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Read Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier #RFLblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRFinding a mate can be difficult when you’re a werewolf, in Fiona McGier’s new paranormal romance Worth the Wait. Your inner wolf chooses for you. What happens when the human part of your mate isn’t ready? Or if the chosen mate doesn’t agree–or worse, doesn’t believe in werewolves?

Fiona, 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.

Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier

Genre Paranormal Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): A steamy R-rated.

This sequel continues the two romances from the first book in the series, When a Wolf Howls, but adds two new ones also, making for a long saga of passion. Saoirse and Diego are married and she has good news for him. Her bestie, Freddie, is thrilled when John moves in with him, but they soon discover issues that need to be resolved. Grant is one of the hunters from Canada, whose wolf has told him that the black she-wolf they saw the last time they were at the academy, is their mate–but he has no idea what she looks like as a human–and he discovers she carries baggage that impedes their romance. Nathan yearns for a love that will last, but when his wolf mates with a female shifter’s wolf, she has no memory of it the next morning. All of these problems will be resolved, but it takes a long time–hence, the title, Worth the Wait.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

My favorite down-home family-style meal is Golabki, or Polish-style cabbage rolls served with mashed potatoes. Dad was from Glasgow, but Mom’s parents were from Poland–and she’s the one who did the cooking. She had no recipe, so I had to watch her make Golabki a few times, writing down what she did. It’s my Busia’s (gramma’s) recipe, and I used to make a huge batch and serve it to my college friends. When my husband wanted me to meet his Polish parents, he told them I made better Golabki than his mother. No pressure, right? But when we had them to dinner, even his Polish mom agreed that mine were better! Wow!

What is your go-to meal when you dine out?

I should have a bumper sticker that says “I brake for Mexican restaurants.” That’s always my first choice. I love posole (a very hot pork soup, which is a lot of work to make at home), and I love chilli rellenos (even more work to make at home)–but there’s one place near me that has chilli relleno tacos to die for! For entrees I like flautas– either pork or beef rolled tightly into a corn tortilla, then deep-fried–as well as tamales. I also love red sangria. And chips and salsa, along with cheese sauce. And cheese quesedillas. Now I’m hungry!

Describe the perfect vacation.

My idea of a perfect vacation is my husband and I set out with our tiny Scamp camper attached to my truck, and I get to drive where-ever we’re going. I’m a crabby-ass passenger, so husband has learned over the years to bring a book to read, or to take naps while I drive. We love to explore lake areas so we can go swimming, and so he can go fishing, and I can sit somewhere and either write, read, or do crosswords. We both love to hike, especially if there’s a waterfall or something else scenic to see along the trail. And we love to relax around the campfire where we cook our meals, and gaze at the stars after dinner.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was my huge collection of Barbie dolls and their accoutrements. I had multiple houses, the theater, the car, a pool–in fact, everything to establish an apartment complex on a card table in my bedroom. I only had two male dolls–Ken and Alan, but they had good times with all of my Barbies! Since I loved secret agents TV shows and movies so much, my Barbies were always spies with exotic jobs and exciting adventures all over the world. I never wanted them to get married–they were too busy enjoying their independence–hmm, kind of like the heroines in my books! LOL.

What are your hobbies?

I’ve been a sewer since Mom showed me how to make Barbie clothes by hand, when I was too young to use the sewing machine. Now I have her old Singer machine–I’ve got a picture of myself as a two-year-old standing next to it. I’ve made everything on it from bathing suits, to Halloween costumes for all four of my kids. I also like to crochet when watching TV with my husband–or sitting around talking with family. I’ve made over 30 afghans over the years for relatives and friends. I also like to bake–muffins, cookies–but I’m known for my homemade pie crusts and my pies. In fact, many of my pie recipes are on my website under the tab “pies” because one of my heroines bakes pies all through the book.

