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Read the new paranormal romance Burning Ash by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #PNRBurning Ash, the third book in the Forgotten Brotherhood, an exciting new paranormal series from NJ Walters.

NJ, 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.

Burning Ash by NJ Walters

Genre PNR

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.

Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She’s not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn’t know. But he’s sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.

She knows she’s bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won’t do, no line he won’t cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

Why did you write this book?

From the moment I met Asher in Fury Unleashed, book one of the series, I knew he had to have his own book. He’s funny and irreverent and loves reality television, but that’s how he copes with who and what he is and what he must do. He’s the deadliest vampire in the world. His abilities allow him to bring dangerous vampires to justice. Because really, who can you call when a powerful paranormal goes rogue? The Forgotten Brotherhood, of course.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance is my favorite genre to read. Depending on my mood, I’ll read contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, historical, or sci-fi/fantasy. There are so many great books to choose from.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

This is always a tough choice. I have so many favorites. One of them is Rhage from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. His story has extended into several books. He’s a dangerous vampire who sometime becomes a deadly beast, but he has a huge heart, and when he loves, it’s forever.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on the next book in the Forgotten Brotherhood series as well as the next book in my Assassins of Gravas science fiction romance series. Lots of fun.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

There will be another Forgotten Brotherhood book. No official title yet, but it is written. And there will be at least three more Assassins of Gravas books. No release date, but Ivar’s Escape, book two, should be coming soon.

Where to buy Burning Ash

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/burning-ash.html

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FGV7C9Q/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/burning-ash-n-j-walters/1137455950

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/burning-ash/id1527096039

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/burning-ash

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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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Read Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier #RFLblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRFinding a mate can be difficult when you’re a werewolf, in Fiona McGier’s new paranormal romance Worth the Wait. Your inner wolf chooses for you. What happens when the human part of your mate isn’t ready? Or if the chosen mate doesn’t agree–or worse, doesn’t believe in werewolves?

Fiona, 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.

Worth the Wait by Fiona McGier

Genre Paranormal Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): A steamy R-rated.

This sequel continues the two romances from the first book in the series, When a Wolf Howls, but adds two new ones also, making for a long saga of passion. Saoirse and Diego are married and she has good news for him. Her bestie, Freddie, is thrilled when John moves in with him, but they soon discover issues that need to be resolved. Grant is one of the hunters from Canada, whose wolf has told him that the black she-wolf they saw the last time they were at the academy, is their mate–but he has no idea what she looks like as a human–and he discovers she carries baggage that impedes their romance. Nathan yearns for a love that will last, but when his wolf mates with a female shifter’s wolf, she has no memory of it the next morning. All of these problems will be resolved, but it takes a long time–hence, the title, Worth the Wait.

What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?

My favorite down-home family-style meal is Golabki, or Polish-style cabbage rolls served with mashed potatoes. Dad was from Glasgow, but Mom’s parents were from Poland–and she’s the one who did the cooking. She had no recipe, so I had to watch her make Golabki a few times, writing down what she did. It’s my Busia’s (gramma’s) recipe, and I used to make a huge batch and serve it to my college friends. When my husband wanted me to meet his Polish parents, he told them I made better Golabki than his mother. No pressure, right? But when we had them to dinner, even his Polish mom agreed that mine were better! Wow!

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

I should have a bumper sticker that says “I brake for Mexican restaurants.” That’s always my first choice. I love posole (a very hot pork soup, which is a lot of work to make at home), and I love chilli rellenos (even more work to make at home)–but there’s one place near me that has chilli relleno tacos to die for! For entrees I like flautas– either pork or beef rolled tightly into a corn tortilla, then deep-fried–as well as tamales. I also love red sangria. And chips and salsa, along with cheese sauce. And cheese quesedillas. Now I’m hungry!

Describe the perfect vacation.

My idea of a perfect vacation is my husband and I set out with our tiny Scamp camper attached to my truck, and I get to drive where-ever we’re going. I’m a crabby-ass passenger, so husband has learned over the years to bring a book to read, or to take naps while I drive. We love to explore lake areas so we can go swimming, and so he can go fishing, and I can sit somewhere and either write, read, or do crosswords. We both love to hike, especially if there’s a waterfall or something else scenic to see along the trail. And we love to relax around the campfire where we cook our meals, and gaze at the stars after dinner.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My favorite toy was my huge collection of Barbie dolls and their accoutrements. I had multiple houses, the theater, the car, a pool–in fact, everything to establish an apartment complex on a card table in my bedroom. I only had two male dolls–Ken and Alan, but they had good times with all of my Barbies! Since I loved secret agents TV shows and movies so much, my Barbies were always spies with exotic jobs and exciting adventures all over the world. I never wanted them to get married–they were too busy enjoying their independence–hmm, kind of like the heroines in my books! LOL.

