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Stressing Owen Strong from Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseThere is an art to pursuit. A runaway on a storm-buffeted highway brings danger to Spencer, Co., in Bernadette Jones’ new romantic suspense, Lonely Eyes. Can Owen protect this young woman, or will her presence cause the death of one of his family?

Let’s meet Owen Strong from Lonely Eyes, 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 latest book.

Lonely Eyes by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

There is an art to pursuit.

Keira is running out of time. The handsome stranger with a dragon tattoo says he can keep her safe, but he doesn’t know the demons on her trail… Will her mysterious past lead her to escape, or drag her back to living hell?

Owen Strong has suffered tragedy, but he’s made a new family in Spencer, Colorado–one he will protect at all costs. When he finds determined Keira Hoa, she rouses more than just trouble. Looking into her lonely eyes, he sees that everyone’s in danger.

But she’s come to the right place. He’s the monster hunter.

Stressing Owen Strong

Every hero has a story. He has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a hero and get to know him better, by focusing on how he handles being relaxed, as well as how he handles stress.

Please tell me about your hero.

Age: 33

Gender: male

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Mechanic

What does your hero look like?

Huge. He’s always been large, at 6’2″ with broad shoulders and chest. He works out daily, because his past careers as a bounty hunter and MMA fighter made staying in shape essential.

Who is the significant other in his life?

Keira Hoa Thi. He found her on a storm buffeted highway. She’s in trouble and he vows to protect her.

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.

He’s at a house warming party after he and his friends have helped paint and move his buddy and wife into their new home. There will be beer, pizza and a lot of joking around.

How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?

There will be moments where he relaxes against a wall and soaks in the camaraderie and comfort of knowing he has a chosen family.

Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

He will do a little of both. But his nature is to watch and guard those that are important to him so he will always be a touch alloof and on guard.

If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?

He’ll have a beer or maybe a shot of whiskey, but he never allows himself too much. He really likes water and juice.

How much drink is his usual?

One or two.

The hero figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?

He choses his friends wisely. Most of them are hard-working and ex-military. They watch out for each other. If someone is having a problem, he’s in their space helping them out or setting them straight.

Is he likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is he the friend that others latch onto?

He has his circle of friends and they all watch out for each other. They mingle equally.

If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?

He will break it up and then set both parties down and get it straightened out.

Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?

Definitely do the tossing.

Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?

Always knows when to leave.

The Hero’s Stressed Out Side

How does the hero handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls him aside when he was blameless in a situation?

Immediately starts strategizing his best response and plays to whatever will settle the situation quickly. He is a chameleon playing whatever part he needs to.

How does the hero react to hearing a scream?

Immediately moves to find the source and the reason. He is quick and quiet.

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?

Assess the situation and the location. Could there be more assailants on the way? What are his best defensive strategies for the location?

If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?

Separates the combatants, then finds out who started it and why.

This hero attempts to rescue someone and realizes that he is in over his head. The odds are against him and there is no way out. He is going to get his butt handed to him. What does he do?

Never give up. Think with your head, use your brawn to your advantage.

The hero runs into the one person from his past he wanted to avoid. He can’t get out of the situation and must interact in some way. What does he do?

Always aware of what is going on around him. He would see the person first and if he doesn’t want to be seen, he will disappear.

Someone younger than the hero is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the hero deal with it?

He will always attempt to instruct and educate, but if there is danger involved he will take over.

The hero is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does he tell himself in order to get through the situation?

He trains in several martial arts and was a street fighter. Pain is part of life. He blanks it out.

What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?

He’s relied on himself for a very long time. He has a ‘just do it’ attitude.

What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?

Think it through and never give up.

What one thing would you like readers to know about your hero?

He’s lost a lot of people he loved. Once he takes you on as his chosen family he will protect you with his life.

Where to buy Lonely Eyes

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JJL2BSR

Bernadette Jones Social Media

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. This is Bernadette’s third book in the Aspen Gold Series.
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Know Samantha Kincaid from Finding Hope by Donna Kaye @donnakayewriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PTSDWounded in Afghanistan, Samantha Kincaid works to overcome her PTSD and build a new life for herself in Donna Kaye’s new romantic suspense, Finding Hope. Ren Garrett found peace in Spencer Colorado, but his past threatens to destroy his new life.

Donna, 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 Finding Hope.

Finding Hope by Donna Kaye

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Her life will never be the same.

Injured in Afghanistan, Samantha Kincaid is struggling physically and emotionally. She’s come to Spencer to create a new life, but can’t escape the nightmares and panic attacks that follow her.

