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Introducing Glyn of Clan Miller from Hatchling's Vengeance (#4 of the Dragshi Chronicles) by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #fantasy #dragonshiftersLet’s meet Glyn of Clan Miller from Hatchling’s Vengeance, a fantasy by Helen Henderson. 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 story your author wrote.

Hatchling’s Vengeance by Helen Henderson

Genre Fantasy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Vengeance has two paths. The cult leader, the Parant, means to have his. No matter how long it takes or how many innocents die, he will kill all dragon shifters. For the last two unattached dragon shifters, their only weapons to save their kind are their swords–and love. Sometimes not even dragon fire and talons are enough to overcome the mind control wielded by the one called–the Parant.

For those who the Parant commands, will vengeance yield to love and provide a path to redemption? Or will retribution decree the punishment for past acts be death?

Dragon shifter and follower alike stand on the knife’s edge with happiness and loss fighting to control the balance.

Introducing Glyn of Clan Miller

Please tell me about yourself.

Age: 23

Gender: Sorry, I can’t answer that. Very few people know my true gender. And if it is revealed, it would not only endanger someone I must protect, but cost me my dearest friends.

Birthplace: somewhere in the Revarn Mountains of Nerelan

Profession: bodyguard to the dragon lord, Lady Lexii Beylnea

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I am a true human. No one knows why but I am one of the few humans who can communicate using mindspeech with both the dragshi and their dragon halves.

What do you look like?

I have wavy dark hair that I keep cut short. Since most women of my world keep their hair long, the style helps conceal my true gender and doesn’t provide an adversary an advantage in a fight. At least if this one stray lock stops falling over my eyes. My usual dress of pants and tunic, and my slender build allows me to pass as a man.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I am promised to no man. I will tell you this. In my dreams, when I hope for release from the pledge to protect Lexii up to and including my life, the man riding beside me is Talann, son of Lady Anastasia Jessian and Lord Branin Llewlyn. But it is only a dream, Once Talann’s dragon soul twin awakes and he takes his rightful place amongst the dragshi, he will be Lexii’s mate.

Are you close to family?

Yes and no. I was orphaned when my parents were lost at sea. Although I do not see them often, there is a bond between me and my kin, Clan Miller. When I do have the opportunity to travel in their trading wagons, it is as if we have never been separated. They must have recognized something in me for they pledged me into the service of the dragshi. When I came of age, I renewed the vow to protect the Lady Lexii and to serve as friend and confident. With the vows, I in essence gained another family. While the draghsi are not of my blood, they are as close to me as any other person alive. Lady Anastasia Jessian and Lord Branin Llewlyn have always treated me as if I was their daughter.

Please tell us about your education.

One of my duties as bodyguard to a dragshi is to be able to mingle in their society. As a result I attended the same classes as Lexii, learned under the same masters. Hours were spent in the archives studying the rule of law so that I could properly serve as Lexii’s confidant when the time came for her to stand in judgement. Besides the formal training I received at the hands of the ceoltiers and the best weaponsmasters in the land, I learned the ways of my trading caravan kinsmen and traveled with them a ways so that when the time came to relinquish my duty to the dragshi, I would have the necessary skills and experience to earn my own living.

On what special skills do you rely?

As bodyguard to a dragon lord, I must be skilled with a wide variety of weapons. There are fanatics in the land who view a human who can take on dragon form as an abomination to be eliminated. I can hold my own with a master of the short sword, am very good with long bow, but is the short bow where I am the most skilled as marksman.

What is your biggest need?

For Talann’s dragon soul twin to awaken so that Talann can take his rightful place amongst the dragshi. Once he is wed to Lexii I will be freed of my oath and able to pursue my own life. I only hope that the dragon soul awakes soon for it is harder and harder to resist my feelings for Talann. And each day the fear grows that he will never ascend to his rightful heritage. An additional complication? Talann and Lexii’s souls clash. My two closest friends cannot stand to be near each other.

