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Category Archives: Ghost

A romance in which one or more characters are ghosts, spectral entities, or spirits.

Passionate Destiny by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #Romance #PNR #ghostDee 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.

Passionate Destiny by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings, professor of women’s studies at a small New Jersey college, is a woman who confidently knows who she is and what she expects of life. Until she loses her teaching position and her well-ordered life gets turned upside down. Then, in a subtle stroke of whimsy, fate tosses her a gift in an historic home and property in Virginia.
Harboring visions of Gone With the Wind, she determines to use River Peace as a temporary reprieve from her troubles. Images of Tara quickly evaporate when she arrives to discover the reality of her inheritance, however.
River Peace has history, grace and style going for it. After only one night, Margaret discovers that it also has a ghost. She’s visited by a male spirit from the time of the War Between the States, who knows how to make a woman feel special. And very loved, indeed.
Aaron Belton meets Margaret when she first arrives in Virginia. He’s renowned for historic renovations on a multitude of properties, but he’s got a special place in his heart for River Peace. He and his family believe the property always should have belonged to them. In fact, Aaron will do almost anything to make that happen. When his passion for the house changes to a passion for the house’s owner, Aaron’s as surprised as anyone. Can he gain both? To do so, he’ll have to face a spectral being.
And his own destiny.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write all romance, but some sub-genre: ménage, futuristic space romp, paranormal, shifter, historical. But most of what I do is contemporary.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Um…coming up with ideas is so easy. Too easy, lol! I take a drive and get my mind doing something different, listen to country music, and voila! Getting those ideas and organized into cohesion and then typing them up is the harder part.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Making sure my idea is filled out and feels real. I want the reader to have a “take-me-away” feeling while reading my books, so it must seem like an actual experience. That’s most important to me.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote Impatient Passion in September 2002. Loved that book! It was published by Liquid Silver Publishing February 14, 2003.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Mountains
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home (I’m so darn boring!)
Dogs or cats? Cats

Where to buy Passionate Destiny

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/product/passionate-destiny/
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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
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Stressing Aaron Belton from Passionate Destiny @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #romance #paranormalromance #PNRLet’s meet Aaron Belton from Passionate Destiny, a paranormal erotic romance, by Dee 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 latest book.

Passionate Destiny by Dee S Knight

Genre Paranormal erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Margaret Amis-Hollings moves to an old house in Virginia, never suspecting a ghost has first dibs. Soon her life is intertwined with a soldier from long ago and with his descendant, Aaron. Living with a ghost is one thing. Dealing with Aaron is quite another. They share the present; they might share a past. Do they share a destiny?

