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Category Archives: Fantasy

Fiction set in an imaginary universe, often with magic or supernatural characters or themes.

Gerall's Festivus Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere @VampWereZombie #RLFblog #NewRelease #FantasyRomance

Trees form a tunnel near to Palsjo Castle in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Rebekah R Ganiere, 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 book.

Gerall’s Festivus Bride by Rebekah R Ganiere

Genre Fantasy Romance /Paranormal Romance

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

Not all nice guys finish last.

Gerall Gwyn has always been the kindest and gentlest Gwyn brother. Happy to take a backseat to his older and younger brothers boisterous personalities he’s content in the role of peacemaking diplomat. But when his family and their position as Lords of Westfall are threatened, Gerall is first in line to protect those he loves.

Eloa Lenter harbors a deadly secret. After two thugs almost kill her father, forcing him to go into hiding, she takes over the family business of running the Westfall bakery. In an effort to do more than simply scrape by, she uses every talent in her arsenal to make her pastries the best anyone has ever tasted- including using magick.

When Gerall meets the sweet and beautiful Eloa he knows that she’s the one he wants as his wife, but first he must get her to let him in. And when he discovers that some local thugs are extorting both her and other shop owners in town, he is determined to end the thefts.

But protecting Eloa as well as his family could cost both Gerall, and his brothers, more than just their stewardship over Westfall. It could cost them their lives.

Why did you write this book?

Gerall’s Festivus Bride is the seventh book in my Fairelle Series of Fairytale Retellings. The second book in the series is Snow the Vampire Slayer and she has 7 brothers. Each of her brothers is getting their own book. 2 are already in the series and this is the third. I wrote Gerall’s next because I love him as a character. He is gentle and loyal and smart. On the quiet side, but first in line to defend the right and stick up for the little guy.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I love Fantasy. I also love Paranormal romance :)

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

That’s a tough one because there are so many. Tanis and Tasslehoff from DragonLance. Jack from Pillars of the Earth. Loki and Hulk from the comics. Scarlet Witch.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have 3 books in my dystopian Vampire series that I am finishing up edits on to release in the next month. I am also working on the next Fairelle book as well as a Contemporary Christmas Romance.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Gerall’s Festivus Bride – Thursday the 19th.
Reign of the Vampires – Thursday the 26th
Rise of the Fae – Thursday Oct 3
Vengeance of the Demons – Thursday Oct 17th
Christmas Lodge – Thursday in Novemeber

Where to buy Gerall’s Festivus Bride

Publisher Fallen Angel Press


Rebekah R Ganiere Social Media

Rebekah is a USA Today Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. Her debut novel Dead Awakenings, hit the bestseller list on release day. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting. Books in her popular fairytale retelling series Fairelle have won many awards including the Golden Palm and was a finalist for Rone Award as well as won Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her trilogy The Society was released by Kensington, and her new series Wolf River released in 2016. Rebekah is a prolific author releasing upwards of five books a year and is currently working on six different series.
Rebekah is the former President of the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of several local and online chapters. In her spare time when she isn’t writing you can find her teaching on or at RWA. Rebekah is also known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze, Fyrecon and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Genre LA and Authors After Dark and Book Lovers Con.
Amazon Author Page


Understanding Lara from In My Own Shadow, a new #Fantasy #romance by Susan A Royal #RLFblogSusan A Royal, 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 book.

Meet Lara

Age: early twenties

Gender: female

Birthplace: I’m a country girl, born and raised in a rural area.

Profession: Entry level clerical work

Ethnicity: White

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall. Nearly six feet. Dark blue eyes and long thick hair – the color red everyone seems to want these days.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Something about me seems to intimidate guys. Could be my sarcastic attitude. That’s what my friend, Carrie, seems to think. And she’s right. It’s my defense mechanism.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Never in a million years thought I’d fall for a guy like Rhys. Quiet, capable, keeps to himself. He takes his job seriously…even to the point of blaming himself when things go wrong, the way I did when Dad died. Only one problem. He treats me like an unwanted responsibility. Every time I try to get to know him better, he clams up and starts acting like commando man. And it goes downhill from there. I let him get under my skin..

