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Category Archives: 5 Easy Questions

An author interview with only five simple questions.

Read Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier #RFLblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRFinding a mate can be difficult when you’re a werewolf, in Fiona McGier’s new paranormal romance Worth the Wait. Your inner wolf chooses for you. What happens when the human part of your mate isn’t ready? Or if the chosen mate doesn’t agree–or worse, doesn’t believe in werewolves?

Fiona, 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.

Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier

Genre Paranormal Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): A steamy R-rated.

This sequel continues the two romances from the first book in the series, When a Wolf Howls, but adds two new ones also, making for a long saga of passion. Saoirse and Diego are married and she has good news for him. Her bestie, Freddie, is thrilled when John moves in with him, but they soon discover issues that need to be resolved. Grant is one of the hunters from Canada, whose wolf has told him that the black she-wolf they saw the last time they were at the academy, is their mate–but he has no idea what she looks like as a human–and he discovers she carries baggage that impedes their romance. Nathan yearns for a love that will last, but when his wolf mates with a female shifter’s wolf, she has no memory of it the next morning. All of these problems will be resolved, but it takes a long time–hence, the title, Worth the Wait.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

My favorite down-home family-style meal is Golabki, or Polish-style cabbage rolls served with mashed potatoes. Dad was from Glasgow, but Mom’s parents were from Poland–and she’s the one who did the cooking. She had no recipe, so I had to watch her make Golabki a few times, writing down what she did. It’s my Busia’s (gramma’s) recipe, and I used to make a huge batch and serve it to my college friends. When my husband wanted me to meet his Polish parents, he told them I made better Golabki than his mother. No pressure, right? But when we had them to dinner, even his Polish mom agreed that mine were better! Wow!

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I should have a bumper sticker that says “I brake for Mexican restaurants.” That’s always my first choice. I love posole (a very hot pork soup, which is a lot of work to make at home), and I love chilli rellenos (even more work to make at home)–but there’s one place near me that has chilli relleno tacos to die for! For entrees I like flautas– either pork or beef rolled tightly into a corn tortilla, then deep-fried–as well as tamales. I also love red sangria. And chips and salsa, along with cheese sauce. And cheese quesedillas. Now I’m hungry!

Describe the perfect vacation.

My idea of a perfect vacation is my husband and I set out with our tiny Scamp camper attached to my truck, and I get to drive where-ever we’re going. I’m a crabby-ass passenger, so husband has learned over the years to bring a book to read, or to take naps while I drive. We love to explore lake areas so we can go swimming, and so he can go fishing, and I can sit somewhere and either write, read, or do crosswords. We both love to hike, especially if there’s a waterfall or something else scenic to see along the trail. And we love to relax around the campfire where we cook our meals, and gaze at the stars after dinner.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was my huge collection of Barbie dolls and their accoutrements. I had multiple houses, the theater, the car, a pool–in fact, everything to establish an apartment complex on a card table in my bedroom. I only had two male dolls–Ken and Alan, but they had good times with all of my Barbies! Since I loved secret agents TV shows and movies so much, my Barbies were always spies with exotic jobs and exciting adventures all over the world. I never wanted them to get married–they were too busy enjoying their independence–hmm, kind of like the heroines in my books! LOL.

What are your hobbies?

I’ve been a sewer since Mom showed me how to make Barbie clothes by hand, when I was too young to use the sewing machine. Now I have her old Singer machine–I’ve got a picture of myself as a two-year-old standing next to it. I’ve made everything on it from bathing suits, to Halloween costumes for all four of my kids. I also like to crochet when watching TV with my husband–or sitting around talking with family. I’ve made over 30 afghans over the years for relatives and friends. I also like to bake–muffins, cookies–but I’m known for my homemade pie crusts and my pies. In fact, many of my pie recipes are on my website under the tab “pies” because one of my heroines bakes pies all through the book.

