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Desire Unleashed 
Layne Macadam, welcome
to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to interview your character, Shane Jackson
aka Ice, from the book, Desire Unleashed.
Genre: Contemporary
Romance
Publisher: Liquid
Silver Books
Cover artist: Lyn
A Taylor
Length: 105K words
Heat rating: Spicy
Hot
Tagline: Find out what happens
when a career-driven, cocky Navy SEAL meets an old-fashioned good girl looking for
love in all the wrong places. Intrigue, kidnapping, and danger await you in this
explosive tale of desire unleashed.
Blurb:
When schoolteacher Kathy Bellamy moved from Louisiana
to Coronado, she
didn’t expect her secret dream, or her worst nightmare, to become a reality.
Confirmed bachelor
and relationship cynic, Shane Jackson has no room in his life for a permanent woman.
Temporary liaisons are all he is up for. Cocky and self-assured, he believes he
can pick a like-minded player at a glance. So when he discovers Kathy is the complete
antithesis of what he believed her to be, he is thrown into a tailspin. Before long,
and way out of his comfort zone, he finds himself knee deep in a relationship he
can’t quite seem to end.
Kathy longs for a fairytale romance, an old-fashioned girl saving herself
for the right guy. But, after one date with Navy SEAL Shane Jackson, she trashes
her values and willingly tumbles into the sack without a thought for the consequences.
Now, Kathy’s love life will soon become the catalyst of a nightmare. When she throws
caution to the wind and acts out of character, her actions are seen as a betrayal
by her stalker, a betrayal that demands retribution in blood. Abducted at knifepoint
and taken to a secret location, it’s up to Shane, the ultimate predator, to find
and rescue her before it’s too late!
Buy links:
What are your main
characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
The main characters
are Shane *Ice* Jackson,
he’s a Navy SEAL and is 34 years old. Kathy Bellamy is 24, and she is a first grade
teacher. Kathy has moved from Louisiana to Coronado and that is where
Shane and Kathy meet.

Interview with Shane Jackson

Tell us about yourself.
Up until recently I was a Navy SEAL, that’s where I got the name Ice, but
after getting wounded in Cambodia,
I was medically retired from fieldwork. Now I co-own a private security business
with my old SEAL team. The guys and me will take on any job *grins* as long as it’s
legal.
Tell us about Kathy
Bellamy.
What can I say? The moment I laid eyes on her I was smitten. My wife is one
of those rare creatures who is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.
She’s feisty when the situation calls for it, and she’s as sexy as hell! She opened
my eyes and made me see there was more to life than work, and she taught me to trust
again. I adore her.
What do you think
is your strongest point?
Loyalty. I will hang in there till the end, no matter what, and I will fight
for what I believe in.
What would Kathy
say is your strongest point?
Well, I think she would probably say my stamina. LOL! Nah, seriously, she
calls me her rock. It’s funny hearing her say that because I have always thought
of her as my rock, my anchor.
What was it like where you grew up?
I had a rough childhood. I don’t talk about it much, but my mother’s parents
disowned her when they learned I was on the way. Long story short, she ended up
on the street and died young. I was in and out of foster care until I was about
fourteen when a Marine and his wife took me in and turned my life around. They were
amazing and kind, and I will always be grateful for their love and support.
What do you wish
was different about your life?
My life is perfect now, but if I could change one thing it would be that I
discovered the identity of Kathy’s stalker before he got to her. I give thanks every
day that Frosty, and I arrived when we did, thirty minutes later and we would have
been too late. Only for Frosty, I would have finished that sucker when I had the
chance.

About the Author

I live with my husband, two dogs and a cat on the beautiful east
coast of Australia.
I have a full-time job with a degree in history. I’ve always been an avid reader,
and I love a happy ending, so writing romance seemed a natural progression for me.
But as I sat at my computer staring at a blank screen it all seemed rather daunting.
Once I started tapping on the keys though, the words kept flowing and before I knew
it I had written my first book.
Layne Macadam 
I write contemporary romance and sci-fi. I am currently working
on Desire Denied book 2 in the Desire Series. I have ideas for an historical romance
in the future, and with thoughts of a wolf shifter germinating in my head a paranormal
romance is not outside the realms of possibility either.
When I’m not writing you might find me in the kitchen creating
culinary delights, but of course some dishes work out better than others!
I guess my love of history has fueled my other passion which
is travel. I have been fortunate enough to have seen lots of this wonderful world
we live in and on my web page you can share some of my experiences and pictures.

