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Interviews with a character from a book

Meet Jonah Goodman from One Woman Only by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #Romance Welcome Jonah Goodman from One Woman Only, a new erotic romance by Dee S Knight.

Jonah Goodman

Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Lucky Strike, North Carolina
Profession: Mechanic
Ethnicity: Human

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m one of a set of identical triplets, though I think I’m probably the best looking of the bunch. We all have hazel eyes and black hair. Mine probably needs a trim and I’m sure I need a shave (the ladies seem to like a little scruff, you know?). I’m 6 feet two inches and I’m pretty muscular–have to be for my job, which is auto mechanic, often on the NASCAR circuit. I’m most often found in flannel shirts or tees, and rough jeans, though I can dress up when required–but I have to be required.

Please tell us a little about your character.

My brothers and I grew up with super loving parents, though a bit unconditional. My mom is a former stripper and Dad “borrowed” a bit of money from the bank where he worked when money was tight. It takes a lot to raise three boys! But for the past 28 years or so, my mom has only taken off her clothes for Dad and Dad paid his debt to society long, long ago. For all their love and good intentions, they never married, though. So growing up in our small Bible Belt town was a little hard on me and my brothers. Daniel and Mark found their peace in books and math and I’m proud as hell of the men they grew up to be. I found my way in sports (and fighting the bullies when needed), and beneath the hood of a car. They got their PhD degrees and I got my GED, but hey, we all ended up doing what we love.

Everyone thinks that I couldn’t care less about responsibility or commitment, but even I surprised myself when I filed for and was granted four patents for new car part innovations, and (get this!) starting setting crossword puzzles for the NASCAR programs. No one knows about any of that, though, and they don’t need to. I’m cool with their impressions of me–except for Kelly Shepherd. I wish she knew me well enough to see through the façade to the whole of who I am.

Who is the significant other in your character’s life?

Kelly Shepherd. Damn, what a fine woman she grew into! Strawberry blond hair, big green eyes, and a figure that won’t quit. I fell in love with her when we were in junior high and then screwed up royally at the beginning of our senior year. When I left her high and dry–left my family and town, actually–she never forgave me. It probably ever would have worked anyway. Her family was the richest, most powerful in town and mine…wasn’t. But now, eighteen years after I made the biggest mistake of my life, we have a second chance at seeing what might have been had the stars aligned.

How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?

Jonah never did particularly well in school, but the man is a genius when it comes to cars, engines, and motors of any kind. He’s self-taught, although he did learn form is dad when he was young, and his Uncle Zeb when he left home and moved in with his uncle in Darlington, South Carolina. He became so accomplished, NASCAR teams seek him out routinely.

Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

Jonah has a doublewide trailer on five acres of his uncle’s property. Outside it looks like a regular old doublewide, but inside he’s tricked it out to have a chef’s kitchen, heated floors, the most modern bathroom seen anywhere, and other creature comforts. The house is kind of like Jonah himself–deceptively simple outside but much more than expectations inside.

What special skills does your character rely on?

He’s a pretty good BS thrower–part of his charm. He can talk the ladies into most anything, but lately he’s felt the need for a lot more then racing groupies can provide. And once he sees Kelly again, he knows what he wants. Getting her onto his team will take skills he hasn’t used in a while, though. Other than that, his compulsion to meet the challenges he finds in cars is a skill of sorts. It’s gotten him four patents and the chance to make it big.

Is he close to family?

He’s very close to his parents and especially close to his uncle, who is the most like Jonah in temperament and interests. Zeb owns a garage where Jonah works when he’s not on the NASCAR circuit for a season, and he has a house on a piece of Zeb’s land. The two spend a lot of time together. Jonah is not so close to his brothers, but mainly because they all live at a distance from each other. Mark and Daniel have always been the scholars and the serious brothers. Jonah feels very different.

How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?

He is a good looking devil, and that’s the truth. When women see him, they think he’d be great in bed and a fine catch. Only the former is true because Jonah has never stayed with one woman long enough to be a “catch.” When men see him, they thing he’s a guy’s guy and would be great to have a few beers with. Both would be true.

If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would he most want it to be, and why? OR who would he most NOT want it to be, and why?

