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In Search of Priscilla 
This character interview is with Abner Rosenthal from In Search
of Priscilla by Bellakentuky. The genre is Science Fiction Adventure Romance.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): PG
Blurb (up to 300 words) When a mild-mannered engineer named,
Abner, finds himself alive in post-apocalyptic America, he has but one goal: to discover
the fate of his fiancée, Priscilla. But, Abner faces insurmountable odds, and he
must dig deep for the courage, and ingenuity, to survive long enough to find her.
As Abner develops a plan, he picks up help from a most unusual dog and a nefarious
old man. Will the trio find Priscilla? Or will they die trying?

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Meet the Character: Abner Rosenthal

What is it that you want,
but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
“I desperately need to locate my fiancée, Priscilla. We
were separated when, The Earth Fell, and I need to develop a plan to cross the crevice.”
What’s your internal limitation?
Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need
to do during this story?
“At moments, I had difficulty believing that she is still
alive. I’m moving forward on faith. It wasn’t until I saw her waving to me from
afar that I pushed forward with my quest.”
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
“My fear of dying, and my need to rely on, Letch, for help.
He is less than trustworthy. I know that he is only in this for the money and doesn’t
believe in love. I hope I can trust him.”
What’s your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
“The Diablos are treacherous monsters. I’ve witnessed the
havoc that they can wreak on a poor soul. And then there’s the crevice. The impassable
crevice, the thorn between myself and Priscilla, I must figure out how to get across
it.”
Tell us about your significant
other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
“Priscilla is as beautiful as the rising Sun. She is smart
and loyal. We were so happy before we were separated.”
What would that person
say about you?
Priscilla always said that I was her rock: steadfast and true.
She always called me her little provider and then she would pinch me on the ear
and kiss the top of my nose.
What is your family like?
“When the Earth fell, I had no family other than Priscilla.
Then I met, Junkyard. He’s my dog and the closest thing to a brother I’ve ever known.”
What special skills do
you rely on?
“I rely on my engineering skills to keep alive. Junkyard
has a special talent for locating things that we need. Letch provides an extra set
of hands. We need all three to survive.”
Are you happy with the
way your story ended? Why or why not?
“The end of the story brought me great happiness and great
sorrow at the same time.”

About You: Questions for the writer.

You have the length of
a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what you can
do.
Bellakentuky has a penchant for the absurd and the unusual. You
will never read another story that is written quite like one of his.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I wanted to explore the idea of misplaced love.
Was there anything you
discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
He had more inner strength than I originally thought he would.
When you wrote about this
character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
Abner’s ingenuity made me the happiest. His decision to desert
Junkyard made me the saddest.
Why do you write?
It allows me to become people that I’m not in real life. I live
vicariously through my characters. I would never have the guts to cross the crevice
– Abner Rosenthal does.
What do you want to write
next?
I’m working on a horror story titled, Teacup. And an action adventure
story titled, Rocket
Man.
What other character from
this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why? Are any sequels planned
for this book?
I do believe a sequel might be in order for this story.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
Please note that this book is a short story. “In Search
of Priscilla” will be available for free, on Amazon, from Jan 7 – 9, 2014.
I hope you enjoy it. Please leave a review.
Cheers!

Author Social Media

It’s
my pleasure to introduce a new feature at Romance Lives Forever. This year, three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are
Boroughs Publishing Group, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September. 
Kicking off the festivities for 2013 is the Boroughs Publishing
Group, Where Story Matters. E-publishing has changed the way the world reads. Boroughs
Publishing Group is part of that revolution and joins with readership from Abu-Dhabi
to Vancouver in
demanding memorable stories that you’ll return to over and over.
Day One – Lunchbox Romances
Day Two – The Red Ridge Pack series
Day Three – Celebrating Regencies
Day Four – Our Editor-in-Chief, Chris Keeslar, on Writing
Day Five – Naughty and Loving it – Bad Boy Heroes
Day Six – The New Year’s Eve Club series
Day Seven – True Love, Romance and Valentines
Let’s begin our week long journey with a look at their
Lunchbox series.

