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#Romance Lives Forever @liviaquinn @SylvieGrayson #RLFblogThe most visited page last month was the Salute to Veteran Authors on Nov 11th. Top Blogger for this month is Livia Quinn. She wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top chatter was Sylvie Grayson. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

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Salute to Veteran Authors
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Honorable mention: Diane Saxon, Vicki Batman, Anne Kane

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#Romance Lives Forever @liviaquinn @SylvieGrayson #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.
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Sylvie Grayson
Salute to Veteran Authors
Vicki Batman
Constance Bretes

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Play Is It True with today’s guest Diane Saxon, author of Along Came Dani, a Contemporary Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Deserted by her boyfriend, labeled a tramp, and thrown out of her family home, a pregnant sixteen-year-old Dani Westin left behind a life she would rather forget.

In a small town where relationships are close and gossip rife, Dani tries to find a place for herself and her daughter, despite the early influences of her upbringing and the neglect of her mother.

With help from Aunt Jessie and Hairway to Heaven, Dani works hard, keeps quiet, and flies under the radar, ever conscious of the town’s disapproval. Until the day she soaks the local deputy sheriff to the skin, grabs herself a whole load of unwanted attention, and appreciates what a real man is made of.

After his first encounter with the defensive sixteen-year-old Dani, Deputy Sheriff Sean Swann has kept his distance from the luscious hair stylist. Not afraid of the trauma she might inflict on his person, he’s more concerned about the damage she may do to his heart.

For years he’s waited, but when he considers the time is right, Sean makes his move, undeterred by the disasters that come his way. Patient but determined, Sean realizes Dani needs to leave behind her past for them to have a future.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings):

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, this is actually my twelfth published.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. It’s book five in my Atlantic Divide Series
you lost sleep while writing this book?
I always lose sleep when I’m writing. It goes with the territory, I’m afraid most of my plot lines come to me in my semi-awake state.
you did research for this book?
Not so much this one as I already have much of my “world” created in previous books, although hairdressing was something I took great pleasure in studying.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Oh yeah, we have a puppy who likes to pee indiscriminately.
this book has more than one genre?
No, it is pure contemporary romance, although there’s a good dash of humor.

you speak more than one language?
Afraid not, languages are a decided weakness with me.
you grew up where you live now?
No, I was born in Lincolnshire and soon moved to Africa.
you love to read?
Absolutely. I inhale books.
you are never late?
I try not to be.
you love pizza?
Nope. Pizza is never my first choice.
you love sushi?
Yuk, absolutely not.
you have a pet?
Many. A Dalmatian, a black Labrador, a one-eyed kitty, a big ginger cat, two kittens, seven chickens – a husband and two daughters 😉
Where can we find your book online?
Publisher : Hartwood Publishing.
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Along-Came-Dani-Atlantic-Divide-ebook/dp/B0762MHCR3/
Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Along-Came-Dani-Atlantic-Divide-ebook/dp/B0762MHCR3/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/along-came-dani-diane-saxon/1127205215
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/along-came-dani

Diane Saxon Social Media

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, four chickens and a new black Labrador puppy called Beau, whose name has been borrowed for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.

After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.

Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined to run wild.

Website http://dianesaxon.com
Blog http://www.dianesaxon.com/blogspot
Twitter https://twitter.com/Diane_Saxon
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authordianesaxon
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7122072.Diane_Saxon
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diane-Saxon/e/B00DDL4C5W/

 