Books Coming Soon

Desire Denied, Book 2 in the Desire Series

Contest

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a copy of Desire Unleashed please leave your email address with your comment.

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Breaking the Rules
Melinda, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to interview
your character, Dr. Colin Calaway from the book, Breaking the Rules.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Cover artist: Crimson Romance
Length: 200 pages
Heat rating: 3 hearts
Tagline: Hope, a klutz and perpetual rule follower, falls for
Dr. Calaway. Is following her heart instead of the rules a good idea?
Blurb:
A forbidden love affair in the past has led Hope Robinson, a
middle school principal, to Harbor Bay,
Florida, where she commits herself
to play by the rules. This can be difficult for a perpetual klutz, who—even strapped
in a cast—has to uphold a competent attitude at all times.
Luckily, she has Dr. Colin Calaway on her side, a widower and
father of a student, who is ready to give love another try. When Colin convinces
Hope they should explore the connection between them, a steamy romance develops,
though it could destroy them both. They must decide if their jobs—and their hearts—are
worth the risk.
Buy links:
Barnes and Noble http://goo.gl/xApGh
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Colin Calaway, 33 years
old, Orthopedic Surgeon
Hope Robinson, 29 years
old, Middle School Principal

Interview with Colin Calaway

Breaking the Rules

Tell us about yourself.
I’m a Floridian since birth and love my family. I work hard as
an orthopedic surgeon and as a single-father to Jason. My favorite hobbies include
swimming and surfing … and flirting with Hope.
Tell us about Hope.
Hope is this amazing woman who just fell into my life in an unexpected
way. If Jason never got into trouble, who knows if we would’ve hooked up. She’s
Jason’s middle school principal at Harbor Bay Prep. She’s funny, though she’d say
she wasn’t, and a bit klutzy, but it makes her cute. I call her my frequent flyer,
because she’s in and out of doctor’s offices so much.
What do you think is your strongest point?
Time Changes Everything
I’d do anything for my family. Since Jason’s mom died, I’m his
only parent and I know how hard that is on the little guy. So, us Calaway men need
to stick together.
What would Hope say is your strongest point?
Hope cracks me up. She always calls me Mr. Perfect. I’m not sure
why she thinks that. We are so compatible it’s frightening and I get her – so maybe
she’d say that’s my strongest point.
What would Hope say is your biggest weakness?
My persistence, but in the end it paid off. If I gave up on Hope
early on, like she wanted me to, we’d never be engaged now.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
When I need to think or meditate on
life’s decisions, you’d probably find me on the ocean with my surfboard. That’s
my quiet place. 
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
Tim Weeks is my best friend and almost brother. We’ve been friends
since I can’t even remember. He’s in Breaking
the Rules
, too, and he’s hard to miss – quite a loudmouth, unfortunately. A
little bird told me Melinda has Tim’s story in the works.

About the Author

Melinda Dozier lives in Guatemala,
Central America, with her husband, three boys and
German Shepherd. She enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being
pampered fully by her boys once they’re grown.

Previous Books

Melinda Dozier
Time Changes Everything
from Entranced Publishing.

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Derailed 
Sarah Cass, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Katherine (Kat) Daugherty from the book, Derailed.
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Cover artist: Sarah Cass
Length: 96k
Heat rating: 4 Flames
Tagline:
The sins of a past she can’t remember could destroy a present
she’ll never forget.
Blurb:
The crimes of her forgotten past threaten the very life Jane
Doe has learned to cherish.
Jane is out of time. With a warrant on her head, a maniac out
for her blood, and a secret baby on the way, something has to give.
Without Cole Mitchell’s help to find the answers, there may be
no hope left.
Cole has nowhere left to hide. He unwittingly let Jane into his
heart, and is ready to share the secret of his dark past.
Fate has a way of playing its hand, and tragedy strikes. With
the world crumbling around them, it’s easy to lose faith. If they can’t forgive
past sins, they have no hope for the future.
Because the noose waits for no man or woman.
Buy links:
Secret Cravings Website http://bit.ly/12J4bO9
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1bkEnQw
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Jane Doe is an almost-30
year old woman with amnesia. When she first comes to Dominion Falls
in book 1 she ends up with a job as a sort of hotel manager, and de facto PR rep
for the hotel owner. For a woman in 1871, she’s strong and capable and knows what
she wants. In book 2 she gets a new job one well suited for her librarian.
Cole Mitchell is in his
mid-30’s (he won’t reveal his age, sorry…he keeps personal facts close to the vest).
He is 51% owner of a saloon and brothel in Dominion Falls.
When the story first starts he’s content to be alone and never let anyone in. Jane
brings something to life in him, and he resists until he realizes he doesn’t want
to resist any longer.

