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Meet Drew Samuels from The Cost of Deception by Mary Marvella #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLet’s meet Drew Sanuels from The Cost of Deception, a new Romantic Suspense. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Let’s talk.

Introducing Drew Samuels

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Florence, Georgia
Profession: undercover cop
Ethnicity: English/Irish
Tell us about yourself, please.
You don’t ask much of a guy, do you? I am 6 feet and fit. Some folks say I’m cut. I earned my six-pack. I have black hair like Sam and Esther, my older brother and younger sister. I wear my hair long. My Spider earrings let everyone know my street name, Spider. Some folks say I have whisky colored eyes. Depends on which color contacts I’m wearing.
I was a skinny teen in a family of athletes. Since I wanted to go to Georgia Tech with scholarship money I studied hard. In college I studied ROTC and learned I could run. Don’t talk about my time in the army, but it matured me in more ways than one. I thrived on the danger so much I became a cop when I finished my tours.
I didn’t fit in any groups in high school and I don’t regret it. I do love family, but I don’t need to start one for myself.
Who is the significant other in your life?
When the story begins, I don’t have one. When I make myself go to the 20th year high school reunion I see Tess, the one person I really remember. Man, that woman is hot and even better than she was as a teen.
How do you dress?
Besides my grungy jeans, tight tees, and spider earrings?
Please tell us about your education.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. I went ROTC all the way, so I went in the army as a Second LT.
What is your family like?
My family is lovin’ and a tad bossy. Mama and Daddy don’t know I’m a cop. They think I’m an insurance investigator, a waste for a Tech graduate. I haven’t told Sam, Luke, or Esther, but blabbermouth Esther figured it out. Well, she and Sam did. She and Sam worry about me, but Luke is too busy helping Daddy run the farm to worry about his younger sibs. My family would be called “good folks”. Sam has a wife and kid. Luke, the oldest, has a wife but no kid, a huge problem in his marriage.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Hell, lady, I Iive with secrets I wish I could tell!
How do you handle challenges?
I hit ’em head on!
When (if) you lie or are upset, what gives you away?
My sister says she can tell, but no one else can. I’m a pro at lying.
What would you like to tell your writer?
Took long enough! Sam is so boring you didn’t have to write his story first. Finally publishing my book!

The Cost of Deception

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level: (R )

The Cost of Deception is a romantic suspense with a lot of family interaction. Tess is a widowed mother and a teacher. She has been so wrapped up in her role as a mother that she has forgotten how it feels to be a desirable woman. Attending her 20th year high school class reunion, the first she’s ever attended, changes that when she meets Drew Samuels. She and Drew were the class loners and too involved in studying to feel the hormones that attack teens.
Drew is now an undercover cop in Atlanta, GA. During his years in the military he had no concerns about marriage and starting his own family. His life put him in danger and he liked things that way. He was no longer the nerd who had attended Georgia Tech.

Seeing Tess at the class reunion made him rethink what he really wanted.
She loves her children more than anything else and he respects that. He doesn’t know how to make his career work with the things Tess and her kids make him want. 
Yes, there will be hot sex and danger will stalk her family.

Publisher Gilded Dragonfly Books http://www.GildedDragonflyBooks.com
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Mary Marvella has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She made up the “Let’s Pretend” situations for the neighborhood kids. The arrival of the book mobile was as exciting as hearing the music of the ice cream truck, more, since she could check out books but seldom had the money for the ice cream. Her parents preferred letting her walk to the corner store for less money. She still pinches pennies.

When Mary’s daughter was small, story time often meant Mama made up stories. Now retired from teaching the classic works of the masters, Mary writes her own stories and reads modern novels. Georgia raised, she writes stories with a Southern flair.
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Today we’re reading about Darien Avery from Lust and Chastity (Sins of the Virtuous Book 1) by Faye Hall. Tell us about your book.

Would you surrender the pleasure of lust to become a lady of chastity?

Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair from England to Australia, memories of their intense love affair fresh in his mind. When they arrive he quickly learns he isn’t the only man in this new country who’s infatuated with the breathtaking, blonde-haired beauty.

Women are turning up dead, victims to the worst kinds of depraved acts—women who fit Caitlyn’s description—and every clue to the murderer leads back to Darien’s family. Frantic to save Caitlyn’s life, he sends her up north to her family, hoping to free her from the murderer’s grasp. But she never makes it there. When he receives word that her dead body has been found, his heart breaks and he throws himself into a life of debauchery and sin as punishment for failing to save the woman he loves.

