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Read the Bucket list of Beverly from Love Me, Lust Me Not #RLFblog #romance Learn about Beverly’s Bucket List from Love Me, Lust Me Not by Brittany Boykin. Beverly is entertaining and fun to listen to!

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love Me, Lust Me Not.

Love Me, Lust Me Not by Brittany Boykin

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hello, I’m Beverly, owner and partner of Off-the-Wall-Marketing based in Manhattan. I have never been one for love because I have my heart set on the one guy I can’t have: Davis Jones.

When my dream man suddenly becomes available, I find myself caught in a potential love triangle. His crazy, almost ex-wife puts us through some psychotic stunts and tries to make her way back into Davis’ arms. Am I also falling for one of my best friends? In the middle of my trying love life, I find out some heart wrenching news about my business partner. My life is literally falling apart at the seams. What am I supposed to do?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Birthplace: New York

Profession: Owner of Off the Wall Marketing

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I have dark brown hair, hazel eyes. I am tall and slender with a smile that will knock you out. I have legs for days, but I tend to dress modestly.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I own my own business with my partner, Jeff. We met in college and started our company together. I have regretted partnering with him every day since. I love to hang out with my best friend Sheila and our friend, Mark. I am completely in love (or is it lust?) with Davis, one of Jeff’s clients who happens to work in our building. Even though I try to steer clear of drama, it somehow seems to always find its place smack in the middle of my life.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Well, you will have to read my story to find out. I can’t give away too much. I don’t want to spoil anything!

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Hmmm. My favorite toy was probably coloring. Does that count? I still to do this day love artwork and being creative. I guess that is why I love marketing so much!

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

My favorite food is definitely a big ol’ juicy hamburger. I can’t eat them often, but I will put one away every once in a while.

Tell us about your best friend.

Oh, Sheila! She is my rock. She helps me through everything in life. She knows way too much about me and I her. She is a gossip and sort of dramatic, but that is one of the many reasons why I love her.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Paris! I have always been a romantic at heart. I would love to go to the most romantic city on Earth with the love of my life one day. Also, Hawaii! I love beaches and Hawaii is absolutely beautiful in pictures. If I can ever get away from the office one day, I will convince my honey to take me.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

NYU. It was fun, and I am appreciative for my time there, but I really can’t stand the immaturity of college kids. I wanted to study and get my degree. Everyone else wanted to party. GAG.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Oprah. I have always been inspired by her and her success. She is just such an amazing woman. I would absolutely love to just sit and have coffee with her one day. One woman to another.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Jeff, my business partner. I can’t really go into too much detail because of legal issues while we await trial. You should read my story to find out more.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

Probably the 50s. I would love to wear a poodle skirt and sit in a diner with my boyfriend. Friday night football with my posse. Okay I know that sounds lame, but my favorite movie is Grease. “Tell me about it. Stud.”

About Brittany Boykin

Brittany Boykin is a down home Texas gal, born and raised! She loves to play with her 3 beautiful children and hang out with her amazing husband. She was born in Waco, Texas and grew up in Dallas most of her life. She moved back to Waco eventually and ended up graduating high school from Bruceville-Eddy. She is currently attending college to get her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Brittany has always loved business and has been in the business world most of her career.

Brittany has many hobbies and her kids keep her busy. But when she is not busy doing kids activities, you can find her with a coffee and a book in her hand. Brittany has a new found love for writing. She is an aspiring romance author and just published her first book. Follow her blog for excerpts from the book and to learn more about her day to day life! If you love a good romance novel, then order your copy of Love Me, Lust Me Not today! Don’t forget to follow her on social media and subscribe to her newsletter for all of the latest updates!

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

She is the main character and the easiest for me to talk about. She is the one I have dreamed up the most since she is the main characters, so I already knew her personality and such.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

I definitely plan to start book two soon. I am not sure how quickly I will write it, but I left some unanswered questions in book one. I want to get them answered for my readers. I am having trouble coming up with a name for book two. Want to send me your ideas? Message me on facebook or on my website!