Where to buy Worth the Wait

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2883-9-worth-the-wait
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Worth-Wait-Northwest-Maine-Academy/dp/1487428820/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-wait-fiona-mcgier/1137606004

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I have always had characters intruding into my thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When I ignore them, they start to yell louder. If I write their stories so they can live in readers’ heads as well, they usually leave me alone. Soon the next voices appear. I like the noise. I write romances that involve strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings, but are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who feels the same way–until they both realize this is different. I love the passion of new love!
I keep busy with multiple jobs, and have to squeeze in writing when I should be sleeping. As often as possible, I go out with my family, or just my husband, to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to me while driving, while dreaming, and especially while camping.
I write romances that involve strong, independent women who don’t mind casual flings, but who are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who decides this is the woman for him. I thinks that how they ultimately both realize that they have found the one, is the most interesting part of a romance.
Website/Blog www.fionamcgier.com
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Fiona-McGier/e/B003J8QJGE
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Moonlight Kisses and MugShots by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLorelei Confer punches it up in romantic suspense Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots when Ronnie has to sacrifice everything. Lorelei, 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.

Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots by Lorelei Confer

Genre romantic suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Veronica (Ronnie) Travis, Miami policewoman, now a Saddle Creek, WY Sheriff’s Deputy and the new owner of Travis B&B, thanks to her late Aunt Sally, who leads her on a scavenger hunt to discover her illegal activities.

Sheriff Mitch Rogers, a permanent non-paying guest at Travis B&B is convinced the late owner of the B&B had secrets; big ones. And hopes to find out what it is from his new deputy, Ronnie, If he can only keep it professional between them.

After Rosie’s Diner becomes a crime scene with an ensuing investigation, Ronnie has to sacrifice everything she’s come to love and treasure, but is Mitch included? Or is Ronnie leading Mitch on a wild goose chase just like her Aunt Sally?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Lasagna with salad and all my family

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

Grouper grilled

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

Kurt Russel/Sam Elliott

Describe the perfect vacation.

An RV traveling to NC, then PA then west, where we’d stay at all our favorite locations we’ve visited over the years.

What are your hobbies?

scrapbooking and geanology

Where to buy Moonlight Kisses and Mug Shots

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08964Q92V

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-kisses-and-mugshots-lorelei-confer/1137259871

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1521486744

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/moonlight-kisses-and-mugshots

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Lorelei Confer lives on a peninsula in the mid-west coast of Florida with her high school sweetheart, now husband, and AJ, her longhaired Chihuahua.
In the fourth grade, she wrote her first story–something about getting a shot at the doctors–that was produced by the teacher for parents and students in an assembly. When she was older, she spilled her guts in a journal every night and wrote long newsy love letters to Viet Nam.
She is a multi published hybrid author of romantic suspense with two series: The Deadly series and the Saddle Creek series. She also has written numerous novellas and short stories.
She loves to hear from her readers so if you want to stay “in the know” visit her website, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
Website www.loreleiconfer.com
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Read the new book Just The Way You Are by Adite Banerjie @adite #RLFblog #Romance #NovellaRead Adite Banerjie’s feel good story – Just The Way You Are. Would you recognize your soulmate? Find out how Yash and Shikha do it in this emotional romance novella, by Adite Banerjie.

Adite, 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.

Just The Way You Are by Adite Banerjie

Genre: Romance Novella

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Single mom and bridal makeup artiste Shikha Verma is finally in a good place – both professionally and on the personal front. A chance encounter with a charming musician, who is much younger than her, has her throwing caution to the winds and breaking vows she’s made to herself. Walking away is the right thing to do. After all, she can’t risk another heartbreak when she has only just recovered from one.

Yash Kulsreshtha has never been more attracted to a woman and the lady definitely is into him. Why then is Shikha hell bent on pushing him away? Surely their age difference is not such a big deal? But before he can convince her, she storms out of his life. Are Yash and Shikha destined to stay apart or will life hand them a chance at happily-ever-after?

This novella is a feel-good, emotional romance and the first book of the Soulmates Series.

What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?

I’m a die-hard #WritingCommunity fan. I love the way in which the community supports fellow writers. Reading about other writers and their passion projects is very inspiring especially when my own writing is not going well. As for non-writing stuff, I love anything with funny/cute animal videos.

What are your hobbies?