When yet another murder occurs, Darien believes he will be accused of the crime, so he flees. He finds himself in Jarvisfield—the same town where Caitlyn’s family lives. But he soon learns that the murderer who has been butchering blonde-haired, green-eyed women has followed him there.

He’s in for even more of a shock when he discovers that his beloved Caitlyn is not dead, and has in fact, been living in Jarvisfield for months. This time he will protect her. However, Caitlyn is having none of it. She believes Darien has betrayed her, and she won’t fall for him again. No longer is she his lustful lover, but rather a lady of chastity, determined to live an independent life—one without Darien.

Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence

Stressing Darien Avery

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.

Age: 19

Birthplace: England

Profession: Brothel owner

Ethnicity English

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.
Guests would be business associates, or those he wanted to entice into visiting his brothel. There would be plenty of alcohol and food.
How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?
He would be there for business but always on the lookout for the murderer he was hunting.
Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
He would most definitely mingle so that he could talk to his guests and see if they knew anything about the murders.
If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?
Whiskey, though would drink brandy if available.
How much drink is his usual?
Not a heavy drinker as he needs to keep his wits about him.
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 would be going to meet an informant or to spy on one of the guests. If Caitlyn was also at the party he would definitely be sneaking away with her.
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 doesn’t usually latch onto people, nor allow them to latch onto him. Caitlyn is the only person he appears close to.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?
He would most definitely break it up, even if it meant knocking those fighting to the ground himself.
Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
He would most definitely do the tossing. He owns a brothel so is accustomed to handling rowdy patrons.
Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?
He would know 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?
He has a way with words and is not easily intimidated by the police or anyone else. He would answer what questions the police asked him short and quick and get them off his property as quick as they arrived.
How does the hero react to hearing a scream?
He would run directly towards it, his heart in his mouth until he could be certain the scream hadn’t come from Caitlyn.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?
He would most definitely assume one of those involved was the killer he was chasing, maybe caught in the act.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?
He would rush over and demand to know what was happening and who they were.
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?
He would use his wits to try and escape, and maybe some dirty fighting if needs be.
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 with him/her in some way. What does he do?
He is polite and asks why they were in Australia.
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 jumps in and helps whilst offering advise.
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 would tell himself that he had to protect Caitlyn from the killer chasing her no matter the cost.
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
Without the woman he loves, nothing else matters.
What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?
He takes up smoking cannabis to deal with the stress of thinking he sent the woman he loves to her death.
Where can we find your book online?
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher Beachwalk Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lust-Chastity-Sins-Virtuous-Book-ebook/dp/B076FMTCK7/
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Faye writes Australian Historical Romances, each filled with passion, deceit and murder. She encompasses much of her own families history into her books, as well as setting most of them in her home town in North Queensland, Australia. She is happily married to her childhood sweetheart and soulmate and living in North Queensland.

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Let’s meet Grant Barton from Star Cruise Songbird by Veronica Scott in the Embrace the Romance: Pets In space 2 anthology, a new acifi romance. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Let’s talk.

About Star Cruise Songbird

Genre scifi romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

Star Cruise: Songbird: A security officer aboard a spaceship finds his job complicated by his attraction to the interstellar singer he is assigned to protect and the bird he has inherited.

Introducing Grant Barton

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: We count years differently in the Sectors, as we live longer now than people in your time did. I’m mid-thirties in your way of thinking.

Gender: Male

Birthplace: A planet named Qaazamir

Profession: Served in the Sectors Special Forces, now on medical retirement, working security on the Nebula Zephyr spaceliner

Ethnicity: Qaazamiri

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Humanoid I believe is your term

Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Over 6′ tall, dark hair, hazel eyes. A couple of tattoos. Some scars. Karissa seems to like my face well enough.
Tell us about yourself, please.
I served in the Z Corps of the Special Forces, where soldiers with augmented mental abilities serve on teams alongside telepathic animals, like my eagle Valkyr. We did missions behind enemy lines, among other things.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Karissa Dawnstar, the interstellar singing sensation. I still have to pinch myself some days that I’ve ended up with her. How fortunate can an ordinary guy like me be, you know? She’s on a whole other level.
How do you dress?
On duty, I wear the uniform of a CLC Line Security Officer. The Line’s colors are navy blue, light blue and white. I carry a sidearm (blaster/stunner combo) on the ship. We’re responsible for the safety of over 8000 passengers and crew. Off duty I prefer what you’d think of as T shirts and utility pants. Boots.
On what special skills do you rely?
I have a number of top secret implants I received as a member of the Sectors Special Forces. Sorry, you don’t have the right clearance to discuss them. I also have a telepathic bond with Valkyr, my eagle. I’m highly rated at marksmanship, unarmed combat, rated to fly anything up to a fighter craft, skilled in individual aerial combat using antigrav tech. I have leadership and management skills from my military training that I plan to deploy in support of Karissa’s career as we move forward.
Do you have children?
Not yet. Karissa and I would like a family but we’ve just gotten together as a couple so it’s too soon.
Do you care about what others assume about you?
Not in the least. I care what Karissa thinks of me. I care that my brother soldiers trust me to watch their six (have their back) and know they can rely on me in any situation. I care that Valkyr knows I’d never do anything to hurt him or break our bond.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
I carry the highest level of clearance the Sectors military gives and if I told you any more than that I’d have to kill you. (He grins.)
How emotionally expressive are you to others?
With Karissa and Valkyr, I can be myself. Anyone else is going to see the tough military guy façade.

