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Category Archives: Fantasy

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

Read the new Violet Spirit by Abbey MacMunn @abbeymacmunn #RLFblog #paranormalromance #SciFiAbbey MacMunn, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Violet Spirit, The Evoxian Legacies, book 2

Violet Spirit by Abbey MacMunn

Genre Fantasy/sci fi romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

A half human, half alien.

A violet-eyed shapeshifter.

Their destinies bound by magic from a disappearing world.

Ever since free-spirited Lexie Mills learned she was half human, half alien, her life has been far from ordinary. But living a privileged life in a Cotswold manor with her over-protective family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and not helped by her confusing feelings for her best friend, Drew.

Evoxian shapeshifter, Drew Morgan, longs to tell Lexie he’s her destined soulmate, but until she embraces her alien heritage, he must wait. Trouble is, staying in the friend zone proves harder than he thought.

Tensions sizzle and chemistry sparks between them, but as their friendship blossoms into something magical, Lexie uncovers a heart-breaking truth about Drew and she must make a choice…

Forgive Drew and accept her destiny, or decide her own fate?

Book 2 in The Evoxian Legacies but can be read as a standalone.

Where to buy Violet Spirit, The Evoxian Legacies, book 2

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing
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Abbey MacMunn Social Media

Abbey MacMunn writes paranormal and fantasy romances. She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband and their four children. When she’s not writing, she likes to watch films and TV shows – anything from rom-coms to superheroes to science fiction movies.
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In Mermaids Marry in Green, a fantasy romance by Alice Renaud, a feisty shape shifting mermaid teams up with a warlock to capture a water monster, the afanc, who is threatening to flood London. But powerful warlocks are also after the creature…

Alice, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about Mermaids Marry in Green.

Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Meet the afanc from Mermaids Marry in Green

Full name: the afanc

Nickname: none

Gender: male

Species: mythical Welsh water monster

Physical description: the afanc has the head of a crocodile, and the body and paws of a beaver.

Relationship to main character: the afanc is rescued by the heroine, Caltha, and becomes her devoted companion.

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: Powerful warlocks are hunting the afanc because he has the power to make waters rise. Through him they hope to kill the current leader of the warlocks and take over London.

Where this furbaby came from: the afanc has lived in the rivers of London for millennia. He fell asleep centuries ago, but was woken up by magic. Now he is lost in a modern city he no longer recognizes.

What inspired you to create this character?

I love Welsh legends, particularly the creatures. The afanc, with its odd appearance, is one of my favorite monsters.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Caltha, the mermaid heroine, expects to find a scary monster. Instead, she discovers a vulnerable animal who asks her for her help. She is determined to rescue him and take him to a safe place, away from the warlocks who would use and enslave him.

What does the villain/antagonist think about this furbaby?

The warlocks who are after the afanc only want him for his power to control water. Through him they hope to take over London. Some warlocks, “the good ones,” would not use the afanc in this way, but they would treat him like a laboratory exhibit and study him.

What does this furbaby eat?

Mainly fish and crustaceans.

What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?

The afanc lives in lakes and rivers. He wakes up after a century-long sleep to find out that his river is now underground in London, and encircled by sewers. He is lost and miserable until Caltha finds him.

What does this furbaby add to the story?

The afanc is the reason why the heroine Caltha comes to London and teams up with the hero, Jonty the warlock. The afanc brings the two main characters together, and pits them against the villains who are seeking to capture the animal for their own ends.

What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?

I hope readers will find him sweet and unusual. He is intelligent, can talk and is devoted to the heroine.

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions


Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second book, “Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now in Kindle and paperback. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested.
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Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

image credit: Grant Herbert (used with permission)


Read the series: A Guardian Redeemed, Guardians of Light Book 7 by Renee Wildes @ReneeWildes #RLFblog #fantasy romanceHe was bred for war. Her magic is only for peace. Together they must fight for love. A wartime romance blooms when a peace-loving witch teams up with a battle-hardened riever who has never known peace to oust an evil warlord and restore the rightful boy king to the throne. Opposites attract and sparks fly, but is it enough for a forever kind of love? Find out in Renee Wildes’ newest fantasy romance, A Guardian Redeemed, Book 7 in the Guardians of Light series from Champagne Book Group.

Renee, 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 series.

A Guardian Redeemed, Book 7 in the Guardians of Light series

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Weapons stolen, comrades dead, ship burned and sunk, Valkyn is rotting in Lord Zurvan’s grim dungeon, wondering if he will ever again see his sons. Rescue comes from an unexpected source–the human witch Zurvan sent to patch him up between beatings.

