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Category Archives: 5 Easy Questions

An author interview with only five simple questions.

Read Sensual Stranger by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #contemporaryTina, 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.

Sensual Stranger by Tina Donahue

Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Into his life she came—wanting…willing…wanton.
It’s no ordinary morning when Toni Starr arrives at Zach’s garage. Flat broke, with a past she won’t share, Toni’s instantly taken by such a potently virile man. Direct and unashamed, she tells him she’s a motorcycle performance artist who needs work and knows motors.
Zach knows women, and Toni’s unlike any he’s met. Lushly sensuous, exceedingly assured, she’d easily be his match in business and bed. A provocative challenge that stirs him as nothing has since losing his wife. A chance he’s reluctant to take, offering no more than a month’s employment, then she’ll have to be on her way.
The hours tick by. Each word and glance intensifies their denied yet escalating desire, forcing them to surrender to passion. Driven by carnal hunger, conquered by yearning, they face the unforeseen truth of Toni’s past and a future neither of them expected.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Without question, roasted turkey and gravy, steamed red potatoes, corn, and a huge salad with ranch dressing.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Mexican, Mexican, Mexican. I could eat it 365 days a year.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Not a toy, but crafts. I loved anything that had to be put together, created, or built. I worked for hours or days trying to get everything just so. I was never satisfied until I made the craft look different—and better—than the picture on the box.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Those with gripping themes, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, and The Girl Who Played with Fire), The Lovely Bones. When I read, I want to feel. To be happy, cry, get angry…
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Anything I can find on the net regarding the theme, locale, or the characters’ occupations. For example, in Sensual Stranger, Toni is a motorcycle performance artist. An unusual occupation for a woman. I scoured news stories to learn about women in the field and the dangers they faced from performing. Fascinating stuff.

Where to buy Sensual Stranger

Publisher Extasy Books https://www.extasybooks.com/tina-donahue/978-1-4874-2586-9-sensual-stranger/

Tina Donahue Social Media

I’m an Amazon and international bestselling author who writes passionate romance for every taste – ‘heat with heart’ – for traditional publishers (NY) and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised my work. I’ve 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. I’m featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, I worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction. My romance genres include erotic, erotica, romcom, historical, contemporary, PNR, SciFi, and suspense.
Website http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
Blog http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/tinadonahue
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DonahueTina1/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/authortina/my-books/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/146988.Tina_Donahue
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Donahue/e/B001IZPJXO
Newsletter http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/p/newsletter.html
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tinadonahuebooks/
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tina-donahue

 

The Phoenix Rising series by Alexandra Christian @lexxxchristian #RLFblog #SciFi #romanceAlexandra Christian, 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 Phoenix Rising series by Alexandra Christian

Genre Sci-fi Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Librarian Phoebe Addison has lived her entire life within a seventy-five mile radius of her small Louisiana town, but when she receives a strange medallion from her adventurous, off-world sister, reality tilts toward the bizarre. Everything Phoe thought she knew is…well, wrong. Dead wrong. But bone-numbing fear has no place in this brave new world—nor by the side of the dangerous, exquisite man who saves her life.
Following the tragic slaughter of his family, operative Macijah “Cage” St. John understands evil in a way no man ever should. He traded happiness for a magnificent and terrible power, and fate isn’t done with him yet. He wasn’t looking for comfort. He didn’t need tenderness. But today he’ll play hero to a damsel in distress, and his quest will deliver him to the uncanny Martian colony of New London—and his heart to the demure Phoebe Addison. The bookish beauty’s hidden talents and deep abiding love just might save Cage from himself.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I’m particularly fond of Lestat Pointedulac from Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles. He’s arrogant, beautiful, and the perfect alpha hero. He never apologizes for who he is and that’s so seductive to me.
Describe the perfect vacation.
My perfect vacation destination is a wide, sandy beach. Warm water, warm winds, and a cold drink at my side while I watch the waves and get lost in a great book.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
My preferences differ with the mood I’m in. Right now, I’m working my way through Nora Roberts’s standalone romantic suspense books. I just can’t get enough of them. I’m also a Stephen King horror junkie.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Wikipedia is my friend. Right now I’m working on a Victorian paranormal murder mystery involving postmortem photography and corpse medicine. My husband is also a librarian and loves to bring me home lots of books on whatever subjects I throw at him.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Cage St. John’s ringtone would definitely be the James Bond theme.

