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Category Archives: Shapeshifter

Romance or fantasy with characters who change species/visible outward appearance. Were-creatures.

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

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDTNNDF
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bare-season-allie-ritch/1129557891
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1436435635
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bare-season

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.
Website https://allieritch.wordpress.com
Blog https://allieritch.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/AllieRitch
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/AllieRitch
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/allieritch

Drakon's Tear by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRNJ Walters, 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.

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.)

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write romance, but have explored many different sub-genres—erotic, ménage a trois, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal. The past half dozen years or more it’s been mostly paranormal romance. I can’t seem to get enough shifters, especially werewolves and drakons.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Book ideas come from everywhere—TV shows, magazine articles, snippets of overheard conversation, an online quiz, non-fiction books, songs. There is no end to possibilities. It’s all in the combination of the ideas. That’s what makes it so much fun. Sometimes an idea will seemingly pop into my head out of nowhere while I’m out walking or doing housework.
I’ve carried some ideas around with me for years. That’s what happened with the Blood of the Drakon series. I always knew I wanted to write about drakons (the offspring between pure-blooded dragons and human women), but the characters didn’t really start talking to me until a few years ago.
While I was waiting for the drakons, I had plenty of alpha werewolves demanding stories of their own.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Everything starts with the characters. I may have an idea, but until I know the hero and heroine I don’t even think about writing. I write mini bios on index cards. I’ll often learn a lot more about them as I go, but that’s where I start.
Once I understand who the characters are, their story naturally arises from that. I’ll often have a couple of ideas for scenes or conflicts before I begin, but I’m more a pantser than a plotter.
As soon as I know what the first scene is going to be I start writing.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book back in the mid 1990s. I’d always been a voracious reader, but it never occurred to me that I might write until I was unemployed for a short while. I decided to give it a try and wrote 2 books. I submitted them to a couple of publishers, but they were rejected. I put the books away and didn’t start writing again until 2003. I wrote a short novel and submitted it to one of the early e-publishers and had it accepted. Annabelle Lee was released in October of 2004 (it’s since been rereleased as Uncovering Annabelle).
And the two books I wrote back in the 1990s…they were rewritten and Discovering Dani and The Way Home became the first two books of my Jamesville series.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country life (although I live in a city)
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Dogs

Where to buy Drakon’s Tear

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-tear.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6F5WC8/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-tear-n-j-walters/1129819271
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-tear/id1441318340
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-tear

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
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
Newsletter https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/awakeningdesires/info

 

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

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-tear.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6F5WC8/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-tear-n-j-walters/1129819271
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-tear/id1441318340
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-tear

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
Newsletter https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/awakeningdesires/info

 

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

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HDTNNDF
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bare-season-allie-ritch/1129557891
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1436435635
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bare-season

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.
Website https://allieritch.wordpress.com
Blog https://allieritch.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/AllieRitch
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/AllieRitch
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/allieritch

 

Meet Luther Henderson from Drakon Unchained by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Luther Henderson from Drakon Unchained, a new paranormal romance novel by 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. Let’s talk.

About Drakon Unchained by NJ Walters

Title Drakon Unchained
Genre Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.
Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.

As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.

Introducing Luther Henderson

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: I’m older than I look
Gender: male
Birthplace: Alaska
Profession: Security Expert
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’6″ with short blond hair and blue eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is silver and outlined in the same blue as my eyes.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I’m currently employed as the head of security for a member of the Knights of the Dragon. Their sole purpose is to capture and control dragons (that’s what they call drakons) for the healing power that exists in their blood. My purpose is to infiltrate their organization.
Who is the significant other in your life?
*leans forward aggressively* Why do you want to know about my Victoria?
How do you dress?
I much prefer jeans and T-shirts, but I’ve worn custom tailored suits for the past few years. Most of the mercenaries who work for my employer wear black combat-style clothing. Over the years, I’ve learned that when I wear a suit, it puts people at ease. They tend to underestimate me, forget I’m dangerous. Which works all the better for me.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
All the above. I’ve always learned whatever I’ve needed to, plus I’ve had a lot of experience in different situations.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I’ve worked hard and made my fair share of money. Money gives you power and freedom, things I value. I don’t mind working hard to get what I want. Makes it all the sweeter.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Can I keep a secret? Baby, my entire life is about keeping secrets. The things I know… Well, if I told you, I’d have to kill you.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I try not to have doubts. I prefer to stay focused on my goals, believing I can achieve them. *shakes head* If I’d allowed doubt to creep in, I’m not sure I would have survived, might have given into despair years ago.
What is your biggest need?
To have everyone I love safe. And make no mistake, I’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. If the world has to burn… *shrugs* Then it burns.

