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An interview which shows the hero under stress and how he would react.

Would you break the law to protect the woman you love from a killer? Is the Question Faye Hall asks in Carnal Transgression

Let’s meet Seamus Tynedale from Carnal Transgression, a Historical Romance, by Faye Hall. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

Carnal Transgression by Faye Hall

Genre Historical Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Would you break the law to protect the woman you love from a killer?

Constance Dunbar is desperate to discover who killed her sister. Her plea for help is ignored by the local police, so she advertises for a private investigator. Seamus Tynedale answers the ad, and she immediately recognizes him as the friendly stranger whose arms held her so tenderly as she wept after her sister’s death.

Seamus longed to be reunited with the dark-haired beauty who’d kissed him in the churchyard. When he ends up working for her as a private investigator, he knows that his position as a police constable needs to remain a secret due to her mistrust of the department.

As Seamus hunts for the murderer, he finds himself lured into a den of secrets and lies tracing back eighteen years to Ireland, and it all seems to be connected to Constance. Seamus delves into Constance’s past, hoping to understand the secrets she’s so intent on keeping hidden. What he finds is a passion that ignites his heart and captivates his senses.

When Constance’s life comes under threat, Seamus has to choose between following the law and protecting the woman he loves from a killer. Will he be able to safeguard Constance, or will he lose her to the evil that seems to have followed her to Australia?

Stressing Seamus Tynedale

Stressing Seamus Tynedale from Carnal Transgression @FayeHall79 #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceEvery hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 38

Gender: Nale

Birthplace: Ireland

Profession: Policeman

Ethnicity: Irish

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

What does your hero look like?

Red Hair, Green eyes, Slender build and Average height.

Who is the significant other in his life?

A dark haired beauty with an hourglass figure named Constance.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

It would be very quiet and traditional. Perhaps just a few friends sharing some Irish whiskey whilst reminiscing about their hometown and the friends they’d lost.

How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

Seamus would be very uncomfortable as he’s distanced himself from people for so long.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

Very aloof.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

Irish whiskey

How much drink is his usual?

Only a small glass or two. Not a heavy drinker at all.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

Probably to hide, but if Constance has also left the party then he’d follow her just to sneak some time alone.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He’d stay by Constance’s side.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

He would try to break it up, but would only throw punches if Constance was in danger.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Despite his small stature, he can handle himself quite well so he’d be doing the tossing in an attempt to keep the peace.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

He’d be one of the first to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

He is a police officer so provided it’s not his senior Constable pulling him aside, he would be fine.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

It would trigger his protective instinct and he’d run to see if he could help.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

To risk life and limb to save them.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

He’s not much of a fighter, but he’d swing enough punches until the aggressor was distracted.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

He fights until the victim has found there way to safety no matter the cost.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

He’s very aloof and short in his respnses and leaves as soon as he’s able.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

Seamus would try to give advice and steer them in the right direction.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

He’d remind himself of his duty and the price so many of his kinsmen had paid for his freedom.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

He’s quoted in the book as telling one character to “remember the brave man you once were.”

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

Seamus has lost his family and he is constantly reminded of the sacrifice they made so he could start a new life in Australia.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

Seamus is loosely based on my Great Grandfather who was a policeman both in Ireland and when he migrated to Australia during the same time Carnal Transgression is set.

Where to buy Carnal Transgression

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096PS4KT4

Faye Hall Social Media

Faye Hall spent her early years listening to stories about the families – including her own – who settled townships in and around her hometown in North Queensland, Australia. The local townspeople, including her own parents, told her stories of corruption and slavery, along with family secrets and forbidden love.
Desperate to remember what she’d been told, along with her already growing love of writing, Faye began to write about the history of her local area. Never could she have imagined the history of her small home town in Australia would become a growing list of published books.
Faye’s passionate stories combine controversial subjects and provocative encounters as her characters struggle to survive the lifestyle in early rural townships throughout Australia. She explores slavery and abortion, drug addiction and murder, as well as forbidden love and passionate affairs of the heart.
When she’d not writing, Faye enjoys sharing a bottle of wine with her husband in their ever-growing garden, and encouraging the varied interests of their combined family of nine children.
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Introducing Calista Barlow from Arresting Jeremiah, by Amber Daulton @amberdaulton1 #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLove and danger come from all sides, in Arresting Jeremiah, a new novel by Amber Daulton. Calista Barlow falls in love with a man who isn’t as squeaky-clean as he appears. Let’s meet Calista. 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.

Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

Stressing Jeremiah “Jim” Borden

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado

Profession: Parole Officer

Ethnicity: White

What does your hero look like?

Jim has short dark-blond hair, a body to die for, and he tops out at 6 feet, 3 inches tall. Yum!

Who is the significant other in his life?

Calista Barlow. He’s been lusting after her for nearly a year but never made a move. How could he? His job and all the crap he has to deal takes up every aspect of his life. It shapes his choices and actions. He wants to keep Calista and her daughter safe, so he keeps a respectful distance from them. But then Cali purses him, and all bets are off.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

Jim doesn’t do big parties, but if it’s only a small group of people, he’s okay with it.

How does the hero feel about being at this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

He’ll hang out with his buddies and make small talk with everyone else, but he’ll want to leave as soon as possible. Once he can finally get away for a breather, he’ll lean against the wall with his arms crossed and watch everyone around him. He’ll analyze and make mental notes about the people he sees and what they’re doing.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

Whiskey or vodka, but he won’t drink much. He likes to keep his wits about him.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

To hide, definitely, and he’ll bring Calista into the hiding place as well. He’s not above making out with her in a public place. In fact, the possibility of getting caught turns them both on.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He’s the guy others latch on to, even if he doesn’t want to be “that guy.” He exudes an air of confidence that puts some people at ease and others on edge.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

Jim will be the first one to jump in and tear the guys apart. He’ll even punch one or both of them to get their attention, if need be. If it’s women fighting, he’ll still break up the fight, but he won’t lay an ill hand on either of them. Hurting women is a big no-no to him, and any man who does it needs to take a long stay in a body bag. Jim’s words, not mine.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Oh, he’ll be doing the tossing. Jim is too clean-cut to start a fight, but he damn well knows how to finish them.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Since Jim is an authority figure himself, he’ll remain calm and explain the situation. If he’s accused of something or if the cop is overly confrontational, he’ll probably lose his temper and get into trouble.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

He’ll race right into possible danger to find out what’s going on. His first instinct is to help.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

To help that person. This actually happens in the course of his book, Arresting Jeremiah. After Jim witnesses a group of gangbangers assaulting a homeless man, he tells Calista to call the police, then he goes right up to the attackers and calls them out. That takes balls, let me tell you.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

When he goes up against Calista’s ex, Byron, Jim knows he can’t win, not with his broken arm in a cast. He still tackles the prick and fights tooth and nail to protect her. He takes every punch and kick as stoically as possible. Then Calista comes to his rescue. Thank goodness for her trusty wooden bat.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

The cool, calm facade he presents to the world shoots right up like a brick wall. He forces a polite smile, takes any insults in stride, but he’ll snap if pushed too far.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He’ll offer advice, but he won’t butt in. He knows what it’s like to be humiliated by someone older or more important, so he’ll let the rookie learn from his own mistakes.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

Jim has a broken arm throughout the majority of his story, but that doesn’t stop him from getting into fights. He’s often covered in bruises, but he grits his teeth and struggles through it. He thinks of Calista, her daughter Lacey, and his sister Mia—the people he loves and wants to protect—and he’s capable of anything. He’ll bear any pain if it means protecting his family.

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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
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Stressing Hero and Heroines from Aspen Gold the Series @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome to Spencer, Colorado. Home of The Aspen Gold Series. When danger and deceit come to town, the families band together. Family, friendship, love are the foundation in Spencer. Come find a home with us.

Let’s meet Characters from Aspen Gold the Series, a Romances, by Cheryl StJohn, Debra Hines,* Lizzie Starr, Barb Gwen, Donna Kaye, Bernadette Jones Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

Dancing In The Dark by Cheryl StJohn

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She’d wanted to dance, get married, and have babies… All she had left was dance. He had everything a man could want—except forgiveness.

Stressing Dusty Cavanaugh

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero.