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

I would like to try my hand at a mystery novel, maybe. I am not completely convinced yet. I think I need to finish Beverly’s story before I can even dream up another plot.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

If you love drama, romance, betrayal and sexy scenes, then this book is definitely for you! It is jam packed with all of the above. You won’t be able to put it down and you will begging for more!

Where to buy Love Me, Lust Me Not

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089RB3L3N
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Bucket list of IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #Romantic SuspenseLet’s meet IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer , a Romantic Suspense by Bernadette Jones. 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.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends have died. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little…love.

Will they let me walk away?

Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him.

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 34

Gender: Badass Female

Birthplace: Backwoods Kentucky

Profession: Military and Black Ops Assassin

Ethnicity: No Clue

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m 5’7″, blue eyes, long blonde hair. I’m a fighter, so I’m pretty well muscled but sleek. My size is deceptive. I’m a lot stronger than some would think.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up poor and learned how to fight early. I was into martial arts and MMA boxing before I even left high school.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Gage Ewing won’t get out of my head or my life. I don’t want anyone, but he doesn’t let up. He makes me feel safe to be me. He makes me feel wanted. He doesn’t care what I’ve been.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother, Jack Daniels Vaughn. But I haven’t seen him since I was a kid. He disappeared.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

We didn’t have many toys. We played outside or went to the school playground.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love pasta and meatballs, a little on the spicy side. My second favorite is chicken, any style.

Tell us about your best friend.

The first time I met Owen, I decked him. He’s not afraid to spar with me. We’re both ex-military and ex-MMA fighters. We’ve both seen some bad stuff. He gets me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I traveled a lot with my career. Now, I want solitude and peace and maybe a family. I think I’ve found it in Spencer, Colorado.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Kentucky. Growing up there was my personal hell on earth.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I really wish I could see my brother again. I miss him and I never understood why he left.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The person out to kill me. I don’t know who it is, but I will find them.

About Bernadette Jones

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.

Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.

After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

There are some secondary characters that wanted to take over.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Ivy stays in the shadows. I thought it was time people learned a little about her.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She didn’t know how to love or be loved. Affection was hard for her. I also didn’t know she had a brother.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly a short story with Gage and Ivy. Also keep watching, Jack Daniels may have his own story. After all, Spencer is about family.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Paranormal. I have some ideas…. If only there was more time in a day.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m vegetarian.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I write about the healing of love, but I grew up on mysteries, thrillers, and action stories. You will find all of those in my books.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order. However, you meet both Gage and Ivy in my first book: Sleepin’ Alone.

My next book will be out in September. Watch for Lonely Eyes.

So you don’t miss anything be sure to stop by and visit my website. While you’re there check out the playlists I use for each book. More releases are coming soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Publisher Aspen Gold Books

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Bucket list of Pepper McKay from A Witch's Journey by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryLet’s meet Pepper McKay from A Witch’s Journey, a paranormal romance/mystery by Tena Stetler. 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 Witch’s Journey.

A Witch’s Journey by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.

Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: mid thirties

Gender: Female

Birthplace: East Coast

Profession: Wildlife rehabilitator

Ethnicity: Irish

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

My long red hair, wavy down to my waist gets tangled so badly sometimes, I consider cutting it real short. I always reconsider, tame my tresses in a braid, and feel better.

Creamy complexion is the curse of the Irish. I sunburn easily and my face freckles if I don’t use strong sunscreen.

Large emerald green eyes usually sparking with mischief have always been my best feature. Full kissable lips according to Lathen competes with my eyes. He also says I have way too much energy for one person, which accounts for my willowy build, being tall helps. Contrary to popular belief, my energy does run out. LOL My mom always thought my deep dimples and tinkling laugh set me apart from most.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the only child of two college professors. Both powerful witches. I spent my summers with my Aunt Ashlin in Lobster Cove, Maine. She taught me all there was to know about wildlife rescue. I worked in Salem, Massachusetts for ten years with Gwen who ran the place, until the magic storm on the anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials. But that’s a tale for another time. When my Aunt passed on, she left me the McKay property in Lobster Cove. It was enchanted, you know. Lathen Quartz was the maintenance man for the property. He’s a former Navy SEAL. He helped me bring my dream of building a wildlife rescue and rehab to fruition.