Where to buy Worth the Wait

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2883-9-worth-the-wait
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Worth-Wait-Northwest-Maine-Academy/dp/1487428820/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-wait-fiona-mcgier/1137606004

Fiona McGier Social Media

I have always had characters intruding into my thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When I ignore them, they start to yell louder. If I write their stories so they can live in readers’ heads as well, they usually leave me alone. Soon the next voices appear. I like the noise. I write romances that involve strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings, but are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who feels the same way–until they both realize this is different. I love the passion of new love!
I keep busy with multiple jobs, and have to squeeze in writing when I should be sleeping. As often as possible, I go out with my family, or just my husband, to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to me while driving, while dreaming, and especially while camping.
I write romances that involve strong, independent women who don’t mind casual flings, but who are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who decides this is the woman for him. I thinks that how they ultimately both realize that they have found the one, is the most interesting part of a romance.
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In the erotic romance series of Minnesota Romances by Fiona McGier, the beautiful natural surroundings of Grand Marais lead to lasting romance for many visitors. An action movie star finds himself–and true love. An ex-KGB agent tries to tame a biker queen, but falls for her instead. A retired CIA agent discovers love with a retired KGB agent, while she reconnects with her estranged daughter. And that actress-daughter finds her bliss with another agent while on location in Colombia.

Fiona McGier, 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 series.

Only One Man Will Do in the Minnesota Romances series

Genre-Erotic romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): A very steamy R-rating. No children allowed!

This is an MC story, but here the female rides the Harley. Tough-as-nails businesswoman on weekdays, Alexandra is a biker queen on weekends. She’s never been satisfied with just one man, enjoying all of the men she “hand-picked” for her gang. When a large Russian man inserts himself into her life, she follows her instincts to some explosive sex. Ex-KGB agent Dmitri has been wandering across the USA for years. When the woman he’s sent to deliver an ultimatum to turns out to be his favorite fantasy come true, he decides to try to convince her that he can be all the man she needs. But he’s not willing to share her with her gang, and she’s not willing to give up other men. What starts as a fling gets serious quickly, before it turns deadly. When two of her bikers are killed, Dmitri is the main suspect. How far is he willing to go to keep her to himself? And has she really fallen in love for the first time ever…with a murderer?

Which book is this in the series?

This is book 2 in the series.

How many books do you plan for the series?

I’m not sure–I thought I was done, but another plot is whispering to me.

How many books are completed?

There are 4 books already published.

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Action movie star Raul Roderick, and his frequent co-star, Kelly Ann Sheridan. Their favorite indie director, Jared Sorenson, assigns his cousin, Veronica Sorrenson, to “babysit” Raul to keep him out of trouble. Ivan Trachenko owns a resort in the same area as their Gram-Marie. His cousin Dmitri gets sent to warn those who want to enable Raul in his addictions, to stay away from him. And Kelly’s mom Stella, is a retired CIA agent. Once they appear in the series, they often turn up in subsequent books.

What is the overall theme in this series?

When you know and accept yourself, you are more attractive to others, and more likely to find someone to love, who will love you back. True love isn’t necessary for a good life, but it improves your chances of happiness. And a natural setting leads to peace of mind.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

1-For the Love of His Life
2-Only One Man Will Do
3-Her Last Resort
4-No More Secrets

What did you like best about writing this series?

I love to go camping up in Grand Marais, Minnesota. It’s a beautiful small town on the shore of Lake Superior, with a thriving arts community. Drive up the Gunflint Trail and you’ll find resorts, campgrounds, and many lakes designed to let you reconnect with nature. I got the idea for the first book one summer when I was sad about leaving. I imagined falling in love with a local person, so you’d have a reason to move there. Writing these books lets me pretend I’m still up there. Plus I’ve grown very fond of the people in these books.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

2 Female Spies books: Secret Lover, and Undercover Lovers.

A paranormal vampire romance saga: Prophecy of the Mayan Undead

2 paranormal werewolf books: When a Wolf Howls, and Worth the Wait

6 books in The Reyes Family Romances series: Never Too Old for the Game of Love, Recipe For Love, Love by Design, Prescription For Love (free download), Analysis of Love, and Love Therapy.

Where can we find links for all your books?

