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Read The Sweetest Magic of All by Alice Renaud in the BVS #anthology Mystic Desire @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceAn apprentice witch goes back in time with a hot warlock in The Sweetest Magic of All, a story by Alice Renaud in the BVS paranormal romance anthology Mystic Desire. But they find more than they bargained for!

Alice Renaud, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Mystic Desire.

Mystic Desire by Alice Renaud and other BVS authors

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Mystic Desire, is a collection of short paranormal romance stories. I have always been a big fan of short stories, both reading and writing them. For the reader it is a chance to read the work of a diverse group of authors.

The themes in this book are varied, as are the collection of characters and artifacts, including Native American dream catchers, mystical jewelry, and characters such as lustful vampires, hot warlocks, a grumpy leprechaun, a ghostly terrier, a zombie apocalypse and things that go bump and “ooh” in the night!

The Sweetest Magic of All by Alice Renaud: When a sexy apprentice witch and a hot warlock go back in time to locate a magical amulet, they find more than they bargained for. It’s May Eve, the most magical night of the year, and normal rules don’t apply…

Where to buy An Awareness of Evil in Mystic Desire

Publisher https://blackvelvetseductions.com/
Amazon https://amzn.to/322Ziq3
Universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/4j1AD2

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 book in the series, “Music for a Merman,” and the third, “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories to the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again”, both out now. 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/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alicerenaudauthor/
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

 

Know the Hero from Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud @alicerauthor #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MermaidsIn Mermaids Marry in Green, a fantasy romance by Alice Renaud, a feisty shape shifting mermaid teams up with a warlock to capture a water monster who is threatening to flood London. They soon begin to fall for each other, but will her people accept a warlock as her mate? Will his troubled past tear them apart?

Alice, 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 hero, but first, tell us about Mermaids Marry in Green.

Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Know the Hero, Jonty, from Mermaids Marry in Green

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

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

In the past, he would have cast some spells to pass the time, perhaps conjured up a spirit in the shape of a talking animal to have a chat. But now he has given up magic, so he’d probably go for a walk in the dark.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Burger and chips. He grew up on a farm and loves red meat, but only if it comes from animals who have been well treated.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

Battered leather trousers and jacket, T-shirt, boots. Tough, workaday clothes, that won’t show dirt or blood. Being a warlock, even a retired one, can be a messy business.

Does he know how to fix things?

Yes. In the past he would use magic, but he can fix many things even without spells… except his life.

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

He challenged a trio of hags to impress the woman he loved. It went wrong, the hags killed and ate her. He has lived with the guilt ever since.

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

He loves children and is comfortable around them. He’ll play with them and teach them stuff.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

Like most warlocks and witches he’s a creature of the night, but being a hunter he’s trained to get up early to catch monsters… or round up the sheep on his parents’ estate.

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

Warlocks hide their powers from ordinary humans. He will act natural, but will tell people as little as possible about himself.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

He’ll do it himself. He hates it when he is unable to do something and has to get another man to do it.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

No ornaments or tattoos for him – warlocks shouldn’t draw attention to themselves.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Motorbike.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle! Warlocks and witches respect nature and would never litter.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FCQQ75P
Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/u/3LglAN

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 book in the series, “Music for a Merman,” and the third, “Mermaids Marry in Green,” are out now. Alice has also contributed short stories to the BVS anthologies “Mystic Desire” and “Desire Me Again”, both out now. 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/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alicerenaudauthor/
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

 

Whether it's vampires, sweet romance, small town romance, sexy romance, or anything in between, RLF has an author who writes it! In 2020, when all of us wanted a means of escape (to ANYwhere else), this blog was a haven. There were always good authors and great books.

RLF shared over 360 posts this year, even with me taking a few more days off than usual (I needed a break!). Not all the authors who blogged are listed.

These are the bloggers who shared the most and chatted the most (in alphabetical order).

Alexa Aston
Alice Renaud
Alina K Field
Amber Daulton
Bernadette Jones
CB Clark
Dee S Knight
DV Stone
Karen Cino
Lorelei Confer
Lyndell Williams
NJ Walters
Tena Stetler
Vicki Batman

I should be in there since I blog once a month, but I saved room for others. As it was, I couldn't fit everyone's @name into the title, but I tried. These authors are the ones who have been on RLF the most, or who have garnered the most comments.