Mari can’t bring herself to let Valkyn die, never mind that the fearsome northern riever is the scourge of her homeland. Yet in him she finds an ally who could help restore the rightful boy king to the throne. And a man who reminds her body there’s life after widowhood.

Their first kiss unleashes pent-up passion she thought was long buried, clouding all the reasons they shouldn’t get involved. But the blood on Valkyn’s hands is anathema to Mari’s magic. If she dares open herself to him fully, he could destroy her.

Valkyn knows his heart has already surrendered to hers. When this quest is over, the real quest will be convincing her that polar opposites not only attract, they belong together– forever.

Which book is this in the series?

Book 7

How many books do you plan for the series?

There are 7

How many books are completed?

All 7

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Each book is stand-alone, featuring a different headline couple introduced as a minor character in a previous title. Because the worlds are interconnected and the couples all know each other, previous lead couples from past titles can make an appearance in future titles, so readers can catch up with how old favorites are doing.

What is the overall theme in this series?

Guardians of Light is about opposites attract, overcoming differences, and good working together to defeat evil.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

Bk 1–A Guardian’s Heart (Dara & Loren)
Bk 2–A Guardian’s Hope (Maleta & Cianan)
Bk 3–A Guardian Revealed (Finora & Trystan)
Bk 4–A Guardian’s Dream (Pryseis & Benilo)
Bk 5–A Guardian’s Destiny (Verdeen & Aryk)
Bk 6–A Guardian Betrayed (Maili & Dax)
Bk 7–A Guardian Redeemed (Mari & Valkyn)

What did you like best about writing this series?

I loved watching how characters develop, growing stronger and more confident both alone and together. I am constantly surprised when a secondary character becomes so much MORE that they have to have their own story–and the next book is born!

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

I have a sci fi romance called Seditious Hearts, that won the 2019 FFP RWA OTFS contest Sci Fi Romance category and is due to come out from Champagne Book Group in April 2021. In this enemies-to-lovers story, Lonan Tremayne is ordered to commandeer the Imperium medical frigate, IMF Intervention, for the Resistance–and convince the Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Commander Seppala Amundsen, to defect. Another wartime romance story–with a twist (or two).

Where can we find links for all your books?

Where to buy A Guardian Redeemed



Renee Wildes Social Media

Renee Wildes is an award-winning WI writer. She grew up reading fantasy authors Terry Brooks and Mercedes Lackey and is a huge Joseph Campbell fan, so the minute she discovered romance novels it became inevitable that she would combine it all and write fantasy romance. Renee is a history buff, from ancient Greece (esp. Sparta) through Dark Ages (esp. Celt and Viking) to medieval times.
As a Navy brat and a cop’s kid, she gravitated to protector/guardian heroes and heroines. She’s had horses (and dogs and cats) her whole life, so became the only vet tech/dog groomer in a family of nurses. It all comes together in her sci fi, paranormal & fantasy romance books for Champagne Book Group – fantasy, action, romance, heroics, and lots of critters!
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Read the story of Ganina in Warlord by Miriam Newman @miriamnewman #RLFblog #NewRelease #fantasy historical romanceMiriam Newman, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Ganina in Warlord.

Warlord by Miriam Newman

Genre fantasy historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Given like a toy to a famous old warlord, Ganina is a young girl with love to give. When he and his oldest son die, it is rumored that a younger son, Senec, engineered their deaths. She has no choice but to cast her lot with Senec, but is he a murderer?

Why did you write this book?

This book was inspired by my previous book, Spirit Awakened. They can be read in conjunction, but Warlord is written as a stand-alone.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like nearly any sub-genre of romance, but especially fantasy and historical.

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

Oh, I was a die-hard King Arthur fan from the get-go.

What are you working on at the moment?

Right now I’m finishing up two historical romances that are a prequel and sequel to my book The Comet.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Later this year I will release Land of Shadow, historical romance set against the Siege of Jerusalem. In 2021, I anticipate releasing my historical novels, Flame and Clothilde, which are set around the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. And finally, later in 2021 I am trying my hand at a completely new-to-me concept, an ancient times romance set just before the Bronze Age.

Where to buy Warlord

Publisher DCL Publications

Miriam Newman Social Media

Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can see my books at
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Is It True: Ice Princess by Tricia Schneider @TriciaSchneider #RLFblog #FantasyRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Tricia Schneider, author of Ice Princess, a fantasy romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Ice Princess by Tricia Schneider

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Princess Lily is determined to save her kingdom from the evil influence of the sorcerer in their midst. When she makes her stand, he curses her beloved to turn into a dragon and casts a spell that seals her in a block of ice where she will sleep for all eternity.

