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Know the Hero includes fun questions about your hero, a cover, blurb, buy links, and author social media.

Know the Hero from Slade by Julie Lence @julielence #RLFblog #Historical Western RomanceJulie Lence, 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.

Slade by Julie Lence

Slade Barlow discovers hiding out at Jill’s corn farm is more rewarding than stealing from the Arizona silver mines.
Genre Western Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Managing the farm since her pa’s death hasn’t been easy for Jillianne Prescott. The list of repairs is long and money is scarce. To add to her burdens is the deal Ma struck up with the sheriff. In exchange for food and a warm bed, the sheriff sends his prisoners to work the farm. Never one to bother with men, Jillianne is nonetheless thankful for the help, until, one by one, they run off. This latest one won’t be any different. Heavily muscled and full of tomfoolery, she has no doubt he’ll sneak off to Mexico before the sun rises. But when he proves her wrong, and takes it upon himself to find the coyote prowling the farm at night, Jillianne can’t help but admit there’s more to Slade than sinew and tomfoolery.
Be the guest at a necktie social or work at the widow Prescott’s farm? He might be an outlaw, and have a lot of faults, but stupidity isn’t one of them. Slade Barlow will hide out at the farm until tempers cool and then leave Texas for good, have the spread he’s been saving for. But the widow isn’t the frail woman he expected. And her daughter does things to his gut best left ignored. Then again, Jill has an intriguing birthmark. And curves his fingers itch to explore. Sassy and pretty, she’s the type of woman a man marries. Never one to favor a woman’s long list of rules, he’ll keep his distance, track down her coyote, and steal more than one kiss from her.

Know the Hero from Slade

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
It depends on where he is. If he’s in a town, Slade is likely to find the nearest poker game and gamble until dawn. If’s he’s out in the open, he’ll make camp and lounge by the fire until he falls asleep.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Jerky. It’s something he can easily stuff into his pocket or saddlebags and take with him.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Dark trousers, comfortable checkered shirt, his worn boots and Stetson.
Does he know how to fix things?
Slade can mend a fence line and build a porch; an old Colorado ranch hand taught him how to work with wood. But to fix something such as a cookstove or a chimney, he doesn’t have those skills.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
In Arizona territory, someone stole Slade’s poker winnings. Two outlaws blamed the theft on Roth, another outlaw with a reputation just as dangerous as Slade’s. Believing his buddies, Slade tracks Roth to Revolving Point, TX and discovers that Roth is now married. To lure Roth into the open and assure the outlaw returns Slade’s money, Slade breaks into Roth’s home and uses Roth’s wife as bait… and succumbs to a gunshot wound. He’s hauled off to jail, and the only thing saving him from Roth killing him, or the governor from throwing him in Huntsville Penitentiary since Roth’s wife is his niece, is notorious outlaw turned sheriff, Buck Grayson.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He’s not mean, but he doesn’t go out of his way to acknowledge them. Mostly he avoids eye contact and side-steps around them. He grew up in a brothel, left home when he was 18 and took on various jobs before turning to outlawing. None of which really put him in the company of children to learn how to interact with them.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
If he’s around a campfire, he’ll get the coffee cooking and feed his horse. In town, he’s likely to hit up the eatery, or the saloon, for coffee. On Jill’s farm, he’s milking the cow and prowling for her intruder before his morning coffee.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
He doesn’t concern himself with polite society, knows he’s rude and brash and prefers to keep that persona, until he meets Jill. Unwilling to cause trouble for her, or embarrass her, he tones down some of his brashness.
Valet or takes care of himself?
He takes care of himself. If he were ever introduced to a valet, he’d send the valet running for the hills.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
Open shirt. Slade has little use for fancy clothes.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Both.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair. He’s the type to poke fun at a wig, and any man who wears one.
Carriage or horseback?
He prefers horseback, but isn’t against riding in a carriage or a buckboard.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Slade

