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Category Archives: Vampire

Romance or Fantasy with vampiric characters.

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

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JBRRABE/
Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Morgan-DArcy-A-Vampyre-Rhapsody-Audiobook/B078YYJQ2J

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.
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Website http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
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Sayara St Clair, 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.

Kiss Me, Bite Me by Sayara St Clair

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
I’d learned early on in life not to show weakness. Like messy emotions. Shedding tears in front of my family had a similar outcome to busting out of a shark cage wearing blood cologne.
The world hasn’t treated Kayana Castello Branco particularly kindly. So it’s no surprise to her when she literally bumps into her soul mate, only to find he’s already taken. He’s gorgeous, strong, smart, kind—every woman’s ideal guy. Of course he’s unavailable for soul-matey business.
When fate shows pity, putting Greg Morgan in her path a second time, the resulting collision is colossal. Their connection is epic, the stuff of romantic legends, fairy tales, sonnets. They’re like Romeo and Juliet (only, the R-rated version).
But something has happened to Greg. Now, every time he gets near Ana, he gets long and hard…and pointy in the fang area. He doesn’t know whether he wants to kiss her, lick her, do-that-thing-that-rhymes-with-duck her. Or bite and deprive her of every last molecule of haemoglobin.
Loving a newbie vampire with control issues really and truly sucks.
Why did you write this book?
Although this is the fourth book I’ve published, it’s actually the first one I ever wrote. I’ve been an avid paranormal romance reader for a long time and I may have a slight vampire obsession. I mean, it’s so slight it’s barely worth mentioning. *Stares* *Waits* *Squirms* Okay, okay, I’ll admit it—I am TOTALLY obsessed with vamps! So it was inevitable that my first book would be a vampire paranormal romance.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. All sorts of romance, eg erotic, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense. I am an unashamed incurable romantic.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
There are so many characters I’ve admired over the years, that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. My character of the moment, though, is Daniel Beckett, from a series of books by Dominic Piper. Beckett is worlds apart from the usual romantic hero I fall head over heels for. However, he is mysterious and intriguing. And it is absolutely imperative that I find out more about him.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the second book in the Blood Kissed Series.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
The book mentioned above will released next. Kayana, Greg and their friends will be involved in some extremely complicated and hair-raising situations. Expect much mayhem in the future from me.

Where to buy Kiss Me, Bite Me

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EoqQdb

Sayara St Clair Social Media

If someone told a young Sayara St Clair that one day she would be an erotic/paranormal-romance-writing Aussie expat living in Thailand, she would have snort-laughed and yelled, “You. Be. Crazy!”
If someone told her the same thing now, she would not yell, only nod solemnly. Because that actually happened.
Sayara has a science degree, with majors in both microbiology and biochemistry. Working in the fields of serology and tissue banking, she got to do lots of cool and sometimes slightly weird stuff. She was employed as the manager/buyer for furniture retail stores, where she had a chance to unleash her inner interior decorator. (Interior design is one of her great passions.) And for a time, she taught English to students in Asia. (Hanging about in a roomful of extremely loud, pint-sized humans is not one of her great passions.) She has written: ads for TV, print and radio; real estate brochures; website copy; and a screenplay. Now she’s writing fiction and has discovered it’s her favorite thing to do. She’s also learned that writing sultry romances is so much more fun than writing dry old scientific journal articles. No one has sex in scientific journal articles. Not the ones she wrote anyway.
When not writing, she may be most commonly found in a horizontal position reading, in the kitchen baking, in the garden planting, or somewhere else singing at the top of her lungs. She loves music and is prone to spontaneous bouts of dancing.
With regards to vampires and chocolate: she bites one on a daily basis and has had a lifelong obsession with the other. And she’s not telling which one’s which.
Website www.sayarastclair.com
Blog http://www.sayarastclair.com/wp/blog-2/
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Newsletter http://www.sayarastclair.com/wp/contact/

 

Five vampire myths busted. One Knight Stand by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #PNRKryssie Fortune, 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 and this interesting thing about vampires…

The ancient order of Knights Defender turned vampire to police the paranormal creatures that walk the world. But would you know if your boyfriend was a vampire? Here’s a few mistake assumptions people make.
Vampires have pale skin
Think again.
When a Knights Defender rises as a Knights Vampire they regenerate any wounds and become the best version of themselves. Since some wee crusader knights, they come with a built-in suntan.
Vampires don’t have a reflection?
Wrong Again
Knights Vampire need to blend with humans. Someone would notice if they didn’t cast a reflection. When the Grand Master’s dark spell created them, he ensured mirrors reflected them.
Think vampires come with protruding canines?
Another myth bites the dust
A Knights Vampire fangs only drop when he’s about to drink blood. Any other time, even a dentist wouldn’t know they came with fangs.
Think vampires only drink blood?
That would be boring.
Knights Vampire come from the middle ages. Food was different and sometimes scarce back then. They love modern food, especially spices. Most enjoy fine wine, too.
Think all Knight’s Vampire are male?
This is more or less true, but some have found their true-mates. If their female truly loves them, the Knight keeps his immortality and gets his soul back when they bond. Most Knights Vampire have lost the ability to feel. To them the world is a cold place that only exists in shades of gray. Only their innate strength and courage keeps them from turning rogue. To reclaim their soul, a vampire must find their soul mate and bond with her. If their love isn’t strong enough, the woman walks away unscathed. The vampire goes straight to hell.

About One Knight Stand by Kryssie Fortune

Once a Knight Vampire soul bonds with his lady, she becomes immortal too.
Crusader knight, Blaxton de Ferrers rises as a vampire after the Knights Defender steal his soul. Murdered by his cousin, he preys on the people he once swore to protect. His emotions leach out of him. Gradually, he forgets how to feel.
Eight hundred years later, he meets Harriet.
Harriet Mortlake’s a strong, sassy woman who battles her weight and her temper. She’s the modern-day archivist in the castle which was Blaxton’s childhood home. She’s supposed to ferret out the castle’s secrets. Instead, she finds the love of her life.
When danger threatens Harriet, Blaxton steps in. Harriet and Blaxton are a match made in heaven. Except… he’s a vampire and he’s destined for hell.
Please Note – formerly sold as Knight’s Vampire
Amazon USA http://amzn.to/2pgAf24
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2pnLBAe
Amazon Canada http://amzn.to/2FYZKhT
Amazon Australia http://amzn.to/2FSUUiV

Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life – or Kryssie – throws at them.
Kryssie’s pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all stand-alone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.
Website http://kryssiefortune.wixsite.com/kryssie
Blog http://kryssiefortune.blogspot.co.uk/
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