Is the peace he’s found too good to be true?

After a couple years of being unsettled following his stint in the Army, Ren Garrett found a place to belong. Now his past has reared its unforgiving head. Accused of taking the daughter he can’t claim, he must exonerate himself by finding her.

Know the Heroine from Finding Hope

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

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

Read a good mystery or cuddle up with her guy, Ren.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Samantha’s favorite is chocolate cake.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

You’ll usually find Samantha in jeans or khakis and a comfortable t-shirt short or long sleeve depending on the weather.

Does she know how to fix things?

Samantha has done some remodeling. Her most recent project involved installing new drywall at her Aunt Gladys’ house.

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

Samantha is a Marine veteran dealing with PTSD and injuries she received from an IED explosion. She’s dealt with a lot of challenges over the past year and a half. She had to work hard to find her new normal and along the way she hurt people when she lashed out in frustration at her limitations. Especially at the beginning. One incident hurt her Mom’s feelings and Samantha felt lower than a slug after the incident.

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

She’s normally a quiet and reserved person, but if the child looks scared Samantha will try to put them at ease by talking to them.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

That depends on whether or not she had a good night. If she didn’t sleep well you don’t want to talk to her until she’s had a least one cup of coffee.

Can she use chopsticks?

She used them as a kid, then she got out of the habit. She needs to practice again, because her current attempts have been pathetic.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

She drinks her coffee black when she drinks it. Chai tea and hot chocolate are also her drinks of choice. What she’s drinking depends on the time of day and her mood.

What apps would she have on her phone?

The normal ones for google, her camera, spider solitaire, Instagram and Facebook. She’d rather talk to a person face-to-face than text or post on Facebook.

Android or iPhone?

Android. That’s what her first phone had and she never felt the need to learn a new operating system.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

Pierced ears. She wears basic stud earrings most of the time, but has some fancy earrings for when she goes to parties or on dates.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

Unadorned skin. She admires tattoos on other people, but has never felt the need to get one herself.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She drives an SUV for personal use.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle whenever possible. She’s seen too many places around the world with major trash issues. She wants to do her part to save the planet and its resources.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Finding Hope

Publisher Aspen Gold Series
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Hope-Aspen-Gold-Book-ebook/dp/B08F4MSHQG/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-hope-donna-kaye/1137428120?ean=2940164426248
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Accountant by day, author by night Donna Kaye has a passion for storytelling. Donna credits her love of reading to her fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Wrich. A prolific reader, her eclectic taste in reading means her bookshelves are filled with everything from sweet romance to erotica.
When not at the keyboard or reading, you can find her with loved ones on a road trip, at the movies, at a playhouse enjoying a live theater production, or at a restaurant enjoying great food with family or friends. The tales she spins are filled with love, laughter and the occasional dead body. She’d love to hear from you!
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Know the Hero from The Curse by Augustina Van Hoven @augustinavhoven #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRThe hidden community is preparing for war in book two of Augustina Van Hoven’s paranormal romance, The Curse. Prince Laren needs to find a way to break his curse to help save the community.

Augustina, 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 The Curse.

The Curse by Augustina Van Hoven

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Prince Laren, a Tovenaar destined to be the ruler of his house, has only one goal. Break the spell that forces him to go catting around at night and unleash his wrath on the sorcerer responsible. Then he meets a woman with fiery hair, deep blue eyes, and the body of his dreams. She’s but a pawn in the looming conflict between members of the hidden community. And the prince is torn between his old and new desires.

Juliet Cooper’s plans were simple: sell her great uncle’s property, return home, find a job, and get on with life. But then she meets Laren—in both human and cat form. And her plans get complicated. Juliet finds she can’t leave until she knows the secrets that her great uncle’s property and the handsome, blue-eyed man are hiding, unaware of the price she might have to pay.

When Juliet is attacked by Laren’s opponents, he must decide whether to rescue her, risking not only the wrath of the community members who shelter him and his princely future, but also his life.

Know the Hero from The Curse

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

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

After dark he is stuck in cat form and his options are limited. He might chase small animals or try to hide from the shifter guards.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He loves breakfast food. He’d pick up some sort of breakfast sandwich.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He likes loose fitting clothes that he can easily get in and out of when the change comes over him.

Does he know how to fix things?

When he can use his magic, he can fix pretty much anything.

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

He tried to see the woman he’s interested in while in cat form and got locked in her trailer.

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

He’s very kind. He considers children to be very precious and hopes to have his own some day.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He would be transforming from a cat into a man. The change is always painful and exhausting.

