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Let’s meet Melissa Crandall from Naval Maneuvers, an erotic romance, by Dee S Knight. 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.

Naval Maneuvers by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Men and women of the armed forces experience desire and love pretty much like everyone else. Except, well, there is that uniform. And the hard-to-resist attraction of “duty, honor, service” as a man might apply them to a woman’s pleasure. All things considered, romance among the military is a pretty sexy, compelling force for which you’d better be armed, whether weighing anchor and moving forward into desire, dropping anchor and staying put for passion, or setting a course for renewed love with anchor home.

Introducing Melissa Crandall

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Jacksonville, NC
Profession: Doctor
Ethnicity: Caucasian
What do you look like?
I’m maybe a little more curvy than fashion dictates. I have auburn hair, shoulder-length and deep green eyes, and I’m relatively tall—around five eight or nine.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I recently met David Stimson and fell hard and fast, despite my usual deliberative personality.
How do you dress?
I like the classic styles—trouser pants with pleats and a belt when going out casually and soft, collared blouses. I have three distinct little black dresses and almost always wear dresses or skirts when going out for an evening. I enjoy heels because they make me feel feminine (and yes, sexy!) but am just as comfortable in flats. Clothing must be comfortable and I tend towards the flowing, draping types of materials of very good quality.
Please tell us about your education.
I attended undergraduate school at Georgetown but went to University of Virginia for medical school. I also practice here in Charlottesville.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I live comfortably but I am not extravagant. I enjoy good clothes and I like attending lectures and seminars on topics like archaeology and history (a must if you live in Virginia!). I own my house, but it’s modest, and though I have a mid-priced car, I usually bicycle to work.
On what special skills do you rely?
My attention to detail, empathy for my patients, and a quick memory. I use these things to give my patients the best care.
Are any of your skills a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones and why?
Definitely pride. I truly like people and see it as my duty to serve them the best I can.
What is your family like?
I love my parents very much though I’m closer to my mom then my dad. He was a “lifer” in the Marine Corps, often away while I was growing up. I hated that he loved his job more than Mom or me because it seemed he was always away when we needed him most or wanted him there, like for recitals and plays. I saw my mom as a tower of strength because she held us together when I would have given up. Only recently have I realized how much my dad loved me, too. In fact, since I fell in love with David and then gave him up, I’ve learned a great deal about life, love, and being an adult—and all from my parents.

Where to buy Naval Maneuvers

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079V62PT3/

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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.
Website htpps://nomadauthors.com
Blog http://nomadauthors.com/blog
Twitter http://twitter.com/DeeSKnight
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Amazon Author Page http://tiny.cc/5o8jyy

 

Meet High Lord Sarc from Blood of the Ruby Throne by Sultry Summers @SultrySummers1 #RLFblog #scifi #romanceWelcome Lord Sarc from Blood of the Ruby Throne, a new Science Fiction Romance by Sultry Summers.

Introducing Lord Sarc

Age:26
Gender: male
Birthplace: Planet Alphxorn
Profession: High Lord of Alphxorn and Seti-Cronus
Ethnicity: Native of Alphxorn – third generation descendant of Seti-Cronus
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): humanoid
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I will allow my Lady Zera’s observations to answer this question.
The High Lord of Alphxorn, taller than her by almost a full head, seemed to tower over her. — Sarc’s dark hair showed a hint of auburn accenting his strong, masculine face. The determined and confident set of his firm jaw and chin further indicated the measure of sound character. She gazed a second longer to glimpse past the stern countenance he portrayed. His demeanor suggested a man of courage and honor. Still, a hint of arrogance slipped through.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Lord Sarc was brought up to rule! He swore to his dying father, and again on the assumption of the Throne of Alphxorn, to protect his world. Marauding pirates threatened Seti-Cronus, their civilization’s birth planet and neighbor and Sarc knew his world and rule were next. An honorable lord, he offered marriage to their ruler, Lady Zera. She refused. He had already conquered her world but Sarc allowed her to defend her throne. Defeating her, he offered her a choice of ruling by his side or as his slave. His judge of character, proven right, he and Zera married and she retained her position as High Lady of Seti-Cronus and as a warrior. But Sarc, as a husband, finds her role as a warrior difficult to accept.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Lady Zera. Sarc has known no other like her. Convincing her to join the two worlds garnered his respect but acknowledging her as a fighter forces him to face losing her. Zera quickly became part of him and will challenge his rule and his oaths.
What are the qualities of his voice? (pitch, quality, volume)
Lord Sarc rarely raises his voice, instead, richness and depth command attention. When addressing his court, he pitches his voice to be heard at the back of his throne room without electronic aid. Taught from childhood how to modulate his voice, he can reveal emotion or withhold it. His frigid toned judgement on an adversary has been known to cause them to tremble. Zera knew panic for the first time in her life, when, after their duel he whispered to her his terms of her defeat.
Is he close to family?
Sarc is extremely close to his younger, nineteen-year-old brother. Aware of his brother’s quick mind and knack for military matters, he often seeks his council.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Sarc realizes the nuances of the everyday life of his subjects of his world. However, in his private life he is less sensitive, and tends to expect the same level of honor he holds sacred.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
Before meeting Zera, he feared a life without that special person or a soulmate.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
He is secure in his role as a warrior and in his rule. Love was his concern.
How emotionally expressive is your character to others?
Sarc’s childhood training allows him to withhold showing his emotions or express them in a manner suiting the situation.
Who in his life has the power to hurt this character the most? Why?
Zera. She holds his heart in her palm. In his mind, only dereliction to his duty could hurt him worse than her loss.