Who is the significant other in your life? Lathen Quartz. He’s my best friend, soul mate and partner in Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Center. I have to say he is swoon worthy with is muscular build, tousled surfer blond hair, bright aquamarine blue eyes and deeply tanned skin. He also has a great sense of humor.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order? Only child.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Didn’t play with many toys. I was always bringing home injuried creatures and nursing them back to health. Other than that, I come from a long line of powerful witches. I spent a lot of my time honing those skills. When you have a young child able to conjure witch fire, you require constant supervision.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Pizza. Extra sauce, extra cheese and beef all around on a crispy crust.

Bucket list of Pepper McKay from A Witch's Journey by Tena Stetler @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryTell us about your best friend.

Gwen, she’s the owner of Salem Sanctuary. In Salem, MASS of course. We spend many a night with ailing creatures nursing them back to health of the ten years I spent at the Sanctuary. We are still very close, like family.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – It is the home of so many unusual creatures. Some of these animals can only be found in Australia. I’d love to visit Australia Zoo.

Hawaii – I’d love to stay in a cottage on the beach. Witness the sunrise, surf the warm waters then watch the sun set. Study the sea creatures around the islands. You know I have a degree in marine biology.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

I can’t really think of any place I’ve been, and there haven’t been a lot, that I wouldn’t return.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Jacques Cousteau – Discuss his underwater investigations, discoveries and adventures.

Steve Irwin – I’d love to discuss wildlife conservation and his experiences. Along with that, I’d love to meet his family Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin chat about wildlife conservation, rescue and rehab.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Politicians. They undermine the very fabric of all that is good and fair about this country. Don’t get me wrong, American is still the best country in the world, but we’ve taken a few wrong turns in recent years.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

I’d like to travel back to when my ancestors Aidan Duncan McKay and his wife Dusty McKay lived around 1693. I’ve love to visit with them, learn how the time period shaped them and their magic. There are a lot of misinformation swirling around about them, I’d like to clear up. They original built the cabin on the McKay property in Lobster Cover and wove love and magic throughout the land, as well as, the cabin. Of course through the years the cabin has been remodeled and built onto, but the original structure remains.

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Read the series: The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife by Liese Sherwood-Fabre @lsfabre #RLFblog #SherlockHolmes #cozymysteryLiese Sherwood-Fabre, 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.

The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife in the Early Case Files of Sherlock Holmes

Genre: Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13

Before Sherlock Holmes became the world’s greatest consulting detective, scandal rocked the Holmes family.

Arthur Conan Doyle provided few details on Holmes’ boyhood. His ancestors were country squires, his grandmother was the sister of the French artist Vernet, and he had a brother named Mycroft – seven years his senior. Recently, a cache of documents has been discovered detailing, in Sherlock’s own hand, his early forays into criminal investigation.

Only weeks into his first year at Eton, Sherlock’s father calls him and his brother back to Underbyrne, the ancestral estate. The village midwife has been found with a pitchfork in her back in the estate’s garden, and Mrs. Holmes has been accused of the murder. Can Sherlock find the true killer in time to save her from the gallows?

Which book is this in the series?

This is the first of the early case files of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife sets him on the path to his final career as the world’s most famous consulting detective.

How many books do you plan for the series?

My plan is to follow him to just prior to his meeting with Watson. I’m not sure how many that will involve. He is thirteen in the first, and he doesn’t meet Watson until he was 27. The first three (and the fourth planned one) span a single year. I don’t think the rest will be so close together.

How many books are completed?