Where to buy The Phoenix Rising series

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/authors/alexandra-christian
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077LLJ2DX/

Alexandra Christian Social Media

Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant. Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep-fried eccentricity. Her guiding principle as a romance novelist has always been to write romantic adventures for people who think they hate romances. After all, love itself is life’s greatest adventure.
A self-proclaimed “Southern Belle from Hell,” Lexx is a native South Carolinian who lives with an epileptic wiener dog and her husband, author Tally Johnson. In addition to her writing, she also has unhealthy obsessions with Sherlock Holmes and Star Wars. Her long-term aspirations are to one day be a best-selling authoress and part-time pinup girl. She’s also a member of Romance Writers of America.
Website http://lexxxchristian.wixsite.com/alexandrachristian
Twitter https://twitter.com/LexxxChristian
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheHellsBelles/
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/b5c_Un

Deadly Lessons, Deadly series #4 by Lorelei Confer @loreleiconfer #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLorelei Confer, 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.

Deadly Lessons, Deadly series 4 by Lorelei Confer

Genre Romantic Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Lexi Morris, late to a Human Trafficking awareness seminar at her job and distracts Luke Miller, the presenter, an FBI Special Agent on the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force/Coalition in central Pennsylvania. Their eyes meet and an instant connection occurs.
After a long day, Lexi walks to her car in a dimly lit parking lot while texting plans for a fun weekend but her weekend comes to a crashing halt when she’s abducted with the intentions of being sold into sex slavery.
Luke, at his cabin in the woods for the weekend, observes suspicious activity at his late uncle’s cabin. When he investigates, he finds Lexi held captive and rescues her but not before engaging in a shootout with traffickers. He sets off on foot in a snowstorm, Lexi in tow, seeking the safety of his own cabin with her kidnappers in hot pursuit.
But is it simply coincidence when Lexi finds money, lots of money, in his jacket pocket? Is Luke her buyer and not her liberator? What will it take for her to trust him? Can he really protect her from a life of sex slavery?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Baked ham, noodles and green beans with dinner rolls and some kind of chocolate for dessert
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Grouper Piccata
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Sam Elliott
What are your hobbies?
Scrapbooking and Geneology
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romantic Suspense and Thriller (but not horror-like thrilling)

Where to buy Deadly Lessons

Amazon https://amzn.to/2Unwtoo
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/2OvGkmG
iBooks https://apple.co/2uB7U8W
Kobo https://bit.ly/2HV6Kgg

Lorelei Confer Social Media

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 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, www.loreleiconfer.com, sign up for her newsletters and contact her.
Website www.loreleiconfer.com
Blog www.loreleiconfer.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/loreleiconfer
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LoreleiConferAuthor/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/loreleiconfer/
Goodreads https://bit.ly/2U1jLw9
Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2V2kV6U
Newsletter https://bit.ly/2UZyQe1

Her Bluegrass Beau by Carol Preflatish @CarolPreflatish #RLFblog #contemporary romanceCarol Preflatish, 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.