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2

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Best Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author, as well as the “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happy Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances! She was honored to read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”
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Today we’re reading about Gib from Gib and the Tibbar in Pets in Space 2 by Jessica E Subject. Tell us about your book.

Gib and the Tibbar

Galactic Defenders Series

A dedicated Defender to the core, Gib is willing to go to any planet the Galactic Alliance sends him. That is, until he’s sent with his squad to Hemera for their Alorama ceremony, far from any threat of Erebus invasion and with no chance for promotion.

Vilarra has lived on Hemera all her life, working hard in the kitchens of the royal palace until she achieved lead hand. But learning of the universe beyond her world reveals her insignificance and shreds her sense of accomplishment and purpose.

With the help of a furry, little tibbar, Gib is determined to win the affection of Vilarra, prove to her how significant she is to him and the people who depend on her. But will his personal mission be cut short before he has the chance to win her heart?

About the anthology:

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

Stressing Gib

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.

Age: approx. 24 Earth years
Birthplace: planet Mingo
Profession: Galactic Defender, part of Hotel squad
Ethnicity/Species: Mingot

The Hero’s Relaxed Side

This hero is at a party. Considering his story, describe the party.
The hero is actually at a celebration banquet during part of the story, but let’s assume this other party is one where he’s not working as a Defender. Because Gib is a Galactic Defender, the only time he gets to leave the Galactic Alliance carrier ship is when he is on a mission. So, if he’s at a party, it would be in the Defender lounge on the carrier. It would be to celebrate the end of a successful mission, and those in attendance would all be other Defenders. Now, the Defenders consist of multiple species from around the universe, though no one from Earth. At least not at this point in the series.
How does the hero feel about being this particular party, and what body language is he displaying that gives it away?
Because his squad is still fairly new compared to many of the others, he likely wasn’t part of the successful mission. He would be leaning against the wall somewhere talking to another squad mate about they find it unfair that they don’t get sent on the good missions. While his words would show his frustration with the Alliance, and his jealousy of the older Defenders, inside he would be full of admiration for the more experienced squads.
Is he more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
Unless called over by one of the more experienced Defenders, he would stick to those in his squad and others whom he trained with.
If he drinks, what is his drink of choice at this party?
The Defenders have to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice, so there is no drinking of alcoholic beverages on the carrier. But, as you will learn in Gib and the Tibbar, it can happen while they are on a mission.
How much drink is his usual?
If he is on duty, or has a rotation coming up, he will not drink. Though, if he does not have to worry about being on duty, he will drink enough to get a good buzz. Never to the point of blacking out.
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?
In the carrier, he would either go back to his room which he shares with a squad mate. Or, he’d go to the training room to run a simulation. He wouldn’t go to either place to hide, but if he was exhausted, he’d go to his quarters. If he wanted to avoid someone, he’d go to the training room.
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?
Gib is usually the friend that others latch onto. They like to complain about the unfairness of the Alliance to him, especially Zair.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the hero going to handle it?
Unless it was someone he knew well, he would not get involved. There are plenty of other Defenders to control their own squad mates and friends.
Is the hero the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
In his squad, he’d be the one who does the tossing. He can read minds unless someone blocks him. But when someone is angry, they don’t hide their thoughts as well. He’d be able to sense the upcoming conflict before any fists were thrown.
Will he know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of himself?
He always knows when to leave, though with all the thoughts flying around at a party, he’d likely leave early just to clear his mind, or put up his own block.

