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Meet LB Joyce @bibbolinda author of A January to Remember #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomanceLB Joyce, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A January to Remember.

A January to Remember by LB Joyce

Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

It’s been said third time’s a charm and Hannah Michaels was only hours away from making this happen. After a misunderstanding, an unexpected departure and too much time lost before and after, she was more than ready. The first real date Sean had promised was about to happen.

But then she did something so incredibly stupid. While out for a run, she stepped out in front of a speeding motorcycle. Sailing head-first into a parked car, she was suddenly left with no recollection of the last two years of her life.

Unfortunately, Sean fell into this void.

Even though Sean Young had been next in line to take over his family’s cattle ranch in Australia, baseball had always been his first love. His goal to play professionally was realized when an offer by Cleveland had him leaving the ranch and his family behind to fulfill this dream.

Never did he expect to take one look at Hannah and have her steal his heart. Nor, after returning from an unexpected trip home due to a family emergency, did he think he’d have to start all over again, proving the love they’d shared before her memory loss was still the real thing.

Will this third time become that promised charm? Will Sean’s persistence pay off?

A January to Remember is the sixth book of the series, Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories. See why so many romance novel enthusiasts are hooked on this series and the cast of characters. Get caught up in their stories. Find out who will be the next to fall in love.

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I have this creative streak that just won’t let up. I want to do a little bit of everything. I’m a freelance artist, with my specialty designing Christmas ornaments. I’ve competed in quite a few recipe contests (Pillsbury Bake-Off, Betty Crocker, Nestles, to name a few), And now I’ve embarked on this writing journey, something I’ve become very passionate about. My mind is always on to the next design, the next story.

What is your personality type?

I think most people would say I’m outgoing, but in reality, I’m very shy. I’d rather be the behind-the-scenes person. At any kind of social function, I’m the person who makes sure all the food and drinks are ready to go. I’m very detail minded, something I’m sure drives my family crazy on occasion.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

Even though I don’t have an athletic bone in my body, I love baseball. There is something so All-American about being at the ballpark on a mid-summer night, watching a baseball game.

What is your favorite meal?

I love going out for breakfast. If I had my way, I’d eat breakfast for every meal. But this is probably because I am a big coffee drinker and everyone knows, coffee is a must for breakfast.

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I never had any intention of becoming a write. Let along write a novel or a series. But with encouragement from quite a few of the friends I made during my recipe contesting days, one day I sat down and started writing. I’d thought I’d write in a more humorous style, based on my experiences in the contest world I was a part of. But evidently, this was not to be. Instead, I was, suddenly writing a romance novel. I do include quite a bit of humor in what I write. After all, one can’t be serious all the time. Especially when it comes to falling in love.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Read and research as much information about writing, publishing and marketing as you can. This is even more important if you are thinking about self-publishing your book. Connect with other authors, especially those who write in your genre. And finally? I sincerely believe if you write something good, you’ll eventually come out the winner in the end. It may take time and it’s a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely worth it in the end.

What are your writing goals for this year?

I never thought I’d arrive at this point, ready to begin on the seventh book of my series, Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories. But with book six, A January to Remember, published, I’m more than eager to start on book seven. I began with two main characters in book one, A Million Decembers, and now this number has grown to possibly twenty. I like to keep the readers guessing by introducing the possible main characters in the next book. It makes me happy when readers tell me they can’t wait to read what’s next.

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Where to buy A January to Remember

Publisher LJBibboBooks
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B0798SF1WG
UBL https://books2read.com/u/mgGpVq

LB Joyce Social Media

LB Joyce lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with her husband Dan. She attended Ohio State University, where she studied fine arts. A freelance artist by day, with designing Christmas ornaments her specialty, she’s also a writer by night. She has participated in numerous baking competitions and has quite a few wins to her name. She hates housework with a passion, has re-decorated every room in her house more times than she’d like to admit, hates housework with a passion and will drive just about anywhere because of her fear of flying. She will always keep her promise to add humor in her writing.
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Laura Tolomei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us where we can read and review Virtus Sex.

Virtus Sex by Laura Tolomei

Genre: Erotic, LGBT, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

This book was previously published as Virtus, The Sex but has been completely revised and doubled in size with the addition of many new scenes.