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

He’s cautious. Since his power is limited, he tries to act as human as possible.

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

Because of his curse there are a lot of times when he has no choice but to let someone else handle things.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

He has one earring that he’s borrowed. It can hold extra energy for his magic.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He doesn’t know how to drive and his magic tends to short out modern electronic things. He does a lot of walking or riding in older vehicles.

Recycle or toss?

He’d just toss something away.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy The Curse

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CGM32R/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-curse-augustina-van-hoven/1137102966
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Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, dog and two cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.
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Read Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseA one night hook-up brings two people together in Bernadette Jones new Romantic Suspense, Stay A Little Longer. The only thing a healer and an assassin have in common is death. Can they keep each other alive when the past comes for revenge?

Bernadette, 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 Stay A Little Longer

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

The Healer

Doctor Gage Ewing is on the run from a past he can never forget. No matter how many people he saves in hospitals or on the crime-ridden streets, he can never be forgiven for the one who died. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be another temporary stop on his neverending road. But he made a mistake. He got involved.

The Assassin

IrishMist “Ivy” Vaughn has been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve, trained with warrior skills to be whatever is demanded of her. No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. Spencer, Colorado was supposed to be a place to bury her past and start over. Will they let her walk away?

The only thing a healer and an assassin have in common is death.

Know the Hero from Stay A Little Longer

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

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

Doc Gage Ewing, would walk to the Wild Card Saloon and hang out with friends, nursing a beer and playing a little gin rummy.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

Sushi for a snack. But if he’s been working out he goes for anything pasta.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

At work he wears his scrubs which are also comfortable around the house. Sweats when he works out. When he goes to town, he likes worn jeans and a flannel shirt.

Does he know how to fix things?

Self taught, doing handyman tasks around his home are a welcome distraction from his life as an ER Doctor.

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

He’s made a couple bad mistakes that sent him on the run. His guilt is a constant reminder of what he doesn’t deserve.

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

He loves children. He is calm and lets them approach him first. He would crouch down to get to their level.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

As an ER doctor, he’s used to waking up alert and ready to go. But when his woman is with him, he likes to cuddle and wake her slowly.

Can he use chopsticks?

Like a pro.

Does he drink coffee? If so, how does he take it? If not, what does he drink instead?

Hot, strong coffee with nothing to mess up the flavor. He is a little bit of a coffee snob.

What apps would he have on his phone?

Everything except games.

Android or iPhone?

Iphone

Beard or clean-shaven?

Clean shaven, but if he’s off work for a couple of days he lets it go.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

Gold earring in his left ear, nipple pierced, tattoo sleeves, chest and back.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

Personal truck, but prefers his Harley.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stay-a-little-longer-bernadette-jones/1137011494
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Bernadette Jones Social Media

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.
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Lost Hearts in the Bayou, an erotic romance short story, written by Amber Daulton.

Amber, 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 book.

Lost Hearts in the Bayou by Amber Daulton

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

After Julie crashes her helicopter in the Louisiana swamp, she finds help from a sexy scientist, who happens to be her ex! Too bad Seth is the all-work-and-no-play type. How will she convince him to set aside his work and take a chance on her? Or is a second shot at love too much to hope for?

Included in the Sultry Summer Sizzle anthology.

Know the Heroine from Lost Hearts in the Bayou

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

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

Julie’s a tomboy, so she would probably watch football or some kind of sports on TV. If her favorite teams weren’t playing, she would read the latest crime thriller novels on the bestseller’s lists.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Potato chips, definitely.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Tank tops and comfortable cargo shorts or khakis. She only dresses up when the occasion calls for it, but trust me, she can rock a slinky black dress and high heels.

Does she know how to fix things?

Oh, yeah. Since she’s a pilot, she knows all about the mechanics of a plane and how it operates. Give her a wrench and she’s happy.

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

She took a chance on a guy completely different from her normal type. Seth was intelligent, sensitive, and driven while her past boyfriends were carefree and macho. Some of those jerks even had the tendency to jump into other women’s beds. Even though she and Seth started out hot and heavy, he ended up caring more about his scientific work than he did spending time with her. After he forgot about her birthday, she called it quits.

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

She’s standoffish around kids, whether she knows them or not.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Coffee. If you wake her up before the alarm goes off, you better have a cup of java in your hands. After a dose of caffeine, she turns from a grouch to a woman who’s ready to seize the day.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yep. She’s eaten enough Chinese takeout to master the delicate art of dining with chopsticks.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Uh, hello? Did you miss my earlier comment?