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?
Although he would be calm about it, he would not accept blame for something he didn’t do. He would calmly explain the situation and what really happened.
How does the hero react to hearing a scream?
If he was on a mission, he would ready his weapon and head immediately to the source of the scream if he wasn’t already occupied.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses his mind?
He would immediately want to help them.
If he sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing he does?
If not otherwise occupied, he would assess the situation while rushing to them.
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?
He would fight until the very end, hoping another Defender came to help him out.
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 with him/her in some way. What does he do?
Gib would slowly sneak farther and farther away from the person until he found an excuse or opportunity to leave.
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?
This usually doesn’t happen as Gib is one of the younger Defenders, but if it did, he’s the type who would casually and privately suggest alternative ways to handle the situation. If that didn’t work, he would simply take over rather than put his life and the lives of others in danger.
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?
When he enrolled in Defender training, he knew pain, injury, and even death could result. He would push through it because he knows that his actions save lives.
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
“You can’t save everyone, but even if you save one being from the Erebus, it’s worth it.” – What his squadron leader tells all of the members
What lesson from his past gets him through a stressful situation?
All of the lessons he learned during training as a Galactic Defender get him through each and every mission, whether fighting the Erebus, or simply interacting with the natives of the planet he is on.
Where can we find your book online?
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): Each story in the anthology varies, but I believe the highest rating would be R – Restricted
Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Amazon: http://bit.ly/EmbraceTheRomance
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Jessica E Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to go to fitness class and walk her Great Pyrenees/Retriever her family adopted from the local animal shelter. Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com.

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Meet Alexander Gaines from Bedeviled: Madison Michel @madisonmichael_ #RLFblog #contemporaryWelcome Alexander Gaines from Bedeviled, a hot new contemporary romance by Madison Michael.
Age: 36
Gender: Very very male
Birthplace: California
Profession: Banker, Philanthropist and money maker
Please provide a physical description of your character.
Hmmm, that’s a tough first question. Women find me attractive – or is it my money they find so appealing? I am a marathon runner, a hockey player and a swimmer, so I have an athlete’s body that I am proud of, if I am honest. Scruffy hair, dishwater blonde, a bit of a surfer-dude look, but a cleaned up version.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I have always been smart, logical, and a bit aloof. Aloof, because I cannot let people get too close to me without learning secrets that I have been keeping since childhood. My friends from childhood, with whom I have remained close all these years, don’t even know the truth. I run a bank but I travel to California a lot for business. I lead a completely different life out there, one that I work diligently to keep separate from my Chicago life. I date lots of models, they are self-absorbed and don’t ask too many questions. But Charlotte has captured my attention and I knw she is too smart not to figure things out. I don’t want to lose her but do I dare risk my secrets to pursue a relationship?
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Charlotte is everything I have been looking for in a partner. She is smart and driven, a fellow runner even. She is lovely, delicate and strong all wrapped in a beautiful package with an adorable Boston accent. She seems to be hiding some secret of her own though. My usually logical self goes out the window when she is around. I let her get too close without knowing what she might be hiding. I cannot help it, it am bedeviled….
How does your hero dress?
You can either find me in beautifully tailored suits or running gear.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I am a Stanford Graduate and have an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I make no apologies for my penthouse condo – I like the private pool and convenient location to the bank. I give away a lot of money each year, funding schools, hospitals and numerous charities.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary, nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Wealth is not important. It just so happens I have a lot of money, but I could be happy without it too. I could start over and probably accumulate it again – not to brag. It’s just that I am a hard worker, and my brain just seems wired to problem solve.
Is he close to family?
I have a younger sister that I dote on. Aubrey is getting married this year and I love seeing her so happy. The wedding and all the parties associated with it are driving me a bit insane, but they make a great excuse to introduce the family to Charlotte.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Secrets abound in my life, and I suspect in Charlotte’s too. I intend to ferret hers out, and frankly, after all these years, I would love to share my own as well. I am not found of keeping secrets from those I love. I wonder if its possible to have true love without trust. I would rather not find out.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Maddy likes smart successful heroes and I fit that to a T, but she also recognizes that no one is perfect – well, except Maddy of course! So she created a hero with a few flaws and some room to grow and learn. Then she created a smart, sassy woman to teach me a few lessons and help me see the light.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
She tells my secrets, but you will have to read the book to find them out yourself!
When your writer is writing about you, what do you think makes your writer the most happy? What makes your writer the most sad?
I believe Madison is happy writing a happy ending, resolving the big issues and watching her protagonists grow and learn. She has a good time writing those hot sex scenes too. As for most sad, I know Maddy is sad to let go and finish the book. As much as she wants to share it with readers, she grows pretty attached to us when she is creating.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think Maddy loves to write in order to create and finish something. Finishing what she starts was once a challenge for her so overcoming her obstacles was important. But I think she writes smart, contemporary romances for her readers – smart contemporary women who want a touch for fantasy to touch their reality.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
That’s an easy question. I wish she would finish the fourth book in the series. Maddy has been working on Besotted a long time and her fans want to know how the story of Tyler and Regan will end.