What would you like to tell your writer?

The world perceives me as a man and everyone knows that a real man rides a stallion. Yet you gave me a mare for my mount. Riding a female horse frequently puts me on the receiving end of comments and taunts. While I attempt to avoid conflict, it is not always possible to avoid a fight without being considered a coward. As bodyguard to a dragon lord I cannot afford to be thought of as anything other than a skilled fighter. You know my secret, the truth of my identity, yet with me riding a mare you added to my troubles. Why?

Where to buy Hatchling’s Vengeance

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H9968QO
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Angus Robertson https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/hatchlings-vengeance-helen-henderson/p/9781533739186
BooksAMillion http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Hatchlings-Vengeance/Helen-Henderson/9781519588180
Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hatchling-s-Vengeance-eBook/260147393

Helen Henderson Social Media

Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Webpage http://helenhenderson-author.webs.com/
Blog https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/history2write
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/777491.Helen_Henderson
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HelenHenderson.author
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.com/e/B001HPM2XK
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/njhistorywriter/

 

Pride (Sin-Eaters Book 1) by Lynn Chantale @LynnChantale #RLFblog #Fantasy #Romance #AztecWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Lynn Chantale, author of Pride, a Fantasy Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Pride (Sin-Eaters Book 1) by Lynn Chantale

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Huemac, a half-breed, covets ultimate power, but he needs two things—access to the royal family and an ancient artifact. He attains the former by seducing the Emperor’s sister, and then steals the latter.
Moctezuma, the newly crowned Emperor, comes from a long line of powerful gods known as Sin-Eaters. He desires peace among his people, but an ancient prophecy warns of war.
Huemac discovers the incantation to activate the fabled Athame of Souls, a mythical weapon capable of entrapping souls. His quest to rule is within his grasp. Only one thing stands in his way—Moctezuma.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No

this book is part of a series?

Yes.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No

you did research for this book?

Yes, and still doing more to be as authentic as possible.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

Everyone is human in this book.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes.

you speak more than one language?

No, or not with any fluency.

you grew up where you live now?

No. I’m a Michigander turned Floridian.

you love to read?

Absolutely!

you are never late?

Not if I can help it. :-)

you love pizza?

Yes! Ham and bacon or Chicken BBQ please.

you love sushi?

I adore sushi.

you have a pet?

Yes. Two cats, Shakespeare and Sebastian.

Where to buy Pride (Sin-Eaters Book 1)

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KY1N4NV/

Lynn Chantale Social Media

Lynn Chantale resides in Southwest Florida and she is determined to enjoy all that life has to offer. She has a mad affinity for milk chocolate, preferably Dove chocolate truffles or the caramel-filled squares (Godiva is acceptable) and plays the bass guitar when the Muse begs for a bit of distraction.
She’s a multi-published author in ebooks and has recently stepped into the self-publishing world. So far both experiences have been rewarding.
You can check out her books on Amazon at Lynn Chantale
Website https://TheHouseofLynn.com
Blog https://www.thehouseoflynn.com/blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/lynnchantale
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/W.LynnChantaleAuthor
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/W-Lynn-Chantale/e/B007PFA96S

 

Read Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #Fantasy #RomanceHelen Henderson, 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.

Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

A forbidden love. An impossible quest. The accusation of witchcraft. Can love survive?

What history and time may conceal sometimes refuses to stay lost in memory. Windmaster Legend reveals the story behind the legend of the star-crossed lovers, Iol of the House of Cszabo and Pelra of the House of Pirri.

Fate conspired to keep Iol and Pelra apart. Friendship is allowed between members of competing trading houses, but nothing more. He loves the sea and wants his own ship. She hates the deep blue and has worked too hard to allow her dreams to be sidetracked by the lure of magic. Despite a beautiful woman on his arm every night, Leod wanted the one he couldn’t have—Pelra. His kin on the ruling council did more than put him on the fast track to his own ship. It provided him the power to fulfill his desires, or to ruin those who refused him.