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?
I think Lady Zera had a great deal to do with it. She can be persistent and Zera knows we all have more stories to tell. You might enjoy her interview. I’ve included the link
https://www.rlfblog.com/sultry-summers-0718/
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She could have omitted the scene where I am paraded around the Luithian court almost naked.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
Alphxorn and Seti-Cronus are filled with varied and interesting subjects. Seti-Cronus, our people’s birth world, has history that goes back into the mists of time and is more tolerant by nature. However, Alphxorn has yet to be completely explored. One reason our people migrated here was political, but not entirely. There is great mineral wealth here and room for a culture to grow.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
My younger brother Phorx. He hasn’t had the burden of sovereign rule and he is a fearless fighter. A less weighty childhood allows him to be more personable. His adventures scream to be told.

Where to buy Blood of the Ruby Throne

Genre science fiction romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D1C4B6T

Sultry Summers Social Media

It’s been awhile, about four years, since I last published. I hope those who have, in the past, read my works haven’t forgotten me. Since then I’ve moved a couple of times, have had a few adventures and have finally found home. My husband, daughter, two dogs and several cats, have settled into a cute little bump in the road town in Eastern Tennessee. Our valley is so tucked away in between mountain ridges our cell phones don’t receive necessitating a landline and satellite everything else. I know for sure the rock wall in our backyard, that serves as property divider, is Civil War era. It’s a great place for my wayward imagination. Seriously, I think we have fae frequenting the backyard and at night I expect to see a UFO land in the hayfield I can see out the front bay-windows.
Though I have kept my website up and running, until about a year ago I’ve had a major writer’s block that I managed to move past. I also made the decision to Indie publish. While I do have one book, Tail of the Dragon, which remains with Decadent Publishing, I have withdrawn my other works. Over the next months, I plan to republish them beginning with Blood of the Ruby Throne. The others will follow after I’ve revisited them. With the assistance of a wonderful editor, I have had the pleasure to work with, you will see them re-released. I also have several new works coming, as well as a series I’ve been working on for a long time.
I’ve missed being an active author and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Website www.sultrysummers.com
Blog http://wwwescapeintoromance-dareimagination.blogspot.com
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Meet Luther Henderson from Drakon Unchained by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Luther Henderson from Drakon Unchained, a new paranormal romance novel by NJ Walters. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Let’s talk.

About Drakon Unchained by NJ Walters

Title Drakon Unchained
Genre Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.
Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.

As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.

Introducing Luther Henderson

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.
Age: I’m older than I look
Gender: male
Birthplace: Alaska
Profession: Security Expert
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’6″ with short blond hair and blue eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is silver and outlined in the same blue as my eyes.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I’m currently employed as the head of security for a member of the Knights of the Dragon. Their sole purpose is to capture and control dragons (that’s what they call drakons) for the healing power that exists in their blood. My purpose is to infiltrate their organization.
Who is the significant other in your life?
*leans forward aggressively* Why do you want to know about my Victoria?
How do you dress?
I much prefer jeans and T-shirts, but I’ve worn custom tailored suits for the past few years. Most of the mercenaries who work for my employer wear black combat-style clothing. Over the years, I’ve learned that when I wear a suit, it puts people at ease. They tend to underestimate me, forget I’m dangerous. Which works all the better for me.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
All the above. I’ve always learned whatever I’ve needed to, plus I’ve had a lot of experience in different situations.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I’ve worked hard and made my fair share of money. Money gives you power and freedom, things I value. I don’t mind working hard to get what I want. Makes it all the sweeter.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Can I keep a secret? Baby, my entire life is about keeping secrets. The things I know… Well, if I told you, I’d have to kill you.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I try not to have doubts. I prefer to stay focused on my goals, believing I can achieve them. *shakes head* If I’d allowed doubt to creep in, I’m not sure I would have survived, might have given into despair years ago.
What is your biggest need?
To have everyone I love safe. And make no mistake, I’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. If the world has to burn… *shrugs* Then it burns.