Interview with Katherine Daugherty aka Kat

Tell us about yourself.
Well, I’m not one to talk about myself.
*Mad laughter breaks out in the next room. Kat’s nose wrinkles
and she shouts at the door*
Shut up, Jane! Anyway. My name’s Katherine Daugherty, most people
call me Kat. Jane’s lover, and my former lover, Cole, calls me Kathy. I’m in my
mid-twenties and have no qualms about that “old maid” line of bull.
I was the “oops, what a surprise” baby to my parents.
After they had Martha they tried and tried to have a boy, but nothing ever happened.
After ten years of trying, they gave up. Five years later, voila.
I didn’t want to be part of the arranged marriage my mother planned
for me, so I took off at fifteen. I joined the temperance league for a while, but
boy-howdy did those women take some brutal tasks to forward their goal, it wasn’t
my cup of tea but a cup of whiskey turned out to be, so I left them. Spent some
time back in Dominion
Falls after, took up with
Cole, because well, have you seen that man? It was a fun romp, but then I fell for
Norman…and then I can’t explain why, but I left Dominion Falls
again.
Since then I’ve been living in St. Louis. I work at a bank, but in my free time
I work to forward the suffragist movement.
Tell us about Norman.
Norman
is a bit older than me.
*Jane pops her head in the door* He’s ancient, Kat. At least
twenty years older than me!
*Kat waves her off* Yes, yes. He’s older, but as I tell Jane
in the book there’s something to be said about a man that works the telegraph. They’ve
got some strong fingers. *Kat winks*
Oh, yes, so he runs the depot and the telegraph office. I can’t
explain why I fell for him, he seems to be a grumpy old man, but I just do. He’s
a good man.
What do you think is your strongest point?
I’m strong. Stronger than you might think. I may have grown up
in privilege, but once mother disowned me for leaving town I had to make my own
way. I’ve made mistakes, but I don’t regret any of them. Not even a little.
What was it like where you grew up?
Dominion
Falls is a great little town.
When we first went there when I was quite young, there was nothing. Father first
formed a little camp when he found the gold. Father had vision and started that
town using the first of his gold strikes. More men came in, and Father was smart
enough to charge to use the buildings he was having built, and then use that money
to buy mines from the less successful miners.
So I got to see Dominion
Falls go from small camp to
a tiny town. Sure, it was dirty and rough and miners aren’t the nicest people sometimes,
but Father and Mother always pushed for more than that. The used their wealth to
make sure I got educated in Denver, and eventually
moved there themselves, but no matter how much time I’ve been away, Dominion Falls is home.
What do you wish was different about your life?
Up until I came home and met Jane I had one big wish to move
back home. I’m grateful that I have a good friend now, one like Jane, that pushes
me to do what I need to, what I know I’ve needed to do. It’s not an easy step for
me, but you’ll have to read the book to find out why.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I’m afraid I can’t answer that one, either. My author doesn’t
want me to reveal secrets before their time.
*Kat leans in to whisper* But I have to say I get all I wish
for and all I didn’t know I wanted within a year of returning home.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
I didn’t really have many friends as a child. Being the Daugherty’s
daughter and sent to Denver
for schooling made it hard to establish friends. I was too rich in Dominion Falls,
and too poor in Denver
society.
I’m happy to say that now, finally, I do have a best friend.
Jane. I couldn’t ask for someone better. Sometimes you meet someone and instantly
connect, and I had that with Jane. I think she hates that I’m brutally honest with
her, but she’s no shirk either, gives me the same honesty right back.