Dusty Cavanaugh is a beloved son/brother/uncle/father in a huge family. He’s raising his six-year old son alone and is operations manager at the Aspen Gold Lodge. Filling in for a handyman friend, he arrives at a lake house to find none other than Kendra, with her toe stuck in the bathtub faucet—and nothing but a tiny towel for cover. Clothes or no clothes, she’s still the woman he loves.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kendra Price has loved Dusty Cavanaugh since they were kids. He shared his family with her, the only family she ever knew. They fell in love and planned to marry. But then Dusty betrayed her. She moved away and focused on her dancing career, but every summer she’s drawn back to the lake house she inherited. This summer she runs into Dusty at every turn. It’s never been more obvious—she never got over the hurt.

Call Me Mandy by Debra Hines

Genre Romance

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

Will Miranda risk losing her wounded heart to this self-made building designer? Can Declan overcome his habitual distain for the heiress and her entitled family?

Stressing Declan Elliot

Please tell me about your Hero.

Declan Elliot moved from Boston to Spencer, but the Red Sox and the Patriots are still his teams. He’s invested his hard-earned savings in Snow Peak Properties and is now a partner in control of his future and his designs. When fiery-haired Miranda Buffet steps up to the podium and passionately argues her case against Snow Peak’s proposed casino, Declan takes notice. He’s delighted to see her the following Saturday morning at the starting line. Miranda possesses the tight, supple body of a long-distance runner and he’s counting on getting to know her better

Who is the significant other in his life?

Miranda Buffet returned to her childhood home, Spencer, Colorado to work on behalf of the historical society. She spoke out in public against the proposed construction of Standing Bear Casino, pitting her against handsome architect, Declan Elliot. Miranda encounters Declan again the following Saturday at Spencer’s annual half-marathon. Miranda spots Declan, obviously suffering from altitude sickness. Genuinely concerned for his wellbeing, she stops to help him. Holding her water bottle to his lips and gazing into his brilliant blue eyes, she can’t deny her attraction to the engaging builder.

Ryder’s Heart by *Lizzie Starr

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Unable to outrun his guilt, Ryder Barlow is finally coming home after five long years. Vianna Harrison is making a new start, and trying to escape her past. Neither can start a new chapter in their lives until they stop rereading the old ones.

Stressing Ryder Barlow

Please tell me about your Hero.

Ryder Barlow coming home after five celibate years in California to find a beautiful woman in his bed strains Ryder’s personal vow to near the breaking point. The more he learns about this captivating woman, the more difficult it is to remain distant. Believing he’s put the past to rest, he’s still not ready to expose his secret shame. Besides, Vianna is hiding something, too. He’s sure of it.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Vianna Harrison., a talented artist, an extraordinary cinnamon roll baker, and…she talks to the dead. Hiding her abilities as Vianna settles in to her new home in Spencer is easy, until the spirits won’t be denied. Keeping her attraction to the handsome man who returns home unexpectedly adds another layer to her complicated life. Then the past returns to haunt her, threatens her, and there’s only one man she can turn to.

For Keeps by Barbara Gwen

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Hiding the truth is like denying the sun…

Widow Kate Michaels kept a secret from the man she loves, and from the entire community of Spencer, Colorado. Veterinarian Jackson Samuels still loves the woman who left him years ago. When Jack uncovers a family secret, the truth makes him question who he thought he was. Will two people who once shared a heartfelt love, allow their lonely secrets to consume and define them?

Stressing Jackson Samuels

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your Hero?

Jack has loved Kate forever, but when he returned to Spencer to take over the veterinary clinic, she won’t have anything to do with him. And he doesn’t know why. Her daughter shows an interest and aptitude in caring for animals and spends more and more time with him. Jack cherishes the eight-year-old and wishes she was his. Now, if only her mother could come to love him again.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kate Michaels has kept a secret from her family, the town, everyone, for over eight years. But as her daughter becomes attached to the handsome veterinarian, Kate struggles to keep that secret safe. She’s loved Jackson since they were kids and dreams of the possibilities now that he’s home. But this long-kept secret could just as easily tear them apart forever, and she doesn’t know if she’s willing to risk her heart again.