Is It True: Under the Full Blooded Moon by Diane Saxon @Diane_Saxon #RLFblog #paranormalPlay Is It True with today’s guest Diane Saxon, author of Under the Full Blooded Moon, a Paranormal Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Since he lost his father and his childhood at the age of ten to a witch’s curse, cynical journalist Stuart Caldwell has searched the world in his quest to find the key to his family’s centuries-old curse. What he finds when he lands on the Scottish island of Breggar is far from what he expects. Instead of a battle to the death with the cruel enchantress he believes resides there, Stuart finds he’s the one in the firing line, and the target is his heart.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No
this book is part of a series?
No. It’s a standalone
you lost sleep while writing this book?
I always lose sleep. My characters love to torment me in the middle of the night and I frequently get up to write at 3:00 am.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Absolutely loads. I have a friend who uses Tarot so I took her to lunch and picked her brain. She did a reading for me and then I went away and studied tarot and witchcraft to such a huge degree.
I also did a massive amount of research on the Inner Hebrides.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Some are definitely not human. Ruth has three rather interesting black ‘cats’.
this book has more than one genre?
I think so, it’s a contemporary dark paranormal, but it’s prologue is historical.
you speak more than one language?
Unfortunately not. I can understand a certain amount of German and French, but I just never practice enough to keep my schoolgirl languages up to date.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I grew up in Africa and Germany. I travelled extensively throughout Europe when I was a child.
you love to read?
Absolutely. I never go anywhere without either my kindle or a book.
you are never late?
No. I hate to be late for anything. I’ve spent so long juggling work, children and activities that I tend to run things with military precision. Well, not so much these days now my girls have grown up…
you love pizza?
No. It certainly doesn’t love me. I always get terrible stomach pains after pizza.
you love sushi?
No. It’s not so much the fish as the bland rice. It just doesn’t appeal.
you have a pet?
I have several. A stunning Dalmatian called Skye, and handsome black Labrador called Beau. Felicity, my one-eyed kitty who’s forever in trouble and Sam our ginger queen who rules the house. We also have six chickens – soon to be more as one is brooding over four fertilized eggs.
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Under-Full-Blooded-Diane-Saxon-ebook/dp/B072S8SFLN/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Full-Blooded-Diane-Saxon-ebook/dp/B072S8SFLN/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/under-the-full-blooded-moon-diane-saxon/1126604867?ean=2940154418666
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/under-the-full-blooded-moon/id1249783352?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/under-the-full-blooded-moon-1

Diane Saxon Social Media

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, a one-eyed kitten, a ginger cat, six chickens and a black Labrador called Beau, whose name has been borrowed for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes. After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and traveling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream.” Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined to run wild.

Website http://dianesaxon.com/
Blog http://dianesaxon.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter https://twitter.com/Diane_Saxon
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authordianesaxon
Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/DianeSaxonAuthr/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7122072.Diane_Saxon
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.co.uk/Diane-Saxon/e/B00DDL4C5W/

Meet Katherine Marsden from Gun Shy.

Author Bio

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, four chickens and a new black Labrador puppy called Beau, whose name has been borrowed for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.
After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.
Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined to run wild.

About the Book

Title    Gun Shy
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
The subject of his grandmother’s enthusiasm to marry him off, Sherriff Jack T Swan is fighting dirty to save his skin and has sworn off women until further notice. So the very last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful damsel in distress. Despite initial appearances, Jack soon discovers Kate is anything but distressed. In fact, she’s more than capable of skewering him with her kitten heel.
Doctor Kate Marsden is handy with a scalpel, but she’s not quite sure how to deal with the local sheriff, who she inadvertently mistakes for a pervert while trying to report a crime.
Time and again their paths cross and attraction rages between them, but while Jack is adamant he’s not in the market for a serious relationship, Kate is definitely not interested in a one-night stand.

