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Category Archives: Transgender

Romance between characters with fluid or changing gender.

Know Bryony, the Heroine from Love Comes in Many Shapes, a story by Alice Renaud @alicerauthor in the BVS anthology Rainbow Desire #RLFblog #GayRomanceBryony the shifter mermaid is in love with Maia the witch in Love Comes in Many Shapes, a story by Alice Renaud in Rainbow Desire, the new BVS anthology of LGBTQIA+ love stories. But when Maia’s ex comes to visit, their relationship faces a severe test.

Alice Renaud, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about Rainbow Desire.

Rainbow Desire by Alice Renaud, et al.

Genre Gay/LGBTQIA+/Menage Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): The stories in this anthology have a variety of heat ratings from R to X

Blurb for Rainbow Desire

Rainbow Desire is a celebration of life and love in its kaleidoscope of exotic rainbow colours. The stories within the book also reflect its vibrant shades of romance from light to dark. I hope you will enjoy the wealth of narratives in this glorious LGBTQ+ anthology.

Blurb for Love Comes in Many Shapes

Bryony, a shifter mermaid, has run away with sexy witch Maia, and now they’re living the dream in Las Vegas. But Maia is hiding a secret. When her ex, a super-hot warlock, turns up, Bryony can’t fight her attraction to him. Will she choose him? Or Maia? Or both?

Know Bryony, the Heroine from Love Comes in Many Shapes in Rainbow Desire

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Go for a swim in the pool. She spends as much time as she can in water.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Like all shifter merfolk, she loves seafood. She likes the fried squid and shrimps from her local Chinese restaurant.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

As little as possible! Clothes are a hindrance when shifting. Fortunately the climate in Las Vegas enables her to waft around in a bikini and shorts most of the time.

Does she know how to fix things?

Yes, she grew up the only girl in a household of mermen, and learned to fix broken things – boats, kettles, pipes…

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

When Maia, a witch, came to the Morvann islands, Bryony fell in love with her. She tried to tell her family and Clan about their relationship, but they freaked out and ordered her to break up with Maia. Mermen are a conservative lot, and she was the first openly gay mermaid on the islands. As a result she ran off to the US with Maia.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She loves children and is very natural with them. In her job as an entertainer for a hotel in Las Vegas, she often interacts with children and loves it.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Bright and perky, ready to seize the day. Maia on the other hand is a night owl and doesn’t start smiling until about 10 am.

How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?

She acts as natural as possible. Officially only Maia knows that she is a shifter mermaid, though her manager and some of her colleagues at the hotel suspect something. She changes into her mermaid shape as part of the show, and though she pretends it’s a costume, some who see her up close can guess that it’s not. But hey, it’s Vegas, anything goes.

Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?

She will do it herself if she can. She likes fixing things, and also she is prudent with money.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. Mermaids usually avoid piercings and jewelry as it causes issues when shifting from human to aquatic form.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Neither. Unlike Maia she doesn’t drive. She take taxis a lot, or Maia drives her.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. Merfolk respect the environment.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Rainbow Desire

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com
Amazon https://amzn.to/3ATp0jl
Barnes and Noble https://books2read.com/u/mYZPQd
iBooks https://books2read.com/u/mYZPQd

Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second and third books, “Music for a Merman,” and “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories for the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again,” both available now, and “Cowboy Desire,” on pre order now, release date 1 April. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested!
Website https://nomadauthors.com/alicerenaud/alicebooks.html
Twitter https://twitter.com/alicerauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AliceRenaudAuthorRomance/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18670218.Alice_Renaud
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alice-renaud
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B
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Changing Faces: a Transgender SciFi by Barb Caffrey @BarbCaffrey #RLFblog #writeLGBT #SciFiAllen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her–but didn’t, because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.

When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them–she looks and acts like anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.

He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.

Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a second chance at love.

Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will do almost anything to keep you together–even change your faces.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Author Barb Caffrey

Publisher Twilight Times Books

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3CQKWJ
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N3CQKWJ
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/changing-faces-barb-caffrey/1125707044
Link to except: http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/ChangingFaces_ch1.html

Barb Caffrey Social Media

Website/Blog https://elfyverse.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbCaffrey
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/barb.caffrey.1

Changing Faces: a Transgender SciFi @BarbCaffrey #RLFblog #LGBT #SciFi Today’s featured book is Changing Faces, a science fiction romance novel by Barb Caffrey.

Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her–but didn’t, because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.

When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them–she looks and acts like anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.

He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.

Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a second chance at love.

Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will do almost anything to keep you together–even change your faces.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Author Barb Caffrey

Publisher Twilight Times Books

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3CQKWJ
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N3CQKWJ
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/changing-faces-barb-caffrey/1125707044
Link to except: http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/ChangingFaces_ch1.html

Barb Caffrey Social Media

Website/Blog https://elfyverse.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/BarbCaffrey
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/barb.caffrey.1

Allen and Elaine are graduate students in Nebraska, and love
each other very much. Their life should be idyllic, but Elaine’s past includes
rape, neglect, and abuse from those who should’ve loved her–but didn’t,
because from childhood, Elaine identified as transgender.
When Elaine tells Allen right before Christmas, he doesn’t
know what to do. He loves Elaine, loves her soul, has heard about transgender
people before, but didn’t think Elaine was one of them–she looks and acts like
anyone else. Now, she wants to become a man and is going to leave.
He prays for divine intervention, and says he’ll do
anything, just please don’t separate him from Elaine…and gets it.
Now, he’s in Elaine’s body. And she’s in his. They’ll get a
second chance at love.
Why? Because once you find your soulmate, the universe will
do almost anything to keep you together–even change your faces.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Twilight Times Books

Barb Caffrey Social Media

 
 
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