What special skills do you rely on?

Lara and her father spent a lot of time in the woods while she was growing up. Hunting, camping, fishing.

What do you have a knack for doing?

Lara’s stubborn. She won’t give up on something she believes in.

Is she close to family?

Lara had no brothers or sisters, and her mother died when she was very young. She and her father were very close.

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

In the book, her best friend Carrie refers to her as the redhead with a killer figure, and she’s spot on.

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

Lara would give anything to see her father again. They argued just before he died and she’s never gotten over it.

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

Lara can keep a secret. Something important has been planted in her memory. She has no idea what it is, but she refuses to let someone pick her brain to find out. Especially someone who will use the information for all the wrong reasons.

What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?

Lara doesn’t realize how strong she really is.

What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?

Lara needs to forgive herself. She’s not responsible for her father’s death.

What would help your character face hardship and meet any challenge?

If she knew how Rhys truly felt about her, she’d have the strength to do anything.

How does your character express disappointment?

She gets angry.

Who in his life has the power to hurt this character the most? Why?

Rhys . Because Lara cares about him.

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’m stubborn, sarcastic, determined. We have those traits in common

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

I wish she hadn’t told anyone who I feel about Rhys. It’s embarrassing.

Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?

I’m stronger than I thought.

What makes your writer the most sad?

It makes her sad to think me losing my father, but she’s happy that I came to terms with his death.

Why do you think your writer loves to write?

She loves words and how they can paint a picture.

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

Cobal’s father is chieftain of the clan, and Cobal was supposed to follow in his footsteps until he realized his future lay in another direction.

Tell us about In My Own shadow

Publisher MuseItUp
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Susan A Royal Social Media

Susan A Royal takes her readers on adventures to other worlds where anything can happen and frequently does. She shares a 100 year old house in east Texas with a ghost who likes to harmonize with her son when he plays guitar. She writes SciFi/Fantasy with action, adventure and liberal doses of romance. She is currently working on the third in her time travel series, It’s About Time. Want to know more?
Visit for a peek inside this writer’s mind. You never know what you’ll discover.
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New Fantasy: Destiny of a Warrior by Mary Morgan @m_morganauthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #FantasyRomanceMary Morgan, 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 book.

Destiny of a Warrior by Mary Morgan

Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
“You met him in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their greatest legend!”
As leader of the Fenian Warriors, Aidan Kerrigan’s accolades are many and his loyalty to the Fae unwavering. When an unexpected mission sends him to the human world and a chance encounter with Rose MacLaren, he’s tempted for the first time in his existence to discard duty and claim what is forbidden.
Rose MacLaren, a Society of the Thistle member, yearns to expand her botanical knowledge with her love of history. After her rescue by a handsome stranger, she is compelled to look beyond what her rational mind comprehends and unravel the secret of the standing stones, as well as the man who captivates her.
In a mystical world ruled by ancient laws and edicts, can a fierce warrior choose a path destined for love? And will a woman honoring the ways of the land believe in a myth only spoken of in legends? If they do, will their love be enough to defy death’s punishment?
Why did you write this book?
The great Aidan Kerrigan was a tale I feared to write. When he first appeared in the story, Dragon Knight’s Medallion, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 2, I panicked. I did not know he was a Fenian Warrior until he walked through the crowd of people at the airport to greet his daughter, Aileen. His presence loomed mighty and grew with the previous stories in the Legends of the Fenian Warriors. Regardless, I knew then that his and Rose’s love story had to be told.
With each Fenian Warrior’s story, I shared a layer about this Fae. Little did I know when I penned his first line of dialogue that he was the leader of the Fenian Warriors, came from royalty, and his sister was Queen of the Fae realm.
He chose not to reveal any of this to me. And this is why I became terrified. What more could he share? Well, dear readers, Aidan made it simple. He told me to write a love story, stating, “For you see, love is greater than all the power attained in the world—be it human or Fae.”
Therefore, I took you back in time to when he was the leader of the Brotherhood—Fenian Warriors. To when this great warrior had no blemish to stain his life and love tossed his world upside down.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical fiction and non-fiction novels.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie Fraser from Outlander.
What are you working on at the moment?
A new paranormal historical series set in medieval Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
A medieval holiday romance. I’m returning to the Dragon Knights of Scotland (my first series) and Urquhart Castle.