He would NOT want to see Kelly Shepherd. In fact, he’s managed to avoid seeing her for the past eighteen years, ever since he dropped her off after the homecoming dance their senior year. Now however, at his parents’ wedding, his past is slamming into his present, and he can’t avoid Kelly any longer.

Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?

Yes. For eighteen years he’s kept the secret of why he dropped out of school and left home after homecoming. No one knew–not his brothers, or parents, or even Kelly. He never said anything mostly out of embarrassment but also to protect Kelly’s reputation.

What is your hero’s breaking point?

When Jonah did everything possible to prove he was a good man and someone Kelly could rely on, she still wouldn’t give him her trust. That was when he reached the point where he wasn’t ready to do more.

How emotionally expressive is your character to others?

Everyone thinks Jonah is the brother who shows no responsibility or commitment but of the three boys, he’s the one who has stayed in touch with the others more. He’s emotionally involved with his uncle and sensitive to hos his uncle feels after the death of his wife. Jonah especially shows emotion with Daniels, new stepson, and with children in general.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?

Well, I am the most interesting of the Goodman brothers. I work on cars–some of the fanciest and slickest cars around–and on NASCAR teams, with all that entails. My brothers teach school and do something with math. God only knows what, exactly. So who would you rather write about? Dee chose the right brother!

What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?

That I’ve finally reached that point in life where I’m lonely and wanting… Just wanting. A guy who has the privilege to do what I do should be happy with life as it is, not longing for something more to fill a void. Dee could have kept my loneliness to herself.

When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?

Happiest: That I decided to go after Kelly for real and also after the biggest prize in my career. There was no holding me back.

Saddest: That I let pride and fear hold me back from doing those two things sooner.

Why do you think your writer loves to write?

She’s a damn control freak and likes taking charge of her characters’ lives. It’s a power play, but a power play over make believe people in her head. How sad is that?

What do you wish your writer would write next?

A book on automotive history. Or maybe how NASCAR started. But I don’t have much hope for either.

What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?

Mark. He’s my bona fide genius of a brother. No one in the family really understands what he does so if she wrote his story maybe we’d find out.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?

Good job, Dee! Thanks for giving me my heart’s desire.

Where to Buy One Woman Only

As one of a set of triplets, Jonah always feels the need to make his individuality known. So where his brother Daniel is serious and completely focused, Jonah shuns commitment. Where his genius brother Mark is hailed in the scientific world, Jonah hides beneath a car, tinkering. Thing is, being different isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It takes a woman–the right woman–to make him see that a “good man” can always be a better man. One Woman Only is on KindleUnlimited.

Amazon http://mybook.to/OneWomanOnly

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors.
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Know the Heroine from Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard @Lyncee #RLFblog #sweetchristmasromanceLyncee Shillard, 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 heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Genre sweet Christmas romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.

Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland. Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.

On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.

Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?

A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Know the Heroine from Christmas Reunion

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

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Steal a cookie from her secret stash (she has a 5-year-old so as all mothers know to have a cookie when one is wanted there must be a secret stash), then she curls up with a book. She loves romance suspense.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

A vegetable pizza. She wants to be sort of healthy for her son

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

She’s an oversize flannel shirt and leggings all the way

Does she know how to fix things?

A butter knife and hammer ;-)

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

She runs an animal rescue reserve. She needed to build a holding area for 2 serval cats that were going to come and live on her reserve. She had the housing she just needed to get the fencing up. And it had to be totally enclosed. And it’s November (she lives in Wisconsin so it’s cold). And her then 4-year-old wanted to ‘help’. She told him to go inside the small house and make the beds for the cats. He’d be out of the way and warm. After struggling with the wire with cold hands. She finally gets the enclosure done – it’s totally self-contained with only a small hole for the food and water. She’s proud of herself. She calls her son. He comes out of the house. Proud of himself also for the beds he made. She then realizes she has NO way to get him out….

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She loves all children. She welcomes school groups to her reserve.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

She would like a quite time with her coffee and a doughnut but her son prefers coloring and cheerios while singing Down by the Bay

Can she use chopsticks?

Nope. She’s tried and decided after trying to using them and flipping a wonton through the air and hitting a stranger in the eye with it that it would be best to stick with a fork.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

She loves strong black coffee

What apps would she have on her phone?