Exiled to distant posts, given impossible challenges, and subject to Leod’s machinations, Iol and Pelra only have the hope of a future together to sustain them. But can their love survive the accusation of witchcraft?

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

First off, I want to state that I love scallops. Apologies to those of southern heritage, but to me seafood is shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Not catfish. However that is the fish staple in my neck of the woods so fried scallops are off the wish list. Instead, on the special occasion when I’m dining out, steak with a sweet potato loaded with cinnamon brown sugar and freshly churned butter fills the plate. For a healthier alternative to cake, a side dish of fried apples is split amongst those in attendance. If it is a really, really special night out and I’m at a certain steakhouse, instead of water, a desert drink will be splurged upon. Not to violate any trademark, the drink is described as a “Down under frozen wonder with peaches, schnapps, champagne, vodka and secret mixers.”

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

First off I have to state that my childhood was a long…long…time ago. The tire swing on the huge, old Weeping Willow tree doesn’t really count as a toy so I sent my mind rummaging amidst the fog. There was a Barbie doll case with both store-bought and handmade clothes for the winsome blond, jacks for inside games, and badminton racquet and birdie for outside. And, while they may not qualify as a “toy,” books, books, and more books is my answer to what was my favorite.

What are your hobbies?

Over the years I’ve dabbled in photography, sketching, and a little painting. Handicraft projects help keep fingers nimble and flexible. Beadwork, crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitch embroidery not only serve the physical purpose, they provide a creative outlet as well. These days between writing and caregiving, the only hobby I can claim is reading an occasional book.

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

I like to hang out with mages, fly with dragons and journey amidst the stars so science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres when I read for pleasure. When I want a change of pace, I pull historical fiction, especially tales of the Old West off the shelf.

If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?

Although the official question qualified “your latest book,” I didn’t want to make the Archmage of the World nor any of the other heroes I’ve written angry at me. I really try to remain on good terms with dragons. And it really didn’t matter as the same ringtones came to mind for almost all of them. The first tune is “The Lonely Man.” For those not familiar with it, “Lonely Man” is the haunting reprise played at the end of “The Incredible Hulk” television series as David Banner walks alone down the highway. The ringtone represents the hero’s desperation and his time alone.

Then there is the second triumphant ringtone when they hear a call and realize their searches may actually end. This need is fulfilled by “I Need A Hero.” Not because the hero comes to someone’s rescue. No, the heroine is quite capable of handling things on her own. However, she too is lonely and needs someone who is capable of fighting alongside her.

Where to buy Windmaster Legend

Publisher http://bookswelove.com/authors/henderson-helen-fantasy-romance/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXY888X
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130506939
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/windmaster-legend/id1454836208
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/windmaster-legend-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/921305

Books2Read https://books2read.com/windmaster-legend/

Helen Henderson Social Media

Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Webpage http://helenhenderson-author.webs.com/
Blog https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/history2write
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/777491.Helen_Henderson
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HelenHenderson.author
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.com/e/B001HPM2XK
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/njhistorywriter/

 

Read Urban Fantasy Shadow's Curse by Jami Gray @jamigrayauthor #RLFblog #UFJami, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Shadow’s Curse.

Shadow’s Curse by Jami Gray

Genre Urban Fantasy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Death and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans…

As the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout. With the Northwest houses in an uproar, and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving along nicely, until he disrupts the game.

Whispers of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice honed with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its secrets, he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into truth.  As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind it all.

A dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game, where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.

***This revised edition contains the Kyn short story prequel, WRAPPED IN SHADOWS***

The magic of the holiday season can be hell…
Elite Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong, only to face an unexpected gift.

Where to buy Shadow’s Curse

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KM2Z3XS/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C685SQH/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KM2Z3XS/
Amazon AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07KM2Z3XS/

Jami Gray Social Media

Jami Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award-winning author of the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her head.
Website http://www.JamiGray.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/JamiGrayAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamigray.author
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/jamigrayauthor/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/JamiGray
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jami-Gray/e/B006HU3HJI
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/LvoZn

 

Read First Change, a fantasy by Helen Henderson @history2write #RLFblog #Fantasy #RomanceHelen Henderson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about First Change.