Her Bluegrass Beau by Carol Preflatish

Genre: contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Thank you for hosting me today, Kayelle.
Karri Taylor needed to get out of California and away from her ex-boyfriend. She couldn’t think of a better time than now to visit the Kentucky farm she inherited from her great-aunt.
Jake Duncan is the definition of a perfect southern gentleman and it doesn’t take long for Karri take an interest. From helping him nurse his sick horse back to health to meeting the neighbors, she develops an affection for both Jake and the many attributes of the Bluegrass State.
Her plan was to sell the farm and head back home. But, when a blizzard hits, the plan changes. She’s stranded at the farmhouse until Jake comes to the rescue. With the lack of enough food and discovering the generator stolen, the only thing she can do is accept Jake’s offer to stay with him until power is restored.
During her time with Jake, she learns that a big company is trying to buy all the farms in the area, against the wishes of the neighbors. She’s torn between selling her farm and go back home where she owns a business, or stay in Kentucky and start all over.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
As an adult, it’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and biscuits with butter. Believe it or not, as a child I loved salmon patties, fried potatoes, and cream corn. I have to say that my mother made the best fried potatoes.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A week at a cabin in the mountains is my perfect vacation. My husband and I usually do that at least once or twice a year. My favorite thing is to drink my morning coffee on the porch and enjoy the sounds and smells of the mountains.
What are your hobbies?
I love to go camping. We graduated up from a tent and bought a camper. I’m looking forward to trying it out this summer. During the winter, I love to watch NFL football. I also love to watch old movies, which makes me sit on the couch way too much. I also love photography.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love to read crime mysteries. I love James Patterson and Robert B. Parker books, but I’m always looking for new mystery authors to read.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I mostly do research online and read web sites from locations that I want to use in my book. I also use sites to research names and sometimes crimes. I do have a couple books on forensics and on weapons that I refer to often during my writing.

Where to buy Her Bluegrass Beau

Publisher: http://stardustromance.com/books/her-bluegrass-beau/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ir5arI
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2y34M9M
Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/2h1ii2N

Carol Preflatish on Social Media

Carol Preflatish’s interest in writing began in high school when she worked as a reporter, photographer, and sport’s editor for the school newspaper. She has published several romantic suspense novels, two non-fiction books, and is about to release her first murder mystery. An avid photographer, she has had many photos published in her local newspaper, as well as in Golf Journal, the official publication of the United States Golf Association. Carol is a member of the Sisters in Crime organization and Kentuckiana Authors. She lives in southern Indiana and shares a log cabin with her husband and two cats in what seems like an enchanted forest with a menagerie of wildlife constantly visiting.
Website http://CarolPre.com
Blog http://CarolPre.blogspot.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/CarolPreflatish
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolPreflatish
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/carolpre/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4957220.Carol_Preflatish
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/carolpre
Newsletter https://www.carolpre.com/newsletter
Book Trailer https://youtu.be/HSR3lmbUEjA

 

The Man of Her Dreams by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #paranormalromance #psychic #PNRDee S Knight, 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 Man of Her Dreams by Dee S Knight

Genre Paranormal erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
I’m an Iowa girl at heart, so pork chops, mashed potatoes and corn. Add corn bread and butter and some kind of dessert, and I’ll swear I’ve died and gone to heaven!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
A burger. If I’m feeling particularly fancy, it might be a mushroom Swiss burger. Yum!
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
It might be cliché, but I love Fitzwilliam Darcy. Still. After reading Pride and Prejudice many, many years ago. Lots of people think Colin Firth is the best Darcy, but I prefer David Rintoul from the 1980 BBC production. And “reading” him is even better. I know he’s not a typical hunk, but he makes me heart go pitter-patter.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Romance (of course!) of all sub-genre, legal thrillers, regular thrillers, like with spies, terrorists, serial killers, etc.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher.” Daniel Goodman is a teacher and he is something else!

Where to buy The Man of Her Dreams

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/product/the-man-of-her-dreams/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Man-Her-Dreams-Dee-Knight-ebook/dp/B0041OSYGS/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-man-of-her-dreams-dee-s-knight/1017476569

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret.
Website https://nomadauthors.com
Blog http://nomadauthors.com/blog
Twitter http://twitter.com/DeeSKnight
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DeeSKnight2018
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/265222.Dee_S_Knight
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B079BGZNDN
Newsletter (sample) https://preview.mailerlite.com/o2g1i0?fbclid=IwAR0COlyuPY-Hu30KTBdT092j_GZeuN5z4pc1LtsvHTyr6IbiSpsGqeIgT90

 

Always Forward! Never Straight by Charley Descoteaux @CharleyDescote #RLFblog #mmromance #biromanceCharley Descoteaux, 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.

