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Category Archives: 5 Easy Questions

An author interview with only five simple questions.

Unwrapped (A Unexpected Novella) by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #mm #romanceValerie Ullmer author of Unwrapped (A Unexpected Novella) answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary M/F and M/M erotic romances. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character-driven romances.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with green onions on the side, and peas.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Going somewhere with history, so Europe.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, watching Investigation Discovers, Listening to True Crime Podcasts, Walking my dog, Maddie, and laughing with my husband.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Everything. I read several books a week, so as long as it has a good plot and wonderful characters, I’ll read it.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
She Blinded Me with Science.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Friends to lovers.
Jack had done what he’d always done to protect himself. He allowed fear to take over and as a result, he pushed Adam away. When Adam finally left, Jack understood that if he loved Adam as much as he claimed, he needed to change before Adam could risk his heart again.
Lovers to forever.
Adam understood why Jack kept his feelings secret, but after being ignored one too many times, he left. But Jack won’t give up and when he proves to Adam how much he wants their relationship to work, can Adam risk his heart to the one man he’s loved all over again?
Will Jack and Adam find their happily-ever-after during the season of miracles?
Publisher: Self-Published by Valerie Ullmer
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077WMVZ44

Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Website: http://www.valerieullmer.com
Blog: http://www.valerieullmer.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/valerieullmer
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/valerieullmer.author
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/valerieullmer
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15293708.Valerie_Ullmer
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Ullmer/e/B01FSWMI9A/
Newsletter: http://www.valerieullmer.com/newsletter

 

King of Swords by Anna Durbin @TheAnnaDurbin #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceAnna Durbin author of King of Swords answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Anna Durbin is the author of charming tales of the Beau Monde. Having grown up reading sagas of chivalry and romance, she began crafting her own elaborate stories in her imagination at a young age. It was only natural that she would one day write them down. Her first novel, King of Swords, was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist.
Despite years of study in the biological and physical sciences, her true love has always been the literary arts. Inspired by her favorite author, Jane Austen, Anna adores the Regency Era and writes period pieces set during that time that show love conquering adversity. Oddly, for all her love of science and history, she is a faithful devotee of the New Age. She discovered tarot cards in a New Age shop in Minneapolis during a high school class trip one year and has been enchanted with them ever since. She enjoys weaving the symbolism of the tarot deck into her storylines.
Anna has lived in ten different states throughout her lifetime, from California to New Jersey. A Midwesterner at heart, she was born in Kansas and raised in Iowa. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and works as a technician for local government.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Thai food. I love the spiciness of Thai cuisine.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Mr. Darcy, of course! He’s the perfect not-so-perfect hero who risks it all for love.
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation for me is doing absolutely nothing as I lie on a warm beach in the Caribbean, sun shining, palm trees swaying, the gentle ocean waves lulling me to sleep.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Barbie and friends. My sister and I would play for hours with our Barbie dolls, making up wild stories and exploits for them, usually involving romance, of course!
What are your hobbies?
I like reading and collecting antiques. I also have a Barbie collection, which includes both vintage and contemporary dolls.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance…
Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.
A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress…
Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.
Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?
Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?
Publisher self-published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV
CreateSpace https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV

Anna Durbin Social Media

Website https://annadurbinauthor.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/theannadurbin
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnaDurbinAuthor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16946965.Anna_Durbin
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Durbin/e/B072N25NR4/

 

DM Roberto author of Moon Kissed Magic answers five easy questions.
Please tell us about yourself.
DM Roberto is a lover of books and a compulsive reader. Venturing into the world of GBLT, Ménage and erotic romance, she found her new favorite genre to explore. With time and lots of Johnny Depp movies to inspire her, DM Roberto creates heartfelt stories that hopefully readers will enjoy and fall in love with. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. She looks forward to creating stories that readers will love and enjoy.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Depends on what I am in the mood for. When it’s cool and fall like, I go to homemade soups, chili or chowders with fresh homemade bread. Other times its pasta and red sauce with homemade meatballs or yankee pot roast in the slow cooker.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Oh man do I have to choose one? *grins* My ultimate book boyfriend is Jamie from Outlander. I fell in love with his and Claire’s story so long ago and enjoy seeing the books come alive on TV now.
What are your hobbies?
I read a lot, cook/bake, take hikes with the family, bike if its nice out and watch my favorite TV/movie shows. I do enjoy going to the bookstore just to wander the stacks to see what is out and new to read as well.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Again my mood plays a part in choosing something to read. Lately I am binge reading Celina Summers Asphodel Cycle books which are Fantasy at its finest. Or I’ll grab a paranormal from one of my favorite authors. It’s a tossup with what I read and some days I am in crime/thrillers as well.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Oh lordy, Rodrick’s ringtone would probably be something like Iron Maiden or something. He is a Harley driving wolf shifter who has the playboy reputation down pat.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Paranormal romance, wolf shifter, erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Rated R
A wolf shifter finds that falling in love is not the only problem he has. He has to convince Jaxon, his soul mate, his love is true.
For wolf shifter Rod Dracon, finding his destined mate just got harder. For the woman his wolf wants is none other than Jaxon Sinclair. A woman who sneers and quips about his life but he can’t deny she calls to him on a primal level. Now the problem is this wolf shifter has to claim his mate before she walks away forever.
Publisher Fireborn Publishing: http://firebornpublishing.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&cPath=2_26&products_id=338
Barnes and Noble- https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-kissed-magic-dm-roberto/1126026316?ean=2940157160418
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/moon-kissed-magic
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/713215

