitment

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buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is
Coinage of Commitment by Robert Costelloe.
Tagline: Each must have love stronger, higher, longer lasting
than others will settle for.
Wayne and Nancy grow up on opposite sides of the country, each
certain they must have love better than what others will settle for. Something stronger,
something richer, something worth searching for. During the turbulent nineteen-sixties,
they meet while he is attending blue-collar Drexel, and she is at neighboring, Ivy
League Penn. Although
irresistibly drawn to each other, they must overcome obstacles posed by the class
and social differences that separate them, as well as opposition from both families,
and later, a twist of fate that will be the cruelest test of all. Can they reach
the emotional heights they seek? Can they overcome time’s downward pulling inertia?
Coinage of Commitment is dedicated to all who ever wondered about the altitude love
might soar to.
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Bad Traffick

DV Berkom, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Bad Traffick.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: DV Berkom
Cover artist: DV Berkom
Length: 242 pages
Heat rating: R
Tagline: Dangerous obsessions abound when an ex-assassin and
a homicide detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she’s
lost forever.
Bad Traffick was named a 2012 Top 5 Indie Pick by BloodWrites
and a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews.
Although Bad Traffick is part of a series, it is a standalone
novel and can be read by itself. That being said, if you like the characters, then
be sure to pick up Serial Date, the critically-acclaimed first novel in the Leine
Basso series.
Identified as a person of interest in three cold case murders
she didn’t commit and required to stay in L.A.,
ex-assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a security specialist for
A-list actor Miles Fournier, who believes he is the target of kidnappers. Leine
finds she has her hands full trying to protect the head-strong celebrity, while
at the same time fighting her desire for Detective Santiago Jensen; a game she knows
she won’t win.
Soon, a woman contacts Miles, claiming to be his long-lost sister.
She confesses her twelve-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted by sex-traffickers
and she’s desperate to get her back, hoping that Miles will use his considerable
resources to find her.
Leine learns from a contact at a rescue organization that Mara
escaped and is alone on the streets in the sprawling city of Los Angeles. The traffickers are determined to
track her down and deliver her to the powerful client who purchased her for his
twisted ends. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or she will
be lost forever.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Madeleine (Leine) Basso
– Occupation: ex-assassin and security specialist – Age: 37
Santiago Jensen – Occupation: Detective, LAPD Robbery
Homicide Division – Age: 42
Mara Quigg – Age: 12
Occupation: Running from traffickers intent on selling her to the highest bidder.
The gentleman in the impeccable Armani
suit watched the images flash by on the screen, a glass of Macallan single malt
on the gold inlay table beside him. Two additional men, shrouded in darkness and
unknown to each other, were also taking part in the video conference from different
areas of the world, watching the same images. Several times one or the other would
raise his hand, platinum or gold watch flashing in the darkened rooms, signaling
for the Seller to pause the presentation so they could look more closely at the
The Seller was visibly sweating in
the air conditioned comfort of the massive hotel suite. If he didn’t make the sale
this time, these clients would look elsewhere for their pleasures. His reputation
as the go-to guy in the business was balancing on a knife’s edge. Ever since the
fiasco with the televangelist two months prior, he’d kept a sharp eye on the operational
side of things.
One of the executives was fidgeting,
apparently bored, and the Seller’s anxiety level skyrocketed. He didn’t have to
find a mirror to know his appearance was giving his discomfort away. He could feel
the cold sweat flowing down his back and armpits, running between his buttocks.
What the hell do these guys want? Am I losing
my touch?
Usually it wasn’t this hard to match the client to the product.
The Seller was down to his last two
photographs when all three men simultaneously motioned for him to stop. The client
in Saudi Arabia
rose from his chair and walked to the screen, gazing at the delicate visage.
The Seller’s shoulders relaxed. He
shouldn’t have been worried, should’ve known the eyes would close the deal: jade
green flecked with gold surrounding deep black pupils. Everyone who saw her stopped
in their tracks. She’d reminded the Seller of a famous photo he’d seen years before
in an issue of National Geographic. She
wore the same enigmatic expression. The silence of the buyers signaled it was time
for the hard sell.
“Gentleman. I see you have exquisite
taste. Mara is newly acquired and in pristine condition. I guarantee she will delight
you with her generous charms. As I’m sure you’ll agree, she has no equal. I always
save the best for last. Mustn’t trot out the most sublime too quickly, eh?”
There were murmurs of agreement between
the men. The Seller’s anxiety morphed to excitement as he prepared to set the hook.
My God, look at them. They’re practically
. A bidding war would be a welcome relief.
The client in the room waved him to
his side. His unusual gold pinkie ring flashed, catching the Seller’s eye. He’d
seen the symbol before, but was unaware of its significance.
“Her age?” he asked.
The Seller turned and glanced at the
picture of the girl. Her expression still held a trace of innocence, although churning
through the American foster care system for two years had taken its toll. The photographer
had captured the picture before Mara realized she wasn’t going home.
“Twelve years, sir.”
“Most assuredly.”
The man nodded his approval. He glanced
back at the screen and steepled his fingers, bringing them to his lips to mask his
“Make sure she’s mine,”
he whispered.
The quiet statement held the promise
of a lucrative payday tinged with strong warning. The Seller’s mouth ran dry. He
nodded as he straightened and walked to the front of the room. The cameraman panned
with him, framing his head and shoulders with Mara’s photograph in the background.
The other two clients would see only the Seller with the girl’s face behind him
on screen. Taking a sip of water from a glass nearby, he cleared his throat.
“Shall we start the bidding at
Download an extended excerpt here.