There are pages for each series with blurbs, excerpts, reviews and links on my website: www.fionamcgier.com

Where to buy Only One Man Will Do

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1012961
Series Information page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/48042
Books2Read(gives all sites where book is sold): https://books2read.com/u/4N92aW

Fiona McGier Social Media

I have always had characters intruding into my thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When I ignore them, they start to yell louder. If I write their stories so they can live in readers’ heads as well, they usually leave me alone. Soon the next voices appear. I like the noise. I write romances that involve strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings, but are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who feels the same way–until they both realize this is different. I love the passion of new love!
I keep busy with multiple jobs, and have to squeeze in writing when I should be sleeping. As often as possible, I go out with my family, or just my husband, to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to me while driving, while dreaming, and especially while camping.
I write romances that involve strong, independent women who don’t mind casual flings, but who are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who decides this is the woman for him. I thinks that how they ultimately both realize that they have found the one, is the most interesting part of a romance.
Website www.fionamcgier.com
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Regan, Book 1, the Sisters O'Ryan by Dee S. Knight, writing as Jenna Stewart @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #historical #romance 1872 Oregon. In Dee S. Knight’s ménage a trois, two unusual men share widow Regan O’Ryan, promising her that in the West, dreams–and especially fantasies–can come true. 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.

Regan, Book 1, the Sisters O’Ryan by Dee S Knight, writing as Jenna Stewart

Genre Historical ménage romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Joining in the westward migration, Davey and Regan O’Ryan Stone bought an Oregon farm sight unseen, hungering for adventure. Davey regretted the impulse far past the point of no return, and then he died. Now, unskilled and alone on her farm, Regan fears going home a failure–as a daughter, a wife and a farmer. With money quickly running out, she gladly accepts the offer of help from Seth Pratt, an acquaintance from the wagon train, and his friend Haywood Lawrence.

One-armed Seth seeks work at the remote farm at the end of an Oregon trail with low expectations. When he finds Regan, alone and widowed, he tamps down desire. She deserves better than a man handicapped in war, searching for his soul. She’s worthy of someone like his Shakespeare-spouting, best friend, Hay. Nothing could have prepared Seth for Regan’s simple solution–that both men stay. On the farm and in her bed.

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

Yes–in two sub-genre. Jenna Stewart is the name I use for ménage books (with the exception of two space opera ménage books, as Dee). As Jenna, I write historical and shifter ménage romance.

How do you come up with ideas?

I had the idea for the Sisters O’Ryan books (four of them), just kind of overnight. It felt like no real thought at all. Not sure where the idea came from, exactly. But another book I’d thought about for years was also historical. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a nun in the worst way. My mom worked in a Catholic hospital and I was around nuns a great deal and I admired them. Back in the 1950s, nuns were very different from what we see today, so I wondered about a nun who joined the convent and was content–until she went home to Oregon to empty her mother’s house after her death. There she discovers secrets that have affected her whole life, and desire such as she’d never imagined. She was no longer content. After the passion she experienced, could she return to the convent? My publisher called it Seducing Their Nun–a title I’ve always hated. I wanted to call it Sins of the Mother, and if you give the book a try, you’ll understand why. I know people who have said they wouldn’t read the book because it was disrespectful to the church, but I promise, it isn’t! Anyway, from that book, I created a series of historical ménage romances that were connected by one character in the previous book–like six degrees of separation. The shifter books came about as a lark, just to see if I could do it.

I like ménage romance because it demonstrates that a woman can indeed love two men at the same time. However (sigh), I also think it takes very unusual people to maintain such a relationship. Not too many of them around.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

Creating an idea that will appeal to readers. And it also has to appeal to me as a writer. I have lots of ideas I think would work for a book but I don’t believe in the concept I would have to write or I simply don’t understand it, so I can’t possibly write it. I want to create work that people like and I would like to read myself.

When did you write your first book?

Gosh! It makes me feel old. As Dee, I wrote Impatient Passion in 2002. I wrote Burning Bridges (as Anne Krist) in 2005. As Jenna, I wrote Regan in 2012. You see it took me a while to come around to focusing on ménage!

FUN

Leather or lace? Leather

Black or red? Red, definitely

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I know satin sheets have their problems, but what’s sexier than watching a satin sheet slip-slide off a naked body?