Lunchbox Romance – Delicious Short Romances Consumable During
the Lunch Hour. A wonderful break from the day-to-day doldrums, Lunchbox Romance
stories add sugar and spice to your day.

Featured titles:

First Impressions – Jackie Leigh Allen
Dani has a secret and it’s not what Austin thinks when he first greets her at the
front door. First impressions can be wrong or right…or wrong and turn out right.
 
A Matter of the Mind – Bellankentuky
Sometimes it takes a second glance to appreciate what’s in front
of us, then a long revealing stare to find true love.
 
Blaak Magic — Manisha Kumar
Lies, lust, and passion. Is it magic…or something stronger?
 
Grease Stains and Love Songs – Gwyn K Weyant
A would-be Country & Western songwriter learns that appearances
can be deceiving, which true love already knows.
Sam’s Gift – Joan Bird
A desperate ruse with pizzas, a broken high heel and the most
beautiful story ever told are just three steps toward healing the heart of book
editor Jake Willis…and capturing it forever.
 
The Officer and the Goon – Elisabeth Silvers
A wounded warrior. A hockey instructor. For the love of the game.
For love itself.
Individual stories cost $0.75 on our website http://BoroughsPublishingGroup.com
and $0.99 everywhere else.
Also, readers can enroll in our Lunchbox Romance subscription
service:
Five (5) stories for $3.25. That’s a $0.50 savings off the cover
price for five individual stories.
Ten (10) stories for $6.50, which provides the subscriber with
a free story and $0.25 savings off story #9.
Submissions for the Lunchbox Romance line are welcome. We are
looking for stories between 6,000 – 15,000 words in all sub-genres of Romance. Authors
interested in writing for the Lunchbox Romance line should visit our submission
guidelines page. http://BoroughsPublishingGroup.com/submissions

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Our usual bright colored turquoise gem is missing today and
I have substituted a red ribbon in honor of World AIDS Day. Please visit http://worldaidsday.org for more
information on how you can help.
November on Romance Lives Forever saw twelve author
interviews, four character interviews, two book releases, and six articles, for
a total of twenty-five posts in a thirty day month. Here are the top five posts
(judging by page hits). There were ties at fifth place. I’m not surprised to
find that the five posts include two of the four character interviews. These
seem to be very popular with readers.
1. Salute
to Author Veterans
— featuring authors who served in the armed forces
2. Delaney
Diamond
– Author Interview
3. Kristina
Knight
– Character Interview
4. EM
Lynley
— Save Room for Ice Cream (article)
5. Tara
Lain
— Article
5. Jami
Davenport
— Character Interview
Special Mention this month for a unique post: Bellakentuky
for “Scifi: Matter of the Mind.” Worth a second read.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Ciar Cullen, Ivy
Bateman, Jane Wakely, June Kramin, KC Klein, Krystal Shannan, Margaret Lesh, Patricia
Yager Delegrange, Raine Delight, Sara Daniel, Sharon Hamilton, Susan Jaymes, Tina
Gayle, Toni Noel, Xavier Axelson

My thanks to all who took part this month.

Bellakentuky, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, A Matter of the Mind.

A Matter of the Mind.

