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There is one theme that is common in many gay romance
stories, and that is the prejudices against homosexual people and how they deal
with the barriers caused by prejudices.
As though who have read earlier books in my series will
already know, while same-sex relations were forbidden for the merpeople of
Atlantis it wasn’t due to any religious reason, but rather because the race is
close to extinction, and the mating rituals imposed by the rulers of the sunken
city of Atlantis were introduced to try to prevent them from dying out
entirely.
That doesn’t mean that prejudices are going to be completely
absent from the series and in Shifting Currents the divisions between the
merpeople and the Atlanteans who once inhabited the city are thrown into the
limelight.
In this post I am going to go into a bit of the historical
background as to how the issues between merfolk and the human Atlanteans came
about.
In the history of my world Atlantis didn’t just vanish below
the ocean in some cataclysmic event or devastating storm. Instead, it was
deliberately hidden on the sea floor by the Atlantean gods in an attempt to
save the humans who worshiped them from the coming war of other ancient
peoples. The Atlanteans were gifted with the power to survive at the great
depths and continued to live in the city that had been their home for so many
years.
The merpeople, who lived in the waters around Atlantis,
welcomed the Atlanteans and helped teach them to farm the fruits of the ocean
and thrive in the water, just as they did.
Unfortunately, when two such vastly different races are
thrown together in close quarters, there will always be issues. The two
communities, while living in the same waters, never fully integrated, and there
were plenty of Atlanteans who thought the merpeople shouldn’t live in Atlantis.
Atlantis for the Atlanteans became the common cry from those who saw the
merpeople not as friendly allies, but as half-animal creatures to be looked
down upon and driven out of the sacred city of Atlantis.
Two races, both seeing their claim on the land/waters as
equally valid, were going to come to blows sooner or later.
Delwyn, a merman with the power to see into the past, and
Fabian, an Atlantean living hundreds of years before Delwyn was born, are going
to have to overcome these prejudices if they intend to make a life together.

Shifting Currents by LM Brown

Can a merman and an Atlantean, separated by centuries and
prejudices, find love together?
Merman Delwyn is an Oracle of the past. He loves nothing
better than observing the comings and goings of those who lived centuries
before he was born. His favorite time period to visit is when both Atlantean
and mer inhabited the sunken city of Atlantis, and his guilty pleasure is
watching lovers come together in passion. Secure in the knowledge that no one
can see him when he’s viewing the past, nothing can prepare Delwyn for the
moment Fabian, an Atlantean living in the past, speaks to him.
Fabian is a man with divided loyalties. The demi-god son of
the Goddess of Sea Creatures has sworn to serve the Goddess of Prophecy as her
Oracle of the present. His unique status gives him the power to see anything in
the present, including the mysterious merman voyeur from the distant future.
Despite the centuries that separate them, Delwyn and Fabian
find they have a lot in common and quickly form a friendship that both hope one
day will become something more. But before they can be together in the present,
Delwyn and Fabian must unravel the mysteries of the past.
Only time will tell if the truth about the long-since
vanished Atlanteans will bring them together or tear them apart, as the battle
for the sunken city of Atlantis begins.
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal

Buy Shifting Currents

Publisher: Pride Publishing https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/shifting-currents
By the time this post goes live Shifting Currents will be available at Amazon
and other online stores. Click here for the links:
https://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/bookshelf/series/mermen-magic-series/shifting-currents-4-novel/

LM Brown Social Media

LM is an English writer of gay romances. She believes that
there is nothing hotter or sweeter than two men in love with each other… unless
it is three.
When L.M. Brown isn’t bribing her fur babies for control of
the laptop, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.
Website and Blog http://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/LMBrownAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/L.M.Brown.author

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http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com
Forbidden Waters 
Title Forbidden Waters
Genre M/M/M Paranormal Romance
Author Name L.M. Brown
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):
R
To save his clan from ever-increasing shark attacks, merman Kyle
seeks sanctuary for his people in the sunken city of Atlantis, even though he knows
that as a homosexual merman, he will be sacrificing his own chance for love. Love
finds him anyway in the form of Prince Finn, the rebellious young heir to the Atlantean
throne.
When their relationship is discovered, Kyle is the one to pay
the price. Banished from the oceans, he seeks shelter in England and finds a new
love with human, Jake Seabrook.
For Jake, Kyle is the chance to move on from the crush he has
on his straight best friend. The strange man he found naked on the beach seems to
fit into his life with ease. If only Kyle weren’t keeping secrets from him, Jake
could see them having a future together.
Things are not what they seem for either of the men and when
Kyle discovers the truth about Finn, he knows he must return to Atlantis.
Three men, a tangled relationship, and one chance for happiness—if
they can trust enough to take it.