D M Roberto Social Media

Blog https://authorDMRoberto.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/Dawn_Roberto
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDMRoberto/

 

The Lovin' Is Easy by GemmaSnow @GemmaSnowAuthor #RLFblog #WesternRomanceWelcome Gemma Snow author of The Lovin’ Is Easy, a new erotic western romance.

Why did you write this book?
This actually started out as a short story for a summer-themed anthology. At the end of the day, it wasn’t a good fit for the anthology, but my editor suggested that I think a little bigger. Not only did The Lovin’ Is Easy become a full-length novel, but it became part of a four season series set at or near the Triple Diamond Ranch in Wolf Creek, Montana.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love nearly every romance genre. I got started on regency novels, but long since discovered contemporary, erotic, highlanders, and all the rest. I write romance because I love to read romance.
That being said, I’m also on a nonfiction jag, mostly books about climate change and modern feminism. (Sometimes both!) I just finished Hidden Figures which was a really fantastic read. Anything with great women at the fore.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
One of my all-time favorite authors is Juliette Mariller, who writes fantasy set mostly in the British Isles. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite from her lineup, but the first three books in her Daughter of the Forest series, Daughter of the Forest, Son of Shadows and Child of the Prophecy are some of my very top reads.
Also, Hermione Granger. She’s my everything.
And if you want a really embarrassing secret, I sometimes pretend that the SEALs from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series go on my morning runs with me, so I don’t get lazy because they wouldn’t stand for it…
What are you working on at the moment?
So right now I’m in final edits on the next book in the Triple Diamond series, Wild Flowers, which centers on her heroine from The Lovin’ Is Easy, Madison’s younger sister Lily.
This series is a lot of fun because it’s been very challenging. The books all share a setting and all four of them are M/F/M menage romances, which runs the risk of my writing the same book four times. In the case of these books, characters and their reactions to the proposed relationship are fundamental for differentiating them, so it’s been a lot of fun figuring out who my heroes (and heroes) and heroines are in each different story.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I’m so excited to share the news! I have a new historical BDSM novella coming out in October called Leather and Gold, book one in the At My Lady’s Pleasure series. I think a huge draw of writing historical romance is the built in tension based on society’s rules and requirements, and adding a deeper, more depraved layer to that just called to me.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre: Erotic Romance (Menage)
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher https://www.totallybound.com/book/the-lovin-is-easy
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lovin-Easy-Triple-Diamond-Book-ebook/dp/B074V8YY1Y/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1127085565
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-lovin-is-easy

Gemma Snow Social Media

Gemma Snow is the author of several works of erotic and romantic fiction in both the contemporary and historical genres, and enjoys pushing the limits of freedom, feminism, and fun in her stories. She has been an avid writer for many years, and recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey from Boston, after completing her education in journalism and creative writing.