At present, I have completed three and have plans for the fourth. The first three will all be out this summer. The fourth is planned for publication in 2021.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Of course, there is Sherlock, but we are also introduced to his family: Violette, his mother is a woman with a brilliant mind, but restricted by Victorian conventions from achieving her potential; Siger, his father, is loving, but remote; Sherlock’s Uncle Ernest tinkers with weapons and explosives; and his older brother Mycroft, an even greater genius than Sherlock, but a bit of a bully. We are also introduced to a young pickpocket, Constance, who develops a friendship (and possibly a bit more) with Sherlock.

What is the overall theme in this series?

I find my stories all focus on some way on belonging. In the book one, Sherlock’s first year at Eton isn’t going well, in part because he doesn’t fit in. The family must rally around Mrs. Holmes if they are to save her from the gallows and in doing so, develops deeper bonds between each other. These newfound ties will be tested but will serve them all in the later books.

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

The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife (Case One)

The Adventure of the Murdered Gypsy (Case Two)

The Adventure of the Deceased Scholar (Case Three)

What did you like best about writing this series?

While I had the adult Sherlock as a guide, I still had a lot I could fill in about him as a boy. It required a lot of research about the Victorian era, which was also fascinating. I learned about aspects of British life in the mid-1800s that will serve me well in trivia games in the future.

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

I have a thriller set in post-Soviet Russia Saving Hope, and have numerous short stories in anthologies as well as in my own collections.

Where can we find links for all your books?

You can find them either on my Website liesesherwoodfabre.com

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Where to buy The Adventure of the Murdered Midwife

Publisher https://www.littleelmpress.net/books.html

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085WB5GGP

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Her writing has been recognized with a series of awards, including a Pushcart Prize nomination, a Golden Heart finalist, and a blue ribbon from Chanticleer Book Reviews. Steve Berry has called her work “Good old-fashioned, gimmick-free storytelling” and Gemma Halliday enthused her new series is “a classic in the making.” A recognized Sherlockian scholar, her essays on Sherlock and Victorian England are published across the globe and have appeared in the Baker Street Journal, the premiere publication of the Baker Street Irregulars.
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Check out the character Bucket list of Jake Patrin from Encounter by Alana Lorens #RLFblog #thriller #suspenseLet’s meet Jake Patrin from Encounter, a thriller/suspense by Alana Lorens. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Encounter.

Encounter by Alana Lorens

Genre Thriller

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG (violence, not sex)

Teo Haroun and the other lawyers in his firm look forward in varying degrees to the retreat at the Sherman Ranch in northern New Mexico. The boss has laid down some rules–no phones, no computers, no communication with the outside world–that makes them uneasy. But the corporate team-building exercises are necessary for this firm to survive its inner sniping and turmoil–and to protect the secrets they hold.

Inez Suela and thirty other Mexicans have paid a coyote hundreds of pesos to take them across the border into the United States, where they hope to make a better life. The crowded truck heads north into New Mexico to meet their local driver, the occupants unaware that a freak March snowstorm is waiting in its path.

Jake Patrin, the caretaker of the Ranch, fights demons of his own as he struggles daily with addiction. Working far from the city on the lonely Ranch, hosting those who rent the facility, is his protection and solace. But he’s about to lose the only peace he’s been able to grasp.

Davi Pilar needs to make some fast money to appease a couple of St. Louis loan sharks, so he agrees to pick up a truckload of illegals and take them to St. Louis. He drives to New Mexico, not knowing that Inez, the woman who rejected him years before, is one of those on that truck.

The intersection of these people, the collision of their cultures, the revelation of their secrets–all these things lead to violence, death, and even redemption in their New Mexico Encounter.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 57

Gender: male

Birthplace: King City, California

Profession: manager of the Sherman Ranch

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

What can I say? I’m a broken down old fart. Didn’t take care of myself very well, so I’ve got some pretty painful arthritis, hair’s mostly gray, though parts are still kind of ginger. Got a paunch from eating my feelings since I can’t drink or smoke. But I’m still breathing, and I thank God for that much.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I was a trucker for many years, until I had a bad accident. During my recovery from that, I got hooked on drugs, and then slid over into alcohol. I pretty much ruined everything in my life, including my career, my marriage and my family. Fortunately the owners of the Sherman Ranch understood my need for solitude in the alcohol recovery process, and I’ve been able to be sober staying out at the Ranch, minding the guests who rent the place for retreats and gatherings.