Stressing Aaron Belton

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.
Please tell me about your hero.
Age: Mid-thirties
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Palmyra, Virginia
Profession: Former professor, now carpenter and historical restorer
Ethnicity: Southern gentleman
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):
What does your hero look like?
Eyes were the darkest blue, hair the deepest black, teeth the whitest white. And straight. Over 6 feet, muscular due to hard work and not a gym. Dimples.
Who is the significant other in his life?
Margaret Amis-Hollings, new owner of River Peace.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.
Relaxed backyard barbecue, with all the fixings and beer to drink. He likes smaller groups with close friends and easy conversation.
How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?
He’ll spend some time playing with the children running around, stand around the grill with the guys and shoot the breeze, and later sprawl in a deck chair at the fire pit holding hands with Margaret. He’s casual and comfortable, but also ready to help out when needed.
Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
He’ll mingle and mix. Even in more formal situations he wouldn’t be allof. He’s very comfortable with who he is.
If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?
Beer. And not a fancy foreign brand. He’ll try a local microbrewery, but his usual choice is simply a Sam Adams or a Bud.
How much drink is his usual?
Aaron cares too much for family and friends to drink much. He’d never take a chance on hurting anyone through word or action by drinking too much. He might have a couple of beers but he’s just as happy with sweet tea.
The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
He wouldn’t go to hide or to avoid anyone. And he wouldn’t go to drag someone back. He might go to check to be sure they’re okay—and in the case of youngsters, to be sure they aren’t getting ready to make trouble. ;)
Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?
He’s definitely the guy others migrate to. He’s intelligent and with a good sense of humor. Aaron is generally a really great guy but in his mind he’s just normal.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?
He’ll break it up. If the fight is verbal, he’ll try to calm things down by changing the subject. If the fight is physical, he’s big enough and strong enough to step in and force the combatants apart. At the kinds of parties he attends, there are often children around. Aaron wouldn’t put up with bad behavior around his kids or Margaret.
Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
He would definitely do the tossing.
Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?
Nope, he’s a family man—and he was even before he met Margaret because he has parents and siblings nearby. He won’t stay late.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?
He might be exasperated but he’ll be polite and rational. He’s a scientist and engineer and staying calm and rational is part of his personality.
How does the hero react to hearing a scream?
He rushes to discover the cause.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?
Stopping the brutality.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?
He won’t hesitate to stop one person assaulting another. And if it’s a woman—or certainly a child—bearing the brunt of someone else’s anger, he’s likely to be a bit forceful when stopping the assaulter. Just to be sure he (she) stops acting badly, you understand.
This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?
Aaron doesn’t just fight with his fists, he fights with his intelligence, too. So first he makes sure the person he’s tried to rescue is away. Then he might try a fast escape himself. He’s no fool. Staying to fight a battle he can’t win if the first victim is gone, if not smart.
The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?
He’s polite but not friendly. If things go too far he’ll be a bit terse and as soon as he can he’ll escape the situation.
Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?
Aaron isn’t one to jump in and undermine someone else. If he can he’ll speak to the younger person privately or he’ll deal with things as best he can without making a scene. On the other hand, he won’t be taken advantage of by being in an awkward situation. If things pass the point of politeness, he’ll excuse himself.
The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?
“It’s all mind over matter. Get the job done and then you can rest.”
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
“You can do whatever you have to do.”
What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?
Aaron has lived a pretty charmed life. He hasn’t had many upsets and no disasters that teach the hard lessons. But he recognizes that not all things are equal or fair. He changed his life in order to help make things as fair as possible for his family and community.
What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?
He’s a really good guy. Margaret describes him as looking like Superman and he kind of fits the mold. There are some genuinely good people in the world, and Aaron is one of them. But he’s still fun and interesting. And sexy ;)

Where to buy Passionate Destiny

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/product/passionate-destiny/

Amazon http://tinyurl.com/yytslhcl

Barnes and Noble http://tinyurl.com/yyw6bo6h

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
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Bucket list of Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings from Passionate Destiny @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #paranormal #PNRLet’s meet Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings from Passionate Destiny, a paranormal erotic romance by Dee 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.

