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Meet Drew Samuels from The Cost of Deception by Mary Marvella #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseLet’s meet Drew Sanuels from The Cost of Deception, a new Romantic Suspense. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. I’d like to get to know you better. Let’s talk.

Introducing Drew Samuels

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Florence, Georgia
Profession: undercover cop
Ethnicity: English/Irish
Tell us about yourself, please.
You don’t ask much of a guy, do you? I am 6 feet and fit. Some folks say I’m cut. I earned my six-pack. I have black hair like Sam and Esther, my older brother and younger sister. I wear my hair long. My Spider earrings let everyone know my street name, Spider. Some folks say I have whisky colored eyes. Depends on which color contacts I’m wearing.
I was a skinny teen in a family of athletes. Since I wanted to go to Georgia Tech with scholarship money I studied hard. In college I studied ROTC and learned I could run. Don’t talk about my time in the army, but it matured me in more ways than one. I thrived on the danger so much I became a cop when I finished my tours.
I didn’t fit in any groups in high school and I don’t regret it. I do love family, but I don’t need to start one for myself.
Who is the significant other in your life?
When the story begins, I don’t have one. When I make myself go to the 20th year high school reunion I see Tess, the one person I really remember. Man, that woman is hot and even better than she was as a teen.
How do you dress?
Besides my grungy jeans, tight tees, and spider earrings?
Please tell us about your education.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. I went ROTC all the way, so I went in the army as a Second LT.
What is your family like?
My family is lovin’ and a tad bossy. Mama and Daddy don’t know I’m a cop. They think I’m an insurance investigator, a waste for a Tech graduate. I haven’t told Sam, Luke, or Esther, but blabbermouth Esther figured it out. Well, she and Sam did. She and Sam worry about me, but Luke is too busy helping Daddy run the farm to worry about his younger sibs. My family would be called “good folks”. Sam has a wife and kid. Luke, the oldest, has a wife but no kid, a huge problem in his marriage.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Hell, lady, I Iive with secrets I wish I could tell!
How do you handle challenges?
I hit ’em head on!
When (if) you lie or are upset, what gives you away?
My sister says she can tell, but no one else can. I’m a pro at lying.
What would you like to tell your writer?
Took long enough! Sam is so boring you didn’t have to write his story first. Finally publishing my book!

The Cost of Deception

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level: (R )

The Cost of Deception is a romantic suspense with a lot of family interaction. Tess is a widowed mother and a teacher. She has been so wrapped up in her role as a mother that she has forgotten how it feels to be a desirable woman. Attending her 20th year high school class reunion, the first she’s ever attended, changes that when she meets Drew Samuels. She and Drew were the class loners and too involved in studying to feel the hormones that attack teens.
Drew is now an undercover cop in Atlanta, GA. During his years in the military he had no concerns about marriage and starting his own family. His life put him in danger and he liked things that way. He was no longer the nerd who had attended Georgia Tech.

Seeing Tess at the class reunion made him rethink what he really wanted.
She loves her children more than anything else and he respects that. He doesn’t know how to make his career work with the things Tess and her kids make him want. 
Yes, there will be hot sex and danger will stalk her family.

Publisher Gilded Dragonfly Books http://www.GildedDragonflyBooks.com
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Cost-Deception-Protective-Book-ebook/dp/B076FLTTHB/
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cost-of-deception-mary-marvella/

Mary Marvella Social Media

Mary Marvella has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. She made up the “Let’s Pretend” situations for the neighborhood kids. The arrival of the book mobile was as exciting as hearing the music of the ice cream truck, more, since she could check out books but seldom had the money for the ice cream. Her parents preferred letting her walk to the corner store for less money. She still pinches pennies.

When Mary’s daughter was small, story time often meant Mama made up stories. Now retired from teaching the classic works of the masters, Mary writes her own stories and reads modern novels. Georgia raised, she writes stories with a Southern flair.
Website http://MaryMarvella.com
Blog http://pinkfuzzyslippersauthors.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/mmarvellab
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ARomanceCaper
https://www.facebook.com/mmbarfield
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Marvella- Author/121044561311561
Goodreads https://goodreads.com/author/show/4909455.Mary_Marvella
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Marvella/e/B008E1SJ32/

 

RLF Gem 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
There was a tie for fourth place, and if we had six spots, there would have
three names listed. I’ve noted them as an honorable mention.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each author!
1. Vicki Batman
2. EM Lynley
3. Keira Andrews
4. Carly Carson
4. MQ Barber
5. Jessica E Subject
Honorable mention: Mary Marvella, Katheryn Lane, and I tied for what would
be sixth place.
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a
blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin’, Linky
Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog button readers and authors
can grab. RLF takes up to three images per article, so authors can share
previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as SEO tags on posts,
and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million 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 guest authors on its front page every day.