Buy This Book

Forbidden Waters is available on Amazon and other online stores.

About the Character

Name: Kyle
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean
Profession: Bodyguard
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Merman
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars:
Kyle is quite pale since he spends the majority of his time under
the water and away from the rays of the sun. He has brown hair which is cropped
short. He has found having long hair tends to get in the way when you live underwater.
His eyes are a silvery blue and an exact match in colour to his tail and fins. The
constant swimming has given him excellent upper body strength. From the waist up
he has a typical swimmer’s build. On land he is fully human and stands a little
under six feet tall, not that measurements mean much in the ocean.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Kyle is torn between two different men. Prince Finn, heir to
the throne of the sunken city of Atlantis, is a merman like Kyle and Jake Seabrook
is a human living in England.
How does your hero dress?
Naked is the preferred mode of dress
for Kyle, though he is learning that being out and about in England does require
him to be covered up to a certain extent. He dresses under protest.
What is your character’s viewpoint on wealth? Not necessary,
nice to have, important, obtain at all costs?
Kyle has very little concept of money
since it isn’t used under the ocean. On land he is actually very wealthy, although
he didn’t realize it at first. The longer he stays on land, the more he will have
to get used to things like money, but thankfully for him the funds he has are enough
that he can live comfortably for the rest of his life, even if he never does learn
the value of money. I think he will because he’s a pretty fast learner.
Is he close to family?
Kyle looks up to his father and hope
to follow in his footsteps as the leader of the clan. He is close to his mother
and keeps a watchful eye over his younger sister. Making the right choices for his
family is of paramount consideration for Kyle, even at the cost of his own happiness.
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would he
most want it to be, and why?
Kyle would most like to see his mother,
Maurissa. The oceans are dangerous places and although he understands her decision
to swim away from the safety of Atlantis, he would like to know she is well.
Can your hero keep a secret? If not, why not? If yes, why?
Kyle isn’t generally a secretive person,
but there is one secret which he can keep very well, that of being a merman. Of
course there are sometimes circumstances where his secret is revealed because Kyle
is the sort of person who will do the right thing even if it means revealing what
he is.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the
story?
After a devastating shark attack on
his nomadic community Kyle’s biggest need becomes finding a safe haven for his people.
Even if it means giving up any chance of love.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
I wish she hadn’t told everyone I’m a merman, but thankfully
she has done it in a way that it makes me appear as only a character in a work of
fiction.
Was there anything your
writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
My writer expected me to sit around pining over Finn when he
broke my heart. She definitely didn’t expect me to fall for someone else.
What do you wish your
writer would write next?
I want her to write my first lover, Dax’s story. Although we
parted on good terms I want to know that he is well and has found someone to love.
Unfortunately she tells me that although she is keeping tabs on Dax, his story isn’t
the next one.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Although he scares me by what he can do, I would like to know
more about Caspian. I’m just not sure he is the type to get all loved up with someone
like the rest of us. He’s not exactly sociable.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
I know my story isn’t over yet, but could you at least give me
a hint about what is to come?

Author Bio

L.M. Brown lives in
England, in a quaint little village time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait
a minute—that’s the retirement biography. Right now, she is in England in a medium
sized town no one has ever heard of, so she won’t bore you with the details. Keeping
her company are numerous sexy men. She just wishes they weren’t all inside her head.
L.M. believes there
is nothing hotter or sweeter than two men in love with each other… unless it is
three.
L.M. Brown loves hearing
from readers so don’t be shy.

Author Social Media

LM Brown, welcome back to Romance Lives Forever. We’re excited to
interview your character, Zak from the book, My Boyfriend’s an Alien.
Genre: SciFi
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover artist: Emmy and Angelique of Totally Bound
Length: 227 pages
Heat rating: Sizzling
Tagline: Can an alien find love with a human being?
Blurb: Zak, an alien from the planet Trimmeron, is a member of
a race of beings who transform into other species during their years of puberty.
It’s customary for the youngsters to be fostered to the worlds native to their new
forms, to study and learn about the races who will play an important part in their
lives.
When Zak turns into a human it comes as a surprise to everyone,
for only one other before him has ever done so. Nevertheless he is sent to Earth,
a world he views as primitive and barbaric. He arrives with a chip on his shoulder
and attitude to spare. He does not believe anyone on Earth can have anything to
teach him.
When Zak meets college student Sam he soon discovers he has a
lot to learn, not only about humans, but also about himself.
Trapped on an unfamiliar world and in a strange body that seems
to have a mind of its own, Zak has no idea what is happening to him, only that Sam
seems to be the key to the strange afflictions he is suffering from.
But can an alien find love with a human being?
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Sam, age 19, college student
Zak, age 19 (in Earth years), college student