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? City

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home, with my guys doing very naughty things

Dogs or cats? Both. I love watching their interactions

Where to buy Regan, Book 1, the Sisters O’Ryan

Publisher https://www.bookstrand.com/regan

Amazon https://tinyurl.com/y2mfrg6o

Barnes and Noble https://tinyurl.com/y2sbfgsc

Dee S Knight, writing as Jenna Stewart Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex.
After a while, Dee split her personality into thirds. She writes as Anne Krist for sweeter romances, and Jenna Stewart for ménage and shifter stories. All three of her personas are found on the Nomad Authors website. And all three offer some of the best romance you can find! Also, once a month, look for Dee’s Charity Sunday blog posts, where your comment can support a selected charity.
Website: https://nomadauthors.com
Blog: http://nomadauthors.com/blog
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Would you like to be given as a gift to the men at a bachelor party? In Scarlet Love’s new erotic novella, The Bachelor Party Gift, Cara will have to please her master, or refuse his command and pay the price. Scarlet, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Bachelor Party Favor.

The Bachelor Party Favor by Scarlet Love

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

One more fling before the ringthat’s what the groom gets at his bachelor party, right?

Cara’s Master knows that a bachelor party requires bros, booze and beauty. As the Best Man, it’s his job to provide those delights. And who better to provide the beauty than his own well-trained submissive?

Does Cara have any choice when her Master decides that she’s going to be the ‘beauty’ at his best friend’s bachelor party?

She doesn’t know any of these men, and she’s never been shared before. She likes to think she’s sexually adventurous, and happy to please her master, but this event might be more than she can handle.

She won’t have to jump out of a cake, but she will be presented in little more than some strategically placed ‘wrapping’ ribbon and a pair of high heels. What more does a sex object need?

And what will happen when the groom’s ‘present’ is unwrapped in front of his friends at the bachelor party?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

Not so far. Strictly erotica or erotic romance.

How do you come up with ideas?

Any stray thought can set off a ‘what if’, and that’s the germ of the idea. In The Bachelor Party Favor, it was actually the photo used on the cover that sparked my idea.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

I like to surprise the reader. Not every line can be a surprise, but the reader wants to be entertained, and surprises are entertaining, aren’t they?

When did you write your first book?

About fifteen years agoalthough I dabbled for many years before that.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace because it’s prettier

Black or red? Red, but hubby likes black J

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

City life or country life? Both

Party life or evening at home? Evening at home, especially with friends or family

Dogs or cats? Hmmmm, can’t choose.

Where to buy The Bachelor Party Favor

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FCDL7YZ

Scarlet Love Social Media

The best part about being Scarlet is having the chance to make up fantastical worlds and populate them with all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures, from demons to fairies. In Scarlet’s Fantasy World, the men are tough, but the women are tougher (though usually in a different way).
Women enjoy sex and men understand it. (This is Fantasy World, remember). If the story’s not sexy, it’s not allowed in Fantasy World. The Real World has enough dull stuff. Sometimes we all need an escape from that, right? Happy endings are mandatory in Fantasy World, though there may be a lot of trouble and heartache to get there.
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Lost Hearts in the Bayou, an erotic romance short story, written by Amber Daulton.

Amber, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Lost Hearts in the Bayou by Amber Daulton

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

After Julie crashes her helicopter in the Louisiana swamp, she finds help from a sexy scientist, who happens to be her ex! Too bad Seth is the all-work-and-no-play type. How will she convince him to set aside his work and take a chance on her? Or is a second shot at love too much to hope for?

Included in the Sultry Summer Sizzle anthology.

Know the Heroine from Lost Hearts in the Bayou

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?

Julie’s a tomboy, so she would probably watch football or some kind of sports on TV. If her favorite teams weren’t playing, she would read the latest crime thriller novels on the bestseller’s lists.

What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?

Potato chips, definitely.

Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.

Tank tops and comfortable cargo shorts or khakis. She only dresses up when the occasion calls for it, but trust me, she can rock a slinky black dress and high heels.

Does she know how to fix things?

Oh, yeah. Since she’s a pilot, she knows all about the mechanics of a plane and how it operates. Give her a wrench and she’s happy.