Tell us about Bedeviled

Bedeviled is the third novel in the Beguiling Bachelor series, a trio of steamy contemporary romances set in the luxury of Chicago’s elite families. This suspenseful novel follows Charlotte, escaping an unknown threat in Boston, as she moves to Chicago and into Alex’s arms. Alex, a successful millionaire who has held women at arm’s length, is torn between living with the smart, sassy Charlotte and protecting his own secrets. Can the two fall in love when they are bedeviled by lies and half-truths?

For a limited time, Bedeviled is available in a collection of romance stories by 22 talented authors.

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Let’s meet Bryce Lowery from City Boy, a new gay hockey romance by AE Wasp. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever.

City Boy by AE Wasp

Genre: Contemporary gay hockey romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Self published
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Follow the money or follow your heart? Either way, you lose.

When a blown tire leads directly to mind-blowing sex with a white knight named Dakota, pro-hockey player Bryce Lowery discovers he is most definitely gay.

Being with Dakota opens up a whole new world. Bryce can’t imagine life without him. But he refuses to be Bryce’s dirty little secret. If he wants to keep Dakota, he’s either going to have to come out publicly or retire and walk away from millions of dollars.

City Boy is a first time gay, fish out of water, May/December love story with a happy ending. It features snarky siblings, a dirty-talking farmer, lots of food, and big choices. (No poultry was harmed in the making of this book.)

Introducing Bryce Lowery

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Profession: Hockey Player – Center

Ethnicity: White American

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall, even compared to other guys on the team. 6′ 5″ Dakota says I look like the Brawny guy when I have my beard and my hair is long. It’s not completely inaccurate. Sometimes I shave, but I’ve come to like the hair a bit longer. And Dakota likes it, so I keep it. I work out a lot. I have to, it’s part of the job.

Tell us about yourself, please.

There’s not much to tell, I think. I’m the oldest of five. My father left when the twins were babies. I was ten. I was already playing hockey, so I decided that I would be the best hockey player ever and support my family from it. I never wanted them to be poor again. It was all I did. All I’ve ever done. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I got my GED when I started playing professionally at seventeen. Hockey is all I ever did. Until now. Until I met Dakota.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Dakota Ryan. He’s amazing. He saved my life when we met. Well, he says he just changed a tire, but he kept me from going over a cliff in more ways than one. He’s 24. A farmer. A real life farmer. He was adopted from foster care when he was six by this hippie couple and then raised on the farm. I never met his parents. They died when he was sixteen. So about eight years before we met. I can’t believe how strong he is. He survived and thrived. He knows so much more than I do about mostly everything. Except how to have fun and let people take care of him, he just added. He’s reading over my shoulder.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

We live comfortably. I’m not going to lie. I made some good money playing hockey for so long. And Julia – that’s my sister – she’s invested it wisely. But I’m not into a flashy lifestyle. We live in the gorgeous farmhouse on our apple orchard/farm. I do love to surprise people and indulge them. Before me, Dakota hadn’t been anywhere but Colorado. My favorite thing to spend money on is taking him all the places I love. Seeing them aging through his eyes makes them even more special. Sometimes, I’ll take a bunch of people, his sister and his friends, my siblings and the kids and just go somewhere fun.

What is your viewpoint on wealth?

Oh man. Money is what almost made me lose Dakota and this wonderful life we’ve built. Having too much of it can give you a distorted view of what’s important. And getting it from such a young age, you don’t learn how to solve problems. Not everything can be fixed by throwing money at it. That was my knee-jerk reaction, and it drove Dakota crazy.

Now I see it as a tool, a type of energy. I just want to know that everyone I love will never want for anything. I like taking care of them. I like spreading the wealth. We run a foundation and support a lot of organizations. Children in foster care and making sure low-income kids have access to sports are two of our main causes. Not a surprise, I know.

If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?

I’m going to answer these together, because the answer is the same. My dad. I want to see him and I never want to see him again. Considering he’s dead, I won’t ever see him again in this lifetime. I only found out he was dead when I inherited the farm and orchard. (But that’s a whole long story.) I want to ask him how could he do it? How could he have walked away from a wife and kids? From a family who loved and needed him? I’m never be able to understand that. Family is the most important thing – whether it’s your birth family or your chosen family.