Where to buy Destiny of a Warrior

Barnes and Noble

Mary Morgan Social Media

Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.
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Is It True: Love My Fate by Daryl Devore @daryldevore #RLFblog #UrbanFantasyWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Daryl Devore, author of Love My Fate, an Urban Fantasy. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Love My Fate by Daryl Devore

Genre Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
What’s a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?
Daryl Devoré’s latest is a quirky paranormal urban fantasy – Love My Fate.
Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.
Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he’s desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents – a fantasy.
Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?
Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Capri’s Fate. The edition has a new title, new cover and has restored previously deleted scenes.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. It was my 4th.
this book is part of a series?
you lost sleep while writing this book?
you did research for this book?
Yes! I’ve never been to a sex toy convention and I had to research the products they sold.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. The hero isn’t human. He is the son of a Fate.
this book has more than one genre?
No. I’m not even sure what genre it is, so I took a stab at urban fantasy
you speak more than one language?
Sort of. I’m Canadian and while we all aren’t bilingual (English/French) I can hold my own when in Quebec.
you grew up where you live now?
No. Pretty much the exact opposite end of the province.
you love to read?
Of course. I have the complete works of several of my favourite authors.
you are never late?
Never is such a strong word. I try not to be late. I really do try, but sometimes time just gets away from me.
you love pizza?
Yes. I saw a meme – Stop stressing. You can’t please everybody. You’re not pizza.
you love sushi?
Like is a better word. I just discovered it a few months ago.
you have a pet?
Yes. 2 black cats – Licorice and Ginny-fur Purrkins (my husband named her).

Where to buy Loved My Fate

Amazon US –
Amazon US- print
Amazon Canada –
Amazon Canada – print
Amazon UK –
Amazon UK – print
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Amazon Australia – print

Daryl Devore Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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Brand new book: Forgotten Dreams by Janet Lane Walters @JanetL717#RLFblog #Fantasy #Romance 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 new book, Forgotten Dreams.

Forgotten Dreams by Janet Lane Walters

Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): NR
Angry because his fans haven’t liked his latest movie, Chad Morgan seeks a place to regroup. He has also decided he can’t endure the fawning of those who surround him.
Known for action movies, his last one while a suspense didn’t have the chases and fights his fans like. He heads to his hometown, where he’d left to pursue his dream. While there, he finds a dream he had forgotten, the girl he left behind.
Emma Grasso has finally seen the last of her younger siblings into independence and she has achieved her nurse practitioner’s degree. She has joined her friend’s family practice and now she has time for herself. She doesn’t know what she wants. When a bad car crash brings high school sweetheart into her life, though attracted, she doesn’t want to experience being left behind again.


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write romance contemporary, paranormal and fantasywith a bit of history woven in. There are also cozy mysteries and YA fantasies. I have several non-fiction books, two were written are with doctors. One is a book on writing written with Jane Toombs.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Ideas are like leaves falling from the tree in autumn. Having ideas for new stories is no problem. The problem lies in how to write them all.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
What a hard question. I can’t find one part of the process from idea, to characters, to plot and to the many drafts that I don’t enjoy.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book in 1970 and saw it published in 1972 after many rejections with suggestions to make it a better book/


Leather or lace? leather
Black or red? red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? ocean
City life or country life? City life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? cats

Where to buy Forgotten Dreams (releases 7/19/19)


Janet Lane Walters Social Media

Janet Lane Walters ahs been published for 50 years with time out to return to nursing to help children through college. She is multi-published and has won several awards for her fiction. She and her writing partner Jane Toombs won an EPPIC award for their non-fiction book on writing. Janet lives in the scenic Hudson River Valley. She has been married for 60 years and has four children. The youngest is an adopted bi-racial daughter. She has seven grandchildren. Among her hobbies is Astrology that she uses in devising her characters. She writes romance, contemporary, paranormal and fantasy. She also writes cozy mysteries and YA fantasy.