Who is the significant other in your life?

For a long time, it was the bottle. Now I stay to myself.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

First…I had a younger brother, but we’ve lost touch over the years.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I had a couple of metal toy trucks that were my absolute favorites. Played with them until I wore the paint off.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Hey, this is New Mexico–you bet I like chiles, the hotter the better! Put ’em on whatever, tacos, enchiladas, especially smoky chipotle ones.

Tell us about your best friend.

Back when I was trucking, I knew a guy named Frank Roberts–everyone called him Hooter. We ran together a lot, worked for the same companies when we could swing it. We had some great times out on the road together, always trying to find the next weird thing to make us laugh, like, you know, the largest thermometer in the West out in Baker, California or the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots in San Antonio. We even spent a weekend at the Mustang Ranch with a bunch of the prettiest ladies you ever did see….and neither of us ever told our wives.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

You know, I spent a lot of time driving across the Great Plains and in the west but never did get into the northeast. I’d loved to have seen Niagara Falls. Never wanted to travel overseas much–I’m kind of a quiet guy, and America is plenty of country for me. Can’t really see myself on a beach, either. Maybe Mount Rushmore again–that avenue with all the state flags waving in the breeze and the presidents on the mountain? The program they do at night really pulls the heartstrings.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Rehab. It was awful. I didn’t get along with some of the men on the floor, and they made my stay a living hell–short-sheeted my bed, stole from me, raided my food trays. But I stuck it out because I had to get the monkey off my back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I’d love to meet my daughter. After my wife left me because of the alcoholism, she took my kid with her. I’ve tried to contact her a few times since then, but all the letters just come back marked refused.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Anyone who’s acting irrationally, especially if they’re violent. These kind of people stress me out, and when I get stressed, my addictions dial up.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

Oh, hell. It I could go back to that night I had my accident, I’d try like hell to avoid it. My life would certainly have turned out very differently. I can’t hardly imagine having a normal family life and family any more, but I sure would like a chance to try.

About Alana Lorens

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

I had to do significant research on the process of transporting Mexican illegals into the United States. The lawyer banter I already had down.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Jake is the heart of this book–even though there are several other narrators–Mexican immigrant Inez Suela, lawyer Teo Haroun, coyote and bad guy Davi Pilar–Jake’s struggles and heroism really drive the forces onward until the end. My family has had its share of alcoholics, so I’m familiar with Jake’s path, trying to recover from addictions started when he took opioids after a bad accident. He’s finally evolved to the point of being just a really good man.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

No, this one is a standalone.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I worked hard on the characterizations in this book–my others are mostly romance or sci-fi/fantasy and like most genre novels, they have a certain flow and expectation to them. This was something totally new, with a lot of different characters that must interact, and I’m very happy with how it’s turned out.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

I appreciate each and every one of them! If you decide to read this book, please leave me a review at Goodreads or the sales venues so others can see what you thought!

Where to buy Encounter

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Alana Lorens always dreamed of being able to handle the drama and intrigue in everyday life. 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.
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Check out the Character Bucket list of Bruce from A Demon's Witch @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance Let’s meet Bruce from A Demon’s Witch, a Paranormal Romance by Tena Stetler. 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 Demon’s Witch.

A Demon’s Witch by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Keeping a lid on all the paranormal beings inhabiting Washington D.C., is a daunting job. Bruce, a six hundred year old demon and the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere, keeps his finger on the pulse of DC’s power players through the activities at his highly successful Wycked Hair Salon. His movie star good looks and body builder physique keeps his dance card full and the rumor mills running. Within these walls, his anonymity is safe, mostly.