Where to buy Drakon Unchained

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-unchained.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FMG4W2W/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakon-unchained-n-j-walters/1129098413
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakon-unchained/id1412732920
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-unchained

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.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
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Meet Tabitha from the Detours in Time series by Pamela Schloesser Canepa, @PamSCanepa1 #RLFblog #scifiWelcome Tabitha, from Detours in Time and Undercurrents in Time, a new Sci-fi, time travel series with a hint of sweet romance.
Tabitha
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Asheville, NC
Profession: Gallery assistant, art display coordinator
Ethnicity: German and Swedish
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Tabitha, also known as Pinky, is about 5’2, 110 lbs and tans very easily, though not considered dark-skinned. Her hair is always long, a little past the shoulders and could be called brown, with honey highlights.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Tabitha is stubborn, independent, and knows a good thing when she sees it. She hates being told what to do, however, she and Milt, the other main character, have entirely different skillsets. She is a survivor and works very hard, with dreams of being an artist, and formerly, of being a professional dancer. She had once been a student at the Baltimore School of Dance, until an injury led her to instead pursue an Art degree. While pursuing her degree, she worked cleaning university offices at several schools, which is where she met Dr. Milton Braddock.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Dr. Milt Braddock, who was, at one time, her employer but becomes much more.
How does your heroine dress?
She dresses pretty casually. Her go-to outfit is jeans, Chucks sneakers, and a band t-shirt with a casual jacket, usually denim. However, she can clean up pretty well, if invited somewhere fancy. Her hair is usually loose, though sometimes it is in a ponytail.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth?
She would say it is not necessary. She never had much of it but worked for everything she has. Her family was pretty much middle class; both parents worked. They helped her through college the first time, until she changed her major. Tabitha would say that there is nothing wrong with wealth, when one has worked for it. However, no one should look down on those who lack it, because you never know what circumstances got them there.
What is your character’s family like?
She loves her family. Her parents are gone, though. They both passed away at the same time, together, in an airplane crash. Then, there’s her younger brother. She loves him and would do almost anything to help him. He has, at times, been a lost soul. It’s the only reason they are not close now despite being really close as kids. He did not react well to the loss of their parents a few years before.
What is your heroine’s biggest personal flaw?
My heroine, Tabitha is a little hot-tempered, however, her biggest flaw is sometimes she doesn’t think before she speaks. She is a little opinionated at times. It’s something she has had to work on, considering the places she has been and the things she has seen recently….but that is a story for another time.
How does your character handle challenges?
Tabitha’s adulthood has brought a lot of changes to her life, some of them quite challenging. She always faces up to the challenges; having said that, she is not one to gloss over how she is feeling. She will not hide her emotions and considers it downright unhealthy to do so. She will go through what she must, feel what she is feeling, and then come out on the other side of the issue. Tabitha will always get through the hard times.
Does your character see moral matters as black and white or shades of gray?
Tabitha follows a golden rule: Do not hurt others if there is another way. The question was brought up to her in a college class: Would you do anything to protect a family member? In other words, do the means justify an end? Her answer was no. It surprises people because she is considered hot-tempered. She believes there is almost always a better way and tries to take the high road. Would she kill another person to protect a family member? No. She would say that with our thinking capacities as humans it is our duty to find another way. Some call her too idealistic. However, she would not hesitate to throw a punch to protect herself or someone she loves. I think it makes perfect sense.

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?
I think she created me because I am unlike her in many ways, maybe I am a part of her that she never let out. You know, the opinionated, loud-mouth girl without a filter. That’s really not like her.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
She discovered how important family is to me. I don’t think I surprised her too much, because she’s that way, too. She gave me all these contrasting traits. I suppose that’s because I am moody. Nothing wrong with that!
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think she likes to explore the many contingencies that can create an outcome. Sci-fi really allows that, especially with time travel stories. Perhaps she likes to create worlds and see things through the eyes of a character that is unlike herself.

About Detours in Time

Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF
Available in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and print.