The wheels on the bus J

Android or iPhone?

Android

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Earrings – small studs of unicorns

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Several. They are all wildlife connected

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal but she sooooo needs a new one.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle – everything.

Where to buy Christmas Reunion

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Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, then my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing 7 again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I now remember why I eat doughnuts. When I’m not hanging out with the 7-year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures, I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
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Know the Hero from Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield @carowarfield #RLFblog #historicalromance #WWICaroline Warfield, 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.

Christmas Hope by Caroline Warfield

Genre Historical Romance: Twentieth Century

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

After two years at the mercy of the Canadian Expeditionary force and the German war machine, Harry ran out of metaphors for death, synonyms for brown, and images of darkness. When he encounters color among the floating gardens of Amiens and life in the form a widow and her little son, hope ensnares him. Through three more long years of war and its aftermath, the hope she brings keeps Harry alive. Rosemarie Legrand’s husband left her a tiny son, no money, and a savaged reputation when he died. She struggles to simply feed the boy and has little to offer a lonely soldier, but Harry’s devotion lifts her up. The war demands all her strength and resilience, but the hope of peace and the promise of Harry’s love keep her going.

In the confusion at war’s end, will their love be enough?

Know the Hero from Christmas Hope

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

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

War has been described as long periods of boredom interspersed with intense excitement. Harry’s a reader, when he can find books that is his preferred escape, but it is hard when they rotate into the trenches. He used to write poetry but the war kicked it out of him.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He has no access to shopping, generally, but he has made friends with the fellows in the mess tent. Beans are the least disgusting army food. When he gets leave he looks for wine.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Anything but khaki, but he’s worn nothing else for two years when the book starts. He longs for a good clean white shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

He learned many skills on his grandfather’s farm so he can fix a tractor—or truck—when needed. He cares for his rifle superlatively. He can repair Rosemarie’s barque as well. His delight in these things astounds his city-dwelling father who is grooming him for the law.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Harry is attached to the Bible his grandmother sent with him if only because it reminds him of home and better times. When a soldier put it in the mud as mean joke, Harry took it down to the Somme to clean it. He ended up dropping it in the river and had to chase it almost all the way to Amiens. (Luckily he had leave.) It is how he met Rosemarie so his accident turned into a blessing.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Harry loves kids. He developed rapport with Rosemarie’s little Marcel, age two, almost immediately. Marcel hero worships him.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Silent and brooding. He wants coffee, the stronger the better.

How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?

Before the war he was at university in Ottawa. His father has ambitions for Harry and made sure his training in social niceties was perfect. His manners are excellent.

Valet or takes care of himself?

He is laughing hysterically over this. Even home in Calgary he had no personal servant, but in France? In the trenches?

Necktie/cravat or open shirt?

Neither. Army issue, buttoned to the neck, high collar, no tie.

Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?

Buttoned. Off duty, when private, he prefers them rolled up. When he can get to Rosemarie’s cottage, he relaxes.

Powdered wig or natural hair?

Natural Hair

Carriage or horseback?

He has access to neither. He walks, begs rides on the back of a wagon. When he can, he travels by boat down the Somme.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Christmas Hope

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07VXXRXTR/
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-hope-4

Caroline Warfield Social Media

Award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things: traveler, librarian, poet, raiser of children, bird watcher, Internet and Web services manager, conference speaker, indexer, tech writer, genealogist—even a nun. She reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows where she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
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Know the Hero from Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit by Lyndell Williams @laylawriteslove #RLFblog #urbanromance #contemporaryromanceLyndell Williams, 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.

Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit by Lyndell Williams

Genre romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

From Lyndell Williams, author of My Way to You, a new novel about keeping the flames of love and passion burning in a world determined to snuff them out.

Harlem lawyer Marcus Kent fights for justice while preserving a stable, passionate marriage with wife, Toni. Smart and confident, he has it all together—that is until his world turns upside down.

Not only is someone stalking his sister, but an intern at work is also getting too close for comfort.

On top of all of that, Toni’s renewed infertility obsession causes them to continually argue, adding more strain and cooling off their steamy union.