Oh, maybe I’d want to meet Dakota’s birth parents, too. At least my dad just left. His parents, well, they weren’t so nice. The state took him away when he was a toddler. I think they’re still alive. Probably best I don’t ever meet them if they want to stay that way.

But yeah. I’d want my father to answer all my questions, but I have a feeling there’s nothing he could ever say to make me understand him.

Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?

Only from myself, apparently. You’d think I would have known I was gay before I was 34 years old. Other people knew, or suspected. Like my ex-wife.

Then when I fell in love with Dakota, I guess it was pretty obvious, even though I was trying to keep it hidden. I think my mom knew when I picked her up from the airport. She claims it was because I talked about him the entire ride home. She says she kept count and that I said the name Dakota forty-seven time in the hour ride. I think she’s exaggerating.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I’m not good at anything but playing hockey, and that the only thing I have to offer anyone in the world is my ability to earn money doing it. Without hockey, I don’t even know who I am.

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Meet Jenny Hanford from Jenny by Melissa McClone @melissamcclone #RLFblog #sweetromanceWelcome, Melissa McClone. Let’s meet your character Jenny Hanford from Jenny, a new sweet contemporary romance.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Step one: Take a fun-filled vacation with friends.

Step two: Drink fruity cocktails with colorful umbrellas.

Step three: Write a humorous message to her future soul mate.

Step four: Stuff the message in a bottle and toss it out to sea…

Bestselling thriller author Jenny Hanford never expects anything to happen the night she whimsically throws her requirements for true love into the ocean. Thirteen months later, however, she hears back from the man who found her message in a bottle.

Exchanging carefree emails and texts makes Jenny smile and fills her days with anticipation. But when she gets word her bottle finder, a soldier named Dare, has been injured and is asking for her, she can’t deny her growing feelings for her online friend. Jenny wants to go, but she’s afraid Dare will turn out to be as make believe as the characters she creates. What are the odds he could be her real dream hero?

Introducing Jenny Hanford

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever, Jenny. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 31
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Berry Lake, Washington
Profession: Thriller author
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’m average height with long, caramel-colored hair with blond highlights. I have some curves so would never be called thin. (Candy is my downfall.)
Tell us about yourself, please.
I live in the same small town where I grew up. Berry Lake, Washington is a small town located north of the Columbia River Gorge. Nothing much ever happens there except two annual events—a Big Foot gathering and a Huckleberry Festival. I’m pretty much a homebody. I love to read and am a member of a twelve-women online reading group called the Romantic Hearts Book Club. My love of books let me to become a text book editor, but I still had all these stories in my head so I decided to write a book—a thriller. Much to my surprise, it became a bestseller. So now I write full-time under the pseudonym Jenna Ford and only edit text books when my former boss has an emergency.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Ashton Thorpe, the hero of my thriller series called the Thorpe Files, is the ultimate book boyfriend and how I judge the men I meet. So far, no one can measure up, but I’m hopeful there’s a real life guy out there for me.
How do you dress?
Pajamas. I own more of those than real clothing. I work at home so I don’t change out of my pajamas unless I’m going out. Which isn’t often.
What is your family like?
My parents died in a car accident, and a couple of years later, my brother was killed while deployed in Afghanistan. It’s just me and my sister-in-law, Missy, now. She lives in my guest house and is also my personal assistant. Not to mention best friend. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and why?
I never want to see my ex-fiancé Grant again. He was only with me because of my money. He wanted me to pay off his six figure gambling debts. So glad I listened to my lawyer and accountant about making him sign a prenup. He wouldn’t and then told me he only proposed because I was Jenna Ford and wealthy. He said no man would ever be interested in Jenny Hanford.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I’d love to adopt one of the kittens my sister-in-law is fostering. They are so cute, and I have a lot of love to give, but I have this plan and getting a pet comes later so I’m not sure what to do.
What would you like to tell your writer?
I had my doubts about Dare being an Army Ranger, but he’s totally hot and so sweet. Thank you for making him be the one who found my message in the bottle.

Jenny

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Meet Ezra Easton from Drakon's Plunder by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRWelcome Ezra Easton from Drakon’s Plunder by NJ Walters (Blood of the Drakon, Book 3) a new paranormal romance.

Drakon’s Plunder by NJ Walters

Life is not going well for archaeologist Sam Bellamy. She’s stuck in the middle of the ocean on a salvage boat with people who want her dead. It wasn’t her gift for being able to sense objects of power that got her here, rather her need to make a secret society called the Knights of the Dragon pay for killing her mentor. Sam doesn’t believe in dragons, but the Knights do, and if she can get one of the sacred artifacts they’re searching for away from them, she’ll consider it payback.

