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Imagine you come across a toddler who’s running and afraid. He looks up at you with tear-filled eyes, and you realize those big blue eyes are alien — like a cat’s. This is a kid in trouble. Now what would you do? Would you turn away and let the monster get him, or would you help? That’s what happens to Luc in A Stolen Heart. Hi, I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog, and it’s usually me here welcoming someone else. Today it’s my turn to tell you about my new sci fi / space opera set in the Tarthian Empire.

A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen

After rescuing a half-alien / half-human kid in trouble, running for his life, warrior-turned-entrepreneur Luc Saint-Cyr stumbles onto a conspiracy at the highest levels of the powerful Thieves’ Guild.

Complicating matters, the king, Luc’s immortal ex, might be involved.

Now Luc must deal with his ex, find a home for the child, squelch the flames of conspiracy and eradicate its perpetrators.

As if that’s not enough, an unseen enemy is undoing every good thing Luc accomplishes.

But when it comes time to give up the child to a family who can care for him, how will Luc bear to part with the adorable little boy who has stolen his heart…

Fans of Despicable Me will love this heart-warming and often humorous space opera about a badass protecting a vulnerable child.

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Kayelle Allen writes space opera with larger than life, unforgettable characters. Come walk in her many worlds and meet them.
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Is It True: My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey @gabbigrey #RLFblog #gayromanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Gabbi Grey, author of My Past, Your Future, a Paranormal Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

My Past, Your Future by Gabbi Grey

Genre Gay Paranormal Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Callum MacLaren, a professor from Scotland, visits Willow Springs, Vermont during the Winter Solstice to study and explore the rich history of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. His encounter with a sexy soldier in a tattered Civil War uniform is a captivating puzzle, and the more he learns, the deeper his attraction.

A hundred and fifty years ago, Elijah Freeman was killed during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner and woke up in Willow Springs, the only home he’d known. Alone, he roams the town, unable to leave or interact with a single soul until an intriguing Scot addresses him. Even stranger, the man can see him, hear him, and touch him–a sizzling caress that leaves Elijah aching for more.

But will Elijah return to his ghostly form when the magic of the solstice fades, or is Callum’s love enough to keep him in the land of the living?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

This is my first book. I’m super excited about and nervous.

this book is part of a series?

Yes, this book is part of a series. The Wild Rose Press has created an inn in a fictious Vermont town. The Deerbourne Inn books are loosely connected stories set in the town of Willow Springs.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Not true. Although my characters make me work hard to give them a proper happy ending, my slumber wasn’t interrupted.

you did research for this book?

I did research for the book. One of the characters is a history professor visiting from Scotland (don’t you just love their accents?), and the other character was a black soldier in the American Civil War. I had to research life back in the 1860s as well as the war itself. I worry about the details but hope I got it right.

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

One of the characters is a ghost. That’s not human, right? He died over one hundred and fifty years ago, fighting for the union army.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes, this book straddles genres. First and foremost, it is a romance with a happy ending. Secondly, it is a gay romance – two men falling in love. Thirdly it is erotic – happy times are had in the cabin they are forced to share during a winter storm. Finally, there are paranormal elements. I didn’t set out to write a paranormal romance but if you have a ghost, it gets included in that category. I see my character as a real person, even if he is dead.

you speak more than one language?

True. I grew up in Ottawa, Canada. The city is separated from the French province of Quebec by the Ottawa river, but that’s easy to cross these days. My parents put me in a program called French Immersion and I spent more than half my school day studying French. I’ve lost some of it but I drop the occasional French word in my stories.

you grew up where you live now?

False. I grew up in Ottawa the capital of Canada. I now live on the west coast in a little town called Mission. I love beautiful British Columbia and can’t believe I get to make this place my home.

you love to read?

Absolutely true. Although I listen to audiobooks, I count that as reading. Last year I listened to over two hundred books and am already on track for something similar this year.

you are never late?