Where to buy Drakon Unchained

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-unchained.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FMG4W2W/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakon-unchained-n-j-walters/1129098413
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakon-unchained/id1412732920
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-unchained

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
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
Newsletter https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/awakeningdesires/info

 

Do It Write: Where Aidee Ladnier writes @aideeladnier #RLFblog #Paranormal #ShiftersAidee Ladnier, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Wolf Around The Corner by Aidee Ladnier

Genre: Paranormal, Shifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Frank’s family taught him that his wolf was dangerous, unwanted. Now his best friend’s brother wants him in bed and on stage. But giving into his wolf’s need for love could risk the quiet life Frank has created for himself—and his heart.
Settled in the small town of Waycroft Falls, Frank is content to be a lone wolf among the white picket fences and dollar book bins until he finds himself sniffing his best friend’s brother. Tom smells like hot apple pie and his Broadway smile has Frank lolling his tongue. But when the visiting actor learns Frank’s secret and plies him with hot kisses to get him to star in his play, Frank can’t help but wonder if Tom is only acting.
Tom ran away from family obligations to be a Broadway star. If he could make it there, he could make it anywhere…but he didn’t. Trudging home to Waycroft Falls to open his sister’s new performance space brings him face to face with a werewolf—a werewolf that would be perfect for Tom’s shoestring production of Beauty and the Beast. Staying in Tiny Town USA would be worth it if he can somehow convince the sexy wolf to expose his furry condition on stage and howl privately in Tom’s bed.
Wolf Around The Corner, a paranormal semi-finalist in Passionate Ink’s 2017 Sexy Scribbles Contest, is a full-length fairytale romance with a side of wolf shifter. If you like your romance with gorgeous men, humor, and small town magic, you’ll love Wolf Around the Corner! Buy your copy now and settle in to watch the drama unfold!
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a preteen, but not always publishing. I began publishing romance in 2012 with a short story. I still love to write short stories and even flash fiction. If you’re interested in short stories, I have a number of them for free on my website at https://www.aideeladnier.com
What was your first published book?
My first published short story was The Applicant which has since been expanded into a novella and published by Dreamspinner Press. In it a lonely roboticist has a particularly stressful day dealing with a rampaging teddy bear robot, a time traveler from the future, and several applicants who want to become his new research assistant.
Tell us about your writing space or home office.
I love my little writing desk. It’s my haven and my most productive space. Here’s a picture!
Anything special about your space?
I absolutely love my poster of the Hero’s Journey. I studied Joseph Campbell’s monomyth in college and this poster is a whimsical look at how a character crosses out of the ordinary world and into the hero realm. The poster was created by Ryan Dunlavey in conjuction with his graphic novel Action Philosophers written by Fred Van Lente. The poster is sadly no longer for sale, but here’s a closer look at it:
What do you love most about that area?
It’s located in my guest bedroom so it gets lots of natural sunlight but there’s a lamp for nighttime writing as well. My cats will come in to enjoy the sunshine and stay for a cuddle as I write.
What would like to change about your home office?
I’m thinking of moving my desk into my library. I have a big wide windowseat that’s just the perfect height for my desk (and if I get tired I can sack out among my books!). The library is actually a repurposed dining room. Since I already have a perfectly good breakfast nook for my four person table, I thought I’d just build some bookshelves and make a library. As you can see in the picture, the window seat is actually a cedar chest I got as a wedding present from my cousin.
What’s the last book about writing that you read?
Verbalize: bring stories to life and life to stories by Damon Suede. I love Damon’s writing style and this was a fun read. His book emphasizes the use of action in verbs, plot and character tactics. His point of view from theater and screenwriting was refreshing and shined a light on fiction writing that I was unfamiliar with.
What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?
I really like Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books Book by Gwen Hayes. It gives a really basic, easy to understand breakdown of the romance novel. I’m also totally in love with all the thesauruses (beginning with the Emotion Thesaurus) by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. Their website One Stop for Writers (https://onestopforwriters.com) is also excellent.
What do you like to read for relaxation?
Everything! Depending on what day it is or what room of my house I’m inhabiting, I’ll be reading historical romance, hard science fiction, biographies, cozy mysteries, or even an epic fantasy. I can’t be tied to one genre in my reading, which probably explains why I skip around genres when I’m writing as well.
Do you have an author newsletter?
I do! I publish Aidee’s Awesome News every few months or so usually when I have a new book coming out or an appearance somewhere. And occasionally I have a mailing list only giveaway! You can sign up here: https://eepurl.com/cOXzjj

Where to buy Wolf Around The Corner

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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-around-the-corner-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/833744
24Symbols https://www.24symbols.com/book/english/aidee-ladnier/wolf-around-the-corner?id=2852074
Indigo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/wolf-around-the-corner/9781386122661-item.html?ref=isbn-search
Angus and Robertson https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/wolf-around-the-corner-aidee-ladnier/p/9781386122661
Mondadori https://books.mondadoristore.it/Wolf-Around-The-Corner-Aidee-Ladnier/eae978138612266/

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Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, believes that adventure is around every corner. In pursuit of new experiences, she’s worked as a magician’s assistant, been a beauty pageant contestant, ridden in hot air balloons, produced independent movies, hiked up a volcano, and is a proud citizen scientist. A lover of genre fiction, Aidee’s perfect romance has a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.
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