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Meet Tabitha from the Detours in Time series by Pamela Schloesser Canepa, @PamSCanepa1 #RLFblog #scifiWelcome Tabitha, from Detours in Time and Undercurrents in Time, a new Sci-fi, time travel series with a hint of sweet romance.
Tabitha
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Asheville, NC
Profession: Gallery assistant, art display coordinator
Ethnicity: German and Swedish
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): Human
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
Tabitha, also known as Pinky, is about 5’2, 110 lbs and tans very easily, though not considered dark-skinned. Her hair is always long, a little past the shoulders and could be called brown, with honey highlights.
Please tell us a little about your character.
Tabitha is stubborn, independent, and knows a good thing when she sees it. She hates being told what to do, however, she and Milt, the other main character, have entirely different skillsets. She is a survivor and works very hard, with dreams of being an artist, and formerly, of being a professional dancer. She had once been a student at the Baltimore School of Dance, until an injury led her to instead pursue an Art degree. While pursuing her degree, she worked cleaning university offices at several schools, which is where she met Dr. Milton Braddock.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Dr. Milt Braddock, who was, at one time, her employer but becomes much more.
How does your heroine dress?
She dresses pretty casually. Her go-to outfit is jeans, Chucks sneakers, and a band t-shirt with a casual jacket, usually denim. However, she can clean up pretty well, if invited somewhere fancy. Her hair is usually loose, though sometimes it is in a ponytail.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth?
She would say it is not necessary. She never had much of it but worked for everything she has. Her family was pretty much middle class; both parents worked. They helped her through college the first time, until she changed her major. Tabitha would say that there is nothing wrong with wealth, when one has worked for it. However, no one should look down on those who lack it, because you never know what circumstances got them there.
What is your character’s family like?
She loves her family. Her parents are gone, though. They both passed away at the same time, together, in an airplane crash. Then, there’s her younger brother. She loves him and would do almost anything to help him. He has, at times, been a lost soul. It’s the only reason they are not close now despite being really close as kids. He did not react well to the loss of their parents a few years before.
What is your heroine’s biggest personal flaw?
My heroine, Tabitha is a little hot-tempered, however, her biggest flaw is sometimes she doesn’t think before she speaks. She is a little opinionated at times. It’s something she has had to work on, considering the places she has been and the things she has seen recently….but that is a story for another time.
How does your character handle challenges?
Tabitha’s adulthood has brought a lot of changes to her life, some of them quite challenging. She always faces up to the challenges; having said that, she is not one to gloss over how she is feeling. She will not hide her emotions and considers it downright unhealthy to do so. She will go through what she must, feel what she is feeling, and then come out on the other side of the issue. Tabitha will always get through the hard times.
Does your character see moral matters as black and white or shades of gray?
Tabitha follows a golden rule: Do not hurt others if there is another way. The question was brought up to her in a college class: Would you do anything to protect a family member? In other words, do the means justify an end? Her answer was no. It surprises people because she is considered hot-tempered. She believes there is almost always a better way and tries to take the high road. Would she kill another person to protect a family member? No. She would say that with our thinking capacities as humans it is our duty to find another way. Some call her too idealistic. However, she would not hesitate to throw a punch to protect herself or someone she loves. I think it makes perfect sense.

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?
I think she created me because I am unlike her in many ways, maybe I am a part of her that she never let out. You know, the opinionated, loud-mouth girl without a filter. That’s really not like her.
Was there anything your writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
She discovered how important family is to me. I don’t think I surprised her too much, because she’s that way, too. She gave me all these contrasting traits. I suppose that’s because I am moody. Nothing wrong with that!
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think she likes to explore the many contingencies that can create an outcome. Sci-fi really allows that, especially with time travel stories. Perhaps she likes to create worlds and see things through the eyes of a character that is unlike herself.

About Detours in Time

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Author Pamela Schloesser Canepa started writing poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips and frequent moves. When her family settled in the southeast, writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided to self-publish fiction in 2016. Pamela’s genres include science fiction, paranormal fiction, and poetry of all types. The Made for Me series was Pamela’s first published fiction series with a futuristic flavor. More recently, Pamela has published Detours in Time and its sequel, Undercurrents in Time. She plans to continue writing sci-fi and perhaps branch out into other genres.
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Meet Sutter Sky from Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo @ketadiablo #RLFblog #western #romanceWelcome Sutter Sky from Comes A Specter, a new Western Romance.