Another true. I plan carefully to always arrive at least fifteen minutes early. I never leave home without my iPod, so I can listen to an audiobook while waiting. I’m a firm believer in courtesy – if you’re making time for me, the least I can be is prompt.

you love pizza?

Who doesn’t? Pizza is something we don’t eat very often, so when I do, it’s a treat. I love bacon, mushrooms, and green olives.

you love sushi?

Uh, no. Never. Raw fish holds less than zero appeal to me.

you have a pet?

This is probably the most important truth. I have a sixteen-year-old purebred Himalayan cat named Lady Arabella de Bergerac (her father was Cyrano). Her trusted companion is my four-year-old chinpoo, Ally. Ally is ten pounds of pure love. She’s a therapy dog, and so is often allowed with me into restaurants, stores, nursing homes, and hospitals. Ally brings happiness wherever she goes. I might have rescued her, but she’s the one who saved me.

Where to buy My Past, Your Present

Publisher https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/my-past-your-future-deerbourne-inn
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Past-Your-Future-Deerbourne-Inn-ebook/dp/B083RYY833

Gabbi Grey Social Media

Gabbi Grey lives surrounded by trees, racoons, deer, and other woodland creatures, on a mountain in beautiful British Columbia where her fur baby chin poo keeps her safe from nasty bears.
Working for the government by day, she spends her nights writing contemporary, gay, sweet, and dark erotic BDSM romances…and while she firmly believes in happy endings, she also believes in making her characters suffer before finding their true love.
Website https://gabbigrey.com/
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Again, thank you Kayelle for letting me hang out. I have a contest going on if you’re interested.
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Meet Laura Tolomei @LallaGatta Author of holiday romantic bestseller To Seduce A Soul Mate #RLFblog #RomanceLaura Tolomei, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about To Seduce A Soul Mate.

Hi, Kayelle, I’m delighted to be here and thank you so much for hosting me!

To Seduce A Soulmate by Laura Tolomei

Genre Erotic, Gay LGBT, Ménage à Trois, Contemporary, Holiday, m/m, m/m/f

Book heat (based on movie ratings): R

Finding a soul mate was the easy part. To seduce him proved Martin’s hardest challenge, for nothing in Pirate Drake’s black intriguing eyes seemed to recognize the one-person that destiny had selected for him. But can the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas be enough to convince him to the contrary in spite of his dilemmas about gender, feelings, connections and sex, or can Pirate Drake find a way around the burning desire, the erotic heat, the uncontrollable passion wrecking his senses at Martin’s mere sight?

Tell us about yourself as a person.

What makes you different from other people?

My laughter for one, my husband for second cause both are very infectious!

What is your personality type?

A very happy one lol

What was your favorite childhood game?

Backgammon

What is your favorite subject to talk about?

Hard to believe, but I’m mostly a listener.

What is your favorite book?

Just one? I have too many to count, but I’ll mention the first three off the top of my head:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Women’s Room by Marilyn French

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

What is your favorite meal?

Spaghetti alla matriciana

Tell us about yourself as a writer.

What made you want to be a writer?

The need to tell my stories and to have a better understanding of myself, sort of like a means to grow and evolve in a very personal sense.

What are your favorite books for writing advice?

I don’t have any. I learned on the job, working with amazing publishers who took the time to give advice, edit all my novels and point me in the right direction every time.

When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?

Printed samples of my books and promo material such as bookmarks, pen drives, pens, etc.

What’s your best advice for a new writer?

Never give up however many rejections you get.

What are your writing goals for this year?