First Change: Legends From The Eyrie by Helen Henderson

Genre Romance Fantasy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

The dragshi are more than just a man or woman. Each are two beings–one a dragon, the other a human–sharing one body in space in time and able to change forms with the other at will. Their world and the adventures of the dragon shifters are recorded in the Dragshi Chronicles. Unlike the previous works in the series, which related the tales of the trader girl Anastasia and Lord Branin Llewlyn, First Change contains five stories of duty and honor, love and loss, happiness and despair from the history and myth of the world of dragshi.

Within each of the Dragshi Chronicles, the ceoltiers, the keepers of the past and teachers of the present, recount some legend. First Change features the full story behind the legends only given brief reference in the previous volumes. As with all such tales, some contain larger than life deeds. Others are the simple story of a man or woman doing what must be done, regardless of the cost. But a lesson to be learned. When you shift into dragon form, sometimes Fate controls the flight.

Where to buy First Change

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075H61P3X
Books2Read https://books2read.com/FirstChange
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-change-helen-henderson/1127084346
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/first-change/id1281188784
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/first-change
Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/First-Change-eBook/765336967
Angus Robertson https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/ebooks/first-change-helen-henderson/p/9781386409281

Helen Henderson Social Media

Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Webpage: http://helenhenderson-author.webs.com/
Blog: https://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/history2write
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/777491.Helen_Henderson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelenHenderson.author
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/e/B001HPM2XK
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/njhistorywriter/

Dark Chocolate and Strawberries by Daryl Devore @daryldevore #RLFblog #twistedfairytaleDaryl Devore, 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.

Dark Chocolate and Strawberries by Daryl Devore

Genre – Twisted Fairy Tale Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

What’s a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?

Esmerelda ‘Red’ Hood is summoned to her mother’s executive suite only to learn her sweet granny is headed for a romantic cruise with a gigolo. Horrified, Red races off to save her grandma before it’s too late.

On board, Red meets Andrew Woodsman and Willem Olf. One a cutie with the biggest puppy eyes and the other a dark, sophisticated predator. Her grandmother’s warning rings in Red’s ear “Never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Even with the warning, Red has trouble choosing which man could be the big bad wolf and which could be her happily ever after.

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Sexy Red Hood.

What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?

#WritingCommunity. I’ve met a lot of interesting and fun authors. It’s great to discover I am not alone in the troubles of the writing life.

Describe the perfect vacation.

Anything by the beach. My motto is Sun, Sea and Sand. I could spend days just sitting staring out at the water. It is a Zen thing. I find it very grounding. My mind goes quiet and I feel at total peace. I used this concept in a book when my hero was severely depressed he sought out the beach to help him recover.

What are your hobbies?

I love to bake and cook and attached to that would be watch cooking shows, like the Great British Bakeoff. Yoga. I do as many classes as I can fit in a week. Raqs Sharqi. It is the traditional style of belly dance. And in the summer, I garden. I have large flower beds – which constantly need weeding. Also, a vegetable patch, but I see, to be feeding the local wildlife more than my family

When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?

Old British mysteries – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. When asked who is my favourite, I am torn between Christie and Sayers. The characters and settings pull you deep into the story.

What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?

Since some of my books are super-hot, I’ve visited some very “interesting” websites. For my next book, a medieval romance, I’ve spent a lot of time researching dragons, dragon lore, life of a peasant, royal life, medieval castles and a touch of research about fantasy.

Where to buy Dark Chocolate and Strawberries

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983358118

Daryl Devore Social Media

Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
Website https://daryldevore.wixsite.com/mysite
Blog https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/daryldevore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Daryl-Devore-Erotic-Romance-Writer-280168402052520/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4686566.Daryl_Devore
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

 

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