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An author interview with only five simple questions.

Breakup in a Small Town by Kristina Knight @AuthorKristina #RLFblog #contemporaryKristina Knight, author of Breakup in a Small Town, answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
RadioMan is a master griller, so during the summer and fall months, he takes on a lot of the cooking duties. When I’m cooking, though, I like meals that taste amazing, but that aren’t hugely time consuming. No Peek Chicken is one of my favorites because it’s so easy (1 can of Cream of Chicken soup, 1 box of Chicken flavored rice, 4 boneless chicken breasts). You mix the soup and the rice, put the chicken breasts on top of them, sprinkle a little paprika and cover with tin foil to bake for a couple of hours. Perfection!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
There are so many! We have a fab Mexican restaurant in town and their chicken fajitas are seriously amazing…I think I could eat there every day and not get tired of the food!
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
The live streaming ones! I love following along on Twitter during reality TV (especially their finales and reunion shows)!
Describe the perfect vacation.
It’s me, RadioMan, and bebe. Warm weather, a nice beach, maybe some snorkeling, and no schedules. I’m a simple girl, really.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I write mainly contemporary, so there isn’t a lot of time-specific research I have to do, but if I have a character who is, for example, a brain surgeon, I would read a bit about their daily lives, the kind of education they’d have. That sort of thing…and if there is a memoir out from someone in a field that one of my characters is in, that’s a must-read for me!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Adam’s ringtone…hmm…May We All by Florida Georgia Line. Adam loves his small town life, and he would like everyone to experience it, so that song totally fits him.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
This isn’t the man she married…
Jenny Buchanan never considered what “for better or for worse” meant when she married Adam Buchanan at nineteen. Six years and two little boys later, “for worse” arrives in the form of a tornado that ravages Slippery Rock and injures Adam. Now he’s a stranger to his family…and love won’t be enough to bring him back.
Only when Jenny asks him to move out does Adam become the husband she needs…but Adam isn’t the only one who’s changed. As their attraction sparks back to life, Jenny and Adam must learn what it is to grow up—and grow together—before this small-town breakup lasts forever.
Publisher Harlequin Superromance
Amazon http://a.co/0fWvqvP
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iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breakup-in-a-small-town/id1210081225?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/breakup-in-a-small-town

Kristina Knight Social Media

Website: http://www.kristinaknightauthor.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristinaknightromanceauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorkristina
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/authorkristina/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5827833.Kristina_Knight
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KristinaKnightAuthor/posts
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kristina-Knight/e/B0081LO6DM/

 

Stefan's Salvation by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRNJ Walters author of Stefan’s Salvation answers five easy questions.
Please tell us about yourself.
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.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
That’s a tough one, because it depends on the age. I never really had a favorite that I kept over the years. I did save up my money and buy a pack of white chalk and an chalkboard eraser. I’d tape construction paper to my closet door and use it as a blackboard. (This was long before blackboard paint was readily available.) I’d spend hours pretending to be a teacher. I also saved up and bought a stamp pad and date stamp. (Today these things are easily obtained, but back in the early 70s, they were harder to come by.) I’d tape blank cards in the back of my books and play library.
What are your hobbies?
I read…a lot. No surprise there. I also enjoy going to the movies, specifically the afternoon matinee, as there are never that many people there at that time of day. I like to sit three rows back from the front. There is rarely anyone sitting in front of me, so it feels like my own private showing. I also love to explore thrift stores. You never know what you’re going to find.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love reading romance. I especially enjoy paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance. But I also love to read spiritual and self-help books. I usually have a fiction and nonfiction book going at the same time.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
It really depends on the book. Some books need minimal research, while others need a whole lot more. Over the years, I’ve researched some pretty fun stuff from antique carnival rides (Hades’ Carnival series) to private planes (Drakon’s Promise). I’ve watched videos about Transylvania (Dalakis Passion series) and the Trans-Siberian Railroad (upcoming book), and spent hours looking at the tourist websites for various towns and cities. One of the fun things about writing is getting the opportunity to explore jobs I’ve never had and places I’ve never been. I get to go on an adventure.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
For Stefan, it would probably be Burn by the Cure. It’s from the movie The Crow and I love that song. Or possibly Highway to hell by AC/DC.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Laurel Rose McCaffey never minded being branded an outsider, even when it meant carving out a solitary life for herself in the wooded hills of North Carolina. Now resort developers want to take her land, and vicious locals who stand to benefit from the deal have begun making threats. When a dark stranger enters her life, first as a protector, then as a lover, Laurel Rose is both fascinated and frightened by his mysterious power and all-consuming sensuality. But as the threats escalate into outright violence and her world begins to spiral out of control, Laurel Rose turns to the only man she knows she can trust—Stefan Dalakis, a creature of the night.
Stefan has roamed the earth for centuries in search of his one true mate, and as he becomes ever more tormented by loneliness, his every impulse compels him to unleash the raging beast within. When he retreats to the countryside to avoid harming the human population, his travels take him to a small roadside bar in North Carolina, where an overheard conversation leads him directly to Laurel Rose—and a love so complete he will do anything to save her . . . and anything to possess her.
As Stefan finds blissful release from his anguish and Laurel Rose surrenders to her first sweet erotic taste of belonging and acceptance, they must still confront the danger that presses in from every side. And when their newfound happiness faces the ultimate peril, the two outcasts must form an unbreakable eternal bond and give themselves completely to the overwhelming passion and love that engulfs them.
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07432JBP6/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stefans-salvation-nj-walters/1022140515?ean=2940158788284
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stefan-s-salvation-2