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Author Pamela Schloesser Canepa started writing poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips and frequent moves. When her family settled in the southeast, writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided to self-publish fiction in 2016. Pamela’s genres include science fiction, paranormal fiction, and poetry of all types. The Made for Me series was Pamela’s first published fiction series with a futuristic flavor. More recently, Pamela has published Detours in Time and its sequel, Undercurrents in Time. She plans to continue writing sci-fi and perhaps branch out into other genres.
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Meet Jake Pruitt from Ranger’s Courage by Vella Munn #RLFblog #contemporary #romanceWelcome Jake Pruitt from Ranger’s Courage by Vella Munn, a new contemporary romance.

Introducing Jake Pruitt

Age: 32
Gender: male
Birthplace: Washington
Profession: forest ranger
Ethnicity: white
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Six foot one with short hair or rather it would be if I got to the barber more often. I’m lean and muscular both because the job calls for it and because this way I feel ready for the mountains. I don’t care how I look, just that my body does what I need it to. I have a bit of a farmer’s tan.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Jake is confident in his physical ability and knowledge of Montana’s great mountains. He’s more at home in the wilderness than a city and sees himself as a forest ranger for his entire career. He once believed he’d found the right woman for a wife and a mother, but bit by bit his marriage fell apart. Then she was murdered and he had no choice but to try to rebuild his life. It’s a work in progress..
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Sari Dunham trains and works with search and rescue dogs. She’s as independent as Jake and just as reserved. She has come to Montana to prove herself, not fall in love. She isn’t ready for a relationship, might never be because of her family background.
How does your hero dress?
As a forest ranger, he wears a uniform. During his time off, it’s jeans and t-shirt or sweat shirt.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Jake has a bachelor’s degree in forest science but credits on-the-job experience for the self confidence that gets him through physically active and sometimes dangerous activities.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
He takes pride in owning his own home even though it needs a lot of work. Being wealthy means nothing to him.
How well does he know the neighbors? Coworkers?
Jake’s fellow forest rangers, Garret and Hunter, are everything to him. They kept him sane when he blamed himself for his wife’s death. They have each other’s backs and would risk their lives to save the others which, considering their jobs, has happened more than once.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
He doubts his ability to be what a life partner needs. He faults himself for his wife’s inner torment. If he’d encouraged her to be open and honest about her emotions, she wouldn’t have shut herself off from him.
When there is a setback, what doubt or flaw surfaces?
His inability or unwillingness to talk about what went wrong. He knows he isn’t perfect. He just doesn’t know how to admit it without leaving him too vulnerable.
How does your character handle challenges?
Give him a physical challenge and he’ll throw everything he has into it, but if the challenge is emotional, his instinct is to close up.

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

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
My writer took every psychology course she could and loves digging deep into people. What makes them tick. She knew I have a lot of hang-ups and insisted on learning all she could about them. She also has this thing for forest rangers, thus my career.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
How deeply my wife’s murder messed me up and how hard it’s been to get past that. Of course if I’d put that all behind me, it would have been a different book.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
How important my fellow forest rangers are to me. We’re much more than co-workers. We’re brothers.
When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?
She obviously loves that I’m finally opening myself to the possibility of falling in love. Granted, she didn’t pick a simple woman to put in my life, but Sari’s complexity matches mine. I know it bothers my writer that I keep things bottled up.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I’m not sure she knows. She’s been writing since she was a child. It’s quite the addiction.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
She started a series about how various people deal with the aftermath of an arson fire in a small community. It’s about darned time she got back to it.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Not really since she gave my fellow forest rangers their stories. Of course she could introduce some new ranger, maybe a woman. Hmm. Think I’ll talk to her about the possibility.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
That I get it. She needs to write about complex characters and to keep doing it.
Tell us about Ranger’s Courage.
Publisher. Tule
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rangers-Courage-Montana-Book-ebook/dp/B07DFF75Q1/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rangers-courage-vella-munn/1128931894
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rangers-courage/id1392032350
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/ranger-s-courage

Vella Munn Social Media

Vella Munn writes contemporary and historical romances in a usually futile attempt to stay ahead of the insistent voices in her head.
She’s had over 80 books published and the couple of years have been crazy busy juggling several projects.
For one, she republished all nine of her popular Native American historical romances and is delighted that those books of her heart are finding new readers.
Her contemporary romance series called Montana Lakeside consists of four books, each taking place during a different season with a different couple, plus a one-day novella. They all speak to her love of the wilderness serving as the perfect backdrop for new beginnings.
Most recently she returned to the wilderness for her Montana Rangers series
She also ventured into romantic suspense with Feral Justice, a three book series that makes it clear what she’d like to see happen to animal abusers. Each book follows a different couple as they commit to justice for helpless animals with the help of several mysterious massive gray dogs.
Vella lives in rural Oregon. She has two sons, and four grandchildren. She’s owned by two bossy rescue dogs and is working on her master’s degree as a certified hermit.
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Meet Sutter Sky from Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo @ketadiablo #RLFblog #western #romanceWelcome Sutter Sky from Comes A Specter, a new Western Romance.

