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Tag Archives: Clare Dargin

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe top post was the RLF Gems announcement last month. I did not count it among the top bloggers because that award would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Clare Dargin, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Clare Dargin

Blog http:claresblog2thehaven.blogspot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/claredargin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clare.dargin
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/113201930657713285351
The Embraced: Scribal Love http://theembraced.blogspot.com
Publisher Author Page: www.bookstrand.com/clare-dargin
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Clare-Dargin/e/B005CREN68

 

The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Clare Dargin
2. Susan V Vaughn
3. Marilyn Baron
4. CB Clark
5. Cynthia Sax, Kryssie Fortune
Honorable mention: NJ Walters, Adele Downs, Danita Minnis

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Vicki Batman
Marilyn Baron
CB Clark
Alina K Field

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:
Adriana Kraft, Alexa Aston, Bonnie Phelps, Cailin Briste, Candi Fox, DP Denman, Faye Hall, Iris Blobel, Jennifer Allis Provost, JJ Montgomery, Juli D Revezzo, Kayelle Allen, Laurel Richards, Livia Quinn, Liza O’Connor, Mary Anne Yarde, Patricia Preston, Sharon Buchbinder


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Hero with a Dangerous Past Clare Dargin @claredargin #RLFblog #Romance Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! ‘Joy To His World’ is my first BDSM book and I had so much fun writing it especially since this is a continuation in the lives of the main characters in my first menage erotic romance ‘Merry Chris Mas.’ After writing ‘Merry Chris Mas,’ I knew that was not all Chris Spinell, Jilly Reimers and Chris ‘Nate’ Poole had to say about their lives. And it turns out I was so right. When we meet them in this book, we see that they have come a long way since their initial meeting through the Love Play Matchmaking Service. Among other things Chris Spinell has learned to embrace a side of himself he knew he always had deep inside of him but never had the confidence to live, which is becoming a full time Dom to Jilly and Chris ‘Nate’ Poole.

BDSM is different for each person who chooses to live the lifestyle and for the people they choose to live it with and the same is so the three of them. We learned in the first book that Chris Spinell suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from his army days while he was Afghanistan. I wanted to see how the characters chose to live their lives in light of this challenge as Chris wrestled with the demons of his past while trying to stretch their boundaries and maintaining their need at the same time.

Even though BDSM offers Chris the control he needs, it is also filled with words and behaviors that can trigger a PTSD episode which could send him into a tail spin! Despite this he still has the need to dominate his submissives in the same ways as other Doms. Because of that, I wondered how this would impact the lives of the two people he loved the most in the world Jilly and Nate. For instance, how did Nate transition from being in love with Jilly and not making love to Chris to submitting and bottoming to Chris? He and Chris have similar military training and backgrounds and are leaders in their personal and professional lives so why would he choose to become a submissive when he could have become a ‘Dom’ in their marriage to their wife Jilly too?

I believe the main reason why is Chris’ strength. The security and primal desire that surfaced every time Chris exerted his dominion over him was indescribable as Nate put it. He likened it to a velvet steel-like authority, smooth to the touch but very strong underneath. As for Jilly, why would a strong independent woman submit to two strong men? Perhaps it is because BDSM took her to a level of love and self esteem that she’d never known before.

Their love is strong though at times Chris’ desire to protect them goes overboard. Chris’ protective instincts are put to the test when a stranger comes to town and threatens Jilly and Nate’s safety.

How will Chris handle it? Will he be drawn into a world of darkness? Or will he maintain self control?

Publisher: http://www.bookstrand.com/book/joy-to-his-world

Clare Dargin Social Media

Clare Dargin is an author of science fiction and romance and has been writing stories all of her life before being published in 2007. Writing and reading romance books have become her obsession and if you talk to her long enough she’ll probably bring it up in the conversation.

She presently resides in the Midwest, where she spends way too much time on the internet, hanging out with family and friends, and writing, too. Hearing from fans of romance novels or her own books is not only encouraged but greatly desired because it feeds her unhealthy love for the genre.

Blog http:claresblog2thehaven.blogspot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/claredargin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clare.dargin
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/113201930657713285351
The Embraced: Scribal Love http://theembraced.blogspot.com
Publisher Author Page: www.bookstrand.com/clare-dargin
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Clare-Dargin/e/B005CREN68

 

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Wolf’s Blade by Clare
Dargin.