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/737240

NJ Walters Social Media

Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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Quest of a Warrior by Mary Morgan @m_morganauthor #RLFblog #Paranormal #RomanceMary Morgan, author of Quest of a Warrior, answers five easy questions.
Please tell us about yourself.
Award-winning Scottish paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling–writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
I love going to pubs, so it’s usually fish and chips or hamburger, a big salad and a Guinness.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Spending time anywhere in Scotland or Ireland. I was fortunate to visit the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland in June. I wandered through ancient ruins, stood on cliffs near the ocean, and soaked in the mystique of the land. Pure bliss! I’m longing to return.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I read in all genres, in particular, historical fiction and non-fiction. I’m fascinated with history. I blame it on James Michener. When I read “Hawaii” at seventeen, I became hooked on historical books. Currently, I’m reading “Victoria” by Daisy Goodwin.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Everything—from historical books, travel magazines, world maps, and articles on the internet. Since my stories are based in Scotland and Ireland, I’m constantly searching out new and fascinating tidbits of knowledge. In addition, I’m a lover of Celtic mythology, so I enjoy reading about the legendary tales from these countries.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
The Celts by Enya
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
“Intoxication can unleash the beast within a Fae.” ~Chronicles of the Fae
Fenian Warrior Conn MacRoich has traveled the earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees.
When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when she learns Conn’s true identity.
As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?
Publisher https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5086-quest-of-a-warrior.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Warrior-Legends-Fenian-Warriors-ebook/dp/B072HPBMDM/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/quest-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/1126404360/
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/quest-of-a-warrior/id1231868317?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/quest-of-a-warrior

Mary Morgan Social Media

Website http://www.marymorganauthor.com
Blog http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog
Twitter http: http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/
Pinterest www.pinterest.com/marymorgan50/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/

 

Unmasking Lady Helen: Kinsey Family #1 Maggi Andersen @ymaggiandersen #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceMaggi Andersen author of Unmasking Lady Helen – The Kinsey Family Book One answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Maggi Andersen fell in love with the Georgian and Regency worlds while reading the books of Georgette Heyer. After studying for a BA and an MA in Creative Writing, she decided to write her own. She has written over 25 novels and novellas and is working on her third Regency series. Maggi also writes historical mysteries, contemporary romantic suspense, and two young adult novels. Her books are constant bestsellers on Amazon and many have been nominated for awards. Maggi’s free time is spent feeding the local wildlife, reading, gym, movies, and BBC2. She lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of Australia.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Roast lamb with mint sauce, broccoli, pumpkin, and baked potatoes. Apple pie and cream.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I’m presently reading Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Reacher is a ruthless killer, but with a sense of honor. He coolly works through any problems he faces, and at 6 ft 5 and two-fifty pounds with a 50″ chest, and ‘assassin’s blue eyes’, he’s definitely hot. If I was ever in danger, I’d want him around. I’m considering basing a Regency hero on him. I think he’d make a very good one.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A villa in the south of France, enjoying the local wines and food. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Popping over to Cannes for the film festival.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?.
Romantic suspense, and mysteries, either historical or contemporary.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
My research tends to wander from the language of flowers to a recipe for casseroled grouse. Terrible time waster. I’m writing a contemporary romantic suspense so I’m researching hand guns. One that fits in a lady’s handbag. For my Regency series, anything about spies, the Prince of Wales, his court, customs, fashions, food and architecture, plus the Napoleonic era. I have some wonderful books with glossy pictures of English estates and gardens.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Regency Romance Series
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) 18+:
Sometimes the biggest risk we take is with our hearts.
1821 London
At twenty-four, Lady Helen Kinsey has her future carefully mapped out. A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.