Passionate Destiny by Dee S Knight

Genre Paranormal erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dr. Margaret Amis-Hollings, professor of women’s studies at a small New Jersey college, is a woman who confidently knows who she is and what she expects of life. Until she loses her teaching position and her well-ordered life gets turned upside down. Then, in a subtle stroke of whimsy, fate tosses her a gift in an historic home and property in Virginia.
Harboring visions of Gone With the Wind, she determines to use River Peace as a temporary reprieve from her troubles. Images of Tara quickly evaporate when she arrives to discover the reality of her inheritance, however.
River Peace has history, grace and style going for it. After only one night, Margaret discovers that it also has a ghost. She’s visited by a male spirit from the time of the War Between the States, who knows how to make a woman feel special. And very loved, indeed.
Aaron Belton meets Margaret when she first arrives in Virginia. He’s renowned for historic renovations on a multitude of properties, but he’s got a special place in his heart for River Peace. He and his family believe the property always should have belonged to them. In fact, Aaron will do almost anything to make that happen. When his passion for the house changes to a passion for the house’s owner, Aaron’s as surprised as anyone. Can he gain both? To do so, he’ll have to face a spectral being.
And his own destiny.
When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”
Age: Early 30s—a woman’s prime
Gender: Proudly female
Birthplace: New Jersey
Profession: Professor of Women’s Studies
Ethnicity: Yankee
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I have auburn hair that is (sadly) curly and nearly untamable, blue eyes, and a slim 5’8″ frame.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Until recently, I taught as a full professor at a college in New Jersey. Due to cut backs, they did away with the Women’s Studies courses (can you imagine??) and I found myself wondering how I would make ends meet. Wouldn’t you know, that very week I received notice from a lawyer in Virginia that a relative I didn’t know had left me a mansion in Virginia. Now, even a feminist can be a little romantic now and then, so naturally I imagined Tara, or something close. But my natural realistic tendencies took over when I saw the poor old, dilapidated structure River Peace really was. However, I can be stubborn and demanding, and I soon determined who would do the work so I could sell the place. After all, the little berg in central Virginia where the house was located was not for me. The pace was too slow, the people were too nosy (some would say friendly, but they would be wrong), and the whole state not New Jersey. Does that tell you enough?
Who is the significant other in your life?
At one time I was married to Jackson Hollings, a colleague at my college with an unfortunate penchant for teaching assistants. Now I have a strong attraction for the man making the repairs on my house, Aaron Belton. My God! The man is attractive in a visceral way. But strange. Very strange. He gave up a professorship at a nearby prestigious university in order to work on old houses. The sex is great but the man is a little weird.
If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.
What is your birth order?

Only child.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
A doll but even as a child I never liked Barbie, who exemplifies the physical side of a woman instead of her mind and accomplishments. In my opinion, every Barbie should come with a big, fat pimple on her chin and love handles to remind girls that even so-called beautiful women have real life to deal with.
Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.
Thank God I have a high metabolism because I like almost all food. I do stay away from fried food, however. That is, I did until Aaron took me to the diner in town. Southerners do have a way with fried chicken, don’t they? Best I’ve ever had!
Tell us about your best friend.
I guess before he cheated on me, my husband would have been my best friend. Jackson is a real charmer, and I’m not unaware of them even now that we’re divorced. He’s a great teacher and a lot of fun. He also has a fine mind and a challenging way about him, always keeping me on my toes. He’s attractive (though not in Aaron’s league), and I always enjoyed being on his arm when we went out. Weirdly, Jackson’s also a bit of a gossip, and all of my girlfriends loved being around him. He mixes well with men or women—is that strange?
What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?
Truthfully, until coming to Virginia, I never saw much reason to leave New Jersey. We have the shore and mountains close by in Pennsylvania. New York City isn’t far from where I lived and neither is the countryside. I had everything I thought a person could want, all within a hundred miles of my home, so why pay good money to go anywhere else? Now, with Aaron, there are any number of places I’d like to see. He gives everything a new perspective. I would like to explore how women lived in the past (maybe Rome or Greece) and the present (Peru, maybe, or Tanzania). I feel like the world has opened for me after moving just a few hundred miles south.
Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?
Aaron and I recently visited Haiti for one of Aaron’s consulting jobs. The poverty was so overwhelming. It made me feel helpless and determined to make some kind of difference at the same time.
Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?
Queen Elizabeth. People make fun of her for some reason, but she’s set the standard for how to live a decent, good life in public service, through good times and bad. And to serve as queen for all these years you know she has to have a backbone.
Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?
Any boorish man who thinks he knows what’s best for a woman.
If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?
1920. I would be among the first women able to vote for president of the Unites States.

About Dee S Knight

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.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

I’m not sure what the biggest challenge (problem) was exactly, but I almost didn’t finish it. I started it in February and by November, I said to myself that if I didn’t finish by Thanksgiving I was going to virtually shove it under the bed with the dust bunnies. Fortunately I had a small mercy to be thankful for because I sent it to Liquid Silver the week before the holiday. From when I started to when I finished, I wrote one other whole book and several novellas, just because I couldn’t get off the dime with Margaret and Aaron. I’m so happy I did finish because Passionate Destiny has almost all 5 rated reviews and was a Top Pick in Romantic Times magazine!