Ezra Easton is content to run his marine salvage company and live alone on his private island. He may be a four-thousand-year-old water drakon, but he’s civilized enough to know just because he pulls an injured woman from the ocean, doesn’t mean he gets to keep her…

When she wakes up, she has a few tall tales to share, and it seems the Knights are after her. But this drakon won’t give up his treasure.

Genre paranormal romance/shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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Introducing Ezra Easton

Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A tiny village long turned to dust
Profession: Marine Salvager
Ethnicity / Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
In my human form, I’m 6’8″ with shoulder-length brown hair and turquoise blue eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the entire left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern that is the blue of the ocean off the coast of my home and outlined in the same turquoise as my eyes.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a water drakon, which means I’m as at home in the water as I am on land. Maybe more so since there are less people in the ocean.
Who is the significant other in your life?
That would be Sam, which isn’t short for Samantha. It’s Sam. There is no one else like her in the world.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
All of the above. I’ve lived a long time. Plenty of time to read and explore. I’ve seen places on land and in the ocean that no human has ever seen. I have a huge collection of artifacts that I’ve personally collected from all over the world, from all different time periods. The ocean is full of the stuff.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I have plenty of money and own my own island off the coast of…well, you really don’t need to know exactly where it is. What’s the point of living a long time if you can’t be comfortable. I don’t need a lot of fancy things. I have my home, plenty of food, my privacy, and most of all, I have the ocean on my doorstep.
On what special skills do you rely?
I’m a drakon. That means I have a lot of special skills. The one I enjoy the most is being able to shift into my dragon form, take to the ocean, and swim.
What is your family like?
There is only my brothers…half brothers really. We were all abandoned by our dragon father almost four thousand years ago. After that, our mothers and villages cast us out in fear. It’s made us close. There isn’t anything we wouldn’t do for one another. And now I have Sam. I pulled her from the ocean and I’m keeping her.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
I’m a drakon. Of course, I can keep a secret. I’ve been keeping a big one for thousands of years.
If you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
I’d get rid of the Knights of the Dragon and everyone like them. All we want is to be left in peace. All they want is to capture us so they can drink our blood, which cures all disease and indefinitely prolongs the life of the one drinking it. Those guys have become a huge threat, not only to me and my brothers, but also our women. They have to be stopped. We’ve always tried to live and let live, but they won’t leave us alone. This time, we’re not backing down.

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Meet Dr. Aaron Kendall from Not Through Loving You @pat_preston #RLFblog #genreWelcome Aaron from Not Through Loving You, a new single title contemporary romance.

In the Southern town of Lafayette Falls, a new life brings together a woman with everything to lose and a doctor with everything to prove.

When a sickly infant is surrendered at the Lafayette Falls Medical Center, and orphaned soon after, pediatrician Aaron Kendall arranges to adopt him. After a painful divorce, the busy baby doc is about to realize his own dream of becoming a father when the baby’s beautiful estranged aunt turns up. She doesn’t exactly approve of the Kendall bachelor pad complete with Aaron’s cranky dad and wacky brother, forcing Aaron to form a risky alliance with her.

Country singer-songwriter Lia Montgomery barely knew her half-sister, but she’s determined her tiny nephew goes to a good home. If only she fit the bill herself, but her stressful life on the road is no place for a baby. Yet despite her misgivings, as she gets to know Aaron, she realizes the smart and sexy doctor is everything a child could want in a dad and more unsettling, everything she’s ever hoped for in a man. After all she’s put him through, is it too late to form a family and maybe put a song in the good doctor’s heart?

Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Kensington Books
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Introducing Dr. Aaron Kendall

Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Tennessee
Profession: pediatrician/neonataology

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall. Six three and I have athletic build. I inherited my mother’s black hair and blue that were passed down from her Irish ancestors.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Lafayette Falls, Tennessee where I practice medicine. I’m a partner at the Lafayette Falls Childrens’ Clinic. I completed a fellowship in neonatology and I’m the medical director of the newborn nursery at the medical center. I love sports and I played college baseball. I live in a large log-and-stone house on a wooded lot in the country. I bought with the intention of raising a family there. After my divorce, I kept the house and now my cranky widowed father lives with me and my youngest brother, a frat boy/con artist, comes and goes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

After my painful divorce, I decided to take a break from love and serious relationships. That was before my life got upended by Lia Montgomery.