Eternity arrives earlier than expected when Rick Stamos tears down a wall to the tavern he’s renovating. He never expects to find a woman encased in ice hidden in his basement. After melting the ice, he’s more surprised when the woman wakes and claims he is her beloved.

Did the spell that kept Lily frozen for so long also curse Rick? Is he really her beloved or a stranger with the same face?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. This is my sixteenth book published. I have a few more future books scheduled for release. By the end of the year, I’ll be up to twenty.

this book is part of a series?

Yes and no. I didn’t originally write Ice Princess as part of a series, but readers have been asking for more. I’m considering writing other books set in this world.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes. My deadline for this book was approaching fast. I didn’t know if I would make it or not. It was nerve-wracking, but I did it!

you did research for this book?

Yes. The story takes place in England, so I did some research on the setting.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Yes. Lily’s beloved is turned into a dragon by an evil sorcerer.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes, if we’re talking subgenres. It’s a romance, no question about that. It could be Fantasy Romance or Paranormal Romance.

you speak more than one language?

Yes. I speak English. Well, since I was born in the USA, I speak American English. I took five years of German in school. I’m not completely fluent, but I managed to get by when I visited Germany several years ago. I enjoy reading books written in German. I can read it better than speak it!

I also began teaching myself and my children sign language. I started learning simple signs when they were babies. It was easier for them to sign what they wanted (thirsty, hungry, etc.) before they learned how to speak. With each baby I had, my older children continued to learn. Again, we’re not completely fluent, but learning it has become handy in some moments. While I worked at the bookstore near my home, a deaf customer came into our store one day. I still remember his smile when I answered him with sign language.

you grew up where you live now?

That’s true. I’ve traveled to 2 countries and visited nearly half of the United States, but I’ve always made my home in Pennsylvania. I currently live in the town directly next to the one where I grew up. I really haven’t moved far.

you love to read?

Absolutely true! I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I loved books so much I worked in a bookstore for 12 years. And if Waldenbooks hadn’t closed its doors back in 2010, I’d still be working there.

you are never late?

Not true. I always try to be on time, but it’s a hassle leaving the house with four kids. Inevitably, someone is missing a shoe or something and we all need to search for fifteen minutes before leaving the house. My life is typically chaos!

you love pizza?

Yes! There’s a pizza shop in my town called Messina’s Pizza that makes the BEST Sicilian pizza! My favorite!

you love sushi?

I don’t know. I’ve never had sushi.

you have a pet?

Yes, I have 2 cats, Cassius and Harley. I found them at different times as stray kittens in my backyard. Or rather, they found me!

Where to buy Ice Princess


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Tricia Schneider is a multi-genre romance author. From werewolves, vampires and witches to wicked pirates and sexy aliens, she weaves sensual stories where happily-ever-after is a guarantee. She firmly believes there is a book for everyone, a sentiment she gained after years of working as Assistant Manager and bookseller at Waldenbooks. After the store closed, she turned to writing full-time, publishing paranormal, historical, fantasy, sci-fi and gothic romances.
Tricia lives in Pennsylvania with her four children and two rescued cats. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she’s riding shotgun in a ’67 Impala while keeping her eyes open for a madman in a Big Blue Box.
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Get to know Jermanah from Double Moon Destiny by *lizzie starr @lizziestarr #RLFblog #fantasyromance*lizzie starr, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Double Moon Destiny by *lizzie starr

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

On the night of the Double Moon a child is born, and the destinies of an acolyte and a rebel are changed forever.

Jermanah, acolyte of the religious Compound, has never been given the opportunity to make her own choices. Although she accepts her way of life and yearns to rise higher in the order, she learns ancient, forbidden healing from the Seer. On the night of the

Double Moons, a child is born and given into Jermanah’s care until the boy is taken to the king.

Kierigh was born moments before the rising of the Double Moons, but his twin brother wasn’t so lucky. Rumors flow from the Stronghold—following an ancient prophecy, the king sacrifices the baby boys to increase his power. But Kierigh senses that even after five cycles, his brother still lives.

When Kierigh’s rebels attack the procession, he takes the babe, and Jermanah, to his hidden camp. The captivating acolyte disrupts Kierigh’s ordered and simple life. He opposes her religion and all the Compound claims to stand for. She’s everything he doesn’t need in his life. Yet she is everything he desires.

No longer considering herself one of the Compound, Jermanah discovers freedom, and truths she finds difficult to believe. But when the babe is taken from the forest, she will do anything to save the child, including face the leader of the Compound—and the king.