Always Forward! Never Straight by Charley Descoteaux

Contemporary MM Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (Four Flames, explicit scenes for mature readers only.)
Love isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.
Baxter Bryan is the nerdy half of BaxCo, a start-up in Portland’s Silicon Forest creating cutting-edge high-tech toys. He’s also a hermit. When BaxCo sponsors the Portland Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Bryan decides to break out of his comfort zone and do more than listen to the music with a beer in hand. The race has barely started when he bumps into a fit, handsome man, causing sparks to fly. But the long hours needed to make BaxCo a success aren’t the only reason Bryan spends most of his time alone in his apartment.
Cay Nissen runs every day to stay in shape. He would love to run away from his job in a Silicon Forest cube farm, but keeps returning to support his teenaged daughter. His true love is music. Cay writes songs for the band he helped form in high school but doesn’t see any way to turn music into a career. The half marathon seemed like a decent way to pass a Saturday, make his boss happy, and catch a performance of his old band all at the same time. When he meets a man who sparks his interest, the safety of his cubicle isn’t the only part of his life that’s in jeopardy of changing.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Breakfast. I love breakfast food and am happy to eat it for any meal or even a midnight snack! My favorite breakfast when I’m out is two eggs over medium, extra crispy hash browns, bacon, and sourdough toast with real butter. Mmmmmm… Not the most inspired meal, but it’s comfort food.
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
I watch a lot of writing and LGBTQIA+ related hashtags, and I think my favorite of them all is #1linewed. Every Wednesday a bunch of writers and poets in all genres drop lines based on a theme (or not, whatever they want to do) and it’s so much fun to get a tiny peek into what everyone is working on! I try to play every week—I look at my words differently when one line is all I get. Plus, it’s free and pre-registration isn’t required, so I can procrastinate!
Describe the perfect vacation.
So many vacations are on my list, but I think my overall favorite is to go to the beach. I’m lucky and will be heading to the Oregon coast over MLK weekend for a writer’s retreat. This will be the second year a group of us are renting a beach house to write, edit, share tips, and eat, drink, and laugh a lot! Writing can be such a solitary pursuit, it’s so wonderful to be able to spend time with other writers. I’m really looking forward to it!
What are your hobbies?
Besides reading I love to knit. I tend to have a few projects going at once, usually at least one I would call a “mindless knit” so I can sit and ponder a story while my hands are engaged, and one that’s more challenging. The intricate patterns are great for getting my mind off a stressful day at work, or just learning a new stitch pattern for its own sake. I’m not a huge fan of lacy things but those patterns are some of the most complex and fun so I’ve made a few.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
This may sound odd, but I love YA. Especially Urban Fantasy or Contemporary Paranormal written for the upper age-range of the YA genre. I started reading it for research and have stayed for the imaginative plots and the relationships that aren’t romantic. Don’t get me wrong, I read a lot of YA UF Romances, and even those seem to pay more attention to friendships and family relationships than a lot of adult books I’ve come across.

Where to buy Always Forward! Never Straight

Amazon or read free in KU

Amazon Universal Link: http://mybook.to/AlwaysForward

Charley Descoteaux Social Media

Charley Descoteaux is the author of the Buchanan House Love Stories. Book One was a USA Today Must-Read Romance.
Charley has always heard voices. She was relieved to learn they were fictional characters, and started writing when they insisted daydreaming just wasn’t good enough. In exchange, they’ve agreed to let her sleep once in a while. Charley has survived earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods, but couldn’t make it through a single day without stories.
Website https://cdescoteauxwrites.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/CharleyDescote
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/charley.descoteaux.3
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/charleydescote/
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