Bruce’s world spins out of control when Angelique, a pint size, gorgeous witch, with an attitude breezes through the doors of his salon. She is the younger sister of Tristian, Bruce’s long time trusted enforcer, whose professional skills are second to none. Tristian is furious at the relationship between Bruce and Angelique, a dangerous situation, but something darker awaits them all. Yet undeniable attraction between demon and witch promises to tear apart both their professional and personal worlds.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: looks 35 actual age 600 years

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Earth

Profession: Demon Overlord of the Western Hemisphere & I can style, cut and color hair. Don’t do I much anymore.

Ethnicity: Demon/Angel

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Demon/Angel

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Approximately six feet six inches tall,

Chestnut hair with blond streaks, shoulder length with a bit of a wave in it

Muscular with a few battle scars

Rubs his jaw. Guess you’d say I’ve a square jaw and sculptured cheek bones (according to Angie.)

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the Territory Overlord of the Western Hemisphere. From my highly successful Wycked Hair Salon, I keep my finger on the pulse of DC’s power players and their activities. My human appearance is striking (my demon’s appearance is quite different with scales, reddish cast to my skin) and I’ve never lacked for female companions which keeps rumor mills running and my enemies off balance. Within the walls of my salon, my anonymity is safe, mostly.

Who is the significant other in your life? Angelique Shandie. We met when she sashayed into my salon, rain-soaked to the skin, delivering flyers for The Krystal Unicorn, her new age store down the block. The attraction was intense and immediate. Never felt anything like that in my six hundred years. I knew then and there she had to be mine. I had no idea the complications that would ensue.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I am an only child. There’s a very good reason for that.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

He Laughs. Never played with toys, always honed my magic and skills as a warrior. My father insisted.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

A porterhouse steak, medium, baked potato loaded, home made rolls, a nice green salad (No onions) and dark chocolate mousse for dessert.

Tell us about your best friend.

Tristian Shandie, he’s my enforcer and unfortunately the big brother of Angie Shandie. That became a tangle and is a story for another time. Tristian has always had my back and I still trust him with my life.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I’ve been to Australia on business once. I’d like to go there for an extended visit. I’m not known there and I think it would be fun for Angie and I. Did you know there are species of creatures (normal not talking about paranormal) found nowhere else in the mortal world? The landscape is awe inspiring. Before I left there, I purchased land down under with a nice ranch house.

Ireland and Scotland, explore all the castles. I’ve been there on business and would like to spend vacation time there with Angie.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Seventh level of Hell. Tristian and I had to deliver a prisoner, never want to go back.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Garth Books, Dolly Parton, Bob Seger. I enjoy their music.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Ex-girl friends. Angie asked too many questions and I am not the same person since I met her.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there? The day Angie’s parents were murdered. She was only twelve years old. I’d attempt to defuse the situation before it got so out of hand or if not possible annihilate the Demons responsible. A little girl deserves to know her parents. And a big brother, only twenty-one years old, shouldn’t have to raise his little sister.

About Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance/mysteries. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends. After many years as a paralegal, then an IT Manager, she decided to live out her dream of pursuing a publishing career. She now has eleven books published, two under contract and several in the pipeline.

With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of witches, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, and gryphons, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.

Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book? It was my debut novel. My editor was fantastic. I learned a lot. Besides that Bruce was a difficult multifaceted character to write. I am a panster and he changed course often.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today? I loved the character I created. He was so much fun to write, even though it was challenging. (He’s named after my husband) Do they share characteristics? I’ll never tell. LOL

Are any sequels planned for this book? A DEMON’S WITCH was the book that started it all. Since it was first published, there’s been four more books in the series and I am working on the sixth. I’ve been extremely lucky with the series popularity!

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you? I spent a few years as a DJ on a popular Rock and Roll station in my city.

Where to buy A Demon’s Witch

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Demons-Witch-Tena-Stetler-ebook/dp/B014BVSZIC/
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