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This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Sensual fantasies were locked in my mind for years until a
friend said, “Why don’t you write them down?” Why not, indeed? One
spiral notebook, a pen and the unleashing of my imagination later, and here I
am with more than a dozen books published. The craft of writing erotic romance
has become my passion and my niche in life. I love every part of the creative
process—developing characters, designing the plot, even drawing the layout of
physical spaces from my stories. My careers have been varied—third grade school
teacher, bookkeeper, secretary—none of which gave me a bit of inspiration. But
now I’m lucky enough to write romance full time—the best job in the universe!
And I’m fortunate enough to have found my own happily ever after husband.

Interview with Jane Leopold Quinn

Why did you write
this book?
I’d always been fascinated by the
ancient world – Rome, Greece, Egypt. When I finally took my first trip to
England, the British Museum in London was a treasure trove, and the Rosetta
Stone was one of the many highlights.
But what turned out to be the best
for me was the Roman Museum at Bath, touring the baths, and seeing the
surviving artifacts. I was totally in love with everything there and had no
idea the real impact Bath would have on my life.
I took photos of everything I
could see – statues, pediments, mosaics, and a row of tombstones. Roman
soldiers’ tombstones. I took a photo then moved on. The actual bath itself was
much smaller than I’d thought but more impressive and beautiful than I could
have ever imagined.
When I got home, I had my photos
developed – yes, this was years before digital cameras. All the pictures turned
out very well except for the one of the tombstone. The edges of the stone were
sharp, but the center where it was carved was hazy. Darn! I told my friends
that the Roman soldier’s spirit was coming out to meet me. Haha.
About a month after that trip, I
met the man who became my husband. After we’d been married a couple of years,
we went back to England (he’d never been) and our tour visited some of the
places I’d already seen. Bath and the Roman Museum was a repeat. I wanted to
retake the tombstone photo and hoped it would come out clear this time. I
wouldn’t know until we got home, because I still didn’t have a digital camera.
The photo was clear! This time I
claimed the carving was clear because the soldier approved of my new husband.
After another many years, I began
writing romance. One of my first inspirations was to write a story about a
third-grade Iowan school teacher (I’d been a third-grade teacher in Dubuque,
Iowa) who visits England and goes back in time to the Second Century Roman
Britain. Oh, yeah, and she meets a Roman soldier. Ancient Ties was born!
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Big surprise — my favorite genre
is romance. In the past I’ve read almost every kind of book there is —
literary fiction, mysteries, biographies, non-fiction, Mad Magazine, and for a
while I binged on Pulitzer Prize winning novels. Also for a period of time I
read romances. Then I didn’t for years. When I first started writing, I
realized it was romance. I believe in Happily Ever Afters. I can’t abide crying
as a book ends unless I’m crying happy tears. Since I’ve written in many kinds
of genres, I also read all kinds — westerns, contemporaries, Regencies,
vampire. Reading has always entertained me and helped me through rough times. I
can’t imagine living a non-reading life.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
If I say Mr. Darcy, is that too
cliché? To me he’s the quintessential romance hero. Tall, handsome, hunky sure,
but he’s got his wounds. They weren’t written by Jane Austen as we write
wounded heroes nowadays, but he’d been burned by events in his life and by
people like Wickham. He responded by closing down his emotions so another
person couldn’t touch him and hurt him. Once he looked outside his own pain and
focused on Elizabeth’s, then he came alive and accepted love. I’ve tried to
write my heroes that way, warriors afraid that love will weaken them, fighting
their need for a particular woman, not ever sure they will have their own
happily ever after, not knowing that’s the future they actually want.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’ve spent the last few months
working on self publishing books I got back from publishers. AND, I’ve been
creating my own covers. I don’t have Photoshop, but using what’s already loaded
on my computer and Paint and PowerPoint, I can make fairly simple covers. My
latest, Ancient Ties, was created by my using romancenovelcovers.com for the
top picture. The two lower photos of Stonehenge and the Roman Bath in Bath,
England were taken by me on my trips to England. I also created a cover for two
short stories I’ll be releasing soon in one volume, Scorching Mini Tales, with
a photo of the Eifel Tower that I took myself in Paris last summer. I’ve also
created several other covers. It’s been fun to use another creative part of my
brain.
As far as writing, probably the
next thing I’ll work on is a western serial of short stories taking place in
one small town with all the characters connected. Working title is Scorching
Mini Tales of the Olde West.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Nursing a broken heart, Janney Forrester flies to England for a much
needed vacation. She gets one—and much more. A drive through the countryside
and the sight of a mysterious heavy gold bracelet found nestled against ruined
walls draw her across the crumbling stone threshold of an ancient villa where
she beholds a Roman room in perfect historical detail. To add to the unreality,
there’s the most gorgeous, masculine man she’s ever seen, her every sensual
fantasy personified. Confusion by what’s happening to her vies with attraction
when Janney is thrust two thousand years into the past.
Roman soldier Marek Benin Verus considers the woman suddenly appearing
before him as a gift from the gods. Zeus knows he needs one! Battle fatigued
and emotionally scarred after fifteen years in the army, he’s on a leave of
absence and has all the time in the world to devote to seducing this beautiful
woman into his bed. He doesn’t plan on the powerful and dangerous emotions she
inspires in him.
Marek’s hard, muscular body is too luscious to resist. Janney decides to
risk the comfort of her safe life and carpe diem—seize the day. Marek
seizes her body and takes her to the edge—and over—to an ecstasy she never knew
existed. Can a new world for her, timeless desire, and a loving exploration of
each other’s bodies forge a passion that survives centuries of separation?