About
the Book

Title Wolf’s Blade
Genre Paranormal, Contemporary, Erotic, Shifter, Romance
Author Clare Dargin
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Samantha Dixon rescues a wounded wolf shifter in the woods
near her home … and unwittingly gets drawn into a dangerous game of cat and
mouse with a murderer. Callum Blake is on the trail of an evil man who would be
king of all wolf kind, no matter the cost … it’s up to Callum to stop him. How
can Callum fulfill his duty to protect his pack and save the woman who is
destined to be his mate?

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This Book

About
the Author

Clare Dargin is a multi-published romance author. She has
written for several publishers in different genres, including erotic romance,
military romance, contemporary, paranormal, and sci-fi. She lives in the
mid-west, and when not surfing the web, she is hard at work writing her next
romance novel. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Amazon.

Author
Social Media

RLF Gem 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for March was KT Black. She wins a month of free cover advertising on the blog.
Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid Silver Books, which won a year
of free advertising.

About KT Black

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. KT Black
2. Jessica Cale
3. Jane Leopold Quinn
4. Clare Dargin
5. Jessica E Subject
Honorable mention: Nancy Corrigan, Barbara Donlon Bradley
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I’m pleased to announce that author Nicole Morgan has agreed to assist me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the new blog admin. Look for emails from her. As we transition to a new system of recording and verifying guests, you might receive a duplicate note about your date. Please bear with us. We want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join this group — it’s simply a way for us to have a joint email and streamline things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Alanna Lucas, Andrea K. Stein, Anita Cox, Barbara White
Daille, Brita Addams, Elodie Parkes, Erica Ridley, Eva Lefoy, Houston Havens, Ines
Johnson, Jacquie Biggar, JoAnne Myers, Jocelyn Dex, Kim Headlee, Lauren Linwood,
Lisa Haman, Russell Brooks, Sabrina York, Sasha Cottman, Taylor Brooks, Tina
Gayle
Merry Chris Mas
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces
the story.

About the
Author

I am a fan
girl and scifi geek who loves romance novels. Not a contradiction by any standards
if you consider the love story between Han Solo and Princess Leia in the original
Star Wars trilogy (and we won’t even talk about that taboo thing with Luke and Leia–
hello! I don’t write that kind of stuff nor go for it. Anyways, moving on…)
I’ve been
writing stories since I was a child and bored everyone I knew with my little made
up tales of I can’t remember but all I do know is that they were precious gems that
developed into gold mines. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating but my parents did encourage
to continue writing stories.
My first novel,
Cold Warriors, a scifi romance was published in 2007 and that just fed my insatiable
need to keep entertaining people with stories of love conquering all. I live in
the midwest and am still writing hoping one day to convert the entire world to my
way of telling stories.

Interview with Clare Dargin

Why did you write this book?
I had to when
the inspiration struck. I’ve always wanted to write a menage romance and this story
was the perfect fit for that type of romance.
What is your favorite genre to read?
It depends
on the mood I’m in… it can be contemporary, scifi, paranormal, erotic, menage,
mainstream… It just depends on what catches my eye or strikes my fancy.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your
own)?
It’s weird
but I have favorite characters who live in tv and movies but love certain books
or series. It’s just the way my brain works when I see things. I’m a visual type
of person though I work with words primarilly– yes it’s strange but that’s who
I am.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you
in coming months?
Presently,
I am working on two paranormal books that will be the first of two different series
whilest playing around with a couple of ideas for the sequel to The Love Play Matchmaking
Service. In the coming months you will see the paranormal books published first
followed by hopefully two in the Love Play series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Jilly Reimers
wants love but can’t find it. Chris Spinell is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan
who suffers from PTSD and a haunting feeling that something is missing in his life.
Chris Poole is also an Afghanistan war veteran is ready to break out of his shell
but is unsure how.
With Christmas
just around the corner, they decide not to spend it alone. Believing The Love Play
Matchmaking Service to be just what they need for a night of fun and passion, they
sign up. But when the guys show up and see that they’ve been set up on a menage,
the only one happy about it is Jilly.
Their consultant, called an Eros, assures Jilly that the service
has a perfect track record but she’s certain they’ll be the first ones to get their
money back. Will they have a very merry Christmas? Or will the three spend yet another
one alone?

About the
Book

Title Merry
‘Chris’ Mas – The Love Play Matchmaking Service 1
Genre Contemporary
romance
Author Clare
Dargin
Book heat
level (based on movie ratings): R

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Author Social
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Blog Clare’s Blog 2: The Haven http://claresblog2thehaven.blogspot.com
Blog The Embraced Scribal Love http://theembraced.blogspot.com