About the Author

Sarah Cass’s world is regularly turned upside down by her three
special-needs kids and loving mate, so she breaks genre barriers, dabbling in horror,
straight fiction, and urban fantasy. An ADD tendency leaves her with a variety of
interests that include singing, dancing, crafting, cooking, and being a photographer.
She fights through the struggles of the day, knowing the battles are her crucible
and though she may emerge scarred, she’s also stronger. While busy creating worlds
and characters as real to her as her own family, she leads an active online life
with her blog, Redefining Perfect, which
gives a real and sometimes raw glimpses into her life and art.

Previous Books

Changing Tracks (The Dominion Falls
Series Book 1):
Secret Cravings Website http://bit.ly/14XQPTl
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/XcTs0R
All Romance Ebooks http://bit.ly/WJxSiA

Books Coming Soon

Dark Territory (The Dominion Falls
Series Book 3)
Santa, Maybe (Holidays in Lake Point 1)

Contest

A free ebook copy of Derailed (or Changing Tracks if you haven’t
read it, because you really should start with book 1) for one commenter!!
To enter: Just tell me what your favorite Western is (movie,
TV show, OR book!).

Find Me Here

Redefining Perfect http://redefiningperfect.com
Sarah’s StoryLines http://authorsarahcass.com

The Final Line 
Kendall McKenna, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited
to interview your character, Sean Chandler from the book, The Final Line (Book 3
The Recon Diaries).
Genre: M/M, military, mystery/suspense
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover artist: Jared Rackler
Length: 108,000 words
Heat rating: 4 Flames
Tagline: Love and Dog Tags
Blurb:
Staff Sergeant Corey Yarwood is an instructor
at the Basic Reconnaissance Course. His last deployment ended in horror, but he
can’t remember those events. Battling severe PTSD, Corey’s drinking is growing out
of control.
Sean Chandler walks into a dive bar, and
into Corey’s life. An actor and a musician, Sean has the empathy and compassion
to sooth Corey’s pain, and the strength to support him as he struggles to heal.
Corey’s lost memories are pivotal to a civilian
murder, and a military investigation. Remembering could mean salvation, or destruction.
Will the truth be too much for Sean to handle?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Corey Yarwood, 27 years old, Staff Sergeant, US
Marine Corps
Sean Chandler, 30 years old, actor/musician

Interview with Sean Chandler

Tell us about yourself.
Well, okay. My name is Sean Chandler. I’m thirty years old. I’m
an actor, a singer, and a song writer. I graduated from USC as a musical theater
major. I’ve had several roles on Broadway as part of ensemble casts. Recently, I’ve
been getting some high profile supporting roles in movies. Mostly, though, I’ve
had a lot of guest roles on popular and genre television shows, and I voice a lead
character in a very successful animated film franchise. Most of my success has been
in acting, so far, but I would really like to work in music a little more.
Tell us about Corey.
Corey. Oh, excuse me. That would be Staff Sergeant Corey Yarwood,
USMC Force Recon. He’s a big, blond, blue-eyed, tattooed Marine. He’s so strong
and so capable, he doesn’t feel the need to prove any of it. He’s really sexy, and
really funny, and has no idea. He’s also the strongest person, emotionally, I’ve
ever met, but he doesn’t know that about himself, either. He puts up with my crazy
job and my unpredictable hours, like it’s nothing.
Fire for Effect 
What do you think is your strongest point?
My creativity or my sensitivity. They’re probably intertwined.
What would Corey say is your strongest point?
My patience. He thinks I’m more patient than I really am, though.
For some reason, he thinks it’s a burden to talk to him about the things going on
in his life and his career. But it’s not. He’s interesting and enjoyable to be around,
so no patience is involved. He just refuses to believe me.
What do you wish was different about your life?
I love my job and I wouldn’t want to do anything else. But it
requires a lot more travel than I wish it did. If there was anything about my life
I wish was different, it would be that I didn’t have to travel quite as much. Corey’s
job doesn’t let him travel with me very much, and it even takes him away for days
or weeks at a time. I guess it’s not the travel that I’d change, it’s the being
away from Corey so much. I don’t want to think about him getting deployed again.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I’ve already been given my fondest wish.

About the Author

Kendall McKenna’s first work of fiction was written at the worldly
age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a
popular song of the time.
She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high
school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered
the world of m/m erotic fiction and found
her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars,
that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things.
Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created
HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and
empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues.
A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall
the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication.
Her first novel, Brothers In Arms, introduced the world to her authentic
military stories and characters.

Kendall
was born and raised in Southern California, where
she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for
the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long
enough for them to curl up around her.