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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:
Angela Smith, Beth Barany, Elysa Hendricks, JJ DiBenedetto, JoAnne
Myers, Kathy Kulig, Lauren Linwood, Lisa Carlisle, Liza O’Connor, Naomi Bellina,
Nicky Penttila, Rachel Firasek, Romy Gemmell, Susan Mac Nicol, Tina Donahue, Ute
Carbone, Virginia Kelly, VS Nelson
The Gift 

About the Book

Title The Gift
Genre Woman’s Fiction Romance
Author Mary Marvella
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
On Edna Mae’s fortieth birthday she buried her controlling father
and lost her virginity in a one night stand with a stranger she never expected to
see again. Her life is about to change in more ways than she could have imagined.
Like Cinderella, she had no real life. The world opens for her
now that she has no sick parents demanding all of her attention. Finding new friends
and a world she thought had passed her by is wonderful, but there’s more!
The Gift is story about an old fashioned woman in a modern world,
written in an old fashioned way.
Buy This Book
MM Barfield, Publisher
About the Character
Name: Edna Mae
Age: 40
Gender: female
Birthplace: Small town Georgia
Profession: Caregiver for her aged parents
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian.
Edna Mae is a bit on the dowdy side until she has a makeover.
She has long brown hair and blue eyes and is shy because she lived like a recluse
while she tended to her sick parents’ every need,
If you could only hear
this character’s voice (but not see him/her) what characteristic would identify
him/her?
Edna Mae’s voice is soft and sounds tired and shy.
How educated is this character?
Is he/she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Edna Mar never made it to college.
Are any of his/her skills
a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
She feels she has no skills, since she spent her time taking
care of her parents who didn’t appreciate her.
What is your character’s
family like?
Edna Mae’s parents resented having a child late in their marriage,
a child who was plain and not talented.
Is he/she close to family?
She worked with no thanks or love, but she wanted both!
Does he/she have children?
Edna Mae is a virgin at 40.
Is your character involved
in his/her community?
Edna Mae moves into the real world as the book progresses.
How does your character
handle challenges?
She has no choice. She cared for her parents willingly, but will
have new ones she loves. She wants to learn to do everything she has missed!
About Your Writer: Questions
for your character to answer about you.
Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
I bugged poor Mary to write my story. She gave in and even enjoyed
my story!
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
It was embarrassing for people to know that I had never even
kissed a boy or made out with one. (grin) And there was the day I learned what a
G spot was and that I had one! (giggle) She even told about my multiple orgasms.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her head. She’s been
telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened to me instead
of making up a story.
What do you wish your
writer would write next?
She ought to write her Demon sisters book.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Mary needs to write about my lawyer and Raylene, my new best
friend.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
Mary, get this book into print, please!
Author Bio
Mary has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember.
She made up stories for the other children and created the details for their
“play like” or “let’s pretend” games. Sometimes the details
were so real they scared Mary.
Mary was born in Augusta,
Georgia to two eighteen-year
olds. Her daddy, a young Mississippi man, was stationed
at Camp Gordon and fell in love with a young girl
selling flowers.
Mary graduated from Mercer University
where her mama worked in the library. Her mama started working there when Mary’s
daddy went to college to become a preacher and a teacher. Mary taught language arts
for 15 years, perfect for her BA in English. Her M.Ed in Counseling served her well
during her years as a school counselor and as a teacher later.
Now she tutors, teaches writers, and edits. Her inner English
teacher loves the editing part. Mary helped her husband photograph hundreds of weddings.
Her daughter is her cover artist now. Danielle was raised in the photography business.
She doesn’t read Mary’s books. Something about TMI.
Author Social Media
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/19AJ37F

Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 30 posts in a 31 day month.
This was the first month
using new interviews for 2014.

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

RLF Gem Award 
(judged by page views) There were four ties with each author
gaining the same number of views. This many ties has not occurred before on
RLF. Congratulations to each author!
1. JD Faver
2. Mary Marvella, Tina Donahue
3. Charlie Cochrane, Danita Minnis
4. Babette James, Starla Kaye
5. Sydney Jane
Baily, Saloni Quinby
Honorable mention: Lucy Felthouse
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a
blogger’s FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers
can follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin’, Linky
Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog button readers and authors
can grab.. RLF takes up to three images per article, so authors can share
previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as SEO tags on posts,
and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million readers via its Twitter-linked
network. Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving
the author an additional opportunity for promotion.
The Romance Lives Forever
Paper.li ezine
features guest authors on its front page every day. The Yahoo Group Romance Lives Forever has
nearly 1200 members, and is Kayelle’s private group. It is open once a month to
authors who have been guests on the blog. Guests get one day to post info,
share news, book releases, offer contests, and so on. For that day, the group
is open and members are allowed to reply and take active part. It’s like an
old-fashioned chat, where you can share and answer questions. Only authors who
have reserved the day are allowed to post, so it’s exclusive. There is no
charge. You can read more about it here: http://is.gd/rlfauthorday

Share your book cover on Romance Lives Forever

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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:

