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Category Archives: Urban Fantasy

Fantasy with an urban, updated setting, often in contemporary times.

Carmen DeSousa, 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.

Creatus Series Boxed Set by Carmen DeSousa

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
From the moment he saw her, he knew she was different, but he never imagined his life would forever change. Now, thrust into a role he never wanted, guardian to a girl he can never have, he will risk everything to save her from humans—and his family. The only thing he can’t save her from is herself.

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Carmen DeSousa Social Media

Carmen writes stories overflowing with romance and suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes and, of course, a few Kleenex moments. After all, what would a great story be without an emotional event setting the stage? All her novels are sensual but not erotic, gripping but not graphic, and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope.
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Mystic, Urban Fantasy by Gabi Stevens @GabiStevens #RLFblog #urbanfantasy Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Today’s guest is Gabi Stevens, author of Mystic, an urban fantasy.

Mystic by Gabi Stevens

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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

How could a good deed go so wrong?

Trask Sinclair enjoys his life as a famous author living in New York City. His greatest adventures come from the characters in his books. But after stepping in to protect a woman on the run–a woman with eyes that speak of hidden depth, intrigue, and loneliness–Trask is suddenly pulled into a world he never could have written.

Allys Joel sees the future when she touches someone. That’s why a Wall Street firm held her prisoner for sixteen months. Escaping, with Trask’s help, puts both their lives at risk. When conventional travel proves impossible, they must journey cross-country to get to the safety of the mysterious town of Mystic, Wyoming. As they fight for their lives, their freedom, and a possible budding romance, they must come face to face with the reality–and secrets–that may change their lives forever.

Where to buy Mystic

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Gabi Stevens Social Media

Gabi Stevens/Gabi Anderson was born in SoCal to Hungarian parents. After spending time in boarding school, college, and studying abroad (Germany), she spent seven years in the classroom trying to teach eighth graders the joys of literature. An award winning author, Gabi writes in New Mexico where she lives with her robotics engineer husband, three daughters, and two dogs. She loves to play games (She’s appeared on Family Feud and Jeopardy!), has a wicked addiction to reading, avoids housework and cooking, and doesn’t travel nearly as much as she would like to.


Initiation: It's never just another day at the office Paula Millhouse @pmillhouse #RLFblog #UF #PNRPaula Millhouse, 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.

Thank you, Kayelle, for having me on the blog today. I love what you do for the Romance/UF/PNR/Sci-Fy genres, and how you connect readers with great books!

Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation by Paula Millhouse

Genre: Urban Fantasy (with a heavy dose of paranormal romance on the side.)

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Rated R (for some hot romance, magic, and suspenseful scenes)

It’s never just another day at the office…

Demigod Samantha Silverton, a full-time monster hunter in the Hunters’ Watch Brigade, is on a mission to hunt down a scorned mermaid with her familiar Max when she finds out she has bigger fish to fry. Her mother—a powerful witch—has been abducted. And the most likely villain is her mother’s enemy, Francesca Rosencratz.

Being a familiar to a sexy monster hunter has its perks, but Max wants more. He might look like a cat, but he’s also Sam’s best friend…and the man who loves her. But in order to defeat Francesca, he’ll have to shift into his human form, something he’s avoided. Because once he’s officially a shifter, he’ll have to join the Brigade. And that could take him away from Sam for good.

But Francesca’s becoming more and more dangerous. She and a mysterious ally are working to take down the Brigade, and take over the paranormal community. Sam will have to dig deep if she’s going to save her mom. But Max will have to risk even more…to save Sam.

When supernatural creatures go rogue, who are you going to call? The Hunters’ Watch Brigade!

Why did you write this book?

This is the book of my heart.

One day I broke all the rules and started writing in first person, multiple point-of-view, and the Hunter’s Watch Brigade came to life.

The first book, Initiation, tells the story of a snarky monster hunter heroine who goes up against all odds to rescue her family from monsters, find her One True Love (who turns out to be her best friend), and incorporates all the things I like to read. Fantasy. Romance. And suspense.

I picked on the Greek pantheon in this book. My main character Samantha is a half-ling daughter to Poseidon. He makes a couple of appearances in this story, and I LOVED writing him. I’m an Aquarius girl who was born in the site of water, so it felt normal as anything including him in the story. Just wait until you visit his castle under the sea with Sam and Max.

I also explored what it means to fall in love with your best friend. I love this romance trope, and Sam and Max have some pretty intense issues to solve along their romance road. I think readers will cheer for them. They’re a very dynamic couple who fought hard to find their love story. They even surprised me.

The climax is amazing, and I knew what the scene looked like as soon as I wrote the very first words. Seeing this book go to print is an achievement. I can’t wait to share it with everyone, and I hope you’ll tell a friend.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

I like books where justice does exist, magic is the norm, and a hot romance demands a happy ever after.

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

Sam from the Hunters’ Watch Brigade series of course.

She’s a half-ling daughter of Poseidon who joined up with her vampire handler, Shade Vermillion, and her cat-shifter best friend Max to police the universe for bad supernaturals. She shows exemplary spunk while she fights a mermaid, reconciles family issues with her sister Cyn, and works hard to rescue her mother from Francesca Rosencratz, a powerful witch with a vendetta.

Does Sam win in the end? We’ll let the readers decide.

What are you working on at the moment?

Sharing Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation with the world of readers. Do feel free to tell a friend, and thank you in advance. Marketing a book is hard work, and word of mouth still seems to be the best way to share books. If you’d like to read and review a copy you can do that now at Net Galley.

My amazing editor Brenda from ImaJinn Books and I are working on revisions for HWB Book 2. It’s been fun to expand the Hunters’ Watch Brigade world. I’m plotting several more books where readers can enjoy following their favorite pair of sexy paranormal agents as they police the universe for bad supernaturals.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

My agent, Sharon Belcastro, was wise enough to see the potential in this series.

Hunters’ Watch Brigade Book 2 is scheduled to release in the Summer of 2018, and we expect Book 3 to be out this year too. BelleBooks/ImaJinnBooks is an amazing publisher, and I think readers will enjoy what we have in store for you. Check back on my website for upcoming news.

Where to buy Hunters’ Watch Brigade: Initiation

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Paula Millhouse Social Media

Paula Millhouse was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean to her soul. As a child, she soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the South.

She lives in the mountains now, but honors her Southern heritage as a story teller by sharing high-heat adventures with her readers. Escape your daily routine with books where justice does exist, true love is worth fighting for, and happily ever afters are expected.

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