About the Book

Title – Ancient Ties
Genre – Time Travel Romance 
Author – Jane Leopold Quinn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Author Social Media

Amazon Author Page – http://amzn.to/1DfiXkP

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

About KT Black

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
1. KT Black
2. Jessica Cale
3. Jane Leopold Quinn
4. Clare Dargin
5. Jessica E Subject
Honorable mention: Nancy Corrigan, Barbara Donlon Bradley
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button that readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over 2M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.
New for 2015
Each post will be featured on the Romance Lives Forever
Pinterest board within a few days after it goes live. https://www.pinterest.com/kayelleallen/romance-lives-forever-rlfblog/

New RLFblog Admin – Nicole Morgan

I’m pleased to announce that author Nicole Morgan has agreed to assist me with scheduling for Romance Lives Forever. She is the new blog admin. Look for emails from her. As we transition to a new system of recording and verifying guests, you might receive a duplicate note about your date. Please bear with us. We want to ensure everyone who requests a spot on the blog gets a personal response. Please use this email if you have questions or need help: rlfblog-owner@yahoogroups.com We both receive email sent here. You don’t have to join this group — it’s simply a way for us to have a joint email and streamline things for you. The email address is included in all downloadable interviews on the FAQ page.

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per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

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

Alanna Lucas, Andrea K. Stein, Anita Cox, Barbara White
Daille, Brita Addams, Elodie Parkes, Erica Ridley, Eva Lefoy, Houston Havens, Ines
Johnson, Jacquie Biggar, JoAnne Myers, Jocelyn Dex, Kim Headlee, Lauren Linwood,
Lisa Haman, Russell Brooks, Sabrina York, Sasha Cottman, Taylor Brooks, Tina
Gayle
Home to Stay 
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Home to Stay.

About the Book

Author Jane Leopold Quinn
Genre Contemporary Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When Nickie begins restoring an old house in Parkersburg, Iowa,
the last thing she expects is a stalker. But when Deputy Sheriff Hank responds to
her call for help, all thoughts of danger flee her mind. The more she’s forced to
be with him, the stronger her attraction grows. He’s never been the staying kind,
but he can’t fight his own growing feelings for her.

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About the Author

Jane Leopold Quinn is a multi-published author of highly sensual
novels, novellas, and short stories. She loves the creative process and is constantly,
madly writing and revising the “next great book.” Nothing gives her more
satisfaction than bringing two people together for a happily-ever-after ending.
Writing romance is the greatest job in the world and is her passion and niche in
life. Creativity in romance authors isn’t usually limited to writing. Her other
interests include building and decorating doll houses and miniature room boxes,
as well as designing silk flower arrangements. Next up? Mosaics… Jane lives in
Chicago, overlooking the park and Lake Michigan, with her loving, supportive husband.

Author Social Media

RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 28 posts in a 31 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for January was Vicky Burkholder. She wins a
month of free cover advertising on the blog.

About Vicky Burkholder

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one!
  1. Vicky
    Burkholder
  2. Lindsay
    McKenna
  3. Sandy
    Wolters
  4. Allie
    Ritch
  5. Red L
    Jameson
 Honorable mention: Jane Leopold Quinn, Daisy Banks, Naughty Literati
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has
a blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and six optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and
there’s a blog button readers and authors can grab. Authors can share previous books.
The blog uses author or publisher names as tags on posts, and author Twitter handles
in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr with a potential reach of over
1.2M readers via its Twitter-linked network. Twitter mentions are also gathered
in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author additional opportunities for promotion.
The Romance Lives
Forever Paper.li ezine
features only guest authors, and the day’s guest is on
its front page every day.

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

Limited spots to share book covers are available. Cost is $3
per month, with discounts for covers posted for one quarter and up to one year.
Covers can be changed monthly.

Sign Up for a Future Post

Guest calendar http://bit.ly/rlf_dates
My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Anne Kane, Dariel Raye, Diane Saxon, Kate Hill, Tarah Scott, DP Denman, Iris
Blobel, Kate Moore, Kayelle Allen, Kristina Knight, Kryssie Fortune, Lauren
Linwood, Layna Pimentel, Leigh Court, Lucy Felthouse, Sabrina York, Sharon
Hamilton, Sue Swift
Wooing the Librarian 
Author: Jane Leopold Quinn
Book: Wooing the Librarian
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Wooing the Librarian (previously published as Hot Under the Collar)
After a spectacularly failed romance left her devastated, all
Isis Garrett wants is to start her library in this California town. The last thing
she wants is another man, not even the handsome preacher who offers his church for
her books.
Pres MacKay is starting a new life as a preacher. He can’t hide
his attraction to the sweetly rounde
d new librarian even as she pushes him away.
Can he discover the way into her closed heart and prove to her he’s one of the good
guys?
Pres isn’t about to give up on Isis, though. The question is
can she forget the pain of the past and see a future with him?

Buy This Book

About the Author

Sensual fantasies were locked in my mind for years until a friend
said, “Why don’t you write them down?” Why not, indeed? One spiral notebook,
a pen and the unleashing of my imagination later, and here I am with more than a
dozen books published. The craft of writing erotic romance has become my passion
and my niche in life. I love every part of the creative process — developing characters,
designing the plot, even drawing the layout of physical spaces from my stories.
My careers have been varied — third grade school teacher, bookkeeper, secretary
— none of which gave me a bit of inspiration. But now I’m lucky enough to write
romance full time — the best job in the universe! And I’m fortunate enough to have
found my own happily ever after husband.

Author Social Media

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