Second Chances by Donna Kaye

Genre Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

She tried the fairy tale and the fairy tale didn’t work. Cassie Andrews thought she met the perfect guy, then he was gone. Ten years later they meet again when they are brought together for a job. For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding Cassie and her son helps ease the the pain of his last case gone wrong. But can he keep them safe?

Stressing Heath Lawe

Please tell me about your Hero.

For FBI Agent Heath Lawe, finding out he has a son blows him away. Keeping his son safe from an unknown threat takes all of his skills. Heath and Cassie have to put aside the past and work together to stay one step ahead of the danger threatening their son and the passion that threatens to consume them.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Cassie Andrews thought she’d met the perfect man, then he was gone, and she realized she was pregnant. Ten years later, she’s a single mom trying to rebuild her life when Heath Lawe’s return shatters her orderly life. Her son’s abduction forces them to work together and brings back the feelings she thought long dormant.

Sleepin’ Alone by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Under cover cop, Hunter Lawe, riding the line between enforcing the law and breaking it. Out for revenge on a case that went bad, he finds the perfect pawn in Ruby Leigh Dupree. He’ll use anyone to get the enemy, no matter the cost. After all, life is just the road to death.

Stressing Hunter Lawe

Please tell me about your Hero.

Undercover cop, Hunter Lawe had a murdered in his reach and lost him when a woman betrays him. Every time another woman dies he feels the guilt and the shame. When he meets a woman who can lead the murderer back within his reach he takes her hostage to get his revenge. Too late he realizes he’s she’s the one woman he can trust. The woman who owns his heart.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Ruby Leigh Dupree was in the wrong place. Beaten and left for dead she narrowly escapes. When she wakes she has no memory of what happened to her. A haunting refrain fills her mind urging her to run, to hide in Spencer, Colorado. When Hunter finds her he tells her he has all the answers to her past. Will he lead her to the truth or her death?

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Stressing Tomás Escobedo from No More Secrets by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #RomanticSuspensePosing as a tutor in a rich household in Colombia is the cover for agent Tomás Escobedo to search for evidence to convict the dangerous drug lord who lives next door, in No More Secrets, a romantic suspense novel by Fiona McGier. But when the lead actress in the indie crew filming a movie there tells him she doesn’t believe that he’s a tutor–that he’s just acting like one–he fears his cover will be blown by the beautiful blonde and endanger both of them.

Let’s meet Tomás Escobedo from No More Secrets, a romantic suspense, by Fiona McGier. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

No More Secrets by Fiona McGier

Genre Romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Steamy R

Kelly, Raul, and Jared are making another movie together–this time in Colombia. Tomás is there, posing as a tutor, while trying to find the evidence to bust the drug lord who owns the mansion next door to the one they’re filming in. Kelly can’t figure out why his vibe doesn’t say tutor to her–until she figures out his secret. And he has no idea why she’s so quick to figure him out, until he learns about her ex-CIA mom, and ex-KGB step-father. They can’t fight their growing attraction to each other. Will it get them both killed? Or can they find their way to a happily-ever-after, once they have no more secrets from each other?

Stressing Tomás Escobedo

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Birthplace: A small town near Mexico City.

Profession: Secret Agent

Ethnicity: Mexican.

What does your hero look like?

He’s tall, over 6′, with dark brown hair that usually has a blond streak in the front. He has a gold hoop earring in his left ear. His eyes are very dark brown. He looks like a man who works out a lot, because he does. His body is a weapon that’s kept him alive for years.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Kelly Ann Sheridan, daughter of the heroine in Her Last Resort, book 3 in the Minnesota Romances series. She’s a blonde actress who first met her co-star, Raul Roderick, and their director, Jared Sorrenson, in the first book, For the Love of His Life. She’s vivacious and much more intelligent than most people think she is– she looks like Malibu Barbie, with a permanent tan, but has alert blue eyes.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

There will be food and drink, and dancing–lots of dancing. Tomás likes nothing more than to get a female out on the dance-floor to show off his moves. Unfortunately, Kelly has no sense of rhythm. Even though this can throw off his style, he doesn’t care. He’ll be dancing with her until he has to drag her away so they can be alone.