Brothers in Arms

Previous Books

Brothers In Arms (The Recon Diaries)
Fire For Effect (The Recon Diaries)
Strength of the Pack (Tameness of the Wolf)
Nights In Canaan

Books Coming Soon

Strength of the Wolf (Tameness of the Wolf)

Contest

Leave a comment with your email to be eligible to win an e-book
copy of The Final Line (Book 3 of The Recon Diaries).

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Young Ladies of Mystery
Stacy Juba, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Cassidy Novak from the book, Sink or Swim.
Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Thunder Horse Press
Cover artist: Karen A. Phillips (through Mainly Murder Press
as originally published in paperback)
Length: 241 pages
Heat rating: PG13 (Sweet romance subplot)
Tagline: For reality show runner-up Cassidy Novak, it’s hard
enough being famous and not rich. When a stalker shows up, reality TV has never
been so real.
Blurb: A fun beach read endorsed by contestants from Survivor,
Big Brother, and The Amazing Race. Ambitious personal trainer Cassidy Novak has
gained fame for starring on Sink or Swim, a hit reality show. Not only does she
lose and have to walk the plank, but after the game show ends, the terror begins.
Upon returning home, Cassidy discovers she has attracted a stalker masterminding
his own twisted game. She struggles to focus on her health club job and celebrity
endorsement opportunities, but her stalker has other plans. As her former competitors
get knocked off one-by-one, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker’s bizarre rules.
She’s also being shadowed by hunky photographer Zach Gallagher, who has been assigned
to capture her personal moments for a spread in the local newspaper. She wants to
trust Zach, but fears he may not be what he seems. When the stalker forces a showdown,
Cassidy must once again walk the plank…this time for her life.
Buy links:
Barnes and Noble http://ow.ly/kEywi
Also available as part of the Young Ladies of Mystery Boxed Set:
http://stacyjuba.com/blog/young-ladies-of-mystery-boxed-set/
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Cassidy Novak: 25, personal trainer and fitness director for
a health club

Interview with Cassidy Novak

Tell us about yourself.
I’m a personal trainer and fitness director for Spike’s Muscle
Madness. (I’m trying not to cringe as I answer.) I LOVE helping people to lead a
healthier lifestyle and educating them about fitness and wellness, however, Spike
is interested in his bottom line and not in advocating health. I have a hard time
working anywhere that offers tanning beds, which can cause skin cancer. My goal
is to establish my own chain of fitness centers, but I’m in debt due with my college
loans. That’s why I went on the new reality TV show Sink or Swim, because I was
hoping to win enough money to start following my dream.
Tell us about (insert lover name here).
Zach Gallagher. He is a photographer for the local newspaper
that’s doing a series on my return home after my months competing on Sink or Swim.
He’s gorgeous and has this sexy Texas
drawl. He looks cute in a cowboy hat, though who knew I was attracted to cowboys?
He’s so easygoing though, that it drives me crazy. We’re complete opposites because
I’m so driven. He’s hiding something though, and I’m starting to wonder what’s going
on with him.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My determination and my vision. When I have a goal, I see it
clearly in my mind and I do whatever it takes to pursue it.
What would Zach say is your strongest point?
He’d probably say that he admires how I want to help people have
healthy lifestyles. He’s always teasing me about how I nag my family to watch what
they eat, but I think he admires how I want to take care of people.
What would Zach say is your biggest weakness?
He thinks I’m afraid of failure. Zach thinks I ought to start
with opening one small fitness center and to forget about launching a chain of them,
at least for now. He thinks I’m focusing on this unattainable goal that could take
years to accomplish because I’m afraid to open my own business. Zach thinks I’m
procrastinating. That’s ridiculous. Did I mention that he thinks I’m stubborn, too?
Sink or Swim
What was it like where you grew up?
I grew up in a small suburban town in New
England called Garrett. My dad took off when I was four and I never
saw him again. My mom, Pepper, is flaky but I love her. I was psyched when she married
my stepfather Glenn, but they’re divorced now. He’s still an important part of my
life, though. So is Bo, my younger brother.
What do you wish was different about your life?
I wish I had enough money to open that chain of fitness centers!
I don’t like working for other people. I really want to be self-sufficient and not
have to depend on anyone else for my income.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
It would be for my dad to have stayed in my life instead of running
away from his family.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
Jogging around the track or lifting weights. Exercise helps me
to escape from my thoughts and to be fully present in my body. It clears my head.
As a child, who was your best friend? Tell us about him/her.
I don’t know if I ever really had a special best friend. I wasn’t
anti-social by any means – I did have friends. But a best friend? I guess it’s sad
that I can’t answer it. I wish I knew Zach when we were kids. I wonder if he still
wore a cowboy hat?
What do you wish I had asked you? Please ask and answer it
now.
I wish you had asked me how I am dealing with the stalker who
is terrorizing Sink or Swim contestants. I don’t know who this psycho is, but he’s
messing with the wrong girl.