Every author on RLF is special to me, and over the years, they have become my friends.

In 2021, I hope to have all of you back to visit, and to invite a whole host of new friends to join us.

Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful year in 2021.

Awesome Authors Who Blog: @alicerauthor @TenaStetler @donnavstone @cbclarkauthor @AlinaKField @VickiBatman @brenda_sparks

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In Mermaids Marry in Green, a fantasy romance by Alice Renaud, a feisty shape shifting mermaid teams up with a warlock to capture a water monster, the afanc, who is threatening to flood London. But powerful warlocks are also after the creature…

Alice, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about Mermaids Marry in Green.

Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Meet the afanc from Mermaids Marry in Green

Full name: the afanc

Nickname: none

Gender: male

Species: mythical Welsh water monster

Physical description: the afanc has the head of a crocodile, and the body and paws of a beaver.

Relationship to main character: the afanc is rescued by the heroine, Caltha, and becomes her devoted companion.

Relationship to the villain/antagonist: Powerful warlocks are hunting the afanc because he has the power to make waters rise. Through him they hope to kill the current leader of the warlocks and take over London.

Where this furbaby came from: the afanc has lived in the rivers of London for millennia. He fell asleep centuries ago, but was woken up by magic. Now he is lost in a modern city he no longer recognizes.

What inspired you to create this character?

I love Welsh legends, particularly the creatures. The afanc, with its odd appearance, is one of my favorite monsters.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

Caltha, the mermaid heroine, expects to find a scary monster. Instead, she discovers a vulnerable animal who asks her for her help. She is determined to rescue him and take him to a safe place, away from the warlocks who would use and enslave him.

What does the villain/antagonist think about this furbaby?

The warlocks who are after the afanc only want him for his power to control water. Through him they hope to take over London. Some warlocks, “the good ones,” would not use the afanc in this way, but they would treat him like a laboratory exhibit and study him.

What does this furbaby eat?

Mainly fish and crustaceans.

What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?

The afanc lives in lakes and rivers. He wakes up after a century-long sleep to find out that his river is now underground in London, and encircled by sewers. He is lost and miserable until Caltha finds him.

What does this furbaby add to the story?

The afanc is the reason why the heroine Caltha comes to London and teams up with the hero, Jonty the warlock. The afanc brings the two main characters together, and pits them against the villains who are seeking to capture the animal for their own ends.

What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?

I hope readers will find him sweet and unusual. He is intelligent, can talk and is devoted to the heroine.

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FCQQ75P

https://books2read.com/u/3LglAN

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 book, “Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now in Kindle and paperback. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested.
Twitter https://twitter.com/alicerauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AliceRenaudAuthorRomance/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alicerenaudauthor/
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

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robsrescues/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RobsRescues

image credit: Grant Herbert (used with permission)

 

Know the Heroine from The Holiday Mermaid in the Desire Me Again BVS anthology by Alice Renaud @alicerauthor #RLFblog #paranormalromanceWhen Rowena left Adam without a word, she broke his heart. Now it’s almost Christmas, and she’s back… but she has webbed hands and feet, and a tail! Can Adam and Rowena put their past behind them and build a future together?

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 The Holiday Mermaid, a short story in the Desire Me Again anthology by BVS.

The Holiday Mermaid in the Desire Me Again anthology by Alice Renaud

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Blurb for The Holiday Mermaid

Adam fell for surfer girl Rowena the second he saw her. But just as their summer fling was becoming serious, she left him without any explanation. Now, with Christmas just a few days away, she’s back… and Adam discovers that she’s a shape-shifting mermaid, from a Clan that hates humans. Can he love her as she is? Can she brave her family to be with Adam for good, not just for Christmas?

Blurb for the BVS anthology Desire Me Again

The hopeless romantic believes that a soulmate exists for each of us. That there is one person who makes us feel how good it is to love them. For some couples, things trigger them to push that love away. They find out too late they’ve lost true-love. Sometimes genuine love deserves a second-chance at the happy ending that eluded them the first time.

Desire Me Again is an eclectic assortment of short stories exploring a second-chance at love. The collection is as diverse as the authors who wrote them. Here’s a chance to read the work of talented writers you may not have read before. Within these pages, there are blends of tender, often moving and thought-provoking stories.