How does the hero feel about being at this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

He’s spent many years perfecting his control over his body language, so you never know if his casual relaxed attitude is real, or just what he wants you to see. But if his woman is there and there’s dancing, he’ll be holding her closely, and he might let his guard slip and stop paying active attention to others around him. But he still will be alert to any signals that there is something going down.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

He always studies a place out of habit, checking for exits and possible dangers. He mingles when he’s really relaxed. Otherwise, he acts casual while observing everyone and everything closely.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

He enjoys Mexican beer, when it matches the food. He also enjoys shots of expensive tequila. But he never drinks to excess, since he’s spent too many years being cautious.

How much drink is his usual?

Since he’s a tall, muscular man, he can drink more than others and still maintain his control over himself.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

He doesn’t hide–he faces danger head-on. He might drag Kelly off into a secret place so he can grope her, without an audience.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

When he’s being himself, relaxed, he will stay with the people he trusts. When he’s in public with Kelly, he’s always at her side, to protect her from her public–some of whom get grabby sometimes. One look from him is usually enough to stop that.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

He will end it. And the person who started the fight won’t be happy about how he does it.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

He does the tossing. He’s always in control of himself, so he never gets tossed out.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

He doesn’t stay long in public with Kelly, because he always wants to get her alone.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

He will show them his IDs and explain who he works for. If he’s undercover, he’ll defend himself, using as little force as possible.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

He runs to check on it. He runs toward danger–it’s his job.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

He assesses the threat and devises a plan to end the violence as quickly as possible, while attracting a minimum of attention.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

He acts on his plan and stops the assault.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

This has never happened to Tomás. His training has always saved him.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

He’s polite but coldly terse. And he’ll excuse himself as soon as possible.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He wouldn’t hesitate to take over and ensure that the outcome is favorable for himself, as well as any innocents involved. He’ll deal with hurt feelings once the danger has passed.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

That he will get out of this, as he has so many other situations that seemed hopeless. He’s got a good track record of getting out of tight spots, so he’s confident.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

No one thing special, but he’s got a lot of respect for his handler, Malcolm, who has never steered him wrong.

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

He’s always been able to get himself out of tight spots, so no matter how tough things get, he’s supremely confident that he can escape–especially now that he has Kelly to return to.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

He was introduced to readers as a young agent in Undercover Lovers. He thought he was in love with the heroine, Ameena. But he was too young to understand that he was just jealous because she chose his older partner over him. Since that hadn’t ever happpened to him before, he took it badly. He used to be open to assignations with any combination of females and males–he enjoyed sensuality in many forms. But now that he’s older, he’s ready to settle down. He just didn’t realize it until he met Kelly.

Where to buy No More Secrets

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I sub in high schools during the school year. Otherwise I’m writing and blogging about my books–and reading and writing reviews. Not only do I write erotic romance, I love to read it too. I often read while camping with my long-time HEA. Our four adult kids sometimes join us. I also enjoy sewing–mostly masks these days– crocheting afghans to keep my loved ones warm, and baking–cookies, muffins, and especially pies. I’m known for my never-fail pie crust, so I put the recipe on my website under the pies tab, along with some of my family’s favorites, that I featured in one of my books that had a heroine who baked lots of pies.
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A runaway on a storm buffeted highway brings danger to Spencer, Co., in the new romantic suspense, Lonely Eyes. Can Owen protect the young woman, or will her presence cause the death of one of his family?

Let’s meet Owen Strong from Lonely Eyes, a Romantic Suspense, by Bernadette Jones. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail… Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado–one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa, she rouses more than just trouble. Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.

But she’s come to the right place. He’s the monster hunter.

Stressing Owen Strong

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 33

Gender: very male

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Mechanic

What does your hero look like?

Huge. He’s always been large, at 6’2″ with broad shoulders and chest. He works out daily, because his past careers as a bounty hunter and MMA fighter made staying in shape essential.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Keira Hoa Thi. He found her on a storm buffeted highway. She’s in trouble and he vows to protect her.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

He’s at a house warming party after he and his friends have helped paint and move his buddy and wife into their new home. There will be beer, pizza and a lot of joking around.

How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

There will be moments where he relaxes against a wall and soaks in the camaraderie and comfort of knowing he has a chosen family.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

He will do a little of both. But his nature is to watch and guard those that are important to him so he will always be a touch alloof and on guard.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

He’ll have a beer or maybe a shot of whiskey, but he never allows himself too much. He really likes water and juice.