How do you dress?

I wear scrubs at work. Tee shirts and jeans at home. I like pin-striped dress shirts and slacks when I go out.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

I live comfortably and I don’t really want for anything in the way of material items. My heart longs for what money can’t buy: true love.

What is your family like?

My mother, a nurse, has passed away. My dad, Frank, is a retired cop and he is very outspoken at times. I have three brothers. I’m the oldest. Two of my brothers live out-of-state and my youngest brother, Stevie, is still in college. He’s been in college several years now. Stevie is something of a con artist and I never know if he’s telling me the truth, but he’s fun to be with and I love him.

Do you have children?

No, but I am in the process of adopting an unwanted baby. I have always wanted children and I had hoped my wife and I would have a large family, but that wasn’t to be.

Now I have a second chance at having a son and I’m thrilled.

What past event causes you the most fear?

The day I came home and found a note from my wife. She had left. She loved another man whom she had been seeing and who was the father of the child she was expecting. I had no idea and I was shattered to lose her as well as the baby I thought was mine. I never want that to happen to me again.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

Lia. She’s Baby John’s aunt and when she arrives, everything in my world changes. All my plans for adopting John are in jeopardy because, well, she showed up during a bachelor party my dad was having for a friend. Needless to say, she got the wrong impression of me because I’d had a few drinks, the house was mess and we had several blow up dolls and porn on TV. She was horrified with me and the fact that I was single makes me totally unacceptable. Unfortunately, I am attracted to her, like love-at-first-sight, so I may be in trouble. You can read Chapter 1 to see what I mean.

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Today we’re reading about NarrAy Jorlan from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen. Tell us about your book.

He’s a professional thief. She’s a by-the-book army captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth Antonello retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device.
Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy Jorlan, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

Stressing NarrAy Jorlan

Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tarthian Empire

Profession: Captain in the All People’s Liberation Army (a rebel)

Ethnicity: Better (an addictive, enhanced human)

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human

The Heroine’s Relaxed Side

This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.

NarrAy’s story starts out with her wearing a hot red party dress so she can fit in at a night club. She’s there undercover to meet and hire a professional thief. The place is crowded to the max.

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

She is not happy about being there and stands above the crowd on a hotel balcony, her arms crossed while she taps one foot.

Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?

NarrAy is not shy, but because her kind is addictive, they are forbidden access in society. She stays away from crowds.

If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?

She’s too aware of her pheromones and how they affect others to risk getting drunk. She drinks something that looks alcoholic but isn’t.

How much drink is her usual?

She sometimes has a glass of wine with dinner. That’s it.

The heroine 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?

She’s avoiding anyone and everyone. Not only is her kind forbidden to mingle with others, they are not allowed to touch anyone either.

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

Others go stand beside her. She is the strong, silent type.

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

Physically, she is tiny. However, all she has to do is release her pheromones and anyone in the vicinity will go glassy-eyed and slack-jawed. She’s not afraid of anyone no matter how big they are. Literally, no one can touch her if she doesn’t want them to.

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

She would do the tossing.

Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?

She’s often the first to leave, unless she’s meeting someone on a covert mission or op.

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The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side

How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?

She’s meek and demure and does not argue. However, she will not allow herself to be detained unjustly. It’s not something she’s proud of, but she can overpower with her pheromones and use her voice to control others. If she’s angry, the combination can kill.

How does the heroine react to hearing a scream?

She seeks backup if possible, but if she can’t, she will still investigate.

If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?

Protect the person. Then punish the assailant.

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

Take a second to assess the situation. She does not leap blindly into anything, but she’s quick to decide and once she has, she doesn’t pull back.

This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?

NarrAy will use her pheromones and voice to take command of the situation. She avoids that if possible.

The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact with him/her in some way. What does she do?

She gets stiff and formal, retreats behind a wall of polite iciness and waits for the person to leave. If it looks like they aren’t, she makes excuses for leaving and gets out of there.

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

She comes alongside, talks to them, and if she outranks them (she’s a captain, after all) she will direct them as to how to fix the situation and proceed.

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

Pain is fleeting. Honor is forever.

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

“Think, assess, and then act without regret.”

What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?

When her parents were killed and their belongings confiscated by the Tarthian Empress, she considered it the worst day of her life. From the moment she heard what had happened, she knew she had to take back what was stolen and honor her parents’ legacy. She reminded herself daily, sometimes hourly, that she would make them proud.

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Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Genre: sci fi romance, romantic comedy, military sci fi
Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Available free on Kindle Unlimited
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The sequel for this book is For Women Only.

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