She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

She took a chance on a guy completely different from her normal type. Seth was intelligent, sensitive, and driven while her past boyfriends were carefree and macho. Some of those jerks even had the tendency to jump into other women’s beds. Even though she and Seth started out hot and heavy, he ended up caring more about his scientific work than he did spending time with her. After he forgot about her birthday, she called it quits.

How does she act around children she doesn’t know?

She’s standoffish around kids, whether she knows them or not.

What is she like first thing in the morning?

Coffee. If you wake her up before the alarm goes off, you better have a cup of java in your hands. After a dose of caffeine, she turns from a grouch to a woman who’s ready to seize the day.

Can she use chopsticks?

Yep. She’s eaten enough Chinese takeout to master the delicate art of dining with chopsticks.

Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?

Uh, hello? Did you miss my earlier comment?

Just kidding! She’ll drink coffee night and day if she had to. She takes it black in the morning and with cream throughout the day.

What apps would she have on her phone?

Hmmm. Time zones, terrain, airflow, geography, and stuff like that are important factors in her job, so she’d have apps to reflect that.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone. The sparkly blue case she has for her phone is one of the few girly things she owns.

Earrings or unpierced ears?

She loves to wear diamond studs in her ears. Seth had given them to her for a Christmas present before they broke up.

Tattoos or unadorned skin?

No tats, but she’s not opposed to getting one. Maybe someday.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

She loves her sporty red car, but she’d rather fly than drive.

Recycle or toss?

Recycle, of course. Litterbugs are a big no-no in her book.

Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Lost Hearts in the Bayou

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CBLD2SF
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sultry-summer-sizzle-nj-adel/1137289486
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sultry-summer-sizzle
iTunes https://books.apple.com/us/book/sultry-summer-sizzle/id1522040968
Universal link https://books2read.com/u/3RKLnB

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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
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Prophecy of the Mayan Undead by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #SciFi #Paranormal RomanceA brilliant neurobiologist, Keesha Brown, trying to isolate the chemicals in the brain that influence intelligence, finds more than she’s looking for in Fiona McGier’s paranormal romance Prophecy of the Mayan Undead.

Fiona McGier, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Prophecy of the Mayan Undead.

Prophecy of the Mayan Undead by Fiona McGier

Genre-Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Part One

Keesha is a neurobiology researcher determined to discover the secret to intelligence to save humanity from itself. What she learns leads her to realize a bigger threat comes from beyond the stars. Yuri is a Russian vampire whose long-dead feelings respond to the scientist whose brain he admires but whose curves he can’t resist. Will his love reach the places in her heart that she has ignored for so long? And can they defeat the ancient Mayan mummy who has invaded Keesha’s mind in order to stop her from discovering what the Propecy of the Mayan Undead reveals?

Part Two

As Keesha and Yuri continue to try to eliminate the Mayan threat to humanity, they have to enlist the aid of Niu Ying, a brilliant Chinese neurobiologist. As a gifted child Niu Ying was given to the state by her Chinese parents, leading to a harsh life. Her un-dead existence has been worse. When other vampires urge her not to further the destruction of humans, they bring a blue furry alien Visitor. She never expected to discover her own humanity in the arms of an alien–he never expected to fall in love. Can their passion bridge the gap between their races? And can they join forces with the others to face the return of the Mayan aliens and save humanity?

What species/races of people are in your book?

The characters in this book are mostly human, although many have been turned into vampires. Some are newly-turned, some are centuries old, and one Mayan mummy has been “alive” for thousands of years. In Part Two, there is a blue-furred alien who calls himself a “visitor.” He says that his race is eternal, traveling the universe seeking planets with promising life-forms. They nudge the dominant life-form in the direction of achieving self-awareness, in hopes of someday meeting that race traveling through space also.

Do you have non-sentient creatures or animals in your story? If so, what are they?

No.

Language and Culture

This section describes languages and culture in your story world.

What languages are spoken in your story universe?

English, Chinese, and Mayan.

If you created a language for the story, what is it called?

N/A

Please give us a few words in this language and their translation.

N/A

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?