Introducing Katherine Marsden

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Katherine Marsden
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Shropshire, United Kingdom
Profession: Doctor
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
I’m 5’4” pretty slim, with a really great pair of legs, even if I say so myself. I think they’re my best feature. Although I know my hair shouldn’t be so long with me being a doctor, I really can’t bring myself to have it cut. I love to be able to style it anyway I please, but the humidity in America has sent it a little wild.
I’m blonde with blue eyes and pale skin which is always a problem when I blush. I light up like a candle.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Sheriff Jack T Swann, he’s a darling.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a fully qualified ER surgeon looking for a little advancement and experience in my field. I’ve had a pretty rough couple of years. My sister, well she had a bad time and then she and her twins came to live with me. I was offered an opportunity to go to America for this experience I’ve been seeking and my sister really encouraged me to go. I guess she was ready to stand on her own two feet. Quite honestly, though, it’s hard being away from your loved ones. I really miss the children, after all, I am their second mum.
I’m a very capable woman, I know how to slice and dice, and we’re not talking vegetables here. I’m nifty with a scalpel, and the things my brother taught me in self-defense, I can only advise you to watch out. I wield a mean kitten heel too.
How do you dress?
When I’m not in scrubs, which is most of the time, I love flirty, knee length skirts that I can whoosh around. They make me feel so feminine and girly which is not an attribute I can always have covered in blood, sick and guts much of the day.
On what special skills do you rely?
I’m an ER doctor. Without being too boastful, I must confess to being an absolute whizz with a scalpel, but one of my best skills is stitching people up. My sewing ability is next to none. Scars from my surgery will be minimal.
What is your family like?
I have a fabulous family who I dote on. Mum is the sorter of all problems, whatever they may be. Dad, cool, calm and supportive. My younger sister Lydia, who I kind of baby. Lydia’s twins Rosie and Aaron who due to the most horrific circumstances, I’ve been their second mother since birth. I adore them and it’s the worst feeling in the world to leave them while I cross the Atlantic divide to find a future of my own.
How do you handle challenges?
Head on and chin up. With a scalpel in one hand and a kitten heel in the other.
Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?
Jack Swann. Because I love him so much.

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This quick interview includes info about Diane Saxon and her story, Barbara’s Redemption.

About the Author

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, four chickens and a new black Labrador puppy called Beau, whose name has been borrowed for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.
After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.
Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined to run wild.

Interview with Diane Saxon

Why did you write this book?
I held a launch party for one of my previous books and one of the games we played was for everyone to put their name into a hat, and the winner got a walk on part in my next book. This happened to be Flynn’s Kiss, Book #1 in my Disarmed & Dangerous series. The winner, Barbara Ann Perry was so delighted, she didn’t want to be a gentle sweetheart – no – she wanted to be a kick ass female. Well, actually she would really have liked to be a psychotic killer, but we smoothed that out a little between us.
By the time her sassy and strong willed character hit the first few pages of Flynn’s Kiss, I knew the woman had to have a whole book of her own.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. Almost any sub-genres, but mainly thrillers, suspense, historical, contemporary and paranormal. And I love humour, so bring on the Julia Quinns and the Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Do you know, I’m quite fickle. There are so many that I love, but I have to say I read Tim by Colleen McCullough many years ago, before it was turned into a film and my heart almost exploded with love for him.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m torn. I’m currently working on If Love Had Wings, a follow-up to Banshee Seduction, but there’s another character being a bit pushy and wanting her own story, so I’m also writing one of my Atlantic Divide series too. Whichever one takes my fancy at the time.
In the coming months, there’s going to be quite a bit of activity from me. I have Gun Shy coming out in August and several other projects which I’ll talk about more next time.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Black Hawk pilot Captain Barbara Lynn Perry is running scared. Witness to an event too horrible to think about and too dangerous to talk of, she finds herself alienated from a world she has always had faith in.
With her Special Forces brother missing, she has only one other person to turn to. When her friend Flynn Swann isn’t available, Barbara is left with no choice but to trust the man Flynn sends to save her.
Psychiatrist Dominic Salter’s information from her superior officer’s file is that Barbara has gone rogue. Despite the damning evidence, every instinct tells him he’s dealing with an honorable woman, one who single-handedly saved Flynn from torture and a sure death. Dominic’s challenge is to delve his way beneath her tough, defensive attitude and coax the truth from a woman who’s too frightened to reveal her dark secret.
In his brand new facility containing a state of the art Dreampsych Transcender he’s experimenting with, a machine far beyond a simulator, Dominic has to gain the trust and confidence of Barbara while he resists the hard pull of attraction to this kick-ass woman.
Betrayed by a member of his staff, events take a sinister turn, and the pressure is on in a fight against time for Dominic to persuade Barbara to put her trust in him and reveal the truth before matters are taken out of his hands.