Amazon www.amazon.com/dp/B072Z13YRK

Julie Lence Social Media

Julie was born and raised in upstate New York. She married her high school sweetheart and accompanied him on his twenty-year career with the United States Air Force. Presently, she resides in the Pikes Peak region, where she’s a stay-at-home mom enjoying a career writing western historical romance.
Throughout her school years, Julie enjoyed reading and writing. A friend introduced her to the romance genre in the late 80’s and she was instantly hooked, crediting Judith McNaught and Johanna Lindsey as her inspirations to pen her own novels. As she puts it, Ms. McNaught’s voice is flawless and Ms. Lindsey’s Malory family is endearing and addictive. Combining her fondness for horses, John Wayne and the television series, Dallas, Julie settled into writing about cowboys, outlaws and the ‘old west’ early in her career.
Julie self-publishes her work thru Amazon and Create Space. She also designs her covers. When she’s away from her computer, she enjoys taking care of her family and home, exploring the Rocky Mountains and meeting fans of the romance genre.
Website www.julielence.com
Blog www.cowboykisses.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/julielence
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JulieLence/
Goodreads www.goodrreads.com/author/show/3019442
Amazon Author Page www.amazon.com/author/julielence
Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/julie-lence

 

Know the Hero from A Place In Your Heart by Kathy Otten @kathyotten #RLFblog #Historical RomanceKathy Otten, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Place In Your Heart by Kathy Otten

Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Gracie McBride isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for respect. But in this man’s world of Civil War medicine, Gracie is expected to maintain her place changing beds and writing letters. Her biggest nemesis is the ward surgeon, Doctor Charles Ellard, who seems determined to woo her with arrogant kisses and terrible jokes.
Charles is an excellent surgeon. He assumed he would be well received by an army at war. He was not. Friendless and alone, he struggles to hide the panic attacks that plague him, while the only person who understands him is a feisty Irish nurse clearly resolved to keep him at a distance.
But, Charles is sent to the battlefield, and Gracie is left with a wounded soldier, a box of toys, and a mystery which can only be solved by the one man she wishes could love her, both as a woman and a nurse.

Know the Hero from A Place In Your Heart

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
I don’t believe I have ever been bored, per se. When I have time I often read. A Manual of Military Surgery, is always good to keep fresh in the mind. Or I write. I’m currently working on a paper, Pymeia and Surgical Fevers, which if published, may provide the catalyst necessary to instill a change in the current perception that laudable pus in a wound is a good sign.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
I do enjoy fresh bread. The yeasty aroma reminds me of home.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
In this regard I agree with my grandfather in that a slovenly appearance is disrespectful. A clean shirt and tie, with a neatly pressed uniform.
Does he know how to fix things?
I am a surgeon, by definition I fix things every day. However, if I have something non human to repair, such as a watch, I go to the library, read a book on the subject, come home and make the necessary repair.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
I can’t dance. And the construct of socialization skills baffle me. I have no friends.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
I have treated many ill and hurt children. They do seem to have a propensity to disregard adult warnings regarding safety. Male children often engage in reckless behaviors, which consequently end with one or more receiving an injury.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
I do long for the day when I might be able to sleep beyond the light of dawn. And coffee. I do enjoy a good brisk cup of black coffee to start the day.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
As I have mentioned social situations are not my forte. However, I have had a proper education and do know the rules of proper gentlemanly behavior.
Valet or takes care of himself?
I prefer to dress myself. My grandfather does have a man who assists him and looks after both our clothing. Being in the army however, I have learned to make do.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
As I said, clean shirt and pressed uniform. Although, while performing surgery I operate in my shirtsleeves with an apron.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
While performing surgery, my shirtsleeves are rolled up. Otherwise, the cuff extends an inch or two beyond the sleeve of my uniform jacket.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
I am not an expert on fashion, but I do not believe powdered wigs to be in style any longer.
Carriage or horseback?
A home Grandfather kept a horse and carriage at the livery. Here in the Army, I have my own horse. He is not fond of crossing water, but like me, he is tall, so we are well matched.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Place In Your Heart