Sutter Sky by Keta Diablo

Age: 27
Gender:: Male
Birthplace: Montana
Profession: Shaman/Healer
Ethnicity: White/Native American:
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’ve always wandered between two worlds – my father’s Blackfoot tribe and my mother’s white family. I’m tall and lean like my grandfather, Old Person. My skin is more bronze than brown thanks to my mother’s donation of genes. Most women must think I’m handsome because they often comment about my long midnight hair and dusky gray eyes I pay little attention for two reasons. Number 1, I’m far more interested in helping and healing people than I am physical looks, and Number 2, my heart has always belonged to Anya.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I was raised with my father’s People, the Blackfoot tribe. My mother was a white captive traded to the Blackfeet and saved by my father through an offer of marriage. Most of what I learned about the People’s customs, mythology and healing, I learned from my aged grandfather, Old Person.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
I’ve loved Anya for as long as I can remember. Like my mother, she’s a white-eye. We grew up together because Anya’s parents lived near our village. Unfortunately, fate stepped in when we were seventeen. Anya married another and left me brokenhearted and bitter. I didn’t find out for many years that her parents forced her into a marriage she didn’t want. Ten years later, Anya rides in begging for help. Her son is gravely ill and she believes I’m the only one who can save him. I’d like to send her on her way after what she did years ago, but then I think of my oath to heal people…and I think of the young boy.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
He’s very educated when it comes to Native American healing. As a young child, he learned to identify herbs, roots and plants from the earth that have been used for centuries to heal his People, the Blackfeet. Old Person, his grandfather, taught him all about ancient customs, traditions and ceremonies his People employed to heal the sick and dying. The ceremonies are as important as the medicinal properties given to assist in healing.
What is your character’s family like?
Sutter has always had a deep affinity for his father’s People, the Blackfoot tribe. He was raised among them. But he can’t ever forget his mother’s People either, the white-eye. Although he’s grown to distrust the white man after the many atrocities they’ve committed against his kind, he remembers his mother’s soft, gentle nature and the unconditional love she gave him as a child.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Definitely shades of gray. See above. He’s torn about the constant fighting between the US Army and the Native American tribes. He’s seen atrocities from both sides. To complicate things, his father is Blackfoot, his mother white. He loves them both dearly and as a child, worried that one side would eventually destroy the other.
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?
This is such a great question for Comes A Specter. While Sutter went on with his life and tried to become the best person he could, he never got over his first love, Anya. He tried to dispel her from his mind and heart, but now, ten years later, she rides onto his property asking for his help. At first, his bitterness over her marrying another overrules his oath to help the sick. Her son is at death’s door and she’ll do anything to save him, even grovel and beg if necessary. Will Sutter put aside his bitterness and remember his promise to heal the sick?
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
The constant war in his mind to hurt Anya the way she hurt him and his promise to his grandfather, Old Person, to use his skill and power to help those in need. How can he ignore Anya’s traitorous behavior from the past when she asks him to save her son?
How does your character handle challenges?
Once Sutter decides to live by the oath of a healer, he puts aside his feelings for Anya (or thinks he does) and does what he’s been taught is right and true. He becomes the strong and righteous man Old Person always thought he could be. This is especially true when he not only helps Anya’s son, but soon faces the biggest challenge of his life– eradicate a sinister ghost that haunts Anya’s ranch.

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?
Because I’m a diverse person who’s been forced to accept the white man’s way of life and Indian’s way of life. It’s a very difficult path to walk. I’m caught in the middle of two worlds with enormous love for my People and unending passion for a woman I’ve loved since childhood.   
What do you wish your writer would write next?
My writer should write the next book in the Ghostland Series—ghost stories set in the Old West. The first book is Comes An Outlaw and features a ghost in the plot. The second book, Comes A Specter, also highlights another evil spirit who’s intruded on the characters’ lives in a very sinister way. My writer has planned a third book in the ‘Ghostland’ Series which promises to stay true to the overall theme of the trilogy. Watch for Comes a Lawman coming to a Kindle near you soon—and yes, another ghost will make a grand appearance!
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Hey, thanks for including me in your Ghostland series! I think readers love reading about ghosts and other worldly spirits. Although, fighting this ghost became one of the biggest challenges of my life, I realized there was no way out. Win or lose, for Anya and her son’s sake, I had to rid the earth of the evil presence haunting them. Or die trying.

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