To write more and better J

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Where to buy To Seduce A Soulmate

Publisher http://www.extasybooks.com/to-seduce-a-soulmate/?keyword=laura%20tolomei
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/To-Seduce-a-Soulmate-ebook/dp/B003XREXFA/
Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/to-seduce-a-soulmate
Google Play Books https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laura_Tolomei_To_Seduce_a_Soulmate?id=jAGYBQAAQBAJ

Author Laura Tolomei Social Media

With original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.
Laura Tolomei lives in Rome, Italy, and is the author of 28+ books in her very particular and unique genre—Erotic Romance with an Edge. Novels on the edge of accepted conventions written in her breezy narrative style that hooks you from page one, such is her trademark, and she guarantees an erotic earthquake with each book! Among others, they include the critically acclaimed scorching dark fantasy Virtus Saga, all ten books of it, along with the kindred spirits of both the ReScue and the Soulmate Series, not to mention her horror novels as well as a few historical ones.
On a more personal note, she has been traveling the globe since age five and has no intention of quitting. Having been an avid reader her entire life, she decided at age forty to write her own stories and is still enjoying every minute of it. A convinced vegetarian for over 10 years, she had to be more “elastic” in her eating habits due to health issues. Regardless, the world she has built for her renown Virtus Saga is strictly vegetarian, and no human living there would ever dare eat meat. She also loves cocktails, and her favorite one, Negroni, is featured prominently in her ReScue Series.
Website https://www.lallagatta.com
Blog https://www.lallagatta.com/blog-wp/
Twitter http://twitter.com/
Facebook Author https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraTolomei
Facebook Soulmate https://www.facebook.com/SoulmateSeriesByTolomei
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lallagatta/
Goodreads Author https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2903352.Laura_Tolomei
Goodreads Soulmate https://www.goodreads.com/series/76188-soulmate
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/lallagattaerotictube
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/lauratolomei

 

Read a Holiday Family Romance: Stone and Shell by Lloyd A Meeker @LloydAMeeker #RLFblog #GayRomance #SolsticeLloyd A Meeker, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m excited to have you back on the blog. Please tell us about Stone and Shell.

Stone and Shell by Lloyd A Meeker

Genre Holiday family romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Eight-year-old Howie Evinger is convinced that his dad would be happier if he found a new husband. Howie would be happier, too. And somewhere out there in the city of Vancouver, there’s the right man for his dad to love. But how to find him? That’s a problem, especially if you’re just a kid and your dad says he doesn’t want another husband.

With the help of his quirky aunt Shanna, who calls herself a Buddhist Wiccan, Howie builds his very own solstice altar with cool symbols to support his search. It has a candle, a feather, and a twisty stick, plus an agate for his dad, and a scallop shell for his new husband. Share Howie’s solstice adventure as he learns how real magic requires courage and patience as well as symbols.

Where to buy Stone and Shell

Publisher https://ninestarpress.com/product/stone-and-shell/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Shell-Lloyd-Meeker-ebook/dp/B01NA7DS81/

Lloyd A Meeker Social Media

Born on a farm in the Colorado foothills and having led what can only be described as a checkered life, Lloyd Meeker can honestly say he’s grateful for all of it. He’s been a minister, an office worker, a janitor, a drinker, and a software developer on his way to finishing his first novel in 2004. He is a three-time cancer survivor.
A number of his stories have been published, including Traveling Light (DSP Publications), Enigma (Wilde City Press), Blood and Dirt (Wilde City Press), Blood Royal, (Wild Rose Press) and Stone and Shell (NineStar Press). His novel The Companion (Dreamspinner Press) was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards.
Meeker and his husband have been together since 2002. Between them they have four children and five grandchildren. They live in south Florida, and work hard to keep up with the astonishing life they’ve created.
Twitter https://twitter.com/LloydAMeeker
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lloyd.a.meeker
Amazon Author page https://www.amazon.com/Lloyd-A.-Meeker/e/B008FC5VF4

 

Author Laura Tolomei and Her Horror Side @LallaGatta #Horror #GiveawayJust what you need for Halloween: some good old scary tale that will keep you up all night. And if there’s some Male/Male hot erotic interplay thrown in, then the mix will be irresistible! Halloween is one of Laura’s best topics after all.

Born 1965 in Rome, Italy, she started travelling at the age of five, when her parents took her to Lagos in Nigeria. Then she lived in Atlanta GA, Mumbai, India, Rome and recently moved to Sitges near Barcelona in Spain.