Sutter Sky by Keta Diablo

Age: 27
Gender:: Male
Birthplace: Montana
Profession: Shaman/Healer
Ethnicity: White/Native American:
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’ve always wandered between two worlds – my father’s Blackfoot tribe and my mother’s white family. I’m tall and lean like my grandfather, Old Person. My skin is more bronze than brown thanks to my mother’s donation of genes. Most women must think I’m handsome because they often comment about my long midnight hair and dusky gray eyes I pay little attention for two reasons. Number 1, I’m far more interested in helping and healing people than I am physical looks, and Number 2, my heart has always belonged to Anya.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I was raised with my father’s People, the Blackfoot tribe. My mother was a white captive traded to the Blackfeet and saved by my father through an offer of marriage. Most of what I learned about the People’s customs, mythology and healing, I learned from my aged grandfather, Old Person.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
I’ve loved Anya for as long as I can remember. Like my mother, she’s a white-eye. We grew up together because Anya’s parents lived near our village. Unfortunately, fate stepped in when we were seventeen. Anya married another and left me brokenhearted and bitter. I didn’t find out for many years that her parents forced her into a marriage she didn’t want. Ten years later, Anya rides in begging for help. Her son is gravely ill and she believes I’m the only one who can save him. I’d like to send her on her way after what she did years ago, but then I think of my oath to heal people…and I think of the young boy.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
He’s very educated when it comes to Native American healing. As a young child, he learned to identify herbs, roots and plants from the earth that have been used for centuries to heal his People, the Blackfeet. Old Person, his grandfather, taught him all about ancient customs, traditions and ceremonies his People employed to heal the sick and dying. The ceremonies are as important as the medicinal properties given to assist in healing.
What is your character’s family like?
Sutter has always had a deep affinity for his father’s People, the Blackfoot tribe. He was raised among them. But he can’t ever forget his mother’s People either, the white-eye. Although he’s grown to distrust the white man after the many atrocities they’ve committed against his kind, he remembers his mother’s soft, gentle nature and the unconditional love she gave him as a child.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Definitely shades of gray. See above. He’s torn about the constant fighting between the US Army and the Native American tribes. He’s seen atrocities from both sides. To complicate things, his father is Blackfoot, his mother white. He loves them both dearly and as a child, worried that one side would eventually destroy the other.
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would he most want it to be,and why? OR who would he most NOT want it to be, and why?
This is such a great question for Comes A Specter. While Sutter went on with his life and tried to become the best person he could, he never got over his first love, Anya. He tried to dispel her from his mind and heart, but now, ten years later, she rides onto his property asking for his help. At first, his bitterness over her marrying another overrules his oath to help the sick. Her son is at death’s door and she’ll do anything to save him, even grovel and beg if necessary. Will Sutter put aside his bitterness and remember his promise to heal the sick?
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
The constant war in his mind to hurt Anya the way she hurt him and his promise to his grandfather, Old Person, to use his skill and power to help those in need. How can he ignore Anya’s traitorous behavior from the past when she asks him to save her son?
How does your character handle challenges?
Once Sutter decides to live by the oath of a healer, he puts aside his feelings for Anya (or thinks he does) and does what he’s been taught is right and true. He becomes the strong and righteous man Old Person always thought he could be. This is especially true when he not only helps Anya’s son, but soon faces the biggest challenge of his life– eradicate a sinister ghost that haunts Anya’s ranch.

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?
Because I’m a diverse person who’s been forced to accept the white man’s way of life and Indian’s way of life. It’s a very difficult path to walk. I’m caught in the middle of two worlds with enormous love for my People and unending passion for a woman I’ve loved since childhood.   
What do you wish your writer would write next?
My writer should write the next book in the Ghostland Series—ghost stories set in the Old West. The first book is Comes An Outlaw and features a ghost in the plot. The second book, Comes A Specter, also highlights another evil spirit who’s intruded on the characters’ lives in a very sinister way. My writer has planned a third book in the ‘Ghostland’ Series which promises to stay true to the overall theme of the trilogy. Watch for Comes a Lawman coming to a Kindle near you soon—and yes, another ghost will make a grand appearance!
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Hey, thanks for including me in your Ghostland series! I think readers love reading about ghosts and other worldly spirits. Although, fighting this ghost became one of the biggest challenges of my life, I realized there was no way out. Win or lose, for Anya and her son’s sake, I had to rid the earth of the evil presence haunting them. Or die trying.

