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Category Archives: Shapeshifter

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

Meet Mikhail Matheson from Wolf of Her Own by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Mikhail Matheson from Wolf of her Own by NJ Walters, a new Paranormal Romance. 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 Wolf of her Own by NJ Walters

Title Wolf of her Own
Genre Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Mikhail Matheson may be an outsider in Salvation, but he stays with the pack to be close to his sister. It has nothing to with the fact that Elise—the most fascinating woman he’s ever laid eyes on—is part of the pack. Mikhail has wanted Elise for years, but being with her could cost him his life. Soon he’ll have to decide if he’s going to leave the pack or risk it all to pursue a place at her side.
After escaping her abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and seriously handsome Mikhail. But can she finally put her past behind her and dare to move on?
When danger creeps into the pack, both she and Mikhail have to be willing to sacrifice everything to have a chance at love.

Introducing Mikhail Matheson

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: 62 But because he’s a werewolf he looks in his 40s.
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Sitka, Alaska
Profession: Former wilderness guide, now a furniture maker.
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Werwolf
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
*shrugs* I’m 6’3″ and about 240lbs. My hair is dark brown with streaks of gray, which I blame on my much younger sister. My eyes are green.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I spent most of my life in the Alaskan wilderness guiding humans and trying to stay out of the way of my packmates. I would have left years ago if it weren’t for my sister. When she was forced to run from the pack I followed her to Salvation, North Carolina. I liked the pack she joined, so I stayed.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That would be Elise LaForge, the most amazing woman you’ll ever meet. She makes a hell of a fantastic pie, too.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I don’t have a whole lot of formal education beyond the basics. I went to work from the time I was a teenager, guiding folks through the Alaskan wilderness. I’ve read and learned whatever I’ve needed to in order to survive.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I never needed much. I prefer to spend most of my time outside. Never had a home of my own, as I travelled a lot and wanted to stay close to my sister to watch out for her. I’ve always made money and banked it, so I have more than enough to live on. I’m not afraid of hard work. I want more now that I have my sights set on Elise LaForge. A man wants to give his woman whatever she wants or needs. Problem is, she already has pretty much everything she could want, except me. She needs someone to love her.
Are you close to family?
The only family I’m close to is my sister, Rina. I was never close to my parents, even less so after I found out they tried to make my sister mate with a wolf while I was away, forcing her to run. Needless to say, there won’t be any family reunions any time soon. I finally found Rina with the Salvation Pack. She’s happy here. I’m happy for her, but I want some of that happiness for myself.
Do you care about what others assume about you?
I’ve never cared what anyone thought of me until now. Now I care what Elise thinks. I want her to love and accept me and know that I see the amazingly strong and sexy woman she is, even if she doesn’t always see it herself.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Hell yes, I can keep a secret. I’m a werewolf. I don’t exactly run around telling people that. An even bigger secret is my relationship with Elise. I don’t care who knows, but she does. She worries about her sons and how they’d react if they found out about us. And since her eldest son is the pack alpha that could lead to some trouble. The secret won’t last long. It can’t in a pack as close-knit as this one.
Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?
The person who could hurt me the most is Elise. I don’t know what I’d do if I ever lost her. A wolf isn’t meant to be alone, but there is no other woman in the world for me but her. I waited over sixty years to find her. I never understood just how lonely I was until I met her. She’s my heart.

Wolf of her Own by NJ Walters

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/wolf-of-her-own.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWQ4PK1/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-of-her-own-n-j-walters/1128615958
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wolf-of-her-own/id1381437118
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-of-her-own

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
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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Cry Me a River by Livia Quinn @liviaquinn #RLFblog #ParanormalromanceLivia Quinn, 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.

Cry Me a River by Livia Quinn

Genre Paranormal romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Welcome to Destiny, home to the Paramortals since…well, forever… where human neighbors and their new sheriff live alongside shifters, dragons, vampires and a family of djinn.
Just don’t tell the humans.
Amid the strange goings on in his new hometown, Sheriff Jack Lang organizes a search for Tempest Pomeroy’s brother. Although Jack glimpsed her supposed supernatural talents in the form of lightning bolts aimed directly at him—special effects, had to be—nothing will keep him from doing his job to protect the town’s residents, his daughter, and even the trouble-making Tempe.
In the course of the investigation, lies and suspicions cloud their mutual attraction, but Storm Witch Tempe’s new ex-Navy pilot beau vows to learn everything about this quirky town.
Everything? Like a massive rumble of thunder, her family secrets—including her brother’s djinn nature—shake things up. Sure, Jack may stick around to finish his investigation, but once he knows all about the supernatural aspects of the town…? Well, wouldn’t it be just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman has a few little secrets?
Because in the town of Destiny, the burgeoning, unpredictable supernatural whips up a massive whirlwind of everything.