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

I’ve always liked Margaret. She was based on my boss when I worked in New Jersey, and if he read the book he would immediately know. I loved working for Joe and I like to think that I gave Margaret some of his character that made her spunky and sassy. It’s been a while since Passionate Destiny was released and I’d like to do a bit more with it.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

When the book came out I was asked to write a sequel but usually when I finish writing a book I ‘m ready to put the characters away. Since then I’ve thought about a sequel and even a prequel. Virginia has such a rich history that it would be easy to draw from for another book or two with Margaret, Aaron and their families.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

That I was a professional editor for training materials—pretty boring stuff! It made writing fiction a good release in the evenings.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

Thank you! I’ve appreciated your support over the years and now!!

Where to buy Passionate Destiny

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/

Amazon http://tinyurl.com/yytslhcl

Barnes and Noble http://tinyurl.com/yyw6bo6h

Dee S Knight Social Media

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

 

Ghostly Interlude by Stacy McKitrick #RLFblog #Paranormal romanceStacy McKitrick, 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.

Ghostly Interlude by Stacy McKitrick

Genre: Paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Maggie Russell–legal assistant by day, horror writer by night–gets the scare of her life when she wakes up in a strange café without any idea of how she got there. But if she tells anyone about her sleepwalking escapades, she could lose her grandmother’s house, and she’s fought hard to keep it.
Dean Parker is a private investigator whose office is next door to Maggie’s law firm. He’s been eyeing the pretty brunette ever since she started working there, but getting involved with anyone isn’t in his game plan. When he finds out she’s been having sleeping problems, he suspects her money-grubbing cousin is involved. Instead, he discovers something worse: a ghost is living with Maggie and it appears another may be possessing her.
Dean is determined to help Maggie rid her home of the uninvited guests. He just never figured his attraction to her would be reciprocated. Keeping his distance is no longer an option, though. If he fails, Maggie could very well be possessed forever.

Where to buy Ghostly Interlude

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Stacy McKitrick fell in love with paranormal romance, decided to write her own, and found her passion in life. She used to work in accounting, now she spends her time with vampires, ghosts, and aliens, and is the author of the Bitten by Love and the Ghostly Encounters series. Born in California, she currently resides in Ohio with her husband.
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Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo ‪@ketadiablo #RLFblog #WesternRomanceKeta Diablo, 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.

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

Genre Romance/ Western
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Six months ago, Anya Fleming’s ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn. Traumatized over his father’s suicide, the boy hasn’t spoken a word since. Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there’s only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.
But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming, a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman.
As if Anya didn’t have enough to deal with after her husband’s death and son’s illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is Lewis, who apparently isn’t done making her life miserable.
When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send him back to Hades?
Why did you write this book?
It’s Book 2 in a ghost series. I plan to write 2 more for the series. All books include a ghost. I seem to be fascinated with ghosts because they keep showing up in my books.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance with suspense or Paranormal
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird
What are you working on at the moment?
The third book in the Ghostland Series, Comes A Drifter
What books will we see from you in coming months?
A contemporary romance titled I Spy A Demon. Comes A Drifter, Book 3 in Ghostland and the start of a new western romance series called 50 Horses.

Where to buy Comes A Specter

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Keta Diablo Social Media

Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the United States on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature. She adores animals and has made it her mission in life to help feed hungry children in the USA. Greatly disturbed by the statistic that one in every five children goes to bed hungry, she donates her time and support to local food and animal shelters.
Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her erotica novel Decadent Deceptions was a finalist in the MOLLY contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America and has been nominated for a Red Carpet Award in 2014. Her paranormal novel Where the Rain Is Made has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark. Her historical novel Sky Tinted Water has been nominated for a RONE Award by Ind’Tale Magazine. Keta’s books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Read awards from the top professional review sites.
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