Know the Heroine from The Holiday Mermaid

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

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

She goes for a swim. There’s always some fish to chase or a dolphin to chat to.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Fresh seafood. Oysters, shrimp, mussels… raw or cooked she loves them all.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

As little as possible. Clothes are a hindrance when you’re a shape shifting mermaid, they make shifting more difficult.

Does she know how to fix things?

As long as it’s something related to a boat or the sea. She can repair a fishing net in minutes, but don’t ask her to change a plug or fix a car engine. She’s never driven in her life, and she spent most of her life underwater until she met Adam.

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

She was always attracted by the human world. So one summer, she took advantage of the fact that her uncle and cousins were away to visit a human village on the coast. She met a young local man, Adam, and was immediately attracted to him. She thought she could have a summer fling, and then go back to her life as a dutiful mermaid of the Regor Clan. But she fell in love. She left Adam without a word or a note, because she couldn’t tell him the truth… but couldn’t bear to lie to him.

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

She loves children. She is warm and playful with them. She finds it easier to relate to human children than to adults.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Bright and sparky and ready to go, to catch the morning tide!

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

She is always on her guard, for fear of betraying her secret. Shape-shifting mermaids and mermen are supposed to keep their true nature hidden from humans.

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

She’d have to let a worker handle things if it was something she didn’t have a clue about – like human inventions such as cars or electricity. But she prefers to do things herself when she can. She was brought up to work hard and be self-sufficient, as her parents died young and she was brought up mostly by her stern and traditional uncle, Rhys, leader of the Regor Clan.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Mermaids in the Regor Clan don’t wear jewelry or tattoos until they get married.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Public transport. But she likes her surfboard best of all.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle. Mermen and mermaids love the sea and the coast and do everything in their power to keep them clean.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Desire Me Again

Publisher https://blackvelvetseductions.com/?product=desire-me-again

Amazon https://amzn.to/34NstC7

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 book, “Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now in Kindle and paperback. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested.
Twitter https://twitter.com/alicerauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AliceRenaudAuthorRomance/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alicerenaudauthor/
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

Image credit
Grant Herbert @grant_herbert_illustration

 

Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud is the third and final book in the fantasy romance series Sea of Love. The series is an original take on the mermaid legends. The shape shifting merpeople of the Morvann Islands in Wales have lived incognito alongside humans for centuries. But when three young merfolk fall in love with humans, the secret of their people is at risk. Will they break the rules, or break their lovers’ hearts?

Alice, 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 series.

Mermaids Marry in Green in the Sea of Love series

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Which book is this in the series?

Book 3. Each book is a standalone story focusing on a different couple. The heroine Caltha is a shape shifting mermaid, the hero Jonty is a warlock.

How many books do you plan for the series?

3 books plus one short story, The Holiday Mermaid, which will be out soon in the “second chance at love” romance anthology by BVS, “Desire Me Again”.

How many books are completed?

All 3

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Book 1 A Merman’s Choice is the story of Yann, a young shape shifting merman, heir to his Clan, and Alex, a girl with a phobia of water who is determined to uncover the secrets of the islands and its inhabitants. Book 2 Music for a Merman has a hero, Rob, who is both a shape shifting merman and a cop. He falls for Charlie, a feisty eco-warrior. The heroine of Book 3, Mermaids Marry in Green, is Caltha Dooran, a feisty mermaid, leader of all the Clans, who has no time for romance… until a hot warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come to London with him to capture a water monster!

What is the overall theme in this series?

Forbidden love; fated mates; the tension between duty to one’s family, and love for a partner they consider unsuitable.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

Book 1 A Merman’s Choice – out now

Book 2 Music for a Merman – out now

Book 3 Mermaids Marry in Green – on pre order now at the sale price of $0.99

Short story The Holiday Mermaid, in the Desire Me Again anthology by BVS – coming soon

What did you like best about writing this series?

I enjoyed developing the mermen’s world, their customs and beliefs, and exploring what happens when young people rebel against the strictures of their traditional community.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

My short story The Sweetest Magic of All is in the Mystic Desire anthology by BVS, out now. When an apprentice witch goes back in time with a hot warlock, she finds more than she bargained for…

Where can we find links for all your books?

https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FCQQ75P

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 book, “Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now in Kindle and paperback. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested.
Twitter https://twitter.com/alicerauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AliceRenaudAuthorRomance/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/alicerenaudauthor/
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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