About the Book

Title Barbara’s Redemption
Genre Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Author Diane Saxon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Publisher Hartwood Publishing

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Diane Saxon author of Banshee Seduction, Montgomery’s Sin
Book 1 answers five easy questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, six chickens and a lazy black Labrador puppy called Beau – a name she stole for her hero in For Heaven’s Cakes.After
working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances,
Diane gave it all up when her husband said “follow that dream”.
Having
been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines
of their own and she’s found the more she lets them, the more they’re inclined
to run wild.
What’s your favorite down-home
family style meal?
Although I’ve lived abroad for much of my young life and
still love to travel, there is nothing finer than a good old fashioned English
Sunday roast. A rib of beef, pink in the middle, Yorkshire pudding, roast
potatoes (crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle), leeks in cheese sauce,
carrots and broccoli with a good, savory gravy
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
I love food. I’m no connoisseur, but I would far rather have
a little bit of something really delicious than a whole heap of something just
for the sake of eating.
If I’m given the choice when dining out, I will always
choose an Italian restaurant. I find it very difficult to choose, but I love a
tasty seafood risotto or a creamy tagliatelli.
Tell us about your
favorite toy as a child.
I still have my favorite toy. It’s tucked away in one of my
underwear drawers, so delicate now that I very rarely touch it. But, it’s
there, never to be thrown out. Threadbare and floppy, my little lambie has been
with me since I was probably four or five. It’s been all over the world with
me. Drowned in brandy on our return home from Germany, a straw filled toy, it
would never have survived if my Grandma hadn’t insisted on washing, washing,
washing it. I still fancy I can smell alcohol on it now. With both eyes
missing, a broken leg and the stitching gone from its mouth and nose, it’s
still one of my most precious possessions.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing, walking my Dalmatian and black Labrador for
miles, snorkeling and holidaying.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
It depends on what kind of book I’m writing. When I wrote my
sci-fi, Short Circuit Time, I spent a lot of research time reading Steven
Hawkins. For my upcoming book later this year, I’ve trawled the internet for
information on Black Hawk helicopters, their pilots and training.
For Banshee Seduction, it was less reading but I had great
fun talking to a football agent, discussing game play with him and his football
friend, researching game-play, watching clips of games – it was no hardship,
really.

About the Book

Banshee Seduction, Montgomery’s Sin Book 1
Fantasy, Shapeshifter
Diane Saxon
Book Rating R
Sweet, shy librarian Ginny has a problem. Whenever passion strikes, so
do the weeping, wailing voices in her head. Being half banshee, she’s already
run screaming from the underworld and her female relatives, believing love will
find a way with patience and faith on planet Earth.
The trouble is, humans just aren’t man enough, and every time Ginny
shows interest in a male, she makes him bleed. It’s going to take more than
just a simple human being to get past Ginny’s defences.
Matthew, “The Dane,” fullback for the New York Chameleons, knows the
moment he meets the little fireball that she’s his mate. For two hundred years
he and his dragon have waited for a female capable of setting their world on
fire. Problem is, he doesn’t seem to be able to stop her from going up in
flames long enough to prove he’s more than man enough for her screaming
banshee.
Will Matt ever be able to convince Ginny she’s his mate? And will Ginny
get Matt alone long enough to let him appreciate her pyrotechnics?

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Publisher Hartwood Publishing
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Banshee-Seduction-Volume-Montgomerys-Sin/dp/1512165166/
                        

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