When Prince Duncan Caldwell finds himself alone for the very first time in his life, he cannot understand what has gone wrong. From his earliest years, he had been with at least one, if not both, of the two special people he had chosen and deeply loved. Christopher Templeton, his phase mate, and Ylianor Caldwell, his father’s heart child, have always been his reference points, the two fixed stars of his evolving destiny. His insane lust for both have further strengthened his bond to them during the apparently endless time they had already spent together. And yet…no matter how much he gets of them, it’s never enough. Not of Ylianor, his adored princess, born and raised in Black Rose, his own home. Certainly not of Chris, his beloved angel, met as a mere eight-year-old on the hills of the same Black Rose that had brought Ylianor to him. So why is he alone now?

Such is the new setting of the Virtus Saga, where nothing is as it seems. Not the world, since its all-pervading sex drive hides a scary lack of violence. Not the people, since soul mates Prince Duncan Caldwell and Lord Christopher Templeton share a love that is unrivaled until that fateful knock on Ylianor Meyer’s dilapidated shack.

This book picks up right where The Heat, Book 6, leaves off and reconnects the princess to her amazing power. It’s a unique connection, laced with jealousy and violence that are unknown to their world. This is not just another erotic dark fantasy series. This is the making of a trio. Of three remarkable characters that must overcome their uncontrollable lust to face the truth about themselves and their planet if they want to defeat the darkness about to devour them. To be as one whilst three! To share power and love in equal measures. This is their real challenge, the lesson they must learn. Otherwise, how will their world survive?

Where to read and review Virtus Sex

Publisher eXtasy Books

Review for free by asking the author. Send an email to lalla_gatta (at) Yahoo.com

Formats available: PDF, mobi, epub

Laura Tolomei Social Media

With original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.
Laura Tolomei lives in Rome, Italy, and is the author of 28+ books in her very particular and unique genre—Erotic Romance with an Edge. Novels on the edge of accepted conventions written in her breezy narrative style that hooks you from page one, such is her trademark, and she guarantees an erotic earthquake with each book! Among others, they include the critically acclaimed scorching dark fantasy Virtus Saga, all ten books of it, along with the kindred spirits of both the ReScue and the Soulmate Series, not to mention her horror novels as well as a few historical ones.
On a more personal note, she has been traveling the globe since age five and has no intention of quitting. Having been an avid reader her entire life, she decided at age forty to write her own stories and is still enjoying every minute of it. A convinced vegetarian for over 10 years, she had to be more “elastic” in her eating habits due to health issues. Regardless, the world she has built for her renown Virtus Saga is strictly vegetarian, and no human living there would ever dare eat meat. She also loves cocktails, and her favorite one, Negroni, is featured prominently in her ReScue Series.
Website https://www.lallagatta.com
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Sci Fi Secrets: How Lyndi Alexander wrote Triad #RLFblog #SciFi #SpaceOperaLyndi Alexander, 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.

Triad by Lyndi Alexander

Genre science fiction, space opera

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Being at war doesn’t stop the pain of old secrets, the joy of love, or the black hearts of space pirates, as three women commanders discover in Triad, from Dragonfly Publishing.

On the planet Induna, Trezanna Len leads the Solarii, a small colony of beings, human and otherwise, who believe in the right to pursue a peaceful life free from interference from others. She’d never intended to be the one people counted on, but after she’d been dismissed from her unit at Space Force, she’d drifted along till she found this place mostly populated with travelers from the Terran Diaspora. She’d been welcomed and made comfortable; now she believes the Solarii should do the same for others seeking shelter.

Of course, no situation is free from trouble. The thorn in Trezanna’s side is another group on a neighboring planet, Miramar: Dragonfleet. Always contentious, this group has become even more aggressive after the ambitious climb to power of Estrella Drake. The unbalanced and self-centered Estrella has lost many of the former Dragonfleet members disillusioned with her petulant rule, including an organized splinter faction called the Khimeyr, who left five years ago.

Trezanna has been able to handle Estrella’s little incursions into her space, marking them up to the price to co-exist. The exercise keeps her pilots and fighters in good practice. This turns out to be a blessing when the well-armed Arkosian space pirates decide they’d like to take the sector that includes both Miramar and Induna. But Trezanna’s Solarii cannot handle this attack on their own.

The last time the pirates entered this area of space, Dragonfleet and the Solarii stood together to repel them, but that’s when cooler heads ruled at Miramar.

Help comes from a most unexpected source, but one that has its own hidden agendas. Three women, Trezanna, Estrella and Catava Rolon, must work out their differences if they are to defeat the pirates and survive.