For those who do know her, she’s the author of the Soulmate Series, the ReScue Series and her bestselling dark erotic fantasy Virtus Saga. But maybe her best-known works are among the horror genre, which include books like Bondage Slave For Hire and The Demon Waiter. These latter ones are featured on her Facebook page Laura Tolomei’s Horror Side https://www.facebook.com/LauraTolomeiHorrorSide

The Demon Waiter by Laura Tolomei

Genre Horror

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Now he had the place. He had the lovers. He had the simultaneous come. And tonight was Halloween!

He hadn’t expected it. Not at all. And yet there it was, Laurent De Berger’s heart wish was a…impossible! And to think he had done it by the book, have sex in a dusty ghost town saloon with Anthony and Renée on Halloween night, only to find out…no, he still couldn’t believe it! But since there was no going around it, what to do now?
Publisher eXtasy http://www.extasybooks.com/the-demon-waiter/
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Demon-Waiter-ebook/dp/B005YHZDPQ/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-demon-waiter-laura-tolomei/1107903618
BookStrand http://www.bookstrand.com/the-demon-waiter
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laura_Tolomei_The_Demon_Waiter?id=MneYBQAAQBAJ
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-demon-waiter-1
Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/133288

Halloween giveaway!

Horror e-book winner’s choice from Bondage Slave For Hire, The Demon’s Waiter, Visionquest, Bloody Passion, Sacrificial Sex

To enter, like Laura’s Facebook page Laura Tolomei Horror Side

Winner chosen from among all those who like the Facebook page!

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Laura Tolomei Social Media

With original borderline stories at the edge of accepted conventions, Laura Tolomei guarantees an erotic earthquake with each new novel.

Laura Tolomei lives in Rome, Italy, and is the author of 28+ books in her very particular and unique genre—Erotic Romance with an Edge. Novels on the edge of accepted conventions written in her breezy narrative style that hooks you from page one, such is her trademark, and she guarantees an erotic earthquake with each book! Among others, they include the critically acclaimed scorching dark fantasy Virtus Saga, all ten books of it, along with the kindred spirits of both the ReScue and the Soulmate Series, not to mention her horror novels as well as a few historical ones.

On a more personal note, she has been traveling the globe since age five and has no intention of quitting. Having been an avid reader her entire life, she decided at age forty to write her own stories and is still enjoying every minute of it. A convinced vegetarian for over 10 years, she had to be more “elastic” in her eating habits due to health issues. Regardless, the world she has built for her renown Virtus Saga is strictly vegetarian, and no human living there would ever dare eat meat. She also loves cocktails, and her favorite one, Negroni, is featured prominently in her ReScue Series.
Website https://www.lallagatta.com
Blog https://www.lallagatta.com/blog-wp/
Twitter http://twitter.com/LallaGatta
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraTolomei
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2903352.Laura_Tolomei
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/lauratolomei
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Prostate Cancer Saved My Life by Lloyd A Meeker @LloydAMeeker #CancerAwareness #RLFblogAuthor Lloyd A Meeker shares how finding out the worst news turned out to be great.

Prostate Cancer Saved My Life by Lloyd A Meeker

Last November I received my third cancer diagnosis. This time it was my prostate, and in January I had a biopsy which revealed I had two different kinds, one slow, the other very aggressive. There was no time to lose, so surgery was scheduled for February 7th.

I was deeply discouraged. My first two diagnoses had been over fifteen years earlier, and I had become certain cancer had long ago slipped from my rear-view mirror, although my takeaways from that experience had stayed with me: seize the moment, make time for the important stuff, focus on the people and work I love, make space for my own needs, be fierce and unapologetic about it.

Still, it was a shock to anticipate yet another round of treatment, and I was despondent about what having my prostate removed might mean in my intimate life with my husband. And for the first time in a long, long time, I began to wonder whether I had other cancer time bombs ticking away inside my body. It was stressful, having that strain between me and my wonderful old body. It had stuck with me through so much over my rather checkered 70 years.