Vampires exist and there is a logical, scientific explanation for how they were created, which Keesha discovers once Yuri makes her into a vampire.

What special laws are important to your story world?

The law of gravity is defied as the other older vampires teach Keesha how to fly.

What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?

The ancient Mayan mummy thinks all non-vampires are like cattle, and females are beneath his notice, except to be used as sacrifices to his gods.

Story Setting

Writers usually know more about their story world than they can say in a book. This is your chance to show off things you couldn’t say or had to imply rather than state.

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.

This version of Earth is very similar to the real one. Vampires exist, and have always lived on the periphery of human existence. Earth was visited by aliens thousands of years ago, and they took many humans back with them to their planet. They appointed vampires they created in many countries around the world at that time, to put a plan into motion that would ensure that humans progressed, but not far enough to be able to travel into space to face the returning aliens off-planet.

We don’t get to visit the planety of the aliens, because at the end of the book, they arrive here on Earth.

What makes this world unique?

Vampires really exist.

Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.

There are vampires alive who were born back in the BCE days of humanity. Few survive the eternal existence for thousands of years, but many are still alive who have seen centuries of existence. They all regard today’s human beings as “cattle,” though many enjoy the recent scientific and technological inventions.

What food or drink is available to your characters?

Humans eat and drink as they always have. Vampires can live off mammal blood of other species for a short time, but they crave human blood. Eventually, Keesha invents a synthetic blood that is flavored to entice vampire taste buds. She also creates a company to sell the synthetic blood for use in surgeries, eliminating the need for blood donations.

In what ways was it helpful to have a map (or sketch of one) for your story? (Provide a link to an image, if available)

(Note: I will attach an image of the aliens who visited Earth before, and who return at the end of the book. This will be attached with my cover art.)

Character Physiology

Whether your characters are humans on a new world, aliens on our world, or something in between, this section discusses their physical nature.

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?

Vampires do not age. If teenaged when “turned,” they remain eternally young, despite being alive for centuries. All can fly. The older ones can survive the sun, though it makes them uncomfortable and quickly burns their skin. The older ones don’t even need to sleep during the day–they can choose to remain awake, though indoors. Beheading, stakes, all of the mythical ways to destroy a vampire are useless. They truly are eternal. But cross them and their faces will change to look like the monsters of myth. And starving a vampire will result in a mummy-like appearance.

What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?

Vampires can speak in each others’ minds. And when they share blood with another vampire, they exchange memories. The older vampire will be the one to lead the exchange, to discover what interests them the most from the younger one–but they will “filter” their own memories so as not to overwhelm a mind that isn’t used to holding so many images and memories.

What differences, if any, exist in the way your characters reproduce?

The blue furry alien says that he isn’t aware of any of his race reproducing. None of them remember the birth of any new members of their race. He assumes they’re eternal–they have always existed, and always will. But he is physically capable of having sex with a human.

Are there more than two genders in your story world and if so, what are they?

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Sharing World Building Expertise

This section lets you share things you learned while writing.

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:

I started with our current contemporary world, and added paranormal aspects to it.

There are good and bad people in all races, species, and sexes.

I created a world that I’d like to live in, and tried to make the reader feel the same way.

When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?

When I started this book it was supposed to be a contemporary romance. But I got writer’s block, so I put it aside. A few weeks later, I had a dream in which a tall, pale, blond man told me I was having trouble writing the book because I was giving the heroine the wrong hero–it had to be him. He smiled, showing me vampire fangs. I told him that I don’t write vampire romance–too overdone. He told me to research the Mayans, since I was incorporating their Long-count calendar and the end of the tonne in 2012 into the story.

I researched extensively into the Mayan culture. I learned that all of their public cermonies involved blood-letting. Their priests and rulers would wound themselves with knives, thorns, etc. and would collect their own blood into containers. I found no explanations of any use for that blood, so it was easy to assume that it was collected for their vampire alien visitors, whom they regarded as gods.

What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?

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Share a resource you found helpful when researching for your story.

I did all of my reseach into the Mayan culture on-line.

What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?

Let them live in your mind for long enough for them to show you the parameters of their world and how they live in it.

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