What species/races of people are in your book? Descendants of Terran humans; Eponans, who are humanoid, but squat, hairless and witty; the Viorn, a lavender-skinned humanoid with feline characteristics and markings, eyes solid black with no iris

Language and Culture

This section describes languages and culture in your story world.

What languages are spoken in your story universe?

Most of the groups speak Terran English, whether Australian, American or British descent. Rumadan, the Viorn rolls her r’s like a cat purring.

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?

I’d like to say the fact they live in a constant state of war, but I guess that’s not so different from our world at the moment.

What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?

The Solarii, the Khymehr, Dragonfleet, and the Arkosian space pirates are all fighting over the same bit of space, claiming they have the right to control it.

Story Setting

Writers usually know more about their story world than they can say in a book. This is your chance to show off things you couldn’t say or had to imply rather than state.

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.

Miramar is the home of Dragonfleet, and its climate borders on desert. Parts of the planet are more livable, and Estrella Drake’s headquarters are there. On the whole,

Dragonfleet tends to be a raucous, lawless group, subject to frequent power grabs and overthrows by combat. Many are more interested in internal politics, and less at being farmers, so the land is barely cultivated. This makes for a society conducive to scavenging and taking what others have, rather than make a heartfelt effort to improve conditions for themselves.

Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.

Trezanna Len and the others are the remains of a colony dropped on the planet Induna in the past few decades. War with the space pirates has cost them dearly in attrition over the years, and ensuing squabbles with other small colonies has only exacerbated this.

What food or drink is available to your characters?

The Solarii are able to grow some imported Terran fruits and vegetables that they brought with them, but mostly they deal with canned and potted goods traded with other small colonies around the area.

Character Physiology

Whether your characters are humans on a new world, aliens on our world, or something in between, this section discusses their physical nature.

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?

Most are humans, descended from Terran stock. The Space Force regulated the Diaspora, opening doors for those moving to the outer worlds with the aliens who inhabited these places. Most tend to cling to their own kind, though.

What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?

Because there are different species as described above, they’ve settled on Terran English as a standard language. Other than that, they use the standard tech for communication, that has translation software built in.

Sharing World Building Expertise

This section lets you share things you learned while writing.

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:

Building a large enough cast to tell several stories simultaneously–this gives an author the opportunity to show many different facets of the world/society

The devil is truly in the details–let your reader hear, smell and taste what your characters do.

In speculative fiction, the sky (and beyond!) is the limit–step out of the box!

What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?

Making it too cookie cutter. Find something unique and interesting about each one of your cultures and characters.

Share a resource you found helpful when researching for your story.

Some of the Star Trek resource books–I’m no rocket scientist, but it’s helpful to have a general blueprint of what systems are inherently constructed in spaceships and what you can do with them.

What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?

Think beyond the surface story line. For example, listen to the news for a day–they talk about economics, politics, food, culture, opinions and who makes them, all of which might not matter at this moment to your pilot flying his shuttle into a spaceport, but which probably impact his life in big-picture ways over the course of your entire tale.

Where to buy Triad

Publisher http://www.dfpbooks.com/dfp/lyndialexander.html
Amazon Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/193638132X/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940014113014
iBooks https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/triad/id505663131?mt=11
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Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/129399?ref=dfpbooks

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/triad/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

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Meet Laura Tolomei @LallaGatta Author of holiday romantic bestseller To Seduce A Soul Mate #RLFblog #RomanceLaura Tolomei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about To Seduce A Soul Mate.

Hi, Kayelle, I’m delighted to be here and thank you so much for hosting me!

To Seduce A Soulmate by Laura Tolomei

Genre Erotic, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Contemporary, Holiday, m/m, m/m/f

Book heat (based on movie ratings): R

Finding a soul mate was the easy part. To seduce him proved Martin’s hardest challenge, for nothing in Pirate Drake’s black intriguing eyes seemed to recognize the one-person that destiny had selected for him. But can the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas be enough to convince him to the contrary in spite of his dilemmas about gender, feelings, connections and sex, or can Pirate Drake find a way around the burning desire, the erotic heat, the uncontrollable passion wrecking his senses at Martin’s mere sight?

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

My laughter for one, my husband for second cause both are very infectious!

What is your personality type?

A very happy one lol

What was your favorite childhood game?

Backgammon

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

Hard to believe, but I’m mostly a listener.

What is your favorite book?

Just one? I have too many to count, but I’ll mention the first three off the top of my head:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

What is your favorite meal?