Tell us about Under A Mulberry Moon

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Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the United States on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature. A lifelong animal lover, she also devotes her time and support to the local animal shelters.
Keta’s a bestselling Amazon author who writes in several genres, including western romance, historical romance, paranormal romance and the occasional gay romance. Her books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month and Recommended Read reviews.
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Meet David Quinn from Sun Storm by Marlow Kelly @want2write #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLet’s meet David Quinn from Sun Storm, a romantic suspense by Marlow Kelly. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Welcome David Quinn from Sun Storm, a new romantic suspense

David Quinn
Age: 33 years old
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado
Profession: A beekeeper after spending 15 years with the US Army Special Forces
Ethnicity:
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):
Please provide a physical description of yourself.
I’m 5’11 tall with sandy, shoulder-length hair, and a scruffy beard. I’m lean and fit. I have light green eyes, and can scare people with a look. My friends call that look my death stare. I was grazed by a bullet in Afghanistan which left me with a long scar across one side of my face. It parts my beard with a jagged white line.
Please tell us a little about your character.
I’m tired of killing, death and danger. I feel like I’ve been fighting my whole life. First when I killed my stepfather for abusing my twin sister. After that we ran away from home and lived rough on the streets of Granite City, Montana. I need some peace in my life. That’s why I didn’t want to get involved with Marie, but she was in trouble. I took one look at her soft brown eyes and knew I had to save her.
Who is the significant other in David Quinn’s life?
Dr. Marie Wilson is very pretty although she doesn’t seem to realize it. She’s also a genius with two PhD’s one in Mechanical engineering, and the other in organic chemistry. She’s been sheltered by her rich father, but has never been loved. She has invented a small solar panel that can fit into a backpack and generates enough electricity to power an office building. She’s very naive and doesn’t seem to realize the consequences of her actions. She thought everyone would welcome her invention, but she was wrong. There are powerful people who will kill to stop her prototype being commercially developed.
How educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
David received his GED while housed at a Granite City charity, Marshall House. He got his degree in business through the GoArmyEd program, which allows soldiers to earn their degree while serving.
Does he scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
He’s not rich, but has enough money to survive. He’s a man with very few needs. He doesn’t care about clothes or luxuries. He owns a ten acre parcel of land near Missoula, Montana. There’s a small camper on the land and a stream nearby to bathe in. He owns five beehives, which is a great start to his beekeeping business.
What does he have a knack for doing?
Surviving. He’s the ultimate survivor. He survived the hardships of living on the streets and he also survived getting shot in the face when he was with the Special Forces.
What is your character’s family like?
David’s father died when he was eight. His mom remarried when he was twelve, and died a year later. When he was fourteen he caught his stepfather trying to rape his twin sister, Sinclair. The Twins ran away, and made it to Granite City before they ran out of money. When they were living on the street they met Michael and Tim. The four of them stuck together, looking after each other. Later they joined the army where they met Finn Callaghan. The five of them have been family ever since.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?
He believes his facial scars reveal the monster he has become. He has a very threatening demeanor, which he developed as a teen when he was living on the streets. Most people are scared of him, which suits him just fine. He’s puzzled as to why Marie can see through his facade.
Does your character care about those assumptions?
No, he doesn’t care what anyone thinks, except Marie. He cares about her. In spite of himself he wants her to like him. He can’t help it. Without trying she has gotten under his skin.
What inner doubt causes your character the most difficulty?
He’s scared that his ability to survive translates into an ability to kill. He refuses to carry a weapon because he doesn’t want to kill anymore. He’s so tired of death.

About Your Writer: Questions for David Quinn to answer about you.

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions.
Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Because she’s nuts. She could have written about a classically handsome man who was charming and had his act together, but she wrote about a burned out ex-soldier who’s struggling to come to terms with his actions in combat.
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Once again, I think she’s nuts. She loves writing and at the same time she hates it. It’s a weird compulsion. One she wishes she could ignore. But the characters make up stories in her head, especially at night when she’s trying to sleep.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
She plans to write stories about all the members of my adopted family. We’re all street kids who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. We all have stories to tell about how we ended up on the street and how we’re going to find happiness. Tim’s story, Fire Storm, is next, and then she’s going to explore Michael and Sinclair’s romance in Wind Storm. The last book, Storm Surge, will be Finn and Kennedy’s story. She’s already written about how Finn and Kennedy met in the novella, The Wedding Deception.

Where to buy Sun Storm

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After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories. Marlow is an award-winning author, and a member of the Romance Writers of America.
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