In her free time, she loves to travel, and spent a semester abroad living in a 14th century castle in the Netherlands. When not exploring the world, she likes dreaming up stories, eating spicy food, driving fast cars, and talking to strangers.
Website http://gemmasnow.com
Blog https://gemmasnow.com/blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/GemmaSnowDesire
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GemmaSnowRomance/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Gemma-Snow/e/B01F6KW736/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Newsletter https://gemmasnow.com/mailing-list/
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Teacher's Pet by Kayla Drake @KaylaDrakeBooks #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceKayla Drake author of Teacher’s Pet answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Although she’s an enthusiastic traveler, Kayla Drake has spent most of her days right where she was born, in Chicago. When Kayla decided to write romance novels, she knew the stories had to feature her favorite places in this beautiful city by the lake. Whether her couples visit the sculptures or the zoo, the sports arenas or the shopping districts, romance always grows in the “City of Big Shoulders.”
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Soup with a thick wedge of homemade bread to dunk in the bowl. I could eat that every day! There’s always a pot of homemade soup in my kitchen. My current bubbling pot is filled with curried lentils, kale, and carrots – so yummy!
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
#knitting – I’m addicted to knitting and love seeing what everyone makes! My favorite things to knit are sweaters and socks. Hand-knit socks are one of life’s true luxuries.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I spend most of it outdoors, and it’s warm. Those are the key ingredients to a happy adventure! I’m not a “lay on the beach” kind of vacationer – I prefer to be active and explore everything from museums to mountains.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
My bike! I could ride for hours, and I still love riding to this day. My favorite bike as a kid was pink and white with long pink streamers on the handlebars. So girly! But as soon as I swung my leg over that seat, I had freedom and wind in my hair, and who doesn’t love that?
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Nothing too jazzy! Dennis is precise, detail-oriented, and driven. Something short and clear would work best for him.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Memo to Miss Turner:
Audrey Turner owns Miss Turner’s School, a top-tier preschool in the posh Lincoln Park neighborhood. Her students are the children of some of Chicago’s most successful doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, and these parents expect nothing short of the best.
No parent is more demanding than wealthy investment banker Dennis Delaney. Every day, Audrey receives a morning memo from him containing precise instructions for his son Cole’s care. No detail is too insignificant to escape this single father’s notice. When Dennis finds himself coping with a short-term summer childcare issue, Audrey agrees to be his temporary nanny. It’s a chance for a close view of their lifestyle, and if she can keep Dennis Delaney happy, then all the other parents should be content, too.
It’s only two weeks. Two weeks of daily contact with Chicago’s most meticulous parent – and its most eligible bachelor. Two maddening weeks of rigorously high standards and sizzling sex appeal. Audrey can handle anything for two weeks, right?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Windy-City-Weddings-Book-ebook/dp/B074T4X1KY
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1273930735
For links to other vendors, see https://kayladrakebooks.com/teachers-pet/

Kayla Drake Social Media

Website https://kayladrakebooks.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/KaylaDrakeBooks
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Kayla-Drake/e/B074YMZYL9/
Newsletter http://kayladrakebooks.us16.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=686d1e9911f5f48fba7a54403&id=ca49abedb8

 

NJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

QUICK

Wolf in her Soul by your NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRDo you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I write romance, but within that genre, I’ve written paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, and contemporary. Romance is such an open and diverse genre that allows me to explore pretty much anything I want. I love it.
How do you come up with ideas?
Ideas come from everywhere—an overhear snippet of conversation, an online quiz, a magazine article, a television show. Many times the ideas come not from one source but a combination of several.
The idea for my Hades’ Carnival series came from an online quiz about which carnival ride I was most like (a carousel). I started wondering about carousel animals and asking what if questions. What if they were really immoral warriors trapped by a curse? What if there was a special woman who could set them free? That idea became a seven book series.
My Salvation Pack series came from a random thought. What if five men separated from their pack and started their own? Why would they leave? What would be the consequences of their actions?
The possibilities are limitless.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Just doing it. I’m a pantser and not a plotter so I love to watch my characters’ stories come to life. I love creating worlds and stories. It’s such a gift. I’ve always said I feel as though I’m just taking dictation. All I have to do is show up and let my characters do all the work.
When did you write your first book?
I wrote my first book back in 1995. I’d always been a huge reader and decided one day that I could write a book. I wrote two actually, tried to find a home for them, and failed. I did get some great feedback from some wonderful editors who took the time to point out some problems with my writing technique. I put the stories away and forgot about writing until late 2003 when I started another book in response to an online contest. I didn’t place in the contest, but the book Annabelle Lee (recently rereleased as Uncovering Annabelle) was published in 2004. And the first two books I wrote—Discovering Dani and The Way Home—were eventually published as well.

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Leather or lace? lace
Black or red? black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? cotton
Ocean or mountains? ocean
City life or country life? country (even though I live in the city)
Party life or evening at home? evening at home
Dogs or cats? dogs
Tell us about Wolf in her Soul
Detective Reece Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can search for her—the red-haired woman who haunts his dreams. He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on, and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her safe and convince her she’s his mate.
Hannah Burdette has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with the security of a pack surrounding her?
Genre paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/wolf-in-her-soul.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075DFB2QN/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-in-her-soul-nj-walters/1125587752?ean=9781640630819
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wolf-in-her-soul/id1279288595
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-in-her-soul-1

NJ Walters Social Media

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.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
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