What inspired you to write this book?
Bad Traffick deals
with the pervasive issue of child sex-trafficking in the United States. I
was inspired to write this book after watching a documentary shown at a local community
college regarding the trafficking of children in the U.S. It’s not something that only happens
“somewhere else” – children are forced into the sex trade every day, from
California to Iowa
to Alaska.
The deeper I went into the research, the more I realized I needed
to tell Mara’s story. Most people are aware human trafficking exists, but a large
majority don’t realize it’s so prevalent in this country.
Which character in your current book do you think readers
will like the most? Why?
I’ve gotten emails from
readers telling me they love Leine and Santiago’s
love story and want to see more. Mara, the twelve year old who is the subject of
the search, is a close second.
Why do you write?
I’ve written since I
was seven. Along with photography, it’s been my favorite way of making sense of
the world.
When you’re not writing, what would we find you doing?
Other than reading, I
love the outdoors, so hiking, camping, kayaking, gardening, traveling, etc. I am
also an avid photographer and cook.
Are you a plotter, or do you prefer to make it up on the spur
of the moment?
I started out as a ‘pantser’,
or someone who makes up stories on the fly, but after I took a fabulous workshop
on plotting, I now use a hybrid style that incorporates both when I write.
Looking back at your first book, what do you wish you had
done differently?
Put it away and gone
on to the next book sooner.
What’s your writing schedule like?
I like to get administrative
stuff done in the morning, such as interviews, answering emails, blog posts, etc.,
then sit down and write in the afternoon. If I’m really in the zone, I’ll continue
into the evening.
Serial Date
Any advice for new authors?
Show your writing to
other people than your family and friends to get a more balanced sense of how well
you write and what your strengths and weaknesses are. Your mother or best friend
will not want to hurt your feelings (usually), so won’t be a lot of help. Join a
critique group with writers of varying abilities. Learn, learn, learn and write,
write, write. Until you learn to look forward to criticism, you won’t be detached
enough from your writing to really excel at it.
When an idea hits you, what do you do to capture it?
Write it down on anything
handy. If there’s nothing available, I repeat it to myself several times until I’m
sure I won’t forget it, or tell it to whomever I’m with.
What other jobs have you held besides writing?
I’ve worked as a massage therapist, a certified Feng Shui consultant,
managed the tasting room at a winery in California, fileted fish at a fish market
on the coast, sold hot air balloon rides in Napa Valley (and worked as crew), and
worked in the mud baths of Calistoga. All that, along with several 9-5 jobs in higher
education, shipping and the banking industry. Obviously, I tend to get bored easily
What are you currently reading for fun? Anything for research?
For fun: Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh. For research:
I just got back from a trip to the Yucatan
and am currently deep into writing the next Kate Jones thriller (#6). I’ve been
researching Mayan culture and jaguars.
If you could time travel what era would be your first stop?
Paris in the 1920s. I would love to be a part of the
ex-pat crowd of artists who spent time there.
Do you believe in luck?
As a writer, you have
What kind of music do you listen to while driving? Same question
when writing?
I’m partial to jazz and
the Blues, but like alternative stuff, too.
What’s your favorite movie?
Out of Africa. It’s one of the
best, heart-breaking love stories, and the cinematography is stunning.
Are you the eldest, middle, baby, or only child?
I’m the baby. I have
an older sister.
DV Berkom