Watching movies is always a pleasure. These days I am always on the lookout for streaming movies that are feel-good and escapist. I just wish there would be more rom-com series out there instead of the dark and depressing content that seems to have become so popular.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I love reading light romances and romantic drama. Lately, after discovering Outlander, I have begun to enjoy historical romantic fiction.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Depending on what I’m writing about, I tend to read anything that’s relevant to the period and check out Pinterest images that may fire up my imagination in terms of the look of the character, setting, etc. I need to visualize the scenes in my head as I write; so I read anything that helps me create those mental images.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Billy Joel’s Just the Way You Are. After all, the book was inspired by this very song.

Where to buy Just The Way You Are

Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/B07YMX5M2J/

Adite Banerjie Social Media

Adite Banerjie discovered the wonderful world of books at an early age which sparked her interest in writing. After a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist she turned her attention to fiction. Three of her romance novels have been published by Harlequin/Harper Collins India. In 2018 she embarked on her indie journey as an author-publisher.She also writes screenplays and in 2017 one of her scripts made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowships. When she is not grappling with her current work-in-progress, she enjoys spending time with her husband and watching back-to-back movies.
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Read the new #PNR Hard Lust by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #ReverseHaremTina Donahue, 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.

Hard Lust by Tina Donahue

Genre: PNR Reverse Harem

Book heat level (based on movie ratings) R

Three sexy demons–what’s a girl to do?

Don’t ever trust a demon. Unfortunately, Megan has learned that lesson too late. The deal she made to save her sister’s life has landed her in hell temporarily and about seventy years early. And now she has three sexy demons trying to tell her what to do.

Nope. Not going to happen.

These guys have never had to deal with such defiance. Andros figures she’s due for some erotic discipline, which he’ll happily provide. Racan’s pure alpha, his hardcore plans include bondage and submission. Quiet yet intense, Vespar expects endless kink to spice up their carnal play.

Who would have ever expected she’d end up falling for them? Too bad demons can’t be trusted…because someone is trying to kill the magic and threatening her stay in this lusty world.

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

Anything, and I do mean anything, Mexican. It’s my hands down fave. I love that cuisine to the exclusion of everything else. Even the chips and salsa at the beginning of the meal makes my blood race.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Being in a balmy locale (think Caribbean) with a caressing breeze, sun, the air scented by flowers and the sea, and me with a book. No people. No noise. No loud music. No barking dogs. Ahhh, such solitude is like heaven for me.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I liked dolls, but craft projects sent me over the rainbow. Anything I could create, color, put together, then wear (ala jewelry) kept me busy for hours.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Believe it or not, I don’t read a lot of romance during my time off, unless it’s from my fave authors. Those are usually erotic romcoms and PNR. Other times, I love dark, dystopian stories like The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood. Or my all-time fave The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) by Larsson. I love books that make me think and consider what’s going on in the world. A plot with substance to it.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

I read everything I need to in order to become an ‘expert’ on whatever I have in the plot. For example, in Hard Lust, my heroine sold her soul to save her sister from a medical catastrophe that she couldn’t afford when it came to treatments, ongoing medications, etc. I had to learn what the state offered in terms of helping out. It’s little things like that you have to be careful about. If you get it wrong, some fan will call you up on it and rightfully so.

Where to buy Hard Lust

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/hard-lust.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089F9L6B5/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53440055-hard-lust

Tina Donahue Social Media

Tina’s an Amazon and international bestselling novelist who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. She’s won Readers’ Choice Awards, was named a finalist in the EPIC competition, received a Book of the Year award, The Golden Nib Award, awards of merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competitions, and second place in the NEC RWA contests. She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
On a less serious note: she’s an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, brakes for Mexican restaurants, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally while wolfing down tostadas. She’s flown a single-engine airplane (freaking scary), rewired an old house using an ‘electricity for dummies’ book, and is horribly shy despite the hot romances she writes.
Website www.tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Donahue/e/B001IZPJXO

 

New paranormal book Arctic Bite by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRNJ Walters, 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.

Arctic Bite by NJ Walters

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Being immortal doesn’t mean you can’t die. It just means you’re damn hard to kill.