About the Author

Stacy Juba has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s
Barnes & Noble Bestsellers, GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers, and
multiple Amazon Top 100 lists, and she has also been ranked as one of the Most Popular
Authors in Mysteries on Amazon. She has had a book ranked as #5 in the Nook Store
and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants
targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who
control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears
learning to raise the U.S.
flag: she pursues whatever story ideas won’t leave her alone. She is a former journalist
with more than a dozen writing awards to her credit.

Previous Books

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today (adult mystery/romantic suspense)
25 Years in the Rearview Mirror: 52 Authors Look Back (essay
anthology)
Dark Before Dawn (YA paranormal)
Face-Off (YA sports novel)
The Flag Keeper and the Teddy Bear Town Children’s Bundle (children’s
picture books)

Books Coming Soon

A brand new romantic comedy/sweet romance inspired by the Cinderella
theme.

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Once Upon a Darkness
Aria Kane, welcome
to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to interview your character, Clint from
the book, Once Upon a Darkness.
Genre: Paranormal
Romance
Publisher:
Entranced Publishing
Cover artist:
Kendra Egert http://creationsbykendra.com/
Length: novella
Heat rating: mild
sensuality
Blurb:
Gretchen and her
twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years
old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead
rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies,
they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.
Clint’s only skill
is war, but he’s weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines
runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen’s team, hoping that the search-and-rescue
life will suit him better.
On Clint’s second
day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of
frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their
enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area.
Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects
for the testing of a zombie cure.
When Hank is taken,
Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of
the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes
just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.
Buy links:
What are your
main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Gretchen is in her
mid twenties and she leads a team for The Company, an organization that escorts
people through and rescues people from zombie-infested areas.
Clint is a few
years older than Gretchen and has just left the Marines to join The Company.
Hank is Gretchen’s
twin brother. He’s on her team and serves as the team’s tracker.
Erik is the serious
muscle of Gretchen’s team. He’s about the same age as the twins.
Blog Tour – Once Upon a Darkness

Interview with Clint

Tell us about
yourself.
Not too much to
tell, really. I grew up with a good extended family and joined the Marines when
I was eighteen.
Tell us about
Gretchen.
She’s the most
incredible woman I’ve ever met. You know the first time we met, she tackled me
and promised to shoot me? Yeah, I guess that doesn’t sound great, but she meant
it in the best possible way.
I just wish she’d
open up to me.
What do you
think is your strongest point?
I don’t lose my
cool.
What would
Gretchen say is your biggest weakness?
I’m not sure about
biggest weakness, but she sure gets pissed when she tries to pick a fight with
me and I don’t react. I think she just likes to fight.
What was it like
where you grew up?
I don’t know if I
remember what it was like before the virus. Sometimes I think I have a memory
of my dad, but I couldn’t, right? I was too young.
Both sets of
grandparents and my aunts and uncles lived in Orlando, which was one of the first Safe
cities, so we moved in with them about a year after the outbreak. It was
crowded and loud.
What do you wish
was different about your life?
I wish my sister
was still here. And, if I can be greedy, my dad too.
If you were
given your fondest wish, what would it be?
My mom tells me
they used to say, “If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would
you?” I don’t know much about him, but I’d definitely take out the bastard
who created the virus.
Describe a place
of perfect refuge.
The minute right after I wake up next to Gretchen, before the world
catches up with us.

About the Author

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance
writer. She lives in sunny Florida with a 60
lb mutt who thinks he’s a Chihuahua.
She is the author of Once Upon A Darkness and A Titan For Christmas. You can
learn more about her at ariakane.com
Aria Kane

Previous Books

A Titan for Christmas, a sci-fi romance novelette.

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