What are your hobbies?

I’ve been a sewer since Mom showed me how to make Barbie clothes by hand, when I was too young to use the sewing machine. Now I have her old Singer machine–I’ve got a picture of myself as a two-year-old standing next to it. I’ve made everything on it from bathing suits, to Halloween costumes for all four of my kids. I also like to crochet when watching TV with my husband–or sitting around talking with family. I’ve made over 30 afghans over the years for relatives and friends. I also like to bake–muffins, cookies–but I’m known for my homemade pie crusts and my pies. In fact, many of my pie recipes are on my website under the tab “pies” because one of my heroines bakes pies all through the book.

Where to buy Worth the Wait

Publisher https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2883-9-worth-the-wait
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Worth-Wait-Northwest-Maine-Academy/dp/1487428820/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-wait-fiona-mcgier/1137606004

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I have always had characters intruding into my thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When I ignore them, they start to yell louder. If I write their stories so they can live in readers’ heads as well, they usually leave me alone. Soon the next voices appear. I like the noise. I write romances that involve strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings, but are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who feels the same way–until they both realize this is different. I love the passion of new love!
I keep busy with multiple jobs, and have to squeeze in writing when I should be sleeping. As often as possible, I go out with my family, or just my husband, to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to me while driving, while dreaming, and especially while camping.
I write romances that involve strong, independent women who don’t mind casual flings, but who are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who decides this is the woman for him. I thinks that how they ultimately both realize that they have found the one, is the most interesting part of a romance.
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Mermaids Marry in Green by Alice Renaud is the third and final book in the fantasy romance series Sea of Love. The series is an original take on the mermaid legends. The shape shifting merpeople of the Morvann Islands in Wales have lived incognito alongside humans for centuries. But when three young merfolk fall in love with humans, the secret of their people is at risk. Will they break the rules, or break their lovers’ hearts?

Alice, 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 series.

Mermaids Marry in Green in the Sea of Love series

Genre Fantasy Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Caltha Dooran is the toughest, fiercest shape-shifting mermaid in the western seas. She has three Clans to rule, and no time for romance. But when a warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come with him to London to capture a water monster, she can’t say no. In London, away from her duties, her attraction for Jonty grows… and they soon fall under each other’s spell. But will his past and her responsibilities pull them apart, or can they find the only true magic, the one that binds two souls together?

Which book is this in the series?

Book 3. Each book is a standalone story focusing on a different couple. The heroine Caltha is a shape shifting mermaid, the hero Jonty is a warlock.

How many books do you plan for the series?

3 books plus one short story, The Holiday Mermaid, which will be out soon in the “second chance at love” romance anthology by BVS, “Desire Me Again”.

How many books are completed?

All 3

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Book 1 A Merman’s Choice is the story of Yann, a young shape shifting merman, heir to his Clan, and Alex, a girl with a phobia of water who is determined to uncover the secrets of the islands and its inhabitants. Book 2 Music for a Merman has a hero, Rob, who is both a shape shifting merman and a cop. He falls for Charlie, a feisty eco-warrior. The heroine of Book 3, Mermaids Marry in Green, is Caltha Dooran, a feisty mermaid, leader of all the Clans, who has no time for romance… until a hot warlock, Jonty, turns up and asks her to come to London with him to capture a water monster!

What is the overall theme in this series?

Forbidden love; fated mates; the tension between duty to one’s family, and love for a partner they consider unsuitable.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

Book 1 A Merman’s Choice – out now

Book 2 Music for a Merman – out now

Book 3 Mermaids Marry in Green – on pre order now at the sale price of $0.99

Short story The Holiday Mermaid, in the Desire Me Again anthology by BVS – coming soon

What did you like best about writing this series?