How much drink is his usual?

One or two.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

He choses his friends wisely. Most of them are hard-working and ex-military. They watch out for each other. If someone is having a problem, he’s in their space helping them out or setting them straight.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He has his circle of friends and they all watch out for each other. They mingle equally.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

He will break it up and then set both parties down and get it straightened out.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Definitely do the tossing.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

Always knows when to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Immediately starts strategizing his best response and plays to whatever will settle the situation quickly. He is a chameleon playing whatever part he needs to.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

Immediately moves to find the source and the reason. He is quick and quiet.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

Assess the situation and the location. Could there be more assailants on the way? What are his best defensive strategies for the location?

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

Separates the combatants, then finds out who started it and why.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

Never give up. Think with your head, use your brawn to your advantage.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

Always aware of what is going on around him. He would see the person first and if he doesn’t want to be seen, he will disappear.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He will always attempt to instruct and educate, but if there is danger involved he will take over.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

He trains in several martial arts and was a street fighter. Pain is part of life. He blanks it out.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

He’s relied on himself for a very long time. He has a ‘just do it’ attitude.

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

Think it through and never give up.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

He’s lost a lot of people he loved. Once he takes you on as his chosen family he will protect you with his life.

Where to buy Lonely Eyes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JJL2BSR/
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Bernadette Jones Social Media

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life. This is Bernadette’s third book in the Aspen Gold Series.
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Stressing Owen Strong from Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseThere is an art to pursuit. A runaway on a storm-buffeted highway brings danger to Spencer, Co., in Bernadette Jones’ new romantic suspense, Lonely Eyes. Can Owen protect this young woman, or will her presence cause the death of one of his family?

Let’s meet Owen Strong from Lonely Eyes, a Romantic Suspense, by Bernadette Jones. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your latest book.

Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail… Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado–one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa, she rouses more than just trouble. Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.

But she’s come to the right place. He’s the monster hunter.

Stressing Owen Strong

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 33

Gender: male

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Mechanic

What does your hero look like?

Huge. He’s always been large, at 6’2″ with broad shoulders and chest. He works out daily, because his past careers as a bounty hunter and MMA fighter made staying in shape essential.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Keira Hoa Thi. He found her on a storm buffeted highway. She’s in trouble and he vows to protect her.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

He’s at a house warming party after he and his friends have helped paint and move his buddy and wife into their new home. There will be beer, pizza and a lot of joking around.

How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

There will be moments where he relaxes against a wall and soaks in the camaraderie and comfort of knowing he has a chosen family.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

He will do a little of both. But his nature is to watch and guard those that are important to him so he will always be a touch alloof and on guard.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

He’ll have a beer or maybe a shot of whiskey, but he never allows himself too much. He really likes water and juice.

How much drink is his usual?

One or two.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

He choses his friends wisely. Most of them are hard-working and ex-military. They watch out for each other. If someone is having a problem, he’s in their space helping them out or setting them straight.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He has his circle of friends and they all watch out for each other. They mingle equally.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

He will break it up and then set both parties down and get it straightened out.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Definitely do the tossing.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

Always knows when to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Immediately starts strategizing his best response and plays to whatever will settle the situation quickly. He is a chameleon playing whatever part he needs to.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

Immediately moves to find the source and the reason. He is quick and quiet.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

Assess the situation and the location. Could there be more assailants on the way? What are his best defensive strategies for the location?

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

Separates the combatants, then finds out who started it and why.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

Never give up. Think with your head, use your brawn to your advantage.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

Always aware of what is going on around him. He would see the person first and if he doesn’t want to be seen, he will disappear.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He will always attempt to instruct and educate, but if there is danger involved he will take over.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

He trains in several martial arts and was a street fighter. Pain is part of life. He blanks it out.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

He’s relied on himself for a very long time. He has a ‘just do it’ attitude.

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

Think it through and never give up.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

He’s lost a lot of people he loved. Once he takes you on as his chosen family he will protect you with his life.

Where to buy Lonely Eyes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JJL2BSR

Bernadette Jones Social Media

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life. This is Bernadette’s third book in the Aspen Gold Series.
Website https://www.bernadettejones.com/
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