Just kidding! She’ll drink coffee night and day if she had to. She takes it black in the morning and with cream throughout the day.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Hmmm. Time zones, terrain, airflow, geography, and stuff like that are important factors in her job, so she’d have apps to reflect that.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone. The sparkly blue case she has for her phone is one of the few girly things she owns.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

She loves to wear diamond studs in her ears. Seth had given them to her for a Christmas present before they broke up.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

No tats, but she’s not opposed to getting one. Maybe someday.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She loves her sporty red car, but she’d rather fly than drive.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, of course. Litterbugs are a big no-no in her book.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Lost Hearts in the Bayou

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CBLD2SF
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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
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Breaking the curse is only the first step to forever in Tena Stetler’s paranormal romance/mystery Charm Me Again. Haunted by a Scottish Highland ghost Daylan has no idea why until Josie appears. Does she have the answers? Let’s meet Daylan Rylie from Charm Me Again, a put book genre here 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 Charm Me Again.

Charm Me Again by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Daylan Rylieor why he chose Daylan. A trip to his estranged sister’s home in Colorado may have unforeseen consequences especially when family history leads him to a shocking discovery.

As his attraction blooms for Josie, a yoga instructor in his sister’s studio, he realizes there may be more to Josie than he can imagine. When an ancient rogue Fae Warrior set on revenge kidnaps her in an attempt to claim her as his own, a devastating curse comes to light.

Daylan’s world spirals out of control as he searches for Josie. Can he break the age old curse to save her and their future, or will she be lost to him forever?

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 years

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Martha’s Vineyard

Profession: Blacksmith, Bladesmith

Ethnicity: Scottish

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m built like my Highland Scottish ancestors tall, bulky and muscular with bright green eyes that miss nothing, and a ruddy complexion. Jet black hair that waves around my shoulders. I keep it pulled in a ponytail while I work in my forge.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a blacksmith, bladesmith by trade. I have a forge in Martha’s Vineyard, but chose to move it to Colorado Springs due to magical interference.

The anvil, hammer and chains were passed down to me from many generations of blacksmiths in my family. As with my ancestors before me, I am able to craft ordinary items for mortals, but also daggers, swords and weapons with magic powers for witch’s or warlocks. Those of course are the most fun and the most dangerous. I vet my clientele very well.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Josie. She is a yoga instructor in my estranged sister’s studio.

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?

Younger Twin. Summer Dawn Rylie is the older twin.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Magic. We are a powerful family of witches. Summer mastered her magic quickly. I mastered it but seemed to run amuck every chance I got.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Pizza with all the toppings.

Tell us about your best friend.

My sister was my best friend growing up…until the incident. I’ve forever been trying to reunite the family, but Summer disappeared. I just found her again. She is soon to be wed to a fantastic guy Devlin Sawyer a retired Navy SEAL. He’s now my best friend. But it was a rocky road to get there.

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

Australia – Land of several species of creatures and variety of climates and cultures.

Hawaii – Sand, surf, and a romantic setting.

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

I really can’t think of any place.

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

Kirkpatrick Macmillan. He was a Scottish blacksmith that is credited with inventing the pedal driven bicycle. Quite a feat back in 1878.

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

The family of a certain vampire that I dated.

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

January 1878 to watch Kirpatrick Macmillan create the bicycle. His craftsmanship intrigues me.

Meet Tena Stetler

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Keeping Daylan on track. He tended to go down paths that weren’t part of the story. While I am a panster by nature, some things have to come out in the story. He disagreed. I’d have to pull him back. Even at that, some of those paths did become part of the story.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Dayan is a very complex creature. A screw up at the beginning to be sure, but he has a good heart. Eventually, he learns that impulse actions should be curbed until you have all the facts.

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

The depth of his desire to reunite his family at any cost. He felt deeply responsible for causing the incident that divided his family and nearly took his life.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly. Not sure yet.

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

Cozy Mystery. I’m working on a series. There is learning curve.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I was a radio DJ for a couple years for a rock station. It was a lot of fun but the pay was lousy.

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

Charm Me Again – is a character driven tale set in beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The twists and turns will lead you to the curse discovery, eventually solve the mystery, and warm the cockles of your heart. Not to mention the kick-ass magic weapons he forges and wields in the story.

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

I write the paranormal romance/mystery tales for my readers. In hopes of sweeping them away from their ordinary, stressful world into a fantasy world they’ll enjoy for a few hours. I am so grateful for their support and enjoyment of my books. Thank you all so MUCH!

Where to buy Charm Me Again

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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. 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.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical 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 her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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