I enjoyed developing the mermen’s world, their customs and beliefs, and exploring what happens when young people rebel against the strictures of their traditional community.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

My short story The Sweetest Magic of All is in the Mystic Desire anthology by BVS, out now. When an apprentice witch goes back in time with a hot warlock, she finds more than she bargained for…

Where can we find links for all your books?

https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Renaud/e/B07L52P17B

Where to buy Mermaids Marry in Green

Publisher Black Velvet Seductions https://blackvelvetseductions.com

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FCQQ75P

Alice Renaud Social Media

Alice lives in London, UK, with her husband and son. By day she’s a compliance manager for a pharmaceutical company. By night she writes fantasy romance about shape shifting mermen, water monsters and time-travelling witches. Her first book, “A Merman’s Choice,” was published in January 2019 by Black Velvet Seductions. It is the first book in a fantasy romance trilogy inspired by the landscapes and legends of Brittany and Wales. The second book, “Music for a Merman,” is out now. Alice has also written a short story, “The Sweetest Magic of All,” included in the BVS “Mystic Desire” anthology, out now in Kindle and paperback. Alice loves reading and writing stories, and sharing them with anyone who’s interested.
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Is It True: Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman @kelownawriter #RLFblog #RomanticSuspense #PNRBeverley Bateman’s new romantic suspense with a paranormal twist is set in New Orleans, amid jazz, ghosts and a corrupt justice system. With the assistance of visions, voodoo and a special dog, can she find love with a cop, solve a murder and survive the death threats?

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Beverley Bateman, author of Death Southern Style, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman

Genre Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. I’ve written several series and other standalone book.

this book is part of a series?

No, not this one

you lost sleep while writing this book?

No. Actually, I usually solve my problems while I sleep. I think about the scene or character and what the challenge is and go to sleep. In the morning I wake up and often I have my answers.

you did research for this book?

Yes. I usually do research. For this book I researched New Orleans, history, police corruption, voodoo, ghosts and culture traits. I did the research online, online groups and with a visit to New Orleans.

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

Yes. There is a dog. Sorry, can’t say any more.

this book has more than one genre?

Yes. It’s a contemporary, romantic suspense with paranormal elements.

you speak more than one language?

No

you grew up where you live now?

No. I’m Canadian and still live here but I was born in Alberta, moved to British Columbia and recently moved back to Alberta, but a different town.

you love to read?

Yes. I love romantic suspense, JD Robb and a lot of self-pubbed authors. I also enjoy murders, suspense and biographies. I usually read before I go to bed.

you are never late?

Not usually. I have a good sense of time, but occasionally detours and traffic can throw me off. so

you love pizza?

Yes. Chicken fajita pizza is awesome. And so is bacon and shrimp.

you love sushi?

Yes. I love California rolls and tempura.

you have a pet?

Yes. I have a 10-year-old, overweight rescue dog. Benji is a Poochon – part poodle, part bichon.

Where to buy Death Southern Style

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VRC1WR/

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Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She recently moved from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada. Instead of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains she has ranches, farmers and a close community. She lives there with her husband and her Bichon-poodle rescue dog. During the cold Alberta winters, she snowbirds to Arizona and does glass fusion, watercolor painting and plays the ukulele besides working on her latest romantic suspense. Hunted, Missing and Targeted are part of her Montana series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.
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Know the Hero from The Curse by Augustina Van Hoven @augustinavhoven #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #PNRThe hidden community is preparing for war in book two of Augustina Van Hoven’s paranormal romance, The Curse. Prince Laren needs to find a way to break his curse to help save the community.

Augustina, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about The Curse.

The Curse by Augustina Van Hoven

Genre Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

Prince Laren, a Tovenaar destined to be the ruler of his house, has only one goal. Break the spell that forces him to go catting around at night and unleash his wrath on the sorcerer responsible. Then he meets a woman with fiery hair, deep blue eyes, and the body of his dreams. She’s but a pawn in the looming conflict between members of the hidden community. And the prince is torn between his old and new desires.

Juliet Cooper’s plans were simple: sell her great uncle’s property, return home, find a job, and get on with life. But then she meets Laren—in both human and cat form. And her plans get complicated. Juliet finds she can’t leave until she knows the secrets that her great uncle’s property and the handsome, blue-eyed man are hiding, unaware of the price she might have to pay.

When Juliet is attacked by Laren’s opponents, he must decide whether to rescue her, risking not only the wrath of the community members who shelter him and his princely future, but also his life.

Know the Hero from The Curse

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.

It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?

After dark he is stuck in cat form and his options are limited. He might chase small animals or try to hide from the shifter guards.

What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?

He loves breakfast food. He’d pick up some sort of breakfast sandwich.

Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.

He likes loose fitting clothes that he can easily get in and out of when the change comes over him.