Struggling with insecurities and yearning to have a child, successful psychologist Toni Kent looks to her husband for support. Unfortunately, relentless distraction and stubbornness prevent Marcus from being there when she needs him the most and jeopardizes their happy home.

After multiple failed in vitro attempts, Toni is ready to try again, but Marcus is done. He doesn’t want another headache or more heartache. Will infertility tear this dream couple apart?

Know the Heroine from Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit

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

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Ever since Toni married Marcus, boredom became nonexistent. They have a very full life together. If she is not helping clients at her private therapy practice, she is helping at the community center, travelling or spending couples time with Marcus. She makes sure to align their schedules so there is plenty of that.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Toni’s mother, Whitley raised her to be conscientious about everything that goes into her mouth. So, she rarely eats on the fly.

She packs her fridge and cabinets with health, organic foods. There is very little processed stuff. She plans every meal so it doesn’t have to be. If she finds herself stuck out there with a growling stomach, the bag of unsalted almonds and vegan protein bar will do just fine.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Toni’s fashion flare reflects her  Westport, CT upbringing and time living in Greenwich Village before moving uptown to Harlem when she married Marcus. She has a walk-in closet filled with designer labels to don for work, professional networking and partying. Whether a cocktail party or fundraising event for Marcus’ center, she is red bottom ready.

When she is home, feeling sexy helps her shed the day’s tensions. Clients dump a lot on her, so walking around their uptown apartment like a seductress with all of Marcus’ attention hits the spot for her ego. She floats around in her silk cami pant set, knowing is the one.

Does she know how to fix things?

Marcus is pretty competent when it comes to keeping things at home working. Toni concentrates of making sure he and the family are coping. So as far as fixing anything, she is really good at repairing a tense situation—that is—unless she is the one causing the tensions. She is the most stable person in the Kent family, but she is not a saint.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

Toni felt really badly about how her need for some space impacted her best friend Regina. Sometimes, things are too hard to handle for even the strongest person. When the news that her sister-in-law was having another baby while she struggled with infertility tore into her, Toni headed for the hills. The guilt that she wasn’t there for Regina plagues her.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

Toni and Marcus are childless, so their niece Justine is the only kid she consistently spends time entertaining. She likes kids, but when she is at the center, she is helping the adults, so she is not around them too much. She wants a baby, and will make a great mother, but kids are not a major factor in her life.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Toni loves her bed and fights hard to keep from being separated from it. She will snuggle deeper under the blankets while Marcus jumps up and prepares for his run. She calculates when he should return, and stays in the cushy warmth until the last possible minute. It is her sanctuary. When she has no other choice, she slips from the sheets and heads right for the coffee machine. No one better speak to her until that cup of brew is empty.

Can she use chopsticks?

Toni, Regina and Simon usually have a grand old time watching Marcus struggle with chopsticks. She shakes her head as her loving husband tries to balance them in his big hands, finally lifting some food to his mouth while he grabs a fork.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Coffee is on tap throughout Toni’s day. She starts at the machine on the kitchen counter and continues with stops at the local coffee shop near her office. She likes it with half-and-half and no sugar. She refuses to drink that Seattle stuff. How anyone can call it coffee is beyond her.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Toni’s phone is loaded with social media and calendar apps. She loves posting images and gliding down timelines for the latest fashion. She is a makeup and hair tutorial junkie, watching videos between clients.

Android or iPhone?

Marcus brought Toni to the iPhone darkside when they married. For her, it was easier to communicate with him. Facetime during business trips is a must.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Toni rocks hoops with her bob. She has four piercings in each ear from when she work rows of them and diamond studs during her teen years. They drove her mom crazy. Now, she will wear only one pair unless she is feeling nostalgic.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Toni has a needle phobia. The rebellious teen she was, she probably would have gotten a tattoo if she wasn’t so scared of being stuck.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

New York City traffic is not a joy to navigate. Toni will hop a train or hire a car before getting behind the wheel. She occasionally drives when going to visit Marcus’ parents or when they go for a weekend away from the city.

Recycle or toss?

