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Category Archives: Paranormal

Paranormal includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending themes from fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

Meet Vasili Zima from Drakon's Tear by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Vasili Zima from Drakon’s Tear, a new paranormal romance novel. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here, Vasili. I’d like to get to know you better. Let’s talk.

Drakon’s Tear by NJ Walters

Genre Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dying isn’t an option. I’ve survived a kidnapping, and now I’m on the run from the Knights of the Dragon who want my gift. There’s nothing a dragon loves more than treasure. I’m Abigail Owens, and I can sense gemstones. When I find myself drawn to a beautiful stone bracelet at a tiny shop in Moscow, I can’t help but have it — even though I can sense it’s power. But I didn’t realize with this one decision I’ve just put myself in the middle of a war between the Knights and a Drakon.
I guess I’m just lucky like that.
The only person I trust even a little is Vasili Zima, which is weird since I’m not sure if he wants to kill me or protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I hadn’t thought possible, and he feels the same way, or he wouldn’t be risking his life to help me. He’s wanted by the bad guys just as much as I am, and staying with me, well, there’s a hundred percent chance I’m about to get us both killed. But I will not be going down without a fight.

(Author’s Note: This book is NOT first person point of view.)

Introducing Vasili Zima

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: I have no idea as I was born to a nomadic tribe in what is now northern Russia.
Profession: I buy and trade in artifacts
Ethnicity: I am half dragon, half human
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’10” with light brown hair and pale blue eyes. I have a birthmark tattoo that covers that entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a swirling pattern that is blue and outlined in the same icy blue of my eyes. I also have many tattoos on the right side of my body, but I put those there on purpose.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I live a quiet, simple life. I buy and trade artifacts, which allows me to discover anything related to drakons while making a profit. I travel, I learn, I make money. And I keep a low profile. The last thing I want to do is attract the attention of my enemies—the Knights of the Dragon.
Who is the significant other in your life?
My Abigail.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
All of the above. I have taught myself to speak and read many languages and am fluent in some that have long been forgotten. I’ve travelled around the world many times,
observing communities from a distance and sometimes venturing among them. People have changed little over the years. There are greedy, evil people as well as kind and generous ones in all cultures and times.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
It is better to have it than not. If you’ve lived as long as I have and are not wealthy, then you are wasting your time and skills. Wealth is freedom and a drakon was meant to be free.
Do you care about what others assume about you?
*frowns* I am a drakon. It matters little what others think of me. *pauses*I care what Abigail thinks of me, but no one else.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Secrets are my life’s blood. I am a living, breathing secret that few believe or even know exist. I have uncovered many secrets in the course of my life and have used them to protect and benefit myself. Why would I share something that might give an adversary an advantage?
What is your biggest need?
I would have said I had everything I needed. Then I met Abigail and I understood that she was the missing piece in my life.
What is your biggest personal flaw?
*frowns* Abigail might say I’m secretive and possessive. I see those as strengths, not flaws.

Where to Buy Drakon’s Tear

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Bare Season by Allie Ritch @AllieRitch #RLFblog #shifterromanceAllie Ritch, 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.

Bare Season by Allie Ritch

Genre Shifter Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Idonea has been afraid of frost bears ever since she was attacked by one. She has also been distrustful of men after the one who should have protected her ran away. As a shifter, Massak takes the form of both man and bear, so he should be her worst nightmare. One whiff of her scent, though, and he knows they’re meant to be together. Winter is the mating season on the planet of Jensen–a time when nature strips everything bare and primal instincts rise to the surface. Massak must use this time to prove to Idonea that he’s her perfect mate. He’ll use every skill he has to protect and pleasure her until the stubborn female admits she’s his.

Where to buy Bare Season

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Allie Ritch Social Media

Allie Ritch is a multi-published author of steamy sci-fi and paranormal romance. Her works include her bestselling Children of Nanook series, her popular Alien Sex Ed series, and books that feature shifters, psychics, genetically engineered husbands, vampires, and other interesting characters.
She has an active imagination and enjoys entertaining others through storytelling. Allie lives in her own little world in the Southeastern United States, where she spends time appreciating the ocean and sunshine.
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Morgan D'Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale @Lnightingale #RLFblog #vampiresLinda Nightingale, 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 research for your book.

Research for Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody

In my mythos, my vampires never died to be resurrected corpses. They are mutants, a virus having altered their mortal DNA into immortals with powers greater than their original human selves. Interestingly enough, I found the information below on the internet. My viral mutations are actually possible (maybe not to the extent in my books yet still within reason):
“About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to a new study. The research shows that the genomes of humans and other mammals contain DNA derived from the insertion of bornaviruses, RNA viruses whose replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus.”
Date: January 8, 2010
Source: University of Texas at Arlington
In the 2000s, a scientist at the University of Michigan studied people with HIV and found other viruses in the blood of these subjects. Surprisingly, these viruses came from within the patients’ own DNA.
Retroviruses, including HIV, share three common genes: gag, which gives rise to the inner shell that stores the virus’s genes; env makes knobs on the outer surface of the virus, allowing it to adhere to the cells and invade them; and finally pol. The latter makes an enzyme which introduces the virus’s genes into the host cell’s DNA.
Actually, the human genome contains segments of DNA matching pol, env, and gag. Scientists have found sizeable quantity of retrovirus DNA in our genes, in fact, as stated above, eight percent of the human genome. Both in human and other species, studies of these endogenous retroviruses reveal that they have genetically merged with the human DNA. Retroviruses regularly infected our ancestors, but rarely infected sperm or an egg, but when they did, they managed to permeate an embryo, new cells in the embryo inheriting the retrovirus DNA. When the child grew into an adult and produced offspring, the DNA of the virus was transmitted as well.
So, Morgan, Lucien and the Vampyre could possibly exist.
Happy Saturday! You have viral altered DNA.

Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody by Linda Nightingale

The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D’Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless… you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren’t they grand?

Where to buy Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody


Linda Nightingale Social Media

Born in South Carolina, Linda has lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston. She’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer, having bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses for many years.
Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt. She retired from a career as a legal assistant and loves events with her car club. The stars in her crown are two wonderful sons. In a former life, she must have had to walk everywhere because today she is into transportation with fine taste in expensive horses and hot cars! She likes to dress up and host formal dinner parties.
Website – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
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