Please complete the sentence

I love pizza with goat cheese.
I’m always ready for new things.
When I’m alone, I love to sing at the top of my lungs and
totally off key while dancing to the radio
You’d never be able to tell, but I was once super shy.
If I had a halo it would be in
my back pocket. I hate hats
If I could fly under my own power I’d travel a LOT more.
I can never go back to wearing big shoulder pads because
they’re really ugly.

Previous Books              

The Kate Jones Thriller series:
Bad Spirits Books 1-5
Dead of Winter
Death Rites
Touring for Death
Cruising for Death
The Leine Basso Series:
Serial Date
Bad Traffick

Books Coming Soon

Untitled Kate Jones #6
Untitled Leine Basso #3


I’m giving away one print copy (US only) and 3 ebook copies of Serial Date, the first in the Leine Basso
series. Leave a comment to be entered. Please write out your email.

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Stage Fright

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buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is
Stage Fright, by Pender Mackie.
A closeted male stripper falls for an out-and-proud
bartender. Jesse Snowe has no trouble taking his clothes off for an audience,
but if he wants a lasting relationship with his new lover, he’ll need to reveal
more than just his body.
After six months dancing in a Las Vegas all-male revue, Jesse Snowe is used
to being groped by enthusiastic females, but he’s more interested in Val, the
sexy new bartender. Jesse’s tired of the closet, but when he thinks of coming
out he gets stage fright. The thought of telling his fellow dancers he’s gay
makes his palms sweat and his heart race and not in a good way. Dating Val
under the watchful eyes of the dance captain could reveal Jesse’s secret and
might be more of a gamble than Jesse’s willing to take.
For Val Tremain the glamor of Vegas is wearing thin. He’s
even less enamored with his new job, but knowing he’ll see Jesse’s beautiful
body makes it easier to go to work. When Jesse hints he’s interested Val can’t
believe his luck. But Jesse’s latest dance routine encourages a little too much
audience participation and Val struggles with jealousy.
Jesse knows his job’s hard on their relationship and being
closeted doesn’t help. Strangers slap his butt every night, yet he’s afraid to
touch his lover in public. If he wants this relationship to work Jesse may have
to reveal more than just his body.
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One Moment’s Pleasure.

Rue Allyn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Dutch Trahern from the book, One Moment’s Pleasure ~ Wildfire
Love # 1.

Genre: Western Historical Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance Publishing
Length: 142 pages
Heat rating: 4-5 on a scale of 5
Tagline: Everything for love ~ nothing for lust.
One Moment’s Pleasure will become a lifetime’s passion when spinster,
Edith Alden, embarks on a search for her missing sister. Pretending to be a rich
bored woman looking for an interlude with an anonymous male Edith enters the San Francisco bordello where
her sister was last seen. She escapes the bordello almost too easily, but she can’t
escape the passion ignited by a stranger’s kiss.
Born and raised in the brothels of the California gold rush, Dutch Trahern worked for
years to erase a childhood spent committing petty crimes and worse in order to survive.
That past comes back to haunt him in the form of a woman he rescues from prostitution.
Now his hard won respectability is threatened by an irresistible desire for a woman
he shouldn’t want.
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What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Hero ~ Dutch Trahern
is a business man in the import-export trade based out of San Francisco. He is in his late twenties.
Heroine ~ Edith Marietta
Alden of the Boston Aldens is a spinster because her guardian grandfather doesn’t
believe women should work or participate in any activity outside the home. At approximately
24 years of age Edith is the oldest of the three Alden sisters.
Villainess ~ Madam Cerise
Duval would never reveal her age as she would like all of her clients to believe
her ageless. She owns San Francisco’s
finest bordello and would kill without qualm if it were to her advantage. She is
Dutch Trahern’s nemisis.