Does he know how to fix things?

When he can use his magic, he can fix pretty much anything.

He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.

He tried to see the woman he’s interested in while in cat form and got locked in her trailer.

How does he act around children he doesn’t know?

He’s very kind. He considers children to be very precious and hopes to have his own some day.

What is he like first thing in the morning?

He would be transforming from a cat into a man. The change is always painful and exhausting.

How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?

He’s cautious. Since his power is limited, he tries to act as human as possible.

Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?

Because of his curse there are a lot of times when he has no choice but to let someone else handle things.

Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?

He has one earring that he’s borrowed. It can hold extra energy for his magic.

Personal vehicle or public transport?

He doesn’t know how to drive and his magic tends to short out modern electronic things. He does a lot of walking or riding in older vehicles.

Recycle or toss?

He’d just toss something away.

Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy The Curse

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CGM32R/
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-curse-68

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Augustina Van Hoven was born in The Netherlands and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, dog and two cats. She is an avid reader of romance, science fiction and fantasy. When she’s not writing she likes to work in her garden or in the winter months crochet and knit on her knitting machines.
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Prophecy of the Mayan Undead by Fiona McGier #RLFblog #SciFi #Paranormal RomanceA brilliant neurobiologist, Keesha Brown, trying to isolate the chemicals in the brain that influence intelligence, finds more than she’s looking for in Fiona McGier’s paranormal romance Prophecy of the Mayan Undead.

Fiona McGier, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Prophecy of the Mayan Undead.

Prophecy of the Mayan Undead by Fiona McGier

Genre-Paranormal Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Part One

Keesha is a neurobiology researcher determined to discover the secret to intelligence to save humanity from itself. What she learns leads her to realize a bigger threat comes from beyond the stars. Yuri is a Russian vampire whose long-dead feelings respond to the scientist whose brain he admires but whose curves he can’t resist. Will his love reach the places in her heart that she has ignored for so long? And can they defeat the ancient Mayan mummy who has invaded Keesha’s mind in order to stop her from discovering what the Propecy of the Mayan Undead reveals?

Part Two

As Keesha and Yuri continue to try to eliminate the Mayan threat to humanity, they have to enlist the aid of Niu Ying, a brilliant Chinese neurobiologist. As a gifted child Niu Ying was given to the state by her Chinese parents, leading to a harsh life. Her un-dead existence has been worse. When other vampires urge her not to further the destruction of humans, they bring a blue furry alien Visitor. She never expected to discover her own humanity in the arms of an alien–he never expected to fall in love. Can their passion bridge the gap between their races? And can they join forces with the others to face the return of the Mayan aliens and save humanity?

What species/races of people are in your book?

The characters in this book are mostly human, although many have been turned into vampires. Some are newly-turned, some are centuries old, and one Mayan mummy has been “alive” for thousands of years. In Part Two, there is a blue-furred alien who calls himself a “visitor.” He says that his race is eternal, traveling the universe seeking planets with promising life-forms. They nudge the dominant life-form in the direction of achieving self-awareness, in hopes of someday meeting that race traveling through space also.

Do you have non-sentient creatures or animals in your story? If so, what are they?

No.

Language and Culture

This section describes languages and culture in your story world.

What languages are spoken in your story universe?

English, Chinese, and Mayan.

If you created a language for the story, what is it called?

N/A

Please give us a few words in this language and their translation.

N/A

In the culture of your story world, what is different from ours?

Vampires exist and there is a logical, scientific explanation for how they were created, which Keesha discovers once Yuri makes her into a vampire.

What special laws are important to your story world?

The law of gravity is defied as the other older vampires teach Keesha how to fly.

What rights (such as equality) are challenges for your characters?

The ancient Mayan mummy thinks all non-vampires are like cattle, and females are beneath his notice, except to be used as sacrifices to his gods.

Story Setting

Writers usually know more about their story world than they can say in a book. This is your chance to show off things you couldn’t say or had to imply rather than state.

Describe one of the worlds where your story takes place.

This version of Earth is very similar to the real one. Vampires exist, and have always lived on the periphery of human existence. Earth was visited by aliens thousands of years ago, and they took many humans back with them to their planet. They appointed vampires they created in many countries around the world at that time, to put a plan into motion that would ensure that humans progressed, but not far enough to be able to travel into space to face the returning aliens off-planet.

We don’t get to visit the planety of the aliens, because at the end of the book, they arrive here on Earth.

