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Quick and fun questions, designed to introduce authors to readers.

Lillian Duncan, 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

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I mostly write suspense and mystery with some romance thrown in. Puzzle House is my first foray into women’s fiction.
How do you come up with ideas?
Anywhere and anyplace! I’ve gotten ideas from TV talk shows, or a certain scene will pop into my head. And one of my books was even from a dream I had.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The story. I love putting my characters in tough situations and then they have to find a way out of it.
When did you write your first book?
I wrote my first book at the age of 40 but it was never published—that’s a good thing!

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton or flannel
Ocean or mountains? Both
City life or country life? Definitely country life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home with my hubby.
Dogs or cats? Dogs—and parrots.
Tell us about Puzzle House
Puzzle House by Lillian Duncan
Life isn’t a box of candy—it’s a puzzle! Rachel Summers is all about Rachel Summers…until the day she crashes headlong into a semi-truck.
As her life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks a very simple question. Does she want to be healed or to be a healer? She makes her choice, but the journey doesn’t go quite the way she expected.
And so Rachel now runs The Puzzle House. Every guest is different and yet the same. They all come to the Puzzle House for one reason and one reason only—to be healed. Sometimes they receive their miracle, and sometimes they discover there’s more than one kind of healing.
Nia is a fifteen-year-old African-American girl who is dying. The doctors have told her there is nothing else to be done. No more treatments. No more hope. No more life. And she’s angry about that. Very angry. Against her wishes, Nia’s aunt brings her to The Puzzle House.
Together, Nia and Rachel will take a journey that will change both their lives.
Genre Women’s fiction
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Publisher Harbourlight Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-House-Lillian-Duncan-ebook/dp/B0751H7B4X/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/puzzle-house-lillian-duncan/1127012502

Lillian Duncan Social Media

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She was a speech pathologist for more than 34 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with brain tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis Type 2. As an educator, speech pathologist, and a writer, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at www.lillianduncan.net or www.lillian-duncan.com. She also has a devotional blog at www.PowerUpWithGod.com.
Website www.lillianduncan.net
Blog www.lillian-duncan.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/lillianduncan
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/lillian.k.duncan
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lillian-Duncan/e/B007NFPAE6

 

Ayla Ruse, 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

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I write Romance. Within romance, my stories are varied. I’ve written contemporary, sci-fi, paranormal, and horror.
How do you come up with ideas?
Whew. From everywhere. Sometimes it can be a prompt from the publisher, sometimes a song. Sometimes, as I’m writing one story, I may shoot off left and find I’m taking notes on a completely unrelated but interesting storyline. The idea for my latest story, It’s In the Mix, came from a theme from another author wanting to create a multi-author series.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Being able to have the time to write. I lead a hectic life and snatching those few hours to write is my lifeline. It’s important to me to be able to lose myself in the characters, in the storyline. When I hit that roll, I lose track of time and place. My fingers fly over the keyboard, capturing dialogue flying between the characters as I let them tell their story. THIS is my happy place. Nothing about writing is more important.
When did you write your first book?
I like the distinction you made—first “book,” not first “story.” My first book was written over the course of two years (yikes!) and published soon thereafter by Totally Bound. That was in 2011.

FUN

Leather or lace? I’d wear leather and admire lace.
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton. Satin, although prettier, is simply too hot!
Ocean or mountains? Mountains.
City life or country life? Funny how we change in life. Ask me that twenty years ago and I’d have responded City in a heartbeat. Now, I crave the country life.
Party life or evening at home? A party is good from time to time, but I much prefer a cozy evening at home.
Dogs or cats? Cats (even though our family dog is totally my girl).
Tell us about It’s In the Mix (Wit and Wizardry Multi-Author #3)

Mix 1 part narrow minded fairy with 1 part human bachelor to get 2 parts love everlasting.

Aisling is not happy to be tending bar in a human pub. Her fairy aunt predicted she’d find love by the next full moon, and that means she should be back in Ireland — not in the middle of Massachusetts.

Despite the happy married lives of his friends, Daniel is content to remain a bachelor. After all, the pretty new bartender may want to come home with him. Why spoil that with a relationship?

Something might have happened on its own, but a mischievous pub owner slips each of them a Wit and Wizardry brew known to contain a powerful love potion. Before either can say a word, Aisling and Daniel find themselves tumbling headlong into love.

Unfortunately, all is not happily ever after. Aisling does not want to love a human, and Daniel believes he’s unfairly pressured her into being with him. When the pair settle down to breathe, can they discover something deeper to bind them, or will daylight make the heady effects of a potioned brew fade away?

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?andupt=bookandubid=2620
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074N6XRXV
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/its-in-the-mix-ayla-ruse/1126954254
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/its-in-the-mix/id1269303277
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/it-s-in-the-mix

Ayla Ruse Social Media

Handed a historical romance at young age, Ayla Ruse fell in love with love and with happy endings. Having grown up living life tasting a little of this and a little of that has not changed this attitude, but it’s expanded her views. Love isn’t always happy and it isn’t always the way a person “thinks it should be.” Sometimes it’s outside the box, and it’s always a challenge. Ayla is a stay-at-home mother who, in cooler weather, loves being outdoors, reading, and exploring.

Website http://www.aylaruse.com
Blog http://www.aylaruse.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/AylaRuse
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ayla.ruse
Pinterest www.pinterest.com/aylaruse/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4819758.Ayla_Ruse
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Ayla-Ruse/e/B006Z1JMXY

Wolf Holding by Kara James @KaraJames_Autho #RLFblog #PNRKara James, 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.

Kara James QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

I write paranormal romance. Specifically shifters: merging werewolves and Rugby and dragon and other shifters with MMA.

How do you come up with ideas?

I think of a character first usually, then what if’s come next. For my Wolf Binding series, it was: What if a rugby teams goes off on holiday to the Transylvania Mountains and become werewolves? How would they cope and hide their secret from the world?

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

Discovery. I know the characters, the general idea of the storyline and how it will end, but not all the stuff in-between.

When did you write your first book?

Wolf Binding is my debut paranormal romance/ shifter book.

Kara James FUN

Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Satin
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Dogs

Tell us about Wolf Holding

Careful what you wish for…

Kevin Taylor awakes to his worst nightmare. His leg has been amputated from the knee down because of his motorcycle stunt accident. Thinking his life is over, he broods until a new physical therapist takes over his care and he finds himself falling for her.

Amber Carter loves her job helping people, but she lives with a secret. As a teen, she tried a spell from her family’s grimoire and her parents ended up dead. Now she’d rather just live a normal life. Except when Kevin finds her book and turns himself into a wolf, will she have enough power to fix him?

Book 2 in the Wolf Binding series, but written as a standalone

Genre: paranormal romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Amazon: http://a.co/dMHsDys

Kara James Social Media

Kara James is fascinated with Rugby and werewolves. So what better way to bring her two passions together than with bad boy romance in the Binding series?

She also holds degree belts in Karate and Mauy Thai – and was excited to blend MMA and Shifters in her Shadow series.

Kara lives with her family and is a full-time mom and a writer (whenever all the kids are in bed).
Website: https://www.karajamesauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KaraJames_Autho
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karajames13/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Kara-James/e/B01N06L6ST/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cR-Ojj

 

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