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Publisher: The Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover artist: The Boroughs Publishing Group
Length: 26 Pages
Heat rating: 4
Tagline: Sometimes
it takes a second glance to appreciate what’s in front of us, then a long revealing
stare to find true love.
Blurb: Kathryn Oaks is a beautiful thirty-four years old career
woman, a world-class athlete, MENSA member, and a PhD in Physics and the Medical
Sciences. Her analytical mind is taking her to the pinnacle of her career, she has
been chosen as the Chief Medical Officer aboard Project Pandora, a space ship preparing
to embark on an extended mission to a distant planet. But, Kate isn’t without personal
problems and maintaining intimate relationships is one of them. So her heart sinks,
as the rest of the crew is announced and she learns that the Chief Flight Engineer
is a man she loathes, a man who is her complete opposite, a man who is every bit
as smart as she is, but also is something she isn’t, a person who lives life to
its fullest. But, strange things can happen when hurtling through uncharted space.
And Kate is forced to face her inner demons. Perhaps, she isn’t everything she thought
she was, and he isn’t everything she thought he wasn’t. A Matter of the Mind is
part of The Lunchbox Series, a line of short romance stories published by The Boroughs
Publishing Group. These stories are meant for quick entertainment. They can be purchased
individually as E-books at all major online retailers. They can also be purchased
in groups for a discount at the Boroughs Publishing Group website.
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Kathryn Oaks, 34 years
old, Chief Medical Officer
Jeffrey Palladino, 33
years old, Chief Flight Engineer

Interview

How did you get your start
in the industry?
Bellakentuky

I’ve written fiction since high school. Then, about three years
ago I began to market my short stories in earnest.

If you could change something
about your first book, what would it be?
I would have made it a little longer. Still, it was a personal
triumph to have it published.
What do you enjoy most
about life?
love my wife. She is the thing I enjoy most about life.
If you could choose anyone
to be your mentor who would it be?
That’s a tough one. If I really had to narrow it down to one
it would be Janet Evanovich. I love Stephanie Plum and Janet’s writing style.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Be true to yourself and don’t worry about everybody else so much.
Do you have a muse? Describe
this person, please.
It is definitely my wife, Clarisa. She is the smartest, funniest,
most creative person I know. She makes me laugh all the time and is a constant source
of inspiration. One of her favorite things to do is to pretend she is dead somewhere
in the house until I find her. And then I say, “You’re not dead.” And
she smiles. She’s done this for years and it still makes me laugh.
What does “balance”
mean to you as a writer?
It means to write in a style that puts the reader into the story.
They don’t feel as if they’re reading a story, they’re living it.
Do things your family
or friends do ever end up in a book?
Yes, my most recent story (which is not a romance. I tend to
genre jump from time to time) is loosely based on an event that happened to my son.
If anyone is interested (horror/thriller genre) it is currently a finalist in the
America’s Next Author 2012.
What are some jobs you’ve
done before (or while) you were a writer?
I have been a professional photographer most of my life.
What kind of books do
you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Horror
What do you think is the
future of epublishing?
I’m too new to say. But I do think the industry is going to continue
to evolve rapidly for the next decade.
What was the proudest
moment of your life so far?
In 2003, I wrote, produced, and directed a satirical short movie.
It was done in a small town in Florida
using local people for actors. It took four months to complete the project. We did
the premiere showing at a large meeting room in a historic building. So many people
showed up that the fire marshall
wouldn’t let anyone else in. At the end of the movie, the cast got me up on stage,
and the applause was thunderous. It lasted so long I was beet red with embarrassment.
There is no other creative experience like making a movie.
Imagine you get to go
on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts
as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will
you go?
My wife, my camera, my laptop, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and
I would go to South Africa.
What is your favorite
holiday and why?
I love Christmas because it brings up all kinds of warm fuzzy
feelings.
Where were you at midnight,
on December 31st when the new century started?
Believe it or not, I was DEATHLY sick in bed with the flu. It
was horrible!
What do you like to do
when you’re bored?
Write…
If your life became a
movie, who would you want to play you?
Ben Stiller
If you were a color, what
color would you be?
My favorite color is red.
Which statement is more
like you?
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because
I do things as fast as possible.”

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with LOTS of cheese.
I’m always ready for a movie.
When I’m alone, I surf the net.
You’d never be able to tell, but according to the medical
profession I’m overweight
.
If I had a halo it would be dripping
with cheese
.
If I could do anything for my wife, I’d take her on
a trip around the world
.
I can never run because I have bad knees.

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