When Alexei Medvedev joined the Forgotten Brotherhood–paranormals hired to assassinate other paranormals–he knew it wouldn’t be a cake walk. But his next target is one of Death’s own Reapers gone rogue. For the first time since he started this gig, “damn hard to kill” feels more like “damn near impossible.”

Tracking Cassie Dobbs brings him to a remote bar in small-town Alaska, where this hot-as-hell Reaper is casually serving drinks, as if she doesn’t have a bounty on her head from Death himself. Alexei is dangerously intrigued. Everyone in the Brotherhood knows the first rule: don’t fall for your target.

But Alexei soon has bigger problems to face than an unexpected attraction. They only send assassins after those who deserve to die…or so he’s been made to believe. Now that he’s met Cassie, though, he’s not so sure.

What if everything he’s been told is a lie, and the person he’s been sent to kill is the only one who knows the truth?

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I don’t dine out for dinner. I’m a morning person and I enjoy breakfast. Usually a couple of times a week I’ll take myself out to the local A&W for breakfast. I love it.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

There are so many. How can I choose just one? One of my all-time favorites is Rhage from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. How can you not love a vampire who can shift into a huge dragon who eats his enemies? And the way he loves his mate, Mary, is the stuff of legends.

Describe the perfect vacation.

I have two kinds of perfect vacations.

The first would be in a cabin by a beach (the rocky/beachcombing kind and not sandy) with a stack of books, a journal, and lots of great food, including plenty of chocolate.

The second is an “event” trip. I’ve done several and they’re so much fun. One included a day and night in Niagara Falls followed by three days in Toronto which included a hockey game, Bat Out of Hell the musical, and a day at the ROM (Royal Ontario Art Museum) to see the Guillermo del Toro exhibition. I also snuck in a trip to Kensington Market and a stop at Sweet Jesus ice cream.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Romance, of course. I love all genres. Depending on my mood I’ll read contemporary, historical, romantic suspense, or paranormal. If it’s nonfiction, it tends to be more in the spiritual/self-help genre.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

It would have to be Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” since the heroine is an actual Reaper. Everyone else might fear Cassie, but not Alexei.

Where to buy Arctic Bite

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/artic-bite.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0867QY8W2/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/arctic-bite-n-j-walters/1136703731
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/arctic-bite/id1504086378
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/arctic-bite

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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Fated Desires by Becky Flade @BeckyFlade #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseBecky Flade, 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.

Fated Desires by Becky Flade

Genre Romantic Suspense

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

Former shortstop, Gabriel Foxx, isn’t looking for anything but a casual, friendly fling. Prickly divorcee Jenna Gavin isn’t even looking for that. But the more she tries to keep Gabe at arm’s length, the more determined he is to break down her walls. When friendship grows complicated and mutual desire just isn’t enough, will love be worth the risk?

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

Broiled salmon, loaded baked potato, spinach and cold Granny Smith apple slices.

Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?

The vampire Cian from Nora Roberts “Circle Trilogy”

Describe the perfect vacation.

My perfect vacation is at the beach. I’d love to rent a small house with a porch that looks out on the ocean, where I can sit in the morning with my coffee and the salt air.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was a Miss Piggy hand puppet in her purple dress with silver gloves.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

John Fogerty’s “Centerfield”

Where to buy Fated Desires

Publisher Tirgearr Publishing http://tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Flade_Becky/fated-desires.htm
Amazon https://www.amzn.com/B07XWB8J8P
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fated-desires-becky-flade/1126372054?ean=2940163336067
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/fated-desires/id1480015801
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fated-desires-3
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/958285

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When I was little, I thought everyone had stories in their head. I didn’t find out that wasn’t the case until kindergarten. I remember thinking that was sad; and that I should share the ones I had. I asked my teacher for help. I had her cut, fold and staple the paper into a suspiciously book-like shape. Then I drew the cover art and illustrated the interior pages. Finally, and most importantly, I dictated the text. And violà … a writer was born.
It took thirty years for me to get from that first attempt to published author. I think the road thus far has added some depth and experience to my writing. At the very least I learned I shouldn’t ever do my own illustrations.
A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my two beautiful daughters and my two grandsons who make every day a blessing.
Making my own dreams come true, one happily ever after at a time.
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