She better recycle. Marcus is a drill sergeant about it.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Sweet Love, Bitter Fruit

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Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
She is the founder and managing editor of the NbA Muslims blog on Patheos and a cultural contributor for Radio Islam USA. She is a contributor to the online publications About Islam and Haute Hijab.
Williams is the lead content editor WriteType Editorial Services and mentors aspiring writers across genres.
She’s had numerous short stories published in collections and enjoys a growing list of subscribers to her Layla Writes Love online short story series.
Williams self-published her first interracial romance novel My Way to You. The novel made it onto four Amazon bestsellers lists its premiere weekend.
She is committed to the traditional use of literature as social commentary to affect positive social change.
Williams is married and the mother of six children.
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Introducing Glyn of Clan Miller from Hatchling's Vengeance (#4 of the Dragshi Chronicles) by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #fantasy #dragonshiftersLet’s meet Glyn of Clan Miller from Hatchling’s Vengeance, a fantasy by Helen Henderson. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Hatchling’s Vengeance by Helen Henderson

Genre Fantasy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Vengeance has two paths. The cult leader, the Parant, means to have his. No matter how long it takes or how many innocents die, he will kill all dragon shifters. For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to save their kind are their swords–and love. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the one called–the Parant.

For those who the Parant commands, will vengeance yield to love and provide a path to redemption? Or will retribution decree the punishment for past acts be death?

Dragon shifter and follower alike stand on the knife’s edge with happiness and loss fighting to control the balance.

Introducing Glyn of Clan Miller

Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 23

Gender: Sorry, I can’t answer that. Very few people know my true gender. And if it is revealed, it would not only endanger someone I must protect, but cost me my dearest friends.

Birthplace: somewhere in the Revarn Mountains of Nerelan

Profession: bodyguard to the dragon lord, Lady Lexii Beylnea

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I am a true human. No one knows why but I am one of the few humans who can communicate using mindspeech with both the dragshi and their dragon halves.

What do you look like?

I have wavy dark hair that I keep cut short. Since most women of my world keep their hair long, the style helps conceal my true gender and doesn’t provide an adversary an advantage in a fight. At least if this one stray lock stops falling over my eyes. My usual dress of pants and tunic, and my slender build allows me to pass as a man.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I am promised to no man. I will tell you this. In my dreams, when I hope for release from the pledge to protect Lexii up to and including my life, the man riding beside me is Talann, son of Lady Anastasia Jessian and Lord Branin Llewlyn. But it is only a dream, Once Talann’s dragon soul twin awakes and he takes his rightful place amongst the dragshi, he will be Lexii’s mate.

Are you close to family?

Yes and no. I was orphaned when my parents were lost at sea. Although I do not see them often, there is a bond between me and my kin, Clan Miller. When I do have the opportunity to travel in their trading wagons, it is as if we have never been separated. They must have recognized something in me for they pledged me into the service of the dragshi. When I came of age, I renewed the vow to protect the Lady Lexii and to serve as friend and confident. With the vows, I in essence gained another family. While the draghsi are not of my blood, they are as close to me as any other person alive. Lady Anastasia Jessian and Lord Branin Llewlyn have always treated me as if I was their daughter.

Please tell us about your education.

One of my duties as bodyguard to a dragshi is to be able to mingle in their society. As a result I attended the same classes as Lexii, learned under the same masters. Hours were spent in the archives studying the rule of law so that I could properly serve as Lexii’s confidant when the time came for her to stand in judgement. Besides the formal training I received at the hands of the ceoltiers and the best weaponsmasters in the land, I learned the ways of my trading caravan kinsmen and traveled with them a ways so that when the time came to relinquish my duty to the dragshi, I would have the necessary skills and experience to earn my own living.

On what special skills do you rely?

As bodyguard to a dragon lord, I must be skilled with a wide variety of weapons. There are fanatics in the land who view a human who can take on dragon form as an abomination to be eliminated. I can hold my own with a master of the short sword, am very good with long bow, but is the short bow where I am the most skilled as marksman.

What is your biggest need?

For Talann’s dragon soul twin to awaken so that Talann can take his rightful place amongst the dragshi. Once he is wed to Lexii I will be freed of my oath and able to pursue my own life. I only hope that the dragon soul awakes soon for it is harder and harder to resist my feelings for Talann. And each day the fear grows that he will never ascend to his rightful heritage. An additional complication? Talann and Lexii’s souls clash. My two closest friends cannot stand to be near each other.