As my surgery date approached, I went in for the standard array of pre-op screening. Everything came back fine, except the EKG showed a slight anomaly. We opted for a second opinion. The new EKG wasn’t any better. We did a CT scan, and it looked like there were some arterial blockage that caused concern. We agreed with the cardiologist to have a catheterization performed as precaution before the surgery.

So the next day I was lying on the table while the cardiologist started the catheterization, and I’m listening to him mumble medicalese to an assistant, when he asked someone to bring the cardiac surgeon on duty into the room. I remember thinking, “I don’t think that happens every time,” and then I don’t remember much of anything so I must have got another dose of good drugs.

I woke up en route to somewhere, lying on a gurney, looking at the ceiling. It’s a visual cliche from countless movies to have the camera focus on the fluorescent ceiling lights as they slide by in endless procession. It was vaguely humorous to see it again in real life.

Anyway, I was wheeled from the OR to intensive care, with about a million tubes stuck in me. The cardiologist and the surgeon came by later to tell me why I wasn’t going to be going home right away. My main heart artery, so subtly called “the widow-maker,” was 99% blocked, and the other three weren’t much better. Apparently although my heart itself was still perfectly healthy, the slightest heart incident would have killed me, and a heart incident would occur without warning eventually, likely sooner than later. So I was having quadruple bypass surgery in the morning.

I have to admit that was a major surprise, since I’d never had any heart concerns. Bob and I had a few tears of fear and despair, and gradually realized that as shocking as it was, this was extremely good news, as neither of us had any clue I was carrying a different kind of time bomb in my body.

So now I have a foot-long beauty mark running down the middle of my chest, along with the smaller, more recent trophies acquired during prostate removal. And I really do consider it a beauty mark. It’s a daily reminder of how lucky I have been, how lucky I am, and how much more life and love I can know because of it.

And that’s how aggressive prostate cancer saved my life. Sometimes, if we’re especially lucky, we get help from astonishingly unusual places.

Stone and Shell by Lloyd A Meeker

Genre Holiday family romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Eight-year-old Howie Evinger is convinced that his dad would be happier if he found a new husband. Howie would be happier, too. And somewhere out there in the city of Vancouver, there’s the right man for his dad to love. But how to find him? That’s a problem, especially if you’re just a kid and your dad says he doesn’t want another husband.

With the help of his quirky aunt Shanna, who calls herself a Buddhist Wiccan, Howie builds his very own solstice altar with cool symbols to support his search. It has a candle, a feather, and a twisty stick, plus an agate for his dad, and a scallop shell for his new husband. Share Howie’s solstice adventure as he learns how real magic requires courage and patience as well as symbols.

Where to buy Stone and Shell

Publisher https://ninestarpress.com/product/stone-and-shell/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Shell-Lloyd-Meeker-ebook/dp/B01NA7DS81/

Lloyd A Meeker Social Media

Born on a farm in the Colorado foothills and having led what can only be described as a checkered life, Lloyd Meeker can honestly say he’s grateful for all of it. He’s been a minister, an office worker, a janitor, a drinker, and a software developer on his way to finishing his first novel in 2004. He is a three-time cancer survivor.
A number of his stories have been published, including Traveling Light (DSP Publications), Enigma (Wilde City Press), Blood and Dirt (Wilde City Press), Blood Royal, (Wild Rose Press) and Stone and Shell (NineStar Press). His novel The Companion (Dreamspinner Press) was a finalist in the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards.
Meeker and his husband have been together since 2002. Between them they have four children and five grandchildren. They live in south Florida, and work hard to keep up with the astonishing life they’ve created.
Twitter https://twitter.com/LloydAMeeker
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lloyd.a.meeker
Amazon Author page https://www.amazon.com/Lloyd-A.-Meeker/e/B008FC5VF4

 

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