Where to buy Cry Me A River

Publisher Campbell Hill Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O2I8X8M

Livia Quinn Social Media

DC native Livia Quinn lives by the bayou in Louisiana where she pens paranormal and contemporary military romances based in her Storm Lake world. She is the author of thirteen books.
Website: http://liviaquinn.com
Blog: https://liviaquinnwrites.com/livias-ramblings
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Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/liviaquinn
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Is It True: Drakon's Past by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRPlay Is It True with today’s guest NJ Walters, author of Drakon’s Past, a paranormal romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
First, tell us about your book.
Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.
Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: paranormal romance/shifter
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. This is book 4 of the Blood of the Drakon series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Travel guides and YouTube videos are very useful.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. The hero in Drakon’s Past is not fully human. He’s a drakon, which is the son of a pure-blooded dragon and a human female. Dragons came to our world 4000 years ago, had sons with human women and left, leaving their half-breed sons behind. Drakons have the primal instincts and power of the dragon combined with the intellect and emotions of a human.
this book has more than one genre?
It’s a paranormal/shapeshifter/contemporary romance.
you speak more than one language?
No.
you grew up where you live now?
No.
you love to read?
YES! I have to read every day or I just don’t feel right.
you are never late?
Never. I tend to be early.
you love pizza?
Yum. Absolutely. Vegetarian pizza for me.
you love sushi?
Never had it and don’t really want to.
you have a pet?
No. I’m allergic to cats and my apartment building won’t allow dogs.
Where can we find your book online?
Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-past.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786R7LSM/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-past-nj-walters/1127620047
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-past/id1324091386
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-past

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

 

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. After we talk, I’ll ask for your bio and social media. Let’s jump in to a Quick and Fun answer session.

QUICK

Drakon's Past by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRDo you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?
I write romance, but have written in many sub-genres. These days it’s primarily paranormal romance with the occasional contemporary thrown in. I can’t get enough werewolves, shifters, and vampires.
How do you come up with ideas?
Ideas come from everywhere–TV shows, magazine articles, snippets of overheard conversation, non-fiction books, songs. There is no end to possibilities. It’s all in the combination of the ideas.
For example, my Hades’ Carnival series all started with an online quiz about carnival rides. I was a carousel. *g* No surprise there. But it got me to thinking about the carousel animals. What if they were real? How did they get there? Were they cursed? How can they escape? What will happen to them when they do? I was hooked and the Hades’ Carnival series was born.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The characters. I’m not a plotter when I write so for me it’s all about the characters. I write mini bios for them, getting to know them better before I start to write. What do they want? What motivates them? What do they like or dislike? What makes them who they are? Once I know that, the story tends to evolve organically. As soon as I have the first scene locked down in my head, I start to write and let the story unfold from there.
When did you write your first book?
I wrote my first book back in 1995-96. I’d always been a voracious reader. At the time, I was unemployed for a short while and decided to try my hand at writing. I wrote 2 books and 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? Leather
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Tell us about Drakon’s Past
Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.
Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.
Genre PNR
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Where to find Drakon’s Past

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-past.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786R7LSM/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-past-nj-walters/1127620047
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-past/id1324091386
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-past

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

 

Welcome Connor Matasan from The Dragon Wore a Kilt, a new paranormal romance by Holly Bargo.