Interview with Zak

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Zakrynious, though here on Earth I go by the name
Zak Johnson. I’m what you humans would call an alien, although I don’t look it.
Actually, in my regular form I look like nothing you’ve ever seen before. I have
blue fur all over me and a tail like a monkey for balance. My people are like chameleons
and all through puberty we change into other creatures. Right now I’m a human, which
came as a shock to pretty much everyone, me included. It’s customary for us to be
fostered to the worlds where our new forms are native and so here I am on Earth.
I got sent here to stay with Darren, the only other person from Trimmeron to turn
human. Lucky for me he decided to stay here on Earth so I could be fostered into
his care while I’m learning all about what it means to be human.
Tell us about Sam.
Unlike me, Sam is a regular human being. He’s smart and has such
great inner strength it amazes me. He goes to the local college where Darren has
enrolled me too. He talks about how he’d like to have gone to university like his
friends, but he doesn’t let it get him down too much. I get the feeling there’s
something else going on that he hasn’t told me. Sometimes I think Sam’s best friend,
Lucy, is about to let something slip to me about what he’s hiding, but each time
she starts to say something Sam gives her a look, or a swift kick, to stop her from
saying too much. I hope one day Sam will tell me what it is he’s hiding. In the
meantime, it just makes him more mysterious.
What do you think is your strongest point?
My ability to adapt. I’ve taken a number of different forms over
the years of my puberty and mostly I find it easy to adapt to the new climate, body
and customs of different worlds. At least I did until I came to Earth. This place
is nothing like anywhere I’ve ever been before and certain parts of my human body
seems to have a mind of their own. I hope I can manage to figure this out before
my time here on Earth is up.
What was it like where you grew up?
Trimmeron is another world, literally. There’s no pollution on
my world and no disease either. No one goes hungry and the last war took place so
long ago even the oldest of my people can’t remember it, and since we can live to
be 10,000 years old, that’s a very long time we’ve been at peace. Trimmeron is very
advanced compared to Earth, but things aren’t necessarily better. My people aren’t
big on showing emotions. Our genetic makeup doesn’t really allow for strong feelings.
We’re born in laboratories to parents who are paired up because their genes are
likely to produce healthy and smart children. I grew up in my father’s household
at the base of a mountain range with lots of siblings and half siblings. It was
always busy with lots happening. I guess compared to how Sam grew up, with two parents
who raised him together and doted on him, it seems pretty lonely, although it didn’t
seem like it at the time.
What do you wish was different about your life?
The only thing I wish were different about my life is having
my biological parents take a more active part in it. I didn’t realise until I came
to live with Darren and Eleanor how much I had missed out on having real parents
looking out for me. It’s not like my natural parents didn’t love me, or I them,
but I’m finally starting to realise that there’s more to being a parent than simply
donating your DNA.
If you were given your fondest wish, what would it be?
I would like to show Sam the universe, all the worlds I have
been to and all those I have yet to visit. There’s so much out there to see, so
much to learn, and Sam has such a thirst for knowledge I’m sure he would love it.
As soon as my period of fostering is over I intend to take Sam to Trimmeron with
me. Of course, I’ll have to tell him I’m an alien first and even though he’s a total
astronomy geek, he’s not likely to believe me just like that. Like I said, Sam is
really smart and it’ll take something huge to convince him I’m telling the truth.
Lucky for me our spaceships are enormous.
Describe a place of perfect refuge.
My mother’s home in the mountains.
She’s a healer who lives near the Sacred Pool, which is where my people go to join
their life forces together. It’s a dangerous thing to do so she lives nearby just
in case she is needed in a hurry. Her home is high up in the trees and even though
her house is just as crowded as my father’s it’s out of the way of the rest of the
community. There are lots of mountain streams, hidden glens and quiet spots around
the area and I loved exploring them when I was growing up. The only thing even more
perfect than the mountains would be being there with Sam. The mountains were my
refuge as a child, but I think maybe Sam will be my refuge as an adult.