Spaghetti alla matriciana

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

The need to tell my stories and to have a better understanding of myself, sort of like a means to grow and evolve in a very personal sense.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

I don’t have any. I learned on the job, working with amazing publishers who took the time to give advice, edit all my novels and point me in the right direction every time.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

Printed samples of my books and promo material such as bookmarks, pen drives, pens, etc.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Never give up however many rejections you get.

What are your writing goals for this year?

To write more and better J

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Where to buy To Seduce A Soulmate

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Author Laura Tolomei Social Media

With original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.
Laura Tolomei lives in Rome, Italy, and is the author of 28+ books in her very particular and unique genre—Erotic Romance with an Edge. Novels on the edge of accepted conventions written in her breezy narrative style that hooks you from page one, such is her trademark, and she guarantees an erotic earthquake with each book! Among others, they include the critically acclaimed scorching dark fantasy Virtus Saga, all ten books of it, along with the kindred spirits of both the ReScue and the Soulmate Series, not to mention her horror novels as well as a few historical ones.
On a more personal note, she has been traveling the globe since age five and has no intention of quitting. Having been an avid reader her entire life, she decided at age forty to write her own stories and is still enjoying every minute of it. A convinced vegetarian for over 10 years, she had to be more “elastic” in her eating habits due to health issues. Regardless, the world she has built for her renown Virtus Saga is strictly vegetarian, and no human living there would ever dare eat meat. She also loves cocktails, and her favorite one, Negroni, is featured prominently in her ReScue Series.
Website https://www.lallagatta.com
Blog https://www.lallagatta.com/blog-wp/
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Meet Alina K Field @AlinaKField Author of The Marquess and the Midwife #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #ReadaRegencyAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Marquess and the Midwife.

The Marquess and the Midwife by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Once upon a time, the younger brother of a marquess fell in love with his sister’s companion. He was sent off to war, and she was just sent off, and they both landed in very different worlds.

Now Virgil Radcliffe has returned from his self-imposed exile on the Continent to take up his late brother’s title and discover the whereabouts of the only woman he’s ever loved.

Abandoned by her lover and dismissed by her employer, Ameline Dawes has found a respectable identity as a Waterloo widow, a new life as a midwife, and a safe, secure home for her twin girls. Called to London at Christmas to attend her benefactress’s lying-in, she finds herself confronted by an unexpected house guest–a man determined to woo her anew and win her again.

But is loving the new Marquess of Wallenford a mistake Ameline cannot afford to repeat?

Specially priced at 99 cents through Dec. 31, 2019!

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

I honestly don’t think I’m much different from other people!

What is your personality type?

I’m an introvert, and something of a workaholic, though I never seem to get as much done as I want to. If we’re talking Meyers-Briggs, I’m an ISFJ.

What was your favorite childhood game?

I loved racing around outside playing tag with my brother and friends.

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

I confess, I’m not very good at the art of conversation. I’m the silent one at gatherings of strangers listening to everyone else talk and trying to draw them out on their subject of interest. But when I’m with family and old friends, I like to hear about their kids, and grandkids and tell them about mine.

What is your favorite book?

Honestly, I have many, but I absolutely adore Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase.

What is your favorite meal?

I have many favorites (and the extra pounds that come with!), but let’s just say, anything but seafood and organ meats!

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

I always loved story. As a child, I used to dream up stories when I had trouble going to sleep at night, something that I think is pretty common among people who go on to write fiction.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

Books with intricate plotting schemes often freeze up my muse, but after hearing John Truby speak recently at a conference, I’m re-reading helpful parts of his book, The Anatomy of Story. My very favorite writing book is Techniques of the Selling Writer, by Dwight V. Swain. An oldie, but goodie.

What are your favorite reference books?

Not books, but websites: etymonline.com, a free Etymological Dictionary, invaluable for deciding whether a word was used in my story’s time period; and Wikipedia! I go there first for a summary of the topic, and then check the links at the bottom of the article.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

A notebook and paper and a heavy sweater or shawl because I’m always freezing.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Finish that story to the end. Let yourself write ugly pages, but get the story down all the way to the end. Go back later to make it pretty. Learn what works best for you (plotting vs. pantsing; critique group vs. on your own; Scrivener or Word; daily or weekend writing) and follow that path to publication. There’s no one way to do this work.

What are your writing goals for this year?

My goals for 2020: a sequel to this year’s Christmas novella in the Winter Wishes Regency Christmas Anthology; another Regency novella set around Michaelmas; a retelling of Macbeth as a romance with a happy ending; and work on a prequel series to my Sons of the Spy Lord books.

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Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but she prefers the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
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