After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.

As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Lady-Helen-Kinsey-Family-ebook/dp/B074FF4BCN
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unmasking-lady-helen-maggi-andersen/1126899832?ean=2940154486559
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/unmasking-lady-helen-the-kinsey-family-series-book-1/id1266104111?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/unmasking-lady-helen-the-kinsey-family-series-book-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/739536

Maggi Andersen Maggi Andersen Author

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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2786221.Maggi_Andersen
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Maggi-Andersen/e/B003MJXQVG
Newsletter http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com

 

Jessie Clever author of When She Knows: Franconia Notch
Trilogy Book One answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

In the second grade, Jessie began a story about a duck and a lost
ring.  Two harrowing pages of wide ruled
notebook paper later, the ring was found. 
And Jessie has been writing ever since.
Armed with the firm belief that women in the Regency era could be truly
awesome heroines, Jessie began telling their stories in her Spy Series, a
thrilling ride in historical espionage that showcases human faults and triumphs
and most importantly, love.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she
lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.  For more, visit her website at
jessieclever.com.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
My mom’s mac and cheese! 
She just don’t make it often enough.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Me and a bag of books relaxing by a quiet New Hampshire lake
in the brilliant, warm sunshine.  I’ll
let my dogs come, too.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I’ll show my geeky side here and say my mom’s medical
dictionary.  I would pretend it was the
grail diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  It looked just like it and provided hours of
make believe.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
For this book, I read a lot of vacation websites.  I had lived in Portland for many years, but I
wanted to visual Portland as if I were a reader, absorbing the city for the
first time.
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
K.C. and The Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes.

About the Book

Title: When She Knows: Franconia Notch Trilogy Book One
Genre: Contemporary romance
Author: Jessie Clever
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
His
latest problem is her newest assignment.
Shannon Wynter has it all figured it. Abandoned by her mother and left to care
for her agoraphobic father, Shannon focuses on building her career as a
journalist to the detriment of all else including her love life.
Ian Darke has his own problems. Battling past failures, Ian sets his eyes on
launching a new factory for his father’s defense firm. But it’s the very father
he failed that will do anything to sabotage Ian’s progress.
And when Shannon follows an anonymous tip that leads her to Ian’s factory door,
the last thing she expects to discover is what she already knows.

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Alanna Lucas author of Wish Upon a Waltz answers five easy questions
to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California,
but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took
interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions
into her writing. However, she believes that true love is the greatest source
of inspiration and is always an adventure.
Alanna makes her home in California where she
spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel
destination, spending time with family, and staying up too late indulging in
her favorite past time, reading.
What’s your favorite
down-home family style meal?
Anything with pasta!
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
In-N-Out! Best hamburgers…ever! And dipping the fries in a vanilla
milkshake is good too!
Describe the perfect
vacation.
An all-paid trip traveling through Europe with my family visiting
museums, castles, and historic sites. Plus a couple of shopping sprees. Oh, and
first class would be nice ;-)
When you read for
pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I love to read historical romances :-)
If the hero of your latest
book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
I Miss You
Blink- 182
About the Book
Title Wish Upon a Waltz
Genre historical romance
Author Alanna Lucas
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
ONE
NIGHT, ONE DANCE, ONE CHANCE
At twenty-five, Anastasia Quintin has
resigned herself to live in quiet seclusion as companion to Miss Albryght, but
one lost wager by her headstrong bookworm of a mistress soon requires
Anastasia’s return to the society from which she hides. Her first event in
eight years is to be a house party in honor of the recently entitled Earl of
Huntingdon, hosted by his haughty old grandmother.
Having come to his title by tragedy, the
handsome Huntingdon is new to the ton, but he is not new to Anastasia. Dante
St. Clair is the very man who long ago stole her heart and thereafter dashed
all her hopes and dreams. He is the man she must never let discover her
identity, but whom she can no more avoid than a moth can a flame. One waltz
will destroy her, and for it, Anastasia will risk everything…and win.
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This Book
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