Angela Smith, Aria
Kane, Ashley York, Audra North, Brenda Sparks, Cassandra Carr, Chris Redding, D
Renee Bagby, Diana Green, DP Denman, Heidi Lynn Anderson, Jana Richards, Kayelle
Allen, Kent
duFault, Kristina Knight, Nicole Morgan, Pippa Jay, Sherry Gloag, Wendi Zwaduk
Protective Instincts 
Protective Instincts
Author: Mary Marvella
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) PG13
They met because he had premonitions and she was in peril. But
you will never believe why they fell in love. Paranormal romance at its best.
After mourning the loss of her husband, Brit Roberts manages
to pick up her life as a teacher for a rural Georgia High school.
Things are fine until anonymous phone calls turn creepy and her life is endangered.
It’s not until Sam Samuels, shows up to check on her that she finds a little peace,
if not a slight attraction to the handsome yet meddling security specialist.
Sam Samuels isn’t just the father of one of Ms. Robert’s students,
he’s a man with premonitions so strong, they make him ill. So when he meets his
son’s teacher and pain kicks in, he knows something’s awry but can’t put his finger
on it until he interrupts an attempt to kill the teacher. Sam makes it his personal
goal to protect her, only he didn’t count on falling for her.
Someone wants Brit, and now Sam, dead too. Could the death of
her ex husband be part of the reason? Can Brit and Sam navigate a relationship despite
both of their headstrong natures?
About the Book
They met because he had
premonitions and she was in peril. But you will never believe why they fell in love.
Paranormal romance at its best.
After mourning the loss
of her husband, Brit Roberts manages to pick up her life as a teacher for a rural
Georgia High school. Things are fine until anonymous
phone calls turn creepy and her life is endangered. It’s not until Sam Samuels,
shows up to check on her that she finds a little peace, if not a slight attraction
to the handsome yet meddling security specialist.
Sam Samuels isn’t just
the father of one of Ms. Robert’s students, he’s a man with premonitions so strong,
they make him ill. So when he meets his son’s teacher and pain kicks in, he knows
something’s awry but can’t put his finger on it until he interrupts an attempt to
kill the teacher. Sam makes it his personal goal to protect her, only he didn’t
count on falling for her.
Someone wants Brit, and
now Sam, dead too. Could the death of her ex husband be part of the reason? Can
Brit and Sam navigate a relationship despite both of their headstrong natures?
Buy This Book

About the Character

Name: John Samson Samuels (Sam, please)
Age: 38
Gender: male
Birthplace: Florence, Georgia
Profession: He owns a security systems company
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian.
Sam is tall, broad shouldered. He has thick black
hair and piercing green eyes.
Who is the significant other in your character’s
life (hero/heroine)?
The heroine is Brittany Marie Simpson Roberts,
33 and a teacher.
If
you could only hear this character’s voice (but not see him) what characteristic
would identify him?
Sam’s baritone voice suggests strength and confidence.
All true!
How
educated is this character? Is he book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Sam has a college degree from University of Georgia. He played football for them.
Are
any of his/her skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
Sam has premonitions when bad things are likely
to happen. He can’t ignore them, but he won’t discuss them. He doesn’t see visions
or hear voices, he just has physical pain and the knowledge that a certain person
is in danger. His premonitions have never been false alarms.
What
is your character’s family like?
Sam has two brothers and a sister. They are close.
His mama gave each child a Biblical name. Sam’s are Samson and John. He goes by
Sam!
Is
he close to family?
Sam still works on his daddy’s farm and calls
on his mama when he needs someone to watch over the heroine when — You didn’t
think I would give away part of the plot, did you?
Does
he have children?
He has a son, one of Brit’s students.
Is
your character involved in his/her community?
He installs a security system in his son’s school
at a low price, just as he did several churches. He attended all of his son’s sporting
events.
How
does your character handle challenges?
He meets challenges head-on!

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

Why
do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Mary had no choice. I pestered her until she
gave in and started writing
What
do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She did blab about my premonitions, but i guess
she had to.
Why
do you think your writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her
head. She’s been telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened
to me instead of making up a story.
What
do you wish your writer would write next?
Mary needs to write a book about my baby sister
Esther. She’s a pistol and a strong southern woman.
What
other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about?
Care to tell us why?
Mary has a book about my brother she needs to
send out again or publish it herself. My brother is a great guy who saves lives.
He’s an undercover cop. It’s a good story, too!
Is
there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Thanks, Mary, for
finding us a publisher. I was leery when you sent my story to a publisher specializing
in erotica. I never thought about my story and Brit’s as erotic fiction, though
we have a VERY erotic relationship!

Author Bio

Mary has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember.
She made up stories for the other children and created the details for their “play
like” or “let’s pretend” games. Sometimes the details were so real
they scared Mary.
Mary was born in Augusta,
Georgia to two eighteen-year
olds. Her daddy, a young Mississippi man, was stationed
at Camp Gordon and fell in love with a young girl
selling flowers.
Mary graduated from Mercer University
where her mama worked in the library. Her mama started working there when Mary’s
daddy went to college to become a preacher and a teacher. Mary taught language arts
for 15 years, perfect for her BA in English. Her M.Ed in Counseling served her well
during her years as a school counselor and as a teacher later.
Now she tutors, teaches writers, and edits. Her inner English
teacher loves the editing part. Mary helped her husband photograph hundreds of weddings.
Her daughter is her cover artist now. Danielle was raised in the photography business.
She doesn’t read Mary’s books. Something about TMI.

Author Social Media

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/19AJ37F
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