Connor Matasan

Age: 96
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Glencarol, Scotland
Profession: Farmer
Ethnicity: Scottish
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): sith
Please provide a physical description.
I suppose I resemble the typical romantic hero, tall and dark-haired. The ladies of Glencarol have liked the looks of the men in my family for centuries and I’m no exception.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I’m the earl of Matasan, but due to my being sith, the title passed to my great-nephew, Liam. As an immortal sith, converted from human by the ancient magic of Saroach who lives in the loch, I live a lonely life and guard the loch and the dragon from discovery. I’ve yet to figure out what the dragon actually does for us, but I’m bound to his will.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Lila is my mate, given to me by Saroach. She’s perfect, amazing, talented, and too damned independent for my comfort. She’s mine.
How does your hero dress?
I prefer to wear the native dress of my people, a kilt. They’re comfortable, you know. And I look damned good in one.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
The earls of Matasan own a large property and live comfortably, but we’re typical of our Scottish kin in that we’re not wasteful or extravagant. My great-nephew Liam is a financial genius; I focus more on the agricultural operations of our estate.
Is he close to family?
Family is everything, whether that family is related by blood or magic. I will protect them all and they will do the same for me.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
My existence itself is an open secret. The village of Glencarol knows something us Matasans, even if they’re not really privy to our secrets.
What is your hero’s biggest personal flaw?
If you asked Lila, she would say my biggest flaw is arrogance. It’s true, I’m arrogant as has been every earl of Matasan. My will is law and no one but Lila ever defied me.
What is your hero’s breaking point?
I was captured by a witch who wanted to take my immortality and power for herself. She treated me much the same as I treated Lila and the realization broke me. I needed her forgiveness to restore me and it made me a better man… and a better mate for my beloved Lila.
What happened to cause Lila to leave you?
I can only say that I… devolved. Something about the dragon’s nature overwhelming my humanity caused me to treat her badly. Although, I can’t really blame the dragon nature, because Saroach was disappointed in me, too.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions.
Why do you think Holly Bargo chose to write about you?
I sought understanding and redemption. And I think the writer wishes men were, perhaps, a little like me, too.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
My writer held true to her principles. I could not charm her and she portrayed me as I was. That stung.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
My writer loves men who are truly masculine, not male versions of women, but men who complement women and are strong enough to accept a strong woman.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I want my writer to tackle Robbie’s story. My philandering sith brother needs a mate of his own, he needs someone to love and who will love him, too.

Tell us about The Dragon Wore a Kilt

Publisher Hen House Publishing (https://www.henhousepublishing.com)
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Wore-Kilt-Holly-Bargo-ebook/dp/B014N34IU2

Holly Bargo Social Media

Holly Bargo is the author’s pseudonym and really did exist once upon a time as a fondly remembered, temperamental Appaloosa mare. Holly writes fantasy and romance and loves combining the two for exciting, sizzling stories touched by magic.
Holly and her husband live on a hobby farm in southwest Ohio with an ancient horse, elderly llama, clowder of cats, and timid Great Dane named after Catwoman. They have two children, one enrolled in college and the other serving in the military.
Website https://www.henhousepublishing.com
Blog https://www.henhousepublishing.com/eggs-the-hen-house-blog
Twitter https://twitter.com/HollyBargoBooks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HenHousePublishing1/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/henhousep/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12756589.Holly_Bargo?
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Bargo/e/B00JRK6VGQ/

 

Let’s meet Nicodemus Wilde from Drakon’s Past, a new paranormal romance. 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’s Past

Title Drakon’s Past
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.
Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.

Introducing Nicodemus Wilde

Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A small village in the Middle East that has long since gone to dust.
Profession: I buy and sell interesting items. And I gamble when I’m in the mood.
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’9″ with black shoulder-length hair and black 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 red and outlined in the same black as my eyes.
Tell us about yourself, please.
Of all my siblings, I’m the most outgoing and the most handsome, if I do say so myself. I collect all sorts of interesting items and I like to gamble. Keeps life interesting.
Who is the significant other in your life?
*leans forward aggressively* Why do you want to know? Constance is mine.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I’ve lived in caves…literally. I’ve also lived in palaces. I’ve been around a long time. Of the two, I much prefer the palace. Currently, I have homes all around the world, but I prefer the small home I built for myself in the Arizona desert. When I’m in Vegas, I always keep a hotel suite.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
I’d rather have it than not.
What is your family like?
We put the fun in dysfunction. To say we have parental issues is an understatement of gigantic proportions. I don’t see my brothers as often as I’d like, but I love them and would die for them. Hell, I’m living for them, when there are many days I’d rather not.
How well do you know your neighbors?
Drakon’s don’t do neighbors. I may like to hang out around humans to keep life interesting, but I hate having neighbors. When I want to relax, I want solitude.
Do you see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Life is filled with shades of gray. But know one thing, you attack me or my family and I’m coming for you. That is black and white with zero shades of gray.
What would you like to tell your writer?
Took you long enough to write my story. Why did I have to go last just because I’m the youngest brother? But I am glad that the adventures don’t end with my book. And I got my happy ending, so I guess I’ll forgive you for making me wait.

Drakon’s Past

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-past.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786R7LSM/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-past-nj-walters/1127620047
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-past/id1324091386
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-past

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

 

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