Wild Rose Press https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5824-a-place-in-your-heart.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CKYZ61M/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-place-in-your-heart-kathy-otten/1128
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-place-in-your-hear

Kathy Otten Social Media

Kathy Otten is the published author of multiple historical romance novels, novellas, and short stories. She is also published in contemporary romance and historical fiction. She is a Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star winner and Utah/Salt Lake RWA Hearts of the West finalist. A Place In Your Heart is her fourth full-length novel . Currently, she is putting the finishing touches on a contemporary young adult novel.
She teaches fiction writing online and at a local adult education center, and is a regular presenter at area events. Kathy also does manuscript assessments and editing. She lives in the rolling farmland of western New York where she can often be found walking her dog through the woods and fields. She has been married for thirty-four years and is the mother of three grown children and one grandson.
Website https://kathyottenauthor.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/kathyotten
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kathyottenauthor

 

Know the Hero from Before the Whistle by Linda O'Connor @LindaOConnor98 #RLFblog #sportsromanceLinda O’Connor, 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.

Before the Whistle by Linda O’Connor

Genre Sports romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Jordyn Kendra is a talented designer and savvy businesswoman. Spending eighteen hours a day establishing and running a successful business doesn’t leave much time for pursuing a relationship, and frankly she hasn’t really missed it. But when an invitation arrives that could help her fulfill her career dreams, she has to make a decision. What’s harder: going to a gala without a date or finding someone to ask?
Ben Matthews, head athletic therapist for the wildly popular Clarington Quakes hockey team, tends to stand out in a crowd. When Jordyn doesn’t recognize him, it puts a dent in his ego, but he catches her attention when he jumps in to save a life.
She’s a queasy bystander, cowering at the sight of blood, and he’s cool, calm, and confident, which she finds irresistible. With a little prodding from her spirited aunt, Jordyn realizes that she and Ben might be the perfect mismatch.
Before the Whistle – when cool and calm in an emergency is totally hot.

Know the Hero from Before the Whistle

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Goes to the gym or kicks back and watches the sports highlights from the day.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Street meat – hot dog or sausage with the works. Quick and easy.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
Khakis, collared shirt, and a Clarington Quakes team jacket.
Does he know how to fix things?
His handyman skills could use a little work, but he’s great to have around in a medical emergency. Cardiac arrest? Respiratory distress? That he can fix.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
He was tired of his tiny place close to the arena. It was time to find a new place, preferably with a view of the Charlebois River. He found a little house, but the deal fell through. Enough. He asked a realtor for help, and now he has the lead on a condominium – with a great view and even better neighbors.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
Doesn’t daunt him – he’s outgoing and happy to meet Quakes fans of all ages.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
When the alarm goes, he’s up out of bed and ready to roll.
Can he use chopsticks?
Why would he when a knife and fork are so much faster? Unless he was dining out with the elusive Jordyn Kendra. Then he’d be in no rush to finish the meal, and he’d fumble with chopsticks one grain of rice at a time.
Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it?
Yup. Large double double at the drive-thru on the way to work.
What apps would he have on his phone?
ESPN, theScore, SHARKdocs, SportsMed, ATReports
Android or iPhone?
iPhone
Beard or clean-shaven?
Clean-shaven
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Unadorned skin
Personal vehicle or public transport?
BMW X6 sports car courtesy of the Clarington Quakes
Recycle or toss?
Recycle. Always.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Before the Whistle

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HFQGXSM/

Linda O’Connor Social Media

Award-winning author Linda O’Connor started writing romantic comedies when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at a local home décor store. Her books have enjoyed bestseller status. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic. She shares her medical knowledge in fast-paced, well-written, sexy romances – with an unexpected twist. Her favourite prescription to write? Laugh every day. Love every minute.
Website www.lindaoconnorauthor.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/LindaOConnor98
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaOConnorAuthor
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/795688.Linda_O_Connor
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter http://www.lindaoconnor.net/contact/

 

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