Can a rebel and an acolyte set aside pride and differences to find a lost brother, defeat evil, and discover their prophecy fulfilling destinies?

Know the Heroine from Double Moon Destiny

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

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

As an acolyte of the Compound, Jermanah has many duties set before her, leaving her little time to herself. But in those rare moments when she’s not following the priestess’ orders, or illicitly studying healing with the Seer she loves to practice the dances that are a part of the rituals of the Compound. So, even in her so-called free time, she’s still trying to perfect her life.


What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Life in the Compound is strict, and since she’s been a part of that world since her birth, Jermanah has no concept of being able to buy more than she’s given. Once she leaves the Compound and discovers there is such a thing as freedom of choice, she still marvels at the options. Even simple meats and cheeses in a loaf of fresh bread is amazing to her. Once she discovers sweets, that would be what she’d buy–from honey on bread to a sugary confection.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Within the Compound, Jermanah had no choice of clothing. She wore the scratchy, hot robes of an acolyte. When she’s taken to the hero’s camp deep in the forest, she’s given a soft tunic and trousers. These are what she loves to wear. Beside the comfort of the smooth materials, this clothing allows her a new freedom. But she doesn’t accept the soft-soled shoes. She’s never worn shoes, and sees no reason to start.

Does she know how to fix things?

Jermanah is a born mystical healer, so she is able to fix people. As she follows her destiny, she discovers she is able to heal or fix certain situations. But if she had to fix a broken tool she would be lost. Unless there was a book to tell her how, then perhaps…

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

Even though she tries to be a proper acolyte and follow the strictures of the Compound, there’s a bit of a rebel in Jermanah. Acolytes are not allowed contact with the Seer, but the old man sensed her healing abilities and sought her out for training. She knows this new knowledge, and her abilities must be kept hidden, for mystical healing is also forbidden to any but the Seer. But somehow, the HIghest of the High learns of her skills and calls upon them during the birth of the next child of the double moons. Following the Highest’s orders, Jermanah attempts to ease the pregnant woman who refuses to allow her child to be born into the hands of the Compound. Instead of offering comfort and discovering the joy of a new life, Jermanah is forced to witness violence and death. Her healing failed.

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

As an acolyte, Jermanah had little contact with the younger girls in the Compound. When she’s given the newborn child to care for, she panics, but soon discovers the caring and compassionate part of her healing talents and relaxes. As she grows comfortable in her life outside the Compound, she’s kind and interested in the children, drawing them out and making each feel special.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Days in the Compound started before dawn, so she is alert and active first thing in the morning. She’s ready to start her day. Unless for some reason she’s allowed to sleep later. Then she becomes flustered and irritated–feeling as though she’s failed.

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

Once released from the strict confines of the Compound, Jermanah is hesitant around people. She discovers there is a deep distrust bordering on hatred toward both the Compound and the king’s Stronghold. As a known acolyte, she is scorned by some in the rebel camp, and whispers and comments follow her when she passes them. She withdraws and attempts to keep to herself. But once others come to know her, she is open and friendly.

Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?

Her tendency is to handle things herself. She’s uncomfortable asking others to do anything for her.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Adornment was forbidden in the Compound, so no.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

The world of the double moons has little technology. Transportation is by foot or wagon. Soldiers ride great war beasts. Although she is carried on one of these beasts for a short while, and offered a place on a wagon, she prefers to have her bare feet solidly on the ground.

Recycle or toss?

Definitely recycle. There aren’t enough resources to waste items no longer in use. Even stones used in building are reused.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Double Moon Destiny

Barnes and Noble

*lizzie starr Social Media

*lizzie starr always made up games and stories to keep her company. So, a cunning witch lived in Grampa’s weather research station and was only held at bay by waving a certain weed. An ancient road grader morphed into a boat carrying wild adventurers to islands filled with fierce lions and dangerous cannibals, which really looked a lot like sheep. When her 6th grade teacher read to the class, *lizzie discovered the knights of old, Hobbits, and traveling through space and time. Her first written tales delved into fantasy worlds, and she passed many literature classes by handing in stories instead of essays.
Even though she’d turned up her nose at her mother’s love stories, long night shifts at a nursing home drew her to the facility’s library. There she discovered that romance made tales of fantasy and science fiction more delightful, and the focus of her writing expanded.
Filled with fantasy, love, and romance with a sparkling twist, the stories of her imagination swirl their way into the mundane world and into her reader’s hearts.
When *lizzie must return to a more routine life, she’s *the Lunch Lady* at a private school. Author and lunch lady~~what a combination!
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