Interview with Mr. Dutch Trahern part owner of Trahern – Smiley Import and Export

Tell us about yourself.
I was born in a hell
on the Barbary Coast. My father, who forced my
mother into prostitution to keep him in gambling money, deserted us when the vigilantes
ran him out of town in 1851. I was too young and didn’t know any other life, so
when my mother died her madam, Cerise Duval offered to let me work for her as her
personal ‘toy.’ I did it to give my brother a place to live, clothes to wear and
food to eat. As I grew older, I understood how wrong it was to allow Cerise to abuse
me, and when I saw her eying my brother, I swore I’d find a way to escape and build
a respectable life for the two of us. I’d almost succeeded before I met Edith Alden.
Tell us about Edith.
She’s the most beautiful
and most exasperating woman on earth, and when we met I believed she was a prostitute.
The type of woman I despise most. I discovered very quickly that she wasn’t, but
it took me a long time to realize what a truly honorable soul she is. She had her
troubles–a misogynistic grandfather and a totally absurd will–and her secrets,
and both of those caused us problems. I’m not certain how, but in the process of
helping her solve those problems, she helped me find the pieces of my heart that
I thought dead as a result of my years on the Barbary Coast.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I don’t quit.
What would Edith say is your strongest point?
I’m stubborn to a fault.
What would Edith say is your biggest weakness?
I’m judgmental and stubborn.
What was it like where you grew up?
It wasn’t very pleasant,
so I’ve already said everything I want to say on the topic of my childhood.
What do you wish was different about your life?
I wish I’d grown up somewhere
else with two loving parents. Of course if I’d gotten that, I would never have been
in Duval’s bordello where I met Edith.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
That no one–man, woman
or child–should ever have to sell themselves to survive.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
That would be my brother
Trey. We only had each other. As the oldest, I did my best to protect him, which
wasn’t easy. Trey’s got a bit of a wild streak, and I’m certain that’s going to
cause him heartache someday. Right now, he’s turning his wild side to advantage
by pursuing a career as a US
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it
Too many personal invasions
as a child has made me a fairly private person, so this entire interview isn’t easy
for me. Let’s just say I wish you’d asked me if I have any bad habits. The answer
is yes, I do. I like chocolate way too much. We never had any treats as children.
I met the Ghirardelli Brothers when they were looking for a firm to import cocoa
beans for their chocolate business. I made them a very good deal, so they discount
their products for me. I’m able to afford all the chocolate I want, which really
isn’t good for me. Thank goodness, I have Edith to tell me when I’m over-indulging.
Off Limits

About the Author

Author of historical, contemporary, and erotic romances, Rue
Allyn fell in love with happily ever after the day she heard her first story. She
is deliriously married to her sweetheart of many years and loves to hear from readers
about their favorite books and real life adventures. Learn more about Rue at

Previous Books

The Widow’s Revenge and Off Limits ~ Sexy Sailors # 1 both are
erotic romances from Red Sage Publishing.

Books Coming Soon

One Night’s Desire ~ Wildfire Love # 2, another western historical
romance coming in July 2013 from Crimson Romance Publishing
Hazard Duty ~ Sexy Sailors # 2, another erotic romance, coming
July 1, 2013 from Red Sage Publishing
Deal of a Lifetime, a contemporary romance, release date TBA,
coming from The Wild Rose Press
One Day’s Loving ~ Wildfire Love # 3, an historical romance,
release date TBA, coming from Crimson Romance Publishing

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