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Juli D Revezzo, 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.

Vesta’s Clockwork Companions by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: Steampunk Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): 1
When Vesta Bartlett, a wealthy alchemist and inventor, arrives in England to finalize an arranged marriage and help overhaul a family friend’s outdated ironworks, she never expects to find the family so secretive, nor to develop feelings for her fiancé’s younger brother, Henry.
But the growing attraction between Vesta and Henry is just the beginning of their troubles. Things really heat up when they’re drawn into a secret project for Queen Victoria’s military, one that requires Vesta’s knowledge of clockwork and Henry’s iron.
An epidemic has wiped out all the dogs in Britain, and beyond. If the military fail in their effort to restore the species, a clockwork creation may be all that stands in the way of a world without canine companionship.
Are Vesta and Henry up to the challenge?
Why did you write this book?
I wrote Vesta’s Clockwork Companions because I wanted to write a Victorian romance and this young woman (Vesta) popped into my head. She happened to be a Texan blacksmith and alchemist who was betrothed to an Englishman, what was she doing with her clockwork when the young man wasn’t looking, I wondered, why did she keep chatting with his brother? So with that idea came the story and all the little background steampunk elements that ended up in the book.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy, romance, classics. I read pretty much anything.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I have several. Elric of Melniboné, and Lily Bart and Lawrence Selden from House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Clarissa Dalloway, from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Jacob Flanders from Jacob’s Room (also by Virginia Woolf), Jon and Kira from The Yden series by Suzanne G. Rogers, (also Jessamyn from her book Jessamyn’s folly.), King Arthur, Morgana, Tibby (from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares), and inspector Abberline from the movie From Hell, Zoe, and indeed the whole crew of Firefly, and many, many, many more.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment, I’m getting Vesta’s Clockwork Companions out there, and working on the next book in my paranormal fantasy series, Antique Magic, as well as the next book in my fantasy romance series Celtic Stewards Chronicles.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I have several I had hoped to have out this year, but realistically I might only manage one more this year. Hopefully, that will be the Antique Magic book I mentioned above depending on rewrites and edits and all that usual pre-publication jazz. If I’m really lucky, I might have two, out before the end of the year, but I’m not holding my breath.

Where to buy Vesta’s Clockwork Companions

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vestas-Clockwork-Companions-Steampunk-romance-ebook/dp/B07F8YZHC5
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vestas-Clockwork-Companions-Steampunk-romance-ebook/dp/B07F8YZHC5

Juli D Revezzo Social Media

Juli D Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romances Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, Watchmaker’s Heart, and short stories published in Eternal Haunted Summer, Luna Station Quarterly, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
Website: https://www.julidrevezzo.com/
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/SNI5K6
Blog: http://julismapsroom.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julidrevezzo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julidrevezzo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julidrevezzo/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Juli-D.-Revezzo/e/B008AHVTLO
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jewelsraven/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo

 

Alpha Pair (The Alpha Council Chronicles) by Brenda Sparks @brenda_sparks #RLFblog #Paranormal #PNRBrenda Sparks, 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.

Alpha Pair by Brenda Sparks

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
How strong is the blood that binds? Tatiana Bolovich is a beautiful femme fatale with a haunting history. Having recently discovered the brutish Demetri Romanoff is her heartmate, she spent the past year avoiding him, but the Fates have other plans.
Demetri commands every situation. A strong, valiant warrior he’s used to being in control, that is until he is kidnapped by demons. Forced to endure unspeakable experiments at the hands of his enemy, the Alpha discovers just how out of control life can get.
Summoned by the Alpha Council, Tatiana grudgingly helps track Demetri down, promising herself that she will disappear from his life forever once the job is done. But matters of the heart are not so easily ignored. Will she give him a chance to prove himself, or will she deny her nature and slip away into the night?

 

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write both fantasy and paranormal romances.
How do you come up with ideas?…
The ideas for my stories usually come while I’m in the car. I create a playlist for each book and listen to it as I drive. The music inspires the scenes which I then write when I get home.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Plotting. I don’t write the story until it is outlined from beginning to end. Plotting allows me to make the story arc more intricate and weave in some foreshadowing which keeps the book interesting.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first novel when I was 37 years old. A story popped into my head while I was driving to work and refused to leave until I finally wrote it down. That story led to another and my writing career was born.

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black. I always have some black on, even if it is just my wedding band which has white and black diamonds.
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton. Satin feels great on bare skin, but I get too warm sleeping on it.
Ocean or mountains? Mountains. I was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains and now live on the ocean. I long to live in the mountains again.
City life or country life? Country life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home. I love spending time with my family.
Dogs or cats? Both. I love animals. In addition to dogs and cats, I’ve owned turtles, rats, and even a pet groundhog.

Where to buy Alpha Pair

Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5985-alpha-pair.html
Amazon http://mybook.to/AlphaPair
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-pair-brenda-sparks/1128881136
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-pair/id1403818041

Brenda Sparks Social Media

Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State. Balancing her writing with her personal life is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romance is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure. Brenda loves to connect with readers. Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.
Website http://brenda-sparks.com/index.html
Blog www.brenda-sparks.com/blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/brenda_sparks
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/forBrendaSparks
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/brendasparks/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/BrendaSparks
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ/
Newsletter http://brenda-sparks.com/welcome-readers.html

 

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