What makes this world unique?

Vampires really exist.

Tell us about the age of the culture in your story, i.e., are the people part of an ancient civilization, a newly formed group within an established culture, pioneer colonists, etc.

There are vampires alive who were born back in the BCE days of humanity. Few survive the eternal existence for thousands of years, but many are still alive who have seen centuries of existence. They all regard today’s human beings as “cattle,” though many enjoy the recent scientific and technological inventions.

What food or drink is available to your characters?

Humans eat and drink as they always have. Vampires can live off mammal blood of other species for a short time, but they crave human blood. Eventually, Keesha invents a synthetic blood that is flavored to entice vampire taste buds. She also creates a company to sell the synthetic blood for use in surgeries, eliminating the need for blood donations.

In what ways was it helpful to have a map (or sketch of one) for your story? (Provide a link to an image, if available)

(Note: I will attach an image of the aliens who visited Earth before, and who return at the end of the book. This will be attached with my cover art.)

Character Physiology

Whether your characters are humans on a new world, aliens on our world, or something in between, this section discusses their physical nature.

What are the physical characteristics of the race/species of your main characters?

Vampires do not age. If teenaged when “turned,” they remain eternally young, despite being alive for centuries. All can fly. The older ones can survive the sun, though it makes them uncomfortable and quickly burns their skin. The older ones don’t even need to sleep during the day–they can choose to remain awake, though indoors. Beheading, stakes, all of the mythical ways to destroy a vampire are useless. They truly are eternal. But cross them and their faces will change to look like the monsters of myth. And starving a vampire will result in a mummy-like appearance.

What physical differences exist in the way your characters communicate (i.e., telepathy, empathic abilities, etc.) with each other?

Vampires can speak in each others’ minds. And when they share blood with another vampire, they exchange memories. The older vampire will be the one to lead the exchange, to discover what interests them the most from the younger one–but they will “filter” their own memories so as not to overwhelm a mind that isn’t used to holding so many images and memories.

What differences, if any, exist in the way your characters reproduce?

The blue furry alien says that he isn’t aware of any of his race reproducing. None of them remember the birth of any new members of their race. He assumes they’re eternal–they have always existed, and always will. But he is physically capable of having sex with a human.

Are there more than two genders in your story world and if so, what are they?

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Sharing World Building Expertise

This section lets you share things you learned while writing.

Please give us three tips you find helpful when creating a story world:

I started with our current contemporary world, and added paranormal aspects to it.

There are good and bad people in all races, species, and sexes.

I created a world that I’d like to live in, and tried to make the reader feel the same way.

When you researched for your story setting, what kinds of things did you learn?

When I started this book it was supposed to be a contemporary romance. But I got writer’s block, so I put it aside. A few weeks later, I had a dream in which a tall, pale, blond man told me I was having trouble writing the book because I was giving the heroine the wrong hero–it had to be him. He smiled, showing me vampire fangs. I told him that I don’t write vampire romance–too overdone. He told me to research the Mayans, since I was incorporating their Long-count calendar and the end of the tonne in 2012 into the story.

I researched extensively into the Mayan culture. I learned that all of their public cermonies involved blood-letting. Their priests and rulers would wound themselves with knives, thorns, etc. and would collect their own blood into containers. I found no explanations of any use for that blood, so it was easy to assume that it was collected for their vampire alien visitors, whom they regarded as gods.

What things should writers avoid when building a science fiction world?

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Share a resource you found helpful when researching for your story.

I did all of my reseach into the Mayan culture on-line.

What’s your advice for writers who want to create a solid background for their story world?

Let them live in your mind for long enough for them to show you the parameters of their world and how they live in it.

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I have always had characters intruding into my thoughts, showing scenes from their lives. When I ignore them, they start to yell louder. If I write their stories so they can live in readers’ heads as well, they usually leave me alone. Soon the next voices appear. I like the noise. I write romances that involve strong, independent women who enjoy casual flings, but are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who feels the same way–until they both realize this is different. I love the passion of new love!
I keep busy with multiple jobs, and have to squeeze in writing when I should be sleeping. As often as possible, I go out with my family, or just my husband, to view the night stars around a campfire. Stories present themselves to me while driving, while dreaming, and especially while camping.
I write romances that involve strong, independent women who don’t mind casual flings, but who are not looking to fall in love. Enter the man who decides this is the woman for him. I thinks that how they ultimately both realize that they have found the one, is the most interesting part of a romance.
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