Discover the world of the Elf Queen by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #fantasy #urbanfantasyLyndi Alexander, 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 book.

The Elf Queen by Lyndi Alexander

Genre: Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
At her friend’s coaxing, Jelani tries on a glass slipper left lying on the sidewalk. When she steps into the shoe, it shatters, cutting her foot. As blood trickles to the pavement and mingles with the broken glass, dozens of two-inch high creatures emerge and then scurry away into the shadows. Soon she is approached by two mysterious and handsome men claiming to be elves who need her help to rescue their queen. More revelations come, threatening to unravel the life of this sassy barista from Missoula, Montana. Jelani must learn to accept that elves are real and living in the forests of the Bitterroot Mountains.
What species/races of people are in your book?
Humans and elves

Language and Culture

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?
Sadly, it is what makes them the same that becomes more important. Jealousy, strife and bad family dynamics are behind the schism which led to the state of the elven world at the time this story takes place. Brother against sister, sons against fathers—the clan must wrestle with these before they can move forward.
What special laws are important to your story world?
The clan comes from a place of connection to the land (which is why the elves will work openly with ELF, the Earth Liberation Front, considered ecoterrorists by the FBI). They draw strength and energy from earth centers, and return it to the earth once they are gone. Years past, they had a balanced symbiosis with the land, and they must return to this balance if they are to survive.

Story Setting

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.
The Clan Elves of the Bitterroot live side by side with the people and animals of the northwest Montana lands. Most of the time they pass unnoticed, as do their homes, wrought by magic in the forest, up in the trees, like gossamer floors and walls, because the human world moves so quickly and remains self-absorbed. Once a mage of the clan teaches a human how to “see what is right in front of them, then this shadowy world can be seen.
What makes this world unique?
Their needs are not great, so they can generate everything they need with their own magic. For example, when mage Daven Talvi constructs a home for Jelani inside a large tree trunk, she finds that space is different inside a spelled place. Her nerdy friends compare it to the Tardis—much bigger on the inside than outside.
Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.
The civilization goes back to the time of the Native Americans. In those earliest days, elves and humans had much the same way of life and they honored the same things. As humans “matured”, the two cultures grew apart, and the elves began keeping to themselves and moving deeper into the forests. This is why the older forests are cherished grounds for them.
What food or drink is available to your characters?
Whatever they can find in the woods, of course. But as the elves interact with the humans in the story, they do get to experience some more unusual fare like coffee and eggs with brains.

Character Physiology

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?
They appear very much as humans. In fact, until they use their powers, one might see them as anyone else who blends into the background.
What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?
The elves are telepathic with others of their own kind. Each elf also has a certain specialty power that helps them contribute to the clan, i.e. ability to control water, fire, wind, etc.

Sharing World Building Expertise

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:
Being able to visualize your setting provides myriad details you can use to make the narrative strong. I visited the area north of Missoula several times in order to secure these details—the deep forests, the gray mountains, the waterways of the area. Even the odd tree formations at the Montana Vortex came in useful in The Elf Guardian.
Don’t hold back on your details. They are what make your story come to life.
Think about the language differences for time, for food, etc. Even on our own planet we don’t all use meters or inches—wouldn’t those of a different world have different words for such things? Then you have to use them in a way that it’s clear what they mean to someone reading in American English.
When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?
When I wrote this book, it was the first time I’d ever learned about ecoterrorism. Strangely, this brand of terrorist is trying to save the forests by preventing development of old forest lands. Some are fairly harmless, like those who sit in trees to keep loggers from taking them down. Others put spikes in trees to deter loggers from using their equipment. Others, more violent in nature, actually blow things up to get their message across.
What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?
Making it too ordinary.

Where to buy The Elf Queen

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Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
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