About the Author

LM Brown lives in England, in a quaint little village
that time doesn’t seem to have touched. No, wait a minute—that’s the retirement
biography. Right now she is in England
in a medium sized town that no one has ever heard of, so she won’t bore you with
the details. Keeping her company are numerous sexy men. She just wishes that they
weren’t all inside her head.
L.M. Brown loves hearing from readers so don’t be shy.

Find Me Here

Someone Like You.

 

I don’t believe that you can be a writer of fiction without having
heard of the muse. You see it references in blog posts (much like this one) and
bemoaned on Facebook when it isn’t cooperating. Others scorn the idea of a muse,
stating that writing is a job and you just get on with it whether the muse is with
you or not. Regardless of how, everyone eventually hears about the muse.
I am one of those who firmly believes in the power of the muse.
The stories that come easiest to me are definitely those where the muse has been
whispering in my ear and I have listened.
Of course I can write without a muse, but I find it harder to
get started, more difficult to make the story flow and consequently most of those
stories are of poor quality and will probably never see the light of day.
But when the muse is with me the stories flow from the smallest
of inspirations. A picture of a single white wolf can spawn a story of shapeshifters,
a quiz on a radio can generate a plot bunny like the one in my story DrivingMe Crazy, or a passing comment from my editor can inspire a story all of its
own.
Unfortunately, most of the time the muse talks to me when it
is far from convenient. When you’re stuck at the evil day job, the last thing you
need is a muse whispering in your ear and distracting you from your other tasks.
Then, when I have the time to write the muse has given up trying to foist that plot
bunny on me and the inspiration for a particular story is lost, sometimes forever.
There are times though when the muse comes to me just at the
right time. Last weekend was one such occasion. A plot bunny was calling and I had
no plans at all. Two whole days of writing like crazy and the first draft of a brand
new novella was complete. Times like those are when I am most grateful for my muse
and my belief is at its utmost. I even feel a little sorry for those writers who
don’t believe in the existence of the muse, for who writing is nothing more than
a job.
My muses may not always come to me at the most convenient of
times, but I have certainly learned to listen when they do.
I just hope my readers enjoy the stories the muses send my way.

Someone Like You by L.M. Brown

Blurb
When Todd Hunter went to university he left behind his boyfriend,
Deacon Jones. Todd knows Deacon is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life
with, but for some reason Deacon has stopped returning his calls and is ignoring
all his letters.
Now Todd is home for the holidays, and he wants to spend them
with Deacon. It might not be so easy though. Neither Todd’s family nor Deacon’s
are happy about their relationship and while Todd knows if they stand together they
can make it work, convincing Deacon may be the greatest challenge of all.
Genre: contemporary gay romance (m/m)

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RLF Gems. 

I’m pleased to report the status for March 2012 for the RLF blog. Winners this month topped the highest hits we’ve had since the blog began. This is in part due to Triberr, which helps deliver blog content to Twitter, and to the various networking apps such as Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, and Google Friend Connect. But the two top reasons for the success of these posts is good content, and the efforts of the guest blogger to share the site with others. For that, I’m grateful.

Here are the top five posts, in order of total hits. Click the link to visit the post.

1. Jason Aaron Baca – Interview
https://rlfblog.com/interview-with-cover-model-jason-aaron/

2. Paul Bright – Outlantacon Interview
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2012/03/paul-bright-interview-outlantacon.html

3. LM Brown – Blogging, a New Form of Self-Imposed Torture
https://rlfblog.com/?p=1732

4. Kage Alan – Outlantacon Interview
http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-with-kage-alan-outlantacon.html

5. Xavier Axelson – Character Interview (3rd time Xavier has been on the top hit list!)
https://rlfblog.com/character-interview-with-anson-fro/

Not including myself, authors this month (in alphabetical order by first name) were; Aubrie Dionne, Blaine D Arden, Camelia M Skiba, CR Moss, DC McMillen, Dev Bentham, Jane Toombs, JoAnne Kenrick, June Kramin, Lila Munro, Margay Leah Justice, Mary Wilson, Pauline Allan, Perry Martin, Sabrina Pandora, Skye Warren, and Stephanie Burkhart.  
My sincere thanks to each guest who blogged this month. I enjoyed hosting you, and hope you’ll come back when you have a new book or other info to share.  Thank you to those who have made RLF a new place to hang out and discover new books and new authors.

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