What would you like to tell your writer?

The world perceives me as a man and everyone knows that a real man rides a stallion. Yet you gave me a mare for my mount. Riding a female horse frequently puts me on the receiving end of comments and taunts. While I attempt to avoid conflict, it is not always possible to avoid a fight without being considered a coward. As bodyguard to a dragon lord I cannot afford to be thought of as anything other than a skilled fighter. You know my secret, the truth of my identity, yet with me riding a mare you added to my troubles. Why?

Where to buy Hatchling’s Vengeance

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Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
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Know the Hero from Wolf’s Challenge by Christina Lynn Lambert @chris4lamb #RLFblog #PNR #paranormalromanceChristina Lynn Lambert, 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.

Wolf’s Challenge by Christina Lynn Lambert

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Sydney left Seattle two years ago, she was scared, traumatized, and done with men for good. Now she has a good job, a hobby that’s fast becoming a second career, and best of all, she’s adopted a little girl named Angel. Life is good and Sydney’s not about to let charming lawyer Derrick mess that up, no matter how sexy he is, or how sweet he seems.

Things aren’t always as they appear in the town of Great Oaks, Virginia. Derrick isn’t the ladies’ man Sydney thinks he is, but he does have a few secrets, such as his ability to transform into a powerful wolf at will.

Can Derrick convince Sydney to give him a chance, something more than her elusive maybe? More importantly, should he? He’s still trying to forgive himself for being at the wheel during the accident that killed his son. Losing Sydney when she learns the truth might break him, but he’s pretty sure not having her in his life would be just as bad.

A troubled woman running from her guilty conscience has Sydney and Derrick in her crosshairs, and she’ll do whatever it takes to win her game. Will Sydney and Derrick survive long enough to be together?

Know the Hero from Wolf’s Challenge

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

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

Derrick loves science fiction and horror so he would probably watch an episode of the X-Files or maybe read a scary story or a comic book. He’s a closet comic book nerd.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He doesn’t like sweets so he would snack on some jalapeño fries or nachos with spicy chili and cheese.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He’s usually well dressed for work because he’s a lawyer but truthfully, the salespeople at his favorite store pick out clothes for him and tell him what matches. He just follows directions.

Does he know how to fix things?

He can fix things around the house. His dad taught him the basics well enough that he can fix a cabinet without destroying the house.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

For a while, he tried to ignore the shifter part of himself which led to him feeling aggravated and angry at himself and everyone else. He even tried to take a substance that would put an end to his need to shift to wolf form. Luckily, it didn’t work for more than a few days. He’s regretted trying to disconnect from his wolf side ever since and vowed to never again ignore the wolf.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

Derrick was a father and even though his child died in a car accident, he’s still comfortable around kids. His outgoing personality helps him get to know the daughter of the woman he’s fallen for.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Not too bad, especially if he can make the time for a run in wolf form before starting his day. A little green tea or coffee helps too.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

Being a shape shifter comes with risks. People have been known to hunt shifters to either kill or study in a lab. Derrick tells only the people he can completely trust about his abilities. He’s careful to not shift anywhere he could be vulnerable.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

Derrick lost a lot of time with his young son by working so much. He came to realize the importance of making time to relax and spend time in his wolf form. He’s working on delegating more of his responsibilities with work and learning not to take on too many projects.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Not by choice. A brand of the letter e marks his ankle. Someone from the Equalizers, a group whose goal is to harm shifters, found Derrick unconscious after a horrible car accident. They poisoned him with a drug that makes it hard for shifters to heal completely, then burned his ankle with the letter e and ground the drug into his burn, ensuring that he would know which group was responsible for his difficulty healing.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He drives. There aren’t a lot of public transportation options where he lives.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. He’s all about keeping the earth as green and healthy as possible. For shifters, having wooded areas to be able to run in their animal form is important, and he knows that unpolluted land, air, and water are vital to every living thing.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Wolf’s Challenge

Publisher Decadent Publishing LLC
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Wolfs-Challenge-Christina-Lynn-Lambert-ebook/dp/B07JCSLVBJ
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A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog.
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